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Weekend Photos and Updates

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:47 pm

GoBisons.ca has uploaded photos from the weekend.

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Brett Stovin, first year player playing on the top line. He has 3 goals and 1 assist and is a +3.

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Justin Paulic, the rookie golatender from the WHL had his first home start on Sunday afternoon.

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The captain, Jordan DePape, has 3 goals and 3 assists, tied for the team scoring lead with Shaq Merasty (0-6-6) and tied for 10th in the league with a handful of others.

And the UBC links for Sunday are now available:

Links:

UBC: [Game Story] : [Boxscore]


Finally, due to my time constraints on Saturday I never posted links for the out of town games. Here they are:

Regina v Saskatchewan

Links:

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

All three other series were on a home-and-home basis. This game was played in Saskatown. Despite the score, Regina was largely in this game. In fact, they outshot the Mutts 38-36. Michael Sofilas scored twice for the Mutts. Jordon Cooke got the win in goal, and Mitch Kilgore suffered the loss. The win gives the Mutts and unexpected 6-0-0 record.

Alberta v Mount Royal

Links:

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

After a loss on home ice in the opener, the Evil Monkeys needed a win. The fact they fot it in overtime takes a bit of the shine off, because MRU picks up 3 points on the weekend. Luke Siemens picked up the win and Colin Cooper took the loss. Cooper kept his team in the game, since they were outshot 34-21.

Lethbridge v Calgary

Links:

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

The H0rny Ones looked impressive in the first two weeks, and maybe they have come back to earth. My;es Hovdebo got the win, and Dylan Tait the loss.
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Preview: Oct 30-31: Bisons at Dinos

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:34 pm

BISONS OFF TO BEDROCK

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MANITOBA BISONS (2-3-1, 3-8-1, OHT36 #21)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-2-1, 8-7-1, OHT36 #14)

Friday, October 30th, 8:00 CDT @ Father David Bauer Arena
Saturday, October 31st, 3:00 CDT @ Father David Bauer Arena

Live Links:

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

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

Calgary Links:
:. [UofC 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]


These teams are normally trying to chase down the Evil Monkeys at this time of year. Well, I guess that holds true, but with a twist. The Monkeys are sitting in 3rd and these teams are 5th and 6th. Mr. Slate might have to spring for some big recruits next year. The Dinos lost a paur of top-notch goaltenders and former Bird Steven Spafford seems like a decent backup at best. He has a 3.53 GAA and .866 save%.

The Dinos still have some punch up front, with 4 top 20 scorers (9 Collins, 11 Pearce, 13 Edwards, 16 King). They played an incredible 10 exhibition games this year. Like the Bisons, they had some positive signs but have generally been spinning their wheels.

The Bisons came on nicely in their series with UBC last weekend. I will be interested to see if they keep their shuffled lines. I liked the Terrier line.

ELSEWHERE:

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-4-1, 7-6-1, OHT36 #26)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-1-2, 5-4-2, OHT36 #12)

Links:
:. [MRU Preview Story] [MRU Video]
:. [UofL Preview Story]


This is a home-and-home series. MRU gained a load of credibility with 3 points against the Monkeys last weekend. On the other hand, Lethbridge has faltered after a shocking start. They were swept by Calgary last weekend.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-1-1, 9-3-2, OHT36 #4)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-0-0, 9-1-0, OHT36 #2)

Links:
:. [UofS Preview Story]
:. [UofA Site]


This series is the highlight iof the weekend. The Banjo-Mutts are off to an incredible 6-0-0 start. The Evil Monkeys are 4-1-1 and, with the exception of their mauling of Regina, have looked vulnerable in the early going. Are the Saskies that good? Well, before beating Regina 3-1 and 6-2 last weekend, they won all 4 games by one goal, two of those coming in overtime.

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REGINA COUGARS (1-5-0, 3-8-0, OHT36 #32)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-0-2, 5-3-3, OHT36 #3)

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


This looks to be a mismatch on paper. #3 vs #32. But I saw these two teams play live and I believe Regina could give UBC a good run for their money.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Fri Oct 30
Moncton at Dalhousie
Acadia at New Brunswick
St. Thomas at St. F-X
Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
U.O.I.T. at Carleton
Lakehead at McGill
Waterloo at U.Q.T.R.
Windsor at R.M.C.
Toronto at Brock
York at Ryerson
Laurier at Concordia
W. Ontario at Laurentian
Guelph at Nipissing
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Oct 30: Bisons Hit .500

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:58 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofM] : [UofC]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW]
CW stories: [Top Ten] : [122 WHL Scholarships]

This was a big win for the Herd. A weak pre-season was followed a spotty start to the regular season. Now they are 3-3-1 and tied with Bedrock U for 5th place, 2 points back of 4th place Alberta. This spoiled the grand re-opening of the Father David Bauer Arena.

The Dinos opened the scoring when leading scorer Chris Collins scored a 1st period PP goal. The lead did not last much more than 2 minutes, at which time Shaq Merasty replied with his own PP goal.

The 2nd period was scoreless, as was the 3rd period for almost 15 minutes. Jordan DePape scored the 3rd PP goal of the night to put the Bisons in the lead. Joel Schreyer scored into an empty net to finish the scoring.

Justin Paulic stopped 29 of 30 shots to claim the win, making his 2nd consecutive start. Myles Hovdebo stopped 20 of 22 shots to take the loss.

Saturday's rematch goes at 2:00 p.m. CDT and is available at CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:

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

The Banjo-Mutts move to 7-0 with their 5th one-goal win of the season. The Evil Monkeys came out hurling bananas, outshooting the Mutts 23-8 in the 1st period. But the score was 1-1. They kept it up in the 2nd, outshooting Sask 15-7 and taking a 2-1 lead. I guess that during the intermission the Mutts went outside, sprayed a few fire hydrants, and regrouped for the 3rd. Logan McVeigh scored two 3rd period goals to give the Saskies the W. Jordon Cook stopped 44 of 46 shots for the win, whilst Luke Siemens stopped 22 of 25 shots while taking the loss. Going into Saturday's rematch, the Monkeys sit in 4th place, 5 points behind Sask and only 2 points ahead of Manitoba and Calgary.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

Links:

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

This one was a tight battle right down to the controversial ending. The H0rny Ones are showing that while they may not be a playoff team, they are not to be taken lightly. Trailing 3-1 going into the 3rd, they rallied with two 3rd period PP goals to tie the game. With overtime looming, the Horns were penalized with just 28 seconds remaining. As fate would have it, Jordan McNaughton scored for the Bluegars with just 3 seconds left. So not even an overtime point for Lethbridge. Colin Cooper was again in goal for MRU and stopped 24 of 27 shots. Meanwhile, Damien Ketlo took the loss, stopping 29 of 33.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

Links:

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

Despite being in last place, the Banjo-Cats are capable of putting up a good fight. And that they did in British California on Friday night. I saw the ending of this one on CanadaWest.tv. For some reason the away team wore white. Although UBC controlled the play more often than not, this was anybody's game until an empty-netter sealed the deal. Matt Hewitt got the win, stopping 16 of 17 shots, and Dawson MacAulay stopped 29 of the 31 shots in taking the loss. The win allows UBC to keep within 2 points of Sask.

