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Sept 26: Bisons claim 1st win

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:34 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 2


Links:
:. [Lakehead Game Story]


While it is only exhibition, nobody likes to lose 4 straight. So it is with great relief that the Bisons have racked up a victory. And an emphatic one at that. The Herd is now 1-3-0 and Lakehead falls to 1-1-0.

After Warren Callis scored in the 1st period to tie the game, the Bison goals were scored by newcomers. Jonah Wasylak and Brett Brooks (once into an empty net) each scored twice, and Justin Augert once. In goal, Dasan Sydora played the 1st and Byron Spriggs finished ot off.

The Molson Three Stars of the game were:
1. Byron Spriggs, Manitoba
2. Cody Alcock, Lakehead
3. Jonah Wasylak, Manitoba

The pre-season wraps up next weekend with the Bisons off to the Excited States to face North Dakota and Bemidji State. Lakehead stays at home to face Laurentian.

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


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


The win for Bedrock over Regina is no surprise. But when all is said and done, the Extinct Ones will have 10 exhibition games before a 28 game regular season begins. They are now 5-2-0 and travel to Colorado next weekend. The Banjocats are now 2-3-0 and are finished their pre-season. Their next action will be October 9th when they come to visit the Bisons.

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N.A.I.T. OOKS 4
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2


Links:
:. [UBC Schedule/Results]


The Ooks shocked everybody by winning this game and, combined with the late game, gave them the tournament title. The Ooks went 3-0-1 this pre-season, all against CW teams. UBC finishes the pre-season at 1-3-1 and open at home against MRU on October 9th.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5


Links:
:. [UofA Game Story]


After a shock loss on Friday night, the Evil Monkeys came out with a vengeance against the Mangy Mutts. The result gave the Ooks the tournament wtitle with 4 points, the Monkeys had 3, the Mutts 2, and the Tweety-Birds zip.

OUT EAST

Sep 26 Brock 1 Acadia 3 : [Acadia Boxscore]
Sep 26 New Brunswick 6 Dalhousie 2 (at Truro) : [Dal Schedule/Results]
Sep 26 Queen's 1 UPEI 2 : [Queen's Game Story]
Sep 26 RMC 1 McGill 5 : [McGill Boxscore]
Sep 26 Waterloo 3 Saint Mary's 5 (at Bridgewater) : [SMU Schedule/Results]

Missing scores from Friday:
Sep 25 Moncton 2 UPEI 3 (ot) : [UdeM Story]
Sep 25 Nipissing 4 Western Ontario 2 (E/W Tournament) : [NU Schedule/Results]

UP NEXT

Sep 27 Brock at Moncton (at Shediac)
Sep 27 McGill at UQTR

Sep 28 Binghampton (AHL) at Carleton
Sep 29 York at Toronto
Sep 30 Laurier at Windsor
Sep 30 Blizzard Trois-Rivieres (LNAH) at UQTR
Oct 01 New Brunsiwck at Portland (AHL)
Oct 02 Mount Royal at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
Oct 02 Laurentian at Lakehead
Oct 02 Saint Mary's v Moncton (at Truro)
Oct 03 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Oct 03 Calgary at Colorado College (NCAA)
Oct 03 Lethbridge at Western Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 03 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Oct 03 Mount Royal at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 03 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Providence (NCAA)
Oct 03 Acadia at Boston U. (NCAA)
Oct 03 Brock at Ohio State (NCAA)
Oct 03 Carleton at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
Oct 03 Dalhousie at Massachusetts-Amherst (NCAA)
Oct 03 Laurentian at Lakehead
Oct 03 Laurier at Niagara (NCAA)
Oct 03 McGill at Clarkson (NCAA)
Oct 03 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
Oct 03 Queen's at Connecticut (NCAA)
Oct 03 St. F-X at Merrimack (NCAA)
Oct 03 St. Thomas at RPI (NCAA)
Oct 03 Toronto at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Oct 03 UOIT at RIT (NCAA)
Oct 03 UPEI at Saint Mary's
Oct 03 Western Ontario at Miami (NCAA)
Oct 03 York at Ryerson
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Oct 3-4: Bisons off to U.S.A.

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:35 am

BISONS WRAP UP PRE-SEASON

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MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 1-3-0, OHT36 #N/R)
NORTH DAKOTA FLICKERTAILS (0-0-0, 0-0-0, USCHO #4)
BEMIDJI STATE BEAVERS (0-0-0, 0-0-0, USCHO #N/R)


Saturday, October 3rd, 7:00 CDT at UND
Sunday, October 4th, 1:30 CDT at BSU


Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Team Site] : [Roster Page]
:. [LS Roster (awaiting update)]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]
:. [Repost Sept 25] : [Repost Sept 26]

North Dakota Links:
:. [Preview Story] : [Roster]
:. [Game Notes (pdf)]
:. [Radio] : [Video] : [Live Stats]

Bemidji Links:
:. [Preview Story] : [Roster]
:. [Radio] : [Video] : [Live Stats]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site]
:. [CW Site]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


After starting the pre-season with 3 straight losses, the Bisons seem to have come to life in their 2nd game in Thunder Bay last weekend. On the positive side, they scored 9 goals after a 1 goal weekend the week previous. Also, newcomers racked up ,oads of goals. On the downside, they still gave up 6 goals in week 2, down from 7 in week 1. With so many new players, it could be argued that they need some time to build themselves into a team. The GAA does scare me. The defence should be a strength and the goaltending should be comparable to last year's.

In any event, it is off to Grand Forks where the Bisons will play before 10,000+ at The Ralph. The Bisons do not adapt well to the ritzy surroundings. They usually fare much better in Bemidji. This year's UND team should be quite a power. They won the NCHC last year and will be rasing the banner on Saturday night. They have 13 players drafted by NHL teams. The UND team normally has a lot of Manitoba boys, but now have only two, neither of whom played in the MJHL. Their new coach, Nrad Berry, is a former Jet and Moose.

The UND team used to be called the "Fighting Sioux" but that name has been shelved whilst a new one is selected. However, I have decided to dub the team the "Flickertails", which was their original name. Sharp logo, eh?

To watch on-line it appears that a paid membership is necessary, at least for the UND game. The radio links are free.

Elsewhere in the CW, three teams (UBC, Sask, and Regina) will take the weekend off. The remaining teams (Alberta, Calgary, Mount Royal, and Lethbridge) are also on their way to the Excited States.

