Wednesday, 6 December 2017

For The First Time Ever

I wasn't going to add anything else to this post, but it's exciting to see the efforts put in by Bisons women's hockey being recognized by national voters as they have done something they've never done before! For the first time in the program's history, the Bisons are the number-one ranked team in the nation! Well done, ladies!

It also dawned on me that the Bisons, Pandas, and Thunderbirds occupy the top-three spots on the U SPORTS National Top-Ten rankings. I believe that may be the first time in Canada West's history that three teams from Canada West have held the top-three rankings nationally as well. Don't quote me on that, but it seems more than likely!

In any case, the western teams are looking strong as they head into the holiday break and the second-half of the season. While I won't count out the 11-1-2 St. Francois-Xavier team nor the 11-0-1 Queen's team from the discussion about gold medals at the national tournament, the worst part of this setup is that one of Manitoba, Alberta, and UBC won't get to play in the tournament as only two teams from Canada West can advance. That's a tough pill to swallow if you're that team.

In any case, there's lots of hockey to play, but one thing is certain: don't mess with the west!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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