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Week 8 - Nov 26/17

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:10 pm

THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #8
to Nov 26/17
This was a big shake-up. Last week, for rankings purposes, I lumped B and C+ together but kept all teams where they were. This time I did the same thing but allowed teams to shift. And there were many shifts. Let's look.

THE SCORES:

Nov 21 Laurentian 2 Nipissing 6
Nov 22 Moncton 8 U.P.E.I. 5
Nov 22 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary's 2
Nov 24 Calgary 2 Manitoba 3
Nov 24 Lethbridge 6 Regina 2
Nov 24 Saskatchewan 3 Mount Royal 2
Nov 24 U.B.C. 0 Alberta 4
Nov 24 Acadia 1 St. F.X. 2
Nov 24 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 3
Nov 24 U.P.E.I. 1 New Brunswick 8
Nov 24 Concordia 3 Laurier 1
Nov 24 Lakehead 1 U.O.I.T. 3
Nov 24 Laurentian 5 Guelph 9
Nov 24 McGill 6 Waterloo 3
Nov 24 Nipissing 1 Brock 2
Nov 24 Ryerson 3 Ottawa 4 (so)
Nov 24 Toronto 1 U.Q.T.R. 8
Nov 24 W. Ontario 4 R.M.C. 5 (ot)
Nov 24 Windsor 2 Queen's 4
Nov 24 York 3 Carleton 2 (so)
Nov 25 Calgary 4 Manitoba 0
Nov 25 Lethbridge 2 Regina 5
Nov 25 Saskatchewan 4 Mount Royal 1
Nov 25 U.B.C. 1 Alberta 5
Nov 25 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 1
Nov 25 New Brunswick 5 Moncton 3
Nov 25 Concordia 6 Waterloo 1
Nov 25 Lakehead 1 U.O.I.T. 3
Nov 25 Laurentian 1 Brock 4
Nov 25 McGill 2 Laurier 5
Nov 25 Nipissing 4 Guelph 8
Nov 25 Ryerson 5 Carleton 3
Nov 25 Toronto 2 U.Q.T.R. 5
Nov 25 W. Ontario 4 Queen's 1
Nov 25 Windsor 3 R.M.C. 4 (so)
Nov 25 York 3 Ottawa 4 (so)

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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Since this was the second weekend of OUA interlocking games, I have updated their table.

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And since many teams shifted about, here is the conference comparative rankings skew:

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Starting at the A level, Acadia is barely hanging on. It is rather extreme in the AUS to have 4 of 7 teams at the A level. We'll see.

The big transition this week was in B and C+. At this stage most every team has enough games at each level so that we can meaningfully compare them based on winning percentages against category. For this week, B and C+ were lumped together. Next week I should be able to “re-split” the levels. In any event, UQTR, MRU, and Laurier deserved a boost, and Ryerson went the other way. The question was where to put Guelph and York. Guelph was ahead of York, but were in C+ whilst York was in B. I chose to move them to B, for now. After one more week that may change.

Also, UOIT and Ottawa won promotion from C to C+. Ottawa was in C+ earlier. UOIT is on a 6-game winning streak, and Ottawa on a 4-gamer.

One could argue that the OUA West should not have 6 games in the C level. However, look what those 6 teams have done against B and C+ teams:
Brock 2-5-1
Lakehead 0-8-1
Waterloo 1-5-1
Windsor 4-4-1 (but are 1-3-1 against C level)
Toronto 1-7-0
W. Ontario 2-5-0

None of those look ready to move to C+ in the near future.

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Dec 1-2: Preview: Manitoba at UBC

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS (7-5-2, 11-9-3, OHT35 #11)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (5-8-1, 8-9-1, OHT35 #20)


Nov 10 7:00 PST/9:00 CST at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre - Vancouver
Nov 11 2:00 PST/4:00 CST at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre - Vancouver


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]

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

Prior Games:
Oct 7: UBC 6 UofM 4: [UofM Game Story] ∞ [LeagueStat]
Oct 8: UofM 3 UBC 2: [UofM Game Story] ∞ [LeagueStat]

Other Links:
• [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
• [US Standings] ∞ [Top Ten]
• [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
• [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
• [CUSN Week 8]

The 1st semester ends this weekend, however the 1st half of the season ended last weekend. Thus begins the home stretch. These two teams opened the regular season by splitting a pair of games in Friendly Manitoba. The T-irds are flush with small, quick personnel. They seemed to be worn out from the physicality and, in fact, had very little left at the end of that series. The T-irds then played several games without a full roster.

