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HERD SHUT-OUT KITTENS
... for a stranglehold on a playoff berth


January 16, 2009


REGINA COUGARS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 2

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] <> [U OF R HOCKEY SITE]


My plans to attend this one were scuttled due to my beloved wife's car troubles. I had a choice - leave her to freeze or attend the game. Heads it was, so I bailed her out.

Thankfully, this was the first time the Bisons had a hockey game on UMFM 101.5. So I was able to listen. The broadcast also included an interview with Stu Grimson, aka "The Grim Reaper", former Bison and NHL tough guy. He's now a lawyer in Nashville and is guest speaker at the upcoming Bison fundraiser.

David Brown and Calin scored for the Herd whilst Steve Christie racked up a shut-out. The result kept the Bisons in 4th place, but they are now within 2 points of 3rd place Lethbridge and 8 points ahead of 5th place Regina.

Saturday night's rematch is sponsored by Cargill. The grand prize give-away is a lap-top, which I would gladly claim.

One of Christie's saves.

Elsewhere ...


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

The 'Horns were on a big-time roll. However, tehir technique of being badly outshot and being bailed out by their goaltender finally caught up with them. The Puppies outshot them 32-19 and so I guess 5-0 was likely a fair indication of the play. The Huskies jump 3 points aheda of Lethbridge with this result.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

Not to be outdone by the Huskies attempt to mark their territory, the Evil Monkeys went out and put the boots to the Tweety-Birds. I am somewhat surprised that UBC never brought their A-game. They are a point behind Calgary and 2 points back of Regina in the race for the final playoff berths and needed points. Road points in Edmontown are never easy. But 6-1? Sheesh.

Next up:
  • January 17, 2009
    Regina @ Manitoba
    Lethbridge @ Saskatchewan
    UBC @ Alberta
    bye: Calgary
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BISONS BRING OUT THE BROOMS
... to sweep the kittens in convincing fashion


January 17, 2009


REGINA COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 6

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] <> [U OF R HOCKEY SITE]


I finally got a chance to see the Bisons after the Christmas break and they looked very good, to say the least. The evening's results vaulted the Bisons into a 3rd place tie with Lethbridge (albeit with the 'Horns holding 2 games in hand) and a full 10 points ahead of 5th place Regina. I would venture to say that the four teams who will host the quarter-final and semi-final rounds are all but certain at this time.

Anyhow, the over-used cliche about a "balanced attack" certainly fits with the Herd. They turn over the four lines and when the plan works they have good pace and intensity, which they need to be effective against teams like Sask and Alberta. Nick Hotson (with 2) was the only Bison with multiple goals. The others came from Stewart Thiessen, Mike Hellyer, Mark Olafson, and Chris Benias. I thought Hotson had one of his stronger games. He also generated a chance while intercepting a Regina pass on a penalty kill.

Newcomer Greg Beller was a regular and showed he belonged. However, I believe he was the one who committed a turn-over which led to Regina's tying goal in the opening minute of the 2nd period. Tyler Dittmer was not in the Bison line-up, nor was he listed on the line-up card.

In an oddity, the Cougars pulled their goaltender when they were down 6-1 and went on the PP with 8+ minutes left. While they scored on that one, they did nothing similar thereafter to close the gap. After that goal the Bisons let backup goaltender Ben Lobb get his first game action in league play. He never gave up a goal, so chalk one up for the MMJHL!

This is how the teams lined up:
  • Manitoba Bisons:

    Goal:
    Christie, Lobb

    Defence:
    Rumsey - Lenoski
    Thiessen - Lamoureux
    Workman - Brown

    Forwards:
    Olafson - Wild - Beller
    Walker - Wood - Hellyer
    Hotson - Kornelsen - Hunter
    Howarth - Benias - Delaronde

    Scratches:
    McHale (G), Spiller (D), Dudar (F), Waker (F), Lindsay (D), Cara (F), Mistelbacher (F)

    Regina Cougars:

    Goal:
    Hilton (Ward)

    Defence:
    Cruse - Chapman
    Rintoul - McPherson
    Bender - Thoring

    Forwards:
    Bohemier - Pearpoint - Ross
    Benjamin - Scott - Smith
    Sawka - Bru - Shultz
    Stengler - Kodman - Johnstone
Elsewhere ...


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET] <> [C.W. STORY]

This very one-sided sweep brings the 'Horns crashing back to reality. Rather the scrapping it our for first, they now find themselves tied with Manitoba for 3rd place. Scott Bowles (the goaltender responsible for their record) was pulled after giving up 6 goals in 2 periods. Lethbridge has a bye next week and will need it to regroup.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

I guess the Evil Monkeys are trying to keep up with Joneses, in this case the Huskies. While the Huskies were wiping the floor with Lethbridge, Alberta dismantled the Tweety-Birds for the second night in a row. I again have to wonder how UBC can be so badly beaten when they desperately need points in their 3-way race with Regina and Calgary. I listened to the game on the U of A weblink here:
http://meta.insinc.com/univofalberta/live.asx

BTW, there was an updated link from the CIS site to the game story for the Friday game in this series. [LINK]

Next up:
  • January 23-24, 2009
    UBC @ Manitoba
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Calgary @ Regina
    bye: Lethbridge
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WEEKEND PREVIEW

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (5-11-2: 12 points: 7th place)
MANITOBA BISONS (10-8-4: 24 points: tied for 3rd place)

  • January 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Max Bell Arena
    January 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Max Bell Arena
PREVIEW:
  • The Bisons continue their homestand with a weekend double-header against the desperate Tweety-Birds. The Bisons are now tied for 3rd place with Lethbridge. However, the 'Horns already have 2 games in hand and have a bye week. Oddly, the Bisons have two bye weeks in the last 4 weeks of the season.

