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HAPPY NEW YEAR! ... with news from around the CIS

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:29 pm

I was scouring my CIS-related bookmarks to see if there was any news of new recruits in the CW. There was none. But I did find some news, some old news, and some links for stories previously reported. I suspect that on Thursday we will get some preview stories about the resumption of action scheduled for Friday.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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BENTLEY GENERALS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6


Links:
:. [U of C Game Story]


This game was not on any schedules and I never saw any stories at all about it. Anyhow, the Generals have been a recent power in Senior AAA hockey, having won the Allan Cup in 2009 (over SE Prairie Thunder in Steinbach) and in 2013 (over Clarenville in Red Deer). They currently are first in the Chinook League with a 12-1 record. There was a time when univeristy teams, or grad teams, would play for the Allan Cup. The Bisons won it in 1928 and then went on to win the world championship.

There is no game summary. But the story says each goaltender from Bedrock U got a period and the shots were 45-26 in favour of the Dinos. It was 1-1 after one period and it seems the last two periods were all Dinos.

The story also says that the Dinos and the New-Kittens-on-the-Block will play a non-conference series on January 3rd and 4th.

NEWS UPDATES

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Speaking of the Mount Royal Cougars, their site has a Season Update story. It is mostly stats and standings. But they do point out that Tyler Fiddler is eligible for the 2nd half after transferring from Bedrock U to MRU last year. He had 10 goals and 8 assists in 16 games last year before leaving the school. In 2012 he had no assists but did have 3 goals in 6 regular season games and 3 more in 8 playoff games.

Links:
:. [MRU Story]
:. [Fiddler's Elite Prospects Page]


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The Boston Bruins were in Edmontown and needed a goaltender. So Kurtis Mucha was ever-so-briefly a Bruin. He saw no game action.

Links:
:. [U of A Story] : [Reposted at CW]


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Not really news from out east, but there were some more stories about the earlier non-conference games. The STU blogger pointed out what I did in my AUS mid-term report card about them getting blown out every 3rd game. And that SFX win over Guelph was dubbed the "Keating Cup", not just game 1 of the tour.

I also saw the summary of the game between Windsor and the Urban Cowboys. They did all that messing about with the schedule so they could play outdoors in Detroit before 1,000 people. Waste of time?

In an interesting tidbit, former Acadia coach Tom Coolen is taking care of the Latvian Olympic Team until Ted Nolan is ready to resume duties during the Olympic break.

Links:
:. [CIS Boxscore: UWO v Windsor]
:. [CIS Dec 29 Round-up]
:. [CIS Dec 27 Round-up]
:. [STUTommies.com on Pete Kelly Cup]
:. [Hockeyscene.com on Pete Kelly Cup]
:. [Hockeyscene.com on Keating Cup]
:. [AcadiaAxemenHockey.com on Coolen]
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Weekend Preview: Bisons at Huskies

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:25 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (7-8-1, 12-13-2, OHT36 #12)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-7-1, 11-9-1, OHT36 #10)


Friday, January 3rd, 7:00 CST @ Credit Union Place
Saturday, January 4th, 2:00 CST @ Credit Union Place


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

Manitoba Links:
:. [Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Saskatchewan Links:
:. [Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Weekend Preview (this series not yet added)]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #10 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

Prior games:
Oct. 11: Saskatchewan 1 Manitoba 4: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]
Oct. 12: Saskatchewan 5 Manitoba 0: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]


Happy New Year!

The 2014 segment of the season is now upon us. Two series originally slated for this weekend were shifted to the bye week to allow the Monkeys to play NAIT and UBC to play NCAA teams in non-conference matchups. I would prefer to see all teams play at the same times, but so be it.

IMO the Bisons will have the inside track on 3rd place if they could even split this series. The 2013 segment ended with the first round of the second half, and the Bisons scored a split in Alberta whilst the Banjo Mutts swept the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. Next weekend the Bisons will host the NKOTB and the Mutts will travel to Edmontown. That should enable them to be tied, or even ahead of, the Mutts should they split this weekend series.

There are currently no previews or updates at either team's site. Presumably, the Mutts will start Ryan Holfield in goal (he has played every minute for them thus far). Joe Caligiuri seemed to get his form back before the break so I assume he will start game 1, at least. There is no word on either side making any mid-season recruits.

Both games can be viewed or heard on-line at CanadaWest.tv. Instead of playing at the Rutherdump, this series will be played at the Credit Union Place, the host building for this year's University Cup tournament.

ELSEWHERE:

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REGINA COUGARS (8-8-0, 11-12-0, OHT36 #11)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-14-1, 1-20-1, OHT36 #35)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [U of L Preview Story] : [reposted at CW]


The Banjo Cats face a must-win situation in this series. If they want to stay in the race for 3rd place they need four points against the H0rny Ones, no questions asked. Despite their abysmal record, I suspect that Lethbridge will not be an easy mark this weekend. For one thing, both sides are playing their first games since the end of November and their is always uncertainty as to how teams will shake off the rust in such situations. For another, they are on home ice. My suspicion is that they will win a home game at some point in the home stretch. One night this weekend, they might do just that. When the teams played in Regina in week 2, Regina won 6-0 and 4-1.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (15-0-1, 21-4-2, OHT36 #1)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-9-1, 7-11-1, OHT36 #21)


Note that this is a non-conference match-up. Normally Calgary would be facing UBC and Mount Royal would be facing Alberta this weekend.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (14-2-0, 25-4-0, OHT36 #2)
NAIT OOKS (12-3-1 ACAC)


This home-and-home is the Battle of Edmontown. The Monkeys are trying to set a record for non-conference ganmes in a single season, I guess. Not sure how much of a challenge the Ooks will pose. It seems that there are fewer ACAC exhbition games this year.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (5-10-1, 7-12-1, OHT36 #26)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA (11-7-2 NCAA)


The Tweety-Birds are playing in the Simon Fraser Clown's holiday event. They play UND and Princeton.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Fri Jan 03
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

Sat Jan 04
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

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Fri Jan 03
Moncton at St. F-X
Acadia at St. Thomas
New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UPEI

Sat Jan 04
Dalhousie at St. Thomas
Moncton at Saint Mary’s
Acadia at UPEI
New Brunswick at St. F-X

Image [CIS Schedule/Results]
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Jan 3: Mutts Win Shootout

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:41 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

(in shootout)

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of S Preview Story] : [U of A Game Story]
:. [U of M Reposted Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup (to be uploaded)]
:. [Jon Gaudet at Elite Prospects]


Rather than watch games on the internet I chose to go out and watch some live MMJHL action. So I followed alomg on LeagueStat's live updates.

The Banjo-Mutts built a 3-0 lead. In the 1st period they scored twice on 6 shots on Joe Caligiuri. Craig McCallum and Jesse Ross were the goalscorers.

Zak Stebner's PP goal almost mid-way through the 2nd period gave the Mutts what ought to have been an insurmountable lead. But the Bisons were just starting to pour it on. Jory Coates notched his 3rd goal of the season in a period where the Bisons threw 17 shots at Ryan Holfeld.

