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Preview: Feb 17-19: Bisons at MRU

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:44 pm

QUARTER-FINALS BEGIN

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MANITOBA BISONS (14-12-2, 21-14-2, OHT35 #12)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (15-11-2, 17-14-2, OHT35 #10)

Friday, February 17th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Flames Community Arena
Saturday, February 18th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Flames Community Arena
Sunday, February 19th, 7:00 MST/8:00 CST @ Flames Community Arena

Live Links:

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

Manitoba Links:
• [UM Preview]
• [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
• [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
• [MyToba: UofM Playoff Teams] ∞ [Manitoban: UofA Game] ∞ [Manitoban: Stovin]

Mount Royal Links:
• [Series Preview] ∞ [Promo Video]
• [LS Stats] ∞ [LS Schedule/Results]
• [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]

Prior Games:
Oct 14: MRU 3 UM 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
Oct 15: MRU 5 UM 1: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
Dec 2: UM 3 MRU 4: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]
Dec 3: UM 1 MRU 5: [LeagueStat] ∞ [CW] ∞ [UofM]

Other Links:
• [USports Site] ∞ [Playoff Schedule/Links]
• [CIS Standings] ∞ [CIS Top 10]
• [Monday Roundup]
• [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

When the Bisons last played MRU, the Bluegars were ranked #6 in the OHT35 and were riding a 6 game winning streak. But in the new year they have been 4-6-2, with their only 4 wins against non-playoff teams. Meanwhile, the Bisons went 8-3-1 and rose from #16 to #12. So the Bisons are definitely the hotter team.

However, in their 4 regular season meetings there is no doubt that the edge went to the Bluegars with 4 straight wins. And that is on the heels of another 4 game sweep in 2015-16. So what gives? To the end of 2014-15 the Bisons held a 9-3 edge in regular season head-to-head games and won their only playoff series 2-1.

At one time the Bluegars were riding the conference's most potent offence to a real challenge for 1st. But the Bisons closed to within 2 points. Just one win in the head-to-head series would have given the Bisons home ice advantage in this series. By seasons' end, MRU outscored their opponents 99-80 and Manitoba outscored their opponents by 96-88.

The Bluegars have the CW's top scorer in Connor Rankin (26 gp 17-18-35). Early in the season Colin Cooper was their stalwart goaltender. He ended at 11-7-1, 2.56 GAA, .899 S%. Their other goaltenders never saw enough action to be "qualified". Cam Lanigan was 2-3-0, 3.16 GAA, .857 S% and Wyatt Hoflin was 2-1-1, 2.92 GAA, .900 S%.

In the Bison goal, Byron Spriggs has improved his numbers as the season has gone on. He went 12-8-2, 2.82 GAA, .913 S%. Backup Justin Paulic is well behind at 2-4-0, 3.75 GAA, .880 S%.

Both games can be seen on canadawest.tv.

ELSEWHERE:

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (12-13-3, 17-14-3, OHT35 #15)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (18-9-1, 21-11-2, OHT35 #6)

Links:
• [UofC Preview] ∞ [Series Preview]
• [UBC Site]

Bedrock U is not as good as their record, IMHO. The T'irds have a great chance to knock them off. This despite the fact that the T'irds were swept by Lethbridge down the home stretch and needed a load of help to just make the playoffs. But they are here, and that is a big boost for their program. These teams played on the same weekends as Manitoba v MRU. In the opening series of the season the Dinos won both games by 1-0. In the December series UBC won 2-1 and Bedrock won 4-1.

OUT EAST:

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Feb 15 McGill 2 Laurentian 1 (ot)
Feb 15 Concordia 0 U.O.I.T. 4
Feb 15 Ottawa 2 Queen's 3 (ot)
Feb 15 U.Q.T.R. 2 Carleton 5
Feb 15 Waterloo 1 Ryerson 2
Feb 15 York 3 Lakehead 2
Feb 15 Windsor 3 Laurier 4 (ot)

Feb 16 Brock at Guelph

Feb 17 U.O.I.T. at Concordia
Feb 17 Queen's at Ottawa
Feb 17 Ryerson at Waterloo
Feb 17 Laurier at Windsor
Feb 17 Guelph at Brock