    Earlier this season, UBC swept the Herd in the weekend where they opened their fancy new arena, built for the Olympics. Had the Bisons even split that series, the 'Biords would be in deep trouble right now.

    UBC is lead by Jeff Lynch, who has 5 goals and 8 assists in 18 conference games. After him the scoring is sparse. Darrell May is second in team scoring with 1 goal and 9 assists in 14 games. Nobody else has more than 3 goals. The Bisons have 8 players with at least 10 points, by comparison.

    With the NHL in all-star mode, this is another good weekend to get out of the house. At least that's my plan!
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TWEETY-BIRDS CRUSHED BY HERD
... and lose their cool in the process


January 23, 2009


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 5

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[U OF M STORY] <> [UBC HOCKEY SITE]


For two periods the Bisons played as bad as I have seen them play this season. They were tied 1-1 and the shots were even at 20-20. But still they seemed "off". Fortunately, they were not playing the Saudi Albertans nor the Saskatchewanites.

The first goal was credited to Calin Wild. However, it was Wild's centering pass that was deflected into the net by UBC d-man Nick Duff. D'oh! (Save your Duffs for after the game!) 1-0 Bisons after one.

UBC squared the game on a 2nd period PP. Darrell May (who later took some of his now-patented stupid penalties) converted a nice pass. 1-1 after two.

Then the 3rd period was all-Bisons. Rick Wood scored on the PP and then Greg Beller scored his 1st conference goal as a Bison. UBC was chirping constantly throughout the period and eventually their assistant coach was tossed. Cole Hunter notched his 9th (!) before Kyle Howarth's PK empty-netter wrapped it up.

UBC appear offensively-challenged. They have but 33 goals in 19 games. They next worst offensive total goes to Regina, with 41 goals in 20 games.

This is how the teams lined up:
  • Manitoba Bisons:

    Goal:
    Christie (Lobb)

    Defence:
    Thiessen - Lamoureux
    Workman - Brown
    Rumsey - Lenoski

    Forwards:
    Hunter - Wood - Hellyer
    Olafson - Wild - Beller
    Hotson - Kornelsen - Howarth
    Waker - Benias - Delaronde

    Scratches:
    McHale (G), Spiller (D), Dudar (F), Walker (F), Lindsay (D), Cara (F), Mistelbacher (F)

    UBC Thunderbirds:

    Goal:
    Thuot (Boudreau)

    Defence:
    Duff - Gordichuk
    Pepe - Lineker
    Devries - Kakoske

    Forwards:
    Inglis - Ruel - Allen
    S Lynch - Pajak - Jason Lynch
    Jeff Lynch - May - Campos
    Sonne - Schneider - Wasmuth

    Scratches:
    Festa (G), Block (F), Bauer (F), Voytechek (F), Beirnes (C), Flatters (D), Yeo (D)


Elsewhere ...


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

The Evil Monkeys slapped the Huskies silly in the battle for 1st place. The Primates now have a 4 point lead with 2 games in hand. In the opening period they outshot the Puppies 18-8 and held a 2-0 lead.

Next up:
  • January 24, 2009
    UBC @ Manitoba
    Saskatchewan @ Alberta
    Calgary @ Regina
    bye: Lethbridge

    January 25, 2009
    Calgary @ Regina
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TWEETY-BIRDS CHIRPING WITH SHOOT-OUT WIN
... Bisons still get 3 point weekend


January 24, 2009


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 1

IN A SHOOT-OUT
[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] <> [UBC HOCKEY SITE]


The Bisons looked shaky for 3 periods the way they looked shaky for 2 periods on Friday night. I arrived late in the 1st period (due my son's hockey). UBC as usual had trouble scoring goals. However, they did suck it up and played 3 hard periods. They are now in 6th place, one point up on Calgary.

The lone Bison goal was scored by Jon Cara. There was originally some doubt that the puck was in the net. His line with Chris Benias and Terrance Delaronde was effective throughout the game.

The Bisons almost scored in the last minute of regulation when UBC almost deflected a centering pass behind their own goaltender. Then in the last minute of overtime Nick Hotson fumbled the puck at the side of the empty net as time expired.

