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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

September 11, 2014

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7

REGINA COUGARS 5

Links:

:. [Regina Schedule & Results] : [Regina Tweet]

:. [Regina Tournament]

I don't know if the Regina event this weekend can be called a "tournament", but who cares? Seven of the eight teams in the CW are converging on the Capitol of Banjoland for 10 hockey games. Lethbridge will play twice, Mount Royal won't be there, and the rest will play 3 games. A drive out there is tempting. Just remember Regina's town slogan: "Regina, it rhymes with FUN!"

The Canine Hillbillies defeated the Feline Hillbillies, and all we have is the score. The links might lead to links with more information in due time. Regina is now 1-4-0 and this was Sask's first game.

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Links:

:. [Metro News Story]

:. [Yahoo Story]

There is a story on Metro News about former Gee-Gee Alexander Touchette, collateral damage in the suspension of the team.

The Yahoo story had a bizarre response:

So why was Allan Rock not suspended? Why not smear all of Yahoo's reporters when charges are pending against one?

NEXT UP

Thu Sep 11 Saskatchewan at Regina (7:00)

Fri Sep 12 Calgary at Regina (5:00)

Fri Sep 12 NAIT at Mount Royal

Fri Sep 12 Saskatchewan v Manitoba (at Regina 8:00)

Fri Sep 12 UBC v Alberta (at Regina 7:00)

Fri Sep 12 RMC at McGill

Fri Sep 12 Ryerson at Western Ontario

Sat Sep 13 Alberta at Regina (12:30)

Sat Sep 13 Manitoba v Lethbridge (at Regina 4:00)

Sat Sep 13 NAIT at Mount Royal

Sat Sep 13 UBC v Calgary (at Regina 7:30)

Sat Sep 13 Concordia at McGill

Sat Sep 13 Nipissing v Carleton (at Pembroke)

Sat Sep 13 RMC v Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)

Sat Sep 13 UOIT at York

Sun Sep 14 Calgary v Sask (at Regina 3:00)

Sun Sep 14 Manitoba v Alberta (at Regina 12:00)

Sun Sep 14 UBC v Lethbridge (at Regina 2:00)

Sun Sep 14 Guelph at UOIT

Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick at St. Thomas

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Sept 12: Bisons Win Late Game

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1

MANITOBA BISONS 2

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [U of M Schedule & Results] : [U of S Schedule]

:. [Regina Tournament Tweet]

For now, the only information on this comes from Regina's Twitter. The Bisons crush the Banjo-Cats in football and open with a hockey win over the Banjo-Mutts, all in one night! Too bad Regina is not yet linked in to LeagueStat, like MRU and UBC are.

Manitoba is 1-0-0 and Sask falls to 1-0-1 in the pre-season standings. No word on the Bison line-up, either.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOS 5

REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:

:. [Regina Story] : [Regina Tweet]

:. [Calgary Tweet]

". [Calgary Recruiting Story]

Again, all we have is the score. The win evens Bedrock U's record at 1-1-0 whilst Regina falls to 1-5-0.

Calgary also slipped in a last-minute recruitment story. Mr. Slate is pleased to greet these guys:

Dylan Busenius • 6'0" 204 Ibs. • Defence • Saskatoon (WHL)

Corey Chorneyko • 5'8" 165 Ibs. • Defence • Spruce Grove (AJHL)

Cain Franson • 6'2" 175 Ibs. • Forward • Vancouver (WHL)

Aspen Sterzer • 5'11" 187 Ibs. • Forward • Red Deer (WHL)

Phil Tot • 6'2" 200 Ibs. • Forward • Tri City (WHL)

Klarc Wilson • 6'1" 206 Ibs. • Forward • Prince George (WHL)

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

Links:

:. [UBC Twitter]

:. [Alberta Tweets] : [Linescore]

From various Tweets, it seems UBC scored in the 1st, the Apes tied it in the 2nd, then UBC grabbed a lead in the 3rd. The Monkeys pulled their goalie, and the Birds scored twice. The Apes improved the scoreline with a late goal by Levko Koper.

Saudi Alberta is now 0-2-0 (shocking!) and UBC is 2-0-0. The Monkeys normally dominate their opponents in pre-season the way they do in regular season. It is only two games, but is this a sign of things to come in Edmontown?

NAIT OOKS 1

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

Links:

:. [MRU Boxscore] : [LeagueStat Summary]

I believe this was MRU's first game against an ACAC team since their jump to the CWUAA in 2012-13. It is nice to have a game with a boxscore/summary! Seems to have been a close game. NAIT won the ACAC in 2013 and lost the final to SAIT in 2014.

MRU is now 2-0-0 and NAIT is 0-1-0. NAIT have no exhibitions against ACAC teams this year.

OUT EAST

RMC 3 McGill 4

Ryerson 4 Western Ontario 5

I believe these games are the openers in the OUA pre-season.

NEXT UP

Sat Sep 13 Alberta at Regina (12:30)

Sat Sep 13 Manitoba v Lethbridge (at Regina 4:00)

Sat Sep 13 NAIT at Mount Royal

Sat Sep 13 UBC v Calgary (at Regina 7:30)

Sat Sep 13 Concordia at McGill

Sat Sep 13 Nipissing v Carleton (at Pembroke)

Sat Sep 13 RMC v Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)

Sat Sep 13 UOIT at York

Sun Sep 14 Calgary v Sask (at Regina 3:00)

Sun Sep 14 Manitoba v Alberta (at Regina 12:00)

Sun Sep 14 UBC v Lethbridge (at Regina 2:00)

Sun Sep 14 Guelph at UOIT

Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick at St. Thomas

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Sept 13: Bisons 2-0

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

MANITOBA BISONS 4

Links:

:. [U of M Schedule & Results]

:. [U of L Schedule]

The teams have posted scores only on their websites. The Bisons are now 2-0-0 in pre-season and Lethbridge falls to 2-1-0. The Bisons' tour to Banjoland wraps up Sunday with a game against Saudi Alberta.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

REGINA COUGARS 3

Links:

:. [Alberta Linescore] : [Alberta Tweet]

:. [Regina Schedule/Results]

The Monkeys finally hit the win column. They were tied 2-2 after the 1st and pulled away 4-2 after two. Their goals were scored by TJ Foster (2), Stephane Legault, Tanner Clarkson, Jamie Crooks and Travis Toomey.

Although "only exhibition", IMO this was a key win for the Primates. They usually do as well in pre-season as in the regular season. Alberta is now 1-2-0 and Regina is 1-6-0.

CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

Links:

:. [Calgary Schedule/Results]

:. [UBC Schedule/Results]

All we have is posted scores. Both sides are now 2-1-0 in the pre-season.

NAIT OOKS 4

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

Links:

:. [NAIT Schedule/Results]

Unfortunately, MRU was not linked into LeagueStat for game two of this set. MRU is now 3-0-0 and NAIT is 0-2-0.

OUT EAST

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Concordia 5 McGill 4 (ot)

Nipissing 0 Carleton 5

RMC 0 Queen's 7

UOIT 2 York 3 (ot)

NEXT UP

Sun Sep 14 Manitoba v Alberta (at Regina 12:00)

Sun Sep 14 UBC v Lethbridge (at Regina 2:00)

Sun Sep 14 Calgary v Sask (at Regina 3:00)

Sun Sep 14 Guelph at UOIT

Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick at St. Thomas

Wed Sep 17 Alberta v Edmonton Oilers

Wed Sep 17 Calgary v Calgary Flames

Wed Sep 17 Acadia v Dalhousie (at Berwick)

Wed Sep 17 Concordia at UQTR

Wed Sep 17 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's

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Sept 14: Bisons Shut-Out, Finish Weekend 2-1

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

MANITOBA BISONS 0

Links:

:. [U of M Schedule & Results]

:. [Alberta Linescore] : [Alberta Tweet]

After two straight surprising losses, the Monkeys bounced back with two wins to even their record at 2-2-0. This was the Bisons' first loss as they fall to 2-1-0. I always say I like my teams to go about .500 in pre-season, unless they are playing weak opposition. You don't want to burn your best games too early, and you also don't want to look like you've slipped a notch. There is still nothing at GoBisons.ca about the Bison line-up for the weekend.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0

Links:

:. [Calgary Schedule/Results]

:. [Sask Tweet]

The Sask tweet says the score was 3-0 for Calgary, but Calgary's website says 2-0. Since Sask is notoriously bad at counting (tee hee), I'll go with the Bedrock U scoreline. So after a loss to MRU the Dinos rebounded with a 3-0-0 weekend. Yabba dabba doo!

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

Links:

:. [Lethbridge Schedule/Results]

:. [UBC Schedule/Results]

This battle of the blue and yellow goes to the Tweety Birds. They went 2-1-0 on the weekend after opening with a romp over SFU from the BCIHL. Oddly, they have no games left in the pre-season.

The H0rny Ones fall to 2-2-0. They had 2 big wins over Portage College of the ACAC and a pair of respectable losses to CWUAA foes. Does this provide a basis for optimism?

OUT EAST

Guelph 5 UOIT 2

NEXT UP

Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick at St. Thomas

Wed Sep 17 Alberta v Edmonton Oilers

Wed Sep 17 Calgary v Calgary Flames

Wed Sep 17 Acadia v Dalhousie (at Berwick)

Wed Sep 17 Concordia at UQTR

Wed Sep 17 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's

Thu Sep 18 Lethbridge at Calgary

Thu Sep 18 Acadia at Moncton

Thu Sep 18 Guelph at Brock

Thu Sep 18 UPEI at Carleton

Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto

Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead

Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta

Fri Sep 19 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (at Bridgewater)

Fri Sep 19 Guelph v Western Ontario (at Komoka)

Fri Sep 19 Laurier at Waterloo

Fri Sep 19 McGill at UQTR

Fri Sep 19 Moncton at St. Francis Xavier

Fri Sep 19 Nipissing at New Brunswick

Fri Sep 19 Ryerson at UOIT

Fri Sep 19 UPEI v Queen's (at Ottawa)

Fri Sep 19 Windsor at Brock

STANDINGS

Mount Royal``3-0-0``6

Calgary``````3-1-0``6

UBC``````````3-1-0``6

Manitoba```` 2-1-0``4

Lethbridge`` 2-2-0``4

Alberta``````2-2-0``4

Saskatchewan 1-1-1``3

Regina`````` 1-6-0``2

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Recruiting Update

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The Bison site is tardy in providing a training camp roster, and unfortunately they are not unique in that regard amongst CW teams. Also, no line-ups were posted for last weekend's exhibition games in Regina. So even LeagueStat has only partial information, consisting of the line-ups used by MRU and UBC in earlier exhibition games.

