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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:51 pm

NON-CONFERENCE WRAP UP

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
NORTH DAKOTA SIOUX 7

|> [UND STORY] ~ [BOX SCORE]

It was hard to find anything about this game so I checked out the UND site, otherwise I'd have no links. The score was tied 1-1 after two periods. But the Bisons were playing their 3rd game in 3 nights and collapsed in the 3rd period. They were outshot 18-3 and gave up 6 goals in the process. They were able to play the scratches from the Sask series.

ELSEWHERE:
  • October 4, 2009

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    CALGARY DINOS 2
    DENVER PIONEERS 3

    |> [D.U. STORY]

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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
    MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS 6

    |> [UM STORY] ~ [STATS & SUMMARY]

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 4

    |> [SUMMARY]

    October 5, 2009

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    CALGARY DINOS 1
    AIR FORCE FALCONS 3

    |> [AFA STORY] ~ [SUMMARY]

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS 2

    |> [UNO STORY] ~ [SUMMARY]

    Calgary and Lethbridge have both set a pattern of losing close ones whilst UBC was pounded twice. The CW teams were swept by the NCAA and split with the ACAC, which looks strange. It might also show that the prognosticators who believe that there will be clear #1, #2, #3, and the rest are correct. We'll see.
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:20 am

SERIES PREVIEW: THE H0RNY ONES ARE COMING!!!

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2008-09: 14-13-1; 2009-10: 0-0-0; 4-5-0)
MANITOBA BISONS (2008-09: 13-9-6; 2009-10: 2-0-0; 7-1-0)


This is another of those Bison/Moose conflict weekends for me. I'll be seeing the Bisons on Friday and the Moose on Saturday. This back-to-back conflicts means that I will be having weekends with neither team at home on multiple occasions. Ugh.

The Pronghorns are usually considered the #7 team in the CW. However, they finished 4th last year before being upset by UBC in the playoffs. Oddly, they did the same thing 3 years ago, also. They managed one national title, in 1994 when coached by Mike Babcock.

Lethbridge's MO in recent years has been to be outshot, sometimes severely, and rely on the goaltender to get you through regulation. They usually do well in OT and SO games. We'll see how that works this year. They don't have a long list of "name" recruits but do have 17 players from last year's roster.

Manitoba goaltender Steve Christie was named CW male athlete of the week [LINK] and then followed up with being named CIS male athlete of the week [U OF M LINK] [CIS LINK].

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There were no CW weekly releases this week. However, updated is the [TEAM RESULTS] pdf page.

Meanwhile, CISblog.ca has a [CANADA WEST PREVIEW]. (BTW, the OUA West is also previewed HERE.) They pick the league like this:
1. Alberta
2. Saskatchewan
3. Manitoba
4. Calgary
5. Lethbridge
6. UBC
7. Regina

The CW site has a preview of the Alberta-Calgary home-and-home series [HERE].

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
  • October 9, 2009
    Alberta @ Calgary
    Lethbridge @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Regina

    October 10, 2009
    Calgary @ Alberta
    Lethbridge @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Regina
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:14 pm

October 9, 2009

WIN PUTS BISONS IN FIRST!

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3

|> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]

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The Bisons racked up their 3rd straight win over a solid Pronghorns side. Combined with the results on the out of town scoreboard, the Bisons now have an early start on 1st place.

Lethbridge gave a textbook example of how they like to steal points. They were outshot and outplayed but kept the score down. They were then able to capitalize and grab a short-lived lead. Sure, the Bisons came back to win. But the result could have been otherwise. That's exactly what Lethbridge did on their 3-game road trip against NCAA teams, losing 3 straight one goal games last weekend.

The 1st period was all-Bisons. I had to question the shot count which stated 10-7 for Bisons. They had at least that many excellent scoring chances which were stopped by Bowles. In fact, they generated more offence than in the 2nd period where they were credited with 16 shots. Anyhow, rookie Troy Crowley potted the only goal of the period (his 2nd of the season).

