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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 13: SCHEDULING CHANGES, AND BIG RECRUITS ON THE COAST Bison Zach Franko was on the CUSN's radio show "Breakin News 'n Crackin Brews". Amongst the topics was an update to the UK tour. Instead of facing the Glasgow Clan, they will instead face the Manchester Storm and Fife Flyers. And Franko will not be making the trip because he is taking summer courses. I dug up some links (see below). The game in Manchester will be on August 21st. Manchester had a team called the "Storm" from 1995 to 2003, and then a team called the "Phoenix" from 2003 to 2017. Their teams were back and forth between Britain's top and 2nd tier leagues as those changed over time. The Storm were back in the EIHL in 2015-16 and improved each year so that they were 35-16-5 last year. The Fife Flyers will host the Bisons on August 23rd as part of their 80th anniversary festivities. They have operated since 1938 and are Britain's oldest hockey team. The returned to the top tier EIHL the same year as the Winnipeg Jets returned to the NHL, 2011. The team has steadily been on the rise, going from last in 2011 to mid-table in 2017-18. The T-irds landed two big names, both forwards. Steven Hodges last played for San Antonio and Portland in th AHL and Cincinatti and Manchester in the ECHL. He was a 3rd round draft pick for the Florida Panthers. He has not played since 2015-16, and had three 20+ goal seasons in the WHL with the Victoria Royals. Colton Kehler comes from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. He's coming off a 30+ goal season in the WHL, after two seasons of 17 and 18. The UPEI Panthers and McGill Redmen have both added their exhibition games to their posted schedules: Sep 14 Moncton at U.P.E.I. Sep 22 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. Sep 14 New Brunswick at McGill Sep 15 New Brunswick at McGill Sep 26 McGill at U.Q.T.R. Sep 28 R.M.C. at McGill Links: ► [Breakin News 'N Crackin Brews: Ep. 8] ► ManchesterStorm.com: [#4Nations – Welcome to University of Manitoba Bisons!] ► [Manchester Storm EIHL Stats Page] ► FifeFlyers.co.uk: [Fife Flyers Add Manitoba to Preseason Schedule] ► [Fife Flyers EIHL Stats Page] ► [Steven Hodges, Colton Kehler join the T-Birds] ► [UPEI Schedule] ► [McGill Schedule]
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 12: BISON RECRUITS FROM MJHL The MJHL website has a linked story on their connections to the Bison recruiting class. No new names were disclosed. Coach Mike Sirant is quoted as claiming that 60% of the roster once played in the MJHL. Seems correct, albeit many of those also played WHL. The story goes over past Bisons as well, and points out that Kevin Saurette, a one time CW all-star, is now the MJHL's Director of Operations. This quote has some new information of interest:
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 10: U.B.C. RECRUITS ANOTHER FROM THE W.H.L. The T-irds announced a commitment from Maxwell James, from the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. He's a big winger with low scoring numbers. However, this is a team perennially short of size and toughness. If he shores up those problems, he'll be a welcome addition. Also, the UBC schedule is now consistent with Lethbridge's and the league's, in that their opening series is shown as Sept 28-29 instead of Oct 5-6. Links: ► [Maxwell James joins the Blue & Gold] ► [Maxwell James - Elite Prospects] ► [UBC Schedule]
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 2: U.K. TOUR: LOOKING AT THE BRAEHEAD CLAN After a glimpse of the Belfast Giants, I should also take a look at the Braehead Clan. The Bisons will start their tour against the Scots, based in Glasgow, on August 22nd. Two years ago the owner of the franchise was rumoured to be seeking a KHL franchise. Those rumours have cooled, and the club is trying to develop into at least a UK-level contender. Last season they just missed the playoffs, finishing 9th in what was a 12-team league. (The Edinburgh Capitals folded, leaving 11 teams this year.) They play at the Braehead Arena, which holds 4,000 for hockey and is reminiscent of a WHL arena. It seems to be part of a nicely designed entertainment zone, as illustrated in the photos. The building also hosts Disney on Ice, concerts, and the like. EIHL teams have a fair amount of turnover, and import lots of players. Right now, the team has 15 players signed, and announcements of new signings should keep apace until the game is held. Unlike Belfast, I don't yet see anybody with a CIS/USports connection. In April the team announced a four-game pre-season schedule against a selection of international opponents. This Bison game adds to that international flavour. Here's the other teams they will play: Aug 18 Fischtown Pinguins (Germany) Aug 19 Dresden Eislowen (Germany) AUg 25 Lyon Lions (France) Aug 26 Stavanger Oilers (Norway) The various links will have new stories as the season approaches, and the team seems to have pretty good local coverage. Links: ► [Braehead Clan] : [Roster] ► [EIHL] :[EIHL: Braehead Clan] ► [Braehead Clan Official Supporters Club] ► [Evening Times] : [Braehead Clan announce four-game summer series in Glasgow this August] ► [Wikipedia] : [Twitter] : 0[Facebook] ► [YouTube] ► [Elite Prospects] : [PointStreak] ► [Eurohockey.com] The Braehead Arena and vicinity at night. An interior view of the Braehead Arena. The purple uniforms are clearly a very colourful look.