The Bisons were 0-3 on the shoot-out. Those shooting were Kyle Howarth. Jered Walker, and Nolan Waker.
This is how the teams lined up:
  • Manitoba Bisons:

    Goal:
    Christie (Lobb)

    Defence:
    Rumsey - Thiessen
    Workman - Brown
    Lindsey - Spiller

    Forwards:
    Walker - Wood - Hellyer
    Olafson - Wild - Waker
    Hotson - Kornelsen - Howarth
    Cara - Benias - Delaronde

    Scratches:
    McHale (G), Dudar (F), Lenoski (D), Lamoureaux (D) Hunter (F), Dittmer (F), Mistelbacher (F), Beller (F)

    UBC Thunderbirds:

    Goal:
    Thuot (Boudreau)

    Defence:
    Duff - Gordichuk
    Pepe - Lineker
    Devries - Kakoske

    Forwards:
    Jeff Lynch - May - Campos
    Sonne- Inglis - Beirne
    Ruel - Allen - Pajak
    Schneider - Wasmuth - Jason Lynch

    Scratches:
    Festa (G), Block (F), Bauer (F), Voytechek (F), Scott Lynch (C), Flatters (D), Yeo (D)
Elsewhere ...


CALGARY DINOSAURS 0
REGINA COUGARS 3

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

The Kittens entered the game one point up on Calgary and claimed a crucial victory. The rematch goes Sunday.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

IN OVERTIME
[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

The Evil Monkeys pulled this one out to give them a stranglehold on 1st place. They have 35 points, the Puppies have 30, and Manitoba has 27.

UPDATE LINKS FROM FRIDAY'S GAME: [CANADA WEST] ~ [CIS] ~ [EDMONTON SUN]


Next up:
  • January 25, 2009
    Calgary @ Regina

    January 30-31, 2009
    Alberta @ Regina
    Saskatchewan @ Calgary
    Lethbridge @ UBC
    bye: Manitoba
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SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE

January 25, 2009


CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
REGINA COUGARS 6

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The Kittens are purring tonight. They entered the weekend in 5th place only 1 point ahead of Calgary and 2 points ahead of UBC. This convincing sweep leaves them 4 points up on UBC and 5 up on Calgary.

Here is the updated home stretch in chart form:
Code:
                       Jan     Feb     Feb     Feb
team          points  30-31   06-07   13-14   20-21

Alberta         35    @ Reg   Leth    Man     @ Leth
Saskatchewan    30    @ Cgy   UBC     bye     h/a Reg
Manitoba        27    bye     Cgy     @ Alta  bye
Lethbridge      24    @ UBC   @ Alta  Cgy     Alta
Regina          18    Alta    bye     @ UBC   h/a Sask
UBC             14    Leth    @ Sask  Reg     @ Cgy
Calgary         13    Sask    @ Man   @ Leth  UBC
Updated links:

Manitoba v UBC [CANADA WEST ]

Alberta v Saskatchewan [CANADA WEST] ~ [CIS]

 

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BISONS' BYE WEEK
... underdogs rule Friday night


January 30, 2009


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
REGINA COUGARS 3

IN A SHOOT-OUT
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The Evil Monkeys had been on quite a roll. This is a big win for the Cougars. Points against the Primates are hard to come by.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
CALGARY DINOS 6

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

After being swept by Regina last weekend, the Dinos shocked the Puppies with a major thrashing. The scoreline here has to be a surprise.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

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To complete the night of upsets, UBC picked up a win, and I heard the ending on the internet. This was not as much of a surprise since the 'Horns have been somewhat of an overachiever thus far. It was a back-and-forth affair and seemed to have the crowd and announcers going.

Anyhow, the evening's results come as a pleasant surpirse to the idle Bisons. They remain 3 points behind 2nd place Sask and remnain 3 points up on 4th place Lethbridge.

LINKS:
[C.W. WEEKLY RELEASE #19]
[CIS TOP 10]

Next up:
  • January 31, 2009
    Alberta @ Regina
    Saskatchewan @ Calgary
    Lethbridge @ UBC
    bye: Manitoba
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BISONS' BYE WEEK
... more surprises Saturday night


January 31, 2009


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
REGINA COUGARS 2

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The bounce-back by the Evil Monkeys was not unexpected. Regina came out strong, outshooting Alberta 10-5 in the 1st period. But Alberta withstood the challenge, escaped with a 1-0 lead, and then smothered the Kittens, allowing only 5 shots in each of the 2nd and 3rd periods. The Primates also secured 1st place with the win.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
CALGARY DINOS 7

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET]

Now this was a shocker. After the Dinos pummeled Sask on Friday I was expecting Sask to salvage a weekend split. But nooooooooooooooo! (Steve Martin hosts SNL tonight.) The Bisons therefore remain 3 points behind Sask and each side has 4 games left. I am not holding my breath, but a late-season run to second place is not out of the question for the Herd.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4

[BOX SCORE] <> [RECAP] <> [GAME SUMMARY] <> [GAME SHEET] <> [CITR - radio]

This game was in progress as I started to post as I followed on the CITR radio link. The 'Horns appear to have hit the skids after streaking their way to 3rd place and a top 10 national ranking. The 'Horns will now remain 3 points behind the Bisons and now have only 2 games in hand. I once doubted that the Bisons could hold off the 'Horns but it now looks much more likely. It seems that the Lethbridge strategy to be outshot badly and let their goalie steal one has run out of steam. Ironically, they racked up 16 shots on UBC in the opening period tonight but could not get the lead. Anyhow, UBC must be a little bitter. They sweep and still gain no ground on Calgary in their race for 6th place.