The T-irds enter this series on a 6-game losing streak (two losses to each of Sask, MRU, and Alberta). The Bisons split last weekend, and their Saturday afternoon loss followed 7 straight games where they had at least a point. The 4th place Bisons lead the 6th place T-irds by 5 points. So a sweep would likely all but ensure the Herd of a playoff berth.

Easier said than done. These two teams have played some good games in recent seasons. They split this season (so far) and last season. Over the last 5 years the Bisons hold the edge, 11-7-0. I anticipate that UBC will have major incentive to avoid falling out of a playoff berth heading into the Christmas break.

When UBC came to town in the first series, Austin Vertterl scored twice in each game. He is their leading scorer (8-5-13). Other noted scorers for the T-irds are forward Tyler Sandhu (4-7-11) and defenceman Jerrett Smith (1-10-11). But their key player (by far) is veteran goaltender Matt Hewitt (5-3-1, 3.15 GAA, .918 S%). Prior to their 6-game losing streak, UBC won 4 straight games against Regina and Lethbridge. They were outshot in every one of those games.

The Bisons continue to be led by their top line, all of whom are in the top 25 scorers, and defenceman Adam Henry (4-9-13). Michael St. Croix (5-10-15), Kamerin Nault (7-5-12), and Zach Franko (4-7-11) are one of the top lines in the CW. Byron Spriggs continues to shoulder the load in goal, starting all but one game so far. His numbers are solid at 6-5-2, 3.15 GAA, and .903 S%.

ELSEWHERE

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REGINA COUGARS (3-9-2, 5-13-2, OHT35 #28)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (11-2-1, 12-5-1, OHT35 #4)


Links:

UofS: [Series Preview] : [Game Notes (pdf)]
UofR: [Team Site]

As is the case with all series this weekend, other than Manitoba-UBC, this is a home-and-home format series. The Battle of Banjoland has not had much lustre in recent years. The Banjo Mutts swept the opening series of this season, and swept the four games they played last year. Over the last five years the tally is 14-4 for the Canines. Does this mean that the Banjo Cats are due? Well, I think the Kittens will purr with contentment if they can win once here. Sask has a nice pdf package of notes in the links.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (13-1-0, 18-2-0, OHT35 #3)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-7-1, 7-9-1, OHT35 #12)


Links:

MRU: [Team Site]
UofA: [Preview Story]

The Evil Monkeys' preview story says that they have not reached the 15 win mark by the Christmas break since 2004-05. I am not sure many teams have ever reached that level. The good thing about this series for the Bluegars is that they will get this series out of the way for the home stretch. Any points here would be gladly welcome at MRU.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (7-4-3, 13-5-4, OHT35 #9)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-9-1, 8-14-1, OHT35 #26)


Links:

UofL: [50 Greatest Horns: 11-20]
UofC: [Series Preview]

The Hørny Ønes managed a split with the Bedrock Dinos to start the season, however the tally stands at 16-2 in favour of the Dinos over the last five years. Can the Hørny Ønes finally land a playoff berth? Well, a couple of points this weekend would certainly help. After that split with Bedrock to start the season, they also had a good series against Sask, but got just one point. Two weeks ago against the Bisons they emerged from the doldrums to once again play very well. The Dinos have split their last 4 series, against Manitoba, Regina, MRU, and Sask.