The Herd also controlled the 3rd period, with a 12-8 edge in shots. They scored 3 goals in 3 ½ minutes from 11-14 minutes in, two from Aaron Lewadniuk (his 7th and 8th) with one by Jesse Paradis (his 6th) sandwiched in between.

However, with just over 2 minutes left Matthew Spafford tied the game to force overtime. Both the 4-on-4 session and the 3-on-3 session settled nothing. In the shootout the Bisons were blanked and the Mutts scored once.

The Bison line-up sported one new addition, right winger Jon Gaudet. He formerly played for Brandon in the WHL and the Blues, Saints, Oil Caps, and Kings of the MJHL. Last season he scored 37 goals in 61 games, and another 7 goals in 19 playoff games for the Dauphin KIngs.

In other roster notes, Dane Crowley was back in the line-up, but Jeremy Schappert and Darren Bestland remain out of the line-up. The scratched forwards were Luke Cain and Justin Dalebozik,

The result makes Sask 9-7-1 and Manitoba 7-8-2. Game 2 goes Satutrday at 2:00 p.m. and can be seen on-line at CanadaWest.tv. A win there would put Manitoba on the inside track to a 3rd place finish.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0


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


Another game, another loss for the H0rny Ones. Andrew Hayes picked up the shutout for the Banjo-Cats. The 1st period was dominated by Regina. The shots were 12-4 and the score was 2-0. Then it was cruise control all the way to tidy win. Regina is now 9-8-0 and Lethbridge is 1-15-1.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
NORTH DAKOTA 2

(in overtime)

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SIMON FRASER CLAN 1
PRINCETON TIGERS 8


Links:
:. [Great Northwest Showcase Site (to be updated)] : [Event Preview]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [UBC Game Story]
:. [UND Game Story]


The Tweety-Birds beat the North Dakota Fighting Farmers in an overtime thriller. Too bad for UBC that this wasn't a league game, where they desperately need all the points they can get if they want to rally for a playoff berth. There is no summary posted as yet but the shots were 28-25 for UND. Joe Antilla (The Hun) scored the tieing goal in the final minute then set up Jason Yee for the winner. Matt Hewitt got the W in goal.

In the early game the Clown got whacked by Princeton, and there is no report nor stats on that one.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


Links:
:. [MRU Lanigan Story] : [U of C Kearns Story]


This was a non-conference game so neither team reported anything at all about the game, other than the score. MRU did announce the recruitment of another goaltender. And Bedrock U has a story on Bracken Kearnes' NHL scoring streak.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
NAIT OOKS 2


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]


This ACAC v CW encounter was hosted by the Ooks and all their site has is a score. The Monkeys' site has a linescore, and that is it.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 3
McGill 2 Carleton 3
Waterloo 9 Brock 5
Queen's 3 UOIT 2 - OT
Toronto 1 Lakehead 3
Ryerson 3 Laurier 1
W. Ontario 3 Laurentian 2

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results] t

Jan. 3
Moncton at St. F-X - re-scheduled for Jan. 5 at 3pm
Acadia 9 St. Thomas 1
UNB at Saint Mary's - ppd - tba
Dalhousie at UPEI - re-scheduled for Jan. 5 at 6pm

UP NEXT:

Jan. 4
Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Regina at Lethbridge
Dalhousie at St. Thomas
Moncton at Saint Mary's
New Brunswick at St. F-X
Acadia at UPEI
Ottawa at Carleton
Guelph at Laurentian
Queen's at Laurier
Ryerson at Windsor
Toronto at Lakehead
McGill at UOIT
x Mount Royal at Calgary
x NAIT at Alberta
x North Dakota (NCAA) at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)
x Princeton (NCAA) v UBC (at Burnaby)
x York at Arizona

Jan. 5
Ottawa at RMC
Guelph at Nipissing

x denotes exhibition game

Image [CIS Schedule/Results]
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Jan. 4: Two Short-haned Goals Make the Difference

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:32 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story]
:. [U of M Reposted Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Saturday Roundup]
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Friday Game Story]
:. [Island Sports News Friday Game Story]
:. [Island Sports News Saturday Game Story]
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix McCallum Story]


This was a very evenly matched matinee performance played in cavernous emptiness. The Mutts want to get in some games at Credit Union Place since that is the venue for the UNiversity Cup. Evidently, they did not do much in the way of promotion for this. They usually jam the Rutherdump full of hillbillies for their home games, and the Huskies have been know to sell a football ticket or two. I know it is the end of holidays and students are not yet back. But this was not a good sign.

Turning to the game, the Bisons lament will be their power play. Not that they went 1-for-6, after all the Mutts went 0-for-6. It is the fact that they gave up two short-handed goals in the 2nd period to turn a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit.

The Mutts will no doubt enjoy the two points. They now have a 5 point lead on the Bisons and the inside track on 3rd place.

Taylor Dickin opened scoring on the PP (his 6th of the season) to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead at the 1st intermission. Josh the Roach tied it with the Mutts' 1st short-handed goal. Jon Gaudet's 1st as a Bison restored the lead. Andrew Bailey thens cored twice for the Mutts to give them a 3-2 lead which held through the 3rd period. Joe Caligiuri and Ryan Holfeld once again went the distance in goal.

Next weekend the Bisons host Mount Royal whilst the Mutts visit the Evil Monkeys.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


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


GLORY BE!

The H0rny Ones have racked up a 2nd victory. They are a hard-working team, so most people will be happy to see them be rewarded with a win. Of course, Regina must feel the disappointment. They now fall to 9-9-0. Even though they have an edge over Manitoba in points, the fact that they lost 2 points in Lethbridge is due to come back and haunt them. The BAnjo-Cats now sit 3 points behind Sask and 2 points ahead of Manitoba. I think if they want to hold onto 4th they are going to need some wins against the A teams.

Next weekend Lethbridge has a home-and-home against Bedrock U, whilst the Kittens host UBC.

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PRINCETON TIGERS 0
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1


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NORTH DAKOTA 4
SIMON FRASER CLAN 3


Links:
:. [SFU Day 2 Recap]
:. [UBC Game Story] : [UBC-PU Boxscore]
:. [UND Game Story - with summary]
:. [UBC-UND Boxscore] ; [PU-SFU Boxscore]


Steven Stanford and Mark Hewitt shared the shut-out in the UBC goal, and Nat Fleming scored the only goal of the game to lead UBC to the sweep of their NCAA opponents. With a sweep by a 7th place team, it may well be 30-40 years before an NCAA team ventures into Western Canada for another game.

A win by UBC is a rare treat, but still to see them beat some Ivy Leaguers should be no big shock. Thurston Howell III may have played for the Tiggers at one time. But for The Clown to come within a goal of UND is a big shocker. In fact, The Clown scored in the 3rd period to take a 2-1 lead. Had UND lost they may have had heart attacks.

