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Preview: Conference Bye Week

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:10 pm

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This is a conference-wide bye week in the CW. Not sure why they do that now. Maybe it's mid-term exam time. In any event, there is a spattering of stuff from the Bisons and around the CW, not to mention results from Out East.

Manitoba Links:
• GoBisons: [Team Site]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• Manitoban: [MRU Series Story] ∞ [Zach Franko Story]
• Manitoban: [UofS Series Story] ∞ [Local Talent Story]
• MyToba: [MRU Series Story]
• Highlights-of-the-Week: [rp @Facebook] ∞ [rp @Twitter]

Other Teams' Links:
• Lethbridge: [Ready to Honour 50 Greatest Pronghorns]
• MRU: [Weekend Recap (video)]
• Toronto Maple Leafs: [Derek Ryan Reference]

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [CUSN Week 4]
• [USports Top 10] ∞ [rp @UofS]


I posted the Leafs' blogger story because of this reference:
About halfway through the period Carolina penned the Leafs into their own zone as if it was 6 on 4 or something. I thought a goal was inevitable but eventually they got a whistle and I could breathe again.

The commentators talk about Derek Ryan on the Canes and pump the tires of CIS hockey, apparently unaware that Canadian university sports have been rebranded as U Sports.
Without a doubt, the rebrand to USports has been a fiasco. Lots of people don't recall the change having been made. A new logo can be nice but the name needs to stay the same. If it were at least called "U-Sports Canada" it could abbreviate to "USC", or "Canada U-Sports" could abbreviate to "CUS".

STANDINGS

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NEXT UP

Nov 10 Lethbridge at Alberta
Nov 10 Manitoba at Regina
Nov 10 Mount Royal at Calgary
Nov 10 U.B.C. at Saskatchewan
Nov 11 Calgary at Mount Royal
Nov 11 Lethbridge at Alberta
Nov 11 Manitoba at Regina
Nov 11 U.B.C. at Saskatchewan

OUT EAST

Ontario

Nov 02 Toronto 1 Guelph 4
Nov 02 York 2 Laurier 6
Nov 03 Brock at Lakehead
Nov 03 Laurentian at Ottawa
Nov 03 Nipissing at Carleton
Nov 03 Queen's at U.Q.T.R.
Nov 03 R.M.C. at McGill
Nov 03 Ryerson at Waterloo
Nov 03 U.O.I.T. at Concordia
Nov 03 W. Ontario at Windsor
Nov 04 Brock at Lakehead
Nov 04 Laurentian at Carleton
Nov 04 Laurier at W. Ontario
Nov 04 Nipissing at Ottawa
Nov 04 Queen's at U.Q.T.R.
Nov 04 R.M.C. at Concordia
Nov 04 Toronto at Windsor
Nov 04 U.O.I.T. at McGill
Nov 04 Waterloo at York
Nov 05 Guelph at York

Atlantic
Nov 01 Dalhousie 0 Acadia 5
Nov 01 Saint Mary's 5 St. F.X. 4 (so)
Nov 01 U.P.E.I. 4 Moncton 6
Nov 03 Moncton at New Brunswick
Nov 03 St. F.X. at Acadia
Nov 04 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I.
Nov 06 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie

Links:
• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Nov 3: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:04 am

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There were no CW games, so all we have is AUS and OUA from Friday night.

OUT EAST

Ontario
Nov 03 Brock 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
Nov 03 Laurentian 4 Ottawa 3
Nov 03 Nipissing 1 Carleton 4
Nov 03 Queen's 3 U.Q.T.R. 6
Nov 03 R.M.C. 0 McGill 6
Nov 03 Ryerson 3 Waterloo 2 (ot)
Nov 03 U.O.I.T. 2 Concordia 6
Nov 03 W. Ontario 4 Windsor 2

Atlantic
Nov 03 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 6
Nov 03 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 6 (ot)

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• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Week 5 - Nov 6/17

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:25 pm

THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #5
to Nov 6/17
This was a conference bye in the CW. Very little movement between categories this week, just Acadia going up and Toronto going down. Other than Acadia, other teams with notable positive weeks were Guelph, Lakehead, Western Ontario, and U.N.B. On the down side there was Brock, York, and Ottawa. Here's what happened.

