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Thread: 2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

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    2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread


    Usually a recruiting announcement tells me it is time to switch into next year mode. This year, it is a story. So, as has become the usual, here is the comprehensive list of bookmarks for U-Sports (U Sports? USports? US?) hockey.

    League Sites:
    U Sports Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
    Canada West Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
    OUA Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    AUS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
    ... sub-links : Schedule/Results
    ACAC Men's Hockey Site
    ... sublinks: No Schedule Link : CCAA History
    BCIHL Site
    ... sub-links Schedule

    Canada West Team Sites:
    Alberta Golden Bears - Tw - FB
    Calgary Dinos - Tw - FB
    Lethbridge Pronghorns - Tw - FB
    Manitoba Bisons - Tw - FB
    Mount Royal Cougars - Tw - FB
    Regina Cougars - Tw - FB
    Saskatchewan Huskies - main - Tw - FB
    UBC Thunderbirds - Tw - FB

    AUS Team Sites:
    Acadia Axemen
    Dalhousie Tigers
    Moncton Aigles Bleus- Google Translate
    New Brunswick Varsity Reds
    UPEI Panthers
    St. Francis-Xavier X-men
    Saint Mary's Huskies

    OUA-West Team Sites:
    Brock Badgers
    Guelph Gryphons
    Lakehead Thunderwolves
    Laurier Golden Hawks
    Ryerson Rams
    Toronto Varsity Blues
    Waterloo Warriors - Tw - FB
    Western Ontario Mustangs
    Windsor Lancers
    York Lions

    OUA-East Team Sites:
    Carleton Ravens
    Laurentian Voyageurs
    Nipissing Lakers
    Ottawa Geegees
    Queen's Golden Gaels
    RMC Palladins
    UOIT Ridgebacks

    RSEQ (OUA-East) Team Sites:
    Concordia Stingers
    McGill Redmen
    UQTR Patriotes - Google Translate - Tw - FB

    ACAC Team Sites:
    Augustana Vikings
    Briercrest Clippers
    Concordia Thunder
    MacEwan Griffins
    NAIT Ooks
    Portage Voyageurs
    Red Deer Kings
    SAIT Trojans

    BCIHL Team Sites:
    Eastern Washington Eagles
    Selkirk Saints
    Simon Fraser Clan - Tw
    Trinity Western Spartans
    Vancouver Island Mariners
    Victoria Vikings

    Media Sites/Blogs:
    SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
    TSN CIS Page
    The Attacking Zone
    Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk
    Independent Sports News
    Hockey Scene - AUS
    Ryerson Rams Hockey Alumni (McGill)
    Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge)
    Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta)

    Online video/audio: - YareTV link - UBC radio
    Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games - occasional Bison games
    SSN Canada

    Canada West stats and data:
    CW LeagueStats - Standings
    CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule - New Format
    CW LeagueStats - Rosters
    CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
    CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules
    CW LeagueStats - Season Schedule - links to summaries

    Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
    Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
    CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2016-17
    CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2016-17
    CIS Standings - 2010 to 2017
    CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2017
    AUS Archive
    OUA LeagueStat
    ACAC LeagueStat
    Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
    Wikia - University Cup - 1963-present
    Wikia - Canada West - 1972-73 - present
    Wikia - GPAC - 1972-73 - 1984-85
    Wikia - WIAA - 1962-63 - 1971-72
    Wikia - WCIAU - 1918-19 - 1961-62
    Wikia - OUA/OUAA - 1971-72 - present
    Wikia - QUAA - 1971-72 - 1986-87
    Wikia - OSLC - 1949-50 - 1970-71 (Ottawa St. Lawrence Conference)
    Wikia - OIAA - 1958-59 - 1970-71 (Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
    Wikia - QOAA - 1953-54 - 1970-71 (Quebec-Ontario Athletic Association)
    Wikia - CIAU - 1902-03 - 1952-53 (CIAU Central)
    Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA - 1920-present
    Wikia - North American Championship
    Wikia - Universiade
    Atlantic Canadian Hockey History

    Old threads:
    OHT34 2009-10
    OHT34 2010-11
    OHT34 2011-12
    OHT35 2012-13
    OHT36 2013-14
    OHT36 2014-15
    OHT36 2015-16
    OHT36 2016-17
    Manitoba Bisons 2007-08
    Manitoba Bisons 2008-09
    Manitoba Bisons 2009-10
    Manitoba Bisons 2010-11
    Manitoba Bisons 2011-12
    Manitoba Bisons 2012-13
    Manitoba Bisons 2013-14
    Manitoba Bisons 2014-15
    Manitoba Bisons 2015-16
    Manitoba Bisons 2016-17

    2016-17 Exhibition Schedule -2017-18 to come!

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    New TV deal!

    There are no new recruiting announcements, which usually kick off a new thread. However, there is one significant announcement. is switching to Yare Media for their on-line broadcasts. I will be able to watch on TV via Chromecast!

    • [CWUAA Announcement]
    • [U of M Announcement]

    Meanwhile, former Moose defenceman Sven Butenschon has dropped the "interim" tag and is UBC's head coach.

    • [CWUAA Link]

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    Off-Season Stories

    Most teams in the CW have a story posted this off-season, and here's a summary, other than the previously posted stories on the new TV deal and Butenschon getting a contract at UBC.

    Sask's plans to replace with long-condemned Rutherdump with a new facility appear to be well underway. The rumour mill states that this will be Saskatown's 3rd building with indoor plumbing.

    Link: [U of S Story]

    The MRU Bluegars will be going through a transition this coming season. Two stalwarts, Cam Maclise and Matt Brown, have signed pro deals with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.

    Link: [MRU Story]

    The Hørny Ønes have two significant announcements, one an arrival and the other a departure. Their captain, conference all-star defenceman, and 3rd leading scorer, Tim Campbell has signed in France. He will be replaced by Kamloops Blazer defenceman Dallas Valentine. Tough shoes to fill, but still a quality recruit for a building program.

    ¶ [U of L Story on Campbell]
    ¶ [U of L Story on Valentine]

    Elgin Pearce left the Bedrock Dinos to join Bison goaltender Byron Spriggs with the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Twenty goals in 28 games will earn a guy a shot. He still has a year left and previously played in the ECHL. He was on an ATO so, like Spriggs, could still play in the CWUAA.

    Link: [U of C Story]

    The Evil Monkeys had some dubious goaltending last year and have lined up some competition in the crease with Moose Jaw Warrior goalie Zach Sawchenko.

    Link: [U of A Story]

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    Exhibition Schedule

    The Bisons have no story posted as I write but they do have games in their schedule link.

    They open in Northern Ireland and Scotland with one game TBA. Here's the latest European Tour Schedule:

    Sat August 26, 2017 - Belfast Giants
    Sun August 27, 2017 - Belfast Giants
    Wed August 30, 2017 - TBD
    Thu August 31, 2017 - Braehead Clan

    And in North America the usual hodge-podge:

    Fri September 15, 2017 - Saskatchewan Huskies (at Regina)
    Sat September 16, 2017 - Calgary Dinos (at Regina)
    Fri September 22, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Seven Oaks Arena)
    Sat September 23, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Wayne Fleming Arena)
    Sat September 30, 2017 - at University of North Dakota

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