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Oct. 26: Bisons Edged Again

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:49 pm

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 3


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


Yes, I was at the game Saturday night. I did not get around to filing my report until now because last weekend was the end of the football regular season and I was devoting my time to the OHT27 final football poll of the season.

I do not like the idea of hockey getting a bye week at this stage. However with the Bisons hosting a semi-final football game on Friday night at least the timing is good.

The Bisons had a credible performance and it was nice to see them against score 3 goals per game on the weekend. With any luck, they would have come away with more than the one point.

Each side shuffled the deck somewhat, and here's how they lined up:

Bisons:
Goal:

34 Dubyk (1 Caligiuri)

Defence:
5 Christensen - 2 Crowley
4 Schappert - 6 Paulsen
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee

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

Scratches:
3 Landry D / 22 Bestland D
28 Dalebozik F / 35 Rewucki G

Calgary:
Goal:

37 DeSerres (1 Lazaruk)

Defence:
27 Pritz - 6 Dow
22 Bartman - 3 Vandane
14 Stojan - 2 Gibb

Forwards:
19 Clement - 7 Ross - 10 Harrison
17 Nysen - 25 King - 24 Wintoneak
9 Kambeitz - 13 Collins - 40 Stefishen
12 Grant - 29 Edwards - 44 Moir

Scratches:
4 Carson D / 11 Dzielski D / 15 Messier F
18 Wiest F / 20 Gayle F / 21 Myers F
23 Land F / 30 Hogdebo G

The new Bison alignment allowed them to roll three lines of relatively equal ability. The 4th line had some ice time as well, but clearly not as much. Jesse Paradis scored twice, and linemate Paul Ciarelli rounded out the Bison scoring.

Once again, long shots were a bug-a-boo. While Dubyk was generally sound in goal, those point shots cannot be finding the mesh. More galling was Calgary's 4th goal. The 2nd period was winding down and the Bisons were killing a penalty. For some bizarre reason they made a line change with less than 40 seconds left and allowed a Calgary break-away. The Bisons mounted a furious 3rd period rally, which fell short when Bedrock U put the game away with an empty-netter.

Also, though the 6 goals were nice, the Bisons continue to miss the net on oodles of high quality scoring chances. Of note, the Bisons did charge hard to the net, and that is ultimately what led to their goals. I will be interested to see if the Dinos have better success in this regard in future games on CanadaWest.tv.

The Dinos are now 8-0-0 (they don't seem THAT good), and the Bisons fall to 2-5-1. Both sides are entering a bye week. On November 8-9 the Bisons visit Regina and Calgary hosts Sask. The next home games for the Bisons are November 15-16 against Lethbridge.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7

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


Egads, the Mutts scored 7 times on only 32 shots. Not bad if they were all penalty shots, I guess. The sweep improves the Banjo-Mutts to 4-4, and the H0rny Ones are now 0-6-0. Sask now gets a weekend off and the H0rny Ones are off to British California.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

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


The rumours of UBC pulling into the upper echelons of the CW appear to be false. A three goal 2nd period gave the Monkeys a lead, and three more in the 3rd made it a blow-out, and another sweep. The Primates keep pace with Calgary at 8-0-0, and the Tweety-Birds fall to 1-5-0. The Monkeys will now be off to Lakehead for a non-conference series.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

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


Alas! A split at long last. I guess that a split was expected in this cat fight. MRU trailed 1-0 after the 1st but scored 3 times in a 16 shot 2nd period outburst. Dalyn Flette was back in goal for MRU, and Andrew Hayes opposed him for the Banjo-Cats. Regina is off to a steady 4-4-0 (with their toughest games of the 1st half still remaining) and MRU is 3-5-0 (very respectable).

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

RMC 3 UQTR 7
Toronto 4 York 2
UOIT 5 Nipissing 8
Waterloo 4 W. Ontario 5
Carleton 4 Ottawa 2
Guelph 2 Windsor 4
Laurier 2 Lakehead 4
Queen's 6 Laurentian 3

NOTE: The CIS site had all scores correct!

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

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

NEWS:
[Rams season preview: Men’s hockey]
In order to improve the Rams spotty goal- tending, Wise added fourth-year veteran Adam Courchaine, who has spent time in the OHL, ECHL and AHL throughout the last 11 years.

In 2012, the 24-year-old put up a sparkling 2.37 goals against average and .908 save percentage with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces.

“With Adam, you’re getting an older kid. Someone with maturity [and] someone with experience that should be able to step into this game and be able to contribute right away,” said Wise.

Courchaine hasn’t been able to play yet due to transfer eligibility rules, but he’ll be clear to make his first OUA start on Oct. 24 against the Guelph Gryphons.
[CHL continues to steal talent from NCAA]
In a perfect world, players who don’t go pro after their CHL careers would be able to play NCAA hockey, but that isn’t reality. Some people paint the CHL as the “bad guy” in the NCAA eligibility issues; however, the onus is completely on the NCAA. The only reason players who have played in the CHL can’t go onto play for an American college is because the NCAA regards the CHL as a professional league. They have this view because some players in the CHL have professional contracts with NHL clubs. Not to mention, CHL players are paid a whopping $40 a week and anyone who plays NCAA sports can’t be previously paid for their sport.

That being said, though, Canada has a very underrated university hockey program. The CIS is excellent hockey to watch full of former major junior and junior ‘A’ players. It is incredibly rare for any of them to play in the NHL after CIS, but that doesn’t take away from the league’s top-notch level of entertaining hockey. So CHL players can’t complain about not having a quality league to play in after junior.
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Nov. 1: Bison Bye Weekend

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:07 am

The Bisons, and most of the CW had a bye weekend. In fact there is only one conference series, and one non-conference series, on the weekend.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in overtime)
Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story] : [reposted at CW]
:. [U of L Story]
:. [WHL Scholarship Story]


The H0rny Ones have a win! And, on the road!

Many thought this day would never come. But in Game 7 of the season, here we are.

This was a classic Lethbridge win - getting outshot badly (48-25) yet keeping close and going to OT so as to ensure at least one point. Chris Mappin scored twice for Lethbridge, so I guess this was The Mappin Show. (Kermit says "Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy".)

