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  1. #76

    Nov 11 Part 2: Saturday Night Round-up

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


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


    Links:

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

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


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

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

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


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


    Links:

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

    This was Clare Drake Night in Edmontown. And the Evil Monkeys once again crushed the H๘rny ุnes. The stats were not as one-sided as from Friday night, but still not exactly close. The opening period set the stage, with Alberta outshooting Lethbridge 12-3, and outscoring them 2-0. On the night the shots were 35-21. Zach Sawchenko stopped 20 of 21 to get the win, while Trevor Cox scored his first two goals of the season to lead the way. Ty Edmonds was in the H๘rny ุnes' net, and stopped 29 of 35 shots. The Primates are now a perfect 10-0-0. Lethbridge will be quite happy to have the road games there done for the season.

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

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

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

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


    NEXT UP

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


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  2. #77

    Week #6 - Nov 12/17

    THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #6
    to Nov 12/17

    It gets late early in Usports/CIS hockey. Remembrance Day is considered early in the hockey season. But in two more weeks we will hit the mid-point of the schedule. This was an extremely “by-the-book” week. MRU split with Calgary, which is not a huge surprise, and RMC swept UQTR, which is amazing. While UQTR was a Top Ten team in offical rankings, they were only 14th in the OHT35 due to their weak schedule to date.

    This week I had completed a ranking and then on further review saw the need for a major shift. First, the A level had to be expanded, because two teams of Huskies were in a dead heat with Acadia. This would have left the B level fairly sparse. However, Carleton, Concordia, and Manitoba had comparable records to the remaining B teams.

    I also expanded the C- level, which does not affect the rankings. (The “-” teams remain in the same level on the tables.)

    THE SCORES:

    Nov 06 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 1 (this was included last week)
    Nov 08 Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 3
    Nov 08 Ryerson 3 Brock 4
    Nov 08 Toronto 4 W. Ontario 1
    Nov 10 Lethbridge 2 Alberta 7
    Nov 10 Manitoba 6 Regina 1
    Nov 10 Mount Royal 3 Calgary 2
    Nov 10 U.B.C. 3 Saskatchewan 4 (ot)
    Nov 10 Dalhousie 4 U.P.E.I. 5
    Nov 10 Moncton 1 Acadia 6
    Nov 10 St. F.X. 3 New Brunswick 5
    Nov 10 Brock 4 Laurier 5
    Nov 10 Carleton 4 Ottawa 2
    Nov 10 Concordia 4 Nipissing 1
    Nov 10 Lakehead 1 Guelph 3
    Nov 10 McGill 8 Laurentian 3
    Nov 10 Queen's 2 U.O.I.T. 4
    Nov 10 Ryerson 5 Toronto 2
    Nov 10 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 2
    Nov 10 Windsor 1 Waterloo 2
    Nov 10 York 5 W. Ontario 4
    Nov 11 Calgary 5 Mount Royal 1
    Nov 11 Lethbridge 1 Alberta 6
    Nov 11 Manitoba 6 Regina 5 (2ot)
    Nov 11 U.B.C. 2 Saskatchewan 5
    Nov 11 Dalhousie 1 New Brunswick 3
    Nov 11 Moncton 1 Saint Mary's 7
    Nov 11 St. F.X. 4 U.P.E.I. 2
    Nov 11 Carleton 4 Queen's 1
    Nov 11 Concordia 6 Laurentian 1
    Nov 11 Lakehead 2 York 4
    Nov 11 McGill 4 Nipissing 1
    Nov 11 Ottawa 4 U.O.I.T. 5
    Nov 11 U.Q.T.R. 1 R.M.C. 4
    Nov 11 Waterloo 3 Guelph 6
    Nov 11 W. Ontario 2 Toronto 4
    Nov 11 Windsor 1 Laurier 2
    Nov 12 Lakehead 2 Ryerson 4

    THE TABLE:



    * indicates total includes a tie game
    Conf. indicates overall conference record
    Con-x indicates exhibition record within conference
    CIS-x indicates exhibition record within CIS but outside conference
    CIS indicates regular season and exhibition record against CIS teams
    Other indicates record against non-CIS teams
    Total indicates record against all teams




    Starting at the top, there is no doubt about Alberta and UNB taking the top two spots, although one could argue which is #1 and which is #2. SFX is clearly the bronze team.

    The expanded A level includes the 3 A- teams. Acadia was newly promoted a week ago, and both teams of Huskies have approximately equivalent records to them.

    Concordia, Carleton, and Manitoba have now jumped to the B level. Ryerson is clinging on, but the other teams are closely ranked.

    The strange thing is the AUS has separated into extremes. They have 4 teams at A level, one at C+ and two at C. Conversely, the CW has 2 teams at each level. I decided to once again include the skew table.

    Last edited by Hollywood; 11-13-2017 at 03:09 PM.

  3. #78

    Preview: Nov 17-18: Manitoba at Lethbridge


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


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


    Live Links:

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

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

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

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

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

    Last year the Bisons went 3-1-0 against the H๘rny ุnes, and are 10-6-0 over the last four seasons.

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

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

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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

    Links:

    • [US Presto S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]

  4. #79

    Nov 17: Bisons a Victim on Upset Night


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:

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

    This was a night of upsets in the CW, one of which was this one. The Bisons took the lead 3 times, and 3 times the H๘rny ุnes tied it up, before stealing it in OT. No doubt the 'Horns were overdue.

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

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

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

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

    The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 CST.





