Jump to content

Hollywood

Members
  • Content Count

    789
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Hollywood last won the day on May 29 2015

Hollywood had the most liked content!

About Hollywood

  • Rank
    2nd Liner

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Favorite AHL Team
    Manitoba Moose
  1. Sept 15: Red Deer College Sweeps! OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3 RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 6 Links: RDC: Boxscore RDC: Twitter Red Deer Advocate: Game Story UofL: S&R One win was nice, but when followed by a convincing win like this, even if against the Hörny Ønes, is a big moment for the Kings and the ACAC. The Boxscore listed just 12 skaters and a goaltender for Lethbridge. OUT EAST OUA Sep 15 RMC 3 Queen's 1 : QU S&R UP NEXT Canada West: Sep 17 Calgary at Mount Royal Sep 18 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Trinity Western (BCIHL) Sep 19 Lethbridge at Mount Royal Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta Sep 20 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBC Sep 20 Regina at Manitoba OUA: Sep 18 Concordia at UQTR Sep 19 Carleton at RMC Sep 19 Waterloo at Brock Sep 20 Laurentian at Lakehead Sep 20 Laurier v Western Ontario (at Lucan) Sep 20 Queen's at Ryerson Sep 20 Toronto at Carleton Interlocking: Sep 19 New Brunswick at York Sep 20 New Brunswick at York Sep 20 McGill at Saint Mary's AUS: Sep 16 Acadia v New Brunswick - cancelled Sep 17 Dalhousie at Acadia Sep 18 UPEI at Moncton Sep 18 St. FX at Saint Mary's Sep 20 Moncton at Acadia
  2. Sept 14: Bisons Swept MANITOBA BISONS 1 CALGARY DINOSAURS 7 Links: UofC: S&R UofC: Twitter UofM: S&R Podcast: This Week in Bison Sports There are no details on this game anywhere, but it is hard to imagine that this was anything other than a whuppin'. Calgary is now 5-0-0 and Manitoba is 0-2-0. Next weekend the Bisons host Regina, so I'll see what the new line-up looks like for real.I have added a link to UMFM's podcast. The season debut had an interview with new goaltender Tyler Brown. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0 Links: UofS: S&R UofA: Linescore* UofA: Twitter The U of A Twitter was updating scores. Shots were 31-20 in favour of the Monkeys. Alberta is now 4-0-0 and Sask is 1-1-0. Looking at the five scores from the weekend in Saskatown, it would seem that the Dinos and Monkeys are a cut above the Bisons and Banjolanders. Although, they have also played the most pre-season games and should be closer to their true form. We'll see. Alberta and Calgary play head-to-head next week to wrap up the pre-season. Oddly, Sask has no more games until the regular season starts. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2 RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 3 (in overtime)Links: RDC: S&R RDC: Twitter UofL: S&R UofL: Twitter Dubbed as the "Babcock Bowl" (Mike Babcock coached both sides at one time), the Kings have scored a major win for the ACAC by defeating the Hörny Ønes. I believe this to be their first win over a CW team. The period leads were 1-0 and 2-1 and the Kings held the shots lead, 32-20. The Kings are now 1-2-0 and this was the first game for Lethbridge. The rematch goes Sunday. SIMON FRASER CLAN > U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS > Links: UBC: S&R SFU: Website Was this game cancelled? UBC never did add it to their schedule (although Manitoba and Alberta were also missing games from their schedules until they were played). OUT EASTAUSSep 14 Dalhousie 3 Saint Mary's 2 (so) : AUS S&RSep 14 Moncton 1 St. F.X. 3 : BoxscoreOUASep 14 Laurentian 0 Nipissing 3 : LU S&R Sep 14 McGill 1 UQTR 6 : LeagueStatSep 14 Ontario Tech 1 Toronto 4 : LeagueStatSep 14 Ottawa 10 Windsor 2 : UofO S&RUP NEXTCanada West:Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC)Sep 17 Calgary at Mount RoyalSep 18 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Trinity Western (BCIHL)Sep 19 Lethbridge at Mount RoyalSep 20 Calgary at AlbertaSep 20 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBCSep 20 Regina at ManitobaOUA:Sep 15 Queen's v RMC (at Ganonoque)Sep 18 Concordia at UQTRSep 19 Carleton at RMCSep 19 Waterloo at BrockSep 20 Laurentian at LakeheadSep 20 Laurier v Western Ontario (at Lucan)Sep 20 Queen's at RyersonSep 20 Toronto at CarletonInterlocking:Sep 19 New Brunswick at YorkSep 20 New Brunswick at YorkSep 20 McGill at Saint Mary'sAUS:Sep 16 Acadia v New Brunswick (at Truro)Sep 17 Dalhousie at AcadiaSep 18 UPEI at MonctonSep 18 St. FX at Saint Mary'sSep 20 Moncton at Acadia
