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Oct 6: Favourites Dominate Opening Night

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:31 pm

With the Bisons playing Saturday-Sunday, all we have on opening night is the out-of-town scoreboard. However, there was an afternoon story about 150 WHL grads playing in the CW. More on that later.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @MRU] : [rp @CW]

The opening night of the CW indicates that the conference may be subdividing into haves and have nots this year. The Evil Monkeys have added a load of players the last two years and are poised to make a run for the title. On the other hand, MRU may have peaked a year ago. This was a whuppin. Seven different Monkeys had one goal each, and Brendan Burke made 24 saves for the shutout. Wyatt Hoflin started for the Bluegars stopped 23 of 27 through two periods, and Colin Cooper stopped 10 of 13 in the third. The rematch goes Saturday at MRU.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @UofL] : [rp @CW]

The Hørny Ønes led 1-0 until almost 5 minutes into the 3rd period. Bedrock exploded for 3 goals between 15 and 18 minutes of the 3rd to walk away in a breeze. Matthew Greenfield stopped 26 of 27 for the win, and Ty Edmonds stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Lethbridge will host Saturday's rematch.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8
REGINA COUGARS 2


Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @UofS] : [rp @CW]

The Banjo Cats were doing fairly well in pre-season, gaining a win over these very same Banjo Mutts and a split with the Bisons. Then last weekend they lost a pair of 8-0 games in the States and here they got skunked by their northern hillbilly brethren. The Mutts had 8 different goalscorers. Jordon Cooke stopped 20 of 22 for the win. Michael Herringer stopped 37 of 45 in his debut loss. He looked good in pre-season but the Kittens' blue line can have a negative effect on a guy. Saturday's rematch goes in Saskatown.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Exhibition Games
Oct 06 Concordia 4 Lakehead 3 (Exh) : [LU Story]
Oct 06 Queen's 3 Ottawa 0 (Exh) : [UfO]
Oct 06 Nipissing 2 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (NCAA) : [CHN]
Oct 06 Ryerson 3 Canisius College 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


ATLANTIC
Regular Season Games
Oct 06 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 U.P.E.I. 3
Oct 06 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 4 (so)

Links:
¶ [CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]


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The CW posted a story about the 150 WHL grads playing in the league this year. They break down the players by their WHL alma matter and their CW team. The link has a complete listing. In summary, here are the grand totals by team:

Alberta – 25
Calgary – 18
Lethbridge – 20
Manitoba – 13
Mount Royal – 13
Regina – 15
Saskatchewan – 24
UBC – 22

Link: [CW Story]
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Oct 7: Bisons Lose Opener

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:14 am

It is the first Saturday night of the season and the CW's crappy website is still not working. This could have been tolerated in past seasons when they had LeagueStat current and operational. That is no longer the case. They spent all their money on a new logo, which is nice but non-essential. The archives (to the extent they even have archives) will remain there. But now we are stuck with the stats links from the main page, where they have no rosters, no game day scoreboard, and boxscores list only the starting lineup. Last year they brought in "Hockey Tech" for links from the website. No more. Very disappointing. Now the CW site is the same as the US site. (Did the bozos at the CIS realize theiur new abbreviation would be "US" when the switched to U-Sports?)

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
MANITOBA BISONS 4


Links:

Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

The Bison opener was a strange one. The Bisons opened strong and at one point held a 13-2 lead in shots, bit just a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard, by defenceman Sean Christensen. Then Justin Augert was assessed a borderline highsticking penalty. The T-irds' powerplay was nothing special but then notched a goal out of nowhere, by Matt Ravel.

The 2nd period was back-and-forth, and UBC emerged with a 3-2 lead. Byron Spriggs appeared to choose to play the puck rather than pounce for a faceoff on the go-ahead goal, Quinton Lisoway then tied the game, and then a shorthanded goal on a fumbled pass put the T-irds ahead to stay.

The 3rd period was one Spriggs would love to forget. He gave up 3 goals on 11 shots, and 6 goals on 27 shots on the night. Matt Hewitt stopped 32 of 36 shots for the win.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

Defence
2 Henry - 25 Skrumeda
4 Bresciani - 16 Heinrichs
3 Christensen

Note: Only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

Forwards
27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 19 Spencer
22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway - 8 Bilton
23 Schreyer

Note: The 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

Scratches:
1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis - 20 Keane
29 Wasylak

I infer that Paulic is injured because I never saw him dressed for the home pre-season games.

U.B.C.

Goal
30 Hewitt

Defence
29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

Forwards
22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

Scorers
03:45 Manitoba Christensen
15:17 UBC Revel
22:52 UBC Popoff
31:20 Manitoba Lisoway - PP
32:12 UBC Stenerson- SH
52:13 UBC Vetterl
53:28 UBC Vetterl
55:15 UBC Buonassisi - PP
58:34 Manitoba Nault - PP
59:51 Manitoba Bresciani

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


Links:

Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofA]

This was as one-sided as it sounds. Tyhe shots were 38-18 for the Monkeys. Zach Sawchenko had his first start for the Monkeys and got the win. Wyatt Hoflin was tagged with the loss for MRU. IMO that cartoonish new logo in and of itself knocks MRU down a peg or two.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

(in overtime)

Links:

Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

The Hørny Ønes picked up a valuable two points in this weekend split. The Bedrock Dinos still get a point, which at least temporarily gives them 3rd place. Matthew Greenfield stopped 41 shots in taking the loss, Garret Hughson stopped 37 for the win, and Mitchell Maxwell scored the winner. Lethbridge has a new home jersey with their traditional logo.
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REGINA COUGARS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6


Links:

Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

This rivalry weekend was a clear win for canines over felines. Regina has now been outscored 30-2 in their last four games. Michael Herringer stopped 36 of 42 shots he faced in taking the loss. Meanwhile, Taran Kozun notched a shutout in his first start.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Exhibition Games
Oct 07 Concordia 2 Lakehead 3 (OT) : [LU Story]
Oct 07 Laurier 1 Brampton Beast 2 (OT) (ECHL) : [BB]
Oct 07 Brock 1 R.I.T. 3 (NCAA)
Oct 07 Ryerson 7 Mercyhurst 6 (OT) (NCAA)
Oct 07 Toronto 0 Michigan State 3 (NCAA)
Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA) - missing

Regular Season Games
Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. 0 McGill 3

ATLANTIC
Regular Season Games
Oct 07 Acadia 5 Dalhousie 3
Oct 07 Saint Mary's 1 St. F.X. 3
Oct 07 U.P.E.I. 7 Moncton 6 (OT)

Links:

¶ [CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]
¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


NEXT UP

Oct 08 U.B.C. at Manitoba (1:00 p.m.)
Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

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Oct 8: Bisons Bounce Back, Beat Birds

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:29 am

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3


Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM]
Late Saturday : [UofM Boxscore]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

The Bisons once again got off to a great start by dominating the shot clock. However, they were not able to cash in and in fact rallied from down 0-2 to win this one. The final shots on goal were 29-16 in favour of the Bisons, including 14-5 in the 3rd. Those numbers reflected the flow of the game.

