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48th Wesmen Classic

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:49 am

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With no hockey to report, the annual Wesmen Classic basketball tournament is on:

Dec 28:
Brandon 96 Calgary 91
Alberta 65 Lakehead 64
Winnipeg 95 NAIT 74
Manitoba 85 Regina 74

Dec 29:
B Side
Calgary v Lakehead
NAIT v Regina

A Side
Winnipeg v Manitoba
Brandon v Alberta

So a big upset for Brandon (1-9) over Calgary (9-2) to start the tournament. The A Side games start at 6:00 on Dec 29th. I have Jet tickets, so I will be going to the final, Dec 30th at 8:00.
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Using the IIHF 3 point system ...

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:31 am

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Earlier this holiday break I posted about the women's standings format, i.e. the IIHF 3-points for every game system. Men's hockey has had only 5 games go into overtime this year. Mount Royal and Sask each have won two of those games, and Calgary has the other. Here's what the standings would look like if men's hockey adopted the women's system:

Men's Hockey

Code: Select all

Team            GP  RW  OW  OL  RL  Pts
Alberta         18  15   0   0   3   45
Calgary         18  12   1   0   5   38
Mount Royal     18  10   2   0   6   32
Manitoba        18   8   0   0  10   24
UBC             18   7   0   3   8   24
Saskatchewan    18   6   2   1   9   23
Regina          18   6   0   1  11   19
Lethbridge      18   3   0   0  15    9
It would take some getting used to when one looks at the standings, but it would be a better system.
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Dec 29: Basketball Interlude

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:28 pm

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Wesmen Classic basketball update:

A Side
Winnipeg 91 Manitoba 77
Alberta 70 Brandon 66

The final goes at 8:00 p.m. TONIGHT!

In preliminary games Calgary v NAIT for 7th, Lakehead v Regina for 5th, and Brandon v Manitoba for 3rd.
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Dec 30: Basketball wraps up, and hockey re-starts

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:33 pm

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First, here are the scores:
7th place: Calgary 97 NAIT 63
5th place: Lakehead 83 Regina 77
3rd place: Manitoba 77 Brandon 75
1st place: Alberta 64 Winnipeg 62

This year's tournament featured predominantly close games. NAIT, coming from the ACAC, were overmatched. But the rest were all capable of a win. Calgary's 7th place finish would have to rank as the big surprise, since they are currently 1st in the CW.

I was at the final game. It was tremendous entertainment. The Wesmen hit the rim on a 3-point shot in the final seconds.

Also, a NAIT player won the slam dunk contest after a tie. The crowd approved!

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There is a sparse holiday schedule in the CIS this year. The few games on tap started today. Yet another win for the OUA East over the OUA West.

Tue Dec 30 Guelph 3 UOIT 5 : [UOIT Story]

UP NEXT

Wed Dec 31 UBC at Simon Fraser nc

Fri Jan 02 Queen's at Nipissing
Fri Jan 02 Windsor at New Brunswick nc
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead nc

Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 UBC at Manitoba
Sat Jan 03 Calgary at Alberta
Sat Jan 03 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Sat Jan 03 Regina at Mount Royal
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton nc
Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick nc
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI) nc
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead nc
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Preview: Birds-Bisons: Jan 3-4

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:01 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR! BISONS RETURNING HOME!

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (7-8-3, 10-9-3, OHT36 #12)
MANITOBA BISONS (8-10-0, 13-12-0, OHT36 #13)


Saturday, January 3rd, 6:00 CST
Sunday, January 4th, 1:00 CST


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Saturday] : [Live Stats Sunday]
:. [NO ON-LINE VIDEO]

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

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

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [CIS Top Ten]

Prior games:
:. Nov 21: Man 2 UBC 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Nov 22: Man 3 UBC 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


Happy New Year!

Hopefully everybody will have a nice 2015. Of course, the unfortunate aspect of competitive sport is that for every winner there is a loser. (Unless, I suppose, the game goes into overtime under the current wacky rules.) Still, here's "cheers" to all teams.

This weekend is one of those which is not normally on the schedule, unless it is for non-conference play. The players do not return to classes until the day after the series. In any event, the whole conference is playing Saturday and Sunday. Since the Thursday before the weekend is New Year's Day, not every team has a game story out. Maybe the Bisons and/or Birds will post something on Friday when people get back to work.

Also, UBC was originally scheduled to play a non-conference game against the Simon Fraser Clown on New Year's Eve. That game never happened and was scrubbed from the UBC schedule, though it is still listed on the CIS composite schedule.

This is a key series. IMO the winner of this series will have the inside track on 4th place and home ice advantage for the quarter-finals. The Bisons have one more win than UBC, however UBC's bonus points have them one point ahead of Manitoba.

The last time the teams met, the Bisons swept UBC in rather convincing fashion. Although the games were close, the Herd clamped down on the Tweety-Birds. In both games, UBC goaltender Eric Williams did well to hold the Bisons down. He made 71 saves in the two games. The Bisons had a two goal game from Jordan DePape that Friday and another from Darren Bestland on the Saturday.

