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  1. Oct 20: BISONS SWEPT IN CONTROVERSIAL GAME REGINA COUGARS 6 MANITOBA BISONS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] Manitoba Post: [MacAuley's 36-Save Night Helps Regina Topple Manitoba 3-1] Manitoban: [Bisons mauled by Cougars] The Bisons started this one dominating the Kittens. Kamerin Nault and Adam Henry scored 1st period goals to give the Herd a 2-0 lead heading to the intermission. They managed to amass the lead despite being shorthanded 3 times. The Bisons started shorthanded in the 2nd as well, but the 2-0 lead lasted until 15 minutes into the 2nd period. Dasan Sydora got his 2nd start of the season and held the fort. But the 18 shots he faced made a goal inevitable. Both goals were scored by defencemen (Tyler King and Brennan Riddle). The 2nd goal sailed over Sydora's right shoulder from the blueline. Sometimes you see why goalies these days are over 6 feet tall. So with the game tied heading to the 3rd period, the Bisons couldn't get a break. They were given 3 more penalties and were quite outraged over non-calls, such that one of the penalties called on them was a bench minor. In any event Zak Zborosky nothced himself a natural hat-trick to start the 3rd period to turn the game around. The Bisons launched some intense pressure of their own at the end but an empty net goal stopped the comeback. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 34 Sydora (35 Spriggs) Defence: 2 Henry 3 Christensen 23 Dwyer 11 Dyck 24 Lenchyschyn Forwards: 9 Franko 28 Stovin 8 Bolton 29 Wasylak 15 Jameson 12 Zajak 22 Leipsic 10 Skoleski 4 Nault 18 Armour 14 Freeman 26 Leblanc 21 Brooks Scratches: 1 Paulic 5 Paradoski 16 Martin 25 Skrumeda 27 Doerksen 30 Brown I believe that Brooks was injured early on and I only noticed him once. REGINA Goal: 31 MacAuley (35 Herringer) Defence: 2 Hilsendager 7 King 27 Riddle 5 Burns 28 Peel 22 Eisler Forwards: 23 Miller 13 Frei 32 Zborosky 14 Coughlin 9 Chaulk 16 McPhee 10 Eskra 12 Stevely 8 Anderson 20 Duperreault 17 Kosloski 19 Marr Scratches: 4 Schacher 11 Odelein 18 Adams 21 Kreklewich 24 Hicks 29 Campbell 30 Holtby Dawson MacAuley stopped 18 of 21 shots for the win, and Sydora stopped 34 of 39 in the loss. Kamerin Nault had two goals for the Herd. The Bisons fall to 2-4-0, and the Banjocats jump to 2-3-1. The Bisons are away to MRU next weekend. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 CALGARY DINOSAURS 8 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UBC] That illusory 4-0-0 start for the T-irds has come crashing down. The standings in the CW have tightened up considerably this weekend. Patrick Dea stopped just 19 of 27 shots for the T-irds and Matthew Greenfield stopped 29 of 31 for the win. Three Dinos scored two goals each (Mitch Cook, Bradley Schoonbaert, and Chris Rauckman). MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU] The Monkeys scored with just 14 seconds left to force overtime, while on a PP and with an empty net. So two OTWs for the Apes gives them a somewhat deceptive 4-2-0 record. Kenny Cameron stopped 18 of 20 shots for the win, and Colin Cooper stopped 37 of 40 shots for the loss. Curtis Miske's winning goal was his second of the game. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofL] Taran Kozun had 12 saves for his second consecutive shutout. Taz Burman stopped 55 of an incredible 59 shots for the loss. Garrett Hughson came on to play just over a minute and stopped two more. That's a lot of shots for the Hørny Ønes to allow. Levi Cable scored twice for the Mutts. OUT EAST Atlantic Oct 20 U.P.E.I. 5 Acadia 3 Oct 20 New Brunswick 3 Saint Mary's 2 - OT Oct 20 Dalhousie 1 St. F.X. 2 Ontario Oct 20 Windsor 2 U.Q.T.R. 4 Oct 20 Laurier 5 Carleton 6 Oct 20 Lakehead 7 McGill 5 Oct 20 Waterloo 4 Ottawa 5 Oct 20 Guelph 4 R.M.C. 0 Oct 20 Ryerson 4 Concordia 6 Oct 20 W. Ontario 2 Nipissing 6 Oct 20 York 6 U.O.I.T. 1 Oct 20 Brock 1 Queen's 3 Oct 20 Toronto 1 Laurentian 2 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post OTHER NEWS Links: St. John's Telegram: [Time for a return to university hockey in N.L.?] Wikia: [M.U.N. Beothucks] Every now and then there comes a story about the return of hockey to Newfoundland. Here's the latest! When M.U.N. was known as the Beothucks they played local senior hockey until 1968-69 when they joined the AIAA (forerunner to the AUS). They returned to senior hockey in 1976-77 to 1978-79, and then were back to the AUAA (as it was then called) for three more seasons until folding the program. NEXT UP Oct 26 Calgary at Lethbridge Oct 26 U.B.C. at Alberta Oct 26 Manitoba at Mount Royal Oct 26 Regina at Saskatchewan Oct 24 St. F.X. at Dalhousie Oct 26 R.M.C. at Lakehead Oct 26 Queen's at Waterloo Oct 26 McGill at Toronto Oct 26 Laurentian at York Oct 26 Concordia at Western Ontario Oct 26 Nipissing at Laurier Oct 26 U.Q.T.R. at Ryerson Oct 26 Ottawa at Brock Oct 26 U.O.I.T. at Windsor Oct 26 Carleton at Guelph
  2. Oct 19: KITTENS PURRING AFTER FIRST WIN REGINA COUGARS 3 MANITOBA BISONS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] GoBisons.ca: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Men’s hockey alumni night, soccer senior’s night, and more] GoBisons.ca: [Bison alum Bob Lowes reflects on lessons from Wayne Fleming] Free Press (pay wall): [Cougars goalie turns aside Bisons] This was the proverbial "trap game" for the Bisons. The intensity level was half (or less) than it was for the Alberta series a weekend ago. Combined with a series of bad bounces and a hot goaltender and just like that the Banjocats have their first win of the season. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 35 Spriggs (1 Paulic) Defence: 2 Henry 3 Christensen 23 Dwyer 11 Dyck 24 Lenchyschyn 5 Paradoski Forwards: 21 Brooks 15 Jameson 12 Zajak 9 Franko 28 Stovin 8 Bolton 29 Wasylak 10 Skoleski 4 Nault 22 Leipsic 14 Freeman 26 Leblanc Scratches: 16 Martin 18 Armour 25 Skrumeda 27 Doerksen 30 Brown 34 Sydora REGINA Goal: 31 MacAuley (35 Herringer) Defence: 2 Hilsendager 7 King 28 Peel 5 Burns 27 Riddle 22 Eisler Forwards: 23 Miller 13 Frei 32 Zborosky 10 Eskra 8 Anderson 12 Stevely 16 McPhee 9 Chaulk 14 Coughlin 20 Duperreault 17 Kosloski 19 Marr Scratches: 4 Schacher 11 Odelein 18 Adams 21 Kreklewich 24 Hicks 29 Campbell 30 Holtby The 1st period was a quick pace with lots of shots but no goals, Regina holding a 16-13 lead in shots. While still scoreless in the 2nd period, the Bisons started to take control of the game and went to the PP. However, Kitten Zach McPhee drifted what should have been a non-dangerous shot past Byron Spriggs. Arthur Miller completed the story of the 2nd period by making it 2-0 on a nice passing play flowing from an Adam Henry turnover. The 3rd period got off to a rough start. Brandon Paradoski, making his first start in a regular season game, was knocked down in the corner and rather than hold the puck, he passed it into the slot directly to Regina's Corey Kosloski. That made it 3-0, and sent the Bisons into scramble mode. Lots of chances were generated, but only Brett Brooks notched a goal. Bad give-aways were the theme of the night for the Bisons. There were at least a half-dozen glaring ones. In the end, Dawson MacAuley's 36 saves led to Kittens to their first win of 2018-19. The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 p.m. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 CALGARY DINOSAURS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UBC] There goes the unbeaten season for the T-irds. The 11:00 a.m. start time did not allow the British Californians time to wake up. Bedrock U outshot them 17-4 and outscored them 3-0 in the 1st period. Jordan Papirny got the win, and Rylan Toth was tagged with the loss. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA*] : [MRU] : [rp @CW] The Evil Monkeys had a narrow escape in this one. The Bluegars are having tough luck, so it will seem. I might have to watch the replay of this on CanadaWest.tv. Zach Sawchenko stopped 16 of 19 shots for the win, and Colin Cooper stopped 22 of 26 shots for the loss. Luke Philp had two goals for the Apes. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] The Banjomutts are clearly off to the best start in the CW. Garret Hughson stopped 49 of 54 shots in taking the loss for the Hørny Ønes. Taran Kozun faced just 13 shots for the shutout. He could have been selling dog biscuits in the stands. OUT EAST Atlantic Oct 19 St. F.X. 2 Moncton 1 (ot) Oct 19 New Brunswick 2 Acadia 1 Oct 19 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary's 2 Ontario Oct 19 Waterloo 0 Carleton 4 Oct 19 Brock 3 R.M.C. 1 Oct 19 Lakehead 1 McGill 8 Oct 19 Windsor 1 U.Q.T.R. 5 Oct 19 Laurier 0 Ottawa 3 Oct 19 Ryerson 4 U.O.I.T. 3 (ot) Oct 19 Toronto 4 Nipissing 3 Oct 19 Guelph 7 Queen's 1 Oct 19 York 4 Concordia 5 (ot) Oct 19 Western Ontario 3 Laurentian 1 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Oct 20 Regina at Manitoba (2:00 CDT) Oct 20 U.B.C. at Calgary (2:00 MDT/3:00 CDT) Oct 20 Mount Royal at Alberta (2:00 MDT/3:00 CDT) Oct 20 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan (7:00 CST/8:00 CDT) Oct 20 Windsor at U.Q.T.R. Oct 20 Laurier at Carleton Oct 20 Lakehead at McGill Oct 20 Waterloo at Ottawa Oct 20 Guelph at R.M.C. Oct 20 Ryerson at Concordia Oct 20 Western Ontario at Nipissing Oct 20 York at U.O.I.T. Oct 20 Brock at Queen's Oct 20 Toronto at Laurentian Oct 20 U.P.E.I. at Acadia Oct 20 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's Oct 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
  3. Preview: Oct 19-20: REGINA at MANITOBA REGINA COUGARS (0-3-1, 2-5-1, OHT35 #32) MANITOBA BISONS (2-2-0, 5-7-1, OHT35 #8) Oct 19th 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg Oct 20th 2:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg Live Links: • Video: [CanadaWest.tv] (all games) • Audio: [UMFM] : [UMFM 101.5 2nd stream] (both nights) • Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] • Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] Manitoba Links: • GoBisons: [Team Site*] • Manitoban: [Bisons stun Golden Bears in home opener] • Manitoban: [Manitoba settles for a weekend split with Alberta in men’s hockey] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • CWHT: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] • LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] Regina Links: • Team: [Team Site] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • CWHT: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] • LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] Other Links: • USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings] • USports: [Top Ten Story] • CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule] • TMS: [TMS] ∞ [Oct 16th: Episode 2 Podcast] After an extensive pre-season, every team in the CW has now hosted and travelled for a weekend series. The Bisons had a marginally sub-standard exhibition record, but a split in the Town of Bedrock followed by a split against the Evil Monkeys is the envy of most teams in Usports. All told, the Herd is tied for 3rd place with three other teams. Regina, meanwhile, are not a bad team but the best they could manage thus far is an OTL in games against MRU and Lethbridge (the teams who were 6th and 7th last year). Being swept at home by the Hørny Ønes is not part of the recipe for success. In the recent past, the Bisons have had the Cougars' number. The Bisons beat the Banjocats 5-2 in a September exhibition game, made to look close when the 'Cats scored a late goal. In 2017-18, the Bisons were 4-0-0, with Regina getting one point for an OTL. Over the past 4 years, the Bisons are 14-1-1 (Regina is 2-13-1) in head-to-head games. Regina's top four scorers include two veteran defencemen: Tyler King (2-2-4) and Landon Peel (1-2-3). The other two are rookie forwards, Arthur Miller (1-2-3 in 3 games) is hoping to write a story called “Death of a Playoff Drought”, and Connor Chaulk (1-2-3) has done well. Last year's rookie-of-the-year, Zak Zborosky, missed the opening weekend and has one assist in two games. Goaltenders Dawson MacAuley (4th year) and Michael Herringer (2nd year) have split the duties thus far. They have both had their moments. Herringer wound up 4-12-0, 5.11 GAA, .863 S% last year. This year he's 0-2-0, 5.01 GAA, .833 S%. At this early stage, four points gets a guy tied for 7th in conference scoring, and the Bisons have four forwards in that group. Brett Stovin (4-0-4) used to get mostly assists, veterans Brett Brook and Nick Zajac are both 1-3-4, and newcomer Keaton Jameson is 0-4-0. Another newcomer, Devon Skoleski, is off to a 3-0-3 start. Defenceman Lucas Skrumeda was off to a great start and also had somepoints (1-2-3 in 3 games) before being injured on a hit from behind last Friday. When all is said and done, Regina will steal some points from various teams this season. The Bisons will hope it starts next week. ELSEWHERE IN THE CW U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-0-0, 9-1-0, OHT35 #6) CALGARY DINOS (1-2-1, 6-3-2, OHT35 #9) Links: UBC: [Team Site] UofC: [Matinee action as Dinos host puck 'Birds] UBC is off to a 4-0 start, but this is the weekend where things get real. The Dinos knocked off the T-irds in last year's playoffs. I suspect that Bedrock U is on their way to a top four finish. However, they need to win series like this one to get there. The Friday game starts at 11:00 a.m. MDT, as part of a school promotion. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-2-0, 4-5-1, OHT35 #20) SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (3-1-0, 7-1-0, OHT35 #1) Links: UofL: [Pronghorns hit the road to face #2 Huskies] UofS: [Huskie Happenings: Oct. 16-21] UofS: [PREVIEW: No. 2 Huskies look to stay hot against 'Horns] The Banjomutts' position in this series is akin to the Bisons' position in the Regina series. Having played Alberta and Calgary, they are off to a 3-1-0 start. But points lost here could damage them down the road in the race for a top-two finish needed for a bye to the semi-finals. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-2-0, 6-4-2, OHT35 #4) MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-2-0, 3-6-0, OHT35 #14) Links: UofA: [Bears and Cougars tangle in provincial showdown this weekend] MRU: [Team Site] The Monkeys are vulnerable right now. In pre-season they split with UBC (albeit with an OTL) then split a 3-way round-robin against Calgary and MRU. In the regular season they split with Sask and Manitoba. The Bluegars, in turn, were swept by UBC and swept Regina. In this home-and-home series, it could be said that the Bluegars should feel the pressure to not just steal a point, but to get a split like everybody else. OUT EAST ONTARIO Oct 16 Laurentian 4 Nipissing 7 Oct 17 Brock 4 Guelph 3 (so) Oct 19 Waterloo at Carleton Oct 19 Brock at R.M.C. Oct 19 Lakehead at McGill Oct 19 Windsor at U.Q.T.R. Oct 19 Laurier at Ottawa Oct 19 Ryerson at U.O.I.T. Oct 19 Toronto at Nipissing Oct 19 Guelph at Queen's Oct 19 York at Concordia Oct 19 Western Ontario at Laurentian Oct 20 Windsor at U.Q.T.R. Oct 20 Laurier at Carleton Oct 20 Lakehead at McGill Oct 20 Waterloo at Ottawa Oct 20 Guelph at R.M.C. Oct 20 Ryerson at Concordia Oct 20 Western Ontario at Nipissing Oct 20 York at U.O.I.T. Oct 20 Brock at Queen's Oct 20 Toronto at Laurentian ATLANTIC Oct 17 Moncton 4 Dalhousie 1 Oct 19 St. F.X. at Moncton Oct 19 New Brunswick at Acadia Oct 19 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's Oct 20 U.P.E.I. at Acadia Oct 20 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's Oct 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X. Links: • [US Presto S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R]
  4. Weekend Missing Links Here are the *asterisk* links from the weekend: MRU Friday: [Cougars suffer first loss of the season] Alberta Saturday: [Quick start propels Bears to series split] CW Cal-Sask Saturday: [Dominant third period powers Huskies past Dinos]
  5. Oct 13: MONKEYS RALLY FOR A SPLIT ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4 MANITOBA BISONS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA*] The Monkeys got off to a quick start, leading 3-0 after the 1st. The Bisons attempted to rally but to no avail. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 35 Spriggs 34 Sydora (3rd) Defence: 2 Henry 27 Doerksen 3 Christensen 24 Lenchyschyn 11 Dyck 23 Dwyer (Henry and Christensen often paired together) Forwards: 21 Brooks 15 Jameson 12 Zajak 9 Franko 28 Stovin 8 Bolton 4 Nault 10 Skoleski 26 Leblanc 29 Wasylak 16 Martin 14 Freeman Scratches: 1 Paulic 5 Paradoski 18 Armour 22 Leipsic 25 Skrumeda 30 Brown ALBERTA Goal: 35 Sawchenko (31 Cameron) Defence: 4 Kirichenko 7 Lange 6 Craig 5 Fram 22 Carroll 8 Rehill Forwards: 36 Cox 12 Philp 27 Miske 11 Cooper 14 Kieser 17 Hart 16 Pawlenchuk 13 Owre 26 Sanford 37 Nickles 23 Clarkson 24 Tomchuk Scratches: 1 Burke 9 Legault 18 Baillie 19 Magee 21 Kimmett 40 Lineker 52 Charif Mackenzie Dwyer scored for the Bisons. Zach Sawchenko got the win with his 19 saves. Byron Spriggs took the loss, with 27 saves on 31 shots over two periods. Dasan Sydora played the 3rd and stopped all 9 shots he faced. Both sides are now 2-2-0 and in a 4-way tie for 3rd place. Next weekend the Bisons host Regina and the Monkeys visit the Bluegars. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD CALGARY DINOSAURS 2 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofC] Five different players scored once each to help Sask earn the sweep. Taran Kozun stopped 15 of 17 shots for the win. Bedrock U switched goaltenders with Matthew Greenfeld getting a turn. He stopped 27 of 30. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4 REGINA COUGARS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] A sweep for the H0rny Ones! Regina outshot them 43 to 21. But Garrett Hughson was on, and Michael Herringer was not, as goaltending made the difference. The last one was into an empty net, as six different players scored. MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU] UBC is now 4-0-0 after yet another sweep. They outshot the Bluegars 35-26. Austin Vetterl scored twice in the 3rd period as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit. (He was the only CW player with two goals on the night.) OUT EAST Atlantic Oct 13 New Brunswick 6 U.P.E.I. 3 Oct 13 Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 8 Ontario Oct 13 Toronto 4 Waterloo 3 (ot) Oct 13 Guelph 3 York 4 (so) Oct 13 Windsor 4 Lakehead 0 Oct 13 Brock 3 Laurier 2 Oct 13 U.Q.T.R. 3 Concordia 1 Oct 13 R.M.C. 2 U.O.I.T. 7 Oct 13 Laurentian 1 Cornell 6 (NCAA) Oct 13 Nipissing 0 Lake Superior State 4 (NCAA) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] • [CHN Scoreboard] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Oct 19 U.B.C. at Calgary Oct 19 Regina at Manitoba Oct 19 Alberta at Mount Royal Oct 19 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan Oct 17 Moncton at Dalhousie Oct 14 McGill at Ottawa Oct 16 Laurentian at Nipissing Oct 17 Brock at Guelph