For a neat story on McGill's 132nd birthday, [CLICK HERE]. January 31, 1877 was their club debut. Here were the rules:
1877 RULES OF ICE HOCKEY

(Ed. Note: the word "Bully" refers to a face-off and the word "game" generally refers to a "goal").

1. The game shall be commenced and renewed by a Bully in the centre of the ground. Goals shall be changed after each game.

2. When a player hits the ball, any one of the same side who at such moment of hitting is nearer to the opponents' goal line is out of play, and may not touch the ball himself, or in any way whatever prevent any other player from doing so, until the ball has been played. A player must always be on his own side of the ball.

3. The ball may be stopped, but not carried or knocked on by any part of the body. No player shall raise his stick above his shoulder. Charging from behind, tripping, collaring, kicking or shinning shall not be allowed.

4. When the ball is hit behind the goal line by the attacking side, it shall be brought out straight 15 yards, and started again by a Bully; but, if hit behind by any one of the side whose goal line it is, a player of the opposite side shall hit it out from within one yard of the nearest corner, no player of the attacking side at that time shall be within 20 yards of the goal line, and the defenders, with the exception of the goal-keeper, must be behind their goal line.

5. When the ball goes off at the side, a player of the opposite side to that which hit it out shall roll it out from the point on the boundary line at which it went off at right angles with the boundary line, and it shall not be in play until it has touched the ice, and the player rolling it in shall not play it until it has been played by another player, every player being then behind the ball.

6. On the infringement of any of the above rules, the ball shall be brought back and a Bully shall take place.

7. All disputes shall be settled by the Umpires, or in the event of their disagreement, by the Referee.
Next up:
  • February 6-7, 2009
    Calgary @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Saskatchewan
    Lethbridge @ Alberta
    bye: Regina
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WEEKEND PREVIEW

CALGARY DINOSAURS (8-13-1: 17 points: 7th place)
MANITOBA BISONS (11-8-5: 27 points: 3rd place)

  • February 6, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Max Bell Arena
    February 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Max Bell Arena
PREVIEW:
  • This is the final home series of the regular season for the Herd. The Friday game is also on radio at 101.5 UMFM and on-line at http://www.umfm.com/.

    The best preview story on the weekend series is at the C.W. site linked below and [HERE].

    Calgary was in a major tailspin and looked to be falling out of contention when they shocked everybody by sweeping the #2 Sask Huskies last weekend. They trail UBC by one point in the race for the final playoff berth. Since being swept by the Bisons back in November (at which time Calgary was in 3rd place), look what they did:
    November 14-15: two losses to Lethbridge
    November 21-22: split with UBC
    November 28-29: two losses to Lethbridge (one in OT)
    January 10-11: two losses to Alberta
    January 24-25: two losses to Regina

    That record amounts to 1-8-1. Yikes!

    Anyhow, the question everybody is asking is whether the sweep of Sask (by scores of 6-3 and 7-0) shows how good Calgary is or how bad Sask is.

    While I considered a 3rd place finish to be highly unlikely a while back, one must now like the Bisons' odds. and second place is a possibility since the Herd is within 3 points of Sask.

    Of note is a story on the Bison site here: [Bison men’s hockey to be active in community during Winter Universiade break in late February]. The story gives details about the Bisons attending the Bourkevale CC carnival and their pending exhibition game against the Steinbach North Stars. The Stars (then based in Ile des Chenes) won the Allen Cup a few years ago and host it this year. Theoren Fleury is on their roster.
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BISONS DEFEAT DINOS
... playoff berth now assured


February 6, 2009


CALGARY DINOS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 4

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY]




Tonight's win for the Herd must be frustrating the Dinos. The Dinos controlled large stretches of the game, including most of the 2nd period in which they outshot Manitoba 15-7. However, Calgary's 1-0 and 2-1 leads could not be held. The Bisons had the 3rd period's only two goals. The result assures the Bisons of a playoff berth, and a home series also seems inevitable.

Jered Walker and Myles Rumsey scored 2nd period goals, both of which tied the score. Mike Hellyer notched a short-handed winner and then line-mate Rick Wood got the late insurance goal.

Steve Christie stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced. (He shut-out Calgary earlier in the season). He has now surrendered only 7 goals in the last 5 games.

Meanwhile Calgary goaltender Jeff Weber was angered by the loss. As a rink attendant opened the door to allow the Dinos to leave the ice, he kicked the door and almost knocked the guy over. One other Dino smashed his stick at the end of the 2nd period when they almost scored before time ran out.