OUT EAST

OUA

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

AUS

Saint Mary's 4 UPEI
Moncton 4 Dalhousie 2
Acadia 3 UNB 2
St. Thomas 3 StFX 5

[CIS Schedule/Results]
Oct 30: Bisons Hit .500


NEXT UP

Sat Oct 31 Manitoba at Calgary 3:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 31 Alberta at Saskatchewan 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 31 Mount Royal at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 31 Regina at U.B.C. 9:00 pm CDT CanadaWest.tv
Sat Oct 31 St. Thomas at Dalhousie
Sat Oct 31 Moncton at St. F-X
Sat Oct 31 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick
Sat Oct 31 Acadia at U.P.E.I.
Sat Oct 31 Waterloo at Concordia
Sat Oct 31 Laurier at U.Q.T.R.
Sat Oct 31 Lakehead at McGill
Sat Oct 31 Toronto at York
Sat Oct 31 Queen's at Carleton
Sat Oct 31 W. Ontario at Nipissing
Sat Oct 31 Windsor at R.M.C.
Sat Oct 31 Ryerson at Brock
Sat Oct 31 Guelph at Laruentian
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Oct 31: Yabba Dabba Doo! Bisons Sweep Bedrock!

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:25 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:

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

A sweep in Bedrock is always tough to get and the Bisons must be pleased. Also, neither game went into overtime so this was a 4-0 road sweep. This result gives the Bisons a 3 game winning streak and a 4-3-1 record. At least temporarily, they are tied with Alberta for 4th place. The Dinos are 3-4-1 in 6th.

This matinee saw the Bisons make a goaltending change, going with Byron Spriggs. He stopped 32 of 34 shots. So the Herd has two goalies going string right now. Bedrock U stuck with Myles Hovdebo, who stopped 18 of 23. Shaq Merasty scored twoce for the Bisons and singles were notched by Kesse Paradis, Liam Bilton, and Brett Stovin.

The Bisons are off to Saudi Alberta where they will face the Monkeys next weekend. On November 13-14 they return to home ice to face the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

With the evening games n progress as I post, part 2 of tonight's report will come later tonight or early Sunday.
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Oct 31: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:58 pm

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The Bisons played a Saturday matinee and I fell asleep before the late stories and summaries were posted from points west. Hence the split of the report on Saturday's goings on.

Whilst the first month of play has just ended, IMO the fact that the teams have played 8 of their 28 regular season games (29%), means that we are far enough into the season to make some calls as to where our teams generally belong in the pecking order.

Well, here's what happened ...

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

Links:

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

The first remarkable thing about this result is that it gives the Saskies their first loss of the season after 7 straight wins. The second is that it vaults the Evil Monkeys from 5th to 3rd. The third is that it makes us ask whether this game is an omen of things to come.

That the Monkeys are fighting it out in the middle of the pack should come as a surprise to everybody. However, they continue their practice of dominating the shot clock. In this game, they outshot Sask 20-4 in the 1st period,yet had just a 1-0 lead. The 2nd period was high in shots, 15-14 in favour of the Monkeys, but they cashed in 3 times in taking a 4-1 lead. With Sask in need of a 3rd period rally, they were nevertheless dominated 20-4 on the shot clock. Not a great sign for Sask.

In this game itself, rookie defenceman Jordan Rowley scored 2 goals for the Monkeys, both on the PP. The teams also stuck with their starting goaltenders, Jordon Cooke taking the loss and Luke Siemens claiming the win.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

Links:

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

The H0rny Ones are a tough opponent this year as proved in their home leg of this weekend split series. On Friday the game was decided only by a PP goal with 3 second left. Saturday's game was not that close. All the scoring took place in the 1st and 2nd periods. The shots favoured Lethbridge at that point, by a 26-23 margin. Then came a 3rd period that defies normal statistical analysis. The Bluegars fired 27 shots at Dylan Tait in the 2rd period, yet did not score. Lethbridge was clearly just standing around watching their goaltender save the day, since they only had 4 shots of their own. A team can get that from the neutral zone on line changes. MRU is now 4th with 10 points, and Lethbridge is 7th with 5 points.

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REGINA COUGARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6

Links:

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

UBC scored 4 goals on 8 shots in the 2nd period to put this one away. Regina outshot them 35-28 on the night. The Tweety-Birds must have been protected by a little old lady armed with an umbrella willing to smack the Puddy-Tats. Regina went with their 3rd goaltender, Andy Desautels, making his 1st start. He stopped 22 of 28 shots. UBC continued their rotation, going with Eric Williams who stopped 34 of 35 shots. UBC is now tied with Sask for 1st place.

OUT EAST

OUA

Waterloo 4 Concordia 1
Laurier 4 U.Q.T.R. 7
Lakehead 3 McGill 8
Toronto 2 York 4
Queen's 3 Carleton 0
W. Ontario 5 Nipissing 1
Windsor 6 R.M.C. 2
Ryerson 5 Brock 4 (ot)
Guelph 3 Laruentian 2

AUS

St. Thomas 1 Dalhousie 5
Moncton 6 St. F-X 5 (ot)
Saint Mary's 2 New Brunswick 5
Acadia 4 U.P.E.I. 1

