2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

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  1. Hollywood3

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    Oct 21: Bisons Skunked, Still Get a Split

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
    MANITOBA BISONS 0


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

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

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

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

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

    Scorers:

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

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

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

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4


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

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

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

    (in overtime)

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

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

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    REGINA COUGARS 2
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3


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

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

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO

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

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

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


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  2. Hollywood3

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    Preview: Oct 27-28: Mount Royal at Manitoba

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

    Atlantic

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

    Links:
    • [US Presto S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
  3. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Oct 27: Bisons Beat Bluegars

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    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
    MANITOBA BISONS 4


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

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

    Manitoba
    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

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

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

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

    Mount Royal
    Goal
    31 Cooper (29 Lanigan)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 3


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

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

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0


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

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

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

    (in a shootout)

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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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

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


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  4. Hollywood3

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    Saturday Morning Links

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS v LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS

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

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

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES v CALGARY DINOSAURS

    New Link:
    Media: [The Gauntlet: Weekend Preview Story]

    Bedrock U's student paper has a story looking ahead to the series against the Mutts this weekend.
     
  5. Hollywood3

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    Oct 28: Bisons Complete the Sweep

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    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:

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

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

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

    Manitoba
    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

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

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

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

    Mount Royal
    Goal
    31 Cooper (29 Lanigan)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
    REGINA COUGARS 1


    Links:

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

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

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


    Links:

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

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

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


    Links:

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

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

    OUT EAST

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

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

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


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    Preview: Conference Bye Week

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

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

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

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


    I posted the Leafs' blogger story because of this reference:
    Without a doubt, the rebrand to USports has been a fiasco. Lots of people don't recall the change having been made. A new logo can be nice but the name needs to stay the same. If it were at least called "U-Sports Canada" it could abbreviate to "USC", or "Canada U-Sports" could abbreviate to "CUS".

    STANDINGS

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    NEXT UP

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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

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

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

    OUT EAST
    Ontario

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

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

    Links:
    • [US/CIS S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]
     
  8. Hollywood3

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    Preview: Nov 10-11: Manitoba at Regina

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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


    Links:
    • [US Presto S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]
    • [UNB/Flin Flon Connection
     
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  9. Hollywood3

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    Nov 10: Decisive Win for Bisons in Regina

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    MANITOBA BISONS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 1


    Links:

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

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

    Scorers:

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

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

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

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

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:

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

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

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    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


    Links:

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

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

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


    Links:

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

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

    OUT EAST

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

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

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


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    Nov 11: Bisons Become Matinee Idols in Double OT

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    MANITOBA BISONS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 5

    (in overtime)

    Links:

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

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

    Now, here's what happened:

    Scorers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

    These results will be posted separately sometime after midnight!

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

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

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

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

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

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


    Links:

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

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

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

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

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

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


    Links:

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

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

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST

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

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

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


    NEXT UP

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


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    Preview: Nov 17-18: Manitoba at Lethbridge

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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

    Links:
    • [US Presto S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]
     
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    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Nov 17: Bisons a Victim on Upset Night

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    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UM]
    UofL links: [Tweet] : [CTV] : [Canes Blog]

    This was a night of upsets in the CW, one of which was this one. The Bisons took the lead 3 times, and 3 times the Hørny Ønes tied it up, before stealing it in OT. No doubt the 'Horns were overdue.

    Scorers:
    1st – 14:30 – Man Justin Augert (2)
    2nd – 12:07 – Leth Evan Wardley (2) (PP)
    3rd – 05:17 – Man Channing Bresciani (2)
    3rd – 08:26 – Leth Spenser Jensen (2) (PP)
    3rd – 09:41 – Man Michael St. Croix (4)
    3rd – 16:47 – Leth Mitchell Maxwell (5)
    4th – 01:16 – Leth Ryon Moser (1)

    The Bisons had some line-up changes from last game. On defence, Skrumeda was out (due to getting a major penalty against Regina), and so they were back to dressing just 5 defencemen. Up front, Laurencelle was again out of the line-up whilst Spencer and Bowles were in.

    Byron Spriggs stopped 29 of 33 shots and was run over twice while I was watching. (My mobile data ran out, and I was not at home.) Garret Hughson was the difference in the game, as he stopped 38 of 41 shots at the Lethbridge goal.