This is how the teams lined up:
  • Manitoba Bisons:

    Goal:
    Christie (McHale)

    Defence:
    Lamoureaux - Thiessen
    Workman - Brown
    Rumsey - Lenoski

    Forwards:
    Cara - Benias - Delaronde
    Beller - Wood - Hellyer
    Olafson - Wild - Waker
    Hunter - Walker - Dudar

    Scratches:
    Lobb (G), Spiller (D), Hotson (F), Kornelsen (F), Lindsay (D), Dittmer (F), Mistelbacher (F), Howarth (F)

    Calgary Dinosaurs:

    Goal:
    Weber (Butler)

    Defence:
    Friedley - O'Malley
    Redmond - Sauer
    Gillen - Ehrman

    Forwards:
    Richards - Jorgensen - Nixon
    Sylvester - Senkow - Hatfield
    Wheat - Moore - Annesley
    Gorsalitz - Gentile - Desautels

    Scratches:
    Pieper (F), Eisenkirch (D), McBride (F), Gaulin (F) Deobald (G)
Elsewhere ...


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [U OF S STORY]

After 4 straight losses the Dawgs had to re-establish themselves. By the looks of things this was a solid enough victory. They had a penalty shot goal, as well. Sask remains 3 points ahead of the Bisons with only 3 games left. UBC remains one point ahead of Calgary.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [C.W. STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]

The one-sided scoreline did not surprise me. I was all prepared to extol the virtues of the Evil Monkeys. However, Lethbridge did outshoot them 36-32. Odd thing is, Lethbridge were on a winning streak when in almost every game they were outshot but bailed out by their goaltender. Things appear to have changed. Lethbridge are in 4th place and are now 5 points behind Manitoba. Alberta have clinched 1st.

Next up:
  • February 7, 2009
    Calgary @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Saskatchewan
    Lethbridge @ Alberta
    bye: Regina
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ANOTHER SHOOT-OUT LOSS FOR THE HERD
... as every series was split


February 7, 2009


CALGARY DINOS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 3

IN A SHOOT-OUT
[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY] ~ [CW STORY]


My son had a game so I only saw the last half of the game. When I arrived it was already 2-2. Rick Wood scored a nice go-ahead goal for the Herd and looked like the team was well on the way to a win. Then on an innocent play the Bisons coughed up the puck behind their goal and a Dino pass to d-man Dan Ehrman in the slot made it 3-3.

The Bisons are now 2-5 in shoot-outs, and 0-1 in regular overtime. Their 6 OTLs lead all of the CIS. Nobody in Canada West has more than 2. If the Bisons could have even split those OT games they would be level with Sask for 2nd place and a first round bye. As it stands, the Bisons are in 3rd place, 2 points behind Sask and 4 ahead of Lethbridge.

Elsewhere ...


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [U OF S STORY] ~ [CW STORY]

UBC have back-to-back splits, with both wins being 2-1 scores. Golatender Francois Thuot stopped 42 of 43 shots he faced. Their offence is clearly their problem. They now have 48 goals in 24 league games. Their 85 goals against are also worst in the conference. Put that together and they are fortunate to be in the thick of the playoff hunt.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [U OF A STORY]

With Alberta having clinched 1st place it is not surprising that they split this series. Lethbridge has been in a tailspin and were in dire need of a win. A few weeks ago they were challenging Sask for 2nd place and were in the national top 10. Anyhow, the win has them in 4th place, 4 points behind Manitoba with 2 games in hand. In this one, Lethbridge scored 4 goals in the 1st period on only 9 shots on back-up Alberta goaltender Real Cyr.

Next up:
  • February 13-14, 2009
    Calgary @ Lethbridge
    Manitoba @ Alberta
    Regina @ UBC
    bye: Saskatchewan
Here is the updated home stretch in chart form:
Code:
                       Feb     Feb
team          points  13-14   20-21

Alberta         40    Man     @ Leth
Saskatchewan    32    bye     h/a Reg
Manitoba        30    @ Alta  bye
Lethbridge      26    Cgy     Alta
Regina          20    @ UBC   h/a Sask
UBC             20    Reg     @ Cgy
Calgary         19    @ Leth  UBC
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NEWS UPDATES

[Bison Stephane Lenoski joins 2009 Winter Universiade Canadian men’s hockey team] - The story is from the U of M site. The CIS link is [HERE]. Sask d-man Derek Endicott is injured and is being replaced by Bison d-man Stephane Lenoski. That makes three Bisons on Team Canada. The team is away from Feb 15-28.



[T-Birds in three-way battle for men's hockey playoff spot] - The story is on the C.W. site but comes from UBC. The story highlights the UBC-UR series coming up.



[Playoff positioning continues as Canada West hockey heads into final two weeks] - The story from the CIS sitegives a low-down for every team in the C.W.

 

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WEEKEND PREVIEW

MANITOBA BISONS (12-8-6: 30 points: 3rd place)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (19-3-2: 40 points: 1st place)

  • February 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM CST at Edmonton
    February 14, 2009 at 8:30 PM CST at Edmonton
PREVIEW:
  • This series is the end of the regular season for the Bisons. Each side will be missing their Team Canada players who head to China for the University Games.

    To listen on-line, check out www.bears.ualberta.ca.

