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    2019-20 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS

    The Bisons are off to a much faster start with recruiting news than last year, so time to start the 2019-20 thread! Hopefully last years health issues are behind me so I can keep on top of my favourite hobby this season.

    As usual, the opening post has the links needed to follow USports/CIS hockey. The next one will have the news.

    League Sites:
    USports Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
    Canada West Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
    OUA Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    AUS Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    ACAC Mens 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 - Tw - FB
    UBC Thunderbirds - Tw - FB

    AUS Team Sites:
    Acadia Axemen
    Dalhousie Tigers
    Moncton Aigles Bleus- Google Translate
    New Brunswick Reds - new link in 2019
    UPEI Panthers
    St. Francis-Xavier X-men
    Saint Marys 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
    Ontario Tech Ridgebacks
    Ottawa Geegees
    Queens Golden Gaels
    RMC Palladins - Team Site

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

    ACAC Team Sites:
    Augustana Vikings
    Briercrest Clippers
    Concordia Thunder
    MacEwan Griffins - joining the CW in 2020-21
    NAIT Ooks
    Portage Voyageurs
    Red Deer Kings
    SAIT Trojans

    BCIHL Team Sites:
    Eastern Washington Eagles - withdrew in 2018-19
    Selkirk Saints
    Simon Fraser Clan - Tw
    Trinity Western Spartans - joining the CW in 2020-21
    Vancouver Island Mariners
    Victoria Vikings

    Media Sites/Blogs:
    Canadian University Sports Network - stopped August 2018
    Breakin News N Crackin Brews (online radio)
    TSN CIS Page
    SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
    The Attacking Zone - stopped December 2016
    CISblog.ca
    ChrisD.ca
    MyToba.ca
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk
    Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page
    Independent Sports News
    Hockey Scene - AUS
    UNBHockeyFans.com
    AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
    Ryerson Rams Hockey Alumni
    Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge)
    RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
    Bison Mens Hockey - site down
    Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta)
    Hockey Blog in Canada (includes Manitoba)
    The Manitoban (student paper)
    The Varsity (Toronto student paper)
    Regina Cougar Hockey Alumni
    Bison Mens Hockey Twitter (Manitoba unofficial)
    Game On Magazine

    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 - all Bison home 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 - USports Page - individual player stats on everybody
    Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
    USports/CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2019-20
    USports/CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2019-20
    USports/CIS Standings - 2010 to 2020
    USports/CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2019
    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
    OHT35 2017-18
    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
    Manitoba Bisons 2017-18
    Manitoba Bisons 2018-19
    2019-20 Exhibition Schedule
    2018-19 OHT35

    Note: The 2019-20 links may not yet be active on some sites.
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    May 12: Recruits, Renovations, and Expansion



    RECRUITS

    The Bisons have announced five recruits who, when combined with last year's red shirt and post-Christmas acquisitions, cover most of the team's pressing needs for the upcoming season. Of the eight players profiled, seven are from every corner of Sunny Manitoba. One more solid major junior goal-scorer would be nice! Here are the details:

    Brady Pouteau - D - Regina Pats (WHL)

    Pouteau fits what was once the prototype for a Bison recruit: A local boy (from Oak Bank, BTW) who went off to play in the WHL, wore a letter, and is coming back home to go to school. He is 6'3" and 203 lbs and plays some physical D. That was one big item on the Bison shopping list. He played five years in the Dub, in Regina, Lethbridge, and back to Regina for their Memorial Cup run. Of great local interest is that the Pats gave him the Rick Rypien Memorial Award. Rypien was the captain of the Pats and, though undrafted, was recruited to the Manitoba Moose where he established himself as a legit prospect and was offered a 2-way deal by the Vancouver Canucks. When the Jets were revived, he was signed by the team but unfortunately took his own life whilst suffering from depression before training camp.

    Links:
    ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit Oak Bluff native Brady Pouteau for the 2019-20 season
    ➤ ChrisD.ca: Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau
    ➤ Regina Leader-Post: Pats playing for pride on final weekend of season
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Brady Pouteau Career Stats





    Riley Lamb - G - Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

    Lamb, from Rivers, is coming home. He finished his WHL career with Swift Current, but started with Red Deer. He had two years with Red Deer (2016-17 and 2017-18) before heading to the SJHL in 2018-19 for his "overage" year. After stints in Weyburn and Yorkton, he was added by Swift Current for their late-season drive. His numbers are solid (just over .900 save % the last three years). After the departure of the three goaltenders the Herd has had in recent years (Byron Spriggs, Justin Paulic, and Dasan Sydora) they needed somebody to partner with last year's redshirt, Tyler Brown (also a WHL grad). I expect them to add a local recruit from the MJHL or even MMJHL to act as a #3.

    Links:
    ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons add veteran goaltender Riley Lamb for the 2019-20 season
    ➤ WHL: Broncos clarify crease, sign overager Lamb to WHL Standard Player Agreement
    ➤ CHL: Rebels’ Riley Lamb named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (2018)
    ➤ Swift Current: Page of Video Links
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Riley Lamb Career Stats





    Matthew Stanley - D - Swift Current Broncos (WHL), Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL)

    Stanley is from Balmoral and is another sizeable country boy on D, just what the Bisons need. In 2015-16 he started his career with Steinbach in the MJHL. He then spent three seasons in the WHL, from Swift Current to Lethbridge then back again. Last year was his "overage" year and Swift Current picked him up after Lethbridge let him go. He also had a cup-of-coffee with Jacksonville at the end of 2019. If only they had fighting in the CW! The Bisons have more than their share of capable pugilists.

    Links:
    ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit WHL defenceman Matthew Stanley for the 2019-20 season
    ➤ YouTube: Matthew Stanley vs Tristyn DeRoose Mar 7, 2018
    ➤ Lethbridge: Hurricanes Waive Stanley
    ➤ Swift Current: Broncos welcome back pair of familiar faces
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Matthew Stanley Career Stats





    Tony Apetagon - F - Winnipeg Blues / OCN Blizzard (MJHL)

    Brian Harris - F - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) / Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

    The Bisons had a joint press release for these two MJHL forwards.

    Apetagon is a 6'2" forward from Norway House. It is tough to come up through the ranks up north. Distances are long and travel is rough. In 2016-17 he started with the OCN Storm (Junior B), then in 2017-18 he went to the OCN Blizzard (Junior A). Last year he was OCN's captain but was traded to the Blues late for their playoff run. He finished 3rd in league scoring (29-45-74 in 59 games) and was on the 1st all-star team. He was also OCN's captain.

    Harris is a 6' 1" forward from Wawanesa. He helped lead Swan within a game of their first-ever MJHL title. Last year he was 16-36-52 in 59 regular season games, and 4-11-15 in 17 playoff games. The linked YouTube video shows he can throw 'em like a good old Manitoba boy!

    Links:
    ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit local talent in Tony Apetagon and Brian Harris for 2019-20 season
    ➤ ChrisD.ca: Bisons Stay Local in Latest Pair of Hockey Recruits
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Tony Apetagon Career Stats : Brian Harris Career Stats
    ➤ Winnipeg Blues: Apetagon's Player Card
    ➤ MJHL: Apetagon expected to boost the Blues’ scoring attack
    ➤ Swan Valley: Former Stampeder Brian Harris Found A Home In The WHL
    ➤ YouTube: Brian Harris vs Ty Ettinger Jan 9, 2018







    In addition to the five recruits, the Bisons have a redshirt and two post-Christmas recruits of note from 2018-19.

    Tyler Brown - G - Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

    Last year Brown was a redshirt after having surgery in the off-season. Reports at the time had him coming to the team in the new year, but that never happened.

    Links:
    ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Tyler Brown Career Stats
    ➤ WHL: Tyler Brown Player Page





    Ryan Carlson - D - Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets (NCAA) / Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)

    Carlson is a Minnesota boy but played three seasons for Steinbach in the MJHL from 2014-15 to 2016-17. He then played a season and a half down south before transferring at Christmas last year. He is 6'3" but not very physical. He does handle the puck well, though. He was one of those guys who was better than expected. He was on the NCAA Scholastic Honour (or Honor as they say) Roll!

    Links:
    ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Ryan Carlson
    ➤ MJHL: Former Pistons Defender Carlson Commits to University of Wisconsin Superior





    Colton Veloso - F - Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL)/Kootenay Ice (WHL)

    Veloso is a Winnipeg boy who left Steinbach and went far west to play for the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL in 2015. He wound up his WHL career with the Kootenay Ice (now the Winnipeg Ice), where he scored 25 goals in 2017-18. He went to play for the Jacksonville Icemen at the end of the 2018 season and then in 2018-19 he played until Christmas. He then came to the Bisons so he could cash in his WHL scholarships. He posted stats of 2-5-7 in 12 games.

    Links:
    ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Colton Veloso
    ➤ Game On: Winnipeg's Colton Veloso to Attend Manitoba Moose Camp (2018)
    ➤ WHL: Player Page
    ➤ Steinbach: Former Pistons forwards sign in ECHL (2018)
    ➤ Jacksonville: Pair of Rookie Forwards Join Icemen







    RENOVATIONS

    The Winnipeg Ice of the WHL will play their first two seasons at the Wayne Fleming Arena whilst their new arena is being built about a 15-20 minute drive from the U of M. We knew that renovations would be coming but the place is in for a massive face-lift. Highlights are:

    - increased capacity from 1,400 to 1,600, with a balcony on the east side;
    - party lounges are being installed;
    - upgraded concessions;
    - VIP lounge;
    - video scoreboard;
    - miscellaneous improvements to the media area, glass, boards, safety netting, dressing rooms, etc.

    Here are some artist renderings:







    To orient yourself on the pictures, the seating is in a "C" shape, going behind both nets and on one side (the one with the penalty box). The nets are at the north and south ends and the seats are on the west side. The player benches are on the east side. The new loges are going on the east side.

    Links:
    ➤ WHL: 50 Below Sports + Entertainment announces upgrades to Wayne Fleming Arena
    ➤ ChrisD.ca: Winnipeg Ice Spending $1.2M on Upgrades to Wayne Fleming Arena
    ➤ Winnipeg Sun: FRIESEN: Ice pretty themselves up for Winnipeg debut
    ➤ CJOB/Global: Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, May 10




    EXPANSION

    Two new teams will be joining the CW in 2020-21. The Trinity Western Spartans will join from the BCIHL and the MacEwan Griffins will join from the ACAC.

    This will bring the CW up to 10 teams. However, the downside is that unless new schools join, the BCIHL will be down to four teams and the ACAC down to seven. So, seen globally, this would not improve the status of university/college hockey very much.


    However, there are rumours of significance coming from UQAM, of all places. They have never had a team before. They have a million dollar donation from the Molson's! Maybe the other UQ's can also have teams. UQTR has a new logo. Maybe UQAC can come back!

    TRINITY WESTERN

    Holy Trinity was a founding member of the BCIHL in 2005, operating a team known as the "Titans". In 2010-11 the hockey team was elevated to varsity status, and adopted the "Spartans" moniker, as used for their other varsity teams. They have finished first and won the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. They last an exhibition game to UBC 6-2 last September. Jeff Gamache (AD) had this to say in the link:

    “I could not be happier for (TWU men’s hockey head coach) Barret Kropf, as without his dedication to hockey in general at TWU and his leadership and ability to build a team of people around both our men’s and women’s programs, this day would not be possible. We can now say with great certainty that TWU will be home to the leading Christian hockey program in the world. I have no doubt we will have players from literally all over the globe who want to join Spartan hockey because it will provide elite hockey players a place to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a godly Christian leader. We understand how unique this opportunity is and we are excited to see many more young women and men use their God-given hockey talent on a team that loves each other and competes shoulder to shoulder in such a unique way within the hockey world.”
    I suspect that TWU will be able to recruit on a continent-wide basis, which might compensate for them being at a disadvantage against UBC and other CW schools due to their strict code of conduct.

    MACEWAN

    The Peter Griffins had a prolonged period of mediocrity in the ACAC (5 straight seasons of quarter-final eliminations preceded by 3 straight years out of the playoffs), however they have now won three titles in a row. In all three seasons they finished second to NAIT in the regular season before rallying in the playoffs. MacEwan has only just begun to add non-conference games with the CW to their schedule. This contrasts to NAIT, who have loads of games every year against CW and NCAA teams, both inside and outside Alberta. Last year they were hammered twice by the Bedrock Dinosaurs, 6-2 and 9-0.

    Links:
    ➤ CW: New sport applications approved for TWU, MacEwan, UFV
    ➤ TWU: SPARTANS JOIN CANADA WEST IN MEN’S & WOMEN’S HOCKEY
    ➤ UBC 6 TWU 2: SPARTANS LOSE TO UBC IN HARD-FOUGHT CAPTAINS CUP CONTEST (2018)
    ➤ MacEwan: MacEwan hockey programs accepted into Canada West conference, starting in 2020-21
    ➤ MacEwan: Three latest recruits - Gable, Miller and Harris - bring tons of championship, leadership experience
    ➤ MacEwan: Quickly back to work after third-straight title, Griffins add talented new recruits Taupert, Chalifoux
    ➤ UQAM: Towards the creation of a hockey team at UQAM
    ➤ Quartierlibre.ca (translated): One million dollars for hockey at UQAM




    The CW is getting a Hall of Fame!

    Links:
    ➤ CW: Canada West launches Hall of Fame
    ➤ UofM (rp): Canada West launches hall of fame

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    May 26: Where's the News?

    It has now been two weeks without news in the CW. The Bisons announced some recruits (per the last post) but no other team has an official announcement of recruits. So we need to look at news from other areas for now.



    One of UBC's assistants is leaving the nest. Kelvin Cech is leaving to coach the Winkler Flyers in the MJHL. Believe it or not, this is the only new news on a CW team page, other than the Bisons. Last year UBC was laying on the announcements.

