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All Sports - 1st Semester Standings

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As we have reached the end of the 2014 semester in the 2014-15 season, here is a look at where things stand in all sports.

Men's Hockey

Team````````````GP`` W``RL``OTL``Pts

Alberta```````` 18``15`` 3`` 0`` 30

Calgary```````` 18``13`` 5`` 0`` 26

Mount Royal```` 18``12`` 6`` 0`` 24

Saskatchewan````18`` 8`` 9`` 1`` 17

UBC```````````` 18`` 7`` 8`` 3`` 17

Manitoba````````18`` 8``10`` 0`` 16

Regina``````````18`` 6``11`` 1`` 13

Lethbridge``````18`` 3``15`` 0````6

Women's Hockey

Team````````````GP``RW``OTW RL``OTL``Pts

Saskatchewan````16`` 8`` 3`` 3`` 2`` 32

Calgary```````` 16`` 8`` 1`` 3`` 4`` 30

Alberta```````` 16`` 9`` 1`` 6`` 0`` 29

Manitoba````````16`` 8`` 2`` 5`` 1`` 29

UBC```````````` 16`` 7`` 1`` 4`` 4`` 27

Regina``````````16`` 4`` 6`` 5`` 1`` 25

Lethbridge``````16`` 4`` 0``12`` 0`` 12

Mount Royal```` 16`` 1`` 1``11`` 3````8

Note: The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Something worth pointing out here is that in women's hockey they have adopted the IIHF 3-2-1 point system. All games are worth 3 points. A regulation win is worth 3, an overtime or shootout win is worth 2, and an overtime or shootout loss is worth 1. I guess they should switch the columns for RL and OTL around to make it look more sensible. I like this idea. However, there have been only 5 games go into overtime so far in men's hockey.

Men's Basketball

Pioneer```````` GP`` W-L`` Win %

Calgary```````` 11`` 9-2`` 0.818

Manitoba````````10`` 8-2`` 0.800

Victoria```````` 8`` 6-2`` 0.750

Winnipeg```````` 8`` 5-3`` 0.625

Lethbridge``````10`` 5-5`` 0.500

Regina``````````10`` 5-5`` 0.500

Saskatchewan```` 8`` 4-4`` 0.500

Alberta``````````9`` 4-5`` 0.444

UBC``````````````8`` 3-5`` 0.375

Brandon```````` 10`` 1-9`` 0.100

Trinity Western 10`` 1-9`` 0.100

Explorer````````GP`` W-L`` Win %

Fraser Valley````8`` 8-0`` 1.000

Mount Royal``````8`` 4-4`` 0.500

Thompson Rivers``8`` 4-4`` 0.500

MacEwan``````````8`` 3-5`` 0.375

UNBC```````````` 8`` 3-5`` 0.375

UBC Okanagan```` 8`` 2-6`` 0.250

Women's Basketball

Pioneer```````` GP`` W-L`` Win %

Alberta``````````9`` 8-1`` 0.889

Regina``````````10`` 8-2`` 0.800

Saskatchewan```` 8`` 5-3`` 0.625

UBC``````````````8`` 5-3`` 0.625

Winnipeg```````` 8`` 5-3`` 0.625

Calgary```````` 11`` 6-5`` 0.545

Lethbridge``````10`` 4-6`` 0.400

Trinity Western 10`` 4-6`` 0.400

Brandon```````` 10`` 3-7`` 0.300

Victoria```````` 8`` 2-6`` 0.250

Manitoba````````10`` 1-9`` 0.100

Explorer````````GP`` W-L`` Win %

Thompson Rivers``8`` 7-1`` 0.875

MacEwan``````````8`` 6-2`` 0.750

Fraser Valley````8`` 4-4`` 0.500

Mount Royal``````8`` 3-5`` 0.375

UBC Okanagan```` 8`` 3-5`` 0.375

UNBC```````````` 8`` 1-7`` 0.125

Note: The top seven teams from the Pioneer Division and the top three teams from Explorer Division qualify for the playoffs.

This is the first season for basketball's new quasi-tiered format. The Pioneer teams play each other twice, and the Explorer teams play each other four times, so everybody plays 20 regular season games. With so many colleges in BC and Alberta becoming universities there has been much growth in the conference, and the newest members have basically been dumped into a new division.

The 48th annual Wesmen Classic will again be held Dec 28-30. No teams from the States are coming up this year for the first time ever. In fact there will be only two teams from outside the Pioneer Division: Lakehead (9-5 in the OUA) and NAIT (12-0 in the ACAC). The knockout format tournament starts Dec 28th with the following games:

noon Calgary v Brandon

2 pm Lakehead v Alberta

6 pm Winnipeg v NAIT

8 pm Manitoba v Regina

Men's Volleyball

Team````````````GP`` W-L`` SW``SL``Points

Alberta```````` 14``14-0`` 42``12`` 28

Brandon```````` 14``11-3`` 35``16`` 22

Winnipeg````````14``11-3`` 36``15`` 22

Trinity Western 14``10-4`` 35``22`` 20

UBC```````````` 16``10-6`` 40``27`` 20

Mount Royal```` 16`` 9-7`` 31``29`` 18

Saskatchewan````14`` 8-6`` 27``26`` 16

Manitoba````````14`` 7-7`` 29``24`` 14

Calgary```````` 16`` 6-10``30``34`` 12

Thompson Rivers 16`` 5-11``24``38`` 10

UBC Okanagan````16`` 4-12``17``40````8

Regina``````````14`` 1-13`` 9``39````2

MacEwan```````` 14`` 0-14`` 9``42````0

Women's Volleyball

Team````````````GP`` W-L`` SW``SL``Points

UBC Okanagan````16``12-4`` 42``20`` 24

Alberta```````` 14``11-3`` 39``14`` 22

Trinity Western 14``10-4`` 35``22`` 20

Calgary```````` 16``10-6`` 39``28`` 20

UBC```````````` 16`` 9-7`` 41``28`` 18

Brandon```````` 14`` 8-6`` 30``30`` 16

Winnipeg````````14`` 7-7`` 27``31`` 14

Thompson Rivers 16`` 7-9`` 25``37`` 14

Manitoba````````14`` 6-8`` 28``29`` 12

MacEwan```````` 14`` 5-9`` 25``36`` 10

Regina``````````14`` 4-10``20``35````8

Saskatchewan````14`` 4-10``19``34````8

Mount Royal```` 16`` 3-13``18``44````6

Note: The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

With the growth of the CW it might be time to revisit the playoff format. The CW dominates CIS volleyball. So any team that can scrape into the playoffs could win the CIS title. The Bison men used to be dominant but they have failed to meet expectations. The Bison women won the national title last year, with a shock upset of UBC.

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Dec 14: TC sweeps the boys from the Big Lemon

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CIS TORONTO BIG LEMONS 0

TEAM CANADA JUNIORS 6

Links:

:. [Hockey Canada Story and Summary]

:. [Ryerson Story]

:. [TSN Story Story]

:. [LeagueStat Summary]

Jet prospect Eric Comrie shutout the Selects from the Big Lemon as the Team Canada juniors ran up another convincing win. Just remember one thing: the football teams from the Big Lemon are even worse than their hockey teams! Maybe next training TC will face somebody decent!

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With no hockey to report, the annual Wesmen Classic basketball tournament is on:

Dec 28:
Brandon 96 Calgary 91
Alberta 65 Lakehead 64
Winnipeg 95 NAIT 74
Manitoba 85 Regina 74

Dec 29:
B Side
Calgary v Lakehead
NAIT v Regina

A Side
Winnipeg v Manitoba
Brandon v Alberta

So a big upset for Brandon (1-9) over Calgary (9-2) to start the tournament. The A Side games start at 6:00 on Dec 29th. I have Jet tickets, so I will be going to the final, Dec 30th at 8:00.
 

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Earlier this holiday break I posted about the women's standings format, i.e. the IIHF 3-points for every game system. Men's hockey has had only 5 games go into overtime this year. Mount Royal and Sask each have won two of those games, and Calgary has the other. Here's what the standings would look like if men's hockey adopted the women's system:

Men's Hockey
Team````````````GP``RW``OW``OL``RL``Pts
Alberta`````````18``15```0```0```3```45
Calgary`````````18``12```1```0```5```38
Mount Royal`````18``10```2```0```6```32
Manitoba````````18```8```0```0``10```24
UBC`````````````18```7```0```3```8```24
Saskatchewan````18```6```2```1```9```23
Regina``````````18```6```0```1``11```19
Lethbridge``````18```3```0```0``15````9

It would take some getting used to when one looks at the standings, but it would be a better system.

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Dec 30: Basketball wraps up, and hockey re-starts

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First, here are the scores:
7th place: Calgary 97 NAIT 63
5th place: Lakehead 83 Regina 77
3rd place: Manitoba 77 Brandon 75
1st place: Alberta 64 Winnipeg 62

This year's tournament featured predominantly close games. NAIT, coming from the ACAC, were overmatched. But the rest were all capable of a win. Calgary's 7th place finish would have to rank as the big surprise, since they are currently 1st in the CW.

I was at the final game. It was tremendous entertainment. The Wesmen hit the rim on a 3-point shot in the final seconds.

Also, a NAIT player won the slam dunk contest after a tie. The crowd approved!

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There is a sparse holiday schedule in the CIS this year. The few games on tap started today. Yet another win for the OUA East over the OUA West.

Tue Dec 30 Guelph 3 UOIT 5 : [UOIT Story]

UP NEXT

Wed Dec 31 UBC at Simon Fraser nc

Fri Jan 02 Queen's at Nipissing
Fri Jan 02 Windsor at New Brunswick nc
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead nc

Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 UBC at Manitoba
Sat Jan 03 Calgary at Alberta
Sat Jan 03 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Sat Jan 03 Regina at Mount Royal
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton nc
Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick nc
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI) nc
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead nc

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Preview: Birds-Bisons: Jan 3-4

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! BISONS RETURNING HOME!