WEEEKLY OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD:

Sep 28 Binghampton (AHL) 0 Carleton 1 : [Carleton Game Story]
Sep 29 York 2 Toronto 1 : [Toronto Game Story]
Sep 30 Laurier 2 Windsor 1 (ot) : [Laurier Game Story]
Sep 30 Blizzard T-R (LNAH) 6 UQTR 2 : [UQTR Twitter]
Oct 01 New Brunswick 5 Portland (AHL) 3 : [UNB Schedule]

ELSEWHERE:

Oct 02 Mount Royal at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
Oct 03 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Oct 03 Calgary at Colorado College (NCAA)
Oct 03 Lethbridge at Western Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 03 Mount Royal at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 03 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Providence (NCAA)
Oct 04 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Calgary at Denver (NCAA)
Oct 04 Lethbridge at Ferris State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Mount Royal at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 05 Calgary at Air Force (NCAA)

OUT EAST:

OUA
Oct 02 Laurentian at Lakehead
Oct 03 Brock at Ohio State (NCAA)
Oct 03 Carleton at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
Oct 03 Laurentian at Lakehead
Oct 03 Laurier at Niagara (NCAA)
Oct 03 McGill at Clarkson (NCAA)
Oct 03 Queen's at Connecticut (NCAA)
Oct 03 Toronto at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Oct 03 UOIT at RIT (NCAA)
Oct 03 Western Ontario at Miami (NCAA)
Oct 03 York at Ryerson
Oct 04 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
Oct 04 Toronto at Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 04 UOIT at Canisius (NCAA)
Oct 04 Western Ontario at Michigan State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Windsor at Penn State (NCAA)

AUS
Oct 02 Saint Mary's v Moncton (at Truro)
Oct 03 Acadia at Boston U. (NCAA)
Oct 03 Dalhousie at Massachusetts-Amherst (NCAA)
Oct 03 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
Oct 03 St. F-X at Merrimack (NCAA)
Oct 03 St. Thomas at RPI (NCAA)
Oct 03 UPEI at Saint Mary's
Oct 04 Acadia at Vermont (NCAA)
Oct 04 New Brunswick at Massachusetts-Lowell (NCAA)
Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Oct 04 St. Thomas at Quinippiac (NCAA)
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Oct 2: Light Night

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:00 am

The Bisons, and the great bulk of teams, are playing a Saturday-Sunday weekend schedule this weekend.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
ALASKA-ANCHORAGE SEAWOLVES 0


Links:
:. [UAA Game Story]
:. [UAA Boxscore/Stats]


The Blue Kittens started their trip way up north with a real defensive battle. This game was scoreless until the 3rd period and there were only 30 shots on goal, combined. (17-13 in favour of MRU.) MRU is now 2-2-0 in the pre-season. This was UAA's first game.

OUT EAST

Oct 2 Moncton 0 Saint Mary's 2 : [SMU Schedule/Results]
Oct 2 Laurentian 3 Lakehead 4 : [Lakehea Game Story]
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Oct 3: Bisons Crushed at UND

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:13 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
NORTH DAKOTA FLICKERTAILS 8


Links:
:. [UND Game Story]
:. [UND Live Stats]
:. [Bisons Schedule/Results]


This was a bad game for the Bisons. They were outshot 56-17. However they did hold a 2-1 lead until a 5 goal outburst for UND put the game away in the 2nd period. They also played a 3-on-3 "overtime", where UND notched the goal. The team will have to regroup for their Sunday 1:30 matinee against Bemidji State.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 6


Links:
:. [SCSU Gane Story]
:. [SCSU Boxscore]


The Bison result may have been anticipated but this was not. The Evil Monkeys swept away their NCAA opposition last season. They also outshot SCSU 34-25 in this one. Is goaltending an issue? New recruit Marc-Olivier Daigle played the first half of the game and gave up 5 goals on 12 shots.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS 6


Links:
:. [USCHO Boxscore]
:. [CC Game Story]


Bedrock U may also have a goaltending issue. They gave up 6 goals on 31 shots. Curtis Honey played one period and stopped 9 of 12. Steven Stanford came in and stopped 16 of 19.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS 3


Links:
:. [WMU Game Story]
:. [WMU Boxscore]


When the H0rny Ones beat a university team, the first question has to be "Did the other team remember to bring their skates?" I saw the highlights at the links and it appears that the Broncos had skates. Lethbridge had a 4-1 lead after two periods then hung on for the win. Dtlan Tait was back in the Lethbridge net. Andy Murray is the WMU coach.

OUT EAST

Oct 03 Laurentian 4 Lakehead 3 (ot) : [LU Game Story]
Oct 03 UPEI 3 Saint Mary's 2 : [SMU Game Story]
Oct 03 York 2 Ryerson 5 : [RU Game Story]

NCAA scores and links to boxscores: : [USCHO Scoreboard]

Oct 03 Simon Fraser 1 Providence 9
Oct 03 Acadia 2 Boston U. 4
Oct 03 Brock 0 Ohio State 4
Oct 03 Carleton 3 St. Lawrence 5
Oct 03 Dalhousie 0 Massachusetts-Amherst 4
Oct 03 Laurier 3 Niagara 5
Oct 03 McGill 3 Clarkson 4
Oct 03 New Brunswick 5 Boston College 2
Oct 03 Queen's 1 Connecticut 3
Oct 03 St. F-X 1 Merrimack 4
Oct 03 St. Thomas 3 RPI 2 (ot)
Oct 03 Toronto 3 Bowling Green 4
Oct 03 UOIT 1 RIT 9
Oct 03 Western Ontario 1 Miami 6

UP NEXT

Oct 04 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Calgary at Denver (NCAA)
Oct 04 Lethbridge at Ferris State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Manitoba at Bemidji State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Mount Royal at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 04 Acadia at Vermont (NCAA)
Oct 04 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
Oct 04 New Brunswick at Massachusetts-Lowell (NCAA)
Oct 04 St. F-X at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Oct 04 St. Thomas at Quinippiac (NCAA)
Oct 04 Toronto at Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 04 UOIT at Canisius (NCAA)
Oct 04 Western Ontario at Michigan State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Windsor at Penn State (NCAA)
Oct 05 Calgary at Air Force (NCAA)
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Oct 4: Bisons Beaten in Bemidji

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:21 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
BEMIDJI STATE BEAVERS 6


Links:
:. [BSU Game Day]
:. [BSU Live Stats]
:. [Bisons Schedule/Results]


Another bad game for the Bisons. Giving up 6 goals when outshot 28-20 rings alarm bells.

The rest of the CW went 3-5 against the NCAA, whilst the AUS went 4-6. Of course, all games were hosted by the NCAA teams. So being outscored 14-4 on the weekend should also ring alarm bells.

Not dressed for the Bisons were goaltender Byron Spriggs, defenceman Rene Hunterm and forward Jordan Depape. All 3 of those played against UND. Also, forward Chris Stockl did not dress for either game.