    In the links there were stories about former UofL goaltender Dylan Tait, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer while with the team. He is now doing some fundraising for the cause. And in Movember, Dalton Sward is their nominee for 'stache of the year.

    The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 CST.

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1


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

    This game did not live up to the hype. The Evil Monkeys seem to truly be in a class of their own. They are now 11-0-0 and this score should scare away everybody. Jamie Crooks had a hat-trick and Dylan Bredo scored twice. Brendan Burke stopped 27 of 28 shots to claim the win. Jordon Cooke was shelled, making 29 stops of 35 shots. We'll see what sort of impact a night in the doghouse will have on the Mutts.

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    REGINA COUGARS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


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

    The Banjo Cats completed the set of stunning upsets with this win in the Town of Bedrock. The Kittens switched starters and went with Dawson MacAuley. He stopped all 14 shots he faced in the 1st period but then could not start the 2nd. Michael Herringer stopped 20 of 22 to claim the win. Meanwhile, Matthew Greenfield stopped 31 of 34 to take the loss. This upset allowed the Bisons to move into a tie with Bedrock U for 3rd place, despite their own disappointing loss. How about that?!?

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    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


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

    This was a big win for the Bluegars. They pulled even with the T-irds. Goaltender Matt Hewitt was unable to steal another for UBC. He stopped 34 of 37 shots before an empty-netter put the game away. MRU went with veteran Cam Lanigan at the other end, and he stopped 23 of 24 to achieve victory. MRU scored once on a penalty shot and twice on the power play.

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST


    Ontario

    Nov 17 Concordia 1 McGill 2
    Nov 17 Guelph 6 W. Ontario 4
    Nov 17 Laurier 2 Brock 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 Ottawa 4 Carleton 3
    Nov 17 Queen's 8 Laurentian 2
    Nov 17 R.M.C. 2 U.Q.T.R. 1 (so)
    Nov 17 Ryerson 2 Windsor 7
    Nov 17 Toronto 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 U.O.I.T. 4 Nipissing 3 (so)
    Nov 17 York 4 Waterloo 6

    Atlantic

    Nov 17 Acadia 9 Moncton 1
    Nov 17 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 U.P.E.I. 4 Dalhousie 2

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


    NEXT UP


    Nov 18 Alberta at Saskatchewan
    Nov 18 Manitoba at Lethbridge
    Nov 18 Mount Royal at U.B.C.
    Nov 18 Regina at Calgary
    Nov 18 New Brunswick at Dalhousie
    Nov 18 Saint Mary's at Moncton
    Nov 18 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X.
    Nov 18 Carleton at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 18 Guelph at Brock
    Nov 18 McGill at Concordia
    Nov 18 Queen's at Nipissing
    Nov 18 R.M.C. at Ottawa
    Nov 18 Toronto at Lakehead
    Nov 18 U.O.I.T. at Laurentian
    Nov 18 W. Ontario at Laurier
    Nov 18 York at Windsor

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    Im going to take a guest, you have a child or two playing hockey on this Saturday morning? Your up and at it early
     
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    Saskatchewan 4 Alberta 0 - Huskies hand the Golden Bears their first loss of the season. Laid down the 5 bucks to watch the second and third periods. Cooke was solid in the shutout but Alberta really didn't get anything going.
     
  16. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Nov 18: Bisons Back-to-Back Bonus Points

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    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

    (in overtime)

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

    Two identical scores but very different games. The Hørny Ønes were short two players but the rest must have been downing Viagra like candy for the first two periods, as they outshot the Bisons 19-9 and 18-8. The 3rd period was closer (13-11). So while this was a lost weekend, the Bisons still got two points and held their place in the standings. Here's what happened:

    Scorers:
    2nd – 03:49 – Man Zach Franko (4)
    2nd – 15:04 – Leth Dalton Sward (2)
    3rd – 01:19 – Leth Justin Valentino (4)
    3rd – 04:20 – Man Joel Schreyer (1)
    3rd – 08:38 – Leth Justin Valentino (5)
    3rd – 19:56 – Man Kamerin Nault (6)
    4th – 00:17 – Leth Mitchell Maxwell (6)

    The Bisons are becoming no stranger to the empty-net goal. Kamerin Nault scored his 6th of the season, which followed a faceoff taken with just 12 seconds left and 6 Bison skaters on the ice. Both sides played their Friday night starters on short rest, which sometimes causes a fairly wild game. So again Garret Hughson gets the win and Byron Spriggs got the OTL.

