2013-14 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread
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09-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Sept. 1: Bisons 6 Neumarkt/Egna 2
NEUMARKT/EGNA WILD GEESE
Ritten Story on both games
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Hockey Time Story
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Fischtown Site - no story yet
SportNews.bz - no story yet
Eurohockey Game Detail - on final
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- 3rd not yet posted
The Bisons have played many things.
They have played several types of animals, like Monkeys, Pronghorns, Beavers, Badgers, Bears, and Mavericks.
And mythological ones like Thunderbirds and Griffins, and extinct ones like Dinosaurs.
Not to forget birds like Ooks and Hawks, or canines like Thunderwolves and two kinds of Huskies.
The felines have been abundant, including Bobcats, Lions, Tigers, and two colours of Cougars. They even played two colours: Reds and Blues.
In a celestial sense they have faced North Stars, Starbulls, and once even Cyclones.
For people they have faced Nor'Westers and Wesmen, Fighting Sioux and Redmen, 99ers, Trojans, Patriotes, and even Cannibals.
Transportation modes have also been encountered, like Clippers and Trucks. They once faced the Jets, and later the Mooses.
But until today they had never faced Gooses!
None of the links tells much about the Bison game. They were down 0-2 early then scored to go into the 1st intermission down 1-2. They then dominated the 2nd (with 2 goals) and 3rd (with 3 goals) periods. Italian hockey is short on statistical links so I may never find the line-ups, goaltenders, or even scorers for the tour.
In the end, the Bisons go 2-1-1 on the tour. Even when short staffed, they should beat teams from the OBL and INL (which they did) and have tight games against the DEL2 (which they did in Saturday's shootout against Fischtown). Now the Euro tourists will come home and join the group training at the Max Bell.
As for the tournament opponents, Neumarkt/Egna are happy that they went to overtime against Ritten/Renon, a team from a higher league. Fischtown had two wins in shootouts. It seems that Ritten/Renon is also happy with Chris Mason, Travis Ramsay, and their other new recruits, who all played key roles.
The Bisons next play in Hillbillyland where the bulk of the CW teams will converge for a mix-match of exhibition games. Actually, it would be nice to be able to see so many teams in one venue. The Herd will face the Bedrock Boys on Friday, Sept. 13 and the Evil Monkeys on Saturday, Sept. 14.
The home debut will be against the Regina Cougars on Sept. 20-21 with 2:00 p.m. starts both days. The pre-season will conclude with home games against the Toronto Varsity Blues on Sept. 27-28.
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