Bison briefs

The Bison men’s hockey team came into the weekend ranking No. 3 in the CIS, playing their first home games of the season against the Regina Cougars.
The Bisons were hoping to extend their 4-0 win streak to five, but were blown out in their first home game of the season. Undisciplined play by the Bisons allowed the Cougars to score three first period power-play goals. That would be enough to win the game as the Bisons were only able to score one goal in a 6-1 loss — their first of the season.

The Bisons were able to exact some revenge the following day as they downed the Cougars 5-1. Third-year forward Blair Macaulay scored two goals and first-year defensemen Jeremy Schappert had three helpers as the Bisons improved to 5-1-0 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Bison women’s hockey team was in Regina, still seeking their first win of the season. During their first game the two teams exchanged second period goals. With the game tied at the end of regulation, and overtime solving nothing, a shootout was needed. Regina scored on their first two attempts, earning the two points in the standings.

The next day, the Bisons were forced to fight their way out of a two-goal deficit in the first period. After the Bisons tied the game late in the second period, first-year forward Jessica Carswell assisted on the game’s winning goal and then potted a goal of her own for insurance in the third as the Bisons held on for their first win of the season 4-2.