Bisons coaches ‘patient, great teachers’

Manitoba adds four local commits and one provincial commit to their 2019 class.

For Dawson Proskurnik, a receiver from St. Norbert Collegiate, signing with the University of Manitoba Bisons made sense.

Wide receivers Payton Yakimishyn from St. John’s High School and Tristen Hutter from St. Paul’s High School, as well as running back Colton Nedotiafko from Gimli High School and defensive lineman Jack Shaffer from Vincent Massey Collegiate, will also be joining the Bisons.

Dawson Proskurnik

Dawson Proskurnik is excited for the opportunity that awaits him. He said the Bisons were a good fit and that the CanWest is the best conference in Canada. The product of Winnipeg, Manitoba, added that he chose the school because he can live at home.

As for the coaches, he said “I had the chance to work with them during U-18 try outs; very knowledgeable, patient, great teachers of football fundamentals.”

Proskurnik, who is interested in science, spent four years with the St. Norbert Collegiate Celtics (WHSFL). He is 6’2, 165lbs.

Payton Yakimishyn

Payton Yakimishyn is 6’1, 175lbs. He played with the St. John’s Tigers (WHSFL) and the Garden City Gophers (WHSFL). He is from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Colton Nedotiafko

Colton Nedotiafko calls Fraserwood, Manitoba, home. There, the 5’10, 200lbs athlete played with the Interlake Thunder (RMFL). In seven games, he carried the ball 181 times for 1,675 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had 10 catches for 127 yards. In the team’s two playoff games, he ran for 550 yards and scored three touchdowns. He helped the Thunder win the championship game off an undefeated season.

Tristen Hutter

Tristen Hutter is also from Winnipeg. Standing at 5’9, 170lbs, he was a member of the St. Paul’s Crusaders (WHSL).

Jack Shaffer

Jack Shaffer stands at 6’3, 235lbs. The defensive end and tackle played with the Vincent Massey Trojans (WHSFL) in his hometown of Winnipeg.

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