  3. Sept 13: Herd Lose Opener in Saskatown This is the pre-season's real kick-off weekend, with most teams seeing some action. The feature event is the Saskatown tournament. MANITOBA BISONS 1 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6 Links: UofA: Linescore UofA: Twitter UofM: S&R The linescore posted by the UofA tells us that their goal-scorers were Nolan Volcan (2), Cole Sanford, Trevor Cox, Ben Carroll, and Lucas Nickles. The period scores were 1-0 and 3-1. Twitter tells that the shots were 34-16 in favour of the Monkeys. The Bisons are 7-8-1 against the Monkeys over the last 4 years, which is probably as good as anybody has done. The Apes are now 3-0-0 and this was the Bisons' first game. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD REGINA COUGARS 2 CALGARY DINOSAURS 6 Links: UofS: S&R UofR: S&R UofC: Twitter The Dinos are 4-0-0 now, and Regina falls to 0-2-0. The Bisons face the Dinos on Saturday. This was game 3 of the Saskatown event. TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 3 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5 Links: UBC: S&R TWU: Game Story With Holy Trinity entering the CW next year, this year's game is a glimpse of things to come. TWU has a decent game story linked. UBC is now 1-3-1 in pre-season, and this was TWU's first game. The T-irds have now won all four exhibition games in their program histories. This was the opening of a 3-team round-robin including the Simon Fraser Clown for the “Captains' Cup”. OUT EAST AUS Sep 13 Moncton 4 UPEI 0 : AUS S&R OUA Sep 13 Guelph 4 Brock 1 : LeagueStat Sep 13 Laurier 3 Waterloo 2 (so) : Waterloo S&R Sep 13 Ottawa 1 Windsor 3 : WIndsor S&R Sep 13 Queen's 4 McGill 5 : LeagueStat Sep 13 York 2 Toronto 1 : LeagueStat UP NEXT Saskatoon Tournament: Sep 14 Calgary v Manitoba (3 pm) Sep 14 Alberta at Saskatchewan (7 pm) Other CW games: Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Out East: Sep 14 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Sep 14 McGill at UQTR Sep 14 Moncton at St. FX Sep 14 Ontario Tech at Toronto Sep 14 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 15 Queen's v RMC (at Ganonoque)
  4. Sept 12: Weekend Starts Early The Saskatoon tournament got off to an early start, and the first all-OUA game was held Thursday night as well. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD REGINA COUGARS 3 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4 Links: UofS: S&R UofR: S&R No tweets, nor stories, on this one. The score was posted on both sites on Friday. It appears that nobody is using LeagueStat in the CW until the season starts. So rosters will remain a mystery, as will game details. Fortunately, the OUA has started making extensive use of LeagueStat, with Thursday's game and Friday's five games all covered. OUT EAST Sep 12 Ryerson 1 Ontario Tech 2 : LeagueStat WEEKEND SCHEDULE Saskatoon Tournament: Sep 13 Manitoba v Alberta (3 pm) Sep 13 Calgary v Regina (7 pm) Sep 14 Calgary v Manitoba (3 pm) Sep 14 Alberta at Saskatchewan (7 pm) Other CW games: Sep 13 Trinity Western (BCIHL) v UBC Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Out East: Sep 13 Guelph at Brock Sep 13 Laurier at Waterloo Sep 13 Moncton at UPEI Sep 13 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 13 Queen's at McGill Sep 13 York at Toronto Sep 14 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Sep 14 McGill at UQTR Sep 14 Moncton at St. FX Sep 14 Ontario Tech at Toronto Sep 14 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 15 Queen's v RMC (at Ganonoque)
  5. Sept 10-11: Weekday Games OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0 CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 Links: UofC: S&R : Twitter All I got is a tweet and the score on this one. The Dinos are now 3-0-0 in pre-season. This was the Bluegars' first game, and they now have the weekend off. OUT EAST MONTREAL CANADIENS ROOKIES 7 QUEBEC UNIVERSITY ALL-STARS 3 Links: Summary: LeagueStat : McGill Game Story: McGill This was originally dubbed as “Laval Rocket” and then was changed to “Montreal Canadiens Rookies” against the Quebec University All-Stars. The game was tied 1-1 after one and 3-3 after two. In the final period the aspiring pros dominated the shot clock (18-3) and scored four times to sail away with a win. WEEKEND SCHEDULE Saskatoon Tournament: Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan Sep 13 Manitoba v Alberta (3 pm) Sep 13 Calgary v Regina (7 pm) Sep 14 Calgary v Manitoba (3 pm) Sep 14 Alberta at Saskatchewan (7 pm) Other CW games: Sep 13 Trinity Western (BCIHL) v UBC Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Out East: Sep 12 Ryerson at Ontario Tech Sep 13 Guelph at Brock Sep 13 Laurier at Waterloo Sep 13 Moncton at UPEI Sep 13 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 13 Queen's at McGill Sep 13 York at Toronto Sep 14 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Sep 14 McGill at UQTR Sep 14 Moncton at St. FX Sep 14 Ontario Tech at Toronto Sep 14 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 15 Queen's v RMC (at Ganonoque)