Feb 18 Laurentian at McGill
Feb 18 U.O.I.T. at Concordia *
Feb 18 Ottawa at Queen's *
Feb 18 Carleton at U.Q.T.R.
Feb 18 Waterloo at Ryerson *
Feb 18 Lakehead at York
Feb 18 Windsor at Laurier *

Feb 19 Laurentian at McGill *
Feb 19 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton *
Feb 19 Lakehead at York *
Feb 19 Brock at Guelph *

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Feb 15 Moncton 2 St. F.X. 6
Feb 15 U.P.E.I. 1 Saint Mary's 5

Feb 17 St. F.X. at Moncton
Feb 17 Saint Mary's at U.P.E.I.

Feb 19 Moncton at St. F.X. *
Feb 19 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's *

* indicates game 3 which may not be necessary


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]
August 8, 1961
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Feb 17: Bisons Start with a Dud

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:49 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [USports] : [CW] : [UofM]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]
Preview: [GoBisons.ca]

This was not the start the Bisons wanted, to say the least. Although outplayed in the 1st period, they did not deserve to be down 3 goals. The 2nd period stabilized. But when they needed some saves for a desperation 3rd period rally they just weren't there. Here's the scoring:

1st
5:18 MRU Simpson (1) A: Waltz (1), Marshall (1)
6:09 MRU Maclise (1) A: None
18:40 MRU Rankin (1) A: Jamal Watson (1)

2nd
No Scoring

3rd
0:50 MRU Simpson (2) A: Baker (1) (PP)
3:37 MRU Rankin (2) A: Olstad (1), Waltz (2)
6:23 Man Hunter (1) A: Laurencelle (1) (PP)
12:56 MRU Rankin (3) A: Maclise (1) (SH)

It was a surprise that MRU started their backup goaltender, Cam Lanigan, for this game. He stopped 25 of 26 shots for the win. Meanwhile, Byron Spriggs stopped 24 of 29 shots before being yanked. Justin Paulic stopped 4 of 5 coming in from the bullpen.

Game two goes Saturday at 8:00 CT and is on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
(in overtime)

Links:

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

Nothing but than a Friday marathon to start a 3-games-in-3-days series. This just ended and the links will take a while, and I have to get to sleep!

OUT EAST:

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Feb 16 Brock 1 Guelph 5
Feb 17 Guelph 4 Brock 3 (ot) (Guelph wins series 2-0)
Feb 17 Laurier 0 Windsor 1 (series tied 1-1)
Feb 17 Ryerson 4 Waterloo 5 (ot) (series tied 1-1)
Feb 17 U.O.I.T. 2 Concordia 5 (series tied 1-1)
Feb 17 Queen's 2 Ottawa 3 (ot) (series tied 1-1)

Feb 18 Laurentian at McGill
Feb 18 U.O.I.T. at Concordia *
Feb 18 Ottawa at Queen's *
Feb 18 Carleton at U.Q.T.R.
Feb 18 Waterloo at Ryerson *
Feb 18 Lakehead at York
Feb 18 Windsor at Laurier *

Feb 19 Laurentian at McGill *
Feb 19 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton *
Feb 19 Lakehead at York *

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Feb 17 St. F.X. 4 Moncton 3 (SFX wins series 2-0)
Feb 17 Saint Mary's 2 U.P.E.I. 7 (series tied 1-1)

Feb 19 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's *

* indicates game 3 which may not be necessary


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]


* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.
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Feb 18: Bison Rally Forces Game 3

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:39 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [USports] : [CW] : [UofM]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

Trailing 2-1 entering the 3rd period, the Bisons rallied to keep the season going. Here's the scoring:

1st
No Scoring

2nd
4:12 Man Hunter (2) A: Zajac (1)
10:28 MRU Brown (1) A: Lees (1), Rankin (1) (PP)
12:45 MRU Z Henry (1) A: King (1), Stephens (1)

3rd
9:41 Man Augert (1) A: Merasty (1)
15:36 Man Merasty (1) A: Heinrich (1), Stovin (1) (PP)

So Rene Hunter has 2 playoff goals after getting 3 in the regular season.