So rather than wait for an announcement about newer recruits still not mentioned at GoBisons.ca, here's the skinny on Reid Gow, along with a summary of the others.

Reid Gow - D - Spokane (WHL)

- The Spokane Chiefs were disappointed to hear that their captain was declining to come back for his "overage" year. So, the Bisons have landed yet another player with an extra letter on his jersey. Gow was almost a point-per-game defenceman last year, finisihing as the 5th leading scorer amongst WHL blueliners.

... Killarney product Reid Gow of the Spokane Chiefs, who took home the Scholastic Player of the Year honour.

Gow had a 95.3% average in his first semester of his grade 12 year, which included a 100% grade in sports marketing.

"I just wanted to make my parents proud," said Gow, "They definitely wanted me to do well in school, the Spokane Chiefs really helped me to be on time and do my work and my school guy there really helped out."

The Spokane Chiefs have taken something of a roster hit with the news that D Reid Gow has decided not to return for his 20-year-old season.

Gow, who is from Killarney, Man., also was the team captain. The 16th overall selection in the 2009 bantam draft, he played four seasons with the Chiefs. Last season, he had 62 points, including 56 assists in 65 games. Only four defencemen finished with more points, while he was the Chiefs’ third-leading scorer, behind F Mitch Holmberg and F Mike Aviani, both of whom were 20 last season.

Links:

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [WHL Roster] : [Chiefs' Departure Announcement]

:. [Taking Note Blog] : [Spokesman-Review]

:. [Facebook Post] : [Luber's Lounge Blog]

To summarize the other Bison recruits:

Chad Robinson - C/LW - Brandon/Red Deer (WHL), Neepawa (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Wheat Kings] : [WHL]

Rene Hunter - D - Brandon (WHL), Portage (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Wheat Kings] : [WHL]

:. [Manitoba Hockey News Story]

Joel Schreyer - F - Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [MJHL Stats] : [MJHL Player of the Week]

:. [CTV Chewing Tobacco Story]

Brendan Jensen - G - Fargo (USHL), Vancouver (WHL), and others

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [NHL] : [Fargo Force]

:. [Vancouver Sun Training Camp Story]

Josh Elmes - D - Dubuque/Fargo (USHL), OCN (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Our Sports Central Story] : [Fargo Force]

Justin Augert - F - Steinbach (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Wikia] : [YouTube - playoff goal]

Colin Mospanchuk - RW - Melville (SJHL), Blues/Portage (MJHL), Medicine Hat (WHL), and Raiders (MMJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [SJHL Stats] : [SJHL Players to Watch]

:. [WHL]

Byron Spriggs - G - Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects (incomplete)] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Manitoba Hockey News Story]

Warren Callis - F - Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

:. [Elite Prospects (incomplete)] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Blues College Commitments]

Channing Bresciani - D - Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

:. [Blues' Story]

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB (incomplete)]

:. Scott Taylor story at: [Manitoba Hockey News] & [MyToba.ca]

:. [Dauphin WCC Report]

Shaq Merasty - F - Sagkeeng Braves (MSHL), Adrian Bulldogs (NCAA)

:. [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]

:. [Manitoba Hockey News profile] : [USCHO story on awards]

:. [Sagkeeng Stats]

Hopefully we'll be getting something about a complete roster in advance of the trip to Toronto this weekend.

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Sept 17: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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EDMONTON OILERS 4

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:

:. [Alberta Linescore and Preview]

The Monkeys are above .500 against the Greasers but this season is one of their losses. The loss maks them 2-3-0 in the pre-season.

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CALGARY FLAMES 3

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:

:. [U of C Story]

I guess the Dinosaurs' fear of fire comes back to haunt them every once in a while. This win for the Phlegms gives the NHL a coveted sweep over the CWUAA. I believe that the Dinos have yet to win a Battle of Bedrock against the Flames. The Dinos are now 3-2-0 in pre-season, with both losses against cross-town rivals.

OUT EAST

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Wed Sep 17 Concordia 3 UQTR 9

Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick 4 St. Thomas 2

Wed Sep 17 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 2

Wed Sep 17 St. Francis Xavier 4 Saint Mary's 5

NEXT UP

Thu Sep 18 Lethbridge at Calgary

Thu Sep 18 Acadia at Moncton

Thu Sep 18 Guelph at Brock

Thu Sep 18 UPEI at Carleton

Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto

Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead

Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta

Fri Sep 19 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (at Bridgewater)

Fri Sep 19 Guelph v Western Ontario (at Komoka)

Fri Sep 19 Laurier at Waterloo

Fri Sep 19 McGill at UQTR

Fri Sep 19 Moncton at St. Francis Xavier

Fri Sep 19 Nipissing at New Brunswick

Fri Sep 19 Ryerson at UOIT

Fri Sep 19 UPEI v Queen's (at Ottawa)

Fri Sep 19 Windsor at Brock

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Sept. 18

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:

:. [U of C Story]

Bedrock U played a team from outside the Town of Bedrock and, naturally, won! They are now 4-2-0 in the pre-season. This was also the first game of the Brick Invitational, which continues in Edmontown along with Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Lethbridge falls to 2-3-0, and are 0-3-0 against CW teams.

OUT EAST

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Acadia 4 Moncton 2

Guelph 4 Brock 6

UPEI 1 Carleton 3

NEXT UP

Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto

Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead

Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta

Fri Sep 19 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (at Bridgewater)

Fri Sep 19 Guelph v Western Ontario (at Komoka)

Fri Sep 19 Laurier at Waterloo

Fri Sep 19 McGill at UQTR

Fri Sep 19 Moncton at St. Francis Xavier

Fri Sep 19 Nipissing at New Brunswick

Fri Sep 19 Ryerson at UOIT

Fri Sep 19 UPEI v Queen's (at Ottawa)

Fri Sep 19 Windsor at Brock

Sat Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta

Sat Sep 20 Manitoba at Toronto

Sat Sep 20 Mount Royal at Lakehead

Sat Sep 20 Regina v NAIT (at North Battleford)

Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Edmonton)

Sat Sep 20 Concordia at McGill

Sat Sep 20 Nipissing at St. Thomas

Sat Sep 20 UPEI at Carleton

Sat Sep 20 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)

Sat Sep 20 York at RMC (at CFB Borden, Ont)

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Sept 19: Bisons Shut-Out Blues

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MANITOBA BISONS 4

TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0

Links:

:. [U of T Site] : [LeagueStat Summary]

:. [U of M Schedule/Results]

:. Brett Dudar: [IHDB] : [Elite Prospects]

The Herd have claimed victory in the opening game of their tour to The Big Lemon. The bonus news is that the U of T uploaded the live stats to LeagueStat. Therefore, this tells us what the Bison training camp roster looks like:

Returning forwards:

Jory Coates

Brendan Rowinski

Jesse Paradis

Dylan Kelly

Aaron Lewadniuk

Taylor Dickin

Jordan DePape

New forwards:

Chad Robinson

Warren Callis

Brett Dudar

Joel Schreyer

Justin Augert

Shaq Merasty

Colin Mospanchuk

Returning defencemen:

Lee Christensen

Luke Paulsen

Brock Sutherland

Darren Bestland

Kyle Rous

New defencemen:

Channing Bresciani

Josh Elmes

Reid Gow

Rene Hunter

Returning goaltender:

Deven Dubyk

New goaltenders:

Byron Spriggs

Brendan Jensen

Departed or scratched forwards:

Craig Scott

Austin Lauder

Ian Duval

Paul Ciarelli

Jon Gaudet

Luke Cain

Justin Delabozik

Departed or scratched defencemen:

Dane Crowley

Pierre Landry

Jeremy Schappert

Travis Bobbee

Departed or scratched goaltenders:

Joe Caligiuri

Joey Rewucki

The departed or scratched forwards not previously announced as such are Scott, Lauder, Ciarelli, and Gaudet. Scott (4 goals) played 4th line and was showing progress, Lauder (0 goals) has been in-and-out of the lineup, and Gaudet (1 goal) was a 2nd semester add-on. Ciarelli (2 goals) was an effective 3rd liner and checker.

On the blueline, the newly departed (or scratched) are Landry and Bobbee. Landry was a 3rd pair d-man and often scratched. He was often paired with Paulsen and they seemed to work well together. Bobbee would be a key loss.

However, Bestland was announced as leaving, yet here he is. He was injured most of last season and perhaps wants to depart with a full season under his belt.

With two new goaltenders previously announced, I suspected that Rewucki was not returning. He saw no action in league play last year.

The only new name not previously brought up in this thread is Brett Dudar. His stats pages are linked. He played for the Selkirk Steelers the last two seasons, after having played two seasons in the MMJHL.

Turning to the game, the Bisons had this one under control the whole time it would seem. Not only did they register a shut-out, they also managed to keep the penalties down. The shots stats have not been updated for the 2nd and 3rd periods as I post. Bisons goals were scored by Augert, Paulsen, Rowinski, and Paradis. Dubyk and Jensen shared the shut-out.

The Bisons are now 3-1-0 in the pre-season. This was Toronto's first game.

The rematch goes Saturday night, and then the Bisons will face Ryerson on Sunday at the former Maple Leaf Gardens.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 0

Links:

:. [L.U. Story]

The New Kittens on the Block are having a good pre-season. They are now 4-0-0, and 2-0-0 against CIS teams. This makes for two shutouts on the road for CW teams visiting Ontario. I believe that this is the first time these teams have ever played. These teams will meet again on Saturday.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [U of A Linescore]

:. [U of A Preview]

This was game 2 of the Brick Invitational Tournament in Edmontown. On Saturday Sask will face Lethbridge for 3rd and Bedrock U will face the Evil Monkeys for the title. The Monkeys are now 3-3-0 in the pre-season and the Mutts fall to 1-1-2.

OUT EAST

Guelph v Western Ontario - no result available

Laurier 5 Waterloo 4 (ot)

McGill 0 UQTR 3

Ryerson 6 UOIT 5

Windsor 1 Brock 2

Nipissing 1 New Brunswick 11

UPEI 2 Queen's 3 (ot)

Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 6

Moncton 3 St. Francis Xavier 4 (ot)

NEXT UP

Sat Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta

Sat Sep 20 Manitoba at Toronto

Sat Sep 20 Mount Royal at Lakehead

Sat Sep 20 Regina v NAIT (at North Battleford)

Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Edmonton)

Sat Sep 20 Concordia at McGill

Sat Sep 20 Nipissing at St. Thomas

Sat Sep 20 UPEI at Carleton

Sat Sep 20 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)

Sat Sep 20 York at RMC (at CFB Borden, Ont)

Sun Sep 21 Manitoba at Ryerson

Sun Sep 21 Laurier at York

Sun Sep 21 UQTR at Concordia

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The morning after ///

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MANITOBA BISONS 4

TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0

Links:

:. [U of T Story] : [U of M Reposted]

:. [LeagueStat Summary]

:. Brett Dudar: [IHDB] : [Elite Prospects]

As sometimes happens, the game story was posted late at night, or early morning, after I had posted the night before. So, I have updated the links.