So far it has been hard to gauge UBC. They had many highly touted recruits this year. For some reason, such recruits have had little historical impact on UBC.

In the pre-season UBC swept the Simon Fraser Clown (big deal) and were in turn swept in Alaska (with one good game and one whipping). OK, explainable. In the regular season they have been swept by Calgary and Alberta (like everybody else) and had their usual split with Regina. With series against Saskatchewan and Manitoba still to come, these guys may be in a must-win situation very shortly if they even want a playoff berth.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 5

Links:
:. [LU Story - Link 1] : [Link 2]
:. [U of A Game Story]


The Evil Monkeys were trailing 5-3 in this one before mounting a comeback to win going away. The Bisons used to make an annual trek to the Lakehead. Maybe that will be rekindled some day.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Laurentian 2 Nipissing 6
McGill 9 RMC 1
Brock 1 Windsor 4
Laurier 3 Waterloo 4
Queen's 1 Ottawa 2 (so)

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Saint Mary's 1 Acadia 2
Dalhousie 4 St. F-X 5 (ot)
UPEI at Moncton - Postponed
New Brunswick 3 St. Thomas 2

UP NEXT:

Nov. 2
Lethbridge at UBC
St. Thomas at UPEI
Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Moncton at New Brunswick
W. Ontario at Ryerson
Nipissing at Carleton
York at Windsor
Brock at Guelph
UOIT at Queen's
RMC at Ottawa
Waterloo at Toronto
McGill at Concordia
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Mid-week Results

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:58 am

I neglected to add the mid-week results from out east. So, here's to remedy that:

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Oct. 30
Carleton 1 UQTR 2
Guelph 4 Brock 3 - OT

Oct. 31
Ryerson 4 York 3
Toronto 3 Guelph 5
W. Ontario 3 Laurier 0

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Oct. 30
Dalhousie 0 Acadia 5
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Nov. 2: Bye Week Ends

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:59 pm

Even though the Bisons and most of the CW had the weekend off, there was action elsewhere. The Bisons are off to Regina next weekend, then return home to play Lethbridge November 15th and 16th.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 7

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


After 4 straight losses, UBC could not afford yet another home ice loss to the cellar-dwelling H0rny Ones. And a 4 goal 3rd period (which broke open a 3-3 game) did just that. Still, Friday's home ice loss to Lethbridge is bound to hurt. After facing Mount Royal next weekend, they face each of the Big Three in consecutive weeks.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 2

Links:
:. [Chronicle Journal Story on Thunderwolves]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [U of A Linescore]
:. [LU Game Story]


This was pretty much expected, one close game and one blowout. Will Lakehead become the awesome program everyone they would? They seem to be rebuilding without a lot of fanfare. They seem to be solid by OUAW standards. So we'll see. The Monkeys are now 19-2-0. Just the fact that they have played 21 games is amazing.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

W. Ontario 6 Ryerson 4
Nipissing 1 Carleton 3
RMC 1 Ottawa 2
UOIT 3 Queen’s 2 (ot)
York 1 Windsor 4
McGill 3 Concordia 1
Waterloo 2 Toronto 8

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Moncton 1 New Brunswick 4
Saint Mary’s 4 St. Francis-Xavier 1
St. Thomas 2 UPEI 10

UP NEXT:

Wed Nov 06 Moncton at St. Thomas
Wed Nov 06 St. Francis-Xavier at Dalhousie
Wed Nov 06 New Brunswick at UPEI

Thu Nov 07 Acadia at Saint Mary’s
Thu Nov 07 Ryerson at UOIT

Fri Nov 08 Manitoba at Regina
Fri Nov 08 Saskatchewan at Calgary
Fri Nov 08 Alberta at Lethbridge
Fri Nov 08 Mount Royal at UBC

Fri Nov 08 Guelph at McGill
Fri Nov 08 York at Carleton
Fri Nov 08 Waterloo at UQTR
Fri Nov 08 Toronto at Queen’s
Fri Nov 08 W. Ontario at Ottawa
Fri Nov 08 Lakehead at Laurentian
Fri Nov 08 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Nov 08 Brock at RMC
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Weekend Preview: Bisons Visit Banjoland

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:08 am

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MANITOBA BISONS (2-5-1, 7-10-2, OHT36 #12)
REGINA COUGARS (4-4-0, 7-8-0, OHT36 #14)


Friday, November 8th, 7:00 CST @ Regina
Saturday, November 9th, 2:30 CST @ Regina


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [Live Video - CanadaWest.tv both games]

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

Regina Links:
:. [U of R Site (preview to come)]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Weekend Preview (on other series)]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #6 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

Prior games:
Sept. 20: Bisons 6 Cougars 3

:. [U of M Boxscore] : [LeagueStat Summary]
Sept. 21: Bisons 4 Cougars 1
:. [U of M Boxscore] : [LeagueStat Summary]


Both sides in the Bison/Banjocat series had a bye week last weekend, so should be raring to go. This is the first time a Bison series in Regina will be shown on CanadaWest.tv. Oddly, it is the only series scheduled for broadcast. Saturday afternoon games are not to my liking. With Bison football also on, and driving the kids around, Saturday is going to be crazy.

Anyhow, the Bisons need wins. Thus far, the CW has slit into three tiers. The A teams are Alberta and Calgary, Lethbridge can charitably be called a C team, amd the rest are B teams. The Bisons are the only B team to get a point from an A team, and UBC is the only team with a loss to the C team. And every series between B teams has been split.

The Bisons (and Sask) will want to pull away from teams like Regina. I suspect it will happen. A road sweep would surely help.

Last year the Bisons whipped Regina 7 times in 8 games. Still, they split one regular season series in Regina. Road sweeps are never a guarantee. The trend has continued this year. The Bisons' two pre-season wins over the Kittens were quite convincing.

Things to look for: Will Dubyk continue to start in goal? Will the Bisons find the goal scoring they need?