Scratches for the Bisons were:
3 S Christensen (D) - 10 Dudar (F) - 11 Sharonov (D)
14 Nault (F) - 15 S Bowles (F) - 16 Paradis (F)
19 Friesen (F/D) - 23 Schreyer (F) - 34 Sydora (G)

The only difference on Friday was that Shawn Bowles played and Warren Callis was scratched.

The Bluegars earned their lead through two periods, leading 22-10 in shots. The 3rd period was very much different. The Bisons led in shots 13-8. The winning goal came on a 5-minute powerplay caused when Tanner Olstad high-sticked Jordan DePape at 13:55. After the goal, the Bluegars took another penalty and wound up playing shorthanded for the final 6:05 of the game.

Byron Spriggs stopped 28 of 30 shots for the win, and Cam Lanigan stopped 20 of 23 in the loss.

Game three goes Saturday at 8:00 CT and is on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5

Links:

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

Friday Links:

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

Since Friday's game ended so late, I put the links for that one in here. That was a 6 period marathon, where Bedrock U outshot the T'irds 56-45. Matthew Greenfield got the win and Derek Dun took the loss.

In the Saturday game, UBC got off to a 2-1 lead after the 1st period but then could not get saves. Bedrock U scored 2 goals on 9 shots in the 2nd period to take the lead, and 2 more goals on 6 shots in the 3rd to win going away.

The Dinos will now play Alberta in the semi-finals, and the Manitoba-MRU winner will face Saskatchewan.

OUT EAST:

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Feb 18 Lakehead 1 York 3 (York wins series 2-0)
Feb 18 Waterloo 1 Ryerson 3 (Ryerson wins series 2-1)
Feb 18 Windsor 3 Laurier 2 (ot) (Windsor wins series 2-1)
Feb 18 Carleton 2 U.Q.T.R. 4 (series tied 1-1)
Feb 18 Laurentian 2 McGill 7 (McGill wins series 2-0)
Feb 18 Ottawa 0 Queen's 2 (Queen's wins series 2-1)
Feb 18 U.O.I.T. 2 Concordia 3 (Concordia wins series 2-1)

Feb 19 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton (game 3)

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Feb 19 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's (game 3)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.

NEXT ROUND

New Brunswick v SMU/UPEI winner
Acadia v St. FX

McGill v Carleton/UQTR winner
Concordia v Queen's

Ryerson v Windsor
York v Guelph

Saskatchewan v MRU/Manitoba winner
Alberta v Calgary
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Feb 19: Bison Collapse Ends the Season

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:07 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7


Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
Boxscores: [USports] : [CW] : [UofM]
Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

How often does a team outshoot their opponent and lose 7-1? Well, it happened to the Bisons in game 3 on Sunday night. Here's who scored:

1st
8:09 Man Stovin (1) A: B Bowles (1), A Henry (1)
10:39 MRU Brown (2) A: Olstad (2)

2nd
14:48 MRU Lees (1) A: Hrynyk (1) (PP)
16:55 MRU Waltz (1) A: Olstad (3), Smiley (1)

3rd
0:43 MRU Olstad (1) A: Watson (2), Brown (1)
2:35 MRU Rankin (4) A: Watson (3)
16:08 MRU Smiley (1) A: Lees (2), Rankin (2) (PP)
16:30 MRU Simpson (3) A: None

The 1st period saw the Bisons have the better chances but the shots were just 10-8 and the 1-1 score seemed about right. The Herd then took charge in the 2nd period and seemed well on their way. The shots edge was 15-7 in their favour. However, a late powerplay seemed to disrupt the team for some strange reason. The floodgates opened and it seemed Spriggs couldn't stop anything. In the end the shots were 31-25 in favour of the Bisons. Cam Lanigan got the win, and Byron Sprigss the loss.

The Bison roster remained unchanged from Saturday. On the MRU side, Tanner Olstad was allowed to play despite his 5-minute major and game misconduct.

OUT EAST:

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Feb 19 U.Q.T.R. 3 Carleton 2 (UQTR wins series 2-1)

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Feb 19 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary's 4 (SMU wins series 2-1)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.

