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  1. #51

    Oct 6: Favourites Dominate Opening Night

    With the Bisons playing Saturday-Sunday, all we have on opening night is the out-of-town scoreboard. However, there was an afternoon story about 150 WHL grads playing in the CW. More on that later.

    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @MRU] : [rp @CW]

    The opening night of the CW indicates that the conference may be subdividing into haves and have nots this year. The Evil Monkeys have added a load of players the last two years and are poised to make a run for the title. On the other hand, MRU may have peaked a year ago. This was a whuppin. Seven different Monkeys had one goal each, and Brendan Burke made 24 saves for the shutout. Wyatt Hoflin started for the Bluegars stopped 23 of 27 through two periods, and Colin Cooper stopped 10 of 13 in the third. The rematch goes Saturday at MRU.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
    CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofC] : [rp @UofL] : [rp @CW]

    The Hørny Ønes led 1-0 until almost 5 minutes into the 3rd period. Bedrock exploded for 3 goals between 15 and 18 minutes of the 3rd to walk away in a breeze. Matthew Greenfield stopped 26 of 27 for the win, and Ty Edmonds stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Lethbridge will host Saturday's rematch.


    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8
    REGINA COUGARS 2


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
    Stories: [UofR] : [rp @UofS] : [rp @CW]

    The Banjo Cats were doing fairly well in pre-season, gaining a win over these very same Banjo Mutts and a split with the Bisons. Then last weekend they lost a pair of 8-0 games in the States and here they got skunked by their northern hillbilly brethren. The Mutts had 8 different goalscorers. Jordon Cooke stopped 20 of 22 for the win. Michael Herringer stopped 37 of 45 in his debut loss. He looked good in pre-season but the Kittens' blue line can have a negative effect on a guy. Saturday's rematch goes in Saskatown.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Exhibition Games
    Oct 06 Concordia 4 Lakehead 3 (Exh) : [LU Story]
    Oct 06 Queen's 3 Ottawa 0 (Exh) : [UfO]
    Oct 06 Nipissing 2 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (NCAA) : [CHN]
    Oct 06 Ryerson 3 Canisius College 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 06 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
    Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 U.P.E.I. 3
    Oct 06 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 4 (so)

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




    The CW posted a story about the 150 WHL grads playing in the league this year. They break down the players by their WHL alma matter and their CW team. The link has a complete listing. In summary, here are the grand totals by team:

    Alberta – 25
    Calgary – 18
    Lethbridge – 20
    Manitoba – 13
    Mount Royal – 13
    Regina – 15
    Saskatchewan – 24
    UBC – 22

    Link: [CW Story]

  2. #52

    Oct 7: Bisons Lose Opener

    It is the first Saturday night of the season and the CW's crappy website is still not working. This could have been tolerated in past seasons when they had LeagueStat current and operational. That is no longer the case. They spent all their money on a new logo, which is nice but non-essential. The archives (to the extent they even have archives) will remain there. But now we are stuck with the stats links from the main page, where they have no rosters, no game day scoreboard, and boxscores list only the starting lineup. Last year they brought in "Hockey Tech" for links from the website. No more. Very disappointing. Now the CW site is the same as the US site. (Did the bozos at the CIS realize theiur new abbreviation would be "US" when the switched to U-Sports?)


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
    MANITOBA BISONS 4


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

    The Bison opener was a strange one. The Bisons opened strong and at one point held a 13-2 lead in shots, bit just a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard, by defenceman Sean Christensen. Then Justin Augert was assessed a borderline highsticking penalty. The T-irds' powerplay was nothing special but then notched a goal out of nowhere, by Matt Ravel.

    The 2nd period was back-and-forth, and UBC emerged with a 3-2 lead. Byron Spriggs appeared to choose to play the puck rather than pounce for a faceoff on the go-ahead goal, Quinton Lisoway then tied the game, and then a shorthanded goal on a fumbled pass put the T-irds ahead to stay.

    The 3rd period was one Spriggs would love to forget. He gave up 3 goals on 11 shots, and 6 goals on 27 shots on the night. Matt Hewitt stopped 32 of 36 shots for the win.

    Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

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

    Note: Only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

    Forwards
    27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
    12 Zajac - 28 Stovin - 24 Augert
    15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 19 Spencer
    22 B Bowles - 26 Lisoway - 8 Bilton
    23 Schreyer

    Note: The 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis - 20 Keane
    29 Wasylak

    I infer that Paulic is injured because I never saw him dressed for the home pre-season games.

    U.B.C.

    Goal
    30 Hewitt

    Defence
    29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
    14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
    2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

    Forwards
    22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
    9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
    16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
    13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

    Scorers
    03:45 Manitoba Christensen
    15:17 UBC Revel
    22:52 UBC Popoff
    31:20 Manitoba Lisoway - PP
    32:12 UBC Stenerson- SH
    52:13 UBC Vetterl
    53:28 UBC Vetterl
    55:15 UBC Buonassisi - PP
    58:34 Manitoba Nault - PP
    59:51 Manitoba Bresciani







    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UofA]

    This was as one-sided as it sounds. Tyhe shots were 38-18 for the Monkeys. Zach Sawchenko had his first start for the Monkeys and got the win. Wyatt Hoflin was tagged with the loss for MRU. IMO that cartoonish new logo in and of itself knocks MRU down a peg or two.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 1
    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

    (in overtime)

    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC]

    The Hørny Ønes picked up a valuable two points in this weekend split. The Bedrock Dinos still get a point, which at least temporarily gives them 3rd place. Matthew Greenfield stopped 41 shots in taking the loss, Garret Hughson stopped 37 for the win, and Mitchell Maxwell scored the winner. Lethbridge has a new home jersey with their traditional logo.



    REGINA COUGARS 0
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6


    Links:

    Boxscores: [CW] : [US]
    Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR]

    This rivalry weekend was a clear win for canines over felines. Regina has now been outscored 30-2 in their last four games. Michael Herringer stopped 36 of 42 shots he faced in taking the loss. Meanwhile, Taran Kozun notched a shutout in his first start.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Exhibition Games
    Oct 07 Concordia 2 Lakehead 3 (OT) : [LU Story]
    Oct 07 Laurier 1 Brampton Beast 2 (OT) (ECHL) : [BB]
    Oct 07 Brock 1 R.I.T. 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Ryerson 7 Mercyhurst 6 (OT) (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Toronto 0 Michigan State 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA) - missing

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. 0 McGill 3

    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 07 Acadia 5 Dalhousie 3
    Oct 07 Saint Mary's 1 St. F.X. 3
    Oct 07 U.P.E.I. 7 Moncton 6 (OT)

    Links:

    ¶ [CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]
    ¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


    NEXT UP

    Oct 08 U.B.C. at Manitoba (1:00 p.m.)
    Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

    * indicates link not active as I post

  3. #53

    Oct 8: Bisons Bounce Back, Beat Birds


    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3


    Links:
    Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US] : [UofM]
    Late Saturday : [UofM Boxscore]
    Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [UBC]

    The Bisons once again got off to a great start by dominating the shot clock. However, they were not able to cash in and in fact rallied from down 0-2 to win this one. The final shots on goal were 29-16 in favour of the Bisons, including 14-5 in the 3rd. Those numbers reflected the flow of the game.

    Captain Brett Stovin scored the winner though suffering a broken nose. Both he and Quintin Lisoway left the ice for repairs with a towel around their face, though neither incident drew a penalty. There were a lot of controversial calls in the game. But by the 3rd period the players had calmed down a lot.

    Neither side switched their roster from Saturday. UBC switched goaltenders. UBC really only used 10 of the 12 forwards on any sort of a regular basis. Here's how they lined up:

    MANITOBA

    Goal
    35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

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

    Note: As on Saturday, only 5 defencemen were dressed and they rotated almost evenly.

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

    Note: As on Saturday, the 7 forwards on the 3rd/4th lines were interchanged quite a bit.

    Scratches:
    1 Paulic - 9 Hunter - 11 Sharonov
    13 Laurencelle - 17 Callis
    20 Keane - 29 Wasylak

    U.B.C.