    Next week the teams both play the team beside them in the standings. The Bisons host Calgary and Lethbridge visits Regina.

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    REGINA COUGARS 2
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


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

    This was exactly the inverse score from Friday night. Bedrock U had a tough time with the Kittens, the shots were 28-27. After Regina and Lethbridge appeared to be falling apart, they both played extremely well on the weekend. These scores also tighten the CW standings in a major way. Jordan Papirny started for Bedrock and got the win, and Michael Herringer took the loss for Regina. I saw the ending of this one after the Bison game, and Regina looked pretty decent. They and Lethbridge are the weakest teams in the CW but will claim some scalps as the season progresses.

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    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


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

    This series had split written all over it. But the Bluegars' sweep here could be a major turning point for both teams. Rather than challenging the league leaders, UBC could be in the familiar position of a life and death battle for a playoff berth. The first three goals were on the PP, and the final one into an empty net. Rylan Toth started for the T-irds, and stopped 21 of 23 shots, and Cam Lanigan got the win, stopping 30 of 31. It looks like MRU may run with the veteran goaltender now.

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    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4


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

    The Evil Monkeys finally taste defeat! No doubt they are now swinging from the vines and throwing feces at one another. The final goal was an empty-netter, so the Monkeys never went down without a fight. Jordon Cooke had a 29-save shut-out for the win, and Zach Sawchenko stopped 31 of 34 to take the loss. The Mutts remain 3 points behind the Apes. Sask wraps their first half of the schedule at Mount Royal next weekend, while Alberta hosts UBC.

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST

    Ontario
    Nov 18 Carleton 2 U.Q.T.R. 4
    Nov 18 Guelph 4 Brock 2
    Nov 18 McGill 3 Concordia 2 (ot)
    Nov 18 Queen's 4 Nipissing 3 (ot)
    Nov 18 R.M.C. 1 Ottawa 2 (ot)
    Nov 18 Toronto 1 Lakehead 3
    Nov 18 U.O.I.T. 5 Laurentian 3
    Nov 18 W. Ontario 2 Laurier 3
    Nov 18 York 3 Windsor 5

    Atlantic
    Nov 18 New Brunswick 4 Dalhousie 3
    Nov 18 Saint Mary's 7 Moncton 2
    Nov 18 U.P.E.I. 1 St. F.X. 6

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


    NEXT UP

    Nov 21 OUA Laurentian at Nipissing
    Nov 22 AUS Moncton at U.P.E.I.
    Nov 22 AUS St. F.X. at Saint Mary's
    Nov 24 CW Calgary at Manitoba
    Nov 24 CW Lethbridge at Regina
    Nov 24 CW Saskatchewan at Mount Royal
    Nov 24 CW U.B.C. at Alberta

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    Lethbridge with 51 shot against the Bisons on Saturday, yikes!:eek:
     
  18. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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  19. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    They did a pretty good job on the broadcast. Alberta has the best and the others are getting better.
     
  20. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Preview: Nov 24-25: Calgary at Manitoba

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS (6-3-3, 12-4-4, OHT35 #8)
    MANITOBA BISONS (6-4-2, 10-8-3, OHT35 #11)


    Nov 10 7:00 CST at Wayne Fleming Arena
    Nov 11 1:00 CST at Wayne Fleming Arena


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

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

    Austin Douglas:
    • Stats: [Elite Prospects] ∞ [Hockey DB] ∞ [Wiki]
    • Video: [Shaw Kamloops]

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

    Other Links:
    • [USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
    • [US Standings] ∞ [Top Ten]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
    • [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
    • [CUSN Week 7]

    The Bisons are finally back on home ice! After a conference bye week they had two weekends on the road, so it will be about a month between home games when the puck drops Friday night. The opponent will be Bedrock U. Although not battling extinction, they appear to be a Bison rival in the mid-pack race for 3rd and 4th places. Both sides typically occupy the space just below the Monkeys and Mutts. Last year the Bisons held a slight edge (2-1-1, 5-4 on points) but over the last 4 seasons are just behind (7-6-3, 17-18 on points).

