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CIS BOOKMARKS

The Bisons and the entire Canada West have been slow on spring news so far. The Bisons have not announced any recruits, however the MJHL has announced two recruits. I will put that in post #2.

The traditional post #1 has all the bookmarks you need to follow CIS hockey. I will update this post throughout the season. URLs often change.

League Sites:
CIS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
Canada West Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB  
... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
OUA Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results
AUS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results
ACAC Men's Hockey Site
BCIHL Site

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

Media Sites/Blogs:
SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
TSN CIS Page
CISblog.ca
Canadian University Press
MyToba.ca
ChrisD.ca
Manitoba Hockey News
Winnipeg Hockey Talk
Independent Sports News
UNBHockeyFans.com
Hockey Scene - AUS
STUTommies.com
AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page

Online video/audio:
CanadaWest.tv - Stretch Internet link
CIS-SIC.tv
AUSTV.ca
OUA.tv
CITR.ca - UBC radio
Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games
UMFM.com - occasional Bison games
SSN Canada

Canada West stats and data:
CW LeagueStats - Standings
CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule
CW LeagueStats - Rosters
CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
CW LeagueStats - Goalies' Stats
CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules

Stats:
Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
Old Bison Site - Schedule/Results - with links to stories and summaries from 2004-05 to 2007-08
CIS Stats and Rosters - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2013-14
CIS Schedule/Results - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2013-14
CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2014
AUS Schedule/Results - 2012-13 to 2014-15
AUS Archive
OUA LeagueStat
ACAC LeagueStat
Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
Wikia - University Cup - 1963-present
Wikia - Canada West - 1972-73 - present
Wikia - GPAC - 1972-73 - 1984-85
Wikia - WIAA - 1962-63 - 1971-72
Wikia - WCIAU - 1918-19 - 1961-62
Wikia - OUA/OUAA - 1971-72 - present
Wikia - QUAA - 1971-72 - 1986-87
Wikia - OSLC - 1949-50 - 1970-71 (Ottawa St. Lawrence Conference)
Wikia - OIAA - 1964-65 - 1970-71 (Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
Wikia - QOAA - 1953-54 - 1970-71 (Quebec-Ontario Athletic Association)
Wikia - CIAU - 1902-03 - 1952-53 (CIAU Central)
Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA - 1920-present

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

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

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

RSEQ (OUA-East) Team Sites:
Concordia Stingers
McGill Redmen
UQTR Patriotes

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

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

Old threads:
OHT34 2009-10
OHT34 2010-11
OHT34 2011-12
OHT35 2012-13
OHT36 2013-14
OHT36 2014-15
CIS Playoff Formats
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

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Although the Stanley Cup playoffs are still going strong, it is summertime in the world of CIS hockey. There has been a steady stream of commitments announced out east, but next to nothing in the CW. In fact, nothing official from anybody so far.

In the upcoming weeks we will hear of new recruits. My usual caveats are: You also have to verify who is eligible to return but has nevertheless left school. And sometimes a graduated player decides to re-enrol and play another year. So before we know which teams are better than last year, and which are worse than last year, we need all information before us.

Nevertheless, in the CW we have to assume that the dominating defending national champions from Saudi Alberta will be tough to beat. They should lose many players. However they will no doubt scoop up a collection of WHL grads to replace departing players.

The usual main challengers are Manitoba, Calgary, and Saskatchewan. All three will need to recruit well to challenge Alberta.

Developing programs in MRU and UBC will have to show that they can sustain what they did in 2014-15. Regina has been treading water for several seasons now. Lethbridge has a long way to go before they could enter the Christmas break within striking distance of a playoff berth.

In any event, through the MJHL website I caught word that two more Winnipeg Blues would be joining the Herd.

Liam Bilton - F - Winnipeg (MJHL)

- Rarely do you see a recruit who once played high school hockey. Bilton played for St. Paul's and had a brief playoff stint with the Twins in the MMJHL after high school season was over in his grad year. He then went on to play 3 seasons for the Blues. He has steadily improved, to the point of being a point-per-game player. At 6'4" and 198 lbs., he would seem to be a lanky kid who needs to fill out a bit.

Links:
[MJHL Story]
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Winnipeg Blues Profile]

Brett Brooks - LW/C - Winnipeg (MJHL), Moose Jaw (WHL)

- Brooks was the captain of the Blues in 2014-15, which should make him fit in with the host of current Bisons who wore letters in junior hockey. At 6' and 192 lbs. he is a mid-size player. He went from midget to the WHL and then returned home while still midget-eligible in 2012-13. He only scored 4 goals for the Blues that year, but has steadily improved to 23-39-62 in 58 games in 2014-15.

Links:
[MJHL Story]
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Moose Jaw Warriors Profile]

Other Bison News

Graduate Taylor Dickin has signed to play for the Edinburgh Capitals in the EIHL. Earlier, Darren Bestland signed for the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL, where Ian Duval signed on mid-season.
Links: [Edinburgh Press Release] : [Wichita Press Release]

While no league schedule is expected any time soon, UND has announced that they will host the Bisons on Saturday, October 3rd.
Link: [UND Schedule]

I wonder if the Bisons v Moose series will continue. They have played 6 times and the Moose won 4 and the Bisons won 2.

OTHER NEWS

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On June 15th the Monkeys will have a banquet where one and all will share a few bananas with legendary coach Clare Drake. Also, they will visit the new NCAA Div I team at Arizona State on December 4th and 5th.
Links: [U of A Story] : [ASU Schedule]

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Three key Dinos have left the Town of Bedrock to pursue pro careers, including their two main goaltenders. Kris Lazaruk signed a deal to start for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. Jacob DeSerres and defenceman Kodie Curran signed ATo deals with the San Antonio Ramoage of the AHL.
Link: [U of C Story]

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MRU has issued an on-line version of their Summit program which promotes university hockey.
Link: [MRU Story]

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With Mike Babcock in the news, there has been some attention being paid to his days coaching the Horny Ones to a University Cup. That team was in danger of folding then went 19-7-2. That was 21 years ago. At least the program still exists.
Link: [Our Windsor Story]

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Bisons to Face Thunderwolves

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The Lakehead Thunderwolves have announced that they will be hosting the Manitoba Bisons on the weekend of September 25-26 for a pair of games. It is about time that these teams meet up. The Bisons used to travel to Thunder Bay for a Christmas tournament or two game series every year.

