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  1. Aug 10: Waterloo Warriors Trip to the Alps This year the Bisons are not crossing the Atlantic to start the season. But the Waterloo Warriors are making a trek. I don't remember them doing so before. The Warriors have qualified for the University Cup four times: 1974 (where the won gold), 1991, 1996, and 2013. They have finished 10th (and last) in the OUA in each of the last two seasons. However, their 25 points in 28 games was not such a bad record. The OUA West is tightly packed, so they were just 6 points removed from 3rd place. They will play teams from Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, all in the German-speaking Alps extended region. On August 30th they face Rittner Buam. The Bisons have played them on two prior trips when they were known as Ritten (or Renon) Sport. (Ritten is the city name in German, Renon is the city name in Italian.) They are now in the Alps Hockey League, which has Austria's 2nd Tier teams and Slovenia's and Italy's top tier teams. Last season they were 5th out of 17 teams. They also won the Italian title. This year's roster has a UNB grad (Randy Gazzola) and a Dalhousie grad (Dan Tudin). Links: > Team Website > Sofascore Scoreboard > YouTube Channel > Elite Prospects - Randy Gazzola > Elite Prospects - Dan Tudin > Elite Prospects - Alps Hockey League On September 1st they will face EHC Freiburg from the DEL2 (German 2nd Tier). Freiburg finished 13th out of 14 teams last year. They are unofficially called the "Wolves". Many of the Bisons' opponents from this league have moved either up or down a league in the intervening years. I know that the leading teams from this league are tough opponents for USports teams. Keeping the AUS theme going, former X-Man Nick Pageau plays for the Wolves. Links: > Team Website > Elite Prospects - DEL2 > Elite Prospects - Nick Pageau The tour ends on September 2nd with a 3rd game in 4 days against the EVZ Academy from Zug, Switzerland. They play in the Swiss 2nd Tier, called "NLB". They placed 8th out of 11 teams a year ago. The team is very young, with just only one player outside the 18-21 age group. Waterloo should fall mostly within the 20-23 age group. Links: > Team Website > Elite Prospects - NLB > Roster at Swiss Hockey News
  2. Aug 4: Recruitment & Scheduling Recap Around the CW news has been sparse. There is usually a team or two to start around Labour Day which exhibitions, with a mass join-in to follow. However, the only team to have posted what is likely to be their full pre-season is Regina, with Manitoba, Alberta, and UBC having what appears to be a partial schedule. Calgary, MRU, Saskatchewan, and Lethbridge have only posted regular season schedules. As for roster news, the Bisons are the only team with substantial official announcements. Going team-by-team, here's how it looks: Note: Games marked * are confirmed on the team schedule page and games marked # are confirmed elsewhere. > Manitoba Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Manitoba Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 20 Regina at Manitoba * Sep 21 Regina at Manitoba * Oct 05 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA) # Oct 07 Manitoba at Omaha (NCAA) # PLAYERS JOINING 2019-04-13 Brady Pouteau (D) Regina (WHL) 2019-04-19 Riley Lamb (G) Swift Current (WHL) 2019-05-02 Matt Stanley (D) Swift Current (WHL) 2019-05-07 Tony Apetagon (F) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) 2019-05-07 Brian Harris (F) Swan Valley (MJHL)/Edmonton (WHL) 2019-06-10 Bradly Goethals (F) Swan Valley (MJHL)/Saskatoon (WHL) 2019-06-11 Joshua Tripp (F) Swan Valley (MJHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-01-24 Kamerin Nault (F) Greenville (ECHL) 2019-02-13 Zach Franko (F) Idaho (ECHL) 2019-02-18 Liam Bilton (F) Orlando (ECHL) 2019-03-15 Byron Spriggs (G) Texas (AHL) 2019-03-22 Byron Spriggs (G) Manitoba (AHL) 2019-06-21 Brett Stovin (F) Dundee (EIHL) > Alberta Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Alberta Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 06 UBC at Alberta * Sep 07 UBC at Alberta * Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta * Oct 05 Alberta at Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) # Oct 06 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA) # PLAYERS JOINING 2019-05-13 Noah Philp (F) Seattle (WHL) 2019-05-13 Ryan Jevne (F) Medicine Hat (WHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-03-19 Luke Philp (F) Calgary (NHL) 2019-03-20 Stephane Legault (F) South Carolina (ECHL) 2019-03-26 Zach Sawchenko (G) San Jose (AHL) 2019-04-03 Graeme Craig (D) Manitoba (AHL) 2019-05-31 Jason Fram (D) Kunlun Red Star (KHL) 2019-06-28 Brandon Magee (F) Kunlun Red Star (KHL) > Calgary Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Calgary Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 06 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Calgary # Sep 07 Calgary at Red Deer College (ACAC) # Sep 13 Regina v Calgary (at Saskatoon) # Sep 20 Calgary at Alberta # PLAYERS JOINING none PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-03-02 Matt Greenfield (G) Springfield (AHL) 2019-05-04 Dylan Busenius (D) Fehérvár AV19 (EBEL - Hungary) 2019-05-12 Cain Franson (F) Amiens (France) > Lethbridge Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Lethbridge Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 14 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) # Sep 15 Lethbridge at Red Deer College (ACAC) # PLAYERS JOINING 2019-05-14 Kyle Gordon (F) Okotoks (AJHL) 2019-05-22 Josh Borynec (F) Melville (SJHL) 2019-05-22 Michael Clarke (F) Humboldt (SJHL) 2019-05-22 Josh Patrician (D) Humboldt (SJHL) 2019-05-22 Owen Guenter (F) Humboldt (SJHL) 2019-06-10 Jared Janke (F) Campbellton (MJAHL) 2019-07-07 Nik Amundrud (G) Rosetown (SJHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-04-09 Blake Orbán (D) MAC Újbuda (Slovakia) 2019-05-24 Justin Valentino (F) Briançon (France) 2019-05-28 Clint Filbrandt (D) DEAC (Erste Liga - Hungary) 2019-06-01 Garret Hughson (G) Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák ((Erste Liga - Hungary) 2019-07-14 Logan Mick (F) Åmåls SK (Sweden Div 2) 2019-07-23 Artsiom Kalashnikov (F) Muik (Finland Div 2) > Mount Royal Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Mount Royal Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Oct 05 Mount Royal at Minnesota State (NCAA) # Oct 06 Mount Royal at Minnesota (NCAA) # PLAYERS JOINING 2019-02-05 Nicholas Sicoly (F) Aberdeen (NAHL) 2019-05-08 Nolan Yaremko (F) Tri-City (WHL) 2019-05-14 Kurtis Chapman (G) Victoria (BCJHL) 2019-05-19 Riley Shamray (D) Dauphin (MJHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-06-17 Grant Baker (D) Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák (Erste Liga - Hungary) 2019-07-12 Colton Kroeker (F) Dundee (EIHL - UK) > Regina Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Regina Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan * Sep 13 Regina v Calgary (at Saskatoon) * Sep 20 Regina at Manitoba * Sep 21 Regina at Manitoba * PLAYERS JOINING none PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-05-11 Zach McPhee (F) Trollhättans HC (Sweden Div 2) > Saskatchewan Team Schedule > Elite Prospects Sask Transfers EXHIBITION GAMES Sep 12 Regina at Saskatchewan # PLAYERS JOINING 2019-05-13 Justin Ball (F) Melfort (SJHL) 2019-06-26 Cody Spagrud (D) Battlefords (SJHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-05-03 Parker Thomas (F) Melbourne Mustangs (AIHL - Oz) 2019-07-20 Jesse Forsberg (D) Belfast (EIHL - UK) > UBC Team Schedule > Elite Prospects UBC Transfers > UBC: Nate Fleming returns home behind T-Birds’ bench EXHIBITION GAMES Aug 30 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC * Sep 01 Wisconsin (NCAA) at UBC * Sep 06 UBC at Alberta # Sep 07 UBC at Alberta # Sep 13 Trinity Western (BCIHL) v UBC * Sep 14 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC # Sep 20 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBC * Sep 21 MacEwan (ACAC) at UBC * PLAYERS JOINING 2019-08-02 James Orban (F) Drayton Valley (AJHL) PLAYERS LEAVING 2019-02-26 Michael Stenerson (F) Fort Wayne (ECHL) 2019-06-13 Riley Guenther (D) Angers (France) 2019-07-07 Adam Rossignol (F) HK Budapest (Erst Liga - Hungary) 2019-07-30 Chase Clayton (F) EV Weiden (Germany 3) ANNOUNCEMENT The links include an announcement that a former T-ird, Nate Fleming, is returning to UBC to be an assistant coach. Note: My expectation is that not all teams will want games on the weekend of September 7th, but all teams will want games on the weekends of September 14th and 21st, with the regular season starting September 27th. I infer that a mass weekend of games involving multiple teams will be in Saskatoon on the weekend of September 14th and another such schedule will be put together for Edmonton on September 21st.
