|Former Saint Scott signs with Bisons|
June 25, 2012
Craig Scott, a recent graduate of the Winnipeg Saints and an important part of their Sher-Wood Division Championship, has committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons hockey program for the 2012-13 season. The Saints acquired the Lockport, MB native from the Selkirk Steelers prior to last season. Scott registered 21 goals and 34 assists while suiting up in all 62 games last year.
Although the Saints were sold to a new ownership group and moved following their playoff run, the former staff continues to work on helping players advance their hockey and academic careers.
"Craig was an excellent player in the MJHL during his junior career, and was a key part of the Winnipeg Saints," explains David Anning, who was head coach/GM of the Saints. "He was a very reliable player who played in all situations for us. He was also a very detailed player who was excellent in the defensive zone, on face-offs and on the penalty kill. Obviously he was very skilled and his numbers speak for themselves but beyond that, he was professional and a leader on and off the ice."
Scott led all MJHL players in playoff scoring this spring, as he had 21 points in 16 games and he helped lead the Saints to the MJHL Championship series.
"Craig has really elevated his play last season and was a key to the Winnipeg Saints successful playoff run. He has a very professional attitude and the potential to be an excellent CIS player,” stated Bisons Head Coach Mike Sirant.
"I am very excited to be furthering my education and continuing my hockey career at the University of Manitoba," says Scott. "The U of M has a great academic reputation and an outstanding hockey program. This past year with the Saints was my most enjoyable year of hockey and I have the Saints staff and teammates to thank for that. I am proud to say that I was part of the last Winnipeg Saints team. I've enjoyed my time in the MJHL and now I'm focusing on making an impact with the Bisons."