2016-17 Manitoba Bisons/CIS Thread

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  1. Hollywood3

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    U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS

    The Bisons got an early recruiting announcement in, so time for a new thread for 2016-17. Here is post #1, which has all the bookmarks you need to follow CIS hockey. Links will be updated when new schedules etc. are released. And sometimes URLs change or sites vanish. So here is the first of a double post.

    League Sites:
    U Sports Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
    Canada West Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
    OUA Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    AUS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    ACAC Men's Hockey Site
    ... sublinks: Schedule : History
    BCIHL Site
    ... sub-links Schedule

    Canada West Team Sites:
    Alberta Golden Bears - Tw - FB
    Calgary Dinos - Tw - FB
    Lethbridge Pronghorns - Tw - FB
    Manitoba Bisons - Tw - FB
    Mount Royal Cougars - Tw - FB
    Regina Cougars - Tw - FB
    Saskatchewan Huskies - main - Tw - FB
    UBC Thunderbirds - Tw - FB

    AUS Team Sites:
    Acadia Axemen
    Dalhousie Tigers
    Moncton Aigles Bleus- Google Translate
    New Brunswick Varsity Reds
    UPEI Panthers
    St. Francis-Xavier X-men
    Saint Mary's Huskies
    St. Thomas Tommies - folded after 2015-16 season

    OUA-West Team Sites:
    Brock Badgers
    Guelph Gryphons
    Lakehead Thunderwolves
    Laurier Golden Hawks
    Ryerson Rams
    Toronto Varsity Blues
    Waterloo Warriors - Tw - FB
    Western Ontario Mustangs
    Windsor Lancers
    York Lions

    OUA-East Team Sites:
    Carleton Ravens
    Laurentian Voyageurs
    Nipissing Lakers
    Ottawa Geegees
    Queen's Golden Gaels
    RMC Palladins
    UOIT Ridgebacks

    RSEQ (OUA-East) Team Sites:
    Concordia Stingers
    McGill Redmen
    UQTR Patriotes - Google Translate - Tw - FB

    ACAC Team Sites:
    Augustana Vikings
    Briercrest Clippers
    Concordia Thunder
    Keyano Huskies - folded after 2015-16 season
    MacEwan Griffins
    NAIT Ooks
    Portage Voyageurs
    Red Deer Kings
    SAIT Trojans

    BCIHL Team Sites:
    Eastern Washington Eagles
    Selkirk Saints
    Simon Fraser Clan - Tw
    Trinity Western Spartans
    Victoria Vikings

    Media Sites/Blogs:
    SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
    TSN CIS Page
    CISblog.ca
    The Attacking Zone
    MyToba.ca
    ChrisD.ca
    Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk
    Independent Sports News
    UNBHockeyFans.com
    Hockey Scene - AUS
    STUTommies.com
    AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
    RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
    Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge)
    Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta)

    Online video/audio:
    CanadaWest.tv - Stretch Internet link
    CIS-SIC.tv
    AUSTV.ca
    OUA.tv
    CITR.ca - UBC radio
    Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games
    UMFM.com - occasional Bison games
    SSN Canada

    Canada West stats and data:
    CW LeagueStats - Standings
    CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule - New Format
    CW LeagueStats - Rosters
    CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
    CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules
    CW LeagueStats - Season Schedule - links to summaries

    Stats:
    Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
    Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
    CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2016-17
    CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2016-17
    CIS Standings - 2010 to 2016
    CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2016
    AUS Archive
    OUA LeagueStat
    ACAC LeagueStat
    Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
    Wikia - University Cup - 1963-present
    Wikia - Canada West - 1972-73 - present
    Wikia - GPAC - 1972-73 - 1984-85
    Wikia - WIAA - 1962-63 - 1971-72
    Wikia - WCIAU - 1918-19 - 1961-62
    Wikia - OUA/OUAA - 1971-72 - present
    Wikia - QUAA - 1971-72 - 1986-87
    Wikia - OSLC - 1949-50 - 1970-71 (Ottawa St. Lawrence Conference)
    Wikia - OIAA - 1958-59 - 1970-71 (Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
    Wikia - QOAA - 1953-54 - 1970-71 (Quebec-Ontario Athletic Association)
    Wikia - CIAU - 1902-03 - 1952-53 (CIAU Central)
    Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA - 1920-present
    Wikia - North American Championship
    Wikia - Universiade
    Atlantic Canadian Hockey History