  3. July 20: CW Recruit Summary The Elite Prospects USports Page has a link to each team's page, and each team's page contains an updated list of transactions. Here are the screen shots. Click the team name to go to their page. Alberta Golden Bears Calgary Dinosaurs Lethbridge Pronghorns Manitoba Bisons Mount Royal Cougars Regina Cougars Saskatchewan Huskies UBC Thunderbirds
  4. July 15: More Renos I dropped in on the Wayne Fleming Arena on Sunday afternoon during public skating and took some pictures. The centre ice logo is added. The new boards are not yet installed in front of the player benches. The new scoreboard will have highlights to see! From the concourse it is basically at eye height. This shows the new boards and logo. The glass was also fogged up due to the high humidity. This is the major aspect of the renos in progress. This is a glimpse of the new row of seats being added on the east side of the building, above the player benches and below the press box. This picture shows the relative position of the scoreboard. This one is a different angle of the previous picture. It really shows the new "hallway" being built behind the big white curtain. Links: ➤ UofM: Video Tweet The T-irds have two new stories. One is about veteran Adam Rossignol turning pro in Europe, and the other is about the previously announced exhibition games against the Wisconsin Badger-Bobs. Links: ➤ UBC: Adam Rossignol inks pro deal with HK Budapest ➤ UBC: T-Birds to host Wisconsin Badgers for pair of exhibition contests new: old: The Selkirk College Saints of the BCIHL made a big to-do about a potential make-over. In the end, they somewhat altered their logo but the team name and colours stay the same. Links: ➤ Castlegar Source: Selkirk College Maintains Connection to Athletics History, Unveils New Logo ➤ My Kootenay Now: Selkirk Saints unveil refreshed logo ➤ Castlegar News: Poll: Should Selkirk College change the name of their sports teams?
  5. July 6: News from Manitoba, Alberta, and UBC Another photo of the renovations underway at the Wayne Fleming Arena has been tweeted by the Winnipeg Ice. The part behind the curtain is the part that will make the biggest difference. But I really like the new scoreboard. Can't wait to see it when it's done. Links: ➤ Winnipeg Ice Twitter: July 3rd Graeme Craig is leaving the Evil Monkeys to play for Manitoba next year! The Manitoba Moose of the AHL, that is. He played in the AHL and ECHL in 2014-15 and then in 2015-16 he played with the Bentley Generals whilst red-shirting. He has been an Ape for the past three seasons. Links: ➤ UofA: Graeme Craig signs pro contract with Manitoba Moose ➤ Elite Prospects: Graeme Craig Stats UBC has not added to their schedule their games against ACAC and BCIHL teams, which have been announced elsewhere. However, they have added a pair of home games on August 30th and September 1st against the Wisconsin Badgers. What makes these games unusual is that they are being played in British California, not the Excited States, and that they are being played more than a month before NCAA teams are "allowed" to play. In the past, many NCAA basketball teams have come north to play exhibition games. Now, hockey is getting into the act. Links: ➤ UBC: 2019-20 Schedule ➤ GMU: 2019-20 Schedule ➤ SFU: Captain’s Cup Game 1: SFU @ UBC – Sept 14th
  6. July 3: ACAC Announces More Games The ACAC conference schedule is thus far the best at adding pre-season games. I include their whole pre-season plus the individual schedules for the teams to have thus far posted theirs. Since last time, the games of note are regarding Portage College's trip to Castlegar, where they will face Selkirk College and Holy Trinity. Neither the BCIHL nor any individual teams have a 2019-20 schedule up. However The Clown have announced their two games in the 3rd annual Captain's Cup series against UBC and TWU. Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT Sep 14 NAIT at Augustana Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan Sep 14 Concordia at Portage Sep 20 MacEwan at UBC Sep 21 MacEwan at UBC Sep 27 Portage v Trinity Western @ Castlegar Sep 27 Augustana at NAIT Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia Sep 28 Portage v Selkirk College @ Castlegar Oct 04 MacEwan at NAIT Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana 2019-20 Vikings Hockey Schedule Sep 14 NAIT at Augustana Sep 27 Augustana at NAIT Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana Schedule Sep 14 Concordia at Portage Sep 28 Augustana at Concordia 2019-20 MacEwan Griffins Men's Hockey Schedule Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan Sep 20 MacEwan at UBC Sep 21 MacEwan at UBC Oct 04 MacEwan at NAIT 2019-20 Voyageurs Men's Ice Hockey Schedule Sep 14 Concordia at Portage Sep 27 Portage v Trinity Western @ Castlegar Sep 28 Portage v Selkirk College @ Castlegar Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Sep 13 MacEwan at SAIT Sep 14 SAIT at MacEwan Oct 04 SAIT at Augustana Captain's Cup Game 2: SFU vs TWU - Sept 18th - SFU Hockey Sep 14 Simon Fraser at UBC Sep 18 Simon Fraser at Trinity Western TBD Trinity Western v UBC
  7. June 30: Last Day for Tier 1 Early Bird Reminder that today is the last day for the lowest price on CanadaWest.tv subscriptions. I have signed up for the all-access pass. ALL-ACCESS PASS - includes playoffs Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $79.99 Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $84.99 Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $89.99 Full price (Sept. 1) - $99.99 SPORT PASS - for one of football, soccer, hockey, volleyball, or basketball, regular season only Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $31.99 Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $33.99 Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $35.99 Full price (Sept. 1) - $39.99 SINGLE EVENT PASS: $6.99 Links: ➤ Press release: CW rp@ UofM rp@ UofL
  8. June 27: Stovin to Scotland Confirmed Graduated Bison captain Brett Stovin is out kilt-shopping today. The Bisons officially announced his signing with the Dundee Stars of the EIHL. Dundee was 23-25-12 last season. Hopefully he'll do well over there. The Bisons toured the EIHL in 2017 and 2018, and went 4-3-1 overall. Links: ➤ UofM: Bisons alum Brett Stovin signs professional deal with Dundee Stars ➤ Dundee: Stovin Signs with Stars ➤ EIHL: Stovin latest addition to Stars ➤ UofM: Sign up for the Bisons Newsletter! Brandon Magee is off to join team-mate Jason Fram with Kunlun Red Star in the KHL. Magee only had two seasons with the Monkeys. He played in the ECHL in 2015-16 then had to red-shirt a year, during which he played for the Lacombe Generals in Senior AAA. Links: ➤ UofA: Brandon Magee signs pro deal with Kunlun Red Star The news from the Town of Bedrock has been slow. But now former coach George Kingston was awarded the Order of Hockey in Canada for 2019. He coached in the golden era of CW coaches which included Clare Drake (Alta.), Wayne Fleming (Man.), Dave King (Sask.), and Mike Babcock (Leth.). Check out his resume: Assistant with Lithuania's national men's team since 2013-14 Assistant with EC Salzburg (Austria) in 2012-13 Assistant with Mexico's national men's team from 2010-13 Worked with the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation (men's, women's and sledge) from 2008-10 Assistant with the NHL's Florida Panthers from 2001-07 Assistant with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999-2001 Head coach of Germany's national men's team from 1994-98 Head coach of Team Canada at the 1994 IIHF World Championship (gold medal) GM of Team Canada at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games (silver medal) Head coach of the NHL's San Jose Sharks from 1991-93 Head coach of Norway's national men's team and national junior team from 1989-91 Assistant with the NHL's Minnesota North Stars in 1988-89 Chairman of the 1988 men's Olympic hockey tournament Assistant with Team Canada at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games (fourth place) Assistant with Team Canada at the 1983 IIHF World Championship (bronze medal) Assistant with the NHL's Calgary Flames from 1980-82 Head coach of the University of Calgary men's hockey team (1968-76, 1978-83, 1984-88) Won the Canada West championship with Calgary (1974, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1988) Assistant with the University of Calgary men's hockey team in 1967-68 Links: ➤ UofC: Kingston receives the Order of Hockey in Canada The ACAC released their schedule and that means the MacEwan Griffins are putting together their farewell season in college hockey. Next year, they finally join the CW in hockey. They currently have five pre-season games scheduled. On September 13 and 14 they face SAIT (away and home), on September 20 and 21 they visit UBC, and on October 4 they are at NAIT in a cross-town derby. Since the CW starts on September 27 and 28, any additional games would likely be against ACAC teams. Or possibly TWU! Links: ➤ GMU: With memories of thrilling semifinal series fresh, Griffins will kick off last ACAC season against Kings
  9. June 25: Catch-Up Time The conference schedule has been out for two weeks. However, the CW site's schedule link still takes us to 2018-19. Regina has a full exhibition schedule posted, but nobody else does. Only Manitoba has posted any exhibition games, namely their home double-header against Regina on September 20-21. I popped in at the Wayne Fleming Arena last weekend. The seating area is locked as a "hard hat" area. However, the window on the door by the visiting team's corner entrance was not covered and I caught a mediocre glimpse inside. The wall behind the team benches was covered, there appeared to be new boards with new ads installed, and the sign said public skating was opening in July. My inference is that this is where the renos to the change rooms, press box, lounge, etc. will take place. I was unable to get a glimpse of the scoreboard. It looks pretty big when it's on the ground. The first photo was posted on June 14th and the second on June 20th. Last year there were reams of stories about players getting pro contracts, including several Bisons. The news has been slower this year. But at least Riley Guenther got a story from his alma matter, the University of British California. He's being joined by another former T-ird, Neil Manning. Both are defencemen. Manning's last season at UBC was 2015-16. He has since played in Europe, the AHL, and the ECHL. Links: ➤ UBC: Riley Guenther inks pro deal in France’s top league ➤ Elite Prospects: Riley Guenther ➤ Elite Prospects: Neil Manning The Mutts have an annual fundraiser with an NHL guest speaker. This year it's Chris Chelios. The event is in November. Past speakers include Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Wendel Clark, Brett Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Paul Coffey and Chris Pronger. Links: ➤ Sask: Chelios highlights 2019 Off the Leash Luncheon