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (7-8-3, 10-9-3, OHT36 #12)
MANITOBA BISONS (8-10-0, 13-12-0, OHT36 #13) 


Saturday, January 3rd, 6:00 CST
Sunday, January 4th, 1:00 CST


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Saturday] : [Live Stats Sunday]
:. [NO ON-LINE VIDEO]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

UBC Links:
:. []
:. [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]

Prior games:
:. Nov 21: Man 2 UBC 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Nov 22: Man 3 UBC 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


Happy New Year!

Hopefully everybody will have a nice 2015. Of course, the unfortunate aspect of competitive sport is that for every winner there is a loser. (Unless, I suppose, the game goes into overtime under the current wacky rules.) Still, here's "cheers" to all teams.

This weekend is one of those which is not normally on the schedule, unless it is for non-conference play. The players do not return to classes until the day after the series. In any event, the whole conference is playing Saturday and Sunday. Since the Thursday before the weekend is New Year's Day, not every team has a game story out. Maybe the Bisons and/or Birds will post something on Friday when people get back to work.

Also, UBC was originally scheduled to play a non-conference game against the Simon Fraser Clown on New Year's Eve. That game never happened and was scrubbed from the UBC schedule, though it is still listed on the CIS composite schedule.

This is a key series. IMO the winner of this series will have the inside track on 4th place and home ice advantage for the quarter-finals. The Bisons have one more win than UBC, however UBC's bonus points have them one point ahead of Manitoba.

The last time the teams met, the Bisons swept UBC in rather convincing fashion. Although the games were close, the Herd clamped down on the Tweety-Birds. In both games, UBC goaltender Eric Williams did well to hold the Bisons down. He made 71 saves in the two games. The Bisons had a two goal game from Jordan DePape that Friday and another from Darren Bestland on the Saturday.

Neither game is currently slated for on-line viewing. Sunday's game (quite reasonably) is a matinée affair.

ELSEWHERE:

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-15-0, 5-19-0, OHT36 #31)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-9-1, 10-10-3, OHT36 #16)


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


This has been a rough year for the H0rny Ones, especially on the road. While they have been a tough opponent in Lethbridge, they have been roadkill when away. The Banjo-Mutts are hoping that the new year looks like the old year in that regard. They MUST have all 4 points at stake on the weekend. If they fail, they will be facing a tough away schedule all through the playoffs. BTW, kudos to Lethbridge for getting a game story uploaded over the holidays in the midst of a disappointing season.

CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-5-0, 17-7-1, OHT36 #5)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (15-3-0, 21-6-0, OHT36 #1)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Saturday only)]
:. [U of A Preview] : [U of C Preview]


This is the feature match-up of the weekend. The top two teams in the CW going head-to-head for first place. The last time they met, the Bedrock Dinos pulled off a surprise sweep and made this a race. The bad news for them is that anything short of a sweep will almost wrap this up in favour of the Monkeys.

REGINA COUGARS (6-11-1, 8-17-1, OHT36 #21)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (12-6-0, 17-6-0, OHT36 #7)


Links:
:. [No On-Line Video]
:. [MRU Preview] : [U of R Team Site]


Cat Fight! When Cougars fight other Cougars it can be mighty interesting. This time, the questions are whether the Blue Ones are for real, and whether the Green Ones have a bona fide chance to make a surge for a playoff berth. I believe that the other teams in the conference will be paying attention to this series, not just for the results but to get a good handle on what these teams have to offer.

OUT EAST:

OUA

Fri Jan 02 Queen's at Nipissing

Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton*

Inter-conference

Fri Jan 02 Windsor at New Brunswick*
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead*

Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick*
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead*

AUS

Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI)*

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

Tue Dec 30 Guelph 3 UOIT 5*
Wed Dec 31 UBC at Simon Fraser* cancelled

*  indicates non-conference game

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Jan 2: Out-of-Town Scores and New Previews
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CWUAA PREVIEWS:

There have been two new previews posted for this weekend's CW series. Still nothing from Manitoba and Regina.

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

OUA
Fri Jan 02 Queen's 3 Nipissing 4

Inter-conference
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth 3 Lakehead 2 (ot)*

Note: The Windsor-New Brunswick series has been changed from Fri-Sat to Sat-Sun.

UP NEXT

Sat Jan 03 UBC at Manitoba - 6:00 CST
Sat Jan 03 Calgary at Alberta - 6:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 03 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 03 Regina at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton *
Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick *
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI) *
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead *

Sun Jan 04 UBC at Manitoba - 1:00 CST
Sun Jan 04 Regina at Mount Royal - 3:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Alberta at Calgary - 6:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Jan 04 Brock at Toronto
Sun Jan 04 UQTR at McGill    
Sun Jan 04 Windsor at New Brunswick *

*  indicates non-conference game

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Jan 3: Bisons Start 2015 with a Win

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 3


Links:
:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up (not yet posted)]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [UM Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story & Boxscore]


After the December layoff I was anxious to see the Bisons. However, my son's team had a game so I was relegated to following this one on-line with live updates.

Teams in minor hockey, professional hockey, and university hockey are often sluggish when they get back from holidays. This is especially true when teams have had 5 weeks off. And the Bisons were certainly sluggish in the first period. They were outshot 13-5 and surrendered the only goal, a powerplay marker by Manraj Hayer after 15 minutes.

The Bisons then did everything they needed to do in a two minute span of the second period, during which they scored three goals. Chad Robinson scored at 5:18, Brett Dudar at 6:42, and Jesse Paradis at 7:22 to give one goal to three different forward lines.

This allowed the Bisons to play a defensive game in the third period and rely on Deven Dubyk's goaltending. In the end he stopped 35 of 36 shots. Eric Williams stopped 20 of 23 shots in goal for UBC.

The rematch goes Sunday at 1:00 on campus at the Wayne Fleming Arena. Note that it has been added to the on-line schedule at CanadaWest.tv The Bisons are now a point ahead of UBC, and remain a point behind Saskatchewan.

Roster note: Reid Gow was not in the Bison line-up and may not be enrolled at the U of M this semester. The rumour mill has him going to the Portage Terriers (host of the RBC Cup) rather than the Spokane Chiefs (where he was captain). There have been no announcements made.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost/boxscore at U of L]


The H0rny Ones appeared to be on their way to a potential upset and their first road win of the season when they went into the second intermission with a 3-2 lead. However, the Banjo-Mutts rebounded with three unanswered 3rd period goals.

This was a match-up of veteran goaltenders, with Damien Ketlo getting the call for Lethbridge and Ryan Holfeld for Sask. The opening period saw Lethbridge outshoot Sask 15-9, however Sask claimed a 2-1 lead. Then the second period saw Sask outshoot Lethbridge 17-4, yet Lethbridge scored the only two goals of the period. Sask gathered control in the 3rd, but it must be noted that they never took the lead until the final 4 minutes of the game, and the last goal was an empty-netter.

Of note, this was win #377 for coach Dave Adolph, which ties him for the all-time CW coaching win record with Clair Drake.

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


Turn out the lights, the party's over ....

With this loss, the hopes of a first place finish for Bedrock U (now 13-6-0) are now a page right out of history. Technically, the Evil Monkeys (at 16-3-0) have not sewn up first. Mr. Slate may not like this, but I just don't see a minimum of three losses on their schedule. In fact, Bedrock U are now tied for second with MRU.

This was an emphatic win for the Monkeys. With less than 8 minutes left, they had a 6-0 lead when Kurtis Mucha lost his shutout bid. Jesse Craig paced the Monkeys with two goals, scored just 10 seconds apart. Jacob Deserres was pulled from the Bedrock goal after giving up 6 goals.

Sunday's rematch will move to the Town of Bedrock.

REGINA COUGARS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


The New Blue Cats had a tidy win over the Old Green Cats. The result pulls MRU into a second place tie and leaves Regina four points in arrears of a playoff berth. Cam Lanigan started ahead of Dalyn Flette in the MRU goal and Lucas Gore was in Regina's goal. The scoreline flattered MRU. It was a 2-1 game when they scored an empty-netter, then scored again on the PP with 12 seconds left.

OUT EAST

AUS
Acadia 4 Dalhousie 2
Saint Mary's 1 St. F-X 2
UPEI 3 St. Thomas 2 (ot) *

OUA
Guelph 8 Ryerson 1
Laurier 4 Waterloo 5
RMC 2 Nipissing 7
York 2 Carleton 3 *

Inter-conference
Windsor 5 New Brunswick 6 *
Minnesota-Duluth 8 Lakehead 4 *

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Sun Jan 04 Brock at Toronto
Sun Jan 04 UQTR at McGill    
Sun Jan 04 UBC at Manitoba - 1:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Jan 04 Regina at Mount Royal - 3:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Alberta at Calgary - 6:00 MST  CanadaWest.tv
Sun Jan 04 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST  CanadaWest.tv

Sun Jan 04 Windsor at New Brunswick *

Tue Jan 06 Carleton at Queen's

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Jan 4: Bisons suffer a crazy loss

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 8
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
:. [CIS Sunday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [UM Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story & Boxscore]


Matinees can sometimes be crazy at the U of M. I recall a Bison-MRU game a couple years back that was like this.

Anyhow, UBC jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and also enjoyed a 4-1 at one time. However, a stretch in the 2nd period where the Bisons scored 4 unanswered goals gave them a 5-4 lead mid-way through the 2nd period. With the game tied at 6-6 in the 3rd period, Brett Dudar almost scored the winner but hit the corner of the post and crossbar. UBC ultimately pulled ahead (of course) and then solidified the win with an empty-netter.

One distressing aspect of the game was the lack of physicality by the Bisons in front of their net. If the Bisons have one trademark it is that opponents pay a very high physical price if they try to cut into the crease. Not so on Sunday afternoon, and especially not on the 6th and 7th UBC goals.

The Bisons may also be guilty of relying too much on their goaltender. Deven Dubyk has had a tremendous season so far. In three prior starts against UBC he gave up only one goal in each game. He started on short rest and was pulled after one period.

