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    Nov 4: Bisons Beaten in Bedrock


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

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    This was a weekend where I was at various musical venues and it is one where I have to update Friday and Saturday after-the-fact.

    These teams generally play close games and this was no exception. Of note, Bison captain Jordan DePape was scratched after returning to the line-up for the last 2 weeks. From last weekend's line-up, he was the only player deleted and defenceman Rene Hunter was the only player added.

    The Bisons were down 3-2 and pulled the goaltender. They gave up an ENG and then scored once he re-entered. D'oh.

    Byron Spriggs started in goal and stopped 27 of 30 in taking the loss. Dino vet Steven Stanford stopped 23 of 26 to record the win. Elgin Pearce's 2 goals led the Dinos. Justin Augert continues to score lots, notching his 6th. Jonah Wasylak had his 1st of the season and rookie Shawn Bowles had his first as a Bison.

    Scoring
    1st
    7:12 Man Wasylak (1) ASST: Bresciani (1)
    2nd
    1:24 Cal Pearce (4) ASST: Gordon (2), Doucette (3)
    9:00 Man Augert (6) ASST: Merasty (5)
    3rd
    9:19 Cal Pearce (5) ASST: Walchuk (3)
    17:16 Cal Doucette (1) ASST: Kambeitz (1), Franson (3) (PP)
    18:29 Cal Gordon (1) ASST: Pearce (2), Walchuk (4) (EN)
    18:45 Man S Bowles (1) ASST: Johnston (2), B Bowles (3)

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
    (in overtime)

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    The H0rny Ones almost doubled up the shots (43-22) on the Tweety Birds but were stymied by rookie goalie Derek Dun. Veteran Damien Jetlo took the loss in double OT.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    REGINA COUGARS 2

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    There were 7 different goal-scorers here. The Monkeys had a 5-0 lead early in the 3rd period, at which point starting Kitten goaltender Andy Desautels was yanked. He faced 25 shots. Dawson MacAuley came on to stop all 13 shots he faced. Veteran Luke Siemens stopped 29 of 31 to claim the W.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

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    This was an emphatic bounce-back win for the Bluegars. No celebratory banjo music for the Mutts this night. Just some sad harmonica sounds. The game was scoreless until MRU scored 4 goals on 9 shots in the 2nd period. The Mutt goaltender Jordon Cooke was yanked after stopping 18 of 23 shots. He has been a workhorse and all-star, so let's see what impact this has. Daniel Wapple stopped 6 of 7 in the mop up. Colin Cooper had the 25 save shutout.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 04 Acadia 1 New Brunswick 5
    Nov 04 Dalhousie 1 St. F.X. 4
    Nov 04 Saint Mary's 8 U.P.E.I. 6

    OUA

    Nov 04 Brock 2 Toronto 1
    Nov 04 R.M.C. 2 W. Ontario 1 (ot)
    Nov 04 U.O.I.T. 3 Lakehead 2 (ot)
    Nov 04 Queen's 4 Windsor 3
    Nov 04 Carleton 4 Guelph 5
    Nov 04 Laurentian 3 Concordia 7

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    Nov 5: Herd Rallies for a Split


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

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    The Bisons started fast, scoring 3 goals in the 1st period. The Dinos responded by replacing rookie goaltender Coleman Vollrath with Matthew Greenfield. Vollrath faced just 7 shots, and Greenfield stopped all 11. Justin Paulic stopped 30 of 32 to get the win.

    The Bisons took a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period where they were outshot 11-2. Going into a shell usually does not work.

    Scoring
    1st
    10:29 Man Merasty (2) ASST: Bresciani (2), B Bowles (4) (PP)
    11:48 Man S Bowles (2) ASST: S Christensen (1)
    18:17 Man Augert (7) ASST: Merasty (6), Dudar (1) (PP)
    2nd
    6:08 Cal Franson (3) ASST: Collins (4), Doucette (4) (PP)
    12:34 Cal Gibb (1) ASST: Pearce (3), Dow (5) (PP)
    3rd
    No scoring

    The Bisons host Lethbridge next weekend. Too bad the Friday night game conflicts with punk rock legends NOFX coming to town.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    (in overtime)

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    Back-to-back OTLs is tough luck. But still the H0rny Ones emerge with 2 points on the weekend, the same as a split. Anthony Bardaro scored the winner, his 2nd goal of the game. The Birdies went back to veteran Mark Hewitt in goal, and he stopped 25 of 27. Damien Ketlo stopped 25 of 28 in taking the loss.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 0

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    The stats would indicate a mundane yet proficient win for the Evil Monkeys. The Banjocats are good enough to lose without getting blown away in this league. Brendan Burke had a 21 save shutout and Dawson MacAuley stopped 28 of 32 shots.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

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    This is hard to explain. The two teams exchanged one-sided wins on the weekend. The Banjomutts went back to starter Jordon Cooke and he stopped 24 of 26 shots. Meanwhile, Bluegar starter Colin Cooper was pulled after 2 periods, and stopping 23 of 27 shots. Cam Lanigan played the 3rd and stopped 5 of 7. Jordan Tkach had 2 goals for the Mutts.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 05 Acadia 2 U.P.E.I. 3
    Nov 05 St. F.X. 4 Moncton 2
    Nov 05 Saint Mary's 0 New Brunswick 5

    OUA

    Nov 05 Concordia 1 Ottawa 2
    Nov 05 Laurentian 2 McGill 6
    Nov 05 Nipissing 2 U.Q.T.R. 7
    Nov 05 Queen's 1 Windsor 0
    Nov 05 R.M.C. 3 Guelph 4
    Nov 05 Toronto 4 Ryerson 6
    Nov 05 U.O.I.T. 2 Lakehead 7
    Nov 05 York 1 Waterloo 2 (ot)

    NEXT UP

    Nov 08 Dalhousie at Acadia

    Nov 09 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's

    Nov 11 Calgary at Alberta
    Nov 11 Lethbridge at Manitoba
    Nov 11 Regina at Mount Royal

    Nov 11 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
    Nov 11 Saint Mary's at Moncton
    Nov 11 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
    Nov 11 Concordia at Brock
    Nov 11 Guelph at Queen's
    Nov 11 Lakehead at R.M.C.
    Nov 11 McGill at Laurier
    Nov 11 Nipissing at Ryerson
    Nov 11 Ottawa at Waterloo
    Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. at York
    Nov 11 W. Ontario at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 11 Windsor at Carleton

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    Preview: Nov 11-12: Lethbridge at Bisons

    THE H0RNY ONES ARE COMING TO TOWN


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-3-3, 8-3-3, OHT35 #22)
    MANITOBA BISONS (4-4-0, 11-6-0, OHT35 #15)

    Friday, November 11th, 7:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena
    Saturday, November 12th, 1:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena

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    Manitoba Links:
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    Lethbridge Links:
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    Other Links:
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    The Hørny Ones missed out on a golden opportunity last weekend when they were swept by UBC. However, they still got 2 points since each game went into overtime. This allows them to stay right in the thick of the race. They just missed out on the playoffs last season. Could they catch the Bisons? Well, they did go 3-1 against the Bisons last season, but are only 5-11 over the past 4 years.

    The Bisons have been led by Justin Augert, with 7 goals in 8 games. He has "Cy Young" numbers, 7-1 on the G-A. Jordan DePape is next with 3 goals, in just 4 games. And there's a problem. A pre-season injury kept DePape on the sidelines on the opening weekend. After returning for 2 series, though, he was out of action last weekend. In point scoring, Shaq Merasty (2-6-8) is tied with line-mate Augert for the team lead. Those two have combined with rookie Remi Laurencelle (1-5-6) to form a formidable forward line.

    The Hørns are led in goal scoring by Justin Valentino (5-1-6 for Cy Young stats in his own right) and point scoring by defenceman Tim Campbell (3-5-8).

    The goaltending arrangements will also be of interest. The Bisons usually split the games between Byron Spriggs (3-2-0, .926 S%, 2.22 GAA) and Justin Paulic 1-2-0, .896 S%, 3.37 GAA). Lethbridge has a somehwat similar split by minutes with rookie Garret Hughson (2-2-1, .911 S%, 2.99 GAA) and 5th year Damien Ketlo (0-1-2, .887 S%, 2.79 GAA).

    I cannot attend the Friday game due to a show by punk legends NOFX. But I will be there on Saturday.

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    Please note that Saskatchewan and UBC have bye weeks. Their series which would otherwise have been played here was instead played back in October a week before the rest of the league started.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-3-0, 8-5-1, OHT35 #8)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (6-2-0, 12-4-2, OHT35 #3)

    Links:
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    The traditional Battle of Alberta takes place. A good showing here by Bedrock U could make for a tight race. The Evil Monkeys often show vulnerability early. They impressed with a sweep of MRU. However they have otherwise been residents of splitsville.


    REGINA COUGARS (1-7-0, 1-13-0, OHT35 #33)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (5-3-0, 7-6-0, OHT35 #7)

    Links:
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    • [UofR Preview]


    Who doesn't enjoy some Cougar-on-Cougar action? I have seen both teams. MRU is by far the more impressive team. However, Regina is not a poor team. They just are not as good as the others.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Nov 11 Concordia at Brock
    Nov 11 Guelph at Queen's
    Nov 11 Lakehead at R.M.C.
    Nov 11 McGill at Laurier
    Nov 11 Nipissing at Ryerson
    Nov 11 Ottawa at Waterloo
    Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. at York
    Nov 11 W. Ontario at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 11 Windsor at Carleton
    Nov 12 Guelph at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 12 Lakehead at R.M.C.
    Nov 12 Laurentian at Ryerson
    Nov 12 McGill at Waterloo
    Nov 12 Nipissing at Toronto
    Nov 12 Ottawa at Laurier
    Nov 12 U.Q.T.R. at Brock
    Nov 12 W. Ontario at Queen's
    Nov 12 Windsor at Carleton
    Nov 13 Laurentian at Toronto

    AUS

    Nov 08 Dalhousie 1 Acadia 4
    Nov 09 St. F.X. 5 Saint Mary's 3
    Nov 11 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
    Nov 11 Saint Mary's at Moncton
    Nov 11 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
    Nov 12 Acadia at Moncton
    Nov 12 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
    Nov 12 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X.

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    Nov 11: Hørny Ones Claim Opener


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    MANITOBA BISONS 2

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    I was at NOFX so I can't say much. I can note that DePape was back in the line-up and Jesse Paradis and Lee Christensen were suited up for the first time in the regular season. Justin Paulic started in goal and was yanked after two periods, yielding 3 goals on 13 shots. Dasan Sydora played the 3rd, for his first regular season action. Usual starter Byron Spriggs was not dressed. Garret Hughson stopped 34 of 36 to get the win. Here's the scoring:

    1st
    6:03 Leth Maxwell (2) ASST: Hansen (4), Moser (5)
    12:20 Man DePape (4) ASST: Merasty (7), Friesen (1) (PP)

    2nd
    3:14 Leth White (3) ASST: Moser (6), Maxwell (1)
    17:22 Leth Clowes (1) ASST: Valentino (2), Orban (2)

    3rd
    12:41 Leth Filbrandt (1) ASST: Kalashnikov (2), Moser (7)
    17:14 Man Merasty (3) ASST: Augert (2), DePape (4) (PP)



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 0
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7

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    I knew the Cougars would win!


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    (in overtime)
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    This one went to double OT, so 3 points awarded on the night.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 11 New Brunswick 7 St. F.X. 3
    Nov 11 Saint Mary's 5 Moncton 1
    Nov 11 U.P.E.I. 1 Dalhousie 3

    OUA

    Nov 11 Concordia 3 Brock 6
    Nov 11 Guelph 2 Queen's 3
    Nov 11 Lakehead 2 R.M.C. 1
    Nov 11 McGill 3 Laurier 4 (ot)
    Nov 11 Nipissing 1 Ryerson 5
    Nov 11 Ottawa 2 Waterloo 1
    Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. 2 York 3 (ot)
    Nov 11 W. Ontario 0 U.O.I.T. 6
    Nov 11 Windsor 4 Carleton 2

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    Nov 12: Bisons Salvage a Split


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    MANITOBA BISONS 6

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    The Bisons salvaged a split against the Hørny Ones in a game that will not be confused with a classic, and the highlights will not be used on many instructional films. However, there were more shots than in perhaps any CW game I have ever seen (84) and loads of action. It seems that a Saturday matinée often goes this way.

    Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal:
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence:
    20 Johnston - 2 Henry
    4 Bresciani - 5 L Christensen
    3 S Christensen - 19 Friesen

    Forwards:
    24 Augert - 25 Merasty - 10 Dudar
    16 Paradis - 17 Callis - 23 Schreyer
    15 S Bowles - 26 Lisoway - 27 DePape
    21 Brooks - 12 Zajak - 8 Bilton

    Scratches:
    6 Heinrich (D) 9 Hunter (D) 13 Laurencelle (F)
    14 Nault (F) 22 B Bowles (F) 28 Stovin (F)
    29 Wasylak (F) 34 Sydora (G)

    Friesen probably had more ice time as a forward. He generally played with Augert and Merasty when he did so.

    LETHBRIDGE

    Goal:
    29 Hughson - 37 Shymko

    Defence:
    2 Hansen - 4 Orban
    15 Campbell - 16 Aasman
    17 Filbrandt - 7 Jensen

    Forwards:
    19 Valentino - 12 McKechnie - 18 Clowes
    20 Millette - 34 Sanvido - 9 Sward
    22 Moore - 47 Kalashnikov - 23 Gore
    14 Moser - 6 R Maxwell - 21 White

    Scratches:
    8 Chynoweth (LW) 11 Merkley (RW) 13 M Maxwell (LW)
    27 Wardley (D) 33 Ketlo (G) 44 Nikkel (D)

    So for the Bisons, it was Dudar and Bilton coming in for Hunter and Stovin from Friday's line-up, along with Spriggs making the goaltending switch.

    On the weekend, no fewer than 3 Bisons saw their first action of the regular season: Lee Christensen, Jesse Paradis, and Liam Bilton.

    For gun enthusiasts, note that #47 on Lethbridge is Artsiom Kalashnikov. That's right, AK-47. #hgr

    Here's how they scored:

    1st
    2:18 Leth Gore (1) ASST: Kalashnikov (3), Moore (1)
    3:01 Man Callis (2) ASST: Johnston (3), Schreyer (1)
    11:40 Man Zajac (1) ASST: Bilton (1), Brooks (1)
    13:44 Man DePape (5) ASST: Lisoway (2), Bowles (3)
    16:01 Leth Valentino (6) ASST: Sanvido (4), Hansen (5) (PP)

    2nd
    4:57 Man L Christensen (1) ASST: Lisoway (3), Zajac (2)
    9:51 Man Dudar (1) ASST: Augert (3), Merasty (8)
    14:43 Leth Sward (4) ASST: Hansen (6), Orban (3)

    3rd
    5:06 Leth Valentino (7) ASST: None
    19:15 Man S Bowles (3) ASST: DePape (5) (EN)

    The shot totals really illustrate the ebbs and flows in the game. The Bisons domninated the first two periods (18-13 and 16-12) whilst the 'Horns dominated the 3rd (16-9). In the end there were way more shots than typical.

    Of concern for the Bisons is the extreme sloppiness of this win. They had many stints of out-and-out scrambling. This never happened in their previous home games. Although Spriggs had solid numbers on the night, he was often diving about and more than once with his back to the play. He had to do James Brown-style splits a couple of times. The defence is also not physical enough for my liking. A few seasons ago nobody just walked out into the slot on the Bisons.

    Yet this was a relatively comfortable win. There were also a couple of times where each Lethbridge goaltender stymied the Brooks-Zajac combo. Hughson stopped both of them on a 2-on-0 breakaway, shortly before Dudar's goal chased hm from the crease.

    Next weekend the Bisons are off to Edmontown to face the Evil Monkeys. The following weekend they host Sask. And that will mark the mid-point of the regular season. It gets late early in the CIS.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

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    The poor little Banjocats. They started out with a win and have now lost 9 straight. And it looks like they might be having a hard time finding motivation, or confidence. They were outshot 33-11. Hard to win with 11 shots. This was close after one period, tied 202 and shots were only 6-5 in favour of MRU. Colin Cooper got the win and Mitch Kilgore suffered the loss.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

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    The Evil Monkeys walked into the Town of Bedrock and saw their win streak come to an end. Both sides switched their goaltenders and went with rookies. Matthew Greenfield stopped 23 of 24 for the win, and Brendan Burke stopped 13 of 15 for the loss. The final goal was an empty-netter.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 12 Acadia 6 Moncton 5 (ot)
    Nov 12 New Brunswick 4 Dalhousie 1
    Nov 12 U.P.E.I. 4 St. F.X. 8

    OUA

    Nov 12 Concordia 3 York 2
    Nov 12 Guelph 1 U.O.I.T. 3
    Nov 12 Lakehead 1 R.M.C. 0
    Nov 12 Laurentian 2 Ryerson 5
    Nov 12 McGill 7 Waterloo 1
    Nov 12 Nipissing 5 Toronto 3
    Nov 12 Ottawa 4 Laurier 0
    Nov 12 U.Q.T.R. 6 Brock 2
    Nov 12 W. Ontario 3 Queen's 4 (so)
    Nov 12 Windsor 1 Carleton 5

    [CIS Schedule/Results]
    [CIS Standings]


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    Preview: Nov 18-19: Bisons at Alberta

    BISONS OFF TO EDMONTOWN


    MANITOBA BISONS (5-5-0, 12-7-0, OHT35 #15)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (7-3-0, 13-5-2, OHT35 #2)

    Friday, November 18th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Drake Arena
    Saturday, November 12th, 6:00 MST/7:00 CST @ Drake Arena

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UM Preview] ∞ [Blog #3]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Alberta Links:
    • [Preview Story]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Other Links:
    • [CIS Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links] • [Standings] ∞ [Top 10]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]


    The Bisons could pull even with the Evil Monkeys with a clean sweep. Easier said than done. The Monkeys ran away with the entire CIS in 2014-15 and won the nationals with ease. They were expected to be just as good last year, but it was not to be. They finished 2nd, and then lost the final, before making an early exit at the nationals. For most teams they had a pretty good year. But for them it was a disappointment.

    Not that the Bisons could not handle them. The Herd took 3 out of 4 games head-to-head. However over the last 4 years the Bisons are 5-9-2 and the Apes are 11-5-0.

    This year the Monkeys have split series against Sask, UBC, and Calgary. They swept MRU (which was impressive) and Regina. The only difference between them and the Bisons has been the teams' performance against MRU. The Bisons were swept in their series.

