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Team Preview: Mount Royal Cougars



Since the line-ups were released so close to the season, I lacked the time to do a team-by-team. So I am doing this every now and then, by the order in which the Bisons play each opponent. Now it is time to cover the MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS, aka “Bluegars”. Here's the roster:

Goaltenders:
31 Kurtis Chapman - 1st – Victoria (BCHL)
33 Riley Morris - 2nd – Okotoks (AJHL)
35 Wyatt Hoflin - 4th – Kootenay (WHL)

Defencemen:
3 Tyson Helgesen - 2nd – Spokane (WHL)/Hartford (AHL)
4 Taylor Green - 4th – Coquitlam (BCHL)
6 Allan MacPherson - 3rd – Calgary (AJHL)
7 Jesse Lees - 4th – Prince Albert (WHL)
8 Ralph Jarratt - 1st - Victoria (WHL)
16 Connor Blake - 1st - Grande Prairie (AJHL)
24 Kade Jensen - 2nd – Brandon/Victoria (WHL)
26 Riley Shamray - 1st – Dauphin (MJHL)

Forwards:
2 Jamal Watson - 4th – Seattle/Swift Current (WHL)
9 Hunter Zandee - 3rd - Vernon (BCHL)
10 Nic Sicoly - 1st - Aberdeen (NAHL)
11 Andrew Fyten - 1st - Swift Current/Edmonton (WHL)
12 Mitch Lipon - 3rd - Whitecourt (AJHL)
13 Josh Bly - 3rd – Kindersley/Nipawin (SJHL)
14 Keegan Iverson - 1st – Lacombe (ACHW – redshirt after pro)
17 Ryley Lindgren - 2nd – Lethbridge/Swift Current (WHL)
18 Brad Kennedy - 3rd - Halifax (QMJHL)/Weeks (MJAHL)
19 Connor Chartier - 4th – Lacombe (ACHW – redshirt after OUA)
21 Sean Richards - 1st – Everett/Seattle (WHL)
22 Brandan Arnold - 2nd – Nipawin (SJHL)
23 Nolan Yaremko - 1st – Tri-City (WHL)/Stockton (AHL)
27 Connor Rankin - 5th – Norfolk (ECHL)
28 Chris Gerrie - 4th - Lacombe (ACHW)

Departures:
8 Zack Henry F
10 David Stephens F
15 Colton Kroeker F
16 Austin Adamson F
20 Luke Simpson F
21 Kord Pankewicz F
27 Grant Baker D
31 Colin Cooper G

Let's look at the arrivals and departures on a position-by-position basis, starting in goal. Cooper's best season was his first (2.30 GAA, .913 S%, 13-5-0) and his worst was his fourth (last year, 3.03 GAA, .904 S%, 2-5-0). In between, his save percentages were .899 and .884. Morris emerged as their starter last year, so this departure should not hurt too badly. Hoflin has become a career backup. This will be his 4th year in the CW, which followed 4 years in the WHL. Chapman's history is checkered. He's played on 8 teams in 6 leagues the last 4 years, including the WHL, BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, and BCIHL.

The defenceman they lost was, appropriately, defensive. Baker was 0-6-6 and a +6. He played all 28 games. So he's a loss. But with five returnees, the three replacements should be an upgrade. Jarratt had a solid career with Victoria (WHL) and Blake and Shamray were captains of their Junior A teams.

Up front, they have lost Stephens, their leading scorer (7-16-23) and Kroeker, tied for second (6-16-22). Even though they have three “blue chip” recruits from the Dub, this loss will hurt them.

One will notice that they have had quite a number of players coming their way after emerging from the purgatory of a season in Lacombe necessitated by the need to recover eligibility. This feature makes them somewhat of a “veteran” team. I have them picked as #4 this year.

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Discussion Starter #42 (Edited)
Sept 28: Herd Starts with a Shut-Out


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary/Scorer's Sheet/Text Box
CWHT: Summary/Game Report/Text Box
USports: Boxscore/Play-by-Play/Coach's View*
Story/box/video: UofM : rp @CW : rp @UofL


So, after this game I tried staying away for an all-night viewing of Rugby World Cup from Japan. But, alas, I fell asleep before saving my post. So here it is as I watch the stream of Australia-Wales.

The Bison recruits in goal and on defence were blue-chip this off-season, and it showed in their season opener. They outshot the Hørny Ønes 37-26 and had control of the game from the outset. When the Horns did get shots, they seldom were able to turn it into sustained pressure. It was generally a one-and-done situation. Riley Lamb posted the shut-out in his CW debut.

On the offence, a pair of sophomores avoided the jinx. Jeremey Leipsic got his goal in the opening minute of the second period. Defenceman Mitchell Dyck got his first goal in the CW in the opening minute of the third. Jameson's line with Wasylak and Leipsic scored both goals.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
30 Lamb (35 Brown)

Defence
3 Christensen 2 Henry
6 Dyck 4 Stanley
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
29 Wasylak 12 Jameson 22 Leipsic
14 Keane 25 Skrumeda 17 Veloso
11 Carlson 13 Labossiere 19 Halvorson
8 Barley 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

Scratches
10 Skoleski 16 Tripp 20 Apetagon
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
1 Link

Note: Former #18 Bradley Goethals is now off the roster. With Skrumeda and Carlson moved from defence to forward, the team now has 5 forwards scratched for each game.

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS

Goal
35 Burman (33 Amundrud)

Defence
5 Rayman 44 Wardley
19 Fisher 25 Trott
2 Gatenby 3 Valentine

Forwards
8 Chynoweth 9 Sward 24 oleman
20 Maxwell 6 Maxwell 21 White
16 Gross 34 Mindus 27 Grant
14 Gordon 26 Clarke 18 Guenter

Scratches
4 Patrician 7 Jensen 11 King
12 Janke 17 Borynec 22 Roy
29 Burgart

BRIEF SUMMARY

1st No Scoring
2nd 0:31 UM Leipsic (1) ASST: Christensen(1), Jameson (1)
3rd 0:53 UM Dyck (1) ASST: Jameson (2), Leipsic (1)

The rematch goes Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wayne Fleming Arena on the U of M Campus.

By the way, Lethbridge has a new uniform this year which is as dark as blue can be, almost black. I'll see if a good picture is available with my Sunday report.






OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary/Scorer's Sheet/Text Box
CWHT: Summary/Game Report/Text Box
USports: Boxscore/Play-by-Play/Coach's View
Story/box/video: UofR : rp @CW : rp @UofC


Bedrock U is looking good so far. This was a battle of rookie goaltenders. The Dinos had Brodan Salmond (stopped 16 of 17) and the Banjo Cats had Curtis Meger (stopped 35 of 40). Matt Alfaro scored twice and added an assist for the Dinos, giving him 4 goals and 3 assists on a very productive weekend.



MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary/Scorer's Sheet/Text Box
CWHT: Summary/Game Report/Text Box
USports: Boxscore/Play-by-Play/Coach's View
Story/box/video: UofS : rp @CW : rp @MRU*


The Banjo Mutts lost just 3 games last year. They could have that many this year before they sit down for crawdads and possum shanks for Thanksgiving. I called Sask to slip and MRU to rise, but this sweep and decisive scoreline is shocking. The shots were almost even (30-29 in favour of the Bluegars). The teams stuck with their starting goaltenders, and Riley Morris' 27 saves on 29 shots got him a “W”. For the Mangy Mutts, Taran Kozun stopped 18 of 24 and was yanked after that 6th goal. 2nd year backup Travis Child then stopped 5 of 6 shots. Leading the offence were Riley Lindgren (with a hattrick) and Chris Gerrie (with a pair). Of note, the Bluegars were 3-for-7 on the PP.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary/Scorer's Sheet/Text Box
CWHT: Summary/Game Report/Text Box
USports: Boxscore/Play-by-Play/Coach's View
Story/box/video: UBC : rp @CW : rp @UofA


Matt Berlin, another rookie goaltender, made his debut with a shutout for the Evil Monkeys. This was a one-sided win, following Friday's overtime encounter. The Apes were led by Ryan Jevne and Trevor Cox, each with a goal and a pair of assists. Berlin made 20 saves for the win, and Rylan Toth stopped 33 of 38 shots in the loss. The T-irds line-up shows just 15 skaters and a goaltender dressed for the game.


OUT EAST


AUS

Sat Sep 28 UPEI 2 St. F.X. 9
Sat Sep 28 New Brunswick 4 Acadia 6
Sat Sep 28 Moncton 2 Saint Mary's 3 (ot)

Note: The St. F.X. Jeremies are the only AUS team to win both games in week 1.



