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    2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS

    Usually a recruiting announcement tells me it is time to switch into next year mode. This year, it is a CanadaWest.tv story. So, as has become the usual, here is the comprehensive list of bookmarks for U-Sports (U Sports? USports? US?) hockey.

    League Sites:
    U Sports Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
    Canada West Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
    OUA Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    AUS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    ACAC Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results : CCAA History : ACAC Hockey
    BCIHL Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule

    Canada West Team Sites:
    Alberta Golden Bears - Tw - FB
    Calgary Dinos - Tw - FB
    Lethbridge Pronghorns - Tw - FB
    Manitoba Bisons - Tw - FB
    Mount Royal Cougars - Tw - FB
    Regina Cougars - Tw - FB
    Saskatchewan Huskies - main - Tw - FB
    UBC Thunderbirds - Tw - FB

    AUS Team Sites:
    Acadia Axemen
    Dalhousie Tigers
    Moncton Aigles Bleus- Google Translate
    New Brunswick Varsity Reds
    UPEI Panthers
    St. Francis-Xavier X-men
    Saint Mary's Huskies

    OUA-West Team Sites:
    Brock Badgers
    Guelph Gryphons
    Lakehead Thunderwolves
    Laurier Golden Hawks
    Ryerson Rams
    Toronto Varsity Blues
    Waterloo Warriors - Tw - FB
    Western Ontario Mustangs
    Windsor Lancers
    York Lions

    OUA-East Team Sites:
    Carleton Ravens
    Laurentian Voyageurs
    Nipissing Lakers
    Ottawa Geegees
    Queen's Golden Gaels
    RMC Palladins
    UOIT Ridgebacks

    RSEQ (OUA-East) Team Sites:
    Concordia Stingers
    McGill Redmen
    UQTR Patriotes - Google Translate - Tw - FB

    ACAC Team Sites:
    Augustana Vikings
    Briercrest Clippers
    Concordia Thunder
    MacEwan Griffins
    NAIT Ooks
    Portage Voyageurs
    Red Deer Kings
    SAIT Trojans

    BCIHL Team Sites:
    Eastern Washington Eagles
    Selkirk Saints
    Simon Fraser Clan - Tw
    Trinity Western Spartans
    Vancouver Island Mariners
    Victoria Vikings

    Media Sites/Blogs:
    Canadian University Sports Network
    SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
    TSN CIS Page
    CISblog.ca
    The Attacking Zone
    MyToba.ca
    ChrisD.ca
    Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk
    Independent Sports News
    UNBHockeyFans.com
    Hockey Scene - AUS
    Ryerson Rams Hockey Alumni
    AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
    RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
    Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge)
    Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta)
    Bison Men's Hockey (Manitoba unofficial)
    Bison Men's Hockey Twitter (Manitoba unofficial)
    Hockey Blog in Canada (includes Manitoba)
    The Manitoban (student paper)
    The Varsity (Toronto student paper)
    Regina Cougar Hockey Alumni

    Online video/audio:
    CanadaWest.tv - YareTV link
    sportscanada.tv
    AUSTV.ca
    OUA.tv
    CITR.ca - UBC radio
    Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games
    UMFM.com - occasional Bison games
    SSN Canada

    Canada West stats and data:
    CW LeagueStats - Media Stats
    CW LeagueStats - Standings
    CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule
    CW LeagueStats - Rosters
    CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
    CW LeagueStats - Goalies' Stats
    CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules
    CW Website Season Schedule - links to summaries
    CW Website Stats
    CW Hockey Tech Daily Schedule
    CW Hockey Tech Stats

    Stats:
    Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
    Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
    USports/CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2017-18
    USports/CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2017-18
    USports/CIS Standings - 2010 to 2018
    USports/CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2017
    AUS Archive
    OUA LeagueStat
    ACAC LeagueStat (inactive link)
    Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
    Wikia - U Sports
    ... sub-links : University Cup
    Wikia - CWUAA
    ... sub-links : GPAC : WIAA : WCIAU
    Wikia - OUA/OUAA
    ... sub-links : QUAA : OSLC : OIAA : QOAA : CIAU Central
    Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA
    Wikia - North American Championship
    Wikia - Universiade
    Atlantic Canadian Hockey History
    Old threads:
    OHT34 2009-10
    OHT34 2010-11
    OHT34 2011-12
    OHT35 2012-13
    OHT36 2013-14
    OHT36 2014-15
    OHT36 2015-16
    OHT36 2016-17
    Manitoba Bisons 2007-08
    Manitoba Bisons 2008-09
    Manitoba Bisons 2009-10
    Manitoba Bisons 2010-11
    Manitoba Bisons 2011-12
    Manitoba Bisons 2012-13
    Manitoba Bisons 2013-14
    Manitoba Bisons 2014-15
    Manitoba Bisons 2015-16
    Manitoba Bisons 2016-17
    2017-18 Exhibition Schedule
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    New TV deal!



    There are no new recruiting announcements, which usually kick off a new thread. However, there is one significant announcement. CanadaWest.tv is switching to Yare Media for their on-line broadcasts. I will be able to watch on TV via Chromecast!

    Links:
    • [CWUAA Announcement]
    • [U of M Announcement]




    Meanwhile, former Moose defenceman Sven Butenschon has dropped the "interim" tag and is UBC's head coach.

    Links:
    • [CWUAA Link]
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    Off-Season Stories


    Most teams in the CW have a story posted this off-season, and here's a summary, other than the previously posted stories on the new TV deal and Butenschon getting a contract at UBC.


    Sask's plans to replace with long-condemned Rutherdump with a new facility appear to be well underway. The rumour mill states that this will be Saskatown's 3rd building with indoor plumbing.

    Link: [U of S Story]




    The MRU Bluegars will be going through a transition this coming season. Two stalwarts, Cam Maclise and Matt Brown, have signed pro deals with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.

    Link: [MRU Story]


    The Hørny Ønes have two significant announcements, one an arrival and the other a departure. Their captain, conference all-star defenceman, and 3rd leading scorer, Tim Campbell has signed in France. He will be replaced by Kamloops Blazer defenceman Dallas Valentine. Tough shoes to fill, but still a quality recruit for a building program.

    Links:
    ¶ [U of L Story on Campbell]
    ¶ [U of L Story on Valentine]



    Elgin Pearce left the Bedrock Dinos to join Bison goaltender Byron Spriggs with the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Twenty goals in 28 games will earn a guy a shot. He still has a year left and previously played in the ECHL. He was on an ATO so, like Spriggs, could still play in the CWUAA.

    Link: [U of C Story]


    The Evil Monkeys had some dubious goaltending last year and have lined up some competition in the crease with Moose Jaw Warrior goalie Zach Sawchenko.

    Link: [U of A Story]
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    Exhibition Schedule


    The Bisons have no story posted as I write but they do have games in their schedule link.

    They open in Northern Ireland and Scotland with one game TBA. Here's the latest European Tour Schedule:

    Sat August 26, 2017 - Belfast Giants
    Sun August 27, 2017 - Belfast Giants
    Wed August 30, 2017 - TBD
    Thu August 31, 2017 - Braehead Clan

    And in North America the usual hodge-podge:

    Fri September 15, 2017 - Saskatchewan Huskies (at Regina)
    Sat September 16, 2017 - Calgary Dinos (at Regina)
    Fri September 22, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Seven Oaks Arena)
    Sat September 23, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Wayne Fleming Arena)
    Sat September 30, 2017 - at University of North Dakota
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    June 1: News Around the CW

    Welcome to June! Two teams have new official announcements. Here's the skinny.


    Former MRU Bluegar Cam Maclise is having success in the ECHL playoffs. He scored the tieing and insurance goals in the Colorado Eagles' decisive semi-final win over the Toledo Walleyes.

    Link:
    ¶ [MRU Story]



    The UBC T-irds have announced two signings. One is centre Matt Revel, who played for the Saskatoon Blades, Kamloops Blazers, and Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. His best years were in Kamloops. His peak season was 2015-16 when he scored 23 goals in 66 games. Also signed was right winger Graham Millar. He played for Saskatoon Blades, Everett Silvertips, and Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL. His peak season was 15 goals in 70 games with Everett in 2015-16.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Revel Story]
    ¶ [Revel at Eliteprospects]
    ¶ [UBC Millar Story]
    ¶ [Millar at Eliteprospects]


    Thus far recruiting announcements across the CW have been slower than in most years. I expect official news to pick up now that it is June. And, of course, exhibition schedules should be coming out hot and heavy.
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    June 9: Fab 4 Bison Recruits


    The first announcement of the recruiting season is out and the Herd has three forwards and one defenceman coming aboard, all with major junior (or higher) experience.

    Links:
    [U of M Announcement]


    Michael St. Croix - C - Greenville (ECHL)
    - St. Croix was a redshirt last year so this announcement was a formality. He's a Winnipeg boy coming home to play. His peak numbers in junior were impressive (45-60-105 in 2011-12 with the Edmonton Oil Kings). He was a 4th round draft choice of the New York Rangers and has spent the last three years in the ECHL and AHL.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikipedia] : [NHL]
    Profiles: [Dobber]
    Stories: [Hockey News (2011)] : [Hockey's Future]


    Zach Franko - LW - Acadia (AUS)
    - Franko is a former youth hockey team-mate of St. Croix's. He was better than a PPG player with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL (peaking at 24-48-72 in 2012-13). In two years at Acadia he had 53 points in 55 games (21-32-53). Throw a right-winger in there and the Bisons will add one very strong line. He is also a former Blue.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Acadia] : [WHL Fans]
    Video: [YouTube]


    Calvin Spencer - RW - Swift Current/Vancouver (WHL)
    - Spencer is a rugged right winger and half-brother of Jet Dustin Byfuglien. Maybe he could ride shot-gun for St. Croix and Franko. He is from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He doesn't have the big numbers but check out the YouTube hockey fights! He also played 3 games on an ATO with Tulsa of the ECHL.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]
    Video: [YouTube] : [HockeyFights.com]


    Lucas Skrumeda - D - Everett (WHL)
    - Skrumeda is another Winnipegger coming home. He played for the Blues and then went to Everett in the WHL. I always like it when they get some defencemen from the major junior ranks.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Everett]
    Videos: [HockeyFights.com] : [Vimeo]
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    June 16: UBC signs 2 more

    In a slow news week in the CW, it took the UBC T-irds to prevent the shut-out.


    The newest T-irds are forwards Tyler Sandhu and Thomas Foster. Both are WHL grads. Last year Sandhu was captain of the Tri-City Americans and his offensive numbers (23-60-83) were all career highs. Foster was dealt to Moose Jaw mid-season after spending his junior career with the Vancouver Giants. His career high was also last season (21-27-48).

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Sandu Story]
    ¶ [Sandhu at Eliteprospects]
    ¶ [UBC Foster Story]
    ¶ [Foster at Eliteprospects]


    I expect the CW schedule to be released next week, which should then be followed by a raft of exhibition schedule announcements.
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    June 19: Bison Schedule Released


    The Bisons released their regular season [Schedule] today, without a covering story. The CW site is still at 2016-17. Here it is (all times CT):

    Sat Oct 07 7:00 UBC
    Sun Oct 08 1:00 UBC
    Fri Oct 13 8:00 @ Alberta
    Sat Oct 14 6:00 @ Alberta
    Fri Oct 20 7:00 Saskatchewan
    Sat Oct 21 6:00 Saskatchewan
    Fri Oct 27 7:00 Mount Royal
    Sat Oct 28 7:30 Mount Royal
    Fri Nov 03 CONFERENCE BYE
    Fri Nov 10 7:00 @ Regina
    Sat Nov 11 3:00 @ Regina
    Fri Nov 17 8:00 @ Lethbridge
    Sat Nov 18 2:00 @ Lethbridge
    Fri Nov 24 7:00 Calgary
    Sat Nov 25 1:00 Calgary
    Fri Dec 01 9:00 @ UBC
    Sat Dec 02 4:00 @ UBC
    HOLIDAY BREAK
    Fri Jan 05 7:00 Alberta
    Sat Jan 06 6:00 Alberta
    Fri Jan 12 7:00 @ Saskatchewan
    Sat Jan 13 7:00 @ Saskatchewan
    Fri Jan 19 8:00 @ Mount Royal
    Sat Jan 20 4:00 @ Mount Royal
    Fri Jan 26 7:00 Regina
    Sat Jan 27 1:00 Regina
    Fri Feb 02 7:00 Lethbridge
    Sat Feb 03 1:00 Lethbridge
    Fri Feb 09 8:00 @ Calgary
    Sat Feb 10 3:00 @ Calgary

    I don't know why they have a "conference bye". It also comes right before back-to-back away weekends, meaning no home games for 4 weeks.

    Those Monkeys and Mutts series in first 3 weeks will tell whether the team is a contender.
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    June 20: Full CW Schedule Is Here



    Links:
    ¶ [CW Schedule]
    ¶ [U of M Story]
    ¶ [Calgary Schedule] (regular season only)
    ¶ [Regina Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
    ¶ [Saskatchewan Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
    ¶ [Saskatchewan Story]


    The whole thang is out. I have not seen a cover story but after the Bisons jumped the gun yesterday, the CW has their schedule ready for clicking. A lot of home-and-home on the weekend of October 6-8. I don't think UBC and Manitoba will have a home-and-home series any time soon. The countdown is on!