Neither game is currently slated for on-line viewing. Sunday's game (quite reasonably) is a matinée affair.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-15-0, 5-19-0, OHT36 #31)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-9-1, 10-10-3, OHT36 #16)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of S Site] : [U of L Preview Story]


This has been a rough year for the H0rny Ones, especially on the road. While they have been a tough opponent in Lethbridge, they have been roadkill when away. The Banjo-Mutts are hoping that the new year looks like the old year in that regard. They MUST have all 4 points at stake on the weekend. If they fail, they will be facing a tough away schedule all through the playoffs. BTW, kudos to Lethbridge for getting a game story uploaded over the holidays in the midst of a disappointing season.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-5-0, 17-7-1, OHT36 #5)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (15-3-0, 21-6-0, OHT36 #1)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Saturday only)]
:. [U of A Preview] : [U of C Preview]


This is the feature match-up of the weekend. The top two teams in the CW going head-to-head for first place. The last time they met, the Bedrock Dinos pulled off a surprise sweep and made this a race. The bad news for them is that anything short of a sweep will almost wrap this up in favour of the Monkeys.

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REGINA COUGARS (6-11-1, 8-17-1, OHT36 #21)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (12-6-0, 17-6-0, OHT36 #7)


Links:
:. [No On-Line Video]
:. [MRU Preview] : [U of R Team Site]


Cat Fight! When Cougars fight other Cougars it can be mighty interesting. This time, the questions are whether the Blue Ones are for real, and whether the Green Ones have a bona fide chance to make a surge for a playoff berth. I believe that the other teams in the conference will be paying attention to this series, not just for the results but to get a good handle on what these teams have to offer.

OUT EAST:

OUA

Fri Jan 02 Queen's at Nipissing

Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton*

Inter-conference

Fri Jan 02 Windsor at New Brunswick*
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead*

Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick*
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead*

AUS

Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI)*

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

Tue Dec 30 Guelph 3 UOIT 5*
Wed Dec 31 UBC at Simon Fraser* cancelled

* indicates non-conference game
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Jan 2: Out-of-Town Scores and New Previews

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:04 pm

CWUAA PREVIEWS:

There have been two new previews posted for this weekend's CW series. Still nothing from Manitoba and Regina.

Links:
:. [UBC Preview Story]
:. [U of S Preview Story]


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

OUA
Fri Jan 02 Queen's 3 Nipissing 4

Inter-conference
Fri Jan 02 Minnesota-Duluth 3 Lakehead 2 (ot)*

Note: The Windsor-New Brunswick series has been changed from Fri-Sat to Sat-Sun.

UP NEXT

Sat Jan 03 UBC at Manitoba - 6:00 CST
Sat Jan 03 Calgary at Alberta - 6:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 03 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 03 Regina at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv

Sat Jan 03 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Jan 03 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Sat Jan 03 Guelph at Ryerson
Sat Jan 03 Laurier at Waterloo
Sat Jan 03 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Jan 03 York at Carleton *
Sat Jan 03 Windsor at New Brunswick *
Sat Jan 03 UPEI vs St. Thomas (at Tignish, PEI) *
Sat Jan 03 Minnesota-Duluth at Lakehead *


Sun Jan 04 UBC at Manitoba - 1:00 CST
Sun Jan 04 Regina at Mount Royal - 3:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Alberta at Calgary - 6:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv

Sun Jan 04 Brock at Toronto
Sun Jan 04 UQTR at McGill
Sun Jan 04 Windsor at New Brunswick *

* indicates non-conference game
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Jan 3: Bisons Start 2015 with a Win

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:25 am

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 3


Links:
:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up (not yet posted)]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [UM Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story & Boxscore]


After the December layoff I was anxious to see the Bisons. However, my son's team had a game so I was relegated to following this one on-line with live updates.

Teams in minor hockey, professional hockey, and university hockey are often sluggish when they get back from holidays. This is especially true when teams have had 5 weeks off. And the Bisons were certainly sluggish in the first period. They were outshot 13-5 and surrendered the only goal, a powerplay marker by Manraj Hayer after 15 minutes.

The Bisons then did everything they needed to do in a two minute span of the second period, during which they scored three goals. Chad Robinson scored at 5:18, Brett Dudar at 6:42, and Jesse Paradis at 7:22 to give one goal to three different forward lines.

This allowed the Bisons to play a defensive game in the third period and rely on Deven Dubyk's goaltending. In the end he stopped 35 of 36 shots. Eric Williams stopped 20 of 23 shots in goal for UBC.

The rematch goes Sunday at 1:00 on campus at the Wayne Fleming Arena. Note that it has been added to the on-line schedule at CanadaWest.tv The Bisons are now a point ahead of UBC, and remain a point behind Saskatchewan.

Roster note: Reid Gow was not in the Bison line-up and may not be enrolled at the U of M this semester. The rumour mill has him going to the Portage Terriers (host of the RBC Cup) rather than the Spokane Chiefs (where he was captain). There have been no announcements made.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost/boxscore at U of L]


The H0rny Ones appeared to be on their way to a potential upset and their first road win of the season when they went into the second intermission with a 3-2 lead. However, the Banjo-Mutts rebounded with three unanswered 3rd period goals.

