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MANITOBA 4 REGINA 1

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:38 am

November 5, 2010

SHORT-STAFFED HERD RACK UP CONVINCING WIN

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REGINA COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 4


|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF R STORY]
|> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


The Herd had only 15 skaters and 2 goaltenders dressed for Friday night's encounter with the Puddy-Tats and that proved plenty. The only time the game was competitive was when the Bisons were short-handed. The final shots totals were 39-16 and those reflected the play fairly accurately. The Bisons are now 4-2-1 and Regina falls to 4-5-0.

The crowd was also sparse. The stated totals usually don't seem too accurate but it was low Friday night.

On the injury front, at least centre Greg Beller was back in the line-up. However Nolan Waker took several face-offs on that line.

The 1st period was all one-way action. The shots were 14-3 for the Bisons and the loan goal came on a nice 3-way passing play with Kyle Howarth cashing in from Jered Walker and Mike Hellyer.

The 2nd period was an endless parade to the penalty box. At one stage the Bisons had 5 consecutive minors. There was no scoring.

The last thing you want is for an away team to think they can steal a point or two with one decent period. On that ominous note, Lucas Isley of Regina scored 54 seconds into the 3rd period and PRESTO! it was 1-1. Therefater the Bisons again assumed control of the game, however there was no scoring until the final four minutes. Blair Macaulay scored on some good pressure and then gave Beller a gift-wrapped goal at 18:17. The pass across the crease found Beller wide open so all he had to do was gently place the back across the line. Walker then scored an empty-netter.

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal: Christie (Deckert)

    Defence:
    Erb - D. CRowley
    Schappert - Rumsey
    Mealy - Flynn

    Forwards:
    Howarth - Walker - Hellyer
    Waker - Beller - Macaulay
    Cowan - Benias - Pawluk

    Scratches: Caligiuri, Dudar, Duval, Lockerby, T Crowley, Dittmer, Tully

    REGINA COUGARS

    Goal: Whiffen (Barrie)

    Defence:
    Bender - McPherson
    Nielson - Thoring
    extra D: Reeve, Blair

    Forwards:
    Delaronde - Strueby - Leffler
    Esposito - Cuthbert - Isley
    Penny - Sawka - Johnstone
    extra: Bhungal, Selinger, Sawa
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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
CALGARY DINOS 4


|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


This was a key win for the Dinos. Sask has had a mediocre start. They drop to 3-4-0 whilst Calgary is now 5-3-1. Reid Jorgenson scored a hat-trick for the Dinos.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

(in overtime)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [UBC STORY] ~ [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


UBC let this one get away in a battle of the basement. Both sides are now 2-3-2 and in a 3-way tie with Sask for 5th place. UBC held a 4-2 lead until Lethbridge scored a PP goal in the last minute of the 2nd period. The H0rny Ones then tied the game with a short-handed goal in the 3rd. The overtime was over in the 1st minute. It seems funny to see Lethbridge playing such free-wheeling high-scoring games this year.

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  • I guess that daily recaps aren't coming out from the CIS site. Only a few boxscores are linked as I post. Here are the results from out east:

    Nov. 3
    UOIT 3 Brock 2 OT

    Nov. 4
    W. Ontario 5 York 0

    Nov. 5
    Saint Mary's 2 UNB 5
    Moncton 6 Acadia 8
    StFX 3 UPEI 7
    St. Thomas 5 Dalhousie 6 OT
    Nipissing 3 UQTR 2
    Toronto 2 McGill 9
    RMC 1 Carleton 5
    Windsor 1 Guelph 3
    Laurier 6 Lakehead 5
    Ryerson 1 Concordia 3
    York 1 Waterloo 4
    Ottawa 4 Queen's 5 OT

    St FX has hit the skids in the AUS. UNB is looking strong with a big revenge win over SMU.

    In the OUA, the McGilligutties and Urban Cowboys are running away with things. And what's up with UQTR and Lakehead? Nipissing once again beats UQTR. And Lakehead must salvage a split over Laurier or else they will be fighting it out with the mediocre.

    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Friday night report. Here's the scores:
    Saskatchewan 3 Calgary 1
    Manitoba 5 Regina 1
NEXT UP:
  • Sat Nov 6
    Regina @ Manitoba | 7:00 PM
    Saskatchewan @ Calgary
    Lethbridge @ UBC
    bye: Alberta

    Fri Nov 12 and Sat Nov 13
    Calgary @ Manitoba | 7:00 PM
    Alberta @ Regina
    UBC @ Saskatchewan
    bye: Lethbridge
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Manitoba 6 Regina 1

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:50 am

November 6, 2010

BISON RACK UP CONVINCING SWEEP

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REGINA COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 6


|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY]
|> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE] ~ [CIS FRIDAY BOXSCORE]


The Bisons were once again short-staffed but still had enough to dominate the Unwashed Banjo-Cats yet again. The SOG were 51-22, including 20-5 in a 3rd period where the Kittens were attempting a comeback from down 4-1.

The Macaulay-Beller-Waker line scored 4 goals, one each plus one from d-man Travis Mealy, with other singles coming from Kyle Howarth and Wes Pawluk.

The Bisons are now 5-2-1 and Regina falls to 4-6-0.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    CALGARY DINOS 1


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP]
    |> [CIS SATURDAY BOXSCORE] ~ [U OF C SATURDAY STORY]
    |> [CIS FRIDAY BOXSCORE] ~ [U OF C FRIDAY STORY]


    Sask salvaged an away split with a tight victory over Calgary. he doggies have now split 4 straight series. It is hard to gauge if they are a contender trying to find their form or a so-so team bound to split a lot of series and scramble for a playoff berth. Calgary is now 5-4-1 and Sask is 4-4-0.

    BTW, Sask coach Adolph Image claimed his 300th career victory with Sask in this one.

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [UBC STORY] ~ [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP]
    |> [CIS FRIDAY BOXSCORE] ~ [CIS SATURDAY BOXSCORE]


    The Tweety-Birds needed to salvage a split of the series and got it in convincing fashion. The H0rny Ones are a tough team to figure out. Their results have been so erratic this year. UBC is up to 3-3-2 and Lethbridge falls to 2-4-2.

    I also see more misconduct calls in this one. Those seem to be prevalent throughout the league this year.
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  • The CIS site has boxscores for all games. I have added links for the Friday boxscores to the game links. Here are the results from out east:

    Nov. 6
    Ryerson 1 UQTR 7
    Queen's 5 Concordia 7
    Saint Mary's 2 UPEI 4
    St. Thomas 1 Acadia 5
    StFX 2 UNB 6
    Moncton 4 Dalhousie 1
    Nipissing 3 McGill 5
    Toronto 2 Carleton 4
    RMC 2 Ottawa 4
    Brock 3 UOIT 2 OT
    Laurier 1 Lakehead 5
    Waterloo 3 W. Ontario 5
    Windsor 0 Guelph 3

    In the AUS, UPEI gave SMU a lost weekend. UNB continues to roll as they trounce St FX, who appear to have hit the skids.