THE SCORES:

Nov 01 Dalhousie 0 Acadia 5
Nov 01 Saint Mary's 5 St. F.X. 4 (so)
Nov 01 U.P.E.I. 4 Moncton 6
Nov 02 Toronto 1 Guelph 4
Nov 02 York 2 Laurier 6
Nov 03 Moncton 1 New Brunswick 6
Nov 03 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 6 (ot)
Nov 03 Brock 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
Nov 03 Laurentian 4 Ottawa 3
Nov 03 Nipissing 1 Carleton 4
Nov 03 Queen's 3 U.Q.T.R. 6
Nov 03 R.M.C. 0 McGill 6
Nov 03 Ryerson 3 Waterloo 2 (ot)
Nov 03 U.O.I.T. 2 Concordia 6
Nov 03 W. Ontario 4 Windsor 2
Nov 04 New Brunswick 3 U.P.E.I. 2
Nov 04 Brock 0 Lakehead 3
Nov 04 Laurentian 0 Carleton 6
Nov 04 Laurier 2 W. Ontario 3
Nov 04 Nipissing 3 Ottawa 2
Nov 04 Queen's 2 U.Q.T.R. 1 (ot)
Nov 04 R.M.C. 3 Concordia 5
Nov 04 Toronto 0 Windsor 2
Nov 04 U.O.I.T. 2 McGill 4
Nov 04 Waterloo 0 York 2
Nov 05 Guelph 4 York 1
Nov 06 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 1

THE TABLE:

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* indicates total includes a tie game
Conf. indicates overall conference record
Con-x indicates exhibition record within conference
CIS-x indicates exhibition record within CIS but outside conference
CIS indicates regular season and exhibition record against CIS teams
Other indicates record against non-CIS teams
Total indicates record against all teams


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I included the Monday night game because it is the AUS's 7th game which gave all the teams a 2nd game of the extended weekend.

McGill, Ryerson, and Guelph answered their relegation alerts with recovery wins. Toronto did not, and they slide from C+ to C.

At the other end, Acadia is .500 against the A level and unbeaten against the rest, so up they go. St. F.X. always confounds the rankings it seems. They get a promotion to A level and they get 2 losses, albeit in extra time.

The top three teams from the OUA are barely clinging to the B level. McGill is 4-2-0 against C+ teams, and York and Ryerson are worse. They can all stick in B level for now. The teams at the top of C+ are tightly bunched, so one cannot say that some stand out as inevitable promotion candidates.

Ottawa is only 2-3-0 against C level teams now. But they are 2-0-1 against B and C+ teams. So does this make them a C or a C+ team? Very borderline, hence the alert. They are just a tick ahead of the ascendant northern teams from Nipissing and Lakehead.

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Preview: Nov 10-11: Manitoba at Regina

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:46 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-4-0, 8-8-1, OHT35 #12)
REGINA COUGARS (1-6-1, 3-10-1, OHT35 #27)


Nov 10 7:00 CST at Regina Co-operators Centre
Nov 11 3:00 CST at Regina Co-operators Centre


Live Links:

• Video: [CanadaWest.tv] (all games)
• Friday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
• Saturday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
• GoBisons: [Team Site]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Regina Links:
• Team: [Series Preview]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings] ∞ [Top Ten]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [CUSN Week 5]

After a week off, all 8 teams in the CW return to action this weekend. The Bisons are off to Regina, AKA Dante's 9th Circle of Hell. Here's what's up.

The Herd sits in 5th place, 2 points away from 4th and 3 away from 3rd. They have yet to play the bottom two teams in the league, namely these Banjo Cats and the Hørny Ønes, with whom the Cats are tied for last. The Bisons need 4-point weekends against these sorts of teams if they want to challenge for 3rd, or higher, this season. Easier said than done. Regina looked good early in the pre-season before they fell apart. They have bounced back and split a pair of shootouts with MRU than had respectable losses against UBC and Alberta. One would think they are due for a break somewhere along the line.