Here is Lakehead's schedule:

Fri, Sep 25 7:00 VS MANITOBA BISONS*

Sat, Sep 26 7:00 VS MANITOBA BISONS*

 

Fri, Oct 2 7:00 VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS*

Sat, Oct 3 2:00 VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS*

Sun, Oct 4 6:00 at Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs*

 

Fri, Oct 16 7:00 at UQTR Patriotes

Sat, Oct 17 4:00 at UQTR Patriotes

 

Fri, Oct 23 7:00 VS QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS

Sat, Oct 24 7:00 VS QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS

 

Fri, Oct 30 7:00 at McGill Redmen

Sat, Oct 31 5:00 at McGill Redmen

 

Fri, Nov 6 7:00 VS NIPISSING LAKERS

Sat, Nov 7 7:00 VS NIPISSING LAKERS

 

Thu, Nov 12 7:00 at Western Ontario Mustangs

Fri, Nov 13 7:00 at Western Ontario Mustangs

 

Fri, Nov 20 7:30 at Windsor Lancers

Sat, Nov 21 7:30 at Windsor Lancers

 

Fri, Nov 27 7:00 VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES

Sat, Nov 28 7:00 VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES

 

Fri, Dec 4 7:15 at Brock Badgers

Sat, Dec 5 7:00 at York Lions

Tue, Dec 29 7:00 VS GUELPH GRYPHONS*

Wed, Dec 30 7:00 VS GUELPH GRYPHONS*

Fri, Jan 8 7:00 VS CARLETON RAVENS

Sat, Jan 9 7:00 VS CARLETON RAVENS

Fri, Jan 15 7:00 VS RYERSON RAMS

Sat, Jan 16 7:00 VS RYERSON RAMS

Fri, Jan 22 7:15 at Brock Badgers

Sat, Jan 23 7:00 at York Lions

Fri, Jan 29 7:00 VS WATERLOO WARRIORS

Sat, Jan 30 7:00 VS WATERLOO WARRIORS

Fri, Feb 5 7:30 at Guelph Gryphons

Sat, Feb 6 7:30 at Guelph Gryphons

Fri, Feb 12 7:00 VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

Sat, Feb 13 7:00 VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

Link: [L.U. Story]

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June 15: The New Schedule Is Here!

 

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The Canada West schedule was released today (June 15). It starts a bit later than usual, leaving more room for non-conference games. Here is Manitoba's schedule:

September
Fri. 25 Manitoba at Lakehead 7:00 EDT (Exh)
Sat. 26 Manitoba at Lakehead 7:00 EDT (Exh)

October
Sat. 3  Manitoba at North Dakota 7:07 PM CDT (Exh)
Fri. 9  Regina at Manitoba 7:00 PM CDT    
Sat. 10 Regina at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
Fri. 16 Manitoba at Mount Royal 7:00 PM MDT
Sat. 17 Manitoba at Mount Royal 3:00 PM MDT
Sat. 24 UBC at Manitoba 7:30 PM CDT
Sun. 25 UBC at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
Fri. 30 Manitoba at Calgary 7:00 PM MDT
Sat. 31 Manitoba at Calgary 6:00 PM MDT

November
Fri. 6     Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat. 7     Manitoba at Alberta 6:00 PM MST
Fri. 13 Lethbridge at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 14 Lethbridge at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 20 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 21 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 4:00 PM CST
Thu. 26 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 PM CST
Fri. 27 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 PM CST

January
Fri. 8     Alberta at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 9     Alberta at Manitoba 4:00 PM CST
Fri. 15 Mount Royal at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 16 Mount Royal at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 22 Manitoba at Lethbridge 7:00 PM MST
Sat. 23 Manitoba at Lethbridge 1:00 PM MST
Fri. 29 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 30 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST

February
Fri. 5     Calgary at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 6     Calgary at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 12 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PM PST
Sat. 13 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PM PST

The Bisons will have their road trips against last year's top 3 opponents done by early November. If they can survive that they'll be set. If not, they could be behind the 8-ball early.

The schedule has not been updated at GoBisons.ca. I hope they get some home exhibitions this year, preferably against somebody from outside the CW just to add some variety. The Saturday games are all afternoons. I generally don't like that. However, my son plays a lot of Saturday nights so I guess this may all work out.

Links:
[UND Schedule]
[CW Schedule]
[CW Story - by Evan Daum

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There is a smattering of news about NCAA exhibition games. Here is what I have so far:

Oct. 3 Alberta at St. Cloud State
Oct. 4 TBA at Minnesota State
Oct. 4 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth

Links:
[USCHO Scheduling Links]
[MSU Schedule]
[UMD Schedule]
[SCSU Schedule]

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Justin Hamonic - D - Tri-City (WHL)
- This is still a rumoured acquisition. He is a defensive defenceman and was team captain for his last 2 of 4 seasons in Tri-City. He had 3 regular season goals and 2 playoff goals in those 4 seasons. At 6'4" and 209 lbs. He should be the latest in a long line of proficient Manitoba defencemen. He also went to the Alaska Aces after the end of the season on an ATO.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Tr-City Profile] : [WHL Profile]

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June 17: The Rumour Mill

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The Bisons have one new recruit confrmed with a link and 4 more rumoured recruits, as noted by some of Hollywood's faithful followers.

Jonah Wasylak - LW - Steinbach (MJHL)

- At 6'3" and 210 lbs Wasylak will add some typical Manitoba size to the wing. He also chipped in 15 goals in 60 games at the MJHL level. He can also throw 'em. Check out the You Tube video. Pistons' fans liked this guy. His commitment was announced at the MJHL site.

Links:

[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]

[MJHL Press Release] : [Steibach Online]

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The rumoured recruits include 3 with WHL experience and one transfer from the NCAA.