    In the OUA, Lakehead got a big win over Laurier to split their series. McGill and the Urban Cowboys once again win their games.

    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Saturday night report. Here's the scores:
    Saskatchewan 4 Calgary 3
    Manitoba 10 Regina 0

    Way to go, Bison Broads!
STANDINGS:

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Team          GP  W-L-OL Pts.
Alberta        8  7-1-0   14 
Manitoba       8  5-2-1   11 
Calgary       10  5-4-1   11 
Saskatchewan   8  4-4-0    8 
UBC            8  3-3-2    8 
Regina        10  4-6-0    8 
Lethbridge     8  2-4-2    6 
NEXT UP:
  • Fri Nov 12 and Sat Nov 13
    Calgary @ Manitoba | 7:00 PM at Max Bell
    Alberta @ Regina
    UBC @ Saskatchewan
    bye: Lethbridge

    Fri Nov 19 and Sat Nov 20
    Regina @ Lethbridge
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Manitoba @ UBC
    bye: Calgary
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Re: 2010-2011 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:10 am

MID-WEEK UPDATE

Image Image The Sask-UBC series is previewed early in a U of S Story, which is duplicated at the UBC site, the CW site, and at Boxscore News. This quote on Sask's team stats is interesting:
As a team, the Huskies have only allowed a conference-low 15 goals. But have also scored a conference-low 20. The Huskies have scored more than two goals in a game just twice this season – a 9-1 blowout over the Cougars and a 4-3 overtime win over the Manitoba Bisons.
The two teams each have 8 points through 8 games, and Sask has had 2 points each weekend. The Banjo-Mutts are in a situation somewhat akin to the Bisons last weekend when they hosted Regina. If they want to contend they need a home ice sweep.

Image Image Not to be outdone, the U of C has their own weekend preview. The story points out that the Bisons lead Calgary 5-2-1 over the last 2 years, which is also their record so far this year.

Image The official CIS top 10 release is at the CIS, Canada West, and Boxscore News sites. The CIS Blog has both the release and a discussion of the rankings. The official rankings (with the OHT34 ranking in brackets) are:
  • 1. Alberta [2]
    2. McGill [8]
    3. UNB [1]
    4. Western Ontario [7]
    5. Manitoba [4]
    6. Saint Mary’s [3]
    7. Saskatchewan [10]
    8. UPEI [5]
    9. Carleton [13]
    10. Calgary [6]
    n/r St. Francis-Xavier [9]
Not bad for the CIS. They generally over-rate the OUA teams without accounting for their soft schedules. This time the big difference is my ranking of McGill. They have yet to play a team ranked above #22! They also under-rate the AUS teams, IMO.

Image Evan Baum at South Campus Sports has two stories of note. The CW Hockey Roundup covers last week's games and Midweek Tidbits looks ahead. The three upcoming series raise some intrigue. Is a Manitoba-Calgary split inevitable? Can Sask break out of their scoring slump and score some goals against UBC? Will Alberta stumble from a bye week and drop a point or two to Regina?

Image Once again, it always make sense to check out the AUS Weekly Update at the CIS Blog.
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Re: 2010-2011 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:10 am

WEEKEND PREVIEW

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CALGARY DINOS (5-4-1, #6 in OHT34)
MANITOBA BISONS (5-2-1, #4 in OHT34)

Friday, November 12th 7:00 p.m. @ Max Bell Arena
Saturday, November 13th 7:00 p.m. @ Max Bell Arena


MANITOBA LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
CALGARY LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
CANADA WEST LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [LEAGUESTAT DAILY - live updates]
CIS LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS] : [STANDINGS]

Since my mid-week update there has not been a lot of new stories out there. In fact, GoBisons.ca does not have a preview story up. However, they do have a story about Mike Hellyer getting another scholarship.

I am looking forward to this series. For me it will be a Bison-Moose split weekend, which is too bad. Next weekend both sides are away! Grrrrr.

Last year, Calgary was one of the better teams I saw. They do, however, seem to be generally under-rated by the national pundits. I have them ranked #6 in the country, behind the #4 Bisons. After some pre-season poundings at the hands of the UNB Squirrels and Alberta Evil Monkeys they have tightened things up. They are 3-1 in extra time and 3 more games were decided by one goal. So maybe they have had more than their share of the breaks thus far.

One player to watch is Reid Jorgenson with his Cy Young numbers (10-3 in goals and assists through 10 games). Their next highest goal-scorer is Jerrid Sauer (with 3) and their next highest points-scorer is Torrie Wheat (with 9). Jorgenson, Wheat, and Brock Nixon (1-7 for 8 points) are the only Dinos ibn the CW top 20 scorers. The Bisons have six players in the top 20: Blair Macaulay (7-7-14), Nolan Waker (6-4-10), Jared Walker (3-7-10), Jeremy Schappert (3-5-8 ), Mike Hellyer (1-7-8 ), and Tyler Dittmer (3-4-7). The Bisons have also played 8 games, whilst Calgary has played 10.

And, of course, the Bisons always have Steve Christie minding the nets. Calgary has split their goaltending. In recent years they have had good, but not nation-wide enviable, goaltending.

One thing I will want to see is the Bison injury situation. Greg Beller came back last weekend but they were still 3 bodies short of a full roster. Maybe they will have to call up some players who were previously released.

Elsewhere, it is UBC @ Sask and Alberta @ Regina for the usual weekend double-headers.

OTHER STORIES
  • Image About the only new news since my mid-week update is the Remembrance Day games played in the OUA. The CIS Wednesday Round-up gives details. But without explaining why a recap of Thursday's games would be called a Wednesday round-up. The scores were:

    Western Ontario 5 York 2
    Ryerson 1 McGill 5
    Waterloo 4 Laurier 3 (OT)
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Calgary 2 Manitoba 1 (SO)

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:32 pm

November 12, 2010

SHOOTOUT LOSS FOR SHORT-STAFFED BISONS

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CALGARY DINOS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 1

(in shoot-out)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY]
|> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


The Bisons once again had only 17 players dressed (15 skaters and two goaltenders) for this game. From last weekend, Travis Mealy was out and Tyler Dittmer was back, meaning that they had 10 forwards and 5 d-men.

Despite being short-handed, the Bisons completely dominated the 2nd and 3rd periods. The shots were 38-17 at the end of regulation time. And those accurately reflected the play.