    Fri Oct 06
    Lethbridge at Calgary 7:00 PM MDT
    Mount Royal at Alberta 7:00 PM MDT
    Saskatchewan at Regina 7:00 PM CST

    Sat Oct 07
    UBC at Manitoba 7:00 PM CDT
    Alberta at Mount Royal 6:00 PM MDT
    Regina at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST
    Calgary at Lethbridge 7:00 PM MDT

    Sun Oct 08
    UBC at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
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    June 23: Lots of Stories and Schedules



    Links:
    ¶ [CW Schedule]
    ¶ [Alberta Story]
    ¶ [Alberta Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
    ¶ [Calgary Story]
    ¶ [Regina Story]
    ¶ [UBC Story]
    ¶ [UBC Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)


    Most teams have now issued a complete schedule and a cover story. The only hold-outs are Lethbridge and MRU. Calgary has not released a pre-season schedule.

    The new stuff from this week is that Alberta and UBC have now released pre-season schedules.

    Sep 08 NAIT (ACAC) v Alberta (at Athabasca)
    Sep 10 Alberta v Augustana (ACAC) (at Athabasca)
    Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta
    Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta
    Sep 29 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)

    Sep 15 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
    Sep 22 Queen's (OUA) at UBC
    Sep 23 Queen's (OUA) at UBC
    Sep 30 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at UBC
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    July 1: Tour Schedule Completed


    The Bisons have completed the schedule for their pre-season tour to Northern Ireland and Scotland. The 3rd game has been shifted to Aug 29th and they will face the Edinburgh Capitals at the Murrayfield Ice Rink. The revised schedule is as follows:

    Sat Aug 26 at Belfast Giants
    Sun Aug 27 at Belfast Giants
    Tue Aug 29 at Edinburgh Capitals
    Thu Aug 31 at Braehead Clan

    There were no other schedule announcements in the CWUAA.

    Links:
    ¶ [U of M Schedule]
    ¶ [Belfast Giants Site]
    ¶ [Attendance Story @IIHF] ∞ [@Giants]
    ¶ [Adam Keefe @eliteprospects]
    ¶ [Edinburgh Capitals]
    ¶ [Mike Cazzola Story] ∞ [@eliteprospects]
    ¶ [Braehead Clan]


    I looked through the Bison opponents' team sites and there are a few factors of interest.

    First, the Belfast Giants are one of Europe's Top 100 teams in crowd support. In 2016-17 they were 70th in European attendance, and first in the EIHL, with an average crowd of 4,603 per game. The EIHL as a whole ranks 7th in Europe, at 2,842 per game. That's first amongst hockey's little countries. The details are in the links.

    Second, former Manitoba Moose useless forward Adam Keefe is the Giants' coach. What I remember about Keefe is that he would get in a useless fight with some other non-fighter at a time when there was no apparent reason for it. Then he'd give his hair a flick in a "Pantene moment" when separated by the linesmen. He was definitely not AHL-calibre. He must have somehow picked up some hockey knowledge along the way.

    And third, former Acadia Axeman Mike Cazzola has been signed by the Edinburgh Capitals. He averaged more than a point per game with Acadia (130 in 107 games). Last season he scored 30 goals in the ECHL.


    The Hockey Hall of Fame announcement this year had a CIS component, affecting three CW teams. Clare Drake, former UBC T-ird player and Alberta Evil Monkey coach, was inducted along with Danielle Goyette, Bedrock Dinos women's coach and national team player.

    Links:
    ¶ [U of A Story]
    ¶ [CWUAA Story] ∞ [@ USports]
    ¶ [UBC Story] ∞ [UBC 1948-50 Story]


    Drake played for UBC when they played an independent schedule in 1948-50. That team was inducted into the BC Hall of Fame. The linked story talks of their trips to the States and their annual Hamber Cup series with Alberta.


    1949-50 UBC Thunderbirds


    Former Monkey Derek Ryan has re-signed with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.

    Link:
    ¶ [U of A Story]
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    July 8: Stories at UofM and UBC



    Links:
    ¶ [UofM Story]


    GoBisons.ca has a small story confirming the British Tour which was already posted on the team schedule. The only new information is that they are still fundraising for it. They also start a mini-camp in mid-August.



    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]
    ¶ [Kunlun Red Star KHL Page]
    ¶ [Kunlun Wikipedia] ∞ [Elite Prospects] ∞ [Eurohockey]
    ¶ [Sportsnet: Keenan Hired]
    ¶ [CBC: Kunlun Women's Team in CWHL]
    ¶ [Brandon Yip @Wikipedia]
    ¶ [Zach Yuen @EliteProspects]


    UBC has posted a story about the departure of centre Luke Lockhart and goaltender Derek Dun. They are on their way to play for Kunlun Red Star, a Beijing based team in the KHL.

    Lockhart was a decent forward with one year of eligibility remaining. He was 9-9-18 last year, 4th in team scoring. He scored exactly 9 goals per season in each of his four seasons with the T-irds. He is one of the many small forwards UBC tends to attract (5-11, 183).

    Dun played just one season for UBC. He managed to wrestle the starting job away from Matt Hewitt after they both went 50-50 most of the way. His stats were 7-4, .910, 2.87. He is also quite small (5-11, 171).

    Both players are of partial Chinese descent. With China hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics they will no doubt be looking for any decent player they can claim. The Kunlun team was designed in part to cultivate national team players. There was only one player listed on the team as coming from China, but several others who might just qualify. Two names that jumped out at me were Brandon Yip, who had a cup of coffee with the Colorado Avalanche a while back, and Zach Yuen, a one-time Winnipeg Jets' draft pick who has toiled all over the place.

    The Kunlun team started play in 2016-17 and made the KHL playoffs, losing the opening round 4 games to 1. The advent of the team was attended by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

    Former Toronto Varsity Blues coach Mike Keenan has been hired to coach the team. He has a Stanley Cup and a Gagarin Cup on his coaching resume. One of his jobs is to get regular ice time for 5 Chinese players.

    Also, the same Kunlun organization has a women's team based in Shenzhen, which is near Hong Kong. That team is joining the CWHL this year.

    How will this impact UBC? Hewitt has one year of eligibility left, but I don't know if he plans a return. His numbers in 2015-16 were quite good (6-6, .920, 2.53) but otherwise have ranged from so-so to bad (5-9, .885, 3.53 last year). Up front, their top 6 forwards included a 5th year and two 4th year players last year. So they may need a boat-load of recruits.
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    July 15: UBC signs another, CWUAA exhibition to date


    The T-irds have landed a groovy recruit, centre/right wing Austin Glover. He played 5 seasons in the WHL, split between Kelowna and Prince Albert, before a mid-season trade last year sent him to Red Deer. His combined stats last year were 22-36-58, by far his career high.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Glover Story]
    ¶ [Glover at Eliteprospects]
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    July 20: UBC gets a goalie


    Goaltender Rylan Toth is going from one team of T-irds to another. He played for the Seattle T-irds of the WHL last year and will play for the UBC T-irds this year. He went to Seattle after two seasons with the Red Deer Rebels. He has played in the last two Memorial Cups. The numbers are kinda so-so, but UBC really needed a goaltender and should be quite happy. UBC is by far the leader in off-season news in the CW.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Toth Story]
    ¶ [Toth at Eliteprospects]



    The Bedrock Dinos have posted their schedule leaving the MRU Bluegars as the only laggard.

    Aug 26 Manitoba at Belfast (EIHL)
    Aug 27 Manitoba at Belfast (EIHL)
    Aug 29 Manitoba at Edinburgh (EIHL)
    Aug 31 Manitoba at Braehead (EIHL)

    Sep 08 Lethbridge at Calgary
    Sep 08 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) v Alberta (at Athabasca)
    Sep 09 Calgary at Lethbridge
    Sep 10 Alberta v Augustana (ACAC) (at Athabasca)

    Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Regina (at Ochapowace)
    Sep 15 Calgary at Regina
    Sep 15 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
    Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
    Sep 15 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Sep 16 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)

    Sep 21 Mount Royal at Calgary (Brick)
    Sep 22 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba (at Seven Oaks Arena)
    Sep 22 Queen's at U.B.C.
    Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta (Brick)
    Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta (Brick)
    Sep 23 Queen's at U.B.C.
    Sep 23 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba
    Sep 23 Saskatchewan v Mount Royal (Brick at Edmonton)

    Sep 27 Calgary at Mount Royal
    Sep 29 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Sep 29 Calgary at SAIT (ACAC)
    Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Lethbridge at Colorado College (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Regina at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force (NCAA)

    Oct 06 CWUAA regular season starts

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    July 24: Lots of players are going pro.

    I found a cross-section of official and unofficial stories, dealing mostly with players moving on from the CWUAA.


    Three Monkeys are on their way to play for the Flames, the Guildford Flames that is. The former Apes are Rhett Rachinski, Brennan Yadlowski, and Jesse Craige. Craige had already gone pro a year ago and the others had no further eligibility left. Guildford is moving up from the EPHL where they enjoyed immense success, to the EIHL. Remember that the Bisons face three EIHL teams in the pre-season.

    Links:
    ¶ [U of A Story]



    The T-irds are losing their leading scorer from a year ago. Anthony Bardaro has signed with HC Asiago of the Alps Hockey League. He still had a year of eligibility left. The Alps league is Austria-based and is their 2nd tier league (behind the EBEL). The league also has the better teams from Slovenia and Italy.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]
    ¶ [CWUAA Story]



    Bedrock U has no story posted but there are links for a few departures, all of whom played just one season for the Dinos. Two back-up players are moving down the hockey ladder. Darcy DeRoose is going to the Red Deer College Kings and Mac Colasimone is off to the S.F.U. Clown. Meanwhile, Parker Bowles is going pro with the Tillburg Trappers, a Dutch team playing in the Oberliga, Germany's 3rd tier league. Bowles had 12 points in 12 games. Colasimone dressed in 7 games and had 2 goals and 1 assist. DeRoose had 1 goal and 2 assists in his 11 games.

    Links:
    ¶ [Tillburg Story on Bowles (in Dutch)]
    ¶ [SJHL Story on DeRoose]
    ¶ [SFU Story on Colasimone]



    Meanwhile, across town, the M.R.U. Bluegars will bid farewell to defenceman Emerson Hrynyk. He is off to the Dundee Stars of the EIHL. This former Dauphin King had a year of eligibility left. No word on whether Dundee has restaurants that serve perogies with haggis.

    Links:
    ¶ [Dundee Story]



    Amidst the stories of departures, I also see that the Regina Banjo Cats landed a goaltender. Michael Herringer has the unenviable task of facing the onslaught of shots in the Regina goal. He'll see more rubber than ... ah forget it. He's had some OK numbers, so Regina must be happy getting a recruit from the Dub. They need many more of those.

    Links:
    ¶ [Tweet from Kelowna]
    ¶ [Elite Prospects Page]

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    July 25: A T-ird wins gold


    Once again, the T-irds have more off-season news. Defenceman Kyle Becker helped Canada win gold at the Maccabiah Games, the "Jewish Olympics". There was a 5-team round-robin, where Canada went 4-0-0 to place 1st. In the final Canada beat USA 7-2 for gold. Russia beat Israel for bronze, and Germany placed 5th. There were almost 10,000 fans in the sold-out arena for the final game.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]
    ¶ [Games Standings]

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    Aug 4: Slow News Is Some News

    The teams in the CW have not had much to say so far. UBC is the exception, albeit mostly with stories of players moving on lately.


    It is appropriate that Antilla the Hun is off to Hungary. T-ird grad Joe Antilla has signed with Hungarian team Alba Volán Székesfehérvár from the Austria-based EBEL. Bison coach Ryan Bonni played for that team back in 2008-09. That's a pretty good league.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]



    The Banjo Mutts announced their annual Off The Leash Luncheon will be held November 2nd and guest speaker will be Brendan Shanahan. No doubt Shanny has always wanted to spray a fire hydrant.

    Links:
    ¶ [U of S Story]



    The Bisons' British Tour is now only 3 weeks away. The tickets are fairly pricey. The Belfast Giants charge £25-£35 (C$41-C$58) for adults for two games, and for children its £14-£22 (C$23-C$36). Edinburgh Capitals are much cheaper, £5 for children and £10 for adults. Braehead's links for tickets are not up and running yet. But for their other exhibition games the range is £9-£27. So if I were on tour the tickets would cost me more than a season pass over here! In fact, AHL Moose tickets are cheaper.

    Links:
    ¶ [Belfast Giants Announcement]
    ¶ [Edinburgh Capitals - Ticket Page]
    ¶ [Braehead Facebook Event Page] ∞ [Braehead Fixtures]



    Lots of CW (and CIS) coaches have made it big and two, former Calgary Dinos' head coach Willie Desjardins and former Saskatchewan Huskies' head coach Dave King, were named to Hockey Canada's coaching staff for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Desjardins will be the head coach. Mike Babcock (Lethbridge) was at the helm in 2010 and 2014, and Dave King himself led the way in 1984, 1988, and 1992. Clare Drake (Alberta) was one three "head coaches" in 1980, along with Tom Watt and Lorne Davis. George Kingston (Calgary) and Wayne Fleming (Manitoba) have served as assistants.

    Links:
    ¶ [CWUAA Story]

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    Aug 6: Merasty to Wichita, and more


    Shaq Merasty has been signed by the Wichita Thunderof the ECHL. He was one of the leading scorers for the Bisons and although he has been out of junior for 5 seasons already, he still had one year left. (He played in the NCAA3, got 2nd team all-American honours, red-shirted, and then spent 3 years with the Bisons.) In 28 NCAA3 games he was 22-16-38. His peak season in the CW was 14-16-30 in 2015-16.

