|Bison Sports announce 2009-10 schedules for all teams|
|Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009†3:32 PM|
The Manitoba Bisons are pleased to announce the release of the full conference and non-conference schedules for all CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) teams and individual sports at the University of Manitoba for the upcoming 2009-10 season.
The 19th annual Duckworth Challenge, which pits the Bisons versus the University of Winnipeg in womenís and menís basketball and volleyball games, will be played in non-conference games in October. This is the first time ever that games in this annual event will be non-conference. The volleyball portion is scheduled on Tuesday, October 6 at the University of Winnipeg and then the Challenge ends with basketball on Wednesday, October 7 at the University of Manitoba. The Bisons holds the lead in the Duckworth Challenge with a record of eight wins, four losses and six ties while the Wesmen have retained the title with a victory last season.
In the 2009-10 Bisons schedule, the womenís soccer team plays bright and early at 10 a.m. on three occasions (September 19, October 3 and October 31). In addition, the womenís hockey team will raise their first banner (2008-09 Canada West Champion) at the Max Bell Arena in their home opener on Friday, October 30 against UBC.
Times (listed in Central Time) are subject to change and games may be added, but the full schedules, as of now, are listed at the Bison Sports website at www.gobisons.ca.
Dates to highlight on calendar:
Bison Womenís Soccer
September 12: Season Opener on road against Lethbridge Pronghorns at 1 p.m.
September 19: Home Opener versus Saskatchewan Huskies starting at 10 a.m.
October 4: Host 2008 CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans at 12 p.m.
November 1: Final regular season game at home versus Lethbridge Pronghorns at 12 p.m.
Bison Cross Country
September 26: Roy Griak Invitational at Minneapolis, MN
October 17: Manitoba Championship at Kilcona Park
November 14: CIS Championship at Queenís University
October 30-31: First meet of season against North Dakota at Grand Forks, ND
December 3-6: Prairie Winter Invitational at Pan Am Pool
January 22-24: Canada West Championship at University of Lethbridge
February 18- 20: CIS Championship at University of Toronto
Bison Womenís Hockey
September 25-26: Play University of North Dakota in Grand, Forks, ND (non-conference)
October 16: Season Opener on the road against Alberta Pandas at 8 p.m.
October 30: Home Opener versus UBC Thunderbirds at 7 p.m.
January 22-23: First home series versus Calgary Dinos since 2001-02 season at 7 p.m.
February 8: Exhibition game at home versus Swiss National Team
February 19-20: Season Finale series at home against Alberta Pandas at 7 p.m.
Bison Menís Hockey
September 18-19: Non-conference games at home versus Carleton
October 2: Season Opener at home versus Saskatchewan Huskies at 7 p.m.
October 4: Travel to University of North Dakota to skate against the Fighting Sioux (non-conference) at 6:07 p.m.
December 29-30: Non-conference games against Lakehead in Thunder Bay, ON (non-conference) at 6:30 p.m.
January 29-30: Play at home versus 2009 Canada West champion Alberta Bears at 7 p.m.
February 26-27: Season Finale series at home versus Regina Cougars at 7 p.m.
Bison Womenís Volleyball
October 6: Duckworth Challenge on the road against Winnipeg Wesmen at 6 p.m. (non-conference)
October 23: Season Opener on the road against Regina Cougars at 7 p.m.
October 30: Home Opener versus Brandon Bobcats at 6 p.m.
January 29-30: Play 2009 CIS champion UBC Thunderbirds on the road at 8 p.m.
February 3: Host Winnipeg Wesmen at home at 6 p.m.
February 13: Season Finale game at home against Saskatchewan Huskies at 6 p.m.
Bison Menís Volleyball
October 6: Duckworth Challenge on the road against Winnipeg Wesmen at 8 p.m. (non-conference)
October 23: Season Opener on the road against Regina Cougars at 9 p.m.
October 30: Home Opener versus Brandon Bobcats at 7:30 p.m.
January 22-23: Play 2009 CIS champion Alberta Bears on the road at 9/7:30 p.m.
February 3: Host Winnipeg Wesmen at home at 7:30 p.m.
February 13: Season Finale game at home against Saskatchewan Huskies at 7:30 p.m.
Bison Track and Field
December 5: Flying M Classic at Max Bell Fieldhouse
February 6: Manitoba Indoor Games at Max Bell Fieldhouse
February 12-13: Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa
February 26-27: Canada West Championship at University of Alberta
March 5-6: Boeing Indoor Classic at Max Bell Fieldhouse
March 11-13: CIS Championship at University of Windsor
September 4: First tournament for menís golf at Concordia Open
September 4: First tournament for womenís golf at Cobber Open Invitational
Bison Womenís Basketball
October 2-3: Play Lakehead at Kenora and Dryden, ON (non-conference)
October 7: Duckworth Challenge at home versus Winnipeg Wesmen at 6 p.m. (non-conference)
October 23-25: Host Invitational Tournament (non-conference)
October 30: Season Opener on the road against Brandon Bobcats at 6 p.m.
November 6: Home Opener versus Calgary Dinos at 6 p.m.
January 23: Travel to 2009 CIS Champion Simon Fraser Clan on the road at 9 p.m.
February 11: Season Finale game on the road against Winnipeg Wesmen at 6 p.m.
Bison Menís Basketball
October 7: Duckworth Challenge at home versus Winnipeg Wesmen at 8 p.m. (non-conference)
October 23-24: Play in U of Winnipeg tournament (non-conference)
October 30: Season Opener on the road against Brandon Bobcats at 8 p.m.
November 6: Home Opener versus 2009 Canada West Champion Calgary Dinos at 8 p.m.
End of December: Play at Wesmen Classic tournament at U of Winnipeg (non-conference)
February 11: Season Finale game on the road against Winnipeg Wesmen at 8 p.m.
|For more information, contact:|
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492