The 2nd period was a goal-fest. The H0rny ones generated two goals (from Moore and Roberts) during a frame where they continued to be outplayed. However, just over 30 second after Lethbridge took the lead, Manitoba then equalized on Rick Wood's first of the season. Mike Hellyer's goal with less than 3 seconds to play gave the Bisons a 3-2 lead.

Although the 'Horns were trailing, they generated few shots or scoring chances until late in the 3rd. The period was scoreless and the Bisons outshot Lethbridge 12-8. Steve Christie made some nice saves to preserve the win. But 8 saves in a period is a cakewalk for the Bison goalie.

The game was not at all chippy and both sides skated hard and looked sharp. The Bisons seemed to have a bit more of everything (size, skill, speed) but Lethbridge cannot be counted out of the rematch.

One annoying factor was Bowles pushing the net off its moorings, by "accident" of course. Ya, right. It happened at least a dozen times when 2-3 is the norm. If the teams have the same ref for the rematch I would not be surprised to see a call.

Here's how the teams lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal:
Christie (Deckert)

Defence:
Erb - Lenoski
Mealy - Workman
Brown - Lockerby

Forwards:
Beller - Wood - Hellyer
Waker - Wild - Dudar (switched with Macaulay in 3rd)
Duval - Walker - Dittmer
Crowley - Benias - Macaulay (switched with Dudar in 3rd)

Scratches:
G McHale
D Thiessen, Flynn
F Moggach, Cara, Howarth

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS

Goal:
Bowles (St. Goddard)

Defence:
Pottruff - Cooper
Gilbert - Jones
Marshall - Davenport

Forwards:
Wuchteri - Chorneyko - Moore
Shefchyk - Roberts - Courtney (sometimes Davenport)
Lavorato - Snopek -Feakes
Nargang - - Pucci-Daniele - Moore or Courtney

Scratches:
D McDonald, Lee
F Donato

ELSEWHERE:
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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
    CALGARY DINOS 3

    < in shoot-out >
    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF C STORY] ~ [U OF A LINK] ~ [C.W. STORY]

    The Evil Monkeys lost the Battle of Saudi Alberta to Barney and His Friends. Since the game went to a shoot-out they at least escape with a point to stay only one point behind the Bisons after both sides 4 points last weekend. Goaltender Dustin Butler for Calgary stopped 13 of 14 shots in the 3rd period and all 6 in overtime.

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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 1

    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF R STORY]

    After being swept by the Evil Monkeys last weekend, the Puddy-tats should have been ready to regroup for this one. They outshot the Tweety-=Birds 20-8 in the first period, yet trailed 2-0. They outshot UBC 13-7 in the 2nd period, yet trailed 4-1. It was that kind of night.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 10 Calgary @ Alberta
    Oct 10 Lethbridge @ Manitoba
    Oct 10 UBC @ Regina
    Oct 15 Calgary @ Lethbridge
    Oct 16 Regina @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 16 Manitoba @ UBC
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:58 pm

October 10, 2009

HERD SCORES A SHUT-OUT ... AND A SWEEP!

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 4

|> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF M STORY]

I missed the game because I was at the Moose game. However, I was able to check for scores on-line, which was handy. The Bisons appear to have gone with the same line-up used on Friday. The shots were 40-22 in favour of the Bisons. Nevertheless, a 22- save shut-out for Steve Christie is all credit to him. A last-minute goal by Sask in game 1 broke a shut-out.

Bison goals were scored by Nolan Waker (his 3rd), Travis Mealy (his 2nd), Brandon Lockerby (his 1st as a Bison), and MIke Hellyer (his 2nd). So two goals by d-men on a night the earned a shut-out.

It was another 0-for night on the Bison PP. That was their bug-a-boo last year. Thankfully, it was a relative low-penalty game (4 PPs for the H0rny Ones and 3 for the Herd).