    Links:
    ➤ UBC: Kelvin Cech joining the MJHL’s Winkler Flyers as new head coach





    Perhaps you saw the just-ended IIHF World Championship. For me, one game of interest was at the end of the round-robin when Great Britain beat France for 7th place and the right to return next year. There were two USports grads on the Team GB roster - Tim Billingsley (from the Cartoon Ravens) and Mike Hammond (from the Lakehead Thundermutts). Both played from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

    Links:
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Billingsley : Hammond : Team GB
    ➤ Ice Hockey UK: RUSSELL NAMES 25-MAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD





    The AUS is the first conference to release a schedule. The story doesn't say too much about it. I do not see it uploaded as yet to the USports site. (Although the way that site is run, that may not happen until January anyhow.)

    Links:
    ➤ AUS: 2019-20 AUS men's hockey schedule announced
    ➤ AUS: Schedule





    MacEwan's shift from the ACAC to the CW was already posted. However there is additional discussion of the topic our in Saudi Alberta. The story at the Red Deer Adviocate claims that the ACAC will be down to 9 men's and 4 women's teams after the move. Did I miss two new men's programs being added to the ACAC?

    Links:
    ➤ Red Deer Advocate: RDC set for new hockey reality with Griffins departing for USports
    ➤ Edmonton Sun: MacEwan University hockey programs heading to another level rp @ Sherwood Park News

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    June 3: TV passes & odds and ends



    The on-line product has been getting better but there is a steep price increase. All sports pass is $100. Early bird pricing exists and is now scaled in. Here's the price list:

    ALL-ACCESS PASS - includes playoffs
    Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $79.99
    Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $84.99
    Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $89.99
    Full price (Sept. 1) - $99.99

    SPORT PASS - for one of football, soccer, hockey, volleyball, or basketball, regular season only
    Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $31.99
    Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $33.99
    Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $35.99
    Full price (Sept. 1) - $39.99

    SINGLE EVENT PASS: $6.99

    Links:
    ➤ Press release: CW rp@ UofM rp@ UofL




    There are more stories about the on-going renovations of the Wayne Fleming Arena on the UofM Campus and about previously announced recruits.

    The old scoreboard has been removed from centre ice as in this picture. The new one should be nice.



    The CW schedule has not been released. However, at the UND site we see that the Herd will have an exhibition game there on October 6th.

    Links:
    ➤ Winnipeg Sun: Paul Friesen: Ice pretty themselves up for Winnipeg debut
    ➤ The Manitoban: Jason Pchajek: Getting ready for opening day
    ➤ Chris D: Bisons Stay Local in Latest Pair of Hockey Recruits (re Apetagon & Harris)
    ➤ Chris D: Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau
    ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Sports briefs (re Pouteau)
    ➤ UND: Hockey Schedule

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    June 10: Odds & Ends



    The CW is going to be using AI to generate highlights this year. Here's what they claim:
    “REELY’s technology will allow our members to generate more highlights, and distribute them instantly, as we continue to put an increasing emphasis on shareable video content," said Evan Daum, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing for Canada West. "The automation of clipping will help our members engage more fans through social media, while enabling the conference to produce additional video content.”



    If you need a part-time job, the U of M is looking for game day staff. Details are in the links.




    Serge Lajoie is one ape headed for the Evil Monkeys' Wall of Fame. He won awards at every level:
    In his time as a defenceman, assistant coach and head coach with the perennial powerhouse U of A program, Lajoie won a combined four Canadian university national championships, one as a player, two as an assistant coach and one as a head coach.

    As a player, he also captured the Wilson Challenge Trophy as the U of A’s top male athlete, and the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as the Canadian university men’s hockey player of the year. He also won two provincial college championships as head coach and two Coach of the Year awards.



    The BCIHL musings on the impact of Holy Trinity's shift to the CW in 2020-21 are in the linked story. They brought up that TWU may operate a varsity team in the CW and a club side in the BCIHL. Maybe UBC would follow suit!


    Links:
    ➤ CW: Canada West partners with REELY for AI-powered highlights
    ➤ UofM: Bison Sports hosting a Game Day Job Fair on June 11
    ➤ UofA: Serge Lajoie added to Sports Wall of Fame
    ➤ BCIHL: BCIHL statement on TWU's successful bid to join Canada West conference

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    June 10: Bisons Land a Hat-Trick of Forwards



    The Bisons announced the recruitment of three more players, all forwards who finished last season in the MJHL where they enjoyed all-star status.

    Bradly Goethals - C - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) / Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

    At 6'1" and only 170 lbs, I can't help but think that some bulking up would help Goethals find that next level. I am sure that he can locate many fine cooks in his home town of Île-des-Chênes.

    He had just one full season in the WHL, where he scored 15 goals. The Blades replaced his overage spot with a defenceman early last year, so he came back to the MJHL, landing with Swan. In 50 games he went 34-45-79, which landed him on the first all-star team. He also racked up 12-13-25 in 17 playoff games.

    Links:
    ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons add scoring punch for 2019-20 season with three MJHL recruits
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Bradly Goethals Career Stats
    ➤ MJHL: Bradly Goethals Stats
    ➤ Stampeders: Bradly Goethals Named RBC Player of the Month
    ➤ Stampeders: Bradly Goethals Named MLLC Player of the Month
    ➤ Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Blades add veteran D-man Schuldhaus, part ways with forward Goethals
    ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Stampeders have title in sight





    Josh Tripp - F - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL)

    At 5'9" and 165 lbs. Tripp will not be adding a physical presence to the line-up. However, this Swan River boy edged Goethals (his team-mate) for the MJHL scoring title, 36-48-84 in 57 games. Both were on the league's first all-star team. He was also 11-10-21 in 21 playoff games.

    Links:
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Joshua Tripp Career Stats
    ➤ MJHL: Joshua Tripp Stats
    ➤ MJHL: Stamps’ Tripp hoping scoring crown pays off in playoffs
    ➤ Stampeders: Josh Tripp Named Finalist For CJHL MVP Award
    ➤ Windspeaker: Tripp racking up the points in his hometown
    ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Local star wants to see Swan Valley Stampeders become a 'championship team'
    ➤ Game On: Josh Tripp Collects Major MJHL Player of the Year Award





    Chase Brakel - C - Cornell Big Red (NCAA) / Portage Terriers (MJHL)

    Brakel's three full seasons with the Terriers ended in 2017-18, when he was the team captain. He started last season at Cornell, but left after just six games. He was a deadline addition to the Terriers' playoff roster. In 21 regular season games, his scoreline was 9-11-20 and in 20 playoff games he was 11-17-28. His peak season was in 2016-17, where he racked up numbers of 34-46-80 in 58 games. Also, he was an MJHL second team all-star in 2017 and 2018.

    Links:
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Chase Brakel Career Stats
    ➤ MJHL: Chase Brakel Stats
    ➤ Graphic Leader: Already surging Terriers add to arsenal
    ➤ Portage Terriers: 20 Questions with Captain Chase Brakel
    ➤ Winnipeg Sun: Portage Terriers snare fourth MJHL title in five years
    ➤ Portage Online: Brakel Declares For Cornell







    Meanwhile, another Evil Monkey has turned pro. Jason Fram is off to the KHL to join Kunlun Red Star, based in China. He's been voted Canada's best USports defenceman in 2018 and 2019.

    Links:
    ➤ UofA: Jason Fram signs with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL

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    June 12: Schedule Is Out



    The schedule is out!

    Most teams had announcements, with their team highlights, as linked. The league schedule link still goes to 2018-19. The 2019-20 schedule link brings up an XLS document.

    One nice feature on the team schedules is a "history" link at which they post trivia and stats about the match-up going back to February 2008 (for Manitoba). This feature is on the Manitoba, Calgary, Sask, and UBC schedule pages.

    The exhibition games should now be announced by bits and drabs. Regina's story contained this tidbit:
    Warming Up
    The U of R currently has four non-conference games scheduled to tune up before the regular season kicks off late in September. Regina will play Saskatchewan and Calgary in Saskatoon before visiting the Manitoba Bisons for a pair of pre-season games the following weekend.
    The Bisons are not affected by the new WHL franchise. They have two Saturday night-Sunday afternoon series, two Friday night-Saturday night series, and three Friday night-Saturday afternoon series.

    Links:
    ➤ CW: story : XLS schedule
    ➤ Manitoba: story : schedule
    ➤ Alberta: story : schedule
    ➤ Calgary: schedule
    ➤ Lethbridge: nothing yet
    ➤ MRU: story
    ➤ Regina: story
    ➤ Sask: story : schedule
    ➤ UBC: story : schedule



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    June 25: Catch-Up Time



    The conference schedule has been out for two weeks. However, the CW site's schedule link still takes us to 2018-19. Regina has a full exhibition schedule posted, but nobody else does. Only Manitoba has posted any exhibition games, namely their home double-header against Regina on September 20-21.

    I popped in at the Wayne Fleming Arena last weekend. The seating area is locked as a "hard hat" area. However, the window on the door by the visiting team's corner entrance was not covered and I caught a mediocre glimpse inside. The wall behind the team benches was covered, there appeared to be new boards with new ads installed, and the sign said public skating was opening in July. My inference is that this is where the renos to the change rooms, press box, lounge, etc. will take place. I was unable to get a glimpse of the scoreboard. It looks pretty big when it's on the ground. The first photo was posted on June 14th and the second on June 20th.







    Last year there were reams of stories about players getting pro contracts, including several Bisons. The news has been slower this year. But at least Riley Guenther got a story from his alma matter, the University of British California. He's being joined by another former T-ird, Neil Manning. Both are defencemen. Manning's last season at UBC was 2015-16. He has since played in Europe, the AHL, and the ECHL.

    Links:
    ➤ UBC: Riley Guenther inks pro deal in France’s top league
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Riley Guenther
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Neil Manning




    The Mutts have an annual fundraiser with an NHL guest speaker. This year it's Chris Chelios. The event is in November. Past speakers include Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Wendel Clark, Brett Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Paul Coffey and Chris Pronger.

    Links:
    ➤ Sask: Chelios highlights 2019 Off the Leash Luncheon

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    June 27: Stovin to Scotland Confirmed



    Graduated Bison captain Brett Stovin is out kilt-shopping today. The Bisons officially announced his signing with the Dundee Stars of the EIHL. Dundee was 23-25-12 last season. Hopefully he'll do well over there. The Bisons toured the EIHL in 2017 and 2018, and went 4-3-1 overall.



    Links:
    ➤ UofM: Bisons alum Brett Stovin signs professional deal with Dundee Stars
    ➤ Dundee: Stovin Signs with Stars
    ➤ EIHL: Stovin latest addition to Stars
    ➤ UofM: Sign up for the Bisons Newsletter!





    Brandon Magee is off to join team-mate Jason Fram with Kunlun Red Star in the KHL. Magee only had two seasons with the Monkeys. He played in the ECHL in 2015-16 then had to red-shirt a year, during which he played for the Lacombe Generals in Senior AAA.

    Links:
    ➤ UofA: Brandon Magee signs pro deal with Kunlun Red Star





    The news from the Town of Bedrock has been slow. But now former coach George Kingston was awarded the Order of Hockey in Canada for 2019. He coached in the golden era of CW coaches which included Clare Drake (Alta.), Wayne Fleming (Man.), Dave King (Sask.), and Mike Babcock (Leth.). Check out his resume:

    Assistant with Lithuania's national men's team since 2013-14
    Assistant with EC Salzburg (Austria) in 2012-13
    Assistant with Mexico's national men's team from 2010-13
    Worked with the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation (men's, women's and sledge) from 2008-10
    Assistant with the NHL's Florida Panthers from 2001-07
    Assistant with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999-2001
    Head coach of Germany's national men's team from 1994-98
    Head coach of Team Canada at the 1994 IIHF World Championship (gold medal)
    GM of Team Canada at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games (silver medal)
    Head coach of the NHL's San Jose Sharks from 1991-93
    Head coach of Norway's national men's team and national junior team from 1989-91
    Assistant with the NHL's Minnesota North Stars in 1988-89
    Chairman of the 1988 men's Olympic hockey tournament
    Assistant with Team Canada at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games (fourth place)
    Assistant with Team Canada at the 1983 IIHF World Championship (bronze medal)
    Assistant with the NHL's Calgary Flames from 1980-82
    Head coach of the University of Calgary men's hockey team (1968-76, 1978-83, 1984-88)
    Won the Canada West championship with Calgary (1974, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1988)
    Assistant with the University of Calgary men's hockey team in 1967-68

    Links:
    ➤ UofC: Kingston receives the Order of Hockey in Canada





    The ACAC released their schedule and that means the MacEwan Griffins are putting together their farewell season in college hockey. Next year, they finally join the CW in hockey. They currently have five pre-season games scheduled. On September 13 and 14 they face SAIT (away and home), on September 20 and 21 they visit UBC, and on October 4 they are at NAIT in a cross-town derby. Since the CW starts on September 27 and 28, any additional games would likely be against ACAC teams. Or possibly TWU!

    Links:
    ➤ GMU: With memories of thrilling semifinal series fresh, Griffins will kick off last ACAC season against Kings

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    June 30: Last Day for Tier 1 Early Bird



    Reminder that today is the last day for the lowest price on CanadaWest.tv subscriptions. I have signed up for the all-access pass.