    Old threads:
    OHT34 2009-10
    OHT34 2010-11
    OHT34 2011-12
    OHT35 2012-13
    OHT36 2013-14
    OHT36 2014-15
    OHT36 2015-16
    Manitoba Bisons 2007-08
    Manitoba Bisons 2008-09
    Manitoba Bisons 2009-10
    Manitoba Bisons 2010-11
    Manitoba Bisons 2011-12
    Manitoba Bisons 2012-13
    Manitoba Bisons 2013-14
    Manitoba Bisons 2014-15
    Manitoba Bisons 2015-16
    CIS Playoff Formats

    2016-17 Exhibition Schedule
     
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  2. Hollywood3

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    Recruiting begins!

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    It is now next year. The Bisons' first recruiting news comes about a month earlier than it did last year. The first three recruits seem of a high enough calibre. However, last year's team had just 7 defencemen and once injuries struck the team was short-staffed for many games. Therefore, my view is that it will be the calibre of blue line recruits which will tell us what level of team to expect. Note that ALL of the 2015-16 roster is eligible to return. So even one good defenceman may be enough.

    Links:
    [U of M Announcement]


    Nick Zajac - LW/C - Saskatoon (WHL)

    - Zajac hales from Headingley and has good bloodlines. He is coming off a 20-goal season in the Dub, where he was captain of the Blades. He is listed as 5'10" and 180 lbs. Maybe he could catch on playing the wing with Shaq Merasty, or if they concentrate their top 3 on one line, he could even centre his own line.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]
    Profiles: [WHL Profile]
    Stories: [Star-Phoenix]
    Global TV: [Sept 2015] : [Mar 2016]


    Quintin Lisoway - C/LW - Brandon (WHL), Steinbach (MJHL), Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

    - Lisoway is from Neepawa and started out with the Natives in the MJHL. He then went to the Wheaties in the Dub, and went back and forth from there to Steinbach. In 2015-16 he had stints with Steinbach and Brandon, before settling in with Acadie-Bathurst in the Q to finish his junior career. He is 5'10" and 194 lbs. He was able to score well in the MJHL, with 18 goals in 27 games. In the Q and the Dub he seemed to be thought of us a useful player but not a high goal-scorer.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Wheat Kings] : [QMJHL]
    Stories: [MyWestoba]


    Kamerin Nault - F - Winnipeg (MJHL)

    - Nault is a Winnipegger who started with Garden City in high school hockey before going to the Blues for four seasons. He is coming off 37 goals in 54 games. At 6'2" he weighs only 160 lbs. I guess he could use a good buffet and some weight training from the Bison training staff.

    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Blues]
    Stories: [MJHL] : [MyToba] : [Free Press]
     
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    Another Bison recruit?

    Rumour has it that the Bisons have secured the commitment of Winnipegger and former Everett Silvertip Remi Laurencelle. This brings the 2016-17 recruiting class to include

    Nick Zajac
    Quintin Lisoway
    Kamerin Nault
    Remi Laurencelle

    All forwards. This does not include the addition of Hudson Friesen. The Bisons have addressed a weakness which was secondary scoring. Now in addition to Jordan DePape, Brett Stovin and Shaq Merasty the Bisons have several high end offensive recruits n
     
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  5. Hollywood3

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    Assistant Coach

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    The Bisons have not announced any new commitments from players, but they have added an assistant coach. Ryan Bonni, former coach at River East in the MMJHL and a former NHLer, joined the staff. Returnng assistants are Steve Christie, Tyler Dittmer, Riley Dudar, and Devin Himpe.

    Link:
    GoBisons.ca: [Press Release]


    Hopefully there will soon be more announcements about recruits and schedules throghout the CIS.
     
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    Bisons Sign Another

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    REMI LAURENCELLE - LW/C - Everett (0WHL)

    - Laurencelle fits the Bison profile in many ways - a local boy who headed west to play major junior, wore a letter, and is coming home for his university. Of note, after a slow start to hs major junior career he is coming off seasons of 23 and 28 goals. This past season he also scored 4 goals in 9 playoff games. Unless the Bisons lose all their best returnees, they should have an incredible group of forwards. But with only 7 defencemen on last year's roster, they now need some blueline signings. He also had scraps with current Jets Adam Lowry and Nic Petan. At 5'10" and 17 years old the Lowry fight was a mismatch. See the links!

