Head Coach Jon Rempel played at the University of Manitoba from 1993-1996 where he was a three-time Academic All-Canadian.
Rempel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 and then left the University of Manitoba to push towards a professional hockey career highlighted by a two game tryout with the Portland Pirates of the A.H.L. in 1997 - 1998. Rempel also played two and a half years in the East Coast Hockey League with the Baton Rouge KingFish before retiring after half a year in the British National League with the Slough Jets.
Upon his return to the University in 1999, he completed his Bachelor of Recreation Studies, began working with Bison Sports and also continued on with his coaching career that includes one year as one year as an assistant with the Winnipeg South Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and one year as an assistant with the University of Manitoba Women's Hockey Team. In 2005-2006 he earned his NCCP High Performance 1 (Advanced 1) certification.
Entering the 2012-13 season, Rempel will be at the helm of the Manitoba Bisons women's hockey program for a ninth season. Over his tenure, Rempel has been named Canada West Coach of the Year twice (2004-2005), (2006-2007) and has led the Bisons to seven Canada West Finals, and five trips to the National Championships in eight years as the Head Coach at Manitoba. In those five trips to the Nationals, the Bisons have won bronze three times and finished fourth once and fifth once.
Rempel's Canada West Conference record after eight years:
111-54-16 (.657 winning percentage)
Rempel's overall record after eight years (include non-conference, exhibition games):
186-118-24 (.604 winning percentage)
Rempel also guided the program to their first-ever Canada West Championship (2008-09 season) title with a thrilling three game series win at Alberta over the defending conference champion Alberta Pandas on March 15/09. He was also head coach when the team earned their second conference title in 2010-11 season with a historic two game playoff series sweep at the University of Alberta - the first team to sweep the Alberta Pandas in a conference final at Clare Drake Arena during the 14 year existence of the women's hockey at the CIS level.
Coach Rempel was also an assistant with the Under 18 provincial team that won bronze at the 2007 Under-18 National Championships in Kitchener and the Head Coach of Team Manitoba at the U-18 Nationals in Surrey (finished fourth place) in November 2009.
He was also named a Camp Coach at 2010 Hockey Canada's U-22 Selection Camp in Toronto.
Rob has been coaching hockey at the female level since 1999. In that time he has been a part of the coaching staff of teams that have won two city championship, two provincial championships and a bronze medal at the 04-05 Western Shield. He was also part of the coaching staff that represented
Lisa Peters is excited to return for a second season with the University of Manitoba Bisons coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2012-2013 season.
Peters was also recently named the assistant coach of the U18 Team Manitoba Female Provincial team that will be competing at the Canadian National Championships in Dawson’s Creek, BC in November.
Peters played Division I college hockey at Bemidji State University from 1999-2003. As a defensemen for the Bemidji State Beavers Peters still holds the school record for most career points scored by a defenseman with 33 goals and 50 assists in four seasons. She was honored to be named Team Captain all 4 years at Bemidji State and played a key role in the off-ice and off-season conditioning and training plans for fellow players.
Prior to heading South to play college hockey, Peters played 2 years of Female Hockey in the city league for River Heights Lightning and her senior season with the Ste. Adolphe Hawks. Both seasons ended with a provincial championship and a trip to the Western Canadian Shield with one silver medal finish. Peters was also chosen to Captain the Team Manitoba Squad that competed at the Canada Winter Games in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland in 1999.
Peters has been involved in coaching female hockey since 2003. She has coached at all levels including youth, high school and college hockey. Peters was also selected to assist in on and off ice evaluations and selection camps for USA Hockey.
Peters graduated from Bemidji State University in 2003 with her Bachelors of Science in Physical Education & Health Education and a minor in Coaching. She then went on to complete her Masters degree at St Cloud State University in 2006 with a Masters in Sport Management. Since finishing her education Peters has been involved in sports and recreation on a coaching level as well as a professional level. Peters is currently the Jr. Bison’s Sport Coordinator at the University of Manitoba here in Winnipeg.
Stacey Corfield played with the Bisons from 2005-06 to 2009-10. She was a conference all-star and starting goaltender throughout the majority of her fiver year Bison career.
She has been with the Bison women's program as a coach since her last playing season.
Kayla Duna played for the Manitoba Bisons from 2008-09 to 2011-12 and was a team captain in the 2011-12 season.
She joins the Bison women's hockey team on the coaching staff in 2012-13.
Scott Erickson joins the Bison women's hockey team on the coaching staff in 2012-13.