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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:10 pm

BISONS ELIMINATED

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

(Sask wins series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [CIS Sunday Round-Up] : [CW Sunday Story]
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story and Stats] : [U of S Game Story]


On Sunday night I was struggling with a flu bug and wound up dozing off so as to miss the ending. While the Bisons didn't play terribly they never really got it together in this series. Still, it was even at one win each and they were playing a sudden-death game for all the marbles. The Bisons were unable to mount any sustained pressure in the 1st period, but did force the play in the 2nd. However, in both periods they gave up one goal. The Banjo-Mutts scored twice early in the 3rd to salt it away. Jesse Deckert's save percentage on the weekend was not sterling. They could have used some keys tops to preserve their ability to mount a rally.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

OUT EAST:

Links:
|> [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
|> [AUS Playoff Schedule/Results Page]


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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 1
ACADIA AXEMEN 0

(SMU wins series 3-1.)

Links:
|> [AUS Boxscore] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [AUS Recap]


So, SMU will be at the U-Cup. As expected, this was a tight series. Oddly, UNB and UPEI have as many as three games left in their series.

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WATERLOO WARRIORS 5
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

(Waterloo wins series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


The Urban Cowboys enjoyed a season beating up on 98 pound weaklings. So a playoff loss was not completely unexpected. Still, one would think they would have beaten a B level side like Waterloo. They did outshoot them (again), by 38-26 this time.

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OTTAWA GEEGEES 0
CARLETON RAVENS 6

(Carleton wins series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


And in the end the Geegees sucked. Cartoon U can now become the first Ontario team to win the OUA East since Ottawa in 2004, and the time before that was Guelph in 1997.

UP NEXT:

Monday, February 25
New Brunswick at UPEI

Tuesday, February 26
New Brunswick at UPEI

Conference/Division Finals TBD
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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:09 pm

MEANWHILE, OUT EAST ...

Links:
|> [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
|> [AUS Playoff Schedule/Results Page]


February 25-26, 2013

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 7
UPEI PANTHERS 2

(UNB leads series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [AUS Boxscore] : [CIS Boxscore]


NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5
UPEI PANTHERS 1

(UNB wins series 3-1.)

Links:
|> [AUS Boxscore] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [AUS Recap]


So no U-Cup appearance for Green Gables this year. The Squirrels enjoyed three one-sided whippings in the series. However, the shot clock was not as dominated as was the scoreboard. So, UNB is off to Saskatown for the U-Cup. First, they must play SMU for the AUS title.

February 27, 2013

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CARLETON RAVENS 4
UQTR PATRIOTES 1

(Carleton leads OUA East final 1-0.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


All logic would tell me that this series is a toss-up. Still, seeing UQTR lose an OUAE playoff game to a team not McGill is a rare experience. The series continues Friday in Ottawa and Sunday back in Trois Rivieres.

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WATERLOO WARRIORS 3
WINDSOR LANCERS 2

(in overtime)
(Waterloo leads OUA West final 1-0.)


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


This series is a golden opportunity to make the U-Cup for a couple of outsider programs. To add some spice to the U-Cup the event needs some new blood, and that is assured for at least one of the two OUA berths. Waterloo cannot be underestimated after having beaten two A level teams - the Thundermutts and Urban Cowboys - so far. This series will continue Saturday in Waterloo and Sunday in Windsor.
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March 1: Monkeys 5 Mutts 0

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:16 pm

NOBODY CAN SCORE ON A MONKEY ANY MORE

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

(Alberta leads series 1-0.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Linescore and Story] : [reposted at U of S Site] : [and at CW Site]


What can you say about 5 straight shut-outs? Mu-u-ucha is on a hot streak. Combine that with a 45-12 edge in shots on goal and the Monkeys look like they are about to wrap up a CW title. I know that Mu-u-ucha was the difference in goal when the Monkeys stole a shoot-out win over the Bisons.

OUT EAST:

Links:
|> [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
|> [AUS Playoff Schedule/Results Page]


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UQTR PATRIOTES 2
CARLETON RAVENS 0

(Series tied 1-1.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [Toronto Sun: story on video on Nipper assaulting official]


This one was dead even statistically leaving one with the impression that it could go either way. The deciding game will be Sunday at 1:00 CT (2:00 local). Hopefully, nobody will see fit to attack the officials in game three. Check out the TO Sun link.