    Also, upcoming Bison opponent Edinburgh Capitals signed yet another Acadia alum, Dylan Anderson. That gives the Caps two former Cajuns and the Bisons one for that game coming up on August 29th.

    Links:
    ¶ [Merasty @Elite Prospects]
    ¶ [Findlay @Twitter]
    ¶ [Edinburgh @Twitter]
    ¶ [Edinburgh Story]




    No post would be complete without a UBC story. This one tells us that the T-irds previously-announced exhibition games against the Trinity Western Spartans and the STFU Clown are part of a tournament sponsored by the Vancouver Giants called the "Captains Cup". Seems silly, since the games are so spread out, but if it generates some interest so be it. The BCIHL schedule is still stuck at 2016-17.

    Captains Cup Schedule
    Sep 15 SFU at UBC – 7 p.m.
    Sep 16 TWU at SFU – 7 p.m.
    Sep 30 TWU at UBC – 2 p.m.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]
    ¶ [UBC Schedule]
    ¶ [BCIHL Schedule]




    There has been nothing official from the Hørny Ønes in a long time. And there still has not been. Twitter tells us that Vancouver Giants' defenceman Jeff Rayman is going to Lethbridge. With 7 goals in 205 WHL games he is not being brought in to light up the scoreboard. They should find a 6'3" big guy in front of the net to be useful.

    Links:
    ¶ [Findlay @Twitter]

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    Aug 19: A week away from 1st game, and CW gets new look


    The CW got a new logo, and a secondary abbreviation version. They even have different colour schemes for each team to use. I display the Bison colours here.


    MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 0-0-0)
    BELFAST GIANTS (0-0-0, 0-0-0)


    Saturday, August 26th, 1:00 PM CDT @ The SSE Arena (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
    Sunday, August 27th, 10:00 AM CDT @ The SSE Arena (Belfast, Northern Ireland)


    The Herd opens the season in one week. They face the Belfast Giants on Sat Aug 26 and Sun Aug 27. There are a whole lot of links from the Irish. The Bison roster page is still on 2016-17.

    Links:
    ¶ Launch Day: [Giants' Story] ∞ [Facebook Event]
    ¶ Roster: [@Elite Prospects] ∞ [@Giants] ∞ [@UofM]
    ¶ Elite Prospects career stats: [Paul Deniset] ∞ [Kevin Saurette]
    ¶ Giants': [Facebook] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Wikipedia]


    The Giants have one of those free events for fans today. They are the EIHL's best franchise when it comes to putting fans in seats. So the Bisons should be in an AHL-type environment for the games.

    The team is also quite successful on the ice. Founded in 2000-01, they have won the championship (finishing 1st overall) four times, and the playoffs twice (this is considered secondary in British hockey). In the last 8 years they have been 1st twice and 2nd three times, including last year.

    The Giants have been successful because they identify with neither Irish nor British, nor Catholic nor Protestant. Sports teams over there usually do, which adds spice (and sometimes violence) to rivalries.

    Two former Bison stars played for the Giants in the past but are now retired: Kevin Saurette and Paul Deniset.

    Kevin Saurette was with the Bisons for 5 years starting in 2001-02 and finished his pro career in Belfast. He arrived there during the 2012-13 season and stayed for 2.5 years, finishing in 2014-15. His peak Bison season was 21-32-53 in 40 games (Elite Prospects included non-conference games in some stats) and his peak Giants' numbers were 31-34-65 in 52 games.

    Paul Deniset was a Bison for 4 years starting in 2002-03 during which he was usually lined up with Saurette. He had two stints in Belfast, 2008-09 and 2011-12. Hard to choose his best Bison season. Is 34-22-56 in 42 games better than 26-25-51 in 32 games? He was a dynamic goal-scorer for the Bisons no matter how you look at it. His numbers were also impressive in Belfast, peaking at 27-39-66 in 39 games.

    A smattering of Giants pictures shows they have a choice of colourful jerseys. And their fans seem to appreciate a tussle once in a while.





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    Aug 22: Around the horn round-up



    The Bisons still don't have a new roster page. But we do have their new banner logo. And The Manitoban has posted a tour story with comments from Brett Stovin. Saturday the Belfast Giants displayed their four different jerseys for this season. I am not a fan of the heavy advertised Euro-look.

    The Bisons also reposted the CW story on CanadaWest.tv. A hockey pass is $35.99 ($29.99 early bird) and other prices are stated in the story. The debut broadcast is an exhibition football game on Wednesday.

    Links:
    ¶ [UofM rp @CW Logo Story]
    ¶ [Manitoban: Tour Story]
    ¶ [CanadaWest.tv Story]






    The Hørny Ønes made it official with four new recruits, bringing their total announcements to six. The new players are:

    - Jeff Rayman - defence - Vancouver Giants (WHL)
    - Taylor Fisher - defence - Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)
    - Tyler Maltby - right wing - Sherwood Park (AJHL)
    - Jonny Hogue - goaltender - Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)
    - Ty Edmonds - goaltender - Prince George Cougars (NAHL)

    Maltby had committed to Arizona State but that fell through for some reason. He scored a ton in Junior A, just over a PPG.

    They also continued their flood of new stories with word of a new assistant coach, Kevin Higo, who was the head coach of the Grand Prairie Storm of the AJHL.

    Links:
    ¶ [UofL Recruiting Story] ● [rp @CW]
    ¶ [UofL rp @CW Logo Story]
    ¶ [UofL Higo Story]



    Nate Fleming became the 5th T-ird to sign a pro deal. He is going to the Manchester Storm of the EIHL.

    Links:
    ¶ [UBC Story]



    The Bluegars have nothing at all on their website this off-season. But they have retweeted a few recruiting announcements.

    - Bradley Kennedy - forward - Weeks (MHL)/Halifax (QMJHL)
    - Mitchell Lipon - centre - Whitecourt (AJHL)
    - Kord Pankewicz - defence - Brooks (AJHL)/Lethbridge (WHL)

    All of them have split time between Major Junior and Junior A. Kennedy had been in the QMJHL until mid-way through last season. Lipon once played in the WHL but has been back in Junior A for 2½ years. Pankewicz had four seasons in the Dub before splitting last season between that and Junior A.

    Links:
    ¶ [Kennedy retweet]
    ¶ [Lipon retweet]
    ¶ [Pankewicz retweet]



    The Banjo Mutts tweeted their CW conference banner and issued a press release with their recruits. They landed more players than I thought they needed. Here are the newest fire hydrant-cleaners:

    - Taran Kozun - goaltender - Rosetown Red Wings (redshirt after minor league season with 4 teams)
    - Collin Shirley - left wing/centre - Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
    - Carter Folk - left wing - Victoria Royals (WHL)
    - Taylor Sanheim - forward - Penticton Vees (BCHL)
    - Jesse Shynkaruk - forward - Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
    - Alex Forsberg - left wing/centre - Victoria Royals (WHL)
    - MacKenzie Johnston - defenceman - Rosetown Red Wings (redshirt after MRU)

    Links:
    ¶ [UofS Story]



    The Banjo Cats previously announced the signing of a goaltender. They have now announced more signings. They must be purring with five additions from the Dub, much more than in recent seasons.

    Michael Herringer - goaltender - Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
    Troy Murray - defence - Kootenay Ice (WHL)
    Zak Zborosky - forward - Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
    Ben Duperreault - forward - Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
    Jacob Cardiff - forward - Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

    Links:
    ¶ [UofR Story] ● [rp @CW]

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    Aug 25: Puck Drops Tomorrow



    The puck drops tomorrow for the Bisons-Belfast series but nothing new on the Bison tour, nor of the roster. Hopefully I can find a LeagueStat kind of source for rosters etc. If you have £10 you can watch on-line, or £12 for both! Post-game highlights will likely be on their YouTube page.

    The CW is also releasing stories on each team's CW recruits. The Bisons already announced theirs. To remind you, here they are again:

    Lucas Skrumeda - defence - Everett Silvertips (WHL)
    Calvin Spencer - forward - Vancouver Giants (WHL)
    Michael St. Croix - forward - SEPT (Allan Cup, red shirt after 3 seasons in AHL/ECHL after Edmonton in WHL)
    Zach Franko - forward - Innisfail (Allan Cup, red shirt after 2 seasons with Acadia after Kootenay in WHL)

    Links:
    ¶ [CW Story re: Bison WHL recruits]
    ¶ [Belfast Story: Keefe Wants Wins]
    ¶ [Webcast at Giants Live]
    ¶ [Belfast YouTube]







    The Evil Monkeys confirmed their new collection of Apes, one of whom (Sawchenko) was previously announced. Magee finished his junior career in Victoria (WHL) then went pro.

    - Clayton Kirichenko - defence - Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
    - Brandon Magee - forward - Lacombe Generals (red shirt after season in ECHL)
    - Steven Owre - forward - Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
    - Zach Sawchenko - goaltender - Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

    Links:
    ¶ [UofA Story]




    The Bluegars' conference banner was out, briefly, and then replaced with one featuring a new logo. How about that. Their website still has no feature stories. However, one commitment story is part of a batch of releases on the CW site. They have Riley Lindgren, a forward from Swift Current (WHL). He had 74 points in 72 games. I suppose the rest of their recruits will be from Junior A. Their 2017-18 schedule has been posted, but their only listed exhibition game is the one announced by and against Saskatchewan.

    Links:
    ¶ [CW Story]
    ¶ [MRU Schedule]



    The CW's story on the previously announced CW recruits for the T-irds is out there now. To recap:

    Rylan Toth - goal - Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
    Graham Millar - forward - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
    Matt Revel - forward - Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
    Tyler Sandhu - forward - Tri-City Americans (WHL)
    Austin Glover - forward - Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

    Links:
    ¶ [CW Story]

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    Aug 26-27: Bisons Split in Belfast


    The only links I could find were from Belfast's Twitter feed. They have loads of good photos but no summary nor boxscore. They did not mention who scored the Bison goals. So I have posted what is there.

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    MANITOBA BISONS 6
    BELFAST GIANTS 4

    Links:

    Giants' Tweets: [1st] : [2nd] : [Final]
    UofM: [Schedule/Results Page]


    The Bisons held period leads of 3-1 and 5-2. The Giants pulled to within 1 before the Bisons put it away.


    Channing Bresciani and Brett Brooks in mid-ice.


    Justin Augert and the new #16 can't stop a crease crash goal. I hope he's a defenceman.


    Byron Spriggs got the win.


    Zach Franko takes over Jordan Depape's #27.

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    MANITOBA BISONS 6
    BELFAST GIANTS 7
    (in overtime)

    Links:

    Giants' Tweets: [1st] : [2nd] : [Final]
    UofM: [Schedule/Results Page]


    This must have been wild. The Bisons had period leads of 2-1 and 4-2. But Belfast scored 4 goals in the 3rd to take a 6-4 lead. The Bisons rallied to force overtime, including a last-minute goal.


    Looks like Sean Christensen is back.


    Adam Henry is one of many Bison defencemen to have a picture taken.


    I wonder if Rene Hunter crushed anybody.


    Newcomer Lukas Skrumeda got Shaq's #25.


    Dasan Sydora played at least part of the game in goal.

    UP NEXT

    Aug 29 Bisons at Edinburgh
    Aug 31 Bisons at Braehead


    The Bluegars posted two stories on their new look.

    Links:

    ¶ [Aug 25th Press Release]
    ¶ [School Release - with alt logos]

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    Preview: Aug 29-31: Bisons in Scotland



    MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 1-0-1)
    EDINBURGH CAPITALS (0-0-0, 0-0-0)
    BRAEHEAD CLAN (0-0-0, 1-3-0)


    Tuesday, August 29th, 1:30 PM CDT @ Murrayfield Ice Rink (Edinburgh, Scotland)
    Thursday, August 31st, 1:30 PM CDT @ Braehead Arena (Glasgow, Scotland)


    Links:
    ¶ Capitals' Stories: [Focus on the Bisons] ∞ [Strong Squad Ready]
    ¶ Roster: [@Elite Prospects] ∞ [@Capitals]
    ¶ Elite Prospects career stats: [Taylor Stefishen] ∞ [Mike Cazzola] ∞ [Dylan Anderson] ∞ [Michael D'Orazio]
    ¶ Capitals': [Facebook] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [YouTube]
    ¶ Murrayfield Ice Rink: [History]
    ¶ Clan Stories: [Ryan Potulny Signed] ∞ [Fixtures/Results]
    ¶ Roster: [@Elite Prospects] ∞ [@Clan]
    ¶ Clan: [Facebook] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Event Page]


    The Bison tour has finished its Irish leg and now it is time for the Scottish leg. I believe the last time the Bisons played in Scotland was 1931 when they were touring before and after the world championship tournament. They stopped in England and beat their national team four times (7-0, 7-1, 2-1, and 3-2) and Oxford University once (4-0) before defeating the Scottish national team (11-1).

    The Edinburgh Capitals are the Bisons' first Scottish opponent of the tour. The Capitals have four former CIS/USports players on their roster. Taylor Stefishen played for the Calgary Dinos from 2011-12 through 2013-14 and has since played in the AHL, ECHL, and various Euro leagues. Mike Cazzola was with Acadia from 2012-13 through 2015-16, then split last season between the AHL and ECHL. Dylan Anderson played for Queen's last year, after four years with Acadia. Michael D'Orazio is entering his second season with Edinburgh after having played five seasons for St. Mary's.