Justin Paulic started and gave up 4 goals on 21 shots. Dasan Sydora relieved in the 3rd period and surrendered 2 goals on 7 shots. Dylan Kelly scored the only goal for the Bisons.

This wraps up the pre-season and the Bisons finish at 1-5-0. At this point they must be relieved that these games are only exhibition. They start playing for real Friday night at the friendly confines of the Wayne Fleming Arena located at the U of M's Max Bell Centre. With no home exhibition games I am interested in seeing what they look like. Friday's game goes at 7:00 and Saturday's at 1:00.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
MINNESOTA STATE MUSTANGS 2

(in overtime)

Links:
:. [MSU Game Story]
:. [MSU Boxscore]


The Monkeys salvaged a split on their trip to the land o' lakes. Once again they outshot their opponent (31-25) and with Luke Siemens in goal they never got trampled. MSU is ranked #6 in pre-season NCAA polls. The Apes finish 5-2-1 in the pre-season.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 0
DENVER PIONEERS 4


Links:
:. [DU Gametracker]


Lots of the Denver links aren't working, but we get the basics. Steven Stanford went the distance for the Bedrock Boys. The shots were 26-20 for Denver. The Dinos are now 5-4-0 with one game left in the pre-season.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS 4


Links:
:. [FSU Game Story]
:. [FSU Boxscore]


The H0rny Ones were looking like a mid-level ACAC team this pre-season but had a pretty good weekend in the Excited States. They were down 3-2 when a penalty shot was saved, followed by an empty net goal. Dylan Tait did well in goal, considering they were outshot 40-26. Could the Horns improve this year? They were 6-2-0 in the pre-season (5-1-0 against the ACAC and 1-1-0 against the NCAA.)

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
ALASKA NANOOKS 4


Links:
:. [UAF Game Story]


MRU generated a lot of shots (37) but could not score. The game is lacking a boxscore at this stage. The Cougars are now 2-3-0 and have finished their pre-season.

OUT EAST

Season opener:
Oct 03 RMC 6 Nipissing 5 (OT) : [Boxscore]

NCAA scores and links to boxscores: : [USCHO Scoreboard]

Oct 04 Acadia 2 Vermont 1
Oct 04 Dalhousie 5 Sacred Heart 3
Oct 04 Lakehead 1 Minnesota-Duluth 6
Oct 04 New Brunswick 2 Massachusetts-Lowell 3
Oct 04 St. F-X 4 New Hampshire 6
Oct 04 St. Thomas 1 Quinippiac 3
Oct 04 Toronto 1 Michigan 8
Oct 04 UOIT 4 Canisius 2
Oct 04 Western Ontario 1 Michigan State 2
Oct 04 Windsor 2 Penn State 5

UP NEXT

Oct 05 Calgary at Air Force (NCAA)

Regular season:
Wed. Oct. 7
Guelph at Windsor

Thu. Oct. 8
St. Thomas at Moncton
Brock at Waterloo

Fri. Oct. 9
Regina at Manitoba
Alberta at Lethbridge
Saskatchewan at Calgary
Mount Royal at UBC
Queen's at RMC
W. Ontario at Brock
UQTR at Toronto
Concordia at Ryerson
McGill at UOIT
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Preview: Oct 9-10: Regina at Manitoba

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:20 pm

THE SEASON IS STARTING!

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REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 2-3-0, OHT36 #-, 7th in 2015)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 1-5-0, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2015)


Friday, October 9th, 7:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena
Saturday, October 10th, 1:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena


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

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

Regina Links:
:. [U of R Site]
:. [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]


The LeagueStat conference rosters are slow on the update this year. I was going to do a pre-season conference-wide arrivals and departures list but that will have to wait I guess. For now, here's the details on this week's opponents:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goalies

Returning
1 Byron Spriggs

Arrivals
1 Justin Paulic
34 Dasan Sydora

Departures
34 Deven Dubyk

Defencemen

Returning
2 Channing Bresciani
5 Lee Christensen
6 Luke Paulsen
9 Rene Hunter
12 Brock Sutherland

Arrivals
2 Adam Henry
3 Sean Christensen

Departures
3 Josh Elmes
22 Darren Bestland
28 Kyle Rous

Forwards

Returning
16 Jesse Paradis
17 Warren Callis
18 Dylan Kelly
20 Dustin Bruyere
23 Joel Schreyer
24 Justin Augert
25 Shaquille Merasty
27 Jordan DePape

Arrivals
8 Liam Bilton
15 Chris Stockl
19 Zach Waldvogel
21 Brett Brooks
22 Jordyn Boyd
28 Brett Stovin
29 Jonah Wasylak

Departures
8 Jory Coates
10 Brett Dudar
11 Colin Mospanchuk
15 Chad Robinson
20 Aaron Lewadniuk
21 Taylor Dickin


Bison Outlook

The Bison roster has undergone an almost complete transformation the last 2 years. The entire roster is eligible to return next year. That is unlikely, since players seldom use all 5 years of eligibility to get their degree(s).

In any event, 5 of their top 10 scorers are gone from last season. I had anticipated that the team's success would therefore depend on the success of the new recruits up front. This was born out on the first weekend of pre-season when they scored just one goal in two games. However, things appeared remedied when they split with Lakehead in week 2. The team was blitzed last weekend against NCAA teams.

The question for me is whether the pre-season GAA is down to goaltending or team defence. Time will tell. On paper, both positions should be equal to last year.

Last season the Bisons were 15-13-0 and finished 5th. They lost 2 games to 1 in the quarter-finals to UBC. Using the 3-2-1 point system used in IIHF competitions and the CW women's league, the Bisons would have been 4th.

How will the Bisons do? Frankly, I don't see that any team in the CW has improved themselves over last year. The Bisons have a tough schedule to start. In the first 5 weekends of the schedule, they will play away series against all of last year's top 3 teams. If they can survive the start they will be in great shape for the rest of the season. If not, a young team will have to learn how to keep the faith. Four points this weekend would certainly come in handy.