Captain Brett Stovin scored the winner though suffering a broken nose. Both he and Quintin Lisoway left the ice for repairs with a towel around their face, though neither incident drew a penalty. There were a lot of controversial calls in the game. But by the 3rd period the players had calmed down a lot.

Neither side switched their roster from Saturday. UBC switched goaltenders. UBC really only used 10 of the 12 forwards on any sort of a regular basis. Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA

Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

Defence
3 Christensen - 4 Bresciani
16 Heinrichs - 2 Henry
25 Skrumeda

Note: As on Saturday, only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

Forwards
27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway
23 Schreyer - 21 Brooks - 8 Bilton
19 Spencer

Note: As on Saturday, the 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

Scratches:
1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis
20 Keane - 29 Wasylak

U.B.C.

Goal
34 Toth (30 Hewitt)

Defence
29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

Forwards
22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

Scratches
6 Dosanjh - 7 Faith - 27 Connolly
28 Millar - 35 Knott

Scorers
15:28 UBC Vetterl - PP
18:46 UBC Vetterl - PP
39:08 Manitoba Nault - PP
43:31 Manitoba Brooks
52:47 Manitoba Stovin - PP

Through two games, Spriggs has an .814 save percentage. That number needs to get better for the Bisons to host a playoff series. Also, they need to finish above .500 at home.

As for UBC, the pace and physicality took their toll. Their whole lineup walked gingerly onto the ice for the 3rd period on Sunday. Do they have what it takes to grind their way through tough series like this one all year?

It is very early but it appears that the die may have been cast for the balance of the season. Sask and Alberta had dominating sweeps. Manitoba, Calgary, UBC, and Lethbridge all had splits. And teams named "Cougars" have had it rough.

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OUT EAST

ONTARIO

Exhibition Games
Oct 07 Windsor 2 Harvard 7 (NCAA) : [UW S&R]
Oct 08 Windsor 1 Dartmouth 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


NEXT UP

Oct 13-14 Calgary at U.B.C.
Oct 13-14 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Oct 13-14 Manitoba at Alberta
Oct 13-14 Regina at Mount Royal

Schedule Links:
¶ [US Presto S&R]
¶ [CW S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]
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Preview: Oct 13-14: Manitoba at Alberta

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:14 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 5-5-1, OHT35 #12)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 7-1-0, OHT35 #1)


Oct 13 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT at The Clair Drake Arena
Oct 14 5:00 MDT/6:00 CDT at The Clair Drake Arena


Live Links:

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

Manitoba Links:
• GoBisons: [Henry AoW] ∞ [Blog #1]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• ChrisD: [Season Preview]
• MyToba: [UBC Story] ∞ [AoW Story]

Alberta Links:
• Team: [Series Preview]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• Media: [Copper'n'Blue Series Preview]

Other Links:
• [USports Site] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings] ∞ [US Top 10]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access (not updated)]
• [UofM/Pizza Pizza Highlight of Week]
• [CW Plays of the Week]

There are more than the usual number of links from both teams in this series. Lots of them were from last week but we are still early in the season so preview stuff is fairly fresh.

The Evil Monkeys are the fastest out of the gate this year, so maybe its not a great time to be facing them. On the other hand, the Bisons went 1-3-0 against them last year after going 3-1-0 the one before that. So if the Bisons get some points in Edmontown they could set themselves up for the balance of the season.

Both games are on CanadaWest.tv, as are all CW games this year, but there is no radio. The CW live updates are not what they once were when LeagueStat and Hockey Tech were involved. Maybe it will be better this week.

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CALGARY DINOS (1-0-1, 7-1-2, OHT35 #5)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-1-0, 4-2-0, OHT35 #13)


Links:

UofC: [Team Site]
UBC: [Series Preview]

The T-irds will host the Bedrock Dinos at their old barn (the Father David Bauer Arena) but will play the balance of their season at the new Mitchell Arena. Both teams split last weekend so this series should be a decent measuring stick for all involved. UBC looked pretty beat up to me after the Bison series. Can the Bedrock Boys take advantage?

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 5-6-0, OHT35 #9)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0, 3-3-0, OHT35 #11)


Links:

UofL: [Series Preview] ∞ [Herald Season Preview] ∞ [Herald Week 1 Awards]
UofS: [Series Preview] ∞ [Star-Phoenix Season Preview]

The Hørny Ønes seem to be getting better and will not be a pushover. The Banjo Mutts are hard to gauge. They continued to stack new recruits without losing anything. However, they were kind of mediocre in pre-season. Was last week's squash of Regina more of a commentary on Regina being weak? Or Sask being strong?

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REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 2-6-0, OHT35 #27)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-2-0, 1-4-0, OHT35 #24)


Links:

UofR: [Series Preview]
MRU: [Maclise signs with Moose]

This Cat Fight sees two very desperate teams. Both were squashed last weekend. The difference is that the Bluegars have been a solid contender in recent seasons. I thought Regina looked like they were coming along nicely. In pre-season they split with the Bisons and split at home, beating Sask and losing to Calgary. Maybe their season peaked in September.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO

Regular Season Games
Oct 11 Brock 2 Guelph 3
Oct 11 W. Ontario 3 Waterloo 9
Oct 12 Ottawa at Carleton
Oct 12 Ryerson at Guelph
Oct 13 Concordia at McGill
Oct 13 Lakehead at Laurier
Oct 13 Laurentian at Queen's
Oct 13 Nipissing at U.Q.T.R.
Oct 13 R.M.C. at U.O.I.T.
Oct 13 Toronto at Waterloo
Oct 13 Windsor at York
Oct 14 Concordia at Ottawa
Oct 14 Lakehead at Laurier
Oct 14 Laurentian at R.M.C.
Oct 14 McGill at Carleton
Oct 14 Nipissing at U.Q.T.R.
Oct 14 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
Oct 14 Windsor at Ryerson
Oct 14 York at Brock

