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  1. Nov 1: CW Teams Will Play! Finally, some news about hockey games has broken out! The Team Canada Junior camp is starting earlier than usual (Nov 16th) because the likelihood is that none of the players will have played any games prior to camp. And blended into the camp are SIX games against CW teams, the Evil Monkeys, Bedrock U, and the Bluegars. The Monkeys' games are November 28th and 29th. TC will have 46 players in camp, meaning that their three inter-squad games will be with full rosters. At one of the links, the games against the Evil Monk
  2. Sept 23: Manitoba Hockey Is Going! It has been a month since my last report so here is a hodge-podge of stories, announcements, and potentially news of significance as it pertains to the return of CW hockey. The recruiting news has slowed to a trickle, which makes sense because school has now started. Normally everybody would have exhibition schedules in progress and rosters for us to comment upon. No such luck this year. Several teams are not bothering to update their websites with official announcements on recruits. I saw no new LOIs registered for men's h
  3. August 23: More News Another source of recruitment news is the USports Letters of Intent (LOI) page. It covers all sports and all conferences. UBC, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Regina have no men's hockey players listed. But Manitoba, Trinity Western, Mount Royal, and MacEwan have 5-7 players each. The lists here have the player's name and date of registration. The * denotes a player listed at Elite Prospects. Links: ➤ USports: Letter of Intent ➤ USports: Spread Sheet (xlsx document) Liam Hughes 20-04-2020
  4. AUGUST NEWS & NOTES Normally we would be ankle deep in recruitment news and the various additions to exhibition schedules would be flowing at this time of the year. Instead we are witnessing recruitment news and a heavier than usual flow of players from university to pro. The obvious reason for this state of affairs is the virus thing you may have heard about. So let's start there, because that affects when we will next see live hockey, then move into other news and notes. The MJHL is getting prepped for a full season, with an exhibition season in September
  5. June 9: News and Notes The biggest story of the off-season is the unfortunate demise of the Horny Ones. This loss is somewhat blunted by the fact that TWU is joining the CW from the BCIHL and Macewan is coming from the ACAC. But coming a year after they hosted the U-Cup makes me wonder why they never devoted fundraising for the meat and potatoes, instead of the fancy dessert. Links: ➤ Global News: University of Lethbridge committee to explore future of cancelled Pronghorns hockey programs ➤ UofL: Budget constraints spell end for University of Lethbridge hockey programs
  6. June 8: Bisons Have Seven LOIs Registered In the strangest off-season ever, it is easy to forget about basic things like recruits, schedules, etc. Well, time to shake the cobwebs and get the 2020-21 season talk going. The Bisons have seven players with registered Letters of Intent (LOI) at the USports desk. [Link] Alec Malo - C – Flin Flon (SJHL) Malo is from Laval, Quebec and started his junior career with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL in 2017-18. He then played in the QJAAAHL (their Junior A league, which they call AAA) in 2018-19 and in the SJHL with
  7. U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS This is a peculiar off-season, largely because the NHL remains "paused". As usual, the opening post has the links needed to follow USports/CIS hockey, right here. 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-lin
  8. Feb 22: Mutts Sweep, Monkeys Bounce Back OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD CALGARY DINOSAURS 4 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 (in double overtime) Links: Summaries/Tabs: ➤ CW LeagueStat ➤ CW Hockey Tech ➤ USp/Presto* Stories/boxscores/video: ➤ UofS: Stadnyk plays hero; Huskies CW Final and University Cup bound ➤ UofC: Men's Hockey Site* ➤ CW: OT heroics highlight Saturday's semis ➤ Star-Phoenix: Saskatchewan squeezes out win over Calgary Dinos Sask built a 4-1 lead and appeared to be cruising to an easy win. But quicker than you could say Yabba-Dabba-Doo the Dinos tied it up and it