OUT EAST

Ontario

Nov 29 Queen's 5 R.M.C. 4 (ot)
Nov 30 Ryerson at W. Ontario
Nov 30 Waterloo at Laurier
Dec 01 Carleton at Ottawa
Dec 01 Guelph at Toronto
Dec 01 Laurentian at McGill
Dec 01 Laurier at York
Dec 01 Nipissing at Concordia
Dec 01 U.Q.T.R. at U.O.I.T.
Dec 01 Waterloo at Brock
Dec 01 Windsor at W. Ontario
Dec 02 Carleton at R.M.C.
Dec 02 Guelph at Windsor
Dec 02 Laurentian at Concordia
Dec 02 Nipissing at McGill
Dec 02 Ottawa at Queen's
Dec 02 Toronto at Brock
Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. at U.O.I.T.
Dec 02 York at Ryerson

Atlantic
Nov 29 St. F.X. 2 Dalhousie 0
Dec 01 Dalhousie at Moncton
Dec 01 New Brunswick at Saint Mary's
Dec 01 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
Dec 02 New Brunswick at Acadia
Dec 02 St. F.X. at Moncton
Dec 02 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's

Links:

• [US Presto S&R]
• [OUA S&R]
• [AUS S&R]
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Dec 1: Five Goal 3rd Period for the Bisons

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:23 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 7
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]
Manitoban: [Kamerin Nault Profile] : [Calgary Series]
Others: [CUSN Week 8]

This was an enormous win in British California for the Herd. The result allows the Bisons to vault over Bedrock U into 3rd place, while the T-irds fall into a tie with Lethbridge for 6th place.

Captain Brett Stovin scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season, while linemates Liam Bilton and Justin Augert also scored. Dasan Sydora posted his 2nd win in as many starts, and stopped 27 of 30 shots on goal. Matt Hewitt took the loss, with 22 saves on 29 shots. He missed just over 5 minutes of play when briefly injured, and Rylan Toth made 2 more saves in that segment.

The game was tied 2-2 after the 1st and 2nd periods. The Bisons exploded for 5 consecutive goals in the 3rd period. Another encouraging aspect of the stats for the Bisons is the spread of goals throughout their lines. Here's the list:

Scorers
1st 02:30 – Man Brett Stovin (2)
1st 02:54 – UBC Michael Stenerson (6)
1st 09:45 – UBC Michael Stenerson (7) (SH)
1st 18:00 – Man Brett Stovin (3) (SH)
3rd 00:18 – Man Justin Augert (3)
3rd 01:36 – Man Brett Brooks (4)
3rd 12:25 – Man Sean Christensen (2)
3rd 12:49 – Man Liam Bilton (3)
3rd 17:06 – Man Kamerin Nault (8)
3rd 18:27 – UBC Riley Guenther (2)

The Saturday matinee rematch starts at 4:00 CST.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]
Preview: [UofR Preview Story] : [Zborosky WHL GoM]

The latest round in the eternal struggle between Canine and Feline banjo-lovers once again goes to the Canines. But not without a severe struggle. Zak Zborosky scored his 9th of the season at 3:57 of the 3rd period to give Regina the lead. But the lead lasted just 19 seconds, and in due time the Mutts took the lead and secured yet another “W”. Regina went with backup goaltender Dawson MacAuley, and he stopped 34 of 37 shots in a credible performance. Sask went with all-star starter Jordon Cooke, and he made 21 stops for the win. The scene shifts from Saskatown to Regina for Saturday's rematch.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UofC]
Preview: [UofL Preview Story]

The Hørny Ønes have been rolling since that last shipment of Viagra arrived before they played the Bisons. They have now won 4 of their last 5 games. Also, they are a combined 4-1-0 against the Bisons and Bedrock U on the season. The Dinos now need a win in Saturday's rematch for a 5th consecutive weekend split. Combined with the Bison victory, this is the 3rd consecutive game day where the Bisons and Dinos switched spots in the standings. Ryan Chynoweth scored his first two goals of the season to lead the Horns offensively. But the bigger story was the goaltending of Garret Hughson, who stopped 46 of 47 shots he faced. At the other end, Matthew Greenfield started for Bedrock U and was yanked early in the 2nd period, allowing 3 goals on 13 shots. Jordan Papirny finished and stopped 18 of 19 shots. Lethbridge is now tied for 6th place with UBC. This series continues in the Town of Bedrock on Saturday.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


Links:

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

This was a tough battle, perhaps showing a sign that the Bluegars are capable of a 2nd semester surge. Jamie Crooks scored twice for the Evil Monkeys in their winning effort. Brendan Burke got the win with 32 saves, and Cam Lanigan suffered the loss, albeit with 35 saves. The scene shifts to Edmontown on Saturday for Game Two.