Now I am unsure as to what happened in the Bison net. The LeagueStat summary did not update shots after the 1st period and lists Bison back-up goaltender Brendan Jensen as the 3rd star. It also lists starting goaltender Devan Dubyk as playing 40 minutes and Jensen as playing "-". My inference was that Jensen must have played the 3rd. How else would he get 3rd star? However, the story says:

Blues goalie Garrett Sheehan made 33 saves, while Manitoba's Deven Dubyk posted 25 stops in the shut out win.

This is now a mystery for Sherlock Holmes to solve.

Live stats for Saturday night's rematch can be followed here:

http://www.leaguestat.com/oua/MEN/en/stats/schedule.php

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Sept. 20: Bisons Sweep Blues

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MANITOBA BISONS 4

TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0

Links:

:. [U of T Site] : [U of M Schedule/Results]

:. [LeagueStat Summary]

Second verse, same as the first. There were a few line-up changes, including a new goaltender, but Saturday's game was eerily similar to Friday's. The Friday summary was updated so as to deleted the names of a few Bisons, who resumably did not dress, and Saturday's lineup contains just those who dressed. Here is a very rough look at how they may have looked:

Forwards:

Shaq Merasty - Chad Robinson - Aaron Lewadniuk

Warren Callis - Jesse Paradis - Brett Dudar

Taylor Dickin - Brendan Rowinski - Jordan DePape

Jory Coates - Joel Schreyer - Justin Augert

Defencemen:

Channing Bresciani - Rene Hunter

Reid Gow - Luke Paulsen

Lee Christensen - Brock Sutherland

Josh Elmes

Goaltenders:

Brendan Jensen (Byron Spriggs)

Scratches:

F: Dylan Kelly, Colin Mospanchuk

D: Darren Bestland, Kyle Rous

G: Deven Dubyk

Merasty scored the first two goals of the game, both assisted by Lewadniuk and Robinson. Hunter and Paradis also recorded goals for the Herd. Jensen went the distance in goal. The Bisons outshot the Blues 36-30, including 26-16 over the final two periods.

After a quick rest the Bisons get up Sunday morning to face the Ryerson Rams at 11:30 am CDT.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [L.U. Story]

Well, at least Lakehead scored a goal against a CW team! The LU story is a good game report. MRU finishes the pre-season at 5-0-0. Only one game was against a CW team, that being a win over Calgary.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

Links:

:. [U of L Schedule/Results]

CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [U of A Linescore]

:. [U of A Friday Story]

These two games were part of the Brick Invitational in Edmontown. The Evil Monkeys' two overtime wins give them the title. After winning the Regina tournament last weekend, Bedrock U at least can claim 2nd place. The Apes needed the wins to get above the .500 mark, finishing the pre-season at 4-3-0, the same record as Bedrock U.

Sask also slipped above .500 (under the new OT rules) with a 2-1-2 record. The H0rny Ones did go 2-4-0 in the pre-season, however both wins were against ACAC teams.

REGINA COUGARS 3

NAIT OOKS 1

Links:

:. [NAIT Schedule/Results]

:. [U of R Schedule/Results] : [U of R Tournament Recap]

The Banjo-Cats badly needed a win to end the pre-season. This made them 2-6-0 in the pre-season, with both wins coming against ACAC teams. The links also have a complete recap of last weekend's tournament.

OUT EAST

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From Sep 19:

Guelph 2 Western Ontario 4

From Sep 20:

Concordia at McGill - deleted from schedule

Nipissing 2 St. Thomas 5

UPEI 3 Carleton 6

Windsor v Guelph - no score available

York 2 RMC 3 (ot)

NEXT UP

Sun Sep 21 Manitoba at Ryerson

Sun Sep 21 Laurier at York

Sun Sep 21 UQTR at Concordia

Wed Sep 24 Moncton at Acadia

Wed Sep 24 Toronto at York

Thu Sep 25 Queen's/Waterloo/Concordia at Western Ontario

Thu Sep 25 Canada West Regular Season Starts

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Sept 21: Bisons Trample Rams

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MANITOBA BISONS 5

RYERSON RAMS 4

Links:

:. [Ryerson Story] : [U of M Repost]

:. [Ryerson Tweet]

The Bisons faced a very short turn-around after Saturday's win. The game started at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The first period was quite sluggish. The Bisons fell behind 2-1 and were outshot 20-8. Taylor Dickin had the Bison goal.

Joel Schreyer scored in the 2nd period to tie the game, but Ryerson took a 3-2 lead before the period ended. The shots were 12-12.

The Bison alarm clock must have gone off between periods. Shaq Merasty scored early to tie the game. Then after 8 minutes Merasty and Jesse Paradis scored 20 seconds apart on a 5-on-3 powerplay. A late goal for the Rams made the score respectable.

Byron Spriggs got the start in goal and stopped 40 of 44 shots he faced. So each goaltender claimed a win on the weekend.

The win gives the Bisons are very satisfying 5-1-0 record in the pre-season. The puck drops for real next weekend when the Bisons are off to Bedrock U for a rematch of last year's semi-final against the Dinos.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

No other games for Canada West teams.

OUT EAST

From Sep 20:

Windsor 1 Guelph 2

From Sep 21:

Laurier 2 York 4

Guelph 3 Brock 4 (Steel Blade final)

UQTR 6 Concordia 2

NEXT UP

Wed Sep 24 Moncton at Acadia

Wed Sep 24 Toronto at York

Thu Sep 25 Queen's/Waterloo/Concordia at Western Ontario

Fri Sep 26 Concordia at Western Ontario

Fri Sep 26 Queen's v Waterloo (at London)

Fri Sep 26 Laurentian at Lakehead

Fri Sep 26 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)

Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas at McGill

Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie v Acadia (at Liverpool)

Fri Sep 26 Moncton at New Brunswick

Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's (at North Sydney)

Thu Sep 25 Canada West Regular Season Starts

Thu Sep 25 Mount Royal at Lethbridge

Fri Sep 26 Regina at Saskatchewan

Fri Sep 26 Manitoba at Calgary

Fri Sep 26 Alberta at UBC

CANADA WEST PRE-SEASON STANDINGS

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Mount Royal``5-0-0``10 `` 3-0-0

Manitoba```` 5-1-0``10 `` 5-1-0

Calgary``````4-2-1`` 9 `` 4-1-1

Alberta``````4-3-0`` 8 `` 4-1-0

UBC``````````3-1-0`` 6 `` 2-1-0

Saskatchewan 2-1-2`` 6 `` 2-1-2

Lethbridge`` 2-4-0`` 4 `` 0-4-0

Regina`````` 2-6-0`` 4 `` 0-3-0

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CANADA WEST SET TO START!

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MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 5-1-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2014)

CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 4-2-1, OHT36 #-, 2nd in 2014)

Friday, September 26th, 8:00 MDT, 7:00 CDT @ Calgary

Saturday, September 27th, 7:00 MDT, 6:00 CDT @ Calgary

Live Links:

:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday] : [LeagueStat Daily]

:. [no live audio or video]

Manitoba Links:

:. [U of M Season Preview] : [U of M Roster]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

:. [Dustin Bruyere - IHDB]

Calgary Links:

:. [U of C Season Preview] : [U of C Walchuk Story]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:

:. [CW Season Preview] : [CW Coaches' Poll]

:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]

:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]

:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

So far, the LeagueStat roster page has not been updated. This prevents me from doing an arrivals/departures pre-season story on the conference. It also makes handicapping the league a challenge. The CW site links do provide a coaches' poll and a pre-season story on each team, so that would be a good place to start.

As a result, this post is one part season preview and one part weekend preview.

The Bison roster page was just updated to 2014-15 today. Even from earlier this morning, two new names (who did not play in Toronto) have vanished. One new name is Dustin Bruyere, from the Selkirk Steelers. He will wear #22. Darren Bestland (the former #22) is not listed. So his inclusion in Toronto must have been in error. In any event, this is what I have compiled:

FORWARDS:

RETURNING:

Jory Coates

Brendan Rowinski

Jesse Paradis

Dylan Kelly

Aaron Lewadniuk

Taylor Dickin

Jordan DePape

ARRIVALS:

Chad Robinson

Warren Callis

Brett Dudar

Joel Schreyer

Justin Augert

Shaq Merasty

Colin Mospanchuk

Dustin Bruyere

DEPARTURES:

Craig Scott

Austin Lauder

Ian Duval

Paul Ciarelli

Jon Gaudet

Luke Cain

Justin Delabozik

SYNOPSIS:

Duval was one of the best players in the CIS and will be tough to replace. Cain and Ciarelli formed the basis of an effective checking 3rd line. Otherwise the departures are 4th and 5th liners. Five of the top six forwards are back. I am anxious to see what the arrivals actually look like on ice. On paper, they are an upgrade. Merasty has been sizzling in the pre-season and could be a Duval. Robinson is highly touted. The others should at least equal those they replaced.

DEFENCE:

RETURNING:

Lee Christensen

Luke Paulsen

Brock Sutherland

Kyle Rous

ARRIVALS:

Channing Bresciani

Josh Elmes

Reid Gow

Rene Hunter

DEPARTURES:

Dane Crowley

Pierre Landry

Jeremy Schappert

Darren Bestland

Travis Bobbee

SYNOPSIS:

Until last year, Crowley and Schappert were typically rewarded as two of the top four defencemen in the CWUAA in post-season all-star selections. That is pure blue chip and hard to replace. Bobbee was also a team top 4 calibre player. That's a load of talent to lose. However, Schappert missed most of last season. A few years back the Bisons had 10 defencemen and for the bulk of the season formed a 4th line of defencemen playing up front. For some reason, they have a pipeline to solid blueliners. Gow was one of the best offensive defencemen in the WHL last year. Hunter is a highly-touted defensive type from the Wheaties. They should be regulars. Bresciani and Elmes are Junior A/US Major grads and apparently had a load of ice time in Toronto.

GOALTENDERS:

RETURNING:

Deven Dubyk

ARRIVALS:

Byron Spriggs

Brendan Jensen

DEPARTURES:

Joe Caligiuri

Joey Rewucki

SYNOPSIS:

Caligiuri held off a challenge from Dubyk to win back the #1 spot last year. Since Steve Christie left there have been close battles in the Bison goal. In 2011-12 Caligiuri started over Jesse Deckert. Then in 2012-13 Deckert won the battle. I am not sure what to expect. Traditionally, a good Junior A prospect has to play a year or two as 3rd string if he wants to move up. That could be the plan for Spriggs, who played brilliantly for the Blues in the MJHL. Jensen and Dubyk each had shut-outs against Toronto and I would not be surprised to see each get a start against Bedrock.