    For a preview story, you'll have to check the U of A site [HERE].

    The Bisons are within striking distance of the idle Saskatchean Huskies (only 2 points behind). However, I am not holding out much hope for them losing to Regina on the final weekend. My guess is the Bisons will end up in 3rd place and host the quarter-final round.

    The Evil Monkeys wear yellow at home!
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HERD GOES DOWN IN EDMONTOWN
... 3rd place looks likely


February 13, 2009


MANITOBA BISONS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]


The Herd out-shot the Bears 31-27, however after a goal from Rick Wood gave them a 1-0 lead they were unable to score another. The Bisons close their season Saturday night. The rest of the league will also have two games next weekend. Anyhow, 2nd place is no longer an option for the Bisons. However, 3rd place looks very likely. So the Bisons should be at home March 6th, 7th, and 8th (if necessary).

Elsewhere ...


CALGARY DINOS 6
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [CW STORY]

The 'Horns have really hit the skids. The loss keeps them 4 points behind the Bisons in the race for 3rd place. However, with this loss they are likely somewhat concerned about holding down to 4th place. Calgary outshot Lethbridge 32-17 in a seemingly one-sided affair.


REGINA COUGARS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

Coming into the night each of these teams had 20 points and 4 games left. They were one point ahead of Calgary, and only two of those three teams would make the playoffs. With Calgary's win, the loser knew they would be in last place. With so much at stake, it is hard to imagine UBC being blanked on home ice. Frankly, the fact they are so close to the playoffs is a surprise. They have scored the fewest goals (48 ) and given up the most (89). If Regina wins on Saturday they will wrap up a playoff berth.

Next up:
  • February 14, 2009
    Calgary @ Lethbridge
    Manitoba @ Alberta
    Regina @ UBC
    bye: Saskatchewan
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BISONS EDGE EVIL MONKEYS
... first win in Edmontown since 1995!


February 14, 2009


MANITOBA BISONS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]
[U OF M STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY] ~ [CIS STORY]


October 14, 1995 was the last time the Bisons won at the Clare Drake Arena in Edmontown. That is one heck of a long wait. Too long, in fact. So Saturday night's victory is, without doubt, a big confidence booster.

Since I was the perfect husband and took my wife out to a Valentine's Day dinner I did not listen to this on the internet radio. But, the summary speaks for itself. Nick Hotson and Rick Wood scored in the 1st period and goaltender Steve Christie then made 35 saves. The Herd was apparently clinging to life in the 3rd period, being outshot 14-4.

Anyhow, 4 points in 4 games on the season against the Evil Monkeys is pretty good.

The regular season thus ends for the Bisons, since they have the bye in next week's league finale. The Bisons will finish either 3rd or 4th (if Lethbridge sweeps Alberta) and in either event will host a quarter-final March 6th to 8th.

The head organ-grinder tries to get his Evil Monkeys out there stealing wallets.

Elsewhere ...


CALGARY DINOS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [CW STORY]

The H0rny ones needed a win and came up with a big performance against the Dinos. The result keeps them alive in the race for 3rd place and at least keeps 4th place (and home ice in the 1st round) likely. Calgary is now tied with UBC for 6th place. Lethbridge's destiny is in their own hands:
4 points against Alberta: 3rd place
1, 2, or 3 points against Alberta: 4th place
0 points against Alberta and Regina gets 3 or fewer points against Sask: 4th place
0 points against Alberta and Regina gets 4 points against Sask: 5th place


REGINA COUGARS 3
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [UBC STORY]

For those who always wanted to see the puddy-tat get that dang tweety-bird this result is refreshing. Regina's sweep gives them an outside shot at 4th and basically sews up 5th. UBC came form down 0-2 to tie the game and force the OT. However, the point for the OTL is key for the 'Birds since they are now tied with Calgary heading into the final weekend.

Next up:
  • February 20-21, 2009
    Saskatchewan v Regina (home-and-home)
    UBC @ Calgary
    Alberta @ Lethbridge
    bye: Manitoba
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THREE TIGHT GAMES ON FRIDAY NIGHT
... as Bisons officially clinch 3rd place


February 20, 2009


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
REGINA COUGARS 3

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

Sask makes it official: They are the Kings of Banjoland! The toothless fans of both teams no doubt enjoyed this hard-fought derby. Sask has 2nd place wrapped up whilst Regina will be either 5th or 6th.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 4
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

(in overtime)
[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET] ~ [C.W. STORY] ~ [CIS STORY]

This is the feature series of the weekend. The teams were tied for the 6th and final playoff berth heading into the weekend. UBC took this one in OT to move one point ahead. This means that Saturday's rematch is "winner take all". UBC could grab 5th place if they win and Regina loses in regulation time.

UBC have been somewhat fortunate this year in that they have the worst offense and the worst defence but have still managed to stay in the playoff hunt. Conversely, Calgary have been somewhat unlucky. They are last but have still scored as many goals as they have allowed. Very unusual.

