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Sept 17: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:41 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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EDMONTON OILERS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2


Links:
:. [Alberta Linescore and Preview]


The Monkeys are above .500 against the Greasers but this season is one of their losses. The loss maks them 2-3-0 in the pre-season.

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CALGARY FLAMES 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1


Links:
:. [U of C Story]


I guess the Dinosaurs' fear of fire comes back to haunt them every once in a while. This win for the Phlegms gives the NHL a coveted sweep over the CWUAA. I believe that the Dinos have yet to win a Battle of Bedrock against the Flames. The Dinos are now 3-2-0 in pre-season, with both losses against cross-town rivals.

OUT EAST

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Concordia 3 UQTR 9

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Mon Sep 15 New Brunswick 4 St. Thomas 2
Wed Sep 17 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 2
Wed Sep 17 St. Francis Xavier 4 Saint Mary's 5


NEXT UP

Thu Sep 18 Lethbridge at Calgary
Thu Sep 18 Acadia at Moncton
Thu Sep 18 Guelph at Brock
Thu Sep 18 UPEI at Carleton

Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto
Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead
Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Fri Sep 19 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (at Bridgewater)
Fri Sep 19 Guelph v Western Ontario (at Komoka)
Fri Sep 19 Laurier at Waterloo
Fri Sep 19 McGill at UQTR
Fri Sep 19 Moncton at St. Francis Xavier
Fri Sep 19 Nipissing at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 19 Ryerson at UOIT
Fri Sep 19 UPEI v Queen's (at Ottawa)
Fri Sep 19 Windsor at Brock
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Sept. 18: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:42 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


Links:
:. [U of C Story]


Bedrock U played a team from outside the Town of Bedrock and, naturally, won! They are now 4-2-0 in the pre-season. This was also the first game of the Brick Invitational, which continues in Edmontown along with Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Lethbridge falls to 2-3-0, and are 0-3-0 against CW teams.

OUT EAST

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Acadia 4 Moncton 2
Guelph 4 Brock 6
UPEI 1 Carleton 3


NEXT UP

Fri Sep 19 Manitoba at Toronto
Fri Sep 19 Mount Royal at Lakehead
Fri Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Fri Sep 19 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (at Bridgewater)
Fri Sep 19 Guelph v Western Ontario (at Komoka)
Fri Sep 19 Laurier at Waterloo
Fri Sep 19 McGill at UQTR
Fri Sep 19 Moncton at St. Francis Xavier
Fri Sep 19 Nipissing at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 19 Ryerson at UOIT
Fri Sep 19 UPEI v Queen's (at Ottawa)
Fri Sep 19 Windsor at Brock

Sat Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta
Sat Sep 20 Manitoba at Toronto
Sat Sep 20 Mount Royal at Lakehead
Sat Sep 20 Regina v NAIT (at North Battleford)
Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Edmonton)
Sat Sep 20 Concordia at McGill
Sat Sep 20 Nipissing at St. Thomas
Sat Sep 20 UPEI at Carleton
Sat Sep 20 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sat Sep 20 York at RMC (at CFB Borden, Ont)
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Sept 19: Bisons Shut-Out Blues

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:30 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0


Links:
:. [U of T Site] : [LeagueStat Summary]
:. [U of M Schedule/Results]
:. Brett Dudar: [IHDB] : [Elite Prospects]


The Herd have claimed victory in the opening game of their tour to The Big Lemon. The bonus news is that the U of T uploaded the live stats to LeagueStat. Therefore, this tells us what the Bison training camp roster looks like:

Returning forwards:
Jory Coates
Brendan Rowinski
Jesse Paradis
Dylan Kelly
Aaron Lewadniuk
Taylor Dickin
Jordan DePape

New forwards:
Chad Robinson
Warren Callis
Brett Dudar
Joel Schreyer
Justin Augert
Shaq Merasty
Colin Mospanchuk

Returning defencemen:
Lee Christensen
Luke Paulsen
Brock Sutherland
Darren Bestland
Kyle Rous

New defencemen:
Channing Bresciani
Josh Elmes
Reid Gow
Rene Hunter

Returning goaltender:
Deven Dubyk

New goaltenders:
Byron Spriggs
Brendan Jensen

Departed or scratched forwards:
Craig Scott
Austin Lauder
Ian Duval
Paul Ciarelli
Jon Gaudet
Luke Cain
Justin Delabozik

Departed or scratched defencemen:
Dane Crowley
Pierre Landry
Jeremy Schappert
Travis Bobbee

Departed or scratched goaltenders:
Joe Caligiuri
Joey Rewucki

The departed or scratched forwards not previously announced as such are Scott, Lauder, Ciarelli, and Gaudet. Scott (4 goals) played 4th line and was showing progress, Lauder (0 goals) has been in-and-out of the lineup, and Gaudet (1 goal) was a 2nd semester add-on. Ciarelli (2 goals) was an effective 3rd liner and checker.

On the blueline, the newly departed (or scratched) are Landry and Bobbee. Landry was a 3rd pair d-man and often scratched. He was often paired with Paulsen and they seemed to work well together. Bobbee would be a key loss.

However, Bestland was announced as leaving, yet here he is. He was injured most of last season and perhaps wants to depart with a full season under his belt.

With two new goaltenders previously announced, I suspected that Rewucki was not returning. He saw no action in league play last year.

The only new name not previously brought up in this thread is Brett Dudar. His stats pages are linked. He played for the Selkirk Steelers the last two seasons, after having played two seasons in the MMJHL.

Turning to the game, the Bisons had this one under control the whole time it would seem. Not only did they register a shut-out, they also managed to keep the penalties down. The shots stats have not been updated for the 2nd and 3rd periods as I post. Bisons goals were scored by Augert, Paulsen, Rowinski, and Paradis. Dubyk and Jensen shared the shut-out.

The Bisons are now 3-1-0 in the pre-season. This was Toronto's first game.

The rematch goes Saturday night, and then the Bisons will face Ryerson on Sunday at the former Maple Leaf Gardens.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 0


Links:
:. [L.U. Story]


The New Kittens on the Block are having a good pre-season. They are now 4-0-0, and 2-0-0 against CIS teams. This makes for two shutouts on the road for CW teams visiting Ontario. I believe that this is the first time these teams have ever played. These teams will meet again on Saturday.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]
:. [U of A Preview]


This was game 2 of the Brick Invitational Tournament in Edmontown. On Saturday Sask will face Lethbridge for 3rd and Bedrock U will face the Evil Monkeys for the title. The Monkeys are now 3-3-0 in the pre-season and the Mutts fall to 1-1-2.

