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Oct. 16: Bisons Suffer Pounding

 

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UM] : [MRU]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM]
Video: [MRU Highlights] : [CanadaWest.tv]
Other: [Spriggs AotW] : [MRU Preview]
CIS: [2017 Universiade Coaches] : [Top 10] : [Oct 9-10 Roundup]

Coming in to this game we were hoping for a hard-hitting battle between the CW's two traditionally biggest teams. Not to mention the two top scorers from weekend #1, Matt Brown of MRU and Jordan DePape of Manitoba.

Instead, the Bisons were blitzed. They went with the same lineup to start game @1 against Regina, except that Justin Paulic made his first start in goal. It seems penalties and powerplays were a factor. The Bisons took 4 penalties to MRU's two, and gave up a penalty shot. MRU connected for 3 powerplay and one shorthanded goal in the process.

Colin Cooper got the win in goal, stopping 17 of 18 shots whilst Paulic was tagged with the loss and stopped 31 of 37 shots. Matt Brown scored twice for MRU, and Tyler Fiddler notched a goal and 3 assists.

Each side is now 1-1-1 heading into Saturday's rematch. I suspect that Byron Spriggs will start in goal after being U of M Athlete of the Week last week. The game is on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]
Previews: [UofS] : [UofL]

Remember back when the H0rny Ones were those lovable losers? They are only off to a 1-2-0 start. However their games have been against the two most highly touted teams in the conference thus far.

Jordon Cooke got the win in goal and Player of the Week Dylan Taite took the loss. Rookie Andrew Johnson scored twice for the Banjo-Mutts.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
REGINA COUGARS 9

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]
Preview: [UofR]

The Evil Monkeys must have been mad after their loss to Lethbridge and took it out on those poor little Banjo-Cats. The game was tied 2-2 at the first intermission. Then the Apes got serious and outshot their hosts 30-3 and outscored them 4-0 in the 2nd period. Regina tried to match fire-for-fire in the 3rd period. Although the ****s were 18-14, Alberta still scored the onky 3 goals of the period.

Despite the onslaught, Jordan Hickmott was the only Primate to score twice. Luke Siemens git the win in goal, and Mitch Kilgore took the loss. I suspect that Dawson MacAuley will get the start for Regina in Saturday's rematch after having sttolen a win in Manitoba last weekend.


CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]
Preview: [UBC]

An empty net goal put this one away for UBC's 3rd straight win. The Dinos are in an unaccustomed position, pulling up the rear.

Matt Hewitt claimed the win for UBC and former Bird, Steven Stanford, had the loss for Bedrock U.

OUT EAST

OUA

Wed. Oct, 14
Nipissing 2 Laurentian 3

Thu. Oct, 15
Brock 2 UOIT 4
Guelph 1 Ryerson 2

Fri. Oct, 16
Laurier 1 W. Ontario 6
RMC 0 Carleton 11
Lakehead 2 UQTR 4
Laurentian 2 McGill 7
Toronto 1 Waterloo 4
York 3 Queen's 1
Windsor 6 Concordia 5

AUS

Fri. Oct, 16
St. Thomas 1 Saint Mary's 6
St. F-X 3 UNB 4
Dalhousie 1 UPEI 4
Moncton 3 Acadia 4

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 17 Manitoba at Mount Royal 2:00 pm MDT
Sat Oct 17 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST
Sat Oct 17 Alberta at Regina 7:00 pm CST
Sat Oct 17 Calgary at U.B.C. 7:00 pm PDT
Sat Oct 17 St. Thomas at Acadia
Sat Oct 17 Moncton at Saint Mary's
Sat Oct 17 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sat Oct 17 St. F-X at U.P.E.I.    
Sat Oct 17 Lakehead at U.Q.T.R.    
Sat Oct 17 Nipissing at McGill    
Sat Oct 17 Windsor at Concordia    
Sat Oct 17 Ryerson at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 17 Laurentian at Carleton
Sat Oct 17 York at U.O.I.T.    
Sat Oct 17 Brock at Queen's    
Sat Oct 17 Waterloo at Guelph    
Sat Oct 17 Laurier at Toronto    
Sun Oct 18 Nipissing at R.M.C.

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Oct 17: Bisons Lose Tight One

 

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [MRU]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
Video: [MRU Highlights] : [CanadaWest.tv]
CIS: [Oct 16-18 Roundup]

This was more like the type of hockey one would expect from these two teams. The Bisons went with the same line-up as on Friday night except that Byron Spriggs got the start in goal. Colin Cooper got the start for MRU. The Bisons outshot the Blue Haired Cougars 31-27 on the night. Brett Stovin had the Bison goal, his 3rd of the season.

This allows MRU to jump ahead of the Bisons in the standings. They are 20101 and the Bisons are 1-2-1. The Bisons host UBC in a Saturday night/Sunday afternoon series next weekend. Meanwhile, MRU plays a home-and-home with the Evil Monkeys on Friday/Saturday.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

Tha Banjo-Mutts have the knack so far of pulling out a victory from a tight battle. This win makes them 4-0-0, with two overtime wins and two more one-goal wins. The H0rny Ones are now 1-2-1 but could just as easily be 4-0-0 themselves.

Of note, Sask tied the game in the final minute of play on a power play goal by Andrew Johnson (his 5th of the season). Once again, Jordon Cooke got the win for Sask and Dylan Tait took the loss.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]

After an escape with 3 points against Lethbridge, the Evil Monkeys hit the road well-fed with bananas ready to do some damage to the Banjo-Cats. On the weekend the score was 15-3. Alberta is tied for second place at 3-0-1 and Regina is 1-3-0.

Regina once again went with Mitch Kilgore in the net. After he gave up 5 goals in two periods, rookie Andy Desautels saw his first action in the 3rd period. The Apes were taking no chances, once again going with Luke Siemens. Six different Monkeys scored goals, and they outshot their hosts 53-29.


CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

Well, Bedrock U was due for and deserving of a win, and likewise UBC for a loss. So it is fitting that when this one went into a second overtime and 3-on-3, it was the Tweety-Birds who tasted defeat. Still, UBC must be happy wih their 3-0-1 start, hood for a share of second place. The Dinos are in a 3-way logjam with the Bisons and Lethbridge at 1-2-1.

Steven Stanford started his 3rd game of the season for Bedrock, while UBC continued their rotation and went with Eric Williams. Bedrock U had a big edge on the shot clock, 37-24.

OUT EAST

OUA

Sat. Oct. 17
Lakehead 1 UQTR 6
Nipissing 3 McGill 2
Laurentian 3 Carleton 6
Windsor 5 Concordia 6 - 2OT
Ryerson 4 Western 7
Waterloo 0 Guelph 1
Laurier 2 Toronto 4
York 5 UOIT 2
Brock 3 Queen's 4

Sun. Oct. 18
Nipissing 4 RMC 3 - OT

AUS

Sat. Oct. 17
Dalhousie 2 UNB 3
St. F-X 3 UPEI 5
Moncton 3 Saint Mary's 4
St. Thomas 0 Acadia 4

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Oct 21 Acadia at Dalhousie
Wed Oct 21 New Brunswick at St. Thomas
Wed Oct 21 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Wed Oct 21 U.P.E.I. at Moncton    
Wed Oct 21 Concordia at U.Q.T.R.
Thu Oct 22 Ryerson at Guelph    
Fri Oct 23 Saskatchewan at Regina
Fri Oct 23 Mount Royal at Alberta
Fri Oct 23 Calgary at Lethbridge
Fri Oct 23 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 23 Moncton at St. Thomas    
Fri Oct 23 Dalhousie at St. F-X    
Fri Oct 23 New Brunswick at Maine NCAA-x
Fri Oct 23 U.P.E.I. at Harvard NCAA-x
Fri Oct 23 Laurentian at York
Fri Oct 23 Queen's at Lakehead
Fri Oct 23 U.Q.T.R. at McGill    
Fri Oct 23 R.M.C. at Waterloo
Fri Oct 23 Nipissing at Brock    
Fri Oct 23 U.O.I.T. at Windsor    
Fri Oct 23 W. Ontario at Toronto
Sat Oct 24 Lethbridge at Calgary
Sat Oct 24 Alberta at Mount Royal
Sat Oct 24 Regina at Saskatchewan
Sat Oct 24 U.B.C. at Manitoba
Sat Oct 24 New Brunswick at Harvard NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 U.P.E.I. at Dartmouth NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 24 Laurentian at Brock    
Sat Oct 24 Guelph at W. Ontario    
Sat Oct 24 R.M.C. at Laurier
Sat Oct 24 Nipissing at York
Sat Oct 24 Queen's at Lakehead
Sat Oct 24 Carleton at Waterloo
Sat Oct 24 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Sat Oct 24 Ryerson at Cornell NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba
Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x

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Preview: Oct 24-25: The Birdies Are Coming

 

THE BIRDIES ARE COMING

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (3-0-1, 4-3-2, OHT36 #11)
MANITOBA BISONS (1-2-1, 2-7-1, OHT36 #21)

Saturday, October 24th, 7:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena
Sunday, October 25th, 1:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena

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

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

UBC Links:
:. [UBC Preview]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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

The Tweety-Birds will be playing their first game away from British California when they come to town to face the Herd this weekend. Instead of the usual Friday-Saturday series, thisone will go Saturday night-Sunday afternoon. Which works out well since I have Jets tickets on Friday night.

UBC is off to a great 3-0-1 start. However, they could just as easily be 0-4-0. Their games have been nail-biters all the way through.

But what of the Bisons? They have had inconsistent goal scoring. They had an outburst in game 2 at Lakehead and game 2 against Regina, where they scored 6 goals in each game. However, inclusing the pre-season, scored 1 goal in 5 of 10 games, and were shutout once.

Byron Spriggs has done well in net and their top line (Merasty-DePape-Stovin) has been productive. They will need to perform for the Bisons to claim 2 or more points on the weekend.

ELSEWHERE:

CALGARY DINOSAURS (1-2-1, 6-7-1, OHT36 #8)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-2-1, 7-4-1, OHT36 #19)

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

Both sides are 1-2-1. That is disappointment for Bedrock and yet glorious for the H0rny Ones. Both sides have played Sask and had the same results (a 1-goal loss and an overtime loss). So will the Viagra wear off? Or will Lethbridge turn a corner this season?