Back-to-back sweeps at home, without a game even going into overtime, gives the Bisons first place at this very early stage. The team will be in British California next week, before returning home to face the Calgary Dinos on October 23rd and 24th.

ELSEWHERE:
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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 9
    CALGARY DINOS 1

    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF A LINK (inactive)]

    After being upset on Friday by Barney and His Friends the Evil Monkeys gained a large measure of revenge in this one-sided victory. However, the shots on goal were not that one-sided (32-26 for Alberta).

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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
    REGINA COUGARS 3

    (in a shoot-out)
    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF R STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]

    The Puddy-Tats could not afford being swept at home so this hoot-out victory was very important. Nevertheless, UBC's bonus point gives then a 3-2 edge in points over the weekend.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 15 Calgary @ Lethbridge
    Oct 16 Regina @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 16 Manitoba @ UBC ON-LINE RADIO: [CITR.CA]
    Oct 17 Lethbridge @ Calgary
    Oct 17 Saskatchewan @ Regina
    Oct 17 Manitoba @ UBC ON-LINE RADIO: [CITR.CA]

    NEXT BISON HOME GAMES:
    OCTOBER 23-24 v CALGARY DINOS ~ 7:00 PM @ MAX BELL ARENA
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:16 pm

SERIES PREVIEW: BISONS OFF TO BRITISH CALIFORNIA

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MANITOBA BISONS
(2008-09: 13-9-6; 2009-10: 4-0-0; 9-1-0)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS
(2008-09: 11-14-3; 2009-10: 1-0-1; 2-4-1)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT UBC
BOTH GAMES 7:30 PDT / 9:30 CDT ~ ON-LINE RADIO [CITR.CA]


The Bisons are without a doubt off to an impressive start this season. They have swept both the Banjo Dogs and 'Horns and sit in 1st place, one point ahead of the Evil Monkeys.

UBC had a quirky pre-season schedule this year which included no CIS opposition at all. They split a pair of games with the NAIT Ooks of the ACAC, lost to the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL, then lost a pair to WCHA opposition.

Most pundits have UBC touted as one of a four team group (which also includes Calgary, Lethbridge, and Regina) which will fight it out for the 4th and final playoff berth in the CW. To that end, they had a satisfying road trip to Regina where they claimed 3 points to start the season.

In recent years, I have seen UBC as a team which takes soft, weak retaliatory penalties and has trouble scoring goals. They have recruited several "name" players from the WHL but they have always seemed to be less than the sum of their parts. They have big guys who play small, and small guys who cannot score.

However, they always manage to win enough games to be a real tease. Last season, they managed to be just good enough to utilize their breaks and sneak into the playoffs as a 5th place team. They scored the fewest goals in the league (59) and gave up the second most (95, while the 'Horns gave up 99). So they got good mileage out of those goals to finish 5th instead of 7th. In the playoffs, they ran into Lethbridge (who stumbled in the 2nd half of the season) and managed a series victory. Put all that together and you have a team that can (and will) knock off even the best teams at some point during the season.

The 'Birds are returning 10 of 15 forwards, all 8 d-men, and one of two goalies. Gone is leading scorer (and drawer of cheap penalties) Darrell May.

Of note, UBC goalie Francois Thuot was the star against Regina. He has a 1.44 GAA and .952 save percentage. But Bison goalie Steve Christie has a 1.25 GAA and .959 save percentage. So there!