Anyhow, UBC came out like gangbusters with 16 shots on Calgary's goal in the 1st period. However, they only left with a 1-0 lead. The rest of the game was seemingly tight. UBC then scored a mere 13 seconds into OT.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

(in a shoot-out)
[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

The Evil Monkeys, with 7 players in Team Canada's line-up at the Universiade in China, managed a win over the 'Horns to ensure the Bisons of 3rd place. The Evil Monkeys came out strong, outshooting Lethbridge 21-9 in the 1st period. However, the 'Horns' rope-a-dope strategy was in effect and they escaped with a 2-0 lead.

The Monkeys were not discouraged. They outshot the 'Horns 23-6 in the 2nd period and this time racked up 4 unanswered goals.

But in a game where the ice must have been slanted in one direction, the 'Horns grabbed the only 2 goals in the 3rd.

After 3 straight splits the seemingly invincible Evil Monkeys are looking more like quasi-vulnerable primates. They lost their #1 national ranking to UNB this week as well.

Next up:
  • February 21, 2009
    Regina @ Saskatchewan
    UBC @ Calgary
    Alberta @ Lethbridge
    bye: Manitoba
[OFFICIAL SITE]

Universiade:

CANADA 13
CHINA 0


[STORY] ~ [SUMMARY]

Rick Wood of the Bisons!

This was Team Canada's opening game of the tournament. Bisons Mike Hellyer and Stephane Lenoski both scored for Canada in the one-sided romp. Next up is Great Britain, currently 0-2.

Canada had the bye on the opening day. There are 2 pools of 5 teams. Each plays a round-robin and the top 2 from each play sudden-death semi-finals and finals. It would seem that Canada will have to play well to get past the Czech Republic and/or Kazakhstan to make the semi-finals.

Other scores:

February 19, 2009
Czech Republic 10 - Great Britain 0 [LINK]
Kazakhstan 10 - China 0 [LINK]
USA 5 - Korea 4 [LINK]
Slovakia 4 - Japan 1 [LINK]

February 20, 2009
Kazakhstan 8 - Great Britain 0 [LINK]
Slovakia 4 - Korea 2 [LINK]
Russia 12 - Japan 0 [LINK]

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FINAL DAY PRODUCES ANTI-CLIMACTIC GAMES
... Bisons to host Regina in quarter-finals


February 21, 2009


REGINA COUGARS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

The Puddy-Tats succumbed meekly in this final Battle of Banjoland. They were also outshot 38-19. This loss, combined with UBC's win, makes Regina the opponent next weekend.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 0

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

Amazingly, the Tweety-Birds waltzed into Calgary and made the Dinosaurs go extinct. They outshot Calgary 18-8 and outscored them 4-0 in the opening period. Calgary rallied to take control in the 2nd period but could not score. And, since Regina was swept in regulation, UBC not only makes the playoffs but vaults into 5th place so that they will play at Lethbridge in the quarter-finals.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

[BOX SCORE] ~ [RECAP] ~ [GAME SUMMARY] ~ [GAME SHEET]

The Evil Monkeys came out strong and had a massive lead in shots on goal. The 'Horns rope-a-dope did not work so well in this one as the Primates were able to muster a lead. The teams entered the game knowing their final standing - 1st for the Evil Monkeys and 4th for the H0rny Ones.

Next up:
  • February 27-28, 2009
    off weekend due to Universiade

    February 28, 2008
    Steinbach North Stars @ Manitoba Bisons (non-conference game)

    March 6-7-8, 2009
    Quarter-finals
    Regina @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    byes: Alberta and Saskatchewan
Universiade:


[OFFICIAL SITE] ~ [CANADIAN SITE]

CANADA 11
GREAT BRITAIN 2
  • [STORY] ~ [SUMMARY]

    Manitoba Bison Mike Hellyer scored as Canada demolished Engerlund. Take that you tea-drinking pansies! Grabbing your ankles and rolling around on the ice doesn't work as well as it does in soccer does it?

    Other scores:

    Kazakhstan 5 - Czech Republic 2 [LINK]

    Let Borat rejoice! I saw the summary and Team Borat scored twice on three shots in the first period. The Czechs outshot them 45-19. Canada plays both of these teams after a day off and will finally meet some opposition.
Eastern update:
  • February 20, 2009

    OUA

    MCGILL REDMEN 2
    OTTAWA GEEGEES 3
    (series tied 1-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]

    CONCORDIA STINGERS 1
    CARLETON RAVENS 2
    (series tied 1-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]

    AUS

    MONCTON BLUE EAGLES 1
    UPEI PANTHERS 3
    (series tied 1-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]

    ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 2
    ACADIA AXEMEN 4
    (Acadia wins series 2-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]

    February 21, 2009

    OUA

    LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 6
    WATERLOO WARRIORS 2
    (Lakehead wins series 2-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]

    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 1
    GUELPH GRYPHONS 2
    (in overtime)
    (series tied 1-1)

    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]
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OFF WEEK NEWS

STEINBACH NORTH STARS (17-1-1-1 in Senior AAA)
MANITOBA BISONS (13-9-6 in CIS)

Since the Canada West playoffs are being delayed by one week due to the participation of the conference in the Universiade, the Bisons have scheduled an exhibition game against the Steinbach North Stars. The Stars are hosting the 101st Allan Cup this year. They won it in 2003 (when they were based in Ile Des Chenes.) The Bisons, of course, will be without Mike Hellyer, Rick Wood, and Stephane Lenoski who will be fighting for the gold medals.