    In the off season Mr. Slate spent a load of money getting some new recruits to play for the Bedrock Dinos. However, their top players have been their veteran players. So far, their top newcomer has been Riley Sheen (5-3-8 in just 6 games). They also have a handful of other newcomers with 5 points each. The team is paced by two veteran forwards, Cain Franson (6-7-13) and Chris Collins (4-8-12), and two defencemen, Dylan Busenius (2-8-10) and Drydn Dow (3-6-9). Their goaltenders have posted really good numbers so far. It is a 2/3, 1/3 split with veteran Matthew Greenfield (3-3-2, 2.32 GAA, .926 S%) the starter and rookie Jordan Papirny (3-0-1, 1.75 GAA, .937 S%) as backup.

    The Bisons continue to be led by their top line. Michael St. Croix (4-9-13), Kamerin Nault (6-5-11), and Zach Franko (4-6-10) have been perhaps the top line in the CW. Adam Henry (4-8-12) is the CW's leading scorer amongst defencemen.

    As always, the questions for the Bisons are whether the goaltending will hold, whether the 2nd line will get going, and the health of the guys MIA. In goal, Byron Spriggs has had some excellent games but overall has been a decent starter (5-4-2, 3.27 GAA, .899 S%). The second line (Augert-Stovin-Zajac) had combined for just 6 goals, and average a -7. The typical third line (Bilton-Brooks-Lisoway) have combined for 7 goals, and average a -1. Remi Laurencelle dressed for the first and only time against Regina and boosted the 4th line but whether he can play, I do not know.

    One roster note is that the Bisons have recruited a new defenceman, Austin Douglas, and he has taken Rene Hunter's #9 jersey. Other players yet to hit the ice in the regular season are goaltender Justin Paulic, defenceman Victor Sharonov, and big forward Jonah Wasylak. Douglas played for Seattle and Kamloops of the WHL in 2013-14 before moving to 7 different teams over 3 seasons in Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. In the last 4 seasons he has yet to play more than 30 games per season. He spent all of last year with the Dauphin Kings, playing just 20 games.

    This got me thinking about Manitoba boys with WHL scholarships who are enrolled at the U of M but not on the team. Quite a list of players, listed with a link to their Elite Propspects page:
    • [Denis Bosc] - lw/d
    • [Jordyn Boyd] – f, played in 2015-16
    • [Reid Gow] – d, played in 2014-15
    • [Stephen Hak] – d
    • [Austin Lotz] - g, played ECHL last year
    • [Meyer Nell] – lw
    • [Christian Stockl] – rw, on roster but did not play in 2015-16
    • [Spencer Tremblay] - g

    Not everybody in Bedrock is a Dino fan. Fred and Barney are Bison fans!

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-8-1, 7-13-1, OHT35 #23)
    REGINA COUGARS (2-8-2, 4-12-2, OHT35 #27)


    Links:
    UofR: [Preview Story]
    UofL: [Greatest Horns 21-30] : [Maxwell 1st Star] : [Academic All-Canadians]

    At one time it seemed that this series would be a rare opportunity for these teams to get a win. However, both played very well last weekend. Both sides had pretty good pre-seasons before hitting the skids. Regina was 2-2 in pre-season then were blitzed in the States and against Sask. But they have recovered and are playing well. In their last 4 series they are just 2-6-2, but only their 6-1 loss to the Bisons was a “bad game”. The Hørny Ønes were 4-5-0 in pre-season then split with Bedrock U. Then came an 8 game losing streak, snapped with their sweep of the Bisons in a pair of overtime games. While it seems likely that these will be the two teams to miss the playoffs again, they will both claim some wins as the season enters the 2nd half.