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 2: TAKING A PEEK AT THE ROSTER As we have now celebrated our country's birthday, summer feels like it is in full swing. And with a large batch of recruiting announcements (albeit from unofficial sources) coming last week, it is worthwhile to look at how the roster is shaping up for 2018-19. As I always say, you never know how good of a recruiting class you have until you know who is returning. Here's the summary: Goal (4) Eligible to return: 1 Justin Paulic 34 Dasan Sydora 35 Byron Spriggs Recruits: - Tyler Brown Graduates: none Outlook: It is unusual for a team to have the same three goaltenders for three seasons in a row. But that's what happened to the Bisons last year. The news of Brown being recruited was good news, just to ensure that new blood was coming if nothing else. So who's leaving? Spriggs finished his 4th year and was the starter. However, he was not listed as a graduate at the senior game (see link and photo). Paulic and Sydora are coming off their 3rd seasons. At one time, Paulic was challenging Spriggs for #1 but seldom dressed last year. Sydora is well acquainted with the role of a #3 goaltender. So this is a wait-and-see scenario. Defence (9) Eligible to return: 2 Adam Henry 3 Sean Christensen 9 Austin Douglas 11 Victor Sharonov 16 Blake Heinrich 25 Lukas Skrumeda Recruits: - Mitch Dyck - Mackenzie Dwyer - Thomas Lenchyshyn (D/F) Graduates: 4 Channing Bresciani Outlook: The team had some good performances on the blueline, but the shortage of numbers was a problem. Rene Hunter vanished after the pre-season, Sharonov never dressed for a regular season game, and Douglas was a mid-season recruit. As a result, captain Stovin had to shift from the forwards to the defence for several games. If even one of the three newcomers pans out, they should be improved this year. Forwards (17) Eligible to return: 8 Liam Bilton 12 Nick Zajac 13 Remi Laurencelle 14 Kamerin Nault 15 Shawn Bowles 18 Michael St. Croix 19 Calvin Spencer 20 Geordie Keane 21 Brett Brooks 22 Brad Bowles 26 Quintin Lisoway 27 Zach Franko 28 Brett Stovin 29 Jonah Wasylak Recruits: - Jeremey Leipsic - Devon Skoleski - Keaton Jameson Graduates: 17 Warren Callis 23 Joel Schreyer 24 Justin Augert Outlook: The Bisons had lots of forwards last year. The players they are losing were 8th, 16th, and 17th in team scoring. The new recruits look to be at least on-par with the graduates. Also, last year Wasylak was injured in the pre-season and never dressed for a regular season game. His return would therefore be like getting a new recruit. The wild-card is always the extent of improvement of Junior A graduates. They face a steeper learning curve than Major Junior grads. Last year Nault wound up as a key player on a great first line (with St. Croix and Franko), yet two years ago he was a frequent healthy scratch. Maybe the Bowles brothers are candidates to play that role this year. The key could be the second line. Last year Stovin kept switching from defence to forward, Laurencelle missed half the games, and Zajac never settled in with stable line-mates. Those three could be the best second line in the CW. All three have been at or close to a point-per-game in past seasons. 2017-18 Graduates: Bresciani - Schreyer - Augert - Callis Links: ►[No. 10 Bisons sweep Lethbridge in weekend series in men's hockey] ►[2017-18 Men's Ice Hockey Roster] ►[Team Stats @LeagueStat]
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    July 1: U.K. TOUR: BELFAST SIGNED TWO HUSKIES In their upcoming tour of the U.K., the Bisons will play twice against the Belfast Giants. Ironically, two new recruits for the Giants this season are graduated Banjo Mutts: Kendall McFaull and Josh Roach. Both played their full five seasons for the Mangy Ones. McFaull (defenceman) is 26 years old and in 2010 was drafted in the sixth round by the Atlanta Thrashers. Roach (forward) is 25 years old and last year was a CW all-star. In 27 games he had 13 goals and 24 assists. He previously played three seasons for the Humboldt Broncos (from 2009-10 through 2011-12). Returning to coach the Giants is former Manitoba Moose Adam Keefe. He was kind of a useless player but found his niche in Belfast. He was a popular player over there and so they kept him on as a coach. The links include a couple of news stories, plus Giants' pages at various web sites. So those can be checked periodically for updates as the series draws closer. Links: ► [Belfast Giants] : [Kendall McFaull] : [Josh Roach] : [Adam Keefe] ► [Belfast Live] : [Belfast Giants announce signings of Josh Roach and Kendall McFaull] ► [Wikipedia] : [Twitter] : [Facebook] ► [YouTube] ► [Elite Prospects] : [PointStreak] ► [SSE Arena] : [Eurohockey.com] ► [Rosetown's Kendall McFaull Signed with Belfast Giants on One Year Contract] ► [Dog Watch: Josh Roach] Kendall McFaull - Putting away his banjo in order to move to Belfast. Josh Roach - Also giving up the moonshine of Saskatown. The fancy digs in Belfast sure are a step up from The Rutherdump!