ELSEWHERE:

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (8-0-0, 19-2-0, OHT36 #1)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-7-0, 1-13-0, OHT36 #34)


Links:
:. [No Live Video or Audio]
:. [U of L Academic All-Canadians Story] : [U of A Team Site]


This is the biggest mis-match ever. The H0rny Ones at least beat UBC last weekend. And maybe they can play a hot game at home. I suspect an ugly scoreline both nights.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-5-0, 4-7-0, OHT36 #16)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (2-5-1, 4-7-1, OHT36 #21)


Links:
:. [No Live Video or Audio]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [MRU Preview Story]


Both of these teams got preview stories up early. Will that preparation filter down to the teams? After a split with Lethbridge, the 'Birds need to do better. Based on early season results, this one has split written all over it. UBC usually has an on-line radio feed. So far, that is not announced for this weekend.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-4-0, 7-6-0, OHT36 #11)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (8-0-0, 13-4-1, OHT36 #3)


Links:
:. [No Live Video or Audio]
:. [U of C Weekend Preview]
:. [U of S Sport Site (hockey page has nothing but pictures)]


This is the feature match-up. IMO Calgary is not as good as their record would indicate. If they could get 3 or 4 points in this series they would likely coast to at least second place. However, a road sweep by the Banjomutts would throw the conference into disarray. Too bad this is not scheduled for CanadaWest.tv as I post. Check back to see if this changes.

OUT EAST:

Wed Nov 06 Moncton 4 St. Thomas 1
Wed Nov 06 St. Francis-Xavier 5 Dalhousie 2
Wed Nov 06 New Brunswick 3 UPEI 2 (ot)

Thu Nov 07 Acadia at Saint Mary’s
Thu Nov 07 Ryerson at UOIT
Thu Nov 07 Lakehead at Laurentian

Fri Nov 08 Guelph at McGill
Fri Nov 08 York at Carleton
Fri Nov 08 Waterloo at UQTR
Fri Nov 08 Toronto at Queen’s
Fri Nov 08 W. Ontario at Ottawa
Fri Nov 08 Lakehead at Laurentian
Fri Nov 08 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Nov 08 Brock at RMC

Sat Nov 09 Waterloo at Concordia
Sat Nov 09 Laurier at UQTR
Sat Nov 09 Brock at Carleton
Sat Nov 09 Guelph at Ottawa
Sat Nov 09 W. Ontario at McGill
Sat Nov 09 Windsor at Nipissing
Sat Nov 09 Toronto at UOIT
Sat Nov 09 Ryerson at Queen’s
Sat Nov 09 York at RMC

Sun Nov 10 Windsor at Nipissing

NEWS:

:. [CIS: AUS announces Universiade team]
:. [Toronto Star: Ryerson suspends team two games for drinking]
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Nov. 8: Banjo-Cats Drunk on Moonshine After Win

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:06 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
REGINA COUGARS 2


Links:
:. [U of R Game Story] : [U of R Boxscore]
:. [U of R Preview Story]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup (to be uploaded)]


I was watching the Jets beat the Predators on Friday night so all I did was follow along the live scoreboard on my BlackBerry. The Bisons' lack of goal-scoring hurt them again. Aaron Lewadniuk had their only goal, which was sandwiched between a pair of hairballs. The winner was scored with less than 3 minutes left in the game. Joe Caligiuri was back in goal for the Bisons and, by the stats, had a credible performance. Will they now rotate goaltenders? Many other teams (including Regina) are doing just that. The Kittens are now 5-4 and the Herd falls to 2-6-1.

Saturday afternoon's rematch goes at 2:30 and is available at CanadaWest.tv. The Bisons need a win to keep the split streak going, and would really tighten up the middle 5 teams in the CW.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


Bedrock U scored 3 times on 7 shots in the 1st period and then hung on through two scoreless periods for their 9th consecutive victory. The Banjo-Mutts mounted a furious comeback in the 3rd period, outshooting the Dinos 16-4 in the 3rd period. This game had one quirky stat: Sask took the first 4 penalties, and Calgary took the last 7. Ryan Holfield once again minded the doghouse, and Kris Lazaruk continued the rotation in the Dino goal. The Mutts fall to 4-5 with the loss.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3


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


The H0rny Ones put up a heck of a fight for two periods. The game was tied 3-3 and they held a 14-13 lead in shots on goal. But the 3rd period was all Evil Monkeys. They held a 17-4 edge in shots and had 3 unanswered goals. Even so, Alberta's 5th goal was into an empty net and the 6th was with only 1 second left. Maybe the H0rny Ones are finding some form at long last. Still, they are now 1-8 and the Monkeys are 9-0.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in shootout)

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


This series figured to be close, so a shootout was not unexpected. Oddly, this was only the 3rd OT CW game of the year thus far. Both sides are now 3-5-1.

Note that as I post there are no game stories from any site west of Regina. Those links should be made available Saturday morning.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Nov. 7
Ryerson 0 UOIT 1 (forfeit)
Lakehead 7 Laurentian 1

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

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Nov. 7
Acadia 4 Saint Mary's 3

Note: The AUS has the weekend off.

UP NEXT:

Nov. 9
Manitoba at Regina : 2:30 CST
Mount Royal at UBC : 2:00 PST / 4:00 CST
Saskatchewan at Calgary : 6:00 MST / 7:00 CST
Alberta at Lethbridge : 7:00 MST / 8:00 CST

Waterloo at Concordia
Laurier at UQTR
Brock at Carleton
Windsor at Nipissing
W. Ontario at McGill
York at RMC
Guelph at Ottawa
Toronto at UOIT
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Saturday Morning Links

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:57 am

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Friday night was the night of the missling links across the CW for every game. So rather than just list a couple of new ones, here is a fully revised link list for every game:

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


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


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


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Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [MRU Preview Story]
:. [UBC Game Story] : [UBC Boxscore]
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Nov. 9: Bisons Suffer a Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:22 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
REGINA COUGARS 7


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story (with video)] : [U of R Boxscore]
:. [U of M Reposted Game Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [CIS Saturday Roundup (not uploaded)]


This was beyond disappointing for the Bisons. They have dominated the Banjo-Cats (including in this pre-season) and should have expected at least 2 points on the weekend. Instead, they suffered the first sweep of one B level team by another B level team in the CW thus far in 2013.