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (5-6-1, 8-7-1, OHT35 #20)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (11-1-0, 16-2-0, OHT35 #2)


    Links:
    UofA: [Preview Story]
    UBC: [Team Site]
    Hamber Trophy: [Wikia]

    The Evil Monkeys' incredible winning streak came to a crashing halt last weekend. Did they just slip on a banana peel? Or have they just crashed to Earth? I strongly believe that the Monkeys will recover and not lose more than a handful of games the rest of the season. What about the T-irds? They opened the season against the Bisons and were physically punished. They in fact played several games short-staffed and their record suffered. If they lose twice this weekend they could be feeling the heat for the final playoff berth for the 3rd straight season. These teams used to play for the Hamber Trophy starting in the days before UBC started conference hockey. Check out the Wikia link for the whole story on that.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-2-1, 10-5-1, OHT35 #4)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-5-1, 7-7-1, OHT35 #14)


    Links:
    MRU: [Team Site]
    UofS: [Team Site]

    Last week was pretty good for these two. The Bluegars swept UBC in the Battle for Fifth, and Sask split with Alberta to snap the Monkeys' winning streak. MRU dipped from last season, but still have a solid nucleus and could well take some points from this series. The Banjo Mutts looked like two different hockey teams last Friday and Saturday. Hard to figure what they will look like.

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

    Nov 21 Laurentian 2 Nipissing 6
    Nov 24 Concordia at Laurier
    Nov 24 Lakehead at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 24 Laurentian at Guelph
    Nov 24 McGill at Waterloo
    Nov 24 Nipissing at Brock
    Nov 24 Ryerson at Ottawa
    Nov 24 Toronto at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 24 W. Ontario at Queen's
    Nov 24 Windsor at R.M.C.
    Nov 24 York at Carleton
    Nov 25 Concordia at Waterloo
    Nov 25 Lakehead at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 25 Laurentian at Brock
    Nov 25 McGill at Laurier
    Nov 25 Nipissing at Guelph
    Nov 25 Ryerson at Carleton
    Nov 25 Toronto at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 25 W. Ontario at R.M.C.
    Nov 25 Windsor at Queen's
    Nov 25 York at Ottawa

    Atlantic
    Nov 22 Moncton 8 U.P.E.I. 5
    Nov 22 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary's 2
    Nov 24 Acadia at St. F.X.
    Nov 24 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
    Nov 24 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick
    Nov 25 Acadia at Dalhousie
    Nov 25 New Brunswick at Moncton

    Links:
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  21. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Nov 24: Bisons Bounce Bedrock for 3rd place

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]
    Stories: [Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship]

    The Herd achieved a key victory over Bedrock U, and are now alone in 3rd place in the CW, at least for a day. The rematch goes Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Here's the skinny:

    Manitoba

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 16 Heinrichs
    3 Christensen - 4 Bresciani
    25 Skrumeda – 9 Douglas

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles - 12 Zajac
    24 Augert - 28 Stovin - 8 Bilton
    21 Brooks - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 15 S Bowles
    19 Spencer - 20 Keane - 29 Wasylak

    Calgary

    Goal
    1 Greenfield (34 Papirny)

    Defence
    6 Dow – 33 Hauf
    7 Sherbinin – 3 Gagnon
    42 Gibson – 44 Busenius

    Forwards
    12 Franson – 16 Alfaro – 9 Kambeitz
    17 Gordon – 13 Collins – 24 Harrison
    15 Vanstone – 27 Rauckman – 29 Forster
    21 L Fisher – 10 R Fisher – 22 Cook

    Scratches:
    2 Gibb – 8 Lofthouse – 11 Maiolino
    19 Sheen – 23 Graham – 26 Pickett
    28 Uhrich – 30 Gutenberg

    Scorers:
    1st – 16:09 – Man Kamerin Nault (7)
    1st – 18:03 – Cal Logan Fisher (1)
    2nd – 01:01 – Cal Luke Harrison (3) (SH)
    2nd – 12:41 – Man Quintin Lisoway (3) (PP)
    3rd – 13:59 – Man Michael St. Croix (5)

    This was quite a good game. Lots of hits, but very few penalties. Just the way people like it. Kamerin Nault opened scoring on a 3-way passing play with his linemates, Michael St. Croix and Zach Franko. That should not be too surprising.

    Calgary's two goals were softies. Byron Spriggs had a stellar performance, but both goals were to his right on an extreme angle. I had a great view of the first goal from my seat and it was like a Penn & Teller trick. It looked like Spriggs had it stopped yet it trickled through his padding somehow.