    ALL-ACCESS PASS - includes playoffs
    Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $79.99
    Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $84.99
    Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $89.99
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    SPORT PASS - for one of football, soccer, hockey, volleyball, or basketball, regular season only
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    Full price (Sept. 1) - $39.99

    SINGLE EVENT PASS: $6.99

    Links:
    ➤ Press release: CW rp@ UofM rp@ UofL

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    July 3: ACAC Announces More Games



    The ACAC conference schedule is thus far the best at adding pre-season games. I include their whole pre-season plus the individual schedules for the teams to have thus far posted theirs. Since last time, the games of note are regarding Portage College's trip to Castlegar, where they will face Selkirk College and Holy Trinity.

    Neither the BCIHL nor any individual teams have a 2019-20 schedule up. However The Clown have announced their two games in the 3rd annual Captain's Cup series against UBC and TWU.

    Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
    Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT
    Sep 14 NAIT at Augustana
    Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan
    Sep 14 Concordia at Portage
    Sep 20 MacEwan at UBC
    Sep 21 MacEwan at UBC
    Sep 27 Portage v Trinity Western @ Castlegar
    Sep 27 Augustana at NAIT
    Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia
    Sep 28 Portage v Selkirk College @ Castlegar
    Oct 04 MacEwan at NAIT
    Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana

    2019-20 Vikings Hockey Schedule
    Sep 14 NAIT at Augustana
    Sep 27 Augustana at NAIT
    Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia
    Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana

    Schedule
    Sep 14 Concordia at Portage
    Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia

    2019-20 MacEwan Griffins Men's Hockey Schedule
    Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT
    Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan
    Sep 20 MacEwan at UBC
    Sep 21 MacEwan at UBC
    Oct 04 MacEwan at NAIT

    2019-20 Voyageurs Men's Ice Hockey Schedule
    Sep 14 Concordia at Portage
    Sep 27 Portage v Trinity Western @ Castlegar
    Sep 28 Portage v Selkirk College @ Castlegar

    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
    Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT
    Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan
    Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana

    Captain's Cup Game 2: SFU vs TWU - Sept 18th - SFU Hockey
    Sep 14 Simon Fraser at UBC
    Sep 18 Simon Fraser at Trinity Western
    TBD Trinity Western v UBC

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    July 6: News from Manitoba, Alberta, and UBC



    Another photo of the renovations underway at the Wayne Fleming Arena has been tweeted by the Winnipeg Ice. The part behind the curtain is the part that will make the biggest difference. But I really like the new scoreboard. Can't wait to see it when it's done.



    Links:
    ➤ Winnipeg Ice Twitter: July 3rd





    Graeme Craig is leaving the Evil Monkeys to play for Manitoba next year! The Manitoba Moose of the AHL, that is. He played in the AHL and ECHL in 2014-15 and then in 2015-16 he played with the Bentley Generals whilst red-shirting. He has been an Ape for the past three seasons.

    Links:
    ➤ UofA: Graeme Craig signs pro contract with Manitoba Moose
    ➤ Elite Prospects: Graeme Craig Stats





    UBC has not added to their schedule their games against ACAC and BCIHL teams, which have been announced elsewhere. However, they have added a pair of home games on August 30th and September 1st against the Wisconsin Badgers. What makes these games unusual is that they are being played in British California, not the Excited States, and that they are being played more than a month before NCAA teams are "allowed" to play. In the past, many NCAA basketball teams have come north to play exhibition games. Now, hockey is getting into the act.

    Links:
    ➤ UBC: 2019-20 Schedule
    ➤ GMU: 2019-20 Schedule
    ➤ SFU: Captain’s Cup Game 1: SFU @ UBC – Sept 14th

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    July 15: More Renos



    I dropped in on the Wayne Fleming Arena on Sunday afternoon during public skating and took some pictures.


    The centre ice logo is added. The new boards are not yet installed in front of the player benches.


    The new scoreboard will have highlights to see! From the concourse it is basically at eye height.


    This shows the new boards and logo. The glass was also fogged up due to the high humidity.


    This is the major aspect of the renos in progress. This is a glimpse of the new row of seats being added on the east side of the building, above the player benches and below the press box. This picture shows the relative position of the scoreboard.


    This one is a different angle of the previous picture. It really shows the new "hallway" being built behind the big white curtain.

    Links:
    ➤ UofM: Video Tweet




    The T-irds have two new stories. One is about veteran Adam Rossignol turning pro in Europe, and the other is about the previously announced exhibition games against the Wisconsin Badger-Bobs.

    Links:
    ➤ UBC: Adam Rossignol inks pro deal with HK Budapest
    ➤ UBC: T-Birds to host Wisconsin Badgers for pair of exhibition contests


    new: old:

    The Selkirk College Saints of the BCIHL made a big to-do about a potential make-over. In the end, they somewhat altered their logo but the team name and colours stay the same.

    Links:
    ➤ Castlegar Source: Selkirk College Maintains Connection to Athletics History, Unveils New Logo
    ➤ My Kootenay Now: Selkirk Saints unveil refreshed logo
    ➤ Castlegar News: Poll: Should Selkirk College change the name of their sports teams?

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    July 20: CW Recruit Summary

    The Elite Prospects USports Page has a link to each team's page, and each team's page contains an updated list of transactions. Here are the screen shots. Click the team name to go to their page.

    Alberta Golden Bears



    Calgary Dinosaurs



    Lethbridge Pronghorns



    Manitoba Bisons



    Mount Royal Cougars



    Regina Cougars



    Saskatchewan Huskies



    UBC Thunderbirds


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    Aug 4: Recruitment/Schedulig Recap

    Around the CW news has been sparse. There is usually a team or two to start around Labour Day which exhibitions, with a mass join-in to follow. However, the only team to have posted what is likely to be their full pre-season is Regina, with Manitoba, Alberta, and UBC having what appears to be a partial schedule. Calgary, MRU, Saskatchewan, and Lethbridge have only posted regular season schedules.

    As for roster news, the Bisons are the only team with substantial official announcements.

    Going team-by-team, here's how it looks:

    Note: Games marked * are confirmed on the team schedule page and games marked # are confirmed elsewhere.




    > Manitoba Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Manitoba Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 20 Regina at Manitoba *
    Sep 21 Regina at Manitoba *
    Oct 05 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA) #
    Oct 07 Manitoba at Omaha (NCAA) #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-04-13 Brady Pouteau (D) Regina (WHL)
    2019-04-19 Riley Lamb (G) Swift Current (WHL)
    2019-05-02 Matt Stanley (D) Swift Current (WHL)
    2019-05-07 Tony Apetagon (F) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
    2019-05-07 Brian Harris (F) Swan Valley (MJHL)/Edmonton (WHL)
    2019-06-10 Bradly Goethals (F) Swan Valley (MJHL)/Saskatoon (WHL)
    2019-06-11 Joshua Tripp (F) Swan Valley (MJHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-01-24 Kamerin Nault (F) Greenville (ECHL)
    2019-02-13 Zach Franko (F) Idaho (ECHL)
    2019-02-18 Liam Bilton (F) Orlando (ECHL)
    2019-03-15 Byron Spriggs (G) Texas (AHL)
    2019-03-22 Byron Spriggs (G) Manitoba (AHL)
    2019-06-21 Brett Stovin (F) Dundee (EIHL)




    > Alberta Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Alberta Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 06 UBC at Alberta *
    Sep 07 UBC at Alberta *
    Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta *
    Oct 05 Alberta at Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) #
    Oct 06 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA) #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-05-13 Noah Philp (F) Seattle (WHL)
    2019-05-13 Ryan Jevne (F) Medicine Hat (WHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-03-19 Luke Philp (F) Calgary (NHL)
    2019-03-20 Stephane Legault (F) South Carolina (ECHL)
    2019-03-26 Zach Sawchenko (G) San Jose (AHL)
    2019-04-03 Graeme Craig (D) Manitoba (AHL)
    2019-05-31 Jason Fram (D) Kunlun Red Star (KHL)
    2019-06-28 Brandon Magee (F) Kunlun Red Star (KHL)




    > Calgary Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Calgary Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 06 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Calgary #
    Sep 07 Calgary at Red Deer College (ACAC) #
    Sep 13 Regina v Calgary (at Saskatoon) #
    Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    none

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-03-02 Matt Greenfield (G) Springfield (AHL)
    2019-05-04 Dylan Busenius (D) Fehérvár AV19 (EBEL - Hungary)
    2019-05-12 Cain Franson (F) Amiens (France)




    > Lethbridge Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Lethbridge Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) #
    Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-05-14 Kyle Gordon (F) Okotoks (AJHL)
    2019-05-22 Josh Borynec (F) Melville (SJHL)
    2019-05-22 Michael Clarke (F) Humboldt (SJHL)
    2019-05-22 Josh Patrician (D) Humboldt (SJHL)
    2019-05-22 Owen Guenter (F) Humboldt (SJHL)
    2019-06-10 Jared Janke (F) Campbellton (MJAHL)
    2019-07-07 Nik Amundrud (G) Rosetown (SJHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-04-09 Blake Orbán (D) MAC Újbuda (Slovakia)
    2019-05-24 Justin Valentino (F) Briançon (France)
    2019-05-28 Clint Filbrandt (D) DEAC (Erste Liga - Hungary)
    2019-06-01 Garret Hughson (G) Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák ((Erste Liga - Hungary)
    2019-07-14 Logan Mick (F) Åmåls SK (Sweden Div 2)
    2019-07-23 Artsiom Kalashnikov (F) Muik (Finland Div 2)




    > Mount Royal Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Mount Royal Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Oct 05 Mount Royal at Minnesota State (NCAA) #
    Oct 06 Mount Royal at Minnesota (NCAA) #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-02-05 Nicholas Sicoly (F) Aberdeen (NAHL)
    2019-05-08 Nolan Yaremko (F) Tri-City (WHL)
    2019-05-14 Kurtis Chapman (G) Victoria (BCJHL)
    2019-05-19 Riley Shamray (D) Dauphin (MJHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-06-17 Grant Baker (D) Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák (Erste Liga - Hungary)
    2019-07-12 Colton Kroeker (F) Dundee (EIHL - UK)




    > Regina Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Regina Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan *
    Sep 13 Regina v Calgary (at Saskatoon) *
    Sep 20 Regina at Manitoba *
    Sep 21 Regina at Manitoba *

    PLAYERS JOINING
    none

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-05-11 Zach McPhee (F) Trollhättans HC (Sweden Div 2)




    > Saskatchewan Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects Sask Transfers


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan #

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-05-13 Justin Ball (F) Melfort (SJHL)
    2019-06-26 Cody Spagrud (D) Battlefords (SJHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-05-03 Parker Thomas (F) Melbourne Mustangs (AIHL - Oz)
    2019-07-20 Jesse Forsberg (D) Belfast (EIHL - UK)




    > UBC Team Schedule
    > Elite Prospects UBC Transfers
    > UBC: Nate Fleming returns home behind T-Birds’ bench


    EXHIBITION GAMES
    Aug 30 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC *
    Sep 01 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC *
    Sep 06 UBC at Alberta #
    Sep 07 UBC at Alberta #
    Sep 13 Trinity Western (BCIHL) v UBC *
    Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC #
    Sep 20 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBC *
    Sep 21 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBC *

    PLAYERS JOINING
    2019-08-02 James Orban (F) Drayton Valley (AJHL)

    PLAYERS LEAVING
    2019-02-26 Michael Stenerson (F) Fort Wayne (ECHL)
    2019-06-13 Riley Guenther (D) Angers (France)
    2019-07-07 Adam Rossignol (F) HK Budapest (Erst Liga - Hungary)
    2019-07-30 Chase Clayton (F) EV Weiden (Germany 3)

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    The links include an announcement that a former T-ird, Nate Fleming, is returning to UBC to be an assistant coach.

    Note: My expectation is that not all teams will want games on the weekend of September 7th, but all teams will want games on the weekends of September 14th and 21st, with the regular season starting September 27th. I infer that a mass weekend of games involving multiple teams will be in Saskatoon on the weekend of September 14th and another such schedule will be put together for Edmonton on September 21st.

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    Aug 10: Waterloo Warriors Trip to the Alps



    This year the Bisons are not crossing the Atlantic to start the season. But the Waterloo Warriors are making a trek. I don't remember them doing so before.

    The Warriors have qualified for the University Cup four times: 1974 (where the won gold), 1991, 1996, and 2013. They have finished 10th (and last) in the OUA in each of the last two seasons. However, their 25 points in 28 games was not such a bad record. The OUA West is tightly packed, so they were just 6 points removed from 3rd place.

    They will play teams from Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, all in the German-speaking Alps extended region.

    On August 30th they face Rittner Buam. The Bisons have played them on two prior trips when they were known as Ritten (or Renon) Sport. (Ritten is the city name in German, Renon is the city name in Italian.)

    They are now in the Alps Hockey League, which has Austria's 2nd Tier teams and Slovenia's and Italy's top tier teams. Last season they were 5th out of 17 teams. They also won the Italian title.

    This year's roster has a UNB grad (Randy Gazzola) and a Dalhousie grad (Dan Tudin).

    Links:
    > Team Website
    > Sofascore Scoreboard
    > YouTube Channel
    > Elite Prospects - Randy Gazzola
    > Elite Prospects - Dan Tudin
    > Elite Prospects - Alps Hockey League


    On September 1st they will face EHC Freiburg from the DEL2 (German 2nd Tier). Freiburg finished 13th out of 14 teams last year. They are unofficially called the "Wolves".

    Many of the Bisons' opponents from this league have moved either up or down a league in the intervening years. I know that the leading teams from this league are tough opponents for USports teams.

    Keeping the AUS theme going, former X-Man Nick Pageau plays for the Wolves.

    Links:
    > Team Website
    > Elite Prospects - DEL2
    > Elite Prospects - Nick Pageau


    The tour ends on September 2nd with a 3rd game in 4 days against the EVZ Academy from Zug, Switzerland. They play in the Swiss 2nd Tier, called "NLB". They placed 8th out of 11 teams a year ago. The team is very young, with just only one player outside the 18-21 age group. Waterloo should fall mostly within the 20-23 age group.