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 30: BISONS SIGN A STAMPEDER Keaton Jameson - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) - F I stumbled upon notice of this signing via Twitter. Jameson was the Swan Valley captain last year. He is 6', 190 lbs. and is a Brandon native. Along with fellow Bison recruit Jeremey Leipsic, Jameson was one of three nominees for the MJHL's Frank McKinnon Memorial Trophy, awarded for hockey ability and sportsmanship. He was apparently a popular player. In the linked story from the Star & Times, coach/GM Taurean White said this: On the numbers front, Jameson's numbers through three MJHL seasons have been trending upwards. He's gone from 7 points in 2016, to 44 points in 2017, and then 70 points (22 G 48 A) in 59 games in 2018. Links: ► [UofM Tweet] : [Player's Tweet] ► [Keaton Jameson at eliteprospects.com] ► [MJHL Player Page] : [Swan Valley Player Page] ► [YouTube Highlight Video] ► [GX104: Stampeders’ Jameson and Osadick among 2018 MJHL League Awards Nominees] ► [Star & Times: White Busy Despite Hockey Season’s End]
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 29: Bisons Sign Another Blue Devon Skoleski - Winnipeg Blues(MJHL) - Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) - RW The Bisons have another decent forward on the way. Devon Skoleski split last season (his overage season) between P.A. and the Blues, after having spent two seasons with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. He is a smaller (5'11" 161 lbs) winger from St. Adolphe, Manitoba. In the WHL he had 70 points in 169 games, but in 17 MJHL games he was 12-13-25. Links: ► [Devon Skoleski at eliteprospects.com] ► [MJHL Player Page] ► [Skoleski commits to Bisons]
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 28: Scheduling Question Mark There is a discrepancy about the scheduling of the season-opening series between UBC and Lethbridge. The CW and Lethbridge schedules both say the games are Sept 28-29. However the UBC schedule says the games will be Oct 5-6. Since Oct 5-6 is a "conference bye" to accommodate NCAA play, it would make sense for the teams to push back their opening if they are not participating in such games. So this is something to look for in future updates. Links: ► Canada West Schedule ► Lethbridge ► UBC
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 27: Miscellaneous Tidbits In the off-season, teams update their schedule page at different times and in different measures. Some teams are in 2017-18, some have 2018-19 with regular season only, and only Manitoba has added the pre-season. Here's the summary of where we stand: Links: ► Alberta (no update) ► Calgary (regular season only) ► Lethbridge (regular season only) ► Manitoba (updated) ► MRU (2017-18) ► Regina (regular season only) ► Saskatchewan (2017-18) ► UBC (regular season only) Link: ► [Canada West TV launches 2018-19 season passes] I know that the argument for payments will rage on, but IMO the conference has tried making TV coverage better and steps are being made. Hopefully, there will be more free on-line radio coverage available. Sometimes that's all I want when watching HNIC, or another game on CWTV. Last year I bought the hockey package, but this year I'm thinking of getting the all-inclusive at early bird prices. There isn't football on Shaw any more, so I might get some value from that aspect of things. Here's the prices: All-Access pass - includes playoffs and non-conference Early bird price: $67.99 Full price beginning Aug. 25: $89.99 Regular season SCHOOL pass Early bird price: $36.99 Full price beginning Aug. 25: $44.99 Regular season SPORT pass Early bird price: $29.99 Full price beginning Aug. 25: $35.99 Single event pass Regular price: $6.99 2018-19 post-season packaging and pricing TBA Link: ► [Mike Babcock: The art of being all in] The USports site has a rarity - an actual story is posted! A pretty good one on Mike Babcock, former defenceman for McGill. Links: ► [McDonald retires; Wilkins named Thunderwolves' head coach] ► [rp @ OUA.ca] ► [Team Schedule] Head coach Bill McDonald has retired. He has coached several Thunder Bay teams, including the Thunder Bay Twins (in 1986) and the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks and Senators of the Colonial and United Leagues. He has been with Lakehead since 2013. His replacement is