Adam Henry - D - Lethbridge/Seattle/Saskatoon/Portland (WHL)

- He would be yet another Winnipeg boy coming home to play defence. Henry has an offensive up-side. He had 11 goals in 67 games, plus 5 more in 17 playoff games. He also once wore an "A" in Seattle before being dealt to Saskatoon.

Links:

[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]

[WHL Profile] : [Shnarped Profile]

Brett Stovin - RW - Saskatoon (WHL)/Missouri (ECHL)

- The Bison shopping list was headed by the recruitment of a forward who could score. Stovin had 29 goals in the Dub last year and then 5 more in 8 games in an end-of-season stint in the ECHL. While in Saskatoon he took a few courses at the U of S, where he no doubt was happy to escape.

Links:

[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]

[WHL Profile] : [Interlake Today]

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Jordyn Boyd - LW - Everett/Kootenay (WHL)/Saints/Portage (MJHL)

- Boyd is the younger brother of former NHLer Dustin Boyd. He returned home from the Dub to win a national title with the Portage Terriers. He had 30 goals in 50 games in the MJ, and another 6 goals in 12 playoff games. Dustin was born in Winnipeg but Jordyn suffered the humiliation of being born in Regina. The family then had the good sense to return to Manitoba for Jordyn's minor hockey. Phew.

Links:

[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]

[WHL Profile] : [Terrier Profile]

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Hudson Friesen - LW - Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Selkirk (MJHL)

- This Selkirk Steeler grad is coming back after 2 seasons way up north in Alaska. The new CIS rules mean he does not have to red-shirt for a season. In his last 2 seasons at Selkirk he scored 61 goals in 116 games. At the UAA he never had much ice time, which could be his reason for leaving.

Links:

[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]

[UAA Profile] : [Manitoba Hockey News]

BISON ROSTER

One always has to remember that not everybody who is eligible to return will do so, for a variety of reasons. I would expect a 3rd goaltender to be recruited and there is usually also a late addition. Anyhow, here are the returnees along with additions and deletions.

Goaltenders

Eligible to return:

1     Byron     Spriggs

34     Deven     Dubyk

Defencemen

Eligible to return:

2     Channing Bresciani

3     Josh     Elmes     

5     Lee     Christensen

6     Luke     Paulsen

9     Rene     Hunter

12     Brock     Sutherland

28     Kyle     Rous

Recruits:

*    Justin Hamonic

*    Adam Henry

Graduate from 2014-15:

22     Darren     Bestland

Forwards

Eligible to return:

10     Brett     Dudar

15     Chad     Robinson

16     Jesse     Paradis

17     Warren     Callis     

18     Dylan     Kelly

23     Joel     Schreyer

24     Justin     Augert

25     Shaquille Merasty

27     Jordan     DePape

29     Dustin     Bruyere

-    Colin     Mospanchuk

Recruits:

*    Brett Brooks

*    Liam Bilton

*    Brett Stovin

*    Jordyn Boyd

*    Jonah Wasylak

*    Hudson Friesen

Graduates from 2014-15:

8     Jory     Coates

20     Aaron     Lewadniuk

21     Taylor     Dickin

Link:

[LeagueStat Team Stats 2014-15]

ELSEWHERE

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- The H0rny Ones have added 12 new players. That would be a major turnover for the league's cellar-dwellers. They got 7 players with WHL experience, 2 NCAA transfers, and 3 were Junior A-only. The players are:

Sam McKechnie * 5'10" 180 lbs*Right Wing *Airdrie, AB * Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

Blake Orban * 6'1" 199 lbs*Defence *Calgary, AB * Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

Jay Merkley * 5'11" 195 lbs * Centre * Calgary, AB * Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

Dalton Sward * 6'1" 185 lbs * Centre* Abbotsford, BC * Vancouver Giants (WHL)

Tyler Hansen * 6'3" 202 lbs * Defense * Magrath, AB * Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

Kyle Moore * 6'4" 205 lbs * Forward * Red Deer, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)

Colton Sheen * 5'9" 184 lbs *Forward * Calgary, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)

Austin Kernahan * 6'4" 225 lbs * Forward * Calgary, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)

Dustin Fostvelt * 6'0" 185 lbs * Defense * Edmonton, AB * R.I.T (NCAA)

Robert Lindores * 6'1" 216 lbs * Right Wing * Port Alberni, BC * Northern Michagan (NCAA)/ UBC (CIS)

Bryson Gore * 5'11" 183lbs * Centre * Milo, AB * Calgary Canucks (AJHL)

Brett Roulston * 6'0" 197 lbs * Right Wing * Whitehorse, YT * Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)

Link:

[U of L Story]

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- Outside of Lethbridge there have been no official announcements from any CW team. In fact, only UBC, Regina, and Calgary issued stories in their spin on the schedule release. Alberta's only story is on Derek Ryan signing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Maybe it is almost time for my pre-season rant about teams publicizing themselves.

Links:

[UBC Story]

[Regina Story]

[Calgary Story]

[Alberta Story]

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- The BCIHL has a commitments page. Every college/university league should have one of these. The list of jammed with mostly Junior A and B players, mostly from the coast.

Links:

[BCIHL 2915-16 Player Commitments]

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June 23:Website Update

 

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- There have been no recruiting announcements over the last week. However, some teams have posted schedules, and Lethbridge and Regina have included pre-season games. Calgary, Manitoba and UBC have regular season only. Alberta and Mount Royal are stuck in 2014-15. And Sask doesn't even have a website (just a splash page with a football ad). Here is what we know:

Sept 4: Lethbridge at Portage College
Sept 5: Lethbridge at Portage College
Sept 11: Red Deer College at Lethbridge
Sept 12: Red Deer College at Lethbridge
Sept 18: Lethbridge at Calgary
Sept 18: Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 19: Calgary at Lethbridge
Sept 19: Saskatchewan v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 20: Briercrest v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 25: Manitoba at Lakehead
Sept 25: Regina at Calgary
Sept 26: Manitoba at Lakehead
Sept 26: Regina at Calgary
Oct 3: Manitoba at North Dakota
Oct 3: Alberta at St. Cloud State
Oct 3: Lethbridge at Western Michigan
Oct 4: Lethbridge at Ferris State

Links:
[Manitoba Schedule]
[UBC Schedule]
[Regina Schedule]
[Calgary Schedule]
[Lethbridge Schedule]
[Sask non-site]

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UBC has now added their exhibition games to their schedule. Manitoba and Calgary have regular season games only. Mount Royal still has the 2014-15 schedule. Alberta has no schedule link. Saskatchewan's site is under development and remains just a splash page with a football schedule and off-site links.