OUT EAST

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Guelph v Western Ontario - no result available
Laurier 5 Waterloo 4 (ot)
McGill 0 UQTR 3
Ryerson 6 UOIT 5
Windsor 1 Brock 2

Nipissing 1 New Brunswick 11
UPEI 2 Queen's 3 (ot)

Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 6
Moncton 3 St. Francis Xavier 4 (ot)


NEXT UP

Sat Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta
Sat Sep 20 Manitoba at Toronto
Sat Sep 20 Mount Royal at Lakehead
Sat Sep 20 Regina v NAIT (at North Battleford)
Sat Sep 20 Saskatchewan v Lethbridge (at Edmonton)
Sat Sep 20 Concordia at McGill
Sat Sep 20 Nipissing at St. Thomas
Sat Sep 20 UPEI at Carleton
Sat Sep 20 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sat Sep 20 York at RMC (at CFB Borden, Ont)

Sun Sep 21 Manitoba at Ryerson
Sun Sep 21 Laurier at York
Sun Sep 21 UQTR at Concordia
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The morning after ...

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:18 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0


Links:
:. [U of T Story] : [U of M Reposted]
:. [LeagueStat Summary]
:. Brett Dudar: [IHDB] : [Elite Prospects]


As sometimes happens, the game story was posted late at night, or early morning, after I had posted the night before. So, I have updated the links.

Now I am unsure as to what happened in the Bison net. The LeagueStat summary did not update shots after the 1st period and lists Bison back-up goaltender Brendan Jensen as the 3rd star. It also lists starting goaltender Devan Dubyk as playing 40 minutes and Jensen as playing "-". My inference was that Jensen must have played the 3rd. How else would he get 3rd star? However, the story says:
Blues goalie Garrett Sheehan made 33 saves, while Manitoba's Deven Dubyk posted 25 stops in the shut out win.
This is now a mystery for Sherlock Holmes to solve.

Live stats for Saturday night's rematch can be followed here:
http://www.leaguestat.com/oua/MEN/en/stats/schedule.php

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Sept 20: Bisons Sweep Blues

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:03 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 0


Links:
:. [U of T Site] : [U of M Schedule/Results]
:. [LeagueStat Summary]


Second verse, same as the first. There were a few line-up changes, including a new goaltender, but Saturday's game was eerily similar to Friday's. The Friday summary was updated so as to deleted the names of a few Bisons, who resumably did not dress, and Saturday's lineup contains just those who dressed. Here is a very rough look at how they may have looked:

Forwards:
Shaq Merasty - Chad Robinson - Aaron Lewadniuk
Warren Callis - Jesse Paradis - Brett Dudar
Taylor Dickin - Brendan Rowinski - Jordan DePape
Jory Coates - Joel Schreyer - Justin Augert

Defencemen:
Channing Bresciani - Rene Hunter
Reid Gow - Luke Paulsen
Lee Christensen - Brock Sutherland
Josh Elmes

Goaltenders:
Brendan Jensen (Byron Spriggs)

Scratches:
F: Dylan Kelly, Colin Mospanchuk
D: Darren Bestland, Kyle Rous
G: Deven Dubyk

Merasty scored the first two goals of the game, both assisted by Lewadniuk and Robinson. Hunter and Paradis also recorded goals for the Herd. Jensen went the distance in goal. The Bisons outshot the Blues 36-30, including 26-16 over the final two periods.

After a quick rest the Bisons get up Sunday morning to face the Ryerson Rams at 11:30 am CDT.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [L.U. Story]


Well, at least Lakehead scored a goal against a CW team! The LU story is a good game report. MRU finishes the pre-season at 5-0-0. Only one game was against a CW team, that being a win over Calgary.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0


Links:
:. [U of L Schedule/Results]


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CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]
:. [U of A Friday Story]


These two games were part of the Brick Invitational in Edmontown. The Evil Monkeys' two overtime wins give them the title. After winning the Regina tournament last weekend, Bedrock U at least can claim 2nd place. The Apes needed the wins to get above the .500 mark, finishing the pre-season at 4-3-0, the same record as Bedrock U.

Sask also slipped above .500 (under the new OT rules) with a 2-1-2 record. The H0rny Ones did go 2-4-0 in the pre-season, however both wins were against ACAC teams.

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REGINA COUGARS 3
NAIT OOKS 1


Links:
:. [NAIT Schedule/Results]
:. [U of R Schedule/Results] : [U of R Tournament Recap]


The Banjo-Cats badly needed a win to end the pre-season. This made them 2-6-0 in the pre-season, with both wins coming against ACAC teams. The links also have a complete recap of last weekend's tournament.

OUT EAST

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From Sep 19:
Guelph 2 Western Ontario 4

From Sep 20:
Concordia at McGill - deleted from schedule
Nipissing 2 St. Thomas 5
UPEI 3 Carleton 6
Windsor v Guelph - no score available
York 2 RMC 3 (ot)


NEXT UP

Sun Sep 21 Manitoba at Ryerson
Sun Sep 21 Laurier at York
Sun Sep 21 UQTR at Concordia

Wed Sep 24 Moncton at Acadia
Wed Sep 24 Toronto at York

Thu Sep 25 Queen's/Waterloo/Concordia at Western Ontario
Thu Sep 25 Canada West Regular Season Starts
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Sept 21: Bisons Trample Rams

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:23 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
RYERSON RAMS 4


Links:
:. [Ryerson Story] : [U of M Repost]
:. [Ryerson Tweet]


The Bisons faced a very short turn-around after Saturday's win. The game started at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The first period was quite sluggish. The Bisons fell behind 2-1 and were outshot 20-8. Taylor Dickin had the Bison goal.

Joel Schreyer scored in the 2nd period to tie the game, but Ryerson took a 3-2 lead before the period ended. The shots were 12-12.

The Bison alarm clock must have gone off between periods. Shaq Merasty scored early to tie the game. Then after 8 minutes Merasty and Jesse Paradis scored 20 seconds apart on a 5-on-3 powerplay. A late goal for the Rams made the score respectable.

Byron Spriggs got the start in goal and stopped 40 of 44 shots he faced. So each goaltender claimed a win on the weekend.