I am sure UBC would trade those two wins for a pair of wins in Regina next weekend. At 5-10-1, and having already played Lethbridge in the 2nd half, UBC has a very tough road ahead of them if they want to catch up to either set of Cougars.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6


Links:
:. [U of C Schedule/Results] : [MRU Schedule/Results]


Neither team made any report at all of these games so I have no way of knowing if this result for MRU is a sign of better things to come. IAE, this would serve as a warning to the Bisons in advance of their weekend series against the New-Kittens-on-the-Block next weekend. I believe it is safe to say that Bedrock U will suffer some losses in the new year. But how many?

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NAIT OOKS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]


All we have on this one is the U of A linescore, which at least is something. They enjoyed 3-1 and 4-1 period leads. Next weekend it will be Mutts at Monkeys. The Primates need to make up 3 points on Bedrock U and this is one series where they could do so. I fully expect Bedrock to drop some points to teams like Sask and Manitoba in the 2nd half.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 4
Ottawa 2 Carleton 5
Guelph 1 Laurentian 4
Queen's 3 Laurier 1
Ryerson 4 Windsor 1
Toronto 2 Lakehead 5
McGill 4 UOIT 2
x York 7 Arizona 1 : [Link]

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results] t

Jan. 4
Dalhousie 4 St. Thomas 6
Moncton 5 Saint Mary's 3
UNB 2 StFX 7
Acadia 5 UPEI 2

UP NEXT:

Jan. 5
Moncton at St. F-X
Dalhousie at UPEI
UNB at Saint Mary's
Ottawa at RMC
Guelph at Nipissing

Jan. 7
McGill at UQTR

Jan. 8
Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
York at Brock

Jan. 9
Toronto at Laurier
Ryerson at Guelph

Jan. 10
Mount Royal at Manitoba
UBC at Regina
Lethbridge at Calgary
Saskatchewan at Alberta

Saint Mary's at Acadia
St. F-X at Dalhousie
St. Thomas at Moncton
UPEI at New Brunswick
McGill at Ottawa
Nipissing at UQTR
UOIT at RMC
Lakehead at Brock
York at Waterloo
Laurentian at Concordia
Carleton at Queen's
Laurier at W. Ontario

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Weekend Preview: Mount Royal at Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:43 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-9-1, 8-12-1, OHT36 #21)
MANITOBA BISONS (7-9-2, 12-14-3, OHT36 #12)


Friday, January 10th, 7:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena (U of M)
Saturday, January 11th, 1:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena (U of M)


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [No Live Video]

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

Mount Royal Links:
:. [MRU Preview Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Weekend Preview (this series not yet added)]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #11 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [Chrisd.ca Story]

Prior games:
Oct. 18: Manitoba 1 MRU 0: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]
Oct. 19: Manitoba 2 MRU 3: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]


Finally, the Bisons have a home game! It has been a long time coming. The odd thing is that their remaining home series are against both sets of Cougars and UBC. Winning these series will likely result in a 4th place finish and a home playoff series against the 5th place team.

The Bisons opened the new year last weekend in Saskatown. The games were very close, but in the end all they got was one point from a shoot-out loss. MRU had a bit of a surprising first half, and last weekend split a non-conference series against Bedrock U. It is hard to gauge how serious that series was. However, it could be a sign that the New-Kittens-on-the-Block will remain a serious threat to the CW mid-powers. They did split series against the Bisons, Sask, UBC, and Regina in the first half. However, they were swept aside by Sask. to start the second half.

MRU is a big team and seem to be able to have at least one good game each weekend. IMO, their objectiove would be to continue splitting series with the mid-powers.

I noticed that the Bisons were still missing Schappert and Bestland on the blueline last weekend. I am also wondering if Caligiuri will remain the starter in both games this weekend.

ELSEWHERE:

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-15-1, 2-21-1, OHT36 #34)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (15-0-1, 22-5-2, OHT36 #1)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [No Live Video]
:. [U of L Preview Story] : [U of C Preview Story]


This is the theoretical mis-match of the weekend. First v Worst. But the H0rny Ones found their Viagra supply last weekend when they managed a split against the pesky Banjo-Cats. Have they reached their monthly quota of wins?

Lethbridge is basically last in every stat. Bedrock U is either first or second in every stat. Only the Evil Monkeys will be watching the out-of-town scoreboard for this series, in the vain hope that maybe Bedrock U will get less than 4 points.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (5-10-1, 9-12-1, OHT36 #24)
REGINA COUGARS (9-9-0, 12-13-0, OHT36 #15)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [U of R McNulty Story] : [UBC Preview Story]


This is an interesting match-up. UBC had a disappointing first half, sitting in 7th place and looking like a team with only a faint hope of catching up to MRU for the final playoff berth. In the pre-season, they were ranked ahead of the Banjo-Cats. The first series between these two produced a 5-4 win for UBC and a 1-0 win for Regina. Those betting on a sweep in this rematch probably have a fairly safe bet.

However, UBC needs more than splits against the mid-ranked teams in this conference if they want to avoid the embarassment of early elimination. They did manage a surprise sweep of two NCAA teams last weekend in non-conference play. That performance won't mean a thing if they lose this series.

The linked U of R story is about a new recruit from the SJHL.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-7-1, 13-9-1, OHT36 #6)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (14-2-0, 27-4-0, OHT36 #2)


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


The Evil Monkeys need to gain 3 points on Bedrock U and this series will provide a rare opportunity for them. It is possible that Sask could beat Calgary so a Monkey sweep here would potentially cause them to gain ground. Of course, by losing to the Bisons in their last conference action, they have put themselves in a very tight spot right now. IMO the 4-1 sweep of the Bisons gives the Mutts the inside track on 3rd place regardless of the results of this series.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Tue. Jan. 7
McGill 4 UQTR 6

Wed. Jan. 8
York 3 Brock 4 - SO

Thur. Jan. 9
Toronto 3 Laurier 2
Ryerson 3 Guelph 2 - OT

Fri. Jan. 10
McGill at Ottawa
Nipissing at UQTR
UOIT at RMC
Lakehead at Brock
York at Waterloo
Laurentian at Concordia
Carleton at Queen's
Laurier at W. Ontario

Sat. Jan. 11
Laurentian at UQTR
Nipissing at Concordia
Waterloo at Ryerson
RMC at Carleton
UOIT at Ottawa
McGill at Queen's
Windsor at Guelph
Lakehead at W. Ontario

Sun. Jan. 12
Windsor at Toronto

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Wed. Jan. 8
Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 4

Fri. Jan. 10
Saint Mary's at Acadia
St. F-X at Dalhousie
St. Thomas at Moncton
UPEI at New Brunswick

Sat. Jan. 11
UPEI at St. Thomas
Acadia at St. F-X
New Brunswick at Moncton

Image [CIS Schedule/Results] : [Tuesday Round-Up]
: [Wednesday Round-Up] : [Thursday Round-Up]
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Jan 10: Big 3rd Period Paces Bisons to Win

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:18 am

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 5


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [MRU Reposted Story] : [MRU Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup]
:. [Kyle Rous at Elite Prospects]


The Bisons' first home game of 2014 was a hard-earned victory. The game was tied at 2-2 after two periods, and MRU was well into the game at that point. However, 3 unanswered 3rd period goals resulted in a comfortable win.