  6. Oct 12: COMEBACK VICTORY FOR THE BISONS ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2 MANITOBA BISONS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM (with video)] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA] Series Preview: [UofM] After the conference bye week and the end of non-conference play, the teams of the CW got down to some hotly contested games Friday night. Included was a dandy game at the Wayne Fleming Arena where a boisterous crowd, which included the Engineering Symonized Marching Band, cheered the Bisons on to a win over the Evil Monkeys. The Herd is now 2-1-0 and tied for 2nd place, whilst the Primates are 1-2-0 and tied for 5th. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 35 Spriggs (34 Sydora) Defence: 2 Henry 3 Christensen 25 Skrumeda 24 Lenchyschyn 11 Dyck 23 Dwyer Forwards: 21 Brooks 15 Jameson 12 Zajak 9 Franko 28 Stovin 8 Bolton 4 Nault 10 Skoleski 26 Leblanc 29 Wasylak 16 Martin 14 Freeman Scratches: 1 Paulic 5 Paradoski 18 Armour 22 Leipsic 27 Doerksen 30 Brown ALBERTA Goal: 35 Sawchenko (31 Cameron) Defence: 6 Craig 4 Kirichenko 5 Fram 22 Carroll 7 Lange 8 Rehill Forwards: 36 Cox 12 Philp 27 Miske 37 Nickles 14 Kieser 11 Cooper 17 Hart 23 Clarkson 24 Tomchuk 16 Pawlenchuk 13 Owre 26 Sanford Scratches: 1 Burke 9 Legault 18 Baillie 19 Magee 21 Kimmett 40 Lineker 52 Charif For the first time in a while, Alberta iced a full roster. Also, the Bisons got back a lot of injured players. The Monkeys amassed a 2-0 lead in the 1st period with a pair of PP goals by Cole Sanford. The preponderance of penalties favoured Alberta. The Bisons turned it around in the 2nd period. Devon Skoleski (with his 3rd) scored on the PP and Brett Stovin (with his 4th) tied it up, as the Bisons outshot Alberta 12-10 in the period. Midway through the 3rd period, Nick Zajac scored his 1st of the season and suddenly it looked like the Bisons could do it. The Monkeys threw a lot of bananas at Spriggs, but he was quite up to the task. The shots were 38-28 favouring Alberta. The three stars were Spriggs, Zajac, and Sanford. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD CALGARY DINOSAURS 4 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 (in a shoot-out) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC] This was a tight battle to christen the new Merlis Belsher Place in Saskatown. So a shootout seems appropriate. I saw the ending on CanadaWest.tv after getting home from the Bison game. Lots of crazy penalties and aggressiveness. Saturday's rematch should be quite the tussle. Taran Kozun got the win (29 saves) and Jordan Papirny took the loss (46 saves). There were eight different goal-scorers. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3 REGINA COUGARS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] The Banjocats scored with 93 seconds left to tie the game and there was much joy amongst the Feline Hillbillies. But the H0rny Ones Scored again with just 4 seconds left to claim the win. Lethbridge was only able to dress 16 skaters and two goaltenders. Garret Hughson made 31 saves to claim the win, and Dawson MacAuley had 28 saves in the loss. Lethbridge vaults out of the basement with the win, at 1-2-0, and Regina is 0-2-1. MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU*] This was the only 2-goal loss of the night in the CW, and the last goal was into an empty net. Rylan Toth got the win, with 35 stops on 36 shots. Colin Cooper suffered the loss, with 32 saves on 34 shots. Austin Vetterl had two goals for the T-irds, including the empty-netter. OUT EAST Atlantic Oct 12 Dalhousie 3 Acadia 6 Oct 12 St. F.X. 2 Saint Mary's 3 Oct 12 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 5 Ontario Oct 12 Queen's 3 U.O.I.T. 0 Oct 12 Laurier 2 Waterloo 3 Oct 12 Western Ontario 2 Lakehead 4 Oct 12 U.Q.T.R. 2 McGill 6 Oct 12 Carleton 4 R.M.C. 5 (so) Oct 12 Ryerson 6 Toronto 2 Oct 12 York 3 Brock 5 Oct 12 Nipissing 1 Lake Superior State 3 (NCAA) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] • [CHN Scoreboard] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Oct 13 Lethbridge at Regina (3:00 CST/4:00 CDT) Oct 13 Mount Royal at U.B.C. (2:00 PDT/4:00 CDT) Oct 13 Alberta at Manitoba (7:00 CDT) Oct 13 Calgary at Saskatchewan (7:00 CST/8:00 CDT) Oct 13 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. Oct 13 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Oct 13 Toronto at Waterloo Oct 13 Guelph at York Oct 13 Windsor at Lakehead Oct 13 Brock at Laurier Oct 13 U.Q.T.R. at Concordia Oct 13 R.M.C. at U.O.I.T. Oct 13 Laurentian at Cornell (NCAA) Oct 13 Nipissing at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
  7. Preview: Oct 12-13: ALBERTA at MANITOBA ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (1-1-0, 5-3-2, OHT35 #2) MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 4-6-1, OHT35 #12) Oct 12 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg Oct 13 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg Live Links: • Video: [CanadaWest.tv] (all games) • Audio: [UMFM 101.5 2nd stream] (both nights) • Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] • Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] Manitoba Links: • GoBisons: [Madison Wilford and Byron Spriggs are Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week] • GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Men's hockey home opener, football in Calgary, and more] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] • LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] Alberta Links: • Team: [Team Site] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] • LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] Other Links: • USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings] • USports: [Top Ten Story] • CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule] • TMS: [TMS Oct 9th] This week in the CW features a quirk in the schedule in that all the teams who went 1-1 in the opening round face one another, the two 2-0 teams face one another, and the two winless teams also face one another. In this matchup between the Bisons and Evil Monkeys, the teams (on the surface) have had similar runs the last two weeks. Both