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Manitoba Bisons - 1996-97 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Rick Suffield (13th season)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
2-130.1331066-117671.1 - 78.46-290.1712469-273570.5 - 78.17-290.1942559-281471.1 - 78.2

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
0Michael Olynck Guard/Forward6-41Winnipeg, MBMennonite Brethren Collegiate
1Clive Rugara Guard5-112South Africa 
4Brad Unger Guard5-101551Steinbach, MBJohn Taylor Collegiate
10Juphell Falcis Guard6-02Winnipeg, MB 
11Chris Lucas Guard6-13Winnipeg, MB 
14David Butler Forward6-61Scarborough, ON 
20Darren Slobodian Post6-63Winnipeg, MB 
21Richard VanDorp Forward6-21West St. Paul, MB 
22Matthew LeChasseur Forward6-41901Langley, BCHoly Cross Regional High
32Ogo Okwumabua Forward6-42Winnipeg, MB 
42Michael Weekes Forward6-74Winnipeg, MB 
44Dennis Skrabek Post6-83Winnipeg, MB 
52Elliot Unger Post6-85Winnipeg, MB 
55J.P. Lynch Post6-81St. Norbert, MB 

Awards presented

Matthew LeChasseur Great Plains Rookie of the Year
Ogo Okwumabua Great Plains Second Team All-Star
Elliot Unger Great Plains First Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 18, 1996Winnipeg, MBAlbertaLoss68-90 Burger King Challenge
Sat Oct 19, 1996Winnipeg, MBLethbridgeLoss91-105 Burger King Challenge
Fri Oct 25, 1996Winnipeg, MBYorkLoss64-68 Midway Chrysler Tournament
Sat Oct 26, 1996Winnipeg, MBSaskatchewanWin86-74 Midway Chrysler Tournament
Thu Oct 31, 1996Winnipeg, MBMcMasterLoss63-87  
Fri Nov 1, 1996St. Catharines, ONBrockLoss56-67 Brock Invitational
Sat Nov 2, 1996St. Catharines, ONWindsorWin81-65 Brock Invitational
Thu Nov 7, 1996Edmonton, ABSimon FraserWin90-79 Golden Bear Invitational
Fri Nov 8, 1996Edmonton, ABAlbertaLoss62-71 Golden Bear Invitational
Sat Nov 9, 1996Edmonton, ABBrandonLoss64-81 Golden Bear Invitational
Fri Nov 15, 1996Winnipeg, MBWaterlooLoss59-60StatsOntario / GPAC Challenge
Sat Nov 16, 1996Winnipeg, MBWesternLoss55-60 Ontario / GPAC Challenge
Fri Nov 22, 1996Winnipeg, MBBrockLoss71-84 Bison Invitational
Sat Nov 23, 1996Winnipeg, MBGuelphLoss67-101 Bison Invitational
Fri Nov 29, 1996Thunder Bay, ONLaurentianLoss74-76 Northern Challenge
Sat Nov 30, 1996Thunder Bay, ONLakeheadWin76-66 Northern Challenge
Sat Dec 28, 1996Winnipeg, MBSaskatchewanWin86-73 Wesmen Classic
Sun Dec 29, 1996Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss58-65 Wesmen Classic
Mon Dec 30, 1996Winnipeg, MBReginaLoss77-95 Wesmen Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Jan 4, 1997Regina, SKReginaLoss67-75  
Fri Jan 10, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss83-90  
Sat Jan 11, 1997Winnipeg, MBBrandonLoss68-69  
Thu Jan 16, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss56-62  
Sun Jan 19, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss73-76  
Fri Jan 24, 1997Winnipeg, MBReginaLoss88-104Stats 
Sat Jan 25, 1997Winnipeg, MBReginaWin89-88OT 
Thu Jan 30, 1997Winnipeg, MBBrandonLoss60-68  
Thu Feb 6, 1997Winnipeg, MBBrandonLoss65-73  
Sat Feb 8, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss59-76  
Thu Feb 13, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss52-67  
Sun Feb 16, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegWin81-74  
Fri Feb 21, 1997Regina, SKReginaLoss71-96  
Sat Feb 22, 1997Regina, SKReginaLoss85-88  
Sun Mar 2, 1997Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss69-70  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Mar 7, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss79-90OTGreat Plains Semifinal (best of 3)
Sat Mar 8, 1997Brandon, MBBrandonLoss66-81 Great Plains Semifinal (best of 3)

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Elliot Unger15  1-00.0133-00.062-00.067-12218912.6     32921.9
* Team Totals15  1-00.0133-00.062-00.067-12218912.6     32921.9

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