  6. Sept 11: News Round-up I was looking around to see if 2019-20 rosters were popping up, and one was (from the Town of Bedrock). Also, some news was posted by Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The retirement of Coleen Dufresne has prompted a Wall of Recognition to be installed. No word on who will be recognized in it. Link: UofM: Best of the Bisons captured in new Wall of Recognition The Dinosaurs are the first team in the CW to update their "roster" link with their 2019-20 line-up. Here's the breakdown: New recruits: 31 Brodan Salmond - G - Moose Jaw (WHL) 34 Adam Marcoux - G - Trail (BCHL) 41 Sahvan Khaira - D - Everett (WHL) 44 Dallas Hines - D - Vancouver (WHL) 11 Kaden Elder - F - Calgary (WHL) 39 Lane Zablocki - F - Vernon (BCHL) 43 Jordan Xavier - F - Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) Returnees: 1 Matt Greenfield G 2 Jake Kearley D - UNLV (ACHA) 3 Ryan Gagnon D 5 Jordan Henderson D 7 TJ Brown D - Quinnipiac (NCAA) 9 Graham Black F 10 Robbie Fisher F - Laurier (OUA) 15 Tim Vanstone F 16 Matt Alfaro F 17 Coda Gordon F 21 Logan Fisher F 22 Mitch Cook F 23 Ryan Graham F 24 Luke Harrison F 26 Bradley Schoonbaert F 27 Chris Rauckman F - UPEI (AUS) 28 Josh Uhrich F 29 James Shearer D 30 Tyler Gutenberg G 42 Dane Gibson F - Maine (NCAA) Departures: 4 Drew Weich D 11 Cal Babych F 12 Cain Franson F 18 Regan Nagy F 19 Riley Sheen F 33 Jared Hauf D 33 Jordan Papirny G 44 Dylan Busenius D One thing that jumped out on the Dinos' roster page was the number of transfers they have been accumulating. The five returnees and one newcomer have their former school noted on the roster above. This is a pretty good recruiting class, however the Dinos are losing a lot of their veteran core. I would expect them to be similar in calibre to what they have been in recent seasons. Link: UofC: Roster Page The Mutts have posted a story on their men's and women's tournaments. Not much new information (unless you are going there and want tickets) but it does seem that they are promoting the events. It also seems that this will be the one and only weekend of exhibition games for them. Link: UofS: Huskie hockey to host pair of exhibition tournaments
  7. Late Results OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6 Links: Schedule/Results: UBC : UofA Linescore Twitter: UBC : Alberta The UBC schedule/results page added the score and Alberta has now posted a linescore. Their goals were scored by Noah Philp, Tyler Soy, Ryan Jevne, Steven Owre, Cole Sanford, and Trevor Cox. Neither Twitter feed has anything else. So the T-irds are now 0-3-1 and the Evil Monkeys 2-0-0 on the season.
  8. Sept 7: Loads of New Recruits at Bison Intersquad Game BROWN 3 WHITE 1 The Bisons haven't done this in a while. For me, it was a chance to see the line-up and the renovations underway at the Wayne Fleming Arena. The new balcony is pretty much done. It is still partitioned off and wet paint signs are around. Here's the line-up synopsis (jersey number indicated and B for Brown and W for White): Unannounced Recruits 1B Jeremy Link G 6B Dylan Thiessen F 15B Ben Dalke F 5W Liam Schioler D 8W Connor Barley F 13W Nico Labossiere F 19W Nate Halvorsen F 34W Travis Ridgen G Announced Recruits 5B Matthew Stanley D 18B Brady Goethals F 21W Brian Harris F 23W Tony Apetagon F 27W Brady Pouteau D 30W Riley Lamb G Announced Recruit/Not Dressed -- Joshua Tripp Returnees Dressed 2B Adam Henry D 3B Sean Christensen D 11B Ryan Carlson D 12B Keaton Jameson F 24B Jeremey Leipsic F 35B Tyler Brown G 10W Devon Skoleski F 17W Colton Veloso F 24W Matt LeBlanc F 25W Lukas Skrumeda D 29W Jonah Wasylak F Comeback 16B Geordie Keane F Guest Players 20B Zach Franko F 21B Liam Bilton F 4W Bryce Litke D Announced Departures 4 Kamerin Nault F 8 Liam Bilton F 9 Zach Franko F 28 Byron Spriggs G 35 Brett Stovin F Announced Graduates 1 Justin Paulic G 12 Nick Zajac F 21 Brett Brooks F 34 Dasan Sydora G Departed or Not Dressed 5 Brandon Paradoski D 11 Mitchell Dyck D 14 Thomas Freeman F 16 Dawson Martin F 18 Garrett Armour F 23 Mackenzie Dwyer D 24 Thomas Lenchyshyn D 27 Carter Doerksen D The game was just two periods, and each goaltender got a period. No goals were scored on Jeremy Link, Tyler Brown and Riley Lamb each surrendered one, and Travis Ridgen gave up two. There was no PA for goals, and a couple were hard for me to tell from the other end of the ice, but I believe that the Brown goals were by Henry, Leipsic, and Christensen while Labossiere scored for the White. Each side had two goaltenders and four defencemen. The Brown had 8 forwards, and White had 9. Here's the background on the EIGHT unannounced recuits who suited up in this one: Jeremy Link - G – Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) Link is a Winnipeg native coming off four MJHL seasons, split between the Neepawa Natives and Winnipeg Blues. His stats line was excellent last year (26-16-0, 2.48 GAA, .931 S%). He led the league in save percentage. Links: ➤ Career Stats: ELite Prospects : MJHL : Fandom ➤ Twitter videos: Jan 15th : Feb 1st : Feb 4th A picture with stats! Dylan Thiessen - C/LW – Mercyhurst Lakers (NCAA) Although transferring from Mercyhurst, Thiessen is another Winnipeg boy. He played four seasons with the Virden Oil Capitals, and had 64 goals, 93 assists for 157 points in 216 games. He only played four games for Mercyhurst last year. Many Bison recruits had better numbers, but Thiessen has drawn a lot of accolades in his own right. He wore the “C” in Virden and last year he had a perfect 4.0 GPA to be AHA Student Athlete-of-the-Year. He only played 5 games but I am sure with that GPA he'll figure out how to get more ice time this year. The linked stories point out things like his coach's favourable views of the team captain, getting a scholarship to the same NCAA school as his sister, and his reflections on the impact of the Humboldt crash. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects : MJHL : Fandom ➤ MJHL: Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month ➤ Empire Advance: Oil Caps Player Profile: Dylan Thiessen ➤ CBC: Winnipeg hockey siblings score full hockey scholarships to same U.S. university : Manitoba hockey teams coming to terms with deadly Sask. bus crash ➤ All-Academic: Mercyhurst Profile : Former MJHL Players Named to Div I All-Academic Team : Atlantic Hockey ➤ YouTube video: Jan 28, 2016 Ben Dalke - RW – Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) After Thiessen left the Oil Capitals, Dalke stepped up to be the team captain. He was tied for 10th in MJHL scoring last year (22-33-55 in 60 games). Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects : MJHL ➤ Virden: DALKE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING THE NEXT STEP WITH OIL CAPS ➤ Empire Advance: Dalke starts final season with Oil Caps ➤ Twitter video: Oct 14th, 2018 Liam Schioler - D – Regina Pats (WHL) Now here's a Bison prototype: Winnipeg boy, 6'3”, 192 lbs., went away to play in the WHL, wore a letter (an “A”), and is coming home. He had committed to Queen's last February but has clearly come to his senses. Apparently, he was going to enrol in commerce. Just so happens that Manitoba's commerce faculty is second to none! Combined with the unexpected return of 5th year Sean Christensen, the Herd now has 7 quality veterans or WHL rookies on the blueline. He won't be expected to generate offence, but should help alleviate last year's havoc in front of the net. Also, the Pats used him up front when the injury bug hit the forward ranks last year. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects ➤ Regina Leader-Post: Pats' Schioler going from Queen City to Queen's University : rp @ Goderich Signal Star ➤ Regina Leader-Post: Pats' Liam Schioler positioned for success ➤ Videos: YouTube : Twitter ➤ WHL: Pats name Leschyshyn captain, Henry and Schioler to serve as alternates ➤ CKOM: Pats’ Schioler expects a ‘tough’ weekend ➤ Canada.com: Fond farewell for Pats' vets Connor Barley - LW – Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) In addition to his career with the Steelers, Barley has had two cups of coffee in the WHL, one with Kootenay and one win Portland. Those didn't pan out so he spent all of last season with Selkirk. He finished 8th in MJHL scoring (31-26-57), and was 10th in 2017-18 with better numbers (35-32-67). He's a St. Andrew's native, so the Steelers were more-or-less his hometown team. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects : MJHL : Fandom ➤ Cranbrook Townsman: Another day, another WHL debut as Barley joins Ice ➤ WHL: Portland Winter Hawks Profile ➤ MJHL: Selkirk Steelers Profile : Q&A MJHL player of the month last November. Nico Labossiere - LW – Selkirk & Steinbach (MJHL), St. Vital (MMJHL) This is a player with a lot of Junior A mileage. He started with Winkler, then went to Selkirk, stopped off with St. Vital (MMJHL), and then finished last year with Steinbach. His rights had been dealt to Waywayseecappo but I guess he chose to play in the MMJHL instead over the pre-Christmas-New Year's period. In any event, he played just 33 games combined. His point totals were not too bad (6-22-28). In 2017-18 he played the full season with Selkirk and in 60 games was 22-42-64, good for 14th in the league. He's a small forward at 5'9”, and the Bisons have a few of those now. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects : MJHL : Fandom ➤ Steinbach: PISTONS ADD LABOSSIERE, PAISLEY, AND VAUTOUR AT MJHL TRADE DEADLINE ➤ MMJHL: St. Vital Stats Nate Halvorsen - RW – Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) We have here a Winnipeg native and graduate of four seasons with the Selkirk Steelers, the last two of which he was better than a point-per-game (25-34-59 in 2017-18 and 34-29-63 in 2018-19). He was 4th in MJHL scoring, behind fellow recruits Josh Tripp, Bradly Goethals, and Tony Apetagon. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects : MJHL : Fandom ➤ Selkirk: Player Profile ➤ Game On: MJHL Player of the Month Announced Travis Ridgen - G – VIU Mariners (BCIHL) Trav4Oilers is an interesting character. He is a Winnipeg native who played Junior B in the KJHL with Lundar and Arborg before heading out to Vancouver Island University last year. He only played one game last year and gave up 8 goals. I suspect he is a name they can call upon in the event of injury to one of the other three goaltenders. He wrote a story about himself in The Hockey News. The link is behind a pay wall. His official resume misses several teams from whom he was cut. So if he's cut by the Bisons, I think he'll take it in stride. Already this year he has a tryout with the Birmingham Bulls of the SPHL. He is a minor celebrity in social media. He was hired by First Row Collectibles to sign autographs at Canadian Wrestling's Elite "Legends of Wrestling & Sports Convention 2". He was involved in a KJHL fight against Peguis, as shown in the picture below! Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects ➤ VIU: Player Profile ➤ MMJHL: 2015-16 Stats ➤ The Hockey News: LAST CUT IS THE DEEPEST: THE JOURNEY OF AN OFT-CUT EMERGENCY BACKUP HOPEFUL ➤ First Row Collectibles: TRAVIS RIDGEN IS MAKING NOISE IN THE HOCKEY WORLD ➤ Washed Up Goalie Blog: Behind the Mask with trav4oilers ➤ Social Media: Twitter : Facebook : YouTube Bryce Litke - D – Watertown Wolves (FHL) He was a “guest player”, along with alumni Liam Bilton and Zach Franko. He's off to play in the Federal League. He was needed to give each side 4 defencemen. He formerly played for St. Boniface in the MMJHL, and Minnesota in the SIJHL. Last year he played Division 3 in Sweden. Links: ➤ Career Stats: Elite Prospects Put it all together and the Bisons have strength and depth on defence and in goal. They lack experience and reliable forwards. They have three 5th years players, no 4th year players, and two 3rd year defencemen. The only veteran forward is Jonah Wasylak. Therefore, the question is whether the team can score enough goals. Returning second year forwards with potential are Veloso, Jameson, Leipsic, and Skoleski. From the MJHL they have the top four scorers, and 7 of the top 14. If enough young forwards can adapt to university hockey, they could be a difficult playoff opponent. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS > ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS > Links: Schedule/Results: UBC : UofA Linescore Twitter: UBC : Alberta This one has to be reported. CALGARY DINOSAURS 4 RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 2 Links: Schedule/Results: Calgary : Red Deer Twitter: Calgary : Red Deer Red Deer Advocate: Kings humbled in preseason mini-series with U of C Dinos There was a fair amount of detail in the Red Deer game story. Bedrock outshot Red Deer 50-15! So, the score was a bit deceptive. UP NEXT Saskatoon Tournament: Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan Sep 13 Manitoba v Alberta (3 pm) Sep 13 Calgary v Regina (7 pm) Sep 14 Calgary v Manitoba (3 pm) Sep 14 Alberta at Saskatchewan (7 pm) Other CW games: Sep 10 Mount Royal at Calgary Sep 13 Trinity Western (BCIHL) v UBC Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) AUS games: Sep 13 Moncton at UPEI Sep 14 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's Sep 14 Moncton at St. FX OUA games: Sep 10 Quebec All-Stars at Laval (AHL) Sep 12 Ryerson at Ontario Tech Sep 13 Guelph at Brock Sep 13 Laurier at Waterloo Sep 13 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 13 Queen's at McGill Sep 13 York at Toronto Sep 14 McGill at UQTR Sep 14 Ontario Tech at Toronto Sep 14 Ottawa at Windsor Sep 15 Queen's v RMC (at Ganonoque)
  9. Sept 6: Domestic Exhibition Season Begins U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3 in overtime Links: Summaries: HockeyTech : LeagueStat UBC: S&R : Twitter Alberta: Linescore : Twitter This marks the first game of the pre-season between two CW teams, and for that matter the first battle of USports teams. So it is appropriate that the game went into overtime. There are no game stories posted, but the stats were downloaded to the HockeyTech and LeagueStat sources, as per the links. Highlights are: - Brendan Burke got the win, with 22 saves on 24 shots - Rylan Toth got the loss, with 23 saves on 26 shots - The game was tied 1-1 after one, and 2-2 after two. - Ryan Rehill scored the game winner in just over a minute of OT. - UBC dressed just 19 players. Has the injury bug struck already? - Alberta's backup goaltender was Jamond Cardinal. His last stats come from AA Midget in 2015-16. Saturday night's rematch in St. Albert is generating some promotion. Tickets are $15! I don't believe that live stats nor a summary will be uploaded to LeagueStat or HockeyTech. RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 0 CALGARY DINOSAURS 5 Links: Schedule/Results: Calgary : Red Deer Twitter: Calgary : Red Deer Thus far there are no game stories nor anything on Twitter. Without the stats there isn't much to say. The scoreline is pretty much what I expected. Saturday's rematch is in Red Deer. I see that the Dinos have an app! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sidearmsports.fanapp.ucalgary&hl=en