UP NEXT:

Saturday, March 2
Saskatchewan at Alberta <[CanadaWest.tv]>
Windsor at Waterloo <[no on-line video]>
Saint Mary's at New Brunswick <[AUStv.ca]>

NEWS:

The Bisons claimed two major individual awards this past week. Blair Macaulay was named CW MVP for the second year running and James Henry was named CW rookie of the year.

Also, Macaulay and defenceman Dane Crowley were first team all-stars whilst Jeremy Schappert and Tyler Dittmer were second team all-stars.

The complete selections were:

Code: Select all

First Team                    Second Team
G: Kurtis Mucha, Alberta      Jordan White, UBC
D: Jesse Craige, Alberta      Thomas Carr, Alberta
D: Dane Crowley, Manitoba     Jeremy Schappert, Manitoba
F: Kyle Bortis, Saskatchewan  Tyler Dittmer, Manitoba
F: Jordan Hickmott, Alberta   Johnny Lazo, Alberta
F: Blair Macaulay, Manitoba   Brock Nixon, Calgary
They also have another Top Ten, which really makes no sense. Why would Manitoba and Acadia fall out of the rankings for losing to Husky teams? Why would the Squirrels drop behind the Monkeys? (I already had Alberta ahead of UNB. My point is, why the switch?)

Links:
|> MVP: [GoBisons.ca] : [Winnipeg Free Press]
|> All-stars: [GoBisons.ca]
|> CW awards: [CW Story] : [reposted at: CIS Site]
|> CIS Top Ten: [CIS Story] : [reposted at: CIS Site]
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March 2: Mutts 5 Monkeys 4

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:13 am

MUTTS AND MONKEYS WORKING OVERTIME

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

(in overtime)
(Series tied 1-1.)


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Linescore] : [reposted at U of S Site] : [and at CW Site]


Mu-u-ucha's shutout string came to an end and Ryan Holfield showed that he could still save his team's mangy hide on occasion. The Monkeys outshot the Mutts 43-29 but could not put them away. Alberta had a 4-2 lead late in the 2nd period. But Sask was able to mount a comeback with late goals in each of the 2nd and 3rd periods, despite being outshot 15-5 in the 3rd. Brennan Bosch notched a hattrick for Sask, including the OT winner.

Game 3 goes Sunday at 7:00 CT (6:00 MT) and is scheduled for CanadaWest.tv.

OUT EAST:

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WINDSOR LANCERS 3
WATERLOO WARRIORS 5

(Waterloo wins series 2-0.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [OUA Game Story]


Since both finalists in the CW and AUS playoffs had berths at the U-Cup sewn up, this series determined the 5th qualifier. And that will be the unheralded Waterloo Warriors. Though a solid 4th, they really weren't a threat to the OUA-W top 3 (Urban Cowboys, Thundermutts, and Windsor). But here they are, a B level team going to the nationals. This is overdue.

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 0
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 1

(in overtime)
(UNB leads series 1-0.)


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [Hockey Scene Story]


Only 1 out of 65 shots found the twine in what must have been a tense encounter. Game 2 goes Tuesday at SMU. I am wondering about motivation for these teams with U-Cup berths already assured. Basically, at the U-Cup the winner of this series will be paired with the loser of the CW final, and vice versa.

UP NEXT:

Sunday, March 3
Saskatchewan at Alberta <CanadaWest.tv>
Carleton at UQTR <no on-line video>
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March 3: Monkeys 5 Mutts 2

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:37 pm

MONKEYS TAKE THE TITLE

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

(Alberta wins series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Linescore and Story] : [to be reposted at U of S Site] : [and at CW Site]


The Monkeys jumped on the Mutts early, taking a 3-0 lead in the 1st period, and then coasted to victory. Both Sask goals came late in the 3rd period on power plays.

So the Monkeys will play in the U-Cup's "afternoon pool" against the runners-up from the AUS and OUA whilst the Mutts will be in the "evening pool" with the AUS and OUA winners.

OUT EAST:

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CARLETON RAVENS 1
UQTR PATRIOTES 2

(in overtime)
(UQTR wins series 2-1.)


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


This game started in the afternoon and ended in the evening. It was dubbed as "4OT" but I believe that out east they play a "mini period" first and then go to normal periods. In any event, this was a marathon.

Therefore, Quebec preserves dominance of the OUA East for yet another season.

UQTR will now face Waterloo on March 9th in a one-game showdown for the OUA title. Both sides will be going to the nationals. The winner will face the AUS winner and Sask, the loser will face the AUS runner-up and Alberta.