    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1


    Links:

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

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


    REGINA COUGARS 3
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


    Links:

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

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

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

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


    NEXT UP

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

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  5. #80

    Nov 18: Bisons Back-to-Back Bonus Points


    MANITOBA BISONS 3
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:

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

    Two identical scores but very different games. The H๘rny ุnes were short two players but the rest must have been downing Viagra like candy for the first two periods, as they outshot the Bisons 19-9 and 18-8. The 3rd period was closer (13-11). So while this was a lost weekend, the Bisons still got two points and held their place in the standings. Here's what happened:

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

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

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



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 2
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


    Links:

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4


    Links:

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

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

    STANDINGS



    OUT EAST

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

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

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


    NEXT UP

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

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  6. #81

    Week #7 - Nov 19/17

    THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #7
    to Nov 19/17

    For the first time in a long time, no teams switched categories. Lethbridge and Regina lose their “-” but that does not affect their status for rankings purposes. The AUS teams have reached their mid-point, after next week the CW teams will have reached their midpoint, and the OUA teams will reach their midpoint sometime between now and then. Here's the week that was.

    THE SCORES:

    Nov 15 Acadia 2 Saint Mary's 3
    Nov 15 Waterloo 4 Ryerson 6
    Nov 17 Alberta 6 Saskatchewan 1
    Nov 17 Manitoba 3 Lethbridge 4 (ot)
    Nov 17 Mount Royal 4 U.B.C. 1
    Nov 17 Regina 3 Calgary 2
    Nov 17 Acadia 9 Moncton 1
    Nov 17 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 U.P.E.I. 4 Dalhousie 2
    Nov 17 Concordia 1 McGill 2
    Nov 17 Guelph 6 W. Ontario 4
    Nov 17 Laurier 2 Brock 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 Ottawa 4 Carleton 3
    Nov 17 Queen's 8 Laurentian 2
    Nov 17 R.M.C. 2 U.Q.T.R. 1 (so)
    Nov 17 Ryerson 2 Windsor 7
    Nov 17 Toronto 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
    Nov 17 U.O.I.T. 4 Nipissing 3 (so)
    Nov 17 York 4 Waterloo 6
    Nov 18 Alberta 0 Saskatchewan 4
    Nov 18 Manitoba 3 Lethbridge 4 (ot)
    Nov 18 Mount Royal 3 U.B.C. 1
    Nov 18 Regina 2 Calgary 3
    Nov 18 New Brunswick 4 Dalhousie 3
    Nov 18 Saint Mary's 7 Moncton 2
    Nov 18 U.P.E.I. 1 St. F.X. 6
    Nov 18 Carleton 2 U.Q.T.R. 4
    Nov 18 Guelph 4 Brock 2
    Nov 18 McGill 3 Concordia 2 (ot)
    Nov 18 Queen's 4 Nipissing 3 (ot)
    Nov 18 R.M.C. 1 Ottawa 2 (ot)
    Nov 18 Toronto 1 Lakehead 3
    Nov 18 U.O.I.T. 5 Laurentian 3
    Nov 18 W. Ontario 2 Laurier 3
    Nov 18 York 3 Windsor 5

    THE TABLE:



    * indicates total includes a tie game
    Conf. indicates overall conference record
    Con-x indicates exhibition record within conference
    CIS-x indicates exhibition record within CIS but outside conference
    CIS indicates regular season and exhibition record against CIS teams
    Other indicates record against non-CIS teams
    Total indicates record against all teams




    This was a tough week for the B level. McGill swept Concordia (4-1 on points), Calgary split with Regina (2-2 against a C team), Manitoba had two OTLs against Lethbridge (a C team), Carleton went 0-2-0 aginst C+ teams, York went 0-2-0 against C teams, and Ryerson went 1-1-0 against C teams. So Manitoba had a bad weekend and moved up. Very peculiar, and goes to prove that adage that “it's all relative”.

    For now, all teams stand pat within their level. That may change. There are a lot of C+ teams just a shade behind the B teams.

    The OUA West is hard to figure. How is it that Laurier and Guelph have yet to play? And how do you explain Windsor's record? (3-1-1 against B teams and 1-4-0 against C teams.) Are York and Ryerson really B level teams? They are staying put for now but they really are now no better than Guelph and Laurier.

    Due to the blurring between B and C+, I have not really distunguished between results against those teams this week. To see how close the C+ teams are, see that MRU and UBC have played almost identical schedules and are 1 game apart in the standings, yet they are 14th and 20th.

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  7. #82

    Preview: Nov 24-25: Calgary at Manitoba


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


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


    Live Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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


    Links:

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

    At one time it seemed that this series would be a rare opportunity for these teams to get a win. However, both played very well last weekend. Both sides had pretty good pre-seasons before hitting the skids. Regina was 2-2 in pre-season then were blitzed in the States and against Sask. But they have recovered and are playing well. In their last 4 series they are just 2-6-2, but only their 6-1 loss to the Bisons was a “bad game”. The H๘rny ุnes were 4-5-0 in pre-season then split with Bedrock U. Then came an 8 game losing streak, snapped with their sweep of the Bisons in a pair of overtime games. While it seems likely that these will be the two teams to miss the playoffs again, they will both claim some wins as the season enters the 2nd half.


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


    Links:

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

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


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


    Links:

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

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

    OUT EAST

    Ontario

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

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

    Links:

    • [US Presto S&R]
    • [OUA S&R]
    • [AUS S&R]

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