The Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team just loves playing extra hockey.
They needed five overtime periods to win the deciding game of their Canada West quarterfinal series, and now a winner-take-all game three will decide the semifinal after the Bisons lost 2-1 to the host Alberta Pandas.
After getting shutout in game one, the Pandas stormed out of the gates, opening the scoring in the first three minutes of the game. The Bisons tied the game just under four minutes into the third thanks to Alanna Sharman, but barely over a minute later the Pandas regained the lead and held on for the win.
The two teams clash with a trip to the Canada West Finals on the line this afternoon at 2 p.m. in Edmonton.
Wesmen Men’s Volleyball Team Rallies To Keep Season Alive
The season for Winnipeg Wesmen men’s volleyball team was nearly over.
After losing game one of their Canada West quarterfinal series Friday to Saskatchewan in five sets, the Wesmen dropped the first two sets of game two. But they decided that it would not end like this, rallying for a five-set win to extend their season at least one more day.
The turning point was a very intense fourth set which the Wesmen won 25-23 en route to taking the match. The fifth-ranked Wesmen now host the eighth-ranked Huskies this afternoon at 2 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Canada West Final Four, which the U of M Bisons have already moved on to.
Regina Forces Game Three With Wesmen Men’s Basketball Team
The Winnipeg Wesmen could not seal the deal on the road, losing 67-64 to the Regina Cougars in game two of their Canada West play-in series.
The Wesmen opened the second half on a 15-2 run to grab a 49-34 lead, but just like Winnipeg did to Regina Friday night in game one, the Cougars roared back from the big deficit to take the lead in the fourth and hold on for the win.
The win for Regina forces a winner-take-all game three tonight at 7.