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Gregoire, Enns commit to U of M Bisons

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 09/7/2018 10:06 AM

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From the left: Kate Gregoire (Ste. Anne); Halle Edwards (Sanford); and Camille Enns (Linden) have all committed to playing U of M Bisons women's hockey beginning in the 2019-20 season.


From the left: Kate Gregoire (Ste. Anne); Halle Edwards (Sanford); and Camille Enns (Linden) have all committed to playing U of M Bisons women's hockey beginning in the 2019-20 season.


The University of Manitoba Bisons Women’s hockey team will continue to have a local flavour for several years to come.

Last year head coach Jon Rempel (who hails from Steinbach) added Lauren Warkentin to their roster and the first year defenceman from Steinbach, who was the captain of the Eastman Female Selects, helped the Bisons win their first national women’s hockey title.

Last week the Bisons announced seven new recruits to the team including Kate Gregoire from Ste. Anne and Camille Enns from Linden.

Although both these girls are just entering their grade 12 years in high school, they have committed to join the Bisons for the 2019-20 school year.

The announcement was made by Sean Fisher, the interim head coach of the Bisons for this season. Fisher, an assistant coach with the Bisons the past few seasons, is the head coach this year as Jon Rempel is taking a sabbatical this season.

Enns was a standout on defence last season with the Eastman Selects of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League and was the captain of the team as she was instrumental in leading the Selects to their first MFMHL title, with seven goals and 21 points from the blue line last season.

Enns led the league in goals by a defenceman in the 2016-17 season and this past season was named the Most Sportsmanlike Player in the league.

"Camille is a slick, puck moving defenceman who makes a good first pass and can join the rush," said Fisher. "She is also a coveted right-handed shot and is expected to contribute on the powerplay in future years."

"It was an easy choice for me to accept the U of M as my university," said Enns, "it is the best hockey program in all of Canada, has a beautiful campus, and the physiotherapy program is top notch."

Added Enns, "the coaches have been very encouraging since our first meeting and have made me feel like I can be an asset to this team, which I am eager to try and prove. I know several of the girls on the team and I am thrilled to be able to play with them again."

Gregoire, a forward, attends high school at the St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg and was the leading scorer last season with the St. Mary’s Academy Flames prep team. She led the Flames in scoring last season with an impressive 49 points in 47 games.

Both Gregoire and Enns were also members this past year of the U18 Team Manitoba provincial squad.

"Kate is a dynamic skater and is able to generate offence out of seemingly nothing," said Fisher. "She makes players around her better and will be a driving force of Bison offensive hockey in future years."

"I am excited and honoured to have the privilege to join the Bisons next year, said Gregoire, "I look forward to the new challenges of attending university and playing hockey at this level."

The Bisons also announced five other players that will join the team next year including Halle Edwards from Sanford, who plays for the Central Plains Capitals; Polina Gonchorova from Russia, currently playing in Toronto; Samantha Sichkaruk from Regina; Molly Kunnas from Thunder Bay; and Jamie Ricklefs, also from Thunder Bay.




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