assistant coach Andrew Wilkins. Lots of his coaching past was in Manitoba-based competitions back in the day. Their schedule includes non-conference games, all at home but one: Fri Sep 21 vs Lethbridge Pronghorns Sat Sep 22 vs Lethbridge Pronghorns Fri Sep 28 vs Nipissing Lakers Sat Sep 29 vs Nipissing Lakers Sat Oct 06 at Bemidji State Beavers Fri Dec 28 vs Laurentian Voyageurs Sat Dec 29 vs Laurentian Voyageurs They seem dedicated to ensuring annual games against their northern Ontario brethren from Nipissing and Laurentian. Links: ► [Pronghorn Athletics releases full conference schedule for 2018-19 season] ► [U of M Ticket Prices] Everybody else had their schedule announcements when the hockey schedule came out. Lethbridge did an all-sport announcement. I see that an all-sport pass is $100. By comparison, Manitoba's is just $60, or $90 to include football. I better get the all-access CWTV pass, just to avoid accusations of being a tight-wad.
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 26: ANOTHER TERRIER JOINS THE BISONS Mackenzie Dwyer - Portage Terriers (MJHL) - Everett Silvertips (WHL) - D Another defenceman! Good. One year the Bisons finished first when forced to dress 7 to 9 d-men almost every game due to injuries. The reverse would have been impossible. And Dwyer has some credentials. He bounced between the MJHL and WHL, so he'll have some scholarship money to cash in. He's a Winnipeg boy returning home, as is fairly common. At 6'3' and 194 lbs he will have the size the Bisons need. He also wore an "A" for Portage. In his last two seasons in Portage he was getting close to point-per-game as well. Links: ► [Mackenzie Dwyer at eliteprospects.com] ► [20 Questions with Mackenzie Dwyer] ► [Dwyer to Join Leipsic at U of M] & [rp @ MJHL] Done by Android.
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 26: FROM THE U.K. The Belfast Giants have a press release for their series against the Bisons. The online release also has video highlights of the 2nd game from a year ago. The Giants once had the Boston Bruins over for an exhibition game, and here are those videos: https://youtu.be/S_pZpYWSAz4 https://youtu.be/GjzKrBQcjW8 https://youtu.be/S_hxzsqNKVk One team the Bisons will not be facing is the Edinburgh Capitals. Their EIHL team folded, although they will continue to operate a team in the SNL, a lower league. Their site has a linked story from the EIHL press release. The Capitals were in last place a year ago and were last in 4 of the last 5 years, and 2nd from last the other. Another local team (Murrayfield Racers) also acquired the lease on their arena. The Racers applied for but were denied membership in the EIHL. Must be a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on there. As a result, there exists room for another game for the Bisons. There are two other Scottish teams in the EIHL, the Dundee Stars and the Fife Flyers. The Flyers have been around a long time and returned to the UK big leagues the same year the Jets returned to the NHL. Links: • Giants Take On Manitoba Bisons In August Double Header — BelfastGiants.com • Edinburgh Capitals • Edinburgh Capitals - Wikipedia • THE EIHL | Elite Ice Hockey League - Pointstreak Sites
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 25: OFF ICE NEWS RE MATT ALFARO Not sure what this is about, but it involves Matt Alfaro of the Calgary Dinos. Lethbridge Hurricanes Twitter Calgary Dinos Twitter
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 25: THE RUMOURED GOALTENDER It's usually the recruits from the WHL who create off-season interest. Thus far, nothing much in that regard around the CW, and just one rumour around Manitoba. Tyler Brown - Saskatoon Blades (WHL) - G The rumours of a new blue-chip goaltender prospect have been around since reported at CUSN at the end of March. The Bisons have had the same set of 3 goaltenders for 3 years now. I'm not sure if Byron Spriggs is returning. If so, great. If not, a new recruit is a must. Brown is a Winnipeg boy who pursued a major junior career in Regina before a mid-season deal sent him to Saskatown. So I have a photo in each jersey. Last year, Brown was 19-17, .889 S%, 3.44 GAA, and the Blades missed the playoffs. In past seasons his playoff numbers were better, i.e. .915 save percentage. The other potential goaltenders are Justin Paulic and Dasan Sydora. At one time Paulic and Spriggs both spent stretches as starter. However, last year Paulic seldom dressed. Sydora is a reasonable #3. I look forward to seeing the roster page in August. Links: ∆ Tuesday Morning Skate Offseason Week 1: March, 29th 2018 | Canadian University Sports Network ∆ Tyler Brown at eliteprospects.com ∆ WHL Network Done by Android.