I hope to get enough information on Calgary to break down their arrivals and departures. Their exihibiton roster at LeagueStat listed 29 players, and I don't think they will all make the team. Right now, there are some known major departures:

Taylor Stefishen F

Giffen Nyren D

Cory Pritz D

Brett Bartman D

That's a top 3 forward and 3 top 4 defencemen.

The Dinos got off to an incredible start last year (19-0-1). They were unable to keep up the pace down the stretch and fell behind Alberta. The Bisons had a tough start, mostly because they could not generate offence. By the playoffs the Bisons had risen to Calgary's level. When they met in the semi-final round, Calgary won the deciding game in overtime.

The Bisons' weakest performances in the pre-season were the 3rd games in 3 nights (or afternoons, as it happened). Otherwise they did very well, in fact better than last year's pre-season. With all their games being on the road so far, I have not seen them first-hand.

What's the outlook for these teams? The Dinos are a consenus 2nd, but I believe they could knock off the Monkeys, or even fall as far as 3rd due to their blue-line losses. The Bisons are likely to fall into the 3rd-6th range. I suspect both Calgary and Alberta will fall back a bit. For somebody to challenge them it would take a better-than-hoped-for kind of season from new recruits.

For this weekend, there should be overtime in least one game. We should expect to see DeSerres/Lazaruk split the games in Calgary's end and Dubyk/Jensen to likewise for Manitoba. Otherwise, just too bad this is not on CanadaWest.tv.

ELSEWHERE:

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 5-0-0, OHT36 #-, 5th in 2014)

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-0-0, 2-4-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

:. [MRU Preview Story] : [U of L Preview Story]

These teams have the honour of opening the CIS regular season. MRU had a nice pre-season, beating Calgary and sweeping Lakehead. Still, they could finish anywhere from 4th to 7th. Lethbridge showed some signs of life last year. In fact, on the final weekend they swept MRU! I suspect they will win more games but still finish 8th. Their only pre-season wins were against Portage College from the ACAC.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2-1-2, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2014)

REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 2-6-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

:. [U of R Preview Story] : [U of S Preview Story]

The Battle of Banjoland! The age-old canine v feline rivalry will once again be fought out in a home-and-home hockey series. Both sides are perplexing. Sask looked really bad early on, the gathered steam after the mid-point. Just when they seemed ready to mount a challenge, they lost at home to UBC in the quarter-finals. After a prolonged period in the Saskatoon dog pound they emerged to win their pool at the University Cup and get to the final game. They look like they are not quite a contender, but will never be an easy mark either. They could finish anywhere from 2nd to 5th.

Meanwhile, Regina was very much in the thick of the playoff race to the end, only to be pipped by UBC at the finish line. They over-achieved in 2012-13 and perhaps they overdrew their karma account. They have had poor pre-season results. Still, anything from 5th to 7th is possible.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 4-3-0, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2014)

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 3-1-0, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

:. [UBC Preview Story] : [Repost at CW]

This is another semi-final rematch from a year ago. UBC are expected to have a large core of returnees. Will they be better just on that basis? Perhaps. But UBC usually find ways to disappoint. They would really love to make the Big Four in the CW a Big Five. They did beat Alberta in pre-season. That came right after Alberta lost to Augustana of the ACAC. The Monkeys rallied to win 4 straight, two of those in OT. This was not a typical pre-season for the Monkeys. I don't think they will repeat last year's record, but even finishing 2nd would be a surprise. As for UBC, I will still them as a #4 to #7 team until they show otherwise.

For late-night viewing, check CanadaWest.tv for this series. UBC had been audio only in the past.

OUT EAST:

Note: All are non-conference games.

Wed Sep 24 Moncton 3 Acadia 2

Wed Sep 24 Toronto 4 York 3

Thu Sep 25 Queen's at Western Ontario

Thu Sep 25 Waterloo v Concordia (at London)

Fri Sep 26 Concordia at Western Ontario

Fri Sep 26 Queen's v Waterloo (at London)

Fri Sep 26 Laurentian at Lakehead

Fri Sep 26 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)

Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas at McGill

Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie v Acadia (at Liverpool)

Fri Sep 26 Moncton at New Brunswick

Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's (at North Sydney)

Sat Sep 27 Guelph at Nipissing

Sat Sep 27 Laurentian at Lakehead

Sat Sep 27 Ryerson v Toronto (York Tournament)

Sat Sep 27 Windsor at UOIT

Sat Sep 27 New Brunswick at UPEI (not listed by UNB)

Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas at McGill

Sun Sep 28 Guelph at Nipissing

Sun Sep 28 Toronto at York (York Tournament)

Sun Sep 28 St. Thomas at UQTR

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary]

:. [U of L Game Story]

Thursday night games in university hockey always seem strange to me. But what the heck, it allowed two lesser publicized teams to take the limelight.

MRU scored the only goal of the 1st period and the lead held through two periods. Despite trailing heading into the 3rd period, the H0rny Ones were outshot 19-10 in the 3rd period, and surrendered another goal. Connor Collett (a rookie) and Matthew Brown (a vet) had the goals. Dalyn Flette had 29 stops for the shut-out. Ketlo and Tait are once again the goaltending tandem in Lethbridge.

OUT EAST

Thu Sep 25 Queen's 1 Western Ontario 5

Thu Sep 25 Waterloo 3 Concordia 5

NEWS

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The pools for the Universiade were announced, and they are kind of skewed.

A Spain, Slovakia, Czech, China

B Canada, Russia, Sweden, Korea

C Kazakhstan, USA, Japan

Links:

:. [CIS Story]

The CIS had a story about the season opening. It is mostly just dates and such, but it also has some links:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CIS_SIC

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cissports

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/universitysport

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CIS_SIC

Links:

:. [CIS Story] : [reposted at CW]

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Sept 26: Bisons Beaten in Bedrock

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MANITOBA BISONS 1

CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

Links:

:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]

:. [Boxscore News repost of CW Preview]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of C Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of M]

:. [U of C Boxscore] : [U of M Boxscore]

This is a funny weekend in the CW. The 6 schools with football teams are also meeting each other in the hockey openers. On Friday, the Dinos edged the Bisons 42-41 on a last second field goal miss by the Bisons. Meanwhile, just a stagecoach ride away, the Dinos claimed a comfortable hockey victory. The Dinos scored 2 goals per period on just 31 shots ob Devan Dubyk. The Bisons managed just one goal (from rookie Chad Robinson) from17 shots on Kris Lazaruk.

The big diffrence in the game was that Calgary went 3-for-4 on the powerplay, whilst the Bisons were blanked.

I will be interested to see if the Bisons will make any line-up changes for Saturday's rematch, which goes at 7:00 CDT. Live Stats for all CW games are at http://www.leaguestat.com/canadawest/mens/en/stats/schedule.php.

I also added a link from Boxscore News. They had stopped all their previous hockey sections, but along came this link. We'll see what happens with them.

I also have a link from last week's Bison game at Ryerson. Seems like they got a little chippy once the game got physical, leading to penalties, and leading to goals:

http://torontoobserver.ca/2014/09/22/penalties-sink-ryerson-rams-in-loss-to-manitoba/

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

REGINA COUGARS 0

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of R Game Story] : [U of S Preview Story]

The football game between these two banjo-oriented schools goes Saturday afternoon in Regina. The hockey series was in Saskatown on Friday. The teams then piled into a tractor for the ride to Regina for Saturday's rematch. These things are now possible in Saskatchewan since half the road from Saskatown to Regina is now paved. That's progress!

On the ice, Regina dominated the shot clock but Ryan Holfeld stymied them in the Mutts' goal with a 34 save shutout. It is hard for me to get a gauge on these two teams. Sask already has pre-season losses to Alberta, Calgary, and Manitoba and Regina was winless against the CW.

One weakness with the redesigned CW website is that they do not have quick-and-easy links to audio or video. I believe this game will be on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST or 8:00 CDT.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [UBC Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of A Game Story]

After a pre-season where they were monkeying around, everybody was keen to see what the Primates would look like once the season started. Well, they looked like a strong team, but not the juggernaut that won the U-Cup last year. While I still expect them to finish 1st, I believe that the gap between them and the middle of the pack will be greatly reduced.

UBC looked pretty good. After two periods the score was 2-2 and UBC held a 27-21 lead of the shot clock. Although Saudi Alberta scored the only goal in the 3rd, they were all over UBC, outshooting them 17-4. Kurtis Mu-u-ucha got the win and Matt Hewitt was tagged with the loss.

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of L Game Story] : [repost at MRU (with video)] : [repost at CW]

MRU and Lethbridge played on Thursday, and their rematch goes Saturday in Calgary. The links from game 1 have been updated as they have become available.

OUT EAST

NOTE: All are exhibition games.

Fri Sep 26 Concordia 4 Western Ontario 3

Fri Sep 26 Queen's 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)

Fri Sep 26 Laurentian 2 Lakehead 4

Fri Sep 26 Ryerson 1 York 5

Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas 3 McGill 4 (ot)

Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 7

Fri Sep 26 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 2

Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier 4 Saint Mary's 1

NEXT UP

Sat Sep 27 Manitoba at Calgary

Sat Sep 27 Saskatchewan at Regina

Sat Sep 27 Lethbridge at Mount Royal

Sat Sep 27 Alberta at UBC

Sat Sep 27 Guelph at Nipissing

Sat Sep 27 Laurentian at Lakehead

Sat Sep 27 Ryerson v Toronto (York Tournament)

Sat Sep 27 Windsor at UOIT

Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas at McGill

Sun Sep 28 Guelph at Nipissing

Sun Sep 28 Toronto at York (York Tournament)

Sun Sep 28 St. Thomas at UQTR

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Sept. 27: Bisons Swept

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MANITOBA BISONS 1

CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:

:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up (not yet posted)]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of C Game Story (with video)] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of C Boxscore] : [U of M Boxscore]

This was not a good start to the regular season for the Herd. Calgary's game stories have video clips of the goals. Although the Bison offence sputtered, with just 2 goals on the weekend, the goaltending did not start out very well. Both sides rotated goaltenders. The Bisons went with Brendan Jensen and the Dinos started Jacob DeSerres. However, since both posted shut-outs last weekend I will not be screaming from a rooftop today.

It appears that the defence pairs were Gow-Paulsen (-2), Bresciani-Elmes (-1), and Sutherland-Hunter (0). Christensen and Rous were scratched.