The Bisons have had a decisive historical edge over Regina, going 10-4-2 over them the last 4 seasons. The Kittens are led by a veteran (Ian McNulty, 2-6-8 in scoring) and a rookie (Zak Zborosky, 4-3-7). However, they will only go as far as their goaltending takes them. Rookie Michael Herringer was started all but one game, and his numbers are 4.84 GAA, .866 S%, 1-5-1 WL. Dawson McAuley has just the one start, giving up 4 goals on 49 shots against the Evil Monkeys.

I will be watching to see which lines core for the Bisons this weekend. So far the St. Croix-Nault-Franko combination has 8 goals in 8 games. That's good. But Zajac-Stovin-Augert have combined for just 4. They need to do better. The big surprise is that Adam Henry (2-5-7) is racking up points from the blue line.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (5-3-0, 8-4-0, OHT35 #16)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-1-1, 7-4-1, OHT35 #7)


Links:

UofS: [Series Preview] ∞ [Cody Smuk Memorial]
UBC: [Team Site]

The T-irds have managed some productive weekends just when it appeared they might be sinking. The were physically damaged following their opening weekend series against the Bisons, so much so that they played short-staffed and were demolished by the Dinos. They have since swept the lesser lights of the CW. So what are they? A team just barely able to squeeze by or a possible contender. This weekend could tell the tale. They will be touring the Rutherdump, potentially for the last time. The Mutts’ new doghouse is well under construction, and will include a memorial to the late Cody Smuk.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-6-1, 5-11-1, OHT35 #28)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (8-0-0, 13-1-0, OHT35 #1)


Links:

UofA: [Series Preview] ∞ [Clare Drake Celebration]
CW: [Luke Phillp Grad of the Month] ∞ [rp @UofA]
UofL: [Series Preview] ∞ [Top 50 Horns: 41-50]

The Hørny Ønes probably deserve a better fate so far. The record says 1-6-1 and tied for last, and on a 6 game losing streak to boot. But last weekend they outshot UBC 57-20 and lost 6-4, and 39-26 in a 5-0 loss. WTF? Trying to break a slump against the Evil Monkeys is not a great game plan. Both sides have interesting stories linked.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-4-1, 4-6-1, OHT35 #20)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-1-3, 10-2-4, OHT35 #6)


Links:

UofC: [Team Site]
MRU: [Teaam Site]

This is a local derby in the Town of Bedrock. In their rematch series in the second half of the season, one game will be at the Saddledome. I don’t expect you’ll see overflow crowds at either rink in this series. The Bluegars had seemingly caught up the Dinos but this off-season recruiting wars were overwhelmingly in favour of the Dinos. Thus far the Dinos have an amazing 3 OTLs already. I am still not sure what to make of the Dinos. Are they are threat to challenge for the Top Two? Or perhaps Top Four is optimistic?

OUT EAST

Ontario

Nov 08 Toronto 4 W. Ontario 1
Nov 08 Ryerson 3 Brock 4
Nov 10 UQTR RMC
Nov 10 York W. Ontario
Nov 10 Windsor Waterloo
Nov 10 Ryerson Toronto
Nov 10 Brock Laurier
Nov 10 Queen's UOIT
Nov 10 Carleton Ottawa
Nov 10 Lakehead Guelph
Nov 10 Concordia Nipissing
Nov 10 McGill Laurentian
Nov 11 Lakehead York
Nov 11 W. Ontario Toronto
Nov 11 UQTR RMC
Nov 11 Windsor Laurier
Nov 11 Ottawa UOIT
Nov 11 McGill Nipissing
Nov 11 Carleton Queen's
Nov 11 Waterloo Guelph
Nov 11 Concordia Laurentian
Nov 12 Lakehead Ryerson

Atlantic
Nov 06 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 1
Nov 08 Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 3
Nov 10 Dalhousie UPEI
Nov 10 St. F.X. New Brunswick
Nov 10 Moncton Acadia
Nov 11 Dalhousie New Brunswick
Nov 11 Moncton Saint Mary's
Nov 11 St. F.X. UPEI


Links:

• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
• [UNB/Flin Flon Connection
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Nov 10: Decisive Win for Bisons in Regina

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
REGINA COUGARS 1


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM*]

When a team suffers the indignity of a trip to Regina, the best compensation is a win. And the Bisons achieved that relatively easily. The Herd held period leads of 2-0 and 5-0, and the 3rd period was a “let the clock run as fast as possible” kind of period for both sides. Here's what happened.