    The Monkeys have 5 of the top 20 scorers in the league: Jamie Crooks (8-6-14), Jayden Heart (8-4-12), Luke Philp (7-5-12), Tyson Baillie (5-6-11), and Stephane Legault (3-7-10). The Bisons have just one, Jordan DePape (5-5-10 in just 6 games due to injury). Still, in total goals for and against the Monkeys are 39-28 and the Bisons are 32-31.

    The Monkeys have used all 3 goaltenders quite a bit this year. Their goaltending has been an issue in recent years. Their numbers are:
    Brendan Burke 2-2-0, 1.84, .909
    Luke Siemens 4-0-0, 2.41, .918
    Kenny Cameron 1-1-0, 4.05, .866

    The Bisons look like they will be reliant upon Byron Spriggs (4-2-0, 2.52, .921). Justin Paulic (1-3-0, 3.58, .881) has had a rough start after being the starter, or at least a 50-50, most of last year.

    The games are on canadawest.tv.

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-6-0, 9-7-0, OHT35 #20)
    REGINA COUGARS (1-9-0, 1-15-0, OHT35 #34)

    Links:
    • [UofR Preview]
    • [UBC Preview]


    The Tweety Birds are coming off a bye week. Before that they scored a pair of overtime wins over Lethbridge. Although road wins are never easy, they need a 4 point weekend in the capital of Hicksville. The Banjocats did not seem horrible when I saw them, but certainly not as good as the other teams. They could really use some home wins to keep up the team morale during what promises to be a tough season.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-2-1, 8-4-2, OHT35 #3)
    CALGARY DINOSAURS (6-3-1, 9-5-2, OHT35 #8)

    Links:
    • [UofC Preview]
    • [UofS Site]


    This is usually a pretty good matchup. The Banjomutts are the defending champs and have had a decent start, but do seem a bit vulnerable. The Bisons will want to catch up to the Bedrock Boys so they can host the quarter-final round.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (7-3-0, 9-6-0, OHT35 #4)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-4-3, 9-4-3, OHT35 #21)

    Links:
    • [UofL Preview]
    • [MRU Preview]


    This is the only home-and-home series of the weekend. The Bluegars have had a pretty good start but it seems the wheels fall off once in a while. They were swept on a pre-season tour of the NCAA and were rocked against the Monkeys. Otherwise they have looked like a potential contender. If they want that status they have to do really well against good sub-contenders such as the Hørny Ones. That will not be easy.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Nov 17 W. Ontario 2 Ryerson 5

    Nov 18 Toronto at W. Ontario
    Nov 18 York at McGill
    Nov 18 Ryerson at Waterloo
    Nov 18 Guelph at Lakehead
    Nov 18 Queen's at UQTR
    Nov 18 RMC at Nipissing
    Nov 18 Laurier at Windsor
    Nov 18 UOIT at Concordia
    Nov 18 Brock at Ottawa
    Nov 18 Carleton at Laurentian

    Nov 19 UOIT at UQTR
    Nov 19 Brock at McGill
    Nov 19 Guelph at Lakehead
    Nov 19 York at Ottawa
    Nov 19 Carleton at Nipissing
    Nov 19 Queen's at Concordia
    Nov 19 Toronto at Laurier
    Nov 19 Waterloo at Windsor
    Nov 19 RMC at Laurentian

    AUS

    Nov 16 New Brunswick 6 UPEI 2
    Nov 16 Acadia 2 St. FX 3 (OT)
    Nov 18 UPEI at Moncton
    Nov 18 Saint Mary's at St. FX
    Nov 18 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Nov 19 Moncton at New Brunswick
    Nov 19 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's

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    Nov 18: Monkeys Rally to Win


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

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    This was two separate games in one. In the first, the Bisons were the better team. In the second, the Evil Monkeys were by far the better team.

    The final scoreline might be a bit deceiving. The Herd held leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2. But the shots on goal trend really told the story:
    UofM 12 6 4 = 22
    UofA 8 17 11 = 36

    Byron Spriggs went the distance for the Bisons whilst Luke Siemens did likewise for Saudi Alberta. And here's who scored:

    1st
    1:06 Man DePape (6) ASST: Stovin (4)
    10:25 AB Linaker (2) ASST: Hart (5), Crooks (7)
    16:31 Man Callis (3) ASST: Henry (1), Lisoway (4)

    2nd
    10:49 AB Cox (4) ASST: Rehill (5)
    12:33 Man Wasylak (2) ASST: Brooks (2)
    15:11 AB Fiddler (1) ASST: Kieser (3), Rehill (6)
    17:09 AB Cox (5) ASST: Philp (6)

    3rd
    8:43 AB Hart (9) ASST: None
    17:35 AB Baillie (6) ASST: Bredo (8), Cox (5) (PP)

    The Monkeys did get the breaks via calls and bounces in order to stay within one goal for much of the first two periods. So it was quite a turn when they finally took the lead at the end of the 2nd period.

    Scratches for the Bisons were: Heinrich, Laurencelle, Nault, S Bowles, Paradis, Friesen, Schreyer, and Sydora.

    Saturday night's rematch should be fun!

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1
    REGINA COUGARS 6

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    Wow! The banjo music can be heard across the country tonight! This night there was no old lady with an umbrella to chase away these Puddy Tats as they pursued the Tweety Birds. Andy Desautels stopped 36 of 37 shots in Regina's goal to lead the way. Tristan Frei's 2nd and 3rd goals of the season were all Regina needed. Meanwhile, veteran Matt Hewitt took the loss, stopping 23 of 29.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 0

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    You know, I might have been tempted to bet on some overtime in this game. Tough loss for the Dinos in the Town of Bedrock. So save some moonshine for Banjoland's canines tonight! This was very one-sided on the stat sheet.nThe shots were 42-19. Jordon Cooke got the win, Steven Stanford got the loss, and Andrew Johnson scored twice for the Mutts.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

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    This was not as dramatic as Regina's upset, but still this is a big surprise. The Hørny Ones are not the 98 lb. weaklings of the past. This result should emphasize that fact. The Bluegars will now want to avoid a sweep. Such an occurrence could put them into a fight between 5 teams for 4 playoff spots. Garret Hughson stopped 35 of 37 shots for the win, including 18 of 19 in the opening period. Colin Cooper's 32 saves on 35 shoys was pretty good, too. The scene shifts to Calgary for Saturday's rematch.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 18 Acadia 5 Dalhousie 2
    Nov 18 Saint Mary's 5 St. F.X. 1
    Nov 18 U.P.E.I. 2 Moncton 4

    OUA

    Nov 18 Brock 3 Ottawa 4 (ot)
    Nov 18 Carleton 1 Laurentian 3
    Nov 18 Guelph 8 Lakehead 5
    Nov 18 Laurier 2 Windsor 1 (so)
    Nov 18 Queen's 2 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Nov 18 R.M.C. 1 Nipissing 5
    Nov 18 Ryerson 4 Waterloo 0
    Nov 18 Toronto 7 W. Ontario 3
    Nov 18 U.O.I.T. 3 Concordia 4
    Nov 18 York 2 McGill 3 (ot)

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    Nov 19: Bisons Swept


    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

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    The Bisons did bounce back effectively in Saturday's rematch. That is, after a slow start where they fell behind 2-0. By mid-2nd period the Herd had turned things around and were the better team. But in the end it was another loss. Here's the scoring:

    1st
    10:54 AB Baillie (7) ASST: Cox (6), Philp (7)

    2nd
    10:20 AB Hart (10) ASST: Crooks (8), Yadlowski (3) (SH)
    14:27 Man Merasty (4) ASST: L Christensen (1), Dudar (2)
    15:00 Man Augert (8) ASST: Bresciani (3)
    17:51 AB Hart (11) ASST: Crooks (9) (SH)
    19:28 AB Bredo (1) ASST: Cox (7), Derko (1)

    3rd
    19:43 AB Crooks (9) ASST: Hart (6), Craig (5) (EN, SH)

    The only change in the Bison line-up was in goal where Justin Paulic replaced Byron Spriggs. He stopped 26 of 30 shots. Luke Siemens was back in goal for the Monkeys and he stopped 27 of 29.

    Well, after Alberta grabbed that 2-0 lead the Bisons turned the game around in the 2nd. Merasty and Augert teamed up and each got a goal. The intense pressure produced a late powerplay in which the Bisons seriously threatened to escape the period with the lead. Instead, they gave up a shorthanded goal, followed by one more just after the PP expired. The 3rd period produced a few good chances but Siemens shut the door until an empty-netter put it away.

    The Bisons return home to play Sask next Friday and Saturday nights. Those will be their last home games in 2016 and mark the mid-point of the season.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    REGINA COUGARS 4

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    WTF!!!!!!!!! The Banjocats got a SWEEP! I had my doubts they would win 2 more games through January. They built a 3-0 and then clung to the lead like a kitten on the curtains. Andy Desautels was again the winner in goal, with 20 saves on 23 shots. Matt Hewitt stopped 21 of 25 in taking the loss. There were 7 different goal scorers in the game. There is unmitigated joy in the litterbox tonight.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    (in shootout)

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    This is what I was expecting. A close game and a split on the weekend. The shots were dead even at 29-29. Matthew Greenfield got the win and Jordon Cooke took the loss.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1

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    You know, I don't recall the last time Lethbridge and Regina both swept their series on the same weekend. From my POV the surprise is not that the Hørny Ones did well, it is that they managed to do so at the expense of the Bluegars. Garret Hughson stopped 27 of 28 to claim the win, and and the over-worked Colin Cooper stopped 22 of 26 in taking the loss. Oddly, MRU had a 1-0 lead.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 19 Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 5
    Nov 19 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 9

    OUA

    Nov 19 Brock 1 McGill 6
    Nov 19 Carleton 3 Nipissing 1
    Nov 19 Guelph 6 Lakehead 3
    Nov 19 Queen's 2 Concordia 1
    Nov 19 R.M.C. 1 Laurentian 2 (ot)
    Nov 19 Toronto 4 Laurier 5
    Nov 19 U.O.I.T. 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Nov 19 Waterloo 3 Windsor 4 (ot)
    Nov 19 York 3 Ottawa 2 (ot)

    [CIS Schedule/Results]
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    NEXT UP

    Nov 23 St. F.X. at Dalhousie
    Nov 23 Ryerson at Toronto

    Nov 25 Alberta at Lethbridge
    Nov 25 Mount Royal at U.B.C.
    Nov 25 Regina at Calgary
    Nov 25 Saskatchewan at Manitoba

    Nov 25 Dalhousie at Moncton
    Nov 25 New Brunswick at Acadia
    Nov 25 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
    Nov 25 Concordia at Carleton
    Nov 25 Lakehead at Laurier
    Nov 25 Laurentian at W. Ontario
    Nov 25 McGill at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 25 Nipissing at Guelph
    Nov 25 Ottawa at Queen's
    Nov 25 R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 25 Windsor at Brock
    Nov 25 York at Toronto

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    Preview: Nov 25-26: Sask at Bisons

    HUSKIES MUSHING THEIR WAY TO MANITOBA


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-2-2, 9-4-3, OHT35 #3)
    MANITOBA BISONS (5-7-0, 12-9-0, OHT35 #16)

    Friday, November 25th, 7:00 CST @ Fleming Arena
    Saturday, November 26th, 7:00 CST @ Fleming Arena

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    This weekend marks the mid-point of the CW schedule. At 5-7-0 the Bisons have some degree of urgency in this series. The Banjomutts are sitting at the top of the table tied with the Monkeys at 18 points. The Bisons are 6th with 10. A 4-point weekend would dramatically alter things.

    Last year Sask won the conference, and swept the Bisons along the way. However, in the previous 3 seasons the Bisons held a 7-5 edge, with each side claiming one OTL.

    There are many players to watch. Sask has 5 of the top 20 scorers. Michael Sofillas and Kohl Bauml each have 13 points, Logan McVeigh has 12 points, and Jesse Forsberg and Josh Roach have 11-a-piece. The Bisons have 3 at that level, Shaq Merasty (4-8-12), Justin Augert (8-3-11), and the captain Jordan DePape (6-5-11 in only 8 games).

    Despite all their credentials, the Mutts would be nothing more than your typical pack of toilet water drinkers and butt sniffers without good goaltending. Jordon Cooke leads the league and has played all but about 10 minutes so far. He is 8-3-1, 1.97 GAA, and .926 S%.

    In the Bison goal, Byron Spriggs is now 4-3-0, 3.02 GAA, and .907 S%. Decent numbers in this year's CW.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv. Both games can be heard free at UMFM.com, and Friday's game can be heard on 101.5 FM.

    ELSEWHERE:


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (9-3-0, 15-5-2, OHT35 #2)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (5-4-3, 11-4-3, OHT35 #15)

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    After a surprise sweep last weekend the 'Horns are in a pretty good place right now. 13 points is good for 5th place, and they are within 2 points of 3rd. Meanwhile, the Evil Monkeys are rounding into form. Their 50 goals in 12 games is by far the best in the CW. And the top 4 scorers in the league are all banana-eating båstårds. Big test for the Hørny Ones. They made need some extra Viagra.


    REGINA COUGARS (3-9-0, 3-15-0, OHT35 #31)
    CALGARY DINOSAURS (7-4-1, 10-6-2, OHT35 #6)

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    Those crazy Banjocats are on a roll! Last week the Kittens were purring after they devoured the Tweety Birds. Twice! Can they keep it going? Bedrock U have somewhat exceeded expectations this year, sitting in 3rd. But with local teams playing for the Vanier Cup on Saturday and the Grey Cup on Sunday, there may not be a lot of fretting about this series.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (7-5-0, 9-8-0, OHT35 #7)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-8-0, 9-9-0, OHT35 #22)

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    These two teams had sobering experiences last weekend. The Bluegars were swept by Lethbridge and UBC was swept by Regina. Both sides must have had a tense week of preparation. Still, MRU is in 4th and could easily move up a notch or two. UBC could be left with little more than a wing and a prayer if they lose both of these home games.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Nov 23 Ryerson 5 Toronto 1
    Nov 25 Concordia at Carleton
    Nov 25 Lakehead at Laurier
    Nov 25 Laurentian at W. Ontario
    Nov 25 McGill at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 25 Nipissing at Guelph
    Nov 25 Ottawa at Queen's
    Nov 25 R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 25 Windsor at Brock
    Nov 25 York at Toronto
    Nov 26 Lakehead at Laurier
    Nov 26 Laurentian at Guelph
    Nov 26 McGill at Queen's
    Nov 26 Nipissing at W. Ontario
    Nov 26 Ottawa at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 26 R.M.C. at Concordia
    Nov 26 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton
    Nov 26 Waterloo at Brock
    Nov 26 Windsor at York

    AUS

    Nov 23 St. F.X. 0 Dalhousie 2
    Nov 25 Dalhousie at Moncton
    Nov 25 New Brunswick at Acadia
    Nov 25 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
    Nov 26 Moncton at St. F.X.
    Nov 26 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
    Nov 26 U.P.E.I. at Acadia

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    Nov 25: Overtime Night in the CW


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 1
    (in overtime)

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    On Overtime Night in the CW (all 4 games went past 60), the Bisons suffered another loss. More significantly, captain and leading scorer Jordan DePape went MIA at some point. Hopefully he is not on his 3rd injury stint of the season.

    I will start with the teams' alignment:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 20 Johnston
    3 S Christensen - 9 Hunter
    4 Bresciani - 5 L Christensen

    Forwards
    12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
    25 Merasty - 13 Laurencelle - 24 Augert
    10 Dudar - 26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles
    19 Friesen - 23 Schreyer -17 Callis

    Scratches
    6 Heinrich (D) - 8 Bilton (F) - 14 Nault (F)
    15 S Bowles (F) - 16 Paradis (F) - 21 Brooks (F)
    29 Wasylak (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Goal
    30 Wapple (32 Cooke)

    Defence
    4 Harmsworth - 2 McFaull
    3 Cox - 6 Fransoo
    5 Forsberg - 8 Lishchynsky

    Forwards
    15 Sofillas - 14 McVeigh - 7 Roach
    22 Johnson - 19 Bauml - 10 Cable
    18 Yakubowski - 23 Thomas - 28 Lawrence
    20 Sutter - 9 Tkatch - 16 Stadnyk

    Scratches
    12 Gay (F) - 17 Blair (F) - 21 Stumborg (D)
    25 Borstmayer (D) - 26 Johnson (F) - 29 Forsberg (F)

    And here's a quick summary:

    1st
    0:13 Man Zajac (2) ASST: Stovin (5), DePape (6)
    8:32 Sask Forsberg (5) ASST: McFaull (2), McVeigh (9) (PP)

    2nd
    No scoring

    3rd
    No scoring

    1st OT
    2:37 Sask Harmsworth (1) ASST: Cable (6), McFaull (3)

    The Bisons were penalized 5 consecutive times in the late 1st and then 2nd periods. Most of those were for jay-walking, as Paul Maurice would say. Other than when penalized, the Bisons probably had a slight edge in play. They certainly had the most point-blank scoring chances.

    On a positive note, Byron Spriggs suffered the loss but still stopped 33 of 35 shots. Sask gave Daniel Wapple his first start in goal and stopped 25 of 26 shots, including two breakaways.

    Saturday's rematch is at 7:00, just like in the good ol' days.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    (in overtime)

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    Usually when the Hørny Ones upset somebody, or when the Evil Monkeys suffer an upset, it is because of a great goaltending performance. But this time Lethbridge won in style, outshooting Alberta 44-34. They bombarded losing goalie Luke Siemens with 17 shots in the 3rd period alone to score the goal they needed to tie the game. Garret Hughson picked up the win.


    REGINA COUGARS 4
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    (in overtime)

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    The Banjocats rolled into the Town of Bedrock and, although 2 game winning streak ended, they still picked up a valuable point. Nice turn-around for an unwanted litter of kittens if ever there was one. Despite the high score, the shots were only 28-23 in favour of Bedrock U. The 2nd period was wild. Regina outscored Calgary 4-3 and outshot them 10-6. That's almost a .500 shooting percentage. Steven Stanford got the win and Andy Desautels the loss.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
    (in shootout)

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    The Tweety-Birds completely fell apart on home ice to blow this one. After two periods they held a 4-1 lead and were outshooting the Bluegars 21-12. The 3rd period saw MRU outshoot UBC 19-4. There was no weird avalanche of penalties to turn it around. There was just one minor penalty, and that to UBC. The west coast links are not up as I post.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 25 Dalhousie 2 Moncton 4
    Nov 25 New Brunswick 1 Acadia 2
    Nov 25 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary's 6

    OUA

    Nov 25 Concordia 0 Carleton 4
    Nov 25 Lakehead 4 Laurier 3 (ot)
    Nov 25 Laurentian 3 W. Ontario 6
    Nov 25 McGill 4 U.O.I.T. 2
    Nov 25 Nipissing 1 Guelph 2
    Nov 25 Ottawa 6 Queen's 3
    Nov 25 R.M.C. 2 U.Q.T.R. 4
    Nov 25 Windsor 4 Brock 1
    Nov 25 York 5 Toronto 1

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    Friday's late links:

    ALBERTA v LETHBRIDGE

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    MOUNT ROYAL v U.B.C.