    Links:
    Announcement: [GoBisons.ca] : [Everett Herald]
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]
    Stories: [Everett Herald] : [NHL.com]
    Profiles: [WHL Profile]
    Global TV: [June 2016]
    Videos: [Syd the Kid] : [Lowry fight] : [Petan fight]
     
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    New Schedule

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    The new Bison schedule has been released and includes a complete list of 9 exhibition games against teams from 4 different leagues. Here is the exhibition schedule:

    Fri Sep 09 Jamestown at Manitoba 7:30 pm
    Sat Sep 10 Jamestown at Manitoba 7:30 pm
    Fri Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary at Regina 8:00 pm
    Sat Sep 17 Manitoba v Saskatchewan at Regina 1:00 pm
    Fri Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba 7:00 pm
    Sat Sep 24 Regina at Manitoba 1:00 pm
    Wed Oct 05 Manitoba at Manitoba Moose time TBA
    Fri Oct 07 Manitoba at Lakehead 6:00 pm
    Sat Oct 08 Manitoba at Lakehead 6:00 pm

    The regular season home opener weekend is October 14th and 15th against the Mount Royal Cougars, Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00. The trend to Saturday afternoon games continues with 4 of their 7 series featuring a Saturday matinee following a Friday night game. The other 3 series will see two games at 7:00 and one moved back to 7:30.

    Across the CW, Lethbridge is the only team without a schedule story, and Regina was the only other team to post their exhibition games. UBC and Saskatchewan will start the season a week earier than the rest.

    Links:
    :. [CW Announcement]
    :. [U of M announcement]
    :. [CW Schedule/Results Page]
    :. [U of M Schedule] : [Printer Friendly]
    :. [Alberta] : [Calgary] : [MRU]
    :. [Regina (w ex)] : [Sask] : [UBC]


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    Who are the Jamestown Jimmies? They are a brand new team operating in ACHA division 1. The Bisons demolished the Iowa State Cyclones of the ACHA on November 27-28, 2009 by scores of 8-3 and 10-2. Those games were such mis-matches I actually feared for the safety of Iowa State. Jamestown has recruited from the KIJHL (Junior B) and SIJHL (Junior A). Their [Facebook Page] has recruiting announcements.

    In other sports, Jamestown plays in the Northstar Athletic Association (NSAA) but may switch to the US version of the GPAC. Both are conferences in the NAIA. Of note, the Winnipeg Wesmen baseball team also plays in the NSAA. I have hoped that the ACHA independent team at Minot State and the NJCAA teams in Williston State and Dakota-Bottineau would be used as opponents for a revived MCAC which would include the Winnipeg Wesmen and Brandon Bobcats, but that may be a pipedream.

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    I find the renewal of the Battle of the Herds to be interesting. The game will be played at the MTS Iceplex. This will be the 7th game between the teams. The past results are:
    September 2002: Moose 7 Bisons 3
    September 29, 2005: Bisons 3 Moose 1
    October 4, 2005: Moose 6 Bisons 4
    September 26, 2007: Moose 7 Bisons 1
    September 30, 2008: Bisons 6, Moose 2
    September 29, 2010: Moose 2, Bisons 1
     
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    ACAC Down a Team

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    First, we bade farewell to the STU Pids of the AUS. Now, it is so long to the short-lived Keystone Huskies program from the ACAC. The school is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta and has suffered from declining enrolment and the fire.

    Keystone showed progress. The team operated for just 4 seasons and finished 7th, 8th, 6th, and 3rd.

    The ACAC is now back down to 8 teams for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

    Links:
    :. [ACAC Story]
    :. [Fort McMurray Today]
    :. [Team Site]
     
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    Former coach wins Jack Adams

    Former Bison and current Capital head coach Barry Trotz was rewarded with the NHL's Jack Adams award for Coach of the Year! He last coached the Herd in 1988 before going to the AHL and then Nashville.

