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The Manitoba Bisons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The football team plays 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).

Manitoba Bisons
UniversityUniversity of Manitoba
AssociationU Sports
ConferenceCanada West Universities Athletic Association
Athletic directorColeen Dufresne
LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba
Football stadiumIG Field
ArenaMax Bell Centre
Other arenasInvestors Group Athletic Centre
Other stadiumsUniversity Stadium (Winnipeg)
MascotBilly the Bison
ColoursBrown and Gold


Ice hockeyEdit

Men's ice hockeyEdit

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 1965 Bisons won the Canadian University Championship.

And also in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL alumniEdit

Other notable peopleEdit

  • Wayne Fleming, National Hockey League coach, and Manitoba Bisons coach
  • Bob Lowes, Two-time Canadian Hockey League Coach of the Year

Women's ice hockeyEdit


The Bisons football program includes one of only four 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 11 Hardy Trophy conference championships.


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