Exhibition Games
Oct 13 W. Ontario at Yale NCAA
Oct 14 Guelph at Cornell NCAA
Oct 14 W. Ontario at Princeton NCAA
Oct 15 Ottawa at Cornell NCAA

ATLANTIC

Regular Season Games
Oct 11 Acadia 4 St. F.X. 5
Oct 11 New Brunswick 2 Moncton 0

Oct 13 Dalhousie at Acadia
Oct 13 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
Oct 13 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's
Oct 14 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Oct 14 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick

Links:

¶ [US Presto S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Oct 13: Monkeys Win Opener

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:36 am

Before I get to the Friday night round-up, the good news is that the CW has brought back the Hockey Tech and LeagueStat links! I was ready to scream at the useless new CW site then thought I would give one last check at the old links, AND THEY WERE WORKING! So to follow along with the Saturday scoreboard, here are the new links which would otherwise have been in the preview post.

Links:

Saturday Live Links: [LeagueStat] : [CW Hockey Tech]
LeagueStat: [Media Access] : [Team Stats] : [Team Schedule/Links]
CW Hockey Tech: [Standings] : [Stats] : [Rosters]


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MANITOBA BISONS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text*]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]

It's nice to have the proper links back. Kudos to the CW for bringing them back.

The Bison scratches were the same as for last weekend against UBC, meaning that they once again played with just 5 defencemen. I don't like seeing a roster with just 7 defencemen on it. It is better to have a d-man moved forward than the reverse.

Nick Zajac scored both Bison goals and Byron Spriggs stopped 32 of 37 shots on goal in taking the loss. Meanwhile, Cole Sanford scored twice for the Monkeys and Brendan Burke stopped 23 of 25 shots for the win.

The game was 3-2 late in the 3rd period when the Bisons were applying much pressureand seemed poise to force some overtime. However, two late goals against the grain of play made the final scoreline unflattering considering the type of game.

The rematch goes Saturday at 5:00 p.m. MDT, or 6:00 p.m. CDT. Alberta does a great job on CanadaWest.tv and for non-subscribers it might be worth the coinage.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 7
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

(in shoot-out)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

The Green Cougars beat the Bluegars in the battle to escape the CW cellar. Since the game went to a shoot-out, they each at least hit the point column. Each team scored 3 goals in the 1st, one in the 2nd, and two in the 3rd. Michel Herringer got the win (stopping 32 of 38) and Wyatt Hoflin suffered the loss (stopping 17 of 23). The rematch will be played Saturday at 3:00 MDT.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

(in overtime)

Links:

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

The Hørny Ønes escaped with a point after being bomarded with 50 shots on goal. Garret Hughson got the loss in goal, and must be exhausted. Meanwhile, Jordon Cooke picked up the win, with 27 stops. Nobody scored more than one goal. The rematch goes Saturday at 7:00 CST at the Rutherdump.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 6
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


Links:

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

Yabba Dabba Doo! There is joy in the Town of Bedrock as the Dinos beat the T-irds. I had a hunch that UBC was beat up after the tough weekend in Manitoba, and it appeared to be the case. They dressed just 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders. Jordan Papirny stopped 21 of 22 shots and Coda Gordon had two goals to lead the way for the win. Matt Hewitt stopped 28 of 34 shots in the loss. I caught the ending of this one and must say that UBC did a good job on the broadcast.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Regular Season Games
Oct 12 Ottawa 5 Carleton 6 (ot)
Oct 12 Ryerson 5 Guelph 4 (ot)
Oct 13 Concordia 3 McGill 2
Oct 13 Lakehead 3 Laurier 8
Oct 13 Laurentian 2 Queen's 5
Oct 13 Nipissing 3 U.Q.T.R. 4 (ot)
Oct 13 R.M.C. 4 U.O.I.T. 5
Oct 13 Toronto 3 Waterloo 1
Oct 13 Windsor 2 York 3

Exhibition Game
Oct 13 W. Ontario 4 Yale 6 (NCAA) : [UWO S&R]

ATLANTIC
Regular Season Games
Oct 13 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 3 (so)
Oct 13 Moncton 2 U.P.E.I. 8
Oct 13 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary's 3 (ot)

Links:

¶ [US/CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]
¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


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Re: 2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:28 pm

Oct 13 Late Links

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MANITOBA v ALBERTA


Links:

UofM: [Boxscore] : [rp Game Story]

GoBisons.ca did not update the game story until 9:55 a.m. and the boxscore link is wonky and may yet change. They also got a new photo.
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CALGARY v U.B.C.


Links:

Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC*]
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Oct 14: Bisons Swept In Edmontown

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:29 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

The Herd was deservedly beaten by the Evil Monkeys to complete the sweep. They dressed the same line-up as in the three previous league games. The Monkeys continued their goaltender rotation, going with newcomer Zack Sawchenko. Byron Spriggs has been in net for all four Bison games thus far, start to finish. Adam Henry scored for the Bisons, a 2nd period goal which made it 2-1. A pair of 3rd period insurance goals put it away for the Monkeys. In the end, the shots were 37-18.

Next Friday and Saturday the Bisons will host the Saskatchewan Banjo Mutts. My impression of the teams thus far is that Alberta is the best, followed by Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. I think Lethbridge looks to be the best of the rest, barely. The jury is still out on UBC, MRU, and Regina.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

(in shoot-out)

Links:

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

The last two teams in the league solved that problem by playing a pair of 3-pointers, and splitting them. This type of series shows why the CW should use the IIHF point system (3-2-1-0), just like the women's league does.

In this one even the shoot-out went into overtime, 7 rounds to be exact. MRU led 48-35 on the shot clock. Cody Fowlie of Regina and Brad Kennedy of MRU each scored twice. MRU switched goaltenders, going with the returning Colin Cooper. Regina stuck with Michael Herringer. What I saw of the game was loose and exciting, but not very convincing. The Bluegars have definitely taken a step back this year. Now the question is whether the last two weekends (in which they were outscored 30-2 over 4 games) were the oddity for Regina, or their natural level to which they will inevitably return.