Though the Bisons may be second-guessed for starting the same goaltender who played the night before a matinee game, UBC also failed with the opposite strategy. They started MArk Hewitt and then replaced him mid-way through with Eric Williams. It was just one of those days for non-existent defence.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
34 Dubyk - 1 Spriggs

Defence:
22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland
2 Bresciani - 5 Christensen
3 Ekmes - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty
23 Schreyer - 18 Kelly - 17 Callis
8 Coates - 10 Dudar - 24 Augert

Scratches:
4 Gow - 9 Hunter - 28 Rous
11 Mospanchuk - 19 Rowinski - 29 Bruyere

UBC

Goal:
30 Hewitt - 35 Williams

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 13 Schmidt
8 Manninf - 6 Underwood
15 Yee - 2 Wall

Forwards:
12 Buonassisi - 11 Fleming - 23 Lockhart
27 Antilla - 18 Fraser - 21 Rossignol
9 Hayer - 10 Bandaro - 16 Wilson
29 Wagner - 18 Robinson - 33 Hilton

Scratches:
5 Saip - 17 MacDonald - 20 Hoban
24 Georgeson - 31 Devii

Though the Bisons trail UBC and Sask by one point, they do have an edge over both. They beat UBC on points 6-2 over the season, giving them a head start on any potential tie-breaker. They also have a 4-0 points lead on Sask, and a much easier schedule than the Mutts down the home stretch.

The Bisons remain at home next weekend where they will face Lethbridge Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost/boxscore at U of L]


The H0rny Ones are the toast of the CW after helping out everybody with their first road win of the season. Brandon Clowes notched a hat-trick for the underdogs. Sask outshot Lethbridge 41-30. However, Warren Shymko sparkled in the `Horns' goal. Both sides switched goaltenders from Saturday. Sask kept their usual rotation going and Jordon Cooke went the distance.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore/Video] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


This win for the Evil Monkeys levelled their season series with Bedrock U. The teams switched venues for this rematch, travelling south to the Twon of Bedrock.

The Dinos jumped out to a 2-0 lead but were unable to hold on. Both sides switched goaltenders, with the Monkeys atarting Luke Siemens and Bedrock going with Kris Lazaruk.

IMO this wraps up 1st place for the Apes. They are now 6 points ahead of 2nd place Mount Royal. If Calgary wants a 1st round bye they need to make up 2 points on their little cross-town cousins.

REGINA COUGARS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


This was a tough win for the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. Cat fights are always unpredictable, and volatile. This was no different. I am not sure if Regina is getting stronger as the season progresses or if MRU will be coming back to Earth. In any event, MRU sits in 2nd place. Regina sits in 7th, 5 points away from 6th and the playoffs. With just 8 games left (to paraphrase Danny Galivan) time is becoming a factor in this season.

OUT EAST

OUA
Brock 0 Toronto 4
UQTR 3 McGill 1

Inter-conference
Windsor 1 New Brunswick 7 *
* non-conference game

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Tue Jan 06 Carleton at Queen's
Fri Jan 09 Lethbridge at Manitoba - 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 09 Calgary at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 09 Regina at Alberta - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 09 UBC at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST  CanadaWest.tv

Fri Jan 09 Saint Mary's at Acadia    
Fri Jan 09 St. Thomas at Moncton
Fri Jan 09 St. F-X at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 09 UPEI at New Brunswick
Fri Jan 09 Queen's at York
Fri Jan 09 Lakehead at Nipissing
Fri Jan 09 Ryerson at UQTR
Fri Jan 09 RMC at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 09 UOIT at Brock
Fri Jan 09 Carleton at Guelph
Fri Jan 09 Toronto at Concordia
Fri Jan 09 Windsor at Laurentian

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Preview: Jan 9-10: Pronghorns-Bisons

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THE H0RNY ONES ARE COMING TO TOWN

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-16-0, 6-20-0, OHT36 #29)
MANITOBA BISONS (9-11-0, 14-13-0, OHT36 #13) 


Friday, January 9th, 7:00 CST
Saturday, January 10th, 1:00 CST


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [NO ON-LINE VIDEO]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Chad Robinson Story] : [U of M Paul Maurice Story]
:. [] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Lethbridge Links:
:. [U of L Preview Story]
:. [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]

Prior games:
:. Oct 31: Leth 3 Man 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Nov 1: Leth 5 Man 2: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


With just 8 regular season games left on the schedule, one could say it gets late early this year. This weekend's home series for the Bisons against Lethbridge is the Herd's penultimate home stand.

A look at the standings shows us that the Bisons are really concerned about just two other teams: UBC and Sask, as they sit one point behind both.

A second look at the standings tells us that Lethbridge is simply playing spoiler. And that they have been. They did the Bisons a big favour last weekend by playing Sask tough on both nights, and coming up with a win. It was Lethbridge's first road win of the season.

The Bisons provided the `Horns with their first win of the season back on Halloween. To be fair, the `Horns had been doing well at home and terrible on the road at that time.

Despite the signs of life, the Bisons MUST be able to claim all 4 points on the weekend. If they do, they are quite likely going to wake up Sunday morning in 4th place. Sask failed last weekend, and that could force them to travel in the quarter-final round.

Here are a smattering of interesting facts:
• Over the last 5 years, the Bisons are 8-0-0 against Lethbridge at home, and 14-4-0 overall.
• When outshooting their opponents this year, Lethbridge is 0-1-0. Really.
• Lethhbridge has led after the 1st period on 7 occasions, and is 4-3-0 in those games.
• Neither team has played an overtime game this year.
• Lethbridge has no top-20 scorer, the Bisons have 3 (DePape, Merasty, and Lewadniuk).
• The Bisons shut-out Lethbridge both times at home (3-0 and 7-0) in 2013-14.
• Lethbridge has now moved ahead of Regina to be 7th in goals scored (45 to 42).
• Lethbridge is 8th in goals against (90) which is 28 worse than #7 Regina (62).

The linked stories from the U of M this week were about Bison centre Chad Robinson being named Bison male athlete of the week, and Jets coach Paul Maurice speaking at the annual fund-raiser banquet.

ELSEWHERE:

CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-7-0, 17-9-1, OHT36 #5)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-10-1, 11-11-3, OHT36 #17)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of S Preview] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


After losing at home to Lethbridge last weekend, Sask needs a win over Bedrock U to get back on track.anjo-Mutts have the toughest schedule of the teams fighting for 4th. If they can pull off a win, it would allow coach Dave Adolphe to break Claire Drake's conference win record.

REGINA COUGARS (6-13-1, 8-19-1, OHT36 #21)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (17-3-0, 23-6-0, OHT36 #1)


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


It would be quite an upset for Regina to pull any points out of Edmontown this weekend. Not only are the Evil Monkeys having the best season of anybody in Canada, they have a history of dominance over the Banjo-Cats. They have won the last 20 games (at least) between these teams.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (8-9-3, 11-10-3, OHT36 #12)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (14-6-0, 19-6-0, OHT36 #6)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Preview] : [UBC Preview]


MRU has slipped into 2nd place and are without doubt the surprise team of the CW this season. UBC is also having a preyyu good year. One would expect these teams to split a series. If one could sweep it would certainly raise a lot of eyebrows around the CW.

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH:

Team`````````` W`` L``OL``Pts`` 9/10``16/17``23/24``30/31
Alberta    ``````17`` 3`` 0`` 34`` Reg`` Leth`` MRU````Sask
Mount Royal`` 14`` 6`` 0`` 28`` UBC`` Cal````Alta`` Man
Calgary    ``````13`` 7`` 0`` 26`` Sask``MRU````Leth`` Reg
Saskatchewan`` 9``10`` 1`` 19`` Cal`` UBC````Man````Alta
UBC````````````8`` 9`` 3`` 19`` MRU`` Sask`` Reg````Leth
Manitoba`````` 9``11`` 0`` 18`` Leth``Reg````Sask`` MRU
Regina```````` 6``13`` 1`` 13`` Alta``Man````UBC````Cal
Lethbridge```` 4``16`` 0````8`` Man`` Alta`` Cal````UBC


OUT EAST:

OUA

Tue Jan 06 Carleton 2 Queen's 1

Fri Jan 09 Queen's at York
Fri Jan 09 Lakehead at Nipissing
Fri Jan 09 Ryerson at UQTR
Fri Jan 09 RMC at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 09 UOIT at Brock
Fri Jan 09 Carleton at Guelph
Fri Jan 09 Toronto at Concordia
Fri Jan 09 Windsor at Laurentian

Sat Jan 10 Carleton at Western Ontario
Sat Jan 10 Ryerson at Concordia
Sat Jan 10 Toronto at UQTR
Sat Jan 10 McGill at Waterloo
Sat Jan 10 UOIT at York
Sat Jan 10 Lakehead at Nipissing
Sat Jan 10 Queen's at Brock
Sat Jan 10 RMC at Guelph
Sat Jan 10 Windsor at Laurentian

AUS

Fri Jan 09 Saint Mary's at Acadia    
Fri Jan 09 St. Thomas at Moncton
Fri Jan 09 St. F-X at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 09 UPEI at New Brunswick

Sat Jan 10 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Sat Jan 10 Acadia at St. F-X
Sat Jan 10 UPEI at St. Thomas

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Jan 9: Bisons come back on 'Horns

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

MANITOBA BISONS 5

Links:

:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]

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

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

:. [UM Boxscore (not uploaded by Saturday morning)]

:. [U of L Game Story & Boxscore]

The Herd rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the 'Horns Friday night at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The evening started with Bison defenceman Luke Paulsen being awarded the Wayne Fleming scholarship.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:

34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:

22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland

2 Bresciani - 5 Christensen

3 Elmes - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:

20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty

16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape

8 Coates - 24 Augert - 10 Dudar

17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 29 Bruyere

Scratches:

9 Hunter - 28 Rous

11 Mospanchuk - 18 Kelly

Lethbridge

Goal:

33 Ketlo (37 Shymko)

Defence:

22 Rintoul - 27 Henke

16 Aasman - 36 Bardock

15 Campbell - 13 McMullen

Forwards:

21 Mappin - 81 Wilbur - 9 Trichilo

12 Iwanski - 10 Hirsch - 6 Maxwell

17 Forsyth - 19 Valentino - 44 Hall

14 Moser - 47 Kalashnikov - 18 Clowes

After a wild and crazy game against UBC last Sunday, the Bisons were likely not keen on a repeat performance. Yet it appeared they might be in for just such a game. Starting goaltender Deven Dubyk did not inspire confidence with a shaky 1st period. He allowed 3 goals on 7 shots. However, the Bisons put a noose around the necks of the 'Horns, allowing just 2 shots in the 2nd and 5 more in the 3rd. This gave the Bisons the chance to rally.