But in some games you just don't get the bounces. There were many goalposts hit and odd the odd bouncing puck that somehow managed to avoid the inside of the net. An apparent Greg Beller goal was waived off and so all the Bisons could assemble was a 2nd period tally by Tyler Dittmer (his 4th). A 3rd period floater from the point tied it for the Dinos in the 3rd.

Anyhow, if both teams repeat their performance I would expect a split.

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal:
    Christie (Deckert)

    Defence:
    Erb - D Crowley
    Schappert - Flynn
    Rumsey
    (all 5 rotated with one another)

    Forwards:
    Hellyer - Walker - Howarth
    Macaulay - Beller - Waker
    Cowan - Benias - Dittmer / Pawluk

    Scratches:
    Caligiuri / Dudar / Mealy / Duval / Lockerby / T Crowley / Tully

    CALGARY DINOS

    Goal:
    Butler (Lazaruk)

    Defence:
    Stojan - Egener - Curran (2 of the 3 were normally together)
    Frere - Bartman
    Eisenkirch - Pritz

    Forwards:
    Wheat - Nixon - Jorgenson
    Clement - Moore - Grant
    Isbister - Swystun - Sauer
    Gillen - Rovatti (played on the wings with a centre from another line)
OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

    (in overtime)
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [UBC STORY]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    UBC forced the OT with a last-minute goal (with their goalie pulled) but could not complete the rally in overtime. The teams entered the night tied for 4th, so now Sask holds a one-point lead. At least Sask showed they can score. It was a wide-open affair with shots being 42-33 for Sask. They must have celebrated with plenty of moonshine and toe-tappin' banjo music. Yee ha!

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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    REGINA COUGARS 0


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF A STORY] ~ [U OF R STORY]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    It seems the Puddy-Tats have slumped. They were punished by the Evil Monkeys. Alberta's first 3 goals were on the PP. They went 3-for-6 on the PP whilst Regina was 0-for-5. Adam Ward was back in goal for Regina.
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  • The CIS site has boxscores for all games, however no nightly recap stories are on site. However, they do have links to some game stories around the country. Here are the scores:

    Nov. 11
    Western Ontario 5 York 2
    Ryerson 1 McGill 5
    Waterloo 4 Laurier 3 OT

    Nov. 12
    Dalhousie 3 Moncton 4
    UNB 6 St FX 1
    UPEI 1 Saint Mary's 2 OT
    Acadia 4 St. Thomas 2
    Ryerson 2 McGill 6
    Concordia 4 RMC 3
    Carleton 1 Nipissing 2
    Laurier 2 Windsor 3
    Lakehead 3 UOIT 2 OT
    Guelph 4 Western Ontario 5
    Brock 2 Waterloo 3
    Ottawa 6 Toronto 3
    UQTR 7 Queen's 4

    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Friday night report. Here's the scores:
    Manitoba 3 Calgary 2 (SO)
    Alberta 8 Regina 1
    Saskatchewan 5 UBC 2

    Ironic that the Bison Broads beat the Dinobroads in a shootout. Hayley Wickenheiser was not in the Dinobroad lineup due to her participation with the national team.
STANDINGS:

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Team          GP  W-L-OL Pts.
Alberta        9  8-1-0   16 
Calgary       11  6-4-1   13 
Manitoba       9  5-2-2   12 
Saskatchewan   9  5-4-0   10 
UBC            9  3-3-3    9 
Regina        11  4-7-0    8 
Lethbridge     8  2-4-2    6 
NEXT UP:
  • Sat Nov 13
    Calgary @ Manitoba | 7:00 PM at Max Bell
    Alberta @ Regina
    UBC @ Saskatchewan
    bye: Lethbridge

    Fri Nov 19 and Sat Nov 20
    Regina @ Lethbridge
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Manitoba @ UBC
    bye: Calgary
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Manitoba 2 Calgary 1 (SO)

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:30 pm

November 13, 2010

SAME MOVIE, DIFFERENT ENDING

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CALGARY DINOS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 2

(in shoot-out)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY]
|> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


I was at the Moose game Saturday night and had to miss this rematch, which by the stats looks like it was a replay, albeit with a different ending. The Bisons held a wide edge in shots (35-25, not as much as Friday's margin) yet could only score once in regulation. This time Mike Hellyer scored for the Bisons (only his 2nd of the year). Reid Jorgenson (with his 11th) replied for Calgary.

Even the shoot-out went into overtime. Six rounds were needed before Greg Beller wrapped it up for Manitoba. Tyler Dittmer also scored in the shoot-out.

The weekend split leaves the teams level at 14 points. However, the Bisons have two games in hand. Those will be made up next weekend when they visit UBC whilst Calgary has a bye.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [UBC STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    The Mutts finally got the sweep they needed. Coming into the weekend the two sides were level at 8 points and in a 4th place tie. UBC came out strong in the 1st, outshooting Sask 14-6 and leading 1-0. The last two periods had relatively even shots on goal but Sask did all the scoring. The results give Sask a 3 point lead over UBC. It seems that last year's CW top 4 are starting to pull away again.

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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 2


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF R STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    Woe to the Puddy-Tats. While their inbred cousins to the north were celebrating a sweep with moonshine, dueling banjos, and harmonicas, the Kittens suffered their 4th straight loss. At least tonight the Cougars were hanging in there with the Evil Monkeys. The game was 3-2 after two periods and the Cougars even led on the shot clock. But all Regina could muster in the 3rd period was a measly 2 shots.

    Regina now faces a do-or-die weekend in Lethbridge whilst the Evil Monkeys host the Mutts.

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    As was the case on Friday night, the CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated, however no nightly recap stories are on site. However, they do have links to some game stories around the country. Here are the scores from out east:

    Nov. 13
    Dalhousie 4 St. Thomas 3 OT
    UPEI 3 StFX 1
    Acadia 1 Moncton 2 OT
    UNB 1 Saint Mary's 3

    Nipissing 4 Carleton 3
    Brock 1 Guelph 2 OT
    Lakehead 6 UOIT 3
    York 2 Windsor 4

    In the AUS, one has to remark on St. FX losing 6 straight games. After their good start, that surprises me. SMU had a great weekend with wins over UPEI and now UNB.

    The OUA had a surprisingly light schedule. Lakehead has finally racked up a sweep, and UOIT was perhaps a likely victim. In an eyebrow raiser, the Nippers swept Carleton. The OUA's east-west interlock starts next weekend and, oddly enough, the Nippers and Lakehead meet in the Battle of Northern Ontario.