REGINA COUGARS

Goalies

Returning
1 Mitch Kilgore

Arrivals
30 Andy Desautels
31 Dawson MacAuley

Departures
30 Andrew Hayes
35 Lucas Gore

Defencemen

Returning
2 Ryan Dech
4 John Sonntag
6 Devon McMullen
7 Mark Schneider
8 Austin Bourhis
18 Brody Luhning

Arrivals
20 Stefan Virtanen
24 Tyler Bell
28 Landon Peel
29 Landon Cross

Departures
5 Jordan Reeve
20 Steven Turner
24 Ward Szucki
28 John Neibrandt

Forwards

Returning
13 Brock Appleyard
14 Ian McNulty
15 Tyler Giebel
16 Zach McPhee
19 Sanfred King
21 Skyler Hladun
22 Troy Hunter
23 Christian Magnus
27 Cody Fowlie
29 Miguel Pereira

Arrivals
9 Dillan McCombie
10 JJ Coleshaw
11 Dylen McKinlay
12 Trent Lofthouse
25 Stephen Langford

Departures
9 Tyler Penny
10 Tyler Henry
11 Dylen McKinlay
12 Liam Brennan
17 Carter Selinger
25 Erik Benoit


Cougar Outlook:

Like all teams, they will be losing a lot of veterans. It goes with the territory. But they are returning their top 5 scorers and 7 of their top 10. The one weakness is that their recruiting class is solidly from the Junior A ranks. The rest of the CW teams have a blend of Major Junior grads coming in, who often can step right in to the upper crust of a lineup.

Their pre-season highlight was a 4-0 win over the Bisons in the opening game for both teams. After that their only win was over Briercrest of the ACAC. They lost, but not egregiously so, to Saskatchewan and Calgary (twice).

Last year they finished 8-17-3 and were 7th, 4 points behind Saskatchewan and the final playoff berth. I would anticipate a similar type of season from them this year. To do better their returning vets would have to raise their level.

ELSEWHERE:

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 5-2-1, OHT36 #-, 1st in 2015)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-0-0, 6-2-0, OHT36 #-, 8th in 2015)


Links:
:. [U of A Site]
:, [U of L Preview]


This is the battle of first vs worst. And by no small margin. The Evil Monkeys have won two straight national titles. The H0rny Ones went 5-23-0. This season the Horns have added 15 new players, making this an almost new team. The good news is that Dylan Tait is back in the Lethbridge goal after having had a health scare last year.

The Monkeys wobbled a bit in the pre-season. I have a question about their goaltending recruits. But I don;t see them finishing any lower than 1st.

The H0rny Ones did not face a CW team in pre-season. They had a 6 game run through the ACAC and their results were a very mid-range performance. They did get a spliy against NCAA teams last weekend, which is all Alberta got.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 3-1-0, OHT36 #-, 6th in 2015)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 5-5-0, OHT36 #-, 2nd in 2015)


Links:
:. [U of S Site]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


The fact that Sask fell fromn being the University Cup runner-up in 2014 to scrambling to eke out a playoff spot over Regina in 2015 was a bit of a shock. They were closer to 7th than to 5th. They did manage a decent pre-season, however their recruiting class was good but not program-altering. Their website is very short on content so it is possible they have recruits still not publicized.

The Dinos have a real quirk. They had two of the best goaltenders in the country, both of whom graduated last year. So now what? Steven Stafford from UBC redshirted last year. He is OK, biut Lazaruk and DeSerres were both better. They have some good recruits, but have lost some top-notch players. I suspect they will be either 2nd or reasonably close to it when the season ends.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 2-2-1, OHT36 #-, 3rd in 2015)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 1-3-1, OHT36 #-, 4th in 2015)


Links:
:. [UBC Preview Story]
:. [MRU Site]


Both of these teams had their best seasons in a long time. In the case of UBC, it was the first time they hosted a playoff series since the 1970s. For MRU, it was their best season since joining the CW. They were s solid contender for 2nd, and a place in the University Cup.

I suspect that both sides will slip a bit. UBC lost a coach and many leaders. They could go either way. This was not a good time to lose their coach. MRU's roster still looks good enough to stay at least in the mid-pack.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Sat Oct 03 RMC 6 Nipissing 5 - OT
Wed Oct 07 Guelph 1 Windsor 5
Thu Oct 08 St. Thomas 1 Moncton 4
Thu Oct 08 Brock 4 Waterloo 5 - OT
Fri Oct 09 Queen's at RMC
Fri Oct 09 Western Ontario at Brock
Fri Oct 09 UQTR at Toronto
Fri Oct 09 Concordia at Ryerson
Fri Oct 09 McGill at UOIT
Sat Oct 10 UQTR at Ryerson
Sat Oct 10 St. F-X at Acadia
Sat Oct 10 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Sat Oct 10 UPEI at UNB
Sat Oct 10 McGill at Carleton
Sat Oct 10 UOIT at RMC
Sat Oct 10 York at Laurier
Sat Oct 10 Concordia at Toronto
Sat Oct 10 Waterloo at Windsor
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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additional preview

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:22 am

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The CW has a conference preview prepared by Evan Daum. It includes the coaches' poll where the Evil MOnkeys are the unanimous choice to finish first. Here's the poll:

Team -- Points (First place votes)
1. Alberta 77 (7)
2. Saskatchewan 48 (1)
3. Calgary *45
4. Mount Royal 45
5. U.B.C. 39
6. Manitoba 24
7. Lethbridge 14
8. Regina 10

* Calgary earns higher position thanks to more second place votes

Point system: 1st (11 pts.), 2nd (9 pts.), 3rd (7 pts.), 4th (5 pts.), 5th (3 pts.), 6th (2 pts.), 7th (1 pt.) / Coaches may not vote for their own team.

I am surprised that Sask is so highly rated. A mild surprise would be Lethbridge being ahead of Regina.

And Mount Royal has a pre-series video link instead of a story.

Links:
:. [Canada West Preview Story]
:. [MRU Video]
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Oct 9: Bisons Lose on Overtime Night

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:56 pm

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 1

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UM] : [UR]
Stories: [UM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UR]


This was well played in some respects, yet not in others. On the positive side, Each side was skating well and generating lots of chances. On the down side, the finish was not there and Regina tended to scramble and give the ouck away at the darndest times. The new Cat in the Net is Dawson MacAuley, and he did a great job.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
36 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

Defence:
2 Henry - 6 Paulsen
12 Sutherland - 9 Hunter
5 L Christensen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 16 Paradis
24 Augert - 8 Bilton - 29 Wasylak
23 Schreyer - 17 Callis - 20 Bruyere

Scratches:
3 S Christensen D - 34 Sydora G
15 Stockl - 18 Waldvogel - 22 Boyd

REGINA

Goal:
31 MacAuley (1 Kilgore)

Defence:
8 Bourhis - 6 McMullen
28 Peel - 4 Sonntag
7 Schneider - 24 Bell

Forwards:
13 Appleyard - 15 - Geibel - 22 Hunter
27 Fowlie - 10 Coleshaw - 11 McKinlay
12 Lofthouse - 16 McPhee - 17 Pereira
9 McCombie - 14 McNulty - 19 King

Scratches:
2 Dech D - 18 Luhning D - 29 Cross D
20 Virtanen F - 21 Hladun F - 23 Magnus F
25 Langford F - 30 Desautels G

While The Bisons still had 41 shots on goal, that statistic does not tell the whole story. This was a game where nice passes were jumpimg over sticks or the recipient would half fan on the shot, or bounce one off the glass. Throughout the game I had the imnpression that one goal would cause the dyke to burst. Even on their lone goal, Justin Augert fanned on a centring pass from Brett Brooks. Once the puck went past him, Liam Bilton used him as a screen and scored.