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0-0, 7-1-0, OHT36 #4)
REGINA COUGARS (1-3-0, 3-6-0, OHT36 #29)

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

When Banjo-Cats meet Banjo-Mutts anything can happen. The age-old canine vs. feline battle fought to the tune of banjo music with generous amounts of moonshine for the spectators. The Mutts are off to a terrific start after having barely edged their Hillbilly neighbours to the south for the CW's final playoff berth a year ago. Let's see how it goes!

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-1-1, 4-4-1, OHT36 #20)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (3-0-1, 8-2-2, OHT36 #2)

Links:
:. [U of A Preview Story]
:. [MRU Preview Story]

Friday is banner raising night for the Evil Monkeys. They have started the season by playing the two sides to have missed the CW playoffs a year ago. After sputtering against the H0rny Ones, the Monkeys whipped Regina. MRU is off to an OK start. So will they be last year's contenders or a mid-pack team?

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Oct 21 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 4 (so)
Wed Oct 21 New Brunswick 5 St. Thomas 1
Wed Oct 21 Saint Mary's 3 St. F-X 5
Wed Oct 21 U.P.E.I. 2 Moncton 4
Wed Oct 21 Concordia 4 U.Q.T.R. 5 (2ot)
Thu Oct 22 Ryerson 4 Guelph 2
Fri Oct 23 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 23 Moncton at St. Thomas
Fri Oct 23 Dalhousie at St. F-X    
Fri Oct 23 New Brunswick at Maine (NCAA)
Fri Oct 23 U.P.E.I. at Harvard (NCAA)
Fri Oct 23 Laurentian at York
Fri Oct 23 Queen's at Lakehead
Fri Oct 23 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Fri Oct 23 R.M.C. at Waterloo
Fri Oct 23 Nipissing at Brock
Fri Oct 23 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Fri Oct 23 W. Ontario at Toronto

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Oct 23: Friday Night Recap

 

With the Bisons' series against UBC not due to start until Saturday at 7:30 p.m., all we have is a very active Friday night from elsewhere across the country. There were three very close battles in the CWUAA, all of which were the debut of a home-and-home series.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

For the 5th time in 5 starts, the Banjo-Mutts have claimed a win from a close game. In fact, they were outshot by the Kittens 37-30 on the night. Dawson MacAuley was back in the Regina goal and took the loss. Blake Voth was the winning goalie, in his first start of the season.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

The Monkeys raised their University Cup banner and then proceeded to be beaten by the New Kittens on the Block, who were seemingly unimpressed by their hosts. The game turned in the 2nd period. The Apes had a 1-0 lead after the 1st. MRU then dominated the 2nd period, outshooting the Apes 10-4 and outscoring them 2-0. Ultimately an empty netter sealed the deal. Colin Cooper was the winning goalie and Luke Siemens took the loss.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

The Bedrock Boys seemed to be well on their way to an easy win. Then in the 2nd intermission a healthy dose of Viagra allowed the H0rny Ones to make a big 3rd period comeback. It fell short, but should give these pesky underdogs some confidence heading into Saturday's rematch at Bedrock U. Both sides switched up their goaltending. Damien Ketlo took the loss in his first start for Lethbridge. Myles Hovdebo got the win in his second start.

OUT EAST

OUA

Fri Oct 23
Laurentian 0 York 2
Queen's 3 Lakehead 2
U.Q.T.R. 4 McGill 5 (ot)
R.M.C. 2 Waterloo 4
Nipissing 0 Brock 3
U.O.I.T. 3 Windsor 8
W. Ontario 3 Toronto 2 (ot)

AUS

Fri Oct 23
Acadia 5 Saint Mary's 2
Moncton 4 St. Thomas 1
Dalhousie 4 St. F-X 5 (ot)
New Brunswick 5 Maine 1 NCAA-x
U.P.E.I. at Harvard NCAA-x no score reported

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 24 New Brunswick at Harvard NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 U.P.E.I. at Dartmouth NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 24 Laurentian at Brock
Sat Oct 24 Guelph at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 24 R.M.C. at Laurier
Sat Oct 24 Nipissing at York
Sat Oct 24 Queen's at Lakehead
Sat Oct 24 Carleton at Waterloo
Sat Oct 24 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Sat Oct 24 Ryerson at Cornell NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 Lethbridge at Calgary 7:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 Alberta at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 Regina at Saskatchewan 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 U.B.C. at Manitoba 7:30 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba 1:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv

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Oct 24: Birds Fly Past Bisons

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UBC]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]


With a night game followed by an afternoon game there is not much turn-around time. So just the "bare bones" in this post. The Saturday night opener was mostly evenly played. The problem for the Bisons was turning territory and possession into shots ON goal. They had many more shoits TOWARDS the goal, but the boards and glass behind the UBC net saw much more action than usual.

Here's the alignment:

MANITOBA

Goal:
36 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

Defence:
2 Henry - 5 L Christensen
12 Sutherland - 9 Hunter
6 Paulsen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
23 Schreyer - 17 Callis - 20 Bruyere
19 Waldvogel - 8 Bilton - 29 Wasylak
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 16 Paradis

Scratches:
3 S Christensen D - 34 Sydora G
15 Stockl - 22 Boyd - 24 Augert

U.B.C.

Goal:
35 Williams (30 Hewitt)

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 8 Manning
2 Fafard - 27 Connolly
5 Becker - 6 Underwood

Forwards:
12 Buonassissi - 33 Hilton - 22 Guenther
28 Clayton - 17 Vetteri - 10 Bardaro
19 Georgeson - 23 Lockhart - 26 NacDonald
20 Antilla = 15 Rossignol - 18 Robinson

Scratches:
9 Hayer - 14 Grewal - 29 Wagner
31 Devji - 39 Hamilton

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]




LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]


OUT EAST

OUA

Laurentian 1 Brock 8
RMC 1 Laurier 5
Guelph 2 W Ontario 3
McGill 3 Concordia 2
Nipissing 1 York 7
Carleton 9 Waterloo 2
Queen's 4 Lakehead 1
UOIT 3 Windsor 1

AUS

no games

NCAA Exhibition

Ryerson    2 Cornell 5
UPEI 0 Dartmouth 7
New Brunswick 3 Harvard    3 *ot)

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier        7:30 pm    OUA
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell        2:00 pm    Nc NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba        1:00 pm    CWUAA

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Oct 25: Herd Rallies For a Split

 

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UBC]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

After losing the opner, the Bisons needed this win. The game was very similar to Friday's on that the Bisons were great at generating scoring chances but often ended by shooting wide or high. However, a slightly differenet alignment seemed to give them a better and more balanced attack. Shaq Merasty centred his own line with Zach Waldvogel and Jordyn Boyd, all former Portage Terriers. The Terrier line was effective throughout. Although team leader Jordan DePape scored both regulation goals, Merasty set up Adam Henry for his first goal as a Bison in OT. Goaltender Justin Paulic had his first win as a Bison in goal. On the night the Bisons held a 36-28 shiots advantage.

Here's the alignment:

MANITOBA

Goal:
1 Paulic (35 Spriggs)

Defence:
2 Henry - 5 L Christensen
12 Sutherland - 9 Hunter
6 Paulsen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
22 Boyd - 25 Merasty - 19 Waldvogel
23 Schreyer - 8 Bilton - 29 Wasylak
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 17 Callis

Scratches:
3 S Christensen - 34 Sydora
15 Stockl - 20 Bruyere - 24 Augert

U.B.C.

Goal:
30 Hewitt (35 Williams)

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 8 Manning
2 Fafard - 22 Guenther
5 Becker - 6 Underwood

Forwards:
28 Clayton - 10 Bardaro - 17 Vetterl
18 Robinson - 39 Hamilton - 33 Hilton
19 Georgeson - 15 Rossignol - 26 NacDonald
20 Antilla = 23 Lockhart - 27 Connolly

Scratches:
9 Hayer - 12 Buonassissi - 14 Grewal
29 Wagner - 31 Devji

The win gives the Bisons a record of 2-3-1 and they are alone in 6th place. UBC is now 4-0-2 and are alone in 2nd. The Bisons visit Bedrock U next weekend.

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x
Fri Oct 30 Alberta at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 30 Manitoba at Calgary
Fri Oct 30 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
Fri Oct 30 Regina at U.B.C.
Fri Oct 30 Moncton at Dalhousie    
Fri Oct 30 Acadia at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 30 St. Thomas at St. F-X
Fri Oct 30 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
Fri Oct 30 U.O.I.T. at Carleton    
Fri Oct 30 Lakehead at McGill
Fri Oct 30 Waterloo at U.Q.T.R.
Fri Oct 30 Windsor at R.M.C.
Fri Oct 30 Toronto at Brock
Fri Oct 30 York at Ryerson
Fri Oct 30 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Oct 30 W. Ontario at Laurentian
Fri Oct 30 Guelph at Nipissing

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Weekend Photos and Updates

GoBisons.ca has uploaded photos from the weekend.

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Brett Stovin, first year player playing on the top line. He has 3 goals and 1 assist and is a +3.

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Justin Paulic, the rookie golatender from the WHL had his first home start on Sunday afternoon.

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The captain, Jordan DePape, has 3 goals and 3 assists, tied for the team scoring lead with Shaq Merasty (0-6-6) and tied for 10th in the league with a handful of others.

And the UBC links for Sunday are now available:

Links:
UBC: [Game Story] : [Boxscore]

Finally, due to my time constraints on Saturday I never posted links for the out of town games. Here they are:

Regina v Saskatchewan

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

All three other series were on a home-and-home basis. This game was played in Saskatown. Despite the score, Regina was largely in this game. In fact, they outshot the Mutts 38-36. Michael Sofilas scored twice for the Mutts. Jordon Cooke got the win in goal, and Mitch Kilgore suffered the loss. The win gives the Mutts and unexpected 6-0-0 record.

Alberta v Mount Royal

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]
Video: [MRU Highlights]

After a loss on home ice in the opener, the Evil Monkeys needed a win. The fact they fot it in overtime takes a bit of the shine off, because MRU picks up 3 points on the weekend. Luke Siemens picked up the win and Colin Cooper took the loss. Cooper kept his team in the game, since they were outshot 34-21.

Lethbridge v Calgary

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

The H0rny Ones looked impressive in the first two weeks, and maybe they have come back to earth. My;es Hovdebo got the win, and Dylan Tait the loss.