Here are a few links to check out in order to preview this series and the weekend of hockey across the CIS:
Rosters: [MANITOBA] : [UBC]
Skaters' stats: [MANITOBA] : [UBC]
Goalies' stats: [MANITOBA] : [UBC]
Team schedules: [MANITOBA] : [UBC] (with links to summaries)
Canada West: [STANDINGS] : [DAILY SCHEDULE (with live updates)]
Preview story (from UBC): [T-Birds host first-place Bisons this weekend]
CISblog.ca previews: [CANADA WEST] : [OUA WEST] : [OUA EAST] : [ATLANTIC]

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
  • Oct 15 Calgary @ Lethbridge
    Oct 16 Regina @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 16 Manitoba @ UBC ON-LINE RADIO: [CITR.CA]
    Oct 17 Lethbridge @ Calgary
    Oct 17 Saskatchewan @ Regina
    Oct 17 Manitoba @ UBC ON-LINE RADIO: [CITR.CA]
    Bye: Alberta

    NEXT BISON HOME GAMES:
    OCTOBER 23-24 v CALGARY DINOS ~ 7:00 PM @ MAX BELL ARENA
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:51 am

October 15, 2009

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

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CALGARY DINOS 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

(in a shoot-out)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CW STORY]

The weekend home-and-home series between Calgary and Lethbridge started a day early in Lethbridge. The 'Horns took it in a shoot-out to claim their first win of the season. That's two shoot-outs (with a win and a loss) in three games for the Dinos. The story at the CW site is a pretty good write-up.
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:05 pm

October 16, 2009

BISONS LOSE IN A SHOOTOUT

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

(in a shootout)
|> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF M STORY (not active as I post)]

I was listening online. It seemed like a well-played game with the Bisons having several chances to wrap it up on a late PP. It was not to be and in the end it was 1-0 for the Birds on the shootout. Tyler Dittmer (on a PP) scored the only goal in the 1st period and it was 1-0 Bisons. However, 3 straight 2nd period goals gave UBC the lead. Greg Beller closed the second period with a PP goal to close the gap to 3-2. Yet another PP goal by Calin Wild closed the scoring. Since the PP has been a Bison weakness lately, the 3 PP goals were a good omen.

ELSEWHERE:
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    REGINA COUGARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6

    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [C.W. STORY]

    In the Battle of Banjoland the Puppies beat the Kittens. Despite the one-sided scoreline the shots on goal were even. Looks like a rough year for the Cougars. The teams switch cities for the Saturday night rematch in Regina.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 17 Lethbridge @ Calgary
    Oct 17 Saskatchewan @ Regina
    Oct 17 Manitoba @ UBC ON-LINE RADIO: [CITR.CA]

    NEXT BISON HOME GAMES:
    OCTOBER 23-24 v CALGARY DINOS ~ 7:00 PM @ MAX BELL ARENA
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:45 pm

October 17, 2009

BISONS DOWNED IN LAST MINUTE

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

|> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [UBC STOIRY] ~ [FRIDAY CW STORY]

I was enjoying an evening of listening to the Bisons on-line while watching the MLB playoffs and HNIC when all of a sudden Shaw's services collapsed in my neighbourhood. Rrrrrr.

The Bisons were down 3-0 early. They were not being badly outplayed but some quirky bounces and a misplay by Chad Erb (he touched a puck on a delayed offside and set up Regina's 3rd goal) told the tale. A late PP goal by Rick Wood made it 3-1 and a comeback was then possible. There were no goals and few shots in the 2nd period. In the 3rd Rick Wood scored again and then Mike Hellyer on a PP made it 3-3. However, the 'Birds scored in the last minute of play, then added an empty-netter, to salt away the win.

The result leaves Manitoba in 1st place and elevates UBC into a tie with the Evil Monkeys for 2nd place.

ELSEWHERE:
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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
    REGINA COUGARS 2

    |> [LEAGUESTATS] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [C.W. STORY]

    The Kittens needed this win in the Regina leg of the Banjoland Derby. Sask scored only once on 38 shots on Brant Hilton, who seems in form after having what for him are poor early season stats.