There was some controversy on Regina's winning goal by Dylen McKinney. The play to him was set up by a trip to the Bison defender.

On the whole, the Banjo-Cats were more of a counter-attack kind of team. The Bisons gradually took control of the game, outshooting them 15-6 in the 3rd period and 41-32 overall.

Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal, after becoming the Bison starter in games 2 and 3 of last year's playoffs.

Of the Bison newcomers, the most notable were:

Rene Hunter - He was ejected for a hit to the head. He delivered a devastating body check early in the game and would appear to be a good replacement for Darren Bestland.

Brett Stovin - He is centring the top line and they fit together very well with size, speed, and playmaking. All they needed was some finish.

Jonah Wasylak - This guy is one big, mean winger. He had a couple of good bursts of speed.

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DePape's line had many good chances.

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There were a lot of goal mouth scrambles like this one.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @US]


This was a wild west shoot-out. Well, actually it was decided in overtime. The goaltending stats were not impressive. 11 goals on 59 shots, combined. The Mangy Ones are going with 2nd year Jordon Cooke and Bedrock U is going with Steven Stanford, ex of UBC. Sask tied it with just over a minute to go. Oddly, there were 11 different goal scorers.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]
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The H0rny Ones are maybe not going to be a free square on this year's bingo card. This one was even-Steven up to the ending. Jordan Hickmott scored the first goal 11 minutes into the 3rd. An empty-netter then sealed the deal. This was also not a one-sided game. The shots were 30-26 in favour of the Evil Monkeys. Luke Siemens got the win and Dylan Tate suffered the loss.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]


This was UBC's 500th conference win. Eric Williams got the win and Cam Lanigan took the loss. Matthew Brown scored twice for MRU.

OUT EAST

OUA

Queen's 7 RMC 1
W. Ontario 3 Brock 1
UQTR 10 Toronto 5
Concordia 5 Ryerson 2
McGill 4 UOIT 2

AUS

no games

[CIS Schedule/Results]
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Oct 10: Bisons Crush Kittens

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:30 am

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UM] : [UR]
Stories: [UM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UR]


On Saturday afternoon the Bisons were much imrpoved over Friday at converting possession and territory into valid scoring chances. After enjoying period leads of 2-0 and 3-0, they built a 6-0 lead before a pair of late goals by the Banjo-Cats spoiled Byron Spriggs' shutout bid.

Around the league, nobody escaped unscathed. All sides picked up least one point. More on that later.

Each side had a slightly altered line-up. For the Bisons, Sean Christensen took Rene Hunter's place on the blueline and Jordyn Boyd replaced Jonah Wasylak up front. The Banjo-Cats replaced Trent Lofthouse with Christian Magnus.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal:
36 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

Defence:
3 S Christensen - 6 Paulsen
12 Sutherland - 2 Henry
5 L Christensen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 16 Paradis
24 Augert - 8 Bilton - 22 Boyd
20 Bruyere - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis

Scratches:
9 Hunter D - 34 Sydora G
15 Stockl - 18 Waldvogel - 29 Wasylak

REGINA

Goal:
31 MacAuley - 1 Kilgore

Defence:
8 Bourhis - 6 McMullen
28 Peel - 4 Sonntag
7 Schneider - 24 Bell

Forwards:
13 Appleyard - 15 Geibel - 22 Hunter
27 Fowlie - 10 Coleshaw - 11 McKinlay
23 Magnus - 16 McPhee - 17 Pereira
9 McCombie - 14 McNulty - 19 King

Scratches:
2 Dech D - 18 Luhning D - 29 Cross D
20 Virtanen F - 21 Hladun F - 12 Lofthouse F
25 Langford F - 30 Desautels G

Jordan DePape opened scoring for the Bisons, then line-mate Brett Stovin added two more as the game wore on. Justin Augert also scored twice. In between Stovin's pair and Augert's pair, Brett Brooks scored unassisted from a turnover.Stovin's 2nd goal was the Herd's 5th, and chased starting goaltender Dawson MacAuley from theHillbilly goal, to be replaced by veteran backup Mitch Kilgore.

Justin Spriggs was well on his way to a shut-out when Dylan McKinlay (who scored the winner on Friday) burst the bubble with less than 5 minutes left. J.J. Coleshaw added another when he rolled one at the net which somehow eluded Spriggs.

The Bisons are off to Calgary next weekend to face the other set of Cougars. Their next home games will be Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 and Sunday, October 25th at 1:00 when the UBC Thunderbirds come to town.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 0


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UC w video] : [rp @CW] : [rp @US]


What a turn-around. From 6-5 to 1-0 in 24 hours. Any way you slice it, Bedrock U gets just 1 point at home. They went with last year's #3 goaltender, Myles Hovdebo. Sask stood by Jordon Cooke. The only goal was cored shorthanded by rookie Andrew Johnson.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]


So who had money riding on the H0rny Ones to win this one? This one went into double overtime, so the Evil Monkeys still get 3 points on the weekend. The game was tied 2-2 after 2, and the shots were pretty close at 26-21 in favour of the Apes. In the 3rd period and overtime, however, Alberta went bananas and outshot Lethbridge 27-10. Dylan Tait saved the day for the Horns, and wound up with 51 saves on the night. Tim Campbell (with his second of the night) scored the winner with just 19 seconds left.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]


This was yet another close-fought game in the CW. Come to think of it, every game on the weekend was a tight one except for the Saturday Manitoba-Regina game. MRU outshot UBC 30-17. However Matt Hewitt stopped 29 shots to give UBC a chance at victory. Antilla the Hun scored the winner with less than 3 minutes left.

So at the end of one weekend, Saskatchewan and UBC lead the way with 4 points, then come Manitoba and Alberta with 3 points. Next we have last season's cellar-dwellers from Lethbridge and Regina with 2 points each. And bringing up the rear are MRU and Calgary with just one point a-piece.