Not that the Bisons lacked opportunities. In fact, they carried the play for much of the game. They outshot Regina by a margin of 53-34. That's right, 53 shots on the road. However, Lucas Gore scooped them up like crap in kitty litter (most of the time). On the other hand, Deven Dubyk was pulled from the Bison goal after two periods.

Will Coach Sirant now stick with the goaltender rotation? I think they should. The team has had shaky goaltending so far. If you go with one guy in back-to-back weeks and then need to switch, all you yhave is a cold guy in reserve. I would rotate them (like Regina, and basically everybody but Saskatchewan). Then if one is clearly better for the home stretch you could ride the hot hand. Two years ago, Caligiuri was a capable starter. Dubyk also looks capable. One start per weekend should be manageable for both of them.

The Kittens are now 6-4 and the Bisons 2-7-1. But Regina visit Alberta next weekend, whilst Manitoba hosts Lethbridge.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


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


Bedrock U is now 10-0. That is unreal. They were lucky to beat the Bisons, and the stats say that their games with Sask were the usual coin tosses. The Banjo-Mutts are now 4-6. IMO this means that the top two places (and the first round byes that go with them) are now all but decided. Sask now hosts UBC, and Bedrock U faces MRU in a home-and-home.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 8
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1


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


I guess that the H0rny Ones' brave display on Friday was all one could hope for. Lethbridge trailed 5-1 heading into the 3rd period, then managed just 2 shots in the 3rd. I always consider it a sign of dominance when tyhe trailing team would still have lost had they scored on every shot they took in the 3rd period. Can the Bisons now take advantage of the 'Horns next weekend? Those are four points they absolutely must cash.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story]
:. [MRU Gmae Story] : [MRU Boxscore]


The expected result of this series was a split, and that's what happened. Since Friday went to a shoot-out, the New-Kittens-on-the-Block walked out of British California with3 points, not too shabby. At 4-5-1 MRU sits in 4th place, and UBC is 6th at 3-6-1.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Nov. 9
Waterloo 5 Concordia 2
Laurier 0 UQTR 4
Brock 3 Carleton 1
Windsor 5 Nipissing 3
W. Ontario 4 McGill 5
York 3 RMC 1
Guelph 3 Ottawa 8
Toronto 5 UOIT 1
Ryerson 0 Queen's 1 (forfeit)

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

No games in the AUS.

UP NEXT:

Nov. 15
Lethbridge at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
UBC at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST
Calgary at Mount Royal 7:00 PM MST
Regina at Alberta 7:00 PM MST

UPEI at Saint Mary's
Dalhousie at Moncton
St. Thomas at St. F-X
Acadia at New Brunswick
Ottawa at York
McGill at Brock
UQTR at Windsor
Concordia at Lakehead
RMC at Ryerson
Laurentian at Waterloo
Queen's at Guelph
UOIT at W. Ontario
Carleton at Toronto
Nipissing at Laurier
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Weekend Preview: The H0rny Ones Are Coming!

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:54 pm

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-9-0, 1-15-0, OHT36 #34)
MANITOBA BISONS (2-7-1, 7-12-2, OHT36 #23)


Friday, November 15th, 7:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena - U of M
Saturday, November 16th, 6:00 CST @ Wayne Fleming Arena - U of M


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [no live audio or video]

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

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

Other Links:
:. [CW Weekend Preview (on other series)]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #7 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


To put it bluntly, this is a series where the Bisons need a sweep. Four points, no questions asked.

I have not seen a team so dominated in the CW as this year's Lethbridge squad. The fact they stole a win from UBC two weeks ago was cause to celebrate. Every team's playoff plan includes earning 8 points against the 'Horns this year.

The Bison offence has lacked finish thus far, and the goaltending has been so-so.

On the goal-scoring front, the Bisons have carried the play more often than not, only to be foiled time and time again. If they could develop better puck luck they would dramatically improve their results. I get the sense that cashing in goals would help them at both ends of the rink. They do seem to be pressing too much at times.

In the Bison goal, Caligiuri started as #1, as he was two years ago. After 4 regular season games the job was won by Dubyk. Last weekend, they each got a start and Dubyk was yanked from his. Will Coach Sirant return to the rotation? Or will Caligiuri be the starter? My vote is for a rotation.

Bison captain Dane Crowley left last Saturday's game early with an undisclosed injury. So one big question is whether or not he will be in the lineup.

This series is the final one at home for the Bisons until the new year. They wrap up the first half next weekend with a trip to UBC. That will be followed by a trip to Saudi Alberta before the exams and Christmas break comes about.

ELSEWHERE:

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REGINA COUGARS (6-4-0, 9-8-0, OHT36 #8)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (10-0-0, 21-2-0, OHT36 #1)


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


The Banjo-Cats are IMO not as good as their record. But, they are 3rd in the CW after having swept the Bisons last weekend. So they may as well have their crack at denying the Evil Monkeys a couple of bananas this weekend.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-5-1, 5-7-1, OHT36 #10)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (10-0-0, 15-4-1, OHT36 #3)


Links:
:. [Live Video (Friday only)]
:. [U of C Preview Story] : [MRU Preview Story]


These cross-town derbies are never good for the favourite. For the underdog, these games are like the Stanley Cup and they are prone to come up with their best game of the year. Both of these sides have exceeded expectations thus far. If Calgary is truly a contender they will make their impact felt in series like this one.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (3-6-1, 5-8-1, OHT36 #18)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-6-0, 7-8-0, OHT36 #12)


Links:
:. [Live Video and Audio (both nights)]
:. [U of S Preview Story] :. [UBC Team Site]


The Banjo-Mutts are on a 15-1 roll against UBC, according to the linked preview story. Can the enigmatic Tweety-Birds do anything about this? They are not off to a bad start. They just look like they will have a challenge to finish in their usual 5th place this year. Frankly, they are in the same boat as Sask, and for that matter Manitoba, Mount Royal, and Regina. All teams that (with few exceptions) have been beating Lethbridge, losing to Alberta and Calgary, and splitting series aginst one another. A sweep here would really set up the winner for a run to 3rd place.