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    Nov 26: Herd Humbles Huskies


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 5

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    On a night when the whole CW hit the season's mid-point, the Bisons were faced with the prospect of having to scramble to just eek out a playoff berth. They responded with a strong effort and, though hardly ready to coast, at least have some breathing room, and a shot to move into the top 4.

    The alignment shifted somewhat, a natural occurrence when the Bisons have loads of forwards and apparently an injury to Jordan DePape. It looked like this:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 20 Johnston
    3 S Christensen - 9 Hunter
    4 Bresciani - 5 L Christensen

    Forwards
    12 Zajac - 13 Laurencelle - 28 Stovin
    25 Merasty - 24 Augert - 10 Dudar
    26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles - 17 Callis
    29 Wasylak - 21 Brooks - 8 Bilton

    Scratches
    6 Heinrich (D) - 14 Nault (F) - 15 S Bowles (F)
    16 Paradis (F) - 19 Friesen (F) - 23 Schreyer (F)
    27 DePape (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Goal
    32 Cooke (30 Wapple)

    Defence
    4 Harmsworth - 2 McFaull
    3 Cox - 6 Fransoo
    8 Lishchynsky - 5 Forsberg

    Forwards
    15 Sofillas - 14 McVeigh - 7 Roach
    22 Johnson - 19 Bauml - 10 Cable
    18 Yakubowski - 23 Thomas - 28 Lawrence
    20 Sutter - 9 Tkatch - 16 Stadnyk

    Scratches
    12 Gay (F) - 17 Blair (F) - 21 Stumborg (D)
    25 Borstmayer (D) - 26 Johnson (F) - 29 Forsberg (F)

    And here's a quick summary:

    1st
    15:55 Man Lisoway (3) ASST: Callis (3), Bresciani (4)

    2nd
    9:55 Man Zajac (3) ASST: Laurencelle (6), Bresciani (5)
    10:37 Sask Thomas (3) ASST: Yakubowski (3)
    12:56 Man Dudar (2) ASST: Bresciani (6), Merasty (9) (PP)

    3rd
    5:57 Man Laurencelle (2) ASST: Zajac (3), Stovin (6)
    14:14 Sask Tkatch (3) ASST: Thomas (5), Fransoo (4) (PP)
    17:32 Man Hunter (2) ASST: Laurencelle (7), Zajac (4)

    The shots on goal were 43-30 in favour of the Banjomutts, which is a bit misleading. The shots were pretty even throughout two periods. Sask piled on the shots by a 17-7 margin in the 3rd period, during which the Bisons had a 3 or a 4 goal lead most of the time.

    Byron Spriggs appears to be the starting goaltender now. He had two very strong games over the weekend, stopping 74 of 78 shots. I would expect Spriggs to start at least next Friday.

    On the other hand, Jordon Cooke did not look like the CW's leading goaltender. He stopped 25 of 30 shots.

    One feature of the Bison scoring is that the goals were not scored by their leaders. DePape was injured. The Merasty-Augert combination threatened lots but did not score. The Zajac-Laurencelle-Stovin line sure had it going (even though they were the only line to give up an even-strnegth goal). Stovin had just the one point but was a force out there. His size was a big factor assisting his smaller linemates. He and Laurencelle centred the line at various times.

    All the Bison lines did well. Of note was the line of players who did not suit up on Friday night, Wasylak-Brooks-Bilton, all put in a good effort. They never scored, but were not scored upon either. (No Bison was a "-" on the night.) The checking line was re-jigged so as to include Lisoway-Bowles-Callis. They got the opener.

    The Bisons are off Calgary to face MRU next weekend before breaking for exams and Christmas. They return home in the new year to face the Regina Banjocats. Meanwhile, Sask had a drink from the toilets, ate some slop off the floor, peed on a fire hydrant, then hopped in the bus and rode home with their heads out the window.

    No photos from Saturday (when Sask was wearing their awesome green jerseys) are up yet. But we have some with their blah blah black ones from Friday night.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

    A sweep of the Evil Monkeys may have been asking too much for the Hørny Ones. Graeme Craig scored twice and Brendan Burke had a 27 save shutout. Garret Hughson stopped 28 of 33 in the loss.


    REGINA COUGARS 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    The Pussycats strutted into Bedrock on a high after a sweep and had a good game Friday. But Saturday's 1st period brought them back to Earth. Four goals on 17 shots gave the Dinos an insurmountable lead. Coda Gordon scored twice and Matthew Breenfield stopped 33 of 34 shots to claim the win. Andy Desautels was yanked after 4 goals, Mitch Kilgore finished it off.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU*]

    The Bluegars secured a sweep in British California with a decisive win. Cam Lanigan stopped 17 of 20 shots for the win and Matt Hewitt stopped 25 of 29 in the loss.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Nov 26 Moncton 2 St. F.X. 6
    Nov 26 New Brunswick 2 Saint Mary's 3
    Nov 26 U.P.E.I. 2 Acadia 5

    OUA

    Nov 26 Lakehead 4 Laurier 3
    Nov 26 Laurentian 3 Guelph 4 (ot)
    Nov 26 McGill 0 Queen's 4
    Nov 26 Nipissing 3 W. Ontario 1
    Nov 26 Ottawa 1 U.O.I.T. 4
    Nov 26 R.M.C. 1 Concordia 7
    Nov 26 U.Q.T.R. 3 Carleton 1
    Nov 26 Waterloo 6 Brock 1
    Nov 26 Windsor 2 York 3 (ot)

    [CIS Schedule/Results]
    [CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

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    Preview: Dec 2-3: Bisons at MRU

    HERD HIT THE ROAD TO END 1ST SEMESTER


    MANITOBA BISONS (6-7-1, 13-9-1, OHT35 #16)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (9-5-0, 11-8-0, OHT35 #6)

    Friday, December 2nd, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Flames Community Arena
    Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00 MST/3:00 CST @ Flames Community Arena

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UM Review] ∞ [UM Preview]
    • [Blog #4: Zajac]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Mount Royal Links:
    • [Team Site]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Prior Games:
    Oct 14: MRU 3 UM 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Oct 15: MRU 5 UM 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
    • [CIS Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [CIS Standings] ∞ [CIS Top 10]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [USports v Canada Juniors]

    This series marks the end of the 1st semester and the beginning of the 2nd half of the regular season. After this an all-star team from across the country will face the Team Canada Juniors on Dec 12-13 in Quebec while everybody else goes off for exams and then off for Christmas.

    The Bluegars are on a 6-game wnning streak against the Bisons. Yet over the last 5 seasons that brings the teams to 9 wins each. The Bisons also won a playoff series 2-1. This match-up generally produces good hard games.

    Hard to predict what the Bluegars will look like. Just two weeks ago they were swept by Lethbridge. The Bisons are coming off a 3 point weekend against the Mutts.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.

    ELSEWHERE:


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (10-3-1, 16-5-3, OHT35 #2)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-3-2, 10-5-3, OHT35 #3)

    Links:
    • [UofS Story] ∞ [Series Preview] ∞ [Notes (pdf)]
    • [UofA Site]

    This is the feature match-up in the whole CIS. The winner will also head into the new year in 1st place.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (6-5-3, 12-5-3, OHT35 #15)
    REGINA COUGARS (3-10-1, 3-16-1, OHT35 #32)

    Links:
    • [UofR Preview]
    • [UofL Preview]

    Regina started he season on a positive note with a surprise win over the Hørny Ones. Then came disaster. Just when it looked like they would never win again, they swept UBC and followed that with an OTL. They desperately need a sweep here and there is they want back into the playoff hunt. Meanwhile, the Hørns are nicely tucked into 5th place, which must make them very happy.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (9-4-1, 12-6-2, OHT35 #5)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-9-1, 9-10-1, OHT35 #22)

    Links:
    • [UBC Preview]
    • [UofC Story]

    The Bedrock Dinos may be the CW's biggest surprise on the plus side, and the UBC Tweety-Birds may be the CW's biggest surprise on the down side. UBC was swept by Regina two weeks ago. 'Nuff said. Calgary has rocketed to 3rd place, and are ranked 5th in Canada. Wow!

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Nov 30 W. Ontario 4 Laurier 3 (ot)
    Dec 01 W. Ontario 2 Waterloo 4
    Dec 02 Carleton at York
    Dec 02 Concordia at U.O.I.T.
    Dec 02 Laurentian at Queen's
    Dec 02 Laurier at Brock
    Dec 02 Nipissing at Windsor
    Dec 02 Ryerson at McGill
    Dec 02 Toronto at Ottawa
    Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. at R.M.C.
    Dec 03 Carleton at Brock
    Dec 03 Nipissing at Windsor
    Dec 03 R.M.C. at U.O.I.T.
    Dec 03 Ryerson at Ottawa
    Dec 03 Toronto at McGill
    Dec 03 U.Q.T.R. at Queen's
    Dec 03 Waterloo at York

    AUS

    Nov 30 Dalhousie 2 Moncton 4
    Dec 01 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
    Dec 02 Acadia at U.P.E.I.
    Dec 02 St. F.X. at Moncton
    Dec 02 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
    Dec 03 Acadia at New Brunswick

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    Dec 2: Bison Rally Falls Short


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4


    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [MRU*] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

    The Bisons fell behind 4-0 in the 1st period but rallied to make it close. Here is a quick summary:

    1st
    2:42 MRU Brown (7) ASST: Simpson (9), Amatto (2)
    7:34 MRU Rankin (8) ASST: Maclise (54) (PP)
    11:28 MRU Brown (8) ASST: Simpson (10), Baker (3) (PP)
    17:09 MRU Simpson (5) ASST: Brown (3)

    2nd
    19:29 Man Zajac (4) ASST: Laurencelle (8), Stovin (7)

    3rd
    1:16 Man B Bowles (2) ASST: Christensen (2)
    19:27 Man DePape (7) ASST: Laurencelle (9), Henry (2)

    Good to see DePape back in the line-up. Byron Spriggs was in the Bison net and he stopped 29 of 33. Colin Cooper stopped 27 of 30 to claim the win. Saturday's rematch goes at 2:00 MDT or 3:00 CDT.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

    This was the feature match-up of the evening and the Banjomutts stuffed it to the Evil Monkeys. The Mutts outshot the Monkeys 44-21. Carson Stadnyk paced the Mutts, scoring his first two goals of the season. Jordon Cooke was the winning goaltender and Luke Siemens took the loss.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 3

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

    This was one crazy game in Canada's armpit. The Hørny Ones outshot the Banjocats 43-41. Garret Hughson got the win and Mitch Kilgore took the loss. Six different 'Horns scored.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC*]

    The Tweety-Birds were in a must-win situation and responded with a win over Bedrock U. The game was scoreless until 4 minutes into the 3rd when UBC took the lead. They added an empty-netter before Bedrock U made the scoreline look better with a last minute goal of their own. Derek Dun stopped 32 of 33 to get the win, and veteran Steven Stanford stopped 23 of 24 in taking the loss.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Dec 02 Acadia 5 U.P.E.I. 4 (so)
    Dec 02 St. F.X. 2 Moncton 4
    Dec 02 Saint Mary's 3 New Brunswick 8

    OUA

    Dec 02 Carleton 4 York 0
    Dec 02 Concordia 5 U.O.I.T. 4 (ot)
    Dec 02 Laurentian 3 Queen's 6
    Dec 02 Laurier 4 Brock 1
    Dec 02 Nipissing 3 Windsor 4
    Dec 02 Ryerson 1 McGill 0
    Dec 02 Toronto 1 Ottawa 7
    Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. at R.M.C. ppd

    [CIS Schedule/Results]
    [CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

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    Dec 3: Bisons Collapse


    MANITOBA BISONS 1
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5


    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [MRU*] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

    The Bisons were looking good in the first half of this game. The only goal was a shorthanded marker by MRU when Brett Stovin mishandled the puck in his own end. The Bisons suddenly ran into penalty trouble. The Bisons started getting a string of penalties out of thin air for no apparent reason. Two 5-on-3 goals, followed by one for good measure (all by Connor Rankin), put the game away.

    Here's the skinny:

    1st
    5:19 MRU King (2) ASST: None (SH)

    2nd
    12:21 MRU Rankin (9) ASST: Maclise (6), Smiley (6) (PP)
    13:24 MRU Rankin (10) ASST: Brown (4), Maclise (7) (PP)
    17:38 MRU Rankin (11) ASST: Maclise (8)

    3rd
    6:04 MRU Brown (9) ASST: Zarazun (8)
    17:10 Man DePape (8) ASST: Stovin (8), Henry (3) (PP)

    Goaltenders
    Byron Spriggs (L) saves 26 shots 31
    Wyatt Hoflin (W) saves 23 shots 24

    The Bisons must be lamenting that they never played the Bluegars when they were laden with injuries. They are leading the conference in scoring, with a 7 goal lead over Alberta.

    Play resumes on January 6th when the Herd hosts the Regina Banjocats.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA*]

    I never expected the Monkeys to be skunked like this. Luke Siemens started in goal for the Apes but was ynaked when he allowed 3 goals on 27 shots mid-way through the 2nd. Brendan Burke came in and stopped 10 of 11 shots. Meanwhile, Jordon Cooke again started for the Mutts and picked up a 45 shot shutout.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 7
    REGINA COUGARS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

    What a home ice disaster. Sure, the Hørny Ones are stronger than they once were. But two whippings in one weekend on home ice is a horrible sign. Lethbridge outshot them 40-27. Yikes. Garret Hughson got the win. Andy Desautels took the loss. Jay Merkley and Justin Valentino had two goals each to lead the way.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

    The Dinos managed to salvage the only split of the weekend. Matthew Greenfield got the win and Derek Dun took the loss. The shots were sparse, just 23-22 in favour of Bedrock U.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Dec 03 Acadia 2 New Brunswick 5

    OUA

    Dec 03 Carleton 0 Brock 1 (ot)
    Dec 03 Nipissing 1 Windsor 2
    Dec 03 R.M.C. 2 U.O.I.T. 7
    Dec 03 Ryerson 3 Ottawa 2 (so)
    Dec 03 Toronto 1 McGill 6
    Dec 03 U.Q.T.R. 1 Queen's 2
    Dec 03 Waterloo 2 York 6

    [CIS Schedule/Results]
    [CIS Standings]


    NEXT UP

    Dec 12 CIS v Team Canada Juniors
    Dec 13 CIS v Team Canada Juniors

    Christmas Break Non-conference Games

    Dec 28 R.M.C. at Nichols College
    Dec 28 Ottawa at Yale

    Dec 29 Nipissing at Lakehead
    Dec 29 Concordia at U.Q.T.R.
    Dec 29 R.M.C. at Johnson & Wales

    Dec 30 Pete Kelly Challenge TBA at New Brunswick
    Dec 30 Guelph at U.O.I.T.
    Dec 30 Nipissing at Lakehead
    Dec 30 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R.

    Dec 31 Pete Kelly Challenge TBA at New Brunswick

    Next Conference Games

    Jan 03 Windsor at Guelph
    Jan 04 Moncton at Saint Mary's
    Jan 06 Lethbridge at Calgary
    Jan 06 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan
    Jan 06 Regina at Manitoba
    Jan 06 U.B.C. at Alberta

    Jan 06 Acadia at Saint Mary's
    Jan 06 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I.
    Jan 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
    Jan 06 Brock at Lakehead
    Jan 06 Carleton at R.M.C.
    Jan 06 Laurier at Nipissing
    Jan 06 McGill at Windsor
    Jan 06 Ryerson at U.Q.T.R.
    Jan 06 Toronto at Concordia
    Jan 06 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
    Jan 06 Waterloo at Laurentian
    Jan 06 York at Western Ontario


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

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    News and Notes



    The next event on the agenda is the mini-series of U Sports v. Team Canada Juniors, to take place in Blainville-Broisbiand, Quebec on December 12th and 13th.

    The U Sports team is not a true "all-star" team in that 11 spots were reserved for the OUA, and 6 each for the CW and AUS. Here's the roster:

    # Name University Hometown
    ht
    wt
    age
    elig.
    Goaltenders      
    30 Kevin Bailie Queen's Belleville, Ont.
    6'3"
    195
    24
    4
    1 Corbin BoesDalhousieSaskatoon, Sask
    6'3"
    224
    23
    3
    29Jordon CookeSaskatchewanLeduc, Alta.
    5'10"
    180
    23
    3
    Defencemen      
    9Spencer AbrahamQueen'sCampbellville, Ont.
    5'10"
    178
    23
    3
    5Tim CampbellLethbridgeThornhill, Ont.
    6'1"
    195
    25
    5
    15Nathan ChiarlittiMcGillMaple, Ont.
    5'11"
    190
    24
    4
    22Martin LefebvreUQTRTerrebonne, Que.
    5'11"
    185
    24
    4
    2Kendall McFaullSaskatchewanRosetown, Sask.
    6'3"
    210
    24
    4
    4Jordan MurrayUNBRiverview, N.B.
    6'1"
    205
    23
    4
    3Geoff SchemitschAcadiaThornhill, Ont.
    6'2"
    195
    24
    4
    6Derek SheppardYorkAjax, Ont.
    6'1"
    215
    22
    3
    Forwards      
    11Guillaume AsselinUQTRQuebec City, Que.
    5'11"
    195
    24
    4
    14Holden CookSt. FXOshawa, Ont.
    6'0"
    180
    22
    2
    10Jamie CrooksAlbertaVermilion, Alta.
    5'11"
    181
    24
    4
    19Jordan DePapeManitobaWinnipeg, Man.
    6'0"
    190
    24
    4
    20Michael FineRyersonToronto, Ont.
    6'0"
    201
    25
    5
    18Olivier HinseConcordia Sherbrooke, Que.
    6'2"
    217
    25
    5
    16Philippe MailletUNBTerrebonne, Que.
    5'10"
    190
    24
    4
    12Michael McNameeCarletonPerth, Ont.
    6'2"
    197
    24
    4
    7Elgin PearceCalgaryPort Coquitlam, B.C.
    6'0"
    175
    24
    4
    21Mathieu PompeiMcGillLaval, Que.
    5'7"
    166
    25
    5
    8Allain SaulnierMonctonCap-Pelé, N.B.
    5'11"
    180
    24
    4
    17Brett WelychkaCarletonLondon, Ont.
    5'10"
    188
    22
    2

    After pounding the bejeebers out of a sub-standard team selected from the schools of the Big Lemon (i.e. Ryerson, Toronto, York), it was decided last year to draw a team from across the CIS. In the past teams from the CW, or a combination of teams, were capable of beating the Juniors. Here is a compendium of recent results:

    Dec. 14, 2004 at Winnipeg: Manitoba Bisons 4 Team Canada 2
    Dec. 15, 2004 at Winnipeg: Team Canada 6 Manitoba Bisons 3

    Dec, 15, 2006 at Calgary: Cal/Leth 5 Team Canada 4

    Dec. 15, 2009 at Saskatoon: Sask/Regina 4 Team Canada 2

    Dec. 2010 at Toronto: Team Canada 6 OUA Selects 2

    Dec. 17, 2011 at Calgary: Team Canada 7 Cal/Leth 4

    Dec. 12, 2012 at Edmonton: Alberta Golden Bears 4 Team Canada 1
    Dec. 13, 2012 at Calgary: Team Canada 2 Cal/Leth/MRU 0

    Dec. 2013 at Toronto: Toronto Selects 3 Team Canada 0

    Dec. 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 10 Toronto Selects 3
    Dec. 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 3 Toronto Selects 0

    Dec. 2015 at Toronto: CIS All-Stars 5 Team Canada 4 (SO)
    Dec. 2015 at Toronto: Team Canada 5 CIS All-Stars 0

    Links:
    Roster announcement: [CIS] ∞ [CWUAA] ∞ [OUA] ∞ [AUS]
    Jordan DePape stories: [UofM] ∞ [MyToba.ca]
    Other stories: [WHL] ∞ [CHL]
    More stories: [Cooke from Sask] ∞ [Bailie from Queen's]



    OTHER NEWS

    The other news contains a Christmastime feel-good story, a Top Ten story, and yet another story lamenting the place f university hockey in Canada.