    Goal
    34 Toth (30 Hewitt)

    Defence
    29 Smith - 4 Vannieuwenhuizen
    14 Grewal - 26 Carvalho
    2 Fafard - 8 Guenther

    Forwards
    22 Clayton - 15 Rossignol - 19 Sandhu
    9 Hayer - 20 Glover - 17 - Vetterl
    16 Popoff - 10 Revel - 12 Buonassisi
    13 Becker - 5 Stenerson - 21 Nachtigall

    Scratches
    6 Dosanjh - 7 Faith - 27 Connolly
    28 Millar - 35 Knott

    Scorers
    15:28 UBC Vetterl - PP
    18:46 UBC Vetterl - PP
    39:08 Manitoba Nault - PP
    43:31 Manitoba Brooks
    52:47 Manitoba Stovin - PP

    Through two games, Spriggs has an .814 save percentage. That number needs to get better for the Bisons to host a playoff series. Also, they need to finish above .500 at home.

    As for UBC, the pace and physicality took their toll. Their whole lineup walked gingerly onto the ice for the 3rd period on Sunday. Do they have what it takes to grind their way through tough series like this one all year?

    It is very early but it appears that the die may have been cast for the balance of the season. Sask and Alberta had dominating sweeps. Manitoba, Calgary, UBC, and Lethbridge all had splits. And teams named "Cougars" have had it rough.







    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 07 Windsor 2 Harvard 7 (NCAA) : [UW S&R]
    Oct 08 Windsor 1 Dartmouth 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]


    NEXT UP

    Oct 13-14 Calgary at U.B.C.
    Oct 13-14 Lethbridge at Saskatchewan
    Oct 13-14 Manitoba at Alberta
    Oct 13-14 Regina at Mount Royal

    Schedule Links:
    ¶ [US Presto S&R]
    ¶ [CW S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]

  4. #54
    THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 – Oct 8/17

    THE SCORES:

    Oct 04 Moncton 2 New Brunswick 6
    Oct 05 McGill 7 R.M.C. 1
    Oct 05 Laurier 5 Waterloo 2 (Exh)
    Oct 05 York 5 U.O.I.T. 1 (Exh)
    Oct 06 Lethbridge 1 Calgary 4
    Oct 06 Mount Royal 0 Alberta 7
    Oct 06 Saskatchewan 8 Regina 2
    Oct 06 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
    Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 U.P.E.I. 3
    Oct 06 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 4 (so)
    Oct 06 Nipissing 2 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (NCAA)
    Oct 06 Ryerson 3 Canisius College 2 (NCAA)
    Oct 06 Concordia 4 Lakehead 3 (Exh)
    Oct 06 Queen's 3 Ottawa 0 (Exh)
    Oct 07 Alberta 5 Mount Royal 1
    Oct 07 Calgary 1 Lethbridge 2 (ot)
    Oct 07 Regina 0 Saskatchewan 6
    Oct 07 U.B.C. 6 Manitoba 4
    Oct 07 Acadia 5 Dalhousie 3
    Oct 07 Saint Mary's 1 St. F.X. 3
    Oct 07 U.P.E.I. 7 Moncton 6 (ot)
    Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. 0 McGill 3
    Oct 07 Brock 1 R.I.T. 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Concordia 2 Lakehead 3 (ot) (Exh)
    Oct 07 Laurier 1 Brampton Beast 2 (ot) (ECHL)
    Oct 07 Ryerson 7 Mercyhurst 6 (ot) (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Toronto 0 Michigan State 3 (NCAA)
    Oct 07 Windsor 2 Harvard 7 (NCAA)
    Oct 08 U.B.C. 2 Manitoba 3
    Oct 08 Windsor 1 Dartmouth 2 (NCAA)

    THE TABLE:

    # TEAM
    A
    B
    C+
    C
    Conf.
    Con-x
    CIS-x
    CIS
    Other
    TOTAL
    A
    ALBERTA
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    2-0-0
    0-0-0
    4-0-0
    3-1-0
    7-1-0
    B
    U.N.B.
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    2-0-0
    0-0-0
    4-0-0
    0-1-0
    4-1-0
    RYERSON
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-0
    3-0-0
    6-1-0
    ST.F.X.
    0-0-0
    1-0-0
    1-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    1-0-0
    1-1-0
    4-1-0
    0-1-1*
    4-2-1*
    CALGARY
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-0-1
    0-0-0
    1-0-1
    5-1-1
    0-0-0
    6-1-2
    1-0-0
    7-1-2
    ST.MARY'S
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    0-0-0
    1-0-0
    1-1-0
    3-0-0
    0-0-0
    4-1-0
    1-1-0
    5-2-0
    MCGILL
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-0-0
    1-0-0
    2-0-0
    3-2-0
    0-0-0
    5-2-0
    1-0-0
    6-2-0
    C+
    ACADIA
    0-0-0
    0-0-1
    0-0-0
    1-0-0
    1-0-1
    2-1-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-1
    0-2-0
    3-3-1
    LETHBRIDGE
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    1-1-0
    1-1-0
    3-3-0
    2-3-0
    5-6-0
    W.ONTARIO
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    3-0-0
    1-1-0
    4-1-0
    0-1-0
    4-2-0
    SASK.
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-0-0
    2-0-0
    1-3-0
    0-0-0
    3-3-0
    0-0-0
    3-3-0
    MANITOBA
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    1-3-0
    0-0-0
    2-4-0
    3-1-1
    5-5-1
    U.B.C.
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    2-2-0
    2-0-0
    4-2-0
    YORK
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-0
    QUEEN'S
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    1-1-0
    2-2-0
    0-1-0
    2-3-0
    U.P.E.I.
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    1-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-0
    1-3-0
    0-0-0
    2-4-0
    0-1-1*
    2-5-1*
    U.Q.T.R.
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    2-1-1
    1-1-0
    3-3-1
    0-0-1*
    3-3-2*
    CONCORDIA
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    3-1-1
    1-1-0
    4-2-1
    0-0-0
    4-2-1
    LAKEHEAD
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    MONCTON
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    0-0-1
    0-0-0
    0-1-1
    0-2-0
    1-1-0
    1-4-1
    0-0-0
    1-4-1
    GUELPH
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    TORONTO
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    1-1-0
    3-2-0
    OTTAWA
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    0-0-0
    2-1-0
    1-2-0
    3-3-0
    M.R.U.
    0-2-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    1-2-0
    0-0-0
    1-4-0
    0-0-0
    1-4-0
    WINDSOR
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    0-2-0
    2-2-0
    CARLETON
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    2-0-0
    2-2-0
    C
    REGINA
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    2-2-0
    0-0-0
    2-4-0
    0-2-0
    2-6-0
    WATERLOO
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-2-0
    0-0-0
    1-2-0
    0-1-0
    1-3-0
    LAURIER
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-1
    0-0-0
    1-1-1
    0-2-1
    1-3-2
    U.O.I.T.
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    2-3-0
    0-0-0
    2-3-0
    0-0-0
    2-3-0
    LAURENTIAN
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-1
    0-0-0
    1-1-1
    0-1-0
    1-2-1
    R.M.C.
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    1-2-1
    0-0-0
    1-3-1
    0-0-0
    1-3-1
    NIPISSING
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-3-0
    0-0-0
    1-3-0
    0-1-0
    1-4-0
    DALHOUSIE
    0-0-0
    0-1-0
    0-1-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    0-3-0
    0-0-0
    0-5-0
    0-0-0
    0-5-0
    BROCK
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    0-0-0
    0-2-0
    0-1-0
    0-3-0
    * 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



    Since there have been only 2 games in the OUA, this is very much a preliminary ranking. Hence, no numbers have been assigned. Right now the focus should be on the letter grade for each team.