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

Ontario
Nov 29 Queen's 5 R.M.C. 4 (ot)
Nov 30 Ryerson 5 W. Ontario 2
Nov 30 Waterloo 0 Laurier 9
Dec 01 Carleton 7 Ottawa 2
Dec 01 Guelph 6 Toronto 4
Dec 01 Laurentian 3 McGill 6
Dec 01 Laurier 1 York 4
Dec 01 Nipissing 4 Concordia 6
Dec 01 U.Q.T.R. 3 U.O.I.T. 4 (ot)
Dec 01 Waterloo 4 Brock 5 (ot)
Dec 01 Windsor 3 W. Ontario 7

Atlantic
Nov 29 St. F.X. 2 Dalhousie 0
Dec 01 Dalhousie 1 Moncton 6
Dec 01 New Brunswick 4 Saint Mary's 5 (so)
Dec 01 U.P.E.I. 3 Acadia 6

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


NEXT UP

Dec 02 Lethbridge at Calgary – 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Dec 02 Manitoba at U.B.C. - 2:00 PST/4:00 CST
Dec 02 Mount Royal at Alberta – 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Dec 02 Saskatchewan at Regina – 7:00 CST

Dec 02 New Brunswick at Acadia
Dec 02 St. F.X. at Moncton
Dec 02 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
Dec 02 Carleton at R.M.C.
Dec 02 Guelph at Windsor
Dec 02 Laurentian at Concordia
Dec 02 Nipissing at McGill
Dec 02 Ottawa at Queen's
Dec 02 Toronto at Brock
Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. at U.O.I.T.
Dec 02 York at Ryerson

end of the first semester

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Dec 2: Bisons End 2017 on a High Note

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]
GoBisons Friday: [Game Story] : [Boxscore]

The final game of 2017 for both sides could well set the stage for two teams heading in opposite directions. The T-irds are now on an 8-game losing skid and face a life-and-death struggle down the stretch just to make the playoffs. The Bisons will open their Christmas presents and ring in the New Year as a 3rd place team.

In roster notes, the Bisons were back to 5 defencemen as Austin Douglas was out, and Calvin Spencer in. The T-irds dressed just 19 bodies. After being short-staffed several times earlier in the season, they are once again having injury troubles. They could use some big prairie boys.

The Bisons' top line were the three stars and that says a lot about them. Here's the goals:

Scorers
1st 06:13 – Man Kamerin Nault (9)
2nd 05:09 – Man Blake Heinrich (1) (PP)
2nd 14:12 – Man Lucas Skrumeda (1)
2nd 17:11 – UBC Chase Clayton (3)
3rd 03:17 – UBC Jerret Smith (2)
3rd 06:32 – Man Kamerin Nault (10)
3rd 09:24 – UBC Tyler Sandhu (5) (PP)
3rd 12:17 – Man Michael St. Croix (6)
3rd 17:50 – Man Liam Bilton (4) (EN)

The Herd built a 3-0 lead, oddly with two first-of-the-season goals from defencemen. Through two periods, the Bisons held a 27-22 lead in shots and were more-or-less controlling the play.

To give the T-irds credit, they must have sensed their predicament and threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Byron Spriggs in the Bison net. Yet each time they scored, the Bisons replied with their own goal about 3 minutes later, then threw in an empty-netter to boot.

So who had Kamerin Nault scoring 10 goals by Christmas? Who had him dressing for 10 regular season games? Each player on the line had a 3 point night (Nault 2G 1A, Michael St. Croix 1G 2A, Zach Franko 3A).

There was a ton of action in this game. Spriggs got the win with 39 saves on 42 shots. UBC also switched starters from Friday night, going with Rylan Toth, who made 33 saves on 38 shots.

Since this was an afternoon encounter, the teams had to shower up, grab some snacks, and tune in to see what was happening elsewhere. The Bisons knew they'd be in 3rd place, and UBC was either going to be tied for 6th, or alone in 7th.

