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Weekend Preview: Herd Head to the Zoo

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:01 am

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MANITOBA BISONS (6-7-1, 11-12-2, OHT36 #12)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (13-1-0, 24-3-0, OHT36 #2)


Friday, November 29th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ U of A
Saturday, November 30th, 6:00 MST/7:00 CST @ U of A


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [Live Video (both nights)]

Manitoba Links:
:. [Preview Story] : [Jesse Paradis Athlete of the Week]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Alberta Links:
:. [U of A Preview Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Weekend Preview]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #9 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

Prior games:
Oct. 4: Alberta 5 Manitoba 0: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]
Oct. 5: Alberta 4 Manitoba 0: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]


The second half of the CW regular season begins Friday night. The Bisons are off to face the feces-throwing Primates in their home cage. The games are scheduled for on-line viewing at CanadaWest.tv, in HD no less.

The Evil Monkeys are 13-1-0. Sounds good, but they are only in 2nd place. A 4-game winning streak has the Bisons in a 3-way tie for 4th place at 6-7-1.

The two sides started the season at the then newly named Wayne Fleming Arena. The Bisons were having a terrible time scoring goals. They had finished the pre-season with two games against the Toronto Blahs and throughly dominated them but could not put a the puck in the net. The two shut-outs against the Monkeys were followed by another shutout in a 3-0 loss at North Dakota and another shutout loss in a split with Saskatchewan.

The Bisons have shuffled their line-up a bit and it has generated some chemistry. The first 3 lines are all capable of scoring, or at least generating more scoring chances than they surrender. Every now and then they do have outbursts where they cannot score despite several shots, for example a loss in Regina where they had 53 shots on goal. On the optimistic side, any team that can generate the territorial dominance and shots on goal that the Bisons have should be able to eventually turn those into goals.

Can they do it against the Monkeys? Well, it seems that teams have been catching up to them. Still, a 24-3-0 overall record tells us they won't be easy.

Expect the Bisons to stick with Joe Caligiuri in goal, and expect the Apes to switch between Mu-u-ucha and Siemens yet again.

ELSEWHERE:

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-7-1, 7-9-1, OHT36 #14)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-7-1, 9-9-1, OHT36 #10)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [U of S Preview Story] : [MRU Preview Story]


The Mangy Mutts and the New-Kittens-on-the-Block are both level with the Bisons at 6-7-1. And all three teams are 1-1-0 against one another so far. Yet I cannot help but to think that the Mutts will be disappointed if they don't sweep this series in convincing fashion. MRU has done very well to rack up the record they have. They have been outscored 48-34. Meanwhile, the Doggies have outscored their opponents 42-35. This series could well be a harbinger of what the second half will be for these teams.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (3-10-1, 5-12-1, OHT36 #26)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-12-1, 1-18-1, OHT36 #35)


Links:
:. [No Live Video Scheduled]
:. [U of L Site] : [UBC Site]


If UBC is to have any chance at all of a 2nd half rally they have to sweep the H0rny Ones. Then again, a sweep by the H0rny Ones would vault them into a tie for 7th place. For them any place other than 8th would be truly remarkable.

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REGINA COUGARS (8-6-0, 11-10-0, OHT36 #6)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-0-1, 18-4-2, OHT36 #1)


Links:
:. [No Live Video]
:. [U of C Preview Story] :. [U of R Site]


This is the Battle-of-Teams-Who-Are-Not-As-Good-As-Their-Record. At least in my opinion. Will they be able to repeat what they did in the 1st half again in the 2nd half? Time will tell.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Nov. 26
Concordia 3 McGill 9

Nov. 28
Brock at Guelph

Nov. 29
Lakehead at York
UOIT at Ottawa
Carleton at Laurier
Windsor at W. Ontario
UQTR at Ryerson
RMC at Waterloo
Concordia at Toronto
Laurentian at Queen's

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Nov. 27
Acadia 3 St. F-X 4 - OT
Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 9
UPEI at Moncton - Postponed

Nov. 29
New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Saint Mary's at St. Thomas
Moncton at Acadia
St. F-X at UPEI

Image [CIS Schedule/Results]
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Nov. 29: Short-Staffed Bisons Crushed On Night of the Blowou

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:18 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 8


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [U of A Boxscore]
:. [U of M Reposted Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup]


Friday night was not a good night for the Bisons, nor for anybody looking for a close hockey game to follow. Never before have I seen a night in the CW where every game included a massive 1st or 2nd period goal total for one side.