The win gives the Bisons are very satisfying 5-1-0 record in the pre-season. The puck drops for real next weekend when the Bisons are off to Bedrock U for a rematch of last year's semi-final against the Dinos.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

No other games for Canada West teams.

OUT EAST

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From Sep 20:
Windsor 1 Guelph 2

From Sep 21:
Laurier 2 York 4
Guelph 3 Brock 4 (Steel Blade final)
UQTR 6 Concordia 2


NEXT UP

Wed Sep 24 Moncton at Acadia
Wed Sep 24 Toronto at York

Thu Sep 25 Queen's/Waterloo/Concordia at Western Ontario

Fri Sep 26 Concordia at Western Ontario
Fri Sep 26 Queen's v Waterloo (at London)
Fri Sep 26 Laurentian at Lakehead
Fri Sep 26 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas at McGill
Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie v Acadia (at Liverpool)
Fri Sep 26 Moncton at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's (at North Sydney)

Thu Sep 25 Canada West Regular Season Starts

Thu Sep 25 Mount Royal at Lethbridge
Fri Sep 26 Regina at Saskatchewan
Fri Sep 26 Manitoba at Calgary
Fri Sep 26 Alberta at UBC

CANADA WEST PRE-SEASON STANDINGS

ooooooooooooo overall ooo v CIS
Mount Royaloo5-0-0oo10 oo 3-0-0
Manitobaoooo 5-1-0oo10 oo 5-1-0
Calgaryoooooo4-2-1oo 9 oo 4-1-1
Albertaooo`ooo4-3-0oo 8 oo 4-1-0
UBCooooo`ooo3-1-0oo 6 oo 2-1-0
Saskatchewan 2-1-2oo 6 oo 2-1-2
Lethbridgeooo 2-4-0oo 4 oo 0-4-0
Reginaoooooo 2-6-0oo 4 oo 0-3-0
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Preview: Season Starts with Bisons in Bedrock

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:04 pm

CANADA WEST SET TO START!

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MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 5-1-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2014)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 4-2-1, OHT36 #-, 2nd in 2014)


Friday, September 26th, 8:00 MDT, 7:00 CDT @ Calgary
Saturday, September 27th, 7:00 MDT, 6:00 CDT @ Calgary


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

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Season Preview] : [U of M Roster]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]
:. [Dustin Bruyere - IHDB]

Calgary Links:
:. [U of C Season Preview] : [U of C Walchuk Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Season Preview] : [CW Coaches' Poll]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


So far, the LeagueStat roster page has not been updated. This prevents me from doing an arrivals/departures pre-season story on the conference. It also makes handicapping the league a challenge. The CW site links do provide a coaches' poll and a pre-season story on each team, so that would be a good place to start.

As a result, this post is one part season preview and one part weekend preview.

The Bison roster page was just updated to 2014-15 today. Even from earlier this morning, two new names (who did not play in Toronto) have vanished. One new name is Dustin Bruyere, from the Selkirk Steelers. He will wear #22. Darren Bestland (the former #22) is not listed. So his inclusion in Toronto must have been in error. In any event, this is what I have compiled:

FORWARDS:

RETURNING:
Jory Coates
Brendan Rowinski
Jesse Paradis
Dylan Kelly
Aaron Lewadniuk
Taylor Dickin
Jordan DePape

ARRIVALS:
Chad Robinson
Warren Callis
Brett Dudar
Joel Schreyer
Justin Augert
Shaq Merasty
Colin Mospanchuk
Dustin Bruyere

DEPARTURES:
Craig Scott
Austin Lauder
Ian Duval
Paul Ciarelli
Jon Gaudet
Luke Cain
Justin Delabozik

SYNOPSIS:
Duval was one of the best players in the CIS and will be tough to replace. Cain and Ciarelli formed the basis of an effective checking 3rd line. Otherwise the departures are 4th and 5th liners. Five of the top six forwards are back. I am anxious to see what the arrivals actually look like on ice. On paper, they are an upgrade. Merasty has been sizzling in the pre-season and could be a Duval. Robinson is highly touted. The others should at least equal those they replaced.


DEFENCE:

RETURNING:
Lee Christensen
Luke Paulsen
Brock Sutherland
Kyle Rous

ARRIVALS:
Channing Bresciani
Josh Elmes
Reid Gow
Rene Hunter

DEPARTURES:
Dane Crowley
Pierre Landry
Jeremy Schappert
Darren Bestland
Travis Bobbee

SYNOPSIS:
Until last year, Crowley and Schappert were typically rewarded as two of the top four defencemen in the CWUAA in post-season all-star selections. That is pure blue chip and hard to replace. Bobbee was also a team top 4 calibre player. That's a load of talent to lose. However, Schappert missed most of last season. A few years back the Bisons had 10 defencemen and for the bulk of the season formed a 4th line of defencemen playing up front. For some reason, they have a pipeline to solid blueliners. Gow was one of the best offensive defencemen in the WHL last year. Hunter is a highly-touted defensive type from the Wheaties. They should be regulars. Bresciani and Elmes are Junior A/US Major grads and apparently had a load of ice time in Toronto.


GOALTENDERS:

RETURNING:
Deven Dubyk

ARRIVALS:
Byron Spriggs
Brendan Jensen

DEPARTURES:
Joe Caligiuri
Joey Rewucki

SYNOPSIS:
Caligiuri held off a challenge from Dubyk to win back the #1 spot last year. Since Steve Christie left there have been close battles in the Bison goal. In 2011-12 Caligiuri started over Jesse Deckert. Then in 2012-13 Deckert won the battle. I am not sure what to expect. Traditionally, a good Junior A prospect has to play a year or two as 3rd string if he wants to move up. That could be the plan for Spriggs, who played brilliantly for the Blues in the MJHL. Jensen and Dubyk each had shut-outs against Toronto and I would not be surprised to see each get a start against Bedrock.


I hope to get enough information on Calgary to break down their arrivals and departures. Their exihibiton roster at LeagueStat listed 29 players, and I don't think they will all make the team. Right now, there are some known major departures:
Taylor Stefishen F
Giffen Nyren D
Cory Pritz D
Brett Bartman D

That's a top 3 forward and 3 top 4 defencemen.

The Dinos got off to an incredible start last year (19-0-1). They were unable to keep up the pace down the stretch and fell behind Alberta. The Bisons had a tough start, mostly because they could not generate offence. By the playoffs the Bisons had risen to Calgary's level. When they met in the semi-final round, Calgary won the deciding game in overtime.