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Nov 04 Dalhousie at Acadia
Wed Nov 04 St. Thomas at New Brunswick
Wed Nov 04 St. F-X at Saint Mary's
Wed Nov 04 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
Thu Nov 05 Ryerson at Laurier
Fri Nov 06 Manitoba at Alberta 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Nov 06 Regina at Calgary 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Fri Nov 06 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Fri Nov 06 Moncton at New Brunswick
Fri Nov 06 Acadia at St. F-X
Fri Nov 06 St. Thomas at U.P.E.I.
Fri Nov 06 Brock at Carleton
Fri Nov 06 Nipissing at Lakehead
Fri Nov 06 Concordia at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 06 York at R.M.C.
Fri Nov 06 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
Fri Nov 06 McGill at Ryerson
Fri Nov 06 Waterloo at Toronto
Fri Nov 06 Laurentian at Windsor
Fri Nov 06 U.Q.T.R. at Guelph
Sat Nov 07 Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 Regina at Calgary 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sat Nov 07 U.B.C. at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Sun Nov 08 U.B.C. at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
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Preview: Nov 6-7: Bisons at Monkeys

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:14 pm

THE HERD TO FACE THE CHAMPS

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-3-1, 5-8-1, OHT36 #14)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-2-1, 10-4-2, OHT36 #6)

Friday, November 6th, 8:00 CDT @ Clare Drake Arena
Saturday, November 7th, 7:00 CDT @ Clare Drake Arena

Live Links:

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

Manitoba Links:
:. [DePape Bison AoW] : [DePape CW 3rd Star]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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

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


So the Bisons come into the weekend series in Saudi Alberta in 5th place. Well, OK. But they are just 2 points behind the two-time reigning national champions. And the Herd is riding a 3-game winning streak. Now, that sounds a lot better.

Where does that leave the Bisons? A convincing sweep of the Dinos, following a split with UBC, must have confidence riding a wave. Both goaltenders had solid performances last weekend. Will the rotation continue with Paulic going Friday and Spriggs on Saturday? Will the top line of DePape-Stovin-Merasty be used as a unit? Or will Paradis slip in there with Merasty centering his own Terrier line?

And what about those Apes? Yes they are in an unaccustomed 3rd place. But they are first in goals with 29 and tied for first in goals against with 16. They dominate the shot clock every game. They have 5 of the top 20 scorers in the conference.

So what about goaltending? The vet is now Luke Siemens. The backups had some dubious starts in the pre-season, so Siemens has started and finished all 8 regular season games thus far. His numbers are good (1.84 GAA and .927 S%). But it is highly unusual for the Evil Monkeys to ride one goaltender.

IMO the Bisons would be happy coming from Edmontown with 2 points in tow. That would leave them above .500 and they would have played all their away games against the top 3 teams from last season.

ELSEWHERE:

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-1-0, 10-2-0, OHT36 #2)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-2-2, 6-5-2, OHT36 #10)

Links:
:. [MRU Preview Story] [MRU Video]
:. [UofS Site]


Are the Banjo-Mutts for real? I wish we had access to advanced stats. My guess is that, while impressive, the Mutts are not quite as good as their record. They have won 5 games by one goal, and one more by 2 goals. A bounce or a break here or there could obviously have had a dramatic impact on their record. Although MRU had a great weekend against the Bisons, they have otherwise been a so-so team so far. They sit in 4th place, one point ahead of the Bisons and one point behind the Evil Monkeys.

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REGINA COUGARS (1-7-0, 3-10-0, OHT36 #32)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-4-1, 8-9-1, OHT36 #18)

Links:
:. [UofC Preview Story]
:. [UofR Preview Story]


When you are struggling, the Banjo-Cats are the team you want to be playing. And that's the situation in the Town of Bedrock. After being in the nationals last season, and having been the seemingly entrenched #2 team in the conference, the 6th place standing must bother the Bedrock Boys. Is it down to goaltending? The Dinos graduated their top 2 tandem after last season and are going with last year's #3 Myles Hovdebo (2.63 GAA, .868 S%) and UBC transfer Steven Stanford (3.53 GAA, .866 S%). If those numbers hold steady they will have a lot of trouble finishing in the top two.

As for the Cats, I suspect they will have one good game and one dud this weekend. They have enough of a veteran presence that they can be tough. And if rookie goaltender Dawson MacAuley (3.77 GAA, .895 S%) has a good night they could steal games.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-0-2, 7-3-3, OHT36 #3)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-5-1, 8-7-1, OHT36 #23)

Links:
:. [UofL Preview Story]
:. [UBC Preview Story]


This series is a Saturday-Sunday schedule, just like when the Birds visited Friendly Manitoba. The H0rny Ones are no pushover this year. They sit 7th but they have seldom been out of any game so far. Other than a 6-2 loss against Calgary, every game they have played has been decided by either 1 or 2 goals.

Meanwhile, the Tweety-Birds are tied with Sask for 1st place. That really seems strange. While UBC is a solid hockey team, they don't yet strike me as a 1st place team. They are coming off a 6-1 win over Regina. However, in their other 7 games all have been decided by 1 or 2 goals. The foregoing tells me that we should expect some very close games in this set.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Nov 04
Dalhousie 2 Acadia 3
St. Thomas 2 New Brunswick 11
St. F-X 4 Saint Mary's 1
Moncton 3 U.P.E.I. 5

Thu Nov 05
Ryerson 2 Laurier 3

Fri Nov 06
Moncton at New Brunswick
Acadia at St. F-X
St. Thomas at U.P.E.I.
Brock at Carleton
Nipissing at Lakehead
Concordia at W. Ontario
York at R.M.C.
U.O.I.T. at Queen's
McGill at Ryerson
Waterloo at Toronto
Laurentian at Windsor
U.Q.T.R. at Guelph
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Nov 6: Bisons Rally But Lose in OT

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:01 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
(in overtime)

Links:

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

All I saw of this on CanadaWest.tv was most of the 3rd period and overtime. Good thing I nevefr had to suffer through two periods of watching the Evil Monkeys outshoot the Bisons 31-7. But since it was only 1-0, all was good. I missed seeing a goal by Kruise Reddick and a bunch of saves by Justin Paulic.

What I saw was a 3rd period where the Bisons throttled the Bears with a well-pklayed road game. However, Jamie Crooks gave the Monkeys a 2-0 lead on a scramble followed by a screen shot. The Bisons were not done. Monkey Jayden Hart took 4 minutes for spearing and on the ensuing powerplay Shaq Merasty scored with just over 6 minutes left. Then with Paulic on the bench, Merasty notched his 5th of the season to force overtime.

In the first overtime period (4-on-4) the play was back and forth with each goaltender making game-saving saves. However, the second overtime (3-on-3) was all Primate. A goal seemed inevitable and Crooks scored his 2nd of the night to bring victory to Saudi Alberta.

Luke Siemens got the win with 17 saves on 19 shots, and Paulic took the loss despite 42 saves. Siemens has now started all 9 regular season games for the Monkeys.