The 'Horns got the scoring going early when David McMullen convereted a pass to score on a screen shot just 41 seconds into the 1st period. Defenceman Lee Christensen tied the game after 4 minutes when he notched his 1st goal of the season, converting a nice 3-way passing play from Aaron Lewadniuk and Jesse Paradis.

Lethbridge was then able to take the lead by capitalizing on a pair of misplays by Dubyk. Greg Trichilo scored unassisted when he dumped the puck on goal from the side of the net. Then with time running out Brock Hirsche poked a loose puck in pool cue fashion through Dubyk's legs. This the period ended with Lethbridge leading 3-1, though being outshot 12-7.

Though seldom tested in the 2nd and 3rd periods, Dubyk did appear to regain his confidence and played his normal calibre of goaltending.

Meanwhile, the Bisons took control in the 2nd period. Jordsn DePape scored his 19th goal of the season after just 25 seconds. Thereafter the Bisons amassed a 15-2 lead in shots, but there was no further scoring.

The 3rd period was very one-sided. For the first half of the period, the 'Horns were clinging to their lead. However, as the Bisons tied the game, then took the lead, there was very little pushback. Taylor Dickin scored his 5th, Paradis his 4th (on an amazing stickhandling display), and Chad Robinson his 5th to round out th scoring.

In the end the Bisons outshot Lethbridge 41-14. Dubyk gets the win and Damien Ketlo suffers the loss.

As of this post, the LeagueStat summary has a misprint. DePape's 2nd period goal was listed in the 1st period and Christensen's 1st period goal was listed in the 2nd. The U of M Boxscore is not yet uploaded, so maybe they are trying to make the corrections.

Saturday's rematch goes at 1:00 p.m. Hopefully it won't get crazy like last weekend.

In roster notes, veteran forward Brendan Rowinski (after dressing for just one game) and rookie defenceman Reid Gow are no longer on the roster. Gow was rumoured to be looking at playing for the Portage Terriers. However, the Brandon Wheat Kings made a deal to acquire his WHL rights and he will be playing there.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:

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

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

The Banjo-Mutts actually outshot Bedrock U in this one. The Mutts must be concerned about the number of goals they have surrendered lately. With their tough schedule down the stretch they will have to scrounge points wherever they can to avoid finishing in 6th place. Kris Lazaruk had the win for Bedrock, and Ryan Holfeld took the loss for Sask. Both are slated to appear on Team Canada in the Universiade.

REGINA COUGARS 1

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

(in overtime)

Links:

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

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

:. [U of R Preview Story]

After a horrible start, those pesky Banjo-Cats are proving to be a tough two points these days. Once again, the Evil Monkeys dominated the shot clock (44-18). Kurtis Mucha got the win for the Apes, making his usual Friday night start. Mitch Kilgore took the unfortunate loss. Of note, Alberta's backup was Ryan Demharter. I believe this is the first time he dressed for a game.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

Links:

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

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

:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore]

This one was tied at 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. UBC then dominated the 3rd, outshooting MRU 12-5 and scoring three unanswered goals. A lot of people are not sure what to make of these teams. UBC's win puts them into 4th place and with MRU tied for 2nd, these two could be in the semi-finals.

OUT EAST

OUA

Queen's 1 York 4

Lakehead 8 Nipissing 2

Ryerson 1 UQTR 3

RMC 4 Western Ontario 9

UOIT 4 Brock 3 (ot)

Carleton 5 Guelph 2

Toronto 3 Concordia 5

Windsor 2 Laurentian 4

AUS

Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 5

St. Thomas 3 Moncton 6

St. F-X 2 Dalhousie 3

UPEI 1 New Brunswick 3

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 10 Lethbridge at Manitoba - 1:00 CST

Sat Jan 10 Regina at Alberta - 6:00 MST CanadaWest.tv

Sat Jan 10 Calgary at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv

Sat Jan 10 UBC at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv

Sat Jan 10 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's

Sat Jan 10 Acadia at St. F-X

Sat Jan 10 UPEI at St. Thomas

Sat Jan 10 Carleton at Western Ontario

Sat Jan 10 Ryerson at Concordia

Sat Jan 10 Toronto at UQTR

Sat Jan 10 McGill at Waterloo

Sat Jan 10 UOIT at York

Sat Jan 10 Lakehead at Nipissing

Sat Jan 10 Queen's at Brock

Sat Jan 10 RMC at Guelph

Sat Jan 10 Windsor at Laurentian

Sun Jan 11 New Brunswick at Moncton

Sun Jan 11 McGill at Laurier

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Jan 10: Herd Handles 'Horns

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0

MANITOBA BISONS 6

Links:

:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up - to be posted after evening games]

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

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

:. [UM Boxscore]

:. [U of L Game Story & Boxscore]

The Bisons rode Byron Spriggs' 25 save shutout performance to a Saturday matineé victory over the 'H0rny Ones. The win allows the Bisons to at least temporary vault into possession of 4th place.

To the credit of Lethbridge, they came out strong and made a credible attempt to secure a weekend split. They had the first 7 shots on goal. But once the Bisons found the range at mid-period, they scored four times with a goal every 2-3 minutes. Brock Sutherland (2nd), Aaron Lewadniuk (7th), Josh Elmes (2nd), and Jordan DePape (11th) had the goals.

The 'Horns pulled starting goaltender Warren Shymko to start the 2nd period, replacing him with Friday's starter, Damien Ketlo. However, the Bisons added two more goals, both by defencemen pinching deep on the powerplay. Luke Paulsen notched his 3rd, and Darren Bestland his 4th.

The 3rd period was a "let's get this over with" kind of period. The Bisons outshot Lethbridge 8-6, clearly being happy with a shutout win.

Depape was the only player to score twice on the weekend. Ten different Bisons accounted for the team's 11 goals.

The teams lined up exactly the same as for Friday's game, except that Lethbridge replaced #81 Samuel Wilbur with #20 Daniel Fainman.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

The other CW games are in the evening, as are most AUS and OUA games. A full update on those shall follow!

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


The score is a bit misleading in that it was 3-2 when Bedrock U scored an empty-netter, and then another for good measure in the dying seconds. However, Sask only managed 16 shots on goal, and only 6 in a 3rd period when they were trailing on home ice.

Still, a home ice sweep has seldom happened with the past Mutt squads. Now it is looking like they will have to become road warriors if they want to again become finalists in the University Cup. Sask is 3 points out of 5th, and 4 out of 4th. Their 5-point lead over their Hillbilly brethren likely makes a playoff berth safe.

Both sides rotated their goaltenders, with Jacob DeSerres going for the Dinos and Jordon Cooke for the Mutts.

REGINA COUGARS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


The Evil Monkeys left nothing to chance in this Saturday rematch. They outshot the Banjo-Cats 22-4 and outscored them 3-1 in the 1st period alone. Oddly, Regina scored the first and the final two goals of the game. Both sides rotated goaltenders from Friday night, Regina starting Lucas Gore and Alberta going with Luke Siemens.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore]


Saturday's rematch in this series seems to have been a very similar game. On this occasion, a late 3rd period goal by Joe Antilla gave UBC the win and a weekend sweep. The result allowed them to jump one point ahead of the Bisons. NRU falls 2 points behind Bedrock U. MRU did outshoot UBC (36-23) on the night. UBC once again went with Eric Williams in goal, while MRU rotated and started Dalyn Flette.

Both sides have key confrontations next weekend. MRU faces Calgary and UBC hosts Sask.

OUT EAST

AUS
Saint Mary's 5 Dalhousie 1
Acadia 2 St. F-X 4
UPEI 6 St. Thomas 1

OUA
Carleton 5 Western Ontario 2
Ryerson 3 Concordia 2
Toronto 2 UQTR 6
McGill 1 Waterloo 2
UOIT 2 York 5
Lakehead 5 Nipissing 1
Queen's 4 Brock 6
RMC 1 Guelph 11
Windsor 4 Laurentian 1

NEXT UP

Sun Jan 11 New Brunswick at Moncton
Sun Jan 11 McGill at Laurier

Wed Jan 14 New Brunswick at St. Thomas
Wed Jan 14 Moncton at UPEI

Thu Jan 15 RMC at Laurentian
Thu Jan 15 Brock at Ryerson
Thu Jan 15 Mount Royal at Calgary - 7:45 MST

Fri Jan 16 Manitoba at Regina - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Calgary at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Alberta at Lethbridge - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Saskatchewan at UBC - 7:00 PST

Fri Jan 16 St. Thomas at Acadia
Fri Jan 16 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Fri Jan 16 UPEI at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 16 St. F-X at New Brunswick
Fri Jan 16 York at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 16 Carleton at McGill
Fri Jan 16 Brock at Guelph
Fri Jan 16 Waterloo at UOIT
Fri Jan 16 Toronto at Ryerson
Fri Jan 16 Concordia at Windsor
Fri Jan 16 Laurier at Queen's
Fri Jan 16 UQTR at Lakehead

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH

Team          W  L OL Pts 16/17 23/24 30/31Alberta      19  3  0  38 Leth  MRU   SaskCalgary      15  7  0  30 MRU   Leth  RegMount Royal  14  8  0  28 Cal   Alta  ManUBC          10  9  3  23 Sask  Reg   LethManitoba     11 11  0  22 Reg   Sask  MRUSaskatchewan  9 12  1  19 UBC   Man   AltaRegina        6 14  2  14 Man   UBC   CalLethbridge    4 18  0   8 Alta  Cal   UBC 
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I am catching up on some links which I did not have available earlier this weekend.

Links:
:. [U of M Friday Boxscore]
:. Reid Gow stories: [MyToba] : [Winnipeg Hockey Talk]
:. MyToba Game Stories: [Jan 3rd] : [Jan 4th] : [Jan 10th]
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Jan 9th Huskies Story]
:. [ISN: Pre-Season Story]
:. [Edmonton Sun: T.J. Foster]
:. [Scotiabank Centre U-Cup Site]

Banjo-Mutt coach Dave Adolph tied Clair Drake's all-time coaching wins record but the two losses this weekend cost him a chance to break the record at home. They are on the road the next two weeks, both against the teams they are chasing (UBC and Manitoba).