    Links:
    ¶ [CIS Top Ten]
    ¶ [ChrisD: Bisons, Manitoba Moose Lending a Hand at Siloam Mission]
    ¶ [University hockey one of Canada's best-kept secrets]
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    Dec 12: Juniors Beat U Sports


    U SPORTS ALL-STARS 3
    TEAM CANADA JUNIORS 5


    Links:
    ¶ [CIS Game Story] ∞ [OUA LeagueStat Boxscore]
    ¶ [Hockey Canada Summary]
    ¶ [Sportsnet.ca Game Story]
    ¶ [Toronto Star Game Story]
    ¶ [TSN Crease Competition ...]
    ¶ [TSN Game Story (with video)]


    This was a game marked by mediocre goaltending and a wild change of pace. The Juniors built a 4-0 early in the 2nd period, but by the intermission the lead was whittled down to 4-3. The shots were just 29-23 in favour of the Juniors (much lower than is typical in these games). In a twist, the U Sports team used goaltender Connor Ingram from the Junior camp. So Sask netminder Jordon Cooke got to wear a baseball cap, and two other U Keepers got to eat some popcorn. Sam Steel paced the juniors with two goals.

    Game 2 goes Tuesday afternoon.

    SCORING

    1. CAN Strome (Chabot), 5:49 (PP)
    1. CAN Raddysh (Myers, Dube), 13:48
    2. CAN Steel, 3:06
    2. CAN Stephens (Senyshyn, Chabot), 4:09
    2. USPRT Maillet (Pearce), 13:23
    2. USPRT Welychka (Murray, Maillet), 15:31 (PP)
    2. USPRT Chiarlitti (Pearce, Crooks), 16:02
    3. CAN Steel (2) (Barzal, Myers), 11:31 (PP)

    Goaltenders:
    USports: Ingram: 24 saves, 29 shots
    TC: McNiven: 10 saves, 13 shots
    TC: Hart: 10 saves, 10 shots


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    Dec 13: Juniors Complete the Sweep


    U SPORTS ALL-STARS 0
    TEAM CANADA JUNIORS 3


    Links:
    ¶ [CIS Game Story]
    ¶ [OUA LeagueStat Boxscore]
    ¶ [Hockey Canada Summary]
    ¶ [WHL.ca Game Story]


    This was kind of a drab game. The U Sports goaltenders saw no action. Boes and Bailee suited up and Cooke was on popcorn detail.

    SCORING

    1. CAN Mete, (1) (Howden, Dubois), 7:35
    2. CAN Roy, (1) (Joseph , Speers), 13:50
    2. CAN Howden, (1) (Clague, McLeod), 18:05 (PP)

    Goaltenders:
    USports: McNiven: 24 saves, 27 shots
    TC: Ingram: 11 saves, 11 shots
    TC: Hart: 4 saves, 4 shots


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    Dec 17: Denmark Stung by Concordia


    DENMARK JUNIORS 2
    CONCORDIA STINGERS 4


    Links:
    ¶ [Concordia Preview Story]
    ¶ [Concordia Schedule/Results]


    The Danes have been an ascendent team in the international rankings. However, for some smaller countries they manage promotion in a down year for the program. Having lost players like Ehlers they will be in a tough spot to stay in the top pool.

    Must be a nice bonus game for the Stingers. This has been a better-than-usual season for them so far, being ranked #10 in the OHT35. They are 11-5-0 in conference play and with this win are 14-7-0 overall.

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    December 28, 1946



    If you were in Winnipeg 70 years ago today you would have had the opportunity to watch a university hockey team from eastern Canada face one from the west, for the very first time. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues arranged a holiday trip to Winnipeg (where they would face the University of Manitoba Bisons in two games at Shea's Amphitheatre) and The Lakehead (where they would have an additional pair of games against the renowned Port Arthur Bearcats).

    The game on December 28th was the best one for the Boys from the Big Lemon. They tied the Bisons 2-2. Two days later they were trounced 8-4 by the Herd. Things got no better in The Lakehead (Thunder Bay did not yet exist) as the Bearcats won 7-4 and 9-4 on January 1st and 2nd.

    The Blues played in a grandiosely named "CIAU", which was not the national governing body of the same name which later came into being. It was a 4-team loop, which also included McGill, Montreal, and Queen's. The Family Compact, or Chateau Clique, of athletic conferences. A Trudeauesque national conference if ever there was one. I digress.

    The U of T was a strong team. They went on to win the CIAU title that year with a 6-2-1 record. They faced Dartmouth University (NCAA, 16-2-2) in an international final. The game was tied 2-2 when they had to stop due to poor ice conditions.

    The university game was struggling to get a foothold in the west. The WCIAU was never more than a 2- or 3-team competition until 1956-57. In 1946-47 Manitoba placed 2nd with a 2-2-0 record, whilst Alberta placed 1st and Saskatchewan 3rd. In any event, the tradition of an average team from the west defeating Ontario's best started with this series!

    Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the Bisons won the 1928 Allan Cup. That championship gave them a ticket to the 1931 World Championship, which they also won. The University of Saskatchewan had earlier made it to the Allan Cup final, but lost with an Olympic berth at stake.

    I could find no reportage of this series. However, it was played at Winnipeg's best facility of the day. Shea's Amphitheatre was designed for horse shows in summer, hockey in winter, and the usual host of indoor events all year round. It held 5,000 spectators and was located to the immediate west of the legislature on the present site of Great-West Life's building. Osborne Stadium (former home of the Blue Bombers) was also there. Both were torn down in 1955 when the Winnipeg Arena and Winnipeg Stadium were built. Any event at the Amphitheatre would have been quite a night out. Check out the pictures!

    There was one other university league in Canada at the time, namely the Maritime Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The St. Dunstan's Saints (now part of UPEI) won that title in 1947.

    Links:
    ¶ [Wikia: Tour Stub]
    ¶ [Wikia: 1946-47 CIAU Page]
    ¶ [Wikia: 1946-47 WCIAU Page]


    1946-47 U of T Varsity Blues

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/...20130423203923

    1946-47 U of M Bisons

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    OTHER NEWS


    Bison Blog #5 is out now, this one by Brett Stovin. He seems disappointed with the 1st half record. He also discusses the team's volunteering, the MJHL showcase, and cross-training.
    Link: [U of M Story]


    Jay Merkley of the Lethbridge Pronghorns gets the WHL Grad of the Month award. Prior winners this season have been Jamie Crooks (of Alberta) and Elgin Pearce (of Calgary). The Hørny Ones have managed a higher level of recruits the last two years.
    Links: [CW Story] : [rp @ U of L]


    Jordon Cooke is now in Switzerland to be Team Canada's 3rd goaltender at the Spengler Cup. He plays behind Drew McIntyre (former Manitoba Moose) and Zach Fucale (former junior nat). The tournament is in Davos, a quaint mountain resort high in the Alps. Their arena has stained glass windows and looks like a church. HUGE improvement over Saskatoon.
    Links: [CW Story] : [rp @ U of S]


    The Bluegars issued a first half recap video. More teams should do this. If only universities had practical technology programs.
    Link: [MRU Video]


    Bedrock U issued a story to look ahead to the new year. Good idea. They surprised me a bit. They are in a tight 4-way battle for top spot. They are 10-5-1 now. A year ago they were sitting at 5-11-0 at this stage.
    Link: [U of C Story]

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    All non-conference games.

    Dec 28 R.M.C. at Nichols College ∞ [NC Site] ∞ [NC S&R]
    Dec 28 Ottawa 1 Yale 7 ∞ [NHR Story] ∞ [Box]

    NEXT UP

    All non-conference games.

    Dec 29 Nipissing at Lakehead
    Dec 29 Concordia at U.Q.T.R.
    Dec 29 R.M.C. at Johnson & Wales

    Dec 30 York at New Brunswick
    Dec 30 Guelph at U.O.I.T.
    Dec 30 Nipissing at Lakehead
    Dec 30 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R.

    Dec 31 York at New Brunswick

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    All non-conference games.

    Dec 28 Ottawa 1 Yale 7 ∞ [NHR Story] ∞ [Box]
    Dec 28 R.M.C. at Nichols College ∞ [NC Site] ∞ [NC S&R]

    Dec 29 Concordia at U.Q.T.R. ∞ presumed cancelled
    Dec 29 Nipissing 2 Lakehead 4 ∞ [LU Story]
    Dec 29 R.M.C. at Johnson & Wales∞ [JWU S&R]
    Dec 29 York 3 New Brunswick 6 ∞ [UNB Box/Links]

    Dec 30 Guelph 3 U.O.I.T. 6 ∞ [UOIT S&R]
    Dec 30 Nipissing 2 Lakehead 4 ∞ [LU Story]
    Dec 30 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. ∞ presumed cancelled
    Dec 30 York 1 New Brunswick 6 ∞ [UNB Box/Links]

    The games which were once announced for UQTR did not appear on teams' websites, so I presumed those were cancelled.

    The RMC tour is also in doubt. The game was on the link to the Nichols College S&R page 2 days ago but has now been removed. It is still listed on the JWU S&R page, with no score reported.

    So a very sparse holiday season schedule became even sparser. Of the games played, the results were what one would expect.

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    Edmontown Tournament

    An unpublicized holiday season event was held between 3 of Edmontown's 4 univeristy/college teams. Only the Concordia Thunder were not involved. It was hosted by MacEwan, yet all they had was a preview story. The teams provided scores on Twitter, and the Monkeys had hidden scores at the bottom of their page. Here's what happened:

    Dec 28:
    N.A.I.T. OOKS 3
    MACEWAN GRIFFINS 7

    Links: [MacEwan Tweet] ∞ [Preview Story]

    Dec 29:
    N.A.I.T. OOKS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

    Links: [UofA Tweet] ∞ [UofA Linescore]

    Dec 30:
    MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

    Links: [MacEwan Tweet] ∞ [UofA Linescore]

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    Royal Military College played both games.

    RMC lost to Nichols College 3-1 & beat Johnson & Wales 7-3.

    For some perspective, Johnson & Wales is 2-7-1 in NCAA D3 play & ranked #69 out of the 79 NCAA D3 teams at the moment in the KRACH poll, while being unranked in the USCHO poll.

    Nichols is, I believe, 8-3-2 in NCAA D3 play, and is ranked #29 in the KRACH poll and #19 in the USCHO poll.

    RMC basically plays at the level of an average NCAA D3 school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Royal Military College played both games.

    RMC lost to Nichols College 3-1 & beat Johnson & Wales 7-3.

    For some perspective, Johnson & Wales is 2-7-1 in NCAA D3 play & ranked #69 out of the 79 NCAA D3 teams at the moment in the KRACH poll, while being unranked in the USCHO poll.

    Nichols is, I believe, 8-3-2 in NCAA D3 play, and is ranked #29 in the KRACH poll and #19 in the USCHO poll.

    RMC basically plays at the level of an average NCAA D3 school.

    I found links for the RMC tour, but nothing for UQTR.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    Dec 28 R.M.C. 1 Nichols College 3 ∞ [USCHO]

    Dec 29 R.M.C. 7 Johnson & Wales 3∞ [USCHO]

    So RMC gets a win! This is one of their better seasons.

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    Preview: Jan 6-7: Regina at Bisons

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! BISONS HOST THE HICKS


    REGINA COUGARS (3-10-1, 3-16-1, OHT35 #32)
    MANITOBA BISONS (6-9-1, 13-11-1, OHT35 #19)

    Friday, January 6th, 7:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena
    Saturday, January 7th, 1:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UM Preview]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Regina Links:
    • [UofR Preview]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Prior Games:
    Sep 23: UM 8 UR 3: [LeagueStat] ∞ [UofM]
    Sep 24: UM 3 UR 0: no links
    Oct 21: UM 5 UR 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Oct 22: UM 6 UR 3: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
    • [CIS Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [CIS Standings] ∞ [CIS Top 10]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

    Welcome to the 2017 semester!

    The presents are unwrapped. The hangovers should be gone. The credit card bills are on their way. And the Bisons are ready to once again hit the ice.

    The first weekend back often produces unexpected results. Th Bisons have to hope such is not the case here. While the Bisons have had a disappointing first semester (largely by going 0-4 gainst MRU), Regina has been overwhelmed. On the weekend of Nov 18-19 it looked like they might turn things around when they swept UBC. But then they finished the semester with 4 straight losses against Calgary and Lethbridge. The Banjocats are last in the conference in both goals for (36, compared to 37 for #7 UBC) and goals against (74, compared to 60 for #7 UBC).

    The Bisons cling to a 2-point lead over UBC in the race for the 6th and final playoff spot. They need 4 points here to keep UBC at bay, and keep alive their hopes for a rise.

    The Bisons are 11-5-2 against Regina over the last 5 years. 13-5-2 would sure be nice for them.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.



    ELSEWHERE:


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (11-5-0, 13-8-0, OHT35 #4)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (11-3-2, 12-5-3, OHT35 #2)

    Links:
    • [UofS Preview]
    • [MRU Site]

    This is the feature series of the weekend. Sask holds a 2 point lead over MRU in the race for 1st place. The Mutts swept the Monkeys and the Bluegars swept the Bisons to end the 1st semester.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (8-5-3, 14-5-3, OHT35 #14)
    CALGARY DINOSAURS (10-5-1, 13-7-2, OHT35 #5)

    Links:
    • [UofC Site]
    • [UofL Preview]

    This is a home-and-home series. These two teams have been the pleasant surprises in the CW. The Hørny Ones have vaulted into 5th place with 19 points, just 2 points between Alberta and these Dinos. The fact that these teams have a shot at 1st place is rather shocking.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (5-10-1, 10-11-1, OHT35 #23)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (10-5-1, 18-7-3, OHT35 #3)

    Links:
    • [UofA Preview]
    • [UBC Winter Classic Story]

    The Evil Monkeys have bolstered their roster with two Christmas additions: defenceman Jason Fram and forward Cole Sanford. Fram was at the San Jose Sharks; camp and then went to the ECHL and AHL. Sanford had 7 goals and 15 points in 19 ECHL games for the Colorado Eagles. UBC are within 2 points of the Bisons in a race for a playoff berth, and the Monkeys are 3 points behind Sask in the race for 1st.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Jan 03 Windsor 4 Guelph 8
    Jan 04 Concordia 7 R.M.C. 1
    Jan 06 Brock at Lakehead
    Jan 06 Carleton at R.M.C.
    Jan 06 Laurier at Nipissing
    Jan 06 McGill at Windsor
    Jan 06 Ryerson at U.Q.T.R.
    Jan 06 Toronto at Concordia
    Jan 06 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
    Jan 06 Waterloo at Laurentian
    Jan 06 York at Western Ontario
    Jan 07 Brock at Lakehead
    Jan 07 Laurier at Laurentian
    Jan 07 McGill at Windsor
    Jan 07 Ottawa at R.M.C.
    Jan 07 Ryerson at Concordia
    Jan 07 Toronto at U.Q.T.R.
    Jan 07 U.O.I.T. at Carleton
    Jan 07 Waterloo at Nipissing
    Jan 08 Guelph at York

    AUS

    Jan 04 Moncton 0 Saint Mary's 3
    Jan 06 Acadia at Saint Mary's
    Jan 06 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I.
    Jan 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
    Jan 07 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
    Jan 07 Moncton at Acadia
    Jan 07 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I.

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    Jan 6: New Year Starts With Win


    REGINA COUGARS 0
    MANITOBA BISONS 3

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    It was nice to see the CW get back to action. But the first game back is usually a little "off", and this one fit the bill. Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 6 Heinrich
    4 Bresciani - 5 L Christensen
    3 S Christensen - 9 Hunter

    Forwards
    25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
    12 Zajac - 13 Laurencelle - 24 Augert
    15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles - 10 Dudar
    29 Wasylak - 21 Brooks - 8 Bilton

    Scratches
    14 Nault (F) - 16 Paradis (F) - 17 Callis (F)
    19 Friesen (F) - 20 Johnston (D) - 23 Schreyer (F)
    26 Lisoway (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

    REGINA

    Goal
    30 Desautels (31 MacAuley)

    Defence
    2 Bear - 4 Schacher
    7 King - 28 Peel
    6 McMullen - 24 Bell

    Forwards
    22 Sparrow - 27 Fowlie - 13 Frei
    10 Coleshaw - 14 McNulty - 17 Kosloski
    11 Harland - 19 Marr - 16 McPhee
    21 Langford - 15 Hansen - 9 McCombie

    Scratches
    1 Kilgore (G) - 8 Bourhis (D) - 12 Lofthouse (F)
    18 Luhning (F) - 23 Magnus (F) - 25 Halbgewachs (F)
    29 Predinchuk

    Here's who scored:

    3rd
    1:15 Man Laurencelle (3) A: Augert (4), Zajac (5)
    10:00 Man Henry (2) A: Bilton (2), Brooks (3)
    17:38 Man Laurencelle (4) A: Zajac (6), Augert (5) (EN)

    The Bisons controlled play but the best scoring chances seemed to bounce off a stick. The shots were 10-4 in the 1st, and evened out at 13-12 in the 2nd. Yet the game remained scoreless. The first goal was a nice one-timer on a centering pass. The 2nd was a point shot that evaded the traffic out front, and the finale was a rebound off the post on an empty net.