After a month off for exams and Christmas holidays, the teams return to action on January 5th. The Bisons will host the Evil Monkeys, whilst the T-irds fly to the Town of Bedrock to face the Dinos.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
REGINA COUGARS 5


Links:

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

Once again, the Banjo Cats gave the Banjo Mutts all they could handle but came up a goal short. Their celebratory moonshine will have to stay in the still for another year, I guess. Sask got off to a quick 3-1 lead, causing the Kittens to yank starting goaltender Michael Herringer after barely 5 minutes. He gave up 3 goals on 8 shots. Regina came back to tie it at 3-3, and the game was later tied 4-4 and 5-5. Sask got the winner with just 92 seconds left. Jordon Cooke got the win, but 5 goals on 28 shots will damage his save percentage. Dawson MacAuley lost from the bullpen, and stopped 36 of 39 shots. Mutt forward Andrew Johnson was the only one with 2 goals. Regina packed in a crowd of 1,020! That offer of a free pair of used socks for a lucky fan sure drew them in.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

(in overtime)

Links:

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

The Hørny Ønes were down 4 men in their roster and 3-0 in the 2nd period before they rallied for an OTW. The win vaults them into 6th place and that elusive final playoff berth. Mitch Cook had 2 goals for the Dinos, and goaltender Jordan Papirny was working on a shutout, but in the end gave up 4 goals on 23 shots. The rally was sparked by 2 goals (including the winner) from Connor Sanvido and the goaltending if Garret Hughson (who stopped 29 of 32 shots). The single point leaves the Dinos two points in arrears of the Bisons in the race for 3rd.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:

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

After the Bison game was done, I was able to watch most of this one. It was one of the better games of the season so far. It doesn't hurt that the crew in Edmontown puts out an extremely high quality broadcast, either. The Bluegars held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in a very close-fought encounter. The last goal was an empty-netter, but the rest were all on the powerplay. Zach Sawchenko got the win with 19 saves, and Cam Lanigan took the loss with 25 saves. Don't be surprised to see the Bluegars close the season strong. This was anybody's game.

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

Ontario
Dec 02 Carleton 3 R.M.C. 0
Dec 02 Guelph 1 Windsor 4
Dec 02 Laurentian 4 Concordia 9
Dec 02 Nipissing 3 McGill 4
Dec 02 Ottawa 2 Queen's 3 (ot)
Dec 02 Toronto 2 Brock 4
Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. 2 U.O.I.T. 3
Dec 02 York 2 Ryerson 5

Atlantic
Dec 02 New Brunswick 3 Acadia 2 (ot)
Dec 02 St. F.X. 3 Moncton 2
Dec 02 U.P.E.I. 4 Saint Mary's 5

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


NEXT UP

Non-conference Games
Dec 09 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at Alberta
Dec 10 Team Poland at New Brunswick
Dec 28 Guelph at Lakehead
Dec 29 Guelph at Lakehead
Dec 29 Ryerson at New Brunswick
Dec 30 McGill at Clarkson (NCAA)
Dec 30 Ryerson at New Brunswick
Dec 30 Windsor at Miami of Ohio (NCAA)

New Year Regular Season Openers
Jan 03 AUS Saint Mary's at Moncton
Jan 04 OUA Toronto at Guelph
Jan 05 CW Alberta at Manitoba
Jan 05 CW Mount Royal at Regina
Jan 05 CW Saskatchewan at Lethbridge
Jan 05 CW U.B.C. at Calgary

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Sunday Morning Links

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:14 pm

SUNDAY MORNING LINKS

A load of stories and links were not updated as I closed down on Saturday night. Here they are now!

MANITOBA BISONS v U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS

Boxscores: [UofM]
Stories: [rp @UofM]

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES v REGINA COUGARS

Stories: [rp @UofS]

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS v CALGARY DINOSAURS

Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL]
Other: [Greatest Pronghorns: #1-#10]


1ST SEMESTER STANDINGS

Here are the various conference standings, outside of the CW, as at the end of the 1st semester:

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Image British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League
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Week 9 - Dec 3/17

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:35 pm

THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #9
to Dec 3/17
This week leads to the exam and Christmas breaks. I have reviewed all the standings and scores and found that a lot of games first reported as decided in regulation time actually went into overtime. Those results had only a minor impact on the rankings.