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Here's MRU's new look home uniform.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 7
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0


Links:

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

The T-irds were badly beat up last weekend against the Bisons, and the problems continue. They dressed just 19 on Friday, and only 18 on Saturday. After two periods, the shots were a respectable 25-20 in favour of the Bedrock Boys. But the score was 4-0. UBC then mustered just 5 shots in the 3rd, to be outshot 35-25 on the night. So the stats were not as one-sided as the score.

Drydn Dow and Riley Sheen each had two goals for the winners. The Dinos continued their goaltender rotation, going with Matthew Greenfield for the shutout. Rylan Toth went the distance in UBC's goal. Bedrock scored 4 goals on 10 PP opportunities in a penalty-filled game.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


Links:

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

The final game of Saturday night was Sask's decent win over the Hørny Ønes. The game was very close, with Sask scoring two late goals to stack the numbers. Jordon Cooke stopped 26 of 28 shots for the win, and Garret Hughson stopped 27 of 32 in suffering the loss.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Regular Season Games
Oct 14 Concordia 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
Oct 14 Lakehead 1 Laurier 2 (so)
Oct 14 Laurentian 2 R.M.C. 1
Oct 14 McGill 2 Carleton 1 (ot)
Oct 14 Nipissing 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
Oct 14 U.O.I.T. 0 Queen's 4
Oct 14 York 4 Brock 3 (so)

Exhibition Games
Oct 14 Guelph 1 Cornell 7 (NCAA)
Oct 14 W. Ontario 4 Princeton 6 (NCAA)

ATLANTIC
Regular Season Games
Oct 14 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 2
Oct 14 U.P.E.I. 2 New Brunswick 6

Links:

¶ [US/CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]
¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


NEXT UP

Oct 15 Windsor at Ryerson
Oct 15 Ottawa at Cornell (NCAA)
Oct 18 Moncton at Dalhousie
Oct 20 Alberta at Calgary
Oct 20 Mount Royal at Lethbridge
Oct 20 Regina at U.B.C.
Oct 20 Saskatchewan at Manitoba

Oct 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
Oct 20 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Oct 20 New Brunswick at Acadia
Oct 20 Brock at Concordia
Oct 20 Carleton at W. Ontario
Oct 20 Guelph at McGill
Oct 20 Laurier at Nipissing
Oct 20 Ottawa at Windsor
Oct 20 Queen's at Toronto
Oct 20 R.M.C. at Ryerson
Oct 20 U.O.I.T. at York
Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. at Lakehead
Oct 20 Waterloo at Laurentian

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Preview: Oct 20-21: Sask at Manitoba

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:34 am

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0-0, 5-3-0, OHT35 #6)
MANITOBA BISONS (1-3-0, 5-7-1, OHT35 #17)


Oct 20 7:00 CDT at The Wayne Fleming Arena
Oct 21 6:00 CDT at The Wayne Fleming Arena


Live Links:

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

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

Saskatchewan Links:
• Team: [Roach CW 3rd Star]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings] ∞ [US Top 10]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [CUSN Week 1] ∞ [CUSN Week 2]

The Mutts come to town on a 4-game winning streak, and having won silver at last year's nationals. To temper the enthusiasm, the 4 wins have been against the two non-playoff teams from a year ago, and they were just 1-3-0 in the pre-season. The Bisons cannot be happy about the way they were handled by the Monkeys last weekend. However, I suppose that can be forgiven. The Monkeys have been off to an incredible start.

As always, the staff at the Wayne Fleming Arena will have to watch to make sure that the Huskies don't get sick when they drink from the toilets. The players are often overwhelmed during the early season when they still feel intimidated by things like showers experienced when they leave their home province.

Last year the Bisons had a 2-1-1 record against Sask, and over the previous 4 years are 7-7-2. The Bisons have started the same 20 players every game, including just 5 defencemen. Hopefully, we'll see some new bodies make their regular season debut. Of those in the line-up, Nick Zajac, Adam Henry, and Michael St. Croix all have 4 points in 4 games. In goal, Byron Spriggs' numbers are less than stellar (1-3-0, .855 S%, 4.26 GAA).

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-0-0, 9-1-0, OHT35 #1)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-0-1, 9-1-2, OHT35 #4)


Links:

UofA: [Series Preview]
UofC: [Series Preview]

This home-and-home series may well be the highlight nation-wide. Bedrock U dropped a point when they lost in OT to Lethbridge, otherwise both sides have been on a roll. The Monkeys have looked impressive so far, making this series a measuring stick for the Dinos. Both sides have preview stories up and ready for you.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (1-2-1, 2-4-1, OHT35 #27)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-2-1, 5-7-1, OHT35 #9)


Links:

UofL: [Series Preview]
MRU: [Kennedy CW 2nd Star]

After a disappointing recruiting season, the Bluegars were covered in more question marks than the Riddler entering the season. They have thus far been hammered by the Monkeys and split a pair of shoot-out games with Regina. The Hørny Ønes technically have the smae record, but they have played Calgary and Sask, making their start infinitely better. This series will help shed light on whether these teams have really changed their statuses from prior seasons.

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REGINA COUGARS (1-2-1, 3-6-1, OHT35 #26)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-3-0, 4-4-0, OHT35 #18)


Links:

UBC: [Series Preview]
UofR: [Series Preview]

The Banjo Cats must be delighted with their 3 point weekend last week. They were coming off a disastrous 4 game stretch where they were outscored 30-2. UBC was physically wasted after their Bison series, and succumbed meekly to Bedrock. I suspect that this series will be key to playoff aspirations of both teams.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO

Oct 20 Brock at Concordia
Oct 20 Carleton at W. Ontario
Oct 20 Guelph at McGill
Oct 20 Laurier at Nipissing
Oct 20 Ottawa at Windsor
Oct 20 Queen's at Toronto
Oct 20 R.M.C. at Ryerson
Oct 20 U.O.I.T. at York
Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. at Lakehead
Oct 20 Waterloo at Laurentian
Oct 21 Brock at McGill
Oct 21 Carleton at Windsor
Oct 21 Guelph at Concordia
Oct 21 Laurier at Laurentian
Oct 21 Ottawa at W. Ontario
Oct 21 Queen's at Ryerson
Oct 21 R.M.C. at York
Oct 21 U.O.I.T. at Toronto
Oct 21 U.Q.T.R. at Lakehead
Oct 21 Waterloo at Nipissing