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Preview: Oct 30-31: Bisons at Dinos

 

BISONS OFF TO BEDROCK

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MANITOBA BISONS (2-3-1, 3-8-1, OHT36 #21)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-2-1, 8-7-1, OHT36 #14)

Friday, October 30th, 8:00 CDT @ Father David Bauer Arena
Saturday, October 31st, 3:00 CDT @ Father David Bauer Arena

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

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

Calgary Links:
:. [UofC Preview]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
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:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

These teams are normally trying to chase down the Evil Monkeys at this time of year. Well, I guess that holds true, but with a twist. The Monkeys are sitting in 3rd and these teams are 5th and 6th. Mr. Slate might have to spring for some big recruits next year. The Dinos lost a paur of top-notch goaltenders and former Bird Steven Spafford seems like a decent backup at best. He has a 3.53 GAA and .866 save%.

The Dinos still have some punch up front, with 4 top 20 scorers (9 Collins, 11 Pearce, 13 Edwards, 16 King). They played an incredible 10 exhibition games this year. Like the Bisons, they had some positive signs but have generally been spinning their wheels.

The Bisons came on nicely in their series with UBC last weekend. I will be interested to see if they keep their shuffled lines. I liked the Terrier line.

ELSEWHERE:
 
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-4-1, 7-6-1, OHT36 #26)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-1-2, 5-4-2, OHT36 #12)

Links:
:. [MRU Preview Story] [MRU Video]
:. [UofL Preview Story]

This is a home-and-home series. MRU gained a load of credibility with 3 points against the Monkeys last weekend. On the other hand, Lethbridge has faltered after a shocking start. They were swept by Calgary last weekend.
 
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-1-1, 9-3-2, OHT36 #4)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-0-0, 9-1-0, OHT36 #2)

Links:
:. [UofS Preview Story]
:. [UofA Site]

This series is the highlight iof the weekend. The Banjo-Mutts are off to an incredible 6-0-0 start. The Evil Monkeys are 4-1-1 and, with the exception of their mauling of Regina, have looked vulnerable in the early going. Are the Saskies that good? Well, before beating Regina 3-1 and 6-2 last weekend, they won all 4 games by one goal, two of those coming in overtime.
 
REGINA COUGARS (1-5-0, 3-8-0, OHT36 #32)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-0-2, 5-3-3, OHT36 #3)

Links:
:. [UBC Preview Story]
:. [UofR Site]

This looks to be a mismatch on paper. #3 vs #32. But I saw these two teams play live and I believe Regina could give UBC a good run for their money.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Fri Oct 30
Moncton at Dalhousie
Acadia at New Brunswick        
St. Thomas at St. F-X
Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
U.O.I.T. at Carleton
Lakehead at McGill
Waterloo at U.Q.T.R.
Windsor at R.M.C.
Toronto at Brock
York at Ryerson
Laurier at Concordia
W. Ontario at Laurentian
Guelph at Nipissing

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Oct 30: Bisons Hit .500

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MANITOBA BISONS 3

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UofC]

Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW]

CW stories: [Top Ten] : [122 WHL Scholarships]

This was a big win for the Herd. A weak pre-season was followed a spotty start to the regular season. Now they are 3-3-1 and tied with Bedrock U for 5th place, 2 points back of 4th place Alberta. This spoiled the grand re-opening of the Father David Bauer Arena.

The Dinos opened the scoring when leading scorer Chris Collins scored a 1st period PP goal. The lead did not last much more than 2 minutes, at which time Shaq Merasty replied with his own PP goal.

The 2nd period was scoreless, as was the 3rd period for almost 15 minutes. Jordan DePape scored the 3rd PP goal of the night to put the Bisons in the lead. Joel Schreyer scored into an empty net to finish the scoring.

Justin Paulic stopped 29 of 30 shots to claim the win, making his 2nd consecutive start. Myles Hovdebo stopped 20 of 22 shots to take the loss.

Saturday's rematch goes at 2:00 p.m. CDT and is available at CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

The Banjo-Mutts move to 7-0 with their 5th one-goal win of the season. The Evil Monkeys came out hurling bananas, outshooting the Mutts 23-8 in the 1st period. But the score was 1-1. They kept it up in the 2nd, outshooting Sask 15-7 and taking a 2-1 lead. I guess that during the intermission the Mutts went outside, sprayed a few fire hydrants, and regrouped for the 3rd. Logan McVeigh scored two 3rd period goals to give the Saskies the W. Jordon Cook stopped 44 of 46 shots for the win, whilst Luke Siemens stopped 22 of 25 shots while taking the loss. Going into Saturday's rematch, the Monkeys sit in 4th place, 5 points behind Sask and only 2 points ahead of Manitoba and Calgary.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

This one was a tight battle right down to the controversial ending. The H0rny Ones are showing that while they may not be a playoff team, they are not to be taken lightly. Trailing 3-1 going into the 3rd, they rallied with two 3rd period PP goals to tie the game. With overtime looming, the Horns were penalized with just 28 seconds remaining. As fate would have it, Jordan McNaughton scored for the Bluegars with just 3 seconds left. So not even an overtime point for Lethbridge. Colin Cooper was again in goal for MRU and stopped 24 of 27 shots. Meanwhile, Damien Ketlo took the loss, stopping 29 of 33.

REGINA COUGARS 1

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

Despite being in last place, the Banjo-Cats are capable of putting up a good fight. And that they did in British California on Friday night. I saw the ending of this one on CanadaWest.tv. For some reason the away team wore white. Although UBC controlled the play more often than not, this was anybody's game until an empty-netter sealed the deal. Matt Hewitt got the win, stopping 16 of 17 shots, and Dawson MacAulay stopped 29 of the 31 shots in taking the loss. The win allows UBC to keep within 2 points of Sask.

OUT EAST

OUA

Lakehead 1 McGill 5

Waterloo 1 UQTR 6

Windsor 7 RMC 3

UOIT 3 Carleton 1

Toronto 1 Brock 4

Laurier 3 Concordia 6

York 4 Ryerson 6

W. Ontario 4 Laurentian 6

Guelph 3 Nipissing 2 - 2OT

AUS

Saint Mary's 4 UPEI

Moncton 4 Dalhousie 2

Acadia 3 UNB 2

St. Thomas 3 StFX 5

[CIS Schedule/Results]

Oct 30: Bisons Hit .500

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 31 Manitoba at Calgary 3:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv

Sat Oct 31 Alberta at Saskatchewan 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv

Sat Oct 31 Mount Royal at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv

Sat Oct 31 Regina at U.B.C. 9:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv

Sat Oct 31 St. Thomas at Dalhousie

Sat Oct 31 Moncton at St. F-X  

Sat Oct 31 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick  

Sat Oct 31 Acadia at U.P.E.I.

Sat Oct 31 Waterloo at Concordia

Sat Oct 31 Laurier at U.Q.T.R.

Sat Oct 31 Lakehead at McGill

Sat Oct 31 Toronto at York

Sat Oct 31 Queen's at Carleton

Sat Oct 31 W. Ontario at Nipissing

Sat Oct 31 Windsor at R.M.C.

Sat Oct 31 Ryerson at Brock

Sat Oct 31 Guelph at Laruentian

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Oct 31: Yabba Dabba Doo! Bisons Sweep Bedrock!

 

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UofC]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
Friday: [UofC rp @ UofM]

A sweep in Bedrock is always tough to get and the Bisons must be pleased. Also, neither game went into overtime so this was a 4-0 road sweep. This result gives the Bisons a 3 game winning streak and a 4-3-1 record. At least temporarily, they are tied with Alberta for 4th place. The Dinos are 3-4-1 in 6th.

This matinee saw the Bisons make a goaltending change, going with Byron Spriggs. He stopped 32 of 34 shots. So the Herd has two goalies going string right now. Bedrock U stuck with Myles Hovdebo, who stopped 18 of 23. Shaq Merasty scored twoce for the Bisons and singles were notched by Kesse Paradis, Liam Bilton, and Brett Stovin.

The Bisons are off to Saudi Alberta where they will face the Monkeys next weekend. On November 13-14 they return to home ice to face the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

With the evening games n progress as I post, part 2 of tonight's report will come later tonight or early Sunday.

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Oct 31: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

 

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The Bisons played a Saturday matinee and I fell asleep before the late stories and summaries were posted from points west. Hence the split of the report on Saturday's goings on.

Whilst the first month of play has just ended, IMO the fact that the teams have played 8 of their 28 regular season games (29%), means that we are far enough into the season to make some calls as to where our teams generally belong in the pecking order.

Well, here's what happened ...

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

The first remarkable thing about this result is that it gives the Saskies their first loss of the season after 7 straight wins. The second is that it vaults the Evil Monkeys from 5th to 3rd. The third is that it makes us ask whether this game is an omen of things to come.

That the Monkeys are fighting it out in the middle of the pack should come as a surprise to everybody. However, they continue their practice of dominating the shot clock. In this game, they outshot Sask 20-4 in the 1st period,yet had just a 1-0 lead. The 2nd period was high in shots, 15-14 in favour of the Monkeys, but they cashed in 3 times in taking a 4-1 lead. With Sask in need of a 3rd period rally, they were nevertheless dominated 20-4 on the shot clock. Not a great sign for Sask.

In this game itself, rookie defenceman Jordan Rowley scored 2 goals for the Monkeys, both on the PP. The teams also stuck with their starting goaltenders, Jordon Cooke taking the loss and Luke Siemens claiming the win.


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UBC]

The H0rny Ones are a tough opponent this year as proved in their home leg of this weekend split series. On Friday the game was decided only by a PP goal with 3 second left. Saturday's game was not that close. All the scoring took place in the 1st and 2nd periods. The shots favoured Lethbridge at that point, by a 26-23 margin. Then came a 3rd period that defies normal statistical analysis. The Bluegars fired 27 shots at Dylan Tait in the 2rd period, yet did not score. Lethbridge was clearly just standing around watching their goaltender save the day, since they only had 4 shots of their own. A team can get that from the neutral zone on line changes. MRU is now 4th with 10 points, and Lethbridge is 7th with 5 points.