THE SCORES:

Nov 29 St. F.X. 2 Dalhousie 0
Nov 29 Queen's 5 R.M.C. 4 (ot)
Nov 30 Ryerson 5 W. Ontario 2
Nov 30 Waterloo 0 Laurier 9
Dec 01 Alberta 3 Mount Royal 1
Dec 01 Calgary 1 Lethbridge 4
Dec 01 Manitoba 7 U.B.C. 3
Dec 01 Regina 2 Saskatchewan 3
Dec 01 Dalhousie 1 Moncton 6
Dec 01 New Brunswick 4 Saint Mary's 5 (so)
Dec 01 U.P.E.I. 3 Acadia 6
Dec 01 Carleton 7 Ottawa 2
Dec 01 Guelph 6 Toronto 4
Dec 01 Laurentian 3 McGill 6
Dec 01 Laurier 1 York 4
Dec 01 Nipissing 4 Concordia 6
Dec 01 U.Q.T.R. 3 U.O.I.T. 4 (ot)
Dec 01 Waterloo 4 Brock 5 (ot)
Dec 01 Windsor 3 W. Ontario 7
Dec 02 Lethbridge 4 Calgary 3 (ot)
Dec 02 Manitoba 6 U.B.C. 3
Dec 02 Mount Royal 2 Alberta 4
Dec 02 Saskatchewan 6 Regina 5
Dec 02 New Brunswick 3 Acadia 2 (ot)
Dec 02 St. F.X. 3 Moncton 2
Dec 02 U.P.E.I. 4 Saint Mary's 5
Dec 02 Carleton 3 R.M.C. 0
Dec 02 Guelph 1 Windsor 4
Dec 02 Laurentian 4 Concordia 9
Dec 02 Nipissing 3 McGill 4
Dec 02 Ottawa 2 Queen's 3 (ot)
Dec 02 Toronto 2 Brock 4
Dec 02 U.Q.T.R. 2 U.O.I.T. 3
Dec 02 York 2 Ryerson 5

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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Acadia was teetering and have now tipped over into the B level, whilst Lethbridge's two wins over Calgary and elevation into the playoff picture warrants a boost for them. Nobody else shifted a level.

There are two groups of teams (in blue) which are now teetering between levels. The bottom of the B level (from #13-#16), namely MRU, Laurier, Guelph, and UQTR, could be characterized as C+ level teams. And at the bottom of C+ and top of C (from #22-#25), we have four teams who could interchange in the near future, namely UBC, PEI, Windsor, and Nipissing.

And since many teams shifted about, here is the conference comparative rankings skew:

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The OUA West should probably have a better curve. They have 6 of 10 teams at the C level. Windsor's record makes no sense A decent record against the C level would have them well into C+ level, at least. Brock has had a funny schedule, with just one game against a C+ team.

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Dec 9-14: Preview: Exhibition Games

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:16 pm

NEWS AND NOTES

These links would normally be shared as part of my weekly Bison preview, so here they are all by their lonesome. It is nice to see Brett Stovin, Bison captain, have a big weekend against UBC last week. If his line can match the output of the St. Croix-Nault-Franko line, the Bisons could mount a threat to knock off Sask for a spot at the nationals.

Links:
• Manitoban: [Manitoba-UBC Story]
• GoBisons: [Stovin CW 2nd Star]
• GoBisons: [Stovin UofM AoW]
• ISN: [Sask-Regina Story]
• CW: [Mid-season Report]
• CUSN: [Week 9]
• USports: [Top 10]


THIS WEEKEND

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N.A.I.T. OOKS (11-2-1, 12-6-2, ACAC #1)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (15-1-0, 20-2-0, OHT35 #3)


Links:
UofA: [Preview Story]
NAIT: [Preview Story]

This charity match is the closer for the Northlands Coliseum, so it should draw a good crowd for nostalgia purposes.

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POLAND NATIONAL TEAM (IIHF #20)
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS (15-0-3, 17-1-3, OHT35 #1)


Links:
UNB: [Preview Story]
Poland: [Wikipedia] : [IIHF]

The Squirrels face the Meatheads! This would be quite the event to witness. Poland's national team is just outside the qualifiers for the world championship. Ted Nolan is their coach. (He formerly coached the Buffalo Sabres and Latvia's Olympic Team, amongst others.)