    The Bisons were in their brown jerseys, which would be a regular season first. I believe that home teams should be in white. Damn NHL influence.

    The rematch goes Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and as usual can be seen on-line at CanadaWest.tv.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

    This is the feature match-up of the weekend. The teams, of course, went with their #1 goaltenders. Jordon Cooke got the win, and Colin Cooper took the loss. Check out the stats and story. Sounds like a close game. The Bluegars fall from 2nd to 4th and 4 points off the pace in the race for 1st.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofL]

    Newcomer Parker Bowles paced the Dinos with two goals. Steven Stanford got the win (stopping 28 of 31) and Garret Hughson took the loss (stopping 29 of 33). This was a great chance for the Hørny Ones to burst into the top 4, and a shot at hosting a playoff series. Instead, they fall 4 points behind. Not insurmountable but much less likely. Bedrock U is now tied with the Monkeys for 2nd place. How about that?


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    (in overtime)

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW]
    Preview: [UBC Story]

    This was the prototypical Monkey game: Outshoot your opponent by a wide margin but it is still a toss-up. This time the shots were 41-24 and it went into OT. UBC built a 2-0 1st period lead, despite being outshot 9-6. In the 2nd period the Monkeys outshot the Birdies 14-10 but scored 3 unanswered goals to take the lead. Then the Apes were all over the the Birds in the 3rd, outshooting them 14-7. But UBC scored the only goal, with 30 seconds left. So off to overtime they went. In the end, Anthony Bardaro paced UBC with his 9th and 10th goals of the season. Luke Siemens stopped 21 of 24 to notch the win, and Derek Dun stopped 37 of 41 in the loss. It also seems that UBC has the poison bananas this year. They beat them twice (both in OT) in pre-season and split their last series. Maybe the Apes are just less than the sum of their parts.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Jan 06 Acadia 4 Saint Mary's 1
    Jan 06 Dalhousie 0 U.P.E.I. 5
    Jan 06 St. F.X. 1 New Brunswick 2 (ot)

    OUA

    Jan 06 Brock 5 Lakehead 2
    Jan 06 Carleton 5 R.M.C. 2
    Jan 06 Laurier 4 Nipissing 5 (ot)
    Jan 06 McGill 4 Windsor 0
    Jan 06 Ryerson 3 U.Q.T.R. 6
    Jan 06 Toronto 3 Concordia 4
    Jan 06 U.O.I.T. 1 Queen's 4
    Jan 06 Waterloo 0 Laurentian 2
    Jan 06 York 4 Western Ontario 2

    Note that the old CIS links have been changed:
    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

    * Indicates link not available at the time of posting.

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    Jan 7: Pussies Swept


    REGINA COUGARS 4
    MANITOBA BISONS 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    This was a strange one. The Bisons were severely outplaying the Pussycats but could not bury them. It always seemed like the Banjo-lovers were about to fold the tent. Anyhow, here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    1 Paulic (35 Spriggs)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 6 Heinrich
    4 Bresciani - 5 L Christensen
    20 Johnston (D) - 9 Hunter

    Forwards
    25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
    12 Zajac - 13 Laurencelle - 24 Augert
    15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway
    14 Nault - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis

    Scratches
    3 S Christensen (D) - 8 Bilton (F) - 10 Dudar (F)
    16 Paradis (F) - 19 Friesen (F) - 21 Brooks (F)
    29 Wasylak - 34 Sydora (G)

    REGINA

    Goal
    31 MacAuley (30 Desautels)

    Defence
    2 Bear - 4 Schacher
    7 King - 28 Peel
    8 Bourhis - 24 Bell

    Forwards
    22 Sparrow - 27 Fowlie - 13 Frei
    10 Coleshaw - 14 McNulty - 9 McCombie
    11 Harland - 19 Marr - 16 McPhee
    21 Langford - 15 Hansen - 25 Halbgewachs

    Scratches
    1 Kilgore (G) - 6 McMullen (D) - 12 Lofthouse (F)
    17 Kosloski (F) - 18 Luhning (F) - 23 Magnus (F)
    29 Predinchuk (F)

    Here's who scored:

    1st
    7:45 Reg McNulty (3) A: Fowlie (8), Peel (4)
    8:16 Man Hunter (3) A: Zajac (7), Laurencelle (10)
    19:47 Man L Christensen (2) A: Laurencelle (11), B Bowles (6)

    2nd
    No scoring

    3rd
    2:19 Reg McNulty (4) A: King (1), McCombie (5) (PP)
    10:53 Man Nault (1) A: Stovin (9), Zajac (8)
    15:01 Man Henry (3) A: B Bowles (7), Lisoway (5)
    15:43 Reg Fowlie (4) A: Harland (3), King (2)
    16:20 Man Merasty (5) A: Stovin (10), DePape (7)
    19:01 Reg Sparrow (3) A: McNulty (5), King (3)

    Both sides switched goaltenders, which is likely a good idea when you play an afternoon game after a night game. Justin Paulic got the win (stopping 32 of 36) and Dawson MacAuley had the loss (stopping 41 of 46). The shots were 36-16 after two periods. Kamerin Nault had his 1st goal as a Bison. And then he almost had his 2nd just seconds after Henry scored to make it 4-2. He missed to the top corner and then Regina scored on the rebound. Three Bison goals were by defencemen (Hunter, Christensen, and Henry).

    The Bisons are off to UBC next weekend where they could sew up a playoff berth.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    (in overtime)

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

    Each team scored one goal per period. Wyatt Hoflin held MRU in there for the 1st period, stopping 14 of 15 shots. He stopped 35 of 29 overall. Jordon Cooke started again for Sask, and stopped 26 of 29. Sask now has a 3 point lead atop the standings.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UofC*]

    Bedrock U scored 4 goals on 9 shots in the 1st period to chase starter Garret Hughson from the Hørny Ones' net. Meanwhile Matthew Greenfield stopped 41 of 45 to claim the win. Brandon Clowes had 2 goals for Lethbridge.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [Fri rp @UBC]

    The game was tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd period and the Monkeys managed just 3 shots in the 3rd period. Very un-Monkey-like. Matt Hewitt got the win and Brendan Burke took the loss. Of note, Anthony Bardaro opened scoring with his 11th of the season. Is it time for concern in the Monkeys' camp? Could they win away to even qualify for nationals?

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Jan 07 Dalhousie 1 New Brunswick 5
    Jan 07 Moncton 1 Acadia 4
    Jan 07 St. F.X. 2 U.P.E.I. 4

    OUA

    Jan 07 Brock 4 Lakehead 2
    Jan 07 Laurier 6 Laurentian 3
    Jan 07 McGill 5 Windsor 0
    Jan 07 Ottawa 8 R.M.C. 1
    Jan 07 Ryerson 1 Concordia 6
    Jan 07 Toronto 3 U.Q.T.R. 0
    Jan 07 U.O.I.T. 0 Carleton 8
    Jan 07 Waterloo 3 Nipissing 1

    UP NEXT

    Jan 08 Guelph at York

    Jan 11 St. F.X. at Dalhousie

    Jan 12 Brock at Ryerson
    Jan 12 Carleton at U.O.I.T.

    Jan 13 Calgary at Saskatchewan
    Jan 13 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
    Jan 13 Manitoba at U.B.C.
    Jan 13 Regina at Alberta


    Jan 13 Dalhousie at Moncton
    Jan 13 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
    Jan 13 U.P.E.I. at Acadia

    Jan 13 Concordia at Waterloo
    Jan 13 Lakehead at Ottawa
    Jan 13 Nipissing at R.M.C.
    Jan 13 Queen's at McGill
    Jan 13 Ryerson at Windsor
    Jan 13 Toronto at Guelph
    Jan 13 U.Q.T.R. at Laurier

    Note that the old CIS links have been changed:
    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

    * Indicates link not available at the time of posting.

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    Sunday Morning Links


    Links:

    Manitoba-Regina: [MyToba.ca Story]
    Calgary-Leth: [UofC Game Story]
    Alberta-UBC: [UBC Game Story]


    MyToba had a photo of the practice jersey. Looks good! A dark number would show up well, especially on the video streams.


    And why does Regina have yellow numbers on a white jersey?

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    Preview: Jan 13-14: Bisons at UBC

    BIG ROADTRIP COULD SOLIDIFY PLAYOFF BERTH


    MANITOBA BISONS (8-9-1, 15-11-1, OHT35 #18)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-10-2, 11-11-2, OHT35 #20)

    Friday, January 13th, 7:00 PST/9:00 CST @ DMTSC Vancouver
    Saturday, January 14th, 2:00 PST/4:00 CST @ DMTSC Vancouver

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv] : [101.9 CITR (Friday)]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UM Highlight Video]
    • [UM Preview] ∞ [UM Recap]
    • [Hunter AoW] ∞ [Hnidy at Fundraiser]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    U.B.C. Links:
    • [UBC Preview] : [Butenschon Story]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Prior Games:
    Oct 28: UBC 2 UM 3: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Oct 29: UBC 3 UM 2: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
    • [USports Hockey Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [USports Standings] ∞ [USports Top 10]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

    This marks the first week with USports instead of CIS urls. What were they thinking when they implemented a new name mid-season?

    The Bisons head out to British California 2 points out of 5th and 3 points ahead of 7th, nestled quite nicely into the 6th and final playoff berth. After this weekend there are only 4 weeks of regular season play. So a series win here would almost guarantee the Bisons a playoff berth.

    Easier said than done. UBC is coming off a 3-point weekend against the Evil Monkeys, a team they have had much success this year. Over the past 5 years the Herd holds a 10-8 lead head-to-head.

    The top 6 for the Bison forwards have now all hit the 10-point mark, although only captain Jordan Depape has cracked the Top Twenty scorers. UBC also has one player in the Top Twenty, Anthony Bardaro (11-7-18 in 18 GP). Overall, the Bisons have more scoring depth. The Bisons have out-scored them 55-43 and have given up fewer, 59-66. By the stats, UBC is a deserving 7th.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.

    ELSEWHERE:


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (12-5-1, 15-7-2, OHT35 #3)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (13-3-2, 14-5-3, OHT35 #2)

    Links:
    • [UofS Preview] : [[UofS pdf]
    • [UofC Site]

    This is a battle for first. Bedrock U has exceeded expectations and are in a wobbly 2nd place, 3 points out of 1st. The Dinos have made good use of their goals. They are only a +8, outscoring their opponents 54-46. By comparison, the Mutts are 61-38, or +23. The Dinos could be anywhere from 1st to 4th on Sunday morning.


    REGINA COUGARS (3-12-1, 3-18-1, OHT35 #32)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (11-6-1, 19-8-3, OHT35 #5)

    Links:
    • [UofA Preview]
    • [UofR Preview]

    The Kittens may not be as bad as their record (how could they be?), but it is hard to imagine the Evil Monkeys getting anything less than 4 points after their embarrassment last weekend. If they lose even once I would expect a very nervous team down the home stretch.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (8-7-3, 14-7-3, OHT35 #16)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (11-6-1, 13-9-1, OHT35 #4)

    Links:
    • [MRU Preview] : [Crowchild Video]
    • [UofL Preview]

    MRU can look really string when they have their full roster. They lead the CW with 69 goals. Can the Horns rally? They could have made the CW a 5-team race last weekend, but were swept aside by Bedrock U. This is a home-and-home series.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Jan 12 Brock 2 Ryerson 6
    Jan 12 Carleton 5 U.O.I.T. 3
    Jan 12 Toronto 3 Guelph 6

    Jan 13 Concordia at Waterloo
    Jan 13 Lakehead at Ottawa
    Jan 13 Nipissing at R.M.C.
    Jan 13 Queen's at McGill
    Jan 13 Ryerson at Windsor
    Jan 13 U.Q.T.R. at Laurier

    Jan 14 Brock at Western Ontario
    Jan 14 Concordia at Laurier
    Jan 14 Lakehead at Ottawa
    Jan 14 Laurentian at Carleton
    Jan 14 R.M.C. at McGill
    Jan 14 U.Q.T.R. at Waterloo
    Jan 14 York at Windsor

    Jan 15 Guelph at Toronto
    Jan 15 Laurentian at Ottawa
    Jan 15 U.O.I.T. at Nipissing

    AUS

    Jan 11 St. F.X. 4 Dalhousie 1
    Jan 11 Saint Mary's 1 U.P.E.I. 3

    Jan 13 Dalhousie at Moncton
    Jan 13 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
    Jan 13 U.P.E.I. at Acadia

    Jan 14 Moncton at St. F.X.
    Jan 14 New Brunswick at Acadia
    Jan 14 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's

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    Jan 13: Powerplay Goals Sink Bisons


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UBC*] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofM*]

    The Bisons got off to a fast start, building a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period on goals by Nick Zajak and Jodan Depape. Then 6 straight penalties in a 12 minute stretch turned the game around. UBC had a 4-2 lead by the end of the 2nd period. Shaq Merasty scored with 2 minutes left to close the Bisons to within a goal, which is as close as they got. Matt Hewitt made 19 saves for the win. Byron Spriggs had 26 saves in the loss.

    Here is the quick summary:
    1st
    11:00 Man Zajac (5) A: Augert (6), Laurencelle (12)
    2nd
    3:59 Man DePape (9) A: Stovin (11), Merasty (9) (PP)
    7:21 UBC Clayton (6) A: Antilla (5), Buonassisi (8)
    8:58 UBC Smith (3) A: Vetterl (10), Bardaro (8) (PP)
    11:43 UBC Hayer (4) A: Smith (9), ] Antilla (6) (PP)
    17:32 UBC Antilla (5) A: Bardaro (9) Hayer (8) (PP)
    3rd
    18:01 Man Merasty (6) A: Stovin (12), Henry (4)

    The rematch goes Saturday at 4:00 p.m. CST and is avaialble on-line at CanadaWest.tv.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofC]

    Since losing to the Bisons, the Mutts have won 5 straight. All against the 2nd place team chasing them in the standings. This one was close after two, 1-0 with shots 23-20. Then the Mutts exploded in the 3rd outshooting Bedrock U 18-10 and racking up 3 goals. Jordon Cooke got the win and Steven Stanford got the loss.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofL]

    The Hørny Ones looked to be on the verge of becoming a contender as we broke for Christmas. Now the divide has opened up. Leading 3-1 after the 1st period, the Bluegars dramatically took control in the 2nd and 3rd. The shots were 26-5 in that time span. Connor Rankin scored is 12th and 13th and Cam Maclise scored his 9th and 10th for the winners. Colin Cooper got the win and Garret Highson took the loss.


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    After last weekend you just knew the Evil Monkeys were going to bury the Banjocats in this match-up. And the stats show a very one-sided game. The shots were 45-14. Jerry Crooks scored twice for the Monkeys. Luke Siemens got the win but played just two periods, stopping 9 of 10. 3rd stringer Kenny Cameron played the 3rd and saw just 4 shots. Andy Desautels was once again over-worked in the Regina goal.

    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Jan 13 Dalhousie 3 Moncton 5
    Jan 13 New Brunswick 3 Saint Mary's 4 (ot)
    Jan 13 U.P.E.I. 1 Acadia 8

    OUA

    Jan 13 Concordia 3 Waterloo 4 (ot)
    Jan 13 Lakehead 4 Ottawa 8
    Jan 13 Nipissing 2 R.M.C. 4
    Jan 13 Queen's 2 McGill 1
    Jan 13 Ryerson 7 Windsor 4
    Jan 13 U.Q.T.R. 2 Laurier 3 (so)

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


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    Jan 14: Herd Gains a Split


    MANITOBA BISONS 4
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Friday: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofM*]

    The Bisons came out firing, as on Friday, but never took 6 minors in a 12 minute span of the 2nd period. The result was that they built a safe lead while dominating all stats. In each of the first two periods they outshot the T'irds 18-11.The stellar goaltending of Derek Dun kept the T'irds from being run out the rink. In the end he stopped 39 of 43. Meanwhile, Byron Spriggs started again and stopped 29 of 31 for the win. Here's who scored:

    1st
    1:14 Man Stovin (3) A: DePape (8), Merasty (10) (PP)
    2:53 Man Lisoway (5) A: S Bowles (4), Johnston (4)
    8:29 Man Augert (9) A: Bresciani (7), L Christensen (3) (PP)
    2nd
    10:58 UBC Vetterl (4) A: Hayer (9), Carvalho (4)
    3rd
    15:07 Man Merasty (7) A: Lisoway (6), Johnston (5)
    17:50 UBC Smith (4) A: Bardaro (10), Hayer (10) (PP)

    Scratches for the Bisons were:
    9 Hunter (5 minute major last week) - 10 Dudar
    14 Nault - 16 Paradis - 19 FRiesen
    23 Schreyer - 29 Wasylak - 34 Sydora

    This split on the weekend pulls the Bisons level with Lethbridge in 5th place, both 3 points ahead of UBC in the race for 6th. And next week the Bisons are in Lethbridge for two big games. Each team has just 8 regular season games left, four each on the road and at home in most cases.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofC*]

    The Dinos can't get back to the Town of Bedrock fast enough after this thrashing. The Banjomutts have now rattled off 6 straight convincing wins over the rest of the top four teams in the CW. Their last loss was 5-2 to the Bisons on Nov 26th, after beating the Herd 2-1 in OT on Nov 25th. The Mutts had period leads of 3-0 and 7-0, and a shots advantage of 28-12. The Dinos saved some face in the 3rd to at least win the period. Jesse Forsberg (a defenceman) had a hat-trick (and has 10 on the season) and Jordon Cooke stopped 23 of 25 to record another win. Matthew Greenfield started and played just one period, giving up 3 goals on 14 shots and getting a loss. Coleman Vollrath came on to stop 15 of 20.

    Although Bedrock U remains a respectable 4th, and are 12-7-1, they are now a -2 being outscored 58-56.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @ MRU*]

    Not a lot of people mention the Bluegars when discuss U-Hockey. They should. These guys have loads of offensive talent, and used that to blast 48 shots at the Hørny Ones' net. Veteran Damien Ketlo stopped 43 of 47 before an empty-netter put it away. Colin Cooper stopped 27 of 30 to claim the win. MRU is now tied with Alberta for 2nd place and Lethbridge is tied with Manitoba for 5th.