started the regular season with a split against a team with a pre-season victory over their opponent (Calgary split with Manitoba and beat Alberta in pre-season, and Sask did the same in reverse). Both were 0-1-1 in the USA last weekend (albeit the Monkeys had a tie, not an OTL). One issue to observe is both sides' line-ups. Last weekend the Bisons were without Zach Franko and Kamerin Nault from their first line, and the Monkeys were without their whole top line. With so many new players, an dmost coming from Junior A, the Bisons lack depth in comparison to the Monkeys. In disappointing news, Findlay's “Tuesday Morning Skate” and podcast are now at the Usports site, instead of CUSN. (Why couldn't it be at both?) Since the Usports site is trash, it might be hard to get it. We'll see. ELSEWHERE IN THE CW CALGARY DINOS (1-1-0, 6-2-1, OHT35 #7) SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-1-0, 5-1-0, OHT35 #1) Links: UofC: [Team Site] UofS: [PREVIEW: Huskies set for home openers in Merlis Belsher Place] : [Game Notes (pdf) This will be an interesting match-up between two sides who took last weekend off. Both were impressive on the Friday night of the opening weekend before crashing to Earth on Saturday. Sask had the best pre-season in all of the CIS (USports). Is Calgary a true contender, as pundits speculate? Or are they better viewed in a group with Manitoba, UBC, and MRU? LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-2-0, 2-5-1, OHT35 #32) REGINA COUGARS (0-1-1, 2-3-1, OHT35 #24) Links: UofL: [Pronghorns return to Canada West action in Regina] UofR: [Three former Cougars to play professionally in ECHL this season] UofR: [Johnson named to 2018 U SPORTS All-Star Series coaching staff] UofR: [Cougars to host Lethbridge for home opener] This is a golden opportunity to get a win! IMO, Regina has recruited fairly well the last two years and are not terrible. They're just not as good as the top 6 teams in the CW. Lethbridge had some off-season turmoil but it seems like they are not far off of last year's pace. MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 3-4-0, OHT35 #14) U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2-0-0, 7-1-0, OHT35 #10) Links: MRU: [Team Site] UBC: [T-Birds host Cougars for 2018-19 home opener] This is the battle for first place! However, unless the schedule changes to give these teams lots more games against Regina and Lethbridge, I don't see this holding. Realistically, these two are aiming to solidify a playoff berth and then shoot for home ice advantage in the quarter-finals. OUT EAST ONTARIO Oct 10 R.M.C. 0 Queen's 4 Oct 11 Ottawa 3 Carleton 2 (so) Oct 11 Ryerson 4 Guelph 3 Oct 11 Laurentian 4 Vermont 1 (NCAA) Oct 12 Queen's at U.O.I.T. Oct 12 Laurier at Waterloo Oct 12 Western Ontario at Lakehead Oct 12 U.Q.T.R. at McGill Oct 12 Carleton at R.M.C. Oct 12 Ryerson at Toronto Oct 12 York at Brock Oct 12 Nipissing at Lake Superior State (NCAA) Oct 13 Toronto at Waterloo Oct 13 Guelph at York Oct 13 Windsor at Lakehead Oct 13 Brock at Laurier Oct 13 U.Q.T.R. at Concordia Oct 13 R.M.C. at U.O.I.T. Oct 13 Laurentian at Cornell (NCAA) Oct 13 Nipissing at Lake Superior State (NCAA) Oct 14 McGill at Ottawa ATLANTIC Oct 10 Moncton 5 U.P.E.I. 6 Oct 10 Acadia 2 St. F.X. 5 Oct 12 Dalhousie at Acadia Oct 12 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's Oct 12 Moncton at New Brunswick Oct 13 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. Oct 13 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Links: • [US Presto S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] • [CHN Scoreboard]
  8. MANITOBA BISONS 1 NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS 6 Links: CHN: [Scoreboard] : [Boxscore] UNO: [Game Story] : [Twitter] : [Video Tweet] UofM: [Schedule/Results] : [Twitter] : [Tweet] The Bisons ventured further south for game two of the weekend and had a tough night in Omaha. Brett Brooks scored their only goal. Byron Spriggs did not suit up, leaving goaltending to be split between Justin Paulic (stopping 28 of 32 shots) and Dasan Sydora (stopping 22 of 24 shots). Here's how they lined up: Goaltenders: 1 Paulic - 34 Sydora Defence: 2 Henry - 25 Skrumeda 5 Paradoski - 24 Lenchyschyn 23 Dwyer - 11 Dyck Forwards: 21 Brooks - 15 Jameson - 12 Zajac 22 Leipsic - 28 Stovin - 8 Bilton 29 Wasylak - 10 Skoleski - 26 LeBlanc 18 Armour - 16 Martin - 14 Freeman Scratches: 3 Christensen - 4 Nault 9 Franko - 27 Doerksen 30 Brown - 35 Spriggs Hopefully those scratches will recover in time to face the Monkeys in next weekend's home opener, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Paulic played two periods, Sydora played the 3rd. There were also two additional Saturday night picture Tweets posted. Here they are, with a sample picture. 1. Photo Tweet 2. Photo Tweet Captain Stovin in action Saturday at UND. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2 ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 6 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] MRU: [Schedule/Results] The Bluegars seemed to have been dominated in this one, being outshot 40-17 on the night. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2 FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS 5 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] UofL: [Schedule/Results] The Hørny Ønes were off to a 2-0 lead before the Bullfrogs turned the game around with five unanswered goals. I guess that getting a 2-0 lead in the first place marks a step forward for the U-Cup hosts. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2 AIR FORCE FALCONS 2 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] UofA: [Linescore] AFA: [Game Story] No shootouts in the NCAA. After the OT was done, this one was called a draw. The Monkeys went with Kenny Cameron in goal. They were outshot 16-3 in the 1st period, but the game was still scoreless. In the 2nd period, the Monkeys scored two early goals and outshot Air Force 16-11. However, they could not hold the lead and left the USA kissing their sisters. NEXT UP Oct 12 Alberta at Manitoba Oct 12 Calgary at Saskatchewan Oct 12 Lethbridge at Regina Oct 12 Mount Royal at U.B.C. OUT EAST Atlantic NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 07 Acadia 3 UMass-Lowell 4 Oct 07 U.P.E.I. 2 Rensselaer 3 Next Up Oct 08 U.P.E.I. at Maine (NCAA) Oct 10 Moncton at U.P.E.I. Oct 10 Acadia at St. F.X. Ontario NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 07 Brock 2 Robert Morris 4 Oct 07 Guelph 2 Colgate 5 Oct 07 Ryerson at Mercyhurst Oct 07 Waterloo 4 Michigan 7 Oct 07 Windsor 1 Michigan State 3 Next Up Oct 10 R.M.C. at Queen's Oct 11 Ottawa at Carleton Oct 11 Ryerson at Guelph Oct 11 Laurentian at Vermont (NCAA) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [US/CIS Standings] • [OUA S&R] • [AUS S&R] • [CHN Scoreboard] * indicates link not active as I post OTHER NEWS Links: Star-Phoenix: [Good-bye rusty Rutherford, hello Merlis Belsher Place (rp @ Leader-Post)] The Rutherdump is disappearing and the whole CW, not just the UofS, is thrilled about that. Rust falling from the rafters ought to have been the final straw years ago. The big difference as far as hockey is concerned is that the ice surface will be full size, not the mini-ice the Huskies have been used to having. Will this prompt the recruitment of smaller players, and better skaters? I also see that it will have indoor plumbing, a rarity in Saskatown.
  9. Oct 6: BISONS LOSE IN OVERTIME MANITOBA BISONS 2 NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 3 (in overtime) Links: CHN: [Scoreboard] : [Boxscore] UND: [Stats (pdf)] : [Game Story] : [Live Stats] UofM: [Schedule/Results] : [Twitter] : [Tweet] The Fighting Hawks, or Suddenly-Peaceful-Sioux, built a 2-0 lead, lost it in the 3rd period, then won it on a PP goal in overtime. That's the abridged version. The UND website is not what it used to be. At one time they provided links to legible boxscores or summaries, video highlights, and a game story or two. Now their team links for live stats were trash. In some ways, it was even worse than that pathetic rubbish put out by USports. The version of the live stats page was totally different if viewed on a desktop, tablet, or cell phone. There were no lineups on the desktop version, for example. At the end of the day, I would recommend the College Hockey News (CHN) boxscore linked, and the UND game story. The Bison Twitter account also had updates, as shown in this picture: The CHN site also displayed the usual line combinations, and the complete line-up: Forwards: 21 Brooks - 15 Jameson - 12 Zajac 22 Leipsic - 28 Stovin - 8 Bilton 29 Wasylak - 10 Skoleski - 26 LeBlanc 18 Armour - 16 Martin - 14 Freeman Defence: 3 Christensen - 2 Henry 25 Skrumeda - 24 Lenchyschyn 23 Dwyer - 11 Dyck 5 Paradoski Goal: 35 Spriggs (1 Paulic did not play) Scratches: 4 Bilton - 9 Franko - 27 Doerksen 30 Brown - 34 Sydora Byron Spriggs stopped 52 of 55 shots, to be named 1st star. Uniquely, both Bison goals were scored by players of the hard-nosed variety, Thomas Lenchyschyn and Jonah Wasylak. This was Wasylak's first game back in over a year. The extra defenceman dressed for the Bisons was Brandon Paradoski. He went to St. Paul's then played Junior B for the Selkirk Fishermen and then MMJHL for the Seven Oaks Raiders. I guess that since Sean Christensen has done so well, the team is somewhat less afraid to dip into the MMJHL for a depth player. I'll have to do full profiles of the new recruits brought in after the recruiting season had apparently ended. This photo of the overtime winner also gives us a glimpse of the new Bison dark uniform. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3 MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS 7 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] MRU: [Schedule/Results] The Bluegars have two strong opponents this weekend. They were outshot by a 43-17 margin on the night. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1 WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS 4 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] UofL: [Schedule/Results] The Hørny Ønes were outshot 47-11. Still fairly typical result one would expect for them. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4 DENVER PIONEERS 6 Links: CHN: [Boxscore] UofA: [Linescore] The Monkeys had a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period but then fell apart. They outshot the Sandwiches 40-34 on the night. Once again, the Monkeys did not dress a full roster. Steve Owre scored twice to lead the Primate offence, and Zach Sawchenko picked up the loss in goal. OUT EAST Atlantic NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 06 Acadia 1 Boston University 7 Oct 06 New Brunswick 1 Boston College 8 Oct 06 U.P.E.I. 2 Quinnipiac 5 Ontario Regular Season Games Oct 06 U.Q.T.R. 1 McGill 4 Oct 06 Carleton 2 Concordia 4 Oct 06 U.O.I.T. 5 Nipissing 2 NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 06 Brock 2 Penn State 3 Oct 06 Guelph 3 Clarkson 4 Oct 06 Lakehead 1 Bemidji State 5 Oct 06 Laurier 2 R.I.T. 5 Oct 06 Ottawa 3 St. Lawrence 1 Oct 06 R.M.C. 1 Massachusetts 6 Oct 06 Toronto 4 Canisius 0 Oct 06 York 5 Niagara 2 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA S&R] • [AUS S&R] • [CHN Scoreboard] * indicates link not active as I post
  10. Oct 5: NOTHING IN THE CW, LIGHT SCHEDULE OUT EAST With no action for CW teams on Friday night, we go straight to the scores from the East. Moncton is now 2-1-0 in league, and 5-2-0 overall. St. F.X. is 0-1-2 in league and 2-2-2 overall. Hmmmmm ... OUT EAST ONTARIO Regular Season Games Oct 05 Queen's 2 McGill 1 (ot) Oct 05 Laurier 4 Windsor 7 Oct 05 U.O.I.T. 5 Laurentian 2 ATLANTIC Regular Season Oct 05 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 2 Oct 05 St. F.X. 2 Moncton 3 Links: • [US Presto S&R] • [OUA S&R] • [AUS S&R]
  11. The Bisons also played in the UK last year and have twice gone to Germany/Italy as well. It is a self-funded tour and they had just 15 skaters and 2 goaltenders on tour this time. On paper the team is weaker than in recent years, having lost 4 eligible to return players. (Two went pro and the others were all-star calibre.) Last weekend's 4th line was seldom used and were all rookies. The team has a lot of smaller players now, but they might do better with US-style officials than is typically the case. The still have hard-nosed guys who could fight, as was the case in the UK. If the Bisons give the rookies lots of ice time it could get ugly. Last weekend they were dominated Friday, but did well Saturday. I expect one decent game and one bad one this weekend.