    Link:
    :. [GoBisons.ca Story]


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    Add UND, delete Moose

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    Links:
    :. [U of M Schedule] : [Printer Friendly]
    :. [UND Schedule]


    The Bisons v Moose game on October 5 has been deleted on the Bison schedule, however an away game at UND has been added for October 1st. The game is confirmed at the UND site as per the link.
     
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    Around the CW

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    Links:
    :. [UBC July 7] : [UBC July 19]
    :. [U of L July 12]


    There are no new schedule announcements nor any news from the Bisons. However, UBC had two recruiting announcements and Lethbridge had one. The links are loaded with pictures, stats, and even videos.

    On July 7th, UBC announced that defenceman Jerrett Smith was leaving one team of Thunderbirds for another. He captained Seattle's WHL team last year. Then on July 19th they added three more WHL grads, namely Tanner Faith (defence - Moose Jaw), Carter Popoff (forward - Vancouver), and Joseph Carvahlo (defence - Prince George).

    Meanwhile, on July 12 the Hørny Ones made a mass announcement. They may want to dovert some school funds to the purchase of an abacus.
    They should have recruited this guy:
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    Here are the names from the story:

    Russ Maxwell - forward - 2 years off on a mission - former Lethbridge/Seattle WHL
    Garrett Hughson - goaltender - Spokane WHL
    Cory Millette - forward - Lethbridge WHL
    Ryan Chynoweth - left wing - Lloydminster AJHL (several AJHL and WHL tams)
    Torrin White - forward - Langley BCHL (Moose Jaw WHL)
    Connor Sanvido - right wing - STU AUS (several WHL teams)
    Ayrton Nikkel - defence - Allen ECHL (several BCHL and WHL teams)
    Clint Filbrandt - defence - Drumheller AJHL

    Both teams have what appears to be a good set of recruits. However, one always needs to ask who is returning from last year's roster. That is a lot of new names for Lethrbidge after a major shake-up last year.
     
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    Brian Burke Talking at Sask

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    The Butt Sniffers are holding a banquet on November 3rd and the speakers will be Brad May and Brian Burke. Burke will likely tell them to play with pugnacity, bellicosity, and truculence. They won't know what he's talking about. So they will go outside, pee on the building, and bark at May.

    Still no pre-season schedule for the Mutts, nor the procrastinators at Alberta, Calgary, MRU, and UBC.

    Link:
    :. [U of S Story]
     
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    Take it easy on my hometown team the University of Jamestown Jimmies. It will be their first game ever in school history. I've seen the Bison play UND a handful of times over the years and this really should be no contest. With that said I'm really looking forward to college hockey in our town. It's been long overdue. Good luck to your team this season.
     
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    I know I went "WHO?" when I saw the schedule. I believe that the Bisons were willing to play anybody willing to ravel that weekend. They normally don't start that early.

    Also, I am pencilled in to visit Grand Forks on the October 1st weekend for the first time at the Ralph.
     
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    Good for you. The Ralph truly is the Palace on the Prairie.
     
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    CW Exhibition Schedule

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    There are still no exhibition schedules posted for Mount Royal, Calgary, and Sask. So barring games amongst one another or against non-conference opponents, this is what we've got.

    2016 CWUAA EXHIBITION SCHEDULE


    Sep 09 Augustana (ACAC) at Alberta
    Sep 09 Jamestown (ACHA) at Manitoba
    Sep 10 Jamestown (ACHA) at Manitoba
    Sep 10 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Sep 11 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at Alberta
    Sep 11 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    BYES? - Calgary, Mount Royal, Regina, Saskatchewan

    Sep 16 MacEwan University (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary at Regina
    Sep 16 Saskatchewan v Regina at Ochapowace
    Sep 17 Alberta at U.B.C.
    Sep 17 Calgary at Regina
    Sep 17 MacEwan University (ACAC) at Lethbridge
    Sep 17 Manitoba v Saskatchewan at Regina
    Sep 18 Alberta at U.B.C.
    BYES? - Mount Royal

    Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba
    Sep 23 Ryerson (OUA) at U.B.C.
    Sep 24 Regina at Manitoba
    Sep 24 Ryerson (OUA) at U.B.C.
    BYES? - Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge, Mount Royal, Saskatchewan

    Sep 30 Alberta at Calgary
    Sep 30 Lethbridge at Lakehead (OUA)
    Sep 30 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Alberta at Calgary
    Oct 01 Lethbridge at Lakehead (OUA)
    Oct 01 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
    Oct 01 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
    Oct 01 Victoria (BCIHL) at Wisconsin (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Mount Royal at Colorado College (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Regina at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)
    Oct 02 Victoria (BCIHL) at Northern Michigan (NCAA)
    BYES? - Saskatchewan

    Oct 03 Mount Royal at Air Force (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
    Oct 08 Alberta at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
    Oct 08 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)


    I have a suspicion that most or all of the teams not currently scheduled for Sept 23-24 will be involved in the Brick Invitational in Edmontown.
     