If I had to guess on the forward lines I would say:

DePape-Paradis-Dickin

Coates-Kelly-Augert

Merasty-Robinson-Lewadniuk (who scored)

Schreyer-Bruyere-Callis

The forward scratches were Rowinski, Dudar, and Mospanchuk.

Next week the Bisons will host Regina Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00. Calgary goes home-and-home against cross-town rivals MRU.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [MRU Game Story (with video and boxscore)] : [repost at U of L (with boxscore)] : [repost at CW]

The H0rny Ones appeared to be pumped with Viagra when this game started. They amassed a 2-0 lead after the first period. But then the Blue Cats outshot them 43-17 over the final two periods whilst scoring 7 unanswered goals. Only one player scored twice, Matthew Brown of MRU, and one of those was on a penalty shot. Next weekend Lethbridge has to visit Alberta. Not a great way to break a slump.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of R Game Story (with boxscore)] : [repost at U of S] : [repost at CW]

The Regina leg of the Cats v Dogs battle resulted in a sweep for the Mutts. The funny thing is that Regina went with Lucas Gore in goal for both games (they usually rotated last year) and Sask switched to newcomer Jordon Cooke (after riding Ryan Holfeld last season). Still, Sask got superior goaltending yet again. Regina outshot Sask 33-19. The game was tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd period, and Sask scored twice on only 6 shots.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [UBC Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of A Game Story (with boxscore)]

My suspicions about a downturn for the Evil Monkeys may be coming true. They hav e been spotty to say the least throughout the pre-season. The shots were even at 23-23, yet Luke Siemens allowed 5 goals. Next weekends trip to Saskatown could land UBC in a nice spot in the earky season.

OUT EAST

NOTE: All are exhibition games.

Sat Sep 27 Guelph 4 Nipissing 3

Sat Sep 27 Laurentian 6 Lakehead 4

Sat Sep 27 Ryerson 4 Toronto 2 (York Tournament)

Sat Sep 27 Windsor 2 UOIT 3 (ot)

Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas 1 McGill 3

NEXT UP

Sun Sep 28 x Guelph at Nipissing

Sun Sep 28 x Toronto at York (York Tournament)

Sun Sep 28 x St. Thomas at UQTR

Wed Oct 01 x Guelph at Windsor

Thu Oct 02 x Ryerson at York

Thu Oct 02 x Brock at Waterloo

Thu Oct 02 x New Brunswick at Portland Pirates

Fri Oct 03 Regina at Manitoba

Fri Oct 03 UBC at Saskatchewan

Fri Oct 03 Lethbridge at Alberta

Fri Oct 03 Calgary at Mount Royal

Fri Oct 03 Concordia at Carleton

Fri Oct 03 York at Guelph

Fri Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo

Fri Oct 03 UOIT at Laurentian

Fri Oct 03 x Western Ontario at Alaska Fairbanks

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Preview: Bisons Home Opener

HERD HOSTS BANJO-CATS

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REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 2-8-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2014)

MANITOBA BISONS (0-2-0, 5-3-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2014)

Friday, October 3rd, 7:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena

Saturday, October 4th, 1:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena

Live Links:

:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday] : [LeagueStat Daily]

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

Manitoba Links:

:. [Captains Announced] : [ChrisD Story]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Regina Links:

:. [U of R Preview]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:

:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]

:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]

:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

:. [CIS Top Ten]

At last! The Bisons are due to play on home ice. After 6 exhibition games and two regular season games on the road, we finally get to see the new-look squad. There are 13 new players and 5 2nd year players on the U of M roster.

Both teams went 0-2 last weekend and need to do something this weekend. In the pre-season, Regina's only wins were over ACAC teams. They went 0-3 in a European tour and then lost to Sask, Calgary, and Alberta. Despite being swept against Sask last weekend, they did have a big edge on the shot clock. They have returned all 3 goaltenders from last year, and Lucas Gore started both games last week. They also list 23 returnees amongst 29 names on their overall roster.

Two years ago the Kittens were thought to be a doormat but surprised everyone by claiming a playoff berth. They were roughed up badly by the Bisons that year in 8 of their 9 meetings (including pre-season and playoffs). But last year was different. Regina and Manitoba were in the middle blob of teams competing for 3rd-7th places. I thought the Regina record was somewhat of an illusion, since they were outscored 99-70 on the season.

In any event, the Bisons lost 4 games to the Kittens, once in OT. The Bison low point of 2013-14 occurred after the first Regina series, when they fell to 2-7-1. Between their two Regina series, the team rallied to go 7-3-2 with one series against every other team in the league. With a climb to .500 in sight they inexplicably lost twice to a Regina team that otherwise closed the season 0-7-2 to miss the playoffs. As late as January 3rd, Regina was 9-8-0 and flirting with 3rd place.

Also, the Bisons are off to Grand Forks to face UND Sunday night. I don't like to see them travelling to play 3-in-3.

ELSEWHERE:

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (1-1-0, 4-2-0, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2014)

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0, 4-1-2, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Friday only)]

:. [U of S Preview Story] : [UBC Preview Story]

:. [[url=http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/20141001henvedCW Preview]

This is a quarter-final rematch. Last year UBC got the 6th and final playoff berth on a tie-breaker over Regina and then knocked out the Banjo-Mutts. The Mutts still had a host's berth in the nationals to fall back on, and got to the final. In the end, both of these teams were eliminated by the Evil Monkeys.

Sask relied on goaltending to edge Regina twice last weekend, whilst UBC split with the Monkeys.

In the pre-season Sask was pretty middle-of-the-road, with wins over Regina and Lethbridge, a loss to Calgary, and OTLs to Manitoba and Alberta. UBC had three tight games against CW teams, beating Alberta and Lethbridge and losing to Calgary. They also dusted off the SFU Clown.

This is likely a crucial match-up of CW middle-powers in the race for 3rd-7th once again. The series should tell us lots about both sides.

CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-0-0, 6-2-1, OHT36 #-, 2nd in 2014)

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 7-0-0, OHT36 #-, 5th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Friday only)]

:. [MRU Preview Story] : [U of C Preview Story]

This crosstown match-up has always been hard on the Dinos. In rivalry games the underdog usually has their best game of the season. This year, though, MRU is off to a good start. True, they have only two regular season wins, and those are against Lethbridge. But they also rolled 5-0-0 through the pre-season. Perhaps one can discount those as an opening win against rival Calgary, and sweeps of non-CW teams (NAIT from the ACAC and Lakehead of the OUA). I guess we'll find out soon. Calgary have had a decent pre-season and then rolled over the Bisons last week. With the Monkeys stumbling, Calgary will be targetting first place this year.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-2-0, 2-6-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2014)

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (1-1-0, 5-4-0, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

:. [U of A Preview Story] : [U of L Preview]

Last year Saudi Alberta went 45-4-1. They are now 5-4-0. I don't see them going 40-0-1 in their next 41 games. They have returned a lot of players (20 out of 28 on their LeagueStat roster). Although the H0rny Ones have shown some improvement, they have still lost every game they have played against CW teams this season. The Monkeys HAVE TO beat them twice this weekend.

OUT EAST:

Wed Oct 01 Guelph 2 Windsor 4

Thu Oct 02 Ryerson 4 York 1

Thu Oct 02 Brock 2 Waterloo 7

Fri Oct 03 Concordia at Carleton

Fri Oct 03 York at Guelph

Fri Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo

Fri Oct 03 UOIT at Laurentian

Sat Oct 04 UOIT at Nipissing

Sat Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier

Sat Oct 04 Concordia at Laurentian

Exhibition games:

Fri Oct 03 Western Ontario at Alaska Fairbanks

Sat Oct 04 Acadia at Quinnipiac

Sat Oct 04 Brock at RIT

Sat Oct 04 Carleton at St. Lawrence

Sat Oct 04 McGill at Denver

Sat Oct 04 New Brunswick at Boston College

Sat Oct 04 Queen's at Colgate

Sat Oct 04 Ryerson at Robert Morris

Sat Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire

Sat Oct 04 St. Thomas at Boston University

Sat Oct 04 Toronto at Western Michigan

Sat Oct 04 UPEI at Rensselaer

Sat Oct 04 Western Ontario at Alaska-Anchorage

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Oct 3: Bisons Trample Kittens in Home Opener

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REGINA COUGARS 0

MANITOBA BISONS 6

Links:

:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of R Game Story]

:. [U of M Boxscore] : [U of R Boxscore]

Is it OK to cheer while a herd of Bison trample to death some little kittens? Well, that's what happened Friday night at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The crowd was very boisterous and seemed much larger than the announced 250. There were two bands (the Engineering Symonized Marching Band and a bunch in buffalo hats) and a DJ booth. The downside was that the beer line-ups were quite long at all times.

The motif of the evening was "goals scored after several nice passes". The Herd chased out Regina's starting goaltender Lucas Gore after the first period. He gave up 3 goals on 9 shots, but every one was a nice tic-tac-toe passing play. One goal was waived off and anher breakaway was stymied. Lewadniuk, DePape, and Sutherland scored in the 1st period. Merasty, Rous, and Bruyere scored in the 3rd.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:

34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:

4 Gow - 6 Paulsen

12 Sutherland - 28 Rous

3 Elmes - 2 Brescianni

Forwards:

25 Merasty - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape

16 Paradis - 15 Robinson - 20 Lewadniuk

17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 22 Bruyere

24 Augert - 18 Kelly - 10 Dudar

Scratches:

35 Jensen (G) 5 Christensen (D) 9 Hunter (D)

8 Coates (F) 19 Rowinski (F) 29 Mospanchuk (F)

REGINA

Goal:

35 Gore - 1 Kilgore

Defence:

4 Sonntag - 18 Luhning

28 Neibrandt - 5 Reeve

2 Dech - 6 McMullen

Forwards:

11 McKinley - 14 McNulty - 23 Magnus

10 Henry - 15 Giebel - 9 Penny

27 Fowlie - 12 Brennan - 22 Hunter

20 Turner - 16 McPhee - 17 Selinger

Scratches:

7 Schneider (D) 8 Bourhis (D) 19 King (F)

21 Hladun (F) 24 Szucki (F) 25 Benoit (F)

29 Pereira (F) 30 Hayes (G)

The new Bisons were shining, especially Shaq Merasty. He is a 6'4" sniper with skill and a mean streak. He will rack up some goals this year. The top two lines dominated every shift they played. The 3rd and 4th lines had loads of ice time in the 2nd and especially 3rd periods and generated more chances than they surrendered. Dubyk looked good in goal. I am not sure I like the Gow-Paulsen pairing on D. We'll see.