For the Bisons, they had only 19 healthy bodies available, and only 5 were defencemen. Darren Bestland has been on the IL since the 1st weekend, and Dane Crowley for 3 weeks now. As of last weekend Jeremy Schappert can join them. So there goes 3 d-men in your top two pairs.

The 1st period was 1-1. The Monkeys surrendered a Steve Smith-style own-goal so it looked like the Bisons could possibly steal a point or two. However after the Monkeys scored two goals only 8 seconds apart early in the 2nd period, the Bisons waived the white flag.

The rematch is available at CanadaWest.tv Saturday at 7:00 central.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 8


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story (with video)] : [U of C Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story] : [U of R Boxscore]


This was over early. Bedrock U got 4 goals in the 1st period. The Kittens then had some warm milk and went to bed. Saturday night's rematch is not available on-line.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 9
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story] : [U of L Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story]


The Tweety-Birds had 6 goals in the 2nd period to salt away this win. They clearly felt the pressure for a win and came through. Pity the H0rny Ones. A seven goal loss on home ice to the #7 team does not look good. If you are the type who enjoys watching car wrecks, Saturday's rematch is at CanadaWest.tv.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story]
:. [MRU Reposted Story] : [MRU Boxscore]


This game completed the ****-storm of CW games. Sask had 5 goals in the 2nd period in this whipping. Is this a sign as to what awaits the New-Kittens-on-the-Block in the 2nd half? I suspect that both sets of Cougars will sink a bit. Time will tell. The Banjo-Mutts have to start sweeping series like this if they want to make a serious run at the University Cup. You can see the rematch Saturday night on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Nov. 28
Brock 4 Guelph 1

Nov. 29
Lakehead 1 York 0
UOIT 2 Ottawa 8
Carleton 7 Laurier 0
Windsor 5 W. Ontario 1
UQTR 5 Ryerson 1
RMC 2 Waterloo 6
Concordia 3 Toronto 2 - OT
Laurentian 2 Queen's 3

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

New Brunswick 3 Dalhousie 0
Saint Mary's 2 St. Thomas 1
Moncton 4 Acadia 3 - 2OT
St. F-X 2 UPEI 1

UP NEXT:

Nov. 30
Regina at Calgary - 6:00 PM MST
Manitoba at Alberta - 6:00 PM MST
Mount Royal at Saskatchewan - 7:00 PM MST
UBC at Lethbridge - 7:00 PM MST

Concordia at Ryerson - 2:30 PM EST
UQTR at Toronto - 4:00 PM EST
Carleton at Waterloo - 6:30 PM EST
Laurentian at McGill - 7:00 PM EST
Lakehead at York - 7:00 PM EST
Windsor at Brock - 7:15 PM EST
Nipissing at UOIT - 7:30 PM EST
RMC at Laurier - 7:30 PM EST
Ottawa at Queen's - 7:30 PM EST
Saint Mary's at UPEI - 7:00 PM AST
New Brunswick at Acadia - 7:00 PM AST
Moncton at Dalhousie - 7:00 PM AST
St. F-X at St. Thomas - 7:00 PM AST

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Nov. 30: Bisons Achieve Greatest Turn-About Since Lazarus

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:02 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [U of A Boxscore and Story]
:. [U of M Reposted Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Saturday Roundup )to be uploaded)]


Indeed, this was the best turn-about since Lazarus. Whether it was divinely inspired I cannot say. But it was certainly effective.