WORLD JUNIOR CAMP

In what has become an annual event, the Team Canada Juniors will face a CIS/USports team in their selection camp. The games will be played in St. Catharines, Ontario on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 7:00 EST/6:00 CST and Thursday, Dec 14th at 4:00 EST/3:00 CST.

Here are the historical results of these encounters that I have compiled (there were some additional games played by the AUS which I don't have):

Canada West Games
Dec. 14, 2004 at Winnipeg: Manitoba Bisons 4, Team Canada 2
Dec. 15, 2004 at Winnipeg: Team Canada 6, Manitoba Bisons 3
Dec, 15, 2006 at Calgary: Calgary/Lethbridge 5, Team Canada 4
Dec. 15, 2009 at Saskatoon: Sask./Regina 4, Team Canada 2
Dec. 17, 2011 at Calgary: Team Canada 7, Calgary/Lethbridge 4
Dec. 12, 2012 at Edmonton: Alberta Golden Bears 4, Team Canada 1
Dec. 13, 2012 at Calgary: Team Canada 2, Calgary/Lethbridge/MRU 0

CW teams are 4-3-0 overall.

OUA and AUS Games
Dec. 14, 2002 at Acadia: AUS Selects 2, Team Canada 5
Dec. 15, 2002 at Acadia: AUS Selects 2, Team Canada 3
Dec. 14, 2010 at Toronto: Team Canada 6, OUA Selects 2
Dec. 14, 2013 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Toronto Selects 0
Dec. 13, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 10, Toronto Selects 3
Dec. 14, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Toronto Selects 0

OUA and AUS teams are 0-6-0 overall.

CIS/U Sports Nation-wide Games
Dec. 12, 2015 at Toronto: CIS 5, Team Canada 4 (SO)
Dec. 13, 2015 at Toronto: Team Canada 5, CIS 0
Dec. 12, 2016 at Toronto: Team Canada 5, USports 3
Dec. 13, 2016 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, USports 0

CIS/Usports teams are 1-3-0 overall.

I would sooner see the defending champion of either USports or the host conference stage this game. It seems a lot of expense for USports, which could be better spent on boosting travel for inter-conference games. Still, I'll be interested to see what I can of these games.

Links:
• [Wikia CWUAA]
• [USports Press Release] : [rp @CW] : [rp @ISN]
• [Hockey Canada]
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Dec 9-10: Monkeys and Squirrels Win

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:06 pm

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

December 9, 2017

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N.A.I.T. OOKS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary]
Boxscores: [CW*]
Stories: [Edmonton Sun Pre-Game]

There are no game stories for this one but the LeagueStats are posted. The Evil Monkeys outshot the Furbies (why would they name their team after stuffed owls that look like Furbies?) 40-27. Four different players scored goals for the Apes, and each side split their goaltending duties.

December 10, 2017

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POLAND NATIONAL TEAM 1
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 4


Links:

UNB: [Game Story] : [Boxscore]
AUSTV: [Video]
Poland: [PZHL News (use Google Translate)]
IIHF: [Poland Page] : [2017 Div 1A] : [Highlights v Austria]
International: [Ice Hockey 24] : [Flashscore] : [Scoreboard]

I logged in to my computer to see if this game was on AUSTV and it was a good news-bad news scenario. Yes, it was streamed. But it was an afternoon game by Atlantic time and was over. The final goal was an empty-netter and statistically it was a reasonable game.

I checked out the Polish site using Google Translate. They opened the tour losing 5-2 to the Stony Creek Generals (a AAA Allan Cup team), and will conclude with a game against the New Brunswick Senior All-Stars. It seems that this team is drawn from the Polish league, so it would not include any players in foreign pro leagues, if any are out there.