    Quinton Lisoway's goal in the 2nd period was the end result of extreme pressure on the power play. St. Croix had a very strong game, creating havoc whenever he was on the ice. It was deserving that he got the winner.

    Spriggs stopped 25 of 27 shots to claim the win, and Matthew Greenfield stopped 22 of 25 in the loss. Both goaltenders and St. Croix were named as 3 stars.

    Before the game a new award was revealed in honour of former Bison coach, Billy Robinson. It goes to the most improved player returning to the line-up. Sean Christensen was named the inaugural winner. He has become a top-4 defenceman in his 3rd season, after coming to the Bisons from the MMJHL. It is not too often that somebody from the MM makes it to this level.

    And between the 1st and 2nd periods, Brett Stovin was awarded the Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship, which is for his commitment to coaching. He works on this during the off-season.

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 2


    Links:

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

    The Battle for the Wooden Spoon was won by the Hørny Ønes in convincing fashion. The goal-scoring difficulties which plagued Lethbridge have now seemingly vanished and playoffs are now just 2 points away. There were eight different scorers in this game. Garret Hughson stopped 29 of 31 for the win, and Michael Herringer stopped 32 of 38 in defeat.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


    Links:

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

    This was a tight battle all the way through and, in the end, the Banjo Mutts had just enough to win. Taran Kozun had a rare start for Sask, and made the most of it with a 26 save victory. Cam Lanigan started and lost for the Bluegars, and stopped 31 of 34. It was military night at MRU, and they wore a commemorative uniform.

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


    Links:

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

    Four different Primates scored and Brendan Burke registered the shutout to get the Evil Monkeys back on the winning track. The T-irds went back to Matt Hewitt in goal, and he stopped 28 of 32 shots in an attempt to rekindle the magic he supplied earlier this season. The T-irds are now clinging to 6th place, just 2 points ahead of Lethbridge.

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST

    Ontario
    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)

    Atlantic
    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

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


    NEXT UP

    Nov 25 CW Calgary at Manitoba – 1:00 CST
    Nov 25 CW Lethbridge at Regina – 7:00 CST
    Nov 25 CW Saskatchewan at Mount Royal – 6:00 MST
    Nov 25 CW U.B.C. at Alberta – 5:00 MST

    Nov 25 AUS Acadia at Dalhousie
    Nov 25 AUS New Brunswick at Moncton
    Nov 25 OUA Concordia at Waterloo
    Nov 25 OUA Lakehead at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 25 OUA Laurentian at Brock
    Nov 25 OUA McGill at Laurier
    Nov 25 OUA Nipissing at Guelph
    Nov 25 OUA Ryerson at Carleton
    Nov 25 OUA Toronto at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 25 OUA W. Ontario at Queen's
    Nov 25 OUA Windsor at R.M.C.
    Nov 25 OUA York at Ottawa

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  22. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Nov 24: Bisons Bounce Bedrock for 3rd place

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:
    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]
    Stories: [Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship]

    The Herd achieved a key victory over Bedrock U, and are now alone in 3rd place in the CW, at least for a day. The rematch goes Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Here's the skinny:

    Manitoba

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

    Defence
    2 Henry - 16 Heinrichs
    3 Christensen - 4 Bresciani
    25 Skrumeda – 9 Douglas

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    26 Lisoway - 22 B Bowles - 12 Zajac
    24 Augert - 28 Stovin - 8 Bilton
    21 Brooks - 23 Schreyer - 17 Callis

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 15 S Bowles
    19 Spencer - 20 Keane - 29 Wasylak

    Calgary

    Goal
    1 Greenfield (34 Papirny)

    Defence
    6 Dow – 33 Hauf
    7 Sherbinin – 3 Gagnon
    42 Gibson – 44 Busenius

    Forwards
    12 Franson – 16 Alfaro – 9 Kambeitz
    17 Gordon – 13 Collins – 24 Harrison
    15 Vanstone – 27 Rauckman – 29 Forster
    21 L Fisher – 10 R Fisher – 22 Cook