To beat the Evil Monkeys in their own cage is a seldom-achieved accomplishment. To do so with only 5 defencemen amongst the 19 players dressed, and three top defencemen out of the line-up, is rarer still. Yet it has now been done.

The Bisons never trailed the Monkeys all night long. They held leads of 2-0, 3-2, and 4-3.

Dylan Kelly (4th) and Jordan DePape (2nd) gave the Herd a 2-0 by mid-way through the 1st period. A pair of powerplay goals for the Monkeys levelled the scores by intermission.

Paul Ciarelli and Luke Paulsen also scored their 2nd goals of the season to give the Bisons 2nd period leads, only to see the Monkeys catch up both times.

The only goal in the 3rd period was Brock Sutherland's 1st of the season mid-way through the period. It came just seconds after a powerplay expired in which Luke Siemens made several outstanding saves in the Monkey goal.

Joe Caligiuri went the distance in goal for the Bisons, whilst Siemens continued the Monkey rotation.

The Monkeys fall to 14-2-0, and are now 3 points out of 1st place. The Bisons are 7-8-1 and are alone in 5th, just 2 points out of 3rd.

The Bisons are now on break for exams and Christmas. They resume play January 3rd-4th when they visit Bumpkinland to face the Mangy Mutts. The next home action is January 10th-11th when they will host MRU.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 9


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore (to be uploaded)]
:. [U of C Game Story (with video)] : [U of C Boxscore (to be uploaded)]
:. [U of R Game Story] : [U of R Boxscore]


The Banjo-Cats had only 18 healthy bodies for this rematch and that was clearly not enough. Maybe even 30 would not have been enough. Bedrock U outshot them 18-1 in the 1st period and built a 3-0 lead. And things never improved for the Kittens all night long. Bedrock U is now 15-0-1 and Regina is an even 8-8-0.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story] : [U of L Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story]


It was nice to see the H0rny Ones at least have a competitive game. This one was tied 1-1 entering the 3rd period and the final goal was into an empty net. So good on Lethbridge. At 1-14-1 they are done. UBC badly needed a 4 point weekend to improve to 5-10-1 and be within 2 points of the 6th and final playoff berth.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story]
:. [MRU Reposted Story] : [MRU Boxscore]


While this was certainly not a whipping like occurred on Friday night, it was nevertheless a tidy win for the Banjo-Mutts. This was the night of the powerplay in Saskatown. 4 of the 5 goals were scored with a man advantage. The New-Kittens-on-the-Block dressed only 17 players. It seems the injury bug hit all the travelling teams this weekend.

Ryan Holfield started his 16th straight game in Sask's goal. Even though Sask is hosting nationals, they seem intent on riding only one goaltender to the big event. Seems a little odd.

The win vaults Sask. into 3rd place at 8-7-1 and MRU falls to 6th at 6-9-1.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Nov. 30
Concordia 3 Ryerson 8
UQTR 2 Toronto 1
Carleton 2 Waterloo 6
Laurentian 1 McGill 4
Lakehead 5 York 3
Windsor 3 Brock 2 - SO
Nipissing 5 UOIT 4 - SO
RMC 6 Laurier 7 - OT
Ottawa 3 Queen's 4 - SO

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Saint Mary's 3 UPEI 5
Mew Brunswick 1 Acadia 5
Moncton 5 Dalhousie 2
St. F-X 4 St. Thomas 5

UP NEXT:

Sun Dec 01
x Queen's at Clarkson

Mon Dec 16
W. Ontario v Windsor - at Detroit

Fri Dec 27
x Laurentian at Lakehead

Sat Dec 28
x Laurentian at Lakehead

Sun Dec 29
x Toronto at Carleton
x St. Thomas at New Brunswick
x Guelph at St. Francis-Xavier

Mon Dec 30
x Guelph at Saint Mary's

Tue Dec 31
x Guelph at Acadia

Fri Jan 03
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Regina at Lethbridge