This made me think of past occasions where CIAU/CIS/US teams have played senior national teams in the past (not the junior teams as previously posted). Off the top of my head, such games have been played by the Manitoba Bisons, Lakehead Norwesters, and UBC Thunderbirds. So here's what I compiled:

January 18, 1931: Manitoba 0, Czechoslovakia 0
February 1, 1931: Manitoba 9, France 0 (wc)
February 4, 1931: Manitoba 2, Czechoslovakia 0 (wc)
February 5, 1931: Manitoba 3, Poland 0 (wc)
February 6, 1931: Manitoba 0, Sweden 0 (wc)
February 7, 1931: Manitoba 8, Austria 0 (wc)
February 8, 1931: Manitoba 2, U.S.A. 0 (wc)
February 12, 1931: Manitoba 4, Czechoslovakia 0
February 15, 1931: Manitoba 3, Switzerland 0
February 21, 1931: Manitoba 11, Switzerland 1
March 1, 1931: Manitoba 2, Czechoslovakia 1
March 4, 1931: Manitoba 7, England 0
March 7, 1931: Manitoba 7, England 1
March 11, 1931: Manitoba 2, England 1
March 12, 1931: Manitoba 3, England 2
March 13, 1931: Manitoba 11, Scotland 1
November 18, 1965: Canada Nats 13, Manitoba 2
December 13, 1967: Lakehead 7, Romania 3
January 5, 1969: Sweden B 7, Lakehead 2
December 7, 1973: UBC 5, China 0
December 9, 1973: UBC 7, China 0
February 10, 2010: Norway 4, UBC 1

In 1931 the Manitoba Bisons represented Canada at the World Championship in Poland and they toured extensively both before and after the tournament. The games against their national teams are included here. The complete list is at [Wikia].

So now the Squirrels have joined the fold of Canadian universities to have played against, and beaten, a national team.

NEXT UP

Dec 13 USports All-Stars v Team Canada Jrs.
Dec 14 USports All-Stars v Team Canada Jrs.

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Addition ...

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:26 pm

I just remembered one more international game:

Mar 14, 2014: Ryerson 13, Israel 6

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Dec 13: USports beat Team Canada

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:03 pm

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TEAM CANADA 0
USPORTS ALL-STARS 3


Links:

Game stories: [TSN] : [CBC] : [Sportsnet] : [National Post]
USports: [Event Info] : [Media Guide (pdf)]
USports: [Harper Profile] : [Monday Morning]
Boxscore: [Hockey Canada]

The U Sports All-Stars blanked the Juniors Nats with the use of two goaltenders on loan from TC, namely Colton Point and Carter Hart. That was because TC needed to look at all 4 goaltenders in their camp. Luke Philp (of the Alberta Evil Monkeys) scored the winner less than 3 minutes into the game, followed by empty netters by Michael Clarke (of the Acadia Axemen) and Logan McVeigh (of the Saskatchewan Banjo Mutts). The Juniors had the edge in shots, 32-24, after piling on the shots in the 3rd period.

The rematch on Dec 14th will be a matinee affair. TC will then face Denmark in an exhibition game on Dec 15th. The USports calendar will then be blank until non-conference play takes place after Christmas.

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Dec 14 USports All-Stars v Team Canada Jrs. - 3:00 CST - TSN GO

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Dec 14: Late Goal Gives USports a Sweep

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:31 pm

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TEAM CANADA 3
USPORTS ALL-STARS 4


Links:

Game stories: [TSN] : [CBC] : [Sportsnet] : [National Post]
USports: [Game Story] : [rp @CW]
Boxscore: [OUA LeagueStat] : [Hockey Canada]
Players cut: [Toronto Star] : [National Post]

The USports All-Stars completed a sweep in a last-second thriller against Team Canada's junior edition. Jason Fram (of the Evil Monkeys) scored the winner, fellow Monkey Cole Sanford scored twice, and Not-PM Stephen Harper also scored. The shots were dead even (27-27), and all four TC goaltenders played half a game once again, for both sides.

As usual, there are loads of commentaries about the "best kept secret" of university hockey in Canada. It would be nice to see regular season games get greater coverage in the outlets which are reporting heavily on these exhibitions.

After the game, 6 players were cut. Included were first round draft choices Logan Stanley (Winnipeg Jets) and Cody Glass (Vegas Golden Knights). The others were Kole Lind, Jonathan Ang, Dennis Cholowski, and goalie Samuel Harvey. No doubt a tough experience for an exceptional hockey player.

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Holiday Season Non-conference Games
Dec 28 Guelph at Lakehead
Dec 29 Guelph at Lakehead
Dec 29 Ryerson at New Brunswick
Dec 30 McGill at Clarkson (NCAA)
Dec 30 Ryerson at New Brunswick
Dec 30 Windsor at Miami of Ohio (NCAA)
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