Steinbach's team stats are [HERE]. They have several familiar names to local hockey fans, so peruse their roster. Theoren Fleury (Team Canada), Mark Kolesar (Leafs and Moose), Chris Nielsen (Moose), Kelly Glowa (Wheat Kings), Jamie Hodgson (Wheat Kings), and several Bisons including Jered Lang, Dustin Hughes, Neil Gidney, Andrew Kaminsky, and Justin Harris. Here are some other links on Senior AAA hockey:
[The Carillon]
[Hockey Manitoba]
[Selkirk Rivermen]
[Southeast Prairie Thunder]

Also, the final weekly release from Canada West is [HERE].

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

UNIVERSIADE

[OFFICIAL SITE] ~ [CANADIAN SITE]

February 26, 2009

9th:
Great Britain 0 - Korea 3 [LINK]
7th:
China 2 - USA 10 [LINK]
5th:
Czech Republic 1 - Japan 5 [LINK]

That was a stunning loss for the Czechs, similar to their loss against Kazakhstan earlier on. They outshot Japan 51-28 and yet lost.

February 27, 2009

RUSSIA 7
KAZAKHSTAN 1

[SUMMARY]

CANADA 8
SLOVAKIA 1

[SUMMARY]

[EUROHOCKEY.NET DAILY ROUND-UP]

Bisons Rick Wood and Stephane Lenoski scored for Team Canada in a one-sided romp. The Russians have equally dominated their opponents which makes the final game one to anticipate. Too bad there is no TV. Of course, Slovakia and Kazakhstan will play for bronze.

OUT EAST
  • While the West has been in hiatus due to the Universiade, the eastern conferences have wrapped up one round. The OUA has a 12 team playoff and the AUS has a 6 team playoff. Both conferences also play a home-and-away format with mid-week games. Here's what has happened over the past week:

    February 22, 2009

    OUA - preliminary round

    OTTAWA GEE GEES 1
    MCGILL REDMEN 2
    (McGill wins series 2-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    CARLETON RAVENS 3
    CONCORDIA STINGERS 2
    (Carleton wins series 2-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    GUELPH GRYPHONS 1
    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 4
    (W. Ontario wins series 2-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    AUS - quarter-final round

    UPEI PANTHERS 3
    MONCTON BLUE EAGLES 4
    (Moncton wins series 2-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    February 25, 2009

    OUA - quarter-final round

    CARLETON RAVENS 4
    UQTR PATRIOTES 2
    (Carleton leads series 1-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    TORONTO BLUES 2
    MCGILL REDMEN 3
    (McGill leads series 1-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    WILFRID LAURIER GOLFDEN HAWKS 3
    LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4
    (in overtime)
    (Lakehead leads series 1-0)

    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    AUS - semi-finals

    MONCTON BLUE EAGLES 4
    ST. MARY'S HUSKIES 5
    (St. Mary's leads series 1-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    February 26, 2009

    OUA - quarter-final round

    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 4
    YORK LIONS 2
    (W. Ontario leads series 1-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    February 27, 2009

    OUA - quarter-final round

    UQTR PATRIOTES 2
    CARLETON RAVENS 1
    (Series tied 1-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]
 

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BISONS WIN EXHIBITION
... Canada West gets ready for playoffs


February 28, 2009


STEINBACH NORTH STARS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 3


There are no links for any information on the game. All I have is the score from the Bison [SCHEDULE & RESULTS] page.

Next up:
  • March 6-8, 2009
    Regina @ Manitoba
    UBC @ Lethbridge
    byes: Alberta and Saskatchewan
UNIVERSIADE:
  • KAZAKHSTAN 4
    SLOVAKIA 5

    [SUMMARY]

    CANADA 2
    RUSSIA 4

    [SUMMARY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [CIS STORY]

    [EUROHOCKEY.NET DAILY ROUND-UP]

    The final day of play produced a pair of close games. Canada and Russia were tied at 2-2 until about 3 minutes were left, at which time the Russkies notched a pair of quick ones to claim the gold.
OUT EAST
  • February 28, 2009

    AUS - semi-finals

    MONCTON BLUE EAGLES 2
    ST. MARY'S HUSKIES 0
    (Series tied 1-1)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    ACADIA v UNB - series starts March 1st

    OUA - quarter-final round

    MCGILL REDMEN 6
    TORONTO BLUES 3
    (McGill wins series 2-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 2
    WILFRID LAURIER GOLFDEN HAWKS 3
    (in overtime)
    (Series tied 1-1)

    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    YORK LIONS 2
    WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3
    (W. Ontario wins series 2-0)
    [BOX SCORE] ~ [GAME STORY]


    CARLETON v UQTR - game 3 goes March 1st
 
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