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    This was not close but all things considered was about as much as one would expect from the Banjocats. It was just 3-2 heading into the 3rd period. Jamie Crooks led the Evil Monkeys with his 12th and 13th goals of the season. Brendan Burke stopped 25 of 27 to post the win and Dawson MacAuley stopped 35 of 39 in taking the loss.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS


    Jan 14 Moncton 6 St. F.X. 5 (ot)
    Jan 14 New Brunswick 6 Acadia 1
    Jan 14 U.P.E.I. 2 Saint Mary's 4 (ot)

    OUA

    Jan 14 Brock 5 Western Ontario 3
    Jan 14 Concordia 2 Laurier 0
    Jan 14 Lakehead 1 Ottawa 3
    Jan 14 Laurentian 2 Carleton 3 (ot)
    Jan 14 R.M.C. 1 McGill 2
    Jan 14 U.Q.T.R. 4 Waterloo 0
    Jan 14 York 0 Windsor 1

    UP NEXT

    Jan 15 Guelph at Toronto
    Jan 15 Laurentian at Ottawa
    Jan 15 U.O.I.T. at Nipissing

    Jan 18 Moncton at Dalhousie
    Jan 18 U.Q.T.R. at Ottawa

    Jan 19 Laurier at Guelph
    Jan 19 Waterloo at Ryerson

    Jan 20 Alberta at Calgary
    Jan 20 Manitoba at Lethbridge
    Jan 20 Mount Royal at Regina
    Jan 20 Saskatchewan at U.B.C.

    Jan 20 Acadia at U.P.E.I.
    Jan 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
    Jan 20 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
    Jan 20 Laurentian at Lakehead
    Jan 20 McGill at Concordia (Corey Cup Game)
    Jan 20 Nipissing at Carleton
    Jan 20 Queen's at York
    Jan 20 U.O.I.T. at Brock
    Jan 20 Western Ontario at Laurier
    Jan 20 Windsor at Toronto

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


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    Sunday Morning Links

    Quite a few links were not available on Saturday night, so here they are now, except for MRU.

    MANITOBA v U.B.C.
    Links:

    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
    Ubyssey: [Winter Classic Debate] : [Friday Game Story]

    There were over 5,000 fans at UBC's "Winter Classic" on Friday night. Quite a successful annual event they have going on there. There is one photo from each night.





    CALGARY v SASKATCHEWAN
    Links:

    Stories: [UofC]


    MOUNT ROYAL v LETHBRIDGE
    Links:

    Stories: [UofL rp @CW] : [MRU Team Site]

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    Preview: Jan 20-21: Bisons at Lethbridge

    HOME STRETCH STARTS ON THE ROAD


    MANITOBA BISONS (9-10-1, 16-12-1, OHT35 #16)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (8-9-3, 14-9-3, OHT35 #17)

    Friday, January 20th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Nicholas Sheran Arena Lethbridge
    Saturday, January 21st, 1:00 MST/2:00 CST @ Nicholas Sheran Arena Lethbridge

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UM Preview] ∞ [UM Recap]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Lethbridge Links:
    • [UofL Preview]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Prior Games:
    Nov 11: UL 4 UM 2: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Nov 12: UL 4 UM 6: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
    • [USports Hockey Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [USports Standings] ∞ [USports Top 10] ∞ [Monday Roundups]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

    The teams are tied for 5th and have little realistic chance of moving into the top 4, which brings with it the right to host a playoff series. Bedrock U would have to collapse and somebody would have to sweep this series to make it even feasible. The big thing is staying ahead of the 7th place T'irds, who are 3 points back. The Hørny Ones still have a series against the T'irds.

    Lethbridge was on the verge of joining the top 4 in the race two weeks ago. But 4 straight losses have dashed those hopes. Still a playoff berth would make a nice change. They have not been in the playoffs since 2009, and only twice since 2003. (In 2010-12 they finished 5th and 6th in the seasons when just 4 teams qualified.)

    The Bisons have a 12-6 lead over Lethbridge over the past 5 years. However, that includes many seasons in which the 'Horns were very much a weak sister. Earlier this year the teams split, although the Bisons could have swept. In the Friday night game the Bisons outshot them 36-20 but goaltender Garrett Hughson saved the day for the 'Horns. Saturday's rematch looked closer than it was. The game was 6-2 until two late goals helped Lethbridge massage the scoreline.

    Lethbridge is led by two top-20 scorers, one of whom is all goals (Justin Valentino, 13-6-19) and one is all assists (Mitch Maxwell, 2-17-19). The Bisons have been developing some reliable secondary scoring. As many as 5 players are in or could finishing in the top 20 (Depape, Merasty, Laurencelle, Augert, Stovin). Rookies Zajac and Lisoway are also in double digits and are not far off.

    Both teams have usually split their goalending duties. However, at this time of the season they may be leaning to sticking with a hot hand. For Manitoba that means Byron Spriggs (7-6-1, 2.87 GAA, .912 S%) and for Lethbridge it means rookie Garret Hughson (8-6-1, 3.41 GAA, .900 S%). For Manitoba Spriggs has 14 starts, to 6 for Justin Paulic. For Lethbridge, Hughson has 15 starts, and veteran Damien Ketlo has 5.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.

    ELSEWHERE:


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (15-3-2, 16-5-3, OHT35 #2)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (7-11-2, 12-12-2, OHT35 #20)

    Links:
    • [UofS Site]
    • [UBC Preview]

    The Banjomutts are by far the hottest team in the CW right now. Since losing 5-2 to the Bisons on Nov 26th, the Mutts have won 6 straight games, all against the top 3 opponents. UBC currently is outside the playoffs, 3 points behind each of Lethbridge and Manitoba. Their road to the playoffs is either a head-to-head sweep of Lethbridge or picking up unexpected points, such as in this series. Meanwhile, the Mutts have separated from the pakc and enjoy a 5 point lead atop the standings.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (12-7-1, 15-9-2, OHT35 #6)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (13-6-1, 21-8-3, OHT35 #5)

    Links:
    • [UofC Preview] ∞ [UofC Crowchild (w video)]
    • [UofA Preview]

    This home-and-home series is the key series of the weekend because it involves 2 of the 3 teams in the race for 2nd place. It is an important race because the 2nd place teams gets a bye to the semi-finals, which they would also host. On paper, the Evil Monkeys should be a dominant team. In their last 4 series they have splits against Lethbridge and UBC, a sweep of Regina, and were swept by Sask. That's pretty average. At the same time, Bedrock U's lofty standing could be a case of smoke and mirrors. They have 56 goals and have given up 58, for a -2. By comparison, Alberta is 75-54 (+21) and MRU is 80-53 (+27).


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (13-6-1, 15-9-1, OHT35 #4)
    REGINA COUGARS (3-16-1, 3-22-1, OHT35 #31)

    Links:
    • [MRU Preview]
    • [UofR Preview]

    My guess is the Bluegars will sweep this and stay high in the race for 2nd. ANything less than 4 points would be a severe disappointment.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Jan 18 U.Q.T.R. 2 Ottawa 4
    Jan 19 Laurier 1 Guelph 2
    Jan 19 Waterloo 3 Ryerson 8
    Jan 20 Laurentian at Lakehead
    Jan 20 McGill at Concordia (Corey Cup Game)
    Jan 20 Nipissing at Carleton
    Jan 20 Queen's at York
    Jan 20 U.O.I.T. at Brock
    Jan 20 Western Ontario at Laurier
    Jan 20 Windsor at Toronto
    Jan 21 Laurentian at Lakehead
    Jan 21 Nipissing at McGill
    Jan 21 Ottawa at Concordia
    Jan 21 Queen's at Brock
    Jan 21 U.O.I.T. at York
    Jan 21 Western Ontario at Toronto
    Jan 21 Windsor at Ryerson
    Jan 21 Waterloo at Guelph

    Exhibition
    Jan 21 R.M.C. at U.S. Military Academy (NCAA)

    AUS

    Jan 18 Moncton 4 Dalhousie 5
    Jan 20 Acadia at U.P.E.I.
    Jan 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
    Jan 20 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
    Jan 21 Acadia at New Brunswick
    Jan 21 St. F.X. at Moncton
    Jan 21 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.

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    Jan 20: Herd Handles Hørny Ønes


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
    MANITOBA BISONS 4

    Links:

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    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
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    Byron Spriggs paced the Bisons to victory with a 31 save shutout. The win puts them 2 points ahead of the now 6th-place Hørny Ønes. More importantly, the Herd is 5 points up on UBC, and even within 4 points of Calgary.

    Here's who scored:

    1st
    12:30 Man Zajac (6) A: Hunter (2), Laurencelle (13) (PP)

    2nd
    No Scoring

    3rd
    10:10 Man Bilton (1) A: L Christensen (4) (SH)
    14:45 Man Wasylak (3) A: Brooks (4), Henry (5)
    17:17 Man Zajac (7) A: None (EN, SH)

    Scratches:
    3 S Christensen - 14 Nault - 17 Callis
    16 Paradis - 19 Friesen - 23 Schreyer
    25 Merasty - 34 Sydora

    Garret Hughson stopped 30 of 34 shots to take the loss. I am not sure if Merasty suffered an injury last week.

    Saturday's rematch starts at 1:00 p.m. MST, or 2:00 p.m. CST, and is avaialble on-line at CanadaWest.tv.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 3

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [MRU]

    Never count out a home team, I guess. In this Cougar fight the shots were relatively low (25-21 in favour of the green ones). Since MRU has the most high-powered offence in the league, that is quite a performance by the last placed team. Ian McNulty scored twice for the losers. Wyatt Hoflin got the win in a rare start and Andy Desautels got the loss.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

    Links:

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    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofA]

    The Evil Monkeys had the strangest stat in this game. Down 1-0 heading into the 3rd, they scored 2 goals on 3 shots to scoop the victory. In the end, Bedrock U won 30-21 on the shot clock, whilst the Apes won 2-1 on the scoreboard. That never happens to the Monkeys. The rematch in the series goes Saturday in Edmontown. Brendan Burke stopped 29 of 30 to get the win and Steven Stanford stopped 19 of 21 in taking the loss.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [UofS]

    The Banjomutts racked up a 7th consecutive win on the left coast. UBC can be credited with giving them their toughest battle during this stretch. However, it was still a solid win. Of note, the Sask defence held UBC to just 15 shots. Jordon Cooke got the win and Matt Hewitt took the loss (stopping 28 of 30 shots).

    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Jan 20 Acadia 2 U.P.E.I. 1
    Jan 20 Dalhousie 3 St. F.X. 1
    Jan 20 Saint Mary's 2 New Brunswick 5

    OUA

    Jan 20 Laurentian 3 Lakehead 4 (ot)
    Jan 20 McGill 2 Concordia 1 (ot)
    Jan 20 Nipissing 0 Carleton 3
    Jan 20 Queen's 4 York 5 (so)
    Jan 20 U.O.I.T. 4 Brock 1
    Jan 20 Windsor 1 Toronto 3

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


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    Saturday Morning Links

    Some stuff was not uploaded until Saturday morning, so here we go with an update.

    MANITOBA v LETHBRIDGE
    Links:

    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
    Media: [Lethbridge Herald]



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    Jan 21: Bison Goal Explosion Leads to a Sweep


    MANITOBA BISONS 9
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

    Links:

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    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
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    The Hørny Ønes were clearly out of of viagra on Saturday afternoon. The ice was still shiny when the Bisons had a 2-0 lead. By the end of the 1st it was 5-0. A big 2nd period rally helped the 'Horns draw to within 5-3. But that was as good as it got. The stats did not paint a pretty picture. The Herd outshot their hosts 54-37.

    The Bisons are now 5-1-0 in the new year, whilst Lethbridge is 0-6-0. When Santa Clause came down their chimneys, the 'Horns were 6 points ahead of the Herd. At the start of the weekend the teams were tied. But now the Bisons hold a 4 point lead with just 6 games left.

    Here is the long list of goal-scorers:

    1st
    0:18 Man Stovin (4) A: DePape (9), Callis (4)
    1:42 Man Lisoway (6) A: Hunter (3), B Bowles (8)
    12:37 Man Callis (4) A: Hunter (4)
    12:57 Man Lisoway (7) A: S Bowles (5), B Bowles (9)
    15:03 Man DePape (10) A: Bresciani (8), B Bowles (10) (PP)

    2nd
    5:46 Leth Campbell (6) A: M Maxwell (18), Valentino (7) (PP)
    9:15 Leth Merkley (5) A: Valentino (8), Campbell (10)
    15:58 Leth Moser (2) A: Filbrandt (5)
    17:16 Man Callis (5) A: Stovin (13), Spriggs (1)

    3rd
    0:56 Man Laurencelle (5) A: DePape (10), Augert (7) (PP)
    15:24 Man Augert (10) A: Lisoway (7), Hunter (5)
    19:55 Man S Bowles (4) A: B Bowles (11), Bilton (3)

    Scratches:
    3 S Christensen - 10 Dudar - 14 Nault
    16 Paradis - 19 Friesen - 23 Schreyer
    25 Merasty - 34 Sydora

    So Warren Callis and Quintin Lisoway had 2 goals each, and Brad Bowles had 4 assists. The only line-up switch from Friday was that Callis came in for Dudar. Justin Augert and Jordan Depape both hit the 10-goal milestone, Augert for the first time. Byron Spriggs stopped 34 of 37 shots to claim the win, and also had his first assist of the season.

    For Lethbridge, Damien Ketlo was tagged with the loss, stopping 7 of 11 shots in less than 13 minutes of play. Warren Shymko stopped 38 of 43 in his busy stint.

    Next week the Bisons host the Dinos in the battle for 4th and 5th places, and the Hørny Ønes host UBC in the battle for 6th and 7th places.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 3
    (in overtime)

    Links:

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    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [MRU]

    The Banjocats would have really enjoyed a win. With less than 7 minutes left in the game they held a 3-1 lead. They took the lead with 3 goals on 7 shots in the 2nd period. That 3rd must have been a desperation bid to hang on. They were outshot by the Bluegars 11-2. Mitch Kilgore took the loss, stopping 32 of 36 shots. Colin Cooper picked up the win with 9 saves on 12 shots. To make matters worse, the winner was on a powerplay with just 9 seconds left in OT.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC*] : [rp @CW*] : [UofS*]

    The T'irds really needed a win in this one to give their playoff hopes a boost. And they deserved this one. It was a tight defensive battle (shots 22-21 in favour of the Mutts). Three unanswered 3rd period goals turned a deficit into a win. So long, 7-game winning streak! The win earns the T'irds a playoff showdown in Lethbridge next week.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofC]

    To put this simply: Steven Stanford stole one for Bedrock U. He led the way with a 45 save shutout. Meanwhile, the Evil Monkeys started Luke Siemens, who gave up 2 goals on 4 shots in barely 10 minutes before getting the shoe. To say that the Dinos nursed the lead in the 3rd period is a serious understatement. They were outshot 22-3, the final shot being their empty-net goal. If Bedrock U wants to use Stanford next weekend in Manitoba they will likely need to hook him up to an IV. BTW, this was the Monkeys' first home shutout loss in 21 years.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Jan 21 Acadia 1 New Brunswick 2 (ot)
    Jan 21 St. F.X. 3 Moncton 2
    Jan 21 Saint Mary's 0 U.P.E.I. 2

    OUA

    Jan 21 Laurentian 2 Lakehead 5
    Jan 21 Nipissing 2 McGill 5
    Jan 21 Ottawa 6 Concordia 3
    Jan 21 Queen's 5 Brock 0
    Jan 21 U.O.I.T. 1 York 2
    Jan 21 Waterloo 4 Guelph 3
    Jan 21 Western Ontario 2 Toronto 5
    Jan 21 Windsor 1 Ryerson 9

    Non-conference
    Jan 21 R.M.C. 3 U.S. Military (NCAA) 5 ∞ [Army S&R]

    NEXT UP

    Jan 25 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Jan 25 St. F.X. at Acadia
    Jan 25 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
    Jan 25 Concordia at U.Q.T.R.

    Jan 26 Queen's at Ryerson
    Jan 26 U.O.I.T. at Toronto

    Jan 27 Alberta at Mount Royal
    Jan 27 Calgary at Manitoba
    Jan 27 Regina at Saskatchewan
    Jan 27 U.B.C. at Lethbridge

    Jan 27 Dalhousie at Acadia
    Jan 27 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Jan 27 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick
    Jan 27 Brock at Windsor
    Jan 27 Laurier at Carleton
    Jan 27 McGill at Guelph
    Jan 27 Ottawa at Western Ontario
    Jan 27 Waterloo at R.M.C.
    Jan 27 York at Lakehead

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


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    Preview: Jan 27-28: Calgary at Bisons

    DINOS COMING FROM THE TOWN OF BEDROCK


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-8-1, 16-10-2, OHT35 #6)
    MANITOBA BISONS (11-10-1, 18-12-1, OHT35 #12)

    Friday, January 27th, 7:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena
    Saturday, January 28th, 1:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
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    Manitoba Links:
    • [UofM Series Preview] ∞ [UM Recap]
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    Calgary Links:
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    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
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    Prior Games:
    Nov 4: UM 3 UC 4: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Nov 5: UM 3 UC 2: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
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    The Bisons have been on the ascent, to the point where 4th place, and the right to host a playoff series, is somewhat feasible. They trail Bedrock U by 4 points, meaning the Herd could leave the weekend holding 4th via a tie-breaker.

    Easier said than done. The series played in the Town of Bedrock saw the teams pick up 2 points, and score 6 goals, each. Last year the Bisons swept the season series (4-0-0). However the Dinos turned the tables in the playoffs, winning their quarter-final series 2 games to 1.

    The two teams have 8 of their last 10 games played in common. In those games, the Bisons are 6-1-1 and the Dinos are 5-3-0. The Bisons are coming off an impressive sweep of Lethbridge, a team the Dinos also swept in a pair of one-goal games.

    The last time these teams met, Elgin Pearce was the Dino to watch with 2 goals and 2 assists. He is also their leading scorer (12-8-20 in 22 games). Jordan Depape leads the Bisons with 10-10-20 in only 17 games. Overall, the Bisons have enjoyed consistent secondary scoring. They have 8 players in double digits in scoring, with 5 more getting close.

    Goaltending will, of course, be an important factor in the series. The Dinos have utilized 3 goaltenders this year. Their top two rate 1st and 4th in conference save percentage. Rookie Matthew Greenfield leads with a record of 6-1-0, 1.69 GAA, and .940 S%. Veteran Steven Stanford (who stole their last game vs Alberta) is 7-5-1, 2.50 GAA, and .919 S%. Those numbers got a big boost last weekend.