MyToba.ca is a worthy bookmark for all local coverage, including the Bisons.

The pre-season story from ISN was interesting. It put together various pre-season stuff from official sites and it is interesting to look back at how the teams were perceived back in September. The pre-season poll was:
1 Alberta
2 Calgary
3 Saskatchewan
4 UBC
5 Manitoba
6 Mount Royal
7 Regina
8 Lethbridge

The top and bottom look accurate, but that middle could be mighty jumbled by the end of the season.

The story on T.J. Foster is a good background piece. He was second only to linemate Jordan Hickmott in CIS scoring.

The Scotiabank Centre link is good if you want to book some U-Cup tickets. If only I could drive there ....

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Preview: Jan 16-17: Bisons at Regina

BISONS TO VISIT BANJOLAND

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MANITOBA BISONS (11-11-0, 16-13-0, OHT36 #14)
REGINA COUGARS (6-14-2, 8-20-2, OHT36 #20) 


Friday, January 16th, 7:00 CST
Saturday, January 17th, 2:30 CST


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Regina Links:
:. [U of R Preview Story]
:. [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 CW] : [at Boxscore News]
:. [Classic Canada West Rivalries]

Prior games:
:. Oct 3: Man 6 Reg 0: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Oct 4: Man 4 Reg 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


The Bisons are off to the land of horse-drawn buggies for their annual series in Regina. After this weekend there will only be 4 games left on the schedule. A split of the series would assure the Bisons of a playoff berth.

The Banjocats got off to a terrible start which almost buried their hopes. They started 0-9-0. However, they concluded the 1st semester with a 6-2-1 run to give them some hope. In the new year they have faced tough teams (MRU and Alberta) and gone 0-3-1 to put their backs against the wall.

Last year the Bisons had two bad weekends, both against Regina. If not for that 0-3-1 series Regina would have been nowhere near a playoff berth.

Here are a smattering of interesting facts:
• Over the last 5 years, the Bisons are 12-7-1 against Regina.
• Regina is a .500 team at home (5-5-0).
• Manitoba is 4-6-0 on the road.
• Regina has the worst offence in the CW, scoring only 46 goals in 22 games. Their defence is second-worst, having surrendered 70 goals, ahead of just Lethbridge.
• Regina has no top-20 scorer, the Bisons have 3 (DePape, Lewadniuk, and Merasty).

ELSEWHERE:

CALGARY DINOSAURS (15-7-0, 19-9-1, OHT36 #5)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (14-8-0, 19-8-0, OHT36 #9)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Crowchild Preview] : [at CW]
:. [MRU Preview Story]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


This is the annual "Crowchild Classic" between the two rivals from the Town of Bedrock. Prior to this season, MRU's only two wins over Bedrock U were at the Saddledome in this very fixture. Then they beat 'em twice more earlier this year. Those wins helped MRU mount a serious challenge for 2nd place in the conference. Their two losses to UBC last week allowed Bedrock to move back into 2nd. Since the 2nd place team gets a bye through the quarter-finals, these teams will really want to win this.

Note that this series will go Thursday-Friday. In addition to CanadaWest.tv, the Thursday game may also be available through Shaw: http://new.livestream.com/shawtvcalgary/events/1733076

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (19-3-0, 25-6-0, OHT36 #1)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-18-0, 6-22-0, OHT36 #30)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of L Preview]


This is the mismatch of the week. The H0rny Ones have been pretty decent on home ice, so maybe one game will be a tight battle.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-12-1, 11-13-3, OHT36 #19)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (10-9-3, 13-10-3, OHT36 #13)


Links:
:. [[no on-line video]] : [CITR]
:. [UBC Preview]


Too bad this series is not scheduled for CanadaWest.tv. Sometimes UBC games are on radio at the CITR link. The Bisons are competing with these two teams in the race for 4th place, and a home quarter-final series. Sask needs a sweep on the road if they want a hope of winning this race, since they are currently 4 points behind UBC. The Bisons will likely want a split, and no 3-point games.

OUT EAST:

AUS

Wed Jan 14 New Brunswick 6 St. Thomas 1
Wed Jan 14 Moncton 1 UPEI 3

Fri Jan 16 St. Thomas at Acadia
Fri Jan 16 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Fri Jan 16 UPEI at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 16 St. F-X at New Brunswick

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

OUA

Thu Jan 15 RMC at Laurentian
Thu Jan 15 Brock at Ryerson

Fri Jan 16 York at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 16 Carleton at McGill
Fri Jan 16 Brock at Guelph
Fri Jan 16 Waterloo at UOIT
Fri Jan 16 Toronto at Ryerson
Fri Jan 16 Concordia at Windsor
Fri Jan 16 Laurier at Queen's
Fri Jan 16 UQTR at Lakehead

Sat Jan 17 Guelph at York
Sat Jan 17 Laurentian at Carleton
Sat Jan 17 McGill at RMC
Sat Jan 17 Western Ontario at Toronto
Sat Jan 17 Waterloo at Queen's
Sat Jan 17 Concordia at Windsor
Sat Jan 17 Laurier at UOIT
Sat Jan 17 UQTR at Lakehead
Sat Jan 17 Manitoba at Regina
Sat Jan 17 Alberta at Lethbridge
Sat Jan 17 Saskatchewan at UBC

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 0

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at MRU]
:. [U of C: Crowchild Classic sets attendance record - again] : [repost at CW]

The New-Kittens-on-the-Block achieved two 3-game winning streaks over their Big Brothers from Bedrock on Thursday night.

First, this is the 3rd straight time they have beaten them in the Crowchild Classic, their annual game played at the Saddledumb.

Second, it is the 3rd straight over them this season. The result leaves the teams tied for 2nd place heading into Friday's rematch at MRU.

Of concern for the Dinos should be their lack of punch, especially in the 3rd period. Good for Cam Lanigan getting a shutout. But he only had to stop 19 shots, and only 4 in the 3rd period. One would think the Dinos could scrape more than 4 measly shots on goal in the 3rd period when they trail 2-0.

OUT EAST

OUA
Thu Jan 15 RMC 4 Laurentian 5 (ot)
Thu Jan 15 Brock 4 Ryerson 8

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Jan 16: Bisons Fail to Clinch
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MANITOBA BISONS 3
REGINA COUGARS 5

Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [repost at U of M] : [UM Boxscore]

The Bisons failed in an opportunity to secure a playoff berth with a Friday night loss in the land of mule-drawn buggies. Through two periods the game was pretty normal. Each side scored once (Ian McNulty for Regina scored in the 1st and Shaq Merasty for Manitoba scored in the 2nd) and Manitoba had a 20-19 edge in shots. Then things went nuts in the 3rd as the teams scored in pairs. The first pair from Sanfred King gave Regina a 3-1 lead. Taylor Dickin and Dustin Bruyere then tied it up. Dylen McKinley and Cody Fowlie finally put the game away for Regina.

The rematch goes Saturday at 2:30 and will be on CanadaWest.tv. Once again, the Bisons will be able to secure a playoff berth with a win.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
(in a shoot-out)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]

The Dinos needed this to avoid a sweep. They now enjoy a 1 point lead over MRU in the fight for 2nd place with just 4 games left in the season. Jacob DeSerres (for UC) and Dalyn Flette (for MRU) were the goaltenders.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW] : [repost at UA]

This gets the award for the most predictable result of the season. 'Nuff said.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of S Game Story]

UBC blew a 3-0 lead in the 3rd period to lose this Friday night showdown. The win gives Dave Adolph of Sask the CW coaching wins record. UBC needs to shke their tendency to lose these big games. They could have buried Sask and had them right where they wanted them.

OUT EAST

OUA
York 2 Western Ontario 3 (ot)
Carleton 0 McGill 2
Brock 4 Guelph 6
Waterloo 7 UOIT 2
Toronto 7 Ryerson 4
Concordia 3 Windsor 6
Laurier 3 Queen's 2
UQTR 7 Lakehead 3

AUS
St. Thomas 1 Acadia 6
Saint Mary's 5 Moncton 2
UPEI 1 Dalhousie 2
St. F-X 0 New Brunswick 3

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 17 Manitoba at Regina  - 2:30 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 17 Alberta at Lethbridge - 7:00 MST  CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 17 Saskatchewan at UBC - 7:00 PST
Sat Jan 17 St. Thomas at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 17 St. F-X at Moncton
Sat Jan 17 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
Sat Jan 17 UPEI at Acadia
Sat Jan 17 Guelph at York
Sat Jan 17 Laurentian at Carleton
Sat Jan 17 McGill at RMC
Sat Jan 17 Western Ontario at Toronto
Sat Jan 17 Waterloo at Queen's
Sat Jan 17 Concordia at Windsor
Sat Jan 17 Laurier at UOIT
Sat Jan 17 UQTR at Lakehead

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Jan 17: Bisons Are In!
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MANITOBA BISONS 5
REGINA COUGARS 3

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary]
:. [[other links to come]]

Saturday's game in this series was a matinée affair, thus enabling the Bisons a chance for an eary escape of the outhouses and manure piles dotting the streets of Regina.

The trip home will be nice for the Bisons. First, because they get to leave Saskatchewan. Second, because they are now assured of a playoff berth. Of course, they would have liked all 4 points from the weekend so as to improve their odds of a 4th place finish. Heading into tonight's action, the Bisons are tied with UBC and 3 points ahead of Sask.

This game was on CanadaWest.tv and I must say they did a reasonable job. It was a comfortable win for the Herd, usually holding leads of 2 or 3 goals throughout.

Aaron Lewadniuk (his 8th) opened scoring in the 1st minute of play. Brett Dudar (playing well lately and scoring his 5th) made it 2-0 mid-way through. Austin Bourhis narrowed the lead before Taylor Dickin (his 7th) made it 3-1 at the 1st intermission.