    RECORDS BY CONFERENCE

    CONFERENCE
    CW
    OUA
    AUS
    NCAA
    ACAC
    BCIHL
    Non-U
    TOTAL
    CWUAA
    -
    2-2-0
    0-0-0
    1-7-0
    5-0-0
    2-0-0
    3-0-1
    13-9-1
    OUA
    2-2-0
    -
    2-2-0
    6-11-1*
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    1-1-1
    11-16-2*
    AUS
    0-0-0
    2-2-0
    -
    1-6-2*
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    0-0-0
    3-8-2*
    * indicates total includes a tie game

  5. #55

    Preview: Oct 13-14: Manitoba at Alberta


    MANITOBA BISONS (1-1-0, 5-5-1, OHT35 #12)
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 7-1-0, OHT35 #1)


    Oct 13 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT at The Clair Drake Arena
    Oct 14 5:00 MDT/6:00 CDT at The Clair Drake Arena


    Live Links:

    • [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
    • [Live Stats Friday] ∞ [Live Stats Saturday]

    Manitoba Links:
    • GoBisons: [Henry AoW] ∞ [Blog #1]
    • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    • CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    • ChrisD: [Season Preview]
    • MyToba: [UBC Story] ∞ [AoW Story]

    Alberta Links:
    • Team: [Series Preview]
    • Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
    • CW: [Stats]∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
    • Media: [Copper'n'Blue Series Preview]

    Other Links:
    • [USports Site] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
    • [US Standings] ∞ [US Top 10]
    • [CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
    • [CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access (not updated)]
    • [UofM/Pizza Pizza Highlight of Week]
    • [CW Plays of the Week]

    There are more than the usual number of links from both teams in this series. Lots of them were from last week but we are still early in the season so preview stuff is fairly fresh.

    The Evil Monkeys are the fastest out of the gate this year, so maybe its not a great time to be facing them. On the other hand, the Bisons went 1-3-0 against them last year after going 3-1-0 the one before that. So if the Bisons get some points in Edmontown they could set themselves up for the balance of the season.

    Both games are on CanadaWest.tv, as are all CW games this year, but there is no radio. The CW live updates are not what they once were when LeagueStat and Hockey Tech were involved. Maybe it will be better this week.


    CALGARY DINOS (1-0-1, 7-1-2, OHT35 #5)
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-1-0, 4-2-0, OHT35 #13)


    Links:

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

    The T-irds will host the Bedrock Dinos at their old barn (the Father David Bauer Arena) but will play the balance of their season at the new Mitchell Arena. Both teams split last weekend so this series should be a decent measuring stick for all involved. UBC looked pretty beat up to me after the Bison series. Can the Bedrock Boys take advantage?


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 5-6-0)
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0, 3-3-0, OHT35 #11)


    Links:

    UofL: [Series Preview] ∞ [Herald Season Preview] ∞ [Herald Week 1 Awards]
    UofS: [Series Preview] ∞ [Star-Phoenix Season Preview]

    The Hørny Ønes seem to be getting better and will not be a pushover. The Banjo Mutts are hard to gauge. They continued to stack new recruits without losing anything. However, they were kind of mediocre in pre-season. Was last week's squash of Regina more of a commentary on Regina being weak? Or Sask being strong?


    REGINA COUGARS (0-2-0, 2-6-0, OHT35 #27)
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-2-0, 1-4-0, OHT35 #24)


    Links:

    UofR: [Series Preview]
    MRU: [Maclise signs with Moose]

    This Cat Fight sees two very desperate teams. Both were squashed last weekend. The difference is that the Bluegars have been a solid contender in recent seasons. I thought Regina looked like they were coming along nicely. In pre-season they split with the Bisons and split at home, beating Sask and losing to Calgary. Maybe their season peaked in September.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 11 Brock 2 Guelph 3
    Oct 11 W. Ontario 3 Waterloo 9
    Oct 12 Ottawa at Carleton
    Oct 12 Ryerson at Guelph
    Oct 13 Concordia at McGill
    Oct 13 Lakehead at Laurier
    Oct 13 Laurentian at Queen's
    Oct 13 Nipissing at U.Q.T.R.
    Oct 13 R.M.C. at U.O.I.T.
    Oct 13 Toronto at Waterloo
    Oct 13 Windsor at York
    Oct 14 Concordia at Ottawa
    Oct 14 Lakehead at Laurier
    Oct 14 Laurentian at R.M.C.
    Oct 14 McGill at Carleton
    Oct 14 Nipissing at U.Q.T.R.
    Oct 14 U.O.I.T. at Queen's
    Oct 14 Windsor at Ryerson
    Oct 14 York at Brock