The Bisons' weakest performances in the pre-season were the 3rd games in 3 nights (or afternoons, as it happened). Otherwise they did very well, in fact better than last year's pre-season. With all their games being on the road so far, I have not seen them first-hand.

What's the outlook for these teams? The Dinos are a consenus 2nd, but I believe they could knock off the Monkeys, or even fall as far as 3rd due to their blue-line losses. The Bisons are likely to fall into the 3rd-6th range. I suspect both Calgary and Alberta will fall back a bit. For somebody to challenge them it would take a better-than-hoped-for kind of season from new recruits.

For this weekend, there should be overtime in least one game. We should expect to see DeSerres/Lazaruk split the games in Calgary's end and Dubyk/Jensen to likewise for Manitoba. Otherwise, just too bad this is not on CanadaWest.tv.

ELSEWHERE:

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 5-0-0, OHT36 #-, 5th in 2014)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-0-0, 2-4-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2014)


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


These teams have the honour of opening the CIS regular season. MRU had a nice pre-season, beating Calgary and sweeping Lakehead. Still, they could finish anywhere from 4th to 7th. Lethbridge showed some signs of life last year. In fact, on the final weekend they swept MRU! I suspect they will win more games but still finish 8th. Their only pre-season wins were against Portage College from the ACAC.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2-1-2, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2014)
REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 2-6-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2014)


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


The Battle of Banjoland! The age-old canine v feline rivalry will once again be fought out in a home-and-home hockey series. Both sides are perplexing. Sask looked really bad early on, the gathered steam after the mid-point. Just when they seemed ready to mount a challenge, they lost at home to UBC in the quarter-finals. After a prolonged period in the Saskatoon dog pound they emerged to win their pool at the University Cup and get to the final game. They look like they are not quite a contender, but will never be an easy mark either. They could finish anywhere from 2nd to 5th.

Meanwhile, Regina was very much in the thick of the playoff race to the end, only to be pipped by UBC at the finish line. They over-achieved in 2012-13 and perhaps they overdrew their karma account. They have had poor pre-season results. Still, anything from 5th to 7th is possible.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 4-3-0, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2014)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 3-1-0, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2014)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [UBC Preview Story] : [Repost at CW]


This is another semi-final rematch from a year ago. UBC are expected to have a large core of returnees. Will they be better just on that basis? Perhaps. But UBC usually find ways to disappoint. They would really love to make the Big Four in the CW a Big Five. They did beat Alberta in pre-season. That came right after Alberta lost to Augustana of the ACAC. The Monkeys rallied to win 4 straight, two of those in OT. This was not a typical pre-season for the Monkeys. I don't think they will repeat last year's record, but even finishing 2nd would be a surprise. As for UBC, I will still them as a #4 to #7 team until they show otherwise.

For late-night viewing, check CanadaWest.tv for this series. UBC had been audio only in the past.

OUT EAST:

Note: All are non-conference games.

Wed Sep 24 Moncton 3 Acadia 2
Wed Sep 24 Toronto 4 York 3

Thu Sep 25 Queen's at Western Ontario
Thu Sep 25 Waterloo v Concordia (at London)

Fri Sep 26 Concordia at Western Ontario
Fri Sep 26 Queen's v Waterloo (at London)
Fri Sep 26 Laurentian at Lakehead
Fri Sep 26 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas at McGill
Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie v Acadia (at Liverpool)
Fri Sep 26 Moncton at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier v Saint Mary's (at North Sydney)

Sat Sep 27 Guelph at Nipissing
Sat Sep 27 Laurentian at Lakehead
Sat Sep 27 Ryerson v Toronto (York Tournament)
Sat Sep 27 Windsor at UOIT
Sat Sep 27 New Brunswick at UPEI (not listed by UNB)
Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas at McGill

Sun Sep 28 Guelph at Nipissing
Sun Sep 28 Toronto at York (York Tournament)
Sun Sep 28 St. Thomas at UQTR
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Sept 25: Season Has Started

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:20 pm

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary]
:. [U of L Game Story]


Thursday night games in university hockey always seem strange to me. But what the heck, it allowed two lesser publicized teams to take the limelight.

MRU scored the only goal of the 1st period and the lead held through two periods. Despite trailing heading into the 3rd period, the H0rny Ones were outshot 19-10 in the 3rd period, and surrendered another goal. Connor Collett (a rookie) and Matthew Brown (a vet) had the goals. Dalyn Flette had 29 stops for the shut-out. Ketlo and Tait are once again the goaltending tandem in Lethbridge.

OUT EAST

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Thu Sep 25 Queen's 1 Western Ontario 5
Thu Sep 25 Waterloo 3 Concordia 5
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NEWS

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The pools for the Universiade were announced, and they are kind of skewed.
A Spain, Slovakia, Czech, China
B Canada, Russia, Sweden, Korea
C Kazakhstan, USA, Japan

Links:
:. [CIS Story]


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The CIS had a story about the season opening. It is mostly just dates and such, but it also has some links:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CIS_SIC
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cissports
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/universitysport
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CIS_SIC

Links:
:. [CIS Story] : [reposted at CW]
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Sept 26: Bisons Beaten in Bedrock

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:21 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6


Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [Boxscore News repost of CW Preview]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at U of M]
:. [U of C Boxscore] : [U of M Boxscore]


This is a funny weekend in the CW. The 6 schools with football teams are also meeting each other in the hockey openers. On Friday, the Dinos edged the Bisons 42-41 on a last second field goal miss by the Bisons. Meanwhile, just a stagecoach ride away, the Dinos claimed a comfortable hockey victory. The Dinos scored 2 goals per period on just 31 shots ob Devan Dubyk. The Bisons managed just one goal (from rookie Chad Robinson) from17 shots on Kris Lazaruk.

The big diffrence in the game was that Calgary went 3-for-4 on the powerplay, whilst the Bisons were blanked.

I will be interested to see if the Bisons will make any line-up changes for Saturday's rematch, which goes at 7:00 CDT. Live Stats for all CW games are at http://www.leaguestat.com/canadawest/me ... hedule.php.

I also added a link from Boxscore News. They had stopped all their previous hockey sections, but along came this link. We'll see what happens with them.