  10. June 12: Schedule Is Out The schedule is out! Most teams had announcements, with their team highlights, as linked. The league schedule link still goes to 2018-19. The 2019-20 schedule link brings up an XLS document. One nice feature on the team schedules is a "history" link at which they post trivia and stats about the match-up going back to February 2008 (for Manitoba). This feature is on the Manitoba, Calgary, Sask, and UBC schedule pages. The exhibition games should now be announced by bits and drabs. Regina's story contained this tidbit: The Bisons are not affected by the new WHL franchise. They have two Saturday night-Sunday afternoon series, two Friday night-Saturday night series, and three Friday night-Saturday afternoon series. Links: ➤ CW: story : XLS schedule ➤ Manitoba: story : schedule ➤ Alberta: story : schedule ➤ Calgary: schedule ➤ Lethbridge: nothing yet ➤ MRU: story ➤ Regina: story ➤ Sask: story : schedule ➤ UBC: story : schedule
  11. June 10: Bisons Land a Hat-Trick of Forwards The Bisons announced the recruitment of three more players, all forwards who finished last season in the MJHL where they enjoyed all-star status. Bradly Goethals - C - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) / Saskatoon Blades (WHL) At 6'1" and only 170 lbs, I can't help but think that some bulking up would help Goethals find that next level. I am sure that he can locate many fine cooks in his home town of Île-des-Chênes. He had just one full season in the WHL, where he scored 15 goals. The Blades replaced his overage spot with a defenceman early last year, so he came back to the MJHL, landing with Swan. In 50 games he went 34-45-79, which landed him on the first all-star team. He also racked up 12-13-25 in 17 playoff games. Links: ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons add scoring punch for 2019-20 season with three MJHL recruits ➤ Elite Prospects: Bradly Goethals Career Stats ➤ MJHL: Bradly Goethals Stats ➤ Stampeders: Bradly Goethals Named RBC Player of the Month ➤ Stampeders: Bradly Goethals Named MLLC Player of the Month ➤ Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Blades add veteran D-man Schuldhaus, part ways with forward Goethals ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Stampeders have title in sight Josh Tripp - F - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) At 5'9" and 165 lbs. Tripp will not be adding a physical presence to the line-up. However, this Swan River boy edged Goethals (his team-mate) for the MJHL scoring title, 36-48-84 in 57 games. Both were on the league's first all-star team. He was also 11-10-21 in 21 playoff games. Links: ➤ Elite Prospects: Joshua Tripp Career Stats ➤ MJHL: Joshua Tripp Stats ➤ MJHL: Stamps’ Tripp hoping scoring crown pays off in playoffs ➤ Stampeders: Josh Tripp Named Finalist For CJHL MVP Award ➤ Windspeaker: Tripp racking up the points in his hometown ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Local star wants to see Swan Valley Stampeders become a 'championship team' ➤ Game On: Josh Tripp Collects Major MJHL Player of the Year Award Chase Brakel - C - Cornell Big Red (NCAA) / Portage Terriers (MJHL) Brakel's three full seasons with the Terriers ended in 2017-18, when he was the team captain. He started last season at Cornell, but left after just six games. He was a deadline addition to the Terriers' playoff roster. In 21 regular season games, his scoreline was 9-11-20 and in 20 playoff games he was 11-17-28. His peak season was in 2016-17, where he racked up numbers of 34-46-80 in 58 games. Also, he was an MJHL second team all-star in 2017 and 2018. Links: ➤ Elite Prospects: Chase Brakel Career Stats ➤ MJHL: Chase Brakel Stats ➤ Graphic Leader: Already surging Terriers add to arsenal ➤ Portage Terriers: 20 Questions with Captain Chase Brakel ➤ Winnipeg Sun: Portage Terriers snare fourth MJHL title in five years ➤ Portage Online: Brakel Declares For Cornell Meanwhile, another Evil Monkey has turned pro. Jason Fram is off to the KHL to join Kunlun Red Star, based in China. He's been voted Canada's best USports defenceman in 2018 and 2019. Links: ➤ UofA: Jason Fram signs with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL
  12. June 10: Odds & Ends The CW is going to be using AI to generate highlights this year. Here's what they claim: If you need a part-time job, the U of M is looking for game day staff. Details are in the links. Serge Lajoie is one ape headed for the Evil Monkeys' Wall of Fame. He won awards at every level:
  13. June 3: TV passes & odds and ends The on-line product has been getting better but there is a steep price increase. All sports pass is $100. Early bird pricing exists and is now scaled in. Here's the price list: ALL-ACCESS PASS - includes playoffs Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $79.99 Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $84.99 Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $89.99 Full price (Sept. 1) - $99.99 SPORT PASS - for one of football, soccer, hockey, volleyball, or basketball, regular season only Tier 1 (June 3-30) - $31.99 Tier 2 (July 1-31) - $33.99 Tier 3 (August 1-31) - $35.99 Full price (Sept. 1) - $39.99 SINGLE EVENT PASS: $6.99 Links: ➤ Press release: CW rp@ UofM rp@ UofL There are more stories about the on-going renovations of the Wayne Fleming Arena on the UofM Campus and about previously announced recruits. The old scoreboard has been removed from centre ice as in this picture. The new one should be nice. The CW schedule has not been released. However, at the UND site we see that the Herd will have an exhibition game there on October 6th. Links: ➤ Winnipeg Sun: Paul Friesen: Ice pretty themselves up for Winnipeg debut ➤ The Manitoban: Jason Pchajek: Getting ready for opening day ➤ Chris 😧 Bisons Stay Local in Latest Pair of Hockey Recruits (re Apetagon & Harris) ➤ Chris 😧 Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau ➤ Winnipeg Free Press: Sports briefs (re Pouteau) ➤ UND: Hockey Schedule
  14. May 26: Where's the News? It has now been two weeks without news in the CW. The Bisons announced some recruits (per the last post) but no other team has an official announcement of recruits. So we need to look at news from other areas for now. One of UBC's assistants is leaving the nest. Kelvin Cech is leaving to coach the Winkler Flyers in the MJHL. Believe it or not, this is the only new news on a CW team page, other than the Bisons. Last year UBC was laying on the announcements. Links: ➤ UBC: Kelvin Cech joining the MJHL’s Winkler Flyers as new head coach Perhaps you saw the just-ended IIHF World Championship. For me, one game of interest was at the end of the round-robin when Great Britain beat France for 7th place and the right to return next year. There were two USports grads on the Team GB roster - Tim Billingsley (from the Cartoon Ravens) and Mike Hammond (from the Lakehead Thundermutts). Both played from 2011-12 to 2014-15. Links: ➤ Elite Prospects: Billingsley : Hammond : Team GB ➤ Ice Hockey UK: RUSSELL NAMES 25-MAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SQUAD The AUS is the first conference to release a schedule. The story doesn't say too much about it. I do not see it uploaded as yet to the USports site. (Although the way that site is run, that may not happen until January anyhow.) Links: ➤ AUS: 2019-20 AUS men's hockey schedule announced ➤ AUS: Schedule MacEwan's shift from the ACAC to the CW was already posted. However there is additional discussion of the topic our in Saudi Alberta. The story at the Red Deer Adviocate claims that the ACAC will be down to 9 men's and 4 women's teams after the move. Did I miss two new men's programs being added to the ACAC? Links: ➤ Red Deer Advocate: RDC set for new hockey reality with Griffins departing for USports ➤ Edmonton Sun: MacEwan University hockey programs heading to another level rp @ Sherwood Park News
  15. May 12: Recruits, Renovations, and Expansion RECRUITS The Bisons have announced five recruits who, when combined with last year's red shirt and post-Christmas acquisitions, cover most of the team's pressing needs for the upcoming season. Of the eight players profiled, seven are from every corner of Sunny Manitoba. One more solid major junior goal-scorer would be nice! Here are the details: Brady Pouteau - D - Regina Pats (WHL) Pouteau fits what was once the prototype for a Bison recruit: A local boy (from Oak Bank, BTW) who went off to play in the WHL, wore a letter, and is coming back home to go to school. He is 6'3" and 203 lbs and plays some physical D. That was one big item on the Bison shopping list. He played five years in the Dub, in Regina, Lethbridge, and back to Regina for their Memorial Cup run. Of great local interest is that the Pats gave him the Rick Rypien Memorial Award. Rypien was the captain of the Pats and, though undrafted, was recruited to the Manitoba Moose where he established himself as a legit prospect and was offered a 2-way deal by the Vancouver Canucks. When the Jets were revived, he was signed by the team but unfortunately took his own life whilst suffering from depression before training camp. Links: ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit Oak Bluff native Brady Pouteau for the 2019-20 season ➤ ChrisD.ca: Bisons Sign Former Regina Pats Defenceman Brady Pouteau ➤ Regina Leader-Post: Pats playing for pride on final weekend of season ➤ Elite Prospects: Brady Pouteau Career Stats Riley Lamb - G - Swift Current Broncos (WHL) Lamb, from Rivers, is coming home. He finished his WHL career with Swift Current, but started with Red Deer. He had two years with Red Deer (2016-17 and 2017-18) before heading to the SJHL in 2018-19 for his "overage" year. After stints in Weyburn and Yorkton, he was added by Swift Current for their late-season drive. His numbers are solid (just over .900 save % the last three years). After the departure of the three goaltenders the Herd has had in recent years (Byron Spriggs, Justin Paulic, and Dasan Sydora) they needed somebody to partner with last year's redshirt, Tyler Brown (also a WHL grad). I expect them to