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 13 W. Ontario at Yale NCAA
    Oct 14 Guelph at Cornell NCAA
    Oct 14 W. Ontario at Princeton NCAA
    Oct 15 Ottawa at Cornell NCAA

    ATLANTIC

    Regular Season Games
    Oct 11 Acadia 4 St. F.X. 5
    Oct 11 New Brunswick 2 Moncton 0

    Oct 13 Dalhousie at Acadia
    Oct 13 Moncton at U.P.E.I.
    Oct 13 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's
    Oct 14 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
    Oct 14 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick

    Links:

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

  6. #56

    Oct 13: Monkeys Win Opener

    Before I get to the Friday night round-up, the good news is that the CW has brought back the Hockey Tech and LeagueStat links! I was ready to scream at the useless new CW site then thought I would give one last check at the old links, AND THEY WERE WORKING! So to follow along with the Saturday scoreboard, here are the new links which would otherwise have been in the preview post.

    Links:

    Saturday Live Links: [LeagueStat] : [CW Hockey Tech]
    LeagueStat: [Media Access] : [Team Stats] : [Team Schedule/Links]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Standings] : [Stats] : [Rosters]



    MANITOBA BISONS 2
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5


    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text*]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*]

    It's nice to have the proper links back. Kudos to the CW for bringing them back.

    The Bison scratches were the same as for last weekend against UBC, meaning that they once again played with just 5 defencemen. I don't like seeing a roster with just 7 defencemen on it. It is better to have a d-man moved forward than the reverse.

    Nick Zajac scored both Bison goals and Byron Spriggs stopped 32 of 37 shots on goal in taking the loss. Meanwhile, Cole Sanford scored twice for the Monkeys and Brendan Burke stopped 23 of 25 shots for the win.

    The game was 3-2 late in the 3rd period when the Bisons were applying much pressureand seemed poise to force some overtime. However, two late goals against the grain of play made the final scoreline unflattering considering the type of game.

    The rematch goes Saturday at 5:00 p.m. MDT, or 6:00 p.m. CDT. Alberta does a great job on CanadaWest.tv and for non-subscribers it might be worth the coinage.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 7
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6

    (in shoot-out)

    Links:

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

    The Green Cougars beat the Bluegars in the battle to escape the CW cellar. Since the game went to a shoot-out, they each at least hit the point column. Each team scored 3 goals in the 1st, one in the 2nd, and two in the 3rd. Michel Herringer got the win (stopping 32 of 38) and Wyatt Hoflin suffered the loss (stopping 17 of 23). The rematch will be played Saturday at 3:00 MDT.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

    (in overtime)

    Links:

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

    The Hørny Ønes escaped with a point after being bomarded with 50 shots on goal. Garret Hughson got the loss in goal, and must be exhausted. Meanwhile, Jordon Cooke picked up the win, with 27 stops. Nobody scored more than one goal. The rematch goes Saturday at 7:00 CST at the Rutherdump.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 6
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1


    Links:

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

    Yabba Dabba Doo! There is joy in the Town of Bedrock as the Dinos beat the T-irds. I had a hunch that UBC was beat up after the tough weekend in Manitoba, and it appeared to be the case. They dressed just 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders. Jordan Papirny stopped 21 of 22 shots and Coda Gordon had two goals to lead the way for the win. Matt Hewitt stopped 28 of 34 shots in the loss. I caught the ending of this one and must say that UBC did a good job on the broadcast.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 12 Ottawa 5 Carleton 6 (ot)
    Oct 12 Ryerson 5 Guelph 4 (ot)
    Oct 13 Concordia 3 McGill 2
    Oct 13 Lakehead 3 Laurier 8
    Oct 13 Laurentian 2 Queen's 5
    Oct 13 Nipissing 3 U.Q.T.R. 4 (ot)
    Oct 13 R.M.C. 4 U.O.I.T. 5
    Oct 13 Toronto 3 Waterloo 1
    Oct 13 Windsor 2 York 3