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 24: BISON ROSTER NEWS Although not confirmed on the team webpage, Elite Prospects has sourced out confirmation of three Junior A acquisitions. Jeremey Leipsic - Portage Terriers (MJHL) - LW At 5'8", Leipsic may not be a prototypical Bison. However, a player capable of winning a scoring title is an eye-opener. In 2017 he led the MJHL (33-67-100) and in 2018 as assistant captain he was 28-53-81. In 2017 he was runner-up in the selection for top forward in all Canadian Junior A hockey. Generally there is a season of adjustment from Junior A, especially for goalscorers. He will also be the 3rd Bison with a brother in the NHL. (Brendan Leipsic of the Vancouver Canucks is his sibling.) Links: ∆ Jeremey Leipsic at eliteprospects.com ∆ 20 Questions with Jeremey Leipsic ∆ Terriers’ Leipsic runner-up for CJHL Top Forward Mitch Dyck - Winkler Flyers (MJHL) - D The Bisons were short-staffed on the blue line last year so any announcement of a new defenceman makes me happy. Here we have 6'4", 220 lbs of solid southern Manitoba country boy. He was a 2nd team MJHL all-star. I'll take it. His dad played for the Bisons under coach Barry Trotz. Links: ∆ Mitch Dyck at eliteprospects.com ∆ MITCH DYCK AWARDED RBC JUNIOR A SCHOLARSHIP – APRIL 24 ∆ Flyer’s Mitch Dyck Commits to University of Manitoba ∆ Dyck Joins U of M Bisons Thomas Lenchyshyn - Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) - LW/D Now here's a player who has been around. When he came out of midget he had one game in the Dub with Lethbridge and then played for 5 different teams in the MJHL. Midway through the 2017 season he landed in Nipawin, where he finished his junior career as assistant captain and with a provincial title. He is much better known for toughness than finesse. His best offensive season in juniors was 5 goals, and he had 215 pims last year. The links have two unique stories. First, the Hawks were scheduled to play the Humboldt Broncos the night of the fateful crash. Also, his brother Jack played for Steinbach (MJHL champs) and they faced each other in the Anavet Cup. Links: ∆ Thomas Lenchyshyn at eliteprospects.com ∆ "A Nightmare You Couldn't Wake Up From" ∆ "You Guys Got To Go Win It For Us Now" - Steinbachonline.com Δ Sibling rivalry: Steinbach brothers face off on opposing teams in battle for ANAVET Cup | CBC News Meanwhile, Channing Bresciani, a graduated defenceman from last year's squad, has been signed by CBR Brave of the Australian Ice Hockey League. Goaltender Matt Hewitt from UBC is also on the squad. The seasons are opposite down under so they are well underway in a new season. In 10 games Bresciani has 2 goals and 16 assists. Links: ∆ Channing Bresciani at eliteprospects.com ∆ CBR Brave - Powered By esportsdesk.com Done by Android.