ATLANTIC

Oct 18 Moncton 3 Dalhousie 4 (so)
Oct 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
Oct 20 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Oct 20 New Brunswick at Acadia
Oct 21 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Oct 21 St. F.X. at Moncton
Oct 21 U.P.E.I. at Acadia

Links:

• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Oct 20: Bisons Comeback to Stun the Mangy Ones

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:46 am

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
MANITOBA BISONS 4

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

The Bisons won this one in dramatic fashion. They tied the game in the last minute on a powerplay and with an empty net, then won in overtime.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA
Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

Defence
2 Henry - 3 Christensen
16 Heinrichs - 4 Bresciani
25 Skrumeda

Forwards
24 Augert - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 27 Franko
8 Bilton - 21 Brooks - 19 Spencer
15 S Bowles - 23 Schreyer - 26 Lisoway
17 Callis

Scratches:
1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
13 Laurencelle - 20 Keane - 22 B Bowles
29 Wasylak

SASKATCHEWAN
Goal
31 Kozun (32 Cooke)

Defence
4 Harmsworth - 2 McFaull
5 J Forsberg - 8 Lishchynsky
3 Cox - 6 Fransoo

Forwards
11 Shirley - 14 McVeigh - 7 Roach
18 Yakubowski - 28 Lawrence - 23 Thomas
16 Stadnyk - 26 Johnson - 12 Gay
15 Sofillas - 19 Bauml - 10 Cable

Scratches:
9 Tkach - 13 Folk - 17 Blair
22 Johnson - 27 Johnston - 29 A Forsberg

Scorers:

1st - 08:17 - Man Nick Zajac PP
1st - 13:35 - Sask John Lawrence
1st - 16:45 - Sask Josh Roach SH
2nd - 01:28 - Man Shawn Bowles
3rd - 01:32 - Sask Kohl Bauml
3rd - 19:45 - Man Kamerin Nault PP
OT1 - 03:07 - Man Zach Franko

Zajac's opener was his 3rd of the season, to lead the team. It was on the PP, which was 2 for 4 on the night. Meanwhile, Sask went 0-for-5. There's the difference right there. Sask's opening goal was the best passing play of the night. Their go-ahead short-handed goal from Roach was a bad blueline turnover by the Bisons, their second on the same PP.

The only goal of the 2nd, from Bowles, also came from a turnover.

The 3rd period saw Sask jump out to an early lead, followed by a prolonged winding-down of the clock. I remember being shocked there were less than 5 minutes left when Skrumeda took a penalty for the Bisons. The Herd killed it off and then forced the issue, causing the Mutts to take a penalty. Nault scored on the power play, with an empty net.

In OT, Generalissimo Franko scored a Laine-like winner from the right wing face-off circle. There were no other close calls. So after a quick drink from the toilet, the Mutts were off to their doghouse for the night.

On the night, Byron Spriggs had his best game of the season, stopping 34 of 37 shots. Taran Kozan (in his 2nd start of the season) stopped 19 of 23 in taking the loss.

Saturday's rematch goes at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne Fleming Arena. Don't forget to avoid the Route 90 construction zone.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2


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

The Bluegars marched down the road to Lethbridge and scored a solid and important victory. MRU still has a contingent of veterans who have moved the team into near-contender status, and they seemed to have been determined to not allow their program to become an also-ran without a fight. The Hørny Ønes had two solid weekends, and deserved a ranking higher than MRU's. Colin Cooper stopped 21 of 23 for the in, and Ty Edmonds took the loss, with 27 saves on 31 shots. The last two Bluegar goals were into an empty net.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5


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

What a wild game this must have been. I caught the ending on-line after getting home from the Bison game. For a game with 12 goals, there was a relative paucity of shots, just 33-28 in favour of the Monkeys. Brendan Burke got the win, Matthew Greenfield took the loss, and each side had one 2-goal scorer, Dylan Bredo for the Monkeys and Riley Sheen for Bedrock U. On Saturday the scene shifts to Edmontown for the rematch.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UBC*] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofR*]

I caught the ending of this one after I saw the end of the game from the Town of Bedrock. Regina held a 2-1 lead in the 3rd period until UBC scored 3 goals in 2:13 in the middle of the period. Michael Herringer stopped 27 of 31 in a losing effort, and veteran Matt Hewitt saved the day for the T-irds, stopping 37 of 39 shots. Once again, UBC played one man short. I suspect that the game links will be available Saturday morning. Saturday's rematch is a matinee.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO

Oct 20 Brock 3 Concordia 5
Oct 20 Carleton 4 W. Ontario 3
Oct 20 Guelph 4 McGill 7
Oct 20 Laurier 1 Nipissing 2
Oct 20 Ottawa 3 Windsor 2
Oct 20 Queen's 1 Toronto 2 (ot)
Oct 20 R.M.C. 0 Ryerson 7
Oct 20 U.O.I.T. 1 York 3
Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. 3 Lakehead 1
Oct 20 Waterloo 6 Laurentian 3

ATLANTIC
Oct 20 Dalhousie 1 St. F.X. 4
Oct 20 U.P.E.I. 0 Saint Mary's 6
Oct 20 New Brunswick 2 Acadia 3 (ot)

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


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Saturday Morning Links

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 am

The late links from UBC are now up.

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Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

Their Saturday rematch goes at 2:00 PDT, or 4:00 CDT.
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Oct 21: Bisons Skunked, Still Get a Split

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:25 am

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
MANITOBA BISONS 0


Links:

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

This game was not as bad as the score would indicate. The Mutts scored twice per period. However, the Bisons dominated large stretches of play and, in fact, outshot the Banjolovers 25-23 after two periods.

The Bisons started fast, but Sask opened scoring shortly after killing a penalty. The difference in the 1st period was that Sask capitalized, and the Bisons missed glorious chances. In the dying stages, Zach Franko missed a wide open net from the slot, just inside the dashes.

The 2nd period goals were on the shaky side. The Bisons seemed shaken by the unflattering scoreline, and it showed when they waived the white flag in the 3rd. Dasan Sydora finally got some playing time, and missed the first shot he faced, just 45 seconds into the period.

The Bison line-up was unchanged from Friday night, except that Sydora replaced Spriggs in goal for the 3rd period. Saskatchewan changed two defencemen, #25 Ruopp was in for #8 Lishchynsky and #27 Johnston was in for #2 McFaull. Also, Cooke replaced Kozun in goal. Up front #22 Johnson was in for #11 Shirley and #18 Yakubowski was in for #29 Forsberg.