UBC will face just one team from the CIS, namely the two-time defending champion Alberta Evil Monkeys. However they will meet them 3 times. Additionally, they will face the Simon Fraser Clown (of the BCIHL) and the NAIT Ooks (of the ACAC) to open and close their pre-season. UBC usually has some games against NCAA teams, but not this year.

Here's the schedule:

Sep 10 Simon Fraser at UBC
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 26 UBC at Alberta
Sep 27 UBC at NAIT

Link:
[UBC Schedule]

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-The Bemidji State Beavers' schedule has been updated so as to include a game against the Manitoba Bisons on Sunday, October 4th at 1:00 p.m. The Bison exhibition schedule is not yet on their web site but here is what can be gleaned from elsewhere:

Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 25 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Sep 26 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Oct 03 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Oct 04 Manitoba at Bemidji State (NCAA)

Links:
[Bemidji Schedule Page]

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The 1965 Bisons won the University Cup and held their 50th anniversary get-together on July 10-11. The picture comes from The Free Press. It was also announced that they are getting into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Link:
[Free Press Story]

The official team site has yet to report the foregoing, or confirm any recruits. However, the Winkler Flyers have announced that goaltender Dasan Sydora has committed. Here's his blurb:

Dasan Sydora - G - Winkler (MJHL) / LaRonge (SJHL)
- The Bisons have two goaltenders eligible to return (Byron Spriggs and Deven Dubyk) and always need a 3rd. He should be able to challenge for playing time but like all MJHL recruits needs to face the prospect of a year spent mostly in the stands. He does have soime good numbers and won a scholarship. He is originally from Alberta.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
Commitment stories: [Winkler Flyers] : [PVO]
Scholarship stories: [MJHL] : [Pembina Today]
YouTube: [

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This is the year of the non-updates in Bison hockey. The last story posted at GoBisons.ca was the one about the Allan Cup. The exhibition schedule has yet to be added. From other sites, this is what I have compiled:
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 25 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Sep 26 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Oct 03 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Oct 04 Manitoba at Bemidji State (NCAA)

I would think the team will have games on Sept 11-12 as well, and hopefully home games. If so the opponent would have to be Saskatchewan, MRU, or a team outside of the CW since everybody else is spoken for.

None of the recruits reported from other sources have been confirmed at GoBisons.ca. The roster page lists 2014-15 and that often does not change until exhibition play begins.

In other news:

- CanadaWest.TV will cover more games this year. However the games will not be free. One coukd subscribe for everything or for just one sport.

- After coaches from Alberta and UBC took off, new hires became necessary. Alberta signed Serge Lajoie from NAIT and UBC signed Adam Shell from RMC.

- UfO has signed Patrick Grandmaitre to coach when the team returns in 2016-17. He comes over from the RSEQ CEGEP league. Jacques Martin will be an advisor to the program.

Links:
[CanadaWest.tv Announcement]
[U of A re Lajoie]
[CIS re Shell]
[uO re Grandmaitre : [Ottaw Sun] : [CBC]

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The Bisons have confirmed that the 6 exhibition games previously reported on other sites will constitute their complete pre-season schedule. For the second consecutive season they will not have a home exhibition game.

The only CWUAA team to not post a pre-season schedule is the Saskatchewan Banjo-Mutts. Unless they are playing a non-CIS team somewhere, this will be the CWUAA pre-season schedule:

Sep 03 Alberta at Augustana (ACAC)
Sep 04 Portage (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 05 Portage (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 16 Alberta at Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Sep 16 Calgary Flames (NHL) at Calgary
Sep 18 Calgary v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 18 Lethbridge v Briercrest (at TBA)
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 19 SAIT (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 19 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sep 20 Briercrest (ACAC) at Regina
Sep 20 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 25 Manitoba at Lakehead
Sep 25 Regina at Calgary
Sep 25 Saskatchewan at NAIT (ACAC)
Sep 25 UBC at Alberta
Sep 26 Manitoba at Lakehead
Sep 26 Regina at Calgary
Sep 26 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Oct 02 Mount Royal at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
Oct 03 Alberta at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Oct 03 Calgary at Colorado College (NCAA)
Oct 03 Lethbridge at Western Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 03 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Oct 03 Mount Royal at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 03 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at Providence (NCAA)
Oct 04 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Calgary at Denver (NCAA)
Oct 04 Lethbridge at Ferris State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Manitoba at Bemidji State (NCAA)
Oct 04 Mount Royal at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)
Oct 05 Calgary at Air Force (NCAA)

Link:
[Bison Schedule/Results Page]

As we await an updated roster page, and an official announcement on recruits, the unconfirmed rumour is that the Bisons have yet another recruit in goal:

Justin Paulic - G - Victoria/ Moose Jaw (WHL)
- Deven Dubyk is evidently headed east and Paulic is his replacement. Paulic is a Thompson boy and was traded from Moose Jaw to Victoria to end his WHL career. He is also a New York Rangers' draft. On paper, the goaltending has been upgraded with Spriggs returning and two new recruits.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
Other links: [WHL Network] : [NY Rangers] : [NHL.com] : [The Hockey Writers]

There have also been a few releases from around the league:

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- The Evil Monkeys announced their annual game against the Baby Greasers on September 16th. This year the Edmontonites have gone goofy over some guy they drafted and this game will be played at the Big Arena. The Apes are over .500 in this long-standing series.