    Scratches:
    2 Gibb – 8 Lofthouse – 11 Maiolino
    19 Sheen – 23 Graham – 26 Pickett
    28 Uhrich – 30 Gutenberg

    Scorers:
    1st – 16:09 – Man Kamerin Nault (7)
    1st – 18:03 – Cal Logan Fisher (1)
    2nd – 01:01 – Cal Luke Harrison (3) (SH)
    2nd – 12:41 – Man Quintin Lisoway (3) (PP)
    3rd – 13:59 – Man Michael St. Croix (5)

    This was quite a good game. Lots of hits, but very few penalties. Just the way people like it. Kamerin Nault opened scoring on a 3-way passing play with his linemates, Michael St. Croix and Zach Franko. That should not be too surprising.

    Calgary's two goals were softies. Byron Spriggs had a stellar performance, but both goals were to his right on an extreme angle. I had a great view of the first goal from my seat and it was like a Penn & Teller trick. It looked like Spriggs had it stopped yet it trickled through his padding somehow.

    Quinton Lisoway's goal in the 2nd period was the end result of extreme pressure on the power play. St. Croix had a very strong game, creating havoc whenever he was on the ice. It was deserving that he got the winner.

    Spriggs stopped 25 of 27 shots to claim the win, and Matthew Greenfield stopped 22 of 25 in the loss. Both goaltenders and St. Croix were named as 3 stars.

    Before the game a new award was revealed in honour of former Bison coach, Billy Robinson. It goes to the most improved player returning to the line-up. Sean Christensen was named the inaugural winner. He has become a top-4 defenceman in his 3rd season, after coming to the Bisons from the MMJHL. It is not too often that somebody from the MM makes it to this level.

    And between the 1st and 2nd periods, Brett Stovin was awarded the Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship, which is for his commitment to coaching. He works on this during the off-season.

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6
    REGINA COUGARS 2


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

    The Battle for the Wooden Spoon was won by the Hørny Ønes in convincing fashion. The goal-scoring difficulties which plagued Lethbridge have now seemingly vanished and playoffs are now just 2 points away. There were eight different scorers in this game. Garret Hughson stopped 29 of 31 for the win, and Michael Herringer stopped 32 of 38 in defeat.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


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

    This was a tight battle all the way through and, in the end, the Banjo Mutts had just enough to win. Taran Kozun had a rare start for Sask, and made the most of it with a 26 save victory. Cam Lanigan started and lost for the Bluegars, and stopped 31 of 34. It was military night at MRU, and they wore a commemorative uniform.

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


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

    Four different Primates scored and Brendan Burke registered the shutout to get the Evil Monkeys back on the winning track. The T-irds went back to Matt Hewitt in goal, and he stopped 28 of 32 shots in an attempt to rekindle the magic he supplied earlier this season. The T-irds are now clinging to 6th place, just 2 points ahead of Lethbridge.

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST

    Ontario
    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)

    Atlantic
    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

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


    NEXT UP

    Nov 25 CW Calgary at Manitoba – 1:00 CST
    Nov 25 CW Lethbridge at Regina – 7:00 CST
    Nov 25 CW Saskatchewan at Mount Royal – 6:00 MST
    Nov 25 CW U.B.C. at Alberta – 5:00 MST

    Nov 25 AUS Acadia at Dalhousie
    Nov 25 AUS New Brunswick at Moncton
    Nov 25 OUA Concordia at Waterloo
    Nov 25 OUA Lakehead at U.O.I.T.
    Nov 25 OUA Laurentian at Brock
    Nov 25 OUA McGill at Laurier
    Nov 25 OUA Nipissing at Guelph
    Nov 25 OUA Ryerson at Carleton
    Nov 25 OUA Toronto at U.Q.T.R.
    Nov 25 OUA W. Ontario at Queen's
    Nov 25 OUA Windsor at R.M.C.
    Nov 25 OUA York at Ottawa

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  23. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Nov 25: Dinos Get a Split, back to 3rd place

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    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
    MANITOBA BISONS 0


    Links:

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

    In this matinee rematch, neither side many any line-up changes, even keeping their lines the same. Bedrock did switch starting goaltenders, going with Jordan Papirny, who got his first shutout. Here's the deal:

    Scorers:
    3rd 00:29 – Cal Chris Collins (5)
    3rd 08:11 – Cal Drydn Dow (4)
    3rd 12:02 – Cal Robbie Fisher (1)
    3rd 19:35 – Cal Tim Vanstone (4) (EN)

    When teams play an afternoon game after a night game it can often be a crap-shoot. This one was not like that. However, the physicality was more stop-start and at times it looked like a playoff overtime game in that there was a load of effort from somewhat worn out players.