Scorers:

1st - 10:13 - Sask Michael Sofillas
1st - 14:14 - Sask Parker Thomas
2nd - 06:40 - Sask Jesse Forsberg
2nd - 17:44 - Sask Josh Roach
3rd - 00:45 - Sask Kohl Bauml
3rd - 09:46 - Sask Parker Thomas

The weekend split leaves Sask 5-0-1 in 2nd place, and the Bisons are 2-4-0 in 6th. Since the Bisons have now played the top 2 teams from a year ago, and so far this year, they are sitting fairly well in the standings.

The Bisons are at home to the MRU Bluegars next weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. The way the teams look, that series could be the one to decide who will finish 4th and host the quarter-final round of the playoffs.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]
Friday late: [rp @MRU]

After enduring a shaky start to the season, the Bluegars answered the call against the Hørny Ønes to claim a convincing sweep. Jamal Watson scored twice to lead the offence, and Colin Cooper stopped 16 of 17 shots to seal the win. Meanwhile, Garret Hughson took the loss for Lethbridge, stopping 31 of 35. MRU is coming to town next week after this strong performance. They are now 3-2-1, and Lethbridge falls to 1-4-1.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

(in overtime)

Links:

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

Bedrock U rallied from a 2-0 deficit with goals in the last 5 minutes and the last 2 seconds to force OT. Zach Sawchenko got the win with 25 saves, Jordan Papirny made 33 saves in the loss. The Monkeys are now 6-0-0 and the Dinos fall to 3-1-2.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3


Links:

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

The Banjocats played well in this road series, but in the end got no points. UBC is now 3-3-0, and Regina is 1-4-1. The teams stuck with Hewitt and Herringer in goal, and their stats were both solid. Once again, UBC had to play one man short. After last weekend, UBC was on the ropes. This sweep may not assure them of anything, but it certainly must be looked upon as a pothole avoided.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Oct 21 Brock 2 McGill 3
Oct 21 Carleton 1 Windsor 2
Oct 21 Guelph 2 Concordia 4
Oct 21 Laurier 5 Laurentian 3
Oct 21 Ottawa 3 W. Ontario 7
Oct 21 Queen's 4 Ryerson 3
Oct 21 R.M.C. 1 York 4
Oct 21 U.O.I.T. 3 Toronto 2
Oct 21 U.Q.T.R. 4 Lakehead 1
Oct 21 Waterloo 4 Nipissing 2

ATLANTIC
Oct 21 New Brunswick 4 Saint Mary's 2
Oct 21 St. F.X. 4 Moncton 2
Oct 21 U.P.E.I. 2 Acadia 8

Links:

¶ [US/CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]


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Preview: Oct 27-28: MRU at Manitoba

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:55 am

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-2-1, 4-4-1, OHT35 #11)
MANITOBA BISONS (2-4-0, 6-8-1, OHT35 #13)


Oct 27 7:00 CDT at The Wayne Fleming Arena
Oct 28 7:30 CDT at The Wayne Fleming Arena


Live Links:

• [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
• Friday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
• Saturday: [LeagueStat] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
• GoBisons: [Minor Hockey Night] : [Series Preview]
• Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
• LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

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

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [What's Wrong With MRU?] ∞ [CUSN Week 3]

The Bisons host the Bluegars in what could be a key match-up to decide which side gets to host a playoff series this year. Although the Bluegars are ahead right now, the strength of schedule difference accounts for most (or all) of that gap. Both sides have played Alberta, and MRU was demolished whilst the Bisons were respectable. Otherwise, the Bisons have played UBC and Sask. while MRU met up with Regina and Lethbridge.

Over the last four seasons, MRU has been the Bisons' toughest opponent. Last year they swept the Bisons and beat them 2-games-to-1 in the quarter-finals. Over the last four years, MRU holds an 11-5 lead, although the Bisons did beat them in a quarter-final series.

MRU has lost some good players, and their replacements have largely been Junior A players. The CUSN link above details this problem. Nevertheless, they do have two of the league leaders in points. Brad Kennedy (5-3-8) and Jamal Watson (3-4-7) both have more than a PPG. Watson is a 2nd year player, and had 23 points in 28 games last year. Kennedy has been a surprise. He's a rookie from Nova Scotia and played three seasons for Charlottetown in the QMJHL before finishing back in Junior A.

No Bison player is on a PPG pace, but Nick Zajac, Brett Stovin, and Adam Henry are all close, with 5 points in 6 games. I have a hunch that newcomers Michael St. Croix and Zach Franko will soon explode. They have generated loads of pressure and scoring chances.

Success in hockey usually comes with goaltending. At one time Colin Cooper looked like he was leading MRU to the upper echelons of the CW. In his 2015-16 rookie year he had a .913 S% and 2.30 GAA. His numbers worsened last year and this year are a .886 S% and 2.86 GAA. But that's a lot better than Wyatt Hoflin, at .830 S% and 5.38 GAA. Veteran backup Cam Lanigan has yet to see action. Meanwhile the Bisons are riding Byron Spriggs, at .864 GAA and 4.21 S%. Justin Paulic has yet to suit up and Dasan Sydora played just one period.

Hopefully the minor hockey promotion will draw some extra fans to this series.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (6-0-0, 11-1-0, OHT35 #1)
REGINA COUGARS (1-4-1, 3-8-1, OHT35 #27)


Links:

UofA: [Charity Classic v Ooks]
UofR: [Series Preview]

This one could get ugly. The Evil Monkeys seem to be a step above the league, and the Banjo Cats have ranged from OK to weak. Are Regina improved? In the pre-season they split at home against Calgary and Saskatchewan, then split in Manitoba. That was followed by the four games where they were outscored 30-2. But they have rebounded to split two shootouts against MRU and then lost two close ones at UBC. This series should tell us what kind of team they've got.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (5-0-1, 6-3-1, OHT35 #4)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (3-1-2, 9-2-3, OHT35 #5)


Links:

UofS: [Team Site]
UofC: [Series Preview]

This could be the nation's feature match-up of the weekend. Both had great recruiting classes in the CW arm's race. But Sask staggered through the pre-season before blitzing their provincial cousins to open the regular season. Two more wins over Lethbridge and a split with Manitoba has them looking pretty much in their traditional role, behind Alberta and tryinmg to stave off Calgary and Manitoba for 2nd place. Calgary is hard to gauge. They split with Lethbridge, hammered a short-staffed UBC, then were swept by the Monkeys. Sounds like a fairly traditional start to their season as well.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (3-3-0, 6-4-0, OHT35 #14)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-4-1, 5-9-1, OHT35 #15)


Links:

UBC: [Series Preview]
UofL: [Series Preview]

This series could well be the one to decide which team gets the 6th and final playoff spot. UBC has pipped the Hørny Ønes at the finish line the last two years. Lethbridge had some reasonable results against Calgary and Saskatchewan to open the season, but then fell apart against MRU. UBC had a respectable opening split with Manitoba, but were physically punished and haven't iced a full roster since. If one team could sweep this series the loser will be in a predicament.