    Links:
    > Team Website
    > Elite Prospects - NLB
    > Roster at Swiss Hockey News

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    Preview: Oct 11-12: MANITOBA at MRU


    MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 2-4-2, OHT35 #17)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 5-2-1*, OHT35 #6)

    Oct 11th at 7:00 MT/8:00 CT at Calgary
    Oct 11th at 3:00 MT/4:00 CT at Calgary


    Live Links:

    ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
    ➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
    ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

    Manitoba Links:
    ➤ GoBisons: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Mount Royal Links:
    ➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Other Links:
    ➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
    ➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


    I already posted my look at the MRU roster a while back. Both sides were in the Excited States last week, and each picked up a point. The Bluegars had the more impressive pre-season and also managed a sweep of the Banjo Mutts in Saskatown to start the season. I picked them for #4 in the CW, myself.


    ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


    REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 1-5-0, OHT35 #35)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 1-4-1, OHT35 #19)


    Links:
    ➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofL: [Pronghorns hit home ice versus Cougars]


    OK, this is not the marquee matchup of the weekend. Hopefully, the games will be close at least. If one side could sweep this they would have a great bonus.



    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-2-0, 1-3-0, OHT35 #22)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 8-2-0, OHT35 #2)


    Links:
    ➤ UofS: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofA: [Bears upset top-ranked UMD Bulldogs]


    A year ago this match-up would have drawn attention from U-Hockey fans from coast-to-coast. Now people are wondering if the Evil Monkeys will torment their banjo-lovin' canine guests.



    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-1-1, 3-4-2, OHT35 #15)
    CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-0-0, 8-1-1, OHT35 #1)


    Links:
    ➤ UBC: [‘Birds back in action to face familiar rival Dinos]
    ➤ UofC: [Dinos welcome T-Birds to FDB]


    This match-up is interesting because the Dinos have been off to such a great. UBC have been fair-to-middling. Their only CW opponent so far has been Alberta. They are 3-0-0 against lower leagues, 0-2-2 against the Monkeys, and 0-2-0 against the NCAA. Hard to gauge.


    OUT EAST


    ONTARIO

    Wed Oct 09 Queen's 2 Ontario Tech 3
    Thu Oct 10 Guelph 5 Ryerson 2
    Thu Oct 10 Toronto 1 Brock 5
    Fri Oct 11 UQTR at W. Ontario
    Fri Oct 11 Carleton at Waterloo
    Fri Oct 11 Ottawa at Laurier
    Fri Oct 11 York at Brock
    Fri Oct 11 Lakehead at Laurentian
    Fri Oct 11 McGill at Windsor
    Fri Oct 11 RMC at Nipissing
    Fri Oct 11 Concordia at Queen's
    Sat Oct 12 UQTR at W. Ontario
    Sat Oct 12 Ottawa at Waterloo
    Sat Oct 12 Carleton at Laurier
    Sat Oct 12 Toronto at Ryerson
    Sat Oct 12 Lakehead at Laurentian
    Sat Oct 12 RMC at Nipissing
    Sat Oct 12 McGill at Windsor
    Sat Oct 12 Concordia at Ontario Tech
    Sat Oct 12 York at Guelph


    ATLANTIC

    Wed Oct 09 UPEI 4 Moncton 1
    Fri Oct 11 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
    Fri Oct 11 Moncton at New Brunswick
    Fri Oct 11 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Sat Oct 12 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Sat Oct 12 St. F.X. at Acadia
    Sat Oct 12 New Brunswick at UPEI


    Links:

    ➤ [USp Presto S&R]
    ➤ [OUA LS Daily]
    ➤ [AUS S&R]

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    Oct 12: Bisons Rebound for a Split

    The Bisons played in one of three matinees today. I'm not a big fan of Saturday afternoon games myself. Although I could see why the travelling team would much sooner play an earlier game. Now that each team has played one series at home and one on the road, here's how Saturday night went.



    MANITOBA BISONS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USP/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View]
    Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]
    Late link: [Friday rp @UofM]


    A split on the road at MRU is probably going to be looked upon as a pretty good weekend for the vast majority of teams as this season wears on. This win gives the Herd consecutive splits (2-2-0) and is the first blemish on the Bluegars' record (3-1-0).

    The game was an oddity in that the Bluegars were running up the shot clock, however the Bisons were able to respond with odd-man rushes. As on Friday night, the teams swapped leads from time to time. However, the Bisons pulled ahead for good in the 2nd period, where they scored four goals, the last three unanswered, to take a 5-2 lead into the 3rd. The official stats say that the 3rd period shots were 17-1 in favour of MRU, which seems incorrect. In any event, MRU could draw back two goals but that was all.

    The Bisons were again upset with the officials. MRU had two 5-on-3 powerplays and in this one Jonah Wasylak got the 10 minute misconduct for arguing. In the end, MRU was 3-for-8 on the PP and the Bisons were 2-for-5. However, it must be noted that the first Bison goal came 2 seconds after a PP expired so it was basically generated by PP pressure.

    Riley Lamb got the win, and it appears that he has won the starter's job. He stopped 37 of 41 shots. Riley Morris suffered the loss with 6 saves on 11 shots through two periods. He was yanked in favour of Wyatt Hoflin in the 3rd period, and he stopped the lone shot credited.

    Quick Summary

    1st 13:54 MC Lees (3) ASST: Kennedy (PP)
    1st 19:30 MB Leipsic (2) ASST: Veloso Henry
    2nd 0:23 MB Veloso (2) ASST: Keane Henry (PP)
    2nd 6:26 MC Lindgren (5) ASST: Lees Chartier (PP)
    2nd 8:35 MB Dalke (2) ASST: Thiessen Tripp
    2nd 11:43 MB Carlson (2) ASST: Henry Halvorsen
    2nd 14:46 MB Keane (1) ASST: Jameson Leipsic (PP)
    3rd 0:12 MC Jensen (1) ASST: Richards Iverson
    3rd 4:54 MC Lees (4) ASST: Rankin (PP)

    As you can see, Colton Veloso returned to the Bison lineup and found his way into the scoring stats.

    Next Friday the Bisons return home to face the Bedrock Dinos, whilst MRU will visit the Evil Monkeys.




    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
    Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
    Stories: UofC : rp @CW* : UBC


    The T-irds had a 4-1 lead 12 minutes into the 2nd period. Then Mr. Slate must have devised a comeback strategy. Once again, UBC had just 16 skaters and two goaltenders dressed. They were 4-for-5 on the PP! Matthew Greenfield stopped 24-of-28 for the win, and Rylan Toth stopped 32 -of-37 for the loss.

    The Bedrock Boys are now 4-0-0 and coming to Winnipeg next weekend. UBC is 0-2-2. However, they have played the two best teams (Alberta and Calgary).



    REGINA COUGARS 5
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 7

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
    Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
    Stories: UofL : rp @CW : UofR


    The Banjo Cats once again recorded 41 shots yet lost. That's what happens when you fall behind 7-1 before mounting a comeback. Kyle Gordon scored twice for the Horny Ones. Taz Burman stopped 36-of-41 for the win. Regina again went through two goaltenders. Curtis Meger stopped 12-of-16 before being yanked in the early 2nd period. Brandon Holtby came on in to stop 8-of-11 and was tagged with the loss.

    Lethbridge is now doing better than expected, with a record of 3-1-0. At 0-4-0 Regina already has a lot of ground to make up in the 24 remaining games.



    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
    Boxscores: USP/CIS* : CW*
    Stories: UofA* : rp @CW* : rp @UofS*


    As noted, lots of links have yet to be uploaded. I saw this as it was the only evening game. Sask played pretty well, as the overtime aspect would suggest. Nevertheless they are now 0-3-1. At least they are a point ahead of their provincial rival! The Evil Monkeys are 4-0-0. Matt Berlin stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win, and Taran Kozun stopped 34 of 37 for the loss. Fun Fact: Sask was 25-3-0 last year. They are now assured of a worse record after just four games.


    OUT EAST


    AUS

    Sat Oct 12 UQTR 5 W. Ontario 1
    Sat Oct 12 Ottawa 4 Waterloo 2
    Sat Oct 12 Carleton 4 Laurier 3 (ot)
    Sat Oct 12 Toronto 3 Ryerson 6
    Sat Oct 12 Lakehead 4 Laurentian 3 (ot)
    Sat Oct 12 RMC 2 Nipissing 5
    Sat Oct 12 McGill 1 Windsor 3
    Sat Oct 12 Concordia 4 Ontario Tech 1
    Sat Oct 12 York 1 Guelph 3



    OUA

    Sat Oct 12 Saint Mary's 6 Dalhousie 2
    Sat Oct 12 St. F.X. 4 Acadia 5 (ot)
    Sat Oct 12 New Brunswick 3 UPEI 2


    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Fri Oct 18 Calgary at Manitoba
    Fri Oct 18 Regina at UBC
    Fri Oct 18 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
    Fri Oct 18 Mount Royal at Alberta

    Atlantic
    Wed Oct 16 Acadia at Saint Mary's
    Fri Oct 18 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
    Fri Oct 18 Saint Mary's at UPEI
    Fri Oct 18 Dalhousie at Moncton

    Ontario
    Wed Oct 16 Ryerson at Guelph
    Fri Oct 18 Ontario Tech at RMC
    Fri Oct 18 Guelph at Carleton
    Fri Oct 18 Windsor at Lakehead
    Fri Oct 18 Waterloo at McGill
    Fri Oct 18 Brock at UQTR
    Fri Oct 18 Ryerson at York
    Fri Oct 18 Laurier at Concordia
    Fri Oct 18 Nipissing at Laurentian
    Fri Oct 18 W. Ontario at Ottawa

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    OHT35: Week 4: October 13, 2019

    This was the first week where all teams were playing regular season games, no exhibitions. Although the results are very preliminary and subject to massive change in coming weeks, there is now enough data for a ranking. So here it goes.






    The rankings are largely based on the AOA ("average of averages"), with one main exception. Check the Brock/York area. At this stage, due to small numbers (or no numbers) in some segments, oddities arise. Those teams have identical records against the same level of opposition, but Brock is marginally better in non-conference play.

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    Sunday Morning Links



    Stories: rp @UofM





    Stories: UofA : rp @CW : rp @UofS



    These are the links that were not uploaded until Sunday morning.

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    Preview: Oct 18-19: CALGARY at MANITOBA


    CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-0-0, 10-1-1, OHT35 #1)
    MANITOBA BISONS (2-2-0, 3-5-2, OHT35 #13)

    Friday, Oct 18th at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
    Saturday, Oct 19th at 2:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


    Live Links:

    ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
    ➤ Audio: [UMFM 2nd stream]
    ➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
    ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

    Manitoba Links:
    ➤ GoBisons: [Wasylak's gritty game a perfect recipe for Bisons]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Calgary Links:
    ➤ GoDinos: [Unbeaten Dinos head to Winnipeg]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Other Links:
    ➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
    ➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
    ➤ CW: [CW-WHL 3 Stars Video]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


    In the Town of Bedrock the Dinos are off to the best start of any team in U-Hockey. They have swept Regina (now 0-4-0) and UBC (now 0-2-2). While the Bisons are 2-2-0, their opponents are both now 3-1-0 with, naturally, their only losses coming against the Bisons.

    Last year, the Bisons held their own against the Dinos, going 2-2-0. Over the last 4 years, the Bisons are 9-6-1 against Calgary.

    The Dinos have 6 players at or above a point-per-game pace: Matt Alfaro (5-4-9), Graham Black (2-6-8), Jordan Xavier (2-4-6), Ryan Gagnon (0-6-6), Coda Gordon (1-4-5), and Kaden Elder (2-2-4), all of whom are in the CW's top 20 scorers. Meanwhile, two Bisons are at that level: Adam Henry (1-5-6) and Jeremy Leipsic (2-3-5).

    Matthew Greenfield has started 3-of-4 for the Dinos and has impressive stats (3-0-0, .910 S%, 1.89 GAA). Meanwhile, Bison rookie Riley Lamb has taken over the starter's role and has impressive stats himself (2-1-0, .915 S%, 3.03 GAA).

    Last weekend, Josh Tripp dressed for his first games as a Bison. That leaves Devon Skoleski and Matthew Leblanc as the only players yet to dress.


    ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-1-0, 3-4-1, OHT35 #14)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-3-1, 1-4-1, OHT35 #23)


    Links:
    ➤ GoHorns: [Pronghorns look to keep rolling in Saskatoon]
    ➤ UofS: [PREVIEW: Huskies look to get back on track at home]


    The Hørny Ønes are likely satisfied with their record, whilst the Banjo Mutts are bewildered with theirs. I must say that the Mutts did not look bad against the Evil Monkeys last weekend, and they have played two strong teams. But let's face it – they lost twice at home to MRU and the Bisons just split on the road against MRU. The Mutts need 4 points here.



    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-0-0, 10-2-0, OHT35 #2)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-1-0, 6-3-1 (tie), OHT35 #9)


    Links:
    ➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofA: [Men's Hockey Site]


    The Bluegars are off to a nice start. However, in the last 4 years, the Evil Monkeys are 15-1-0 against MRU. And the Monkeyes aren't looking too shabby so far, either. This is a home-and-home series. Are MRU deserving of my praise? This series will go a long way in categorizing them.



    REGINA COUGARS (0-4-0, 1-7-0, OHT35 #35)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-2-2, 3-5-3, OHT35 #18)


    Links:
    ➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UBC: [-Birds back home, look for breakout weekend against Cougars]


    Both sides are winless, true, but the T-irds cannot be criticized too much. They have played the top two teams in the OHT35, so 0-2-2 is not bad. The Banjo Cats have some room for optimism, since they recorded 41 shots in each game last weekend. Both sides are desperate for points. UBC holds a massive 13-3 edge over Regina in the last four years.