Links:
[U of A Announcement]

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- In the Town of Bedrock they, too, are making a new tradition of NHL v CIS exhibition games. The game will also go on September 16th. The squad also announced their very large recruiting class:

Mitch Cook • 6'0" 205 Ibs. • Forward • Drumheller (AJHL)
Kolton Dixon • 6' 181 lbs • Defence • Saskatoon (WHL)
Coda Gordon • 6' 195 lbs • Forward • Swift Current (WHL)
Curtis Honey • 6' 174 lbs • Goalie • Brandon (WHL)
Chase McMurphy • 6'1" 195 lbs • Forward • Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
Steven Stanford • 6'1" 195 lbs • Goalie • UBC (CWAA)
Ryan Suchorab • 6'1" 190 lbs • Defence • Drumheller (AJHL)
Caylen Walls • 6' 200 lbs • Defence • Vermont (NCAA)
Nick Walters • 6'2" 205 lbs • Defence • Lethbridge (WHL)
Mike Winther • 6' 200 lbs • Forward • Lethbridge (WHL)

While not a bad group, they have to replace two starting goaltenders and some other good players as well. The question here will be about chemistry.

Links:
[U of C re recruits]
[U of C re Flames]

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- The H0rny Ones had two announcements. In one they announced even more recruits. The three new names bring their total recruitment class to 15 players. Jeesh. Lots of eligible returnees either abandoned ship or were given a swift kick out the door. Also, new recruit Evan Wardley will be attending the Pittsburgh Penguins' camp. So maybe he won't be playing for the Horns anyhow. Here are new recruits:

Evan Wardley * 6'3" 218 lbs * Defence * Seattle (WHL)
Zane Jones * 6'3" 210 lbs * Left Wing * Vancouver/ Lethbridge (WHL)
Mitch Makin * 6'3" 185 lbs * Right Wing * Alberni Valley (BCHL)

Links:
[U of L re recruits]
[U of L re Wardley]

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OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

September 3, 2014

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 1

Links:
:. [U of A Preview] : [U of A Twitter]

The Evil Monkeys avenged last year's surprise loss to their rural cousins from UA-Augustana. Despite outshooting them by a mile or two, the Apes lost 6-0. They also had an early loss to UBC, but rebounded nicely for the regular season. There are no links to a summary or game story as I post. The score came from Twitter:

@GBHKY get goals from Crooks, Kieser, Legault and Derko in a 4-1 win over @UofA_AugVikings #BattleofUAlberta


UP NEXT

Sep 04 Portage (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 04 Carleton at EC Peiting (Germany)
Sep 05 Portage (ACAC) at Lethbridge

Sep 07 Carleton at Ritten Sport (Italy)
Sep 08 Carleton at EC Kitzbuhel (Austria)
Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Sep 10 Concordia at McGill
Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge

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Four Teams, Four Leagues, Face-off on Friday

 

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September 4, 2014

Teams from the German Oberliga, the OUA, the CWUAA, and the ACAC faced off in inter-league pre-season hockey on Friday night in a pair of unique match-ups.

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CARLETON RAVENS 2

E.C. PEITING 0

Links:

:. [ECP Game Story]

:. [Carleton Schedule/Results] : [Carleton Tour Preview]

The Peiting team plays in the Oberliga, which is Germany's 3rd tier league. That league is divided into regional divisions and is semi-pro. They placed 6th of 12 in their division last year. CIS tams usually face 2nd tier German teams, like the Pinguins, Cannibals, and Star-Bulls. So I guess Cartoon U will be happy with the win but not yet planning a parade.

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PORTAGE COLLEGE VOYAGEURS 1

LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:

:. [Lethbridge Twitter]

The H0rny Ones picked up a surprisingly close win over an ACAC foe. All I have to go by is a few Tweets. Oddly, Lethbridge will not face any other CW teams in the pre-season. They play 6 games (5 more) against ACAC teams and then a 2 game roadtrip against NCAA teams. In one bit of great news, goaltender Dylan Tait suited up for Lethbridge. He missed most of last season with a cancer scare. So good luck to him.

UP NEXT

Sep 05 Portage (ACAC) at Lethbridge

Sep 07 Carleton at Ritten Sport (Italy)

Sep 08 Carleton at EC Kitzbuhel (Austria)

Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC

Sep 10 Concordia at McGill

Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary

Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge

Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)

Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge

Sep 12 Laurentian at Nipissing

Sep 12 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)

Sep 12 UOIT at Ryerson

Sep 12 UQTR at McGill

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Saturday Night Massacre

 

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September 5, 2014

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PORTAGE COLLEGE VOYAGEURS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 10

Links:
:. [Lethbridge Twitter]

The good news for Portage College is that they doubled their offensive output from Friday night. And they are young men and still have their health.

This game was 1-1 after 1 and 6-1 after 2. The Twitter feed lists the scorers. No summaries or stories have been posted for either game.

The H0rny Ones will tangle with Red Deer College, another ACAC team, in a double-header next weekend. Last season Portage was 1-29-0-2 whilst Red Deer was 15-13-1-3. (The ACAC still has tied games.)

The Bisons do not play any games next weekend either. They will start with a game against Regina in Ochapowace on September 18th.

UP NEXT

Sep 07 Carleton at Ritten Sport (Italy)
Sep 08 Carleton at EC Kitzbuhel (Austria)
Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Sep 10 Concordia at McGill
Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sep 12 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)
Sep 12 UOIT at Ryerson
Sep 12 UQTR at McGill
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Guelph at UOIT
 

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NEWS

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-The Hickskies have announced their arrivals and departures. The newcomers and returnees started sniffing each other's butts at practice today. Here's the full list:

2015 recruits
Kohl Bauml (F)
Brett Boehm (F)
Levi Cable (F)
Carter Coben (F)
Daylan Gatzke (F)
Andrew Johnson (F)
Brett McCormick (F)
Logan McVeigh (F)
Jaimen Yakubowski (F)

Returnees:
Jordon Cooke (G)
Blake Voth (G)
McFaull (D)
Tyler Borstmayer (D)
Jordan Fransoo (D)
Jesse Forsberg (D)
Connor Cox (D)
Zak Stebner (D)
David Stumborg (D)
Sean Aschim (F)
Cameron Blair (F)
John Lawrence (F)
Jeremy Margeson (F)
Josh Roach (F)
Jesse Ross (F)
Michael Soffilas (F)
Matt Spafford (F)
Parker Thomas (F)

Graduated
Matt Delahey (D)
Craig McCallum (F)
Ryan Holfeld (G)
Kyle Aschim (F/D)

Retired
Chad Suer (D)
Tayler Thompson (F)

The story gives some background on each recruit. IMO their losses are better than their additions. Time will tell.