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
    CALGARY DINOS 6

    (in a shoot-out)
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CW STORY]

    Calgary blew a 5-1 lead but then pulled out the win in a shoot-out. This gave the two sides each a 3-point weekend. (This is one reason I dislike the shoot-out.) So, like the Banjoland Derby, the Redneck Derby produces a split. Calgary must be questioning their goaltending. They gave up 5 goals on 18 regulation time shots. In fact, the 5 goal comeback by the 'Horns was produced from 12 shots. The Dinos will visit the Herd in Winnipeg October 23rd and 24th.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 23 UBC @ Lethbridge
    Oct 23 Calgary @ Manitoba
    Oct 23 Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Oct 24 UBC @ Lethbridge
    Oct 24 Calgary @ Manitoba
    Oct 24 Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    bye: Regina
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:50 am

SERIES PREVIEW: DINOS IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND

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CALGARY DINOSAURS
(2-1-1, 5 points, 4th place)
MANITOBA BISONS
(4-1-1, 9 points, 1st place)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD @ 7:00 CDT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH @ 7:00 CDT
AT MAX BELL ARENA - U OF M


Calgary opened the year with a shoot-out win over the Evil Monkeys and were then punished in the rematch. They then split a pair of shoot-outs with Lethbridge in the Redneck Bowl. This has them ranked as a mid-range team in the CW, which is where they usually finish. They finished 7th and out of the playoffs last year, which was really unfortunate. I thought they were a playoff team.

The Bisons are reeling after a one point weekend in BC. They still hold onto first place, but tenuously since UBC and the Evil Monkeys have games in hand.

Here are the links you need:
Rosters: [MANITOBA] : [CALGARY]
Skaters' stats: [MANITOBA] : [CALGARY]
Goalies' stats: [MANITOBA] : [CALGARY]
Team schedules: [MANITOBA] : [CALGARY] (with links to summaries)
Canada West: [STANDINGS] : [DAILY SCHEDULE (with live updates)]
Preview story (from U of M): [Bison men’s hockey story]
CISblog.ca: [Hockey: Top 10 tracker]

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
  • Oct 23 UBC @ Lethbridge
    Oct 23 Calgary @ Manitoba
    Oct 23 Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Oct 24 UBC @ Lethbridge
    Oct 24 Calgary @ Manitoba
    Oct 24 Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Bye: Regina
BOOKMARKS: - Note that the CIS site has a new url.
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:19 pm

October 23, 2009

ANOTHER LAST-MINUTE LOSS FOR THE HERD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 1

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]

This one was blown in the 3rd period by the Herd. They had outshot the Dinos 23-9 for the first two periods. However their only goal was scored on a 2nd period penalty shot by Greg Beller.

When you let a team hang around and stay close, you are only a powedr play or two away from trouble, and that's what happened. Jerrid Sauer scored 7 minutes in and then Dan Ehrmann notched the winner with 1:10 left. Both were screened slapshots from the point which eluded Steve Christie. Dustin Butler was in net for the Dinos and was first star.

Of note, there were oodles of rez students in attendance making loads of noise.

The good news for Bison fans is that if the teams repeat their performances in tonight's rematch a Bison win would be likely.

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal:
    Christie (Deckert)

    Defense:
    Erb - Lenoski
    Workman - Mealy
    Brown - Lockerby

    Forwards:
    Duval - Wood- Hellyer
    Beller - Benias - Crowley
    Dudar - Wild - Waker
    Dittmer - Walker - Macaulay

    CALGARY DINOSAURS

    Goal:
    Butler (Weber)

    Defense:
    Frere - Potuer
    Pritz - Egener
    Ehrman - Eisenkirch

    Forwards:
    Wheat - Swystun - Annesley
    Nixon - Jorgenson - Clement
    Richards - Moore - Sauer
    Gentile - Stojan - Hatelid
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6

    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [C.W. STORY]

    The H0rny Ones are always dangerous. UBC had a big sweep over the Bisons last weekend but were unable to follow-up. This was a surprisingly high-scoring affair. I had expected a 2-1 kind of game.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    ALBERTA GIOLDEN BEARS 6

    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [C.W. PREVIEW STORY]