This was a match-up of veteran goaltenders, with Damien Ketlo getting the call for Lethbridge and Ryan Holfeld for Sask. The opening period saw Lethbridge outshoot Sask 15-9, however Sask claimed a 2-1 lead. Then the second period saw Sask outshoot Lethbridge 17-4, yet Lethbridge scored the only two goals of the period. Sask gathered control in the 3rd, but it must be noted that they never took the lead until the final 4 minutes of the game, and the last goal was an empty-netter.

Of note, this was win #377 for coach Dave Adolph, which ties him for the all-time CW coaching win record with Clair Drake.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


Turn out the lights, the party's over ....

With this loss, the hopes of a first place finish for Bedrock U (now 13-6-0) are now a page right out of history. Technically, the Evil Monkeys (at 16-3-0) have not sewn up first. Mr. Slate may not like this, but I just don't see a minimum of three losses on their schedule. In fact, Bedrock U are now tied for second with MRU.

This was an emphatic win for the Monkeys. With less than 8 minutes left, they had a 6-0 lead when Kurtis Mucha lost his shutout bid. Jesse Craig paced the Monkeys with two goals, scored just 10 seconds apart. Jacob Deserres was pulled from the Bedrock goal after giving up 6 goals.

Sunday's rematch will move to the Town of Bedrock.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


The New Blue Cats had a tidy win over the Old Green Cats. The result pulls MRU into a second place tie and leaves Regina four points in arrears of a playoff berth. Cam Lanigan started ahead of Dalyn Flette in the MRU goal and Lucas Gore was in Regina's goal. The scoreline flattered MRU. It was a 2-1 game when they scored an empty-netter, then scored again on the PP with 12 seconds left.

OUT EAST

AUS
Acadia 4 Dalhousie 2
Saint Mary's 1 St. F-X 2
UPEI 3 St. Thomas 2 (ot) *

OUA
Guelph 8 Ryerson 1
Laurier 4 Waterloo 5
RMC 2 Nipissing 7
York 2 Carleton 3 *

Inter-conference
Windsor 5 New Brunswick 6 *
Minnesota-Duluth 8 Lakehead 4 *

NEXT UP

Sun Jan 04 Brock at Toronto
Sun Jan 04 UQTR at McGill
Sun Jan 04 UBC at Manitoba - 1:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Jan 04 Regina at Mount Royal - 3:00 MST
Sun Jan 04 Alberta at Calgary - 6:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Jan 04 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv

Sun Jan 04 Windsor at New Brunswick *

Tue Jan 06 Carleton at Queen's
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Jan 4: Bisons suffer a crazy loss

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:24 am

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 8
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
:. [CIS Sunday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [UM Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story & Boxscore]


Matinees can sometimes be crazy at the U of M. I recall a Bison-MRU game a couple years back that was like this.

Anyhow, UBC jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and also enjoyed a 4-1 at one time. However, a stretch in the 2nd period where the Bisons scored 4 unanswered goals gave them a 5-4 lead mid-way through the 2nd period. With the game tied at 6-6 in the 3rd period, Brett Dudar almost scored the winner but hit the corner of the post and crossbar. UBC ultimately pulled ahead (of course) and then solidified the win with an empty-netter.

One distressing aspect of the game was the lack of physicality by the Bisons in front of their net. If the Bisons have one trademark it is that opponents pay a very high physical price if they try to cut into the crease. Not so on Sunday afternoon, and especially not on the 6th and 7th UBC goals.

The Bisons may also be guilty of relying too much on their goaltender. Deven Dubyk has had a tremendous season so far. In three prior starts against UBC he gave up only one goal in each game. He started on short rest and was pulled after one period.

Though the Bisons may be second-guessed for starting the same goaltender who played the night before a matinee game, UBC also failed with the opposite strategy. They started MArk Hewitt and then replaced him mid-way through with Eric Williams. It was just one of those days for non-existent defence.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
34 Dubyk - 1 Spriggs

Defence:
22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland
2 Bresciani - 5 Christensen
3 Ekmes - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty
23 Schreyer - 18 Kelly - 17 Callis
8 Coates - 10 Dudar - 24 Augert

Scratches:
4 Gow - 9 Hunter - 28 Rous
11 Mospanchuk - 19 Rowinski - 29 Bruyere

UBC

Goal:
30 Hewitt - 35 Williams

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 13 Schmidt
8 Manninf - 6 Underwood
15 Yee - 2 Wall

Forwards:
12 Buonassisi - 11 Fleming - 23 Lockhart
27 Antilla - 18 Fraser - 21 Rossignol
9 Hayer - 10 Bandaro - 16 Wilson
29 Wagner - 18 Robinson - 33 Hilton

Scratches:
5 Saip - 17 MacDonald - 20 Hoban
24 Georgeson - 31 Devii

Though the Bisons trail UBC and Sask by one point, they do have an edge over both. They beat UBC on points 6-2 over the season, giving them a head start on any potential tie-breaker. They also have a 4-0 points lead on Sask, and a much easier schedule than the Mutts down the home stretch.