The point lifts the Bisons into a 4th place tie with MRU at 4-3-2. The Monkeys are 3rd at 6-2-1.

Saturday's rematch goes at 6:00 MST, 7:00 CST.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

Links:

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

Bedrock U needed a win and the Banjo-Cats were the perfect victim. Steven Stanford returned to the Dino goal and racked up a 17 save shutout, At the other end, Dawson MacAuley was peppered with 39 shots. Bedrock had 5 different goal-scorers. The Dinos are now 6th with 9 points, one behind Manitoba and Mount Royal.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:

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

Yet another one-goal win for the Banjo-Mutts. This time they were outshot 36-24. How long can they keep this up? Maybe all season, like last year's Calgary Flames. Jordon Cooke once again got the win for Sask, and Colin Cooper took the loss for MRU. Sask is now in 1st place at 8-1-0, and MRU is tied for 4th with Manitoba at 4-3-2.

OUT EAST

OUA

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

AUS

St. Thomas 3 UPEI 5
Acadia 2 St. F-X 4
Moncton 1 UNB 5

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat. Nov. 7
Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Regina at Calgary 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
UBC at Lethbridge 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
UQTR at W. Ontario
Laurentian at Windsor
UNB at UPEI
Brock at RMC
Laurier at Waterloo
Nipissing at Lakehead
York at Carleton
Queen's at UOIT
McGill at Toronto
Concordia at Guelph

Sun. Nov. 8
UBC at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
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Nov 7: Bisons Win in Edmontown!

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:04 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:

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

So the Herd make it a 3-point weekend in the Land of Monkeys! I was at a banquet and missed watching this one on-line. The UofA game story gives a nice recap.

The Bisons continued their rotation in goal. Byron Spriggs stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced. Brett Brooks scored twice the 1st period to give the Bisons a 2-1 lead. There was no scoring in the 2nd period. Nor was there any scoring for almost 18 minutes in the 3rd. Rhett Rachinski scored his 5th of the season and it looked like the game would be headed to overtime. Then with just 12 second left, Jordan DePape scored his 5th of the season and there was no point for the Monkeys.

The Bisons are now 5-3-2 and are alone in 4th, one point behind Alberta (6-3-1) and 2 points behind UBC.

After two weekends on the road, the Bisons return home to face the Lethnridge Pronghorns next Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
(in overtime)

Links:

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

The Banjo-Cats needed a win to avoid falling completely oit of contention. Even with this OTW they are 6 points in arrears of a playoff berth. The Cats are now 2-8-0, both wins coming in overtime. The Dinos fall to 4-4-2, even with MRU in 5th place.

Mitch Kilgore played perhaps the best game in his career as a Kitten, stopping 46 of 48 shots. Steven Stanford started his 2nd in a row and took the loss, stopping 23 of 26 shots.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1

Links:

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

The Banjo-Mutts have mastered the art of winning games where they have been outshot. On Saturday at Mount Royal they were outshot 33-24. Jordon Cooke stopped 32 of those 33 shots, whilst MRU backup Cam Lanigan stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced in his start, the final goal being scored into an empty net. The Saskies are sitting 1st at 9-1-0 and MRU is tied for 5th with Calgary at 4-4-2. Next week the Mutts host UBC in a battle for 1st place.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:

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

This was UBC's first regulation loss of the season, and it demonstrates that the H0rny Ones are no longer the pushovers they were. While a 3-5-1 record and a 7th place standing may not make other teams dance for joy, the fact is their results this year have been a massive step forward.

In the game itself, UBC held a 1-0 lead entering the 3rd period. Lethbridge managed a 3 goal outburst, with the winner coming within the final 3 minutes. Dylan Tait was back in goal for Lethbridge and stopped 27 of 29 shots. Meanwhile, Matt Hewitt took the loss for the Birds, and stopped 34 of 37 shots in the process.

Next week both sides hit the road, UBC playing at Sask and Lethbridge coming to Manitoba.

OUT EAST

OUA

Laurentian 3 Windsor 2
U.Q.T.R. 5 W. Ontario 2
York 3 Carleton 4 (ot)
Nipissing 2 Lakehead 1
Laurier 7 Waterloo 3
Brock 6 R.M.C. 5 (ot)
Queen's 4 U.O.I.T. 3 (ot)
McGill 4 Toronto 3
Concordia 3 Guelph 5

AUS

New Brunswick 4 U.P.E.I. 2

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sun. Nov. 8
UBC at Lethbridge 2:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Wed Nov 11
Saint Mary's at Dalhousie

Thu Nov 12
Lakehead at W. Ontario

Fri Nov 13
Lethbridge at Manitoba 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
U.B.C. at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Mount Royal at Regina 7:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv
Alberta at Calgary 8:00 pm CST CanadaWest.tv

Dalhousie at Moncton
New Brunswick at Acadia
St. F-X at St. Thomas
U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Guelph at York
Ryerson at Nipissing
Lakehead at W. Ontario
Laurier at McGill
R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
Windsor at Brock
Waterloo at U.O.I.T.
Concordia at Queen's
Toronto at Laurentian
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Preview: Nov 13-14: Pronghorns at Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:31 pm

BISONS BACK HOME

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-5-1, 10-7-1, OHT36 #21)
MANITOBA BISONS (5-3-2, 6-8-2, OHT36 #10)

Friday, November 13th, 7:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena
Saturday, November 14th, 1:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena

Live Links:

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

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

Lethbridge Links:
:. [UofL 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 Story]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


After two weekends away the Herd comes home as a team on a hot streak. They are 4-0-1 and their opponets have been UBC, Calgary, and Alberta. These numbers exceed expectations. Now the team needs to show if this is an upward trend of a team coming together, or just a blip.

The H0rny Ones have not been the pushovers they used to be. They have won 3 straight and are not all that far away from a top 6 playoff berth. They are 7th, just one point behind MRU and Calgary. In the last 4 seasons the Bisons hold a 13-3 lead in head to head play, including 8-0 at home. But in an early season series a year ago, the Bisons were swept by the Horns. One more point that weekend and the Bisons would have finished 4th, and hosted the quarter-final round. Even though Lethbridge is improved, this is a series where the Bisons need 3, or even 4, points to establish themselves as a potential conference contender.

Both sides have developed a goalie rotation. Despite having a load of new players, the Horns have two veteran goaltenders. Fifth year Dylan Tait has survived a cancer scare and this year's numbers (3-3-1, 2.88 GAA, and .927 S%) are superior to his career numbers (5-29-2, 4.23 GAA, and .899 S%). Damien Ketlo is similar (this year he is 1-2-0, 2.71 GAA, and ,921 S%, career is 5-39-0, 5.19 GAA, ..877 S%).

