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|University||University of Manitoba|
|Conference||Canada West Universities Athletic Association|
|Athletic director||Coleen Dufresne|
|Football stadium||Investors Group Field|
|Arena||Max Bell Centre|
|Other arenas||Investors Group Athletic Centre|
|Other stadiums||University Stadium (Winnipeg)|
|Mascot||Billy the Bison|
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).
Men's ice hockey
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.
- The 1923 University of Manitoba Junior Hockey Club also won the Allan Cup, Memorial Cup & Abbott Cup.
- 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 1923 University of Manitoba Junior Hockey Club were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.
- The 1931 University of Manitoba Grads won the IIHF World Championship.
The roster was: Sammy McCallum, Gordon MacKenzie, Blake Watson, Art Puttee, Frank Morris, George Hill, Ward McVey, Jack Pidcock, Guy "Weary" Williamson.
- The 1931 University of Manitoba Grads were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.
- The 1965 Bisons won the Canadian University Championship.
And also in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.
Women's ice hockey
Manitoba Bisons logo
|Athletic director||Coleen Dufresne|
|Head coach||Brian Dobie
20th year, 81–76–2 (.516)
|Other Staff||Stan Pierre (DC)|
|Home Stadium||Investors Group Field|
|Conference||CWUAA (1964 - present)|
|All-time record||169–206–4 (.451)|
|Vanier Cups||3, (1969, 1970, 2007)|
|Mitchell Bowls||1, (2007)|
|Churchill Bowls||3, (1969, 1970, 2001)|
|Hardy Cups||11, (1923, 1924, 1927, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 2001, 2007, 2014)|
|Hec Crighton winners||0|
|Colours||Brown and Gold
The Bisons football program includes one of only three U Sports 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
|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|
|2014||8||4||4||0||0.500||290||247||3rd in CW|
|2015||8||5||3||0||0.625||284||253||3rd in CW|
|2016||8||3||5||0||0.375||276||323||5th in CW|
Recent playoff results
- 2002 Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in semi-final 37-18
- 2003 Out of playoffs
- 2004 Out of playoffs
- 2005 Lost to Alberta Golden Bears in semi-final 33-24
- 2006 Defeated Regina Rams in semi-final 44-29
Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in Hardy Trophy 32-15
- 2007 Defeated Calgary Dinos in semi-final 27-5
Defeated Regina Rams in Hardy Trophy 48-5
Defeated Western Ontario Mustangs in Mitchell Bowl 52-20
Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in 43rd Vanier Cup 28-14
- 2008 Out of playoffs
- 2009 Out of playoffs
- 2010 Out of playoffs
- 2011 Out of playoffs
- 2012 Lost to Calgary Dinos in semi-final 57-18
- 2013 Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in semi-final 37-36
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Hardy Trophy 43-28
- 2014 Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in semi-final 47-39
Defeated Calgary Dinos in Hardy Trophy 27-15
Lost to Montreal Carabins in Uteck Bowl 29-26
- 2015 Lost to UBC Thunderbirds in semi-final 52-10
- 2016 Out of playoffs
Manitoba Bisons in professional football
As of the end of the 2016 CFL season, 11 former Bisons players are on CFL teams' rosters:
- Anthony Coombs, Toronto Argonauts
- Nic Demski, Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Evan Gill, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Kienan Lafrance, Ottawa Redblacks
- Thomas Miles, Toronto Argonauts
- Don Oramasionwu, Edmonton Eskimos
- Landon Rice, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Louie Richardson, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Teague Sherman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Andrew Smith, Montreal Alouettes
- Eddie Steele, Edmonton Eskimos