NEXT UP

Feb 22 Ryerson at Windsor
Feb 22 Guelph at York
Feb 22 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Feb 22 Queen's at Concordia

Feb 23 York at Guelph
Feb 23 Saint Mary's at U.N.B.
Feb 23 St. F.X. at Acadia

Feb 24 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan
Feb 24 Calgary at Alberta

Feb 24 Concordia at Queen's
Feb 24 Saint Mary's at U.N.B.
Feb 24 St. F.X. at Acadia

Feb 25 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan
Feb 25 Calgary at Alberta

Feb 25 Windsor at Ryerson
Feb 25 Guelph at York *
Feb 25 McGill at U.Q.T.R.

Feb 26 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan *
Feb 26 Calgary at Alberta *

Feb 26 Windsor at Ryerson *
Feb 26 U.Q.T.R. at McGill *
Feb 26 Queen's at Concordia *
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Feb 24: Two Barn-Burners

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:55 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4


Links:

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

Sask built a 3-0 lead and then hung on for the win in the series opener. The Bluegars outshot the Mutts 41-21 but Jordon Cooke was up to the task, picking up the win. Cam Lanigan took the loss. Game 2 goes Saturday at 7:00 CST.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
(in overtime)

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [USports] : [CW]
Preview: [UofA] : [UofC]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC*]

Bedrock U led 1-0 after the 1st and then all hell broke out in the 2nd. The Monkeys scored three straight, then Bedrock U came back with 3 of their own. In the process, the Monkeys pulled Brendan Burke from their net after he stopped just 15 of 19 shots. Luke Siemens came on to stop all 14 shots he faced for the win. Matthew Greenfield went the distance for the Dinos, and stopped 39 of 44. Danny Gayle scored twice for Bedrock. Game 2 goes at 6:00 MST, 7:00 CST.

OUT EAST:

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Feb 22 Ryerson 2 Windsor 4 (Windsor leads series 1-0)
Feb 22 Guelph 2 York 3 (York leads series 1-0)
Feb 22 U.Q.T.R. 1 McGill 3 (McGill leads series 1-0)
Feb 22 Queen's 3 Concordia 1 (Queen's leads series 1-0)

Feb 23 York 6 Guelph 2 (York wins series 2-0)

Feb 24 Concordia 2 Queen's 0 (series tied 1-1)

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Note: AUS semi-finals are best-of-5.

Feb 23 Saint Mary's 1 U.N.B. 5 (UNB leads series 1-0)
Feb 23 St. F.X. 4 Acadia 3 (ot) (SFX leads series 1-0)

Feb 24 Saint Mary's 3 U.N.B. 7 (UNB leads series 2-0)
Feb 24 St. F.X. 4 Acadia 2 (SFX leads series 2-0)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.
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Feb 25: Monkeys and Mutts Advance

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:29 pm

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:

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

The semi-final round is funny in that both series ended in two games, and yet all 4 games were decided by just one goal. In this one, MRU held 1-0 and 2-1 leads but still entered the 3rd period down a goal. From that point on they bombarded Jordon Cooke in the Sask goal with 13 shots but could not score. In the 1st period the teams scored one goal each just 49 seconds apart and the 3 goals in the 2nd period were all scored in about 2 1/2 minutes. Jordon Cooke stopped 29 of 31 shots for the win and Cam Lanigan stopped 23 of 26 in the loss.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

Links:

LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [USports] : [CW]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofC]
Friday late story: [UofC (with video)]

The teams exchanged goals all night, Monkeys scoring first and then Bedrock tieing it up. Stephane Legault scored the winner with just over a minute left to send the Monkeys to the final. Brendan Burke returned to the Monkeys' goal and stopped 31 of 33. Matthew Greenfield started for the Dinos and stopped 40 of 43 in a losing effort. This was the 15th straight SWEEP for the Monkeys over the Dinos going back to 1996.

So next weekend the Monkeys and Mutts will meet yet again for the conference title,and for the 2nd year in a row the series will be held at the Rutherdump in Saskatown.

OUT EAST:

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Feb 25 Windsor 3 Ryerson 1 (Windsor wins series 2-0)
Feb 25 McGill 2 U.Q.T.R. 1 (McGill wins series 2-0)

Feb 26 Queen's at Concordia (game 3)

Next week:
York v Windsor TBA
McGill v Que/Con winner TBA

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Note: AUS semi-finals are best-of-5.