    Last year the Capitals were last in the EIHL (then a 10 team league). Their record was 16-33-3. Their head coach is former NHLer Dmitri Kristich.

    The team even has cheerleaders, one of whom is very tall, as seen in the photo. They also incorporate the Scottish flag into their jerseys. Nice touch.





    The Braehead Clan were 5th in the EIHL last year, at 24-22-6. They have no CIS grads. Of note, Clan goaltender Ryan Nie played for the Johnstown Chiefs (of Slapshot fame) in 2007-08. Was he mentored by Denis Lemieux? Also, forward Tyler Scofield played for the OCN Blizzard (of the MJHL) in 2004-05.

    Just today, the Clan inked former NHLer Ryan Potulny.





    The two Bison opponents this week are joined by two more teams from Scotland, the Dundee Stars and Fife Flyers. (Fife is a historic team that returned to top tier hockey in the UK the same season as the Jets returned to Winnipeg.) The four Scottish teams also have a competition for the Scottish Cup. The event is being held in Edinburgh September 9th and 10th. The four teams will rotate hosting this each season.


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    Aug 29: Bisons Edge Capitals



    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    EDINBURGH CAPITALS 1

    Links:

    Capitals' Tweets: [1st] : [2nd] : [Final] : [MoM]
    Capitals' Site: [Fixtures/Results Page] ∞ [Match Reports]
    Game stories: [Edinburgh Reporter]
    Elite Prospects career stats: [Calum Robertson]
    UofM: [Schedule/Results Page]


    Details are sketchy because while the UK teams love their pictures they have not twigged on to boxscores or summaries. But Edinburgh has a newspaper with a story, which tells us that Bison goals were scored by newcomers Lucas Skrumeda and Michael St. Croix. Skrumeda's opener came after 4 minutes and Calum Robertson scored after 10 minutes to tie it up. St. Croix's winner came with just 6 seconds left. Robertson was "Man of the Match" for the Scots and Channing Bresciani countered for the Herd.

    Robertson is just 16 years old, and a valuable Scottish non-import. He played Under-16 as a 13 and 14 year old, notching 44 goals in 24 games.While playing Under-20 as a 14 and 15 year old he scored 32 goals in 19 games. Also as a 15 year old, he scored 8 goals in 9 games in the SNL (2nd tier men's league behind the EIHL) and 2 more in 5 games for Britain in the Under-18 worlds.


    A joint team picture is a nice touch.

    LATE LINKS



    Some late links from the Belfast series have popped up.

    Links:

    Game stories: [Giants' Site] ∞ [Belfast Telegraph]


    UP NEXT

    Aug 31 Bisons at Braehead
    Sep 15 Bisons v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
    Sep 16 Bisons v Calgary (at Regina)

    OTHER NEWS AROUND THE C.W.


    The Hørny Ønes are holding a Scholarship Breakfast on September 28th and Michael Landsberg will be the guest speaker. He has done a lot of work speaking on mental health issues.

    Link:

    ¶ [UofL Story]



    Nothing has been posted on the Bedrock U nor Bluegar websites yet. So thank goodness for the CUSN!


    The Dinos have a massive group of 13 recruits from the WHL. I thought they were fortunate to do as well as they did last year. But this many newcomers should improve them. They did incur significant off-season losses due to graduation and pro deals. I can't wait for LeagueStat to update roster pages to see which players are back across the league. Here's the list:

    Calgary Dinos 2017-18 WHL recruits:
    – Jordan Papirny - G - Swift Current
    – Colton Bobyk - D - Red Deer
    – Shaun Dosanjh - D - Portland
    – Ryan Gagnon - D - Victoria
    – Aaron Irving - D - Everett
    – Matt Alfaro - F - Lethbridge
    – Tyler Coulter - F - Brandon
    – Ryan Graham - F - Swift Current
    – Riley Sheen - F - Red Deer
    – Josh Uhrich - F - Seattle
    – Tim Vanstone - F - Prince Albert

    Red-shirt:
    – Graham Black* - F - Swift Current

    Transfer from Regina:
    – Trent Lofthouse^ - F - Vancouver

    Links:

    ¶ [WHL Tweet]
    ¶ [WHL Story]



    The Bluegars' list is predominantly Junior A grads. On paper, the Dinos easily won this recruiting war. I always caution to be careful when it comes to Junior A recruits, i.e. don't assume they are below the calibre of Major Junior. But this is pretty tilted.

    Here's the list:
    - Ryley Lindgren - F - Swift Current (WHL)
    - Mitch Lipon - F - Whitecourt (AJHL)
    - Kord Pankewicz - D - Brooks (AJHL)
    - Clive Rozdeba - D - Kindersley (SJHL)
    - Josh Bly - F - Nipawin (SJHL)
    - Austin Adamson - F - Vernon (BCHL)
    - Hunter Zandee - F - Vernon (BCHL)
    - Bradley Kennedy - F - Weeks (MJAHL)

    Link:

    ¶ [CUSN Canada-wide recruiting list]

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    Aug 31: Big Win for Bisons



    MANITOBA BISONS 7
    BRAEHEAD CLAN 1

    Links:

    Clan Tweets: [1st] : [1st pix] : [2nd] : [2nd pix] : [Final]
    Clan Site: [Preview] ∞ [Fixtures/Results Page]
    Audio: [YouTube: Clan Radio]
    Game stories: [The Gazette - story to come]
    UofM: [Schedule/Results Page]


    No game stories are available as I post, so Twitter is my friend. The Bisons enjoyed period leads of 4-0 and 5-1 en route to a convincing win. I included two posts which contain four pictures each, and there were many more if you feel like searching.

    An interesting bonus is the YouTube link. If you want to hear play-by-play with a Scottish accent, give it a listen. I listened at the end of the 1st period and it sounded like Wasylak, Franko, Henry, and Zajac scored in that period. Some names don't sound the same in Scottish. I believe that the other scorers were Laurencelle, Brooks, and Shawn Bowles. I suspect they will in due time upload some highlights to that channel.

    So the Bisons end the tour 3-0-1, which is decent enough.


    Victor Sharonov is a 6'5" Russian who was on the roster but did not play in the 2nd semester last year.


    Byron Spriggs was between the pipes.


    Opponents hit the ice when Jonah Wasylak is around.


    Braehead unveiled their new jerseys. They blended the ads better than most Euro jerseys.

    NEXT UP

    Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)
    Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba (7:00 at Seven Oaks Arena)
    Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba (2:00 at Wayne Fleming Arena)
    Sep 30 Manitoba at North Dakota (7:07 at Grand Forks)

    The foregoing are all exhibition games. The regular season starts Oct 7.

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    Sept 1: More UK Links

    LATE LINKS

    Some new links have been found about the Bison trip to the British Isles.



    Link:

    BBC story: [Keefe Interview]


    I still have not found a good game story on either Belfast game which at least says who scored for the Bisons. I don't think UK teams ever upload boxscores or summaries, at least for pre-season games. But lots of photos and links to buy tickets, which is good.



    Links:

    Edinburgh Reporter: [Khristich Pre-Game] : [Khristich Post-Game] : [Calum Robertson Profile] : [Robertson MOM]
    Student Newspaper: [Game Story]


    We now know that the Bison scorers were Zach Franko and Michael St. Croix. In goal, Byron Spriggs started and Dasan Sydora came in mid-way in the 2nd period.



    Links:

    The Herald: [Coach John Tripp]
    Evening Times: [Clan Page] : [Potulny Signing]
    Team Site: [Game Story]


    The team's game story tells us all the Bison scorers. Here they are, in order:
    1st period: Jonah Wasylak, Zach Franko, Adam Henry, Nick Zajac
    2nd period: Blake Heinrich
    3rd period: Michael St. Croix, Shawn Bowles

    Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal. I have not seen in photos nor mentioned in a story last season's back-up goaltender Justin Paulic, nor any new recruit in net. The Bisons (and all teams for that matter) really need to upload roster pages for 2017-18.

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    Tour highlight videos

    YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHTS READY

    Just click and watch in a new window ...


    Bisons @ Giants - game 2


    Bisons @ Capitals


    Bisons @ Clan


    Bisons' 2016-17 highlights

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    Sept 4: Labour Day Media Search

    ASSORTED LINKS



    Any player recruited should be known by now. There has been a trickle of last-minute announcements, none from the CW. Elite Prospects compiles a list at the link. CUSN has been the best source so far and their link is here, too.

    Links:

    Elite Prospects: [CIS Confirmed Transfers]
    CUSN: [Transactions Page]




    I found some media stories about the recruits already announced through official sources. The WHL also sent out team-specific stories on recruits, some of which were re-posted and previously linked.

    Links:

    Saskatchewan: [CKOM Recruits Story]
    Lethbridge: [Lethbridge Herald Recruits Story]
    WHL: [Man] : [MRU] : [Sask] : [Alta] : [Cal] : [UBC] : [Leth] : [Reg]



    Even after the Bison tour of the UK ended, there was a continuing trickle of stories, posted here.

    Links:

    BBC: [Edinburgh Capitals turn to Russian recruits]
    Edinburgh Reporter: [Capitals sit-out as Clan re-group]
    Belfast Telegraph: [Manitoba-Belfast Game Story (problems loading in Firefox)]



    Instead of playing the Evil Monkeys, the Edmonton Greasers prospects will face a combined team of NAIT and MacEwan players. Will they be called the Oookins?

    Link:

    Edmonton Journal: [The time-honoured Edmonton Oilers rookies vs. University of Alberta Golden Bears game will change on the fly next month]



    Dinos' coach Mark Howell was amongst those interviewed for a Bedrock U story on "trash talk". Basically, they conclude that venting helps a-holes vent.

    Link:

    The Gauntlet: [Trash-talk an unavoidable part of sport]

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    Sept 6: Schedules & Rosters


    First, dealing with schedules, MRU has updated theirs to include the 3 games previously noted. However, they have changed opponents on Sept 27, so that they will play the Evil Monkeys instead of Bedrock U. However, Alberta does not list the game, and Calgary still does.

    http://www.mrucougars.com/sports/mice/2017-18/schedule
    https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/te...key-m/schedule
    http://www.godinos.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey&


    Second, regarding rosters, not one team has 2017-18 posted. Here are the links to follow along:

    https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-m/roster
    http://www.godinos.com/roster.aspx?path=mhockey&
    http://gohorns.ca/roster.aspx?path=mhockey
    http://gobisons.ca/roster.aspx?path=mhockey
    http://www.mrucougars.com/sports/mice/2017-18/roster
    http://www.reginacougars.com/roster.aspx?path=mhockey&
    http://huskies.usask.ca/sports/mice/2016-17/roster
    http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/roster.aspx?path=mhockey

    And here is the link to Canada West's Hockey Tech roster page.

    http://canadawest.hockeytech.com/men/stats/roster/5

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    Sept 8: Lots of Goals on Opening Night



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    CALGARY DINOS 7


    Links:
    U of L: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2]
    U of C: [S&R] : [Tweet]


    Not much for links on this game. The Lethbridge Tweets tell us that their goal scorers were Sanvido (with 2), White, and Moser.



    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    N.A.I.T. OOKS 3

    (in overtime)

    Links:
    U of A: [S&R] : [Tweet]
    NAIT: [Team Site] : [Twitter]
    ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]


    The Evil Monkeys and Ooks started with what seems to have been quite a game. There are no game stories out there. All I know is that "Sanford got the winner". The Athabasca College Hockey Challenge continues with NAIT v Augustana on Saturday and Augustana v Alberta on Sunday.

    OUT EAST/COLLEGE

    Concordia 1 UQTR 6 : [CU Tweet]
    Minot State 2 Briercrest 2 (ot tie): [ACAC S&R]

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    Sept 9: The Night of the Split


    CALGARY DINOS 1
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5


    Links:

    U of L: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3] : [Tweet-Post]
    U of C: [S&R] : [Twitter]


    So the Hørny Ønes take the weekend 9-8 on total goals. There are no summaries nor boxscores. The Lethbridge Twitter had regular updates and tells us that they held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0, and their goals came from Sward, Moser, Merkley, Sanvido, and Clowes. Ty Edmonds was player of the game. Nice turn-around for Lethbridge.


    N.A.I.T. OOKS 1
    AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 2


    Links:

    ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]


    Though both teams are in the ACAC, this was game 2 of the Athabasca College Hockey Challenge, which includes the Evil Monkeys. Neither team had any links on their sites or Twitter, but for a retweet of the ACHC Tweet.

    Augustana and Alberta now have two points each and their game on Sunday will be for the tournament title.

    OUT EAST/COLLEGE


    SOUTH ISLAND KNIGHTS 1
    VANCOUVER ISLAND MARINERS 10


    Links:

    ➔ [BCIHL S&R]
    ➔ [Tweet] : [Opening Faceoff]
    ➔ [VIU Team Site]


    Perhaps the most significant game of the night was on Vancouver Island, where the VIU Mariners played their first game. Their opponent was the South Island Knights, a Senior AA team. They tweeted out a gif of the opening faceoff, and it is linked. The game was not final as I post.

    UQTR 1 Concordia 4 : [CU S&R] : [CU Tweet]
    RMC 0 McGill 8 : [LeagueStat]
    Minot State 4 Briercrest 3 : [ACAC S&R]

    Just as Lethbridge turned things around in game 2, so too did the Stingers. Both UQTR and Bedrock U had highly touted recruiting classes.

    Kudos to McGill for uploading their game updates and other data into LeagueStat. All teams should follow suit.