OUT EAST

Ontario

Oct 25 Laurier 3 Ryerson 4 (so)
Oct 26 W. Ontario 4 Guelph 5
Oct 27 Carleton at Concordia
Oct 27 Lakehead at Waterloo
Oct 27 McGill at Queen's
Oct 27 Nipissing at U.O.I.T.
Oct 27 Ottawa at R.M.C.
Oct 27 U.Q.T.R. at Laurentian
Oct 27 Windsor at Brock
Oct 27 York at Toronto
Oct 28 Concordia at Queen's
Oct 28 Lakehead at Waterloo
Oct 28 Laurier at Toronto
Oct 28 McGill at Ottawa
Oct 28 Nipissing at R.M.C.
Oct 28 Ryerson at York
Oct 28 U.O.I.T. at Carleton
Oct 28 U.Q.T.R. at Laurentian
Oct 28 W. Ontario at Brock
Oct 28 Windsor at Guelph

Atlantic

Oct 25 Dalhousie 4 Moncton 1
Oct 27 Acadia at New Brunswick
Oct 27 Moncton at St. F.X.
Oct 27 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.
Oct 28 Acadia at U.P.E.I.
Oct 28 St. F.X. at Dalhousie
Oct 28 Saint Mary's at New Brunswick

Links:

• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Oct 27: Bisons Beat Bluegars

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:45 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 4


Links:

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On a night when the Wayne Fleming Arena was jammed with pre-teen hockey teams armed with thundersticks, the Herd took a handy two points from the new-look Bluegars. I must say MRU kept a nice classic hockey jersey with this new look. They utilized the stylized "MRU" version of the logo, which looks pretty good on a jersey.
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Here's how the teams lined up:

Manitoba
Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

Defence
2 Henry - 3 Christensen
16 Heinrichs - 4 Bresciani
25 Skrumeda

Forwards
12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 18 St. Croix
24 Augert - 14 Nault - 27 Franko
8 Bilton - 21 Brooks - 26 Lisoway
20 Keane - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis
15 S Bowles

Scratches:
1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
13 Laurencelle - 19 Spencer - 22 B Bowles
29 Wasylak

Mount Royal
Goal
31 Cooper (29 Lanigan)

Defence
7 Lees - 4 Green
27 Baker - 22 Smiley
21 Pankewicz - 5 Poulsen

Forwards
15 Olstad - 23 Watson - 26 Rankin
19 Zulinick - 13 Bly - 11 King
9 Zandee - 28 Pare - 12 Lipon
8 Henry - 10 Stephens - 18 Kennedy

Scratches:
3 Roberts - 14 Rozdeba - 16 Adamson
17 Lindgren - 20 Simpson - 24 Allan
35 Hoflin

Scorers:
1st - 09:00 - Man Adam Henry
1st - 17:33 - MRU Connor Rankin (PP)
2nd - 14:26 - Man Michael St. Croix
3rd - 18:43 - Man Michael St. Croix
3rd - 19:43 - Man Liam Bilton (1) (EN)

For a bump-and-grind type of game, the goals were dandies. As stated in my preview, St. Croix and Franko made their marks on the scoresheet. St. Croix was the 1st star, with the two goals and an assist. This was a tight battle right until the end. Byron Spriggs stopped 23 of 24 shots to claim the win, and Colin Cooper made 19 saves on 22 shots in taking the loss. MRU is now 3-3-1, and the Bisons are 3-4-0.

Saturday's rematch will start at 7:30 p.m., after Don Cherry has spoken.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
REGINA COUGARS 3


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

Did the Evil Monkeys take the cute and cuddly Banjo Cats too lightly? Normally when you see an apparent mismatch turn out to be a close game it is because of stellar goaltending proving to be an equalizer. Not here. The shots were just 29-24 for the Primates. The Monkeys built a 3-0 1st period lead, but by the 2nd intermission it was just a 4-3 game. Brendan Burke got the win, and Michael Herringer took the loss. Alberta is a perfect 7-0-0, and Regina falls to 1-5-1. The rematch goes Saturday at 3:00 CST, 4:00 CDT.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0


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Matt Hewitt led the way with a 39 save shutout, while Matt Revel and Tyler Sandu each scored twice. This was a loss the Hørny Ønes could ill afford. After being edged out by UBC for the final playoff berth the last two seasons, they need these points. Garrett Hughson took the loss, stopping 21 of 26 shots. Of note, the T-irds finally had a full roster dressed for the game. UBC improves to 4-3-0, and Lethbridge is tied for the cellar at 1-5-1. Saturday's rematch goes Saturday at 1:00 MDT, 2:00 CDT.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

(in a shootout)

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This was billed as the feature match-up of the night and it lived up to its hype, ending in a shootout. Jordon Cooke stopped 29 shots to claim the W, and Matthew Greenfield was busier, with 42 saves. The win allows the Banjo Mutts to stay 1 point out of first, at 6-0-1, while Bedrock U falls to 3-1-3. The rematch goes Saturday at 6:00 MDT, 7:00 CDT.