add a local recruit from the MJHL or even MMJHL to act as a #3. Links: ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons add veteran goaltender Riley Lamb for the 2019-20 season ➤ WHL: Broncos clarify crease, sign overager Lamb to WHL Standard Player Agreement ➤ CHL: Rebels’ Riley Lamb named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (2018) ➤ Swift Current: Page of Video Links ➤ Elite Prospects: Riley Lamb Career Stats Matthew Stanley - D - Swift Current Broncos (WHL), Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL) Stanley is from Balmoral and is another sizeable country boy on D, just what the Bisons need. In 2015-16 he started his career with Steinbach in the MJHL. He then spent three seasons in the WHL, from Swift Current to Lethbridge then back again. Last year was his "overage" year and Swift Current picked him up after Lethbridge let him go. He also had a cup-of-coffee with Jacksonville at the end of 2019. If only they had fighting in the CW! The Bisons have more than their share of capable pugilists. Links: ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit WHL defenceman Matthew Stanley for the 2019-20 season ➤ YouTube: Matthew Stanley vs Tristyn DeRoose Mar 7, 2018 ➤ Lethbridge: Hurricanes Waive Stanley ➤ Swift Current: Broncos welcome back pair of familiar faces ➤ Elite Prospects: Matthew Stanley Career Stats Tony Apetagon - F - Winnipeg Blues / OCN Blizzard (MJHL) Brian Harris - F - Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) / Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) The Bisons had a joint press release for these two MJHL forwards. Apetagon is a 6'2" forward from Norway House. It is tough to come up through the ranks up north. Distances are long and travel is rough. In 2016-17 he started with the OCN Storm (Junior B), then in 2017-18 he went to the OCN Blizzard (Junior A). Last year he was OCN's captain but was traded to the Blues late for their playoff run. He finished 3rd in league scoring (29-45-74 in 59 games) and was on the 1st all-star team. He was also OCN's captain. Harris is a 6' 1" forward from Wawanesa. He helped lead Swan within a game of their first-ever MJHL title. Last year he was 16-36-52 in 59 regular season games, and 4-11-15 in 17 playoff games. The linked YouTube video shows he can throw 'em like a good old Manitoba boy! Links: ➤ GoBisons.ca: Bisons recruit local talent in Tony Apetagon and Brian Harris for 2019-20 season ➤ ChrisD.ca: Bisons Stay Local in Latest Pair of Hockey Recruits ➤ Elite Prospects: Tony Apetagon Career Stats : Brian Harris Career Stats ➤ Winnipeg Blues: Apetagon's Player Card ➤ MJHL: Apetagon expected to boost the Blues’ scoring attack ➤ Swan Valley: Former Stampeder Brian Harris Found A Home In The WHL ➤ YouTube: Brian Harris vs Ty Ettinger Jan 9, 2018 In addition to the five recruits, the Bisons have a redshirt and two post-Christmas recruits of note from 2018-19. Tyler Brown - G - Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Last year Brown was a redshirt after having surgery in the off-season. Reports at the time had him coming to the team in the new year, but that never happened. Links: ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Tyler Brown Career Stats ➤ WHL: Tyler Brown Player Page Ryan Carlson - D - Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets (NCAA) / Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) Carlson is a Minnesota boy but played three seasons for Steinbach in the MJHL from 2014-15 to 2016-17. He then played a season and a half down south before transferring at Christmas last year. He is 6'3" but not very physical. He does handle the puck well, though. He was one of those guys who was better than expected. He was on the NCAA Scholastic Honour (or Honor as they say) Roll! Links: ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Ryan Carlson ➤ MJHL: Former Pistons Defender Carlson Commits to University of Wisconsin Superior Colton Veloso - F - Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL)/Kootenay Ice (WHL) Veloso is a Winnipeg boy who left Steinbach and went far west to play for the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL in 2015. He wound up his WHL career with the Kootenay Ice (now the Winnipeg Ice), where he scored 25 goals in 2017-18. He went to play for the Jacksonville Icemen at the end of the 2018 season and then in 2018-19 he played until Christmas. He then came to the Bisons so he could cash in his WHL scholarships. He posted stats of 2-5-7 in 12 games. Links: ➤ Eliteprospects.com: Colton Veloso ➤ Game On: Winnipeg's Colton Veloso to Attend Manitoba Moose Camp (2018) ➤ WHL: Player Page ➤ Steinbach: Former Pistons forwards sign in ECHL (2018) ➤ Jacksonville: Pair of Rookie Forwards Join Icemen RENOVATIONS The Winnipeg Ice of the WHL will play their first two seasons at the Wayne Fleming Arena whilst their new arena is being built about a 15-20 minute drive from the U of M. We knew that renovations would be coming but the place is in for a massive face-lift. Highlights are: - increased capacity from 1,400 to 1,600, with a balcony on the east side; - party lounges are being installed; - upgraded concessions; - VIP lounge; - video scoreboard; - miscellaneous improvements to the media area, glass, boards, safety netting, dressing rooms, etc. Here are some artist renderings: To orient yourself on the pictures, the seating is in a "C" shape, going behind both nets and on one side (the one with the penalty box). The nets are at the north and south ends and the seats are on the west side. The player benches are on the east side. The new loges are going on the east side. Links: ➤ WHL: 50 Below Sports + Entertainment announces upgrades to Wayne Fleming Arena ➤ ChrisD.ca: Winnipeg Ice Spending $1.2M on Upgrades to Wayne Fleming Arena ➤ Winnipeg Sun: FRIESEN: Ice pretty themselves up for Winnipeg debut ➤ CJOB/Global: Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, May 10 EXPANSION Two new teams will be joining the CW in 2020-21. The Trinity Western Spartans will join from the BCIHL and the MacEwan Griffins will join from the ACAC. This will bring the CW up to 10 teams. However, the downside is that unless new schools join, the BCIHL will be down to four teams and the ACAC down to seven. So, seen globally, this would not improve the status of university/college hockey very much. However, there are rumours of significance coming from UQAM, of all places. They have never had a team before. They have a million dollar donation from the Molson's! Maybe the other UQ's can also have teams. UQTR has a new logo. Maybe UQAC can come back! TRINITY WESTERN Holy Trinity was a founding member of the BCIHL in 2005, operating a team known as the "Titans". In 2010-11 the hockey team was elevated to varsity status, and adopted the "Spartans" moniker, as used for their other varsity teams. They have finished first and won the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. They last an exhibition game to UBC 6-2 last September. Jeff Gamache (AD) had this to say in the link: I suspect that TWU will be able to recruit on a continent-wide basis, which might compensate for them being at a disadvantage against UBC and other CW schools due to their strict code of conduct. MACEWAN The Peter Griffins had a prolonged period of mediocrity in the ACAC (5 straight seasons of quarter-final eliminations preceded by 3 straight years out of the playoffs), however they have now won three titles in a row. In all three seasons they finished second to NAIT in the regular season before rallying in the playoffs. MacEwan has only just begun to add non-conference games with the CW to their schedule. This contrasts to NAIT, who have loads of games every year against CW and NCAA teams, both inside and outside Alberta. Last year they were hammered twice by the Bedrock Dinosaurs, 6-2 and 9-0. Links: ➤ CW: New sport applications approved for TWU, MacEwan, UFV ➤ TWU: SPARTANS JOIN CANADA WEST IN MEN’S & WOMEN’S HOCKEY ➤ UBC 6 TWU 2: SPARTANS LOSE TO UBC IN HARD-FOUGHT CAPTAINS CUP CONTEST (2018) ➤ MacEwan: MacEwan hockey programs accepted into Canada West conference, starting in 2020-21 ➤ MacEwan: Three latest recruits - Gable, Miller and Harris - bring tons of championship, leadership experience ➤ MacEwan: Quickly back to work after third-straight title, Griffins add talented new recruits Taupert, Chalifoux ➤ UQAM: Towards the creation of a hockey team at UQAM ➤ Quartierlibre.ca (translated): One million dollars for hockey at UQAM The CW is getting a Hall of Fame! Links: ➤ CW: Canada West launches Hall of Fame ➤ UofM (rp): Canada West launches hall of fame
  16. U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS The Bisons are off to a much faster start with recruiting news than last year, so time to start the 2019-20 thread! Hopefully last years health issues are behind me so I can keep on top of my favourite hobby this season. As usual, the opening post has the links needed to follow USports/CIS hockey. The next one will have the news. League Sites: USports Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB ... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup Canada West Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB ... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats OUA Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB ... sub-links : Schedule/Results AUS Mens Hockey Site - Tw - FB ... sub-links : Schedule/Results ACAC Mens 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 - 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 Marys 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 Queens Golden Gaels RMC Palladins - Team Site 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 - joining the CW in 2020-21 NAIT Ooks Portage Voyageurs Red Deer Kings SAIT Trojans BCIHL Team Sites: Eastern Washington Eagles - withdrew in 2018-19 Selkirk Saints Simon Fraser Clan - Tw Trinity Western Spartans - joining the CW in 2020-21 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 Mens 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 Mens 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 2019-20 USports/CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2019-20 USports/CIS Standings - 2010 to 2020 USports/CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2019 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 OHT35 2017-18 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 2017-18 Manitoba Bisons 2018-19 2018-19 Exhibition Schedule 2018-19 OHT35 Note: The 2019-20 links may not yet be active on some sites.