The Bisons remain at home next weekend where they will face Lethbridge Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost/boxscore at U of L]


The H0rny Ones are the toast of the CW after helping out everybody with their first road win of the season. Brandon Clowes notched a hat-trick for the underdogs. Sask outshot Lethbridge 41-30. However, Warren Shymko sparkled in the `Horns' goal. Both sides switched goaltenders from Saturday. Sask kept their usual rotation going and Jordon Cooke went the distance.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore/Video] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


This win for the Evil Monkeys levelled their season series with Bedrock U. The teams switched venues for this rematch, travelling south to the Twon of Bedrock.

The Dinos jumped out to a 2-0 lead but were unable to hold on. Both sides switched goaltenders, with the Monkeys atarting Luke Siemens and Bedrock going with Kris Lazaruk.

IMO this wraps up 1st place for the Apes. They are now 6 points ahead of 2nd place Mount Royal. If Calgary wants a 1st round bye they need to make up 2 points on their little cross-town cousins.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


This was a tough win for the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. Cat fights are always unpredictable, and volatile. This was no different. I am not sure if Regina is getting stronger as the season progresses or if MRU will be coming back to Earth. In any event, MRU sits in 2nd place. Regina sits in 7th, 5 points away from 6th and the playoffs. With just 8 games left (to paraphrase Danny Galivan) time is becoming a factor in this season.

OUT EAST

OUA
Brock 0 Toronto 4
UQTR 3 McGill 1

Inter-conference
Windsor 1 New Brunswick 7 *
* non-conference game

NEXT UP

Tue Jan 06 Carleton at Queen's
Fri Jan 09 Lethbridge at Manitoba - 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 09 Calgary at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 09 Regina at Alberta - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 09 UBC at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv

Fri Jan 09 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Fri Jan 09 St. Thomas at Moncton
Fri Jan 09 St. F-X at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 09 UPEI at New Brunswick
Fri Jan 09 Queen's at York
Fri Jan 09 Lakehead at Nipissing
Fri Jan 09 Ryerson at UQTR
Fri Jan 09 RMC at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 09 UOIT at Brock
Fri Jan 09 Carleton at Guelph
Fri Jan 09 Toronto at Concordia
Fri Jan 09 Windsor at Laurentian
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Preview: Jan 9-10: Pronghorns-Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:15 am

THE H0RNY ONES ARE COMING TO TOWN

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-16-0, 6-20-0, OHT36 #29)
MANITOBA BISONS (9-11-0, 14-13-0, OHT36 #13)


Friday, January 9th, 7:00 CST
Saturday, January 10th, 1:00 CST


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [NO ON-LINE VIDEO]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Chad Robinson Story] : [U of M Paul Maurice Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [CIS Top Ten]

Prior games:
:. Oct 31: Leth 3 Man 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Nov 1: Leth 5 Man 2: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


With just 8 regular season games left on the schedule, one could say it gets late early this year. This weekend's home series for the Bisons against Lethbridge is the Herd's penultimate home stand.

A look at the standings shows us that the Bisons are really concerned about just two other teams: UBC and Sask, as they sit one point behind both.

A second look at the standings tells us that Lethbridge is simply playing spoiler. And that they have been. They did the Bisons a big favour last weekend by playing Sask tough on both nights, and coming up with a win. It was Lethbridge's first road win of the season.

The Bisons provided the `Horns with their first win of the season back on Halloween. To be fair, the `Horns had been doing well at home and terrible on the road at that time.

Despite the signs of life, the Bisons MUST be able to claim all 4 points on the weekend. If they do, they are quite likely going to wake up Sunday morning in 4th place. Sask failed last weekend, and that could force them to travel in the quarter-final round.

Here are a smattering of interesting facts:
• Over the last 5 years, the Bisons are 8-0-0 against Lethbridge at home, and 14-4-0 overall.
• When outshooting their opponents this year, Lethbridge is 0-1-0. Really.
• Lethhbridge has led after the 1st period on 7 occasions, and is 4-3-0 in those games.
• Neither team has played an overtime game this year.
• Lethbridge has no top-20 scorer, the Bisons have 3 (DePape, Merasty, and Lewadniuk).
• The Bisons shut-out Lethbridge both times at home (3-0 and 7-0) in 2013-14.
• Lethbridge has now moved ahead of Regina to be 7th in goals scored (45 to 42).
• Lethbridge is 8th in goals against (90) which is 28 worse than #7 Regina (62).

The linked stories from the U of M this week were about Bison centre Chad Robinson being named Bison male athlete of the week, and Jets coach Paul Maurice speaking at the annual fund-raiser banquet.

ELSEWHERE:

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (13-7-0, 17-9-1, OHT36 #5)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-10-1, 11-11-3, OHT36 #17)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of S Preview] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


After losing at home to Lethbridge last weekend, Sask needs a win over Bedrock U to get back on track.anjo-Mutts have the toughest schedule of the teams fighting for 4th. If they can pull off a win, it would allow coach Dave Adolphe to break Claire Drake's conference win record.