    Minot State was up to face the Clippers, perennial cellar-dwellers in the ACAC. A competitive series is something nice for Briercrest. They were outscored 144-73 last year.

    UP NEXT

    Sep 10 Alberta v Augustana (ACAC) (at Athabasca)

    Sep 12 Brock at Western Ontario
    Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Regina (at Ochapowace, Sask)
    Sep 14 Laurier at Waterloo
    Sep 15 Calgary at Regina
    Sep 15 Guelph at Brock
    Sep 15 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
    Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
    Sep 15 McGill at U.Q.T.R.
    Sep 15 Moncton at St. F.X.
    Sep 15 Ottawa at Nipissing
    Sep 15 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Sep 15 U.O.I.T. at Ryerson
    Sep 15 U.P.E.I. v New Brunswick (at Montague, PEI)
    Sep 16 Laurier at Windsor
    Sep 16 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)
    Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. (at Montague, PEI)
    Sep 16 Ottawa at Laurentian
    Sep 16 Queen's v R.M.C. (at Gananoque)
    Sep 16 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
    Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

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    Sept 10: Monkeys Win Tournament


    AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 4
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


    Links:

    ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]
    UofA: [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]


    Through a series of Monkey Tweets we can see that their goals were scored by Magee, Bredo, Legault, Kieser, Nichols, Lange, and Carroll. The period scores were 2-2 and 5-2. They also had a 7-2 lead in the 3rd period. So after a big-time scare in game 1, the Primates managed to avoid slipping on a banana peel and claim the ACHC title.

    The picture below was tweeted out and it appears there is no Monkey logo on their white jersey as there was last year. And no yellow highlights.


    Also, VIU piled on 3 more goals and won their late Saturday game 13-1.

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    Preview: Sept 15-16: Bisons off to Regina

    The only CW teams sitting at home and eating popcorn are the Bluegars and Evil Monkeys. Here's what the rest are doing.


    MANITOBA BISONS (3-0-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
    CALGARY DINOS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
    REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)


    Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Regina 8:00 CDT at Ochapowace, Sask.
    Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan 5:00 CDT at Regina
    Sep 15 Calgary at Regina 8:00 CDT
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary 3:30 CDT at Regina


    Links:

    Regina: [Team Site] ∞ [S&R] ∞ [Twitter]
    Manitoba: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Saskatchewan: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Calgary: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    None of the teams has anything new to report. Bedrock U are the only team with a 2017-18 roster uploaded. Regina usually posts updates about their own tournament.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS (1-0-0, 2016-17: 8-16-4)


    Links:

    UWO: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Lethbridge: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    The Hørny Ønes will carry the CW's colours all the way to London, Ontario where they will face future insurance salesmen, the UWO Urban Cowboys. This is a Friday-Saturday double-header. Neither team made the playoffs a year ago. That is nothing unusual for the Hørny Ønes, but the Urban Cowboys are usually near the top of the OUA West.


    SIMON FRASER CLAN (0-0-0, 2016-17: 18-4-2)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)


    Links:

    UBC: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    SFU: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    The battle to be the toast of the coast begins in British California on Friday night when the T-irds face The Clown. Those two are being joined by Holy Trinity in a pre-season series for the Captains' Cup.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 12 Brock 3 W. Ontario 7 (or 5-9) : [UWO S&R] : [BU S&R]

    Sep 14 Laurier at Waterloo
    Sep 15 Guelph at Brock
    Sep 15 McGill at U.Q.T.R.
    Sep 15 Moncton at St. F.X.
    Sep 15 Ottawa at Nipissing
    Sep 15 U.O.I.T. at Ryerson
    Sep 15 U.P.E.I. v New Brunswick at Montague, PEI
    Sep 16 Laurier at Windsor
    Sep 16 New Brunswick v U.P.E.I. at Montague, PEI
    Sep 16 Ottawa at Laurentian
    Sep 16 Queen's v R.M.C. at Gananoque
    Sep 16 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
    Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

    Links:

    ¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]


    COLLEGE

    Sep 13 MacEwan/NAIT v Oilers Rookies
    Sep 15 Innisfail Eagles at SAIT
    Sep 15 Lacombe Generals v Red Deer College @ SAIT
    Sep 15 MacEwan at Concordia Edmonton
    Sep 15 Selkirk College at Eastern Washington
    Sep 16 Augustana at Portage College
    Sep 16 Eastern Washington at Selkirk College
    Sep 16 Innisfail Eagles v Red Deer College @ SAIT
    Sep 16 Lacombe Generals at SAIT
    Sep 16 MacEwan at NAIT
    Sep 16 South Island Knights at Vancouver Island
    Sep 16 Trinity Western at Simon Fraser
    Sep 17 Portage College at Augustana

    Links:

    ¶ [ACAC S&R]
    ¶ [BCIHL S&R]

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    Sept 14: Bison Roster Uploaded



    Links:

    ¶ [Roster Page]
    ¶ [Geordie Keane @Elite Prospects]


    The Bison website has finally uploaded a 2017-18 roster page. I expect/hope the rest of the dominoes to fall this week. The team has one new previously unannounced recruit, Geordie Keane from the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL. His stats and the roster page are linked. His uncle is 3-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Keane and I believe former Bison assistant coach Billy Keane is his father. Geordie was the Blues' captain last year.

    My concern is the lack of blue-line recruits. The Herd has 3 goaltenders, 7 defencemen, and 18 forwards. Just like last year. Here's the breakdown:

    Goaltenders

    Returning
    1 Justin Paulic
    34 Dasan Sydora
    35 Byron Spriggs

    This is the 3rd season for the exact same group of three. Spriggs won the starting job from Paulic and Sydora is a #3. In the past, Coach Sirant has shown that the back-up one year will be given a shot at being the #1 the next.

    Defence

    Returning

    2 Adam Henry
    3 Sean Christensen
    4 Channing Bresciani
    9 Rene Hunter
    16 Blake Heinrich

    Recruits
    11 Victor Sharonov
    25 Lucas Skrumeda

    Departed
    5 Lee Christensen
    20 Garrett Johnston

    Sharonov was on the roster for the 2nd semester but never dressed. The big Russian is an enigma. He somehow wound up in Florida. Maybe if we read Hillary Cinton's new book we will find out how he cost her the election. Johnston is gone after just one year, which is too bad. Christensen played 5 years and became a solid defender. On paper, the quality should be at least as good, with the benefit of added seasoning for the 5 returnees. Last year, several forwards played stretches on defence and that may be necessary again.

    Forwards

    Returning

    8 Liam Bilton
    10 Brett Dudar
    12 Nick Zajac
    13 Remi Laurencelle
    14 Kamerin Nault
    15 Shawn Bowles
    17 Warren Callis
    21 Brett Brooks
    22 Brad Bowles
    23 Joel Schreyer
    24 Justin Augert
    26 Quintin Lisoway
    28 Brett Stovin
    29 Jonah Wasylak

    Recruits
    18 Michael St. Croix
    19 Calvin Spencer
    20 Geordie Keane
    27 Zach Franko

    Departed
    16 Jesse Paradis
    19 Hudson Friesen
    25 Shaq Merasty
    27 Jordan Depape

    Despite losing their 1st and 4th leading scorers, the recruits are likely a slight upgrade on paper. Depape and Merasty were CW superstars, but St. Croix and Franko are great replacements. Paradis and Friesen seldom played so anything from Spencer and Keane would be a bonus. The question I have is: Which of these players can play the point? It is hard to scratch 6 forwards every game. There are a load of returning 2nd year Junior A players, and often those players improve greatly as they become veterans.

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    Sept 15: Bisons Lose in Regina


    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


    Links:

    UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
    UofS: [S&R] : [Twitter]


    The only information on this is the score listed at the Saskatchewan Schedule/Results page. Hopefully something more will pop up at one or more of the links.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
    REGINA COUGARS 4


    Links:

    UofR: [S&R] : [Tweet]
    UofS: [S&R]


    This one was played Thursday night in Ochapawace. The only detail comes from the Regina tweet. Their goals came from King, Frei, Langford and Fowlie. So Felines beat Canines in the opening salvo of this rivalry.


    CALGARY DINOS 7
    REGINA COUGARS 0


    Links:

    UofR: [S&R] : [Tweet]
    UofC: [S&R]


    No details are available anywhere on this one either. The tournament wraps up on Saturday with the Bisons facing Bedrock U. If Calgary wins the game, they win the tournament. If the Bisons win, all 4 teams will be 1-1.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3


    Links:

    UWO: [S&R]
    UofL: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]


    The tweets tell us that the Hørny Ønes led 3-0 after the first period and scoring was:
    - Merkley (PP) (Maltby,Valentino)
    - Valentino (Merkley)
    - Wardley (M.Maxwell, Clowes)
    - M.Maxwell (Valentino)
    - Valentino (Orban, Hughson)

    Nice to see the Hørny Ønes waltz into nerdville and whip the Urban Cowboys. The faux westerners from UWO will always try in vain to act non-eastern. But really they all look like this:



    SIMON FRASER CLAN 3
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 8


    Links:

    UBC: [Live Stats] : [Tweet]
    SFU: [Tweet]


    I was able to watch a lot of this one on CanadaWest.tv, which was nice. Quite a good broadcast. The T-irds were being held to a 3-3 draw entering the 3rd period and then exploded with 5 unanswered goals. Each side will now play Holy Trinity to finish the Captains' Cup tournament.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 14 Laurier at Waterloo - cancelled
    Sep 15 Guelph 5 Brock 3 : [BU Story]
    Sep 15 McGill 3 U.Q.T.R. 2 (so) : [BU Story]
    Sep 15 Moncton 2 St. F.X. 5 : [AUS S&R]
    Sep 15 Ottawa 5 Nipissing 4 : [NU Tweet]
    Sep 15 U.O.I.T. 2 Ryerson 6 : [RU S&R]
    Sep 15 U.P.E.I. 1 New Brunswick 2 : [AUS Boxscore]

    COLLEGE

    Sep 13 NAIT/MacEwan 2 Oilers Rookies 0 : [Game Story]
    Sep 15 Innisfail Eagles 2 SAIT 5 : [Boxscore]
    Sep 15 Lacombe Generals 5 Red Deer College 4 (so) : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 15 MacEwan 6 Concordia Edmonton 0 : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 15 Selkirk College 3 Eastern Washington 2 (ot) : [BCIHL S&R]

    UP NEXT

    Sep 16 Laurier at Windsor
    Sep 16 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)
    Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. (at Montague, PEI)
    Sep 16 Ottawa at Laurentian
    Sep 16 Queen's v R.M.C. (at Gananoque)
    Sep 16 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
    Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

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    Sept 16: Bedrock Beats Bisons, Win Tournament


    MANITOBA BISONS 5
    CALGARY DINOS 6


    Links:

    UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
    UofS: [S&R]


    Once again, no details anywhere. The win for the Dinos leaves the tournament standings like this:
    Calgary 2-0
    Regina 1-1
    Saskatchewan 1-1
    Manitoba 0-2

    The Bisons have to be concerned about giving up 11 goals on the weekend. However, without access to summaries/boxscores it is hard to gauge just what the games were like.

    Next weekend the Herd has their only home action of the pre-season against Regina Friday night at Seven Oaks and Saturday afternoon on campus.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3


    Links:

    UWO: [S&R]
    UofL: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]


    The tweets tell us it was 1-1 after one and 3-2 after two, and Valentino notched another. So its back-to-back splits for the Hørny Ønes.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 16 Laurier 0 Windsor 2 : [UW S&R]
    Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. : cancelled
    Sep 16 Ottawa 4 Laurentian 3 : [UfO Results]
    Sep 16 Queen's 0 R.M.C. 4 : [QU Story]
    Sep 16 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 0 : [AUS S&R]
    Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. 3 McGill 2 : [LeagueStat]

    COLLEGE

    Sep 16 Innisfail Eagles 5 Red Deer College 6 (so) : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 16 MacEwan 1 NAIT 2 : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 16 Augustana 8 Portage 0 : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 16 Lacombe Generals 4 SAIT 2 : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 16 Eastern Washington 1 Selkirk College 8 : [BCIHL S&R]
    Sep 16 Trinity Western 2 Simon Fraser 1 : [BCIHL S&R]
    Sep 16 South Island Knights 2 Vancouver Island 7 : [BCIHL S&R]

    UP NEXT

    Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
    Sep 19 R.M.C. at Ryerson
    Sep 20 Saint Mary's v Acadia (at Truro)
    Sep 21 Mount Royal at Calgary (Brick)
    Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)
    Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
    Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
    Sep 22 McGill at York
    Sep 22 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 22 Queen's at U.B.C.
    Sep 22 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba (at Seven Oaks Arena)
    Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta (Brick)
    Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
    Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)
    Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)

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    Preview: Sept 22-23: Regina at Bisons

    The whole CW is set to hit the ice this weekend for the first time in pre-season. The slate includes two inter-conference series and the Brick Invitational Tournament. The team rosters are not yet uploaded to the CW stats pages. Here's the outlook.


    REGINA COUGARS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)
    MANITOBA BISONS (3-2-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)


    Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba - 7:00 pm at Seven Oaks Arena
    Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba - 2:00 pm at Wayne Fleming Arena


    Links:

    Regina: [Team Site] ∞ [S&R] ∞ [Twitter]
    Manitoba: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    There are no preview stories posted as yet. The Bisons do have their roster page up for this season, but Regina does not. Nor does the CW stats page.