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    Bisons Get The Bowles Bros

    Two of the most highly sought after 1995 Junior A players in Canada, twins Brad and Shawn Bowles have committed to their home province Bisons. This is huge. Rumour has it that Brad was recruited by 30 Div 1 NCAA programs.

    http://www.gobisons.ca/news/2016/8/...johnston-for-the-upcoming-2016-17-season.aspx

    Brad and Shawn are not only extremely talented but kind of throwback players. Gritty, two-way, relentless, smart.

    This has been an incredible recruiting season for Mike Sirant and the Bisons. High end WHLers, top Junior A players. The competition on and depth of this roster will really build on the strong 2015-16 season by what is still a very young team.

    Nick Zajac
    Remi Laurencelle
    Quintin Lisoway
    Hudson Friesen
    Brad Bowles
    Shawn Bowles
    Kamerin Nault

    Garret Johnston

    And rumours of another high end defenseman. Great job Mike Sirant. When you add this to the likes of Brett Stovin, Jordan DePape and Shaq Merasty up front and the mobility and talent of Adam Henry and Channing Bresciani on the back end the Bisons are looking talented and deep. I am looking forward to the 9 game pre-season to see who wins spots.
     
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    Bisons add 3 and news around the CW

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    As I have mentioned, the entire Bison roster from 2015-16 was eligibl to return. So with 8 announced recruits, and 7 of those being forwards, I have to wonder which players have left school and which are coming to camp for an intense competition. Last year's roster included just 7 defencemen, so they nededd recruits there.

    Links:
    •[U of M Announcement]
    •[MJHL Announcement]
    •[MyToba.ca]


    Garrett Johnston - D - Acadie-Bathurst/Chicoutimi/Moncton (QMJHL)

    - With five previously-announced recruits up front (and two more in this release) the Bisons really needed to land a defenceman with a major junior background. He evidently has some size and takes care of his own end of the ice. Im other words, the type the team used to have more of and really needs. He is a Winnipeg boy coming home after 3 years in th QMJHL. He started with Moncton and last season was twice-traded. Seems odd for the Bisons to have two recruits from the same team in the Q. (Quinton Lisoway is the other.) He started his junior career in the MJHL for the Swan Valley Stampeders.
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    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]
    Profiles: [QMJHL Profile]
    Stories: [Acadie-Bathurst]
    YouTube: [End of a Fight]


    Brad Bowles - C - Portage (MJHL)

    - Bowles and his twin brother are the Bisons' answer to the Sedins I guess. He comes to the Bisons off a Junior A career where he won everything available at that level, including the scoring title last year. He was also at the Calgary Flames' rookie camp last month. It is not often one sees a Junior A recruit considered to be a prime prospect but this is one. In 60 games his numbers were 45-57-102. In 13 playoff games he was 17-17-34. Over his career he has played 18 games at the RBC and WCC and has racked up 9-14-23.
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    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Portage Terriers]
    Stories: [Winnipeg Free Press] : [Portage Q&A] : [MyToba] : [Hockey Now]
    Flames camp: [Portage Online] : [Flames Nation]


    Shawn Bowles - F - Portage (MJHL)

    - Shawn does not hav quite the numbers of Brad, but it is close. He has missed more games due to injury. In 39 games he went 19-46-65, a similar PPG ratio to that of his brother.
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    Links:
    Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
    Profiles: [Hockey Canada]
    Stories: [Winnipeg Sun] : [Global News] : [CJHL]


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    On September 21st the Monkeys will once again face the Greasers' Rookies. After much hype with McDavid last year, things are back to normal this year with the game being held at the Drake. The Greasers won last year but the Monkeys hold a 13-12 edge/

