Quintin Lisoway (Steinbach) and Kamerin Nault (Winnipeg Blues) will battle for spots next season with the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Lisoway, 20 (turning 21 on Nov. 2016), was a point a game player with 33 points (18g, 15a) in 27 games. In the 2016 MJHL playoffs, the Neepawa, MB native added 16 points (8g, 8a) in 16 post-season contests.
Lisoway commented, “I am very excited about joining the Bisons! They have an excellent program and a great group of core players so I’m excited for what’s to come. The decision to commit to U of Manitoba was an easy one. Not only will it be competitive hockey, but I will also get a top-notch education from a highly regarded school.”
Nault, 20 (turning 21 on Sept. 2016), played the last four seasons (2012-16) with the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL). In 2015-16, the 6’1″, 185 lbs. forward posted his best MJHL stats as he accumulated 76 points (37g, 39a) in 54 regular season games while adding seven points (3g, 4a) in 10 playoff games in the 2016 MJHL post-season.
Over the four years with the Blues, the Winnipeg native was part of the Turnbull Cup MJHL Championship (2013-14) – where he scored 11 playoff points in 11 games en route to the league championship, MJHL Performer for the Month of February (2016) and MJHL Second All-Star Team (2015-16). Nault has averaged almost a point a game as he produced 202 points (98g, 104a) in 208 regular season games while adding 26 playoff points (14g, 12a) in 34 games and was assistant captain of the Blues.
Nault said, “The Bisons are a good young team that is developing quickly and I want to be part of that development. I have researched a lot of schools but I feel the U of Manitoba and the Bison program is the perfect place to receive a great education while at the same time allowing me to continue to develop and pursue my hockey goals. I am very excited to be part of the great dynamics on this team and to work toward winning a national championship.”
Bisons’ head coach Mike Sirant said the two new additions will add depth to his lineup.
”We are thrilled to have Kamerin Nault and Quintin Lisoway commit to the Bison Men’s Hockey program. These are very important signings that will help the Bisons take the next steps towards a championship season. Kamerin, and Quintin are outstanding two-way players that will bring offensive skill combined with a very high compete level, grit and solid defensive play to the Bisons.
“They all have exceptional character and played important leadership roles on their previous teams.”