In contrast, the Bisons have been rotating 2nd year Byron Spriggs and rookie Justin Paulic. After s slow start, Paulic has found his form. He has improved to 2-1-1, 2.86 GAA, and .914 S%. Last year Spriggs went from backup to starter and picked up where he left off last year. He is 3-2-1, 2.52 GAA, and .923 S%.

On the other side, the Horns have just one player in the Top 20 scorers, namely Mitchell Maxwell (3-7-10). Meanwhile, the Bisons have 3: Jordan DePape (5-9-14, tied for 1st), Shaq Merasty (5-7-12), and Brett Stovin (4-4-8).

ELSEWHERE:

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-1-3, 7-4-4, OHT36 #7)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-1-0, 12-2-0, OHT36 #2)

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


It is surprising that these two teams lead the conference. The shockwaves would be minimal, though, if one or both fell into the mid-pack in the standings.

The Mutts have 9 wins, 6 by one goal (2 in OT) and one by two goals. After two consecutive seasons where they were eliminated in the quarter-finals (once by UBC) there were many question marks hanging over the Mutts. They had some years where the recruiting class was far below par. But this year, their top two scorers are rookies. Andrew Johnson (4-7-11) and Kohl Baumi (2-8-10) lead the way. Second year goaltender Jordon Cooke has started 9 of 10 thus far.

There is no question that UBC is off to a good start. But last season was the first time they had a home playoff series since the 1970s. What's woth all the overtime? They have 4 OT games already (and are 1-3 in those games). They do have the league's co-leading scorer (Anthoiny Bardaro at 6-8-14), but where Sask's scoring is spread out with 3 players in the top 20, UBC has but two (Luke Lockhart at 3-5-8 is tied for 18th-20th).

This unlikely feature series of the weekend could say a lot about these two teams.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (6-3-1, 11-5-2, OHT36 #8)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-5-1, 9-10-1, OHT36 #18)

Links:
:. [UofC Preview Story] : [rp @CW]
:. [UofA Preview Story]


This home-and-home match-up used to be a series warranting national attention. That was back in 2014-15. Now, Bedrock U is clinging to a playoff berth and the Evil Monkeys are scratching their armpits, throwing bananas at one another, and swinging by the vines. Each weekend it seems to be the same story, except when the Monkeys played Regina: Outshoot opponent by a wide margin, yet win/lose a tight game. By the stats, and by past performance, one would expect the Primates to go on a roll any time now. Nobody wants to be their opponent when that happens.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-4-2, 6-7-2, OHT36 #13)
REGINA COUGARS (2-8-0, 4-11-0, OHT36 #32)

Links:
:. [UofR Preview Story]
:. [UBC Preview Story]


The Cat Fight! Cougars v Cougars. Just like closing time at the Palomino, as the cliche goes. Let's call them the "Bluegars" and "Banjo-Cats" so we know what's what. Well, Regina can be counted on to have one good game and one stinker each weekend it seems. But what about MRU? After a 3rd place finish last year they have struggled to find the same form. The Banjo-Cats need to go on a roll if they want to get in the playoff picture and MRU is tied with Calgary in 5th and 6th. Being 6 points back, Regina needs clean wins right here to make it close.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Wed Nov 11 Saint Mary's 5 Dalhousie 2
Thu Nov 12 Lakehead 3 W. Ontario 5
Fri Nov 13 Dalhousie at Moncton
Fri Nov 13 New Brunswick at Acadia
Fri Nov 13 St. F-X at St. Thomas
Fri Nov 13 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Fri Nov 13 Guelph at York
Fri Nov 13 Ryerson at Nipissing
Fri Nov 13 Lakehead at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 13 Laurier at McGill
Fri Nov 13 R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
Fri Nov 13 Windsor at Brock
Fri Nov 13 Waterloo at U.O.I.T.
Fri Nov 13 Concordia at Queen's
Fri Nov 13 Toronto at Laurentian
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Nov 13-14: Bisons Swept

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:10 pm

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 7
MANITOBA BISONS 5

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 1

Friday Links:

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

Saturday Links:

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

When there is a Friday night game followed by a Saturday afternoon game there is often not enough time to do a Friday night recap. So I waited until all the results were in to do one massive weekend report.

The story in this series was the lack of goaltending for the Bisons. After being named stars in all four games the past two weekends, neither goaltender distinguished himself at home.

Friday night's game was a real shoot-out. The Bisons outshot the H0rny Ones 40-36 but when a save was needed they never got it. While there were not that many penalties, the Lethbridge PP was effective, going 2 for 3 and scoring within seconds of the expiry of the other.

In the 1st period, the Bisons were trailing 3-1, despite giving up just 10 shots on goal. The 3rd goal for the Horns was scored by #13 Mitchell Maxwell. He skated around the whole team and put it past Justin Paulic in the Bison goal.

The 2nd period was one of the most entertaining periods I have seen. The Bisons outscored the Horns 3-2 though being outshot 19-13. A pair of 3rd period goals 24 seconds apart seemed to put it away for Lethbridge. However, the Bisons put on a great deal of late pressure. With an empty net and about a minute left, a potential 7-6 goal was barely deflected off the knob of Damien Ketlo's stick and the crossbar. I don't recall the last time the Bisons scored 5 goals and lost.

Saturday afternoon was a similar game, with fewer dramatic moments. Byron Spriggs started for Manitoba and Dylan Tait for Lethbridge. The Bisons outshot the Horns 33-30. However, after the Horns scored 4 goals on 12 shots in the 1st period the chances of a comeback were slim and none.

As for overall impressions, the Horns are definitely an improved team. The league has now played 6 weekends and they have been tough on everyone they have played. They sit 5th at 6-5-1 and have only Regina to play to finish the 1st half. The Bisons are one point back of them at 5-5-2.

The Bisons host the Saskies next weekend, on Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at a very awkward 4:00.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 9
REGINA COUGARS 2

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
REGINA COUGARS 3

Friday Links:

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

Saturday Links:

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

Ugh. The Banjo-Cats were dominated on home ice in a shocking manner. Not to put down the Bluegars, but nobody should be dominated this extensively.

Friday's game started out OK. It was 2-2 early in the 2nd. Somehow Regina gave up 7 unanswered goals, while being outshot 42-16 on the night.