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REGINA COUGARS (6-13-1, 8-19-1, OHT36 #21)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (17-3-0, 23-6-0, OHT36 #1)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of A Preview] : [U of R Preview]


It would be quite an upset for Regina to pull any points out of Edmontown this weekend. Not only are the Evil Monkeys having the best season of anybody in Canada, they have a history of dominance over the Banjo-Cats. They have won the last 20 games (at least) between these teams.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (8-9-3, 11-10-3, OHT36 #12)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (14-6-0, 19-6-0, OHT36 #6)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Preview] : [UBC Preview]


MRU has slipped into 2nd place and are without doubt the surprise team of the CW this season. UBC is also having a pretty good year. One would expect these teams to split a series. If one could sweep it would certainly raise a lot of eyebrows around the CW.

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH:

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Team           W   L  OL  Pts   9/10  16/17  23/24  30/31
Alberta	    17   3   0   34   Reg   Leth   MRU    Sask
Mount Royal   14   6   0   28   UBC   Cal    Alta   Man
Calgary       13   7   0   26   Sask  MRU    Leth   Reg
Saskatchewan   9  10   1   19   Cal   UBC    Man    Alta
UBC            8   9   3   19   MRU   Sask   Reg    Leth
Manitoba       9  11   0   18   Leth  Reg    Sask   MRU
Regina         6  13   1   13   Alta  Man    UBC    Cal
Lethbridge     4  16   0    8   Man   Alta   Cal    UBC 
OUT EAST:

OUA

Tue Jan 06 Carleton 2 Queen's 1

Fri Jan 09 Queen's at York
Fri Jan 09 Lakehead at Nipissing
Fri Jan 09 Ryerson at UQTR
Fri Jan 09 RMC at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 09 UOIT at Brock
Fri Jan 09 Carleton at Guelph
Fri Jan 09 Toronto at Concordia
Fri Jan 09 Windsor at Laurentian

Sat Jan 10 Carleton at Western Ontario
Sat Jan 10 Ryerson at Concordia
Sat Jan 10 Toronto at UQTR
Sat Jan 10 McGill at Waterloo
Sat Jan 10 UOIT at York
Sat Jan 10 Lakehead at Nipissing
Sat Jan 10 Queen's at Brock
Sat Jan 10 RMC at Guelph
Sat Jan 10 Windsor at Laurentian

AUS

Fri Jan 09 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Fri Jan 09 St. Thomas at Moncton
Fri Jan 09 St. F-X at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 09 UPEI at New Brunswick

Sat Jan 10 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Sat Jan 10 Acadia at St. F-X
Sat Jan 10 UPEI at St. Thomas
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Jan 9: Bisons come back on 'Horns

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:49 am

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 5


Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [UM Boxscore (not uploaded by Saturday morning)]
:. [U of L Game Story & Boxscore]


The Herd rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the 'Horns Friday night at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The evening started with Bison defenceman Luke Paulsen being awarded the Wayne Fleming scholarship.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 12 Sutherland
2 Bresciani - 5 Christensen
3 Elmes - 6 Paulsen

Forwards:
20 Lewadniuk - 15 Robinson - 25 Merasty
16 Paradis - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
8 Coates - 24 Augert - 10 Dudar
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 29 Bruyere

Scratches:
9 Hunter - 28 Rous
11 Mospanchuk - 18 Kelly

Lethbridge

Goal:
33 Ketlo (37 Shymko)

Defence:
22 Rintoul - 27 Henke
16 Aasman - 36 Bardock
15 Campbell - 13 McMullen

Forwards:
21 Mappin - 81 Wilbur - 9 Trichilo
12 Iwanski - 10 Hirsch - 6 Maxwell
17 Forsyth - 19 Valentino - 44 Hall
14 Moser - 47 Kalashnikov - 18 Clowes

After a wild and crazy game against UBC last Sunday, the Bisons were likely not keen on a repeat performance. Yet it appeared they might be in for just such a game. Starting goaltender Deven Dubyk did not inspire confidence with a shaky 1st period. He allowed 3 goals on 7 shots. However, the Bisons put a noose around the necks of the 'Horns, allowing just 2 shots in the 2nd and 5 more in the 3rd. This gave the Bisons the chance to rally.

The 'Horns got the scoring going early when David McMullen convereted a pass to score on a screen shot just 41 seconds into the 1st period. Defenceman Lee Christensen tied the game after 4 minutes when he notched his 1st goal of the season, converting a nice 3-way passing play from Aaron Lewadniuk and Jesse Paradis.

Lethbridge was then able to take the lead by capitalizing on a pair of misplays by Dubyk. Greg Trichilo scored unassisted when he dumped the puck on goal from the side of the net. Then with time running out Brock Hirsche poked a loose puck in pool cue fashion through Dubyk's legs. This the period ended with Lethbridge leading 3-1, though being outshot 12-7.

Though seldom tested in the 2nd and 3rd periods, Dubyk did appear to regain his confidence and played his normal calibre of goaltending.

Meanwhile, the Bisons took control in the 2nd period. Jordsn DePape scored his 19th goal of the season after just 25 seconds. Thereafter the Bisons amassed a 15-2 lead in shots, but there was no further scoring.

The 3rd period was very one-sided. For the first half of the period, the 'Horns were clinging to their lead. However, as the Bisons tied the game, then took the lead, there was very little pushback. Taylor Dickin scored his 5th, Paradis his 4th (on an amazing stickhandling display), and Chad Robinson his 5th to round out th scoring.