  17. Feb 1: BISONS PULL CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS MANITOBA BISONS 2 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UBC*] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM*] GoBisons links: [Veloso Bison AOW] : [Veloso WHL Grad 3rd Star] : [WHL Ice Coming] : [Bison Sports Preview] This marks three straight shutouts for the T-irds. Holy power failure, Batman! The frustration appears to be mounting. Throughout the game they had two 10-minute misconducts and two game misconducts. Kyle Becker had a 5-minute major for charging late in the 3rd period and backup goaltender Patrick Dea got the heave-ho at the final whistle. Byron Spriggs earned the shutout and win with 23 saves. A shorthanded goal by Sean Christensen and a last minute powerplay goal by Keaton Jameson providing the offence. For both it was their 2nd goal of the season. Rylan Toth took the loss with 20 saves. It appeared that the Bison line-up was exactly like what they had on Saturday last weekend. Now, with three games left on the schedule the Bisons are four points out of a playoff berth. Saturday's rematch is on at 12:30 PST or 2:30 PST and can be seen on CanadaWest.tv. The Kootenay Ice are moving to Winnipeg next season and will play two seasons at the U of M whilst their new arena is constructed. There will be some upgrades to the Wayne Fleming Arena, which will be a lasting benefit to the Bisons. Also, the new facility would make a wonderful U-Cup venue. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] This was a double overtime nail-biter. Taran Kozun only had to make 14 saves for the shutout. Riley Morris's 44 saves were not enough as he suffered a hard-luck loss. Levi Cable's 13th goal of the season was the winner. REGINA COUGARS 1 CALGARY DINOSAURS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] Bedrock U throttled the Kittens, holding them to just 11 shots on goal, including just one in the 3rd period. Regina will need a night of moonshine and banjo music to recover from that. Matthew Greenfield had a 10-save win and Dawson MacAuley had a 40-save loss. Coda Gordon scored two goals and an assist and Riley Sheen had four assists to pace the Dinos. LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] The Hørny Ønes were dominated by the Evil Monkeys, which was good news for the Bisons. The Monkeys jumped out early, outshooting Lethbridge 23-5 in the 1st period. Down 4-0 heading into the 3rd period, the Hørny Ønes raised no fuss in the 3rd period, being outshot 17-3. Zach Sawchenkoi got the win with just 14 saves, and Garret Hughson stopped 53 shots for the loss. He must be tired heading into the rematch. MID-WEEK GAME MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1 CALGARY DINOSAURS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [MRU rp @CW] : [UofC rp @CW] Rather than being played last weekend, this year's Crowchild Classic got pushed to Tuesday night at the Saddledome. As usual, the game drew a massive crowd. The game was as close as possible. The shots were 31-30 for Bedrock U, and the final shot was the winner, scored by Riley Sheen (his 16th of the season). Matthew Greenfield got the win and Riley Morris took the loss. STANDINGS OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 30 New Brunswick 5 Moncton 3 Jan 30 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 5 Feb 01 U.P.E.I. 4 Moncton 2 Feb 01 Saint Mary's 5 St. F.X. 6 Ontario Jan 27 McGill 3 Ottawa 2 Jan 28 York 1 Toronto 6 Feb 01 Laurier 2 Ryerson 6 Feb 01 Western Ontario 2 Waterloo 5 Feb 01 U.O.I.T. 2 McGill 3 (ot) Feb 01 Guelph 5 Lakehead 4 Feb 01 Carleton 2 U.Q.T.R. 1 Feb 01 Queen's 3 Nipissing 2 Feb 01 York 3 Windsor 5 Feb 01 Ottawa 4 Concordia 1 Feb 01 R.M.C. 2 Laurentian 3 (ot) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Canada West Feb 02 Manitoba at U.B.C. 12:30 PST 2:30 CST Feb 02 Regina at Calgary 2:00 MST 3:00 CST Feb 02 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST Feb 02 Lethbridge at Alberta 7:00 MST 8:00 CST Atlantic Feb 02 St. F.X. at Acadia Feb 02 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick Feb 02 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie Ontario Feb 02 Carleton at U.Q.T.R. Feb 02 Concordia at McGill Feb 02 Guelph at Lakehead Feb 02 U.O.I.T. at Ottawa Feb 02 Western Ontario at Laurier Feb 02 Toronto at Ryerson Feb 02 R.M.C. at Nipissing Feb 02 Brock at Windsor Feb 02 Queen's at Laurentian Feb 03 Brock at York
  18. Jan 26: CONVINCING WIN KEEPS THE BISONS ALIVE MANITOBA BISONS 5 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] With their backs to the wall, the Bisons achieved a very thorough victory to stay alive. A win by the Hòrny Ɵnes would have ended the Bison playoff hopes. As it stands, the Bisons end the weekend 6 points in arrears. The Bisons were leading the game 4-0 after two periods and held a 31-21 lead in shots, and it seemed that Lethbridge had far fewer shots than in the official total. The only goal in the 1st period was originally awarded to Adam Henry, and as I post is still listed as such in the stats. However, at the arena they announced during the intermission that it was awarded to Brett Stovin. Stovin scored twice more (including an empty-netter) while Jonah Wasylak (suddenly a goalscorer) notched his 6th and newcomer Colton Veloso racked up his 1st. Russell Maxwell was the only one to score, breaking up Byron Spriggs' shutout bid mid-way through the 3rd. Spriggs got the win with 35 saves. Oddly, he had to come out for 4 seconds early in the 2nd period after the officials had a discussion. Garrett Hughson made 27 saves through two periods for the loss, before Taz Burman mopped up. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 35 Spriggs 34 Sydora Defence: 6 Carlson 11 Dyck 2 Henry 3 Christensen 25 Skrumeda 24 Lenchyshyn Note: On Friday, Lenchyshyn did not dress but #23 Dwyer did. Although Dwyer was listed on Saturday, I did not see him on the ice at all. Forwards: 21 Brooks 10 Skoleski 8 Bilton 12 Zajac 28 Stovin 17 Veloso 22 Leipsic 15 Jameson 29 Wasylak 16 Martin 26 LeBlanc Note: On Friday, #18 Armour also dressed and played on a 4th line. On Saturday Martin and LeBlanc were generally used to sub-in on other lines after the PP or PK units were out there. LETHBRIDGE Goal: 29 Hughson 35 Burman Defence: 5 Rayman 44 Wardley 3 Valentine 7 Jensen 17 Filbrandt 4 Orban Note: On Friday, Wardley did not dress and instead #24 Fisher was in the line-up. Wardley was ejected from Saturday's game, after which the pairings shifted shift-to-shift. On one powerplay, they used three defencemen (#3, #4, #17.) Forwards: 27 Grant 8 Chynoweth 21 White 19 Valentino 28 Brown 20 B Maxwell 16 Gross 9 Sward 34 Sanvido 22 Roy 6 R Maxwell 12 McKechnie Note: The lines were the same both nights. Next weekend the Bisons are off to British California whilst the Hòrny Ɵnes have the unenviable task of a road trip to Edmontown to face the Evil Monkeys. My hunch is that the Bisons will have an opportunity to close to within 2 points. Will they take advantage of that opportunity? OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] The T-irds have had a serious power shortage. Perhaps they had too much Hillbilly Moonshine. Back-to-back shutouts are bad news. They do have a playoff berth assured but still aim for 4th place, and the opportunity to host a quarter-final series for only the 2nd time in the colour TV era. Taran Kozun registered a 24 save shutout, and Patrick Day had a 28 save loss. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7 REGINA COUGARS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] The Evil Monkeys destroyed the Kittens in this one. The shots were 60-13. Zach Sawchenko picked up the win with just 12 saves. Dawson MacAuley suffered a 53 save loss. Tyler Soy, Grayson Pawlenchuk, and Jayden Hart had two goals each. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 26 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 3 Jan 26 Acadia 1 Moncton 3 Jan 26 U.P.E.I. 5 Dalhousie 4 (so) Ontario Jan 26 Western Ontario 5 Laurier 3 Jan 26 Lakehead 2 Brock 6 Jan 26 Laurentian 2 R.M.C. 4 Jan 26 McGill 2 Carleton 4 Jan 26 Ryerson 5 Windsor 1 Jan 26 U.Q.T.R. 2 Nipissing 4 Jan 26 Waterloo 4 Guelph 5 Jan 26 Concordia 3 Queen's 4 (so) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Canada West Jan 29 Mount Royal at Calgary (This was moved from the weekend so it could be played at the Saddledome.) Feb 01 Mount Royal at Saskatchewan Feb 01 Lethbridge at Alberta Feb 01 Regina at Calgary Feb 01 Manitoba at U.B.C. Atlantic Jan 30 New Brunswick at Moncton Jan 30 Dalhousie at Acadia Ontario Jan 27 McGill at Ottawa Jan 28 York at Toronto