REGINA COUGARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

UBC scored 4 goals on 8 shots in the 2nd period to put this one away. Regina outshot them 35-28 on the night. The Tweety-Birds must have been protected by a little old lady armed with an umbrella willing to smack the Puddy-Tats. Regina went with their 3rd goaltender, Andy Desautels, making his 1st start. He stopped 22 of 28 shots. UBC continued their rotation, going with Eric Williams who stopped 34 of 35 shots. UBC is now tied with Sask for 1st place.

OUT EAST

OUA

Waterloo 4 Concordia 1
Laurier 4 U.Q.T.R. 7
Lakehead 3 McGill 8
Toronto 2 York 4
Queen's 3 Carleton 0
W. Ontario 5 Nipissing 1
Windsor 6 R.M.C. 2
Ryerson 5 Brock 4 (ot)
Guelph 3 Laruentian 2

AUS

St. Thomas 1 Dalhousie 5
Moncton 6 St. F-X 5 (ot)
Saint Mary's 2 New Brunswick 5
Acadia 4 U.P.E.I. 1

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Nov 04 Dalhousie at Acadia
Wed Nov 04 St. Thomas at New Brunswick
Wed Nov 04 St. F-X at Saint Mary's
Wed Nov 04 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
Thu Nov 05 Ryerson at Laurier
Fri Nov 06 Manitoba at Alberta 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Nov 06 Regina at Calgary 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Nov 06 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Nov 06 Moncton at New Brunswick
Fri Nov 06 Acadia at St. F-X
Fri Nov 06 St. Thomas at U.P.E.I.
Fri Nov 06 Brock at Carleton
Fri Nov 06 Nipissing at Lakehead
Fri Nov 06 Concordia at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 06 York at R.M.C.
Fri Nov 06 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
Fri Nov 06 McGill at Ryerson
Fri Nov 06 Waterloo at Toronto
Fri Nov 06 Laurentian at Windsor
Fri Nov 06 U.Q.T.R. at Guelph
Sat Nov 07 Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 Regina at Calgary 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 U.B.C. at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Nov 08 U.B.C. at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

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Preview: Nov 6-7: Bisons at Monkeys

 

THE HERD TO FACE THE CHAMPS

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-3-1, 5-8-1, OHT36 #14)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-2-1, 10-4-2, OHT36 #6)

Friday, November 6th, 8:00 CDT @ Clare Drake Arena
Saturday, November 7th, 7:00 CDT @ Clare Drake Arena

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

Manitoba Links:
:. [DePape Bison AoW] : [DePape CW 3rd Star]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Alberta Links:
:. [UofA Preview]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings] : [Top 10]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Bardaro WHL GoM]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

So the Bisons come into the weekend series in Saudi Alberta in 5th place. Well, OK. But they are just 2 points behind the two-time reigning national champions. And the Herd is riding a 3-game winning streak. Now, that sounds a lot better.

Where does that leave the Bisons? A convincing sweep of the Dinos, following a split with UBC, must have confidence riding a wave. Both goaltenders had solid performances last weekend. Will the rotation continue with Paulic going Friday and Spriggs on Saturday? Will the top line of DePape-Stovin-Merasty be used as a unit? Or will Paradis slip in there with Merasty centering his own Terrier line?

And what about those Apes? Yes they are in an unaccustomed 3rd place. But they are first in goals with 29 and tied for first in goals against with 16. They dominate the shot clock every game. They have 5 of the top 20 scorers in the conference.

So what about goaltending? The vet is now Luke Siemens. The backups had some dubious starts in the pre-season, so Siemens has started and finished all 8 regular season games thus far. His numbers are good (1.84 GAA and .927 S%). But it is highly unusual for the Evil Monkeys to ride one goaltender.

IMO the Bisons would be happy coming from Edmontown with 2 points in tow. That would leave them above .500 and they would have played all their away games against the top 3 teams from last season.

ELSEWHERE:

 
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-1-0, 10-2-0, OHT36 #2)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-2-2, 6-5-2, OHT36 #10)

Links:
:. [MRU Preview Story] [MRU Video]
:. [UofS Site]

Are the Banjo-Mutts for real? I wish we had access to advanced stats. My guess is that, while impressive, the Mutts are not quite as good as their record. They have won 5 games by one goal, and one more by 2 goals. A bounce or a break here or there could obviously have had a dramatic impact on their record. Although MRU had a great weekend against the Bisons, they have otherwise been a so-so team so far. They sit in 4th place, one point ahead of the Bisons and one point behind the Evil Monkeys.

 
REGINA COUGARS (1-7-0, 3-10-0, OHT36 #32)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-4-1, 8-9-1, OHT36 #18)

Links:
:. [UofC Preview Story]
:. [UofR Preview Story]

When you are struggling, the Banjo-Cats are the team you want to be playing. And that's the situation in the Town of Bedrock. After being in the nationals last season, and having been the seemingly entrenched #2 team in the conference, the 6th place standing must bother the Bedrock Boys. Is it down to goaltending? The Dinos graduated their top 2 tandem after last season and are going with last year's #3 Myles Hovdebo (2.63 GAA, .868 S%) and UBC transfer Steven Stanford (3.53 GAA, .866 S%). If those numbers hold steady they will have a lot of trouble finishing in the top two.

As for the Cats, I suspect they will have one good game and one dud this weekend. They have enough of a veteran presence that they can be tough. And if rookie goaltender Dawson MacAuley (3.77 GAA, .895 S%) has a good night they could steal games.

 
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-0-2, 7-3-3, OHT36 #3)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-5-1, 8-7-1, OHT36 #23)

Links:
:. [UofL Preview Story]
:. [UBC Preview Story]

This series is a Saturday-Sunday schedule, just like when the Birds visited Friendly Manitoba. The H0rny Ones are no pushover this year. They sit 7th but they have seldom been out of any game so far. Other than a 6-2 loss against Calgary, every game they have played has been decided by either 1 or 2 goals.

Meanwhile, the Tweety-Birds are tied with Sask for 1st place. That really seems strange. While UBC is a solid hockey team, they don't yet strike me as a 1st place team. They are coming off a 6-1 win over Regina. However, in their other 7 games all have been decided by 1 or 2 goals. The foregoing tells me that we should expect some very close games in this set.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Nov 04
Dalhousie 2 Acadia 3
St. Thomas 2 New Brunswick 11
St. F-X 4 Saint Mary's 1
Moncton 3 U.P.E.I. 5

Thu Nov 05
Ryerson 2 Laurier 3

Fri Nov 06
Moncton at New Brunswick
Acadia at St. F-X
St. Thomas at U.P.E.I.
Brock at Carleton
Nipissing at Lakehead
Concordia at W. Ontario
York at R.M.C.
U.O.I.T. at Queen's
McGill at Ryerson
Waterloo at Toronto
Laurentian at Windsor
U.Q.T.R. at Guelph

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Nov 6: Bisons Rally But Lose in OT

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MANITOBA BISONS 2

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW]

All I saw of this on CanadaWest.tv was most of the 3rd period and overtime. Good thing I nevefr had to suffer through two periods of watching the Evil Monkeys outshoot the Bisons 31-7. But since it was only 1-0, all was good. I missed seeing a goal by Kruise Reddick and a bunch of saves by Justin Paulic.

What I saw was a 3rd period where the Bisons throttled the Bears with a well-pklayed road game. However, Jamie Crooks gave the Monkeys a 2-0 lead on a scramble followed by a screen shot. The Bisons were not done. Monkey Jayden Hart took 4 minutes for spearing and on the ensuing powerplay Shaq Merasty scored with just over 6 minutes left. Then with Paulic on the bench, Merasty notched his 5th of the season to force overtime.

In the first overtime period (4-on-4) the play was back and forth with each goaltender making game-saving saves. However, the second overtime (3-on-3) was all Primate. A goal seemed inevitable and Crooks scored his 2nd of the night to bring victory to Saudi Alberta.

Luke Siemens got the win with 17 saves on 19 shots, and Paulic took the loss despite 42 saves. Siemens has now started all 9 regular season games for the Monkeys.

The point lifts the Bisons into a 4th place tie with MRU at 4-3-2. The Monkeys are 3rd at 6-2-1.

Saturday's rematch goes at 6:00 MST, 7:00 CST.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

REGINA COUGARS 0

CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

Bedrock U needed a win and the Banjo-Cats were the perfect victim. Steven Stanford returned to the Dino goal and racked up a 17 save shutout, At the other end, Dawson MacAuley was peppered with 39 shots. Bedrock had 5 different goal-scorers. The Dinos are now 6th with 9 points, one behind Manitoba and Mount Royal.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

Yet another one-goal win for the Banjo-Mutts. This time they were outshot 36-24. How long can they keep this up? Maybe all season, like last year's Calgary Flames. Jordon Cooke once again got the win for Sask, and Colin Cooper took the loss for MRU. Sask is now in 1st place at 8-1-0, and MRU is tied for 4th with Manitoba at 4-3-2.

OUT EAST

OUA

York 6 RMC 5 - OT

Nipissing 4 Lakehead 3 - OT

Concordia 5 W. Ontario 6 - OT

Brock 4 Carleton 5 - OT

Waterloo 4 Toronto 5

UQTR 2 Guelph 0

Laurentian 7 Windsor 3

McGill 6 Ryerson 1

UOIT 5 Queen's 3

AUS

St. Thomas 3 UPEI 5

Acadia 2 St. F-X 4

Moncton 1 UNB 5

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat. Nov. 7

Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Regina at Calgary 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

UBC at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

UQTR at W. Ontario

Laurentian at Windsor

UNB at UPEI

Brock at RMC

Laurier at Waterloo

Nipissing at Lakehead

York at Carleton

Queen's at UOIT

McGill at Toronto

Concordia at Guelph

Sun. Nov. 8

UBC at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

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Nov 7: Bisons Win in Edmontown!

 

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [Fri rp @UofM]

So the Herd make it a 3-point weekend in the Land of Monkeys! I was at a banquet and missed watching this one on-line. The UofA game story gives a nice recap.

The Bisons continued their rotation in goal. Byron Spriggs stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced. Brett Brooks scored twice the 1st period to give the Bisons a 2-1 lead. There was no scoring in the 2nd period. Nor was there any scoring for almost 18 minutes in the 3rd. Rhett Rachinski scored his 5th of the season and it looked like the game would be headed to overtime. Then with just 12 second left, Jordan DePape scored his 5th of the season and there was no point for the Monkeys.

The Bisons are now 5-3-2 and are alone in 4th, one point behind Alberta (6-3-1) and 2 points behind UBC.

