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    Default 2008-09 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

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    The pro hockey season is winding down but then university game has been over for a while. Teams are gearing up for the 2008-09 season already.

    The Bisons will retain most of their team. However, they are losing four players, each of whom has not yet used up all five years' eligibility. All four have concluded their degrees.

    The first to go was Krister Toews, who signed an ATO to be a 3rd goaltender for the Manitoba Moose. [LINK] It was then announced that Chris Falloon, Rob Smith, and Nick Cowan were off to the pros. [LINK] Falloon (tied for the team scoring lead) and Smith (d-man, captain) are off to the Fischtown Pinguins in Germany. Cowan is going to Tulsa of the CHL.

    Looking ahead, the team had 2 announcements this week. First, the coaching staff is all returning. [LINK] Head coach Don MacGillivray received an extension earlier.

    More importantly, the team has a new goaltender. Gavin McHale, who backstopped the Portage Terriers to the MJHL title is signed. [LINK] He also has some WHL experience. In the nets, the Bisons should have 3rd year backups Justin Harris and Steve Christie returning as well.

    Also, advance season tickets can be bought [HERE].

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    Last edited by Hollywood; 2008-05-17 at 13:38.

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