The three stars were Dubyk, Paradis, and Merasty.

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [UBC Game Story]

For the 3rd straight game to start the season, the Banjo Mutts have been outshot and rode a string goaltender to victory. This time, it took overtime (and a dreaded 3 point game for the rest of the conference). Saturday's rematch is not available on-line.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of L]

The Evil Monkeys raised their championship banner and then proceeded to lambaste the not-very-H0rny Ones. Jordan Hickmott had a four goal night. The Evil Monkeys have had a sputtering start and maybe this is what they needed to get rolling. Saturday's rematch is available at CanadaWest.tv.

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [MRU Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of C Game Story]

MRU keeps rolling along. The Dinos' record against Calgary-based teams is not good so far. In pre-season they lost to MRU and the Flames. In this game Dalyn Flette stopped 38 of 39 shots to lead the way. MRU is now 3-0 in the regular season and 8-0 overall.

OUT EAST

Concordia 2 Carleton 3

York 2 Guelph 1 (ot)

Lakehead 5 Waterloo 6

UOIT 3 Laurentian 4 (ot)

Exhibition:

Western Ontario 1 Alaska Fairbanks 3

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 04 Regina at Manitoba

Sat Oct 04 Lethbridge at Alberta

Sat Oct 04 Mount Royal at Calgary

Sat Oct 04 UBC at Saskatchewan

Sat Oct 04 UOIT at Nipissing

Sat Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier

Sat Oct 04 Concordia at Laurentian

Exhibition games:

Sat Oct 04 Acadia at Quinnipiac

Sat Oct 04 Brock at RIT

Sat Oct 04 Carleton at St. Lawrence

Sat Oct 04 McGill at Denver

Sat Oct 04 New Brunswick at Boston College

Sat Oct 04 Queen's at Colgate

Sat Oct 04 Ryerson at Robert Morris

Sat Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire

Sat Oct 04 St. Thomas at Boston University

Sat Oct 04 Toronto at Western Michigan

Sat Oct 04 UPEI at Rensselaer

Sat Oct 04 Western Ontario at Alaska-Anchorage

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Oct 4: Bisons Complete the Sweep

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REGINA COUGARS 1

MANITOBA BISONS 4

Links:

:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at MyToba]

:. [U of R Game Story]

:. [U of M Boxscore] : [U of R Boxscore]

The Bisons completed their sweep of the Banjo-Cats with a decisive matinee victory. The Herd made one line-up change (Christensen for Rous on defence) and came within a few minutes of a complete weekend shutout.

First off, here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:

34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:

4 Gow - 6 Paulsen

12 Sutherland - 5 Christensen

3 Elmes - 2 Brescianni

Forwards:

25 Merasty - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape

16 Paradis - 15 Robinson - 20 Lewadniuk

17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 22 Bruyere

24 Augert - 18 Kelly - 10 Dudar

Scratches:

35 Jensen (G) 9 Hunter (D) 28 Rous (D)

8 Coates (F) 19 Rowinski (F) 29 Mospanchuk (F)

REGINA

Goal:

35 Gore - 1 Kilgore

Defence:

4 Sonntag - 6 McMullen

24 Szucki - 2 Dech

28 Neibrandt - 5 Reeve - 20 Turner

Forwards:

27 Fowlie - 12 Brennan - 22 Hunter

16 McPhee - 15 Giebel - 9 Penny

11 McKinley - 14 McNulty - 23 Magnus

- 17 Selinger - 19 King

Scratches:

7 Schneider (D) 8 Bourhis (D) 18 Luhning (D)

10 Henry (F) 21 Hladun (F) 25 Benoit (F)

29 Pereira (F) 30 Hayes (G)

Regina made two line-up changes and went with 7 defencemen and 11 forwards.

The Bison defence gave Regina very few scoring chances at all. Most shots were a one-and-done scenario. The only Kitten goal of the weekend was scored with just over 4 minutes left on a kind of play out of nowhere.

Jordan DePape scored the first goal after 4 minutes of play. The rest pf the period was not as chaotic as Friday's opening frame. However, Regina tallied only 6 shots and seldom had control of the puck on the Bison end.

In the 2nd period the Bisons scored twice in just over a minute to assume control of the game. Merasty and Dickin tallied to give each member of their line a goal. From that point on there was very little offence. The Bisons were quite content to control the puck and territory and Regina seemed powerless to stop them. There were precious few shots on goal the rest of the way. In fact, despite being down 3 goals headed into the 3rd period, the Kittens recorded only 5 shots in the final frame. DePape's empyy-netter closed the scoring.

The three stars were DePape, Merasty, and Dickin.

Next weekend the Bisons are off to visit the canine Saskatchewanites. Their next home games are October 17-18 against Mount Royal.

The out-of-town scoreboard contains only evening games, so wait for the report.

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Oct 4: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Since the Bisons-Cougars game was a matinee affair, it was posted separately. The weekend pictures from that series follow and then comes the out-of-town scoreboard.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [UBC Game Story]

Rookie goaltender Jordan Cooke made 36 saves to lead the Banjo Mutts to a win over UBC. For the first time this season, the Mutts outshot their opponent. They built a 2-0 lead through two periods while bombarding UBC with 34 shots. It was only UBC's 3rd period of comeback attempt that made the final shot totals close. UBC also failed to score in 6 powerplay opportunities, whilst Sask went 2-for-4.

UBC is now 1-2-1 and Sask is 4-0-0. Both sides are at home next weekend, with UBC facing surprising Mount Royal and Sask hosts the Bisons.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of L]

The Evil Monkeys had a big lead in shots throughout the game, yet trailed 3-2 after two periods. A five goal outburst in the 3rd ensured they would not be embarrassed by the H0rny Ones. The final shots were 56-27!

The Monkeys are now 3-1-0, and face lowly Regina next. Lethbridge is 0-4-0 and will go home-and-home with Calgary.

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of C Game Story (with video)] : [reposted at MRU] : [repost at CW]

MRU's 5-0-0 pre-season was perhaps given little notice because only one game (against Bedrock U) was against a CW team. Then they swept the H0rny Ones. Well, so does almost everybody. But a sweep of Bedrock U should make CIS fans nation-wide go "hmmmm".

The Dinos trailed 1-0 after the 1st and threw everything they had at goaltender Dalyn Flette in the 2nd. However, the period remained scoreless despite a 16-4 edge in shots in favour of Bedrock U. In the end, the Dinos outshot the New-Kittens-on-the-Block 35-20 but just could not score.

I suspect we'll see MRU in a close-fought series out in British California next weekend.

OUT EAST

UOIT 3 Nipissing 2

Lakehead 3 Laurier 4

Concordia 2 Laurentian 5

Exhibition games:

Brock 0 RIT 4

Carleton 0 St. Lawrence 4

McGill 2 Denver 3

Queen's 1 Colgate 7

Ryerson 1 Robert Morris 0

Toronto 2 Western Michigan 2 (ot tie)

Western Ontario 0 Alaska-Anchorage 8

Guelph 1 Ohio State 7

Acadia 4 Quinnipiac 1

New Brunswick 4 Boston College 6

St. F-X 2 New Hampshire 0

St. Thomas 1 Boston University 12

UPEI 2 Rensselaer 5

Dalhousie 2 Massachusetts 5

NAIT 0 Minnesota 5

Simon Fraser 2 Bowling Green 7

Trinity Western 0 St. Cloud State 8

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 05 UQTR at Nipissing

Wed Oct 08 Carleton at RMC

Thu Oct 09 Moncton at St. Thomas

Thu Oct 09 Laurentian at Ryerson

Fri Oct 10 Manitoba at Saskatchewan

Fri Oct 10 Alberta at Regina

Fri Oct 10 Lethbridge at Calgary

Fri Oct 10 Mount Royal at UBC

Fri Oct 10 Guelph at Western Ontario

Fri Oct 10 RMC at UQTR

Fri Oct 10 McGill at Queen's

Fri Oct 10 York at Lakehead

Fri Oct 10 Nipissing at Ryerson

Fri Oct 10 Windsor at Waterloo

Fri Oct 10 Carleton at Concordia

Fri Oct 10 Laurentian at Toronto

Exhibition

Sun Oct 05 Manitoba at North Dakota

Sun Oct 05 Trinity Western at Minnesota State

Sun Oct 05 Acadia at Northeastern

Sun Oct 05 Brock at Niagara

Sun Oct 05 McGill at Colorado College

Sun Oct 05 New Brunswick at Maine

Sun Oct 05 Queen's at Clarkson

Sun Oct 05 RMC at Vermont

Sun Oct 05 Ryerson at Mercyhurst

Sun Oct 05 St. F-X at Merrimack

Sun Oct 05 St. Thomas at UMass-Lowell

Sun Oct 05 Simon Fraser at Miami (Ohio)

Sun Oct 05 Toronto at Canisius

Sun Oct 05 UPEI at Union

Sun Oct 05 Waterloo at Notre Dame

Mon Oct 06 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth

Mon Oct 06 McGill at Air Force

Tue Oct 07 Windsor at Michigan State

Thu Oct 09 Laurier at Michigan

Fri Oct 10 Laurier at Ferris State

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Oct 5: Bisons Lose Exhibition Game

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MANITOBA BISONS 0

NORTH DAKOTA 4

Links:

:. [UND Game Story] : [Video]

:. [UND Boxscore]

The Bisons headed south of the border to play a 3rd game in 3 nights against the No-Longer-Fighting-Sioux. Due to NCAA regulations, they had to drop their nickname and have thus far not "named" a replacement. I have suggested "Fighting Farmers", so as to preserve the original motif. I even found an actual logo!

Personally, I see no reason to continue these games. It might be fun for the Bisons to visit the land of cheap booze, and play in front of 10,000 plus. But they never give a proper account of themselves because the games are almost always 3 games in 3 days. One year, they played Friday and Saturday in Regina and travelled to Grand Forks from there. Don't forget: UND were beaten by UBC last holiday season in their only trip to Canada in the last umpteen years. That's right, 6th place freakin' UBC! They also had some trouble with Simon Fraser of the BCIHL. IMO this means that we won't see UND visit Canada for another 20 years or so.