OUT EAST

OUA

UQTR 1 Ryerson 2
McGill 5 Carleton 4
UOIT 6 RMC 3
York 2 Laurier 3
Concordia 2 Toronto 6
Waterloo 1 Windsor 8

AUS

St. F-X 3 Acadia 1
Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
UPEI 2 New Brunswick 8

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed. Oct. 14
Nipissing at Laurentian

Thu. Oct. 15
Brock at UOIT
Guelph at Ryerson

Fri. Oct. 16
Manitoba at Mount Royal
Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Alberta at Regina
Calgary at UBC

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

Sat. Oct. 17
Manitoba at Mount Royal
Alberta at Regina
Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Calgary at UBC

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

Sun. Oct. 18
Nipissing at RMC
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Oct. 16: Bisons Suffer Pounding

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:27 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UM] : [MRU]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM]
Video: [MRU Highlights] : [CanadaWest.tv]
Other: [Spriggs AotW] : [MRU Preview]
CIS: [2017 Universiade Coaches] : [Top 10] : [Oct 9-10 Roundup]

Coming in to this game we were hoping for a hard-hitting battle between the CW's two traditionally biggest teams. Not to mention the two top scorers from weekend #1, Matt Brown of MRU and Jordan DePape of Manitoba.

Instead, the Bisons were blitzed. They went with the same lineup to start game @1 against Regina, except that Justin Paulic made his first start in goal. It seems penalties and powerplays were a factor. The Bisons took 4 penalties to MRU's two, and gave up a penalty shot. MRU connected for 3 powerplay and one shorthanded goal in the process.

Colin Cooper got the win in goal, stopping 17 of 18 shots whilst Paulic was tagged with the loss and stopped 31 of 37 shots. Matt Brown scored twice for MRU, and Tyler Fiddler notched a goal and 3 assists.

Each side is now 1-1-1 heading into Saturday's rematch. I suspect that Byron Spriggs will start in goal after being U of M Athlete of the Week last week. The game is on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]
Previews: [UofS] : [UofL]

Remember back when the H0rny Ones were those lovable losers? They are only off to a 1-2-0 start. However their games have been against the two most highly touted teams in the conference thus far.

Jordon Cooke got the win in goal and Player of the Week Dylan Taite took the loss. Rookie Andrew Johnson scored twice for the Banjo-Mutts.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
REGINA COUGARS 9

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]
Preview: [UofR]

The Evil Monkeys must have been mad after their loss to Lethbridge and took it out on those poor little Banjo-Cats. The game was tied 2-2 at the first intermission. Then the Apes got serious and outshot their hosts 30-3 and outscored them 4-0 in the 2nd period. Regina tried to match fire-for-fire in the 3rd period. Although the ****s were 18-14, Alberta still scored the onky 3 goals of the period.

Despite the onslaught, Jordan Hickmott was the only Primate to score twice. Luke Siemens git the win in goal, and Mitch Kilgore took the loss. I suspect that Dawson MacAuley will get the start for Regina in Saturday's rematch after having sttolen a win in Manitoba last weekend.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]
Preview: [UBC]

An empty net goal put this one away for UBC's 3rd straight win. The Dinos are in an unaccustomed position, pulling up the rear.

Matt Hewitt claimed the win for UBC and former Bird, Steven Stanford, had the loss for Bedrock U.

OUT EAST

OUA

Wed. Oct, 14
Nipissing 2 Laurentian 3

Thu. Oct, 15
Brock 2 UOIT 4
Guelph 1 Ryerson 2

Fri. Oct, 16
Laurier 1 W. Ontario 6
RMC 0 Carleton 11
Lakehead 2 UQTR 4
Laurentian 2 McGill 7
Toronto 1 Waterloo 4
York 3 Queen's 1
Windsor 6 Concordia 5

AUS

Fri. Oct, 16
St. Thomas 1 Saint Mary's 6
St. F-X 3 UNB 4
Dalhousie 1 UPEI 4
Moncton 3 Acadia 4

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 17 Manitoba at Mount Royal 2:00 pm MDT
Sat Oct 17 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST
Sat Oct 17 Alberta at Regina 7:00 pm CST
Sat Oct 17 Calgary at U.B.C. 7:00 pm PDT

Sat Oct 17 St. Thomas at Acadia
Sat Oct 17 Moncton at Saint Mary's
Sat Oct 17 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sat Oct 17 St. F-X at U.P.E.I.
Sat Oct 17 Lakehead at U.Q.T.R.
Sat Oct 17 Nipissing at McGill
Sat Oct 17 Windsor at Concordia
Sat Oct 17 Ryerson at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 17 Laurentian at Carleton
Sat Oct 17 York at U.O.I.T.
Sat Oct 17 Brock at Queen's
Sat Oct 17 Waterloo at Guelph
Sat Oct 17 Laurier at Toronto
Sun Oct 18 Nipissing at R.M.C.
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Oct 17: Bisons Lose Tight One

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:42 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [MRU]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
Video: [MRU Highlights] : [CanadaWest.tv]
CIS: [Oct 16-18 Roundup]

This was more like the type of hockey one would expect from these two teams. The Bisons went with the same line-up as on Friday night except that Byron Spriggs got the start in goal. Colin Cooper got the start for MRU. The Bisons outshot the Blue Haired Cougars 31-27 on the night. Brett Stovin had the Bison goal, his 3rd of the season.

This allows MRU to jump ahead of the Bisons in the standings. They are 20101 and the Bisons are 1-2-1. The Bisons host UBC in a Saturday night/Sunday afternoon series next weekend. Meanwhile, MRU plays a home-and-home with the Evil Monkeys on Friday/Saturday.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]

Tha Banjo-Mutts have the knack so far of pulling out a victory from a tight battle. This win makes them 4-0-0, with two overtime wins and two more one-goal wins. The H0rny Ones are now 1-2-1 but could just as easily be 4-0-0 themselves.

Of note, Sask tied the game in the final minute of play on a power play goal by Andrew Johnson (his 5th of the season). Once again, Jordon Cooke got the win for Sask and Dylan Tait took the loss.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UA]

After an escape with 3 points against Lethbridge, the Evil Monkeys hit the road well-fed with bananas ready to do some damage to the Banjo-Cats. On the weekend the score was 15-3. Alberta is tied for second place at 3-0-1 and Regina is 1-3-0.

Regina once again went with Mitch Kilgore in the net. After he gave up 5 goals in two periods, rookie Andy Desautels saw his first action in the 3rd period. The Apes were taking no chances, once again going with Luke Siemens. Six different Monkeys scored goals, and they outshot their hosts 53-29.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

Well, Bedrock U was due for and deserving of a win, and likewise UBC for a loss. So it is fitting that when this one went into a second overtime and 3-on-3, it was the Tweety-Birds who tasted defeat. Still, UBC must be happy wih their 3-0-1 start, hood for a share of second place. The Dinos are in a 3-way logjam with the Bisons and Lethbridge at 1-2-1.

Steven Stanford started his 3rd game of the season for Bedrock, while UBC continued their rotation and went with Eric Williams. Bedrock U had a big edge on the shot clock, 37-24.