    The Evil Monkeys skunked the Banjo Dogs in this one. A third period rally by Sask made the score look respectable. It was 5-1 for the Evil Monkeys after two periods. Sask rallied with three goals on 18 shots in the final frame. In pre-season this was looked at as a feature match-up. Maybe the Banjo Dogs can rally tonight after their 3rd period comeback. Or maybe the Evil Monkeys took it easy with the game in the bag.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 24 UBC @ Lethbridge
    Oct 24 Calgary @ Manitoba
    Oct 24 Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    bye: Regina
BOOKMARKS:
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:46 pm

October 24, 2009

BISONS TAKE SHOOT-OUT TO SALVAGE A SPLIT

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3

(in a shoot-out)
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This was a game of three distinct periods, and a few "firsts". Jesse Deckert had his first start in goal, Kyle Howarth started his first game, Ian Duval scored his first goal, and the Bisons won their first shoot-out.

In the first period, the Bisons were all over Calgary (with a 14-5 shots edge) but fell behind 1-0. Deckert attempted a quick clearing pass on a line change. It was picked off by Brock Nixon, who passed off to linemates and eventually cashed in their rebound.

In the second period, Calgary had a big edge in play but it was the Bisons who equalized when Ian Duval scored his first as a Bison on a 2-man advantage. (The Duval-Wood-Hellyer line had the Dinos running in circles every time they were on the ice.)

The third period then produced an excellent ending to the series. A mere 12 second into it, Mike Hellyer scored on a nice passing play, coupled with one heckuva move on the d-man. Torrie Wheat for Calgary once again leveled the scores with less than 7 minutes to go. The score followed a PP where the Bisons could not stop themselves from scrambling. It looked like Blair MacAulay was going to score in the final minute when he stick-handled through three Dinos and was pulled down. The Bisons had many chances on the ensuing PP, which spilled over into OT.

Calgary never managed a shot in the OT and were hanging on for the shoot-out. The shoot-out went like this:
Manitoba: Ian Duval - goal
Calgary: Kyle Annesley - goal
Manitoba: Greg Beller - save
Calgary: Brock Nixon - save
Manitoba: Mike Hellyer - goal
Calgary: Torrie Wheat - goal
Manitoba: Rick Wood - save
Calgary: Cory Pritz - save
Manitoba: Jared Walker - goal
Calgary: Reid Jorgensen - save

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal:
    Deckert (Christie)

    Defense:
    Erb - Lenoski
    Workman - Mealy
    Brown - Lockerby

    Forwards:
    Duval - Wood- Hellyer
    Dittmer - Walker - Macaulay
    Crowley - Beller - Howarth
    Dudar - Wild - Waker

    CALGARY DINOSAURS

    Goal:
    Butler (Weber)

    Defense:
    Frere - Potuer
    Pritz - Egener
    Ehrman - Eisenkirch

    Forwards:
    Wheat - Swystun - Annesley
    Nixon - Jorgenson - Clement
    Richards - Moore - Sauer
    Gentile - Stojan - Hatelid
ELSEWHERE:
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

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    Ironically, I posted yesterday that I was expecting a 2-1 game between these teams and - Presto! - there it is. It must be disappointing for UBC to be unable to build on a home sweep of the Bisons. Points will be hard to come by this year in the CW.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
    ALBERTA GIOLDEN BEARS 4

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    The Banjo Dogs threw everything they had at the Evil Monkeys and still lost. They outshot them 38-29, including 17-10 in a third period in which the Evil Monkeys scored the only two goals. Both sides went with #2 goaltenders, David Reekie in Sask and Travis Yonkman for Saudi Alberta.