OUT EAST:

Fri Nov 15 Dalhousie at Moncton
Fri Nov 15 Acadia at New Brunswick
Fri Nov 15 St. Thomas at St. Francis-Xavier
Fri Nov 15 UPEI at Saint Mary’s
Fri Nov 15 Ottawa at York
Fri Nov 15 UOIT at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 15 McGill at Brock
Fri Nov 15 Queen’s at Guelph
Fri Nov 15 Carleton at Toronto
Fri Nov 15 Concordia at Lakehead
Fri Nov 15 Laurentian at Waterloo
Fri Nov 15 UQTR at Windsor
Fri Nov 15 Nipissing at Laurier
Fri Nov 15 RMC at Ryerson

Sat Nov 16 Acadia at Moncton
Sat Nov 16 St. Thomas at Saint Mary’s
Sat Nov 16 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sat Nov 16 UPEI at St. Francis-Xavier
Sat Nov 16 Carleton at Ryerson
Sat Nov 16 Ottawa at Brock
Sat Nov 16 Nipissing at Waterloo
Sat Nov 16 McGill at York
Sat Nov 16 Queen’s at W. Ontario
Sat Nov 16 UOIT at Guelph
Sat Nov 16 Concordia at Lakehead
Sat Nov 16 UQTR at Windsor
Sat Nov 16 Laurentian at Laurier
Sat Nov 16 RMC at Toronto
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Nov. 15: Bisons Claim Decisive Win

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:30 pm

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 3


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


This was basically a must-win game for the Bisons, and they delivered. The final score flattered the H0rny Ones. The shots were 43-17 in favour of Manitoba, and that total did not include at least 7 goalposts. By strange coincidence, it was normally the right post to stand in the way.

The Bisons were without captain Dane Crowley, injured in Banjoland last weekend. Here's how they lined up:

Manitoba

Goal:
1 Caligiuri (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
24 Bobbee - 12 Sutherland
4 Schappert - 5 Christensen
3 Landry - 6 Paulsen

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

Scratches:
2 Crowley - 22 Bestland
28 Dalebozik - 35 Rewucki

Lethbridge

Goal:
35 Tait (33 Ketlo)

Defence:
26 Conway - 16 Aasman
13 McMullen - 15 Campbell
24 Machacek - 37 Karl

Forwards:
17 Forsyth - 11 Kalinski - 27 Henke
21 Mappin - 12 Iwanski - 8 Naud
20 Fainman - 23 Moline - 44 Hall
14 Moser - 10 Hirsche - 6 Maxwell

Scratches:
7 Letts - 22 Rintoul
25 McLachlan - 28 Sirard

In the opening period there was no scoring, which was enough to make a guy nervous. The Bisons outshot Lethbridge 17-6. The game was very choppy, with the referees calling 2 minutes for everything short of looking too good. (Lethbridge wound up going 0-for-9 on the power play on the night.) Dylan Tait held his side in the game. The Duval line was particularly dangerous throughout the period.

Lethbridge only had the Bisons penned in once in this game, and that was on a 2-man advantage. Otherwise this was likely the easiest shut-out of Joe Caligiuri's career.

The Bisons were even more dominant in the 2nd period, outshooting Lethbridge 16-3. However, there was no scoring until mid-way through when Luke Cain notched his 2nd goal of the season, converting a 3-way passing play with Scott and Kelly.

Jory Coates notched his first goal as a Bison to provide some insurance. He stretched out his 6'6" frame to collect a rebound and wrap ita round Tait. If Coates could continue improving, and maybe add 20 lbs., he could be quite a player a year from now.

The only goal of the 3rd period was from Aaron Lewadniuk on a gift-wrapped assist from Duval. After Duval pulled out all the stops he passed to Lewadniuk only a few feet away from a yawning net.

The Bisons are now 3-7-1, and the 'Horns fall to 1-10-0.

The rematch goes Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The linked U of M story says it is on CanadaWest.tv, though I did not see it listed.

One final note: Lethbridge really looks like UBC now. They have almost no white and lots of yellow in the uniform, and a very dark blue. No Viagra-blue at all. (That must be their problem!)

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6


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


The theme of the night in the CW was a lop-sided shot clock. In this one, the Banjo-Mutts outshot the Tweety-Birds 43-28. The score was also 6-1 until UBC scored two late goals to make the scoreline respectable. UBC falls to 3-7-1 and the Sask rises to 5-6-0.Saturday's rematch is on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3


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


The Evil Monkeys smashed the Kittens on the shot clock 39-17, yet they could not burry them ont he scoreboard. This one was tight all night. I do believe that Regina is flattered by their record, just as they were flattered by Friday night's scoreboard. That is just how it goes some seasons. The Banjo-Cats remain in 3rd place with a 6-5-0 record. And the Primates are 11-0-0. Saturday's rematch is on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0


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


In the Battle of Bedrock game one goes to the Dinos. They scored once in each period and outshot the New-Kittens-on-the-Block 35-15. MRU is still a respectable 4-6-1 on the season, while Bedrock U keeps pace with the Monkeys at 11-0-0. The Dinos host Saturday's rematch.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Ottawa 2 York 0
McGill 4 Brock 3 - 2OT
UQTR 6 Windsor 1
Concordia 3 Lakehead 4 - OT
RMC 1 Ryerson 7
Laurentian 1 Waterloo 6
Queen's 4 Guelph 3 - OT
UOIT 2 W. Ontario 7
Carleton 2 Toronto 3 - OT
Nipissing 2 Laurier 6

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

UPEI 2 Saint Mary's 4
Dalhousie 0 Moncton 7
St. Thomas 5 St. F-X 6 - OT
Acadia 4 New Brunswick 3 - OT

UP NEXT:

Nov. 16
Lethbridge at Manitoba 6:00 PM CST
Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST
Regina at Alberta 6:00 PM MST
UBC at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM MST

UPEI at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST
St. Thomas at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Dalhousie at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST
Acadia at Moncton 7:00 PM AST
Carleton at Ryerson 2:30 PM EST
Nipissing at Waterloo 6:30 PM EST
McGill at York 7:00 PM EST
Ottawa at Brock 7:15 PM EST
Queen's at W. Ontario 7:30 PM EST
Concordia at Lakehead 7:30 PM EST
UQTR at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
UOIT at Guelph 7:30 PM EST
RMC at Toronto 7:30 PM EST
Laurentian at Laurier 7:30 PM EST
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Nov. 16: Consecutive Shutouts Lead to Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:36 pm

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 7


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


Saturday's rematch in this series was more of a replay. The main difference was that the Bisons were not hitting goalposts. The teams lined up exactly as they did for Friday's game, except that Lethbridge replaced 21 Mappin with 25 McLachlan, who I never saw on the ice. And the H0rny Ones started Ketlo in place of Tait in goal.