It was also a chance to see the home debut of two new players - forward Jon Gaudet and defenceman Kyle Rous. Rous was the captain of the MJHL champion Steinbach Pistons last year and was playing with the Fayetville FireAntz of the SPHL earlier this season.

Here's how they lined up:

Manitoba

Goal:
1 Caligiuri (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
5 Christensen - 2 Crowley
3 Landry - 24 Bobbee
28 Rous - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 19 Duval - 20 Lewadniuk
8 Coates - 10 Rowinski - 27 DePape
29 Cain - 25 Ciarelli - 18 Kelly
17 Lauder - 15 Scott - 26 Gaudet

Scratches:
4 Schappert - 12 Sutherland
21 Dickin - 22 Bestland
35 Rewucki

Mount Royal

Goal:
35 Flette (30 Moore)

Defence:
26 Beech - 4 Hrynyk
6 McKay - 3 Renaud
24 Marshall - 20 Tresierra

Forwards:
27 Cartier - 22 Brown - 9 Gannon
18 Kirsch - 23 Fiddler - 16 Galbraith
14 Burns - 8 Turnbull - 28 Knopp
12 Eskesen - 25 Jewitt - 19 Huisman

Scratches:
1 Lanigan - 5 Scott
11 Zarazun - 13 Brown
15 Chagnon - 17 Barrett
21 Strong

That list of Bison scratches is perhaps the hiughest quality list of scratches they have ever had. It contains arguably 3 of their top 5 defencemen and their #6 scorer (6-6-12 in 18 games so far).

The Bisons had the only goal in the 1st period. Leading scorer Aaron Lewadniuk converted an astounding pass from Ian Duval. The Bisons had controlled the 5-on-5 play and it was only when shorthanded that MRU was able to turn the tables.

The New-Kittens-on-the-Block turned the tables in the 2nd period, outscoring the Bisons 2-1 and out-shooting them 13-8. Cody Cartier tied it for MRU when the Bisons failed to backcheck after a scoring chance. Jordan DePape restored the Bison lead by banking one off the hip of MRU d-man Curtis Beech. One less piece of pie over Christmas and that shot was stopped. MRU once again tied it up when Justin Kirsch converted a mad scramble.

The Bison powerplay notched a pair of goals in the first 8 minutes of the 3rd period to put things away. Ian Duval scored on a nifty wrap-around after 4 minutes. Luke Paulsen pinched in from the point and slammed home a one-timer after 7 minutes. At 13 minutes the Bisons went down 2 men for a full 2 minutes. Once they killed that they basically had the game in the bag. An empty netter by DePape put a bow on it.

The Bisons improve to 8-9-2 and MRU falls to 6-10-1. Saturday's rematch goes at 1:00 p.m.

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Lewadniuk opens the scoring.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
REGINA COUGARS 2


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


Each of these sides has experienced a loss to Lethbridge, so truly they could never take anybody lightly.

The Tweety-Birds got off to a 3-1 lead because they tot they taw a puddy-tat, then got a little old lady to pound the Banjo-Cats with an umbrella. They were then able to hang for the win.

These teams usually rotate goaltenders and Friday it was Spafford v Hayes. Regina is now 9-10-0 and UBC is 6-10-1. Saturday's remtch can be seen on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3


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


After two periods the Monkeys found themselves trailing the Mutts 1-0, despite outshooting them 26-8. Torrie Dyck scored a naturalhat-trick in the 3rd period to give the Monkeys a 3-1 lead. A late goal boosted the scoreline for the Banjo-Mutts.

The Monkeys are now 15-2-0 and have kept pace with the Dinos. Sask falls to 10-8-1. Saturday's rematch will be on CanadaWest.tv at 6:00 MST or 7:00 CST.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 14


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story] : [U of C Boxscore]
:. [U of L Team Site]


Lethbridge's one game winning streak is over. I have never before seen such a one-sided scoreline in a CW game. In the 1st period Bedrock held a 15-2 lead in shots on goal and a 5-0 lead on the scoreboard. The H0rny Ones rallied a bit in the 2nd, bein outshot 15-12 and outscored 4-2. Gruesome, indeed.

The scene shifts from Bedrock to Lethbridge for Saturday's return match.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 10
McGill 6 Ottawa 2
Nipissing 1 UQTR 5
UOIT 2 RMC 4
Lakehead 3 Brock 4 - OT
York 3 Waterloo 2 - OT
Laurentian 1 Concordia 5
Carleton 4 Queen's 1
Laurier 3 W. Ontario 2

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 10
Saint Mary's 1 Acadia 5
St. F-X 3 Dalhousie 5
St. Thomas 2 Moncton 6
UPEI 2 New Brunswick 4

UP NEXT:

Sat Jan 11
Mount Royal at Manitoba
Saskatchewan at Alberta
UBC at Regina
Calgary at Lethbridge

New Brunswick at Moncton
Acadia at St. F-X
UPEI at St. Thomas
Nipissing at Concordia
Laurentian at UQTR
Waterloo at Ryerson
UOIT at Ottawa
Lakehead at W. Ontario
RMC at Carleton
McGill at Queen’s
Windsor at Guelph

Sun Jan 12
Windsor at Toronto

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Jan 11: Bisons Get the Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:51 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 5


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


I do not care for matinee hockey, and neither do the vast majority of fans. This Saturday afternoon encounter had the sparsest crowd I have ever seen at a Bison hockey game, and most fans there arrived after the 1st period already started.

In any event, the Bisons had a fairly soldi game. And I must say that Mount Royal is a pretty decent side. They are solid playoff contenders, and it will likely come down to either them or UBC getting that lost playoff spot.

Each side made one line-up switch from Friday night, and here's how they lined up:

Manitoba

Goal:
1 Caligiuri (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
5 Christensen/28 Rous - 2 Crowley
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee
3 Landry - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 19 Duval - 20 Lewadniuk
8 Coates - 10 Rowinski - 27 DePape
29 Cain - 25 Ciarelli - 18 Kelly
15 Scott - 26 Gaudet

Scratches:
4 Schappert - 17 Lauder
21 Dickin - 22 Bestland
35 Rewucki

Mount Royal

Goal:
35 Flette (30 Moore)

Defence:
24 Marshall - 20 Tresierra
26 Beech - 4 Hrynyk
6 McKay - 11 Zarazun

Forwards:
27 Cartier - 22 Brown - 9 Gannon
18 Kirsch - 23 Fiddler - 16 Galbraith
12 Eskesen - 25 Jewitt - 19 Huisman
14 Burns - 8 Turnbull - 28 Knopp

Scratches:
1 Lanigan - 3 Renaud
5 Scott - 13 Brown
15 Chagnon - 17 Barrett
21 Strong

With Sutherland in for Lauder, the Bisons had 7 defence and 11 forwards. Christensen and Rous usually played with Crowley but there was much shuffling of the pairs. Up front, Gaudet played a lot with Cain and Ciarelli in the 3rd period.