    The Saskatchewanites cannot be happy with their start. The were "off" during the pre-season games, but teams sometimes turn that around once the season starts. Not so far. IMO, they don't look as strong as Lethbridge or Calgary.
NEXT UP:
  • Oct 30 Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 30 Regina @ Calgary
    Oct 30 Manitoba @ Alberta
    Oct 31 Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 31 Regina @ Calgary
    Oct 31 Manitoba @ Alberta
    bye: UBC
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:36 am

SERIES PREVIEW: HERD VISITS EVIL MONKEYS IN FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN

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MANITOBA BISONS
(5-2-1, 11 points, tied for 1st place)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS
(5-0-1, 11 points, tied for 1st place)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH @ 7:30 MDT / 8:30 CDT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST @ 7:30 MDT / 8;30 CDT
AT CLARE DRAKE ARENA - EDMONTOWN


The teams are tied but with the Evil Monkeys having two games in hand they have the big edge in the race for 1st place. The Bisons are having a great start. However, they (like everybody else) will be looking at every point earned in Edmontown as a bonus.

Here are the links you need:
Rosters: [MANITOBA] : [ALBERTA]
Skaters' stats: [MANITOBA] : [ALBERTA]
Goalies' stats: [MANITOBA] : [ALBERTA]
Team schedules: [MANITOBA] : [ALBERTA] (with links to summaries)
Canada West: [STANDINGS] : [DAILY SCHEDULE (with live updates)]
Preview stories (from C.W.):
[Golden Bears get early test with weekend series vs. Bisons]
[Against Horns, hockey Huskies look to turnaround sluggish start]

CISblog.ca: [Hockey: Top 10 tracker]

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
  • Oct 30 Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 30 Regina @ Calgary
    Oct 30 Manitoba @ Alberta
    Oct 31 Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    Oct 31 Regina @ Calgary
    Oct 31 Manitoba @ Alberta
    Bye: UBC
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:08 pm

October 30, 2009

EVIL MONKEYS TRAMPLED BY HERD

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

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Well this was a welcome result for Bisons fans. The teams entered the game tied with 11 points apiece.

I was following along via cell phone updates whilst watching the Moose game Friday night. It seems to have been a tight game. The Evil Monkeys opened scoring with a 1st period PP goal. The turning point came when the Bisons racked up a pair of goals only 20 seconds apart early in the 2nd period. Calin Wild scored at 2:14 and Riley Dudar scored at 2:34. Tyler Dittmer's 3rd period goal added some insurance. A last minute PP goal for the Evil Monkeys made the score look respectable. Steve Christie made 33 saves in the Bison goal.

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The Evil Monkeys can point all they want when they are being trampled by a herd of bison!

ELSEWHERE:

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [UBC STORY]

It was a must-win for the Banjo Dogs in this one. They were off to a 1-5 start, suffering sweeps against both Alberta and Manitoba. They came out and must have marked their territory. They outshot the H0rny Ones 50-20. Jeff Harvey was back in their goal whilst the 'Horns went with Scott Bowles, as usual. We'll learn something about Lethbridge in Saturday's rematch. The 'Horns remain tied with idle UBC for 4th at 7 points whilst Sask moves into a tie with their brothers-in-banjos from Regina in 6th (or last!).

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REGINA COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

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This one was tied at 2-2 when the Dinos broke it open with a short-handed goal, then salted it away with an empty-netter. Calgary now is in 3rd place with 10 points whilst Regina and Sask are tied for last at 4 points.

NEXT UP:

Oct 31 Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
Oct 31 Regina @ Calgary
Oct 31 Manitoba @ Alberta
bye: UBC

BOOKMARKS:

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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:46 am

October 31, 2009

COMEBACK FALLS SHORT

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

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Something that happens with some regularity is that when a team beats the Evil Monkeys on Friday night they get their *** handed to them in Saturday's rematch. For example, the opening weekend series they had against Calgary.

So when the Evil Monkeys were swiping wallets and jewelery and opening a 4-0 lead, all seemed normal in Edmontown. The 1st period shots on goal were 13-4 for Alberta, and it was 2-0 within 3 minutes. The Bisons somewhat withstood the barage thereafter, but a goal in the last minute of the 1st and on a PP within two minutes of the 2nd made this one look like a romp.