OUA Exhibition

Sat Sep 28 Concordia 3 Ryerson 2
Sat Sep 28 Guelph 4 Lakehead 3
Sat Sep 28 Nipissing 4 Laurentian 3
Sat Sep 28 Queen's 0 W. Ontario 4
Sat Sep 28 RMC 4 Windsor 6


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Sun Sep 29 Lethbridge at Manitoba

Atlantic
Fri Oct 04 Acadia at Dalhousie

Ontario
Sun Sep 29 UQTR at McGill (exhibition)
Wed Oct 02 Carleton at UQTR
Thu Oct 03 Ottawa at McGill
Thu Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
Fri Oct 04 UQTR at RMC
Fri Oct 04 Guelph at Toronto
Fri Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier
Fri Oct 04 Windsor at Brock
Fri Oct 04 Queen's at Laurentian
Fri Oct 04 Carleton at Concordia
Fri Oct 04 Nipissing at Ontario Tech
 

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Discussion Starter #43 (Edited)
Sept 29: Home Loss for a Weekend Split


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary/Scorer's Sheet/Text Box
CWHT: Summary/Game Report/Text Box
USports: Boxscore/Play-by-Play/Coach's View
Story/box/video: UofM : rp @CW : rp @UofL


I thought I posted this on Sunday night. But with this being a bye week I never noticed the omission until now. Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
35 Brown (30 Lamb)

Defence
3 Christensen 2 Henry
6 Dyck 4 Stanley
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
29 Wasylak 12 Jameson 22 Leipsic
14 Keane 25 Skrumeda 17 Veloso
11 Carlson 13 Labossiere 19 Halvorson
20 Apetagon 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

Scratches
8 Barley 10 Skoleski 16 Tripp
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
1 Link

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS

Goal
35 Burman (33 Amundrud)

Defence
5 Rayman 44 Wardley
19 Fisher 3 Valentine
2 Gatenby 25 Trott

Forwards
8 Chynoweth 9 Sward 24 Coleman
20 Maxwell 6 Maxwell 21 White
14 Gordon 26 Clarke 18 Guenter
16 Gross 34 Mindus 27 Grant

Scratches
4 Patrician 7 Jensen 11 King
12 Janke 17 Borynec 22 Roy
29 Burgart

BRIEF SUMMARY

1st 1:16 UL White ASST: R Maxwell, B Maxwell
1st 2:33 UM Carlson ASST: Christensen, Halvorsen
1st 9:40 UM Veloso ASST: Keane
1st 17:15 UL Guenter ASST: Clarke, Gordon
2nd 6:23 UL Clarke ASST: Guenter, Valentine (PP)
2nd 8:41 UM Wasylak ASST: Henry, Schioler (PP)
2nd 11:17 UM Henry ASST: None
2nd 18:06 UL Gross ASST: Valentine, Gordon (PP)
3rd 0:47 UL B Maxwell ASST: Rayman (SH)

An afternoon game after a night game sometimes produces an odd, offensive game. And this was one of those.

The Bisons made two roster changes, starting Brown over Lamb in goal and Apetagon took over from Barley in the forwards. The Hørny Ønes shifted the defense pairings a bit but dressed the same 20 players.

The penalties were ultimately the difference. Lethbridge was 2-for-6 on the PP and the Bisons broke even, going 1-for-5 and giving up a shorthanded goal. Each side also had a goal waived off.

After each side had an early goal, the Bisons never got untracked once the penalties started kicking in. Veloso scored on a break-away mid-period. But within seconds of a PP ending, Guenter squeezed one under Brown's pads to tie the game. That save which somehow trickles through the pads seems to be Brown's problem area. It happened on this goal, the one waived off, and in the pre-season.

The 2nd period saw Lethbridge take the lead on a point shot. Wasylak tied it on a one-timer to the top shelf, and Henry gave the Bisons on a scramble upon the end of a PP. A PP deflection allowed the Horns to tie the game at 4-4 after two.

After being out-of-synch for two periods, the Bisons did get it together in the 3rd. But not until after a sloppy line change on a PP in the opening minute provided Maxwell and Lethbridge an opportunity to take the lead. This was the second such occurrence in the game.

The CW has a bye week next. The Bisons are headed to the Excited States for some non-conference play. On Oct 11-12 the Bisons are on the Road against MRU. The next home series is Oct 18-19 against Calgary.


OUT EAST


OUA Exhibition

Sun Sep 29 UQTR 1 McGill 4

Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
bye week

Atlantic
Fri Oct 04 Acadia at Dalhousie

Ontario
Wed Oct 02 Carleton at UQTR
Thu Oct 03 Ottawa at McGill
Thu Oct 03 Lakehead at Waterloo
Fri Oct 04 UQTR at RMC
Fri Oct 04 Guelph at Toronto
Fri Oct 04 Lakehead at Laurier
Fri Oct 04 Windsor at Brock
Fri Oct 04 Queen's at Laurentian
Fri Oct 04 Carleton at Concordia
Fri Oct 04 Nipissing at Ontario Tech
 

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Preview: Oct 5-7: MANITOBA at NCAA


MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 2-3-1, OHT35 n/a)
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS (0-0-0, 0-0-0, NCHC 4th)
NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS (0-0-0, 0-0-0, NCHC 7th)

Saturday, Oct 5th at 7:00 CDT at The Ralph, Grand Forks
Monday, Oct 7th at 7:00 CDT at Baxter Arena, Omaha


Live Links:

➤ Video: [NCHC TV]
➤ Audio (Saturday): [KQHT Grand Forks] : [CHN Link]
➤ Audio (Monday): [Omaha On-line]
➤ Saturday: [UND S&R]
➤ Monday: [Sidearm Stats]

Manitoba Links:
➤ The Manitoban: [Adam Henry talks new Canada West hockey season and Manitoba Bisons recruiting class]
➤ GoBisons: [Riley Lamb and Nicole Davis are Boston Pizza Bison Sports Athletes of the Week]
➤ GoBisons: [Bison Sports announce 129 student-athletes with U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status for 2018-19]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Host Links:
➤ Fightinghawks.com: [Notes: Homecoming weekend sees exhibition opener]
➤ OMavs.conm: [Men's Hockey Site]

Other Links:
➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
➤ CW: [MHKY: Alberta tops preseason poll]
➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


UND usually has a pile of links but darned if I can find them. Hopefully, one of the radio links works.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

Sat Oct 05 Alberta at Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
Sat Oct 05 Mount Royal at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Sat Oct 05 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at Colorado College (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Mount Royal at Minnesota (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at Air Force (NCAA)

Only ALberta, MRU, and TWU (who join next year) are involved in the NCAA games this year.

NCAA links:
College Hockey News: 2019‑20 Season Schedule/Results
USCHO.com: Scoreboard | College Hockey | USCHO.com


OUT EAST


ONTARIO

Wed Oct 02 Carleton 5 UQTR 4 (ot)
Thu Oct 03 Ottawa 3 McGill 2
Thu Oct 03 Lakehead 0 Waterloo 6
Fri Oct 04 UQTR 2 RMC 3
Fri Oct 04 Guelph 2 Toronto 3
Fri Oct 04 Lakehead 3 Laurier 2
Fri Oct 04 Windsor 6 Brock 3
Fri Oct 04 Queen's 4 Laurentian 1
Fri Oct 04 Carleton 2 Concordia 0
Fri Oct 04 Nipissing 4 Ontario Tech 1

Sat Oct 05 Nipissing at Ontario Tech
Sat Oct 05 York at Toronto
Sat Oct 05 Lakehead at Laurier
Sat Oct 05 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 05 Queen's at Laurentian
Sat Oct 05 Brock at Rensselaer (NCAA)
Sat Oct 05 Guelph at Vermont (NCAA)
Sat Oct 05 RMC at Clarkson (NCAA)
Sat Oct 05 Ryerson at Niagara (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Brock at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Guelph at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Waterloo at Ferris State (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 W. Ontario at Ohio State (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 Windsor at Michigan (NCAA)
Mon Oct 07 W. Ontario at Michigan State (NCAA)


ATLANTIC

Fri Oct 04 Acadia 2 Dalhousie 1

Sat Oct 05 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Sat Oct 05 Moncton at St. F.X.
Sat Oct 05 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
Sun Oct 06 New Brunswick at Maine (NCAA)

Links:
➤ [USp Presto S&R]
➤ [OUA LS Daily]
➤ [AUS S&R]
 

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Discussion Starter #45 (Edited)
Oct 5: Bisons Defeated at UND


MANITOBA BISONS 1
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 5

Links:
Game Story: UND
Box Score: UND pdf : USCHO


Colton Veloso gave the Bisons a 1-0 lead in the 1st period but from then on it was all UND. The USCHO link had the alignment for both teams. Here's the Bisons:

Goal:
Lamb (Brown)

Defence:
Henry - Christensen
Stanley - Dyck
Pouteau - Schioler

Forwards:
Tripp - Jameson - Wasylak
Keane - Skrumeda - Veloso
Barley - Thiessen - Dalke
Carlson - Labossiere - Halvorsen
Apetagon - Harris

Which means that the scratches were:
1 Link 10 Skoleski 22 Leipsic
26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen

The Bisons have Sunday off before facing the Omaha Mavericks on Monday night.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS 5

Links:
Game Story: [MSU]
Boxscore: [USCHO] : [MSU]


MRU next faces the Minnesota Gophers on this mini-tour.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MINNESOTA-DULUTH BULLDOGS 3

Links:
Game Story: [UMD]
Boxscore: [USCHO] : [UMD]


Next up for the Monkeys are the SCSU Huskies. Even in the States they can't get away from Mutts.