Moncton at St. F-X
Acadia at St. Thomas
New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UPEI
McGill at Carleton
W. Ontario at Nipissing
Waterloo at Brock
Guelph at Laurentian
Queen's at UOIT
Toronto at Lakehead
Ryerson at Laurier
x York at Arizona
x Alberta at NAIT (ACAC)
x North Dakota (NCAA) v UBC (at Burnaby)
x Princeton (NCAA) at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)

x denotes exhibition game

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Re: 2013-14 Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Rids » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:57 pm

Amazing piece of coverage here Hollywood.
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News Update

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:27 pm

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Normally I would be posting a weekend preview at this time. Instead, exams are pending and so nothing is happening on-ice.

First, after years of facing teams from the CW, the Team Canada Juniors will face a side selected from the Big Lemon. Each of Toronto, York, and Ryerson has provided 4 forwards, 2 defencemen, and a goaltender to the cause. So, not really a "select" team. The game is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at 1:30 CST (2:30 EST) at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. Hopefully, Rob Ford will be there to throw a party for everyone!

TEAM BIG LEMON ROSTER

Goaltenders
Troy Passingham, Ryerson (Mississauga, Ont.)
Andrew Perugini, York (King City, Ont.)
Garrett Sheehan, Toronto (Cremona, Alta.)

Defencemen
Brian Birkhoff, Ryerson (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Dylan Heide, Toronto (Winnipeg, Man.)
Peter Hermenegildo, Ryerson (Thornhill, Ont.)
Tyler Mort, York (Keswick, Ont.)
Shayne Rover, York (Newmarket, Ont.)
Lane Werbowski, Toronto (Winnipeg, Man.)

Forwards
Domenic Alberga, Ryerson (Maple, Ont.)
Troy Barss, York (Barrie, Ont.)
Blake Boddy, Toronto (Scarborough, Ont.)
Jeff Brown, Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Andrew Buck, Ryerson (Newmarket, Ont.)
Andrew Doyle, Toronto (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Daniel Lombardi, Ryerson (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Mike Lombardi, York (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Michael Markovic, Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Tyler McGee, York (Timmins, Ont.)
Jesse Messier, York (Keswick, Ont.)
Jamie Wise, Ryerson (Stouffville, Ont.)

Coaching Staff
Darren Lowe, Toronto
Jim Wells, York
Graham Wise, Ryerson

And, the CIS released their Top Ten and, finally, Bedrock U overtook the Monkeys for #1.

Finally, it was nice to see Brock Sutherland recognized for his defensive play against the Monkeys. With only 5 defencemen available, they desperately needed one to step up.

Links:
:. [Toronto Selects to face national junior team] : [OUA Link]
:. [Brock Sutherland Bison Sports Athlete of the Week]
:. [CIS Top Ten]
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News and Universiade

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:31 pm

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Bison Sports has announced that athletes from all Bison teams will be volunteering at Siloam Mission to help out the homeless. Nice touch!

Links:
:. [Bison Sports spreading holiday cheer during the school break]


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CANADA 12
JAPAN 1


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site]


Team Canada is this year from the AUS. But with an otherwise empty out-of-town-scoreboard, this is all we have.

Nice logo for Japanese hockey, eh? It looks a bit like spacecraft.

Canada will play Ukraine on Friday and Kazakhstan on Sunday. The quarter-finals are on Wednesday, December 18th, the semi-finals on Friday, December 20th, and the finals on Saturday, December 21st.
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Dec 13: Canada Now 2-0

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:20 pm

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CANADA 11
UKRAINE 0


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site] : [Daily Recap]


Team Canada showed Team Perogy just who's the boss. Looks like a quarter-final berth is now assured. There was a bit of a close call for the Yanks. They needed overtime to subdue the pesky Latvians. Here are the scores thus far:

Dec 10 Group A Italy 4 Latvia 2
Dec 10 Group C Canada 12 Japan 1
Dec 10 Group A USA 2 Sweden 0
Dec 12 Group B Russia 8 United Kingdom 0
Dec 12 Group C Kazakhstan 4 Ukraine 2
Dec 12 Group B Slovakia 3 Czech Republic 2 (ot)
Dec 13 Group A Sweden 4 Italy 2
Dec 13 Group C Canada 11 Ukraine 0
Dec 13 Group A Latvia 2 USA 3 (ot)

The next games are:

Dec 14 Group B Czech Republic v Russia
Dec 14 Group C Kazakhstan v Japan
Dec 14 Group B United Kingdom v Slovakia
Dec 15 Group A Italy v USA
Dec 15 Group C Canada v Kazakhstan
Dec 15 Group A Sweden v Latvia
Dec 16 Group B Russia v Slovakia
Dec 16 Group C Ukraine v Japan
Dec 16 Group B Czech Republic v United Kingdom
Dec 17 Classification games
Dec 18 Quarter-finals
Dec 19 Classification games
Dec 20 Semi-finals and classfication games
Dec 21 Gold and Bronze finals
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Dec 14: Juniors beat Toronto

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:08 am

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TEAM CANADA JUNIORS 3
CIS TORONTO BIG LEMONS 0


Links:
:. [CIS Game Story]
:. [Hockey Canada Game Story and Summary]
:. [TSN Story and Video] : [Toronto Sun Story]
:. [Canada.com Story] : [Vancouver Sun Story]
:. [Yahoo! Story] : [NHL.com Story]
:. [CP Story at CBC.ca] : [at Sportsnet.ca] : [at Hamilton Spectator]


The Selects from the Big Lemon kept the scores down but seemingly did not mount much of an offensive threat in this game. It was likely the first time that many of these players had ever met, so cohesiveness is always an issue.

The Selects were outshot but were held in by their goaltenders. It sounds like the games the Bisons had against Toronto in pre-season. Connor McDavid got rave reviews for the Juniors. Just read the abundant links!

The Juniors are off to Europe to acclimatize before the tournament.
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Dec. 18: Canada qualifies for semi-finals

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:51 pm

UNIVERSIADE:

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December 15, 2013

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CANADA 2
KAZAKHSTAN 4


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site] : [Daily Recap] : [Summary]


This was Canada's wrap-up game in the round-robin. A loss to Team Borat! Well, how can a country that allows women to drive expect to go unbeaten?

There were other surprise results as well. Canada had a quarter-final berth sewn up already. Sweden never even got that much. The other concluding round-robin games were:
Dec 14 Group B Czech Republic 1 Russia 7
Dec 14 Group C Kazakhstan 3 Japan 1
Dec 14 Group B United Kingdom 0 Slovakia 11
Dec 15 Group A Italy 5 USA 1
Dec 15 Group C Canada 2 Kazakhstan 4
Dec 15 Group A Sweden 2 Latvia 5
Dec 16 Group B Russia 5 Slovakia 1
Dec 16 Group C Ukraine 4 Japan 3
Dec 16 Group B Czech Republic 12 United Kingdom 0

December 18, 2013

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CANADA 6
SLOVAKIA 0


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site] : [Daily Recap] : [Summary]


Team Canada bounced back with a quarter-final win, so it is off to the semi-finals. This was a dominant performance, with a 47-17 edge in shots on goal. Canada will face Russia on Friday at 9:30 a.m. CST.

The other quarter-final scores were:
Russia 5 Czech Republic 1
USA 5 Italy 0
Kazakhstan 6 Latvia 1

Canada has been elimnated by the Russians in the last two Unoversiades, in the 2009 final and 2011 semi-final.

The semi-finals are scheduled to be streamed live at www.fisu.tv.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Dec. 16
W. Ontario 5 Windsor 2

This game was moved to January 1st at first to be part of the games at Comerica in Detroit to be part of the Wings-Leafs festvities. But I guess they needed a switch and so it was moved to Dec. 16, a very odd time. Windsor carried the SOG but lost convincingly.