Link:
:. [Saskatoon Star-Phoenix]

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

September 7, 2014

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CARLETON RAVENS 2
RITTEN SPORT/RITTNER BUAM 1

Links:
:. [Carleton Story Re: Peiting] : [Carleton Story Re: Ritten]
:. [Ritten Game Story] : [Ritten Story on Brendan Cook]

On Labour Day Cartoon U went to 2-0-0 on their European tour. Ritten is one of Italy's leading teams. This was the toughest team on their tour. However, when the Bisons toured Europe this was their weakest opponent. One Ritten player is former Winkler Flyer Brendan Cook. Their story on him is linked here.

September 8, 2014

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CARLETON RAVENS 6
E.C. KITBUHEL ADLER 1

Links:
:. [Carleton Game Story]
:. [Kitzbuhel Team Site]

Cartoon U completed their sweep with a one-sided win in Austria. Kitzbuhel is in the INL (Inter-National League) which is a second tier league for mostly Austrian teams. The Bisons whipped the Wild Geese from this league in their last European tour.

UP NEXT

Sep 10 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Sep 10 Concordia at McGill
Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sep 12 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)
Sep 12 UOIT at Ryerson
Sep 12 UQTR at McGill
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Guelph at UOIT

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Sept 10: First All-CIS Exhibition Game

 

As we inch towards the Bisons' pre-season opener on September 18th, the news and results are accumulating. We also had cross-town derbies in Montreal and Vancouver.

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September 10, 2015

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SIMON FRASER CLAN 0
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6

Links:
:. [UBC Recruit Story] : [UBC Game Story]
:. [SFU Preview]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] : [CW Boxscore]

UBC not only started the season, they also officially announced their recruiting class.

The new recruits consist of 5 defencemen and 3 forwards, all having played some time in the WHL:

JOEL HAMILTON - 5'10 left wing/centre - Vancouver/Kamloops (WHL)
AUSTIN VETTERL - 5'11 right wing - Kootenay(WHL)
CHASE CLAYTON - 5'11 centre - Saskatoon(WHL)/Brooks (AJHL)
KYLE BECKER - 6'4 defenceman - Medicine Hat(WHL)
DEVAN FAFARD - 6'0 defenceman - Red Deer/Lethbridge(WHL)
JOSH CONNOLLY - 5'11 defenceman - Kamloops/Prince George(WHL)
RAYMOND GREWAL - 6'2 defenceman - Prince George (BCHL)/Prince Albert (WHL)
RILEY GUENTHER - 6'0 defenceman - Vernon (BCHL)

The departures include:
Cole Wilson - led team in goals, 2nd in points
Manraj Hayer - 5th in points
Nate Fleming - 6th in points
Joe Antilla - 7th in points
Greg Fraser - 8th in points
Adam Rossignol - 9th in points
Ben Schmidt - 12th in points
Brad Hoban - 14th in points
Linden Saip - 15th in points
Brendon Wall - 17th in points
Jason Yee - 18th in points
Robert Lindores - 22nd in points
Justin Georgeson - 23rd in points

The recruiting class is pretty good. However they lose 6 of their top 10 scorers and 5 of their top 6 defencemen. And they have a new coach.

So how did they look on the ice? Well, they shut the door on The Clown. But that is to be expected against BCIHL opposition. It was basically the 2nd period that put ths one away. UBC outshot The Clown 17-4 and scored 5 goals. Other than that the shots were just 17-13 for the Tweety-Birds.

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CONCORDIA STINGERS 0
MCGILL REDMEN 4

Links:
:. [McGill Game Story]
:. [LeagueStat Summary]

McGill always play a wide-open style, and did so again to start the season. The amassed 40 shots. What's up with Concordia? They look like the sub-standard team they have been for years now after having been the dominant team in Quebec. From 1950 to 1984 Concordia and its predecessor schools (Loyola and Sir George Williams) won 33 of 35 titles in the old OSLC and the original QUAA. McGill went from 1946 to 2008 without a title!

UP NEXT

Sep 11 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 11 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sep 12 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)
Sep 12 UOIT at Ryerson
Sep 12 UQTR at McGill
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Guelph at UOIT
Sep 16 Alberta at Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Sep 16 Calgary Flames (NHL) at Calgary
Sep 16 Waterloo at Western Ontario
Sep 17 Guelph at Brock
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

Edited by Hollywood

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Sept 11: Action Confined to Alberta

Only two exhibition games involving CIS teams were played on Friday night, and both were held in Saudi Alberta. Still no official roster announcements from the Bisons. This is the last of the light weekends in CIS hockey. Next weekend there is a massive schedule as everybody hits the ice.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [Calgary Twitter] : [UC Schedule/Results]
:. [Gauntlet Preview Sept 3] : [Gauntlet Preview Sept 10]
:. [Calgary Grads tory]


Neither game in Friday was sent through to LeagueStat so we have no access to stats or rosters.

However, Bedrock U gave us a few team stories to kick things off. The fact they beat MRU, a nemesis opponent from last year, must be a matter of satisfaction.

Both sides were slated to lose several key players from last year. The biggest question mark is Calgary's goaltending. The Lazaruk-DeSerres tandem both graduated after last season. Either one of them would have been a first-rate starter, so the Dinos went from feast to famine.