After two weekends on the road, the Bisons return home to face the Lethnridge Pronghorns next Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

REGINA COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

The Banjo-Cats needed a win to avoid falling completely oit of contention. Even with this OTW they are 6 points in arrears of a playoff berth. The Cats are now 2-8-0, both wins coming in overtime. The Dinos fall to 4-4-2, even with MRU in 5th place.

Mitch Kilgore played perhaps the best game in his career as a Kitten, stopping 46 of 48 shots. Steven Stanford started his 2nd in a row and took the loss, stopping 23 of 26 shots.

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

The Banjo-Mutts have mastered the art of winning games where they have been outshot. On Saturday at Mount Royal they were outshot 33-24. Jordon Cooke stopped 32 of those 33 shots, whilst MRU backup Cam Lanigan stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced in his start, the final goal being scored into an empty net. The Saskies are sitting 1st at 9-1-0 and MRU is tied for 5th with Calgary at 4-4-2. Next week the Mutts host UBC in a battle for 1st place.
 
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

This was UBC's first regulation loss of the season, and it demonstrates that the H0rny Ones are no longer the pushovers they were. While a 3-5-1 record and a 7th place standing may not make other teams dance for joy, the fact is their results this year have been a massive step forward.

In the game itself, UBC held a 1-0 lead entering the 3rd period. Lethbridge managed a 3 goal outburst, with the winner coming within the final 3 minutes. Dylan Tait was back in goal for Lethbridge and stopped 27 of 29 shots. Meanwhile, Matt Hewitt took the loss for the Birds, and stopped 34 of 37 shots in the process.

Next week both sides hit the road, UBC playing at Sask and Lethbridge coming to Manitoba.

OUT EAST

OUA

Laurentian 3 Windsor 2
U.Q.T.R. 5 W. Ontario 2
York 3 Carleton 4 (ot)
Nipissing 2 Lakehead 1
Laurier 7 Waterloo 3
Brock 6 R.M.C. 5 (ot)
Queen's 4 U.O.I.T. 3 (ot)
McGill 4 Toronto 3
Concordia 3 Guelph 5

AUS

New Brunswick 4 U.P.E.I. 2

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sun. Nov. 8
UBC at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Wed Nov 11
Saint Mary's at Dalhousie

Thu Nov 12
Lakehead at W. Ontario

Fri Nov 13
Lethbridge at Manitoba 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
U.B.C. at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Mount Royal at Regina 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Alberta at Calgary 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Dalhousie at Moncton
New Brunswick at Acadia
St. F-X at St. Thomas
U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Guelph at York
Ryerson at Nipissing
Lakehead at W. Ontario
Laurier at McGill
R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
Windsor at Brock
Waterloo at U.O.I.T.
Concordia at Queen's
Toronto at Laurentian

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Preview: Nov 13-14: Pronghorns at Bisons

 

BISONS BACK HOME

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-5-1, 10-7-1, OHT36 #21)
MANITOBA BISONS (5-3-2, 6-8-2, OHT36 #10)

Friday, November 13th, 7:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena
Saturday, November 14th, 1:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena

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

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

Lethbridge Links:
:. [UofL Preview]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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

After two weekends away the Herd comes home as a team on a hot streak. They are 4-0-1 and their opponets have been UBC, Calgary, and Alberta. These numbers exceed expectations. Now the team needs to show if this is an upward trend of a team coming together, or just a blip.

The H0rny Ones have not been the pushovers they used to be. They have won 3 straight and are not all that far away from a top 6 playoff berth. They are 7th, just one point behind MRU and Calgary. In the last 4 seasons the Bisons hold a 13-3 lead in head to head play, including 8-0 at home. But in an early season series a year ago, the Bisons were swept by the Horns. One more point that weekend and the Bisons would have finished 4th, and hosted the quarter-final round. Even though Lethbridge is improved, this is a series where the Bisons need 3, or even 4, points to establish themselves as a potential conference contender.

Both sides have developed a goalie rotation. Despite having a load of new players, the Horns have two veteran goaltenders. Fifth year Dylan Tait has survived a cancer scare and this year's numbers (3-3-1, 2.88 GAA, and .927 S%) are superior to his career numbers (5-29-2, 4.23 GAA, and .899 S%). Damien Ketlo is similar (this year he is 1-2-0, 2.71 GAA, and ,921 S%, career is 5-39-0, 5.19 GAA, ..877 S%).

In contrast, the Bisons have been rotating 2nd year Byron Spriggs and rookie Justin Paulic. After s slow start, Paulic has found his form. He has improved to 2-1-1, 2.86 GAA, and .914 S%. Last year Spriggs went from backup to starter and picked up where he left off last year. He is 3-2-1, 2.52 GAA, and .923 S%.

On the other side, the Horns have just one player in the Top 20 scorers, namely Mitchell Maxwell (3-7-10). Meanwhile, the Bisons have 3: Jordan DePape (5-9-14, tied for 1st), Shaq Merasty (5-7-12), and Brett Stovin (4-4-8).

ELSEWHERE:
 
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-1-3, 7-4-4, OHT36 #7)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-1-0, 12-2-0, OHT36 #2)

Links:
:. [UofS Preview Story]
:. [UBC Site]

It is surprising that these two teams lead the conference. The shockwaves would be minimal, though, if one or both fell into the mid-pack in the standings.

The Mutts have 9 wins, 6 by one goal (2 in OT) and one by two goals. After two consecutive seasons where they were eliminated in the quarter-finals (once by UBC) there were many question marks hanging over the Mutts. They had some years where the recruiting class was far below par. But this year, their top two scorers are rookies. Andrew Johnson (4-7-11) and Kohl Baumi (2-8-10) lead the way. Second year goaltender Jordon Cooke has started 9 of 10 thus far.

There is no question that UBC is off to a good start. But last season was the first time they had a home playoff series since the 1970s. What's woth all the overtime? They have 4 OT games already (and are 1-3 in those games). They do have the league's co-leading scorer (Anthoiny Bardaro at 6-8-14), but where Sask's scoring is spread out with 3 players in the top 20, UBC has but two (Luke Lockhart at 3-5-8 is tied for 18th-20th).

This unlikely feature series of the weekend could say a lot about these two teams.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (6-3-1, 11-5-2, OHT36 #8)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-5-1, 9-10-1, OHT36 #18)

Links:
:. [UofC Preview Story] : [rp @CW]
:. [UofA Preview Story]

This home-and-home match-up used to be a series warranting national attention. That was back in 2014-15. Now, Bedrock U is clinging to a playoff berth and the Evil Monkeys are scratching their armpits, throwing bananas at one another, and swinging by the vines. Each weekend it seems to be the same story, except when the Monkeys played Regina: Outshoot opponent by a wide margin, yet win/lose a tight game. By the stats, and by past performance, one would expect the Primates to go on a roll any time now. Nobody wants to be their opponent when that happens.

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-4-2, 6-7-2, OHT36 #13)
REGINA COUGARS (2-8-0, 4-11-0, OHT36 #32)

Links:
:. [UofR Preview Story]
:. [UBC Preview Story]

The Cat Fight! Cougars v Cougars. Just like closing time at the Palomino, as the cliche goes. Let's call them the "Bluegars" and "Banjo-Cats" so we know what's what. Well, Regina can be counted on to have one good game and one stinker each weekend it seems. But what about MRU? After a 3rd place finish last year they have struggled to find the same form. The Banjo-Cats need to go on a roll if they want to get in the playoff picture and MRU is tied with Calgary in 5th and 6th. Being 6 points back, Regina needs clean wins right here to make it close.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Nov 11 Saint Mary's 5 Dalhousie 2
Thu Nov 12 Lakehead 3 W. Ontario 5
Fri Nov 13 Dalhousie at Moncton    
Fri Nov 13 New Brunswick at Acadia
Fri Nov 13 St. F-X at St. Thomas    
Fri Nov 13 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's    
Fri Nov 13 Guelph at York        
Fri Nov 13 Ryerson at Nipissing    
Fri Nov 13 Lakehead at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 13 Laurier at McGill    
Fri Nov 13 R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.    
Fri Nov 13 Windsor at Brock    
Fri Nov 13 Waterloo at U.O.I.T.    
Fri Nov 13 Concordia at Queen's    
Fri Nov 13 Toronto at Laurentian

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Nov 13-14: Bisons Swept

 

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 7

MANITOBA BISONS 5

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

MANITOBA BISONS 1

Friday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

Saturday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

When there is a Friday night game followed by a Saturday afternoon game there is often not enough time to do a Friday night recap.  So I waited until all the results were in to do one massive weekend report.

The story in this series was the lack of goaltending for the Bisons. After being named stars in all four games the past two weekends, neither goaltender distinguished himself at home.

Friday night's game was a real shoot-out. The Bisons outshot the H0rny Ones 40-36 but when a save was needed they never got it. While there were not that many penalties, the Lethbridge PP was effective, going 2 for 3 and scoring within seconds of the expiry of the other.

In the 1st period, the Bisons were trailing 3-1, despite giving up just 10 shots on goal. The 3rd goal for the Horns was scored by #13 Mitchell Maxwell. He skated around the whole team and put it past Justin Paulic in the Bison goal.

The 2nd period was one of the most entertaining periods I have seen. The Bisons outscored the Horns 3-2 though being outshot 19-13. A pair of 3rd period goals 24 seconds apart seemed to put it away for Lethbridge. However, the Bisons put on a great deal of late pressure. With an empty net and about a minute left, a potential 7-6 goal was barely deflected off the knob of Damien Ketlo's stick and the crossbar. I don't recall the last time the Bisons scored 5 goals and lost.

Saturday afternoon was a similar game, with fewer dramatic moments. Byron Spriggs started for Manitoba and Dylan Tait for Lethbridge. The Bisons outshot the Horns 33-30. However, after the Horns scored 4 goals on 12 shots in the 1st period the chances of a comeback were slim and none.

As for overall impressions, the Horns are definitely an improved team. The league has now played 6 weekends and they have been tough on everyone they have played. They sit 5th at 6-5-1 and have only Regina to play to finish the 1st half. The Bisons are one point back of them at 5-5-2.