    OUT EAST


    ONTARIO

    Wed Oct 16 Ryerson 3 Guelph 6
    Fri Oct 18 Ontario Tech at RMC
    Fri Oct 18 Guelph at Carleton
    Fri Oct 18 Windsor at Lakehead
    Fri Oct 18 Waterloo at McGill
    Fri Oct 18 Brock at UQTR
    Fri Oct 18 Ryerson at York
    Fri Oct 18 Laurier at Concordia
    Fri Oct 18 Nipissing at Laurentian
    Fri Oct 18 W. Ontario at Ottawa
    Sat Oct 19 Ontario Tech at RMC
    Sat Oct 19 Brock at UQTR
    Sat Oct 19 Guelph at Ottawa
    Sat Oct 19 W. Ontario at Carleton
    Sat Oct 19 Windsor at Lakehead
    Sat Oct 19 Ryerson at Toronto
    Sat Oct 19 Laurier at McGill
    Sat Oct 19 Queen's at York
    Sat Oct 19 Waterloo at Concordia
    Sun Oct 20 Nipissing at Cornell (NCAA)



    ATLANTIC

    Wed Oct 16 Acadia 4 Saint Mary's 2
    Fri Oct 18 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
    Fri Oct 18 Saint Mary's at UPEI
    Fri Oct 18 Dalhousie at Moncton
    Sat Oct 19 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
    Sat Oct 19 St. F.X. at Moncton
    Sat Oct 19 UPEI at Acadia


    Links:

    ➤ [USp Presto S&R]
    ➤ [OUA LS Daily]
    ➤ [AUS S&R]

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    Oct 18: Dinos Win and Cougar Surprises Steal Spotlight


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    MANITOBA BISONS 2


    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USP/CIS] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]


    The Bedrock Dinos showed why they're #1 in the OHT35. In short, the Bisons played pretty well but to beat the Dinos they will need the odd break and some big performances. A couple big, strong forwards would help as well.

    Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal
    30 Lamb (1 Link)

    Defence
    2 Henry 3 Christensen
    4 Stanley 6 Dyck
    5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

    Forwards
    29 Wasylak 12 Jameson 22 Leipsic
    14 Keane 25 Skrumeda 17 Veloso
    11 Carlson 10 Skoleski 19 Halvorson
    16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

    Scratches
    8 Barley 13 Labossiere 20 Apetagon
    21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
    35 Brown

    CALGARY DINOSAURS

    Goal
    1 Greenfield (31 Salmond)

    Defence
    44 Hines 7 Brown
    29 Shearer 3 Gagnon
    42 Gibson 41 Khaira

    Forwards
    11 Elder 17 Gordon 16 Alfaro
    23 Graham 21 L Fisher 22 Cook
    39 Zablocki 15 Vanstone 24 Harrison
    9 Black 18 Xavier 26 Schoonbaert

    Scratches
    2 Kearley 5 Henderson 10 R Fisher
    27 Rauckman 28 Uhrich 30 Gutenberg

    Quick Summary

    1st 1:12 CD Gordon (2) ASST: Hines Vanstone
    1st 8:00 MB Tripp (1) ASST: Dalke Thiessen
    1st 8:44 MB Keane (2) ASST: Veloso Jameson (PP)
    2nd 8:52 CD Elder (3) ASST: Alfaro Gordon
    2nd 15:29 CD Elder (4) ASST: Gordon Alfaro
    3rd 4:45 CD Cook (3) ASST: L Fisher (PP)
    3rd 19:02 CD Elder (5) ASST: Gordon Shearer (PP)

    W: Greenfield (12 saves, 14 shots)
    L: Lamb (45 saves, 50 shots)

    The shots were 25-13 through two periods, and the score 3-2, both in favour of the Dinos. The Bison forwards did not manage a load of shots but did generate two high quality opportunities off passing plays, and two of those were converted.

    In the 3rd period the shots were 25-1 for the Dinos. The TSN Turning Point would have been the 4-2 goal. After that one, the Dinos locked down the Bisons.

    The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 p.m.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
    Stories: UofS : rp @CW : UofL


    I know it's early, but this was a must-win for the Banjo Mutts. In fact, Saturday's rematch is also a must-win game. The threat of going from 25-3 to a cellar-dweller would not sit well in Hillbillyland. Carson Stadnyk led the way with 2 goals. Taran Kozun got the win with an 18 save shut-out. Taz Burman got the loss after being yanked in the 2nd period, stopping 13 of 16 shots. Nikolas Amundrud finished with 22 saves on 24 shots.



    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
    Stories: UofA : rp @CW : rp @MRU*


    Well this one will get the tongues wagging nation-wide. Like I said in pre-season, MRU recruited what they needed. I never pegged them to win 3 straight road games against Sask and Alberta, however. That Bison split last weekend sure looks good now, eh? The Evil Monkeys did rack up the shots, outshooting the Bluegars 39-28. Brendan Burke got the loss after a 1st period pulling when he stopped just 5 of 8 shots. Matt Berlin stopped 16 of 19 shots in relief. Wyatt Hoflin stopped 36 of 39 for the W. Connor Chartier scored twice for MRU, including a shorthanded penalty shot. MRU hosts Saturday's rematch.



    REGINA COUGARS 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS*
    Stories: UBC : rp @CW : UofR*


    On a night when the Evil Monkeys lose at home, the game gets pipped for the title of upset-of-the-night when the previously winless Banjo Cats steal the spotlight. The Tweety-Birds warned that they thought they saw a dangerous puddy-tat but nobody listened. Chalk one up for the Felines! Brand Holtby got the win, with 38 saves on 39 shots. Patrick Dea stopped 23 of 25 in defeat.

    OUT EAST


    AUS

    St. F.X. 3 UNB 6
    Saint Mary's 8 UPEI 2
    Dalhousie 3 Moncton 2 (OT)



    OUA

    Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
    Guelph 3 Carleton 2
    Windsor 5 Lakehead 3
    Waterloo 1 McGill 6
    Brock 3 UQTR 4 (OT)
    Ryerson 2 York 1
    Laurier 5 Concordia 6
    Nipissing 4 Laurentian 3
    W. Ontario 7 Ottawa 2


    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    Oct 19: Bisons Achieve a Split


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
    MANITOBA BISONS 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USP/CIS] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC*]


    Well isn't that something. The Bisons end the Dinos' winning streak in hockey while simultaneously kicking the living crap out of them in football across the street.

    Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal
    30 Lamb (35 Brown)

    Defence
    2 Henry 3 Christensen
    4 Stanley 6 Dyck
    5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

    Forwards
    22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
    14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
    11 Carlson 25 Skrumeda 19 Halvorson
    16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

    Scratches
    8 Barley 13 Labossiere 20 Apetagon
    21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
    1 Link

    CALGARY DINOSAURS

    Goal
    31 Salmond (1 Greenfield)

    Defence
    29 Shearer 41 Khaira
    44 Hines 7 Brown
    2 Kearley 3 Gagnon

    Forwards
    16 Alfaro 17 Gordon 11 Elder
    23 Graham 21 L Fisher 22 Cook
    18 Xavier 9 Black 26 Schoonbaert
    39 Zablocki 24 Harrison 15 Vanstone

    Scratches
    5 Henderson 10 R Fisher 27 Rauckman
    28 Uhrich 30 Gutenberg 42 Gibson

    Quick Summary

    1st 6:25 MB Jameson (1) ASST: Leipsic Wasylak
    2nd 4:23 CD Alfaro (6) ASST: Black
    2nd 11:36 CD Black (3) ASST: Xavier Gordon (PP)
    3rd 7:43 MB Skoleski (1) ASST: Wasylak Skrumeda
    3rd 9:21 CD L Fisher (2) ASST: Cook Graham
    3rd 13:29 MB Henry (2) ASST: Thiessen
    1st OT No Scoring
    2nd OT 0:42 MB Skoleski (2) ASST: Henry Veloso

    W: Lamb (46 saves, 49 shots)
    L: Salmond (8 saves, 12 shots)

    The only roster change for the Bisons wass that Tyler Brown replaced Jeremy Link as backup goaltender. No biggie. The other change was Devon Skoleski and Lucas Skrumeda switching lines. Skoleski scored twice, including the winner on a 2-on-1 with Adam Henry in 3-on-3 overtime. Skoleski missed all of the games up until now, so it was nice to see him back in the lineup. Skrumeda was paired with Ryan Carlsom (also a converted defenceman) and Nathan Halvorson on an effective checking line.

    Despite the lop-sided shot clock on both nights, for all but about 15 minutes on Friday night, there was never more than a one-goal gap between the teams. The Bison goals were generally nice passing plays being converted. At the other end, Bedrock U must be concerned that possession and territory generates lots of mediocre shots. Usually when you see this many shots on goal, there are several periods where the game looks like a perpetual power play. Not the case here.

    However you look at it, the Bisons have 4 points in 4 games against what have been the hottest two teams in the CW. So this has to be the decent start they needed with such a roster laden with rookies.

    The Bisons host UBC next weekend on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Dinos are runnin' back to Saskatoon.








    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

    (in progress - after two periods)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT


    Seems like the Banjo Mutts got the wake-up call.


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS -
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT


    This starts at 6:00 MT/7:00 CT.


    REGINA COUGARS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

    (in progress - after two periods)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT


    The T-irds cannot afford another home loss here against those danged Puddy Tats.


    OUT EAST


    AUS

    All night games



    OUA

    Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
    Brock 4 UQTR 7

    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    Oct 19: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

    I posted after the Bison matinee was over, now it's time for the rest of the story ....

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
    Stories: UofS : rp @CW : rp @UofL


    The Banjo Mutts picked apart the Horny Ones as best they could this weekend. This does not make up for the 0-3-1 start, but it sure goes a long way. A 28-game season vanishes quickly. Carson Stadnyk and Carter Folk each had two goals for Sask, and Taran Kozun stopped 19 of 22 shots for the win. At the other end, Nikolas Amundrud started but was yanked mid-way with 11 saves on 15 shots. Taz Burman mopped up with 20 saves on 24 shots. Despite the sweep, the Mutts remain 1 point (!) behind the Horny Ones, who are now 3-3-0.



    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
    Stories: MRU : rp @CW : rp @UofA


    My guess is the Evil Monkeys were feeling the pressure after losing their Friday night home game in this series. They are now 5-1-0 (2nd place) and the Bluegars fall to 4-2-0 (3rd place). Tyler Soy Boy scored twice for the Apes. Brendan Burke made 21 saves for the shutout victory. Wyatt Hoflin started again for MRU, and stopped 29 of 32.



    REGINA COUGARS 1
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4


    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
    Stories: UBC : rp @CW : UofR
    Late Friday: UofR : USp/CIS Boxscore


    The T-irds needed a big 3rd period to put this one away. It was 1-1 after two, and a goal in the 1st minute of the 3rd set the stage. Rylan Toth stopped 29 of 30 shots for the win, and Brandon Holtby stopped 31 of 35 in taking the loss. UBC had 16 shots in the 3rd period. The wekend split gave each side their first win of the season. Every team in the CW has at least one win and one loss now.

    Next weekend the Birds come to town to face the Bisons in a Saturday night/Sunday afternoon double-header.


    OUT EAST


    AUS

    Sat Oct 19 Dalhousie 3 New Brunswick 4 (ot)
    Sat Oct 19 St. F.X. 3 Moncton 6
    Sat Oct 19 UPEI 3 Acadia 4



    OUA

    Sat Oct 19 Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
    Sat Oct 19 Brock 4 UQTR 7
    Sat Oct 19 Guelph 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
    Sat Oct 19 W. Ontario 2 Carleton 3 (ot)
    Sat Oct 19 Windsor 3 Lakehead 2 (ot)
    Sat Oct 19 Ryerson 5 Toronto 6 (ot)
    Sat Oct 19 Laurier 5 McGill 2
    Sat Oct 19 Queen's 0 York 3
    Sat Oct 19 Waterloo 3 Concordia 2 (ot)


    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Fri Oct 25 Mount Royal at Regina
    Fri Oct 25 Calgary at Saskatchewan
    Fri Oct 25 Alberta at Lethbridge

    Note: UBC at Manitoba on Sat and Sun

    Atlantic
    Wed Oct 23 UPEI at Saint Mary's

    Ontario
    Sun Oct 20 Nipissing at Cornell (NCAA)
    Wed Oct 23 Waterloo at Guelph
    Thu Oct 24 Laurier at Brock

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    OHT35: Week 5: October 20, 2019

    So the season is really in full swing now. Here were the highlights of the week that was:

    Canada West:
    - The three winless teams all won their first (Regina and &UBC split with one another) or their first AND second (Sask swept Lethbridge).
    - Manitoba's split with Calgary and MRU's split with Alberta raised eyebrows across the U-Hockey world.

    Ontario:
    - This was week 2 of the East/West interlock. Last week the East won 7-3 and this time they won 6-4.
    - Promoted teams were Western Ontario (from C to C+) and Guelph (from C+ to B).

    Atlantic:
    - Acadia made the jump from B to A, and #1 in the overall rankings.
    - Dalhousie is exceeding expectations.


    Links:
    Schedule
    Standings









    This week, McGill's and Brock's AOA number was lacking accuracy due to small sample size, and they were adjusted accordingly.