Feb 27 U.N.B. at Saint Mary's (UNB leads series 2-0)
Feb 27 Acadia at St. F.X. (SFX leads series 2-0)

Feb 28 U.N.B. at Saint Mary's (if necessary)
Feb 28 Acadia at St. F.X. (if necessary)

Mar 02 Saint Mary's at U.N.B. (if necessary)
Mar 02 St. F.X. at Acadia (if necessary)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.
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Final Preview and Catch-Up

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:55 pm

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The CW is off until Friday when the final series between Sask and Alberta will begin. More on that later. ITM, the all-stars were announced and Bisons Jordan DePape (2nd team) and Remi Laurencelle (rookie) received honours. Those acknowledged were:

First Team All-Stars

Jordon Cooke / G / Sask
Jesse Forsberg / D / Sask
Tim Campbell / D / Lethbridge
Elgin Pearce / F / Calgary
Connor Rankin / F / MRU
Logan McVeigh / F / Sask

Second Team All-Stars

Steven Stanford / G / Calgary
Dylan Bredo / D / Alberta
Kendal McFaull / D / Sask
Anthony Bardaro / F / UBC
Jordan DePape / F / Manitoba
Jamie Crooks / F / Alberta

All-Rookies

Matthew Greenfield / G / Calgary
Jesse Lees / D / MRU
Jerret Smith / D / UBC
Jamal Watson / F / MRU
Remi Laurencelle / F / Manitoba
Tyson Baillie / F / Alberta

Links:
• [CW Story]
• [UofM Story]

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (18-8-2, 2-0-0, 28-10-4, OHT35 #4)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (21-5-2, 2-0-0, 24-7-3, OHT35 #2)

Friday, March 3rd, 7:00 CST @ Rutherdump
Saturday, March 4th, 7:00 CST @ Rutherdump
Sunday, March 5th, 7:00 CST @ Rutherdump

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

Other Links:
• [UofS Series Preview] ∞ [rp @CW]
• [UofA Story]
• [All Links re USports Hockey]
• [USports Hockey Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]
• [USports Playoffs Schedule/Links]
• [USports Standings]
• [USports Top 10] ∞ [Monday Roundups]
• [CW Site] ∞ [Schedule/Links]

These teams have played in the CW final in 14 of the last 20 years. It seemed the near-streak was in danger for a large segment of the season. But here we are. Sask won this year's series 3-1. Last year, the Monkeys won the season series 3-1 but Sask won the final. Over the last 5 years, Alberta holds a decisive 14-6 lead. Both sides are assured of a place in the nationals.

OUT EAST:

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Division semi-finals
Feb 26 Queen's 2 Concordia 0 (Queen's wins series 2-1)

Division finals
Mar 01 York 5 Windsor 3 (York leads series 1-0)
Mar 01 Queen's 2 McGill 1 (Queen's leads series 1-0)
Mar 03 McGill at Queen's
Mar 03 Windsor at York
Mar 04 Windsor at York (If Necessary)
Mar 05 Queen's at McGill (If Necessary)
Mar 11 Queen's Cup

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Note: AUS semi-finals are best-of-5.

Semi-finals
Feb 27 New Brunswick 2 Saint Mary's 3 (UNB leads series 2-1)
Feb 27 Acadia 4 St. F.X. 5 (ot) (SFX wins series 3-0)
Feb 28 New Brunswick 2 Saint Mary's 1 (UNB wins series 3-1)

Final/Consolation
Mar 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
Mar 06 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Mar 08 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
Mar 08 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Mar 10 St. F.X. at New Brunswick (if necessary)
Mar 10 Saint Mary's at Acadia (if necessary)

Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

* Indicates link not available at the time of posting.
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Mar 3: Monkeys Take Game 1

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:02 am

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:

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

I was watching the Jets beat St. Louis to cling to life and missed seeing this game. Seems like it was a good one. The Monkeys never trailed and had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 before finally grabbing a 2-goal lead. Here's the scorers:

1st
10:44 Alta Linaker (1) A: Cooper (2), Nickles (1)
16:01 Sask Gay (1) A: Johnson (1), Cox (2)

2nd
7:21 Alta Cooper (1) A: Linaker (1)
7:59 Sask Gay (2) A: None

3rd
2:13 Alta Cooper (2) A: Linaker (2), Crooks (1)
8:36 Alta Craig (1) A: Linaker (3), Cooper (3)
14:21 Sask Johnson (1) A: Lishchynsky (1), Gay (2)

Brendan Burke made 31 saves for the win, and Jordon Cooke made 28 saves in the loss.