The Bisons host the Saskies next weekend, on Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at a very awkward 4:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 9

REGINA COUGARS 2

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

REGINA COUGARS 3

Friday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [MEU]

Saturday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [MEU]

Ugh. The Banjo-Cats were dominated on home ice in a shocking manner. Not to put down the Bluegars, but nobody should be dominated this extensively.

Friday's game started out OK. It was 2-2 early in the 2nd. Somehow Regina gave up 7 unanswered goals, while being outshot 42-16 on the night.

Saturday was better but still not close. MRU built a 3-0 lead over two periods. It seems funny that there would be 6 goals in the 3rd, but such is possible on a funny weekend I guess.

Both teams used just one goaltender. Mitch Kilgore took both losses for Regina and Colin Cooper claimed two wins for MRU. Dawson McAuley did not suit up for Regina on either night.

 

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Friday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UBC]

Saturday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UBC]

In this battle for 1st place, the Saskies easily took control with a sound win on Friday night. They built period leads of 1-0 and 3-0 while holding UBC to just 11 shots. In the end, the shots were 25-20 in favour of Sask. Jordon Cooke got the win and Eric Williams took the loss.

The Saturday rematch was strange. UBC came out guns-a-blazin', taking a 3-0 1st period lead whilst outshooting the Banjo-Mutts 17-9. The Mutts were far from finished, however. In the 2nd period they outshot UBC 19-3 and scored twice. The 3rd period saw the Huskies tie the game while outshooting UBC 10-2. But UBC scored on their 2nd shot of the period to escape with a 4-3 win. Jordon Cooke again started for Sask while UBC conrinued to rotate, going with Matt Hewitt.

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

CALGARY DINOSAURS 0

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1

(in overtime)

Friday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

Saturday Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

This was a split series and game 1 was in the Town of Bedrock. The Dinos' playoff hopes could become a page right out of history. The stats were not as one-sided as the scoreline. However, with period leads of 1-0 and 3-0, the Evil Monkeys were never in trouble throughout the game.

The scene switched to Edmontown for the Saturday night rematch. The teams stuck with Luke Siemens in goal for Alberta and Steven Stanford for Bedrock U. It was 0-0 after regulation, and that says it all. The shots were 33-26 in favour of the Monkeys. The results leave Calgary out of the playoffs if the season ended today.

OUT EAST

OUA

Fri Nov 13 Guelph 4 York 3 (so)

Fri Nov 13 Ryerson 3 Nipissing 4

Fri Nov 13 Lakehead 5 W. Ontario 7

Fri Nov 13 Laurier 0 McGill 4

Fri Nov 13 R.M.C. 0 U.Q.T.R. 7

Fri Nov 13 Windsor 2 Brock 3

Fri Nov 13 Waterloo 2 U.O.I.T. 3

Fri Nov 13 Concordia 0 Queen's 4

Fri Nov 13 Toronto 2 Laurentian 3 (ot)

Sat Nov 14 R.M.C. 3 Concordia 6

Sat Nov 14 Carleton 6 U.Q.T.R. 3

Sat Nov 14 Waterloo 2 McGill 5

Sat Nov 14 Windsor 1 York 2 (ot)

Sat Nov 14 Toronto 3 Nipissing 6

Sat Nov 14 Brock 1 Guelph 6

Sat Nov 14 Laurier 3 U.O.I.T. 4

Sat Nov 14 Ryerson 3 Laurentian 2 (ot)

AUS

Fri Nov 13 Dalhousie 1 Moncton 6

Fri Nov 13 New Brunswick 3 Acadia 4 (ot)

Fri Nov 13 St. F-X 4 St. Thomas 1

Fri Nov 13 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary's 2 (ot)

Sat Nov 14 Dalhousie 1 St. Thomas 0 (so)

Sat Nov 14 St. F-X 4 Moncton 1

Sat Nov 14 New Brunswick 2 Saint Mary's 4

Sat Nov 14 U.P.E.I. 5 Acadia 6 (ot)

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Fri Nov 20

Saskatchewan at Manitoba

Calgary at Mount Royal

Regina at Lethbridge

Alberta at U.B.C.

Acadia at Moncton

Saint Mary's at St. Thomas

U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie

New Brunswick at St. F-X

U.O.I.T. at W. Ontario

Waterloo at York

Concordia at Nipissing

McGill at Brock

Queen's at Guelph

Lakehead at Windsor

Carleton at Ryerson

R.M.C. at Toronto

U.Q.T.R. at Laurentian

Sat Nov 21

Regina at Lethbridge

Saskatchewan at Manitoba

Mount Royal at Calgary

Alberta at U.B.C.

Acadia at St. Thomas

Saint Mary's at Moncton

New Brunswick at Dalhousie

U.P.E.I. at St. F-X

R.M.C. at Ryerson

U.O.I.T. at Guelph

McGill at York

Brock at Laurier

U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing

Lakehead at Windsor

Carleton at Toronto

Concordia at Laurentian

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Preview: Nov 20-21: Huskies at Bisons

FIRST HALF COMES TO A CLOSE

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-2-0, 13-3-0, OHT36 #1)
MANITOBA BISONS (5-5-2, 6-10-2, OHT36 #16)

Friday, November 20th, 7:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena
Saturday, November 21st, 4:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena

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

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

Saskatchewan Links:
:. [UofS Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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

The Banjo-Mutts are in town so steer clear of any local fire hydrants. This a strange weekend in that the Saturday game starts at 4:00, which ticks me off to no end. I have Jets tickets for a 6:00 p.m. game. I thought this was going to be a 1:00 p.m. start. Jeesh.

This weekend marks the end of the first half of the CW regular season. The big question is whether Sask is as good as their 10-2-0 record would indicate. After finishing in 6th place last year, they were bound to improve. But this much? We'll see.

The Bisons are in 6th place, one point ahead of Calgary and just 5 points out of second place. One weekend can make a big difference in the standings. Like last weekend. The Bisons entered at #10 in the Official Hollywood Top 36 rankings, and left as #16. Sask is now #1 after UNB lost twice. As one looks across the standings, this is a very wide-open season across the country.

The CW LeagueStats have composite records for the last 5 years. Since these teams have yet to meet this season, we have 4 years of head-to-head we can look at. The Bisons hold a 9-7 edge in those years, including 4-0 last year. The key this weekend will be goaltending. After neimng stars twice each in trips to Bedrock and Edmontown, both Bison goaltenders fell flat against the H0rny Ones.

ELSEWHERE:

 
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (8-3-1, 13-5-2, OHT36 #8)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (7-2-3, 8-5-4, OHT36 #6)

Links:
:. [UBC Site]
:. [UofA Site]

These teams are tied for 2nd place, 3 points behind Sask. This will tell us if UBC are a contender. The Evil Monkeys are off to a shaky start, but IMO are still the favourite to finish first. UBC is just getting ready no for the heavy lifting. Although UBC are the higher ranked team (and deservedly so) my expectation is that the Apes will emerge as #2 in the CW.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-6-2, 9-11-2, OHT36 #20)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-4-2, 8-7-2, OHT36 #10)

Links:
:. [UofC Site]
:. [MRU Site]

This cross-town series has produced many good games already, especially when the teams were fighting it out for 2nd place last year. Now, however, Bedrock U has fallen all the way to 7th in the standings and #20 in the OHT36, 10 places below MRU. The Bisons sit 2 points behind 4th place MRU and 1 point ahead of Bedrock, so they are likely hoping that neitehr game goes into overtime.

 
REGINA COUGARS (2-10-0, 4-13-0, OHT36 #32)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (6-5-1, 12-7-1, OHT36 #11)

Links:
:. [UofR Site]
:. [UofL Site] : [CW Preview]

This used to be the battle for the wooden spoon, but no more. The H0rny Ones jumped from #22 to #11 with a big sweep of Manitoba. They are over .500 and it has been ages since they have been in such a lofty place this late in the season. Regina is in a rough spot and there must be much doubt amongst their players about their ability to go anywhere this season. I suspect they will give one good performance this weekend. We'll see where that gets them.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Thu Nov 19 Queen's at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 20 Acadia at Moncton
Fri Nov 20 Saint Mary's at St. Thomas
Fri Nov 20 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie    
Fri Nov 20 New Brunswick at St. F-X    
Fri Nov 20 U.O.I.T. at W. Ontario    
Fri Nov 20 Waterloo at York    
Fri Nov 20 Concordia at Nipissing
Fri Nov 20 McGill at Brock
Fri Nov 20 Queen's at Guelph
Fri Nov 20 Lakehead at Windsor
Fri Nov 20 Carleton at Ryerson    
Fri Nov 20 R.M.C. at Toronto    
Fri Nov 20 U.Q.T.R. at Laurentian
Sat Nov 21 Acadia at St. Thomas    
Sat Nov 21 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Sat Nov 21 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Sat Nov 21 U.P.E.I. at St. F-X    
Sat Nov 21 R.M.C. at Ryerson
Sat Nov 21 U.O.I.T. at Guelph
Sat Nov 21 McGill at York    
Sat Nov 21 Brock at Laurier    
Sat Nov 21 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing
Sat Nov 21 Lakehead at Windsor    
Sat Nov 21 Carleton at Toronto    
Sat Nov 21 Concordia at Laurentian

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Nov 21: Huskies Win Opener

 

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
MANITOBA BISONS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

The story of this game was the goaltending issue. The game was 3-3 after two periods and was a very closely fought game. However, after the Bisons had the jump in the 3rd period, a counter-attack by the Banjo-Mutts at the 5 minute mark led to a soft goal. From then on the Bisons sputtered and the game was lost. The Bisons once again had trouble hitting the net on golden opportunities. Callis, Merasty, and Stovin scored for Manitoba. Byron Spriggs took the loss stopping 33 of 38 shots (with one emoty netter) and Blake Voth stopped 26 of 29 shots in picking up the win.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Preview: [UofC] : [MEU]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofCMEU]

First, the Bisons will be cheering that this was decided in regulation. Second, the Bisons will be happy that Calgary remains behind them in 7th place. In tight standings you want to be in a playoff spot at all times. Colin Cooper got the win, and Steven Stanford took the loss.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Preview: [UBC]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

Last week UBC was in a battle for 1st and this week they just lost the opener in the battle for 2nd. The Evil Monkeys held the Tweety-Birds to 17 shots and you won't beat the Monkeys that way.Levko Koper had a hat-trick for the Monkeys. Luke Siemens stopped 15 of 17 in the win, Matt Hewitt stopped 33 of 37 in taking the loss.