  19. Jan 25: BISONS ALL BUT ELIMINATED MANITOBA BISONS 3 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] This was a loss the Bisons could ill afford. Yes, they outplayed the Horny Ones (shots were 41-30) and no team led by more than a goal until the empty-netter. But the lack of finish hurt them, as usual, especially with Zach Franko i9njured and Kamerin Nault gone. Liam Bilton, Jereemey Leipsic, and Adam Henry (shorthanded) scored for the Bisons. The powerplay was 0-for-4, and that might have been the difference. Brooks Maxwell, Blake Orban, Sam McKechnie, Ryan Chynoweth (with obne minute left), and Jeff Rayman (into an empty net) scored for Lethbridge. Garret Hughson got the win and Byron Spriggs got the loss. With an afternoon game following a night game, I need to leave and I'll give a weekend wrap-up later on. By the way, it was Bell's Let's Talk night and everybody got a free toque. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0 SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] This was a whippin'. Shots were 41-17. UBC's hot start is firmly in the past. They are nowhere near being a threat on the national stage. Taran Kozun got the win, and Rylan Toth the loss. Kohl Bauml scored a pair for the Mutts. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6 REGINA COUGARS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] The Evil Monkeys had a much easier time with the Banjo Cats than they had with the Bisons. Shots were 52-17. Yikes, life in the Regina net is hazardous. Brenbdan Burke got the win, and Brandon Holtby the loss. Luke Philp scored four goals for the Apes, giving him 20 (!) on the season. CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] CW Hockey Tech: [CWHT Summary] Game story: [rp @CW] This was a tight defensive game (shots 22-19 for Bedrock U) in this preview of the Crowchild Classic coming up Tuesday at the Saddledome. Jordan Papirny got the win and Riley Morris got the loss. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 22 St. F.X. 5 U.P.E.I. 1 Jan 23 Moncton 3 Saint Mary's 4 (ot) Jan 25 New Brunswick 4 Dalhousie 0 Jan 25 Saint Mary's 2 Acadia 1 (ot) Jan 25 U.P.E.I. 1 St. F.X. 5 Ontario Jan 23 Queen's 1 U.O.I.T. 4 Jan 24 Laurier 3 Guelph 2 (so) Jan 25 Waterloo 4 York 5 Jan 25 Ryerson 3 Western Ontario 2 Jan 25 Ottawa 6 R.M.C. 1 Jan 25 Concordia 5 Carleton 4 (so) Jan 25 Lakehead 1 Brock 3 Jan 25 Laurentian 1 Queen's 3 Jan 25 U.Q.T.R. 6 Nipissing 4 Jan 25 Toronto 1 Windsor 3 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post
  20. Jan 19: BISONS SUFFER A MATINEE LOSS MANITOBA BISONS 3 REGINA COUGARS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM] The last two Cougar goals were scored into the empty net, so the scoreline (like on Friday) was a bit deceptive. On the night the Bisons outshot the Kittens 40-31. Matthew Leblanc scored his 2nd goal of the weekend (and of the season!) and a pair of goals by Jonah Wasylak gave the Herd a 3-1 lead in the 2nd period. Then things fell apart. Two goals by Zak Zborosky tied the game before the 2nd period ended. Brandon Holtby stopped 24 of 26 for the win, in relief of Dawson MacAley, who stopped 13 of 14 in the 1st period. Byron Spriggs took the loss, with with 25 saves on 29 shots. The loss blew a golden chance for the Bisons to close to within 4 points of Lethbridge in the race for the final playoff spot. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS] Yet another loss by the HØrny Ønes keeps the Bison hopes alive. There was a lot of ebb-and-flow in this one. Lethbridge scored first, Sask scored four unanswered, then Lethbridge scored three straight themselves. A late 2nd period goal gave the Mutts a 5-4 lead heading into the 3rd. Oddly, nobody could score in the final 20. Taran Kazan stopped 21 of 25 for the win and Garret Hughson stopped 36 of 41 in taking the loss. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA] The scene switched to the home of the Bluegars but in the end the scoreline was identical to Friday night. Zach Sawchenko had a 21 save shutout for the win, and Colin Cooper stopped 16 of 20 through two periods for the loss. Riley Morris stopped 7 of 8 in the 3rd period. The Evil Monkeys had 4 goals on 6 shots in the 2nd period. CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC] This double-OT win secured a playoff berth for the T-irds on a weekend where each team gained 3 points. Patrick Day got the win with 22 saves of 25 shots and Matthew Greenfeld stopped 31 of 35 for the loss. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 19 U.P.E.I. 3 Moncton 4 (ot) Jan 19 Acadia 6 Dalhousie 4 Ontario Jan 19 York 6 Ryerson 7 Jan 19 Windsor 1 Waterloo 5 Jan 19 Nipissing 4 Carleton 6 Jan 19 Laurier 5 Lakehead 2 Jan 19 U.Q.T.R. 4 Ottawa 3 (ot) Jan 19 Toronto 2 Brock 1 (ot) Jan 19 Laurentian 4 Concordia 2 Jan 19 Western Ontario 1 Guelph 7 Jan 20 McGill 3 U.O.I.T. 0 Non-Conference Jan 19 R.M.C. 2 Army 5 (NCAA) Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post UP NEXT Canada West Jan 24 Mount Royal at Calgary Jan 25 Alberta at Regina Jan 25 U.B.C. at Saskatchewan Jan 25 Lethbridge at Manitoba Jan 25 Calgary at Mount Royal Atlantic Jan 22 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. Jan 23 Moncton at Saint Mary's Jan 25 New Brunswick at Dalhousie Jan 25 Saint Mary's at Acadia Jan 25 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X. Ontario Jan 23 Queen's at U.O.I.T. Jan 24 Laurier at Guelph Jan 25 Waterloo at York Jan 25 Ryerson at Western Ontario Jan 25 Ottawa at R.M.C. Jan 25 Concordia at Carleton Jan 25 Lakehead at Brock Jan 25 Laurentian at Queen's Jan 25 U.Q.T.R. at Nipissing Jan 25 Toronto at Windsor
  21. Jan 18: BISONS STAYING ALIVE IN BANJOLAND MANITOBA BISONS 5 REGINA COUGARS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM] This was a battle-for-the-basement, but the win keeps the Herd's hopes alive. They close to within 6 points of Lethbridge, who play Sask today and the Bisons next weekend. With Zach Franko out with injury (joining a long list), the Bisons at least recovered captain Brett Stovin for the injured list. They also debuted a new defenceman, Ryan Carlson, a transfer from Wisconsin-Superior. Matthew Leblanc scored his first goal in the CW for the Bisons, and he Devon Skoleski (goal and assist), and Jeremey Leipsic (two assists) each had two points on the first three goals. It's always good to get some depth scoring. Defenceman Lucas Skrumeda also had a goal in that mix. Liam Bilton and Nick Zajac added empty-netters. Byron Spriggs stopped 27 of 29 shots for the win, and Dawson MacAuley stopped 38 of 41 in the loss. The rematch goes Saturday at 3:00, and hopefully canadawest.tv is up and running. Host Yare was doing site maintenance on Friday night just before 8:00, during the busiest night on the CW schedule across all sports. Bad timing. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS] The Bisons got the help they needed from the Banjo Mutts. This was a penalty-filled affair. I wish that I could have seen the shenanigans on CanadaWest,tv. A loss tonight by the HØrny Ønes would open the door for the Bisons to be in a playoff position next weekend. MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU] The Evil Monkeys dusted off the Bluegars in convincing fashion. Shots were 38-17. Brendan Burke was back in goal for the shutout win and Graeme Craig scored twice. Riley Morris took the loss. CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC] This was the annual Winter Classic out in British California, so they had a huge crowd. But the glory went to the team from the Town of Bedrock in overtime. Jordan Papirny got the win with 18 saves on 20 shots, Rylan Toth took the loss with 28 saves on 31 shots. The slumping T-irds needed at least that point. Could they be the team that slumps right out of the playoffs after their amazing start? OUT EAST Atlantic Mon. 14 Acadia 2 Moncton 4 Wed. 16 StFX 3 Saint Mary's 4 – OT Wed. 16 Moncton 0 UNB 10 Fri. 18 Dalhousie 0 Saint Mary's 4 Fri. 18 UNB 9 UPEI 4 Fri. 18 StFX 0 Acadia 5 Ontario Thu. 17 Guelph 4 Ryerson 3 – OT Fri. 18 Windsor 0 Toronto 4 Fri. 18 Western Ontario 5 York 3 Fri. 18 Laurier 5 Lakehead 2 Fri. 18 Laurentian 0 McGill 2 Fri. 18 Nipissing 1 UOIT 6 Fri. 18 Queen's 3 Concordia 4 Fri. 18 UQTR 4 Ottawa 5 - OT Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post