    This series will be the Bisons' only home action in pre-season. Next weekend they travel down to UND before opening the season at home against UBC on October 7th.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-11-2)
    CALGARY DINOS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-1-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)


    Sep 21 Mount Royal at Calgary
    Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta
    Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta
    Sep 23 Saskatchewan v Mount Royal


    Links:

    Alberta: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Calgary: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    MRU: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Sask: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    The top four teams in the CW from a year ago hook up in annual Brick Invitational in Edmontown, with one game in the Town of Bedrock. MRU has yet to hit the ice. The rest have played with mixed results. Bedrock U split with Lethbridge and the Banjo Mutts lost to the Banjo Cats. The Evil Monkeys played two ACAC teams. I suspect that when the season starts these teams will look pretty good.


    RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS (1-0-1, 2016-17: 13-11-3-1)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)


    Links:

    Lethbridge: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Red Deer: [Team Site] ∞ [ACAC S&R]

    The Hørny Ønes delve into the ACAC for an opponent. Both Friday and Saturday games will be played in Lethbridge. They split with the Dinos and then went east to split with Western Ontario. I am interested to see if they could be a playoff team at long last. The sort of blew it last year in losing out to UBC at the wire.


    QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS (0-1-0, 2016-17: 18-7-3)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-0-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)


    Links:

    UBC: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    Queen's: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    For the second year in a row a team from the OUA has made a pre-season jaunt to Beautiful British California for a series. Games go Friday and Saturday. The Queens have started with a loss to RMC whilst the T-irds dusted off the SFU Clown. Queens qualified for the U-Cup last year. Unlike UBC's games against The Clown and Holy Trinity, this series will not be on CanadaWest.tv.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 19 Nipissing 4 Laurentian 3 (so) : [LU S&R]
    Sep 19 R.M.C. 3 Ryerson 4 (ot) : [RU S&R]
    Sep 20 Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 1 : [AU S&R]

    Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)
    Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
    Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
    Sep 22 McGill at York
    Sep 22 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
    Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)
    Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
    Sep 23 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 23 Laurentian at Nipissing
    Sep 23 McGill at Ryerson
    Sep 23 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 23 Saint Mary's v U.P.E.I. (at Bridgewater, NS)
    Sep 23 Toronto at York
    Sep 23 U.Q.T.R. at St. F.X.
    Sep 23 Waterloo v Carleton (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
    Sep 23 Windsor at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)

    Links:

    ¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]


    COLLEGE

    Sep 22 Selkirk College at MacEwan
    Sep 22 Portage College at SAIT
    Sep 22 Stony Plain Eagles at Augustana
    Sep 22 Trinity Western at Concordia Edmonton
    Sep 22 Vancouver Island at Victoria
    Sep 23 Portage College at SAIT
    Sep 23 Trinity Western at MacEwan
    Sep 23 Augustana at Lacombe Generals
    Sep 23 Selkirk College at Concordia Edmonton
    Sep 23 Victoria at Vancouver Island

    Links:

    ¶ [ACAC S&R]
    ¶ [BCIHL S&R]

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    Sept 22: Around the CW


    A few new links have popped up. MRU and Sask have uploaded their 2017-18 roster pages. That leaves Alberta, Lethbridge, Regina, and UBC stuck in 2016-17. However, Alberta has a preview story of their Brick Invitational and UBC has a game story of their win over The Clown.


    Links:

    ¶ [MRU Roster]
    ¶ [Sask Roster]
    ¶ [Alberta Weekend Preview]
    ¶ [UBC v SFU Game Story]

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    Sept 22: Bisons Win at Seven Oaks


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:

    UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
    UofR: [S&R] : [Twitter]


    I missed the first period but based on what I saw, here was the alignment:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

    Defence
    25 Skrudema - 4 Bresciani
    2 Henry - 3 Christensen
    9 Hunter - 16 Heinrich

    Forwards
    14 Nault - 27 Franko - 18 St. Croix
    12 Zajac - 13 Laurencelle - 26 Lisoway
    24 Augert - 22 B Bowles - 8 Bilton
    15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 11 Sharonov

    REGINA

    Goal
    3 Holtby - 35 Herringer

    Defence
    7 King- 28 Peel
    25 Nagel - 8 Bourhis
    2 Bear - 5 Burns

    Forwards
    32 Zborosky - 14 McNulty - 27 Fowlie
    23 Magnus - 12 Stevely - 15 Hansen
    22 Sparrow - 16 McPhee - 20 Duppereault
    19 Marr - 13 Frei - 21 Langford

    There was a fight between Brett Brooks and Corwin Stevely of the Cougars, so after that lines were shuffled.

    Bison goals were scored by Zach Franko (with two) and Nick Zajac. Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal. For Regina, their second goal was by Zak Zborosky. They split the goaltending between Brandon Holtby and Michael Herringer.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    CALGARY DINOS 7


    Links:

    MRU: [Boxscore]
    UofC: [Live Stats @Sidearm]


    This was the Thursday night opener of the Brick Invitational. That Calgary link has no evident unique URL, so might disappear when they play their next game.

    Cain Franson and Chris Collins each scored twice for Bedrock U. Mitchell Lipon replied with two goals for the Bluegars. The goaltending was not stellar. Cam Lanigan stopped 20 of 27 for MRU and Jordan Papiny stopped 9 of 13 for Bedrock. The game was tied 3-3 entering the 3rd period.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


    Links:

    UofA: [Linsecore] : [pdf Stats Pack]
    UofS: [Boxscore]


    A 3-goal outburst in the 2nd period paced the Monkeys to this victory. Jason Fram scored twice for the winners. Jordon Cooke stopped 35 of 39 for the Mutts. The goaltending duties were split by the Monkeys, with Brendan Burke stopping 13 of 14 and Kenny Cameron stopping 9 of 10.


    QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0


    Links:

    Queen's: [Game Story]
    UBC: [Game Story]


    The T-irds couldn't manage a goal at home. Sounds like a defensive game, but there are no stats.


    RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 1
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5


    Links:

    UofL: [S&R]
    RDC: [S&R]


    No details here. All I know is Lethbridge has yet to post the score.

    OUT EAST

    Scores are late coming so I'll update Saturday night.

    Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario
    Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
    Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
    Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
    Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
    Sep 22 McGill at York
    Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
    Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)

    COLLEGE

    Sep 22 Selkirk College 0 MacEwan 2
    Sep 22 Portage College 3 SAIT 5
    Sep 22 Stony Plain Eagles 2 Augustana 7
    Sep 22 Trinity Western 6 Concordia Edmonton 7
    Sep 22 Vancouver Island 6 Victoria 5

    UP NEXT

    Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta
    Sep 23 Concordia v Moncton
    Sep 23 Laurentian at Nipissing
    Sep 23 McGill at Ryerson
    Sep 23 Queen's at U.B.C.
    Sep 23 Red Deer College at Lethbridge
    Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba
    Sep 23 Saint Mary's v U.P.E.I.
    Sep 23 Saskatchewan v Mount Royal
    Sep 23 Toronto at York
    Sep 23 U.Q.T.R. at St. F.X.
    Sep 23 Waterloo v Carleton
    Sep 23 Windsor at W. Ontario
    Sep 23 Portage College at SAIT
    Sep 23 Trinity Western at MacEwan
    Sep 23 Augustana at Lacombe Generals
    Sep 23 Selkirk College at Concordia Edmonton
    Sep 23 Victoria at Vancouver Island

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    Sept 23: Kittens Bounce Back for a Split


    REGINA COUGARS 4
    MANITOBA BISONS 2


    Links:

    UofM: [Boxscore]
    UofR: [Boxscore]


    First, here's how they lined up in this Saturday matinee rematch:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    34 Sydora (35 Spriggs)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 3 Christensen
    9 Hunter - 4 Bresciani
    16 Heinrich - 25 Skrudema
    11 Sharonov

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    24 Augert - 13 Laurencelle - 26 Lisoway
    20 Keane - 22 B Bowles - 19 Spencer
    17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 8 Bilton

    Scratches
    1 Paulic (G) - 10 Dudar - 12 Zajac
    15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 28 Stovin
    29 Wasylak

    REGINA

    Goal
    35 Herringer (3 Holtby)

    Defence
    2 Bear - 5 Burns
    25 Nagel - 8 Bourhis
    7 King - 4 Schacher

    Forwards
    32 Zborosky - 14 McNulty - 27 Fowlie
    19 Marr - 16 McPhee - 21 Langford
    23 Magnus - 15 Hansen - 17 Kosloski
    20 Duppereault - 13 Frei - 22 Sparrow

    Scratches
    10 Coleshaw - 11 Cardiff - 12 Stevely
    18 Luhning - 29 Predinchuk - 31 MacAuley

    Each team has a boxscore link which has an error. The 2nd and 3rd Regina goals were on the powerplay. Those goes came within a period where the Bisons were assessed four interference goals, which was quite bizarre. On the night, the shots were 29-27 in favour of the Bisons. I saw Sydora play a full game for the first time. He's a #3 goalie. So far, I have not seen that last year's #2 (Justin Paulic) has made an appearance.

    The Kittens are not a strong team, but they are better this year. They are now 2-2-0 in pre-season. They won't go .500 in the regular season, and will likely finish last, but they are on the right track.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES >
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS >


    Links:

    MRU: [S&R]
    UofS: [S&R]


    No word at all from either of these teams, nor from the hosts at the U of A.


    CALGARY DINOS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

    (in overtime)

    Links:

    UofA: [Linsecore] : [pdf Stats Pack]
    UofC: [S&R]


    Cole Sanford scored twice (including the OT winner) to lead the Evil Monkeys to victory. This also gives them the tournament title.


    QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2


    Links:

    Queen's: [S&R]
    UBC: [Game Story]


    It seems every two-game series so far has been split. So Saturday's score in British California makes some sense.


    RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3


    Links:

    UofL: [S&R]
    RDC: [S&R]


    Lethbridge got all scores posted but no other details are out there. So the Hørny Ønes sweep their ACAC foes in this series.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 22 Carleton 1 Western Ontario 2 : [CU Page]
    Sep 22 Windsor 6 Waterloo 4 : [UW S&R]
    Sep 22 Concordia 2 Moncton 4 : [CU S&R]
    Sep 22 Dalhousie 0 New Brunswick 6 : [Boxscore]
    Sep 22 Laurier 3 U.O.I.T. 4 (ot) : [Game Story]
    Sep 22 McGill 3 York 2 : [LeagueStat]
    Sep 22 U.P.E.I. 4 Acadia 7 : [Boxscore]
    Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. 2 St. F.X. 1 : [Boxscore]
    Sep 23 Concordia 5 Moncton 3 : [CU S&R]
    Sep 23 Laurentian ? Nipissing ?
    Sep 23 McGill 3 Ryerson 4 : [LeagueStat]
    Sep 23 Saint Mary's 7 U.P.E.I. 2 : [SMU Tweet in 3rd period]
    Sep 23 Toronto 1 York 5 : [YU S&R]
    Sep 23 U.Q.T.R. 1 St. F.X. 6 : [Boxscore]
    Sep 23 Waterloo 4 Carleton 0 : [UW Tweet]
    Sep 23 Windsor 3 W. Ontario 5 : [UWO S&R]

    COLLEGE

    Sep 23 Portage College 5 SAIT 4 : [SAIT Tweet]
    Sep 23 Trinity Western 1 MacEwan 2 : [ACAC S&R] : [BCIHL S&R]
    Sep 23 Augustana 2 Lacombe Generals 3 : [LG Tweet]
    Sep 23 Selkirk College 2 Concordia Edmonton 6 : [ACAC S&R] : [BCIHL S&R]
    Sep 23 Victoria 3 Vancouver Island 4 : [BCIHL S&R]

    UP NEXT

    Sep 26 Dalhousie at Acadia
    Sep 26 Ryerson at York
    Sep 27 Calgary at Mount Royal
    Sep 28 New Brunswick at Worcester
    Sep 28 U.P.E.I. at Moncton
    Sep 29 Alberta at Minnesota State
    Sep 29 Calgary at SAIT
    Sep 29 Carleton v TBA
    Sep 29 Guelph at Toronto
    Sep 29 Simon Fraser at Alaska-Fairbanks
    Sep 29 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead

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    Sept 23: Late Results

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3


    Links:

    MRU: [Boxscore]
    UofS: [Boxscore]


    Both teams' schedule & results pages have the score and a link to a blank boxscore. The Bluegars are now 1-1-0 and the Mutts fall to 1-3-0.

    Still nothing on Laurentian at Nipissing. It should show up (eventually) here:
    http://nulakers.ca/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey

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    Preview: Sept 29-30: Bisons to UND as Pre-season Wraps Up

    We are just one week away from the regular season. Here's the CW preview for the final week of the pre-season.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    CALGARY DINOS 4
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

    MRU: [Boxscore]


    This one was played on Wednesday, September 27th. It seems the Bluegars have taken a step back this year, as the recruiting list would imply. Jordan Papirny stopped 13 of 14 to get the win for Bedrock U. Colin Cooper stopped 25 of 28 for MRU before an empty-netter put it away. MRU finishes the pre-season at 1-2-0.

    PREVIEWS


    MANITOBA BISONS (4-3-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)
    NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 11-12-1, 21-16-3)


    Sep 30 7:00 pm at The Ralph


    Links:

    UND: [Preview] ∞ [Game Notes] ∞ [Live Stats] ∞ [Radio]
    Manitoba: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


    The good thing about games against NCAA teams is that there are plenty of links to information, as good or better than regular season CW games. The Bisons have not posted a story since before their trip to the U.K.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-0-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)
    MINNESOTA-DULUTH BULLDOGS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-5-4, 28-7-7)
    MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 14-5-1, 23-12-3)


    Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth
    Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota


    Links:

    Alberta: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    UMD: [Team Site]
    UMn: [Team Site]


    It has been a while since the Evil Monkeys took a trip south on this NCAA weekend. They are off to a good start and will face two highly rated teams on their trip.