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    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Saturday night report. Here's the scores:
    Manitoba 1 Calgary 2 (OT)
    Alberta 5 Regina 1
    Saskatchewan 1 UBC 3

    Like the men's teams, the Bison Broads and Dinobroads each had a 3-point weekend. Two points now separate the top 4 teams.
STANDINGS:

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Team          GP  W-L-OL Pts.
Alberta       10  9-1-0   18 
Manitoba      10  6-2-2   14 
Calgary       12  6-4-2   14 
Saskatchewan  10  6-4-0   12 
UBC           10  3-4-3    9 
Regina        12  4-8-0    8 
Lethbridge     8  2-4-2    6 
NEXT UP:
  • Fri Nov 19 and Sat Nov 20
    Regina @ Lethbridge
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Manitoba @ UBC
    bye: Calgary

    Fri Nov 26 and Sat Nov 27
    Alberta @ Manitoba
    Calgary @ Regina
    Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    bye: UBC
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: BISONS @ BIRDS

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:55 am

WEEKEND PREVIEW

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MANITOBA BISONS (6-2-2, #4 in OHT34)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (3-4-3, #16 in OHT34)

Friday, November 19th 9:00 p.m. CST @ UBC
Saturday, November 20th 9:00 p.m. CST @ UBC


MANITOBA LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
UBC LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
CANADA WEST LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [LEAGUESTAT DAILY - live updates]
CIS LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS] : [STANDINGS]

The Bisons are out on the left coast for the only time this year to play the Tweety-Birds in their brand-new arena built especially as a secondary arena for the Winter Olympics.

The 'Birds came into the season as underdogs, according to most pundits. Especially after they were burned by a goaltender they had just recruited. But they went into last weekend tied with Sask for 4th place and then lost a pair, but still picked up a bonus point.

The 'Birds did generate some publicity when they pcked up a pair of players from NHL camps - Nolan Toigo from the Oilers (0-4-4 in 10 games) and the infamous Mike Liambis from the Leafs (1-2-3 with 28 PIMs in 10 games). Not exactly burning up the league, are they? The 'Bird are led by a group of players in the scoring front. Justin McCrae and Max Grassi have 9 points each while Ben Schmidt with 5 goals is the top sniper. All three of those players are top 20 in the CW.

The big question for the Bisons remains the injury bug. The last two weekends they played short. I don't know how many players they are taking on the road. But I hope that they sought out some fresh bodies rather than travel short. What happens if they get another injury on Friday?

The good news is that a lot of players are playing well. Blair Macaulay (7-7-14), Nolan Waker (6-4-10), Jared Walker (3-7-10), Mike Hellyer (2-7-9), Tyler Dittmer (4-4-8 ), and Jeremy Schappert (3-5-8 ) are all top 20 scorers. Steve Christie (again) leads the goaltenders in GAA. Chad Erb and Dane Crowley would make anybody's all-star team on D.

Several UBC home games are on CITR.ca, so I might check that out. The UBC also has a Series Preview, which is also on the Canada West site. GoBisons.ca has no preview, so I would stick to the UBC site (which is very good, BTW) for updates.

Elsewhere, it is Sask @ Alberta and Regina @ Lethbridge for the usual weekend double-headers. Everybody will be anxious to see if Sask belongs with the top half of the CW this year. And Regina and Lethbridge could both use a 4 poit weekend to close the gap.

There is apparently going to be Live Audio and Video links at the U of A site for the Evil Monkey series. There is also a U of A Series Preview posted. Evan Daum has a good weekend preview of the whole CW weekend at South Campus Sports. He points out that Lethbridge is getting back Scott Bowles in goal. A U of L Series Preview is also posted.

OTHER STORIES
  • Image The CIS site has a Wednesday Round-up for the mid-week games played in the AUS. St. Mary's beat Acadia 8-5 and St. FX snapped their losing streak when they beat Dalhousie 5-2.

    The official top 10 list is discussed at the CIS site, the Boxscore News, and the CIS Blog. I'd check out the CIS Blog as a first choice.

    Finally, South Campus Sports announced a Radio Show about University sports.
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UBC 3 Manitoba 2 (SO)

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:57 pm

November 19, 2010

HERD LOSES ANOTHER SHOOT-OUT

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in shoot-out)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] [UBC STORY]
|> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


The stats would indicate that the Bison-'Birds battle was very even on Friday night. The 'Birds took a 2-0 lead before Blair Macaulay scored on the PP late in the 2nd to make it 2-1. Jered Walker then scored 16 seconds into the 3rd to tie the game. But that was all the Bisons could score. They even went 0-for-3 in the shoot-out. Anyhow, the point at least gives the Bisons sole control of 2nd place. For UBC, the two points pulls them back within a point of 4th place Sask.

Of note, Joey Moggach and Brandon Lockerby saw their first action for the Bisons as they finally iced a full roster of 20 players. However, they once again had 11 forwards and 7 d-men. One day they shall reach the objective of dressing 12 forwards!

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    REGINA COUGARS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

    (in shoot-out)
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF L STORY]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


    IMO this was a key win for Regina. They are coming oiff back-to-back sweeps at the hands of Manitoba and Alberta. Had they lost this one we would have heard a fat lady warming up her vocal chords. Now the pressure is on both teams. Lethbridge cannot afford a sweep on home ice to the likes of Regina. I would expect another tight game Saturday.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF A SITE]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP]


    The Evil Monkeys broke open a 4-4 tie with a pair of late goals a scant 21 seconds apart by Jean-Pierre Szaszkiewicz. (Does he eat poutine perogies?) Now that Sask has started scoring some goals they have to remember how to prevent them. It is hard to tell if Sask is a top contender currently misfiring or if they are more accurately perceived as the best of the rest in the race for 4th place. There was no game story as I post because the U of A site is down. Never let monkeys into the computer room!

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated. Here are the scores from out east:

    Nov. 19
    Moncton 1 UNB 3
    St. Thomas 3 UPEI 6
    Saint Mary's 4 StFX 5
    Acadia 3 Dalhousie 4 OT
    McGill 3 York 2
    Concordia 2 Brock 8
    Carleton 5 UOIT 3
    Ryerson 0 Waterloo 4
    UQTR 5 Windsor 4
    Queen's 3 Guelph 6
    RMC 2 Laurier 9
    Toronto 5 W. Ontario 4 OT
    Nipissing 1 Lakehead 10

    It is funny how the AUS schedule was set up. On Wednesday SMU beat Acadia and St FX beat Dalhousie. Then tonight, the winners played for gold in this mini-tournament whilst the losers played for bronze. Acadia cannot be happy about being out of the medals in this tournament-within-a-season. A tidy win for UNB, which they need to hold onto a #1 ranking in the OHT34.

    The OUA started their East-West interlock this weekend. It was 5-4 for the West. The most remarkable scores were Lakeheads HUGE win over the Nippers, Brock's pounding of Concordia, and the Blahs notching an OT win over the Urban Cowboys.