REGINA COUGARS 7
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Previews: [UofL] : [UofR]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

Sometimes it is easoer to play as an underdog. The H0rny Ones may have discovered this is a wild game back at home. The Horns scored first but after that it was nothing but a chorus of banjos. Each team topped the 40 shot mark. Ian McNulty notched a hat-trick for the Cats, and that was in the 3rd period alone. Mitch Kilgore got the win and Damien Ketlo took the loss. Both must be exhausted.

OUT EAST

OUA

Thu Nov 19 Queen's 4 W. Ontario 3
Fri Nov 20 U.O.I.T. 3 W. Ontario 2
Fri Nov 20 Waterloo 4 York 1
Fri Nov 20 Concordia 2 Nipissing 3 (ot)
Fri Nov 20 McGill 3 Brock 0
Fri Nov 20 Queen's 2 Guelph 4
Fri Nov 20 Lakehead 0 Windsor 2
Fri Nov 20 Carleton 4 Ryerson 3
Fri Nov 20 R.M.C. 0 Toronto 5
Fri Nov 20 U.Q.T.R. 3 Laurentian 1
Fri Nov 20 Saskatchewan 6 Manitoba 3
Fri Nov 20 Calgary 1 Mount Royal 3
Fri Nov 20 Regina 7 Lethbridge 4
Fri Nov 20 Alberta 5 U.B.C. 2


AUS

Fri Nov 20 Acadia 4 Moncton 3
Fri Nov 20 Saint Mary's 1 St. Thomas 2 (so)
Fri Nov 20 U.P.E.I. 3 Dalhousie 6
Fri Nov 20 New Brunswick 5 St. F-X 6

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Nov 21 Regina at Lethbridge        1:00 pm    CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Saskatchewan at Manitoba    4:00 pm    CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Mount Royal at Calgary    6:00 pm    CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Alberta at U.B.C.        7:00 pm    CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Acadia at St. Thomas        7:00 pm    AUS
Sat Nov 21 Saint Mary's at Moncton    7:00 pm    AUS
Sat Nov 21 New Brunswick at Dalhousie    7:00 pm    AUS
Sat Nov 21 U.P.E.I. at St. F-X        7:00 pm    AUS
Sat Nov 21 R.M.C. at Ryerson        2:30 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 U.O.I.T. at Guelph        3:00 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 McGill at York        7:00 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 Brock at Laurier        7:00 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing    7:00 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 Lakehead at Windsor        7:30 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 Carleton at Toronto        7:30 pm    OUA
Sat Nov 21 Concordia at Laurentian    7:45 pm    OUA

CW games available on canadawest.tv

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Nov 21: Huskies Sweep

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MANITOBA BISONS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

I had to miss this game due to its 4:00 start. I had Jets tickets. Then a sick 15 year old dof has had me diostratcted, so here is a really late post. I did see a period plus on CanadaWest.tv.

This weekend marks the end of one round robin in the CW. Each team has played 2 games against each other team. More on that later.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

 
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 8
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]



REGINA COUGARS 8
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

These scores kind of bring the league back to its historical roots.Except for Calhary being on the outside looking in.

OUT EAST

OUA

RMC     3     Ryerson     4
UOIT     4     Guelph     3
McGill     2     York     3
UQTR     5     Nipissing     3
Brock     2     Laurier     5
Lakehead     5     Windsor     2
Carleton     4     Toronto     1
Concordia     5     Laurentian     3

AUS

UNB     5     Dalhousie     1
Saint Mary's     3     Moncton     2  - OT
Acadia     12     St. Thomas     2
UPEI     2     StFX     1

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Nov 25 Saint Mary's at Acadia        7:00 pm    AUS
Wed Nov 25 New Brunswick at Moncton        7:00 pm    AUS
Wed Nov 25 St. F-X at Dalhousie        7:00 pm    AUS
Wed Nov 25 U.P.E.I. at St. Thomas        7:00 pm    AUS
Thu Nov 26 Laurier at Ryerson            7:30 pm    OUA
Thu Nov 26 Manitoba at Regina            7:00 pm    CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Dalhousie at Acadia        7:00 pm    AUS
Fri Nov 27 Moncton at New Brunswick        7:00 pm    AUS
Fri Nov 27 St. Thomas at U.P.E.I.        7:00 pm    AUS
Fri Nov 27 U.O.I.T. at McGill            7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 Guelph at Carleton            7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 Toronto at Lakehead        7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 Windsor at Waterloo        7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 York at U.Q.T.R.            7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 W. Ontario at R.M.C.        7:00 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 Brock at Concordia            7:30 pm    OUA
Fri Nov 27 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan    7:00 pm    CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Manitoba at Regina            7:00 pm    CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Lethbridge at Alberta        7:00 pm    CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 U.B.C. at Calgary            7:00 pm    CWUAA

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Nov 27: Bisons Get Successful Early Start

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MANITOBA BISONS 6

REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW]

This is a very rare Thursday-Friday series out in Banjoland. I was out at a junior game and spied on this one through CanadaWest.tv. The Bisons dominated the play from what I saw. Jordan DePape had 2 goals and 2 assists. Justin Paulic got the win, stopping 24 of 26 shots.

After Regina swept Lethbridge on the road last weekend, they must have had some hopes of a turn-about heading home. This win gives the Bisons 5 straight wins on road. The rematch goes Friday at 7:00 p.m.

OUT EAST

OUA

Thu. 26

Laurier 3 Ryerson 1

AUS

Wed. 25

UNB 4 Moncton 7

UPEI 5 St. Thomas 4

StFX 4 Dalhousie 1

Saint Mary's 1 Acadia 3

[CIS Schedule/Results]

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
REGINA COUGARS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofR]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [Fri rp @UofM]
Preview: [UofR]
GoBisons.ca: [Sirant All-Star Assistant]
GoBisons.ca: [Caligiuri to Moose]
LeagueStat: [Team] : [Goalies] : [Results]

The Bisons have wrapped up the 1st semester with a weekend sweep in Banjoland. After one more week of classes, the Herd will write their first exams then take a Christmas break. All but Coach Sirant, that is. He will be one of the CIS coaches of the team set to take on the Canadian World Juniors. The Team Toronto CIS was not a very good team, so they will be bolstered with 6 players from each of the AUS and CW this year.

In the game at hand, the Kittens roared (as much as a kitten could roar) out of the starting gates in the 1st period. Though they outshot the Bisons 10-4, Byron Spriggs was up to the task, stopping all shots. Shaq Merasty scored his 10th of the season and the Bisons held a 1-0 lead.

The Bisons took control of the game in the 2nd period after the Kittens tied it up. Three unanswered goals (Justin Augert with his 4th and Brett Stovin with his 7th and 8th) put the game away. The Kittens stopped playing with yarn to mount a 3rd period comeback, whoch included Ian McNulty's 7th goal of the season. However, Zach Waldvogel scored his 1st as a Bison to put the game away.

In other game notes, Brock Sutherland did not dress for either game. Regina went with Mitch Kilgore in goal, and he stopped 30 of 34 shots in taking the loss. The Bisons continued their rotation, and Spriggs stopped 33 of 36 shots.

The next action for the Bisons will be on the weekend of Jnuary 8 and 9 when the Evil Monkeys swing from vine to vine into the Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M campus.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

 
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Preview: [MRU] : [UofS]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

The Bluegars have been climbing up the standings and this big road win the Saskatown emphasizes the point. The Saskies now lead the CW with 24 points whilst the Bluegars sit 3rd at 20. This was a close game all the way through, with the final goal coming into an empty net. Colin Cooper got the win, stopping 26 of 29 shots. Jordon Cooke stopped 23 of 27 in taking the loss. Both of those goaltenders have carried the load for their teams all season.

 
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Preview: [UBC] : [UofC]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW]

The Dinos needed this win badly. They are now tied with Lethbridge for the 6th and final playoff berth.The once-lofty Tweety-Birds are now perched precariously in 4th place, one point ahead of Manitoba. Former Bird Steven Stafford stopped 21 shots for the shutout in picking up the win for Bedrock U. Eric Williams stopped 24 of 26 shots in taking the loss.

 
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Previews: [UofL] : [UofA]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

This emphatic beatdown is, IMO, confirmation that the Evil Monkeys are back to their old ways and the H0rny Ones are now past their peak.The Apes are just one point out of 1st and the Horns are tied for 6th. Combined with the other results from this weekend, it seems like it is 2014-15 all over again.

Dylan Tait started for the Horns and only stopped 1 of the 4 shots he faced. So Damien Jetlo went in and stopped 46 of 53. Ryan Demharter started for the first time in his two seasons with the Monkeys and stopped 21 of 22 shots. Their usual starter Luke Siemens did not even dress.

OUT EAST

OUA

U.O.I.T. 3 McGill 7
Guelph 2 Carleton 0
Toronto 5 Lakehead 4 (so)
Windsor 2 Waterloo 5
York 2 U.Q.T.R. 5
W. Ontario 6 R.M.C. 3
Brock 1 Concordia 7

AUS

Dalhousie 1 Acadia 5
Moncton 1 New Brunswick 4
St. Thomas at U.P.E.I. - ppd

[CIS Schedule/Results]

UP NEXT

Sat Nov 28 Lethbridge at Alberta 6:00 pm MST
Sat Nov 28 U.B.C. at Calgary    6:00 pm    MST
Sat Nov 28 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST
Sat Nov 28 St. F-X at Saint Mary's
Sat Nov 28 York at Concordia
Sat Nov 28 Brock at U.Q.T.R.
Sat Nov 28 W. Ontario at Carleton
Sat Nov 28 Toronto at Lakehead
Sat Nov 28 Ryerson at Waterloo
Sat Nov 28 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sat Nov 28 Windsor at Laurier
Sat Nov 28 Guelph at R.M.C.
Sat Nov 28 McGill at Queen's

All CW games available at CanadaWest.tv.

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Nov 28: First Semester Ends For Everyone

The Bisons wrapped up their series on Friday night. So all that was held on Saturday was out-of-town action. There are also some Saturday afternoon links to add for the Manitiba-Regina game on Saturday.