Scorers:

1st – 13:32 Man Quintin Lisoway (2)
1st – 15:33 Man Kamerin Nault (4)
2nd – 02:05 Man Warren Callis (1)
2nd – 07:13 Man Liam Bilton (2)
2nd – 13:05 Man Adam Henry (3)
2nd – 15:35 Reg Zak Zborosky (5)
3rd – 19:26 Man Brett Brooks (3)

So lots of goals from the depth players tonight, which is always a good sign. Zborosky is having a good rookie year for the Kittens.

For lineup changes from their last game, the Bisons dressed Shawn Bowles and Remi Laurencelle and sat out Geordie Keane and Calvin Spencer. So they once again dressed 5 defence and 13 forwards. Byron Spriggs got the win, with 31 saves. He is now 5-4-0 with a 3.22 GAA and .894 S%. At the other end, Michael Herringer was yanked after the 5th Bison goal, and stopped 21 of 26 shots. Returnee Dawson MacAuley came on to stop 12 of 13 in a mop-up role.

The Bisons finally rise above the .500 level for the first time this season, at 5-4-0. They also pull within 1 point of 3rd place. Saturday's rematch goes at 3:00 CST.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UBC*]
UBC: [Preview Story]

Goaltender Matt Hewitt continued his role as a point-theft for the T-irds. They lost in OT despite being outshot 41-25. Logan McVeigh scored twice for the Banjo Mutts, and Jordon Cooke stopped 22 shots in claiming the win. Austin Vetterl notched his 7th goal of the season in a losing cause.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU*]

This Crowchild Classic encounter produced a bit of a surprise. The Bluegars seemed to be down a notch and Mr. Slate bankrolled an apparently strong set of recruits for Bedrock U. The Dinos fall to 4-2-3, which is above .500 for points but below .500 on wins/losses. MRU is now just 2 points behind Bedrock.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


Links:

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

The Evil Monkeys dusted off the Hørny Ønes in decisive fashion. A 53 shot outburst made it a tough night for Garret Hughson in the Lethbridge goal. Zach Sawchenko made 28 stops for the win, and the Monkey offence was led by a Luke Philp hat-trick. That's 9-0-0 for the Apes, and 1-7-1 for the Horns.

OUT EAST

Ontario
Nov 10 Brock 4 Laurier 5
Nov 10 Carleton 4 Ottawa 2
Nov 10 Concordia 4 Nipissing 1
Nov 10 Lakehead 1 Guelph 3
Nov 10 McGill 8 Laurentian 3
Nov 10 Queen's 2 U.O.I.T. 4
Nov 10 Ryerson 5 Toronto 2
Nov 10 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 2
Nov 10 Windsor 1 Waterloo 2
Nov 10 York 5 W. Ontario 4

Atlantic
Nov 10 Dalhousie 4 U.P.E.I. 5
Nov 10 Moncton 1 Acadia 6
Nov 10 St. F.X. 3 New Brunswick 5

Links:
• [US/CIS S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]


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Nov 11: Bisons Become Matinee Idols in Double OT

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
REGINA COUGARS 5

(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM]
UofM Friday late links: [rp Game Story] : [Boxscore]

A matinee performance coming after a night game often becomes a bizarre exercise. This Saturday afternoon encounter fell firmly into that category. For line-up notes, the Bisons found a 6th defenceman, Austin Douglas. He was not on the roster before and wore #9, which belongs to 4th year defenceman Rene Hunter. On one Bison goal the PA announcer gave an assist to Hunter, who waived from the stands to the online announcer. I'd like to comment more on his play but the Bison black numbers on brown jerseys don't show up too well on CanadaWest.tv. Not that Regina's yellow on white is any better. (By the way, the assist was taken away.) Also, Dasan Sydora started in goal. I believe that was his first start in a regular season game in this his 3rd season.

