THUNDERMUTTS TRAMPLED BY HERD
MANITOBA BISONS 5
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 1
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Oddly, I spent the evening watching these two schools lose semi-final games at the Wesmen Classic basketball tournament. (BTW, Winnipeg beat Manitoba in one game and Sask beat Lakehead in the other.) I was unable to get any updates or scores on my Blackberry but when I got home the Lakehead site had a full story and summary. (For some reason they described it a 5-1 OT win!)
Unfortunately, this game was not on the OUA's Leaguestat service. (The McGill @ St FX game was, however.) Therefore I do not have a full line-up sheet to look at. However, I do see that the rumours of Jordan Cyr being a mid-season acquisition are true. The U of M did not make a formal announcement. He formerly played for the Selkirk Steelers. He was released by Stockton (ECHL) after having been returned there from Worcester (AHL) in October. According to the Holy Cross Press Release of his pro signing, he was a 2-time MVP for his team. His Career Stats would show him to be a solid acquisition and likely top-6 forward. He had an assist and 2 minutes for "inelligible player (no helmet)". Hmmm.
The Bisons were paced by two goals each from Greg Beller and Blair Macaulay. Del Cowan had their 5th goal. I also see that Troy Crowley and Riley Dudar are both back in action. All of this means that the Bisons likely dressed 12 forwards for the first time since pre-season.
Jesse Deckert and Joe Caligiuri split the game in the Bison goal. They were not tested much. Deckert stopped 5 of 6 shots and Caligiuri stopped all 13 shots he faced. Steve Christie is scheduled to be in the nets in the rematch.
If the stats and the story-writers are to be believed, this was a fairly one-sided game. I hope to get a chance to see the on-line broadcast in the Thursday night rematch.
PORTAGE COLLEGE VOYAGEURS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 8
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UBC crushed their ACAC opponents in a season where the ACAC has yet to register a win against the CW. They usually scrape one or two but this year they seem to be dominated more than usual. After nearly a blowing a game to lowly Iowa State, the Thunderchickens needed to be convincing in this one. The UBC story is a pretty good one.
McGill at St FX - cancelled due to weather
McGill 5 at St FX 6 (OT) : [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY]
Toronto 1 at Acadia 6 : [CIS STORY]
McGill put in a good fight against St FX. I had McGill at #6 in the OHT Top 34 and St F-X at #9. The official rankings had McGill at #3 and St F-X unranked. HA! Meanwhile, Acadia was #12 and Toronto #29. So that result was to be expected. Anyhowm it was a whitewash for the OUA.
- December 30th
Moncton at St. Thomas
Toronto at St. Mary's
McGill at UNB
Dalhousie at UPEI
Manitoba at Lakehead : [SSN ON-LINE VIDEO]
Portage College at UBC
Providence at UNB
Lake Superior State at Nipissing