  22. Jan 12: LOSS LEAVES BISONS TEETERING MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4 MANITOBA BISONS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU] This was a game that could have gone either way. Once again, it was an empty-net goal which altered the scoreline at the very end. On the night, the shots were 30-29 in favour of the Bluegars. There were no line-up changes from Friday night, but for MRU scratching Jamal Watson in favour of Luke Simpson, who I did not notice taking a shift. The Bisons came out like they were shot out of a cannon. Liam Bilton notched his 4th of the season. MRU took some penalties for hits from behind, one of which knocked Zach Franko out of the game. Since they were already one forward short, the loss of one more made it a 3-line game the rest of the way. Byron Spriggs got the loss, with 26 saves on 29 shots and Riley Morris got the win with 28 saves on his 29 shots. Morris the Cat is a good goaltender. The loss leaves the Bisons 8 points behind Lethbridge for the last playoff berth. Next weekend the Bisons play Regina whilst Lethbridge faces Sask. After that, the Bisons host Lethbridge. Had the Bisons beaten MRU once, they would have had a great chance to vault into a playoff position in two weeks. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5 REGINA COUGARS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofS] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] Taran Kozun stopped 25 of 26 shots for the win, as 5 different Mutts found the fire hydrant. Dawson MacAuley took another loss, with 34 stops on 39 shots. More disappointment for the Banjo Cats! ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA] Friday late: [rp @UofA] After a scoreless 1st period, the Evil Monkeys did a number on the T-irds in the 2nd period, outscoring them 4-0 and out-shooting them 14-2. Zach Sawchenko had a 17 save shutout for the win and Luke Philp scored his 13th, 14th, and 15th goals of the season. Rylan Toth stopped 20 of 24 shots for the loss, and Patrick Day stopped 9 of 11 in relief. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 12 New Brunswick 2 St. F.X. 4 Jan 12 Saint Mary's 5 Acadia 2 Jan 12 U.P.E.I. 5 Dalhousie 3 Ontario Jan 12 Brock 2 Waterloo 3 (ot) Jan 12 R.M.C. 3 U.Q.T.R. 6 Jan 12 Guelph 1 Toronto 3 Jan 12 McGill 6 Carleton 2 Jan 12 York 1 Western Ontario 2 Jan 12 Ryerson 4 Laurier 3 Jan 12 Lakehead 2 Windsor 1 Jan 12 Ottawa 2 Concordia 3 Jan 12 Queen's 4 Nipissing 1 Jan 12 U.O.I.T. 3 Laurentian 2 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Canada West Jan 18 Manitoba at Regina (7:00 CST) Jan 18 Saskatchewan at Lethbridge (7:00 MST / 8:00 CST) Jan 18 Mount Royal at Alberta (7:00 MST / 8:00 CST) Jan 18 Calgary at U.B.C. (7:00 PST / 9:00 CST) Atlantic Jan 16 St. F.X. at Saint Mary's Jan 16 Moncton at New Brunswick Ontario Jan 17 Guelph at Ryerson
  23. Jan 11: BISONS EDGED BY BLUEGARS MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5 MANITOBA BISONS 2 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofM] : [rp @CW] : [rp @MRU] Preview: [UofM] : [MRU] GoBisons.ca: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Volleyball hosts UBC Okanagan, men’s hockey, and more] GoBisons.ca: [Kearley Abbott and Byron Spriggs are Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week] The final scoreline is misleading. This was a 3-2 game late, then two shorthanded goals changed the final outlook. On a positive note, the Bisons had a full 20-man roster dressed. Even though they had 7 defencemen and 11 forwards. Here's how they lined up: MANITOBA Goal: 35 Spriggs (34 Sydora) Defence: 2 Henry 3 Christensen 23 Dwyer 11 Dyck 24 Lenchyschyn 25 Skrumeda 5 Paradoski Forwards: 12 Zajak 21 Brooks 8 Bolton 9 Franko 15 Jameson 29 Wasylak 22 Leipsic 10 Skoleski 17 Veloso 26 Leblanc 16 Martin Scratches: 1 Paulic 4 Nault 14 Freeman 18 Armour 27 Doerksen 28 Stovin 30 Brown MOUNT ROYAL Goal: 33 Morris (31 Cooper) Defence: 6 MacPherson 7 Lees 2 Helgesen 11 Bobyk 24 Jensen 27 Baker Forwards: 26 Rankin 17 Lindgren 23 Watson 15 Kroeker 28 Gerrie 8 Henry 10 Stephens 19 Chartier 18 Kennedy 12 Lipon 9 Zandee 16 Adamson Scratches: 3 Roberts 4 Green 13 Bly 20 Simpson 21 Pankewicz 22 Arnold 35 Hoflin The first two periods were totally different. In the first, MRU scored twice and outshot the Herd 14-7. Jessie Lees and Chris Gerrie had the Bluegar goals. The Bisons turned it around in the 2nd, dominating territory and the shot clock 15-5. However, a bad line change and a fumble at the offensive blue-line led to a 2-on-1 breakout and a 3-0 lead for the Bluegars. Brad Kennedy converted Mitch Lipon's steal of the puck. Then a Bison goal was waved off due to a premature whistle. It looked like one of those nights. Then came a Bison PP due to a routine trip, followed shortly by a 4-minute high stick to the mouth of Nick Zajac, and a too-many-men-on-the-ice call. During those, Zach Franko scored twice in 5-on-3 situations. With a comeback win a distinct possibility, the Bisons never mounted too much pressure in the 3rd. The shot stats said it was 13-9 for MRU, but it didn't seem like it. Nobody had a great shot on goal. Riley Morris got the win, with 29 saves on 31 shots. The rookie is 8-1-0, 1.80 GAA, .929 S%. Impressive! Byron Spriggs stopped 27 of 30 in the loss. The rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Wayne Fleming Arena on campus. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7 REGINA COUGARS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofR] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS] Preview: [UofS] Usually the Undercats on home ice can at least throw a scare into their fellow bumpkins, but not tonight. The shots were 40-12, favouring the Mutts. Sam Ruopp, Collin Shirley, and Alex Forsberg had two goals each for the Banjo Mutts, and Carson Stadnyk scored his 11th of the season. Back-up goaltender Travis Child got the win, and Dawson MacAuley took the loss. Perhaps the moonshine and banjo music will flow in Saskatown for the Saturday rematch. CALGARY DINOSAURS 2 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofC] Previews: [UofC] : : [UofL] LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0 CALGARY DINOSAURS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofL] This home-and-home series was played on a Thursday-Friday format. The Thursday game in Lethbridge drew 1,600 Hørny Fans! That game was 0-0 for over 53 minutes, despite Bedrock U holding a commanding 38-17 lead in shots. The final goal was an empty-netter. Jordan Papirny got the win and Garret Hughson took the loss. Friday's rematch was more of a replay. The shots were 39-16 in favour of the Dinos. In this one, Matthew Greenfield got the shutout win and Garret Hughson once again experienced defeat. ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3 U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UBC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofA*] Preview: [UBC] The T-irds gave the Evil Monkeys a scare in this one. Though being outshot 38-28, it was close throughout. There were four minor penalties (none coincidental) in the overtime, two each. Zach Sawchenko got the win and Rylan Toth got the loss. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 09 Moncton 2 Saint Mary's 4 Jan 11 Moncton 2 Acadia 0 Jan 11 New Brunswick 3 Dalhousie 1 Jan 11 U.P.E.I. 3 St. F.X. 6 Ontario Jan 06 Concordia 5 R.M.C. 1 Jan 06 Ottawa 4 U.Q.T.R. 3 Jan 10 Waterloo 5 Ryerson 6 (ot) Jan 10 York 4 Guelph 3 (so) Jan 11 Laurier 5 Western Ontario 1 Jan 11 R.M.C. 2 U.Q.T.R. 7 Jan 11 Brock 2 Toronto 1 Jan 11 U.O.I.T. 0 Nipissing 2 Jan 11 Carleton 3 Ottawa 6 Jan 11 Concordia 5 McGill 4 (ot) Jan 11 Lakehead 2 Windsor 8 Jan 11 Queen's 4 Laurentian 2 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Canada West Jan 12 Alberta U.B.C. (2:00 PST/4:00 CST) Jan 12 Mount Royal Manitoba (2:00 CST) Jan 12 Regina Saskatchewan (7:00 CST) Atlantic Jan 12 New Brunswick St. F.X. Jan 12 Saint Mary's Acadia Jan 12 U.P.E.I. Dalhousie Ontario Jan 12 Brock Waterloo Jan 12 R.M.C. U.Q.T.R. Jan 12 Guelph Toronto Jan 12 McGill Carleton Jan 12 York Western Ontario Jan 12 Ryerson Laurier Jan 12 Lakehead Windsor Jan 12 Ottawa Concordia Jan 12 Queen's Nipissing Jan 12 U.O.I.T. Laurentian