OUT EAST

Ontario
Oct 27 Carleton 6 Concordia 3
Oct 27 Lakehead 5 Waterloo 1
Oct 27 McGill 3 Queen's 2 (ot)
Oct 27 Nipissing 2 U.O.I.T. 1 (ot)
Oct 27 Ottawa 4 R.M.C. 0
Oct 27 U.Q.T.R. 7 Laurentian 3
Oct 27 Windsor 0 Brock 4
Oct 27 York 4 Toronto 1

Atlantic
Oct 27 Acadia 2 New Brunswick 7
Oct 27 Moncton 2 St. F.X. 4
Oct 27 Saint Mary's 4 U.P.E.I. 3 (ot)

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HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Saturday Morning Links

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:31 am

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS v LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS


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Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]
Media: [Family comes first for UBC freshman forward Matt Revel]

The game stories from both teams were posted late and the links are up now. There was also a nice story in the Vancouver Province about Matt Revel and his brother, Petie.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES v CALGARY DINOSAURS


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Media: [The Gauntlet: Weekend Preview Story]

Bedrock U's student paper has a story looking ahead to the series against the Mutts this weekend.
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Oct 28: Bisons Complete the Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:50 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3


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LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM]
Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU]
Late Friday Story: [rp @MRU]

The Bisons played a sloppy game, marked by poor decision-making and inopportune turnovers. On the plus side, they showed tenacity, had solid goaltending, and cashed in enough to win. Going into the conference-wide bye week the Herd improves to 4-4-0. The only teams they have yet to play are #3 Calgary and the tied for #7 and #8 Lethbridge and Regina. The Bluegars fall to 3-4-1 and have to play #3 Calgary, #4 UBC, and #2 Saskatchewan.

Each team had one line-up change, and some line shuffling, from Friday night. For the Bisons, 19 Spencer was in for 15 S Bowles, and for the Bluegars 14 Rozdeba was in for 10 Stephens. Here's the alignment:

Manitoba
Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

Defence
2 Henry - 16 Heinrichs
4 Bresciani - 25 Skrumeda
3 Christensen

Forwards
12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
18 St. Croix - 14 Nault - 27 Franko
26 Lisoway - 21 Brooks - 8 Bilton
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 20 Keane
19 Spencer

Scratches:
1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
13 Laurencelle - 15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles
29 Wasylak

Mount Royal
Goal
31 Cooper (29 Lanigan)

Defence
21 Pankewicz - 22 Smiley
27 Baker - 5 Poulsen
14 Rozdeba - 7 Lees

Forwards
15 Olstad - 23 Watson - 26 Rankin
18 Kennedy - 19 Zulinick - 8 Henry
12 Lipon - 13 Bly - 11 King
9 Zandee - 28 Pare - 4 Green

Scratches:
3 Roberts - 10 Stephens - 16 Adamson
17 Lindgren - 20 Simpson - 24 Allan
35 Hoflin

Note – 4 Green started as a forward but moved back to defence late in the 2nd period. Once he did so, the rest of the 4th line was frequently plugged into the other lines.

Scorers:
1st - 15:52 - Man Zach Franko
2nd - 03:27 - Man Brett Brooks
2nd – 17:58 – MRU Maddison Smiley
3rd – 02:35 – MRU Tanner Olstad
3rd – 18:59 – Man Zach Franko

The 1st period had official shots of 10-3 in favour of MRU. However, the play was much more even. Zach Franko had the only goal (set up nicely by Justin Augert and Kamerin Nault) and Brett Stovin and Nault also hit the pipes.

Brett Brooks gave the Bisons a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period, and the lead held for the longest time. Maddison Smily got MRU on the board with just over 2 minutes left. It was a well-deserved goal after the teams had a very even period, with loads of shots (15-12 for MRU).

Though carrying a lead into the 3rd, the Bisons had the extra jump and were pushing harder for the insurance goal than MRU was pushing for the evener. However, the Bisons got caught ignoring the need to backcheck following a turnover and Tanner Olstad picked the top corner to convert a fast-break into the tying goal. The same five Bisons were on the ice for both MRU goals (Heinrich and Skrumeda on D and Zajac-Stovin-Augert up front). The Bisons did resume their offensive thrust on many different shifts such that with 90 seconds left Brad Kennedy took a penalty to prevent a rebound from going in. Franko notched his 2nd of the night to claim the W.

The Bisons outshot MRU 13-6 in the 3rd period, to close the gap to 31-28 on the night. Byron Spriggs got another win, and Colin Cooper got the loss. The 3 stars were Franko, Spriggs, and Jamal Watson (who had two assists for MRU).

Next week is a conference bye week. After that, the Bisons are off to Regina whilst MRU will play cross-town rival Calgary.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
REGINA COUGARS 1


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Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA]

After putting up a good battle on Friday night, the Banjo Cats were outclassed the way one would expect. The shots were 49-20 in favour of the Monkeys. Zach Sawchenko picked up the win and Dawson MacAuley was tagged with the loss. This is MacAuley's third season with the Cats, and his first start of the season. Alberta is now 8-0-0, and Regina falls to 1-6-1 where they are tied for last.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


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

This loss has to sting for the Hørny Ønes. They outshot the T-irds 57-20 on the night. And two late goals were needed just to make the scoreline look respectable. Ty Edmonds got the call in goal for Lethbridge, and stopped just 13 of the 19 shots he faced. He was yanked after the 6th goal. Jonny Hogue finished and stopped the only shot he faced in his first-ever appearance in the CW. After a spectacular shut-out on Friday, Matt Hewitt played again. That's not easy when a matinee follows an evening game. He stopped 53 of 57 shots for the win. On the weekend, he stopped 92 of 96, to go .958 on the weekend. Lethbridge tumbles to 1-6-1, tied with Regina for last. UBC is now 5-3-0, having four straight wins over Regina and Lethbridge.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


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Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS*]

This win had them screaming Yabba Dabba Doo in the Town of Bedrock. Sask has now had splits in Manitoba and Bedrock. Cain Franson had two goals for the Dinos. The teams stuck with their Friday night goaltenders. Matthew Greenfield stopped 24 of 26 to claim a W, and Jordon Cooke stopped 24 of 28 to be stuck with a L. The Banjo Mutts go into the break in 2nd place at 6-1-1, and the Dinos are 4-1-3 in 3rd.

OUT EAST

Ontario
Oct 28 Concordia 4 Queen's 3 (ot)
Oct 28 Lakehead 3 Waterloo 2 (so)
Oct 28 Laurier 3 Toronto 1
Oct 28 McGill 3 Ottawa 6
Oct 28 Nipissing 5 R.M.C. 4 (ot)
Oct 28 Ryerson 1 York 4
Oct 28 U.O.I.T. 1 Carleton 3
Oct 28 U.Q.T.R. 2 Laurentian 0
Oct 28 W. Ontario 2 Brock 5
Oct 28 Windsor 5 Guelph 3

Atlantic
Oct 28 Acadia 7 U.P.E.I. 5
Oct 28 St. F.X. 5 Dalhousie 1
Oct 28 Saint Mary's 1 New Brunswick 5

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HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
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