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RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4


Links:
:. [Lethbridge Twitter]
:. [Lethbridge Schedule/Resulys]


This was the Battle of Teams Mike Babcock Used to Coach. The H0rny Ones have a 3-0-0 record! True, it is only exhibition, and their opponents have all been from the ACAC. But still ...

UP NEXT

Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 12 Red Deer (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 12 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sep 12 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque, Ont)
Sep 12 UOIT at Ryerson
Sep 12 UQTR at McGill
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Guelph at UOIT
Sep 16 Alberta at Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Sep 16 Calgary Flames (NHL) at Calgary
Sep 16 Waterloo at Western Ontario
Sep 17 Guelph at Brock
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
Sep 18 Calgary v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 18 Lethbridge v Briercrest (at TBA)
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 18 Concordia at UQTR
Sep 18 Laurier at Waterloo
Sep 18 McGill at New Brunswick
Sep 18 Moncton at St. FX
Sep 18 Ryerson at Western Ontario
Sep 18 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 18 Windsor at Brock
Sep 18 York at RMC (CFB Borden)
Sep 19 SAIT (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 19 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sep 19 McGill at Saint Mary's
Sep 19 Nipissing at Toronto
Sep 19 RMC at Queen's (Gananoque, ON)
Sep 19 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sep 19 York at RMC (at CFB Borden)

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Sept 12: A Night of Overtime

 

This was a fairly busy Saturday night, as the OUA shifted into gear with a hefty schedule of games.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [Alberta Twitter] : [UBC Schedule/Results]

This one was played in Kamloops, B.C., home of Thompson Rivers University. I am not sure why the teams came here, perhaps to make it easier for the Monkeys to travel. Wouldn't it be nice if TRU revived their BCIHL hockey program? Wouldn't it be nice if UBC uploaded the game stats through LeagueStat?

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RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [Lethbridge Twitter]
:. [Lethbridge Schedule/Results]

All I have about this one is a series of Tweets from the linked Lethbridge Twitter feed. The H0rny Ones needed overtime to subdue the college team this time, and are now 4-0-0 in the college portion of their schedule.

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LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 2
NIPISSING LAKERS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [Laurentian Twitter]

All we have this Northern Ontario derby is Laurentian's Twitter.

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U.Q.T.R. PATRIOTES 3
MCGILL REDMEN 2
(in overtime)

Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary]

It is great when teams put their stats through LeagueStat. Why don't they all do it? So far it is just UBC and McGill to take action. The win levels the Pats' record at 2-2-0 and was their first game back in North America after their trip to France. McGill is now 1-0-1. McGill had a 2-0 lead after one, but UQTR tied it up early in the 2nd. Then that was it for scoring until OT.

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U.O.I.T. RIDGEBACKS 2
RYERSON RAMS 4

Links:
:. [Ryerson Schedule/Results] : [UOIT Schedule/Results]

All we have is the score on this one. It was the opener for both sides.

NOTE:
The game between RMC and Queen's originally scheduled for September 12th has been moved to September 18th.

UP NEXT

Sep 13 Alberta v U.B.C. (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Guelph at UOIT
Sep 16 Alberta at Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Sep 16 Calgary Flames (NHL) at Calgary
Sep 16 Waterloo at Western Ontario
Sep 17 Guelph at Brock
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
Sep 18 Calgary v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 18 Briercrest at Lethbridge
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 18 Concordia at UQTR
Sep 18 Laurier at Waterloo
Sep 18 McGill at New Brunswick
Sep 18 Moncton at St. FX
Sep 18 Ryerson at Western Ontario
Sep 18 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 18 Windsor at Brock
Sep 18 York at RMC (at CFB Borden)
Sep 19 SAIT (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 19 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sep 19 McGill at Saint Mary's
Sep 19 Nipissing at Toronto
Sep 19 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque)
Sep 19 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sep 20 Briercrest (ACAC) at Regina
Sep 20 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 20 Windsor/Guelph at Brock

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Sept 13: A Light Sunday

 

Sunday is not a heavy day for regular season games, nor is it for exhibition games. Just two games on the docket, both afternoon affairs. In any event, next week the nation-wide start of the pre-season really begins with some gusto.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0


Links:
:. [Alberta Twitter] : [UBC Schedule/Results]


This was also played in Kamloops and once again the only news is from Twitter. The Monkeys got goals from Crooks and Hickmott, whilst Daigle and Demharter shared the shutout. The win gives the Monkeys a 3-0-0 record, and UBC is now 1-1-1.

There was also a tweet claiming that McDavid will play for the Greasers on Wednesday when they face the Monkeys.

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 5
U.O.I.T. RIDGEBACKS 2


Links:
:. [Guelph Schedule/Results] : [UOIT Schedule/Results]


Goof picked up where they left off with what appears to have been a handy win. This was Goof's first game. UOIT is now 0-2-0.

UP NEXT

Sep 16 Alberta at Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Sep 16 Calgary Flames (NHL) at Calgary
Sep 16 Waterloo at Western Ontario
Sep 17 Guelph at Brock
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
Sep 18 Calgary v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 18 Briercrest at Lethbridge
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 18 Concordia at UQTR
Sep 18 Laurier at Waterloo
Sep 18 McGill at New Brunswick
Sep 18 Moncton at St. FX
Sep 18 Ryerson at Western Ontario
Sep 18 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 18 Windsor at Brock
Sep 18 York at RMC (at CFB Borden)
Sep 19 SAIT (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 19 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sep 19 McGill at Saint Mary's
Sep 19 Nipissing at Toronto
Sep 19 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque)
Sep 19 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sep 20 Briercrest (ACAC) at Regina
Sep 20 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 20 Windsor/Guelph at Brock

Edited by Hollywood

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Eight Recruits Confirmed

 

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On September 14th the Bisons updated their roster page and on September 15th officially announced eight recruits. The roster page still needs updates. It has the names of 14 returning players. So some names would be yet to be confirmed. Here's what we have:

Goaltenders

Confirmed to return:
1 Byron Spriggs

Confirmed recruits:
* Justin Paulic (Moose Jaw/Victoria WHL)
* Dasan Sydora (Winkler MJHL)