    Exhibition Game
    Oct 13 W. Ontario 4 Yale 6 (NCAA) : [UWO S&R]

    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 13 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 3 (so)
    Oct 13 Moncton 2 U.P.E.I. 8
    Oct 13 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary's 3 (ot)

    Links:

    ¶ [US/CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]
    ¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


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  7. #57
    Oct 13 Late Links


    MANITOBA v ALBERTA


    Links:

    UofM: [Boxscore] : [rp Game Story]

    GoBisons.ca did not update the game story until 9:55 a.m. and the boxscore link is wonky and may yet change. They also got a new photo.



    CALGARY v U.B.C.


    Links:

    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW]
    Stories: [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC*]

  8. #58

    Oct 14: Bisons Swept In Edmontown


    MANITOBA BISONS 1
    ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


    Links:

    LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
    CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text]
    Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [UofM*]
    Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM]

    The Herd was deservedly beaten by the Evil Monkeys to complete the sweep. They dressed the same line-up as in the three previous league games. The Monkeys continued their goaltender rotation, going with newcomer Zack Sawchenko. Byron Spriggs has been in net for all four Bison games thus far, start to finish. Adam Henry scored for the Bisons, a 2nd period goal which made it 2-1. A pair of 3rd period insurance goals put it away for the Monkeys. In the end, the shots were 37-18.

    Next Friday and Saturday the Bisons will host the Saskatchewan Banjo Mutts. My impression of the teams thus far is that Alberta is the best, followed by Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. I think Lethbridge looks to be the best of the rest, barely. The jury is still out on UBC, MRU, and Regina.



    OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


    REGINA COUGARS 4
    MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

    (in shoot-out)

    Links:

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

    The last two teams in the league solved that problem by playing a pair of 3-pointers, and splitting them. This type of series shows why the CW should use the IIHF point system (3-2-1-0), just like the women's league does.

    In this one even the shoot-out went into overtime, 7 rounds to be exact. MRU led 48-35 on the shot clock. Cody Fowlie of Regina and Brad Kennedy of MRU each scored twice. MRU switched goaltenders, going with the returning Colin Cooper. Regina stuck with Michael Herringer. What I saw of the game was loose and exciting, but not very convincing. The Bluegars have definitely taken a step back this year. Now the question is whether the last two weekends (in which they were outscored 30-2 over 4 games) were the oddity for Regina, or their natural level to which they will inevitably return.


    Here's MRU's new look home uniform.


    CALGARY DINOSAURS 7
    U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0


    Links:

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

    The T-irds were badly beat up last weekend against the Bisons, and the problems continue. They dressed just 19 on Friday, and only 18 on Saturday. After two periods, the shots were a respectable 25-20 in favour of the Bedrock Boys. But the score was 4-0. UBC then mustered just 5 shots in the 3rd, to be outshot 35-25 on the night. So the stats were not as one-sided as the score.

    Drydn Dow and Riley Sheen each had two goals for the winners. The Dinos continued their goaltender rotation, going with Matthew Greenfield for the shutout. Rylan Toth went the distance in UBC's goal. Bedrock scored 4 goals on 10 PP opportunities in a penalty-filled game.


    LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
    SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5


    Links:

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

    The final game of Saturday night was Sask's decent win over the Hørny Ønes. The game was very close, with Sask scoring two late goals to stack the numbers. Jordon Cooke stopped 26 of 28 shots for the win, and Garret Hughson stopped 27 of 32 in suffering the loss.