UP NEXT:

Tuesday, March 5
New Brunswick at Saint Mary's

Thursday, March 7
Saint Mary's at New Brunswick (if necessary)

Saturday, March 9
UQTR at Waterloo

Thursday, March 14
University Cup begins
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Squirrels take AUS

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:54 pm

OUT EAST:

Since the CW title was awarded last weekend, all that was around, in the week that was, was the end of the AUS.

March 5, 2013

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 2
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 5

(Series tied 1-1.)

Links:
|> [AUS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [AUS Game Story]


Saint Mary's Little Lambs managed 4 goals and 19 shots and then salted it away with an empty-netter.

March 7, 2013

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 0
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 2

(UNB wins series 2-1.)

Links:
|> [AUS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [AUS Game Story]


The win for the Squirrels seemed inevitable, so there you have it. Since both teams go to the nationals, UNB will face hosts Sask and SMU will face the CW champion Monkeys.

UP NEXT:

Saturday, March 9
UQTR at Waterloo - OUA Queen's Cup final
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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:00 pm

OUT EAST:

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UQTR PATRIOTES 4
WATERLOO WARRIORS 1

(UQTR wins sudden-death final)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [Waterloo Game Story]


The OUA has a one game sudden death final between the two conference winners, since both teams already have berths assured in the University Cup. The win puts UQTR in a pool with UNB and Saskatchewan. Waterloo will face Alberta and Saint Mary's.

One has to give credit to Waterloo in qualifying for this game, and the U-Cup. Even though all conferences grant loads of playoff spots, it is rare that a team scraps their way through the way Waterloo has. To quote their game story:
Members of the Warriors 1974 CIAU championship team and the 1996 Queen's Cup championship team took part in the ceremonial faceoff before the game…Waterloo's last Queen's Cup appearance in 1996 was also against UQTR, in which they defeated Les Patriotes 5-1…this will be UQTR's second straight appearance at the University Cup.
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Jesse Deckert and Tyler Dittmer have been signed to play for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Both finished 5 years of CIS eligibility this past season.

Links:
|> [Deckert Press Release]
|> [Dittmer Press Release]


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The CIS also confirmed their scheduling for the University Cup:

Pool A
1. Alberta
4. Saint Mary’s
6. Waterloo

Pool B
2. UNB
3. UQTR
5. Saskatchewan

Thursday, March 14
1:00 pm Game 1 – Alberta (1) vs. Waterloo (6)
7:20 pm Game 2 – New Brunswick (2) vs. Saskatchewan (5)

Friday March 15
1:00 pm Game 3 – Losers game 1 vs. Saint Mary’s (4)
7:00 pm Game 4 – Losers game 2 vs. UQTR (3)

Saturday, March 16
1:30 pm Game 5 – Winners Game 1 vs. Saint Mary’s (SPORTSNET)
7:00 pm Game 6 – Winners Game 2 vs. UQTR (SPORTSNET)

Sunday, March 17
5:30 pm Game 7 - Gold Medal (SPORTSNET)

The media stories should now begin to build. Thus far there was one from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald by Chris Cochrane. It laments the fact that conference finals lose excitement because both teams often have berths in the nationals.
My solution would be to limit entries to the nationals in major spectator sports such as men’s hockey and basketball to a host team and the four conference champions, and go back to filling the remainder of the field with the top wild-card clubs.
But, that's what they do!

The Canadian University Press has a story from Saudi Alberta about Edmontown's "City of Champions" moniker being attributable to their amateur rather than professional teams. I thought that name was gone with Wayne Gretzky and Warren Moon.

Links:
|> [University Cup Website]
|> [CIS Press Release]
|> [Live Webcasts]
|> [Halifax Chronicle-Herald Story]
|> [CUP/Gateway Article]
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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:42 pm

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD REPORT

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
WATERLOO WARRIORS 2


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story]
|> Edmonton Journal: [Waterloo Preview] : [Tournament Preview]
|> [CBC Tournament Preview] : [CP Tournament Preview]


On the whole, this game went as expected. Waterloo seldom had the puck, seldom got a shot on goal, and the Monkeys blasted shots all game long. But the Monkeys hit posts and missed chances while Kurtis Mu-u-ucha's shut-out string is a thing of the past. That's the way it goes in tournament play.

The first period was relatively close, with Alberta holding an 8-5 lead in shots and Waterloo getting the only goal. The second period got ridiculous. No goals, and Alberta had a 22-4 lead in shots. Waterloo scored a third period PP goal to make it 2-0 (on only 4 shots) before Alberta got on the board with a late goal.