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    In the Town of Bedrock they are losing a ton of players and have announced a recruiting class of 12. That is a major renovation. Mr. Slate must have bankrolled it. Here's the list:

    Mac Colasimone • 5'6" 150 lbs • Forward • Arts • White Rock, B.C. • Colorado (WSHL)
    Darcy DeRoose • 6'3" 194 lbs • Forward • Arts • Ceylon, Sask • Estevan (SJHL)
    TJ Dumonceaux • 5'10" 176 lbs • Forward • Arts • Kelowna, B.C. • Bentley University (NCAA)
    Braiden Doucette • 6' 181 lbs • Defense • Arts • Leduc, Alta • Canmore Eagles (AJHL)
    Logan Fisher • 6'2" 205 lbs • Forward • Arts • Red Deer, Alta • Victoria (WHL)
    Robbie Fisher • 6' 176 lbs • Defense • Arts • Kenora, ON • Wilfrid Laurier University (CIS) - Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
    Matt Greenfield • 6'1" 185 lbs • Goalie • Business • Parkland, FL, USA • West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)
    Luke Harrison • 6'1" 205 lbs • Forward • Arts • Kelowna, B.C. • Prince George Cougars (WHL)
    Jared Hauf • 6'5" 223 lbs • Defence • Open Studies • Calgary, Alta • Seattle (WHL)
    Riley Roberts • 6'1" 181 lbs • Forward • Arts • Essex, ON • Colorado (WSHL)
    Brayden Sherbinin • 6'1" 185 lbs • Defense • Open Studies • Kelowna, B.C. • Quinnipiac University (NCAA)
    Coleman Vollrath • 6' 170 lbs • Goalie • Arts • Calgary, Alta • Victoria (WHL)

    This recruiting class would be great in th OUA but in the CW it looks sub-par. There are some good players here but they are not (on paper at least) as good as the ones departing.

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    • [U of C Announcement]
     
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    CanadaWest.tv

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    The CW has announced the details of the CanadaWest.tv subscription service. The pricing is in Canadian dollars this year and all hockey will be shown in HD. The prices are:

    CW multi-sport pass
    $36 CAD (early bird price)
    $45 CAD (regular price)

    CW single sport pass
    $24 CAD (early bird price)
    $30 CAD (regular price)

    CW single day pass
    $5 CAD (regular price)

    Links:
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    • [Subscribe Here]
     
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    For the lack of exposure that CIS sports suffers from, I find it hard to believe that the revenue generated from the subscription service is worth the lack of eyeballs they suffer from by not offering it for free. Anyone have rev numbers on this?
     
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    This is an interesting topic, and one I would be curious to hear each conference's philosophy on. On the one hand you have the issue you mention - a subscription service might mean less people are tuning in. But on the flip side you might be able to argue that making streams free would lead to less people going to the games. A few years ago UNB went from the pay-per-view model to a free service (like all AUS schools) and while I don't think it is the biggest reason, it has probably contributed at least somewhat to the falling attendance numbers in recent years.
     
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    UNB had a pay-per-view service?
     
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    I view this as a 'parent' tax as the fast majority of viewers are parents. I suspect there are some accounts given to parents, but it's probably at the discretion of each Ath. Dept.

    Maybe they should offer a 'no frills' free stream (no audio, score bar, replays, etc) and then entice viewers to upgrade to get the extra stuff by offering a higher quality video feed with the aforementioned items.
     
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    My guess is that most viewers are happy to pay. At least they still tune in. To use on-line to market I believe never worked. IMO HD may be used to get on TV, which would help the marketing.

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    The Mutts have recruited a litter of mangy recruits. Here's the list:

    Daniel Wapple - G - Estevan (SJHL)
    Colby Harmsworth - D - Calgary (WHL)
    Tanner Lishchynsky - D - Kootenay (WHL)
    Carson Stadnyk - RW - Everett (WHL)
    Alex Forsberg - F - Victoria (WHL)
    Wyatt Johnson - F - Spokane (WHL)
    Jordan Tkatch - F - Prince Albert (WHL)
    Connor Gay - F - Saskatoon (WHL)
    Elliott Peterson - LW - Whitecourt (AJHL)
    Colton Stephenson - F - Edmonton (WHL)

    Even the two Junior A recruits played some seasons in the WHL.

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