Saturday was better but still not close. MRU built a 3-0 lead over two periods. It seems funny that there would be 6 goals in the 3rd, but such is possible on a funny weekend I guess.

Both teams used just one goaltender. Mitch Kilgore took both losses for Regina and Colin Cooper claimed two wins for MRU. Dawson McAuley did not suit up for Regina on either night.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Friday Links:

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

Saturday Links:

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

In this battle for 1st place, the Saskies easily took control with a sound win on Friday night. They built period leads of 1-0 and 3-0 while holding UBC to just 11 shots. In the end, the shots were 25-20 in favour of Sask. Jordon Cooke got the win and Eric Williams took the loss.

The Saturday rematch was strange. UBC came out guns-a-blazin', taking a 3-0 1st period lead whilst outshooting the Banjo-Mutts 17-9. The Mutts were far from finished, however. In the 2nd period they outshot UBC 19-3 and scored twice. The 3rd period saw the Huskies tie the game while outshooting UBC 10-2. But UBC scored on their 2nd shot of the period to escape with a 4-3 win. Jordon Cooke again started for Sask while UBC conrinued to rotate, going with Matt Hewitt.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

CALGARY DINOSAURS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
(in overtime)

Friday Links:

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

Saturday Links:

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

This was a split series and game 1 was in the Town of Bedrock. The Dinos' playoff hopes could become a page right out of history. The stats were not as one-sided as the scoreline. However, with period leads of 1-0 and 3-0, the Evil Monkeys were never in trouble throughout the game.

The scene switched to Edmontown for the Saturday night rematch. The teams stuck with Luke Siemens in goal for Alberta and Steven Stanford for Bedrock U. It was 0-0 after regulation, and that says it all. The shots were 33-26 in favour of the Monkeys. The results leave Calgary out of the playoffs if the season ended today.

OUT EAST

OUA

Fri Nov 13 Guelph 4 York 3 (so)
Fri Nov 13 Ryerson 3 Nipissing 4
Fri Nov 13 Lakehead 5 W. Ontario 7
Fri Nov 13 Laurier 0 McGill 4
Fri Nov 13 R.M.C. 0 U.Q.T.R. 7
Fri Nov 13 Windsor 2 Brock 3
Fri Nov 13 Waterloo 2 U.O.I.T. 3
Fri Nov 13 Concordia 0 Queen's 4
Fri Nov 13 Toronto 2 Laurentian 3 (ot)
Sat Nov 14 R.M.C. 3 Concordia 6
Sat Nov 14 Carleton 6 U.Q.T.R. 3
Sat Nov 14 Waterloo 2 McGill 5
Sat Nov 14 Windsor 1 York 2 (ot)
Sat Nov 14 Toronto 3 Nipissing 6
Sat Nov 14 Brock 1 Guelph 6
Sat Nov 14 Laurier 3 U.O.I.T. 4
Sat Nov 14 Ryerson 3 Laurentian 2 (ot)

AUS

Fri Nov 13 Dalhousie 1 Moncton 6
Fri Nov 13 New Brunswick 3 Acadia 4 (ot)
Fri Nov 13 St. F-X 4 St. Thomas 1
Fri Nov 13 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary's 2 (ot)
Sat Nov 14 Dalhousie 1 St. Thomas 0 (so)
Sat Nov 14 St. F-X 4 Moncton 1
Sat Nov 14 New Brunswick 2 Saint Mary's 4
Sat Nov 14 U.P.E.I. 5 Acadia 6 (ot)

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Fri Nov 20
Saskatchewan at Manitoba
Calgary at Mount Royal
Regina at Lethbridge
Alberta at U.B.C.

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

Sat Nov 21
Regina at Lethbridge
Saskatchewan at Manitoba
Mount Royal at Calgary
Alberta at U.B.C.

Acadia at St. Thomas
Saint Mary's at Moncton
New Brunswick at Dalhousie
U.P.E.I. at St. F-X
R.M.C. at Ryerson
U.O.I.T. at Guelph
McGill at York
Brock at Laurier
U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing
Lakehead at Windsor
Carleton at Toronto
Concordia at Laurentian
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Preview: Nov 20-21: Huskies at Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:04 pm

FIRST HALF COMES TO A CLOSE

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-2-0, 13-3-0, OHT36 #1)
MANITOBA BISONS (5-5-2, 6-10-2, OHT36 #16)

Friday, November 20th, 7:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena
Saturday, November 21st, 4:00 CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena

Live Links:

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

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

Saskatchewan Links:
:. [UofS Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

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


The Banjo-Mutts are in town so steer clear of any local fire hydrants. This a strange weekend in that the Saturday game starts at 4:00, which ticks me off to no end. I have Jets tickets for a 6:00 p.m. game. I thought this was going to be a 1:00 p.m. start. Jeesh.

This weekend marks the end of the first half of the CW regular season. The big question is whether Sask is as good as their 10-2-0 record would indicate. After finishing in 6th place last year, they were bound to improve. But this much? We'll see.

The Bisons are in 6th place, one point ahead of Calgary and just 5 points out of second place. One weekend can make a big difference in the standings. Like last weekend. The Bisons entered at #10 in the Official Hollywood Top 36 rankings, and left as #16. Sask is now #1 after UNB lost twice. As one looks across the standings, this is a very wide-open season across the country.

The CW LeagueStats have composite records for the last 5 years. Since these teams have yet to meet this season, we have 4 years of head-to-head we can look at. The Bisons hold a 9-7 edge in those years, including 4-0 last year. The key this weekend will be goaltending. After neimng stars twice each in trips to Bedrock and Edmontown, both Bison goaltenders fell flat against the H0rny Ones.

ELSEWHERE:

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (8-3-1, 13-5-2, OHT36 #8)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (7-2-3, 8-5-4, OHT36 #6)

Links:
:. [UBC Site]
:. [UofA Site]


These teams are tied for 2nd place, 3 points behind Sask. This will tell us if UBC are a contender. The Evil Monkeys are off to a shaky start, but IMO are still the favourite to finish first. UBC is just getting ready no for the heavy lifting. Although UBC are the higher ranked team (and deservedly so) my expectation is that the Apes will emerge as #2 in the CW.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-6-2, 9-11-2, OHT36 #20)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-4-2, 8-7-2, OHT36 #10)

Links:
:. [UofC Site]
:. [MRU Site]


This cross-town series has produced many good games already, especially when the teams were fighting it out for 2nd place last year. Now, however, Bedrock U has fallen all the way to 7th in the standings and #20 in the OHT36, 10 places below MRU. The Bisons sit 2 points behind 4th place MRU and 1 point ahead of Bedrock, so they are likely hoping that neitehr game goes into overtime.