OUT EAST


AUS
Sat Oct 05 Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 4
Sat Oct 05 Moncton 1 St. F.X. 6

NCAA Exhibitions
Sat Oct 05 New Brunswick 2 Boston College 4



OUA
Sat Oct 05 Nipissing 4 Ontario Tech 1
Sat Oct 05 York 3 Toronto 5
Sat Oct 05 Lakehead 3 Laurier 1
Sat Oct 05 McGill 2 Concordia 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 05 Queen's 1 Laurentian 4

NCAA Exhibitions
Sat Oct 05 Brock 3 Rensselaer 6
Sat Oct 05 Guelph 1 Vermont 6
Sat Oct 05 RMC 0 Clarkson 7
Sat Oct 05 Ryerson at Niagara - no report


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]
• [USCHO]
• [College Hockey News]


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Discussion Starter #46
Oct 6-7: Bisons Lose a Shoot-out


MANITOBA BISONS 3
NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS 4
(in shoot-out)

Links:
Game Story: [UNO]
Box Score: [UNO] : [USCHO]


The Omaha game story describes the game as a 3-3 tie. However, after two overtime periods a shoot-out was held, and it went 1-0 in favour of Omaha. The Bison line-up was the same as for the UND game, except that goaltending duties were split between Tyler Brown and Jeremy Link. Brown gave up 3 goals on 16 shots, and Link stopped all 29 shots he faced (including the prolonged overtime).

Brief Summary:

1st 07:54 MAN-1 Jameson (Dyck and Wasylak)
1st 12:54 UNO-1 Pulkkinen (Jones and Ward)
1st 17:19 UNO-2 Ward (Brushett and Pulkkinen)
2nd 04:27 UNO-3 Schuldt (Conley and Abate)
2nd 10:53 MAN-2 Skrumeda (Veloso)
3rd 13:23 MAN-3 Christensen
5th SO UNO-4 Ward

The Bisons are at MRU on Friday and Saturday, and next host Calgary on 18th and 19th.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
MINNESOTA GOPHERS 2

Links:
Game Story: [UofM]
Boxscore: [USCHO] : [UofM (pdf)]


This was held on Sunday. MRU goes 0-1-1 on the weekend. MRU will host the Bisons on the weekend when conference play resumes.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 4

Links:
Game Story: [SCSU]
Boxscore: [USCHO] : [SCSU]


This loss gives the Monkeys a 1-1-0 record on the trip. Must seem strange to lose to Huskies!


OUT EAST


AUS - NCAA Exhibitions

Sun Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 Boston College 0


OUA - NCAA Exhibitions

Sat Oct 05 Ryerson 3 Niagara 4 (late result)
Sun Oct 06 Brock 4 Quinnipiac 4 (ot)
Sun Oct 06 Guelph 3 New Hampshire 4
Sun Oct 06 Ottawa 0 Penn State 5
Sun Oct 06 Waterloo 2 Ferris State 2 (ot)
Sun Oct 06 W. Ontario 2 Ohio State 5
Sun Oct 06 Windsor 2 Michigan 8
Mon Oct 07 W. Ontario 1 Michigan State 6

Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]
• [USCHO]
• [College Hockey News]


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Preview: Oct 11-12: MANITOBA at MRU


MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 2-4-2, OHT35 #17)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 5-2-1*, OHT35 #6)

Oct 11th at 7:00 MT/8:00 CT at Calgary
Oct 11th at 3:00 MT/4:00 CT at Calgary


Live Links:

➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Mount Royal Links:
➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


I already posted my look at the MRU roster a while back. Both sides were in the Excited States last week, and each picked up a point. The Bluegars had the more impressive pre-season and also managed a sweep of the Banjo Mutts in Saskatown to start the season. I picked them for #4 in the CW, myself.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 1-5-0, OHT35 #35)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 1-4-1, OHT35 #19)


Links:
➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ UofL: [Pronghorns hit home ice versus Cougars]


OK, this is not the marquee matchup of the weekend. Hopefully, the games will be close at least. If one side could sweep this they would have a great bonus.



SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-2-0, 1-3-0, OHT35 #22)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 8-2-0, OHT35 #2)


Links:
➤ UofS: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ UofA: [Bears upset top-ranked UMD Bulldogs]


A year ago this match-up would have drawn attention from U-Hockey fans from coast-to-coast. Now people are wondering if the Evil Monkeys will torment their banjo-lovin' canine guests.



U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-1-1, 3-4-2, OHT35 #15)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-0-0, 8-1-1, OHT35 #1)


Links:
➤ UBC: [‘Birds back in action to face familiar rival Dinos]
➤ UofC: [Dinos welcome T-Birds to FDB]


This match-up is interesting because the Dinos have been off to such a great. UBC have been fair-to-middling. Their only CW opponent so far has been Alberta. They are 3-0-0 against lower leagues, 0-2-2 against the Monkeys, and 0-2-0 against the NCAA. Hard to gauge.


OUT EAST


ONTARIO

Wed Oct 09 Queen's 2 Ontario Tech 3
Thu Oct 10 Guelph 5 Ryerson 2
Thu Oct 10 Toronto 1 Brock 5
Fri Oct 11 UQTR at W. Ontario
Fri Oct 11 Carleton at Waterloo
Fri Oct 11 Ottawa at Laurier
Fri Oct 11 York at Brock
Fri Oct 11 Lakehead at Laurentian
Fri Oct 11 McGill at Windsor
Fri Oct 11 RMC at Nipissing
Fri Oct 11 Concordia at Queen's
Sat Oct 12 UQTR at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 12 Ottawa at Waterloo
Sat Oct 12 Carleton at Laurier
Sat Oct 12 Toronto at Ryerson
Sat Oct 12 Lakehead at Laurentian
Sat Oct 12 RMC at Nipissing
Sat Oct 12 McGill at Windsor
Sat Oct 12 Concordia at Ontario Tech
Sat Oct 12 York at Guelph


ATLANTIC

Wed Oct 09 UPEI 4 Moncton 1
Fri Oct 11 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
Fri Oct 11 Moncton at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 11 Acadia at Dalhousie
Sat Oct 12 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sat Oct 12 St. F.X. at Acadia
Sat Oct 12 New Brunswick at UPEI


Links:

➤ [USp Presto S&R]
➤ [OUA LS Daily]
➤ [AUS S&R]
 

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Discussion Starter #48
Oct 11: Bluegars Edge Bisons

In the CW it was Hockey Night in Alberta as each series was hosted by an Alberta team. The Bison game was a nail-biter. The rest were not.


MANITOBA BISONS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

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


Manitoba-MRU games used to be the hardest hitting games in Usports hockey. The sides got some smaller, quicker players and the games lost a little edge. However, tonight we got a bit of that back.

The Bisons were down to 17 skaters and two goaltenders, so the injury bug is around. They had their usual starting 6 on defence, and Riley Lamb started in goal. A notable scratch up front was Colton Veloso.

Quick Summary

1st 11:03 MC Lindgren (4) ASST: Iverson, Gerrie (PP)
2nd 2:05 MB Thiessen (1) ASST: Pouteau, Keane
2nd 5:45 MB Halvorsen (1) ASST: Leipsic, Jameson
2nd 9:00 MC Lipon (1) ASST: Zandee
2nd 14:53 MC Blake (1) ASST: Fyten, Rankin (PP)
2nd 18:32 MC Blake (2) ASST: Lindgren (PP)
3rd 3:16 MB Dalke (1) ASST: Henry, Thiessen
3rd 19:47 MC Zandee (1) ASST: Chartier, Fyten (ENG)

So three rookie Bisons with their first goals accounted for all the scoring.

Th e power plays were the difference. The Bluegars went 3-for-5 and the Bisons went 0-for-3. Riley Morris got the win with 24 saves on 27 shots. Riley Lamb took the loss with 34 saves on 38 shots.

The rematch is a twi-nighter starting at 3:00 MT or 4:00 CT on Saturday.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
Stories: UofA : rp @CW : rp @UofS


I watched the replay of this one after watching the Bison game. I am snowed in with a blizzard so I may as well stay up late and watch as many games as possible. The Evil Monkeys were by far the better team. The Mutts had some good stretches and are FAR from a weak team. But they seem like a run-of-the-mill CW team now. The Apes had five different scorers. Brendan Burke got the win with 27 saves/28 shots, and Travis Child got the loss with 35 saves/40 shots.



