Manitoba Bison to Play in Ireland & Scotland

WINNIPEG, MB. – The Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team play four exhibition games during a European Tour in Northern Ireland and Scotland this August.

This is the third time that the Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team has been on a European Tour prior to the start of conference regular season. The Bisons will play against elite professional teams in both Northern Ireland and Scotland from August 26-31.

During the Tour, the Bisons will play four exhibition games starting August 26 with the first game versus Belfast Giants in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The second game is on Sunday, August 27 against the same Giants team in Belfast. Then the squad travels to Scotland and will play the Edinburgh Capitals on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh and completes the tour with a game against Braehead Clan on Thursday, Aug. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. There will also be a couple of days of sightseeing in-between games and then return back to Winnipeg for more pre-season action starting in mid-September.

“We are excited to begin the 2017-18 season with a wonderful opportunity for the players to play international competition and enjoy the sights of Europe while traveling to the games,” said Bison men’s hockey head coach Mike Sirant, in his 22nd season at Manitoba.

The team is fundraising for this European Tour and would appreciate any and all help. If you would like to support the team’s efforts, visit the Bison website ( for more details on how to be involved or sponsor.

Kevin Klein, MyToba News

With files from The University of Manitoba

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