Although the Bisons had only 4 shots on goal in the 1st period, the play was fairly even. The Bisons had exceptionally inaccurate shooting. There was stretch of less than 30 seconds where no fewer than 4 shots hit the glass. The only goal was scored by Craig Scott after a mad scramble where two prior shots were stopped in the crease by a Cougar defenceman pretending to be a goaltender.

MRU evened the score right off the bat in the 2nd period when Mark Fiddler scored his first goal as a Cougar. He is just now eligible to play for them after transferring from the U of C to MRU.

With the score 1-1 it was time for a powerplay and the always entertaining Ian Duval show. First he came in on the left wing, made some deft moves, then held off his pass to Aaron Lewadniuk just long enough to leave him with a gift-wrapped scoring chance. Lewadniuk cashed in for the 10th time this season, and the Herd was ahead to stay.

Then it was time for a Cougar PP. Duval jumped on a loose puck and scooted downthe right wing. The defenceman thought he had successfully defended a drive to the net, but Duval circled the net and slam-dunked the wrap-around into the net. Jesse Paradis converted another nice passing play and Fiddler notched his second on a textbook display of stickhandling so that at mid-period it was 4-2 for the Bisons.

Last year these teams had a crazy game and I feared a repeat. Instead, things calmed down a lot. Devin Gannon had a 3rd period goal for MRU and then Luke Cain scored into an empty net to finish the scoring.

The Bisons are now at .500 for the first time this season, at 9-9-2. MRU falls to 6-11-1. Both sides hit the road next weekend. The Bisons are off to Bedrock to face the Dinos, and Regina is ready for a Cougar fight. After a bye week, the Bisons will return home to face Regina on January 31 and February 1.

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

To be updated once the evening games are played.
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Jan 11: Out of Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:41 am

Since the Bisons played in the afternoon, the Saturday report on the remainder of the games

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
REGINA COUGARS 3

(in a shoot-out)

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


This was a painful loss for the Banjo-Cats. After losing in regulation on Friday night they needed to hang on to their 3-1 3rd period lead in this one. Instead, UBC rallied with two goals to tie the game before winning the shoot-out. These teams usually manage a split, so the sweep is a big deal for UBC.

Regina falls to 9-10-1 and 5th place. UBC is now 7-10-1 and has leap-frogged MRU into 6th place. Next weekend Regina will host the Battle of the Cougars and UBC will host the Evil Monkeys.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story]
:. [U of S Reposted Friday Story]
:. [U of S Reposted Saturday Story]


The Banjo-Mutts had a strong outing but in the end a pair of one-goal losses adds up to exactly zero points on the weekend. The Monkeys built a 4-1 lead and seemed to have the game well in hand. But the Mutts scored late in the 2nd and early in the 3rd to make it a 4-3 game. They outshot the Monkeys 10-5 in the 3rd period, but could not level the scores.

Sask is now 10-9-1, good for 3rd place, one point ahead of Manitoba and two ahead of Regina. The Monkeys are 16-2-0, yet are only a 2nd place team. Both sides are off on the road next weekend, Sask visiting Lethbridge and Alberta off to British California.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story] : [U of C Boxscore]
:. [U of L Team Site] : [U of L Boxscore]


Different teams on different days. Friday in Bedrock, the Dinos win 14-2. 24 hours later they need overtime to fend off the same H0rny Ones. Lethbridge relied heavily upon goaltender Alex Sirard. Through two periods the shots were 41-15, yet the score was 0-0. The 3rd period was much the same. The shots would up being 21-9, yet Bedrock U did not score until Chris Collins connected over 11 minutes into the period. But then David McMullen tied it for the H0rny Ones less than 4 minutes later. Fortunately for Bedrock, it took barely a minute for Kevin King to put away a win for the Dinos.

Now riding a 17-0-1 record, the Dinos will host the Bisons next week. Lethnridge 2-16-2, but can at least say they have points in consecutive weekends.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 11
Laurentian 3 UQTR 12
Nipissing 2 Concordia 5
Waterloo 1 Ryerson 5
RMC 1 Carleton 7
UOIT 1 Ottawa 3
McGill 4 Queen's 3
Windsor 2 Guelph 4
Lakehead 1 W. Ontario 5

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 11
UPEI 4 St. Thomas 3 - OT
Acadia 2 St. F-X 1
New Brunswick at Moncton - postponed to Jan. 12

UP NEXT:

Sun Jan 12
Windsor at Toronto
New Brunswick at Moncton

Wed Jan 15
Moncton at UPEI
Ryerson at W. Ontario

Thu Jan 16
Brock at York
Guelph at Laurier
RMC at UOIT

Fri Jan 17
Mount Royal at Regina
Saskatchewan at Lethbridge
Manitoba at Calgary
Alberta at UBC

UPEI at St. F-X
Dalhousie at Moncton
St. Thomas at Saint Mary's
Acadia at New Brunswick
Ryerson at Lakehead
UQTR at Laurentian
Queen's at McGill
Ottawa at Nipissing
Laurier at Windsor
York at Guelph
Carleton at Concordia
Toronto at Waterloo

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Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:18 am

News Update

There have been some new stories posted at some CIS news sites that have been relatievly silent in the first half of the season.

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SportsnetU had in-depth football coverage and have now turned their attention to hockey and basketball. They now have the broadcast rights to the nationals so it is in their interests to boost their coverage. Hopefully they will have at least weekly stories. The linked story reviews the official top ten hockey teams.

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The CIS Blog has a mid-season report on the OUA and a first week of the new year story on the Capital Region. They are going to feature an OUA match-up each week. The unique aspect of the OUA this year is that the West has dominated the East, however the top half of the East is doing very well.

Links:
:. [SportsnetU: CIS hockey rankings: Dinos open 2nd half at No.1]
:. [CIS Blog: OUA Mid-Season Wrapup]
:. [CIS Blog: Ravens Survive Gee-Gees in Capital Battle]
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Weekend preview: Bisons at Bedrock

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:54 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (9-9-2, 14-14-3, OHT36 #12)
CALGARY DINOS (17-0-1, 24-5-2, OHT36 #1)


Friday, January 17th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ U of C
Saturday, January 18th, 6:00 MST/7:00 CST @ U of C


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [No Live Video]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M: Paradis Athlete of the Week]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Calgary Links:
:. [U of C 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 #12 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story] : [Major Danny McLeod: CIS pioneer passes away]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [LeagueStat Head-to-Head Stats]

Prior games:
Oct. 25: Cal 4 Man 3 (ot): [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]
Oct. 26: Cal 5 Man 3: [U of M Story] : [LS Summary]


Over the past 10 games between these teams, exactly half have gone to overtime. In the games decided in regulation, Manitoba holds a 3-2 lead. In the games decided in overtime, Bedrock U holds a 3-2 edge. So the points edge goes to Manitoba, 13-12.