U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
Stories: UofC : rp @CW : rp @UBC


This was the most defensive game of the night. Bedrock U jumped out to a 3-0 1st period lead, then it was 4-1 after two. UBC then managed a paltry 3 shots in the 3rd period. Had they scored on every shot they had in the 3rd, they would have had a tie at best. The Dinos had four different goal-scorers. Matthew Greenfield stopped 19 of 20 for the win, and Rylan Toth stopped 15 of 19 for the loss.


REGINA COUGARS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
Stories: UofL : rp @CW : UofR


At first this looks like a convincing win for the Hørny Ønes. However, the Kittens actually outshot them 41-31. To keep the theme of the night going, Lethbridge had four different goal scorers. Taz Burman stopped 40 of 41 for the win and Dawson MacAuley stopped just one of three shots he faced before being yanked after 4+ minutes of play. Brandon Holtby stopped 26 of 28 the rest of the way.


OUT EAST


AUS

Fri Oct 11 UQTR 6 W. Ontario 3
Fri Oct 11 Carleton 5 Waterloo 4 (ot)
Fri Oct 11 Ottawa 3 Laurier 1
Fri Oct 11 York 3 Brock 2
Fri Oct 11 Lakehead 3 Laurentian 5
Fri Oct 11 McGill 3 Windsor 1
Fri Oct 11 RMC 5 Nipissing 4 (so)
Fri Oct 11 Concordia 0 Queen's 5



OUA

Fri Oct 11 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. - changed to Wed Oct 30
Fri Oct 11 Moncton 0 New Brunswick 4
Fri Oct 11 Acadia 4 Dalhousie 1


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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Oct 12: Bisons Rebound for a Split

The Bisons played in one of three matinees today. I'm not a big fan of Saturday afternoon games myself. Although I could see why the travelling team would much sooner play an earlier game. Now that each team has played one series at home and one on the road, here's how Saturday night went.



MANITOBA BISONS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

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


A split on the road at MRU is probably going to be looked upon as a pretty good weekend for the vast majority of teams as this season wears on. This win gives the Herd consecutive splits (2-2-0) and is the first blemish on the Bluegars' record (3-1-0).

The game was an oddity in that the Bluegars were running up the shot clock, however the Bisons were able to respond with odd-man rushes. As on Friday night, the teams swapped leads from time to time. However, the Bisons pulled ahead for good in the 2nd period, where they scored four goals, the last three unanswered, to take a 5-2 lead into the 3rd. The official stats say that the 3rd period shots were 17-1 in favour of MRU, which seems incorrect. In any event, MRU could draw back two goals but that was all.

The Bisons were again upset with the officials. MRU had two 5-on-3 powerplays and in this one Jonah Wasylak got the 10 minute misconduct for arguing. In the end, MRU was 3-for-8 on the PP and the Bisons were 2-for-5. However, it must be noted that the first Bison goal came 2 seconds after a PP expired so it was basically generated by PP pressure.

Riley Lamb got the win, and it appears that he has won the starter's job. He stopped 37 of 41 shots. Riley Morris suffered the loss with 6 saves on 11 shots through two periods. He was yanked in favour of Wyatt Hoflin in the 3rd period, and he stopped the lone shot credited.

Quick Summary

1st 13:54 MC Lees (3) ASST: Kennedy (PP)
1st 19:30 MB Leipsic (2) ASST: Veloso Henry
2nd 0:23 MB Veloso (2) ASST: Keane Henry (PP)
2nd 6:26 MC Lindgren (5) ASST: Lees Chartier (PP)
2nd 8:35 MB Dalke (2) ASST: Thiessen Tripp
2nd 11:43 MB Carlson (2) ASST: Henry Halvorsen
2nd 14:46 MB Keane (1) ASST: Jameson Leipsic (PP)
3rd 0:12 MC Jensen (1) ASST: Richards Iverson
3rd 4:54 MC Lees (4) ASST: Rankin (PP)

As you can see, Colton Veloso returned to the Bison lineup and found his way into the scoring stats.

Next Friday the Bisons return home to face the Bedrock Dinos, whilst MRU will visit the Evil Monkeys.




OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


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

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
Stories: UofC : rp @CW : UBC


The T-irds had a 4-1 lead 12 minutes into the 2nd period. Then Mr. Slate must have devised a comeback strategy. Once again, UBC had just 16 skaters and two goaltenders dressed. They were 4-for-5 on the PP! Matthew Greenfield stopped 24-of-28 for the win, and Rylan Toth stopped 32 -of-37 for the loss.

The Bedrock Boys are now 4-0-0 and coming to Winnipeg next weekend. UBC is 0-2-2. However, they have played the two best teams (Alberta and Calgary).



REGINA COUGARS 5
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 7

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS : CW
Stories: UofL : rp @CW : UofR


The Banjo Cats once again recorded 41 shots yet lost. That's what happens when you fall behind 7-1 before mounting a comeback. Kyle Gordon scored twice for the Horny Ones. Taz Burman stopped 36-of-41 for the win. Regina again went through two goaltenders. Curtis Meger stopped 12-of-16 before being yanked in the early 2nd period. Brandon Holtby came on in to stop 8-of-11 and was tagged with the loss.

Lethbridge is now doing better than expected, with a record of 3-1-0. At 0-4-0 Regina already has a lot of ground to make up in the 24 remaining games.



SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary : CWHT
Boxscores: USP/CIS* : CW*
Stories: UofA* : rp @CW* : rp @UofS*


As noted, lots of links have yet to be uploaded. I saw this as it was the only evening game. Sask played pretty well, as the overtime aspect would suggest. Nevertheless they are now 0-3-1. At least they are a point ahead of their provincial rival! The Evil Monkeys are 4-0-0. Matt Berlin stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win, and Taran Kozun stopped 34 of 37 for the loss. Fun Fact: Sask was 25-3-0 last year. They are now assured of a worse record after just four games.


OUT EAST


AUS

Sat Oct 12 UQTR 5 W. Ontario 1
Sat Oct 12 Ottawa 4 Waterloo 2
Sat Oct 12 Carleton 4 Laurier 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 12 Toronto 3 Ryerson 6
Sat Oct 12 Lakehead 4 Laurentian 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 12 RMC 2 Nipissing 5
Sat Oct 12 McGill 1 Windsor 3
Sat Oct 12 Concordia 4 Ontario Tech 1
Sat Oct 12 York 1 Guelph 3



OUA

Sat Oct 12 Saint Mary's 6 Dalhousie 2
Sat Oct 12 St. F.X. 4 Acadia 5 (ot)
Sat Oct 12 New Brunswick 3 UPEI 2


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Fri Oct 18 Calgary at Manitoba
Fri Oct 18 Regina at UBC
Fri Oct 18 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 18 Mount Royal at Alberta

Atlantic
Wed Oct 16 Acadia at Saint Mary's
Fri Oct 18 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 18 Saint Mary's at UPEI
Fri Oct 18 Dalhousie at Moncton

Ontario
Wed Oct 16 Ryerson at Guelph
Fri Oct 18 Ontario Tech at RMC
Fri Oct 18 Guelph at Carleton
Fri Oct 18 Windsor at Lakehead
Fri Oct 18 Waterloo at McGill
Fri Oct 18 Brock at UQTR
Fri Oct 18 Ryerson at York
Fri Oct 18 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Oct 18 Nipissing at Laurentian
Fri Oct 18 W. Ontario at Ottawa
 

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OHT35: Week 4: October 13, 2019

This was the first week where all teams were playing regular season games, no exhibitions. Although the results are very preliminary and subject to massive change in coming weeks, there is now enough data for a ranking. So here it goes.






The rankings are largely based on the AOA ("average of averages"), with one main exception. Check the Brock/York area. At this stage, due to small numbers (or no numbers) in some segments, oddities arise. Those teams have identical records against the same level of opposition, but Brock is marginally better in non-conference play.
 

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Preview: Oct 18-19: CALGARY at MANITOBA


CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-0-0, 10-1-1, OHT35 #1)
MANITOBA BISONS (2-2-0, 3-5-2, OHT35 #13)

Friday, Oct 18th at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, Oct 19th at 2:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


Live Links:

➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
➤ Audio: [UMFM 2nd stream]
➤ Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: [Wasylak's gritty game a perfect recipe for Bisons]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Calgary Links:
➤ GoDinos: [Unbeaten Dinos head to Winnipeg]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings]
➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
➤ CW: [CW-WHL 3 Stars Video]
➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


In the Town of Bedrock the Dinos are off to the best start of any team in U-Hockey. They have swept Regina (now 0-4-0) and UBC (now 0-2-2). While the Bisons are 2-2-0, their opponents are both now 3-1-0 with, naturally, their only losses coming against the Bisons.

Last year, the Bisons held their own against the Dinos, going 2-2-0. Over the last 4 years, the Bisons are 9-6-1 against Calgary.

The Dinos have 6 players at or above a point-per-game pace: Matt Alfaro (5-4-9), Graham Black (2-6-8), Jordan Xavier (2-4-6), Ryan Gagnon (0-6-6), Coda Gordon (1-4-5), and Kaden Elder (2-2-4), all of whom are in the CW's top 20 scorers. Meanwhile, two Bisons are at that level: Adam Henry (1-5-6) and Jeremy Leipsic (2-3-5).