In the 2nd period, Sanfred King (with his 3rd of the weekend) gave the Banjocats some hope. However, by the time the period was over Aaron Lewadniuk had completed his hat-trick (his 9th and 10th goals of the season) to make it 5-2 and basically put the game ion ice.

The Kittens put up a bit of a tussle in the 3rd period, but only scratched their way to one goal, Bourhis' 2nd of the night.

Both sides switched goaltenders from Friday night, the Bisons going with Byron Spriggs and the Cougars with Mitch Kilgore.

The Bisons' final homestand of the regular season goes next weekend against the Saskatchewan Banjomutts. After that, who knows what the playoffs have to offer. This season has really slipped away quickly to me. Maybe it is because we had no home pre-season games, maybe because my son's team created 4 head-to-head conflicts, and most likely because it is only mid-January. Curses to the Universiade being in February, I guess.

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Jan 17: The Evening Results Are In
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MANITOBA BISONS 5
REGINA COUGARS 3


Links:
:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [repost at U of M] : [UM Boxscore]


My last post contained my report, this one has all the links.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW] : [repost at UA]


This decisive win gives the Evil Monkeys 1st place in the CWUAA. Of concern, the H0rny Ones were three healthy bodies short of a full roster. On home ice yet. When they visited Friendly Manitoba last weekend they had a full roster and played hard. One would hope they would be able to close the season at least putting their best hoof forward.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of S]
:. [CIS: Dave Adolph Record]


Once again, UBC took a big lead over the Banjo-Mutts, but this time they did not blow it. They just rolled up a newspaper, smacked the Mangy Ones on the schnozz, and sent them back to the dog house.

As usual, the Mutts continued their goaltender rotation, going to Jordon Cooke on Saturday after starting veteran Ryan Holfeld on Friday. In a bit of a surprise, UBC went to veteran Matt Hewitt after starting their rookie #1 Eric Williams on Friday. Hewitt got the shut-out, so it all worked out. The shots were 37-22 for the 'Birds, including 13-4 in a 1st period where they took a 2-0 lead.

The weekend results put the CWUAA standings in focus with just two weekends left. Alberta is 1st, Calgary and MRU are 2nd/3rd. UBC and Manitoba are assured playoff berths. Lethbridge is in next year country. The question is which green-clad group of banjo-playing inbreds will complete the playoff picture. The Banjo-Mutts could finish anywhere from 4th to 7th, the Banjo-Cats could finish either 6th or 7th. One would think that Sask's 5 point lead over Regina is safe. Regina plays at UBC and then hosts Calgary. Sask is at Manitoba and then hosts Alberta. Sask needs just 3 points, or Regina to drop 3 points, to eliminate Regina.

OUT EAST

OUA
Guelph 4 York 3
Laurentian 0 Carleton 5
McGill 4 RMC 3
Western Ontario 4 Toronto 3
Waterloo 2 Queen's 3 (ot)
Concordia 4 Windsor 8
Laurier 5 UOIT 2
UQTR 4 Lakehead 3

AUS
St. Thomas 6 Dalhousie 2
St. F-X 3 Moncton 2
Saint Mary's 1 New Brunswick 3
UPEI 2 Acadia 4

NEXT UP

Wed Jan 21 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Wed Jan 21 Dalhousie at St. F-X
Wed Jan 21 UOIT at RMC
Wed Jan 21 Western Ontario at Brock

Thu Jan 22 Waterloo at Ryerson
Thu Jan 22 Guelph at Laurier

Fri Jan 23 Saskatchewan at Manitoba - 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 23 Mount Royal at Alberta- 7:00 MST  CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 23 Calgary at Lethbridge- 7:00 MST  CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 23 Regina at UBC - 7:00 PST

Fri Jan 23 Moncton at Acadia
Fri Jan 23 Saint Mary's at St. Thomas
Fri Jan 23 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 23 St. F-X at UPEI
Fri Jan 23 Western Ontario at York
Fri Jan 23 Queen's at McGill
Fri Jan 23 Laurentian at Nipissing
Fri Jan 23 Windsor at Brock
Fri Jan 23 Lakehead at Toronto

NEWS

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Links:
:. [CIS Blog: Fall Story]
:. [Chronicle-Herald: Outcome Story]


In the off-season recruiting wars, UQTR made accusations of improprieties against UNB's recruiting practices. The gist of Coach Hubert's complaint:
 

 

“When I met with other coaches in the OUA conference, they all, and particularly in the Toronto region, are truly outraged by the situation and the quality of players who, despite the same quality of instructional programs here, chose to go to university in the Maritimes.  If these universities follow the rules and do not give money to the players, it would be a lot more expensive to go to the Maritimes rather than stay home with Dad and Mom. If I need milk, I go to the convenience store close by; I don’t go 25 km and look for it in Shawinigan.”

The decision was $2,000 in fines and fees and 24 months of probation for both UQTR and Coach Hubert.

Even so, the rumours have been circulating for years that under-the-table payments are an integral part of AUS recruiting.

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STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH

Team`````````` W`` L``OL``Pts`` 23/24``30/31``Pos
Alberta    ```21`` 3`` 0`` 42`` MRU````Sask`` 1st
Calgary  `````16`` 8`` 0`` 32`` Leth`` Reg````2nd-3rd
Mount Royal`` 15`` 8`` 1`` 31`` Alta`` Man````2nd-3rd
UBC`````````` 11`` 9`` 4`` 26`` Reg````Leth`` 4th-6th
Manitoba``````12``12`` 0`` 24`` Sask`` MRU````4th-6th
Saskatchewan``10``13`` 1`` 21`` Man````Alta`` 4th-7th
Regina```````` 7``15`` 2`` 16`` UBC````Cal````6th-7th
Lethbridge```` 4``20`` 0````8`` Cal````UBC````8th


The final column shows the range of positions in which each team could finish. If I were forced to place a bet I would have this for brackets:

Quarter-finals:
Manitoba at UBC
Saskatchewan at Mount Royal

Semi-finals:
Sask or Manitoba/UBC winner at Alberta
MRU or Manitoba/UBC winner at Calgary

NEWS

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Links:
:. [CIS sanctions UQTR for accusing UNB hockey of recruitment cheating]
:. [Discipline and Appeal Decisions]


The CIS Blog has come up with a story on the UQTR/UNB matter. That story provided the hidden link to the list of CIS discipline and appeal decisions. So it basically took a month for the story on this decision to become widely disseminated.

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Links:
:. Class Action: [Sportsnet U] : [CBC] : [National Post]  : [Metro News]
:. Suspension: [Sportsnet U] : [CBC] : [National Post]  : [Metro News]
:. Background: [National Post: Kelly McParland: Allan Rock punishes the innocent on U of Ottawa hockey team] : [CBC: UOttawa hockey team suspension not just about police charges: Allan Rock]


There are two new aspects to the ongoing saga of the UfO debacle. First, on January 13th an application was made for a class action lawsuit filed for the players who were not charged but still suspended. Second, on January 16th the UfO brass suspended the program for 2015-16 and stated plans to re-start in 2016-17.

Regarding the lawsuit, from CP via Sportsnet:

 

The University of Ottawa and its president, Allan Rock, face a class action lawsuit over the suspension of the school’s men’s hockey team in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

The legal proceeding was launched Tuesday in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice by lawyer Lawrence Greenspon — an alumnus of the university — on behalf of student Andrew Creppin and 21 other members of the varsity hockey team....

The court filing, which seeks $6 million in damages, is necessary because the university wrongly tarnished the reputation of every member of the 2013-14 hockey squad, Greenspon said.

"It was launched against the University of Ottawa for the way they treated the members of that 2013-14 men’s varsity hockey team," Greenspon told a news conference.

"We seek to have all of the 2013-14 players, except the two that have been charged, certified as a class in order to pursue the University of Ottawa for damages caused to the team members."


And from the National Post:

 

Many are hesitant to be named in the suit because they have suffered from being publicly identified as team members, Mr. Greenspon said.

The university “punished Andrew and the rest of the students on the team before any due process was carried out,” he said. “It’s unconscionable for the university to tarnish the reputation of its student athletes in the manner that they did when they knew that these students were not involved.

“There is a right way and a wrong way to go about investigating sexual assault. This was the wrong way.”


Regarding the further suspension of the program, from CP via Sportsnet:

 

"The university does not wish to field a less-than-competitive team whose performance would not meet the expectations of the university community," the university said in a statement.

Following the initial suspension of the team, the school launched an internal investigation and said it would implement new behaviour guidelines. That probe was in addition to a wider report on respect and equality on campus, which the university said it was looking forward to.

"Even though we have reviewed some of our practices and procedures, we feel it is essential to wait for the Task Force on Respect and Equality to submit its report, which is expected shortly," University President Allan Rock said in a statement on the team’s extended suspension.

"Given these circumstances, we feel that this is the best decision."

The announcement came as a shock to team members who were part of the class action against the university, their lawyer said.

"It’s a vindictive decision which adds more damage to the injuries they’ve already caused to these young men’s lives and careers," said Lawrence Greenspon.

"There’s a number of the players who stayed at the University of Ottawa on the understanding and on the word of Mr. Rock that there would be a 2015-2016 hockey season. And the university has now gone back on its word."

Greenspon added that he thought the university’s reasons for not allowing the team to play for another season were "spurious at best."


And from CBC:

 

"The defendants were more concerned with their fundraising and the image of the University of Ottawa than the damages they would cause to the individuals in the class when they wrongfully suggested to the national media that the plaintiff and the class were involved in criminal activity," the lawsuit said.

It claims the team's coach, Réal Paiement, was "made aware" of the identities of the two team members involved, as was Rock a month later, but the team was suspended during a nationally televised news conference on March 3.

The announcement cast "a dark shadow" over all of the players, some of whom couldn't go to class because of anxiety, some of whom who lost summer jobs and all of whom were "uninvited" from year-end banquets and receptions, according to the lawsuit.


The background stories were pretty good, somewhat given away by their titles. I am likely biased, because I always found Allan Rock to be a spineless weasel who would kiss any @$$ necessary to be a good little liberal. He likely thought that a hockey team would be a safe target, predominantly straight white males who do not listen to Jian Ghomeshi. It would be nice if this were to backfire on him.

