EDMONTON – The Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team lost to the Alberta Pandas 5-2 in a top ten matchup Friday night.
The seventh-ranked Pandas won their 10th straight game and third this season against the Bisons, clinching the second seed in the Canada West playoffs.
The fourth-ranked Bisons are ranked higher nationally but are actually behind the Pandas in the conference standings, three points back with just tonight’s matchup left on their regular season schedule.
The men’s team didn’t fare well either, losing at home 4-2 to the sixth-ranked Golden Bears. The Bisons took a 2-1 lead after a penalty-filled first period, but allowed two goals in the third to lose.
Six players received misconducts in the opening frame while another was handed out in the second of a very chippy affair. The rematch goes tonight at Wayne Fleming Arena.
Basketball: Wesmen Split in Victoria, Bisons Sweep Cougars
VICTORIA – The Winnipeg Wesmen women improved to 17-2 on the season with an 88-76 win in Victoria.
Megan Noonan shook off a couple rough outings against Regina, scoring 26 points while Faith Hezekiah scored 20.
Winnipeg wraps up their regular season Saturday night in Victoria, knowing they likely have a first-round bye but unsure of where in the top four they will finish. Seeding in the Canada West playoffs this year is based on RPI, a percentage reflective of a team’s strength of schedule because some teams don’t play each other in the course of a season.
As for the Winnipeg men, they lost 86-78 in their second-last game of the regular season. The Wesmen carried a 39-30 lead into the second half but couldn’t keep up down the stretch. Sean Tarver scored 22 points off the bench in the loss as the Wesmen fall to 12-7.
The Manitoba Bisons men’s team improved to 11-8 with a nail-biter 72-71 win over Mount Royal. Justus Alleyn made the winning free throw with just 1.8 seconds left to secure the win, part of his team-high 16 points.
The Bisons women won their second straight game 69-47 over the Cougars. Brittanie Parisien had a game high 17 points as the Bisons improved to 4-15, out of the running for a playoff spot.
Volleyball: Top-Ranked Bisons Keep Rolling, Wesmen Split Thompson Rivers
EDMONTON – The best university volleyball team in Canada exerted their power over the MacEwan Griffins Friday night as the Bisons men’s squad swept the home team in straight sets.
The now 20-1 Bisons had little trouble getting past the now 4-17 Griffins, who made 19 errors in the loss.
The Bisons women lost a heartbreaker to MacEwan, losing 17-15 in the fifth set. Manitoba falls to 6-15 on the season.
In Kamloops, the Winnipeg Wesmen men’s team dropped the first set before rallying for a four-set win over Thompson Rivers. Winnipeg moves above .500, improving their record to 10-9 while the WolfPack fall to 2-17.
The Wesmen women continued to struggle, losing in straight sets at Thompson Rivers for their 17th loss in 19 games.