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    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Friday night report. Here's the scores:
    Alberta 2 Saskatchewan 1
    Manitoba 4 UBC 0
    Lethbridge 4 Regina 3 (OT)

    That's quite a race they are having in broadhockey. The Bisons and Alberta have moved into a 1st place tie with Calgary at 15 points. Sask sits in 4th with 14 points. This great race is a departure from the past dominance by Alberta, with Manitoba trailing as a steady #2.
NEXT UP:
  • Sat Nov 20
    Regina @ Lethbridge
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Manitoba @ UBC
    bye: Calgary

    Fri Nov 26 and Sat Nov 27
    Alberta @ Manitoba
    Calgary @ Regina
    Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    bye: UBC
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Re: 2010-2011 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:07 pm

November 20, 2010

BISONS BLOW A LEAD ... BUT SALVAGE A POINT

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

(in overime)
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|> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [U OF M FRIDAY STORY]


The Bisons seemed to playing a good road game. After two periods they held a 2-1 lead (with goals from Mike Hellyer and Tyler Dittmer) and had held UBC to 13 shots on goal. Then Jeremy Schappert scored 7 minutes into the 3rd and one would have thought that a road win would soon be secured. However, UBC tallied goals at 15 and 18 minutes to tie the game. The last goal was on a PP, ironically on a night when the teams were a combined 0-for-10 going into that one.

The result does help the Bisons secure 2nd place with 16 points. The top 5 teams have now all played 12 games. UBC, though 5th, are only 2 points behind Sask and Calgary.

The game story was not up as I posted, so check the UBC site or Bison site at the links posted.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    REGINA COUGARS 0
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF L STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP]


    In a battle between #6 and #7 neither can afford a sweep. So a split may have been inevitable. The H0rny Ones remain in last, one point behind Regina, but have 4 games in hand. Scott Bowles chalked up the shut-out for Lethbridge. They outshot Regina 35-28. Next week Regina hosts Calgary whilst Lethbridge visits Saskatchewan. Those are tough tasks. But if these teams want to get within shouting distance of 4th place they will have to take maybe 3 points in such series.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

    (in overtime)
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF A FRIDAY STORY] ~ [U OF A SATURDAY STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP]


    I caught a lot of this one on-line. The Evil Monkeys outshot and outplayed the Banjo-Mutts, but that was clearly not enough. The shots were 40-27 in favour of Alberta. But soft goals for the Puppies were too hard to overcome. In any event, Alberta's 3 point weekend combined with Manitoba's 2 point weekend gives Alberta a 5 point lead in the standings. Sask is now even with Calgary and tied for 3rd place, one point ahead of UBC.

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for some games and the CIS standings are updated. A couple of games have links to video highlights, also. Here are the scores from out east:

    Nov. 20
    Dalhousie 2 Saint Mary's 1 OT
    Moncton 3 UPEI 6
    UQTR 3 Windsor 2
    McGill 2 Brock 3 OT
    Ottawa 3 York 4
    RMC 3 Guelph 7
    Queen's 1 Laurier 2
    Nipissing 3 Lakehead 4 OT
    Concordia 4 UOIT 6
    Ryerson 3 W. Ontario 6
    Toronto 1 Waterloo 3

    The AUS had a light Saturday night. SMU's loss to Dalhousie raises a few eyebrows. UPEI's decisive win over Moncton will help cement their status as a pleasant surprise in the CIS this year.

    The OUA's East-West interlock produced a near-whitewash for the West on Day 2. UQTR edged Windsor for the 2nd consecutive night. Otherwise, the Nippers and McGilligutties were the only other teams to tally a point in the standings. Nice rebound for the Nippers after being pounded 10-1 by the Thundermutts on Friday night. Losing to Brock (even in OT) will surely make McGill suffer in the CIS rankings.

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    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Saturday night report. Here's the scores:
    Alberta 3 Saskatchewan 2
    Manitoba 4 UBC 1
    Regina 3 Lethbridge 2 (OT)

    The Bison Broads are now tied with the Pandas for 1st place at 8-3-1. Calgary is 7-4-1 and Sask is 7-5-0. So still a good race.
NEXT UP:
  • Fri Nov 26 and Sat Nov 27
    Alberta @ Manitoba
    Calgary @ Regina
    Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    bye: UBC

    Fri Dec 3 and Sat Dec 4
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    Regina @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    bye: everybody else
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: EVIL MONKEYS @ BISONS

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:21 pm

WEEKEND PREVIEW

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (10-1-1, #2 in OHT34)
MANITOBA BISONS (6-2-4, #5 in OHT34)

Friday, November 26th 7:00 p.m. CST @ MAX BELL ARENA
Saturday, November 27th 7:00 p.m. CST @ MAX BELL ARENA


MANITOBA LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
ALBERTA LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
CANADA WEST LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [LEAGUESTAT DAILY - live updates]
CIS LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS] : [STANDINGS]

This is the big weekend of the rematch between the CW finalists from last season. The games between these two produced some of the best hockey I saw last year and so I fully intend to go to both games, even though I might be missing the 1st period on Friday due to some exciting minor peewee hockey I have on the agenda.

Last season the teams split a Halloween weekend series in Edmontown, with the Bisons winning 3-2 and the Primates winning 5-3. When the teams came to Winnipeg for the January rematch the Bisons blew a 3-1 lead and lost 4-3 on Friday before exacting revenge on Saturday with a 4-3 victory of their own.

The playoff series was hotly contested as well. At the time, both teams had secured places in the University Cup tournament. The Bisons took the opener 4-1 behind a stellar goaltending performance by Steve Christie. But the Saudi Albertans bounced back with 2-1 and 4-2 wins to take the series 2 games to 1.

Both daily papers have run Bison hockey stories. The Winnipeg Free Press carries a story about Christie, in his final bid for a university title.
Ashley Prest wrote:... Christie has his kinesiology degree and his career path as a teacher planned but he's back at U of M for his fifth and final year of university hockey to lay claim to what he doesn't have.

"I'm getting another year of school under my belt but I want to take another run (at a national title). We've got a veteran group coming back and we were so close last year," said Christie, a Winnipeg native recruited by at least three minor professional teams during the summer after his individual accolades garnered him national attention.

... Christie, a classic 'late bloomer' who didn't play junior A hockey until age 19. His last season locally was with the River East Marauders AA midget team. "In my university career, I've spent a lot of time getting into shape. I've soaked in a lot from a lot of different moulds to create my own style and I think that's helped me get to this point."
My guess is Christie will get a number of pro contract offers after this season. It is nice to see a smaller, acrobatic goaltender like in the good ol' days (i.e. late 90's).

Image They even had a photo!