  24. Jan 5: MONKEYS EDGE BISONS IN OVERTIME MANITOBA BISONS 4 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5 (in overtime) Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofM] After being dominated on Friday night, the Bisons were able to bounce back with a solid performance that would have been enough for two points against most teams in Usports. Liam Bilton was back in the line-up, meaning that the Bisons were only short one body. The Evil Monkeys held leads of 2-0 and 4-2, but both times the Bisons battled back to tie the game. Here’s the quick summary: 1. AB Sanford, (8) (Kieser, Rehill), 14:13 2. AB Legault, (2) (Kirichenko, Owre), 2:39 2. MAN Franko, (6) , 3:07 2. MAN Wasylak, (3) (Leipsic, Jameson), 7:14 (PP) 3. AB Philp, (10) (Magee, Pawlenchuk), 1:50 3. AB Magee, (5) (Craig, Pawlenchuk), 3:17 3. MAN Leipsic, (5) (Henry, Dwyer), 16:27 3. MAN Henry, (3) (Bilton, Brooks), 19:59 OT1. AB Philp, (11) (Carroll), 3:23 Byron Spriggs took the loss, with 30 saves on 35 shots, and Kenny Cameron stopped 23 of 27 shots for the win. Next weekend the Bisons will host the MRU Bluegars next Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 2:00. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0 CALGARY DINOSAURS 3 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [rp @UofS*] Friday (late): [rp @ UofS] The Mutts had a hard time generating offence again. All they managed was 19 shots ibn being shutout by Matthew Greenfield. In their net, Taran Kozun stopped 26 of 29 to take the loss. Dane Gibson had his 6th and 7th of the season for Bedrock U. U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UBC] Friday (late): [rp @UBC] The T-irds’ hot start is well in the rear-view mirror now. Their only goal was mid-way through the 3rd period when trailing 5-0. Riley Morris got the win (with 25 saves) and Patrick Dea got the loss (with 24 saves). REGINA COUGARS 1 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] Friday (late): [UofL] : [rp @CW] : [UofR] The Hørny Ønes picked up a convincing sweep on the weekend. Amazingly, they were outshot 47-41. Justin Valentino had 2 goals and 2 assists to lead the Lethbridge offence. Garret Hughson had 46 saves for the win, and Dawson MacAuley had 35 saves on 41 shots for the loss. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 05 Acadia 3 New Brunswick 4 Jan 05 Saint Mary's 9 U.P.E.I. 2 Jan 05 Dalhousie 0 Moncton 3 Ontario Jan 05 Carleton 6 R.M.C. 1 Jan 05 Brock 3 York 4 Jan 05 Toronto 0 Western Ontario 3 Jan 05 U.Q.T.R. 5 McGill 7 Jan 05 Waterloo 5 Lakehead 3 Jan 05 Windsor 2 Laurier 1 (ot) Jan 05 Guelph 6 Ryerson 2 Jan 05 U.O.I.T. 5 Queen's 1 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Canada West Jan 10 Calgary Lethbridge Jan 11 Saskatchewan Regina Jan 11 Mount Royal Manitoba Jan 11 Lethbridge Calgary Jan 11 Alberta U.B.C. Atlantic Jan 09 Moncton Saint Mary's Ontario Jan 06 Concordia R.M.C. Jan 06 Ottawa U.Q.T.R. Jan 10 Waterloo Ryerson Jan 10 York Guelph
  25. Jan 4: HAPPY NEW YEAR! MANITOBA BISONS 1 ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report] CW Hockey Tech: [Summary] : [Report] : [Text] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] : [Coach's View] : [UofM] Stories: [UofA] : [rp @CW] : [UofM] GoBisons.ca: [WEEKEND PREVIEW: Top two matchup in women’s hockey, women’s volleyball, and more] Preview: [UofA] GoBisons.ca: [Bisons giving back during holiday season] GoBisons.ca: [MID-SEASON REVIEW: Updates on Bison men's and women's hockey] Colton Veloso: [Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Game On] It’s good to be back! Unfortunately, after I bounced back from my own off-season surgery, the death of my business partner forced me to relocate in October. This left me no time at all for recreational internetting. I still went to the Bison home games, but there was no time to write about them. Did the Bisons ever fall apart during my internet absence. The big problem has been injuries. They usually had a short bench, and generally by two players. I have the impression that some players, though dressed, would not have been had options existed. In past years they could have overcome this. However, the early departure of some top-end and mid-range players meant that some Junior A bodies had to step in to key roles, rather than the support roles normally given. How will they fare in the second half? Well, technically the second lap around the schedule started just before the break, and the Bisons split with Calgary. Decent enough. But now its time for the annual trip to Edmontown to face the Evil Monkeys. The first thing I noticed was that there were just 16 skaters dressed, including a new recruit. Colton Veloso came from the Jacksonville Icemen of the ECHL. Last year he played for the Kootenay Ice in the WHL and scored 25 goals. He seems to be a skilled player and a strong addition. The players not dressed for the Bisons were: 1 Justin Paulic 8 Liam Bilton 12 Nick Zajac 14 Thomas Freeman 18 Garrett Armour 27 Carter Doerksen 28 Brett Stovin 30 Tyler Brown Tonight’s game was not as good as the two games played at the Fleming Arena in the first half. The Monkeys outshot the Herd 50-13. However, in the 3rd period with the score 2-1 the Bisons went on the powerplay and generated some decent chances. A turnover gave the Apes an insurance banana just as the penalty expired. An empty-netter at the 20:00 minute mark of the 3rd (isn’t that when the game is over?) made it 4-1 to enhance the scoreline. Zach Sawchenko got the win, and Byron Spriggs took the loss. Riley Keiser, Jayden Hart (with two, including the ENG), and Trevor Cox scored for the Monkeys. Jonah Wasylak had the Bison goal, on a nice break-out play with assists to Zach Franko and Adam Henry. OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3 CALGARY DINOSAURS 1 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofC] : [rp @CW] : [UofS*] In a scheduling oddity, the entire CW schedule is being played in Saudi Alberta this weekend. Moving south, we go to the Town of Bedrock. The Mutts are in first place, and Bedrock U is in the third, so this figured to be a good one. This was very defensive. The shots were 12-8 in favour of the Dinos after two periods, though Sask held a 1-0 lead. Carson Stadnyk scored twice for Sask (his 9th and 10th goals of the season) in the 3rd to put the game away, once short-handed and one empty-netter. Taran Kozun got the win, and Jordan Papirny took the loss. U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2 MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [MRU] : [rp @CW] : [UBC*] Preview: [UBC] This was a surprisingly easy win for the Bluegars. They outshot UBC 9-1 in the 1st period (!!!!) and 14-6 in the 2nd en route to a 3-1 lead. The T-irds picke dit up in the 3rd periodbut it was too little, too late. Ryley Lindgren scored his 8th and 9th of the season for MRU. Riley Morris got the win, and Rylan Toth giot the loss. REGINA COUGARS 2 LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 6 Links: LeagueStat: [Summary] : [CWHT Summary] Boxscores: [US/CIS] : [CW] Stories: [UofL*] : [rp @CW*] : [rp @UofR*] The Hørny Ønes have got it going this year, relatively speaking. This would normally be an epic battle of cellar-dwellers. Instead, this was a 55-37 shot clock shellacking. Sam McKechnie scored twice for Lethbridge, Garret Highson got the win, and Dawson MacAuley got the loss. OUT EAST Atlantic Jan 02 U.P.E.I. 2 Dalhousie 3 (so) Jan 04 Acadia 1 U.P.E.I. 2 Jan 04 St. F.X. 0 Dalhousie 1 Jan 04 Saint Mary’s 1 New Brunswick 3 Ontario Jan 03 Concordia 2 Carleton 4 Jan 04 Guelph 1 Western Ontario 4 Jan 04 Nipissing 5 Laurentian 1 Jan 04 Ottawa 4 McGill 0 Jan 04 Queen’s 2 U.O.I.T. 1 (so) Jan 04 Ryerson 0 Brock 5 Jan 04 Toronto 1 York 2 (ot) Jan 04 Waterloo 2 Lakehead 5 Jan 04 Windsor 3 Laurier 1 Links: • [US/CIS S&R] • [OUA LS] • [AUS S&R] * indicates link not active as I post NEXT UP Jan 05 Manitoba Alberta (7:00 MST) Jan 05 Regina Lethbridge (2:00 MST) Jan 05 Saskatchewan Calgary (6:00 MST) Jan 05 U.B.C. Mount Royal (3:00 MST) Jan 05 Brock York Jan 05 Carleton R.M.C. Jan 05 Guelph Ryerson Jan 05 Nipissing Laurentian Jan 05 Toronto Western Ontario Jan 05 U.O.I.T. Queen’s Jan 05 U.Q.T.R. McGill Jan 05 Waterloo Lakehead Jan 05 Windsor Laurier Jan 05 Acadia New Brunswick Jan 05 Dalhousie Moncton Jan 05 Saint Mary’s U.P.E.I. Jan 06 Concordia R.M.C. Jan 06 Ottawa U.Q.T.R.