    Meanwhile, Byron Spriggs appears to be the Bison #1 now. His stats are 9-6-1, 2.70 GAA, and .917 GAA. One would expect he and Stanford to go head-to-head on Friday.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv and heard on 101.5 UMFM.com.

    ELSEWHERE:


    REGINA COUGARS (3-17-2, 3-23-2, OHT35 #31)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (16-4-2, 17-6-3, OHT35 #2)

    Links:
    • [UofS Preview]
    • [UofR Preview]

    The Battle of Banjoland is usually interesting because the winning team gets to use toothpaste, a rare treat in Sask, aka the 19th century. This Felines vs Canines battle has virtually no impact on the standings. The Banjomutts are sitting in 1st with a 3-point lead over 2nd place MRU. The Banjocats are mired in last place, a full 10 points out of 7th and 11 out of 6th. Since Lethbridge and UBC play each other, and one team must get 2 points each game, Regina is mathematically eliminated.

    The Huskies' preview has an interesting fact: The Huskies have one loss against each team in the CW except for Regina.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (8-12-2, 13-13-2, OHT35 #20)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (8-11-3, 14-11-3, OHT35 #21)

    Links:
    • [UofL Preview]
    • [UBC Team Site]

    After last weekend, it is highly likely that this series will be the battle to decide 6th place and the final berth in the CW playoffs. When many homes still contained fallen pine needles and leftover noisemakers, it looked like Lethbridge could mount a challenge for a top-4 position in the CW. But how they have slipped. They are now just one point ahead of the T'irds, the CW's perpetual bubble team. One would suspect a hard fought series here.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (14-7-1, 22-9-3, OHT35 #5)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (15-6-1, 17-9-1, OHT35 #4)

    Links:
    • [MRU Preview] • [MRU Rankin Profile]
    • [UofA Preview]

    This home-and-home series could well determine 2nd place, which means a quarter-final bye and the right to host a semi-final series. So the stakes are high. The Evil Monkeys have been slipping despite some highly touted Christmas recruits. They bombarded Bedrock U last weekend in the Saturday game, yet lost. I think most non-Apes in Canada would like to see MRU take this. It seems that if Alberta could solve the goaltending issue they would have it aced. Imagine the Monkeys having to win a road series to qualify for nationals.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Jan 25 Concordia 2 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Jan 25 Windsor 1 W. Ontario 3

    Jan 26 U.O.I.T. at Toronto
    Jan 27 Brock at Windsor
    Jan 27 Laurier at Carleton
    Jan 27 McGill at Guelph
    Jan 27 Ottawa at W. Ontario
    Jan 27 Queen's at Ryerson
    Jan 27 Waterloo at R.M.C.
    Jan 27 York at Lakehead
    Jan 28 Concordia at Laurentian
    Jan 28 McGill at W. Ontario
    Jan 28 Laurier at R.M.C.
    Jan 28 Ottawa at Guelph
    Jan 28 Queen's at Toronto
    Jan 28 U.O.I.T. at Ryerson
    Jan 28 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing
    Jan 28 Waterloo at Carleton
    Jan 28 York at Lakehead

    AUS

    Jan 25 Saint Mary's 5 Dalhousie 4
    Jan 25 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 2
    Jan 25 Moncton 5 U.P.E.I. 2

    Jan 27 Dalhousie at Acadia
    Jan 27 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Jan 27 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick
    Jan 28 Acadia at Saint Mary's
    Jan 28 New Brunswick at Moncton
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    Jan 27: Bisons Win, Close in on 4th


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
    MANITOBA BISONS 4

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    This was a big win for the Bisons. They are now just 2 points behind the 4th place Dinos. So a win on Saturday would ensure them the tiebreaker as we enter the home stretch. Here's who played:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 6 Heinrich
    5 L Christensen - 4 Bresciani
    20 Johnston - 9 Hunter

    Forwards
    25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
    17 Callis - 13 Laurencelle - 24 Augert
    26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles - 15 S Bowles
    8 Bilton - 21 Brooks - 29 Wasylak

    Scratches
    3 S Christensen (D) - 10 Dudar (F) - 12 Zajac (F)
    14 Nault (F) - 16 Paradis (F) - 19 Friesen (D/F)
    23 Schreyer (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

    CALGARY

    Goal
    40 Stanford (1 Greenfield)

    Defence
    6 Dow - 7 Sherbinin
    33 Hauf - 2 Gibb - 44 Busenius
    5 Doucette (I never saw him play)

    Forwards
    17 Gordon - 39 Bowles - 12 Franson
    8 Pearce - 42 Walchuk - 24 Harrison
    13 Collins - 22 Cook - 21 Fisher
    20 Gayle - 9 Kambeitz - 15 Dumonceaux

    Scratches
    4 Suchorab (D) - 10 Fisher (F) - 14 DeRoose (F)
    16 Colasimone (F) - 19 Roberts (F) - 26 Maiolino (F)
    35 Vollrath (G) - 41 Mowat (D)

    And here's who scored:

    1st
    7:25 Man Brooks (1) A: Bilton (4)
    9:11 Cal Kambeitz (3) A: Gordon (7), Franson (12) (PP)

    2nd
    4:28 Man Merasty (8) A: Stovin (14)
    14:02 Man Henry (4) A: S Bowles (6), Lisoway (8)
    17:55 Cal Walchuk (6) A: Pearce (9), Collins (13) (PP)

    3rd
    0:25 Man Bresciani (1) A: Merasty (11), Stovin (15)
    18:28 Cal Franson (8) A: Busenius (7), Gibb (4) (SH)

    The 1st period was dead even. Each team had 9 shots and 1 goal. Bedrock U held the edge early on, and the Bisons closed stronger. Brett Brooks, centering a 4th line that was quite effective, had his first goal of the season. The Dinos' goal came on a PP where Brett Stovin was basically penalized for hitting too hard.

    The Bisons really won the game in the 2nd period. They doubled Calgary on the shot clock (16-8) and on the scoreboard (2-1). Bedrock U's goal was once again on the powerplay. At that point the Bisons had a 2-goal lead and were in a good position to salt it away.

    Any hope the Dinos had that the late goal in the 2nd would provide a springboard to 3rd period success was dashed early. Bresciani's goal 25 seconds in was a point shot that eluded Steven Sanford. The 2-goal lead was thsi restored and the Bisons nursed that lead quite effectively.

    Then Dylan Walchuk lost his marbles with just over 5 minutes left. He took a 2-minute penalty and then with his man down he delivered a cross-check to the head, and was rewarded with a 5-minute major and game misconduct. A subsequent delay of game with just over 2 minutes left allowed the Bisons to finish the game on the PP. Bedrock managed to score once. The Bisons narrowly missed a good chance and the puck came out to Bedrock and a quick claring pass set Cody Franson on a breakaway.

    Jonah Wasylak delivered a highlight hit in the 3rd as well. He drove a Dino head first into the Bison bench. With the opponnt's feet dangling in the air he gave him a little push so he would be fully inside the bench area. The ref thought that to be unsportsmanlike conduct for some reason.

    Byron Spriggs stopped 24 of 27 to notch the win. Steven Stanford stopped 31 of 35 in the loss.

    Saturday's rematch starts at 1:00 p.m. and is available on-line at CanadaWest.tv and on radio at 101.5 UMFM.com.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 10

    Links:

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    This was the most one-sided game of the season. Regina switched goaltenders at the start of each period. Dawson MacAuley played the 1st and 3rd and gave up 20 goals on 26 shots. Andy Desautels played the 2nd and stopped 12 of 16. For the Banjomutts, Logan McVeigh scored his 8th and 9th goals of the season, and Connor Gay had his 1st and 2nd. The Banjocats have to improve in the home leg of this series. They cannot possibly be any worse.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Preview: [UBC Preview]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

    The Hørny Ønes must have gotten shipment of Viagra this week. And just in time. A 6 game losing streak moved them from challenging for home ice advantage to clinging to a playoff berth. This win gives them a 3 point lead over UBC. Saturday's rematch is therefore do-or-die for the T'irds. Garret Hughson stopped 27 of 29 shots to get the win. Derek Dun stopped 22 of 26 to take the loss.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Preview: [MRU Preview]
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    The Evil Monkeys came into the weekend in an unacustomed 3rd place and responded in fine fashion. The Bluegars had a 1-0 lead after the 1st. Saudi Alberta took the lead in a 2nd period where the teams went wild. MRU outshot Alberta 17-15 but Alberta outscored them 3-1. Brendan Burke did the job in the Monkey net with 16 saves in that period alone. Burke got the win with 27 saves, and Wyatt Hofflin had 28 saves in the loss. Each team has 31 points heading into Saturday's rematch.

    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Jan 27 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 5
    Jan 27 Saint Mary's 6 St. F.X. 2
    Jan 27 U.P.E.I. 1 New Brunswick 7

    OUA

    Jan 26 U.O.I.T. 2 Toronto 4
    Jan 27 Brock 4 Windsor 5
    Jan 27 Laurier 4 Carleton 2
    Jan 27 McGill 4 Guelph 2
    Jan 27 Ottawa 5 W. Ontario 2
    Jan 27 Queen's 0 Ryerson 4
    Jan 27 Waterloo 3 R.M.C. 2 (so)
    Jan 27 York 2 Lakehead 1 (ot)

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
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    Jan 28: Near Miracle!


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 7
    MANITOBA BISONS 6
    (in overtime)

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    This was the most unique game of this year, and perhaps any other year. After a bad 2nd period, the Bisons started the 3rd period trailing 5-2, but had a powerplay. They promptly gave up a shorthanded goal. Normally, that would get people thinking about hitting the exits. However, the Bisons stormed back to tie the game by the 12:30 mark and only some spectacular saves by Matthew Greenfield held the Dinos in the game.

    But before I go on, allow me to set the stage. The Bisons made no line-up shuffles from Friday, but Calgary did.

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 6 Heinrich
    5 L Christensen - 4 Bresciani
    20 Johnston - 9 Hunter

    Forwards
    25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
    17 Callis - 13 Laurencelle - 24 Augert
    26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles - 15 S Bowles
    8 Bilton - 21 Brooks - 29 Wasylak

    Scratches
    3 S Christensen (D) - 10 Dudar (F) - 12 Zajac (F)
    14 Nault (F) - 16 Paradis (F) - 19 Friesen (D/F)
    23 Schreyer (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

    CALGARY

    Goal
    1 Greenfield (40 Stanford)

    Defence
    7 Sherbinin - 44 Busenius
    5 Doucette - 6 Dow
    33 Hauf - 2 Gibb

    Forwards
    13 Collins - 42 Walchuk - 8 Pearce
    20 Gayle - 9 Kambeitz - 22 Cook
    12 Franson - 39 Bowles - 15 Dumonceaux
    17 Gordon - 21 Fisher - 4 Suchorab

    Scratches
    10 Fisher (F) - 14 DeRoose (F) - 16 Colasimone (F)
    19 Roberts (F) - 24 Harrison (F) - 26 Maiolino (F)
    35 Vollrath (G) - 41 Mowat (D)

    And here's who scored:

    1st
    4:20 Cal Collins (3) A: Sherbinin (4), Pearce (10)
    17:15 Man Lisoway (8) A: Henry (6), Wasylak (2)
    18:20 Man Stovin (5) A: DePape (11), Hunter (6)

    2nd
    0:49 Cal Walchuk (7) A: Pearce (11), Sherbinin (5)
    6:48 Cal Dow (4) A: Doucette (7), Gordon (8) (PP)
    10:41 Cal Gordon (5) A: Dow (12), Doucette (8) (PP)
    17:29 Cal Fisher (4) A: Gordon (9), Suchorab (1)

    3rd
    1:09 Cal Pearce (13) A: Walchuk (13) (SH)
    3:46 Man B Bowles (2) A: S Bowles (7), Lisoway (9)
    5:20 Man DePape (11) A: Callis (5), Stovin (16)
    6:47 Man Heinrich (1) A: Henry (7), Stovin (17)
    12:30 Man Bilton (2) A: None

    1st OT
    No Scoring

    2nd OT
    1:12 Cal Franson (9) A: P Bowles (4), Busenius (8)

    Byron Spriggs again started in the Bison goal. It is tough to play Friday night and be sharp again Saturday at 1:00 p.m. He made 24 saves on 31 shots. That won't get the job done. The problem was the 2nd period, where he gave up 4 goals on 13 shots. In contrast, Greenfield stopped 46 of 52 shots. In the 3rd period the Bisons outshot Bedrock U 21-2.

    The weekend results leave the Bisons 3 points behind 4th place Bedrock U and 3 points ahead of 6th place Lethbridge. It seems safe to say that we should expect the Bisons to face Bedrock U in the quarter-finals once again, with the winner likely to meet Sask in the semi-finals. The Bisons are currently 3-1-2 against those teams with Sask coming up next week.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5
    REGINA COUGARS 2

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    This was worst vs first and it showed. The Banjomutts outshot the Banjocats 46-16, yet it was only a 3-2 hockey game with 3 minutes to go. Logan McVeigh had a hat-trick for the Mutts. Jordon Cooke again started and finished both games for the Mutts. Mitch Kilgore went the distance for the Kittens.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 7
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 8
    (in overtime)

    Links:

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    When I left the Wayne Fleming Arena after the Bison game, I was fairly certain that I would have witnessed the highest scoring game of the night. Then I saw this scoreline. This was quite crazy. The Hørny Ønes held a 6-2 lead in the 2nd period. However, UBC cut that lead to 6-4 by the end of the period. UBC also scored at 18:48 and 19:47 of the 3rd period to force OT. UBC is now 4 points behind in the race for the 6th and final playoff berth.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

    The Bluegars came close but in the end a challemge at a top 2 berth is beyond them. While this was a tight game, put away with a late winner and empty-netter, it serves as the latest example of MRU coming up short. Brendan Burke stopped 31 of 34 shots to get the win. Colin Cooper stopped 31 of 35 to take the loss.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Jan 28 Acadia 4 Saint Mary's 3
    Jan 28 New Brunswick 6 Moncton 3
    Jan 28 Concordia 9 Laurentian 1

    OUA

    Jan 28 McGill 4 W. Ontario 5 (so)
    Jan 28 Laurier 4 R.M.C. 3
    Jan 28 Ottawa 3 Guelph 4
    Jan 28 Queen's 2 Toronto 1
    Jan 28 U.O.I.T. 3 Ryerson 6
    Jan 28 U.Q.T.R. 2 Nipissing 3 (so)
    Jan 28 Waterloo 3 Carleton 2 (so)
    Jan 28 York 3 Lakehead 2

    UP NEXT

    Feb 01 Moncton at Saint Mary's
    Feb 01 Windsor at W. Ontario
    Feb 02 Mount Royal at Calgary
    Feb 02 Carleton at Ottawa
    Feb 02 Lakehead at Ryerson
    Feb 02 Queen's at R.M.C.

    Feb 03 Manitoba at Saskatchewan
    Feb 03 Lethbridge at Alberta
    Feb 03 Calgary at Mount Royal
    Feb 03 Regina at U.B.C.

    Feb 03 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
    Feb 03 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
    Feb 03 Brock at Nipissing
    Feb 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
    Feb 03 Guelph at U.Q.T.R.
    Feb 03 Laurier at Toronto
    Feb 03 W. Ontario at Concordia
    Feb 03 York at Laurentian

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


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    Universiade



    This event was supposed to begin on Monday. I have since found out that three games in fact were played Saturday. That's odd. Normally there are not two days between opening games in every pool.

    Here's the synopsis:

    Group A
    Kazakhstan
    Czech Republic
    Sweden
    China

    Group B
    Canada
    Slovakia
    U.S.A.
    Great Britain

    Group C
    Russia
    Latvia
    Japan
    South Korea

    The top 8 of the 12 then advance to the quarter-finals.

    RESULTS

    January 28th
    Kazakhstan 22 China 0
    Slovakia 9 Great Britain 0
    Japan 3 Latvia 4

    NEXT UP

    January 30th
    Sweden v Czech Republic
    U.S.A. v Canada
    South Korea v Russia

    There are then 3 games per day through February 3rd. The schedules are at the links. Wikipedia is oddly the best one.

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]

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    Jan 30: Universiade



    The OUA's version of Team Canada got off to the expected start against the ACHA's version of Team U.S.A.

    RESULTS

    January 30th
    Sweden 0 Czech Republic 5
    U.S.A. 0 Canada 6 : [U-S] : [Summary]
    South Korea 0 Russia 14

    NEXT UP

    January 31st
    Kazakhstan v Sweden
    Slovakia v U.S.A.
    Japan v South Korea

    February 1st
    Czech Republic v China
    Canada v Great Britain
    Russia v Latvia

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]

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    Jan 31: Universiade



    The 1st day of the 2nd round of games was played on Tuesday. Team Canada had a day off.

    RESULTS

    January 31st
    Kazakhstan 5 Sweden 0
    Slovakia 4 U.S.A. 1
    Japan 5 South Korea 2

    NEXT UP

    February 1st
    Czech Republic v China
    Canada v Great Britain
    Russia v Latvia

    February 2nd
    Great Britain v U.S.A.
    Latvia v South Korea
    China v Sweden

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]

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    Feb 1: Universiade



    RESULTS

    February 1st
    Czech Republic 15 China 0
    Canada 14 Great Britain 0: [USports] : [Summary] : [PDF]
    Russia 7 Latvia 1

    The 2nd round of games is over and the OUA boys showed those tea-drinking, crumpet-eating sissy-boys how to play hockey. There have been a lot of shut-outs this year and very one-sided games. The shots today were 74-9. So Canada could have played without a goalie and won by 5 goals.



    NEXT UP

    February 2nd
    Great Britain v U.S.A.
    Latvia v South Korea
    China v Sweden

    February 3rd
    Canada v Slovakia
    Russia v Japan
    Czech Republic v Kazakhstan

    End of round-robin.

    STANDINGS

    Pool A


    Pool B


    Pool C


    Links:
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    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]

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    Preview: Feb 3-4: Bisons at Saskatchewan

    BISONS RUNNING BACK TO SASKATOWN


    MANITOBA BISONS (12-10-2, 19-12-2, OHT35 #12)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (18-4-2, 19-6-3, OHT35 #2)

    Friday, February 3rd, 7:00 CST @ Rutherdump
    Saturday, February 4th, 7:00 CST @ Rutherdump

    Live Links:

    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]
    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

    Manitoba Links:
    • [UofM Team Site] ∞ [UM Recap]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Saskatchewan Links:
    • [UofS Team Site]
    • [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
    • [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

    Prior Games:
    Nov 25: US 2 UM 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
    Nov 26: US 2 UM 5: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

    Other Links:
    • [All Links re USports Hockey]
    • [USports Hockey Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
    • [USports Standings] ∞ [USports Top 10] ∞ [Monday Roundups]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

    There are only two weekends left in the regular season, one away and one at home. The Bisons seem to be tucked into 5th place, 3 points behind 4th and 3 points ahead of 6th. Meanwhile, Sask has a 5 point lead in the race for 1st. Movement in either direction is not real likely for either team.