  10. Preview: Sept 6-7: Western Exhibitions Only U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2018-19: 14-12-2; 2019-20: 0-2-0) ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2018-19: 24-3-1) Links: ➤ HockeyTech Stats: UBC : Alberta ➤ Schedule/Results: UBC : Alberta ➤ Leaguestat: Daily Schedule (live updates on Friday) ➤ Twitter: UBC : Alberta Neither side has a preview story on their websites as I post. However, the website stats page (by HockeyTech) has a stats list for both teams, as linked. Here's what the Monkeys look like: Goaltenders Matt Berlin* Brendan Burke Griffen Outhouse* Defencemen Ben Carroll Braydyn Chizen* Dawson Davidson* Jared Freadrich* Dalton Hamaliuk* Clayton Kirichenko Joel Lakusta* Sawyer Lange Ryan Rehill Forwards Tyson Baillie Chad Butcher* Taylor Cooper Trevor Cox Jayden Hart Ryan Jevne* Cole Linaker Curtis Miske Lucas Nickles Steven Owre Josh Paterson* Grayson Pawlenchuk Noah Philp Cole Sanford Luc Smith* Tyler Soy Nolan Volcan* Departed Players Kenny Cameron G Zach Sawchenko G Nick Charif D Graeme Craig D Jason Fram D Wil Tomchuk D Tanner Clarkson F Riley Kieser F McConnell Kimmett F Stephane Legault F Brandon Magee F Friday night's game is at the Clare Drake Arena and Saturday's is in St. Albert. So far, the Leaguestat live updates is just for Friday's game. RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS (2018-19 ACAC: 19-7-1-1) CALGARY DINOSAURS (2018-19: 18-7-3) Links: ➤ Schedule/Results: Calgary : Red Deer ➤ Twitter: Calgary : Red Deer This is a home-and-home series, playing in the Town of Bedrock Friday and in Dead Rear on Saturday. There are no preview stories and neither team has a roster page going for 2019-20. Red Deer is on the ascent in the ACAC. They will also play Lethbridge this pre-season, as has become custom. It is time to start the lookout for 2019-20 roster pages. Here are the CW links, all of which list 2018-19 as I post. Links: ➤ Alberta ➤ Calgary ➤ Lethbridge ➤ Manitoba ➤ Mount Royal ➤ Regina ➤ Saskatchewan ➤ UBC
  11. Sept 2: Waterloo Gets a Win; Lots of CW News OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD OUT EAST WATERLOO WARRIORS 4 EVZ ACADEMY 3 Links: Waterloo: [Twitter] : [Schedule/Results] EVZ: [Twitter] I could not find a game story for this one, so Twitter it is. The shootout win prevents the Warriors from meeting their Waterloo, so to speak. They finish 1-2-0 on the Euro adventure. UQTR PATRIOTES 3 BORDEAUX BOXERS 4 UQTR PATRIOTES 2 DUCS D'ANGER 1 UQTR PATRIOTES 3 ANGLET HORMADI 2 UQTR had a trip to France without anything on their site about it. Good thing for Twitter. They won a 4-team tournament with a 2-1-0 record. Links: UQTR v Bordeaux: [Twitter] UQTR v Angers: [Twitter] UQTR v Hormadi: [Twitter] NEWS CanadaWest.tv has lined up a name sponsor, namely Co-op! For those out east, Co-op food stores and gas bars are everywhere on the prairies. Links: Manitoba: [Co-op named presenting sponsor of Canada West TV] Regina: [Co-op named presenting sponsor of Canada West TV] The Bluegars finally announced their pre-season games. It includes one addition not previously announced, the game on Sept 19th. Sep 10 Mount Royal at Calgary Sep 17 Calgary at Mount Royal Sep 19 Lethbridge at Mount Royal Sep 21 Mount Royal at Lethbridge Link: MRU: [Schedule/Results] The Hørny Ønes have a 12-man recruiting class. This is the year of mega-sized rookie crops across USports. I think the Monkeys out-recruited them again. Luke Coleman - LW - Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Michael Clarke - F - Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Owen Guenter - F - Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Kyle Gordon - F - Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) Daniel Gatenby - D - Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) Josh Patrician - D - Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Mackenzie Mindus - F - Grand Falls Rapids (MHL) Jared Janke - C - Campbellton Tigers (MHL) George King - F - Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (9 teams in 4 years!) Josh Borynec - C - Melville Millionaries (SJHL) Jack Burgart - G - Bemidji State University (NCAA) Nik Amundrud - G - Rosetown Red Wings (ACHW) (in WHL 2015 and 2016) Link: UofL: [Pronghorn Hockey unveils 12 member recruiting class]
  12. Sept 1: Another 0-3 Day OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD With the Bisons not in action, we once again continue with a limited schedule opening weekend. It's looking like the OUA is in-between the level of the DEL2 and Oberliga and UBC is a touch beneath the Badger Bobs. WISCONSIN BADGERS 7 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [UBC Stats Page] Stories: [UBC] : [UofW (with video)] This series ended in wild fashion. Wisconsin built a 5-0 lead early in the 2nd period, before UBC stormed back to make it 5-4 in the 3rd period. The last goal was an empty-netter.Matt Revel and newcomer Jeff Kryski each scored twice for the T-irds. Habs' draft Cole Caulfield had a hatrick for the Badger Bobs. UBC starting goaltender (wrongly listed as Wisconsin's Daniel Lebedeff) allowed four goals on 15 1st period shots. UBC then put in a new