    OUT EAST

    ONTARIO
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 14 Concordia 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
    Oct 14 Lakehead 1 Laurier 2 (so)
    Oct 14 Laurentian 2 R.M.C. 1
    Oct 14 McGill 2 Carleton 1 (ot)
    Oct 14 Nipissing 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Oct 14 U.O.I.T. 0 Queen's 4
    Oct 14 York 4 Brock 3 (so)

    Exhibition Games
    Oct 14 Guelph 1 Cornell 7 (NCAA)
    Oct 14 W. Ontario 4 Princeton 6 (NCAA)

    ATLANTIC
    Regular Season Games
    Oct 14 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 2
    Oct 14 U.P.E.I. 2 New Brunswick 6

    Links:

    ¶ [US/CIS S&R]
    ¶ [OUA S&R]
    ¶ [AUS S&R]
    ¶ [CHN Scoreboard]


    NEXT UP

    Oct 15 Windsor at Ryerson
    Oct 15 Ottawa at Cornell (NCAA)
    Oct 18 Moncton at Dalhousie
    Oct 20 Alberta at Calgary
    Oct 20 Mount Royal at Lethbridge
    Oct 20 Regina at U.B.C.
    Oct 20 Saskatchewan at Manitoba

    Oct 20 Dalhousie at St. F.X.
    Oct 20 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary's
    Oct 20 New Brunswick at Acadia
    Oct 20 Brock at Concordia
    Oct 20 Carleton at W. Ontario
    Oct 20 Guelph at McGill
    Oct 20 Laurier at Nipissing
    Oct 20 Ottawa at Windsor
    Oct 20 Queen's at Toronto
    Oct 20 R.M.C. at Ryerson
    Oct 20 U.O.I.T. at York
    Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. at Lakehead
    Oct 20 Waterloo at Laurentian

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  9. #59

    Week #2 - Oct 15/17

    THE OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 #2
    to Oct 15/17

    The OUA's staggered start is now done. All teams have now started their regular seasons, but some NCAA games remained. So this is the first real ranking.

    THE SCORES:

    Oct 11 Acadia 4 St. F.X. 5
    Oct 11 New Brunswick 2 Moncton 0
    Oct 11 Brock 2 Guelph 3
    Oct 11 W. Ontario 3 Waterloo 9
    Oct 12 Ottawa 5 Carleton 6 (ot)
    Oct 12 Ryerson 5 Guelph 4 (ot)
    Oct 13 Calgary 6 U.B.C. 1
    Oct 13 Lethbridge 3 Saskatchewan 4 (ot)
    Oct 13 Manitoba 2 Alberta 5
    Oct 13 Regina 7 Mount Royal 6 (so)
    Oct 13 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 3 (so)
    Oct 13 Moncton 2 U.P.E.I. 8
    Oct 13 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary's 3 (ot)
    Oct 13 Concordia 3 McGill 2
    Oct 13 Lakehead 3 Laurier 8
    Oct 13 Laurentian 2 Queen's 5
    Oct 13 Nipissing 3 U.Q.T.R. 4 (ot)
    Oct 13 R.M.C. 4 U.O.I.T. 5
    Oct 13 Toronto 3 Waterloo 1
    Oct 13 Windsor 2 York 3
    Oct 13 W. Ontario 4 Yale 6 NCAA-x
    Oct 14 Calgary 7 U.B.C. 0
    Oct 14 Lethbridge 2 Saskatchewan 5
    Oct 14 Manitoba 4 Alberta 1
    Oct 14 Regina 4 Mount Royal 5 (so)
    Oct 14 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 2
    Oct 14 U.P.E.I. 2 New Brunswick 6
    Oct 14 Concordia 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
    Oct 14 Lakehead 1 Laurier 2 (so)
    Oct 14 Laurentian 2 R.M.C. 1
    Oct 14 McGill 2 Carleton 1 (ot)
    Oct 14 Nipissing 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
    Oct 14 U.O.I.T. 0 Queen's 4
    Oct 14 York 4 Brock 3 (so)
    Oct 14 Guelph 1 Cornell 7 NCAA-x
    Oct 14 W. Ontario 4 Princeton 6 NCAA-x
    Oct 15 Windsor 3 Ryerson 4 (ot)
    Oct 15 Ottawa 2 Cornell 2 (ot tie) NCAA-x

    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



    We might be one week away from a growth in the A level. If that happens, there could be a shuffling throughout. Remember – It's still early. The pre-season games don't have too much bearing already, which is unusual. I expect lots of shifting from C- to C, to C+.

    RECORDS BY CONFERENCE



    * indicates total includes tie games

    OUA INTERLOCK


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