Over at the Winnipeg Sun the focus was on this weekend's series.
Ken Wiebe wrote:... “Having a little success has grown the rivalry a little bit,” said Waker. “They are always the benchmark in our conference and are always at the top. It’s always a measuring stick to see where we’re at.

“I don’t think they like playing us too much. Our styles are kind of contrasting. We’re a bump-and-grind kind of team and they’re skilled. It always makes for good hockey.”

The Bisons have endured plenty of sickness and injuries, but they hope to use these games as a springboard as they close out the first half of the regular season.

“It seems our whole first half has been building up to these two games,” said Bisons head coach Mike Sirant. “We’ve had a very good first half ourselves. This is a test for us, but we can look at it the other way. It’s an opportunity and show how well we’ve been playing. ...
I was hoping they would have expanded on the situation at Bison sick bay. It would surely help to have 12 healthy forwards for the first time since ... when? Oh ya, pre-season!

GoBisons.ca has a Preview Story and a story on the Movember fundraiser.

Evan Daum again previews this series and the whole CW schedule at South Campus Sports.

Of note, this series will feature 14 of the top 20 scorers in the CW! Eight are Evil Monkeys (Klassen, Ryan, Ringrose, Lazo, Szaskiewicz, Hunter, Gardner, and Barteaux), and six are Bisons (Macaulay, Walker, Hellyer, Waker, Dittmer, and Schappert).

Finally, I have seen the previews of the upcoming Yogi Bear movie. Which makes me think that if the U of A wanted a bear in a hat for a logo, they could have used this:
Image Much better than the wallet-stealing SOB they used.

ELSEWHERE:
  • Image Image The confrontation between the H0rny Ones and the Banjo-Mutts is previewed at the U of S Site and is also shown on the Canada West Site and at the Boxscore News. The games will be webcast. The Mutts have been going 50-50 most of the year. Lethbridge have their goalie (Scott Bowles) back and we'll have to see if that makes a difference. In the pre-season many pundits across the country had Lethbridge slated to be a playoff contender.
    Image Image The series preview is at GoDinos.com. Regina starts the second half of their schedule with these games. A lost series will leave them way out of playoff contention heading into the new year.
    Image Image The Iowa State Cyclones have an extended weekend tour of British California. They will face the Tweety-Birds on Friday and then face the Simon Fraser Clan and the Trinity Western Spartans (both of the BCIHL) to complete the tour. You might recall that ISU came to Winnipeg to face the Bisons last year and looked really weak. I remember some Bisons stickhandling in circles around those guys like it was a shinny game. My main interest will be to see how the BCIHL teams compare since there is always a chance that the four CIS teams in that league may one day join the CW. The series is previewed at the UBC site and at the Boxscore News. The UBC web people are doing a good job this year.
OTHER STORIES:
  • Image The official top 10 list is at the CIS site, the Boxscore News, and the CIS Blog. Again, I'd check out the CIS Blog as a first choice.

    Since the Bisons were out in the PST time zone, there was some lateness in getting links to stories. GoBisons.ca carried the UBC story. South Campus Sports also carried a recap of all CW games.

    There was not much action out east this week. On Monday, Carleton (#18 in OHT34) walked into UQTR (#23 in OHT34) and won 5-3. Then on Thursday Ryerson (#32 in OHT34) beat York (#30 in OHT34) 4-3.
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MANITOBA 4 ALBERTA 2

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:59 pm

November 26, 2010

HERD BEATS DOWN THE EVIL MONKEYS

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 4


|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]
|> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


What a game!

The Bisons entered the weekend 5 points behind the Evil Monkeys and needed this flat-out regulation time victory. And, it was done with style. Each team had a penalty shot, there were but 6 minor penalties (2 in the last minutes), and hard hits and fast-paced action were in abundance. Once again, the Bisons played short, with 10 forwards and 7 defencemen.

I missed the first period due to my son's hockey game, but fortunately the game was broadcast on UMFM. The period was apparently a tight-checking affair as the shots were only 7-5 for the Bisons. We also listened as Blair Macaulay was stopped on a penalty shot with only 48 seconds left in the period.

There was no scoring until Kyle Howarth scored late in the 2nd period on a break-away which ended with him spinning and scoring from the slot. The Bisons had an overall edge in the 2nd period. Alberta had a very active power play, which produced many chances but no goal.

The 3rd period finally saw the teams find the net. The Bisons were carrying the play and all seemed well in hand. Then Blair Macaulay, after making some nice plays to hem UBC into their own zone by himself whilst a line change was in progress, forced a pass to the point which was intercepted by Derek Ryan. He was hauled down and then scored on the penalty shot.

But the Howarth-Beller-Macaulay line went to work. Howarth notched his second of the night on a cross-crease perfect pass from Macaulay to make it 2-1. Then Macaulay converted a Beller pass from his knees while being the recipient of several elbows and sticks from defending Primates.

After it was 3-1, Alberta carried the play. Once they took a penalty in the last 2 minutes, all seemed lost. But the Bisons took their own penalty, Alberta pulled their goalie, and Eric Hunter notched one goal to make it 3-2. With the Evil Monkeys pressing, Jered Walker blocked a point shot then set Mike Hellyer on a break to the empty net and PRESTO! It was 4-2 and that was that.

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal:
    Christie (Deckert)

    Defence:
    Rumsey - Schappert
    D Crowley - Lockerby
    Mealy - Flynn
    Extra: Tully

    Forwards:
    Hellyer - Walker - Dittmer
    Howarth - Beller - Macaulay
    Waker - Benias - Cowan
    extra: Pawluk

    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS

    Goal:
    Mucha (Cyr)

    Defence:
    Lindemulder - Craige
    Toll - Fecho
    Joe - Barteaux

    Forwards:
    Szaskiewicz - Gardner - Dailey
    Nichol - Meropoulis - MacAngus
    Rogers - Ryan - Klassen
    Hunter - Ringrose - Lazo
OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    CALGARY DINOS 3
    REGINA COUGARS 0


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF R STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    This was a devastating home-ice loss for the Kittens. The shots were almost even (27-26) so they were hardly out of it. Still, they were down 2-0 entering the third and were then held to a paltry 4 shots on goal in the 3rd period. Regina could have been within 2 points of a playoff berth. They need a win in Saturday's rematch. The Dinos remain 3rd, 2 points behind Manitoba.

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [U OF L STORY] ~ [BOXSCORE NEWS]
    |> [C.W. FRIDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    This was one of those classic Lethbridge stolen games. The H0rny Ones were outshot 47-24 yet won due to Scott Bowles' goaltending. The loss leaves Sask by themselves in 4th, only 3 points ahead of Lethbridge. Note that Lethbridge has 2 games in hand to be made up next week against UBC.

