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Venla Hovi and Justus Alleyn Named Bisons’ Athletes of the Year

Venla Hovi and Justus Alleyn Named Bisons’ Athletes of the Year

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Venla Hovi (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — What a year it was for Manitoba Bisons‘ Venla Hovi.

Fresh off a bronze medal win for Team Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the University of Manitoba hockey forward returned to her local rink and helped propel the team to a national championship win.

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Bisons Hockey Team Celebrated On Campus with Pancake Breakfast

Bisons Hockey Team Celebrated On Campus with Pancake Breakfast

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The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team returns home in Winnipeg on Monday after winning the U Sports national championship for the first time in their team’s history Sunday night in London, Ont. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

It’s a pretty big deal to capture a national women’s hockey championship. Doing it for the first time in the program’s history? Even bigger.

To celebrate the accomplishments this season of the University of Manitoba Bisons, a celebratory breakfast will be held Friday in UMSU University Centre.

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Manitoba Bisons Bring Home Women’s Hockey Championship for First Time

Manitoba Bisons Bring Home Women’s Hockey Championship for First Time

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The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team returns home in Winnipeg on Monday after winning the U Sports national championship for the first time in their team’s history Sunday night in London, Ont. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s never happened before, but on Sunday, the Manitoba Bisons slid into the history books. The women’s hockey team hoisted a national championship trophy for the first time in the program’s 21-year history.

Twenty-four hours later, the feeling is still sinking in.

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Manitoba Beats Western 2-0 for U Sports Women’s Hockey Title

Manitoba Beats Western 2-0 for U Sports Women’s Hockey Title

By The Canadian Press

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The Manitoba Bison women’s hockey won the USports championship for the first time in their team’s history Sunday night in London, Ont. (BRANDON VANDECAVEYE PHOTO)

LONDON, Ont. – The top-ranked Manitoba Bisons have won their first U Sports women’s hockey title.

Lauren Taraschuk stopped all 20 shots she faced as Manitoba blanked the Western Mustangs 2-0 on Sunday in the championship.

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University of Manitoba Bisons the Top Seed in National Women’s Hockey Tournament

University of Manitoba Bisons the Top Seed in National Women’s Hockey Tournament

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Members of the University of Manitoba Bisons celebrate a goal against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in recent U Sports women’s hockey playoff action in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- University of Manitoba-Jeff Miller)

The University of Manitoba women’s hockey team knows what it is to go the distance and then some.

The Bisons won a conference playoff game in quadruple overtime en route to the Canadian university women’s hockey championship starting Thursday in London, Ont.

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Bisons Win Canada West Championship in 5-2 Victory Over Huskies

Bisons Win Canada West Championship in 5-2 Victory Over Huskies

By Austin Frame, Bison Sports

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The U of M Bisons celebrate on ice after winning the Canada West championship 5-2 Saturday night over the Saskatchewan Huskies at Wayne Fleming Arena. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG – The No. 1 University of Manitoba Bisons were crowned the champions of Canada West for the third time in the history of the program after a 5-2 win over the No. 8 University of Saskatchewan Huskies in game two of the Canada West Finals of women’s hockey on Saturday night in front of a nearly sold-out crowd of 860 at Wayne Fleming Arena in Winnipeg.

“To do it at home finally is so special for this group. It’s been a long time since we have had one, and all the hard work for the last 4 or 5 years for this group paid off,” said Bisons Head Coach and Canada West Coach of the year Jon Rempel after the win.

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‘We Need to Show Up:’ Bison Women’s Hockey Ready for Playoff Tilt with Huskies

‘We Need to Show Up:’ Bison Women’s Hockey Ready for Playoff Tilt with Huskies

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The Bisons and Huskies clash in a weekend playoff series at Wayne Fleming Arena on Friday and Saturday. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — After a thrilling quadruple overtime and tiring seven periods of hockey last Sunday, the Manitoba Bison women’s hockey squad isn’t letting up when they head into the Canada West Final this weekend.

The No. 1-ranked Herd host a best-of-three playoff series Friday and Saturday against their prairie rivals the Saskatchewan Huskies.

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Bisons Thrill in Fourth OT to Advance to Women’s Hockey Conference Finals

Bisons Thrill in Fourth OT to Advance to Women’s Hockey Conference Finals

By Alyssa Etsell, Bison Sports

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The Manitoba Bisons celebrate after a fourth overtime goal ended the game Sunday night 1-0 against the Alberta Pandas at Wayne Fleming Arena. (BISON SPORTS / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG – The No. 1 University of Manitoba Bisons are going to the Canada West women’s hockey conference finals after Jordyn Zacharias scored in quadruple overtime, ending the semi-final series against the No. 2 University of Alberta Pandas 1-0 on Sunday night (Feb. 25) at Wayne Fleming Arena. This was the second longest game in Canada West history.

Venla Hovi fed Zacharias a slap pass with six-and-a-half minutes left in 4OT, and the puck soared into the back of the net.

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Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg Receiver Nic Demski

Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg Receiver Nic Demski

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Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Nic Demski, left, stretches out for a pass as Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Maurice Leggett looks on during first half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought receiver Nic Demski home.

The football club on Tuesday signed the former Manitoba Bison to a one-year deal after he had spent the past three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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