This group could be one of those "everybody goes 1-1" type of abominations.

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story] : [reposted at AUS Site]


This game generally went as expected, as well. The Banjo-Mutts have had their moments. But IMO they really maximized their record and are not really a national contender. The Squirrels proved that with a solid win.

Although outshot 42-24, Sask had the first goal in the 2nd period. Enough to make one think both top seeds might suffer defeat even though out-playing their opponents.

Anyhow, I sniff an all-AUS final a-brewing.

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Bison news continue to flow. Blair Macaulay was named to the CIS All-Canadian team, and James Henry was named to the CIS All-Rookie team. Both are forwards and both are slated to return.

Also, the Bisons made the recruitment of Jordan DePape official. He had an injury-riddled WHL career after leaving the Saints for major junior. He still had 106 points in 142 games, plus 13 points in 11 playoff games. He only played 31 games in the last two years combined. He has apparently recovered and was considering joining the Bisons in the second semester.

Matthew Lowry becomes the 3rd Bison to sign a pro contract, latching on to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.

Links:
|> [CIS All-Star Story]
|> [DePape Press Release]
|> [DePape's Elite Prospects Page]
|> [Greenville Press Release]


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Friday March 15
1:00 pm Game 3 – Alberta vs. Saint Mary’s
7:00 pm Game 4 – Saskatchewan vs. UQTR

Saturday, March 16
1:30 pm Game 5 – Waterloo vs. Saint Mary’s (SPORTSNET)
7:00 pm Game 6 – New Brunswick vs. UQTR (SPORTSNET)

Sunday, March 17
5:30 pm Game 7 - Gold Medal (SPORTSNET)

Links:
|> [University Cup Website]
|> [Live Webcasts]
|> [LS Daily Schedule - with links and live updates]
|> Yahoo: [Neate Sager's story on tournament format]
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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:45 pm

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD REPORT

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

(in overtime)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story - with video and summary]


The Monkeys have been unable to turn dominance on the shot clock into goals this tournament. While the result technically gives them a shot at advancing to the final, in reality the winner of Waterloo-SMU will get the prize.

The 1st period saw the Monkeys outshoot the Mary's 17-5, yet it was 1-1. In the 2nd period, the Mary's outshot them 9-8 and took a 3-2 lead. The Monkeys forced OT after outshooting the Mary's 11-5. You get the idea. In 6 periods plus an overtime, only once (in the 2nd period) did a Monkey opponent get more than 5 shots on goal in a period. That sort of defence generally gets a team's name engraved on a trophy.

Mu-u-ucha was yanked after giving up two quick goals in the 2nd period. Real Cyr, who had been the weak link, got the win in goal.

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UQTR PATRIOTES 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story - with video and summary]


This was an odd game, caused by the tournament format. Sask had to win by 3 to have a chance. So the first two periods were close and it was 1-1. But when UQTR scored early in the 3rd it seemed to kill the Mutts' incentive. A late empty-netter gave the Banjo Boys yet another 0-2 record at nationals.

So this sets up a UNB-UQTR "semi-final" which starts at 9:00 CDT (8:00 CST), just after the Leafs v Jets on HNIC.

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Saturday, March 16
2:30 pm Game 5 – Waterloo vs. Saint Mary’s (SPORTSNET)
9:00 pm Game 6 – New Brunswick vs. UQTR (SPORTSNET)

Sunday, March 17
6:30 pm Game 7 - Gold Medal (SPORTSNET)

Links:
|> [University Cup Website]
|> [Live Webcasts]
|> [LS Daily Schedule - with links and live updates]
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Re: 2012-13 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:21 am

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD REPORT

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WATERLOO WARRIORS 1
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 5


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story - with summary] : [reposted at AUS Site]
|> [The Record: Game Story]


Yet again, Waterloo was dominated and looked like they were in way over thier heads. But they still were in with a chance to win the game. In the 1st period, Waterloo9 socred first before SMU equalized. SMU then had the only goal in the 2nd. After two pweriods, SMU only led 2-1 despite a 31-15 on the shot clock. Had the score stayed that way, the +/- would have been Alberta 5-5, SMU 5-5, and Waterloo 3-3. And the Monkeys would have made the final. But once SMU scored a 3rd goal, the Monkeys were up a tree without a banana. The +/- ended up SMU 8-5, Alberta 5-5, and Waterloo 3-6 and SMU is off to the final.