OUT EAST

OUA

Sat. Oct. 17
Lakehead 1 UQTR 6
Nipissing 3 McGill 2
Laurentian 3 Carleton 6
Windsor 5 Concordia 6 - 2OT
Ryerson 4 Western 7
Waterloo 0 Guelph 1
Laurier 2 Toronto 4
York 5 UOIT 2
Brock 3 Queen's 4

Sun. Oct. 18
Nipissing 4 RMC 3 - OT

AUS

Sat. Oct. 17
Dalhousie 2 UNB 3
St. F-X 3 UPEI 5
Moncton 3 Saint Mary's 4
St. Thomas 0 Acadia 4

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Oct 21 Acadia at Dalhousie
Wed Oct 21 New Brunswick at St. Thomas
Wed Oct 21 Saint Mary's at St. F-X
Wed Oct 21 U.P.E.I. at Moncton
Wed Oct 21 Concordia at U.Q.T.R.
Thu Oct 22 Ryerson at Guelph
Fri Oct 23 Saskatchewan at Regina
Fri Oct 23 Mount Royal at Alberta
Fri Oct 23 Calgary at Lethbridge

Fri Oct 23 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 23 Moncton at St. Thomas
Fri Oct 23 Dalhousie at St. F-X
Fri Oct 23 New Brunswick at Maine NCAA-x
Fri Oct 23 U.P.E.I. at Harvard NCAA-x
Fri Oct 23 Laurentian at York
Fri Oct 23 Queen's at Lakehead
Fri Oct 23 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Fri Oct 23 R.M.C. at Waterloo
Fri Oct 23 Nipissing at Brock
Fri Oct 23 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Fri Oct 23 W. Ontario at Toronto
Sat Oct 24 Lethbridge at Calgary
Sat Oct 24 Alberta at Mount Royal
Sat Oct 24 Regina at Saskatchewan
Sat Oct 24 U.B.C. at Manitoba

Sat Oct 24 New Brunswick at Harvard NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 U.P.E.I. at Dartmouth NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 24 Laurentian at Brock
Sat Oct 24 Guelph at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 24 R.M.C. at Laurier
Sat Oct 24 Nipissing at York
Sat Oct 24 Queen's at Lakehead
Sat Oct 24 Carleton at Waterloo
Sat Oct 24 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Sat Oct 24 Ryerson at Cornell NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba
Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Preview: Oct 24-25: The Birdies Are Coming

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:37 am

THE BIRDIES ARE COMING

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (3-0-1, 4-3-2, OHT36 #11)
MANITOBA BISONS (1-2-1, 2-7-1, OHT36 #21)


Saturday, October 24th, 7:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena
Sunday, October 25th, 1:00 CDT @ Fleming Arena


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

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

UBC Links:
:. [UBC Preview]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings] : [Top 10]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Top 10]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


The Tweety-Birds will be playing their first game away from British California when they come to town to face the Herd this weekend. Instead of the usual Friday-Saturday series, thisone will go Saturday night-Sunday afternoon. Which works out well since I have Jets tickets on Friday night.

UBC is off to a great 3-0-1 start. However, they could just as easily be 0-4-0. Their games have been nail-biters all the way through.

But what of the Bisons? They have had inconsistent goal scoring. They had an outburst in game 2 at Lakehead and game 2 against Regina, where they scored 6 goals in each game. However, inclusing the pre-season, scored 1 goal in 5 of 10 games, and were shutout once.

Byron Spriggs has done well in net and their top line (Merasty-DePape-Stovin) has been productive. They will need to perform for the Bisons to claim 2 or more points on the weekend.

ELSEWHERE:

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (1-2-1, 6-7-1, OHT36 #8)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-2-1, 7-4-1, OHT36 #19)


Links:
:. [U of L Preview Story]
:. [U of C Preview Story]


Both sides are 1-2-1. That is disappointment for Bedrock and yet glorious for the H0rny Ones. Both sides have played Sask and had the same results (a 1-goal loss and an overtime loss). So will the Viagra wear off? Or will Lethbridge turn a corner this season?

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0-0, 7-1-0, OHT36 #4)
REGINA COUGARS (1-3-0, 3-6-0, OHT36 #29)


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


When Banjo-Cats meet Banjo-Mutts anything can happen. The age-old canine vs. feline battle fought to the tune of banjo music with generous amounts of moonshine for the spectators. The Mutts are off to a terrific start after having barely edged their Hillbilly neighbours to the south for the CW's final playoff berth a year ago. Let's see how it goes!

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-1-1, 4-4-1, OHT36 #20)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (3-0-1, 8-2-2, OHT36 #2)


Links:
:. [U of A Preview Story]
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Friday is banner raising night for the Evil Monkeys. They have started the season by playing the two sides to have missed the CW playoffs a year ago. After sputtering against the H0rny Ones, the Monkeys whipped Regina. MRU is off to an OK start. So will they be last year's contenders or a mid-pack team?

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Oct 21 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 4 (so)
Wed Oct 21 New Brunswick 5 St. Thomas 1
Wed Oct 21 Saint Mary's 3 St. F-X 5
Wed Oct 21 U.P.E.I. 2 Moncton 4
Wed Oct 21 Concordia 4 U.Q.T.R. 5 (2ot)
Thu Oct 22 Ryerson 4 Guelph 2
Fri Oct 23 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 23 Moncton at St. Thomas
Fri Oct 23 Dalhousie at St. F-X
Fri Oct 23 New Brunswick at Maine (NCAA)
Fri Oct 23 U.P.E.I. at Harvard (NCAA)
Fri Oct 23 Laurentian at York
Fri Oct 23 Queen's at Lakehead
Fri Oct 23 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Fri Oct 23 R.M.C. at Waterloo
Fri Oct 23 Nipissing at Brock
Fri Oct 23 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Fri Oct 23 W. Ontario at Toronto
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 23: Friday Night Recap

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:30 am

With the Bisons' series against UBC not due to start until Saturday at 7:30 p.m., all we have is a very active Friday night from elsewhere across the country. There were three very close battles in the CWUAA, all of which were the debut of a home-and-home series.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

For the 5th time in 5 starts, the Banjo-Mutts have claimed a win from a close game. In fact, they were outshot by the Kittens 37-30 on the night. Dawson MacAuley was back in the Regina goal and took the loss. Blake Voth was the winning goalie, in his first start of the season.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]

The Monkeys raised their University Cup banner and then proceeded to be beaten by the New Kittens on the Block, who were seemingly unimpressed by their hosts. The game turned in the 2nd period. The Apes had a 1-0 lead after the 1st. MRU then dominated the 2nd period, outshooting the Apes 10-4 and outscoring them 2-0. Ultimately an empty netter sealed the deal. Colin Cooper was the winning goalie and Luke Siemens took the loss.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

The Bedrock Boys seemed to be well on their way to an easy win. Then in the 2nd intermission a healthy dose of Viagra allowed the H0rny Ones to make a big 3rd period comeback. It fell short, but should give these pesky underdogs some confidence heading into Saturday's rematch at Bedrock U. Both sides switched up their goaltending. Damien Ketlo took the loss in his first start for Lethbridge. Myles Hovdebo got the win in his second start.

