| BISON SPORTS PRESS RELEASE|
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2019 Bisons football opens 2019 Training Camp on Saturday, August 10, runs until August 21
WINNIPEG, MB — Bisons football will open their 2019 training camp this weekend, starting Saturday, August 10 and culminating in a road exhibition game against the Regina Rams on Wednesday, August 21. Manitoba’s home and season opener will be against the Saskatchewan Huskies at IG Field on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m.
The Bisons will be practicing in three-hour blocks from August 10-19 at the Turf Fields (East Field) and IG Field.
Heading into the 2019 season, the Bisons have plenty of returning talent looking to improve on a 3-5 season in 2018. These include fourth-year quarterback Des Catellier, who will assume starting reigns for the second straight campaign after finishing last year second in the conference in touchdowns thrown (16) and fourth in passing yards per game (287.4).
The Herd also have heavy hitters returning to their defensive line, with three 2019 CFL draft picks coming back to play in brown and gold: fifth-year Derek Dufault, fourth-year Samson Abbott, and fourth-year Chris Larsen. This trio is joined by 2019 U SPORTS East-West Bowl selection and fourth-year Brock Gowanlock. The four linesmen combined for seven sacks and 73.5 tackles in 2018.
Key recruits at Bisons training camp include running backs Logan Fischer and Mike Ritchott, safety Austin Balan, linebacker Vince Schniffner, and defensive back O’Shane Samuels.
Below are the dates, times, and locations for all Bisons training camp events. All schedules are subject to change in the case of inclement weather. For a full list of players invited to camp, visit our Offseason Page.
Date / Practice Start Time / Location
Saturday, Aug. 10 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Sunday, Aug. 11 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Monday, Aug. 12 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Thursday, Aug. 15 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Friday, Aug. 16 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Saturday, Aug. 17 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Sunday, Aug. 18 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Monday, Aug. 19 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Tuesday, Aug. 20 – 9 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Wednesday, Aug. 21 – EXHIBITION @ Regina Rams
All practices are open to media availability. Please contact John Gaudes at 204-297-6259 to request entry.