Matthew Greenfield has started 3-of-4 for the Dinos and has impressive stats (3-0-0, .910 S%, 1.89 GAA). Meanwhile, Bison rookie Riley Lamb has taken over the starter's role and has impressive stats himself (2-1-0, .915 S%, 3.03 GAA).

Last weekend, Josh Tripp dressed for his first games as a Bison. That leaves Devon Skoleski and Matthew Leblanc as the only players yet to dress.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-1-0, 3-4-1, OHT35 #14)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-3-1, 1-4-1, OHT35 #23)


Links:
➤ GoHorns: [Pronghorns look to keep rolling in Saskatoon]
➤ UofS: [PREVIEW: Huskies look to get back on track at home]


The Hørny Ønes are likely satisfied with their record, whilst the Banjo Mutts are bewildered with theirs. I must say that the Mutts did not look bad against the Evil Monkeys last weekend, and they have played two strong teams. But let's face it – they lost twice at home to MRU and the Bisons just split on the road against MRU. The Mutts need 4 points here.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-0-0, 10-2-0, OHT35 #2)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-1-0, 6-3-1 (tie), OHT35 #9)


Links:
➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ UofA: [Men's Hockey Site]


The Bluegars are off to a nice start. However, in the last 4 years, the Evil Monkeys are 15-1-0 against MRU. And the Monkeyes aren't looking too shabby so far, either. This is a home-and-home series. Are MRU deserving of my praise? This series will go a long way in categorizing them.



REGINA COUGARS (0-4-0, 1-7-0, OHT35 #35)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-2-2, 3-5-3, OHT35 #18)


Links:
➤ UofR: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ UBC: [-Birds back home, look for breakout weekend against Cougars]


Both sides are winless, true, but the T-irds cannot be criticized too much. They have played the top two teams in the OHT35, so 0-2-2 is not bad. The Banjo Cats have some room for optimism, since they recorded 41 shots in each game last weekend. Both sides are desperate for points. UBC holds a massive 13-3 edge over Regina in the last four years.


OUT EAST


ONTARIO

Wed Oct 16 Ryerson 3 Guelph 6
Fri Oct 18 Ontario Tech at RMC
Fri Oct 18 Guelph at Carleton
Fri Oct 18 Windsor at Lakehead
Fri Oct 18 Waterloo at McGill
Fri Oct 18 Brock at UQTR
Fri Oct 18 Ryerson at York
Fri Oct 18 Laurier at Concordia
Fri Oct 18 Nipissing at Laurentian
Fri Oct 18 W. Ontario at Ottawa
Sat Oct 19 Ontario Tech at RMC
Sat Oct 19 Brock at UQTR
Sat Oct 19 Guelph at Ottawa
Sat Oct 19 W. Ontario at Carleton
Sat Oct 19 Windsor at Lakehead
Sat Oct 19 Ryerson at Toronto
Sat Oct 19 Laurier at McGill
Sat Oct 19 Queen's at York
Sat Oct 19 Waterloo at Concordia
Sun Oct 20 Nipissing at Cornell (NCAA)



ATLANTIC

Wed Oct 16 Acadia 4 Saint Mary's 2
Fri Oct 18 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
Fri Oct 18 Saint Mary's at UPEI
Fri Oct 18 Dalhousie at Moncton
Sat Oct 19 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sat Oct 19 St. F.X. at Moncton
Sat Oct 19 UPEI at Acadia


Links:

➤ [USp Presto S&R]
➤ [OUA LS Daily]
➤ [AUS S&R]
 

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Oct 18: Dinos Win and Cougar Surprises Steal Spotlight


CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 2


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


The Bedrock Dinos showed why they're #1 in the OHT35. In short, the Bisons played pretty well but to beat the Dinos they will need the odd break and some big performances. A couple big, strong forwards would help as well.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
30 Lamb (1 Link)

Defence
2 Henry 3 Christensen
4 Stanley 6 Dyck
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
29 Wasylak 12 Jameson 22 Leipsic
14 Keane 25 Skrumeda 17 Veloso
11 Carlson 10 Skoleski 19 Halvorson
16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

Scratches
8 Barley 13 Labossiere 20 Apetagon
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
35 Brown

CALGARY DINOSAURS

Goal
1 Greenfield (31 Salmond)

Defence
44 Hines 7 Brown
29 Shearer 3 Gagnon
42 Gibson 41 Khaira

Forwards
11 Elder 17 Gordon 16 Alfaro
23 Graham 21 L Fisher 22 Cook
39 Zablocki 15 Vanstone 24 Harrison
9 Black 18 Xavier 26 Schoonbaert

Scratches
2 Kearley 5 Henderson 10 R Fisher
27 Rauckman 28 Uhrich 30 Gutenberg

Quick Summary

1st 1:12 CD Gordon (2) ASST: Hines Vanstone
1st 8:00 MB Tripp (1) ASST: Dalke Thiessen
1st 8:44 MB Keane (2) ASST: Veloso Jameson (PP)
2nd 8:52 CD Elder (3) ASST: Alfaro Gordon
2nd 15:29 CD Elder (4) ASST: Gordon Alfaro
3rd 4:45 CD Cook (3) ASST: L Fisher (PP)
3rd 19:02 CD Elder (5) ASST: Gordon Shearer (PP)

W: Greenfield (12 saves, 14 shots)
L: Lamb (45 saves, 50 shots)

The shots were 25-13 through two periods, and the score 3-2, both in favour of the Dinos. The Bison forwards did not manage a load of shots but did generate two high quality opportunities off passing plays, and two of those were converted.

In the 3rd period the shots were 25-1 for the Dinos. The TSN Turning Point would have been the 4-2 goal. After that one, the Dinos locked down the Bisons.

The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 p.m.



OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
Stories: UofS : rp @CW : UofL


I know it's early, but this was a must-win for the Banjo Mutts. In fact, Saturday's rematch is also a must-win game. The threat of going from 25-3 to a cellar-dweller would not sit well in Hillbillyland. Carson Stadnyk led the way with 2 goals. Taran Kozun got the win with an 18 save shut-out. Taz Burman got the loss after being yanked in the 2nd period, stopping 13 of 16 shots. Nikolas Amundrud finished with 22 saves on 24 shots.



MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
Stories: UofA : rp @CW : rp @MRU*


Well this one will get the tongues wagging nation-wide. Like I said in pre-season, MRU recruited what they needed. I never pegged them to win 3 straight road games against Sask and Alberta, however. That Bison split last weekend sure looks good now, eh? The Evil Monkeys did rack up the shots, outshooting the Bluegars 39-28. Brendan Burke got the loss after a 1st period pulling when he stopped just 5 of 8 shots. Matt Berlin stopped 16 of 19 shots in relief. Wyatt Hoflin stopped 36 of 39 for the W. Connor Chartier scored twice for MRU, including a shorthanded penalty shot. MRU hosts Saturday's rematch.



REGINA COUGARS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS*
Stories: UBC : rp @CW : UofR*


On a night when the Evil Monkeys lose at home, the game gets pipped for the title of upset-of-the-night when the previously winless Banjo Cats steal the spotlight. The Tweety-Birds warned that they thought they saw a dangerous puddy-tat but nobody listened. Chalk one up for the Felines! Brand Holtby got the win, with 38 saves on 39 shots. Patrick Dea stopped 23 of 25 in defeat.

OUT EAST


AUS

St. F.X. 3 UNB 6
Saint Mary's 8 UPEI 2
Dalhousie 3 Moncton 2 (OT)



OUA

Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
Guelph 3 Carleton 2
Windsor 5 Lakehead 3
Waterloo 1 McGill 6
Brock 3 UQTR 4 (OT)
Ryerson 2 York 1
Laurier 5 Concordia 6
Nipissing 4 Laurentian 3
W. Ontario 7 Ottawa 2


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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Oct 19: Bisons Achieve a Split


CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 4

(in overtime)

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


Well isn't that something. The Bisons end the Dinos' winning streak in hockey while simultaneously kicking the living crap out of them in football across the street.

Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
30 Lamb (35 Brown)

Defence
2 Henry 3 Christensen
4 Stanley 6 Dyck
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
11 Carlson 25 Skrumeda 19 Halvorson
16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke

Scratches
8 Barley 13 Labossiere 20 Apetagon
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
1 Link

CALGARY DINOSAURS

Goal
31 Salmond (1 Greenfield)

Defence
29 Shearer 41 Khaira
44 Hines 7 Brown
2 Kearley 3 Gagnon

Forwards
16 Alfaro 17 Gordon 11 Elder
23 Graham 21 L Fisher 22 Cook
18 Xavier 9 Black 26 Schoonbaert
39 Zablocki 24 Harrison 15 Vanstone

Scratches
5 Henderson 10 R Fisher 27 Rauckman
28 Uhrich 30 Gutenberg 42 Gibson

Quick Summary

1st 6:25 MB Jameson (1) ASST: Leipsic Wasylak
2nd 4:23 CD Alfaro (6) ASST: Black
2nd 11:36 CD Black (3) ASST: Xavier Gordon (PP)
3rd 7:43 MB Skoleski (1) ASST: Wasylak Skrumeda
3rd 9:21 CD L Fisher (2) ASST: Cook Graham
3rd 13:29 MB Henry (2) ASST: Thiessen
1st OT No Scoring
2nd OT 0:42 MB Skoleski (2) ASST: Henry Veloso

W: Lamb (46 saves, 49 shots)
L: Salmond (8 saves, 12 shots)

The only roster change for the Bisons wass that Tyler Brown replaced Jeremy Link as backup goaltender. No biggie. The other change was Devon Skoleski and Lucas Skrumeda switching lines. Skoleski scored twice, including the winner on a 2-on-1 with Adam Henry in 3-on-3 overtime. Skoleski missed all of the games up until now, so it was nice to see him back in the lineup. Skrumeda was paired with Ryan Carlsom (also a converted defenceman) and Nathan Halvorson on an effective checking line.

Despite the lop-sided shot clock on both nights, for all but about 15 minutes on Friday night, there was never more than a one-goal gap between the teams. The Bison goals were generally nice passing plays being converted. At the other end, Bedrock U must be concerned that possession and territory generates lots of mediocre shots. Usually when you see this many shots on goal, there are several periods where the game looks like a perpetual power play. Not the case here.

However you look at it, the Bisons have 4 points in 4 games against what have been the hottest two teams in the CW. So this has to be the decent start they needed with such a roster laden with rookies.

The Bisons host UBC next weekend on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Dinos are runnin' back to Saskatoon.








OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

(in progress - after two periods)

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT


Seems like the Banjo Mutts got the wake-up call.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS -
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 7


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT


This starts at 6:00 MT/7:00 CT.


REGINA COUGARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

(in progress - after two periods)

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT


The T-irds cannot afford another home loss here against those danged Puddy Tats.


OUT EAST


AUS

All night games



OUA

Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
Brock 4 UQTR 7

Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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Oct 19: Out-of-Town Scoreboard

I posted after the Bison matinee was over, now it's time for the rest of the story ....

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
Stories: UofS : rp @CW : rp @UofL


The Banjo Mutts picked apart the Horny Ones as best they could this weekend. This does not make up for the 0-3-1 start, but it sure goes a long way. A 28-game season vanishes quickly. Carson Stadnyk and Carter Folk each had two goals for Sask, and Taran Kozun stopped 19 of 22 shots for the win. At the other end, Nikolas Amundrud started but was yanked mid-way with 11 saves on 15 shots. Taz Burman mopped up with 20 saves on 24 shots. Despite the sweep, the Mutts remain 1 point (!) behind the Horny Ones, who are now 3-3-0.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
Stories: MRU : rp @CW : rp @UofA


My guess is the Evil Monkeys were feeling the pressure after losing their Friday night home game in this series. They are now 5-1-0 (2nd place) and the Bluegars fall to 4-2-0 (3rd place). Tyler Soy Boy scored twice for the Apes. Brendan Burke made 21 saves for the shutout victory. Wyatt Hoflin started again for MRU, and stopped 29 of 32.



REGINA COUGARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4


Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT : USP/CIS
Stories: UBC : rp @CW : UofR
Late Friday: UofR : USp/CIS Boxscore


The T-irds needed a big 3rd period to put this one away. It was 1-1 after two, and a goal in the 1st minute of the 3rd set the stage. Rylan Toth stopped 29 of 30 shots for the win, and Brandon Holtby stopped 31 of 35 in taking the loss. UBC had 16 shots in the 3rd period. The wekend split gave each side their first win of the season. Every team in the CW has at least one win and one loss now.

Next weekend the Birds come to town to face the Bisons in a Saturday night/Sunday afternoon double-header.


OUT EAST


AUS

Sat Oct 19 Dalhousie 3 New Brunswick 4 (ot)
Sat Oct 19 St. F.X. 3 Moncton 6
Sat Oct 19 UPEI 3 Acadia 4



OUA

Sat Oct 19 Ontario Tech 5 RMC 2
Sat Oct 19 Brock 4 UQTR 7
Sat Oct 19 Guelph 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
Sat Oct 19 W. Ontario 2 Carleton 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 19 Windsor 3 Lakehead 2 (ot)
Sat Oct 19 Ryerson 5 Toronto 6 (ot)
Sat Oct 19 Laurier 5 McGill 2
Sat Oct 19 Queen's 0 York 3
Sat Oct 19 Waterloo 3 Concordia 2 (ot)


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Fri Oct 25 Mount Royal at Regina
Fri Oct 25 Calgary at Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 25 Alberta at Lethbridge

Note: UBC at Manitoba on Sat and Sun

Atlantic
Wed Oct 23 UPEI at Saint Mary's

Ontario
Sun Oct 20 Nipissing at Cornell (NCAA)
Wed Oct 23 Waterloo at Guelph
Thu Oct 24 Laurier at Brock
 

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Preview: Oct 26-27: UBC at MANITOBA


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-3-2, 3-5-3, OHT35 #25)
MANITOBA BISONS (3-3-0, 4-6-2, OHT35 #12)

Saturday, Oct 26th 7:00 p.m. at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Sunday, Oct 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


Live Links:

➤ Video: [CanadaWest.tv]
➤ Audio Saturday: [UMFM 101.5]
➤ Audio Sunday: [UMFM Second Stream]
➤ Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
➤ Sunday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: [Henry's extensive experience helping Bisons hockey in all areas]
➤ GoBisons: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Women’s soccer playoffs, volleyball openers, football, and more]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

UBC Links:
➤ UBC: [Hockey ‘Birds off to Winnipeg to face Bisons]
➤ Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
➤ CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
➤ LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Other Links:
➤ USports: [Schedule/Links] ∞ [Standings] ∞ [Top 10]
➤ CW: [Home Page] ∞ [Schedule]
➤ LeagueStat: [Media Stats]


The T-irds, being located out in British California, do not face much 0of their CW rivals in pre-season. Last year, they played none of their co-CWs and this year faced only the Evil Monkeys. Then they started the regular season where their first two opponents were those same Primates and the Bedrock Dinos. All three series saw them lose once in regulation and once in OT. Not great, but nevertheless respectable for a middle-of-the-road team. All-in-all, it made them difficult to rate.

So then we got to last weekend and it was Tweety-Birds against Puddy-Tats. On home ice, a convincing sweep would have cast UBC in a favourable light. However, they needed the help of an umbrella-wielding little old lady to gain a split in a hard-fought series.

Now the T-irds are coming to Friendly Manitoba to face the Bisons, the very embodiment of .500 hockey. The Bisons were 1-2-1 against the T-irds last year, and over the last four years both sides are 8-7-1 on the head-to-head scoreboard.

One issue for the T-irds is injuries. This has happened before. Hockey in BC is not as rough and tumble as it is on the prairies. Therefore, my theory is that it requires some adjustment for them. The first thing I'll be checking is how many players they dress.

Their second issue is between the pipes, where veteran Rylan Toth has hogged all the ice time. He is 1-2-2, 3.68 GAA, .883 S%. His CW career numbers are 12-16-4, 3.23 GAA, .898 S%. Those are mid-range CW numbers. Backup Patrick Dea lost his only start where he surrendered two goals. Last year he was 5-5-1, 3.71 GAA, .880 S%.

The T-irds have no scorers in the Top 20. However, Quinn Benjafield and Carter Popoff both have 4 points, and Benjafield and Austin Glover each have 3 goals in 6 games.

Meanwhile, the Bisons have three players inside the Top 20 and two more tied for 20th. Captain and defenceman Adam Henry (2-5-7) and Keaton Jameson (1-6-7) are in a 6-way tie for 10th, Jeremey Leipsic (2-4-6) is in a 4-way tie for 16th, and Colton Veloso and Geordie Keane (both 2-3-5) are in a massive tie for 20th.

Keane is quite a story. He was on the team two years ago and dressed just four times, going pointless. After sitting out a season, he's working hard, grinding it out, and contributing decent offensive stats.

Without a Bison game Friday night, I can focus on the other series via CanadaWest.tv.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-2-0, 7-4-1, OHT35 #7)
REGINA COUGARS (1-5-0, 2-8-0, OHT35 #33)


Links:
➤ MRU: [Men's Hockey Site]
➤ Regina: [Men's Hockey Site]


Who doesn't like a good Cougar fight? These games will not be arguments about spilled beer and one b**** putting the moves on another's boyfriend. They will be only about 2 points in the standings.

Now the Bluegars are on the move, and the Banjocats are desperately trying to pick up whatever scraps they can.

The Bluegars opened with a sweep of the Banjomutts, followed by splits with the Bisons and Evil Monkeys. In so doing, they have turned heads from coast-to-coast.