    REGINA COUGARS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)
    ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2016-17: 10-13-1, 16-19-1)
    MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-9-4, 22-13-4)


    Sep 30 Regina at St. Cloud State
    Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State


    Links:

    UofR: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    SCSU: [Team Site]
    MSU: [Team Site]

    The Banjo Cats have looked better than last year. (That's not hard!) Let's see how they do in the Excited States.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-2-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
    COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 4-16-4, 8-24-4)
    DENVER PIONEERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 18-3-3, 33-7-4)
    AIR FORCE FALCONS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 19-6-3, 27-10-5)


    Sep 30 Lethbridge at Colorado College
    Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver
    Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force


    Links:

    Lethbridge: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    CC: [Preview Story]
    UofD: [Team Site]
    AFA: [Team Site]


    This tour used to be the domain of the Bedrock Dinos, but then it went to the Bluegars and now the Hørny Ønes. Although their opponents are all in Colorado, they play in three different leagues. This will be a tough tour for Lethbridge with three games in three days.


    CALGARY DINOS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
    S.A.I.T. TROJANS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 19-6-3)


    Links:

    UofC: [Live Stats]
    ACAC: [S&R]


    This is a Friday night one-off between the cross-town rivals. SAIT is a perennial ACAC power.


    TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (1-2-0, 2016-17: 16-6-2)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2-1-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)


    Links:

    UBC: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
    BCIHL: [S&R]


    I believe that this one will be available on CanadaWest.tv. It is part of the "Captain's Cup" process. This is UBC's 2nd game against the BCIHL this pre-season.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 22 Belleville (AHL) 3 Ottawa 1 : [Game Story]
    Sep 23 Laurentian 3 Nipissing 1 : [LU S&R]
    Sep 26 Dalhousie 0 Acadia 5 : [AUS Boxscore]
    Sep 26 Ryerson 0 York 4 : [LS Summary]
    Sep 28 New Brunswick at Worcester (ECHL) - cancelled
    Sep 28 U.P.E.I. 8 Moncton 5 : [AUS Boxscore]
    Sep 29 Guelph at Toronto
    Sep 29 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
    Sep 30 Acadia at Mass-Lowell (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Carleton at Holy Cross (NCAA)
    Sep 30 R.M.C. at Concordia
    Sep 30 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Laurier at Western Michigan (NCAA)
    Sep 30 McGill at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
    Sep 30 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Ottawa at Robert Morris (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Queen's at Mass-Amherst (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Ryerson at Ohio State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 St. F.X. at Connecticut (NCAA)
    Sep 30 St. Mary's at Rennselaer (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Toronto at Nipissing
    Sep 30 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
    Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Northeastern (NCAA)
    Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. at Clarkson (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Western Ontario at Michigan (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
    Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
    Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

    Links:

    ¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]


    COLLEGE

    Sep 28 Concordia Edmonton 3 Portage College 1 : [ACAC S&R]
    Sep 29 Briercrest College at Williston State College
    Sep 29 MacEwan at Selkirk College
    Sep 29 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
    Sep 29 Portage College at Concordia Edmonton
    Sep 29 Red Deer College at Lacombe Generals
    Sep 29 Simon Fraser at Alaska (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College
    Sep 30 MacEwan at Selkirk College
    Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 North Island Capitals at Vancouver Island
    Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

    Links:

    ¶ [ACAC S&R]
    ¶ [BCIHL S&R]

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    Sept 29: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    The Bisons had the night off. In fact, there were relatively few games on Friday night due to the NCAA weekend for most teams. For some reason the teams stateside have a preference for Saturday/Sunday games. Just one CW team was in action, there were two OUA games, and a host of college level games.


    CALGARY DINOS 3
    S.A.I.T. TROJANS 2


    Links:

    UofC: [S&R]
    ACAC: [S&R]


    The "Live Stats" link just went to the mid-week MRU game. So nothing here but the score. Bedrock U finishes the pre-season at 6-1-1, whilst SAIT falls to 2-3-0.

    OUT EAST

    Sep 29 Guelph 2 Toronto 6 : [LS Summary]
    Sep 29 U.O.I.T. 0 Lakehead 2 : [Game Story]

    Links:

    ¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]


    COLLEGE

    Sep 29 Briercrest College at Williston State : [WSU S&R]
    Sep 29 MacEwan 2 Selkirk College 3 (ot)
    Sep 29 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA) : [NAIT Twitter]
    Sep 29 Portage College 2 Concordia Edmonton 5
    Sep 29 Red Deer College at Lacombe Generals
    Sep 29 Simon Fraser 0 Alaska (NCAA) 6

    Links:

    ¶ [ACAC S&R]
    ¶ [BCIHL S&R]


    UP NEXT

    CANADA WEST
    Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Lethbridge at Colorado College (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Regina at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force (NCAA)

    ONTARIO
    Sep 30 Carleton at Holy Cross (NCAA)
    Sep 30 R.M.C. at Concordia
    Sep 30 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Laurier at Western Michigan (NCAA)
    Sep 30 McGill at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Ottawa at Robert Morris (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Queen's at Mass-Amherst (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Ryerson at Ohio State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Toronto at Nipissing
    Sep 30 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
    Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. at Clarkson (NCAA)
    Sep 30 Western Ontario at Michigan (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
    Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

    ATLANTIC
    Sep 30 Acadia at Mass-Lowell (NCAA)
    Sep 30 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
    Sep 30 St. F.X. at Connecticut (NCAA)
    Sep 30 St. Mary's at Rennselaer (NCAA)
    Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Northeastern (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
    Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)

    ACAC/BCIHL
    Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College
    Sep 30 MacEwan at Selkirk College
    Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
    Sep 30 North Island Capitals at Vancouver Island
    Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

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    Sept 30: Bisons Lose at UND


    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 6


    Links:

    UofM: [S&R]
    UND: [Game Story] : [Highlights] : [Boxscore PDF]


    The Bisons were blown out in the 2nd period, during which they were outscored 4-1. Remi Laurencelle opened the scoring, and Calvin Spencer scored in the 2nd period to make it 3-2. After Spencer's goal, UND had their onslaught to make it 6-2. The 3rd period was scoreless. Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal, stopping 29 of 35 shots.

    The Bisons wrap up the pre-season with a 4-4-1 record. Things started strong in the UK, but fizzled in North America. Anyhow, things start for real next weekend when the Herd hosts UBC Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3


    Links:

    UBC: [Game Story]
    BCIHL: [S&R]


    This was part of the "Captain's Cup" series. Both the T-irds and the Holy Trinity had already beaten SFU, making this the game for all the marbles. UBC ends the pre-season 3-1-0, without having played a team from the CW.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    MINNESOTA-DULUTH BULLDOGS 3


    Links:

    UofA: [Team Site]
    UMD: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS 4


    Links:

    UofL: [S&R]
    CC: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]



    REGINA COUGARS 0
    ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 8


    Links:

    UofR: [Team Site]
    SCSU: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]

    The rest of the CW teams which headed south had results consistent with their 2016-17 standings. Defending champion Alberta won, 7th place Lethbridge had a 3-goal loss, and last place Regina got skunked.

    The Evil Monkeys are rolling through the pre-season. They are now 5-0-0. Although Regina and Lethbridge both missed the playoffs last year, they have both split their games against CIS teams so far. So how much of a co-relation will there be between pre-season and regular season results?

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Sep 30 R.M.C. 2 Concordia 7 : [CU Team Sirte]
    Sep 30 Toronto 4 Nipissing 1 : [UofT Story]
    Sep 30 U.O.I.T. 3 Lakehead 1 : [LU Site]

    OUA/NCAA
    Sep 30 Carleton 5 Holy Cross 4 (ot)
    Sep 30 Laurier 2 Western Michigan 8
    Sep 30 McGill 3 St. Lawrence 2
    Sep 30 Ottawa 1 Robert Morris 5
    Sep 30 Queen's 0 Mass-Amherst 1
    Sep 30 Ryerson 7 Ohio State 4
    Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. 3 Clarkson 3 (ot, tie)
    Sep 30 Western Ontario 1 Michigan 10

    AUS/NCAA
    Sep 30 Acadia 2 Mass-Lowell 4
    Sep 30 New Brunswick 2 Boston College 4
    Sep 30 St. F.X. 1 Connecticut 2
    Sep 30 St. Mary's 2 Rennselaer 1
    Sep 30 U.P.E.I. 1 Northeastern 9

    NCAA Links:

    ¶ [College Hockey News Scoreboard]
    ¶ [USCHO Scoreboard]


    COLLEGE

    Late Friday Scores
    Sep 29 Briercrest College 5 Williston State 2 : [WSU S&R]
    Sep 29 N.A.I.T. 3 Arizona State 4 : [CHN Scoreboard]
    Sep 29 Red Deer College 5 Lacombe Generals 4 : [Lacombe Tweet]

    Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College - missing
    Sep 30 MacEwan 6 Selkirk College 2
    Sep 30 N.A.I.T. 1 Arizona State 4
    Sep 30 North Island Capitals 2 Vancouver Island 3
    Sep 30 Simon Fraser 1 Alaska-Anchorage 6 : [USCHO]

    Links:

    ¶ [ACAC S&R]
    ¶ [BCIHL S&R]


    UP NEXT

    CANADA WEST
    Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force (NCAA)

    ONTARIO
    Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
    Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

    ATLANTIC
    Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
    Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
    Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)

    ACAC/BCIHL
    Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

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    Oct 1-2: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

    Sunday was a busy night of exhibition games. Unusually so, arising because the NCAA teams play a lot of Sunday games so it seems. And, there was even some Monday night action. The U of M also reposted dome UND links.

    Links:

    Boxscores: [UofM]
    Stories: [rp @UofM]


    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    Sunday, October 1, 2017


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
    MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS 6


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]

    The Battle of Golden Animals was tied 2-2 after two periods and then the Rodents exploded on the Evil Monkeys with four in the 3rd. The 4 goals were on 12 shots on Brendan Burke.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    DENVER PIONEERS 3


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]

    The Hørny Ønes lost, but it was fairly even (37-31 in shots). They don't seem likely to be pushovers any more.


    REGINA COUGARS 0
    MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS 8


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]

    Regina thought they were the Cat's @** after splitting four games against top-5 teams from last year. But jeesh, back-to-back spayings.

    Monday, October 2, 2017


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
    AIR FORCE FALCONS 3


    Links:

    Boxscores: [AF Stats]
    Game stories: [AF]

    So the Hørny Ønes got whitewashed on tour. Still respectable games for a 7th place team. It was the third game in three days against the top-ranked team in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. How they wound up in that conference I'll never know.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Oct 01 Guelph 2 Windsor 1 : [UW S&R]

    OUA/NCAA
    Oct 01 Carleton 5 Sacred Heart 2
    Oct 01 Laurentian 2 Lake Superior State 3
    Oct 01 Laurier 1 Bowling Green 3
    Oct 01 Ottawa 4 Penn State 3 (ot)
    Oct 01 Waterloo 1 Vermont 6

    AUS/NCAA
    Oct 01 Acadia 1 Maine 3
    Oct 01 St. F.X. 3 New Hampshire 3 (ot tie)
    Oct 01 St. Mary's 2 Quinnipiac 3
    Oct 01 U.P.E.I. 5 Boston Univ. 5 (ot tie)

    NCAA Links:

    ¶ [College Hockey News Scoreboard]
    ¶ [USCHO Scoreboard]


    COLLEGE

    Sep 30 Briercrest College 4 Williston State College 3 : [WSC S&R]
    Oct 01 Red Deer College 3 Rosetown Redwings 6 : [ACAC S&R]

    UP NEXT

    CANADA WEST

    Opening of regular season.
    Oct 06 Lethbridge at Calgary
    Oct 06 Mount Royal at Alberta
    Oct 06 Saskatchewan at Regina
    Oct 07 Alberta at Mount Royal
    Oct 07 Calgary at Lethbridge
    Oct 07 Regina at Saskatchewan
    Oct 07 U.B.C. at Manitoba
    Oct 08 U.B.C. at Manitoba

    ONTARIO

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 05 Laurier at Waterloo
    Oct 05 York at U.O.I.T.
    Oct 06 Concordia at Lakehead
    Oct 06 Queen's at Ottawa
    Oct 07 Concordia at Lakehead
    Oct 07 Laurier at Brampton Beast (ECHL)
    Oct 06 Nipissing at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
    Oct 06 Ryerson at Canisius College (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Brock at R.I.T. (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Ryerson at Mercyhurst (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Toronto at Michigan State (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA)
    Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 05 McGill at R.M.C.
    Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. at McGill

    ATLANTIC

    Opening of regular season.
    Oct 04 Moncton at New Brunswick
    Oct 06 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
    Oct 06 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I.
    Oct 06 St. F.X. at Acadia
    Oct 07 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Oct 07 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Oct 07 U.P.E.I. at Moncton

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    Preview: Oct 7-8: UBC at Manitoba




    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)
    MANITOBA BISONS (4-4-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)


    Oct 7 7:00 pm at The Wayne Fleming Arena
    Oct 8 1:00 pm at The Wayne Fleming Arena


    Links:

    Manitoba: [Captains Announced] ∞ [Series Preview] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    UBC: [Season Preview] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    USports: [Men's Hockey] ∞ [Schedule] ∞ [Standings]
    CW: [Season Preview] ∞ [Schedule]
    CanadaWest.tv: [CanadaWest.tv] ∞ [Free Game]
    Stats: [Hockey Tech Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech Schedule] ∞ [LeagueStat Schedule] ∞ [LeagueStat Daily] ∞ [LeagueStat Stats]

    This series will be in the unusual Saturday-Sunday format. The rest of the CW goes on the usual Friday-Saturday basis.