Game 2 goes Saturday at 7:00 CT.

OUT EAST:

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Mar 03 McGill 2 Queen's 4 (Queen's wins series 2-0)
Mar 03 Windsor 4 York 2 (series tied 1-1)

NEXT UP

Mar 04 Alberta at Saskatchewan (game 2)
Mar 04 Windsor at York (game 3)

Mar 05 Alberta at Saskatchewan (game 3 if necessary)

Mar 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick (game 1)
Mar 06 Saint Mary's at Acadia (game 1)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

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Mar 4: Mutts Force Game 3

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:46 am

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2


Links:

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

This was a convincing shutout win for the Banjo Boys. Jordon Cooke stopped 26 shots for the shutout. Brndan Burke started again for the Monkeys and made 40 saves. Jamien Yakubowski scored both goals. The deciding game goes Sunday at 7:00 CT.

1st
No Scoring

2nd
3:00 Sask Yakubowski (1) A: Forsberg (1), Thomas (1)

3rd
8:59 Sask Yakubowski (2) A: Johnson (1), Forsberg (2)

OUT EAST:

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Mar 04 Windsor 3 York 6 (York wins series 2-1)

NEXT UP

Mar 05 Alberta at Saskatchewan (game 3)

Mar 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick (game 1)
Mar 06 Saint Mary's at Acadia (game 1)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

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Mar 5: Monkeys Rally For Title

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:59 pm

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:

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

Another year, another title for the Evil Monkeys. Despite the scoreline, the Mutts held the lead until late in the 2nd. A four-goal 3rd period put it away for the Monkeys. That can happen when playing a 3rd game in three days. When the wheels fall off it can be hard to come back. Here's who scored:

1st
4:56 Sask Stadnyk (1) A: Cable (2), Bauml (3)

2nd
1:30 Alta Philp (4) A: Trevor Cox (3) (SH)
9:37 Sask Gay (3) A: Sofillas (2), Roach (1) (PP)
18:11 Alta Sanford (2) A: Cox (4), Bredo (3) (PP)

3rd
6:35 Alta Crooks (1) A: Baillie (2), Legault (1)
8:42 Alta Cooper (3) A: Linaker (4), Nickles (2)
8:51 Alta Crooks (2) A: Craig (1)
11:56 Sask Tkatch (1) A: Thomas (2), Yakubowski (2)
19:30 Alta Crooks (3) A: None (EN)

Once again, it was Burke and Cooke in goal. The shots were 35-35.

Now the only 1st place team still with a chance at a conference title is the UNB Red Squirrels.

OUT EAST:

no games

NEXT UP

Note: AUS final is UNB v SFX and 3rd place series is between ACA and SMU.

Mar 06 St. F.X. at New Brunswick (game 1)
Mar 06 Saint Mary's at Acadia (game 1)

Mar 08 New Brunswick at St. F.X. (game 2)
Mar 08 Acadia at Saint Mary's (game 2)

Mar 10 St. F.X. at New Brunswick (game 3 if necessary)
Mar 10 Saint Mary's at Acadia (game 3 if necessary)

Mar 11 York at Queen's (Queen's Cup, sudden death)
Mar 11 Windsor at McGill (OUA 3rd place playoff)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]

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Mar 8-10: All Eight U-Cup Qualifiers Determined

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:42 pm

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Mar 10 Windsor 3 McGill 6 (McGill gets 3rd place)
Mar 11 Queen's at York (Queen's Cup)

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Mar 08 New Brunswick 4 St. F.X. 5 (SFX wins championship 2-0)
Mar 08 Acadia 3 Saint Mary's 0 (Acadia wins 3rd place series 2-0)


Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
• [AUS Playoff Schedule/Links]