Now, here's what happened:

Scorers:

1st - 01:46 – Man Michael St. Croix (3)
1st - 08:17 – Reg Ian McNulty (3)
2nd - 02:22 - Reg Carter Hansen (1)
2nd - 03:47 - Man Warren Callis (2)
2nd - 08:19 - Man Remi Laurencelle (1)
2nd - 18:11 - Reg Austin Bourhis (2)
2nd - 19:02 - Man Adam Henry (4)
3rd - 07:49 - Man Justin Augert (1)
3rd - 08:32 - Reg Tyler King (PP) (4)
3rd - 19:14 - Reg Cody Fowlie (4)
5th - 02:50 - Man Kamerin Nault (5)

This was a very loose game. The Bisons need to play the body to be effective and there was not as much grinding as usual. Nevertheless, they did hold a 2-goal lead in the 3rd period and, rather than step on the Kittens' throats, allowed them to come back to force OT. The running total of shots was not displayed on the live stats, and I admit to being surprised when I saw inflated totals. The final was 51-36 in favour of the Banjo Cats, including 21 shots in the 2nd period.

Michael Herringer was back in the litter box after being fulled in favour of Dawson MacAuley on Friday night. He stopped 30 of 36 in taking the loss. Sydora stopped 46 of 51 shots to claim his first win.

The game winner by Kamerin Nault came in the 2nd overtime, during 3-on-3. A Bison offensive thrust was stymied, which led to the inevitable breakout the other way from Regina. Nault backchecked to lift the stick and prevent a shot, then broke out himself, deked a couple of players, and scored.

Last year Nault was in-and-out of the line-up, and this year he is on a line with blue chip newcomers Michael St. Croix and Zach Franko. They now have 11 of the Bisons' 33 goals, 3 of which came in this game.

Last year's CW rookie-of-the-year Remi Laurencelle made his return to the line-up this weekend. It seems he was usually paired with Callis and Schreyer. That line had two goals on the night.

The theoretical top line (Zajac-Stovin-Augert) has only 5 goals so far. They did get what should have been the insurance goal in the 3rd period.

This was the only matinee on the Usports docket. So we won't know where the Bisons will place until those scores are in. But we do know they are 6-4-0 heading into Lethbridge next weekend.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

These results will be posted separately sometime after midnight!

Canada West
Nov 11 Calgary at Mount Royal
Nov 11 Lethbridge at Alberta
Nov 11 U.B.C. at Saskatchewan

Atlantic
Nov 11 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Nov 11 Moncton at Saint Mary's
Nov 11 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I.

Ontario
Nov 11 Carleton at Queen's
Nov 11 Concordia at Laurentian
Nov 11 Lakehead at York
Nov 11 McGill at Nipissing
Nov 11 Ottawa at U.O.I.T.
Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. at R.M.C.
Nov 11 Waterloo at Guelph
Nov 11 W. Ontario at Toronto
Nov 11 Windsor at Laurier

Links:
• [US/CIS S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Nov 11 Part 2: Saturday Night Round-up

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:42 am

The Bisons won their matinee encounter, and in the evening Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Calgary won their games. The CW is somewhat returning to its roots. The results leave the traditional “Big Four” in the top 4 positions in the standings for the first time in a while, with UBC and MRU falling just behind.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]
UBC Friday late link: [Game Story]

The scoreboard is a bit deceptive in this one. The T-irds led 2-1 after the 1st, and in fact the Mutts did not tie the game until over 12 minutes into the 2nd. Sask did not get a 2-goal lead until there was less than 5 minutes left, then an empty-netter sealed it. Jordon Cooke stopped 26 of 28 shots to win (now 7-1-1) and Michael Sofillas scored twice to lead the Mutts to the promised land of fire hydrants. After Matt Hewitt's hot streak, UBC switched goaltenders and Rylan Toth stopped 36 of 40 in taking the loss. So on the weekend Saskatchewan gets their sweep, and UBC has to settle for a bonus point.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofC]
MRU Friday late link: [rp Game Story]