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    IOWA STATE CYCLONES 4
    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5


    |> [UBC STORY] ~ [ISU SITE]


    Well, this is UBC for you. They sweep the Bisons in a shootout and overtime, after already having beaten Alberta. Then they play an ACHA weak-sister and almost lose. Granted, they did play their bench, split the game between 2nd and 3rd string goaltenders, and outshot ISU 41-16 on the night. But they still gave up a 3-0 lead and then had to scramble back.

    ISU continue their tour with games against Simon Fraser and Trinity Western, both of the BCIHL, on Saturday and Sunday. UBC plays Lethbridge next weekend to wrap up the 2010 portion of the season.

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated. Here are the scores from out east:

    Nov. 22
    Carleton 5 UQTR 3

    Nov. 25
    York 3 Ryerson 4

    Nov. 26
    StFX 6 Moncton 5 OT
    UNB 2 Acadia 3
    Saint Mary's 9 St. Thomas 2
    UPEI 5 Dalhousie 6 OT
    UOIT 2 Ottawa 3 OT
    Brock 4 Carleton 2
    Waterloo 4 RMC 3
    Guelph 4 UQTR 5 OT
    Lakehead 11 Concordia 2
    Laurier 1 Toronto 2 OT
    W. Ontario 5 Queen's 2

    There sure were a lot of overtime games out east on Friday night. And, it was a rough night for top 10 teams. Acadia has struggled so far, yet they knocked off UNB. In the OUA, Carleton and Concordia are in free-fall since the East-West interlock started. Lethbridge seem to have shaken off the early season blahs. I haven't run the numbers, but there could be some shake-ups happening in the OHT34 this week.

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    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Friday night report. Here's the scores:
    Manitoba 2 Alberta 1 (OT)
    Lethbridge 3 Saskatchewan 2
    Calgary 7 Regina 0
    bye: UBC

    The Bison Broads would now be 1st if not for a previous shoot-out win over Calgary which now has to be finished. Odd.
NEXT UP:
  • Sat Nov 27
    Alberta @ Manitoba
    Calgary @ Regina
    Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    bye: UBC

    Fri Dec 3 and Sat Dec 4
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    Regina @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    bye: everybody else
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Alberta 3 Manitoba 2

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm

November 27, 2010

EVIL MONKEYS RALLY FOR A SPLIT

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 2


|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]
|> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


The Bisons lost in regulation time for the first time in 8 games. But, it was only by one goal and certainly could have gone either way. The Bisons were once again paced by the Howarth-Beller-Macaulay line. They were dangerous every time out there and accounted for the first goal of the game. The difference in Saturday's game was that the Evil Monkeys were able to capitalize on their chances. Chad Klassen led the way with two goals and an assist.

Chad Erb was back in the Bison line-up, but otherwise the line-ups were not changed. While the Bisons iced a 20-man roster for the first time in a long time, they had 8 defencemen dressed and only 10 forwards. In the end, this did hurt them a bit because they could not roll four lines as effectively as in the past.

Also, there were two referees tonight. The Bisons were unlucky in the penalty department. The Evil Monkeys kind of "went down easy" and with two refs this gave them several power plays. However, there were no PP goals in the game.

Bison goals were scored by Greg Beller (his 3rd) and Jeremy Schappert (his 5th).

The Bisons now break for exams. They return to action with a two game non-conference series in Thunder Bay against the Lakehead Thundermutts on December 28th and 29th. They then play in Saskatchewan on January 14th and 15th. Their next home series is against Lethbridge on January 21st and 22nd.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    CALGARY DINOS 5
    REGINA COUGARS 6


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF R STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    Regina needed this one and appeared to have it well in hand. They held a 6-2 lead with 5 minutes left in the 3rd period and then had to hang on for a 6-5 win. Yikes. Calgary's loss keeps them 2 points back of the Bisons.

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 10


    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [U OF L STORY]
    |> [C.W. SATURDAY RECAP] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]


    Now this was a shock. Sask has had trouble scoring goals this year. And on Friday night they were stoned by Scott Bowles. In this one Sask scored 10 times on 37 shots. Bowles was in for all of it, which is surprising. The win moves Sask into a 3rd place tie with Calgary, 2 points back of Manitoba.

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated. The CIS Friday Recap was posted, but the CIS Saturday Recap has not. Here are the scores from out east:

    Nov. 27
    Windsor 5 Nipissing 1
    Lakehead 7 Concordia 4
    Laurier 2 Ryerson 3 OT
    York 0 Carleton 8
    UPEI 2 Acadia 3
    StFX 2 St. Thomas 3
    Saint Mary's 2 Moncton 1
    UNB 3 Dalhousie 6
    Guelph 4 McGill 5 OT
    Brock 3 Ottawa 4 OT
    W. Ontario 3 RMC 4 OT
    UOIT 2 Toronto 3 OT
    Waterloo 4 Queen's 3 OT

    So, anybody pick RMC and STU to win on the same night on a pro-line ticket? I didn't think so. And who picked UNB to lose twice?

    An amazing 6 OUA games went into OT on Saturday night. Speaking of the OUA, Lakehead appears to be getting it together. The Urban Cowboys cannot be happy with an embarrassing loss to RMC.

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    The Canada West Women's Site has a full Saturday night report. Here's the scores:
    Manitoba 5 Alberta 4 (OT)
    Calgary 7 Regina 3
    Saskatchewan 4 Lethbridge 3
    bye: UBC

    Wow! A weekend sweep for the Bison Broads, which moves them into 1st place. They had never won a regular season game in Edmontown before. (Although they did win a playoff series there 2 years ago.)
NEXT UP:
  • Fri Dec 3 and Sat Dec 4
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    Regina @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    bye: everybody else

    Wed Dec 29 and Thur Dec 30
    Manitoba @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    Portage College @ UBC (non-conference)
August 8, 1961
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Bison Bye Week

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:40 am

December 3, 2010

BISONS BREAK FOR EXAMS BEGINS

Image The Bisons are now busy with exams, as are most teams in the CW. The next action for the Herd will not be until after Christmas when they head to Thunder Bay to face the Lakehead Thundermutts.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6


    |> [U OF L PREVIEW] ~ [UBC PREVIEW] ~ [C.W. PREVIEW] ~ [BOXSCORE NEWS PREVIEW]
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
    |> [U OF L STORY] ~ [UBC STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


    Don't let the score fool you. This was a tight game. It was 3-2 for the H0rny Ones with 2 minutes left. Scott Bowles practically had a night off in goal for Lethbridge, facing only 23 shots. (Unlike the 40 he is used to seeing, so it seems.) Both sides are now 5-5-3 and sit 3 points behind Sask and Calgary, the 3rd and 4th place teams. So tonight's winner will be so close they can taste a playoff berth.