goaltender (wrongly listed as Wisconsin's Jack Berry) who stopped 16 of 18 shots. Jack Berry started for Wisconsin and stopped all 5 shots he faced in the 1st period. Johan Blomquist then finished, and stopped 15 of 20 shots. So who played goal for UBC? Likely Ben Maquignaz, who was also on the line-up listings, and another mystery goaltender. (* denotes a rookie, # denotes a line-up change from Friday's game) Defencemen 6 Shaun Dosanjh 7 Tanner Faith # 13 Kyle Becker 26 Joe Carvalho 29 Jerret Smith 40 Jonathan Smart * 43 Ryan Pouliot * Forwards 10 Matt Revel 14 Jake Kryski * 16 Murphy Stratton * 17 Austin Vetterl 19 Tyler Sandhu 20 Austin Glover 21 Quentin Greenwood 22 Quinn Benjafield * 37 Brett Clayton * 42 Carter Popoff 44 Maxwell James Goalies 39 Ben Maquignaz ???????????????? Announced Recruits Not Dressed Jarret Tyszka (D) James Orban (F) Announced Departures 8 Riley Guenther 15 Adam Rossignol 22 Chase Clayton 23 Raymond Grewal 33 Michael Stenerson Departed or Not Dressed 2 Devin Fafard 9 Dryden Michaud *# 11 Steven Hodges 25 Colton Kehler 27 Josh Connolly 34 Rylan Toth # 47 Patrick Dea OUT EAST OTTAWA GEEGEES 3 EISPIRATEN CRIMMITSCHAU 4 Links: Ottawa: [Twitter] : [Schedule/Results] Crimmitschau: [Translated Game Story] The Ice Pirates held period leads of 2-0 and 3-2, and there was a scrap early in the 2nd period. Ottawa thus ends their tour with a 1-2-0 record, the win coming over an Oberliga (3rd tier) team and two losses against DEL2 (2nd tier) teams. WATERLOO WARRIORS 1 EHC FREIBURG 2 Links: Waterloo: [Twitter] : [Schedule/Results] Freiburg: [Twitter] The home side has not posted a game story for this one, but their Twitter feed was updated dozens of times throughout the game. The Warriors are now 0-2-0 on the tour, with the finale in Switzerland on Labour Day. NEXT UP Sep 02 Waterloo at EVZ Academy (Switzerland 2) Sep 06 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Calgary Sep 06 UBC at Alberta Sep 07 Calgary at Red Deer College (ACAC) Sep 07 UBC at Alberta
  13. Aug 30: USports Teams Go 0-3 OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD The Bisons have yet to start the season, and won't for two weeks, but we do have a fairly busy Friday night out-of-town scoreboard from the night that the CW football season kicked off (with the Bisons soundly thrashing the Banjo Mutts). WISCONSIN BADGERS 3 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [UBC Stats Page] Stories: [UBC] : [UofW (with video)] This was a solid win for the Badger Bobs, outscoring the T-irds 1-0 in each period. Final shots were 38-26 in favour of Wisconsin. There were a total of 64 penalty minutes dealt (34 to Wisconsin). Returning goaltender Rylan Toth took the loss for UBC. Wisconsin had 27 names on the line-up sheet posted at LeagueStat. Since neither UBC nor any other CW team has a 2019-20 roster posted, the LeagueStat summary is a guideline (* indicates a rookie): Defencemen 6 Shaun Dosanjh 13 Kyle Becker 26 Joe Carvalho 29 Jerret Smith 40 Jonathan Smart * 43 Ryan Pouliot * Forwards 9 Dryden Michaud * 10 Matt Revel 14 Jake Kryski * 16 Murphy Stratton * 17 Austin Vetterl 19 Tyler Sandhu 20 Austin Glover 21 Quentin Greenwood 22 Quinn Benjafield * 37 Brett Clayton * 42 Carter Popoff 44 Maxwell James Goalies 34 Rylan Toth 39 Ben Maquignaz Announced Recruits Not Dressed Jarret Tyszka (D) James Orban (F) Announced Departures 8 Riley Guenther 15 Adam Rossignol 22 Chase Clayton 23 Raymond Grewal 33 Michael Stenerson Departed or Not Dressed 2 Devin Fafard 7 Tanner Faith 11 Steven Hodges 25 Colton Kehler 27 Josh Connolly 47 Patrick Dea The only rookie dressed but not previously announced was Murphy Stratton, a California lad listed as committed to UND for 2020-21. I suspect that another goaltender has also been recruited. OUT EAST OTTAWA GEEGEES 3 DRESDNER EISLOWEN 5 Links: Ottawa: [Twitter] : [Schedule/Results] Dresdner: [Translated Game Story] The Germans enjoyed period leads of 3-1 and 5-1, so it seems to have been a coast-to-victory scenario. The story says the teams had to do laps to aleviate fog. The joys of hockey in the summer heat! Dresdner plays in DEL2, the 2nd tier of German hockey. WATERLOO WARRIORS 3 RITTNER BUAM 6 Links: Waterloo: [Tour Preview] : [Schedule/Results] Rittner: [Translated Game Story] This was Waterloo's opener of a 3-game trip through the Alps. They appear to have suffered a decisive loss to the German-speaking Italians. Period leads were 2-0 and 5-2. Future opponents could get even tougher for the Warriors. NEXT UP Sep 01 Ottawa at Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Germany 2) Sep 01 Waterloo at EHC Freiburg (Germany 2) Sep 01 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC Sep 02 Waterloo at EVZ Academy (Switzerland 2)