The 1st period was Lethbridge's best of the weekend. They had 10 shots on goal and were mixing it up fairly well. But the Bisons scored twice on 16 shots. Craig Scott scored his 1st of the season and Jesse Paradis notched his 4th.

30 seconds into the 2nd period it was 3-0 Bisons when Dylan Kelly scored his 2nd. The Bisons had the momentum and dominated the period with a 17-6 shots advantage. Taylor Dickin scored his 1st of the season at 5:44, and Damien Ketlo's scary night in goal was over. Then 16 seconds later Dickin scored again. Ian Duval's 5th goal of the year made it 6-0. His deke around the defencemen was one of the best moves of the season.

The 3rd period was mostly an exercise in playing out the string. Dickin got his hat-trick goal, the shots were 13-7 for the Bisons, and the Bison 4th line got loads of playing time.

The Bisons are now 4-7-1 and conclude the 1st half of the season next weekend in British California. Lethbridge falls to 1-11-0 and will next play a home-and-home series with MRU. The Bisons will not play at home again until the new year when they host MRU on January 10th and 11th.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story]
:. [UBC Game Story]
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Story on John Lawrence]


This seems to have been a fairly close game, but still a tidy win for the Banjo-Mutts. Sask has now climbed back to .500 and are tied with Regina for 3rd place. Those two will play a home-and-home mid-week series Wednesday and Thursday. UBC now sinks to 3-8-1 and are in 7th place. Seems like the rumours of a breakthrough season for the Tweety-Birds were a false alarm.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5


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


The Kittens were dominated by the Evil Monkeys. This is not surprising. Still the Banjo-Cats have to be happy that they are 6-6-0 and tied for 3rd. Saudi Alberta is 12-0-0 now and will face the 12-0-0 Dinos next weekend.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 8


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


The Battle of Bedrock resulted in the 4th sweep of the weekend in the CW. The score is a bit misleading. The shots were 31-27 for the Dinos. The Dinos are 12-0-0 and tied for first. The New-Kittens-on-the-Block are 4-7-1 and tied with Manitoba for 5th.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily] : [CIS Schedule/Results]

Carleton 5 Ryerson 9
Nipissing 2 Waterloo 1
McGill 1 York 3
Ottawa 7 Brock 3
Queen's 1 W. Ontario 2 - OT
Concordia 1 Lakehead 3
UQTR 3 Windsor 5
UOIT 2 Guelph 8
RMC 1 Toronto 4
Laurentian 0 Laurier 6

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

UPEI 1 St. F-X 4
St. Thomas 1 Saint Mary's 9
Dalhousie 3 New Brunswick 4
Acadia 5 Moncton 4

UP NEXT:

Nov. 20
Saskatchewan at Regina - 7:00 PM CST
Saint Mary's at Dalhousie - 7:00 PM AST
Moncton at UPEI - 7:00 PM AST
St. Thomas at New Brunswick - 7:00 PM AST
St. F-X at Acadia - 7:00 PM AST

Nov. 21
Regina at Saskatchewan - 7:00 PM CST

Nov. 22
Mount Royal at Lethbridge - 7:00 PM MST
Alberta at Calgary - 7:00 PM MST
Manitoba at UBC - 7:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM CST

Acadia at Dalhousie - 7:00 PM AST
New Brunswick at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
UPEI at St. Thomas - 7:00 PM AST
Waterloo at Ottawa - 7:00 PM EST
York at UQTR - 7:00 PM EST
Toronto at Nipissing - 7:00 PM EST
Guelph at Carleton - 7:00 PM EST
Laurier at McGill - 7:00 PM EST
W. Ontario at RMC - 7:00 PM EST
Lakehead at UOIT - 7:30 PM EST
Windsor at Queen's - 7:30 PM EST
Brock at Concordia - 7:30 PM EST
Ryerson at Laurentian - 7:30 PM EST
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Weekend Preview: Bisons Off to British California

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:32 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-7-1, 9-12-2, OHT36 #23)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (3-8-1, 5-10-1, OHT36 #24)


Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 PST/9:00 CST @ UBC
Saturday, November 23rd, 7:00 PST/9:00 CST @ UBC


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [CITR.ca - live audio Friday]

Manitoba Links:
:. [Barry Trotz Coming to Fundraiser] : [Caligiuri CW First Star]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

UBC Links:
:. [UBC 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 #8 (pdf)]
:. [CIS Top Ten Story] : [reposted at CW]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


This is a funny week in the CW. Regina and Sask are playing a Wednesday-Thursday home-and-home series, so this post is in the style of both a preview and an out-of-town scoreboard.

This week also marks the end of the first half of the season. Since the CW is a perfectly balanced 8-team league, each team will have played one two-game series against each other opponent.

The Bisons have been hit by a goal-scoring drought never before seen in these parts. However, they now have found three line combos that work and a traditional 4th line. The goaltending has been spotty but in the end rank 17th of the 36 teams in the CIS in save percentage (.906). The defence, even with injuries to Darren Bestland and Dane Crowley, has been pretty good. They have often prevented teams from having high quality scoring chances. But those dreaded long shots have beaten both Bison goaltenders just a bit too often.

UBC was supposed to be on the way up. The last two seasons they have been edged out by Calgary in the race for 4th and then lost to them in the playoffs. Instead of closing the gap, Bedrock U has gone 12-0 and are challenging the Evil Monkeys for 1st, and UBC sits alone in 7th.