I also have a link from last week's Bison game at Ryerson. Seems like they got a little chippy once the game got physical, leading to penalties, and leading to goals:
http://torontoobserver.ca/2014/09/22/pe ... -manitoba/

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


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


The football game between these two banjo-oriented schools goes Saturday afternoon in Regina. The hockey series was in Saskatown on Friday. The teams then piled into a tractor for the ride to Regina for Saturday's rematch. These things are now possible in Saskatchewan since half the road from Saskatown to Regina is now paved. That's progress!

On the ice, Regina dominated the shot clock but Ryan Holfeld stymied them in the Mutts' goal with a 34 save shutout. It is hard for me to get a gauge on these two teams. Sask already has pre-season losses to Alberta, Calgary, and Manitoba and Regina was winless against the CW.

One weakness with the redesigned CW website is that they do not have quick-and-easy links to audio or video. I believe this game will be on CanadaWest.tv at 7:00 CST or 8:00 CDT.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2


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


After a pre-season where they were monkeying around, everybody was keen to see what the Primates would look like once the season started. Well, they looked like a strong team, but not the juggernaut that won the U-Cup last year. While I still expect them to finish 1st, I believe that the gap between them and the middle of the pack will be greatly reduced.

UBC looked pretty good. After two periods the score was 2-2 and UBC held a 27-21 lead of the shot clock. Although Saudi Alberta scored the only goal in the 3rd, they were all over UBC, outshooting them 17-4. Kurtis Mu-u-ucha got the win and Matt Hewitt was tagged with the loss.

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Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of L Game Story] : [repost at MRU (with video)] : [repost at CW]


MRU and Lethbridge played on Thursday, and their rematch goes Saturday in Calgary. The links from game 1 have been updated as they have become available.

OUT EAST

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NOTE: All are exhibition games.

Fri Sep 26 Concordia 4 Western Ontario 3
Fri Sep 26 Queen's 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)
Fri Sep 26 Laurentian 2 Lakehead 4
Fri Sep 26 Ryerson 1 York 5
Fri Sep 26 St. Thomas 3 McGill 4 (ot)
Fri Sep 26 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 7
Fri Sep 26 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 2
Fri Sep 26 St. Francis Xavier 4 Saint Mary's 1

NEXT UP

Sat Sep 27 Manitoba at Calgary
Sat Sep 27 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sat Sep 27 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
Sat Sep 27 Alberta at UBC

Sat Sep 27 Guelph at Nipissing
Sat Sep 27 Laurentian at Lakehead
Sat Sep 27 Ryerson v Toronto (York Tournament)
Sat Sep 27 Windsor at UOIT
Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas at McGill

Sun Sep 28 Guelph at Nipissing
Sun Sep 28 Toronto at York (York Tournament)
Sun Sep 28 St. Thomas at UQTR
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Sept 27: Bisons Swept

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:32 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


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


This was not a good start to the regular season for the Herd. Calgary's game stories have video clips of the goals. Although the Bison offence sputtered, with just 2 goals on the weekend, the goaltending did not start out very well. Both sides rotated goaltenders. The Bisons went with Brendan Jensen and the Dinos started Jacob DeSerres. However, since both posted shut-outs last weekend I will not be screaming from a rooftop today.

It appears that the defence pairs were Gow-Paulsen (-2), Bresciani-Elmes (-1), and Sutherland-Hunter (0). Christensen and Rous were scratched.

If I had to guess on the forward lines I would say:
DePape-Paradis-Dickin
Coates-Kelly-Augert
Merasty-Robinson-Lewadniuk (who scored)
Schreyer-Bruyere-Callis

The forward scratches were Rowinski, Dudar, and Mospanchuk.

Next week the Bisons will host Regina Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00. Calgary goes home-and-home against cross-town rivals MRU.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story (with video and boxscore)] : [repost at U of L (with boxscore)] : [repost at CW]


The H0rny Ones appeared to be pumped with Viagra when this game started. They amassed a 2-0 lead after the first period. But then the Blue Cats outshot them 43-17 over the final two periods whilst scoring 7 unanswered goals. Only one player scored twice, Matthew Brown of MRU, and one of those was on a penalty shot. Next weekend Lethbridge has to visit Alberta. Not a great way to break a slump.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
REGINA COUGARS 2


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story (with boxscore)] : [repost at U of S] : [repost at CW]


The Regina leg of the Cats v Dogs battle resulted in a sweep for the Mutts. The funny thing is that Regina went with Lucas Gore in goal for both games (they usually rotated last year) and Sask switched to newcomer Jordon Cooke (after riding Ryan Holfeld last season). Still, Sask got superior goaltending yet again. Regina outshot Sask 33-19. The game was tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd period, and Sask scored twice on only 6 shots.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [UBC Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of A Game Story (with boxscore)]


My suspicions about a downturn for the Evil Monkeys may be coming true. They hav e been spotty to say the least throughout the pre-season. The shots were even at 23-23, yet Luke Siemens allowed 5 goals. Next weekends trip to Saskatown could land UBC in a nice spot in the earky season.

OUT EAST

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NOTE: All are exhibition games.

Sat Sep 27 Guelph 4 Nipissing 3
Sat Sep 27 Laurentian 6 Lakehead 4
Sat Sep 27 Ryerson 4 Toronto 2 (York Tournament)
Sat Sep 27 Windsor 2 UOIT 3 (ot)
Sat Sep 27 St. Thomas 1 McGill 3

NEXT UP

Sun Sep 28 x Guelph at Nipissing
Sun Sep 28 x Toronto at York (York Tournament)
Sun Sep 28 x St. Thomas at UQTR

Wed Oct 01 x Guelph at Windsor

Thu Oct 02 x Ryerson at York
Thu Oct 02 x Brock at Waterloo
Thu Oct 02 x New Brunswick at Portland Pirates

Fri Oct 03 Regina at Manitoba
Fri Oct 03 UBC at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 03 Lethbridge at Alberta
Fri Oct 03 Calgary at Mount Royal

Fri Oct 03 Concordia at Carleton
Fri Oct 03 York at Guelph
Fri Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
Fri Oct 03 UOIT at Laurentian
Fri Oct 03 x Western Ontario at Alaska Fairbanks
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Preview: Bison Home Opener

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:33 am

Preview: Bisons Home Opener

HERD HOSTS BANJO-CATS

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REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 2-8-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2014)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-2-0, 5-3-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2014)


Friday, October 3rd, 7:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena
Saturday, October 4th, 1:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena


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

Manitoba Links:
:. [Captains Announced] : [ChrisD Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Regina Links:
:. [U of R Preview]
:. [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 last! The Bisons are due to play on home ice. After 6 exhibition games and two regular season games on the road, we finally get to see the new-look squad. There are 13 new players and 5 2nd year players on the U of M roster.