NEWS:

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The CW basketball format (to commence in 2014-15) has been getting some press. There are now 17 schools in the CW and all play basketball. They will have the 6 newest teams in one division, and the 11 old guard in the other. The new teams will play each other 4 times each, and the old teams will play each other twice, so all teams play 20 games.

They deny this is tiering, but really it is. Fraser Valley don't like it, since they have a pretty good team and would like to play the best teams.

As I mentioned in pre-season, this is something other conferences might try, including the OUA in hockey. Note that both tiers still get conference playoff berths and could qualify for nationals.

Links:
:. [UFV kicked to the curb: Canada West basketball sees age not ability in establishing two-tier conference]
:. [Notes on the schedule: Comments from Canada West directors] : [reposted at CUP]
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Dec 21: Canada Takes Universiade Gold

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:11 pm

UNIVERSIADE:

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December 20, 2013

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CANADA 2
RUSSIA 1


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site] : [Daily Recap] : [Summary]


Canada-Russia games are always good. They seem to be the only countries to send a consistently good team to this. Although it does proviode a chance for Kazakhstan and Italy to shine when some big countries send weaker sides, or none at all. In this one the score was tight but CAnada almost doubled the shots (38-20).

December 21, 2013

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CANADA 6
KAZAKHSTAN 2


Links:
:. [CIS Game story] : [Box Score (pdf)]
:. [CIS Universiade Site]
:. [Universiade Official Site] : [Daily Recap] : [Summary]


Canada avenged their only loss of the tournament in this one. Team Borat had both coaches ejected. No doubt as a result of the inferior potassium available in Italy. I'd like to find out just what happened but a good game story and/or video is hard to find.

Semi-final results:
Kazakhstan 6 USA 1
Canada 2 Russia 1

Bronze result:
Russia 6 USA 2
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Dec 23

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:34 am

UNIVERSIADE:

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As the Universiade wraps up there are a couple of new links for highlights and stats.

Links:
:. [YouTube Video - Final Highlights]
:. [YouTube Video - Tournament Highlights]
:. [YouTube - Universiade channel]
:. [YouTube Video - 2011 Semi-finals] : [Bronze Game] : [Gold Game]
:. [CIS Box Score (pdf)]
:. [IIHF Page - links to scores, stats, and summaries]
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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Dec 27: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:34 am

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 1
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4


Links:
:. [Game Story]


This is the last weekend of the break, and a light schedule of non-conference games has begun. At one time Lakehead hosted a 4-team tournament, and the Bisons were frequent participants. A few years back they scaled back to a two-game series against one opponent. It is now called the "Crime Stoppers Christmas Challenge". I believe their local hone company used to sponsor. I found it peculiar that Lakehead would host first-year Laurentian in this event. I thought they would have sought a better opponent. Laurentian is also already on their regular schedule.

There is not a lot of activity out west. There used to be a tournament hosted by SAIT for southern Alberta teams. And in the AUS the Pete Kelly Cup in New Brunswick is just one game.

UP NEXT:

Sat Dec 28
x Laurentian at Lakehead

Sun Dec 29
x Toronto at Carleton
x St. Thomas at New Brunswick
x Guelph at St. Francis-Xavier

Mon Dec 30
x Guelph at Saint Mary's

Tue Dec 31
x Guelph at Acadia

Fri Jan 03
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Regina at Lethbridge

Moncton at St. F-X
Acadia at St. Thomas
New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UPEI
McGill at Carleton
W. Ontario at Nipissing
Waterloo at Brock
Guelph at Laurentian
Queen's at UOIT
Toronto at Lakehead
Ryerson at Laurier
x York at Arizona
x Alberta at NAIT (ACAC)
x North Dakota (NCAA) v UBC (at Burnaby)
x Princeton (NCAA) at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)

x denotes exhibition game

NEWS:

The CIS has dropped the red-shirt rule for NCAA transfers. I have linked a load of stories on this. The Bisons have had several such players in recent years and this rule would have helped them out. In some other sports there are those who speculate that those "on the fence" may choose to play one season in the NCAA to see how it goes, knowing they could then come back without penalty. IMO it will gain more players than it will cost.