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REGINA COUGARS (2-10-0, 4-13-0, OHT36 #32)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (6-5-1, 12-7-1, OHT36 #11)

Links:
:. [UofR Site]
:. [UofL Site] : [CW Preview]


This used to be the battle for the wooden spoon, but no more. The H0rny Ones jumped from #22 to #11 with a big sweep of Manitoba. They are over .500 and it has been ages since they have been in such a lofty place this late in the season. Regina is in a rough spot and there must be much doubt amongst their players about their ability to go anywhere this season. I suspect they will give one good performance this weekend. We'll see where that gets them.

OUT EAST:

Link: [CIS Schedule/Results Page]

Thu Nov 19 Queen's at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 20 Acadia at Moncton
Fri Nov 20 Saint Mary's at St. Thomas
Fri Nov 20 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
Fri Nov 20 New Brunswick at St. F-X
Fri Nov 20 U.O.I.T. at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 20 Waterloo at York
Fri Nov 20 Concordia at Nipissing
Fri Nov 20 McGill at Brock
Fri Nov 20 Queen's at Guelph
Fri Nov 20 Lakehead at Windsor
Fri Nov 20 Carleton at Ryerson
Fri Nov 20 R.M.C. at Toronto
Fri Nov 20 U.Q.T.R. at Laurentian
Sat Nov 21 Acadia at St. Thomas
Sat Nov 21 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Sat Nov 21 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Sat Nov 21 U.P.E.I. at St. F-X
Sat Nov 21 R.M.C. at Ryerson
Sat Nov 21 U.O.I.T. at Guelph
Sat Nov 21 McGill at York
Sat Nov 21 Brock at Laurier
Sat Nov 21 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing
Sat Nov 21 Lakehead at Windsor
Sat Nov 21 Carleton at Toronto
Sat Nov 21 Concordia at Laurentian
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Nov 21: Huskies Win Opener

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 am

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
MANITOBA BISONS 3

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The story of this game was the goaltending issue. The game was 3-3 after two periods and was a very closely fought game. However, after the Bisons had the jump in the 3rd period, a counter-attack by the Banjo-Mutts at the 5 minute mark led to a soft goal. From then on the Bisons sputtered and the game was lost. The Bisons once again had trouble hitting the net on golden opportunities. Callis, Merasty, and Stovin scored for Manitoba. Byron Spriggs took the loss stopping 33 of 38 shots (with one emoty netter) and Blake Voth stopped 26 of 29 shots in picking up the win.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

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First, the Bisons will be cheering that this was decided in regulation. Second, the Bisons will be happy that Calgary remains behind them in 7th place. In tight standings you want to be in a playoff spot at all times. Colin Cooper got the win, and Steven Stanford took the loss.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2

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Last week UBC was in a battle for 1st and this week they just lost the opener in the battle for 2nd. The Evil Monkeys held the Tweety-Birds to 17 shots and you won't beat the Monkeys that way.Levko Koper had a hat-trick for the Monkeys. Luke Siemens stopped 15 of 17 in the win, Matt Hewitt stopped 33 of 37 in taking the loss.

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REGINA COUGARS 7
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

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Sometimes it is easoer to play as an underdog. The H0rny Ones may have discovered this is a wild game back at home. The Horns scored first but after that it was nothing but a chorus of banjos. Each team topped the 40 shot mark. Ian McNulty notched a hat-trick for the Cats, and that was in the 3rd period alone. Mitch Kilgore got the win and Damien Ketlo took the loss. Both must be exhausted.

OUT EAST

OUA

Thu Nov 19 Queen's 4 W. Ontario 3
Fri Nov 20 U.O.I.T. 3 W. Ontario 2
Fri Nov 20 Waterloo 4 York 1
Fri Nov 20 Concordia 2 Nipissing 3 (ot)
Fri Nov 20 McGill 3 Brock 0
Fri Nov 20 Queen's 2 Guelph 4
Fri Nov 20 Lakehead 0 Windsor 2
Fri Nov 20 Carleton 4 Ryerson 3
Fri Nov 20 R.M.C. 0 Toronto 5
Fri Nov 20 U.Q.T.R. 3 Laurentian 1
Fri Nov 20 Saskatchewan 6 Manitoba 3
Fri Nov 20 Calgary 1 Mount Royal 3
Fri Nov 20 Regina 7 Lethbridge 4
Fri Nov 20 Alberta 5 U.B.C. 2


AUS

Fri Nov 20 Acadia 4 Moncton 3
Fri Nov 20 Saint Mary's 1 St. Thomas 2 (so)
Fri Nov 20 U.P.E.I. 3 Dalhousie 6
Fri Nov 20 New Brunswick 5 St. F-X 6

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Sat Nov 21 Regina at Lethbridge 1:00 pm CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 4:00 pm CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 pm CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 pm CWUAA
Sat Nov 21 Acadia at St. Thomas 7:00 pm AUS
Sat Nov 21 Saint Mary's at Moncton 7:00 pm AUS
Sat Nov 21 New Brunswick at Dalhousie 7:00 pm AUS
Sat Nov 21 U.P.E.I. at St. F-X 7:00 pm AUS
Sat Nov 21 R.M.C. at Ryerson 2:30 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 U.O.I.T. at Guelph 3:00 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 McGill at York 7:00 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 Brock at Laurier 7:00 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing 7:00 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 Carleton at Toronto 7:30 pm OUA
Sat Nov 21 Concordia at Laurentian 7:45 pm OUA

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August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Nov 21: Huskies Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:58 pm

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MANITOBA BISONS 3

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Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

I had to miss this game due to its 4:00 start. I had Jets tickets. Then a sick 15 year old dof has had me diostratcted, so here is a really late post. I did see a period plus on CanadaWest.tv.

This weekend marks the end of one round robin in the CW. Each team has played 2 games against each other team. More on that later.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

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LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 8
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5

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Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]


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REGINA COUGARS 8
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

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LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW]

These scores kind of bring the league back to its historical roots.Except for Calhary being on the outside looking in.