Both teams went 0-2 last weekend and need to do something this weekend. In the pre-season, Regina's only wins were over ACAC teams. They went 0-3 in a European tour and then lost to Sask, Calgary, and Alberta. Despite being swept against Sask last weekend, they did have a big edge on the shot clock. They have returned all 3 goaltenders from last year, and Lucas Gore started both games last week. They also list 23 returnees amongst 29 names on their overall roster.

Two years ago the Kittens were thought to be a doormat but surprised everyone by claiming a playoff berth. They were roughed up badly by the Bisons that year in 8 of their 9 meetings (including pre-season and playoffs). But last year was different. Regina and Manitoba were in the middle blob of teams competing for 3rd-7th places. I thought the Regina record was somewhat of an illusion, since they were outscored 99-70 on the season.

In any event, the Bisons lost 4 games to the Kittens, once in OT. The Bison low point of 2013-14 occurred after the first Regina series, when they fell to 2-7-1. Between their two Regina series, the team rallied to go 7-3-2 with one series against every other team in the league. With a climb to .500 in sight they inexplicably lost twice to a Regina team that otherwise closed the season 0-7-2 to miss the playoffs. As late as January 3rd, Regina was 9-8-0 and flirting with 3rd place.

Also, the Bisons are off to Grand Forks to face UND Sunday night. I don't like to see them travelling to play 3-in-3.

ELSEWHERE:

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS (1-1-0, 4-2-0, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2014)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0, 4-1-2, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2014)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv (Friday only)]
:. [U of S Preview Story] : [UBC Preview Story]
:. [CW Preview[/u]]


This is a quarter-final rematch. Last year UBC got the 6th and final playoff berth on a tie-breaker over Regina and then knocked out the Banjo-Mutts. The Mutts still had a host's berth in the nationals to fall back on, and got to the final. In the end, both of these teams were eliminated by the Evil Monkeys.

Sask relied on goaltending to edge Regina twice last weekend, whilst UBC split with the Monkeys.

In the pre-season Sask was pretty middle-of-the-road, with wins over Regina and Lethbridge, a loss to Calgary, and OTLs to Manitoba and Alberta. UBC had three tight games against CW teams, beating Alberta and Lethbridge and losing to Calgary. They also dusted off the SFU Clown.

This is likely a crucial match-up of CW middle-powers in the race for 3rd-7th once again. The series should tell us lots about both sides.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-0-0, 6-2-1, OHT36 #-, 2nd in 2014)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 7-0-0, OHT36 #-, 5th in 2014)


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


This crosstown match-up has always been hard on the Dinos. In rivalry games the underdog usually has their best game of the season. This year, though, MRU is off to a good start. True, they have only two regular season wins, and those are against Lethbridge. But they also rolled 5-0-0 through the pre-season. Perhaps one can discount those as an opening win against rival Calgary, and sweeps of non-CW teams (NAIT from the ACAC and Lakehead of the OUA). I guess we'll find out soon. Calgary have had a decent pre-season and then rolled over the Bisons last week. With the Monkeys stumbling, Calgary will be targetting first place this year.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-2-0, 2-6-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2014)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (1-1-0, 5-4-0, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2014)


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


Last year Saudi Alberta went 45-4-1. They are now 5-4-0. I don't see them going 40-0-1 in their next 41 games. They have returned a lot of players (20 out of 28 on their LeagueStat roster). Although the H0rny Ones have shown some improvement, they have still lost every game they have played against CW teams this season. The Monkeys HAVE TO beat them twice this weekend.

OUT EAST:

Wed Oct 01 Guelph 2 Windsor 4

Thu Oct 02 Ryerson 4 York 1
Thu Oct 02 Brock 2 Waterloo 7

Fri Oct 03 Concordia at Carleton
Fri Oct 03 York at Guelph
Fri Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
Fri Oct 03 UOIT at Laurentian

Sat Oct 04 UOIT at Nipissing
Sat Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier
Sat Oct 04 Concordia at Laurentian

Exhibition games:

Fri Oct 03 Western Ontario at Alaska Fairbanks

Sat Oct 04 Acadia at Quinnipiac
Sat Oct 04 Brock at RIT
Sat Oct 04 Carleton at St. Lawrence
Sat Oct 04 McGill at Denver
Sat Oct 04 New Brunswick at Boston College
Sat Oct 04 Queen's at Colgate
Sat Oct 04 Ryerson at Robert Morris
Sat Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire
Sat Oct 04 St. Thomas at Boston University
Sat Oct 04 Toronto at Western Michigan
Sat Oct 04 UPEI at Rensselaer
Sat Oct 04 Western Ontario at Alaska-Anchorage
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Oct 3: Bisons Trample Kittens in Home Opener

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:24 am

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REGINA COUGARS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW]
:. [U of R Game Story]
:. [U of M Boxscore] : [U of R Boxscore]


Is it OK to cheer while a herd of Bison trample to death some little kittens? Well, that's what happened Friday night at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The crowd was very boisterous and seemed much larger than the announced 250. There were two bands (the Engineering Symonized Marching Band and a bunch in buffalo hats) and a DJ booth. The downside was that the beer line-ups were quite long at all times.