When these teams met in Winnipeg in October, the Dinos swept with one game going to OT. My impression at the time was that the Dinos were flopping and the refs were getting sucked in. I have not seen the Dinos since then, but clearly they have been having a surprisingly good season. They have outscored their opponents 92-28. Both of those are the best numbers in the league.

So how did the Dinos jump ahead so much, so fast? They had a solid base of returning players and some decent recruits, to be sure. But the pre-season coaches' poll had them down as #3, barely haead of the Bisons and well behind Sask. Their pre-season started pretty much as usual, with wins, losses, and close games happening precisely when one would expect. Then at the end they swept the previously unbeaten Primates.

The Dinos have shown some cracks. In the new year, they split a non-conference series with MRU and then needed overtime to subdue the pesky Pronghorns. So, will the Bisons take advantage?

The Dinos have the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th leading scorers in the conference (Chris Collins, Taylor Stefishen, and Kevin King) and 3 more in the top 20 (Adam Kambeitz, Giffen Nyren, and Spencer Edwards). In goal they have rotated Jacob Deserres and Kris Lazaruk all year. They rank 1st and 2nd in both goals against average and save percentage.

The Bison lines have fallen into place and they are generating much more offence than they were early in the year. The top line of Jesse Paradis-Ian Duval-Aaron Lewadniuk create anxiety in their opponents almost every shift. All 3 of them are in the top ten scorers in the CW.

In goal, Joe Caligiuri appears to have taken over as the #1. His 3.16 GAA and .903 save percentage are not horrible, but below average. Devin Dubyk did have a stretch as the starter early in the season, and his numbers are fairly comparable to Caligiuri's.

After this series the Bisons will be playing ony teams behind them in the standings for the rest of the regular season. So even two points here would serve them very well.

ELSEWHERE:

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-9-1, 13-11-1, OHT36 #7)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-16-2, 2-22-2, OHT36 #34)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [U of S Site] : [U of L Site]


Everybody outside the Doghouse will be cheering for the H0rny Ones. They have been so outclassed all year, yet continue to fight bravely on. And last week they rode a strong goaltending performance to take Bedrock U to overtime. Could they go one better against the Banjo-Mutts? Everybody hopes so, but I doubt it. The Bisons and Banjo-Cats would no doubt be thrilled to Sask escape the series with anything less than 4 points.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (16-2-0, 29-4-1, OHT36 #2)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (7-10-1, 11-12-1, OHT36 #23)


Links:
:. [Live Audio - Friday]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [U of A Site]


The Tweety-Birds have rebounded after a bad start and are now ahead of MRU and in 6th place. Appearances can be decieving, however. Their wins have come over Lethbridge, two NCAA teams in exhibition games, and Regina. The hard-fought wins over Regina were of significance. But the Evil Monkeys rank several levels higher than the Banjo-Cats in hockey's pecking order. Any points UBC can pick up this weekend would come in very handy when the race with MRU comes down to the end of the season.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-11-1, 8-14-1, OHT36 #24)
REGINA COUGARS (9-10-1, 12-14-1, OHT36 #16)


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


Cougar vs Cougar. No, this is not the sidewalk in front of the Palomino after closing time. It is the New-Kittens-on-the-Block vs the Banjo-Cats. The Blue Cats will want to skip past UBC and back into a playoff position. Meanwhile, the Green Cats will want to jump past Manitoba and into 4th place. I thought MRU had a decent enough team last weekend in losing to the Bisons. Regina had a rather heady first half of the season and I would guess that most observers are nt expecting them to keep their pace. This one is available for on-line viewing.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [Sunday Roundup]

Jan. 12
Windsor 3 Toronto 4

Jan. 15
Ryerson 2 W. Ontario 3

Jan. 16
Brock at York
Guelph at Laurier
RMC at UOIT

Jan. 17
Ryerson at Lakehead
UQTR at Laurentian
Queen's at McGill
Ottawa at Nipissing
Laurier at Windsor
York at Guelph
Carleton at Concordia
Toronto at Waterloo

Jan. 18
Queen's at Concordia
Ottawa at Laurentian
RMC at McGill
W. Ontario at Brock
Waterloo at Windsor
UQTR at UOIT
Ryerson at Lakehead

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 12
UNB 4 Moncton 2

Jan. 14
x St. F-X 1 Maine 4

Jan. 15
Moncton 4 UPEI 3 - OT

Jan. 17
UPEI at St. F-X
Dalhousie at Moncton
St. Thomas at Saint Mary's
Acadia at UNB

Jan. 18
St. Thomas at St. F-X
UPEI at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UNB
Acadia at Moncton

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Supplementary Weekend Preview

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:34 am

After I posted my preview there was a smattering of news from here and there. So a Supplementary Weekend Preview is in order, and here it is.

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The Bisons released their list of Mike Ridley Scholarship winners. It is nice have an alum who made some big money in the NHL! 19 players get $750 each. That would come in handy, especially for those who don't have WHL scholarships. The awards are based on maintaining a certain level of academic standing. The beneficiary players are:
Darren Bestland
Travis Bobbee
Luke Cain
Lee Christenson
Dane Crowley
Taylor Dickin
Deven Dubyk
Ian Duval
Dylan Kelly
Pierre Landry
Austin Lauder
Aaron Lewadniuk
Jesse Paradis
Luke Paulsen
Joey Rewucki
Brendan Rowinski
Jeremy Schappert
Craig Scott
Brock Sutherland

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Everybody has to love those pesky Pronghorns. This has been a long year so far, yet they keep plugging along. And their staff has issued a preview story. One point they brought up is that Banjo-Mutt goaltender Ryan Holfeld has played every minute of every game so far. If Sask wants to get ice time for a backup, this would be the series for that to happen. Otherwise, their backup may as well leave school and apply to Maytag for a job.

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The OUA got the weekend off to an early start with a trio of Thursday night games. They were all decided by one goal. The CIS has also released Wednesday and Thursday round-ups for the games played out east. Here are the scores:

Brock 3 York 2
Guelph 3 Laurier 4 (so)
RMC 3 UOIT 4 (so)

Links:
:. [2013-14 Mike Ridley Annual Awards presented to Bison hockey players]
:. [Lethbridge Preview Story]
:. [OUA LeagueStat Thursday Daily Results]
:. [CIS Wednesday Round-up]
:. [CIS Thursday Round-up]
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Jan 17: Big Bison Rally Falls Short

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:52 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5


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


Last Friday night Bedrock U scored 5 goals in the 1st period in their game against Lethbridge, then pounded at them all night long en route to a 14-2 victory. This Friday, things seemed pretty much the same. It was 5-0 for the Dinos as the teams went for 1st intermission popcorn. The shots were 14-6 for the Dinos, and two goals came on the powerplay.

However, rather than just throw in the towel, the Bisons rallied and dominated Bedrock U for the remainder of the game. The Bisons only managed one goal in the 2nd period, despite holding a 12-2 lead in shots. Aaron Lewadniuk scored his 11th, with linemates Duval and Paradis assisting.