Departed:
34 Deven Dubyk

Defencemen

Confirmed to return:
2 Channing Bresciani
5 Lee Christensen
6 Luke Paulsen
9 Rene Hunter
12 Brock Sutherland

Confirmed recruit:
* Adam Henry (Saskatoon/Portland WHL)

Once-rumoured recruit:
* Justin Hamonic (in San Antonio's AHL camp)

Eligible to return:
3 Josh Elmes
28 Kyle Rous

Departed:
22 Darren Bestland

Forwards

Confirmed to return:
16 Jesse Paradis
17 Warren Callis
18 Dylan Kelly
23 Joel Schreyer
24 Justin Augert
25 Shaquille Merasty
27 Jordan DePape
29 Dustin Bruyere

Confirmed recruits:
* Brett Brooks (Blues MJHL/Moose Jaw WHL)
* Liam Bilton (Blues MJHL)
* Brett Stovin (Saskatoon WHL/Missouri ECHL)
* Jordyn Boyd (Portage MJHL/Kootenay and Everett WHL)
* Jonah Wasylak (Steinbach MJHL)

Once-rumoured recruit:
* Hudson Friesen (still listed at Alaska-Anchorage)

Eligible to return:
10 Brett Dudar
15 Chad Robinson
- Colin Mospanchuk

Departed:
8 Jory Coates
20 Aaron Lewadniuk
21 Taylor Dickin

The Bisons usually add a few names at a time to their roster page once the player gets all his paperwork in and picture taken, etc. Then they add the new players once they have made the team. They sometimes add the players who are trying out for the team. I would expect a minimum line-up of 3 goaltenders, 8 defencemen, and 14 forwards.

With 14 returning vets already listed, and 8 recruits confirmed, that would leave at least 3 spots open. If those are being filled by returnees then the line-up looks pretty good. If Hamonic returns from pro then the defence would be amongst the best in the whole CIS.

Link:
:. [Recruiting Announcement]
:. [Roster Page]

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Roster Updates

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As the day has worn on, the Bison [Roster Page] has kept getting updated. It started the day with 14 vets listed. As I checked in from time to time some of the 8 recruits announced yesterday were added one at a time, albeit without the background columns completed.

Anyhow, three new names popped up.

Sean Christensen - D - Saint Boniface (MMJHL)

- There are usually MMJHLers trying out, so no big surprise there. The now departed Jory Coates was one who made it, and there have been 3rd string goaltenders to play a season. I would be surprised if there not a handful of such players at camp as walk-ons.

Links:
[Elite Prospects]
[MMJHL Player Profile]

Christian Stockl - RW - Red Deer (WHL)/Virden (MJHL)

- Stockl is a former Red Deer Rebel who did not play last year. He was a highly rated Midget AAA player who scored 36 goals in 38 games then went straight to the Dub. If he could find that scoring touch again he would be the kind of player the team needs.

Links:
[Elite Prospects]
[Hockey DB]

Zach Waldvogel - C - Portage (MJHL)

- The other names were "out of the blue" but this one was beyond that. Waldvogel was a key part of the Portage Terriers RBC championship team. He was previously announced as a Guelph recruit. Yet here he is, just a short drive away from home. He is 6'2" and 201 lbs. He had scoring touch in Junior A but would likely be a 3rd line shut-down centre in the CW.

Links:
[Elite Prospects]
[Hockey DB]

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- In CIS news, bids were received for nationals in 2017 and 2018 for basketball, rugby, and hockey. The men's hockey bids came from New Brunswick and Toronto. Neither Manitoba nor Winnipeg nor Brandon submitted any bids.

Link:
[CIS News Release]

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Sept 16: NHL Prospects Achieve Sweep

 

The Bison roster page has now settled down in advance of their Friday night pre-season debut. That left Wednesday night for the hockey world to focus on the Saudi Alberta cross town derbies between CIS and NHL players.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
EDMONTON OILERS 6

Links:
:. [Alberta Preview] : [Alberta Game Story
:. [Oilers Report with links to highlights and boxscore]

The Greasers won the game and now trail the lifetime series 13-12. Connor McDavid played and had 3 assists. It was a 4-3 game with less than 7 minutes left. The Greasers outshot the Evil Monkeys 37-30 on the night. The loss dropes the Primates to 3-1-0 on the pre-season.

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CALGARY FLAMES 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:
:. [u OF c gAME sTORY] : [LeagueStat Summary]

The Phlegms built up a 4-0 1st period lead and then coasted. Steven Stafford went the distance for the Dinos. Will he be able to be a solid #1 in the Town of Bedrock?

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S.A.I.T. TROJANS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:
:. [U of C Schedule/Results]

This was a late add to the Dino schedule against their cross-town rivals from the ACAC. It was played on Saturday, September 12th. Combined with the game against the Flames prospects, the Dinos are now 2-1-0 in the pre-season.

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WATERLOO WARRIORS 2
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

Links:
:. [Waterloo Schedule/Results]

All we got is the score on this one. It was the first game for both sides.

UP NEXT

Sep 17 Guelph at Brock
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
Sep 18 Calgary v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 18 Briercrest at Lethbridge
Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 18 Concordia at UQTR
Sep 18 Laurier at Waterloo
Sep 18 McGill at New Brunswick
Sep 18 Moncton at St. FX
Sep 18 Ryerson at Western Ontario
Sep 18 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 18 Windsor at Brock
Sep 18 York at RMC (at CFB Borden)
Sep 19 SAIT (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 19 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sep 19 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 19 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sep 19 McGill at Saint Mary's
Sep 19 Nipissing at Toronto
Sep 19 RMC at Queen's (at Gananoque)
Sep 19 Windsor v Guelph (at St. Catharines)
Sep 20 Briercrest (ACAC) at Regina
Sep 20 NAIT (ACAC) at Mount Royal
Sep 20 Windsor/Guelph at Brock
Sep 21 St. Thomas at New Brunswick
Sep 22 Acadia v Moncton (at Gananoque)
Sep 23 Saint Mary's v St. F-X (at Bridgewater)

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