On the other hand, Team Hillbilly has had it rough. They opened being blitzed by Bedrock U, and things looked dismal. Then came a sweep in Lethbridge, where they lost even with 41 shots on goal per game. But just when all looked lost, they posted a win at UBC last weekend en route to s hard-fought split.

Players to watch? Well, Regina has no Top 20 scorers. Five players lead the team with 3 points each. Once again, they have three goaltenders trying to recover from shell-shock. Brandon Holtby has the best numbers, a respectable 1-2-0, 2.86 GAA, .912 S%. That could switch quickly. Rookie Curtis Meger is 0-1-0, 6.45, .839 S% and veteran Dawson MacAulay is 0-2-0, 9.47 GAA, and .750 S%. Yikes.

Meanwhile, MRU has 5 of the Top 9 scorers and 6 of the Top 20. That says it all!



CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-0-1, 11-1-2, OHT35 #2)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-3-1, 3-4-1, OHT35 #16)


Links:
➤ Sask: [Saskatchewan's 1980s men's hockey dynasty honoured]
➤ Calgary: [Men's Hockey Site]


This is the series I will likely watch first on Friday night. A lot of people might be surprised with my pre-season pick to place Bedrock U ahead of the Banjomutts. But so far it has panned out. The Dinos played 8 non-conference games, and Sask just the two. Maybe it is just a case where Sask needs to catch up to the conditioning of the other teams.

One note: Sask really dominated the Hørny Ønes last week. That doesn't make up for the way they were pushed around by MRU or Alberta, however. My feeling is that this series will be a TSN Turning Point for one team or the other.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-1-0, 11-3-0, OHT35 #3)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (3-3-0, 3-6-1, OHT35 #20)


Links:
➤ Alberta: [Record 391 WHL Scholarships awarded to graduate players for fall academic semester] : [PDF]
➤ Lethbridge: [Repost of WHL Story]


I have a hunch that this will be the weekend's roadkill series. The Hørny Ønes had a dismal pre-season but then managed to squeeze two points out of the Bisons, then racked up four more against Regina. Things were looking up. Was last weekend a sign they were crashing back to Earth? The Evil Monkeys generally take no pity in these situations.

Both of these teams linked to WHL scholarship stories. It is always amazing to see how many players are included, and how many do not play for their school team. Lots of players also go to schools without teams. More detail is in the links. Here's the CW summary:

Alberta – 39
Saskatchewan – 39
UBC – 30
Calgary – 25
Manitoba – 23
Mount Royal – 21
Regina – 21
Lethbridge – 19
Trinity – 5
MacEwan – 5


OUT EAST


ONTARIO

Wed Oct 23 Waterloo 5 Guelph 4
Thu Oct 24 Laurier 1 Brock 2
Fri Oct 25 Ryerson at W. Ontario
Fri Oct 25 Toronto at Lakehead
Fri Oct 25 York at Windsor
Fri Oct 25 UQTR at Laurentian
Fri Oct 25 Carleton at Ontario Tech
Fri Oct 25 Nipissing at Queen's
Fri Oct 25 McGill at Ottawa
Sat Oct 26 UQTR at Laurentian
Sat Oct 26 Carleton at RMC
Sat Oct 26 Brock at Waterloo
Sat Oct 26 Toronto at Lakehead
Sat Oct 26 York at W. Ontario
Sat Oct 26 Guelph at Laurier
Sat Oct 26 Nipissing at Queen's
Sat Oct 26 Ottawa at Ontario Tech
Sat Oct 26 McGill at Concordia
Sat Oct 26 Ryerson at Windsor
Sun Oct 27 RMC at Concordia



ATLANTIC

Wed Oct 23 UPEI at Saint Mary's – postponed
Fri Oct 25 Moncton at Dalhousie
Fri Oct 25 New Brunswick at St. F.X.
Fri Oct 25 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Sat Oct 26 Acadia at UPEI
Sat Oct 26 New Brunswick at Dalhousie


Links:

➤ [USp Presto S&R]
➤ [OUA LS Daily]
➤ [AUS S&R]
 

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Oct 26: Bisons Beat Birds

Since the Bisons play Saturday/Sunday this weekend, this is a massive post to cover Friday and Saturday games.


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 5

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


This was a tale of two games. In the first, the Bisons lambasted the T-irds and built a 4-0 lead. In the second, a steady parade of Bisons to the penalty box allowed UBC dominate the shot clock while scoring two goals. Here's how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
30 Lamb (1 Link)

Defence
2 Henry 3 Christensen
4 Stanley 25 Skrumeda
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke
11 Carlson 13 Labossiere 19 Halvorson

Scratches
6 Dyck 8 Barley 20 Apetagon
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
35 Brown

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS

Goal
47 Dea (34 Toth)

Defence
40 Smart 43 Pouliot
13 Becker 29 Smith
26 Carvalho

Forwards
17 Vetterl 42 Popoff 22 Benjafield
37 Clayton 20 Glover 19 Sandhu
14 Kryski 21 Greenwood 25 Kehler
18 Orban 9 Michaud 16 Stratton

Scratches
6 Dosanjh 7 Faith 10 Revel
39 Maquignaz 44 James

Quick Summary
1st 4:11 MAN Thiessen (2) ASST: Skrumeda (PP)
1st 9:27 MAN Keane (3) ASST: Wasylak Jameson
1st 13:48 MAN Henry (3) ASST: Wasylak
2nd 3:01 MAN Henry (4) ASST: Skoleski Jameson (PP)
2nd 5:41 UBC Popoff (2) Vetterl Smart (PP)
3rd 0:58 UBC Sandhu (3) ASST: Glover Popoff (4) (PP)
3rd 17:53 MAN Stanley (1) ASST: Leipsic (5) (EN)

W: Lamb (40 saves, 42 shots)
L: Dea (13 saves, 17 shots)

The lineup switch for the Bisons was that Lucas Skrumeda, who had been playing centre, was back on the blueline. Mitchell Dyck came out, and Nico Labossiere filled the gap up front.

The Bisons converted on two-out-of-three powerplays. UBC's attempted comeback was also based on powerplays, just that the two goals came on seven opportunities. Once the Bisons took their 4-0 lead, 7 of the 8 remaining penalties were to Bisons. The only UBC penalty came in an offsetting penalties situation. With the goaltending of Riley Lamb and a big lead, the Bisons never seemed panicked about the situation.

The Bisons do not have a lot of veterans this year, but their three 5th year players are all doing a great job and are leading the team. Forward Jonah Wasylak had two assists and an imposing physical presence. Adam Henry had two goals, and with Sean Christensen formed a first line defence pair.

The Bisons scored some nice goals on the night. Dylan Thiessen was set up by Skrumeda on a rare PP breakaway. Geordie Keane's goal was a tic-tac-toe set-up, Henry's first came from Wasylak's steal on Dea's mishandled play behind the net, and Henry's second was a traditional blast from the blueline on a powerplay. Matthew Stanley's empty-netter was about a 195-foot curling shot.

The win boosts the Bisons to 4-3-0, their first time over .500 since they won their opening game. UBC is now 1-4-2.

The rematch goes Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



Friday
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


Andrew Fyten scored twice and Wyatt Hoflin stopped 12 of 13 shots to pace the Bluegars to an easy win in this one. Dawson MacAuley stopped 24 of 30 in defeat.

Saturday
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
REGINA COUGARS 3

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


This was also a tale of two games. In the 1st period, the Bluegars outshot the Banjocats 18-1 and built a 2-0 lead. The rest of the way, Regina was competitive in outshooting MRU 19-17 and scoring 3 goals each. The final MRU goal was an empty-netter. One note: If you were stuck in the popcorn line in the 2nd intermission you may have missed three goals. With MRU holding a 3-1 lead, Regina scored after 7 seconds of the 3rd. MRU scored 12 seconds later, and Regina scored again in 20 seconds. Riley Morris got the win (17 saves on 20 shots) and Brandon Holtby took another loss (30 saves on 34 shots).

The Bluegars are now 6-2-0 and the Banjocats fall to 1-7-0.




Friday
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


The Mutts answered the call in this tight affair. Had they lost, they would have been scrambling for a playoff berth. Taran Kozun got the win with 19 saves on 21 shots, and Matthew Greenfield stopped 24 of 27 in getting the loss.

Saturday
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


Matt Alfaro's 7th and 8th goals of the season (including the overtime winner) led the way for the Dinos. Both teams stuck with their starting goaltender. Greenfield stopped 31 of 33 for the win, Kozun stopped 30 of 33 for the loss. The Mutts now hit .500 for the first time, at 3-3-2, and the Dinos are 6-1-1.




Friday
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 9
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


This was bad. The Evil Monkeys are just way better than the Hørny Ønes. Shots were 68-19. There must be a serious Viagra shortage in Lethbridge, or perhaps an over-abundance of bananas in Edmontown. Brendan Burke stopped 18 of 19 for the win, and Taz Burman stopped 59 of 68 for the loss.