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 8
UQTR PATRIOTES 3


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story - with video and summary] : [reposted at AUS Site]
|> [Star-Phoenix Report]


My plan was to watch the Jets beat the Leafs on the HNIC 6:00 game, followed by the U-Cup game at 9:00. But the Vancouver Canucks were wearing cool retro uniforms so I watched that one for 15 minutes. Bad move. When I tuned in this one it was already 3-3 in under 10 minutes of play. It must have been nuts. But from then on UQTR did not belong on the same sheet of ice as the Squirrels. They just ran around the ice in a vain attempt to get their stick on the puck. I would like to know how often a UQTR player had the puck on his stick inside the Squirrel blue line. The final shot toal was 51-22, and that flattered UQTR.

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Sunday, March 17
6:30 pm Game 7 - Gold Medal Game
New Brunswick v Saint Mary's (SPORTSNET ONE)

Links:
|> [University Cup Website]
|> [Live Webcasts]
|> [LS Daily Schedule - with links and live updates]
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Day Four - Final Wrap

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:02 pm

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD REPORT

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 0
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 2


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [CIS Game Story - with video and summary]
|> [YouTube] : [Facebook Photos]


This was not a thriller. But it was a very steady, workmanlike game where the Squirrels threw a wet blanket over the Mary's and that was that. The final shots were 23-17 for UNB. With the game 1-0 entering the 3rd, SMU outshot them 5-4 in the period. The 4th shot was into an empty net.

This was a game coaches would love. But for fans? Kind of a bore.

The Monkeys must be kicking themselves for blowing game 1 against Waterloo. They likely could have forced the play where the Mary's couldn't and make it look like a hockey game.
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Good news and bad news

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:34 am

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First, the bad news. Former Bison coach and renowned NHL assistant coach Wayne Fleming passed away after a long battle with cancer. I once heard former Bison Stu "The Grim Reaper" Grimson describe Fleming as the best teacher of the game he had.
After his graduation and his playing days were over, Fleming continued to be on the University of Manitoba campus as he was the assistant coach of the Bison men’s hockey team for the next three years (1976-77 to 1979-80) and then moved from assistant to head coach in 1980-81 and was at the helm of the Bisons for nine seasons (1980-81 to 1986-87 and 1988-89 and ’89-90). During those productive years, Fleming guided the Bisons to back-to-back GPAC (defunct now Great Plains Athletic Conference) Championships from 1983-84 (regular season record: 19-4-1) and 1984-85 (17-3-4) plus named GPAC Coach of the Year in 1982-83 and 1984-85 and also selected as Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (now CIS) Coach of the Year in 1984-85.

In addition, Fleming coached future NHL stars Mike Ridley and Stu Grimson plus Canadian Olympian Vaughn Karpan during his days with Manitoba. Fleming also coached Sirant during his four year playing career from 1981-82 to 1984-85 and helped Sirant into the coaching ranks as he was named an assistant coach in Fleming’s last season during 1989-90 year (Sirant would then later became the Bison men’s hockey head coach in the 1992-93 season).

After Manitoba, Fleming had a very successful coaching career both internationally and at the National Hockey League (NHL) level. He was part of the Canadian National Team from 1990-92 in the role of assistant coach and general manager as they proceeded to win a silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Then from 1992 until 1996, he was the head coach of Leksands IF of the Swedish Elitserien. Fleming was coach of the Landshut Cannibals in Germany for one year before returning to North America to become an assistant coach with the New York Islanders in 1997-98 for two seasons. He was also an assistant coach in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes (1999-00, ‘00-01), the Philadelphia Flyers (2002-03 to 2005-06), the Calgary Flames (2006-07, ‘08-09) and finished with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2010-11 and 2011-12). Fleming continue his success internationally as he went back to the Canadian national program in 2000 and was named the Vice President, Hockey by Hockey Canada and served as an associate coach for the national team when it captured a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Now, the good news. Former Bison captain Mike Hellyer was named Central Hockey League rookie of the year. He played for the Quad City Mallards.
Hellyer, 26, leads CHL rookies in points (60) and assists (37), is tied for second among first year players in plus/minus rating (+13) and ranks third among rookies in goals (23). The Brandon, Manitoba, native is the Mallards’ second-leading point scorer. Hellyer on Monday was selected to the CHL All-Rookie Team.
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|> [Fleming Press Release]
|> [Hellyer Press Release]
August 8, 1961
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