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    June 24: UMFM EXPANDING RADIO COVERAGE UMFM will have all Bison hockey men's and women's home games on their 2nd stream, if not on the 1st stream and 101.5 itself. And they will also be the audio for CanadaWest.TV broadcasts. We can now renew subscriptions, by the way. I quote: Link: Hockey Blog In Canada: It's Banner Time
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    2018-19 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

    CW SCHEDULE RELEASE AND OTHER OFF-SEASON NEWS There has not been as much off-season news released thus far in 2018-19 as is normal. But today we got the new schedule, and the Bisons also have their exhibition games on their page. First, here are the off-season links from the CW: ● [Puck drops on 2018-19 men’s season Sept. 28, women’s opens Oct. 5] ● [2018-19 Conference Schedule] ● [CanadaWest.tv] The men's season starts a week earlier than the women's because on the weekend of October 5-6 the annual deluge of games against NCAA teams will take place. The passes for CanadaWest.tv will go on sale June 21st. And here are the Bison links: ● [Bisons reveal 2018-19 schedule, will start season on the road vs. Calgary] ● [2018-19 Team Schedule] ● [Former head coach Barry Trotz wins first Stanley Cup] ● [Golf fundraiser invites golfers, sponsors to June 15 tournament] ● [UND 2018-19 Schedule] The Bisons open on the road in the Town of Bedrock against the Dinosaurs on September 28-29. The home opener follows October 12-13 against the Evil Monkeys, dubbed "Pandas" by the folks running the website. There are two "conference byes" early on. The October 5-6 weekend is to accommodate NCAA exhibition games. The Herd will be off to the Ralph to face the UND No-Longer-Fighting Sioux on Saturday, October 6th. That game is not on the Bison schedule, but is on the UND schedule. The second conference bye is November 2-3. One thing I don't like is that the Bisons have road series on either side of the second bye week, meaning 4 weeks between home games. The season starts with a trip to the UK, as it did last year. The golf tournament in the above link is a fundraiser for the trip. Three games are announced, but the golf tournament announcement indicated that there would once again be four games against the same three opponents. Here's the tour schedule thus far: Aug 22 Manitoba Bisons at Braehead Clan Aug 25 Manitoba Bisons at Belfast Giants Aug 26 Manitoba Bisons at Belfast Giants I expect an announcement of a game against the Edinburgh Capitals to be played August 23rd. Upon returning to North America, the Bisons will play in Regina on September 14-15 and then Regina will visit here on September 21-22. The Regina trip is presently listed as games against Regina, however they usually face two different teams in a tournament format. The story on former Bison coach Barry Trotz winning the Stanley Cup adds a level of conjecture. Maybe for old times sake he'll do some work with the Bisons until the NHL firing season begins. Wouldn't that be something? BISON HOME SCHEDULE Sept 21-22 v Regina Cougars (exhibition) Oct 12-13 v Alberta Golden Bears Oct 19-20 v Regina Cougars Nov 16-17 v UBC Thunderbirds Nov 30-Dec 1 v Calgary Dinosaurs Jan 11-12 v Mount Royal Cougars Jan 25-26 v Lethbridge Pronghorns Feb 8-9 v Saskatchewan Huskies ELSEWHERE As we enter the last half of June, there are no official recruiting announcements anywhere in the CW. Here are the various links on other topics: ● [Alberta Schedule] (not updated) ● [Calgary Schedule] (regular season only) ● [Lethbridge Schedule] (2017-18) ● [MRU Schedule] (2017-18) ● [Regina Schedule] (regular season only) ● [Saskatchewan Schedule] (2017-18) ● [UBC Schedule] (2017-18) ● Alta: [Ian Herbers returning to coach Golden Bears Hockey] ● Alta: [Bears join Thunderbirds, Canucks and Jets for Young Stars Classic] ● Alta: [Bears hockey alumnus Derek Ryan captures IIHF bronze] ● Alta: [Clare Drake celebration of life to be webcast on Canada West TV] ● Alta: [Canada West final rematch kicks off 2018-19 men's hockey season] ● Cal: [Puck drops on CW season on Sept. 28] ● Leth: [Pronghorn Family mourns the passing of former captain Hirsche] ● Leth: [Laplante’s gift to propel Pronghorn men’s hockey program] ● MRU: [Lanigan signs ATO with Komets] ● MRU: [Hockey seasons open with Battle of the Cougars] ● Reg: [Cougars’ 2018-19 Canada West schedule unveiled] ● Sask: [Huskie hockey season tickets launched] ● Sask: [Schedules released for first season in Merlis Belsher Place] ● UBC: [Former T-Bird Anthony Bardaro named Alps Hockey League MVP] ● UBC: [‘Birds join Canucks, Jets and Golden Bears for 2018 Young Stars Classic] ● UBC: [Canada West unveils 2018-19 men’s and women’s hockey schedules]