In the end the Bisons outshot Lethbridge 41-14. Dubyk gets the win and Damien Ketlo suffers the loss.

As of this post, the LeagueStat summary has a misprint. DePape's 2nd period goal was listed in the 1st period and Christensen's 1st period goal was listed in the 2nd. The U of M Boxscore is not yet uploaded, so maybe they are trying to make the corrections.

Saturday's rematch goes at 1:00 p.m. Hopefully it won't get crazy like last weekend.

In roster notes, veteran forward Brendan Rowinski (after dressing for just one game) and rookie defenceman Reid Gow are no longer on the roster. Gow was rumoured to be looking at playing for the Portage Terriers. However, the Brandon Wheat Kings made a deal to acquire his WHL rights and he will be playing there.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 6
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of L]


The Banjo-Mutts actually outshot Bedrock U in this one. The Mutts must be concerned about the number of goals they have surrendered lately. With their tough schedule down the stretch they will have to scrounge points wherever they can to avoid finishing in 6th place. Kris Lazaruk had the win for Bedrock, and Ryan Holfeld took the loss for Sask. Both are slated to appear on Team Canada in the Universiade.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Preview Story]


After a horrible start, those pesky Banjo-Cats are proving to be a tough two points these days. Once again, the Evil Monkeys dominated the shot clock (44-18). Kurtis Mucha got the win for the Apes, making his usual Friday night start. Mitch Kilgore took the unfortunate loss. Of note, Alberta's backup was Ryan Demharter. I believe this is the first time he dressed for a game.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore]


This one was tied at 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. UBC then dominated the 3rd, outshooting MRU 12-5 and scoring three unanswered goals. A lot of people are not sure what to make of these teams. UBC's win puts them into 4th place and with MRU tied for 2nd, these two could be in the semi-finals.

OUT EAST

OUA
Queen's 1 York 4
Lakehead 8 Nipissing 2
Ryerson 1 UQTR 3
RMC 4 Western Ontario 9
UOIT 4 Brock 3 (ot)
Carleton 5 Guelph 2
Toronto 3 Concordia 5
Windsor 2 Laurentian 4

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

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 10 Lethbridge at Manitoba - 1:00 CST
Sat Jan 10 Regina at Alberta - 6:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 10 Calgary at Saskatchewan - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Jan 10 UBC at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv

Sat Jan 10 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Sat Jan 10 Acadia at St. F-X
Sat Jan 10 UPEI at St. Thomas
Sat Jan 10 Carleton at Western Ontario
Sat Jan 10 Ryerson at Concordia
Sat Jan 10 Toronto at UQTR
Sat Jan 10 McGill at Waterloo
Sat Jan 10 UOIT at York
Sat Jan 10 Lakehead at Nipissing
Sat Jan 10 Queen's at Brock
Sat Jan 10 RMC at Guelph
Sat Jan 10 Windsor at Laurentian

Sun Jan 11 New Brunswick at Moncton
Sun Jan 11 McGill at Laurier
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Jan 10: Herd Handles 'Horns

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:37 pm

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
:. [CIS Saturday Round-Up - to be posted after evening games]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [UM Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story & Boxscore]


The Bisons rode Byron Spriggs' 25 save shutout performance to a Saturday matineé victory over the 'H0rny Ones. The win allows the Bisons to at least temporary vault into possession of 4th place.

To the credit of Lethbridge, they came out strong and made a credible attempt to secure a weekend split. They had the first 7 shots on goal. But once the Bisons found the range at mid-period, they scored four times with a goal every 2-3 minutes. Brock Sutherland (2nd), Aaron Lewadniuk (7th), Josh Elmes (2nd), and Jordan DePape (11th) had the goals.

The 'Horns pulled starting goaltender Warren Shymko to start the 2nd period, replacing him with Friday's starter, Damien Ketlo. However, the Bisons added two more goals, both by defencemen pinching deep on the powerplay. Luke Paulsen notched his 3rd, and Darren Bestland his 4th.

The 3rd period was a "let's get this over with" kind of period. The Bisons outshot Lethbridge 8-6, clearly being happy with a shutout win.

Depape was the only player to score twice on the weekend. Ten different Bisons accounted for the team's 11 goals.

The teams lined up exactly the same as for Friday's game, except that Lethbridge replaced #81 Samuel Wilbur with #20 Daniel Fainman.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

The other CW games are in the evening, as are most AUS and OUA games. A full update on those shall follow!
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Jan 10: Evening Update

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:59 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of S Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of C Game Story/Boxscore]


The score is a bit misleading in that it was 3-2 when Bedrock U scored an empty-netter, and then another for good measure in the dying seconds. However, Sask only managed 16 shots on goal, and only 6 in a 3rd period when they were trailing on home ice.

Still, a home ice sweep has seldom happened with the past Mutt squads. Now it is looking like they will have to become road warriors if they want to again become finalists in the University Cup. Sask is 3 points out of 5th, and 4 out of 4th. Their 5-point lead over their Hillbilly brethren likely makes a playoff berth safe.

Both sides rotated their goaltenders, with Jacob DeSerres going for the Dinos and Jordon Cooke for the Mutts.