  12. Preview: Oct 6-7: BISONS OFF TO THE EXCITED STATES MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 4-5-0, OHT35 TBA) NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 19-13-10, NCAC #3) NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 17-17-2, NCAC #5) Oct 6 7:00 CDT at Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D. Oct 7 5:00 CDT at Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb. Live Links: • Saturday: [Video-$] ∞ [Audio] ∞ [Live Stats] ∞ [CHN-Radio] ∞ [USCHO] • Sunday: [Video-$] ∞ [Audio] ∞ [CHN-Radio] ∞ [USCHO] Manitoba Links: • GoBisons: [Devon Skoleski and ... Athletes of the Week] • GoBisons: [Bison Sports announce 123 student-athletes ...] • GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Women’s hockey opener ...] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] • LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links] North Dakota Links: • Team: [Hockey season gets underway with exhibition opener] • Team: [Game Notes (pdf)] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • Misc: [College Hockey News] ∞ [Grand Forks Herald] Nebraska-Omaha Links: • Team: [Mavericks Welcome Manitoba For Exhibition] • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook] • Misc: [College Hockey News] Other Links: • USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings] • USports: [Calgary’s Howell to lead coaching staff ...] ∞ [rp @CW] • USports: [TOP 10 TUESDAY: UNB opens at No.1 men’s hockey] • CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule] This is a bye week in the CW. But the Bisons, Lethbridge, Mount Royal, and Alberta are headed south for games against various NCAA teams. All trips are Saturday/Sunday format. For the Bisons, they are off to play two teams from the NCAC. It is a strong conference. Last year UND defeated UNO in the quarter-finals. Omaha is coached by Mike Gabinet, former coach of the NAIT Ooks. UND is ranked 11th in one poll, and 12th in another. In this week's news, there are three stories linked from GoBisons.ca. First, rookie Devon Skoleski was the male UofM athlete-of-the week, based on scoring in both games last weekend. Second, the 123 Bison athletes to be recognozed as Academic All-Canadians beats the previous UofM record of 117. The total includes 8 hockey players off last year's squad. And third, we have a preview story which includes a blurb on the Bison Broads raising their national championship banner on Friday night. Around USports, Dinos' coach Mark Howell will coach the All-Stars against the Team Canada Juniors in December. And UNB was ranked #1 in the first Top Ten. Oddly, York got votes after going 0-3-0 on their trip to Sask. ELSEWHERE IN THE CW LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-2-0, 0-3-1, OHT35 TBA) WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 15-19-2) FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 14-23-1) Links: UofL: [Team Site] WMU: [Schedule/Results/Links] FSU: [Schedule/Results/Links] The Hørny Ønes seem to be a trainwreck in the making. At least they are playing two teams with sub-.500 records from a year ago. MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 3-2-0, OHT35 TBA) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 29-10-1) ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2017-18: 25-9-6) Links: MRU: [Team Site] MSU: [Schedule/Results/Links] SCSU: [Schedule/Results/Links] The Bluegars draw probably the best combined records of their opponents award this weekend. Why on Earth would a team from St. Cloud use a Montreal Canadiens' logo? ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (1-1-0, 3-2-1, OHT35 TBA) DENVER PIONEERS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 23-10-8) AIR FORCE FALCONS (0-0-0, 2017-18: 24-15-5) Links: UofA: [Team Site] DU: [Schedule/Results/Links] AF: [Schedule/Results/Links] The Evil Monkeys usually don't do these tours. They probably wish they had a bye week right here so they could rest their injuries. They were down to 16 skaters last weekend. OUT EAST ONTARIO Regular Season Games Oct 03 Toronto 1 York 2 Oct 03 Waterloo 1 Ryerson 10 Oct 03 Western Ontario 2 Windsor 4 Oct 04 Western Ontario 4 Waterloo 3 Oct 04 Concordia 1 R.M.C. 2 Oct 05 Queen's at McGill Oct 05 Laurier at Windsor Oct 05 U.O.I.T. at Laurentian Oct 06 U.Q.T.R. at McGill Oct 06 Carleton at Concordia Oct 06 U.O.I.T. at Nipissing NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 06 Brock at Penn State Oct 06 Guelph at Clarkson Oct 06 Lakehead at Bemidji State Oct 06 Laurier at R.I.T. Oct 06 Ottawa at St. Lawrence Oct 06 R.M.C. at Massachusetts Oct 06 Toronto at Canisius Oct 06 York at Niagara Oct 07 Brock at Robert Morris Oct 07 Guelph at Colgate Oct 07 Ryerson at Mercyhurst Oct 07 Waterloo at Michigan Oct 07 Windsor at Michigan State ATLANTIC Regular Season Oct 05 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie Oct 05 St. F.X. at Moncton NCAA Non-Conference Games Oct 06 Acadia at Boston University Oct 06 New Brunswick at Boston College Oct 06 U.P.E.I. at Quinnipiac Oct 07 Acadia at UMass-Lowell Oct 07 U.P.E.I. at Rensselaer Oct 08 U.P.E.I. at Maine Links: • [US Presto S&R] • [OUA S&R] • [AUS S&R]
  13. Sept 30: MONKEYS GET REVENGE ON MUTTS OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofS] The Monkeys were down to 16 skaters for this rematch. However, the head organ grinder must have offered plenty of bananas to the survivors to get them going for this one. The turning point IMO was during a 2nd period PP situation. The Mutts were down two and went on the PP, during which time the Evil Monkeys scored twice. Game Over. Zach Sawchenko got a turn in goal for the Apes, and faced just 15 shots in claiming the win. Taran Kozun started once again for the Mutts, stopping 30 of 35 shots. Taylor Cooper had 2 goals and an assist to lead the Monkey offence. So the Mutts had to be satisfied with a split, a quick drink from the toilet, and a bus ride back to Saskatown. OUT EAST Ontario (exhibition game) Sep 30 Laurier 5 Brampton Beast (ECHL) 4 : [WLU S&R]