The 3rd period was again very one-sided. The shots were 13-6 and the Bisons scored 3 powerplay goals, two by Ian Duval(his 9th and 10th) sandwiched around one by Taylor Dickin (his 7th).

The rally must surely give the Bisons confidence in Saturday night's rematch. Unfortunately, it is not available on-line. The Bisons are now 9-10-2 and Bedrock is 18-0-1.

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
REGINA COUGARS 4

(in overtime)

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


The Banjo-Cats are now in full-fledged slump mode. In their 2nd lap around the league they have but one win (1-4-2), and that was against Lethbridge. This was a very back and forth game. Regina led 2-1 and 4-3, MRU lead 3-2 and 5-4. This loss was made more painful by virtue of the fact that MRU tied the game with only 33 seconds left. The winning goal was then scored on a powerplay.

The point improves Regina to 9-10-2 and MRU rises to 7-11-1. Saturday's rematch can be seen on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1


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


The Banjo-Mutts did what they needed to do and put the boots to the H0rny Ones. Sask outshot them 16-4 in the 1st period and grabbed a 3-1 lead. It was then time to cruise to a comfy win.

The Mutts improve to 11-9-1, 3 pints ahead of the Bisons. Saturday's rematch will be on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 MST or 8:00 CST.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3


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


This one featured a near comeback which was perhaps less impressive than the Bisons', but still showed some positive signs for the British Californians. The difference here was that the lead was only 4-1 heading into the 3rd period, and in that period UBC were still outshot by a 12-5 margin. Two goals on 5 shots?

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 17
Ryerson 3 Lakehead 4
Queen's 1 McGill 2
Ottawa 2 Nipissing 4
W. Ontario 5 Brock 2
UQTR 4 Laurentian
Laurier 3 Windsor 6
York 2 Guelph 1
Carleton 6 Concordia 0
Toronto 4 Waterloo 8

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 17
UPEI 3 St. F-X 0
Dalhousie 1 Moncton 5
St. Thomas 0 Saint Mary's 4
Acadia 3 New Brunswick 5

UP NEXT:

Jan. 18
Queen's at Concordia
St. Thomas at St. F-X
UPEI at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at UNB
Acadia at Moncton
RMC at McGill
Ottawa at Laurentian
Waterloo at Windsor
UQTR at UOIT
Ryerson at Lakehead
Manitoba at Calgary
Mount Royal at Regina
Saskatchewan at Lethbridge
Alberta at UBC

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Jan 18: Bedrock claims OTW on Wild West Night

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:13 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

(in overtime)

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


This was one crazy Saturday night in the CW. Following along on the internet there were ups and downs all night. This was not a weekend where the Bisons expected to gain ground on Sask, yet Lethbridge came within an ace of a major upset, Regina and UBC were swept, and the Bisons came oh-so-close.

The Bisons had to play one man short when Ian Duval was unable to play. We'll be awaiting a report on that injury to be sure. The Herd got off to a good start, leading the game 1-0 after the 1st on Luke Cain's 5th goal of the season.

The Dinos took charge of the 2nd period, taking a 2-1 lead on a pair of powerplay goals (by Pritz and Wintoneuk). However, the Bisons levelled the game on their own late powerplay goal by Jesse Paradis. So, 2-2 after two.

Travis Bobbee scored his 2nd of the season to give the Bisons an early 3-2 3rd period lead, to which they were clinging for almost the whole period. However, Bedrock U tied the game with goaltender Jacob Deserres on the bench in favour of an extra attacker, on a goal by Taylor Stefishen.

After the 4-on-4 overtime produced no goals, the teams went 3-on-3. With only 8 seconds left, Chris Collins scored the winner for the Dinos.

While the Bisons fall to 9-10-3, they have completed their schedules against the top 3 teams. They definitely have the inside track on a top 4 finish and home ice advantage in the quarter-finals. Next week is a bye week for them.

The Dinos are now 19-0-1 and are 3 points ahead of the Evil Monkeys. The Dinos are off to UBC next weekend.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
REGINA COUGARS 0


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


Since this one was on CanadaWest.tv I focused on it. MRU really took it to their fellow Cougars in this one to sweep the series. This sweep puts Regina's playoff hopes in jeopardy. Although Regina leads MRU by 3 points, and UBC by 5, both of those teams have two games in hand. The games in hand will be made up next weekend whenRegina has a bye. However, after their bye Regina has to face Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Regina went 7-7-0 their first time through the league. So far they are 1-5-2 their second time through.

The New-Kittens-on-the-Block look well-positioned for a playoff run. They looked solid in losing to the Bisons last weekend, and while not a big threat to unseat the top 4 they are perhaps the best of rest right now. Cody Cartier scored his 9th and 10th goals of the season and Calgary Christmas transfer Tyler Fiddler scored his 2nd.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

(in overtime)

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


Like last weekend, the H0rny Ones were blitzed on Friday night and then lost in overtime on Saturday. However, unlike last Saturday, this one was a very evenly played contest and not just the case of a hot goaltender bailing out his team. Nursing a 1-0 lead heading into the 3rd period, the 'Horns went from carrying the play to hanging on. The Banjo-Mutts did tie the game in the 3rd and then won in the 2nd period of overtime, in 3-on-3.

Sask is now 4 points ahead of the Bisons as they enter a bye week.Their next series will be against Calgary.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2


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


In the end, the Evil Monkeys are always going to beat the Tweety-Birds, aren't they? UBC needed wins to get a playoff spot, they knocked off some NCAA teams, but still they are nowhere near the Monkeys. It was close (3-2) after two periods. But 38-28 shots pretty much tell me it was a tidy road win for Saudi Alberta.

Next weekend, Alberta plays home and away against Mount Royal and UBC hosts Calgary. These series were moved from the January 3-4 weekend to accommodate non-conference games.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 18
Queen's 4 Concordia 0
RMC 2 McGill 7
Ottawa 3 Laurentian 2
Waterloo 2 Windsor 4
UQTR 5 UOIT 1
Ryerson 7 Lakehead 1

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 18
St. Thomas 2 StFX 4
UPEI 3 Saint Mary's 2
Dalhousie 1 UNB 4
Acadia 5 Moncton 6 - OT

UP NEXT:

Jan. 21
Queen's at RMC

Jan. 22
Saint Mary's at Dalhousie

Jan. 23
York at Laurier
W. Ontario at Guelph

Jan. 24
St. Thomas at UNB
Saint Mary's at StFX
Acadia at Dalhousie
Moncton at UPEI
Queen's at Carleton
UOIT at UQTR
Concordia at Nipissing
Laurier at Brock
Ryerson at Waterloo
Toronto at W. Ontario
Lakehead at Windsor
McGill at Laurentian
Alberta at Mount Royal
Calgary at UBC

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Weekend Preview: Bisons' Bye Week

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:18 pm

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This is the CW bye week. Due to non-conference games played on January 3rd and 4th, UBC, Alberta, Calgary, and MRU are playing this coming weekend. So, no Bison preview.