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    Preview: Oct 26-27: UBC at MANITOBA


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-3-2, 3-5-3, OHT35 #25)
    MANITOBA BISONS (3-3-0, 4-6-2, OHT35 #12)

    Saturday, Oct 26th 7:00 p.m. at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
    Sunday, Oct 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


    Live Links:

    ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
    ➤ Audio Saturday: [UMFM 101.5]
    ➤ Audio Sunday: [UMFM Second Stream]
    ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
    ➤ Sunday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

    Manitoba Links:
    ➤ GoBisons: [Henry's extensive experience helping Bisons hockey in all areas]
    ➤ GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Women’s soccer playoffs, volleyball openers, football, and more]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    UBC Links:
    ➤ UBC: [Hockey ‘Birds off to Winnipeg to face Bisons]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Other Links:
    ➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings] ∞ [Top 10]
    ➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


    The T-irds, being located out in British California, do not face much 0of their CW rivals in pre-season. Last year, they played none of their co-CWs and this year faced only the Evil Monkeys. Then they started the regular season where their first two opponents were those same Primates and the Bedrock Dinos. All three series saw them lose once in regulation and once in OT. Not great, but nevertheless respectable for a middle-of-the-road team. All-in-all, it made them difficult to rate.

    So then we got to last weekend and it was Tweety-Birds against Puddy-Tats. On home ice, a convincing sweep would have cast UBC in a favourable light. However, they needed the help of an umbrella-wielding little old lady to gain a split in a hard-fought series.

    Now the T-irds are coming to Friendly Manitoba to face the Bisons, the very embodiment of .500 hockey. The Bisons were 1-2-1 against the T-irds last year, and over the last four years both sides are 8-7-1 on the head-to-head scoreboard.

    One issue for the T-irds is injuries. This has happened before. Hockey in BC is not as rough and tumble as it is on the prairies. Therefore, my theory is that it requires some adjustment for them. The first thing I'll be checking is how many players they dress.

    Their second issue is between the pipes, where veteran Rylan Toth has hogged all the ice time. He is 1-2-2, 3.68 GAA, .883 S%. His CW career numbers are 12-16-4, 3.23 GAA, .898 S%. Those are mid-range CW numbers. Backup Patrick Dea lost his only start where he surrendered two goals. Last year he was 5-5-1, 3.71 GAA, .880 S%.

    The T-irds have no scorers in the Top 20. However, Quinn Benjafield and Carter Popoff both have 4 points, and Benjafield and Austin Glover each have 3 goals in 6 games.

    Meanwhile, the Bisons have three players inside the Top 20 and two more tied for 20th. Captain and defenceman Adam Henry (2-5-7) and Keaton Jameson (1-6-7) are in a 6-way tie for 10th, Jeremey Leipsic (2-4-6) is in a 4-way tie for 16th, and Colton Veloso and Geordie Keane (both 2-3-5) are in a massive tie for 20th.

    Keane is quite a story. He was on the team two years ago and dressed just four times, going pointless. After sitting out a season, he's working hard, grinding it out, and contributing decent offensive stats.

    Without a Bison game Friday night, I can focus on the other series via CanadaWest.tv.


    ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-2-0, 7-4-1, OHT35 #7)
    REGINA COUGARS (1-5-0, 2-8-0, OHT35 #33)


    Links:
    ➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ Regina: [Men's Hockey Site]


    Who doesn't like a good Cougar fight? These games will not be arguments about spilled beer and one b**** putting the moves on another's boyfriend. They will be only about 2 points in the standings.

    Now the Bluegars are on the move, and the Banjocats are desperately trying to pick up whatever scraps they can.

    The Bluegars opened with a sweep of the Banjomutts, followed by splits with the Bisons and Evil Monkeys. In so doing, they have turned heads from coast-to-coast.

    On the other hand, Team Hillbilly has had it rough. They opened being blitzed by Bedrock U, and things looked dismal. Then came a sweep in Lethbridge, where they lost even with 41 shots on goal per game. But just when all looked lost, they posted a win at UBC last weekend en route to s hard-fought split.

    Players to watch? Well, Regina has no Top 20 scorers. Five players lead the team with 3 points each. Once again, they have three goaltenders trying to recover from shell-shock. Brandon Holtby has the best numbers, a respectable 1-2-0, 2.86 GAA, .912 S%. That could switch quickly. Rookie Curtis Meger is 0-1-0, 6.45, .839 S% and veteran Dawson MacAulay is 0-2-0, 9.47 GAA, and .750 S%. Yikes.

    Meanwhile, MRU has 5 of the Top 9 scorers and 6 of the Top 20. That says it all!



    CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-0-1, 11-1-2, OHT35 #2)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-3-1, 3-4-1, OHT35 #16)


    Links:
    ➤ Sask: [Saskatchewan's 1980s men's hockey dynasty honoured]
    ➤ Calgary: [Men's Hockey Site]


    This is the series I will likely watch first on Friday night. A lot of people might be surprised with my pre-season pick to place Bedrock U ahead of the Banjomutts. But so far it has panned out. The Dinos played 8 non-conference games, and Sask just the two. Maybe it is just a case where Sask needs to catch up to the conditioning of the other teams.

    One note: Sask really dominated the Hørny Ønes last week. That doesn't make up for the way they were pushed around by MRU or Alberta, however. My feeling is that this series will be a TSN Turning Point for one team or the other.



    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-1-0, 11-3-0, OHT35 #3)
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-3-0, 3-6-1, OHT35 #20)


    Links:
    ➤ Alberta: [Record 391 WHL Scholarships awarded to graduate players for fall academic semester] : [PDF]
    ➤ Lethbridge: [Repost of WHL Story]


    I have a hunch that this will be the weekend's roadkill series. The Hørny Ønes had a dismal pre-season but then managed to squeeze two points out of the Bisons, then racked up four more against Regina. Things were looking up. Was last weekend a sign they were crashing back to Earth? The Evil Monkeys generally take no pity in these situations.

    Both of these teams linked to WHL scholarship stories. It is always amazing to see how many players are included, and how many do not play for their school team. Lots of players also go to schools without teams. More detail is in the links. Here's the CW summary:

    Alberta – 39
    Saskatchewan – 39
    UBC – 30
    Calgary – 25
    Manitoba – 23
    Mount Royal – 21
    Regina – 21
    Lethbridge – 19
    Trinity – 5
    MacEwan – 5


    OUT EAST


    ONTARIO

    Wed Oct 23 Waterloo 5 Guelph 4
    Thu Oct 24 Laurier 1 Brock 2
    Fri Oct 25 Ryerson at W. Ontario
    Fri Oct 25 Toronto at Lakehead
    Fri Oct 25 York at Windsor
    Fri Oct 25 UQTR at Laurentian
    Fri Oct 25 Carleton at Ontario Tech
    Fri Oct 25 Nipissing at Queen's
    Fri Oct 25 McGill at Ottawa
    Sat Oct 26 UQTR at Laurentian
    Sat Oct 26 Carleton at RMC
    Sat Oct 26 Brock at Waterloo
    Sat Oct 26 Toronto at Lakehead
    Sat Oct 26 York at W. Ontario
    Sat Oct 26 Guelph at Laurier
    Sat Oct 26 Nipissing at Queen's
    Sat Oct 26 Ottawa at Ontario Tech
    Sat Oct 26 McGill at Concordia
    Sat Oct 26 Ryerson at Windsor
    Sun Oct 27 RMC at Concordia



    ATLANTIC

    Wed Oct 23 UPEI at Saint Mary's – postponed
    Fri Oct 25 Moncton at Dalhousie
    Fri Oct 25 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
    Fri Oct 25 Saint Mary's at Acadia
    Sat Oct 26 Acadia at UPEI
    Sat Oct 26 New Brunswick at Dalhousie


    Links:

    ➤ [USp Presto S&R]
    ➤ [OUA LS Daily]
    ➤ [AUS S&R]

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    Oct 26: Bisons Beat Birds

    Since the Bisons play Saturday/Sunday this weekend, this is a massive post to cover Friday and Saturday games.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 5

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USp/CIS] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]


    This was a tale of two games. In the first, the Bisons lambasted the T-irds and built a 4-0 lead. In the second, a steady parade of Bisons to the penalty box allowed UBC dominate the shot clock while scoring two goals. Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal
    30 Lamb (1 Link)

    Defence
    2 Henry 3 Christensen
    4 Stanley 25 Skrumeda
    5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

    Forwards
    14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
    22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
    16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke
    11 Carlson 13 Labossiere 19 Halvorson

    Scratches
    6 Dyck 8 Barley 20 Apetagon
    21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
    35 Brown

    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS

    Goal
    47 Dea (34 Toth)

    Defence
    40 Smart 43 Pouliot
    13 Becker 29 Smith
    26 Carvalho

    Forwards
    17 Vetterl 42 Popoff 22 Benjafield
    37 Clayton 20 Glover 19 Sandhu
    14 Kryski 21 Greenwood 25 Kehler
    18 Orban 9 Michaud 16 Stratton

    Scratches
    6 Dosanjh 7 Faith 10 Revel
    39 Maquignaz 44 James

    Quick Summary
    1st 4:11 MAN Thiessen (2) ASST: Skrumeda (PP)
    1st 9:27 MAN Keane (3) ASST: Wasylak Jameson
    1st 13:48 MAN Henry (3) ASST: Wasylak
    2nd 3:01 MAN Henry (4) ASST: Skoleski Jameson (PP)
    2nd 5:41 UBC Popoff (2) Vetterl Smart (PP)
    3rd 0:58 UBC Sandhu (3) ASST: Glover Popoff (4) (PP)
    3rd 17:53 MAN Stanley (1) ASST: Leipsic (5) (EN)

    W: Lamb (40 saves, 42 shots)
    L: Dea (13 saves, 17 shots)

    The lineup switch for the Bisons was that Lucas Skrumeda, who had been playing centre, was back on the blueline. Mitchell Dyck came out, and Nico Labossiere filled the gap up front.

    The Bisons converted on two-out-of-three powerplays. UBC's attempted comeback was also based on powerplays, just that the two goals came on seven opportunities. Once the Bisons took their 4-0 lead, 7 of the 8 remaining penalties were to Bisons. The only UBC penalty came in an offsetting penalties situation. With the goaltending of Riley Lamb and a big lead, the Bisons never seemed panicked about the situation.

    The Bisons do not have a lot of veterans this year, but their three 5th year players are all doing a great job and are leading the team. Forward Jonah Wasylak had two assists and an imposing physical presence. Adam Henry had two goals, and with Sean Christensen formed a first line defence pair.

    The Bisons scored some nice goals on the night. Dylan Thiessen was set up by Skrumeda on a rare PP breakaway. Geordie Keane's goal was a tic-tac-toe set-up, Henry's first came from Wasylak's steal on Dea's mishandled play behind the net, and Henry's second was a traditional blast from the blueline on a powerplay. Matthew Stanley's empty-netter was about a 195-foot curling shot.

    The win boosts the Bisons to 4-3-0, their first time over .500 since they won their opening game. UBC is now 1-4-2.

    The rematch goes Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



    Friday
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 1

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    Andrew Fyten scored twice and Wyatt Hoflin stopped 12 of 13 shots to pace the Bluegars to an easy win in this one. Dawson MacAuley stopped 24 of 30 in defeat.

    Saturday
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
    REGINA COUGARS 3

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    This was also a tale of two games. In the 1st period, the Bluegars outshot the Banjocats 18-1 and built a 2-0 lead. The rest of the way, Regina was competitive in outshooting MRU 19-17 and scoring 3 goals each. The final MRU goal was an empty-netter. One note: If you were stuck in the popcorn line in the 2nd intermission you may have missed three goals. With MRU holding a 3-1 lead, Regina scored after 7 seconds of the 3rd. MRU scored 12 seconds later, and Regina scored again in 20 seconds. Riley Morris got the win (17 saves on 20 shots) and Brandon Holtby took another loss (30 saves on 34 shots).

    The Bluegars are now 6-2-0 and the Banjocats fall to 1-7-0.




    Friday
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    The Mutts answered the call in this tight affair. Had they lost, they would have been scrambling for a playoff berth. Taran Kozun got the win with 19 saves on 21 shots, and Matthew Greenfield stopped 24 of 27 in getting the loss.

    Saturday
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    Matt Alfaro's 7th and 8th goals of the season (including the overtime winner) led the way for the Dinos. Both teams stuck with their starting goaltender. Greenfield stopped 31 of 33 for the win, Kozun stopped 30 of 33 for the loss. The Mutts now hit .500 for the first time, at 3-3-2, and the Dinos are 6-1-1.




    Friday
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 9
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    This was bad. The Evil Monkeys are just way better than the Hørny Ønes. Shots were 68-19. There must be a serious Viagra shortage in Lethbridge, or perhaps an over-abundance of bananas in Edmontown. Brendan Burke stopped 18 of 19 for the win, and Taz Burman stopped 59 of 68 for the loss.

    Saturday
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

    Links:
    LeagueStat: Summary
    Boxscores: CWHT
    Stories: rp @CW


    Both sides switched goaltenders for this rematch. It seemed to do the Hørny Ønes some good. They held a 1-0 lead after one period. In the end, though, a valiant 55 save effort from Jack Burgart was not enough as he was tagged with a loss. Matt Berlin got the win for the Evil Monkeyswith 23 saves on 24 shots. The Apes now sit in first place with a 7-1-0 record. Lethbridge falls to 3-5-0 and are lone in 6th.