  9. Feb 21: T-irds Upset Evil Monkeys NEWS Links: ➤ UofM: Adam Henry named a 2019-20 Canada West First Team All-Star ➤ CW: Hockey standouts lift squads to semifinals ➤ CW: MHKY Playoff Central ➤ CW: The Road to the CW Final ➤ CW: UBC, Alberta combine for OT performances in Edmonton ➤ CW: Semifinal showdowns enter spotlight Adam Henry was named to the CW first all-star team, which seems a fitting end to his Bison career. There were also a host of stories and links at the CW site, which since the new year had just been linking to the team sites. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD CALGARY
  10. Feb 16: Night of the Rubber Match OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: Summary & tabs Hockey Tech: Summary & tabs Usp/CIS: Boxscores & tabs Stories/boxscores/video: MRU : UBC An upset in game 3! UBC have qualified for the CW semi-finals in 2007, 2014, 2015, and now 2020. Before this relative splurge of success, their previous semi-final appearance was 1990. So there will be celebration on the coast over this. UBC built a 3-0 lead in the 1st period, and led 4-2 after two. MRU rallied with a big 3rd
  11. Feb 15: Bison Season Ended in the Town of Bedrock MANITOBA BISONS 1 CALGARY DINOSAURS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] USp/CIS: [Boxscores and tabs] Stories/boxscores/video: [UofC] : [rp @UofM] The Bisons and Dinos were locked in quite a battle Saturday night. The Dinos managed to edge the Bisons despite a frantic conclusion to the game, which included a diving save by Bedrock goaltender Matthew Greenfield. Here's the scoring: Quick Summary 1st 04:14 Cal Coda Gordon (1) ASST: None (SH) 1st 09:44 Man Brady Pouteau (1) AS
  12. Feb 14: Game 1 Stinker for the Bisons After falling asleep waiting for my Windows 10 update on Friday night, the recap is rather late. MANITOBA BISONS 2 CALGARY DINOSAURS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] USp/CIS: [Boxscores and tabs] Stories/boxscores/video: [UofC] : [rp @UofM] In the Town of Bedrock, Mr. Slate had the Dinos ready to pounce in the first period. Coming back from an 0-4 hole in the playoffs is just not likely. The Bisons did stabilize but this one was over early. Quick Summary 1st 08:47 Cal Matt Alfaro (1
  13. Quarter-final Preview: Feb 14-15-16: MANITOBA at CALGARY MANITOBA BISONS (9-15-4, 10-18-6, OHT35 #19) CALGARY DINOSAURS (18-7-3, 25-8-4, OHT35 #4) Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 MT/8:00 CT at Calgary Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:00 MT/8:00 CT at Calgary Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:00 MT/7:00 CT at Calgary Live Links: ➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv] ➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] ➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] ➤ Sunday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech] Manitoba Links: ➤ GoBisons: [PREVIEW: Bisons men’s hockey face Calgary Dinos in Canada West quarterfin
  14. Feb 9: OUA wraps up season, Playoff Schedules Coming OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD OUT EAST Sun Feb 09 Ottawa 4 Queen's 0 Sun Feb 09 UQTR 4 McGill 1 ~ end of regular season ~ Links: ➤ [USp/CIS Presto S&R] ➤ [OUA LS Daily] ➤ [AUS S&R] ➤ [Standings] NEXT UP All playoff series are best-of-three and the opening rounds in the CW and AUS are uploaded on their conference schedule pages. However, the OUA schedules are presently just going up on individual team sites. Here's what I have found: CANADA WEST Fri Feb 14 Manitoba at Calgary 7:00 MT/8:00 CT Fri Feb 14 UBC at
  15. Feb 8: Bisons Downed in Regular Season Finale The regular season has come to a close in the CW. Out East, the AUS has also wrapped and the OUA has two games left on Sunday. Here's what went down. MANITOBA BISONS 2 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] USp/CIS: [Boxscores and tabs] Stories/boxscores/video: [UofA] : [rp @UofM] The Bisons rebounded effectively from the Friday night debacle. The Evil Monkeys grabbed a 3-0 first period lead, with two short-handed goals on the same penalty. Rather than fold the tent, th
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