OUT EAST

OUA

Fri Oct 23
Laurentian 0 York 2
Queen's 3 Lakehead 2
U.Q.T.R. 4 McGill 5 (ot)
R.M.C. 2 Waterloo 4
Nipissing 0 Brock 3
U.O.I.T. 3 Windsor 8
W. Ontario 3 Toronto 2 (ot)

AUS

Fri Oct 23
Acadia 5 Saint Mary's 2
Moncton 4 St. Thomas 1
Dalhousie 4 St. F-X 5 (ot)
New Brunswick 5 Maine 1 NCAA-x
U.P.E.I. at Harvard NCAA-x no score reported

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 24 New Brunswick at Harvard NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 U.P.E.I. at Dartmouth NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 24 Laurentian at Brock
Sat Oct 24 Guelph at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 24 R.M.C. at Laurier
Sat Oct 24 Nipissing at York
Sat Oct 24 Queen's at Lakehead
Sat Oct 24 Carleton at Waterloo
Sat Oct 24 U.O.I.T. at Windsor
Sat Oct 24 Ryerson at Cornell NCAA-x
Sat Oct 24 Lethbridge at Calgary 7:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 Alberta at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 Regina at Saskatchewan 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 24 U.B.C. at Manitoba 7:30 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba 1:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
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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Re: 2015-16 Mantoba Bisons/CIS Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:26 am

Oct 24: Birds Fly Past Bisons

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UBC]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

With a night game followed by an afternoon game there is not much turn-around time. So just the "bare bones" in this post. The Saturday night opener was mostly evenly played. The problem for the Bisons was turning territory and possession into shots ON goal. They had many more shoits TOWARDS the goal, but the boards and glass behind the UBC net saw much more action than usual.

Here's the alignment:

MANITOBA

Goal:
36 Spriggs (1 Paulic)

Defence:
2 Henry - 5 L Christensen
12 Sutherland - 9 Hunter
6 Paulsen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
25 Merasty - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
23 Schreyer - 17 Callis - 20 Bruyere
19 Waldvogel - 8 Bilton - 29 Wasylak
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 16 Paradis

Scratches:
3 S Christensen D - 34 Sydora G
15 Stockl - 22 Boyd - 24 Augert

U.B.C.

Goal:
35 Williams (30 Hewitt)

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 8 Manning
2 Fafard - 27 Connolly
5 Becker - 6 Underwood

Forwards:
12 Buonassissi - 33 Hilton - 22 Guenther
28 Clayton - 17 Vetteri - 10 Bardaro
19 Georgeson - 23 Lockhart - 26 NacDonald
20 Antilla = 15 Rossignol - 18 Robinson

Scratches:
9 Hayer - 14 Grewal - 29 Wagner
31 Devji - 39 Hamilton

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]


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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]


OUT EAST

OUA

Laurentian 1 Brock 8
RMC 1 Laurier 5
Guelph 2 W Ontario 3
McGill 3 Concordia 2
Nipissing 1 York 7
Carleton 9 Waterloo 2
Queen's 4 Lakehead 1
UOIT 3 Windsor 1

AUS

no games

NCAA Exhibition

Ryerson 2 Cornell 5
UPEI 0 Dartmouth 7
New Brunswick 3 Harvard 3 *ot)

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier 7:30 pm OUA
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell 2:00 pm Nc NCAA-x
Sun Oct 25 U.B.C. at Manitoba 1:00 pm CWUAA
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 25: Herd Rallies For a Split

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:20 pm

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UBC]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

After losing the opner, the Bisons needed this win. The game was very similar to Friday's on that the Bisons were great at generating scoring chances but often ended by shooting wide or high. However, a slightly differenet alignment seemed to give them a better and more balanced attack. Shaq Merasty centred his own line with Zach Waldvogel and Jordyn Boyd, all former Portage Terriers. The Terrier line was effective throughout. Although team leader Jordan DePape scored both regulation goals, Merasty set up Adam Henry for his first goal as a Bison in OT. Goaltender Justin Paulic had his first win as a Bison in goal. On the night the Bisons held a 36-28 shiots advantage.

Here's the alignment:

MANITOBA

Goal:
1 Paulic (35 Spriggs)

Defence:
2 Henry - 5 L Christensen
12 Sutherland - 9 Hunter
6 Paulsen - 4 Bresciani

Forwards:
16 Paradis - 28 Stovin - 27 DePape
22 Boyd - 25 Merasty - 19 Waldvogel
23 Schreyer - 8 Bilton - 29 Wasylak
18 Kelly - 21 Brooks - 17 Callis

Scratches:
3 S Christensen - 34 Sydora
15 Stockl - 20 Bruyere - 24 Augert

U.B.C.

Goal:
30 Hewitt (35 Williams)

Defence:
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 8 Manning
2 Fafard - 22 Guenther
5 Becker - 6 Underwood

Forwards:
28 Clayton - 10 Bardaro - 17 Vetterl
18 Robinson - 39 Hamilton - 33 Hilton
19 Georgeson - 15 Rossignol - 26 NacDonald
20 Antilla = 23 Lockhart - 27 Connolly

Scratches:
9 Hayer - 12 Buonassissi - 14 Grewal
29 Wagner - 31 Devji

The win gives the Bisons a record of 2-3-1 and they are alone in 6th place. UBC is now 4-0-2 and are alone in 2nd. The Bisons visit Bedrock U next weekend.

NEXT UP

Sun Oct 25 Carleton at Laurier
Sun Oct 25 Laurentian at Cornell NCAA-x
Fri Oct 30 Alberta at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 30 Manitoba at Calgary
Fri Oct 30 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
Fri Oct 30 Regina at U.B.C.

Fri Oct 30 Moncton at Dalhousie
Fri Oct 30 Acadia at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 30 St. Thomas at St. F-X
Fri Oct 30 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
Fri Oct 30 U.O.I.T. at Carleton
Fri Oct 30 Lakehead at McGill
Fri Oct 30 Waterloo at U.Q.T.R.
Fri Oct 30 Windsor at R.M.C.
Fri Oct 30 Toronto at Brock
Fri Oct 30 York at Ryerson
Fri Oct 30 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Oct 30 W. Ontario at Laurentian
Fri Oct 30 Guelph at Nipissing
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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