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REGINA COUGARS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of A Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story/Boxscore]


The Evil Monkeys left nothing to chance in this Saturday rematch. They outshot the Banjo-Cats 22-4 and outscored them 3-1 in the 1st period alone. Oddly, Regina scored the first and the final two goals of the game. Both sides rotated goaltenders from Friday night, Regina starting Lucas Gore and Alberta going with Luke Siemens.

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story/Boxscore] : [repost at CW]
:. [UBC Game Story/Boxscore]


Saturday's rematch in this series seems to have been a very similar game. On this occasion, a late 3rd period goal by Joe Antilla gave UBC the win and a weekend sweep. The result allowed them to jump one point ahead of the Bisons. NRU falls 2 points behind Bedrock U. MRU did outshoot UBC (36-23) on the night. UBC once again went with Eric Williams in goal, while MRU rotated and started Dalyn Flette.

Both sides have key confrontations next weekend. MRU faces Calgary and UBC hosts Sask.

OUT EAST

AUS
Saint Mary's 5 Dalhousie 1
Acadia 2 St. F-X 4
UPEI 6 St. Thomas 1

OUA
Carleton 5 Western Ontario 2
Ryerson 3 Concordia 2
Toronto 2 UQTR 6
McGill 1 Waterloo 2
UOIT 2 York 5
Lakehead 5 Nipissing 1
Queen's 4 Brock 6
RMC 1 Guelph 11
Windsor 4 Laurentian 1

NEXT UP

Sun Jan 11 New Brunswick at Moncton
Sun Jan 11 McGill at Laurier

Wed Jan 14 New Brunswick at St. Thomas
Wed Jan 14 Moncton at UPEI

Thu Jan 15 RMC at Laurentian
Thu Jan 15 Brock at Ryerson
Thu Jan 15 Mount Royal at Calgary - 7:45 MST

Fri Jan 16 Manitoba at Regina - 7:00 CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Calgary at Mount Royal - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Alberta at Lethbridge - 7:00 MST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Jan 16 Saskatchewan at UBC - 7:00 PST

Fri Jan 16 St. Thomas at Acadia
Fri Jan 16 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Fri Jan 16 UPEI at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 16 St. F-X at New Brunswick
Fri Jan 16 York at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 16 Carleton at McGill
Fri Jan 16 Brock at Guelph
Fri Jan 16 Waterloo at UOIT
Fri Jan 16 Toronto at Ryerson
Fri Jan 16 Concordia at Windsor
Fri Jan 16 Laurier at Queen's
Fri Jan 16 UQTR at Lakehead

STANDINGS AND HOME STRETCH

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Team           W   L  OL  Pts   16/17  23/24  30/31
Alberta       19   3   0   38   Leth   MRU    Sask
Calgary       15   7   0   30   MRU    Leth   Reg
Mount Royal   14   8   0   28   Cal    Alta   Man
UBC           10   9   3   23   Sask   Reg    Leth
Manitoba      11  11   0   22   Reg    Sask   MRU
Saskatchewan   9  12   1   19   UBC    Man    Alta
Regina         6  14   2   14   Man    UBC    Cal
Lethbridge     4  18   0    8   Alta   Cal    UBC 
August 8, 1961
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Links and Stuff

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:45 pm

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I am catching up on some links which I did not have available earlier this weekend.

Links:
:. [U of M Friday Boxscore]
:. Reid Gow stories: [MyToba] : [Winnipeg Hockey Talk]
:. MyToba Game Stories: [Jan 3rd] : [Jan 4th] : [Jan 10th]
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Jan 9th Huskies Story]
:. [ISN: Pre-Season Story]
:. [Edmonton Sun: T.J. Foster]
:. [Scotiabank Centre U-Cup Site]


Banjo-Mutt coach Dave Adolph tied Clair Drake's all-time coaching wins record but the two losses this weekend cost him a chance to break the record at home. They are on the road the next two weeks, both against the teams they are chasing (UBC and Manitoba).

MyToba.ca is a worthy bookmark for all local coverage, including the Bisons.

The pre-season story from ISN was interesting. It put together various pre-season stuff from official sites and it is interesting to look back at how the teams were perceived back in September. The pre-season poll was:
1 Alberta
2 Calgary
3 Saskatchewan
4 UBC
5 Manitoba
6 Mount Royal
7 Regina
8 Lethbridge

The top and bottom look accurate, but that middle could be mighty jumbled by the end of the season.

The story on T.J. Foster is a good background piece. He was second only to linemate Jordan Hickmott in CIS scoring.

The Scotiabank Centre link is good if you want to book some U-Cup tickets. If only I could drive there ....
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Preview: Jan 16-17: Bisons at Regina

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:53 am

BISONS TO VISIT BANJOLAND

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MANITOBA BISONS (11-11-0, 16-13-0, OHT36 #14)
REGINA COUGARS (6-14-2, 8-20-2, OHT36 #20)


Friday, January 16th, 7:00 CST
Saturday, January 17th, 2:30 CST


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

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

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

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [CIS Top Ten] : [at CW] : [at Boxscore News]
:. [Classic Canada West Rivalries]

Prior games:
:. Oct 3: Man 6 Reg 0: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
:. Oct 4: Man 4 Reg 1: [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


The Bisons are off to the land of horse-drawn buggies for their annual series in Regina. After this weekend there will only be 4 games left on the schedule. A split of the series would assure the Bisons of a playoff berth.