The Bisons have an upcoming fundraising banquet featuring guest speaker Barry Trotz, former Bison coach and current coach of the Nashville Predators. Details are at the link.

In other news, the University Cup organizing committee announced that Marty McSorley and Kelly Hrudey will be the guest speakers at the U-Cup banquet in March. The story is also in the links.

Weekend Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [Bison ... hold annual fundraiser dinner ...]
:. [CW Weekend Preview]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #13 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [CW: McSorley & Hrudey headline 2014 University Cup CIS Gala]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


THE SERIES:

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (19-0-1, 26-5-2, OHT36 #1)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (7-12-1, 11-14-1, OHT36 #21)


Links:
:. [Live Audio (Friday only)]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [Wudrick Story]
:. [UBC announces initial sport review results]
:. [TSN: Future ... in Question]
:. [U of C Preview Story]
:. [Crowchild Classic Story] : [reposted at CW]


In the past two seasons a late season battle between Bedrock U and British California was a battle for 4th place and the right to host a quarter-final series. This season was widely expected to produce a similar confrontation. Not to be. Bedrock has yet to lose in regulation, while UBC is sitting in 7th place.

So are the Dinos due for a loss? They started the new year with a split of non-conference games against MRU, needed overtime to sweep Lethbridge, and barely escaped a pair of games against Manitoba.

Meanwhile, during the same period UBC swept two NCAA teams, needed a shoot-out to sweep Regina, then wsre swept aside by the Evil Monkeys.

The addition of Geordie Wudrick (a former WHLer, German pro, and UNB player) could be what UBC needs. The 'Birds have delivered spotty performances so far this year. I suspect that they may get 2 points here and end the Dino streak.

This is also a tense time for UBC. Their intention is to drop a slew of sports, and men's hockey never made the first cuts. Only 8 teams did, and only in basketball did both men and women's teams survive. The other men's teams with good news were football, rugby, and soccer. Women survived in field hockey, volleyball, and hockey. Seems like an odd assortment.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (18-2-0, 31-4-1, OHT36 #2)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (8-11-1, 10-14-1, OHT36 #17)


Links:
:. [Live Video (both nights)]
:. [U of A Preview Story] : [U of A Ostman Story]
:. [MRU Preview Story] : [MRU Crowchild Classic Story]


In a unique scheduling twist, both series being played feature a team fighting for 1st with a team fighting for 6th. This battle between the New-Kittens-on-the-Blcok and the Evil Monkeys is a home-and-home affair. Saturday's game in Edmontown will start at an unusual 3:00 p.m. local time, or 4:00 p.m. CST.

The Apes are 3 points behind Bedrock and face them on the final weekend. They need to pick up two points on them somehow in advance of that rematch. Now that Calgary escaped their Manitoba series, the opportunities to gain ground are growing very slim.

Mount Royal sit just two points ahead of UBC. They would be satisfied to leave this weekend in the same relative position.

The links contain a story from Alberta about Joel Ostman, a new defenceman they have recruited from Sweden. He has played in the Swedish Elite League and for Sweden's U17 and U18 teams.

The Crowchild Classic is an all-sport series between MRU and Bedrock U patterned on the Bison-Wesmen Duckworth Challenge in Winnipeg. The game will be played before a huge crowd at the Saddledome. MRU won last year. For them, it was like winning the Stanley Cup. If I were the favourite I would not like this. In a normal game the Dinos would be heavy favourites. But in a game like this anything can happen.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 21
Queen's 3 RMC 0

Jan. 23
York at Laurier
W. Ontario at Guelph

Jan. 24
Queen's at Carleton
Concordia at Nipissing
Laurier at Brock
Ryerson at Waterloo
Toronto at W. Ontario
Lakehead at Windsor
McGill at Laurentian
UOIT at UQTR

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 24
St. Thomas at New Brunswick
Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Acadia at Dalhousie
Moncton at at UPEI

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Jan 24: The Night of the Upsets

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:26 am

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The Bisons are enjoying their bye week, hoping to get completely healthy for next week's games at home against Regina. But from the sidelines could be seen two remarkable performances from the teams desperately chasing down playoff berths in the CW.

Links:
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Thursday Roundup]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup]


OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

(in overtime)

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


The Evil Monkeys made a quick trip south to face Cowtown's little guys, the New-Kittens-on-the-Block, to pick up an easy two points so that they could chase down Cowtown's big guys, Bedrock U, for 1st place. Didn't quite turn out that way. You see, the Kittens are in their own race with UBC (and maybe Regina) for the 6th and final playoff berth.

This was not a case of a goaltender holding in his over-matched teammates whilst an opportunistic goal-scorer capitalizes on a rare chance to snatch a fortunate victory. In fact the Kittens outshot the Monkeys 35-30 on the night, and Alberta needed a late 3rd period goal to at least escape with a point. Eric Galbraith picked up a hat-trick (his 7th, 8th, and 9th goals of the season), which included ghe winner. Kurtis Mucha was in the Monkey goal as per their usual rotation, and Dalyn Flette was as always in the Kitty Litter.

The Kittens are a decent sized team, IMO the type of team to which the Monkeys are vulnerable. We'll see how the rematch goes Saturday at 3 MST, 4 CST, on CanadaWest.tv.

Alberta is 18-2-1 and remain 3 points behind Bedrock U. MRU is now 9-11-1 and are within 1 point of idle Regina.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in overtime)

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


This game was only available in on-line audio from CITR.ca. The Tweety-Birds were playing with a bit of a pall hanging over their heads. It would seem they used it as incentive for a good performance. Bedrock U got off to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period. However, UBC scored once each in the 2nd, 3rd, and OT periods to claim 2 points and remain 2 points behind MRU in the race for 6th.

Cole Wilson had his 11th and 12th goals of the year, including the OT winner. Steven Stanford and Kris Lazaruk were the goaltenders, as per their team rotations.

The rematch goes Saturday at 5 PST, 7 CST.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Jan. 23
York 5 Laurier 2
W. Ontario 4 Guelph 0

Jan. 24
Queen's 2 Carleton 3
Concordia 3 Nipissing 2
Laurier 2 Brock 3 - OT
Ryerson 0 Waterloo 3
Toronto 1 W. Ontario 7
Lakehead 2 Windsor 1
McGill 6 Laurentian 5
UOIT 0 UQTR 7

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Jan. 24
St. Thomas 4 New Brunswick 6
Saint Mary's 4 StFX 3 - SO
Acadia 7 Dalhousie 2
Moncton 1 UPEI 2

UP NEXT:

Jan. 25
Mount Royal at Alberta - 3:00 PM MST [video]
Calgary at UBC - 5:00 PM PST

St. F-X at Acadia
Moncton at St. Thomas
New Brunswick at UPEI
UQTR at Ottawa
McGill at Nipissing
Guelph at York
UOIT at Carleton
Brock at Toronto
Lakehead at Windsor
Concordia at Laurentian

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HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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