    OUT EAST


    AUS

    Fri Oct 25 Moncton 5 Dalhousie 4
    Fri Oct 25 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 3
    Fri Oct 25 Saint Mary's 8 Acadia 9
    Sat Oct 26 Acadia 3 UPEI 2
    Sat Oct 26 New Brunswick 6 Dalhousie 0



    OUA

    Fri Oct 25 Ryerson 6 W. Ontario 2
    Fri Oct 25 Toronto 7 Lakehead 4
    Fri Oct 25 York 2 Windsor 3 (ot)
    Fri Oct 25 UQTR 4 Laurentian 1
    Fri Oct 25 Carleton 3 Ontario Tech 1
    Fri Oct 25 Nipissing 0 Queen's 1
    Fri Oct 25 McGill 4 Ottawa 2
    Sat Oct 26 UQTR 4 Laurentian 3
    Sat Oct 26 Carleton 4 RMC 1
    Sat Oct 26 Brock 6 Waterloo 0
    Sat Oct 26 Toronto 3 Lakehead 1
    Sat Oct 26 York 2 W. Ontario 6
    Sat Oct 26 Guelph 2 Laurier 4
    Sat Oct 26 Nipissing 1 Queen's 8
    Sat Oct 26 Ottawa 2 Ontario Tech 5
    Sat Oct 26 McGill 5 Concordia 2
    Sat Oct 26 Ryerson 0 Windsor 1 (so)


    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Sun Oct 27 UBC at Manitoba

    Atlantic
    Wed Oct 30 New Brunswick at Moncton
    Wed Oct 30 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. - from Oct 11th

    Ontario
    Sun Oct 27 RMC at Concordia
    Wed Oct 30 Ontario Tech at Brock

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    Oct 27: Four Series, Four Splits

    Ooops, I thought I posted this Sunday night.


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    MANITOBA BISONS 1

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USp/CIS] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]


    This was a tight game, with few penalties, and in the end it took an empty-netter to leave the Bisons with their 4th straight series split of the season. At 4-4-0 they are now two points ahead of the T-irds, who are now 2-4-2. The Bisons gave rookie Jeremy Link his first start in net, and up fronty Tony Apetagon was in for Nico Labossiere. UBC also switched goaltenders, added a 20th player (Shaun Dosanjh), and shuffled their lines a fair bit. Here's the alignment:

    MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal
    1 Link (30 Lamb)

    Defence
    2 Henry 3 Christensen
    4 Stanley 25 Skrumeda
    5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

    Forwards
    14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
    22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
    16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke
    11 Carlson 20 Apetagon 19 Halvorson

    Scratches
    6 Dyck 8 Barley 13 Labossiere
    21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
    35 Brown

    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS

    Goal
    34 Toth (47 Dea)

    Defence
    26 Carvalho 29 Smith
    6 Dosanjh 13 Becker
    40 Smart 43 Pouliot

    Forwards
    14 Kryski 20 Glover 19 Sandhu
    37 Clayton 25 Kehler 21 Greenwood
    17 Vetterl 42 Popoff 16 Stratton
    18 Orban 9 Michaud 22 Benjafield

    Scratches
    7 Faith 10 Revel
    39 Maquignaz 44 James

    Quick Summary
    2nd 3:39 UBC Glover (4) ASST: Carvalho Sandhu
    2nd 16:32 MAN Apetagon (1) ASST: Halvorsen
    2nd 17:18 UBC Vetterl (1) ASST: Benjafield Smith
    3rd 19:43 UBC Vetterl (2) ASST: Sandhu (EN)

    W: Toth (21 saves, 22 shots)
    L: Link (45 saves, 47 shots)

    Of note, each team had just one 1st period PP, and in the 2nd there were off-setting minors. It sure kept the game flowing. The 3rd period really flew by, though.

    Following a conference bye next week, the Bisons will have back-to-back weekends in Banjoland, first against Regina and then against Sask. Their next home action is against the Evil Monkeys on November 22nd and 23rd.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    No other games in the land of #Wexit.


    OUT EAST


    OUA

    Sun Oct 27 RMC 4 Concordia 6

    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Fri Nov 01 Saskatchewan at UBC CW
    Sat Nov 02 Saskatchewan at UBC CW

    Atlantic
    Wed Oct 30 New Brunswick at Moncton
    Wed Oct 30 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. - from Oct 11th
    Fri Nov 01 St. F.X. at Acadia
    Fri Nov 01 UPEI at Moncton

    Ontario
    Wed Oct 30 Ontario Tech at Brock
    Fri Nov 01 Laurier at Waterloo
    Fri Nov 01 Queen's at Carleton
    Fri Nov 01 Windsor at W. Ontario
    Fri Nov 01 RMC at Brock
    Fri Nov 01 Nipissing at York
    Fri Nov 01 Laurentian at Ryerson
    Fri Nov 01 UQTR at Concordia

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    OHT35: Week 6: October 27, 2019

    OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35

    There were no category shifts this week, but those bubble teams could all shift next time. As usual there are a few spots where results are skewed due to small sample size.

    There were no interlocking games between OUA East and West, nor were there any non-conference games. Therefore those charts were not changed at all and I left them out of this post.

    Links:
    Schedule
    Standings








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    OHT35: Week 7: November 3, 2019

    OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35

    The OUA West went 8-0 against the OUA East to really turn that around.

    I applied result “smoothing” for the first time in situations where just one game has been played in a category. Categories are merged and the value applied to both, but the value cannot be increased beyond the default value.

    In the OUA, Ottawa, Guelph, Lakehead, and Nipissing went down a level. And going up a level were Toronto and Brock.

    No teams switched categories in the CW or AUS.

    I have introduced some sub-categories, with a view to a major re-shuffle coming up. The B- and C++ could be merged into an expanded B level.


    Links:
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    Nov 2: Mutts Regaining Form


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary]
    Boxscores: [CWHT]
    Stories: [rp @CW]


    The Mutts did not blow away the T-irds in this one, but a sweep against a decent side is a sign that the duelling banjos are now in synch with spoons and jugs in this hillbilly symphony. UBC jumped out to a 3-2 lead after one, and that was it for scoring until the 3rd. Backup Travis Child got the win for the Mutts whilst Rylan Toth got the loss. Shots were 29 each.


    OUT EAST


    AUS

    Sat Nov 02 St. F.X. 1 Saint Mary's 2 (ot)
    Sat Nov 02 UPEI 3 New Brunswick 6



    OUA

    Sat Nov 02 Nipissing 4 Guelph 9
    Sat Nov 02 Concordia 0 Carleton 2
    Sat Nov 02 W. Ontario 3 Waterloo 2
    Sat Nov 02 Laurentian 1 Toronto 7
    Sat Nov 02 Ottawa at UQTR ppd
    Sat Nov 02 Queen's 4 McGill 7
    Sat Nov 02 RMC 1 Ryerson 3
    Sat Nov 02 Windsor 1 York 2 (so)


    Links:
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    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Fri Nov 08 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
    Fri Nov 08 Alberta at Calgary
    Fri Nov 08 Manitoba at Regina

    Atlantic
    Wed Nov 06 Dalhousie at St. F.X.

    Ontario
    Sun Nov 03 Ontario Tech at Toronto
    Wed Nov 06 Ryerson at Nipissing
    Thu Nov 07 Waterloo at Brock
    Thu Nov 07 W. Ontario at Guelph

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    Preview: Nov 8-9: MANITOBA at REGINA


    REGINA COUGARS (1-7-0, 2-10-0, OHT35 #33)
    MANITOBA BISONS (4-4-0, 5-7-2, OHT35 #12)

    Friday, Nov 8th at 7:00 pm at Regina
    Saturday, Nov 9th at 3:00 pm at Regina


    Live Links:

    ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
    ➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
    ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

    Manitoba Links:
    ➤ GoBisons: [Adam Henry and Alexis Anderson are Boston Pizza Bison Sports Athletes of the Week]
    ➤ GoBisons: [Disciplined play defines Sean Christensen, as he plays his fifth year]
    ➤ GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Women’s hockey at home, women’s volleyball, and more]
    ➤ Manitoban: [University of Manitoba Bisons should take penalty killing cue from Canada West opponents]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Regina Links:
    ➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Other Links:
    ➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
    ➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


    After a bye week, the Herd is now off to Saskatchewan back-to-back weekends. First to meet the Banjo Cats in Regina, and next to face the Banjo Mutts in Saskatoon. Hopefully, the team will not be too grossed out by bad breath permeating from the stands and the general stench of the place.

    This has the makings of a trap weekend. Regina has had a bad start and have had a bye week to address what ails them. While they were overwhelmed by Calgary and MRU, they were quite respectable against Lethbridge and UBC. Meanwhile, the Bisons have split every series so far, including an exhibition series at home against these very Kittens.

    Last year, Regina beat the Bisons 3-out-of-4. However, in the three previous seasons the Bisons won 11-out-of-12. Overall, the Bisons have won 7 of the last 8 games played in Regina.

    A quick look at the stats pages shows Regina's problems. Their top scorer is Conner Chaulk (1-4-5), and second is Landon Peel (0-4-4). The rest of the roster has 3 points or fewer. In goal, they once again are using all three goaltenders due to the stress of playing in the Regina kitty litter.

    The Bisons are led by Adam Henry (4-5-9) and Keaton Jameson (1-8-9), part of a 5-way tie for 9th in conference scoring. In goal, Riley Lamb has taken the starting role and has been both busy and effective. His numbers are 4-2-0, .923 S%, 3.13 GAA. Jeremy Link got his first start last weekend, so it looks like he has jumped past Tyler Brown in the depth chart.


    ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (7-1-0, 13-3-0, OHT35 #3)
    CALGARY DINOSAURS (6-1-1, 12-2-2, OHT35 #2)


    Links:
    ➤ UofA: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofC: [First-place Battle of Alberta hits the ice]


    The nation's feature match-up of the weekend comes from the heart of #Wexit Country. The Bedrock Boys got it going during the pre-season and have maintained the pace ever since. This is a home-and-home series, Friday in Calgary and Saturday in Edmontown. The Evil Monkeys and Dinos had some tight battles in pre-season, and I expect these games to be hard-fought as well.



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-5-0, 3-8-1, OHT35 #23)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-2-0, 9-4-1*, OHT35 #6)


    Links:
    ➤ UofL: [Pronghorns look to rebound in home-and-home series with the Cougars]
    ➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]


    The Hørny Ønes have managed a few points here and there and are close enough to the middle of the standings to be confused with a playoff contender. I suspect they will falter a bit, and it could come in this home-and-home series. The Bluegars are a bit of surprise team thus far, moreso with others than with me. I liked their recruiting this year.


    OUT EAST


    ONTARIO

    Wed Nov 06 Ryerson 3 Nipissing 2 (so)
    Thu Nov 07 Waterloo 3 Brock 6
    Thu Nov 07 W. Ontario 5 Guelph 4
    Fri Nov 08 Laurier at Waterloo
    Fri Nov 08 York at RMC
    Fri Nov 08 Concordia at Lakehead
    Fri Nov 08 Carleton at McGill
    Fri Nov 08 Laurentian at UQTR
    Fri Nov 08 Toronto at Queen's
    Fri Nov 08 Windsor at Ontario Tech
    Sat Nov 09 Laurentian at UQTR
    Sat Nov 09 Windsor at Ontario Tech
    Sat Nov 09 Concordia at Lakehead
    Sat Nov 09 McGill at Ottawa
    Sat Nov 09 Toronto at RMC
    Sat Nov 09 W. Ontario at Laurier
    Sat Nov 09 Brock at Guelph
    Sat Nov 09 Ryerson at Queen's
    Sat Nov 09 York at Nipissing
    Sun Nov 10 Carleton at Ottawa


    ATLANTIC

    Wed Nov 06 Dalhousie 1 St. F.X. 3
    Fri Nov 08 St. F.X. at UPEI
    Fri Nov 08 Acadia at Moncton
    Fri Nov 08 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
    Sat Nov 09 Acadia at New Brunswick
    Sat Nov 09 Saint Mary's at Moncton
    Sat Nov 09 UPEI at Dalhousie


    Links:

    ➤ [USp Presto S&R]
    ➤ [OUA LS Daily]
    ➤ [AUS S&R]

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    Nov 8: It Was Crazier than Moonshine

    This was a 3-game Friday night in the CW, due to Sask and UBC having played during the bye week last week. There were two #Wexit series in Saudi Alberta, and an old GPAC rivalry revived.


    MANITOBA BISONS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 3
    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USp/CIS] : [Coach's View]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]


    This one had a few twists. The Regina broadcast crew seemed to like the game – claiming it was the best of the season thus far for the Banjocats. I have to admit that they looked better than their record.

    The Bison line-up had some twists. LeagueStat listed 10 forwards and 8 defencemen. As usual, Ryan Carlson played forward instead of defence. But Lucas Skrumeda seemed to be (like 2 weeks ago) on defence again. Making his season debut was Carter Doerksen. Not sure if this is a sign of injuries amongst the forwards. Also, Tyler Brown was the backup goalie while Jeremy Link was scratched. Other scratches were Dyck, Barley, Labossiere, Halvorson, and Leblanc.

    Quick Summary

    2nd 02:27 MAN Christensen (1) ASST: Carlson
    2nd 04:27 REG Hilsendager (1) ASST: Frei
    2nd 10:37 MAN Thiessen (3) ASST: Pouteau, Skrumeda (PP)
    3rd 07:50 MAN Wasylak (2) ASST: None
    3rd 17:01 REG Duperreault (3) ASST: Frei
    3rd 19:59 REG Frei (3) ASST: Ripplinger, King (PP)
    4th 02:09 MAN Jameson (2) ASST: Henry, Skoleski (PP) (EN)

    W: Lamb (25 saves, 28 shots)
    L: Meger (17 saves, 21 shots)

    The Bisons held a 15-14 edge in shots and had a 2-1 lead heading into the 3rd period. Jonah Wasylak made it 3-1 as he blocked a pass and then scored on a breakaway. From that point onwards, the Bisons went into a bit of a shell. That mostly worked. But Regina poured it on something fierce in the dying minutes. When they made it 3-2 with 3 minutes left, the Kittens went catnip crazy and wreaked havoc in the Bison zone. Adam Henry took a penalty during a net-front scramble with just 28 seconds left. Just when it looked like the Bisons were about to kill it off, the Banjo-Boys got one in with 1.3 seconds left.