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Preview: Jan 23-24: Sask at Bisons
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BISONS HOST MUTTS IN FINAL HOMESTAND

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-13-1, 12-14-3, OHT36 #18)
MANITOBA BISONS (12-12-0, 17-14-0, OHT36 #15)

Friday, January 23rd, 7:00 CST
Saturday, January 24th, 6:00 CST

Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Preview] : [Mike Ridley Awards]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Saskatchewan Links:
:. [U of S 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] : [at CW]

Prior games:
:. Oct 10: Man 4 Sask 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Oct 11: Man 5 Sask 2: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]

The Bisons are at home this weekend for what may be the final time this hockey season. The guests are the Banjo-Mutts from the land of moonshine and bad grooming. The Bisons are in 5th place, 3 points ahead of the 6th place Mutts.

The two teams faced off back in October at the Rutherdump Arena in Saskatown. The Bisons laid down a couple of sound beatings on the Mutts. It seemed like a big deal at the time, since the Mutts were the reigning runner-up in the University Cup. As it turned out, the Mutts have not been the contender they usually are. The pre-season coach's poll had them #3 in the CW.

The Bisons have clinched a playoff berth. They are now trying to improve their seeding so that they could host a quarter-final series. Sask is one bad weekend away from a nail-biting finish to fend off 7th-place Regina.

Here are a smattering of interesting facts:
• Over the last 5 years, each team has 10 wins against the other. All 10 Bison wins have been in regulation, whilst Sask has 7 regulation and 3 extra time wins.
• Sask has been outscored (badly) this season, 58-72.
• Manitoba has outscored their opponents 71-67.
• Sask has not lost in regulation when holding a period lead. (7-0-1 after the 1st, 6-0-1 after the 2nd.)
• Sask's Coach Adolphe will be the head coach and Manitoba's Coach Sirant the assistant on Team Canada's Universiade team.

Players to watch for the Mangy Ones are Craig McCallum (8th in scoring) and Josh Roach (14th). They have also rotated goaltenders all year with veteran Ryan Holfeld starting game 1 and rookie Jordon Cooke starting game 2 each weekend.

On Saturday night the Bisons will be honouring their seniors. However, sometimes even a senior can return if they re-enroll like Darren Bestland did this year. Other than him, the rest still have eligibility remaining.

ELSEWHERE:

CALGARY DINOSAURS (16-8-0, 20-10-1, OHT36 #5)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-20-0, 6-24-0, OHT36 #30)

Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv - Friday only]
:. [U of L Preview Story]
:. [U of C Preview Story]

This series is a home-and-home series, and for Bedrock U it represents their last home game of the season. The H0rny Ones also have an announcement of significance:

The Pronghorn men's hockey program has started a head shave fundraiser campaign in support of teammate Dylan Tait and athletic therapist and equipment manager Brennan Mahon, who were both diagnosed with testicular cancer this year.
 
On January 30th, 2015 the Men's Hockey Team will be shaving their heads in support of their brothers, Dylan and Brennan in their fight.  All donations received will be put towards testicular cancer research and awareness. Donations can be made online at: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?team_id=323866&pg=team&fr_id=19023&s_locale=en_CA&et=OALQsVRlE7xIvJpGtd9gpA
The Dinos are 1 point ahead of MRU in the race for 2nd place and need all 4 points up for grabs in this series. For Lethbridge, they are playing spoiler. They have been tough at home all year and in fact have 3 home games left, one here and two next weekend against UBC. I suspect they have one win left in them.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (21-3-0, 27-6-0, OHT36 #1)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (15-8-1, 20-8-1, OHT36 #9)

Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Preview Story]
:. [U of A Preview Story]

This is another home-and-home series. The teams meet in Edmontown Friday night and in Calgary on Saturday. The Evil Monkeys have sewn up 1st place. MRU is a point behind Bedrock U and needs points here to have a shot at catching them for 2nd. I am thinking that with the closing schedules at hand, the Dinos have a bigger edge than the one point would imply. It is hard for a team playing Alberta to gain ground on a team playing Lethbridge.

REGINA COUGARS (7-15-2, 9-21-2, OHT36 #21)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (11-9-4, 14-10-4, OHT36 #13)

Links:
:. [[no on-line video]] : [CITR]
:. [UBC Preview Story]
:. [Regina Preview Story]

Once again, I have to say it is too bad this series is not scheduled for CanadaWest.tv. Maybe CITR will have on-line audio for us. Since these games will be the last to end, everybody from other time zones could wrap up the evening by following these games.

Much credit has to go out to UBC. They have answered the bell with good results at every challenge so far. Last week they blew one game against Sask but then rebounded with a convincing win. Now their fate is in their hands. If they sweep their final two series against Regina and Lethbridge they will finish at least 4th and will host a quarter-final series.

Whilst Regina cannot catch UBC, they still have a faint hope of catching Sask for a playoff spot. The two teams split their series in Regina, and over the years have split more often than not. Regina and Manitoba will no doubt be cheering for one another this weekend. The Bisons would likely be grateful if the Cougars could hold UBC to 2 points on the series.

OUT EAST:

AUS

Wed Jan 21 Acadia 3 Saint Mary's 4 (ot)
Wed Jan 21 Dalhousie 1 St. F-X 3

Fri Jan 23 Moncton at Acadia
Fri Jan 23 Saint Mary's at St. Thomas
Fri Jan 23 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 23 St. F-X at UPEI

Sat Jan 24 Moncton at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 24 New Brunswick at Acadia
Sat Jan 24 St. F-X at St. Thomas
Sat Jan 24 Saint Mary's at UPEI

OUA

Wed Jan 21 UOIT 4 RMC 2
Wed Jan 21 Western Ontario 7 Brock 3
Wed Jan 21 Concordia 8 UQTR 5

Thu Jan 22 Waterloo 5 Ryerson 4
Thu Jan 22 Guelph 7 Laurier 2

Fri Jan 23 Western Ontario at York
Fri Jan 23 Queen's at McGill
Fri Jan 23 Laurentian at Nipissing
Fri Jan 23 Windsor at Brock
Fri Jan 23 Lakehead at Toronto

Sat Jan 24 Lakehead at Ryerson
Sat Jan 24 Guelph at Waterloo
Sat Jan 24 Nipissing at Carleton
Sat Jan 24 York at Toronto
Sat Jan 24 UQTR at UOIT
Sat Jan 24 Windsor at Laurier
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Jan 23: Bisons Win On Overtime Night
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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
MANITOBA BISONS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of S]
:. [UM Boxscore (not yet uploaded)]

The Bisons have opened their final homestand of the season with their very first overtime game of the season, and won it!

This was very much like a playoff game. Both sides played sound defence and were very physical. The Bisons had the better of the play, outshooting the Mangy Ones 46-31 on the night. Rookie Byron Spriggs was awarded the start, based on his recent strong performances, over Deven Dubyk. As expected, Sask used their usual Friday night starter, veteran Ryan Holfeld.

On the downside, instead of wearing the first-rate green iniforms they had last year, tonight the Banjo-Mutts wore their crappy all black look, with nearly impossible to read green numbers on the back.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
1 Spriggs (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland
3 Elmes - 6 Paulsen
5 Christensen - 2 Bresciani

Forwards:
20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty
16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
10 Dudar = 18 Kelly - 24 Augert
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 29 Bruyere

Scratches:
8 Coates - 9 Hunter
11 Mospanchuk - 28 Rous

Saskatchewan

Goal:
31 Holfeld (32 Cooke)

Defence:
3 Cox - 13 Stebner
2 McFaull - 22 Suer
21 Stumborg - 4 Delahey

Forwards:
23 McCallum - 15 Sofillas - 7 Roach
9 Spafford - 10 Thompson - 25 Borstmayer
18 Margeson - 28 Lawrence - 24 Thomas
17 Blair - 20 Aschim - 16 Ross

In the opening period the Mutts got off to a quick start, scoring on their very first shot on goal. Their leading scorer, Criag McCallum, did the honours. His line was on the ice an awful lot throughout the game, often every second or third shift. The period was fairly close on the whole, with shots favouring the Bisons 11-10.

The Bisons took control of the game in the 2nd period, outshooting Sask 14-7. However, it was beginning to look like a night where they would be snake-bit. Holfeld was at the top of his game. And the Mutts managed a couple of good chances on counter-attacks of their own. Then with just 5 seconds left in the period, Jordan DePape tied the game with his 12th goal of the season.

There was no scoring in the 3rd period, where hugh quality scoring chances were few and far between. The Bisons had maybe 3 close calls and Sask one.

In overtime the Mutts never had a sense of urgency. It seemed they would have been happy with a shootout. Instead, with just 11 seconds left in the 3-on-3, Taylor Dickin's one-timer (his 8th) on a loose puck ended the game.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CALGARY DINOSAURS 9
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of C]

Ugh. This was the final home game for the H0rny Ones, so this was expected to be their best chance at a win to close the season. Disappointing result, but at least they had a full roster. Kris Lazaruk got the in and Damien Ketlo took the one-sided loss.

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [repost at MRU/boxscore]

The Evil Monkeys got off to dominating start. After the 1st period they led 2-0 and outshot MRU 17-6. Then they apparaently chose to take the night off. They scrounged just 4 shots in the 2nd and 5 in the 3rd as the Kittens forced the game into overtime. Cody Cartier's 2nd goal of the game ended it in overtime with an MRU victory. Cam Lanigan got the win and Kurtis Mu-u-ucha took the loss.

REGINA COUGARS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]

You have to give the Banjo-Cats credit for this one. While they were thoroughly outshot throughout the game, they did hang in there and competed hard. Being rewarded with the victory, in the end, seemed appropriate. Lucas Gore got the win (with 40 saves) and Mark Hewitt suffered the loss.

The results keep Regina barely alive. They trail their banjo brethren by 4 points now.

