Manitoba Bisons

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Manitoba Bisons
University University of Manitoba
Association Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Conference Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Athletic director Coleen Dufresne
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Football stadium Investors Group Field
Arena Max Bell Centre
Gymnasium Investors Group Athletic Centre
Mascot Billy the Bison
Nickname Bisons
     Brown       Gold

The Manitoba Bisons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The football team will play their games at Investors Group Field. The soccer team play their home games at the University of Manitoba Soccer Fields while the track and field teams use the University Stadium as their home track. The University has 18 different teams in 10 sports: basketball, curling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, track & field, and volleyball).

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's ice hockey[edit]

The University of Manitoba Junior Hockey Club were a Canadian Junior Hockey Team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.The Bisons won 4 straight Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior ‘A’ Champions, 1922, 1923, 1924, & 1925.

    • Roster: J.A. Wise (Forward), C.E. Williams (Sub Forward), C.S. Doupe (Sub Goal), F. Robertson (Sub Defence), R.E. Moulden (Forward), A.I. Chapman (Defence), Blake Watson (Forward), Murray Murdoch (Captain & Centre), A.T. Puttee (Goal), J. Mitchell (Forward), A. Johnson (Defence), S.B. Field (Secretary/Treasurer), R.L. Bruce (Manager), H. Andrews (President), Hal Moulden (Coach), Walter Robertson (Trainer).

The roster was: Sammy McCallum, Gordon MacKenzie, Blake Watson, Art Puttee, Frank Morris, George Hill, Ward McVey, Jack Pidcock, Guy "Weary" Williamson.

  • The 1965 Bisons won the Canadian University Championship.

And also in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL Alumni[edit]

Women's ice hockey[edit]


Manitoba Bisons
Manitoba Bisons logo
First season 1920
Athletic director Coleen Dufresne
Head coach Brian Dobie
17th year, 69–64–2  (.519)
Other staff Stan Pierre (DC)
Home stadium Investors Group Field
Year built 2012
Stadium capacity 33,500
Stadium surface Turf
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
League CIS
Conference CWUAA (1964 - present)
All-time record 157–194–4 (.448)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 3
1969, 1970, 2007
Mitchell Bowl Championships 1
Churchill Bowl Championships 3
1969, 1970, 2001
Hardy Cups 10
1923, 1924, 1927, 1966,
1968, 1969, 1970, 1973,
2001, 2007
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
CIS UofM Jersey.png
Colours Brown and Gold


Outfitter Reebok
Rivals Saskatchewan Huskies

The Bisons are one of only three CIS football teams to have won back to back Vanier Cup championships, having won in 1969 and 1970. In total, the Bisons have won three Vanier Cup national championships and nine Hardy Trophy conference championships.

In 2007, the Bisons' football team won the Vanier Cup as the national champions in Canadian Interuniversity football, the first for the school in 37 years. Pat Gill, the manager, has been the manager for 40 years and was with the team during the 1969 and 1970 Vanier Cup Teams. A big factor in the 2007 Vanier Cup was the injury to running back Matt Henry, who suffered and a broken femur in three places and severe muscle damage. However, in the end, kicker and punter Scott Dixon converted on all but one of his field goals and pinned the Saint Mary's Huskies deep several times. Dixon, in his rookie year, is tied for second all-time for most field goals in a game.

Recent Regular Season Results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OL Pct % PF PA Standing
2002 8 8 0 0 1.000 271 119 1st in CW
2003 8 3 5 0 0.375 172 249 6th in CW
2004 8 3 5 0 0.375 191 237 5th in CW
2005 8 4 3 1 0.563 228 172 3rd in CW
2006 8 8 0 0 1.000 363 143 1st in CW
2007 8 8 0 0 1.000 206 110 1st in CW
2008 8 3 5 - 0.375 126 160 5th in CW
2009[A] 7 2 5 - 0.286 164 203 6th in CW
2010 8 2 6 - 0.250 160 295 5th in CW
2011 8 3 5 0 0.375 214 218 5th in CW
2012 8 4 4 0 0.500 282 306 4th in CW
2013 8 5 3 0 0.625 335 274 2nd in CW

^ A. Manitoba forfeited two wins for using an ineligible player. Simon Fraser also used an ineligible player in a Manitoba loss, so the game was declared "no contest."

Recent Playoff Results[edit]

Manitoba Bisons in professional football[edit]

As of the start of the 2013 CFL season, six former Bisons players are on CFL teams' rosters:

As of the end of the 2012 NFL season, one player is on an NFL team's active roster:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada West Football 2010 CFL/NFL Players

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