Saturday
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1

Links:
LeagueStat: Summary
Boxscores: CWHT
Stories: rp @CW


Both sides switched goaltenders for this rematch. It seemed to do the Hørny Ønes some good. They held a 1-0 lead after one period. In the end, though, a valiant 55 save effort from Jack Burgart was not enough as he was tagged with a loss. Matt Berlin got the win for the Evil Monkeyswith 23 saves on 24 shots. The Apes now sit in first place with a 7-1-0 record. Lethbridge falls to 3-5-0 and are lone in 6th.


OUT EAST


AUS

Fri Oct 25 Moncton 5 Dalhousie 4
Fri Oct 25 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 3
Fri Oct 25 Saint Mary's 8 Acadia 9
Sat Oct 26 Acadia 3 UPEI 2
Sat Oct 26 New Brunswick 6 Dalhousie 0



OUA

Fri Oct 25 Ryerson 6 W. Ontario 2
Fri Oct 25 Toronto 7 Lakehead 4
Fri Oct 25 York 2 Windsor 3 (ot)
Fri Oct 25 UQTR 4 Laurentian 1
Fri Oct 25 Carleton 3 Ontario Tech 1
Fri Oct 25 Nipissing 0 Queen's 1
Fri Oct 25 McGill 4 Ottawa 2
Sat Oct 26 UQTR 4 Laurentian 3
Sat Oct 26 Carleton 4 RMC 1
Sat Oct 26 Brock 6 Waterloo 0
Sat Oct 26 Toronto 3 Lakehead 1
Sat Oct 26 York 2 W. Ontario 6
Sat Oct 26 Guelph 2 Laurier 4
Sat Oct 26 Nipissing 1 Queen's 8
Sat Oct 26 Ottawa 2 Ontario Tech 5
Sat Oct 26 McGill 5 Concordia 2
Sat Oct 26 Ryerson 0 Windsor 1 (so)


Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Sun Oct 27 UBC at Manitoba

Atlantic
Wed Oct 30 New Brunswick at Moncton
Wed Oct 30 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. - from Oct 11th

Ontario
Sun Oct 27 RMC at Concordia
Wed Oct 30 Ontario Tech at Brock
 

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Discussion Starter #58 (Edited)
Oct 27: Four Series, Four Splits

Ooops, I thought I posted this Sunday night.


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 1

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


This was a tight game, with few penalties, and in the end it took an empty-netter to leave the Bisons with their 4th straight series split of the season. At 4-4-0 they are now two points ahead of the T-irds, who are now 2-4-2. The Bisons gave rookie Jeremy Link his first start in net, and up fronty Tony Apetagon was in for Nico Labossiere. UBC also switched goaltenders, added a 20th player (Shaun Dosanjh), and shuffled their lines a fair bit. Here's the alignment:

MANITOBA BISONS

Goal
1 Link (30 Lamb)

Defence
2 Henry 3 Christensen
4 Stanley 25 Skrumeda
5 Schioler 28 Pouteau

Forwards
14 Keane 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso
22 Leipsic 12 Jameson 29 Wasylak
16 Tripp 9 Thiessen 15 Dalke
11 Carlson 20 Apetagon 19 Halvorson

Scratches
6 Dyck 8 Barley 13 Labossiere
21 Harris 26 Leblanc 27 Doerksen
35 Brown

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS

Goal
34 Toth (47 Dea)

Defence
26 Carvalho 29 Smith
6 Dosanjh 13 Becker
40 Smart 43 Pouliot

Forwards
14 Kryski 20 Glover 19 Sandhu
37 Clayton 25 Kehler 21 Greenwood
17 Vetterl 42 Popoff 16 Stratton
18 Orban 9 Michaud 22 Benjafield

Scratches
7 Faith 10 Revel
39 Maquignaz 44 James

Quick Summary
2nd 3:39 UBC Glover (4) ASST: Carvalho Sandhu
2nd 16:32 MAN Apetagon (1) ASST: Halvorsen
2nd 17:18 UBC Vetterl (1) ASST: Benjafield Smith
3rd 19:43 UBC Vetterl (2) ASST: Sandhu (EN)

W: Toth (21 saves, 22 shots)
L: Link (45 saves, 47 shots)

Of note, each team had just one 1st period PP, and in the 2nd there were off-setting minors. It sure kept the game flowing. The 3rd period really flew by, though.

Following a conference bye next week, the Bisons will have back-to-back weekends in Banjoland, first against Regina and then against Sask. Their next home action is against the Evil Monkeys on November 22nd and 23rd.





OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

No other games in the land of #Wexit.


OUT EAST


OUA

Sun Oct 27 RMC 4 Concordia 6

Links:
• [USP/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Fri Nov 01 Saskatchewan at UBC CW
Sat Nov 02 Saskatchewan at UBC CW

Atlantic
Wed Oct 30 New Brunswick at Moncton
Wed Oct 30 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. - from Oct 11th
Fri Nov 01 St. F.X. at Acadia
Fri Nov 01 UPEI at Moncton

Ontario
Wed Oct 30 Ontario Tech at Brock
Fri Nov 01 Laurier at Waterloo
Fri Nov 01 Queen's at Carleton
Fri Nov 01 Windsor at W. Ontario
Fri Nov 01 RMC at Brock
Fri Nov 01 Nipissing at York
Fri Nov 01 Laurentian at Ryerson
Fri Nov 01 UQTR at Concordia
 

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Nov 1: Bison Bye Week

This was a CW bye week, except that Sask and UBC decided to play now, and study next weekend. Apparently the Mutts have to learn a lot of gazintas.



SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CWHT]
Stories: [rp @CW]


AFter a slow start the Banjo Mutts are looking more like themselves. Nowhere near as good as the 25-3-0 record last year, but way better than Regina.


OUT EAST


AUS

Wed Oct 30 New Brunswick 4 Moncton 2
Wed Oct 30 Saint Mary's 4 St. F.X. 0
Fri Nov 01 St. F.X. 1 Acadia 4
Fri Nov 01 UPEI 3 Moncton 2 (ot)



OUA

Wed Oct 30 Ontario Tech 1 Brock 2
Fri Nov 01 Laurier 3 Waterloo 6 OUA
Fri Nov 01 Queen's 2 Carleton 3 OUA
Fri Nov 01 Windsor 2 W. Ontario 1 (ot) OUA
Fri Nov 01 RMC 2 Brock 8 OUA
Fri Nov 01 Nipissing 4 York 5 OUA
Fri Nov 01 Laurentian 1 Ryerson 2 OUA
Fri Nov 01 UQTR 1 Concordia 5 OUA



Links:
• [USp/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West
Sat Nov 02 Saskatchewan at UBC

Atlantic
Sat Nov 02 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's
Sat Nov 02 UPEI at New Brunswick


Ontario
Sat Nov 02 Nipissing at Guelph
Sat Nov 02 Concordia at Carleton
Sat Nov 02 W. Ontario at Waterloo
Sat Nov 02 Laurentian at Toronto
Sat Nov 02 Ottawa at UQTR
Sat Nov 02 Queen's at McGill
Sat Nov 02 RMC at Ryerson
Sat Nov 02 Windsor at York
Sun Nov 03 Ontario Tech at Toronto
 

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Discussion Starter #60 (Edited)
Nov 2: Mutts Regaining Form



SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in overtime)

Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary]
Boxscores: [CWHT]
Stories: [rp @CW]


The Mutts did not blow away the T-irds in this one, but a sweep against a decent side is a sign that the duelling banjos are now in synch with spoons and jugs in this hillbilly symphony. UBC jumped out to a 3-2 lead after one, and that was it for scoring until the 3rd. Backup Travis Child got the win for the Mutts whilst Rylan Toth got the loss. Shots were 29 each.


OUT EAST


AUS

Sat Nov 02 St. F.X. 1 Saint Mary's 2 (ot)
Sat Nov 02 UPEI 3 New Brunswick 6



OUA

Sat Nov 02 Nipissing 4 Guelph 9
Sat Nov 02 Concordia 0 Carleton 2
Sat Nov 02 W. Ontario 3 Waterloo 2
Sat Nov 02 Laurentian 1 Toronto 7
Sat Nov 02 Ottawa at UQTR ppd
Sat Nov 02 Queen's 4 McGill 7
Sat Nov 02 RMC 1 Ryerson 3
Sat Nov 02 Windsor 1 York 2 (so)


Links:
• [USp/CIS S&R]
• [OUA LS Daily]
• [AUS S&R]


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NEXT UP

Canada West

Fri Nov 08 Lethbridge at Mount Royal
Fri Nov 08 Alberta at Calgary
Fri Nov 08 Manitoba at Regina

Atlantic
Wed Nov 06 Dalhousie at St. F.X.

Ontario
Sun Nov 03 Ontario Tech at Toronto
Wed Nov 06 Ryerson at Nipissing
Thu Nov 07 Waterloo at Brock
Thu Nov 07 W. Ontario at Guelph
 
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