Tyler Dittmer notched his 4th goal five minutes into the 2nd and the Bisons went into the 2nd intermission down 4-1. Not a great situation, but better than a shut-out.

In the 3rd it was time to make things scary on Halloween for the Evil Monkeys. Mike Hellyer scored in the opening minute and it was 4-2. And the Monkeys were worried. I heard they may have thrown some feces on their bench. However, while the Bisons created chances they were not generating goals until 16 minutes, when Ian Duval made it 4-3. With Alberta clinging to life the scored an empty netter to salt away the win, and move back into a tie.

With the Bisons entering a bye week and Alberta facing UBC, one has to think that Alberta will regain first place. But the Bisons have shown that they can match the Monkeys, and everybody else for that matter.

ELSEWHERE:

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 9

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [UBC STORY]

Holy crap! The Banjo Dogs beat the H0rny Ones like a rented mule yet again. It was 4-0 after the 1st, and shots were 15-5 for Sask. However, Lethbridge did not throw in the towel. They rallied somewhat and by the end outshot Sask 38-35. But Sask did not let them gain any ground.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

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This looked to be an even match-up. But the Cougars needed points, and Calgary now leads Regina by 8 points.

NEXT UP:

Nov 6 Lethbridge @ Regina
Nov 6 Saskatchewan @ Calgary
Nov 6 Alberta @ UBC
Nov 7 Lethbridge @ Regina
Nov 7 Saskatchewan @ Calgary
Nov 7 Alberta @ UBC
Bye: Manitoba

NEXT BISON AWAY GAMES:
November 13-14 Manitoba @ Regina

NEXT BISON HOME GAMES:
November 20-21 Saskatchewan @ Manitoba

BOOKMARKS:

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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Re: 2009-10 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:35 am

November 6, 2009

IDLE BISONS LOSE GROUND

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
REGINA COUGARS 2

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Entering the weekend in last place, and a minimum 3 points in arrears of each other division rival, the Cougars needed this one. (I guess Cougars generally get their way around Horny Ones!) However, they managed the win on a paltry 15 shots on goal, 5 per period. It is unusual for Lethbridge to vastly out-shoot an opponent. But there you go. Veteran Adam Ward stopped 37 shots for the shutout, in his first start of the season. The Horny Ones are now 3-5-1 and the Cougars are 3-6-0.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

< in a shoot-out >
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After 4 points last weekend, all were anxious to see if the Banjo Dogs had bounced back to match the pundits' pre-season expectations, or if the Dinos could hold to their early season form. Bad news for everybody else is that the game went to a shoot-out, thus producing 3 points for allocation. The Banjo Dogs held period leads of 2-1 and 3-1 but were unable to hold off the resurgent Dinos. The result leaves Calgary at 6-1-2 (now a point ahead of the Bisons) and Sask is 3-5-1.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2

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A home series against the Evil Monkeys gave the 'Birds a chance to show they were ready to step up and mount a challenge in Canada West this year. Instead, they got clobbered. Ironically, Edmontown's pro football squad did the same thing to British California's pro football squad at the same time. The score can be misleading, gowever. I was listening on-line and UBC was out-playing Alberta in the 1st period. Shots were 17-8 and UBC led 2-1. However, two goals late in the 2nd allowed Alberta to grab the lead. And then UBC fell apart in the 3rd. Alberta is now 7-1-1 and jump into 1st place. UBC is 3-3-1 and in that 3-way tie for 4th.

NEXT UP:

Nov 7 Lethbridge @ Regina
Nov 7 Saskatchewan @ Calgary
Nov 7 Alberta @ UBC
Bye: Manitoba

Nov 13 Alberta @ Lethbridge
Nov 13 UBC @ Saskatchewan
Nov 13 Manitoba @ Regina
Bye: Calgary

BOOKMARKS:

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[SCHEDULE & RESULTS PAGE] ~ [LEAGUESTAT PAGE]
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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