The Lethbridge H0rny Ones dominated the news release category, with a list of recruits, a staffing announcement, and an exhibition schedule.
First, their schedule has them as part of Regina's mass event on Sept 12-14. It conflicts with Sask's but is more likely the correct one. (Sask's website is just plain weird and you have to wonder if anything uploaded was done by a hillbilly puffing on a corn cob pipe.) The U of L has Lethbridge v Manitoba on Saturday at 4:00 and Lethbridge v UBC Sunday at 2:00. After that they play the Dinos at Bedrock on Sept 18th and then face Sask in Edmontown on Sept 20th.
Second, the `Horns have 6 new recuits, two CIS transfers, two NCAA transfers, and two Junior A newcomers.
- Warren Shymko - G - UfO transfer
- Greg Trichilo - F - Laurier transfer
- Brandon Clowes - F - Alabama-Huntsville transfer
- Manny Gialedakis - F Oswego transfer
- Justin Valentino - F - Dauphin Kings
- Cody Bardock - D - Sherwood, Trail, and Chilliwack
Trichilo will have to red-shirt but the new exception for NCAA transfers and the one-time waiver for UfO players gives them 3 players right away. Check out the link for their backgrounds. Shymko and Trichilo have stats packs that would make them solid recruits.
Finally, the staff additions are assistant coach Sean Gillam, athletic therapist/equipment manager Brennan Mahon, director of hockey operations Jesse Hale, and strength and conditioning coach Austin Davenport.
:. [U of L Schedule]
:. [Recruiting Story] : [Staffing Story]
UBC had no announcement but their schedule has one exhibition, and not the one Lethbridge listed. They will host the SFU Clown of the BCIHL on Sept 9th.
:. [UBC Schedule]
Fernando Pisani will be the new assistant monkey-trainer, replacing Ryan Marsh. He moves up from 2nd assistant. The story ends by stating that the Mo keys will be in Regina on the weekend of Sept 12th and that they will again host the Brick Invitational Sept 19-20. They do not state any schedules. The Monkeys usually go ape with pre-season games, but apparently not this year.
:. [U of A Story]
The CIS/Dalhousie saga has come to an end.
So all these years later, big whoop. At least its done. ITM, Dal-Lousy has become even weaker and they seem to be pencilled in for 8th in the AUS.CBC wrote:Dalhousie University has been fined $7,000 for unauthorized financial awards to six hockey players between 2009 and 2012.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), which governs university athletics, has also placed Dalhousie on two years’ probation and ordered it to pay about $3,450 to cover the costs of the investigation.
:. [CBC Story] : [Dalhousie Story]
:. [Chronicle-Herald] : [same story different link]
The sparse new announcements at least add something. It looks like a dull pre-season in the CW, with mass events in Regina and Edmonton and little else. Would the Bisons host games on the Labour Day weekend? If not, they would have no home exhibitions. This is the update:
Tue Sep 09 Regina at Briercrest (ACAC)
Tue Sep 09 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Wed Sep 10 Saskatchewan at Regina
Fri Sep 12 Saskatchewan v Manitoba (at Regina)
Fri Sep 12 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sat Sep 13 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sat Sep 13 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Regina) ?
Sat Sep 13 Manitoba v Lethbridge (at Regina)
Sun Sep 14 UBC v Lethbridge (at Regina)
Thu Sep 18 Lethbridge at Calgary
Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto (OUA)
Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead (OUA)
Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Sat Sep 20 Manitoba at Toronto (OUA)
Sat Sep 20 Mount Royal at Lakehead (OUA)
Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Calgary (at Edmonton)
Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Edmonton)
Sun Sep 21 Manitoba at Ryerson (OUA)
Thu Sept 25 Regular Season starts
Sat Oct 04 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Sat Oct 04 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Sun Oct 05 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Sun Oct 05 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Sun Oct 05 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Miami (Ohio) (NCAA)