Links:

Boxscores: [UofM]

Stories: [rp @UofM]

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

 

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : ['>http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2015-16/boxscores/20151128_z1b3.xml]CW]

Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

The Banjo-Mutts needed the win to stay in 1st place. The Mutts scored 3 goals on 8 1st period shots to build a lead they were able to nurse, despite being outshot 33-11 over the final two periods. MRU starter Colin Cooper was replaced with backup Cam Lanigan to start the 2nd period. One power play in each of the 2nd and 3rd periods allowed the Bluegars to pull close before an empty-netter put it away. Jordon Cooke claimed the win, stopping 40 of 42 shots in the process.

 

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4

CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

Late Friday: [rp @UBC]

I believe that the Bisons will be quite happy to see that Bedrock U lost this game. It keeps the Dinos behind them. UBC continued their goaltending rotation, and it was Mark Hewitt's turn (he stopped 29 of 31 shots). Bedrock stuck with Steven Stanford (he stopped 18 of 22 shots). UBC built a 3-0 after two periods. Half-way through thr 3rd period the Dinos broke the shutout and then closed the gap to 3-2, but that was as close as they got. UBC heads into the break in 4th place, whilst Bedrock sits tied for 6th.

 

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]

Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

The Monkeys wrapped up the 1st semester on a roll. Six sraight wins and a jump to 2nd place. Meanwhile, the loss was the H0rny Ones' 4th straight, which followed a 5 game winning streak. In any event, the Horns are tied for 6th. At least they are now done playing the Monkeys. After Friday night's massacre, the Horns started slow, being outshot 16-3 and outscored 201 in the 1st period. The game did not degenerate into a blowout, but still the Apes enjoyed a nice comfortable victory. The Monkeys are the only CW team to play next weekend, as they venture down to Arizona State for two games.

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

OUA

Sat Nov 28 York 4 Concordia 3

Sat Nov 28 Brock 1 U.Q.T.R. 2 (ot)

Sat Nov 28 W. Ontario 3 Carleton 4

Sat Nov 28 Toronto 6 Lakehead 5 (ot)

Sat Nov 28 Ryerson 0 Waterloo 3

Sat Nov 28 Laurentian 4 Nipissing 2

Sat Nov 28 Windsor 2 Laurier 1

Sat Nov 28 Guelph 3 R.M.C. 0

Sat Nov 28 McGill 3 Queen's 2

AUS

Sat Nov 28 St. Thomas 3 U.P.E.I. 4 (ppd from Nob 27)

Sat Nov 28 St. F-X 2 Saint Mary's 1

[CIS Schedule/Results]

UP NEXT

Wed Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. at McGill    

Wed Dec 02 W. Ontario at Windsor

Thu Dec 03 Guelph at Laurier    

Thu Dec 03 Toronto at U.O.I.T.    

Fri Dec 04 Nipissing at Carleton

Fri Dec 04 W. Ontario at Waterloo

Fri Dec 04 Laurier at York    

Fri Dec 04 McGill at R.M.C.    

Fri Dec 04 Lakehead at Brock    

Fri Dec 04 Ryerson at U.O.I.T.    

Fri Dec 04 Toronto at Queen's    

Fri Dec 04 Laurentian at Concordia

Fri Dec 04 Alberta at Arizona State - NCAA-x

Sat Dec 05 Nipissing at Concordia

Sat Dec 05 Laurentian at U.Q.T.R.

Sat Dec 05 Lakehead at York    

Sat Dec 05 Carleton at R.M.C.    

Sat Dec 05 Ryerson at Queen's    

Sat Dec 05 Alberta at Arizona State - NCAA-x

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Dec 4-5: OUA wraps up, Alberta goes south

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS 5

(in shoot-out)

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS 2

(in shoot-out)

Links:

Boxscores: [Friday] : [Saturday]

ASU Stories: [Preview] : [Friday] : [Saturday]

UofA Stories: [Preview]

The Evil Monkeys dominated the Hell-Dwellers but, as has been common this yearm faild to translate that into domination of the scoreboard. Both games went to a shoot-out, so a split seemed appropriate.

On Friday, ASU lead 3-2 going into the 3rd period. Alberta outshot them 15-4 in the 3rd period. ASU scored with just 14 second left to force OT. Alberta split the game between Siemens and Daigle.Siemens stopped 14 of 16 shots and Daigle stopped 3 of 5 (!) in relief. I guess that's why they are going with Siemens all the way in conference play.

On Saturday it was 2-0 ASU after the 1st. Those 2 goals came on 3 shots. Alberta tied the game and in thend the shots were 43-18, including 19-6 in the 3rd period and 9-0 in OT.

So does this mean that the 2nd semester will be a repeay of the 1st?

OUT EAST

OUA

Wed Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. 5 McGill 4 (so)

Wed Dec 02 W. Ontario 1 Windsor 4

Thu Dec 03 Guelph 5 Laurier 3

Thu Dec 03 Toronto 3 U.O.I.T. 6

Fri Dec 04 Nipissing 1 Carleton 4

Fri Dec 04 W. Ontario 5 Waterloo 6

Fri Dec 04 Laurier 5 York 2

Fri Dec 04 McGill 4 R.M.C. 3

Fri Dec 04 Lakehead 3 Brock 2

Fri Dec 04 Ryerson 3 U.O.I.T. 1

Fri Dec 04 Toronto 1 Queen's 3

Fri Dec 04 Laurentian 1 Concordia 5

Sat Dec 05 Nipissing 3 Concordia 1

Sat Dec 05 Laurentian 3 U.Q.T.R. 4 (ot)

Sat Dec 05 Lakehead 2 York 3 (ot)

Sat Dec 05 Carleton 7 R.M.C. 1

Sat Dec 05 Ryerson 2 Queen's 5

[CIS Schedule/Results]

UP NEXT

Tue Dec 29 McGill at Yale NCAA-x

Tue Dec 29 Guelph at Lakehead Nc

Wed Dec 30 McGill at Holy Cross NCAA-x

Wed Dec 30 Queen's at U.O.I.T.    Nc

Wed Dec 30 Guelph at Lakehead Nc

Sat Jan 02 York at Toronto Nc

Sun Jan 03 U.P.E.I. at St. Thomas Nc

Sun Jan 03 Regina Vs Saskatchewan Nc (at Bethune, Sk)

Wed Jan 06 Toronto at Ryerson

Thu Jan 07 Toronto at Laurier

Thu Jan 07 York at Guelph

Fri Jan 08 Alberta at Manitoba    

Fri Jan 08 Calgary at Regina    

Fri Jan 08 U.B.C. at Mount Royal

Fri Jan 08 Saskatchewan at Lethbridge

Fri Jan 08 St. Thomas at Acadia

Fri Jan 08 Moncton at Saint Mary's

Fri Jan 08 Dalhousie at New Brunswick

Fri Jan 08 St. F-X at U.P.E.I.    

Fri Jan 08 Brock at W. Ontario    

Fri Jan 08 Carleton at Lakehead    

Fri Jan 08 Queen's at U.Q.T.R.    

Fri Jan 08 York at Windsor    

Fri Jan 08 U.O.I.T. at Concordia

Fri Jan 08 Waterloo at Ryerson    

Fri Jan 08 McGill at Laruentian

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Preview: Dec 12-13: Team Canada Jrs v CIS Selects

 

CANADA v CANADA!

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TEAM CANADA JUNIORS
C.I.S. SELECTS  

Saturday, December 12th, 6:30 p.m. CST @ MasterCard Centre, Toronto
Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 a.m. CST @ MasterCard Centre, Toronto

Live Links:
:. [CIS-SIC.tv]

Hockey Canada Links:
:. [Team Site]
:. [Selection Camp Schedule]
:. [Hockey Canada announces 30 players invited]
:. [Game Schedule]

CIS Links:
:. [CIS captains announced]
:. [CIS men's hockey roster announced]
:. [CW: Alberta's Reddick named captain]
:. [CW: Six Canada West players to suit up]
:. [UofM: Bison Jordan DePape named to CIS roster]
:. [UofM: Mike Sirant among CIS coaches]

Tonight is the night. The team tasked with bringing back gold for Canada (or they can stay in Europe and nhang their heads in shame) hits the ice to face a trans-national CIS team. The Bisons have one player named, Jordan DePape, amongst the 6 players reserved for the CW.

The past two seasons the Juniors played Team Big Lemon, drawn from the GTA teams (Ryerson, Toronto, and York). Frankly, those were crap teams. So ra5ther than play a Team GTA yet again, or even a Team OUA, the powers that be allocated one 6-man unit (G-D-D-LW-C-RW) from each of the AUS and CWUAA and 11 players from the OUA.

In past years teams and mixed teams from the CW have compiled a 4-3-0 record against the world juniors. Here are the scores:

Dec. 14, 2004 at Winnipeg: Manitoba
Manitoba Bisons 4, Team Canada 2

Dec. 15, 2004 at Winnipeg:
Team Canada 6, Manitoba Bisons 3

Dec, 15, 2006 at Calgary:
Calgary/Lethbridge 5, Team Canada 4

Dec. 15, 2009 at Saskatoon:
Sask./Regina 4, Team Canada 2

Dec. 17, 2011 at Calgary:
Team Canada 7, Calgary/Lethbridge 4

Dec. 12, 2012 at Edmonton:
Alberta Golden Bears 4, Team Canada 1

Dec. 13, 2012 at Calgary:
Team Canada 2, Calgary/Lethbridge/MRU 0

Hopefully the CIS on-line link will be good. I am considering hooking my laptop to the big screen.

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Dec 12: CIS beats Juniors in Shoot-Out

 

COLLEGE BOYS OUTSMART JUNIORS

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TEAM CANADA JRS. 4

C.I.S. SELECTS 5

(in shoot-out)

Links:

Boxscores: [LeagueStat (OUA)]

Stories: [TSN] : [SportsNet] : [Brandon Sun] : [Hockey Canada]

Pictures: [CIS Facebook]

I saw this on-line and, as on-line broadcasts go, it was of good quality.

The Jrs. started quickly and had a 2-0 lead. From then on the CIS team looked more organized, although the team only had 30 minutes on the ice ahead of the game.

I don't think the Jrs. would be happy with the large amount of shots (44-32). They seemed to "shoot from everywhere" whereas the U team would set up for a quality shot.

The goaltenders shone in the shoot-outm stopping all but one, the winner by Spencer Abraham.

Sunday's rematch goes at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 noon EST) and is scheduled fpr live broadcast (free!) at [CIS-SIC.tv].

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