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH

Team`````````` W`` L``OL``Pts`` 23/24``29/30``Pos
Alberta    ``````21`` 3`` 1`` 43`` MRU````Sask`` 1st
Calgary    ``````17`` 8`` 0`` 34`` Leth`` Reg````2nd-3rd
Mount Royal`` 16`` 8`` 1`` 33`` Alta`` Man````2nd-3rd
UBC`````````` 11`` 9`` 5`` 27`` Reg````Leth`` 4th-6th
Manitoba``````13``12`` 0`` 26`` Sask`` MRU````4th-6th
Saskatchewan``10``13`` 2`` 22`` Man````Alta`` 4th-7th
Regina```````` 8``15`` 2`` 18`` UBC````Cal````6th-7th
Lethbridge```` 4``21`` 0````8`` Cal````UBC````8th

OUT EAST

AUS
Moncton 4 Acadia 6
Saint Mary's 6 St. Thomas 5 (so)
New Brunswick 7 Dalhousie 2
St. F-X 5 UPEI 1

OUA
Western Ontario 0 York 1
Queen's 1 McGill 4
Laurentian 1 Nipissing 4
Windsor 2 Brock 1
Lakehead 3 Toronto 4

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 24 Saskatchewan at Manitoba - 6:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 24 Lethbridge at Calgary - 6:00 MST
Sat Jan 24 Alberta at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 24 Regina at UBC - 7:00 PST  CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 24 Moncton at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 24 New Brunswick at Acadia
Sat Jan 24 St. F-X at St. Thomas
Sat Jan 24 Saint Mary's at UPEI
Sat Jan 24 Lakehead at Ryerson
Sat Jan 24 Guelph at Waterloo
Sat Jan 24 Nipissing at Carleton
Sat Jan 24 York at Toronto
Sat Jan 24 UQTR at UOIT
Sat Jan 24 Windsor at Laurier
Sat Jan 24 RMC at US Army (non-conference game)

Sun Jan 25 Laurentian at Concordia

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Jan 24: Bisons Bring the Brooms
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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
MANITOBA BISONS 6

Links:
:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary]
:. [CIS Boxscore (not yet uploaded)] : [CW Boxscore (not yet uploaded)]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of S]
:. [UM Boxscore - Friday] : [UM Boxscore - Saturday]

The one part of this game which was vastly superior from Friday was that Sask wore their nice green jerseys instead of those heinous black ones that should have been donated to a beer league team years ago.

Otherwise, the Bisons came out with vim and vigour and put the game away early. Sask put up a fight once down by 4 or 5 goals, but how relevant is that? When the game was close the Bisons played with speed and aggression. The Banjo-Mutts countered by standing still and avoiding contact.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
1 Spriggs (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland
3 Elmes - 6 Paulsen
5 Christensen - 2 Bresciani

Forwards:
20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty
16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
10 Dudar - 24 Augert - 8 Coates
18 Kelly - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis

Scratches:
9 Hunter - 11 Mospanchuk
28 Rous - 29 Bruyere

Saskatchewan

Goal:
32 Cooke - 31 Holfeld

Defence:
3 Cox - 13 Stebner
2 McFaull/25 Borstmayer - 22 Suer
21 Stumborg - 4 Delahey

Forwards:
23 McCallum - 15 Sofillas - 7 Roach
9 Spafford - 10 Thompson - 16 Ross
18 Margeson - 28 Lawrence - 24 Thomas
17 Blair - 20 Aschim

Jordon Cooke got the start for the Mutts, as has been their usual rotation. He played just one period, allowing 4 goals on 11 shots. All were tough chances. Aaron Lewadniuk (11th) converted a 3-way passing play after 2 minutes. Just over a minute later, Brett Dudar (6th) did the same. Josh Roach gave the Mutts some hope mid-way through the period when he scored a soft one on Sask's first shot on goal. (That also happened on Friday.)

IMO the turning point came when Jory Coates (1st) jumped out of the penalty box to join a 2-on-1 rush with Warren Callis. The goal was a bit of a touchdown as he bulled his way through the defence and shoved it down Cooke's throat. Jesse Paradis (5th) rounded out the scoring with a powerplay goal. The shots for the period were 15-4 in favour of the Herd and that stat accurately portrays the domination.

Joel Schreyer (2nd) and Jordan DePape (13th) scored in the 2nd for the Bisons, and Michael Sofillas (7th) scored for the Mutts in 3rd.

The Mutts outshot the Bisons 13-4 in the 3rd period as the Bisons played a "let's get this over with" style. While it makes sense when leading by 5, then 4, goals, it leaves a team vulnerable to penalties and their goaltender vulnerable to an onslaught of rubber. Byron Spriggs was able to handle the action, and gave a strong performance. But in one goal-mouth incident Darren Bestland lost his cool and speared a Mangy Mutt, this earning a 5 minute major and a match penalty. Not good. Especially when the game is well in hand.

Will the Bisons play at home again this season? Well, they must get at least one more point than UBC next weekend. If so, they will host UBC in the quarter-finals. If not, they will be off to British California.

Of note, this is the first losing season for the Mutts since 1996, also the last time they finished below 3rd in the conference. In fact, they have only been as low as 3rd on three occasions since that season. They are now assured to finish 6th, and will play an away quarter-final for the first time. In fact, after losing to the Bisons they would have been watching nervously to see if even a playoff berth was assured.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [repost at U of L/Boxscore]

In Friday's post, I wrongly stated that Lethbridge had finished their home schedule. In fact, they are at home next weekend against UBC, a series that may decide whether UBC or Manitoba will host their quarter-final series. However, this match was the end of Bedrock U's home schedule.

One has to give credit to the H0rny Ones for showing some gumption and having a respectable score after Friday's whipping. Both sides rotated goaltenders, as Jacob Deserres claimed the shut-out win and Warren Shymko took the loss. Bedrock U has a big edge in race for 2nd. Any combination of two points for them or two points lost by MRU would do it for the Dinos.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [repost at U of A]

After taking two periods on Friday to goof around, throw feces at one another, dance to their organ grinder's music, and generally behave like a monkey should, the Evil Monkeys reverted back to their hockey form to give the Kittens a sound beating and put them in their place ahead of the playoffs. Luke Siemens picked up the win for Saudi Alberta and Dalyn Flette took the loss for MRU.

REGINA COUGARS 0
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore (not yet posted)]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]

This was a close-fought game dominated by the goaltenders, Mark Hewitt for UBC and Lucas Gore for the Banjo-Cats. In the end, Regina's lack of scoring did them in. They are 4 points behind Sask with 2 games left, but Sask has won the season series between the teams. So dogs are in and cats are out in Banjoland. The win allowed UBC to jump one point ahead of the Bisons in the race for 4th.

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH

Team`````````` W`` L``OL``Pts`` 28/29``Pos
Alberta    ``````22`` 3`` 1`` 45`` Sask`` 1st
Calgary    ``````18`` 8`` 0`` 36`` Reg````2nd-3rd
Mount Royal`` 16`` 9`` 1`` 33`` Man````2nd-3rd
UBC`````````` 12`` 9`` 5`` 29`` Leth`` 4th-5th
Manitoba``````14``12`` 0`` 28`` MRU````4th-5th
Saskatchewan``10``14`` 2`` 22`` Alta`` 6th
Regina```````` 8``16`` 2`` 18`` Cal````7th
Lethbridge```` 4``22`` 0````8`` UBC````8th

OUT EAST

AUS
Moncton 10 Dalhousie 3
New Brunswick 1 Acadia 4
St. F-X 3 St. Thomas 1
Saint Mary's 1 UPEI 3

OUA
Lakehead 4 Ryerson 5
Guelph 3 Waterloo 4
Nipissing 2 Carleton 5
York 2 Toronto 3
UQTR 2 UOIT 1
Windsor 0 Laurier 3
RMC 0 US Army 8 nc

NEXT UP

Sun Jan 25 Laurentian at Concordia

Tue Jan 27 Ryerson at Toronto
Tue Jan 27 UOIT at Queen's        

Wed Jan 28 St. Thomas at New Brunswick
Wed Jan 28 UPEI at Moncton
Wed Jan 28 McGill at UQTR        

Thu Jan 29 Alberta at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Thu Jan 29 Calgary at Regina - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Thu Jan 29 Manitoba at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Thu Jan 29 UBC at Lethbridge - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Thu Jan 29 Windsor at Western Ontario
Thu Jan 29 Laurier at York

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Jan 25: Sunday Morning Links
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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES v MANITOBA BISONS

 

The boxscores have not yet been uploaded to the CIS and CW sites, which is odd. Anyhow, there are some other links and pictures.

Links:
:. ChrisD: [Manitoba Bisons, Sask. Huskies Stir Up Prairie Rivalry]
:. MyToba: [Once teammates, now rivals, still friends]
:. MyToba: [Spriggs backstops Bisons to 2-1 double overtime win over Huskies]
:. MyToba: [Bisons blast Huskies in penalty-filled affair]

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This is the play where Coates made it 3-1 on Saturday.

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Jordan Depape, the Bisons' leading scorer, on Saturday night.
 

REGINA COUGARS v UBC THUNDERBIRDS


Links:
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]

The UBC Game Story was uploaded too late for me, which for a PST game is reasonable. Of note, Regina had their own story uploaded first! Good for them. Teams usually repost the home team story.

NEWS

The news story of the week from the CIS was the resignation of Pierre Lafontaine after just two years. Was he pushed into this? Who knows.

IMO it is too early to tell if he was on the right track. There was a big TV deal with SportsNet. The last two Vanier Cups have been on SportsNet 360, which does not draw the audience of TSN. Last year's basketball and hockey nationals were also on SportsNet 360. Just after acquiring the CIS, SportsNet landed a much bigger fish with the NHL. IMO this reduced their need for CIS programming.

It could be argued that he went too long with SportsNet and, with the market changes caused by the NHL, the CIS would be sitting pretty if they could sign a deal with TSN. If the CIS is stuck on SportsNet 360 it won;t do anything to grow the brand. Do you think TSN would like to show three weeks of football? And one full weekend of basketball? And one of hockey? And one of women's sports on TSN2? Maybe even some conference finals?

I am anxious to see how SportsNet handles the "Super Weekend" with men's and women's hockey and basketball all at once. Maybe it will be a hit and grow the brand. But I think a month long of various CIS events would have done better.

Links:
:. [SportsNetU]
:. [Yahoo!]
:. [CIS Blog]

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