OUT EAST

OUA

RMC 3 Ryerson 4
UOIT 4 Guelph 3
McGill 2 York 3
UQTR 5 Nipissing 3
Brock 2 Laurier 5
Lakehead 5 Windsor 2
Carleton 4 Toronto 1
Concordia 5 Laurentian 3

AUS

UNB 5 Dalhousie 1
Saint Mary's 3 Moncton 2 - OT
Acadia 12 St. Thomas 2
UPEI 2 StFX 1

[CIS Schedule/Results]

NEXT UP

Wed Nov 25 Saint Mary's at Acadia 7:00 pm AUS
Wed Nov 25 New Brunswick at Moncton 7:00 pm AUS
Wed Nov 25 St. F-X at Dalhousie 7:00 pm AUS
Wed Nov 25 U.P.E.I. at St. Thomas 7:00 pm AUS
Thu Nov 26 Laurier at Ryerson 7:30 pm OUA
Thu Nov 26 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 pm CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Dalhousie at Acadia 7:00 pm AUS
Fri Nov 27 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 pm AUS
Fri Nov 27 St. Thomas at U.P.E.I. 7:00 pm AUS
Fri Nov 27 U.O.I.T. at McGill 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 Guelph at Carleton 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 Toronto at Lakehead 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 Windsor at Waterloo 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 York at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 W. Ontario at R.M.C. 7:00 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 Brock at Concordia 7:30 pm OUA
Fri Nov 27 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 pm CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 Lethbridge at Alberta 7:00 pm CWUAA
Fri Nov 27 U.B.C. at Calgary 7:00 pm CWUAA

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HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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Nov 27: Bisons Get Successful Early Start

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:30 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
REGINA COUGARS 2

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This is a very rare Thursday-Friday series out in Banjoland. I was out at a junior game and spied on this one through CanadaWest.tv. The Bisons dominated the play from what I saw. Jordan DePape had 2 goals and 2 assists. Justin Paulic got the win, stopping 24 of 26 shots.

After Regina swept Lethbridge on the road last weekend, they must have had some hopes of a turn-about heading home. This win gives the Bisons 5 straight wins on road. The rematch goes Friday at 7:00 p.m.

OUT EAST

OUA

Thu. 26
Laurier 3 Ryerson 1

AUS

Wed. 25
UNB 4 Moncton 7
UPEI 5 St. Thomas 4
StFX 4 Dalhousie 1
Saint Mary's 1 Acadia 3

[CIS Schedule/Results]
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Nov 27: First Semester Ends with Bison Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:56 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
REGINA COUGARS 3

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Boxscores: [CIS] : [CW] : [UofR]
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Preview: [UofR]
GoBisons.ca: [Sirant All-Star Assistant]
GoBisons.ca: [Caligiuri to Moose]
LeagueStat: [Team] : [Goalies] : [Results]

The Bisons have wrapped up the 1st semester with a weekend sweep in Banjoland. After one more week of classes, the Herd will write their first exams then take a Christmas break. All but Coach Sirant, that is. He will be one of the CIS coaches of the team set to take on the Canadian World Juniors. The Team Toronto CIS was not a very good team, so they will be bolstered with 6 players from each of the AUS and CW this year.

In the game at hand, the Kittens roared (as much as a kitten could roar) out of the starting gates in the 1st period. Though they outshot the Bisons 10-4, Byron Spriggs was up to the task, stopping all shots. Shaq Merasty scored his 10th of the season and the Bisons held a 1-0 lead.

The Bisons took control of the game in the 2nd period after the Kittens tied it up. Three unanswered goals (Justin Augert with his 4th and Brett Stovin with his 7th and 8th) put the game away. The Kittens stopped playing with yarn to mount a 3rd period comeback, whoch included Ian McNulty's 7th goal of the season. However, Zach Waldvogel scored his 1st as a Bison to put the game away.

In other game notes, Brock Sutherland did not dress for either game. Regina went with Mitch Kilgore in goal, and he stopped 30 of 34 shots in taking the loss. The Bisons continued their rotation, and Spriggs stopped 33 of 36 shots.

The next action for the Bisons will be on the weekend of Jnuary 8 and 9 when the Evil Monkeys swing from vine to vine into the Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M campus.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

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The Bluegars have been climbing up the standings and this big road win the Saskatown emphasizes the point. The Saskies now lead the CW with 24 points whilst the Bluegars sit 3rd at 20. This was a close game all the way through, with the final goal coming into an empty net. Colin Cooper got the win, stopping 26 of 29 shots. Jordon Cooke stopped 23 of 27 in taking the loss. Both of those goaltenders have carried the load for their teams all season.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

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Preview: [UBC] : [UofC]
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The Dinos needed this win badly. They are now tied with Lethbridge for the 6th and final playoff berth.The once-lofty Tweety-Birds are now perched precariously in 4th place, one point ahead of Manitoba. Former Bird Steven Stafford stopped 21 shots for the shutout in picking up the win for Bedrock U. Eric Williams stopped 24 of 26 shots in taking the loss.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10

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This emphatic beatdown is, IMO, confirmation that the Evil Monkeys are back to their old ways and the H0rny Ones are now past their peak.The Apes are just one point out of 1st and the Horns are tied for 6th. Combined with the other results from this weekend, it seems like it is 2014-15 all over again.

Dylan Tait started for the Horns and only stopped 1 of the 4 shots he faced. So Damien Jetlo went in and stopped 46 of 53. Ryan Demharter started for the first time in his two seasons with the Monkeys and stopped 21 of 22 shots. Their usual starter Luke Siemens did not even dress.

OUT EAST

OUA

U.O.I.T. 3 McGill 7
Guelph 2 Carleton 0
Toronto 5 Lakehead 4 (so)
Windsor 2 Waterloo 5
York 2 U.Q.T.R. 5
W. Ontario 6 R.M.C. 3
Brock 1 Concordia 7

AUS

Dalhousie 1 Acadia 5
Moncton 1 New Brunswick 4
St. Thomas at U.P.E.I. - ppd

[CIS Schedule/Results]

UP NEXT

Sat Nov 28 Lethbridge at Alberta 6:00 pm MST
Sat Nov 28 U.B.C. at Calgary 6:00 pm MST
Sat Nov 28 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan 7:00 pm CST

Sat Nov 28 St. F-X at Saint Mary's
Sat Nov 28 York at Concordia
Sat Nov 28 Brock at U.Q.T.R.
Sat Nov 28 W. Ontario at Carleton
Sat Nov 28 Toronto at Lakehead
Sat Nov 28 Ryerson at Waterloo
Sat Nov 28 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sat Nov 28 Windsor at Laurier
Sat Nov 28 Guelph at R.M.C.
Sat Nov 28 McGill at Queen's

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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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