    On to overtime! There, one Kitten was caught high-sticking and before you could say “powerplay”, Keaton Jamieson scored the winning goal.

    The Bisons are now 5-4-0 and the Cougars fall to 1-8-0. The rematch goes Saturday 3:00 p.m.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

    Links:
    Summaries: LeagueStat : CWHT : USp/CIS
    Stories: UofC : rp @CW : rp @UofA*


    I tuned into this game after the Bison game was over. I gave up on it because the sound was no good and the picture periodically froze. It was 1-1 when I turned away. Within 5 minutes of play it was suddenly 4-2 for the Evil Monkeys. Brendan Burke got the win, stopping 16 of 19 shots. Matthew Greenfeld suffered the loss, with 19 saves on 23 shots. The Evil Monkeys are 8-1-0 and Bedrock U is 6-2-1, and have fallen into 3rd place.



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

    Links:
    Summaries: LeagueStat : CWHT : USp/CIS
    Stories: MRU : rp @CW : @UofL


    The Hørny Ønes were no match for the Bluegars. In between my stints trying to watch the Bedrock/Monkeys play, I saw the Bluegars notch a couple. Wyatt Hoflin stopped 20 of 22 for the win and Taz Burman stopped 34 of 40 for the loss. The win vaults MRU into 2nd place with a 7-2-0 record, and keeps the Hørny Ønes in 7th (one point behind UBC) at 3-6-0.


    OUT EAST



    Tue Nov 05 UPEI 4 Saint Mary's 5 (ot) (from Oct 23)
    Fri Nov 08 St. F.X. 3 UPEI 6
    Fri Nov 08 Acadia 2 Moncton 4
    Fri Nov 08 Saint Mary's 3 New Brunswick 1




    Fri Nov 08 Laurier 3 Waterloo 1
    Fri Nov 08 York 3 RMC 4
    Fri Nov 08 Concordia 3 Lakehead 4
    Fri Nov 08 Carleton 6 McGill 4
    Fri Nov 08 Laurentian 2 UQTR 4
    Fri Nov 08 Toronto 3 Queen's 0
    Fri Nov 08 Windsor 3 Ontario Tech 6

    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    Nov 9: Shootout Loss Extends Split Streak


    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    REGINA COUGARS 3
    (in shootout)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [USp/CIS] : [Coach's View]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
    Late link: [Friday rp@UofM]


    This was a reasonably entertaining game. The Bison split streak stays intact for 5 weeks now. The only line-up switch from Friday was Halvorson for Apetagon.

    Quick Summary
    1st 18:44 REG Barnstable (2) ASST: Schacher (SH)
    2nd 14:29 REG Odelein (2) ASST: Kreklewich
    2nd 15:33 MAN Henry (5) ASST: Skoleski Tripp (PP)
    3rd 18:11 MAN Tripp (2) ASST: Thiessen Dalke

    Shootout
    REG Duperreault Goal
    MAN Leipsic No Goal
    REG Schacher Goal
    MAN Henry No Goal

    W:Holtby (29 saves, 31 shots)
    L: Lamb (28 saves, 30 shots)

    The Bisons are now 5-4-1, one point behind 4th place Saskatchewan. Regina is 2-7-1, just 3 points behind 6th place Lethbridge and a playoff berth. The Bisons are off to Saskatown to face the Mutts next weekend, and Regina is off to Edmontown to face the Apes.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

    Links:
    Summaries: LeagueStat : CWHT : USp/CIS
    Stories: UofA : rp @CW : UofC


    The Apes registered an emphatic win here. Suddenly, the Dinos' hopes for 1st place now seem a page right out of history. Grayson Pawlenchuk scored twice for the Evil Monkeys and Matt Berlin stopped 18 of 19 for the win. Matthew Greenfield stopped 15 of 20 shots for the loss before being yanked in the 2nd period. Brodan Salmond stopped 15 of 16 in a mop-up effort. I switched away from this game on CanadaWest.tv to see MRU v Lethbridge.


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    (in shootout)

    Links:
    Summaries: LeagueStat : CWHT : USp/CIS
    Stories: UofL : rp @CW : @MRU*


    The Hørny Ønes needed this one. It vaults them into 6th place, ahead of UBC. Michael Clark led the way with 2 goals. Jack Burgart stopped 42 of 45 for the win, and Riley Morris stopped 34 of 37 for the OTL. The Bluegars are now in 2nd place, two points up on Bedrock U.

    OUT EAST


    Sat Nov 09 Acadia 3 New Brunswick 4
    Sat Nov 09 Saint Mary's 1 Moncton 6
    Sat Nov 09 UPEI 4 Dalhousie 1


    Sat Nov 09 Laurentian 2 UQTR 6
    Sat Nov 09 Windsor 4 Ontario Tech 1
    Sat Nov 09 Concordia 4 Lakehead 5 (ot)
    Sat Nov 09 McGill 0 Ottawa 3
    Sat Nov 09 Toronto 6 RMC 3
    Sat Nov 09 W. Ontario 6 Laurier 3
    Sat Nov 09 Brock 4 Guelph 3 (ot)
    Sat Nov 09 Ryerson 6 Queen's 1
    Sat Nov 09 York at Nipissing – to Nov 12

    Links:
    • [USP/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA LS Daily]
    • [AUS S&R]


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    NEXT UP

    Canada West
    Thu Nov 14 Calgary at Mount Royal
    Fri Nov 15 Manitoba at Saskatchewan
    Fri Nov 15 Regina at Alberta
    Fri Nov 15 Lethbridge at UBC
    Fri Nov 15 Mount Royal at Calgary

    Atlantic
    Wed Nov 13 Moncton at UPEI
    Wed Nov 13 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.

    Ontario
    Sun Nov 10 Carleton at Ottawa
    Tue Nov 12 York at Nipissing - from Nov 9
    Thu Nov 14 York at Toronto
    Thu Nov 14 Brock at Laurier
    Thu Nov 14 Lakehead at Waterloo
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    OHT35: Week 8: November 10, 2019

    OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35

    After going 8-0 last week, the OUA West went 7-2 against the OUA East to really alter the relative rankings of those divisions.

    The “smoothing” seems to work pretty well. The AOA when smoothed yields a pretty accurate ranking.

    This week the category shifts are:
    - Calgary demoted from A to B
    - St.F.X. demoted from B to C+
    - Dalhousie demoted from C+ to C
    - Saskatchewan, Ryerson, UQTR promoted from C+ to B

    The teams in yellow kept moving each time I recalculated, so ultimately (after 4 sweeps through the numbers) I left them where they are.

    Links:
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    Preview: Nov 15-16: MANITOBA at SASKATCHEWAN


    MANITOBA BISONS (5-4-1, 6-7-3, OHT35 #16)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (5-3-2, 6-4-2, OHT35 #8)


    Friday, Nov 15th at 7:00 at Saskatoon
    Saturday, Nov 16th at 7:00 at Saskatoon


    Live Links:

    ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
    ➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
    ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

    Manitoba Links:
    ➤ GoBisons: [Allison Alcock and Keaton Jameson are Boston Pizza Bison Sports Athletes of the Week]
    ➤ GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Volleyball and hockey alumni nights, rivalry matchups, and more]
    ➤ Manitoban: [Manitoba Bisons take three of four on the road in hockey and volleyball]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Saskatchewan Links:
    ➤ UofS: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    ➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

    Other Links:
    ➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
    ➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
    ➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


    The schedule-maker played a cruel trick on the Bisons this year, scheduling their Saskatchewan road-trips on back-to-back weekends. Last weekend they went south to Regina and this weekend it's up north to Saskatown. The Bisons have barely recovered from the outhouse smell which permeates the province.

    The places have similarities, such as the shoeless, gap-toothed, unwashed, moonshine drinking hillbillies who abound in both locations. The differences? South is feline, north is canine. South is mediocre, north is a perennial contender.

    In fact, the Banjo Mutts have been the Herd's nemesis in recent years. Over the last four years the Bison record is 3-12-1, and only 1-7-0 in Banjoland.

    The Mutts lost their first three games, which was concerning since they finished first at 25-3-0 a year ago. However, they are now on a 5-0-2 roll. Meanwhile, the Bisons have split all five series thus far. All told, Sask sits in 4th place, one point ahead of the Bisons. The teams may well be on a collision course for a first round playoff match-up.

    The team stats are fairly comparable. Sask has 35 goals, the Bisons have 32. Sask has given up 31 goals, the Bisons 33.

    For “players to watch” on the Bisons, I suggest captain, defenceman, and leading scorer Adam Henry (5-6-11, tied for 9th in teh CW) and forward Keaton Jameson (2-8-10, 12th in the CW). Also, the three 5th year players have all been top-notch. Henry (+9) is paired with Sean Christensen (+10) on defence. Up front, 6' 4” Jonah Wasylak has improved his skill level over his five years to the point where he at times can dominate opponents.

    Sask is led by 4th year forward Carson Stadnyk (6-3-9, in a 5-way tie for 13th in the conference) and a quartet of players with 8 points, in a 12-way tie for 18th in the CW (Carter Folk, Layne Young, Levi Cable, Collin Shirley).

    Of course, good goaltending is always mandatory to be competitive. The Bisons have three first year goaltenders and Riley Lamb has won the battle to be #1. His numbers are top-notch: 5-2-1, .921 S%, 2.90 GAA. Jeremy Link and Tyler Brown have each had just one start.

    Meanwhile, neither of Sask's goaltenders have equalled Lamb so far. Veteran Taran Kozun is 4-2-2, .891 S%, 2.86 GAA and second year Travis Child is 1-1-0, .897 S%, 3.55 GAA. Both have done better.

    This series could end up being one of significance. If the Bisons split or sweep, they will likely be comfortably in a playoff position for a long time, and would have realistic hopes of even hosting a quarter-final series.


    ELSEWHERE IN THE CW



    REGINA COUGARS (2-7-1, 3-10-1, OHT35 #31)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (9-1-0, 15-3-0, OHT35 #1)


    Links:
    ➤ UofA: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]


    Welcome to the mismatch of the week! The Banjo Cats would love to have just one recruiting class to compare to the Evil Monkeys' average one. The Kittens have not made the playoffs since 2008. Since MRU joined the league, the Kittens have been 7th or 8th every year. Before that, they had a stretch of 6th or 7th place seasons. Meanwhile, the Apes are U-Cup or bust. The last time they did not qualify for the U-Cup final tournament was 2007. The time before that was 1998.

    Good luck, Puddy Tats!



    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-6-0, 4-9-1, OHT35 #22)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2-5-3, 5-8=4, OHT35 #24)


    Links:
    ➤ UBC: [Refreshed ‘Birds ready to begin critical stretch against Pronghorns]
    ➤ UofL: [Important points on the line for Pronghorns in Vancouver]


    If you like watching teams in blue and yellow uniforms, this is the series for you. Also, this is the battle for the 6th and final playoff berth. The Hørny Ønes have 8 points, one ahead of the T-irds. Similar to the Bison series, this has the potential to define the remainder of the season for both teams. If one side could sweep, they could cast their gaze upon bigger and better things, like 5th place. Being the late game Friday, I'll likely see a good portion of that game.



    CALGARY DINOSAURS (6-3-1, 12-4-2, OHT35 #7)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (7-2-1, 10-4-1-1, OHT35 #4)


    Links:
    ➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
    ➤ UofC: [Dinos looking to rebound in Crowchild Classic]


    This Thursday/Friday home-and-home crosstown derby should be top-notch. I have been watching on CanadaWest.tv while drafting this post. It is 4-4 mid-way through the 3rd period.

    Bedrock U looked like world-beaters through the pre-season and early season. Then the Evil Monkeys made them crash to Earth last weekend. Meanwhile, the Bluegars keep trucking along. This series has overtime written all over it. Through 10 games, MRU has 52 goals and the Dinos have 43. Expect lots of offence.


    OUT EAST


    Sun Nov 10 Carleton 1 Ottawa 2
    Tue Nov 12 York 3 Nipissing 2 (ot) – from Nov 9
    Thu Nov 14 York 2 Toronto 3
    Thu Nov 14 Brock 2 Laurier 0
    Thu Nov 14 Lakehead 4 Waterloo 5 (ot)
    Fri Nov 15 Ontario Tech at McGill
    Fri Nov 15 Ottawa at Carleton
    Fri Nov 15 Nipissing at RMC
    Fri Nov 15 Queen's at UQTR
    Fri Nov 15 Lakehead at Ryerson
    Fri Nov 15 Guelph at Brock
    Fri Nov 15 Laurentian at Concordia
    Fri Nov 15 Laurier at Windsor
    Sat Nov 16 Guelph at York
    Sat Nov 16 Queen's at UQTR
    Sat Nov 16 Ontario Tech at Concordia
    Sat Nov 16 RMC at Carleton
    Sat Nov 16 Nipissing at Ottawa
    Sat Nov 16 W. Ontario at Toronto
    Sat Nov 16 Laurentian at McGill
    Sat Nov 16 Lakehead at Ryerson
    Sat Nov 16 Waterloo at Windsor



    Wed Nov 13 Moncton 2 UPEI 1 (ot)
    Wed Nov 13 Saint Mary's 3 St. F.X. 4
    Fri Nov 15 Moncton at New Brunswick
    Fri Nov 15 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
    Fri Nov 15 Acadia at St. F.X.
    Sat Nov 16 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Sat Nov 16 New Brunswick at UPEI



    Links:

    ➤ [USp Presto S&R]
    ➤ [OUA LS Daily]
    ➤ [AUS S&R]

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