The crosstown rivals both won their away game in this home-and-home series. Bedrock U surrendered the first goal but that was it. In the end, Jordan Papirny backstopped them to the win, stopping 25 of 26 shots, and Coda Gordon scored twice. At the other end of the ice, Cam Lanigan stopped 24 of 28 in the Bluegars' goal. This was also maybe closer than the score would indicate. It was a a 3-1 game with less than 2 minutes left when the Dinos scored an empty-netter to make it 4-1 and then one more with 4 seconds left for good measure.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:

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

This was Clare Drake Night in Edmontown. And the Evil Monkeys once again crushed the Hørny Ønes. The stats were not as one-sided as from Friday night, but still not exactly close. The opening period set the stage, with Alberta outshooting Lethbridge 12-3, and outscoring them 2-0. On the night the shots were 35-21. Zach Sawchenko stopped 20 of 21 to get the win, while Trevor Cox scored his first two goals of the season to lead the way. Ty Edmonds was in the Hørny Ønes' net, and stopped 29 of 35 shots. The Primates are now a perfect 10-0-0. Lethbridge will be quite happy to have the road games there done for the season.

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

Ontario
Nov 11 Carleton 4 Queen's 1
Nov 11 Concordia 6 Laurentian 1
Nov 11 Lakehead 2 York 4
Nov 11 McGill 4 Nipissing 1
Nov 11 Ottawa 4 U.O.I.T. 5
Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 4
Nov 11 Waterloo 3 Guelph 6
Nov 11 W. Ontario 2 Toronto 4
Nov 11 Windsor 1 Laurier 2

Atlantic
Nov 11 Dalhousie 1 New Brunswick 3
Nov 11 Moncton 1 Saint Mary's 7
Nov 11 St. F.X. 4 U.P.E.I. 2

Links:
• [US/CIS S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]


NEXT UP

Nov 12 Lakehead at Ryerson
Nov 15 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Nov 15 Waterloo at Ryerson
Nov 17 Alberta at Saskatchewan
Nov 17 Manitoba at Lethbridge
Nov 17 Mount Royal at U.B.C.
Nov 17 Regina at Calgary


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Week 6 - Nov 12/17

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 am

THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #6
to Nov 12/17
It gets late early in Usports/CIS hockey. Remembrance Day is considered early in the hockey season. But in two more weeks we will hit the mid-point of the schedule. This was an extremely “by-the-book” week. MRU split with Calgary, which is not a huge surprise, and RMC swept UQTR, which is amazing. While UQTR was a Top Ten team in offical rankings, they were only 14th in the OHT35 due to their weak schedule to date.

This week I had completed a ranking and then on further review saw the need for a major shift. First, the A level had to be expanded, because two teams of Huskies were in a dead heat with Acadia. This would have left the B level fairly sparse. However, Carleton, Concordia, and Manitoba had comparable records to the remaining B teams.

I also expanded the C- level, which does not affect the rankings. (The “-” teams remain in the same level on the tables.)

THE SCORES:

Nov 06 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 1 (this was included last week)
Nov 08 Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 3
Nov 08 Ryerson 3 Brock 4
Nov 08 Toronto 4 W. Ontario 1
Nov 10 Lethbridge 2 Alberta 7
Nov 10 Manitoba 6 Regina 1
Nov 10 Mount Royal 3 Calgary 2
Nov 10 U.B.C. 3 Saskatchewan 4 (ot)
Nov 10 Dalhousie 4 U.P.E.I. 5
Nov 10 Moncton 1 Acadia 6
Nov 10 St. F.X. 3 New Brunswick 5
Nov 10 Brock 4 Laurier 5
Nov 10 Carleton 4 Ottawa 2
Nov 10 Concordia 4 Nipissing 1
Nov 10 Lakehead 1 Guelph 3
Nov 10 McGill 8 Laurentian 3
Nov 10 Queen's 2 U.O.I.T. 4
Nov 10 Ryerson 5 Toronto 2
Nov 10 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 2
Nov 10 Windsor 1 Waterloo 2
Nov 10 York 5 W. Ontario 4
Nov 11 Calgary 5 Mount Royal 1
Nov 11 Lethbridge 1 Alberta 6
Nov 11 Manitoba 6 Regina 5 (2ot)
Nov 11 U.B.C. 2 Saskatchewan 5
Nov 11 Dalhousie 1 New Brunswick 3
Nov 11 Moncton 1 Saint Mary's 7
Nov 11 St. F.X. 4 U.P.E.I. 2
Nov 11 Carleton 4 Queen's 1
Nov 11 Concordia 6 Laurentian 1
Nov 11 Lakehead 2 York 4
Nov 11 McGill 4 Nipissing 1
Nov 11 Ottawa 4 U.O.I.T. 5
Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 4
Nov 11 Waterloo 3 Guelph 6
Nov 11 W. Ontario 2 Toronto 4
Nov 11 Windsor 1 Laurier 2
Nov 12 Lakehead 2 Ryerson 4