The motif of the evening was "goals scored after several nice passes". The Herd chased out Regina's starting goaltender Lucas Gore after the first period. He gave up 3 goals on 9 shots, but every one was a nice tic-tac-toe passing play. One goal was waived off and anher breakaway was stymied. Lewadniuk, DePape, and Sutherland scored in the 1st period. Merasty, Rous, and Bruyere scored in the 3rd.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:
4 Gow - 6 Paulsen
12 Sutherland - 28 Rous
3 Elmes - 2 Brescianni

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
16 Paradis - 15 Robinson - 20 Lewadniuk
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 22 Bruyere
24 Augert - 18 Kelly - 10 Dudar

Scratches:
35 Jensen (G) 5 Christensen (D) 9 Hunter (D)
8 Coates (F) 19 Rowinski (F) 29 Mospanchuk (F)

REGINA

Goal:
35 Gore - 1 Kilgore

Defence:
4 Sonntag - 18 Luhning
28 Neibrandt - 5 Reeve
2 Dech - 6 McMullen

Forwards:
11 McKinley - 14 McNulty - 23 Magnus
10 Henry - 15 Giebel - 9 Penny
27 Fowlie - 12 Brennan - 22 Hunter
20 Turner - 16 McPhee - 17 Selinger

Scratches:
7 Schneider (D) 8 Bourhis (D) 19 King (F)
21 Hladun (F) 24 Szucki (F) 25 Benoit (F)
29 Pereira (F) 30 Hayes (G)

The new Bisons were shining, especially Shaq Merasty. He is a 6'4" sniper with skill and a mean streak. He will rack up some goals this year. The top two lines dominated every shift they played. The 3rd and 4th lines had loads of ice time in the 2nd and especially 3rd periods and generated more chances than they surrendered. Dubyk looked good in goal. I am not sure I like the Gow-Paulsen pairing on D. We'll see.

The three stars were Dubyk, Paradis, and Merasty.

The rematch goes Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

(in overtime)

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


For the 3rd straight game to start the season, the Banjo Mutts have been outshot and rode a string goaltender to victory. This time, it took overtime (and a dreaded 3 point game for the rest of the conference). Saturday's rematch is not available on-line.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10


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


The Evil Monkeys raised their championship banner and then proceeded to lambaste the not-very-H0rny Ones. Jordan Hickmott had a four goal night. The Evil Monkeys have had a sputtering start and maybe this is what they needed to get rolling. Saturday's rematch is available at CanadaWest.tv.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3


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


MRU keeps rolling along. The Dinos' record against Calgary-based teams is not good so far. In pre-season they lost to MRU and the Flames. In this game Dalyn Flette stopped 38 of 39 shots to lead the way. MRU is now 3-0 in the regular season and 8-0 overall.

OUT EAST

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Concordia 2 Carleton 3
York 2 Guelph 1 (ot)
Lakehead 5 Waterloo 6
UOIT 3 Laurentian 4 (ot)

Exhibition:
Western Ontario 1 Alaska Fairbanks 3 [/FONT]

NEXT UP
[FONT="Courier New"]
Sat Oct 04 Regina at Manitoba
Sat Oct 04 Lethbridge at Alberta
Sat Oct 04 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sat Oct 04 UBC at Saskatchewan
Sat Oct 04 UOIT at Nipissing
Sat Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier
Sat Oct 04 Concordia at Laurentian

Exhibition games:

Sat Oct 04 Acadia at Quinnipiac
Sat Oct 04 Brock at RIT
Sat Oct 04 Carleton at St. Lawrence
Sat Oct 04 McGill at Denver
Sat Oct 04 New Brunswick at Boston College
Sat Oct 04 Queen's at Colgate
Sat Oct 04 Ryerson at Robert Morris
Sat Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire
Sat Oct 04 St. Thomas at Boston University
Sat Oct 04 Toronto at Western Michigan
Sat Oct 04 UPEI at Rensselaer
Sat Oct 04 Western Ontario at Alaska-Anchorage [/FONT]
August 8, 1961
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Oct 4: Bisons Complete the Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:10 pm

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REGINA COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 4


Links:
:. [CIS Friday Round-Up]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of M Game Story] : [repost at CW] : [repost at MyToba]
:. [U of R Game Story]
:. [U of M Boxscore] : [U of R Boxscore]


The Bisons completed their sweep of the Banjo-Cats with a decisive matinee victory. The Herd made one line-up change (Christensen for Rous on defence) and came within a few minutes of a complete weekend shutout.

First off, here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
34 Dubyk (1 Spriggs)

Defence:
4 Gow - 6 Paulsen
12 Sutherland - 5 Christensen
3 Elmes - 2 Brescianni

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 21 Dickin - 27 DePape
16 Paradis - 15 Robinson - 20 Lewadniuk
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 22 Bruyere
24 Augert - 18 Kelly - 10 Dudar

Scratches:
35 Jensen (G) 9 Hunter (D) 28 Rous (D)
8 Coates (F) 19 Rowinski (F) 29 Mospanchuk (F)

REGINA

Goal:
35 Gore - 1 Kilgore

Defence:
4 Sonntag - 6 McMullen
24 Szucki - 2 Dech
28 Neibrandt - 5 Reeve - 20 Turner

Forwards:
27 Fowlie - 12 Brennan - 22 Hunter
16 McPhee - 15 Giebel - 9 Penny
11 McKinley - 14 McNulty - 23 Magnus
- 17 Selinger - 19 King

Scratches:
7 Schneider (D) 8 Bourhis (D) 18 Luhning (D)
10 Henry (F) 21 Hladun (F) 25 Benoit (F)
29 Pereira (F) 30 Hayes (G)

Regina made two line-up changes and went with 7 defencemen and 11 forwards.

The Bison defence gave Regina very few scoring chances at all. Most shots were a one-and-done scenario. The only Kitten goal of the weekend was scored with just over 4 minutes left on a kind of play out of nowhere.

Jordan DePape scored the first goal after 4 minutes of play. The rest pf the period was not as chaotic as Friday's opening frame. However, Regina tallied only 6 shots and seldom had control of the puck on the Bison end.

In the 2nd period the Bisons scored twice in just over a minute to assume control of the game. Merasty and Dickin tallied to give each member of their line a goal. From that point on there was very little offence. The Bisons were quite content to control the puck and territory and Regina seemed powerless to stop them. There were precious few shots on goal the rest of the way. In fact, despite being down 3 goals headed into the 3rd period, the Kittens recorded only 5 shots in the final frame. DePape's empyy-netter closed the scoring.

The three stars were DePape, Merasty, and Dickin.

Next weekend the Bisons are off to visit the canine Saskatchewanites. Their next home games are October 17-18 against Mount Royal.

The out-of-town scoreboard contains only evening games, so wait for the report.
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Oct 4: Out-of-Town-Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:58 am

Since the Bisons-Cougars game was a matinee affair, it was posted separately. The weekend pictures from that series follow and then comes the out-of-town scoreboard.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4


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


Rookie goaltender Jordan Cooke made 36 saves to lead the Banjo Mutts to a win over UBC. For the first time this season, the Mutts outshot their opponent. They built a 2-0 lead through two periods while bombarding UBC with 34 shots. It was only UBC's 3rd period of comeback attempt that made the final shot totals close. UBC also failed to score in 6 powerplay opportunities, whilst Sask went 2-for-4.