    Despite having consistent pressure throughout most of the game, none of that resulted in goals. All three non-empty net goals were on hit-and-run breakouts. To start the period, Chris Collins had a one-man effort. He split the defence and neither Adam Henry nor Blake Heinrich played the body. The Bisons were pushing for a game-tieing goal when what looked like a cross-check or interference penalty on a point-man sprung a Dino breakaway which ultimately led to the 2nd goal. The 3rd one was on an occasion where the Bisons lacked hustle making a line-change, allowing the Dinos a chance to pounce.

    On the night, Byron Spriggs took the loss, stopping 35 of 38 shots.

    Thus ends the Bison stint in 3rd place, at one game. There is not much difference between 3rd and 4th places, since both host quarter-final series. After Saturday's games, every team in the CW has played every other team twice as the mid-point of the season has been reached. But the semester has one more series, and for the Bisons that means a trip to British California next weekend.

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    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    REGINA COUGARS 5


    Links:

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

    I am not sure how many of their nine lives the Banjo Cats have used this far, but a loss in this one would have been one more. They desrve credit for responding with a convincing performance which stopped the Hørny Ønes' winning streak at 3. Zak Zborosky led the way for Regina with 2 goals and 2 assists. Tristan Frei scored twice more, once shorthanded and once into the empty net. Both sides stuck with their Friday night starter. Michael Herringer stopped 26 of 28 for the win and Garret Hughson stopped 35 of 39 in the loss.

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    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

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

    The score might look one-sided, bit the stats say a different story. It seems that each period was a vastly different affair. MRU scored the only goal in the 1st, where they outshot the Mutts 10-6. Sask put the boots to the Bluegars in the 2nd, outshooting them 12-7 and scoring all 4 goals in the period. The 3rd period was all-MRU, as they outshot Sask 16-3 but could not make a dent in the deficit. Jordon Cooke stopped 32 of 33 shots for the win. The Bluegar goaltending duties were split. Cam Lanigan was yanked after two, stopping 14 of 18. Wyatt Hoflin played the 3rd and stopped all 3 shots he faced. Somebody should have given him a box of popcorn.

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    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5


    Links:

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

    The script was eerily similar to the one from Friday night. Five different scorers for the Evil Monkeys paced them to a convincing 4-goal victory. The T-irds' only goal was a shutout buster with less than 3 minutes to play. Saudi Alberta continued the goaltending rotation, as Zach Sawchenko made 22 saves for the win. UBC started Rylan Toth, but he was pulled after surrendering 3 goals on just 7 shots in less than half a period. Matt Hewitt was back in there and stopped 25 of 27 shots.

    STANDINGS

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    OUT EAST

    Ontario
    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)

    This was the 2nd interlocking weekend between the OUA's East and West divisions. The first weekend was 11-9 in favour of the East. Friday was 7-3 in favour of the East, and Saturday was a 5-5 split.

    Atlantic
    Nov 25 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 1
    Nov 25 New Brunswick 5 Moncton 3

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


    NEXT UP

    Nov 29 AUS St. F.X. at Dalhousie
    Nov 29 OUA Queen's at R.M.C.
    Nov 30 OUA Ryerson at W. Ontario
    Nov 30 OUA Waterloo at Laurier
    Dec 01 CW Alberta at Mount Royal
    Dec 01 CW Calgary at Lethbridge
    Dec 01 CW Manitoba at U.B.C.
    Dec 01 CW Regina at Saskatchewan


    NOTE: The next home games for the Bisons are Jan 5-6 against Alberta.

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  24. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Dec 1-2: Preview: Manitoba at UBC

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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:
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    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  25. Hollywood3

    Hollywood3 Bison/Jet/Moose Fan

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    Dec 1: Five Goal 3rd Period for the Bisons

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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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