Links:
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix] : [2nd link] : [Canada.com]
:. [Victoria News] : [Repost at BC LOcal News]
:. [CANOE - David Larkins Blog]
:. [Montreal Gazette] : [Hamilton Scores]
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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Dec 28: Thunderwolves Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:26 pm

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 2
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 6


Links:
:. [Game Story]


Our former GPAC confreres have gotten themselves a sweep of this non-conference event. Frankly, anything less against the expansion Voyageurs would have been a disappointment. The 'Wolves are #20 and the Voyageurs #32 in the OHT36. These games will not affect those rankings much, if at all. There are three games on Sunday as business picks up in the festive season.
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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Dec 29: Three Games Out East

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:56 pm

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ST. THOMAS TOMMIES 1
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 9


Links:
:. [Game Story]


The STU Pids have been whipped every 3rd game this season since the regular season started. And this was game 15 ...

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 1
ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 4


Links:
:. [AUS Boxscore] : [SFX Boxscore]


Goof U is on a 3-game trip through the AUS. They were well-beaten on the shot clock as the Jeremies racked up a tidy victory. With the SMUskies and Cajuns coming up in the next two days, things won't be getting any easier for the Goofies.

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TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 1
CARLETON RAVENS 6


Links:
:. [Game Story]


This was a surprisingly one-sided affair. Toronto was 9-5-2 in league and 11-8-2 overall, for #16 in the OHT36, heading into the game. Cartoon U was 9-5-1, 11-7-1, and #18 in the same categories. So this figured to be a very good game rather than the lop-sided affair it became. It was also a much-needed win for the OUA East over the OUA West. Let there be joy on the Rideau over the New Year!
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Dec 30-31: Goof U Finishes Atlantic Tour

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:42 pm

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

December 30, 2013

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 3
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 2


Links:
:. [AUS Schedule/Results]
:. [SMU Schedule/Results]
:. [Guelph Schedule/Results]


What actually transpired in this game may well remain a mystery to all but those who may have been in attendance. The links just have the score and will add a link to any story or boxscore that may one day be added.

The SMUskies also lost to Brock, making them the unofficial disgrace of the AUS in their interlocking games with the OUA!

December 31, 2013

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 2
ACADIA AXEMEN 3


Links:
:. [Acadia Story]
:. [Acadia Boxscore]


Acadia pulled out a tight win without their Team Canada contingent. The shots were pretty close (36-27) and there were over 1,500 fans in attendance.

All-in-all, Goof U has to be pretty happy with a 1-2 record on their trip.

UP NEXT:

Fri Jan 03
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Regina at Lethbridge

Moncton at St. F-X
Acadia at St. Thomas
New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UPEI
McGill at Carleton
W. Ontario at Nipissing
Waterloo at Brock
Guelph at Laurentian
Queen's at UOIT
Toronto at Lakehead
Ryerson at Laurier
x York at Arizona
x Alberta at NAIT (ACAC)
x North Dakota (NCAA) v UBC (at Burnaby)
x Princeton (NCAA) at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)

Sat Jan 04
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Regina at Lethbridge

Dalhousie at St. Thomas
Moncton at Saint Mary’s
Acadia at UPEI
New Brunswick at St. F-X
Guelph at Nipissing
Ottawa at Carleton
McGill at UOIT
Ryerson at Windsor
Toronto at Lakehead
W. Ontario at Laurentian
Queen’s at Laurier
x York at Arizona
x NAIT (ACAC) at Alberta
x North Dakota (NCAA) at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)
x Princeton (NCAA) v UBC (at Burnaby)

x denotes exhibition game
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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