So here's how the U-Cup should be seeded:

1 Alberta
2 St. F.X.
3 York/Queen's winner
4 York/Queen's loser
5 New Brunswick
6 Saskatchewan
7 Acadia
8 McGill

To avoid an all-AUA match-up they would have 1 v 7 and 2 v 8, so the brackets would be:

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Mar 16-17: Quarter-Finals "Upsets"

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:50 am

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York beat Queen's 4-3 to take the Queen's Cup in a one-game showdown and claim the automatic 3rd seed, whilst Queen's was awarded the 4th seed. Why they continue to do this makes little sense, especially given the quarter-final results.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
ACADIA AXEMEN 4


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [US] : [AUS] : [rp @UofA]

Officially, the Monkeys were seeded #1 and Acadia #8. P-shaw! In the final OHT35, Acadia was #3 and Alberta #4, making this the feature game of the opening round. Alberta (like always) held the edge in shots on goal. But Acadia won. The Apes opened the scoring and led 1-0 after the 1st, with a 13-9 lead in shots. In the 2nd period Acadia scored twice on 7 shots then coasted through the 3rd before sealing the deal with an empty-netter.

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @UNB] : [rp @OUA] : [AUS]

As the OUA runner-up, the Queens had to be seeded 4th. Weird, eh? As the AUS runner-up, UNB had to be seeded 5th or lower. So this was another "upset". However, under the OHT35, the Squirrels were 1st and the Queens were 9th. So this was no upset. The Windbags got the opening goal just over 2 minutes into the game. And that was the highlight of their season. By the end of the 2nd period the shots were 33-10 in favour of UNB and it was 5-1. Queen's then surrendered meekly in the 3rd, mounting a mere 5 shots.

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YORK LIONS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1

(in overtime)

Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @CW] : [rp @OUA] : [UofS]

Last year the Mutts played way too much OT and seemed to be trying that failed formula again. This time, though, the opening OT was barely a minute's worth. There were quite a number of poenalties in this one (40 minutes). Jordon Cooke got the shutout, with 24 saves. Mack Shields stopped 31 of 32, which makes for a tough loss. This was another oddly seeded game. As OUA champs, York had to be seeded in the top 3 (and were 3rd) and Sask, as CW runner-up, had to be 5th or lower (and were 6th). So this was another techinical "upset", the 3rd in the first three games. But the OHT35 rankings say that Sask is #2 and York is #14. The Mutts can't be happy about having to play in the morning again. But they will benefit by getting some extra rest for Saturday's semi-final round.

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN 4
MCGILL REDMEN 1


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @OUA] : [SFX]

The Jeremies scored early and led throughout. They outshot the McGilligutties 35-22 and it seems coasted to a win. This was the only "non-upset" of the opening round. SFX was ranked 2nd (as AUS champion) and McGill 7th (as pre-assigned qualifier #3 from the OUA). But in the OHT35, SFX was #8 and McGill was #5. McGill's playoff loss to Queen's and X's wins over Acadia and UNB would, of course, change that. Anyhow, a repeat of last year's OT semi-final between Sask and X is now on the agenda. Starts at 2:00 CDT on Sportsnet360 according to my PVR.

Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Schedule/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Home]

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Mar 18: Mutts to chase Squirrels in Final

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:18 pm

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Saturday was the penultimate day in the U-Cup. Here's what happened.

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ACADIA AXEMEN 0
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 3


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @UNB] : [rp @AU]

The Squirrels had a reasonably comfortable win over a steady Cajun team. The shots were 30-20, and they had one goal per period. The good thing is that the morning game was at least between two Atlantic teams.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN 0


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS]

This was an old school whuppin'. I thought the Mutts were the better team in the 1st and only some momentum-draining calls stopped them from having a multi-goal lead. Then came 6 goals on 12 shots in a 2nd period that simply cannot be explained. I saw it and otherwise mightn't have fully fathomed what occurred. At some point the Jeremies just couldn't get up for the game any more. Only one Mutt (Logan McVeigh) scored twice. Jordon Cooke registered his 2nd consecutive shutout.