Thus far the formula for the mid-5 in the CW has been: sweep Lethbridge, be swept by Bedrock U and the Monkeys, and split against everybody else. The only deviations from "the formula" have been:
- Manitoba's OTL v Bedrock U;
- UBC's OTL v the H0rny Ones;
- Manitoba's sweep by the Banjo-Cats;
- UBC's sweep by the Banjo-Mutts.

While there are pretty good odds of a split in this series, both sides could use 3 or even 4 points. With 2nd half home series coming up against Regina, Mount Royal, and UBC one has to like their chances of a charge to 3rd place.

ELSEWHERE:

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (12-0-0, 23-2-0, OHT36 #1)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (12-0-0, 17-4-1, OHT36 #3)


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


Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. This is your Main Event! Friday night in Bedrock, Saturday night in the City of the Apes.

It is extremely rare that a team in the CW goes 12-0 to start the season. Rarer still is it to see two teams do it in the same year. Yet here we are.

These teams split four pre-season games, so they are not unfamiliar with one another. I have seen both of these teams live. IMO the Evil Monkeys are vastly superior. Bedrock U was frankly likely to get 4 points against the Bisons. And if there was any way to award the Primates more than 4 points in a series, they would have earned them. There are way too many floppers in the Bedrock line-up. Sooner or later, it will catch up to them. That said, it seems that the league is gradually rising to the level of Alberta as the season progresses.

Both sides have two good goaltenders who have split the duties thus far. In fact, Calgary's tandem has the best save percentage in the CIS.

I hope to get a chance to watch as much as possible of these games on-line.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-7-1, 5-9-1, OHT36 #12)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-11-0, 1-17-0, OHT36 #34)


Links:
:. [Live Video (Saturday only)]
:. [U of L Site] : [MRU Preview Story]


This is another home-and-home Battle of Alberta. Only with much less hype than the other. Since everybody but UBC has swept the H0rny Ones so far, MRU needs to keep pace. However, I get the feeling that Lethbridge could pull off a win this weekend. The New-Kittens-on-the-Block have made good use of their goals thus far. They have been outscored 40-24 yet are tied for 5th and are well within the race for 3rd place.(Lethbridge has been outscored 33-18.)

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-6-0, 9-8-0, OHT36 #9)
REGINA COUGARS (6-6-0, 9-10-0, OHT36 #8)


Links:
:. [Live Video and Audio (Thursday)]:. [U of R Preview Story]


How do you preview a series that has already started? Yes, the Battle of Bumpkinville is going Wednesday-Thursday, so scroll down for the Out-of-Town Scoreboard.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
REGINA COUGARS 3


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


Even though these two teams entered the series with 6-6-0 records and had played each other team twice, the Banjo-Mutts had to be the favourites. Now, at best they will enter the second half of the season tied with the Banjo-Cats. Thursday night's rematch in Saskatown is therefore a really big game for the Mutts. After the weekend games are done, they could be sitting alone in 6th place with a loss. And this from a team set to host Nationals!

OUT EAST:

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]: [CIS Schedule/Results]

Nov. 20
Saint Mary's 1 Dalhousie 3
Moncton at UPEI - Postponed
St. Thomas 3 New Brunswick 2
St. F-X 2 Acadia 3 - OT

UP NEXT:

Nov. 21
Regina at Saskatchewan - 7:00 PM CST

Nov. 22
Mount Royal at Lethbridge - 7:00 PM MST
Alberta at Calgary - 7:00 PM MST
Manitoba at UBC - 7:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM CST

Acadia at Dalhousie - 7:00 PM AST
New Brunswick at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
UPEI at St. Thomas - 7:00 PM AST
Waterloo at Ottawa - 7:00 PM EST
York at UQTR - 7:00 PM EST
Toronto at Nipissing - 7:00 PM EST
Guelph at Carleton - 7:00 PM EST
Laurier at McGill - 7:00 PM EST
W. Ontario at RMC - 7:00 PM EST
Lakehead at UOIT - 7:30 PM EST
Windsor at Queen's - 7:30 PM EST
Brock at Concordia - 7:30 PM EST
Ryerson at Laurentian - 7:30 PM EST
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Nov. 21: Felines Sweep Canines in Banjoland Series

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:12 am

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:

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REGINA COUGARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

(in overtime)

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


This was a big win for the Banjo-Cats. The win makes them 8-6-0, and the Banjo-Mutts fall to 6-7-1. Regina led this game 3-1 at one point. Is it too early to call into question the Mutts entire program for laying an egg in a year when they host the nationals?
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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Nov. 22: Bisons Beat Birds

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:17 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3


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


The Bisons picked up a very decisive victory on the wet coast to keep pace in the race for 3rd place. I was listening to the on-line radio broadcast from UBC and the announcers seemed to think that the play was all one way for the first two periods en route to a 3-1 lead.

They also mentioned that Jeremy Schappert was shaken up on a hit. Since Crowley and Bestland are still out of action, the blue line is looking thin right now. The LeagueStat summary has a +/- icon so you can see who was on the ice for each goal. In the 3rd period the Bisons had 5 forwards on for one goal, and 4 forwards for two more.

The Herd got single markers from 6 different players - Dylan Kelly, Jory Coates, Jeremy Schappert, Aaron Lewadniuk, Tyler Dickin, and Luke Paulsen. Joe Caligiuri was in goal.

The teams meet again Saturday at 9:00 CST at UBC's old Father David Bauer Arena.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


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


Somebody had to taste their first defeat in this one and in the end Mr. Slate got his way. This one was scoreless through two periods until Bedrock U scored twice within a minute. Jacob DeSerres had the shut-out for the Dinos. The series switches to Edmontown Saturday at 7:00 CST and is available on-line in HD at CanadaWest.tv.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1


Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story] : [U of L Boxscore]
:. [MRU Reposted Story] : [MRU Boxscore]
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The New-Kittens=on-the-Block got off to a quick start, taking a 2-0 lead in the 1st period. I saw bits of the last two periods and the play was fairly even, however the H0rny Ones were well behind by then and not able to throw a scare into MRU. The series shifts to Cow Town for Saturday's remtach.