Anyhow, the Bisons were allowed to dress an overstocked roster and used that to give all 3 goaltenders one period each. Dubyk and Jansen each gave up one goal and Spriggs gave up two (scored less than a minute apart). The on-line radio announcers acknowledged that the Bisons were slowing down as fatigue built up.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

OUA

Sun Oct 05 UQTR 4 Nipissing 3 (ot)

Exhibition

Sun Oct 05 Acadia 3 Northeastern 2

Sun Oct 05 Dalhousie 1 Connecticut 3

Sun Oct 05 New Brunswick 3 Maine 8

Sun Oct 05 St. F-X 2 Merrimack 2 (ot tie)

Sun Oct 05 St. Thomas 3 UMass-Lowell 7

Sun Oct 05 UPEI 3 Union 6

Sun Oct 05 Brock 0 Niagara 4

Sun Oct 05 McGill 5 Colorado College 4 (ot)

Sun Oct 05 Queen's 0 Clarkson 8

Sun Oct 05 RMC 0 Vermont 8

Sun Oct 05 Ryerson 1 Mercyhurst 6

Sun Oct 05 Toronto 3 Canisius 6

Sun Oct 05 Waterloo 5 Notre Dame 4

BCIHL

Sun Oct 05 Simon Fraser 1 Miami (Ohio) 12

Sun Oct 05 Trinity Western 0 Minnesota State 11

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Preview: Bisons Set to Battle Mutts

BISONS OFF TO BANJOLAND

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MANITOBA BISONS (2-2-0, 7-3-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2014)

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0-0, 6-1-2, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2014)

Friday, October 10th, 7:00 CST/8:00 CDT

Saturday, October 11th, 7:00 CST/8:00 CDT

Live Links:

:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday] : [LeagueStat Daily]

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

Manitoba Links:

:. [DePape AoW]

:. [Manitoban: DePape Story : Last Week's Games]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Saskatchewan Links:

:. [U of S Preview] : [repost at CW]

:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]

:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:

:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]

:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]

:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

:. [CIS Top Ten] : [repost at CW]

On paper, this stands to be a good matchup. A year ago the Mutts closed strong to claim 3rd place in the CW, whilst the Bisons rallied to claim 4th. In the playoffs, though, UBC sent the Mutts to the doghouse and the Bisons beat MRU before being eliminated in OT by Bedrock U.

Sask had a so-so pre-season. They beat the Banjo-Cats and H0rny Ones, had OTLs against Alberta and Manitoba, and lost to Calgary. They have started 4-0-0 against Regina and UBC. However they could have lost 3 of those games if not for superlative goaltending. 5th year Ryan Holfeld (.983) and rookie Jordon Cooke (.971) have each had two teriffic starts and one shut-out.

The Bisons have blended into their line-up a host of new players and so far, so good. They dominated Regina, whereas Sask was outshot (twice) by their banjo-luvin brethren. In their only CW roadtrip so far, though, the Bisons were swept by Bedrock U. Could they improve on that this time? Well, the Bisons have done better in the Rutherdump than they used to. The Mutts of old had big teams, but lately the Bisons have been bigger. And that is key in a compact relic like the Rutherdump. Assuming, of course, it is not condemned before they drop the puck!

ELSEWHERE:

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-4-0, 2-8-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2014)

CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-2-0, 6-4-1, OHT36 #-, 2md in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Saturday only)]

:. [U of C Preview Story] : [U of L Preview Story]

Lethbridge appeared more life-like than last season in the pre-season games. However they still lost every game they played against CW teams. I fully expect the H0rny Ones to rebound fron the pounding they took against the Evil Monkeys last weekend and put forth at least one good outing against Bedrock U. The Dinos will be feeling some heat after being swept by MRU last weekend. Only a sweep here would satisfy them. This is a home-and-home format.

There are two linked stories on Jordan DePape. He was named U of M maleathlete of the week. The Manitoban story talks about the shoulder injuries that damaged his junior career and his appearance at Jets rookie camp in 2011.

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-0-0, 9-0-0, OHT36 #-, 5th in 2014)

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (1-2-1, 4-3-1, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: UBC TV (maybe)]

:. [MRU Preview Story] : [UBC Preview Story]

The New-Kittens-on-the-Block are the surprise team so far. However, in pre-season they had only one game against a CW team (Bedrock U) and their first series was against Lethbridge. Their sweep of Bedrock U is worth a lot, even though they often save their best performances for their cross-town rivals.

So where does this leave us? This is a series where MRU could show what they are made of. They were just ahead of UBC last year, and UBC have had a reasonable start in their own right. I strongly suspect a split.

This series is not listed at CanadaWest.tv. However, there is a "video" link in UBC's linked preview story. While the link goes to a Stretch Internet site it has a special UBC url. So check the above link on the chance it is carried.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (3-1-0, 7-4-0, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2014)

REGINA COUGARS (0-4-0, 2-10-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2014)

Links:

:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

:. [U of R Preview] : [U of A Site]

The Monkeys are getting their soft touches all in one bunch, just like some nice ripe bananas. Regina never showed much last weekend against the Bisons, although they did put in a spirited fight in their prior series against Sask. The Kittens have only played one home game so far. Maybe some home-made possum shanks will get them going.

Interesting factoid about the Monkeys: Excluding games against Regina and Lethbridge they are 4-4-0 so far, and two of those wins were in OT. Yet they are ranked #1 in the CIS poll!

OUT EAST:

OUA

Wed Oct 08 Carleton 7 RMC 2

Thu Oct 09 Laurentian 3 Ryerson 10

Fri Oct 10 Guelph at Western Ontario

Fri Oct 10 RMC at UQTR

Fri Oct 10 McGill at Queen's

Fri Oct 10 York at Lakehead

Fri Oct 10 Nipissing at Ryerson

Fri Oct 10 Windsor at Waterloo

Fri Oct 10 Carleton at Concordia

Fri Oct 10 Laurentian at Toronto

Sat Oct 11 Carleton at UQTR

Sat Oct 11 RMC at Concordia

Sat Oct 11 Brock at Western Ontario

Sat Oct 11 McGill at UOIT

Sat Oct 11 York at Lakehead

Sat Oct 11 Windsor at Guelph

Sat Oct 11 Nipissing at Toronto

AUS

Thu Oct 09 Moncton 6 St. Thomas 5 (ot)

Sat Oct 11 Acadia at Dalhousie

Sat Oct 11 Saint Mary's at St. F-X

Sat Oct 11 New Brunswick at UPEI

NCAA Exhibition

Mon Oct 06 Lakehead 2 Minnesota-Duluth 4

Mon Oct 06 McGill 3 Air Force 5

Mon Oct 06 NAIT 4 Nebraska-Omaha 0

Tue Oct 07 Windsor 3 Michigan State 2

Thu Oct 09 Laurier 2 Michigan 5

Fri Oct 10 Laurier at Ferris State

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Oct 10: Bisons Crush Mutts

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MANITOBA BISONS 4

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1

Links:

:. [CIS Friday Round-Up (not yet posted)]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of M]

:. [U of M Boxscore]

How does one make a trip to a backwoods outpost like Saskatown enjoyable? By laying a good ol' whuppin' on their mangy hockey team, that's how. And that's exactly what the Bisons did on Friday night.

The Mutts got off to a 1-0 lead in a 1st period where they held a 12-5 edge on the shot clock. The moonshine was a-flowin' and the shoeless fans were a square-dancin' until a last-minute goal by Aaron Lewadniuk (his 3rd) evened the scores.

The Bisons assumed control of the game and silenced the banjos in a 2nd period where they scored twice. D-man Luke Paulsen (with his 1st) and Shaq Merasty notched his 3rd in the period.

There was no 3rd period rally in sight for the Mangy Ones. Paulsen scored his second of the game to widen the lead and leave the Mutts whimpering at the back door.

Devan Dubyk once again started in the Bison goal whilst Ryan Holfeld had his usual Friday night start for the Mutts. After giving up 6 goals in his first start, Dubyk now has a 2.00 GAA and a .922 save %.

Of note, the Lewadniuk-Robinson-Merasty line was out for all 4 Bison goals. (Although Paradis was with them on one occasion.)

The result helped tighten the CW standings, and draws the Bisons (3-2-0) within 2 points of Sask, MRU, and Alberta, joint leaders at 4-1-0.

In a roster note, Darren Bestland was listed as #22 for the Bisons. Dustin Bruyere (#22 last weekend) wore #29. So that's one more vet on the blueline.

The CanadaWest.tv feed for this one was not coming through, although the Regina and UBC feeds were up and running. Hopefully, the Saturday night rematch (8:00 CDT) will be available.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of C Game Story (with video and boxscore)]

:. [repost at U of L (with boxscore)] : [repost at CW]

The H0rny Ones ventured into the Town of Bedrock and were soundly beaten by the Dinos. The shots were 43-18. The Dinos are now 3-2-0 and tied with Manitoba. Lethbridge falls to 0-5-0, tied with Regina.

The return match on Saturday night will be in Lethbridge and is scheduled for CanadaWest.tv. I would not be surprised to see a tougher battle. Last January, Bedrock U won game one 14-2 and then needed OT to win game two.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of R Game Story (with boxscore)]

:. [repost at U of A] : [repost at CW]

The Banjo Cats did much better against the Evil Monkeys than they did against the Bisons last weekend. There were just over 3 minutes left in the game when the Apes took the lead on a TJ Foster goal. It was Mucha against Gore in the goals, which before tonight had been a Regina weakness. The Saturday night rematch is also scheduled for CanadaWest.tv.

A close loss is still a loss. Regina falls to 0-5-0 and even though unimpressive, the Monkeys are 4-1-0. They are fortunate they did not start the season against any of the "Big Four".

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [UBC Game Story (with boxscore)]

:. [repost at CW] : [repost at MRU]

MRU suffered their first loss of the season out in British California. The final score was an empty-netter. From what I was able to see this was a very closely-contested game, as one would expect. Dalyn Flette was tagged with the loss, and Mark Hewitt claimed the W. UBC is now 2-2-1 and MRU is 4-1-0.

We will see if MRU's hot start was an illusion as time goes on, starting with the Saturday matinee rematch (2:00 PDT, 4:00 CDT), also available at CanadaWest.tv.

OUT EAST

OUA

Guelph 2 Western Ontario 5

RMC 1 UQTR 6

McGill 4 Queen's 3

York 6 Lakehead 4

Nipissing 2 Ryerson 1

Windsor 3 Waterloo 2

Carleton 2 Concordia 5

Laurentian 2 Toronto 4

Exhibition

Laurier 1 Ferris State 4

NEXT UP

CWUAA

Sat Oct 11 Mount Royal at UBC

Sat Oct 11 Manitoba at Saskatchewan

Sat Oct 11 Alberta at Regina

Sat Oct 11 Calgary at Lethbridge

OUA

Sat Oct 11 Carleton at UQTR

Sat Oct 11 RMC at Concordia

Sat Oct 11 Brock at Western Ontario

Sat Oct 11 McGill at UOIT

Sat Oct 11 York at Lakehead

Sat Oct 11 Windsor at Guelph

Sat Oct 11 Nipissing at Toronto

AUS

Sat Oct 11 Acadia at Dalhousie

Sat Oct 11 Saint Mary's at St. F-X

Sat Oct 11 New Brunswick at UPEI

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Oct 11: Bisons Sweep the Rutherdump

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MANITOBA BISONS 5

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

Links:

:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up (not yet posted)]

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]

:. [repost at U of M] : [U of M Boxscore]

What a Saturday night! The HNIC switch to Rogers was something to behold, the MLB playoffs were on, and the CanadaWest.tv feed from Sask was working. Well, the on-line video disappeared for half of the 3rd period. Apparently there was a big debate in Sask over what manure makes the best fertilizer, so their internet was down for a while.