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So Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. CDT it will be Acadia v St. F.X. for bronze. I may be asleep for that one. Then at 11:00 a.m. CDT it will be Saskatchewan v New Brunswick in the final, on Sportsnet 360.

Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Schedule/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Home]

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Mar 19: Squirrels Take Title

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:45 pm

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This puts a wrap on the 2016-17 season in CIS/USports hockey.

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ACADIA AXEMEN 7
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN 3


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [rp @AU]

Nobody expected the Jeremies to win this morning game after playing the late game on Saturday, did they? The fact the shots were somewhat even (34-29) is a bit of a surprise. So The Cajuns at least salvage a bronze from this tournament.

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3


Links:

Boxscores: [USports]
Stories: [USports] : [alt link] : [rp @UofS*]

The Mutts had a chance to stuff the Squirrels in the 1st period. They seemed to be able to skate and pass at will. However, the Squirrels were able to hit from behind which was able to clog up the mid-ice. Nevertheless, the Squirrels scored twice by simply charging the net. When playing a 3rd game in 3 days the ability to simply stand up to this is sometimes just not there. So, the 1st period shots were 11-8 for Sask, but the score was 2-1 for UNB.

Although the 2nd period was also 2-1 in favour of UNB, it was a vastly different period. The shots were 21-5 and the Mutts looked in need of some invigorating toilet water and some Alpo heavy duty.

I was set for an ugly 3rd period from Sask, a la SFX's 2nd period from Saturday. But an early PP goal made it 4-3 and the game was very much in doubt. However, there was no 2nd wind from the Mangy Ones and that was all she wrote.

Cam Braes scored 4 times for the Squirrels, and be darned if I know when somebody last scored that many in a championship game.

So now is the time to wait for off-season recruiting news and announcements for September's exhibition games.

Links:
• [USports Post-season/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Schedule/Links]
• [USports U-Cup Home]

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Apr 16: A Post-Season Catch-Up

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:14 pm

At the end of a season there are usually a few stories of note in the aftermath. And since it has been since the U-Cup that I last posted, there is actually quite a bit.

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There were some links not posted from the U-Cup, and here they are. The CTV ones have video clips.

Links:

Re-posts: [rp @UofS] : [rp @CW]
U-Cup Final: [CTV story and video] : [Star Phoenix]
U-Cup Semi-finals: [CTV story and video] : [Local Xpress]


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Bison goaltender Byron Spriggs dressed for the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) on March 9th in a game against the Manitoba Moose. Then when the Moose needed a goaltender to back-up down the home stretch, he signed an AHL ATO for the balance of the season. He also got the Bison Team MVP award for the season. Remi Laurencelle was also named the team rookie-of-the-year. Brett Stovin wrote up Bison Blog #7 as an end-of-the-year wrap up. He liked the strong second half rally. No shock there!

Links:

Spriggs: [March 9th] : [Moose ATO] : [MVP]
Laurencelle: [Rookie-of-the-Year] : [MyToba Award Winners Story]
Stovin: [Bison Blog #7]


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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4
N.A.I.T. OOKS 3
(in overtime)

Links:

Boxscore: [ACAC]
Stories: [Edmonton Sun]


NAIT had won the last two ACAC titles and had finished first. MacEwan was second and this is their first title since 2004. MacEwan is in the CWUAA in other sports. There are clearly a lot of good teams in Edmonton.

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VICTORIA VIKINGS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:

Boxscores: [BCIHL] : [Printable]
Stories: [BCIHL Game Story]


Victoria finished 4th in the 5-team league with a 9-14-1 record and then swept the Simon Fraser Clown in the semis before defeating TWU 2-games-to-1 in the final. TWU nosed out the 4-time defending champion Selkirk College Saints for 2nd place and then swept them in their semi-final. Both UVic and TWU are CWUAA members as well.

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Links:

BCIHL: [Announcement]
VIU: [Twitter] : [Team Site]


This is the time of the year when we usually get news of a program in trouble, and in fact last year St. Thomas and Keyano announced they were folding. However, the BCIHL is back to being a 6-team league with the addition of the Vancouver Island University Mariners to the fold for 2017-18. They have never before been in the league. One would hope that former BCIHL teams like Fraser Valley, Thompson Rivers, UNBC, and Okanagan College might also make their return.
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