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    REGINA COUGARS 3
    LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 6


    |> [LU STORY] ~ [TB NEWSWATCH STORY w SUMMARY]


    In a throwback to GPAC days, the Banjo-Cats ventured to the shores of a body of water for a rare experience away from the desolate stubble of their homeland. The Thundermutts have rounded into form as the season has progressed whilst Regina has been firmly in a downward spiral. Still, the SOG were only 33-32 for the hosts. So maybe Regina can come out with a point in Saturday's rematch. That game can be seen on SSN.

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated. The CIS Friday Recap is not up as I post but may be as you read. Here are the scores from out east:

    Dec. 1
    Acadia 0 Saint Mary's 4
    McGill 3 UQTR 4 2OT

    Dec. 2
    Brock 4 W. Ontario 6

    Dec. 3
    Moncton 0 UNB 4
    St. Thomas 3 UPEI 4 OT
    Ottawa 2 McGill 8
    Toronto 3 Nipissing 5
    Carleton 2 UQTR 3
    Waterloo 3 Brock 5
    Guelph 1 Laurier 4

    UQTR is picking it up, finally. Brock's win over Waterloo may raise an eyebrow or two. Otherwise it seems they followed the form chart.
NEWS AND NOTES:
  • Image The official CIS top 10 is discussed at the CIS, CIS Blog, and Boxscore News sites. As usual, check the CIS Blog for discussion of it.

    Image The World University Games are coming again. The men's team will come from the OUA this time. The CIS announced a 31-man tryout roster for camp starting December 9th. Kurt Jory from Brandon and Brock U is one of the invited goaltenders. On the women's side a national team has been picked and includes two Bison Broads! The players are Addie Miles and Caitlin MacDonald. The story is also at Boxscore News.
NEXT UP:
  • Sat Dec 4
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    Regina @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    bye: everybody else

    Wed Dec 29 and Thur Dec 30
    Manitoba @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    Portage College @ UBC (non-conference)
August 8, 1961
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Bison Bye Week - Part 2

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:13 am

December 4, 2010

THE FIRST HALF IS OVER

Image The Bisons remain idle as the bye week ends. They play non-conference games in Thunder Bay on December 29th and 30th. The Canada West season resumes on January 7th and 8th when the Bisons have a bye. The next conference play for them will be on January 14th and 15th when they travel to Banjoland to face the Sask Huskies. Their next home games are January 21st and 22nd against the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:
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    UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

    (in overtime)
    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
    |> [U OF L STORY] ~ [UBC STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


    Lethbridge won with only seconds remaining in overtime to win this key encounter to come within a point of Sask and Calgary and a playoff berth. But with the bonus point, UBC is only 1 point back of the H0rny Ones. Once again, UBC did not do much in the 3rd period, mustering only 6 shots while nursing a 2-1 lead.

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    REGINA COUGARS 2
    LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4


    |> [LU STORY] ~ [TB NEWSWATCH STORY w SUMMARY]


    The Kittens played Lakehead fairly even. Yet, again, they lose. That early season momentum is a thing of the past and a second half rally for them is looking more unlikely. Lakehead were one of the most disappointing teams in all Canada early on. They were consistently losing against the most mediocre teams out there. They hit the break 2nd in the OUA West. A berth in the nationals is not out of the question for them.

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    The CIS schedule has boxscores for all games and the CIS standings are updated. The CIS Saturday Recap is not up as I post but may be as you read. Here are the scores from out east:

    Dec. 4
    St. Thomas 3 Saint Mary's 4
    Ottawa 4 McGill 7
    York 1 Laurier 4
    UOIT 2 Windsor 1
NEXT UP:
  • Wed Dec 29 and Thur Dec 30
    Manitoba @ Lakehead (non-conference)
    Portage College @ UBC (non-conference)

    Fri Jan 7 and Sat Jan 8
    Saskatchewan v Regina
    Lethbridge v Calgary
    UBC @ Alberta
    bye: Manitoba
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Re: 2010-2011 Manitoba Bisons Hockey Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:57 pm

HOLIDAY SEASON PREVIEW

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MANITOBA BISONS (7-3-4, #5 in OHT34)
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES (11-4-1, #13 in OHT34)

Wednesday, December 29th 6:30 p.m. CST @ Thunder Bay
Thursday, December 30th 6:30 p.m. CST @ Thunder Bay


MANITOBA LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
LAKEHEAD LINKS: [TEAM SITE] : [STATS] : [ROSTER] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS]
CANADA WEST LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [LEAGUESTAT DAILY - live updates]
CIS LINKS: [MEN'S HOCKEY SITE] : [SCHEDULE/RESULTS] : [STANDINGS]

The Bisons will make their usual trek to Thunder Bay over the holidays to face the Lakehead Thundermutts. LU used to host a 4 team tournament. Starting last season it was just a two-team, two-game series. The series is previewed at the Lakehead site. The games will be available on SSN Canada.

Lakehead started the season as one of the most disappointing teams in the CIS. However, they come into this series on a 9 game winning streak. A few more decent results and they could regain their status as an A-level team in the CIS.

The Bisons don't as yet have a preview story. However, they do have a Year in Review story and another about Steve Christie being nominated for Athlete of the Year by the MSSA. One thing to see is whether the Bisons will have a full line-up. They have been short-handed throughout the first half.

One player the 'Wolves thought they might land for the 2nd half was Zach Harnden, who signed with Dalhousie. He had been with Manchester of the AHL.

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OTHER NEWS:
  • The OUA is sending a team to the FISU tournament in Turkey. The line-up has been announced, and is also at Boxscore News.

    The CIS Blog has their AUS Holiday Edition out. Look for another story from them in the near future.

    South Campus Sports has a story on Lethbridge and their wrap-up wins to end the 1st half.

    Here's a composite schedule of the non-conference games to be played across the CIS this holiday season:

    Dec 28th
    McGill at St FX

    Dec 29th
    McGill at St FX
    Toronto at Acadia
    Manitoba at Lakehead
    Portage College at UBC

    Dec 30th
    Moncton at St. Thomas
    Toronto at St. Mary's
    McGill at UNB
    Dalhousie at UPEI
    Manitoba at Lakehead
    Portage College at UBC

    January 1st
    Providence at UNB
    Lake Superior State at Nipissing

    January 2nd
    St. Thomas at UPEI
    Providence at UNB
    St. Mary's – Acadia (at Berwick)
    Lake Superior State at Nipissing
    Guelph at Carleton
    Lethbridge – Regina (at Calgary)
    Alberta at SAIT

    January 3rd
    Lake Superior State at Ottawa
    Alberta – Regina (at Calgary)
    Lethbridge at Calgary

    January 4th
    Calgary at SAIT

    January 5th
    Lake Superior State at Ryerson

    January 6th
    Lake Superior State at York
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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