The Banjocats got off to a terrible start which almost buried their hopes. They started 0-9-0. However, they concluded the 1st semester with a 6-2-1 run to give them some hope. In the new year they have faced tough teams (MRU and Alberta) and gone 0-3-1 to put their backs against the wall.

Last year the Bisons had two bad weekends, both against Regina. If not for that 0-3-1 series Regina would have been nowhere near a playoff berth.

Here are a smattering of interesting facts:
• Over the last 5 years, the Bisons are 12-7-1 against Regina.
• Regina is a .500 team at home (5-5-0).
• Manitoba is 4-6-0 on the road.
• Regina has the worst offence in the CW, scoring only 46 goals in 22 games. Their defence is second-worst, having surrendered 70 goals, ahead of just Lethbridge.
• Regina has no top-20 scorer, the Bisons have 3 (DePape, Lewadniuk, and Merasty).

ELSEWHERE:

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (15-7-0, 19-9-1, OHT36 #5)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (14-8-0, 19-8-0, OHT36 #9)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Crowchild Preview] : [at CW]
:. [MRU Preview Story]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


This is the annual "Crowchild Classic" between the two rivals from the Town of Bedrock. Prior to this season, MRU's only two wins over Bedrock U were at the Saddledome in this very fixture. Then they beat 'em twice more earlier this year. Those wins helped MRU mount a serious challenge for 2nd place in the conference. Their two losses to UBC last week allowed Bedrock to move back into 2nd. Since the 2nd place team gets a bye through the quarter-finals, these teams will really want to win this.

Note that this series will go Thursday-Friday. In addition to CanadaWest.tv, the Thursday game may also be available through Shaw: http://new.livestream.com/shawtvcalgary/events/1733076

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (19-3-0, 25-6-0, OHT36 #1)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-18-0, 6-22-0, OHT36 #30)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [U of L Preview]


This is the mismatch of the week. The H0rny Ones have been pretty decent on home ice, so maybe one game will be a tight battle.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-12-1, 11-13-3, OHT36 #19)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (10-9-3, 13-10-3, OHT36 #13)


Links:
:. [[no on-line video]] : [CITR]
:. [UBC Preview]


Too bad this series is not scheduled for CanadaWest.tv. Sometimes UBC games are on radio at the CITR link. The Bisons are competing with these two teams in the race for 4th place, and a home quarter-final series. Sask needs a sweep on the road if they want a hope of winning this race, since they are currently 4 points behind UBC. The Bisons will likely want a split, and no 3-point games.

OUT EAST:

AUS

Wed Jan 14 New Brunswick 6 St. Thomas 1
Wed Jan 14 Moncton 1 UPEI 3

Fri Jan 16 St. Thomas at Acadia
Fri Jan 16 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Fri Jan 16 UPEI at Dalhousie
Fri Jan 16 St. F-X at New Brunswick

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

OUA

Thu Jan 15 RMC at Laurentian
Thu Jan 15 Brock at Ryerson

Fri Jan 16 York at Western Ontario
Fri Jan 16 Carleton at McGill
Fri Jan 16 Brock at Guelph
Fri Jan 16 Waterloo at UOIT
Fri Jan 16 Toronto at Ryerson
Fri Jan 16 Concordia at Windsor
Fri Jan 16 Laurier at Queen's
Fri Jan 16 UQTR at Lakehead

Sat Jan 17 Guelph at York
Sat Jan 17 Laurentian at Carleton
Sat Jan 17 McGill at RMC
Sat Jan 17 Western Ontario at Toronto
Sat Jan 17 Waterloo at Queen's
Sat Jan 17 Concordia at Windsor
Sat Jan 17 Laurier at UOIT
Sat Jan 17 UQTR at Lakehead
Sat Jan 17 Manitoba at Regina
Sat Jan 17 Alberta at Lethbridge
Sat Jan 17 Saskatchewan at UBC
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Jan 15: Crowchild Classic

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:21 pm

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 0


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at MRU]
:. [U of C: Crowchild Classic sets attendance record - again] : [repost at CW]


The New-Kittens-on-the-Block achieved two 3-game winning streaks over their Big Brothers from Bedrock on Thursday night.

First, this is the 3rd straight time they have beaten them in the Crowchild Classic, their annual game played at the Saddledumb.

Second, it is the 3rd straight over them this season. The result leaves the teams tied for 2nd place heading into Friday's rematch at MRU.

Of concern for the Dinos should be their lack of punch, especially in the 3rd period. Good for Cam Lanigan getting a shutout. But he only had to stop 19 shots, and only 4 in the 3rd period. One would think the Dinos could scrape more than 4 measly shots on goal in the 3rd period when they trail 2-0.

OUT EAST

OUA
Thu Jan 15 RMC 4 Laurentian 5 (ot)
Thu Jan 15 Brock 4 Ryerson 8
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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