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Waterloo 2 Ottawa 4
York 1 UQTR 4
Toronto 5 Nipissing 3
Guelph 3 Carleton 4 - OT
Laurier 4 McGill 3
W. Ontario 6 RMC 1
Lakehead 0 UOIT 1
Windsor 0 Queen's 3
Brock 2 Concordia 9
Ryerson 6 Laurentian 4

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

Acadia 4 Dalhousie 2
New Brunswick 9 Moncton 2
UPEI 2 St. Thomas 1

UP NEXT:

Nov. 23
Calgary at Alberta - 6:00 PM MST
Lethbridge at Mount Royal - 7:00 PM MST
Manitoba at UBC - 7:00 PM PST

Brock at UQTR - 2:00 PM EST
York at Concordia - 2:00 PM EST
W. Ontario at Carleton - 3:00 PM EST
St. F-X at Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM AST
UPEI at New Brunswick - 7:00 PM AST
St. Thomas at Moncton - 7:00 PM AST
Laurier at Ottawa - 7:00 PM EST
Ryerson at Nipissing - 7:00 PM EST
Waterloo at McGill - 7:00 PM EST
Guelph at RMC - 7:00 PM EST
Lakehead at UOIT - 7:30 PM EST
Toronto at Laurentian - 7:30 PM EST
Windsor at Queen's - 7:30 PM EST

Image [CIS Schedule/Results]
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Nov. 23: Bison Sweep Leads to 4th Place

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:37 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4


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


A road sweep, with both in regulation time, is never easy. And for the Bisons to achieve this in Beatiful British California has not been easy in recent years. Therefore this achievement should be celebrated, especially when it causes the first half of the season to end with the Bisons tied for 4th place. After a slow start, this very much represents a high-water mark for the team.

The Bisons used the same line-up as they had on Friday night. However, UBC got off to a better start and had the 1st goal, from Neil Manning on a powerplay. However, it took the Bisons a mere 17 seconds to equalize, when Jordan DePape scored his 1st as a Bison. (He has had lots of chances so I was surprised to see this was his 1st.) Jesse Paradis (really finding his form with his 5th) gave the Bisons a 2-1 lead. This time it was UBC's turn to tie the score within a few seconds, as Nate Fleming made it 2-2 at the 1st intermission.

A strong 2nd period was the key to the Bisons' victory. Aaron Lewadniuk needed only 30 seconds to notch his 6th of the season, and then Brendan Rowinski claimed his 3rd. So, 4-2 for the Bisons.

The 'Birds had every incentive to throw everything but the kitchen sink at the Bisons heading into the 3rd. They trailed by two and faced falling 6 points out of a playoff spot. They did rack up a load of shots, and goals from Luke Lockhart and Greg Fraser levelled the score at 4-4. As is often the case, once the trailing team ties the score they soon fall behind again. That's what happened in this game. Luke Cain racked up his 3rd and Ian Duval his 6th, and there you have it. The 2nd night in a row the Bisons got 6 goals from 6 different players.

The Bisons are 6-7-1 and in a 3-way tie with Sask. and MRU for 4th place. UBC is 3-10-1 and alone in 7th. The 2nd half starts next weekend, which is also the last one before the Christmas break. Both sides are off to Saudi Alberta next weekend, the Bisons to face the Evil Monkeys and the 'Birds to face the Pronghorns.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

(in overtime)

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


The Evil Monkeys could ill-afford another loss to Bedrock U but came very close to it. I was out and unable to catch this one on CanadaWest.tv. So all I can go by is the stats page. This one certainly drew a lot of interest in Edmontown. There was a crowd of 2,927 on hand.

The Monkeys kept their goaltender rotation going (i.e. Mucha on Friday, Siemens on Saturday). The Dinos had to depart from that since Lazaruk did not dress for either game, making DeSerres the starter both nights.

The Dinos did have a 2-0 lead after the 1st period, but the Monkeys were able to rack up the shots on goal needed to force OT. The game-tying goal came with just 20 seconds left.

Thus ends the 1st half of the season with Bedrock in 1st at 13-0-1 and the Monkeys in hot pursuit at 13-1-0. Next weekend both sides are at home, with the Monkeys facing Manitoba and the Dinos facing Regina.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

(in a shoot-out)

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


It figured that the H0rny Ones would at least throw a scare into the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. Early in the 3rd period MRU enjoyed a 5-2 lead and held a wide margin in the shots on goal. Cody Chartier's natural hat-trick spilling over from the 2nd to 3rd periods broke open a 2-2 tie. But a quick shot of Viagra and the H0rny Ones were all over them. But, alas, there was no scoring in the OT.

MRU has done well to manufature a 6-7-1 record despite being out-scored 48-34. They visit Saskatown next weekend to start the 2nd half and that should tell us whether they pose a serious threat to finish 3rd or 4th.

FIRST HALF STANDINGS:

School```````` W``L OL Pts
Calgary`````` 13``0``1 27
Alberta`````` 13``1``0 26
Regina```````` 8``6``0 16
Manitoba`````` 6``7``1 13
Mount Royal````6``7``1 13
Saskatchewan`` 6``7``1 13
UBC````````````3 10``1``7
Lethbridge```` 1 12``1``3

OUT EAST:

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Links: [LeagueStat Daily]

Brock 3 UQTR 5
York 3 Concordia 0
W. Ontario 2 Carleton 3
Laurier 2 Ottawa 4
Ryerson 9 Nipissing 7
Waterloo 1 McGill 4
Guelph 5 RMC 4 - OT
Lakehead 1 UOIT 3
Toronto 3 Laurentian 4 - 2OT
Windsor 1 Queen's 4

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Links: [AUS Schedule/Results]

St. F-X 4 Saint Mary's 6
UPEI 3 New Brunswick 5
St. Thomas 2 Moncton 9

UP NEXT:

Nov. 26
Concordia at McGill - 10:30 AM EST

Nov. 27
Acadia at St. F-X - 7:00 PM AST
Dalhousie at Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM AST

Nov. 28
Brock at Guelph - 7:30 PM EST

Nov. 29
Mount Royal at Saskatchewan - 7:00 PM CST
Regina at Calgary - 7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST
Manitoba at Alberta - 7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST
UBC at Lethbridge - 7:00 PM MST/8:00 PM CST

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

Image [CIS Schedule/Results]
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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