    The stats links have nothing downloaded for the 2017-18 season. No schedules, rosters, etc. I emailed the CW to see what's up.

    The CW coaches' poll was released this week. The results are:

    T1. Alberta & Saskatchewan / 46 (4)
    3. Calgary / 37
    4. UBC / 24
    5. *Manitoba / 23
    6. Mount Royal / 23
    7. Lethbridge / 18
    8. Regina / 7

    NOTES: First-place vote worth 7 pts., second-place worth 6 pts. etc. / *Awarded higher position based on greater number of higher placed votes.

    Without league-wide roster updates I have been unable to look over all of the teams. I do not see UBC as improved, and they were 6th last year. In general, all teams other than MRU had a recruiting class sufficient to at least replace their graduating players.

    The Bisons announced that Brett Stovin will be the captain, and the alternates will be defencemen Adam Henry and Channing Bresciani and forwards Michael St. Croix and Nick Zajac.

    Last year these teams had close games, two wins each and the most one-sided was a 4-2 win by the Bisons. So I expect to see some good hockey this weekend.

    Both games will be available at CanadaWest.tv. There is a charge, so check the links. They have one free game each weekend. This weekend it is men's soccer between Thompson Rivers and Fraser Valley. Don't complain. It's free.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-3-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
    REGINA COUGARS (2-4-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)


    Links:

    UofS: [CW Season Preview]
    UofR: [Series Preview]

    This, and the rest of the opening schedule, are home-and-home Friday-Saturday series between provicial rivals. The Banjo Cats beat the Banjo Mutts and the Bisons in pre-season, going 2-2-0 against CW teams. They were then blitzed twice in the States by 8-0 margins. Have they already crashed to Earth? Meanwhile, the Mutts were only 1-3-0 in pre-season. On paper, they should be even stronger than the 1st place team and conference and national runners-up they were a year ago.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (1-2-0, 2016-17: 15-11-2)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-1-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)


    Links:

    MRU: [Series Preview]
    UofA: [Series Preview]

    I don't remember the last time a team in the CW played just 3 pre-season games. But that's what the Bluegars did this year. The Monkeys had a good pre-season, ending with a loss in Minnesota on a weekend split. MRU did lose more than they gained in the graduation/recruitment sweepstakes, so everybody will be looking to see if they will slide this year.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-5-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
    CALGARY DINOS (6-1-1, 2016-17: 18-9-1)


    Links:

    UofL: [Series Preview]
    UofC: [Series Preview] : [Season Preview]

    The Hørny Ønes seem to be getting better every year, although they still missed the playoffs (again) last year. This will be a stern test for them. The Bedrock Dinos have a large and WHL-laden recruiting class. They did lose some veteran leadership which could hurt them in the long run. We'll see.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 05 Laurier at Waterloo
    Oct 05 York at U.O.I.T.
    Oct 06 Concordia at Lakehead
    Oct 06 Queen's at Ottawa
    Oct 07 Concordia at Lakehead
    Oct 07 Laurier at Brampton Beast (ECHL)
    Oct 06 Nipissing at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
    Oct 06 Ryerson at Canisius College (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Brock at R.I.T. (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Ryerson at Mercyhurst (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Toronto at Michigan State (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA)
    Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 05 McGill at R.M.C.
    Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. at McGill

    ATLANTIC

    Opening of regular season.
    Oct 04 Moncton at New Brunswick
    Oct 06 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
    Oct 06 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I.
    Oct 06 St. F.X. at Acadia
    Oct 07 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Oct 07 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Oct 07 U.P.E.I. at Moncton

    Links:

    ¶ [CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]



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    Oct 4-5: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    OUT EAST

    Oct 04 Moncton 2 New Brunswick 6 : [Presto Boxscore]
    Oct 05 Laurier 5 Waterloo 2 (Exh) : [UW S&R]
    Oct 05 York 5 at U.O.I.T. 1 (Exh) : [UOIT Story]

    Oct 05 McGill 7 R.M.C. 1 : [Presto Boxscore]

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    Oct 6: Favourites Dominate Opening Night

    With the Bisons playing Saturday-Sunday, all we have on opening night is the out-of-town scoreboard. However, there was an afternoon story about 150 WHL grads playing in the CW. More on that later.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @MRU] : [rp @CW]

    The opening night of the CW indicates that the conference may be subdividing into haves and have nots this year. The Evil Monkeys have added a load of players the last two years and are poised to make a run for the title. On the other hand, MRU may have peaked a year ago. This was a whuppin. Seven different Monkeys had one goal each, and Brendan Burke made 24 saves for the shutout. Wyatt Hoflin started for the Bluegars stopped 23 of 27 through two periods, and Colin Cooper stopped 10 of 13 in the third. The rematch goes Saturday at MRU.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @UofL] : [rp @CW]

    The Hørny Ønes led 1-0 until almost 5 minutes into the 3rd period. Bedrock exploded for 3 goals between 15 and 18 minutes of the 3rd to walk away in a breeze. Matthew Greenfield stopped 26 of 27 for the win, and Ty Edmonds stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Lethbridge will host Saturday's rematch.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8
    REGINA COUGARS 2


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @UofS] : [rp @CW]

    The Banjo Cats were doing fairly well in pre-season, gaining a win over these very same Banjo Mutts and a split with the Bisons. Then last weekend they lost a pair of 8-0 games in the States and here they got skunked by their northern hillbilly brethren. The Mutts had 8 different goalscorers. Jordon Cooke stopped 20 of 22 for the win. Michael Herringer stopped 37 of 45 in his debut loss. He looked good in pre-season but the Kittens' blue line can have a negative effect on a guy. Saturday's rematch goes in Saskatown.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Exhibition Games
    Oct 06 Concordia 4 Lakehead 3 (Exh) : [LU Story]
    Oct 06 Queen's 3 Ottawa 0 (Exh) : [UfO]
    Oct 06 Nipissing 2 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (NCAA) : [CHN]
    Oct 06 Ryerson 3 Canisius College 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 06 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
    Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 U.P.E.I. 3
    Oct 06 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 4 (so)

    Links:
    ¶ [CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]




    The CW posted a story about the 150 WHL grads playing in the league this year. They break down the players by their WHL alma matter and their CW team. The link has a complete listing. In summary, here are the grand totals by team:

    Alberta – 25
    Calgary – 18
    Lethbridge – 20
    Manitoba – 13
    Mount Royal – 13
    Regina – 15
    Saskatchewan – 24
    UBC – 22

    Link: [CW Story]

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    Oct 7: Bisons Lose Opener

    It is the first Saturday night of the season and the CW's crappy website is still not working. This could have been tolerated in past seasons when they had LeagueStat current and operational. That is no longer the case. They spent all their money on a new logo, which is nice but non-essential. The archives (to the extent they even have archives) will remain there. But now we are stuck with the stats links from the main page, where they have no rosters, no game day scoreboard, and boxscores list only the starting lineup. Last year they brought in "Hockey Tech" for links from the website. No more. Very disappointing. Now the CW site is the same as the US site. (Did the bozos at the CIS realize theiur new abbreviation would be "US" when the switched to U-Sports?)


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
    MANITOBA BISONS 4


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

    The Bison opener was a strange one. The Bisons opened strong and at one point held a 13-2 lead in shots, bit just a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard, by defenceman Sean Christensen. Then Justin Augert was assessed a borderline highsticking penalty. The T-irds' powerplay was nothing special but then notched a goal out of nowhere, by Matt Ravel.

    The 2nd period was back-and-forth, and UBC emerged with a 3-2 lead. Byron Spriggs appeared to choose to play the puck rather than pounce for a faceoff on the go-ahead goal, Quinton Lisoway then tied the game, and then a shorthanded goal on a fumbled pass put the T-irds ahead to stay.

    The 3rd period was one Spriggs would love to forget. He gave up 3 goals on 11 shots, and 6 goals on 27 shots on the night. Matt Hewitt stopped 32 of 36 shots for the win.

    Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 25 Skrumeda
    4 Bresciani - 16 Heinrichs
    3 Christensen

    Note: Only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
    15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 19 Spencer
    22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway - 8 Bilton
    23 Schreyer

    Note: The 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis - 20 Keane
    29 Wasylak

    I infer that Paulic is injured because I never saw him dressed for the home pre-season games.

    U.B.C.

    Goal
    30 Hewitt

    Defence
    29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
    14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
    2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

    Forwards
    22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
    9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
    16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
    13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

    Scorers
    03:45 Manitoba Christensen
    15:17 UBC Revel
    22:52 UBC Popoff
    31:20 Manitoba Lisoway - PP
    32:12 UBC Stenerson- SH
    52:13 UBC Vetterl
    53:28 UBC Vetterl
    55:15 UBC Buonassisi - PP
    58:34 Manitoba Nault - PP
    59:51 Manitoba Bresciani







    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofA]

    This was as one-sided as it sounds. Tyhe shots were 38-18 for the Monkeys. Zach Sawchenko had his first start for the Monkeys and got the win. Wyatt Hoflin was tagged with the loss for MRU. IMO that cartoonish new logo in and of itself knocks MRU down a peg or two.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

    (in overtime)

    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

    The Hørny Ønes picked up a valuable two points in this weekend split. The Bedrock Dinos still get a point, which at least temporarily gives them 3rd place. Matthew Greenfield stopped 41 shots in taking the loss, Garret Hughson stopped 37 for the win, and Mitchell Maxwell scored the winner. Lethbridge has a new home jersey with their traditional logo.



    REGINA COUGARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    This rivalry weekend was a clear win for canines over felines. Regina has now been outscored 30-2 in their last four games. Michael Herringer stopped 36 of 42 shots he faced in taking the loss. Meanwhile, Taran Kozun notched a shutout in his first start.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Exhibition Games
    Oct 07 Concordia 2 Lakehead 3 (OT) : [LU Story]
    Oct 07 Laurier 1 Brampton Beast 2 (OT) (ECHL) : [BB]
    Oct 07 Brock 1 R.I.T. 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Ryerson 7 Mercyhurst 6 (OT) (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Toronto 0 Michigan State 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA) - missing

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. 0 McGill 3

    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 07 Acadia 5 Dalhousie 3
    Oct 07 Saint Mary's 1 St. F.X. 3
    Oct 07 U.P.E.I. 7 Moncton 6 (OT)

    Links:

    ¶ [CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]
    ¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


    NEXT UP

    Oct 08 U.B.C. at Manitoba (1:00 p.m.)
    Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

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    Oct 8: Bisons Bounce Back, Beat Birds


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM]
    Late Saturday : [UofM Boxscore]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

    The Bisons once again got off to a great start by dominating the shot clock. However, they were not able to cash in and in fact rallied from down 0-2 to win this one. The final shots on goal were 29-16 in favour of the Bisons, including 14-5 in the 3rd. Those numbers reflected the flow of the game.

    Captain Brett Stovin scored the winner though suffering a broken nose. Both he and Quintin Lisoway left the ice for repairs with a towel around their face, though neither incident drew a penalty. There were a lot of controversial calls in the game. But by the 3rd period the players had calmed down a lot.

    Neither side switched their roster from Saturday. UBC switched goaltenders. UBC really only used 10 of the 12 forwards on any sort of a regular basis. Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

    Defence
    3 Christensen - 4 Bresciani
    16 Heinrichs - 2 Henry
    25 Skrumeda

    Note: As on Saturday, only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
    15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway
    23 Schreyer - 21 Brooks - 8 Bilton
    19 Spencer

    Note: As on Saturday, the 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis
    20 Keane - 29 Wasylak

    U.B.C.

    Goal
    34 Toth (30 Hewitt)

    Defence
    29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
    14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
    2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

    Forwards
    22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
    9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
    16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
    13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

    Scratches
    6 Dosanjh - 7 Faith - 27 Connolly
    28 Millar - 35 Knott

    Scorers
    15:28 UBC Vetterl - PP
    18:46 UBC Vetterl - PP
    39:08 Manitoba Nault - PP
    43:31 Manitoba Brooks
    52:47 Manitoba Stovin - PP

    Through two games, Spriggs has an .814 save percentage. That number needs to get better for the Bisons to host a playoff series. Also, they need to finish above .500 at home.

    As for UBC, the pace and physicality took their toll. Their whole lineup walked gingerly onto the ice for the 3rd period on Sunday. Do they have what it takes to grind their way through tough series like this one all year?

    It is very early but it appears that the die may have been cast for the balance of the season. Sask and Alberta had dominating sweeps. Manitoba, Calgary, UBC, and Lethbridge all had splits. And teams named "Cougars" have had it rough.







    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 07 Windsor 2 Harvard 7 (NCAA) : [UW S&R]
    Oct 08 Windsor 1 Dartmouth 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


    NEXT UP

    Oct 13-14 Calgary at U.B.C.
    Oct 13-14 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
    Oct 13-14 Manitoba at Alberta
    Oct 13-14 Regina at Mount Royal

    Schedule Links:
    ¶ [US Presto S&R]
    ¶ [CW S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]

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