    Neither of these teams have yet posted a preview story. Sask usually puts together a nice pdf package.

    The Bisons outplayed the Banjomutts in the first series. Sask won the first game in OT and the Bisons won the finale 5-2. It was probably the roughest weekend of the season for the Mutts. Over the last 5 years, the Mutts hold a 10-8 lead in head-to-head games.

    The teams also appear to be on a collison course in the playoffs. Unless something odd happens, it will be Calgary-Manitoba in the quarter-finals with the winner playing Sask in the semi-finals.

    The Bisons now have 11 players in double-digits points, and 2 more defencemen at 9. Sask has 10, and 1. Both teams have done well in the GF category. Sask is 2nd and the Bisons 4th (92-85). The big difference is in GA where Sask is 1st at 49 and Manitoba is 4th at 78, more than 1 goal/game difference. Even last week against Regina, Sask started Jordon Cooke both games in goal.Backup Daniel Wapple has only 129 minutes so far, and 62 of those were against the Bisons. Cooke's stats are incredible: 17-3-1, 1.84 GAA, .931 S%. Byron Spriggs has become the Bison starter. His numbers are respectable but not at all as good as Cooke's: 10-6-2, 2.94 GAA, .908 S%.

    Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.

    ELSEWHERE:


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (10-11-3, 16-11-3, OHT35 #18)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (16-7-1, 24-9-3, OHT35 #3)

    Links:
    • [UofA Preview] : [UofA Game Day]
    • [UofL Preview]

    Both of these teams enjoyed sweeps last weekend against their chief neighbour in the standings. The Monkeys lead MRU by 2 points and the Hørny Ønes are 4 points up on UBC. Have the Apes finally found their way? Whenever they have looked on the verge of moving into contender status they have slipped back.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (14-9-1, 16-10-2, OHT35 #7)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (15-8-1, 17-11-1, OHT35 #5)

    Links:
    • [UofC Crowchild Ticket] : [UofC #UCalgary50 series]
    • [MRU Preview]

    This series is Thursday-Friday because Thursday is the annual Crowchild Classic game at the Saddledome. According to the story, tickets are going fast. After suffering a bad fall against the Monkeys, one has to question of MRU can take the next big step. They have been in this position before. Bedrock U is within 2 points.


    REGINA COUGARS (3-19-2, 3-25-2, OHT35 #33)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (8-13-3, 13-14-3, OHT35 #20)

    Links:
    • [UBC Preview]
    • [UofR Preview]

    UBC is down to the faint hope clause. Their season hit the skids in the 1st semester when they were swept by Regina. They need to return the favour here and then on Sunday go to church and pray.

    OUT EAST:

    OUA

    Feb 02 Carleton at Ottawa
    Feb 02 Lakehead at Ryerson
    Feb 02 Queen's at R.M.C.
    Feb 03 Brock at Nipissing
    Feb 03 Guelph at U.Q.T.R.
    Feb 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
    Feb 03 Laurier at Toronto
    Feb 03 W. Ontario at Concordia
    Feb 03 York at Laurentian
    Feb 04 Brock at Laurentian
    Feb 04 Carleton at McGill
    Feb 04 Guelph at Concordia
    Feb 04 Lakehead at Waterloo
    Feb 04 Queen's at U.O.I.T.
    Feb 04 Ryerson at Laurier
    Feb 04 W. Ontario at U.Q.T.R.
    Feb 04 York at Nipissing

    AUS

    Feb 01 Moncton 2 Saint Mary's 4
    Feb 03 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
    Feb 03 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
    Feb 04 Moncton at Acadia
    Feb 04 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
    Feb 04 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X.

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    Feb 2: Universiade



    RESULTS

    February 2nd
    Great Britain 1 U.S.A. 10
    Latvia 6 South Korea 2
    China 0 Sweden 15

    If I am correct, Sweden beats out USA for the last quarter-final berth because the Yanks "only" won by 9 and Sweden crushed hapless China. We'll see.

    NEXT UP

    February 3rd
    Canada v Slovakia
    Russia v Japan
    Czech Republic v Kazakhstan

    End of round-robin.

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]

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    Feb 3: Mutts beat Bisons in opener


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]
    Other UofM: [Bison Blog #6] : [Bison Sports Preview]
    Other UofS: [Sask Preview] : [Game Notes pdf]

    There exists very little suspense in this year's home stretch. While few spots are clinched, and match-ups are not confirmed, the basic picture is coming into focus. So the Bisons know that they are on a collision course with the Mutts. The fact that this was a tight battle, even when played at The Rutherdump, probably satisfies the Bisons.

    The line-up shuffle continued for the Herd, with Jordan DePape and Brent Bowles being removed from last week's line-up and Nick Zajac and Kamerin Nault drawing in. Here's how the scoring went:

    1st
    4:07 Sask Tkatch (6) A: W Johnson (1), A Johnson (10)
    5:00 Sask Roach (7) A: McVeigh (15)
    16:11 Man Laurencelle (6) A: None
    18:23 Sask Cable (5) A: Bauml (16), Cox (10)

    2nd
    3:56 Sask McVeigh (13) A: Sofillas (13), Roach (16)
    14:17 Man Heinrich (2) A: Zajac (9), Augert (8) (PP)

    3rd
    9:07 Man Brooks (2) A: Bresciani (9), Wasylak (3)
    19:50 Sask Roach (8) A: McFaull (6), McVeigh (16) (EN)

    Byron Spriggs got the loss, stopping 27 of 31, and Jordon Cooke got the win, stopping 27 of 30.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    February 2nd

    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    (in overtime)

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]


    February 3rd

    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

    This series was a Thursday-Friday schedule on account of the annual Crowchild Classic game, played Thursday at the Saddledome. They had almost 12,000 fans there and the Dinos won their second straight double overtime game. The MRU goaltending appears to have fallen, with Colin Cooper giving up 5 goals on 21 shots. At the other end Steven Stanford stopped 29 of 33 to claim the win.

    On Friday the scene shifted to the Flames Community Arena. The Dinos led the Bluegars 1-0 after two periods. In the 3rd period the Bluegars outshot the Dinos 16-1. The Dinos scored on their only shot. Elgin Pearce had his 15th and 16th goals of the season. Stanford had a 35 save shutout for the win. Cam Lanigan stopped 14 of 16 to take the loss. Bedrock U can now clinch at least 3rd place by sweeping the Green Cougars.

    Also, on Thursday the Dinos debuted a yellow jersey.



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UBC]

    The Hørny Ønes gave the Evil Monkeys all they could handle. Brendan Burke started in the Monkey cage and stopped all 8 shots he faced in the 1st period. Then Kenny Cameron (not Luke Siemsns) came on to play. Cameron had 2 starts against the Mutts Oct 14-15 and since then played 10 minutes against Alberta in October and 20 minutes against Regina in January. Is Luke Siemens off their radar going forward? Garret Hughson stopped 28 of 30 in taking the loss. Lethbridge clings to a 2 point lead over UBC for the final playoff berth.


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofR*]

    After two periods this was a reasonable hockey game. The T'irds led 3-2 and were outshooting the Kittens 24-19. But in the 3rd period there must have been some distracting banjo music to throw off the Kittens. The shots were 14-1! How can a team get just 1 shot in a 3rd period when they enter down by just one goal? I fell asleep Friday night waiting for the linked game stories. As of Saturday morning, the usually adept Regina site has yet to post. Can't blame them. UBC still trails Lethbridge by 2 points with just 3 games left. Next week UBC is at MRU and Lethbridge hosts Sask.

    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Feb 03 New Brunswick 5 St. F.X. 3
    Feb 03 U.P.E.I. 6 Dalhousie 2

    OUA

    Feb 02 Carleton 3 Ottawa 2 (ot)
    Feb 02 Lakehead 2 Ryerson 7
    Feb 02 Queen's 2 R.M.C. 3
    Feb 03 Brock 5 Nipissing 0
    Feb 03 Guelph 5 U.Q.T.R. 1
    Feb 03 Lakehead 4 Waterloo 3
    Feb 03 Laurier 1 Toronto 0
    Feb 03 W. Ontario 4 Concordia 7
    Feb 03 York 2 Laurentian 3 (ot)

    UP NEXT

    Feb 04 Lethbridge at Alberta
    Feb 04 Manitoba at Saskatchewan
    Feb 04 Regina at U.B.C.
    Feb 04 Moncton at Acadia
    Feb 04 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
    Feb 04 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X.
    Feb 04 Brock at Laurentian
    Feb 04 Carleton at McGill
    Feb 04 Guelph at Concordia
    Feb 04 Lakehead at Waterloo
    Feb 04 Queen's at U.O.I.T.
    Feb 04 Ryerson at Laurier
    Feb 04 W. Ontario at U.Q.T.R.
    Feb 04 York at Nipissing

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

    * Indicates link not available at the time of posting.


    UNIVERSIADE



    RESULTS

    February 3rd
    Canada 5 Slovakia 3 : [USports] : [Summary] : [PDF]
    Russia 14 Japan 0
    Czech Republic 0 Kazakhstan 8

    This was Canada's first actual hockey game of the tournament. There were loads of penalties (24 minutes for TC, and 22 for SVK).



    STANDINGS

    Pool A


    Pool B


    Pool C


    PLAYOFF ROUND

    February 4th
    9-12 Classification: U.S.A. v China
    Quarter-final: Russia v Japan
    Quarter-final: Canada v Latvia

    February 5th
    9-12 Classification: South Korea v Great Britain
    Quarter-final: Czech Republic v Slovakia
    Quarter-final: Kazakhstan v Sweden

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]
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    Feb 4: Bisons Crush Mutts


    MANITOBA BISONS 4
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]

    This is a great night for the Bisons for two reasons. First, they picked up a fabulous victory over a first place team. Second, they get to pack up and get the heck out of Canada's armpit.

    Also, with the win the Bisons have now won their season series against four teams (Sask., Calgary, Lethbridge, and Regina), split against one (UBC), and have lost one (MRU). With one weekend left, the Bisons have guaranteed themselves a playoff berth. They will finish either 5th or 6th and play an away quarter-final series somewhere in the province of Saudi Alberta.

    On to the game. The Bisons went with the same line-up as on Friday night, including Byron Spriggs in goal. Here's the mini-summary:

    1st
    No Scoring

    2nd
    9:54 Man Bilton (3) A: None
    16:25 Man Henry (5) A: Zajac (10), Laurencelle (14)

    3rd
    12:28 Man Henry (6) A: Lisoway (10), Merasty (12) (PP)
    12:52 Man Callis (6) A: Henry (8), Merasty (13)

    I was able to watch on-line. The game was fairly back-and-forth, but the Bisons were stronger in front of both nets. Henry's two goals from the point were helped by the traffic.

    The 4th line of Bilton-Brooks-Wasylak appears to have solidified their place in the line-up. All three were frequent visitors to the pressbox early in the season. Somehow they have found that chemistry thing.

    The goaltending ranges from OK to excellent with Spriggs as the verified #1. In this game he stopped all 36 shots he faced. Meanwhile, Jordon Cooke was "meh" in the Mutts' net. He stopped 24 of 28. His save % against the Bisons this year is .864, but is .927 overall.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
    (in overtime)

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

    This was a very big win for the Hørny Ønes. It moves them 2 points ahead of UBC in the battle for 6th place. A playoff berth would cause great celebration for Lethbridge. The Alberta game story says this is the 'Horns' first win in Edmontown in 7 years. Jeesh. The Evil Monkeys' net is drawing a lot of attention. Kenny Cameron went the distance and stopped 33 of 37 shots. Brendan Burke served as backup. Garret Hughson stopped 47 out of 50 for a well-earned win. Mitchell Maxwell had a hat-trick for Lethbridge.


    REGINA COUGARS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4

    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW*] : [UofR]

    All goals in this game were scored in the 2nd period. Derek Dun once again played for UBC and stopped 29 of 30 shots. Dawson MacAuley started for the Kittens and stopped 30 of 34. All the numbers indicate a decent enough effort for the Banjo-lovers. Maybe they can play spoiler next weekend. The sweep keeps the T'irds alive, two points out of a playoff birth.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

    AUS

    Feb 04 Moncton 1 Acadia 4
    Feb 04 New Brunswick 6 Dalhousie 4
    Feb 04 U.P.E.I. 2 St. F.X. 4

    OUA

    Feb 04 Brock 3 Laurentian 6
    Feb 04 Carleton 1 McGill 2
    Feb 04 Guelph 3 Concordia 6
    Feb 04 Lakehead 1 Waterloo 2
    Feb 04 Queen's 2 U.O.I.T. 3 (ot)
    Feb 04 Ryerson 2 Laurier 3 (ot)
    Feb 04 W. Ontario 3 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Feb 04 York 2 Nipissing 3 (so)

    UP NEXT

    Feb 08 New Brunswick at Moncton
    Feb 09 Ryerson at Guelph
    Feb 10 Alberta at Manitoba
    Feb 10 Calgary at Regina
    Feb 10 U.B.C. at Mount Royal
    Feb 10 Saskatchewan at Lethbridge

    Feb 10 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Feb 10 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Feb 10 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
    Feb 10 U.Q.T.R. at U.O.I.T.
    Feb 10 McGill at Nipissing
    Feb 10 Windsor at Waterloo
    Feb 10 R.M.C. at York
    Feb 10 Toronto at Brock
    Feb 10 W. Ontario at Lakehead
    Feb 10 Concordia at Queen's
    Feb 10 Ottawa at Laurentian

    [US/CIS Schedule/Results]
    [US/CIS Standings]


    All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

    * Indicates link not available at the time of posting.


    UNIVERSIADE



    RESULTS

    February 4th
    9-12 Classification: U.S.A. 17 China 1
    Quarter-final: Russia 9 Japan 2
    Quarter-final: Canada 5 Latvia 2 : [USports] : [Summary] : [PDF]

    There is rejoicing over the win over Latvia! The OUA all-stars had a fairly tough time getting this win. Next up is Russia, and they have to be much better in that game. The brackets are posted.



    NEXT UP

    February 5th
    9-12 Classification: South Korea v Great Britain
    Quarter-final: Czech Republic v Slovakia
    Quarter-final: Kazakhstan v Sweden



    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]

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    Feb 5: Universiade



    RESULTS

    February 5th
    9-12 Classification: South Korea 1 Great Britain 3
    Quarter-final: Czech Republic 4 Slovakia 3
    Quarter-final: Kazakhstan 4 Sweden 0

    NEXT UP

    February 6th
    11-12 Classification: South Korea v China
    9-10 Classification: U.S.A. v Great Britain
    5-8 Classification: Slovakia v Sweden
    5-8 Classification: Latvia v Japan

    Women's:
    6-7 Classification: Kazakhstan v Great Britain
    Bronze final: U.S.A. v China
    Gold-silver final: Canada v Russia

    February 7th
    7-8 Classification: teams TBA
    5-6 Classification: teams TBA
    semi-final: Russia v Canada
    semi-final: Kazakhstan v Czech Republican

    February 8th
    Bronze final: teams TBA
    Gold-silver final: teams TBA

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
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    Feb 6: Universiade and Updated Links


    Saturday's game story and box score were not updated at GoBisons.ca until 11:21 am on Sunday. And then they added a whole load of stories. Here they are:

    Links:
    • [Feb 4 Game Story] : [Box Score]
    • [Mike Ridley Awards]
    • [Feb 10-11: Alberta Series Preview]
    • [Stovin & Wasylak Hair Donation]



    Mike Ridley is the most famous Bison grad of recent vintage. He set up a scholarship program with some of his massive NHL career earnings. 20 players got $875 each:
    Justin Augert
    Liam Bilton
    Channing Brescani
    Brett Brooks
    Warren Callis
    Lee Christensen
    Sean Christensen
    Jordan DePape
    Brett Dudar
    Hudson Friesen
    Adam Henry
    Remi Laurencelle
    Shaq Merasty
    Jesse Paradis
    Justin Paulic
    Byron Spriggs
    Brett Stovin
    Dasan Sydora
    Jonah Wasylak
    Nick Zajac


    Brett Stovin and Jonah Wasylak have been growing their hair all year so they could get it cut offf in one fell swoop to raise money for cancer. Over $3,000 so far.




    RESULTS

    February 6th
    11-12 Classification: South Korea 7 China 2
    9-10 Classification: U.S.A. 10 Great Britain 1
    5-8 Classification: Slovakia 4 Sweden 2
    5-8 Classification: Latvia 7 Japan 3

    Women's:
    6-7 Classification: Kazakhstan 6 Great Britain 0
    Bronze final: China 0 U.S.A. 3
    Gold-silver final: Canada 1 Russia 4

    NEXT UP

    February 7th
    7-8 Classification: Japan v Sweden
    5-6 Classification: Slovakia v Latvia
    semi-final: Russia v Canada 4:00 am CST
    semi-final: Kazakhstan v Czech Republica

    February 8th
    Bronze final: teams TBA
    Gold-silver final: teams TBA

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]

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    Feb 7: Universiade & Updated Links



    Links:
    • [Global News Video on Stovin and Wasylak]
    • [Spriggs Athlete of the Week]

    Stovin and Wasylak are both big guys and the hair made them look scarier. I am wondering what impact the shaven look will have. Spriggs AoW was his second of the season.



    RESULTS

    February 7th
    7-8 Classification: Japan 4 Sweden 5
    5-6 Classification: Slovakia 5 Latvia 4
    semi-final: Russia 4 Canada 1 : [USports] : [Summary] : [PDF]
    semi-final: Kazakhstan 4 Czech Republic 1

    NEXT UP

    February 8th
    Bronze final: Canada v Czech Republic
    Gold-silver final: Russia v Kazakhstan

    Based on the scores so far this was to be Canada's expected result. [Wikia] doesn't have the old tournaments, but in the 2000s, the OUA has sent teams on three occasions. In [2005] they finished 3rd in a 6-team pool (losing to Russia and Czech Republic) and won the 5th place game (6-5 over Slovakia). In [2011] they finished 2nd in a 4-team pool (losing to Belarus). They lost in the semi-finals to Russia 4-2 and then beat Kazakhstan 3-1 for bronze.

    Links:
    • [Wikipedia]
    • [FISU hockey schedule]
    • [FISU hockey news]
    • [U Sports International]
    • [Almaty 2017 Site]
    • [Schedule in pdf]
    • [Live Streaming]

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