UBC is now 1-2-1 and Sask is 4-0-0. Both sides are at home next weekend, with UBC facing surprising Mount Royal and Sask hosts the Bisons.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


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


The Evil Monkeys had a big lead in shots throughout the game, yet trailed 3-2 after two periods. A five goal outburst in the 3rd ensured they would not be embarrassed by the H0rny Ones. The final shots were 56-27!

The Monkeys are now 3-1-0, and face lowly Regina next. Lethbridge is 0-4-0 and will go home-and-home with Calgary.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CIS Boxscore] : [CW Boxscore]
:. [U of C Game Story (with video)] : [reposted at MRU] : [repost at CW]


MRU's 5-0-0 pre-season was perhaps given little notice because only one game (against Bedrock U) was against a CW team. Then they swept the H0rny Ones. Well, so does almost everybody. But a sweep of Bedrock U should make CIS fans nation-wide go "hmmmm".

The Dinos trailed 1-0 after the 1st and threw everything they had at goaltender Dalyn Flette in the 2nd. However, the period remained scoreless despite a 16-4 edge in shots in favour of Bedrock U. In the end, the Dinos outshot the New-Kittens-on-the-Block 35-20 but just could not score.

I suspect we'll see MRU in a close-fought series out in British California next weekend.

OUT EAST

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UOIT 3 Nipissing 2
Lakehead 3 Laurier 4
Concordia 2 Laurentian 5

Exhibition games:

Brock 0 RIT 4
Carleton 0 St. Lawrence 4
McGill 2 Denver 3
Queen's 1 Colgate 7
Ryerson 1 Robert Morris 0
Toronto 2 Western Michigan 2 (ot tie)
Western Ontario 0 Alaska-Anchorage 8
Guelph 1 Ohio State 7
Acadia 4 Quinnipiac 1
New Brunswick 4 Boston College 6
St. F-X 2 New Hampshire 0
St. Thomas 1 Boston University 12
UPEI 2 Rensselaer 5
Dalhousie 2 Massachusetts 5

NAIT 0 Minnesota 5
Simon Fraser 2 Bowling Green 7
Trinity Western 0 St. Cloud State 8

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 05 UQTR at Nipissing
Wed Oct 08 Carleton at RMC
Thu Oct 09 Moncton at St. Thomas
Thu Oct 09 Laurentian at Ryerson
Fri Oct 10 Manitoba at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 10 Alberta at Regina
Fri Oct 10 Lethbridge at Calgary
Fri Oct 10 Mount Royal at UBC

Fri Oct 10 Guelph at Western Ontario
Fri Oct 10 RMC at UQTR
Fri Oct 10 McGill at Queen's
Fri Oct 10 York at Lakehead
Fri Oct 10 Nipissing at Ryerson
Fri Oct 10 Windsor at Waterloo
Fri Oct 10 Carleton at Concordia
Fri Oct 10 Laurentian at Toronto

Exhibition
Sun Oct 05 Manitoba at North Dakota
Sun Oct 05 Trinity Western at Minnesota State
Sun Oct 05 Acadia at Northeastern
Sun Oct 05 Brock at Niagara
Sun Oct 05 McGill at Colorado College
Sun Oct 05 New Brunswick at Maine
Sun Oct 05 Queen's at Clarkson
Sun Oct 05 RMC at Vermont
Sun Oct 05 Ryerson at Mercyhurst
Sun Oct 05 St. F-X at Merrimack
Sun Oct 05 St. Thomas at UMass-Lowell
Sun Oct 05 Simon Fraser at Miami (Ohio)
Sun Oct 05 Toronto at Canisius
Sun Oct 05 UPEI at Union
Sun Oct 05 Waterloo at Notre Dame
Mon Oct 06 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth
Mon Oct 06 McGill at Air Force
Tue Oct 07 Windsor at Michigan State
Thu Oct 09 Laurier at Michigan
Fri Oct 10 Laurier at Ferris State
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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Oct 5: Bisons Lose Exhibition Game

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:11 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 0
NORTH DAKOTA 4


Links:
:. [UND Game Story] : [Video]
:. [UND Boxscore]


The Bisons headed south of the border to play a 3rd game in 3 nights against the No-Longer-Fighting-Sioux. Due to NCAA regulations, they had to drop their nickname and have thus far not "named" a replacement. I have suggested "Fighting Farmers", so as to preserve the original motif. I even found an actual logo!

Personally, I see no reason to continue these games. It might be fun for the Bisons to visit the land of cheap booze, and play in front of 10,000 plus. But they never give a proper account of themselves because the games are almost always 3 games in 3 days. One year, they played Friday and Saturday in Regina and travelled to Grand Forks from there. Don't forget: UND were beaten by UBC last holiday season in their only trip to Canada in the last umpteen years. That's right, 6th place freakin' UBC! They also had some trouble with Simon Fraser of the BCIHL. IMO this means that we won't see UND visit Canada for another 20 years or so.

Anyhow, the Bisons were allowed to dress an overstocked roster and used that to give all 3 goaltenders one period each. Dubyk and Jansen each gave up one goal and Spriggs gave up two (scored less than a minute apart). The on-line radio announcers acknowledged that the Bisons were slowing down as fatigue built up.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

OUA
Sun Oct 05 UQTR 4 Nipissing 3 (ot)

Exhibition
Sun Oct 05 Acadia 3 Northeastern 2
Sun Oct 05 Dalhousie 1 Connecticut 3
Sun Oct 05 New Brunswick 3 Maine 8
Sun Oct 05 St. F-X 2 Merrimack 2 (ot tie)
Sun Oct 05 St. Thomas 3 UMass-Lowell 7
Sun Oct 05 UPEI 3 Union 6
Sun Oct 05 Brock 0 Niagara 4
Sun Oct 05 McGill 5 Colorado College 4 (ot)
Sun Oct 05 Queen's 0 Clarkson 8
Sun Oct 05 RMC 0 Vermont 8
Sun Oct 05 Ryerson 1 Mercyhurst 6
Sun Oct 05 Toronto 3 Canisius 6
Sun Oct 05 Waterloo 5 Notre Dame 4

BCIHL
Sun Oct 05 Simon Fraser 1 Miami (Ohio) 12
Sun Oct 05 Trinity Western 0 Minnesota State 11
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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