  14. Sunday Morning Links The game stories from the late game between the Monkeys and Mutts are in. Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]
  15. Sept 29: BISONS PICK UP A SPLIT MANITOBA BISONS 5 CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM] Whenever a team makes a trip to the Town of Bedrock, a split is considered a decent weekend. So that aspect of the weekend should make Bison fans very happy. However, was this a case of capitalizing on a shaky goaltender? Matthew Greenfield stopped just 11 of 15 shots before an empty-netter closed the scoring. Oddly, this was the night of the players whose last name starts with "S". Skoleski, Skrumeda, and Stovin led the Bisons to a 3-0 lead by the 2nd period. Sydora started in place of Spriggs in goal, and stopped 32 of 35 to get the "W". Sheen (with two) and Shearer scored for the Dinos, and Stovin's empty-netter closed the scoring. The only non-S contribution was from Brooks, whose 3rd period goal gave the Bisons a 4-2 lead which lasted until the end of the game. Stovin and Skoleski also scored on Friday night. I'd like to see them focus on Stovin's offensive side this year. The Bison scratches were skaters Kamerin Nault, Jonah Wasylak, and Thomas Lenchyshyn, and goaltenders Justin Paulic and Tyler Brown (who's not expected to play much, if at all, this year). It looks like they lined up like this: Defence: 25 Skrumeda 27 Doerksen 3 Christensen 2 Henry 23 Dwyer 11 Dyck Forwards: 12 Zajak 15 Jameson 21 Brooks 9 Franko 28 Stovin 8 Bolton 26 Leblanc 10 Skoleski 22 Leipsic 18 Armour 16 Martin 14 Freeman When PP and PK were out there a fair bit, the 4th line and Leblanc had very little ice time. Next weekend the Bisons are off to the Excited States (North Dakota and Omaha to be precise), before opening at home against the Alberta Evil Monkeys on October 12th and 13th. The Dinos, meanwhile, will muse over their pending extinction whilst relaxing with a bye week. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD REGINA COUGARS 2 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3 (In overtime). Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] Indeed, it is hard to sweep a team. The Bluegars had it all their way on Friday night but this matinee was a lot tougher. Last season, the Banjo Cats seemed to throw in the towel once the losses were piling up. Let's see how they handle this season. They acquired some better players but are still at least a notch behind most CW teams. In this one, pair of PP goals kept Regina in it. Riley Morris stopped 19 of 21 to get the win, and Dawson MacAuley stopped 33 of 36 to suffer defeat. 3rd year defenceman Jesse Lees scored the OT winner, his 2nd point of the night. U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UBC] It is never easy to sweep on the road, even in Lethbridge. So the T-irds must be thrilled with the sweep. In an interesting stat, over the series the Hørny Ønes were 1-for-11 on the power play and UBC was 5-for-10. Both sides switched goaltenders, giving a rookie his debut. Patrick Dea stopped 29 of 31 for the win, and Taz Burman stopped 45 of 48 at the other end. All season long we will be contemplating what a massive upset it would be to see Lethbridge upset a conference champion when they host the U-Cup. SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA*] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofS*] It was funny that every other team in the CW had two games under their belts before these two teams even stepped on the ice for game 1. This was a special night for the Apes. As defending conference and national champions they had banners to raise. The were scratching their armpit with one hand whilst holding a banana in the other, taking an occasional break to swing from the other banners at the Clare Drake Arena. The celebratory mood seemed to lift the Monkeys early on, as they mounted a 2-0 lead with goals in the opening minute of each of the 1st and 2nd periods. From there it was all downhill, as five different Mutts helped put the boots to the Primates. In net, 2nd year Taran Kozun answered the call with 30 saves on 32 shots for the win. Meanwhile, Brendan Burke took the loss with 27 saves on 32 shots. Of note, the Monkeys dressed just 19 players due to a rash of injuries. OUT EAST Atlantic (regular season) Sep 29 Saint Mary's 5 St. F.X. 4 (so) Sep 29 New Brunswick 5 Moncton 4 Ontario (exhibition games) Sep 29 Brampton Beast (ECHL) 3 Toronto 4 : [UofT Story] Sep 29 Guelph 2 Windsor 5 : [UofW S&R] Sep 29 Laurentian 2 Waterloo 4 : [UofW S&R] Sep 29 Nipissing 1 Lakehead 6 : [LU Story] Sep 29 Queen's 5 Western Ontario 3 : [UWO S&R] Sep 29 R.M.C. 3 Concordia 6 : [LS] Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA S&R] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Sep 30 Saskatchewan at Alberta Sep 30 Laurier at Brampton Beast (ECHL) Oct 03 Toronto at York Oct 03 Waterloo at Ryerson Oct 03 Western Ontario at Windsor Oct 04 Western Ontario at Waterloo Oct 04 Concordia at R.M.C. Oct 05 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie Oct 05 St. F.X. at Moncton Oct 05 Queen's at McGill Oct 05 Laurier at Windsor Oct 05 U.O.I.T. at Laurentian Non-conference CW Games Oct 06 Alberta at Denver (NCAA) Oct 06 Lethbridge at Western Michigan (NCAA) Oct 06 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA) Oct 06 Mount Royal at Minnesota State (NCAA) Oct 07 Alberta at Air Force (NCAA) Oct 07 Lethbridge at Ferris State (NCAA) Oct 07 Manitoba at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) Oct 07 Mount Royal at St. Cloud State (NCAA)

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