THE TABLE:

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* indicates total includes a tie game
Conf. indicates overall conference record
Con-x indicates exhibition record within conference
CIS-x indicates exhibition record within CIS but outside conference
CIS indicates regular season and exhibition record against CIS teams
Other indicates record against non-CIS teams
Total indicates record against all teams


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Starting at the top, there is no doubt about Alberta and UNB taking the top two spots, although one could argue which is #1 and which is #2. SFX is clearly the bronze team.

The expanded A level includes the 3 A- teams. Acadia was newly promoted a week ago, and both teams of Huskies have approximately equivalent records to them.

Concordia, Carleton, and Manitoba have now jumped to the B level. Ryerson is clinging on, but the other teams are closely ranked.

The strange thing is the AUS has separated into extremes. They have 4 teams at A level, one at C+ and two at C. Conversely, the CW has 2 teams at each level. I decided to once again include the skew table.

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Preview: Nov 17-18: Manitoba at Lethbridge

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:37 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (6-4-0, 10-8-1, OHT35 #12)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-8-1, 5-13-1, OHT35 #31)


Nov 10 7:00 MST/8:00 CST at Lethbridge Nicholas Sheran Arena
Nov 11 1:00 MST/2:00 CST at Lethbridge Nicholas Sheran Arena


Live Links:
• Video: [CanadaWest.tv] (all games)
• Friday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
• Saturday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
• GoBisons: [Team Site]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Lethbridge Links:
• Team: [Operation Rednose] : [Greatest 'Horns: 31-40]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings] ∞ [Top Ten]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [CUSN Week 5]

This weekend and last are/were weekends where the Bisons needed/need sweeps if they want to finish in the upper echelons of the CW this year. They are now 6-4-0 and sitting in 4th place, just one point behind 3rd place Calgary. Lethbridge sits dead last at 1-8-1, a point behind Regina. The Herd has just two series left in the first half, this one and next weekend at home against Calgary.

Last year the Bisons went 3-1-0 against the Hørny Ønes, and are 10-6-0 over the last four seasons.

But beware. Lethbridge was just pipped by UBC for the final playoff berth each of the last two seasons, and they seemed ready to once again be a playoff contender this year. So-so pre-season, and a split with Calgary started their season. Then things fell apart. Eight straight losses. Worse, the first of those was in overtime against Sask. In the last 7 games, one was by two goals and the rest were by three or more.

Lethbridge has two good scorers, Mitchell Maxwell is 4-7-11 and Justin Valentino is 3-4-7. Nobody else has more than 4 points. As a team, they have scored just 18 goals, last in the CW. Regina is next-worst, at 26. In goal they have sophomore Garret Hughson and rookie Ty Edmonds, playing roughly a 60/40 split. Their numbers are not stellar. Hughson is 1-4-1, 4.17 GAA, and .889 S%. Edmonds is 0-4-0, 5.32 GAA, and .832 S%. Overall, they have given up 48 goals, only 3 goals better than Regina's 51.

The Bisons are on a four-game winning streak. Byron Spriggs has rallied in goal so that his numbers are now quite respectable, 5-4-0, 3.22 GAA, .894 S%. Scoring is being led by Michael St. Croix, 4-7-11 (tied for 7th in the CW) and defenceman Adam Henry, 4-6-10 (tied for 13th).