While the Bisons led most of the night and seemed in control, it was only 3-2 until a late PP goal and an empty-netter put this one away. The sweep leaves both sides at 4-2-0 and tied for 3rd place.

For the Bisons, having two top lines really paid dividends this series. On Friday, it was Lewadniuk-Robinson-Merasty in control. On Saturday, it was DePape-Dickin-Paradis. After Lewadniuk scored the opener, it was DePape, Dickin, Paradis, and DePape again.

The 1st period was probably the kind of game the Bisons wanted. They held the Mutts to 7 shots and had a 2-1 lead. The goals by Lewadniuk and DePape were their 4th each of the season.

The 2nd was very free-wheeling, with each side registering 13 shots. Taylor Dickin (with his 2nd of the season) scored the only goal to make it 3-1 after two.

The 3rd period saw the Bisons assessed 5 penalties in 6 minutes. At the end of that stretch Jesse Ross scored Sask's only PP goal of the night on 10 chances. The Bisons answered with a PP goal of their own, from Jesse Paradis (his 1st) with just over 2 minutes left. The Herd was 2-for-5 on the PP. DePape's empty-netter sealed the deal.

Devan Dubyk was once again the Bison goaltender. He made it look easy, playing a strong positional game. Jordon Cooke continued the rotation in the Sask goal. He made about 3 1st class saves.

The Bisons return home next weekend to face the MRU Cougars. The Mutts hit the road to Edmontown, where they will face the Monkeys. Oddly, the Monekys and MRU are both 5-1-0 and the Bisons and Mutts are both 4-2-0.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of L Game Story (with boxscore)] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of C Team Site]

As I suspected, the H0rny Ones put up a much better fight in the home leg of this weekend series. In fact, the game was tied 2-2 with about 4 minutes left when Bedrock U finally claimed the lead. Chris Collins scored twice for the Dinos, including the winner. And Deserres was the winning goaltender whilst Tait was tagged with the loss.

Calgary joins Manitoba and Sask at 4-2-0, and Lethbridge is tied with Regina in the cellar at 0-6-0.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [U of R Game Story (with boxscore)] : [repost at CW]

:. [U of A Team Site]

This game shows both the strength and weakness of the Monkeys. They outshot Regina 51-14 on the night. However, with 3 minutes left it was a 3-2 game. T.J. Foster scored two more for the Evil Monkeys, giving him 7 for the season. Both sides rotated goaltenders, with Siemens in goal for the Apes and Kilgore minding the Kitty Litter.

The Monkeys are now 5-1-0 and tied with MRU for 1st place. Regina is 0-6-0 and tied with Lethbridge for last.

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2

(in overtime)

Links:

:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]

:. [UBC Game Story (with boxscore)]

:. [repost at CW] : [repost at MRU]

Despite MRU occupying a share of top spot, this figured to be a tight series, and it was. MRU was up 2-0 but two goals from Nick Buonassisi forced OT. Both sides switched golatenders, with Cam Lanigan going for MRU and Eric Williams for UBC.

MRU will bring their 5-1-0 record to the Wayne Fleming Arena next weekend. Could the Bisons change a 1st place team into a 3rd place team in consecutive weekends? UBC is now nestked comfortably into 6th place with a 2-2-2 record.

OUT EAST

OUA

Carleton 4 UQTR 6

RMC 4 Concordia 10

Brock 0 Western Ontario 3

McGill 2 UOIT 3

York 1 Lakehead 4

Windsor 3 Guelph 2

Nipissing 5 Toronto 1

AUS

Acadia 4 Dalhousie 0

New Brunswick 3 UPEI 2 (ot)

Saint Mary's at St. F-X - rescheduled

NEXT UP

CWUAA

Fri Oct 17 Mount Royal at Manitoba

Fri Oct 17 Saskatchewan at Alberta

Fri Oct 17 Regina at Calgary

Fri Oct 17 Lethbridge at UBC

OUA/AUS

Tue Oct 14 Saint Mary's at St. F-X

Thu Oct 16 Ryerson at Western Ontario

Thu Oct 16 Queen's at UOIT

Thu Oct 16 Laurier at Guelph

Fri Oct 17 St. Thomas at Saint Mary's

Fri Oct 17 Dalhousie at New Brunswick

Fri Oct 17 St. F-X at Moncton

Fri Oct 17 UPEI at Acadia

Fri Oct 17 UOIT at Carleton

Fri Oct 17 Nipissing at McGill

Fri Oct 17 Waterloo at York

Fri Oct 17 Laurentian at RMC

Fri Oct 17 Guelph at Brock

Fri Oct 17 Lakehead at Toronto

Fri Oct 17 Laurier at Windsor

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Updated Links

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Links:

:. [iSN: Friday Man-Sask Game]

:. [u of C: reposted Saturday story]

:. [u of A: resposted Saturday story]

:. [sportsnet U: CIS season preview]

Island Sports News is now Independent Sports News and they had a story on Friday's Man-Sask hockey game. Sportsnet U has little on hockey, but at least they had a preview story. The reposts were uploaded late and don't add to the originally linked stories.

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Preview: MRU-Manitoba : Oct 17-18

 

MORE COUGARS COMING TO MANITOBA!

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (5-1-0, 10-1-0, OHT36 #1)
MANITOBA BISONS (4-2-0, 9-4-0, OHT36 #7)

Friday, October 17th, 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena
Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena

Live Links:
:. [Live Stats at LeagueStat Daily]
:. [no on-line video]

Manitoba Links:
:. [Dubyk AoW] : [Dubyk CW 2nd star]
:. [U of M Preview]
:. [MyToba: Scott Taylor Preview : CW Awards]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Mount Royal Links:
:. [MRU Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [CIS Top Ten] : [CW Top 10 Story]

Last weekend the Bisons turned a team tied for first into a team tied for third. They have a chance to do the same thing two weekends in a row. I doubt that has ever been done.

Also, if Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Calgary all win at least once and UBC sweeps Lethbridge then the top 6 teams in the CW will be within 2 points of one another after the quarter-pole has been passed.

The last time the New-Kittens-on-the-Block visited Friendly Manitoba it was playoff time. The Bisons hosted the 4 v 5 quarter-final. After MRU won game 1 in double OT the Bisons won games 2 and 3 in what was a hard hitting heavyweight showdown. These two play the most physical style of any two teams in the CW and, by extension, probably the whole CIS.

The teams have both shown that they have more to offer than just body-checks. The Bisons have Shaq Merasty, Jordan DePape, and Aaron Lewadniuk in the Top 10 scorers and can add Taylor Dickin, Jesse Paradis, and Chad Robinson in the Top 20. MRU answers with Tyler Fiddler, Cody Carter, and Matthew Brown in the Top 10 and Scott McKay in the Top 20. All told, 10 of the Top 20 scorers in the league will be on display at the Wayne Fleming Arena.

The goaltenders are no slouches, either. Dalyn Flette for MRU leads the conference with a .948 save %. Devin Dubyk's .925 is not too shabby, either. After giving up 6 goals to start the season, Dubyk's GAA is 1.00 and his save % is .967.

Unfortunately, these games are not currently scheduled for a CanadaWest.tv broadcast.

ELSEWHERE:

REGINA COUGARS (0-6-0, 2-12-0, OHT36 #33)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-2-0, 8-4-1, OHT36 #4)

Links:
:. [no on-line video]
:. [U of C Preview Story] : [U of R Preview Story]

After batting Lethbridge last weekend, Bedrock U hosts Regina this weekend. I guess that is what one would call a lull in the schedule. One would have to think that the Banjo-Cats are basically the same team as last year, and should be able to dent the W column. And the Dinos darn near lost to Lethbridge in the Saturday game last weekend.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-6-0, 2-10-0, OHT36 #34)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (2-2-2, 5-3-2, OHT36 #11)

Links:
:. [Video: UBC TV (maybe)]
:. [UBC Team Site] : [U of L Preview Story]

This is a rebuilding year for Lethbridge. I doubt that they harbour any illusions about being a playoff contender. However, on every team hope springs eternal. And if anybody in the top 6 can be caught, it would have to be UBC. My guess is that the current top 5 teams would be thrilled to see UBC get anything less than 4 points on the weekend.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-2-0, 6-3-2, OHT36 #9)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-1-0, 9-4-0, OHT36 #2)

Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of A Preview] : [U of S Site]

I have a hunch that the Evil Monkeys are not as good as expected. They opened with a 6-0 loss to Augustana of the ACAC (even though they badly outshot them). But still, they usually steamroll such opponents. As I have pointed out before: Excluding games against Regina and Lethbridge they are 4-4-0, and two of those wins were exhibitions in OT.

The Mutts were rolling along at 4-0-0 until they faced the wrath of the Bisons at the Rutherdump. I am not sure where the Mutts fit, either. Are last year's University Cup finalists both facing road trips in the quarter-final round?

OUT EAST:

OUA

Thu Oct 16 Ryerson at Western Ontario
Thu Oct 16 Queen's at UOIT
Thu Oct 16 Laurier at Guelph

Fri Oct 17 UOIT at Carleton
Fri Oct 17 Nipissing at McGill
Fri Oct 17 Waterloo at York
Fri Oct 17 Laurentian at RMC
Fri Oct 17 Guelph at Brock
Fri Oct 17 Lakehead at Toronto
Fri Oct 17 Laurier at Windsor

Sat Oct 18 Lakehead at Ryerson
Sat Oct 18 Western Ontario at Waterloo
Sat Oct 18 Brock at York
Sat Oct 18 Laurentian at McGill
Sat Oct 18 Nipissing at RMC
Sat Oct 18 Toronto at Windsor
Sat Oct 18 Concordia at Queen's

AUS

Tue Oct 14 Saint Mary's 4 St. F-X 3

Fri Oct 17 St. Thomas at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 17 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 17 St. F-X at Moncton
Fri Oct 17 UPEI at Acadia

Sat Oct 18 St. Thomas at Acadia
Sat Oct 18 Dalhousie at Moncton
Sat Oct 18 St. F-X at New Brunswick
Sat Oct 18 UPEI at Saint Mary's

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