  14. Aug 29: The Puck Has Dropped OTTAWA GEEGEES 3 DEGGENDORFER SC 1 Links: ➤ Ottawa: Twitter ➤ Deggendorfer: Game Story (translated) This was an expected result, since Deggendorfer is a 3rd tier German team. I did not see stats or line-ups posted anywhere. PREVIEW WISCONSIN BADGERS (2018-19: 14-18-5) U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2018-19: 14-12-2) Links: ➤ UBC: ‘Birds prepare for historic clash with star studded Wisconsin Badgers ➤ Leaguestat: Daily Schedule (live updates) ➤ UofW: Quick Six: Wisconsin at British Columbia ➤ CHN: Wisconsin Page ➤ Facebook: Wisconsin Hockey Page The roster pages are not updated at the UBC site nor at any of the CW sites. However, UBC may well be doing live updates at LeagueStat, just check the link. The Wisconsin series preview says they will be live streaming on Facebook. The last time UBC hosted NCAA teams they defeated both UND and Princeton. REMAINING WEEKEND SCHEDULE Aug 30 Ottawa at Dresdner Eislowen (Germany 2) Aug 30 Waterloo at Rittner Baum (Italy) Aug 30 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC Sep 01 Ottawa at Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Germany 2) Sep 01 Waterloo at EHC Freiburg (Germany 2) Sep 01 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC Sep 02 Waterloo at EVZ Academy (Switzerland 2)
  15. Aug 24: Announcements Around the CW There have been no announcements of new recruits for the Bisons since a flurry of activity in the spring. There has been a follow-up story on Brett Stovin's journey to Scotland. He was also contacted by teams in Italy, Poland, France, and elsewhere in the U.K. Links: ➤ UofM: Versatile Stovin ready to begin pro hockey career in Scotland The Evil Monkeys have added a zoo-full of banana-eating, armpit-scratching, vine-swinging recruits from the WHL. With 14 new players, there must be a load of departures. There just won't be enough bananas to go around. Forwards: Chad Butcher - Medicine Hat (WHL-2017), Wichita/Allen (ECHL) Matt Fonteyne - Everett (WHL-2018), San Jose (AHL) Ryan Jevne - Medicine Hat (WHL) Josh Paterson - Saskatoon/Portland (WHL) Noah Philp - Seattle (WHL) Luc Smith - Kamloops/Spokane (WHL) Nolan Volcan - Seattle (WHL) Defense: Braydyn Chizen - Kelowna/Brandon (WHL) Dawson Davidson - Saskatoon (WHL) Jared Freadrich - Portland (WHL) Dalton Hamaliuk - Moose Jaw (WHL) Joel Lakusta _ Prince George (WHL) Goaltenders: Matt Berlin - Kootenay (WHL-2018), Sherwood (AJHL) Griffen Outhouse - Victoria (WHL) This is a record large recruit class for the Apes. The previous high was 12. The linked story has career stats for each player. There were two players from British California and one from Sask, the rest being Alberta boys. So no recruits left for Calgary, MRU, and Lethbridge I guess. Links: ➤ UofA: Bears Hockey announces record-breaking recruit class Still nothing from Banjoland about recruits, but they do have a story on Dave Hardy being appointed the chief athletics officer (CAO). Whoop-dee-doo! Links: ➤ UofS: Huskie Athletics announce chief athletics officer The T-irds' 8 recruits would normally be quite an announcement. But coming in the shadow of the Evil Monkeys' announcements makes this not get the coverage it deserves. Forwards: Quinn Benjafield - Edmonton (WHL) Jake Kryski - Calgary (WHL) Brett Clayton - Tri-City/Regina (WHL) James Orban - Drayton Valley (AJHL) Dryden Michaud - Melfort (SJHL) Defence: Ryan Pouliot - Swift Current/Vancouver (WHL), Powell River (BCHL) Jonathan Smart - Kootenay (WHL, Penticton (BCHL) Jarret Tyszka - Seattle (WHL) - in January The story talks about departures, but does not list them. Therefore its hard to tell if UBC is taking a step forward, or a step backward. Links: ➤ UBC: Kryski, Benjafield, Tyszka highlight 2019 men’s hockey recruiting class Ottawa's schedule for their German tour is at the bottom of their team schedule: Aug 29 Ottawa at Deggendorfer SC Aug 30 Ottawa at Dresdner Eislowen Sep 01 Ottawa at Eispiraten Crimmitschau All of Ottawa's opponents played in the DEL2 last year, Germany's 2nd tier league. Deggendorfer SC (aka "The Fire") finished 14th and last. So this year they are relegated to the Oberliga, the 3rd tier league. Meanwhile, Dresdner Eislöwen (Ice Lions) finished 9th of 14 and lost in the semi-finals. They have Nick Huard from the Guelph Gryphons in their line-up. Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Ice Pirates) finished 10th and were knocked out in the quarter-finals. They have no USports grads. Unlike their opponents, the Gee-Gees were better in the regular season (22-2-4) than in the playoffs (3-2). It was their 3rd season back and they shocked USports fans by finishing 1st in the OUA East, 7 points ahead of Carleton in their division and 5 points ahead of Ryerson (western pennant winner) in the conference. However, they lost to Queen's in the eastern semi-final, two games to one. Links: ➤ Ottawa: Team Schedule ➤ Elite Prospects: DEL2 (Germany 2) ➤ Elite Prospects: Oberliga (Germany 3) ➤ Elite Prospects: Deggendorfer SC ➤ Google translate: Deggendorfer Team Site ➤ Elite Prospects: Dresdner Eislowen ➤ Google translate: Dresdner Team Site ➤ Elite Prospects: Nick Huard ➤ Elite Prospects: Eispiraten Crimmitschau ➤ Google translate: Crimmitschau Team Site
×