Last weekend, 2016-17 CW Rookie-of-the-Year Remi Laurencelle made his return to the line-up. He had a goal and an assist and transformed the 3rd line into an offensive threat. There are still several players who remain on the shelf yet to see their first action of the regular season: goaltender Justin Paulic, defencemen Rene Hunter and Victor Sharonov, and forward Jonah Wasylak. One thing I will want to check out is whether the Zajac-Stovin-Augert line returns to form, if in fact they stick together.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (10-0-0, 15-1-0, OHT35 #1)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-1-1, 9-4-1, OHT35 #6)


Links:
UofS: [Series Preview] ∞ [Secret Santa Program] ∞ [Series Notes (pdf)]
UofA: [Team Site]

This is the feature series of the weekend, nation-wide and not just in the CW. If the Evil Monkeys win this series, they will likely assure themselves of first place. The Rutherdump can be a tough place to win, however. While Saudi Alberta has been clearly the better team all season, one cannot discount the possibility that they are due for a loss. The numbers paint the picture. The Monkeys lead the CW with 52 goals scored (Sask is 2nd with 44), and with just 18 goals allowed (Sask is tied for 2nd with 21). This would be worth a watch at CanadaWest.tv.

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REGINA COUGARS (1-7-2, 3-11-2, OHT35 #30)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-2-3, 11-3-4, OHT35 #7)


Links:
UofC: [Team Site]
UofR: [Teaam Site]

The Bisons would love to see the Feline Bumpkins hold Bedrock U to something less than 4 points. Could they do it? Well, in all likelihood there will be one comfortable win for the Dinos and one tight game. The Dinos had a massive, and high-end, recruiting class. However, even high end major junior players take time to adjust to a tougher league. That appears to be happening here. I would suggest most pundits had them winning more than 5 games so far. I was a bit leary. From what I have seen, they will likely be competing hard with the Bisons for 3rd place.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-5-1, 5-7-1, OHT35 #18)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (5-4-1, 8-5-1, OHT35 #16)


Links:
UBC: [Series Preview]
MRU: [Team Site]

This is the Battle for Fifth! Probably not the best marketing slogan. Both sides would like to challenge for 4th place, and the right to host a playoff series. MRU has recently achieved that level, but have now slipped back. UBC has made it to that level just once since, well, roughly around Moses' trip to Sinai. Both sides wrap up the first half next week with tough opponents. (MRU plays Sask and UBC plays Alberta.) I strongly suspect a split this weekend. The UBC preview story cites two factoids of interest. UBC has the top PP in the CW at 27.5%. And they are tied with Regina for the most shots allowed per game, 38.5. Their #1 goaltender, Matt Hewitt, stole two games for them against Lethbridge. His numbers are 5-1-1, 3.14 GAA, .922 S%. The Bluegars have been using all three goaltenders. Colin Cooper has been a good #1 in the past, but this year his numbers are 3-2-0, 2.92 GAA, and .884.

OUT EAST

Ontario

Nov 15 Waterloo 4 Ryerson 6
Nov 17 Concordia at McGill
Nov 17 Guelph at W. Ontario
Nov 17 Laurier at Brock
Nov 17 Ottawa at Carleton
Nov 17 Queen's at Laurentian
Nov 17 R.M.C. at U.Q.T.R.
Nov 17 Ryerson at Windsor
Nov 17 Toronto at Lakehead
Nov 17 U.O.I.T. at Nipissing
Nov 17 York at Waterloo
Nov 18 Carleton at U.Q.T.R.
Nov 18 Guelph at Brock
Nov 18 McGill at Concordia
Nov 18 Queen's at Nipissing
Nov 18 R.M.C. at Ottawa
Nov 18 Toronto at Lakehead
Nov 18 U.O.I.T. at Laurentian
Nov 18 W. Ontario at Laurier
Nov 18 York at Windsor

Atlantic
Nov 15 Acadia 2 Saint Mary's 3
Nov 17 Acadia at Moncton
Nov 17 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
Nov 17 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie
Nov 18 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
Nov 18 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Nov 18 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X.

Links:
• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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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