  20. U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS This season's new thread is starting a lot later than usual. Not only the Bisons, but the whole CW, are off to a slow start on new announcements. Well, that changes a bit because the schedule came out today. So I open with a 2-parter. This post has the links, which will be updated as the season draws closer, and the next one brings us up-to-date with announcements. 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 - Tw - FB ... sub-links : Schedule/Results : CCAA History : ACAC Hockey BCIHL Site - Tw - FB ... 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 - withdrew Selkirk Saints Simon Fraser Clan - Tw Trinity Western Spartans Vancouver Island Mariners Victoria Vikings Media Sites/Blogs: Canadian University Sports Network Breakin News 'N Crackin Brews (online radio) TSN CIS Page SportsNet CIS Page - SNU The Attacking Zone CISblog.ca ChrisD.ca MyToba.ca Winnipeg Hockey Talk Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page Independent Sports News Hockey Scene - AUS UNBHockeyFans.com AcadiaAxemenHockey.com Ryerson Rams Hockey Alumni Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge) RedmenHockey.com (McGill) Bison Men's Hockey (Manitoba unofficial) Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta) Hockey Blog in Canada (includes Manitoba) The Manitoban (student paper) The Varsity (Toronto student paper) Regina Cougar Hockey Alumni Bison Men's Hockey Twitter (Manitoba unofficial) Online video/audio: CanadaWest.tv - YareTV link sportscanada.tv AUSTV.ca OUA.tv CITR.ca - UBC radio Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games UMFM.com - all Bison home games SSN Canada Canada West stats and data: CW LeagueStats - Media Stats CW LeagueStats - Standings CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule CW LeagueStats - Rosters CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats CW LeagueStats - Goalies' Stats CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules CW Website Season Schedule - links to summaries CW Website Stats CW Hockey Tech Daily Schedule CW Hockey Tech Stats Stats: Elite Prospects - USports Page - individual player stats on everybody Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects USports/CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2018-19 USports/CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2018-19 USports/CIS Standings - 2010 to 2018 USports/CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2018 AUS Archive OUA LeagueStat ACAC LeagueStat (inactive link) Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09 Wikia - U Sports ... sub-links : University Cup Wikia - CWUAA ... sub-links : GPAC : WIAA : WCIAU Wikia - OUA/OUAA ... sub-links : QUAA : OSLC : OIAA : QOAA : CIAU Central Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA 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 OHT36 2018-19 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 Manitoba Bisons 2018-19 2018-19 Exhibition Schedule
  21. R.I.C.H.

    AHL MAX (American Hockey League Mascot Art Exhibition)

    I have a new addition to this project. Here's a drawing just I did of the Texas Stars mascot, Ringo the Ringtail, who was introduced last December.
  22. First place last year and 2nd this year. Looking forward to next season. Thank You so much for doing this each year!
  23. Much thanks once again to caps02 for running things yet again this year! Nice job! Congrats to mikeman on winning a spirited contest this season too! Was most certainly fun, no question! Solid 3rd place finish for myself this season too! If I had picked a few games differently, I may have tied for 2nd but didn't but I'm thrilled all the same! Will definitely be back for next season, you can count on it!
  24. Thanks caps02 for running this! Looking forward to next year!!
  25. Mikeman! Overall standings mikeman 401 pooch 385 LehighValleyPhantomsPhan 380 caps02 374 PhillyFlash 364 shanie 336 Thanks for everyone who played this season, and I'll be back to run the contest again come October.
  26. Standings for week 28 caps02 18 PhillyFlash 16 pooch 15 LehighValleyPhantomsPhan 13 mikeman 13 shanie 12 Overall standings mikeman 401 pooch 385 LehighValleyPhantomsPhan 380 caps02 374 PhillyFlash 364 shanie 336
  27. Standings for week 27 PhillyFlash 16 mikeman 16 LehighValleyPhantomsPhan 14 cpdragster420 13 caps02 12 shanie 10 pooch 7 Overall standings mikeman 388 pooch 370 LehighValleyPhantomsPhan 367 caps02 356 PhillyFlash 348 cpdragster420 344 shanie 324
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