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Sept 1: More UK Links

 

LATE LINKS

Some new links have been found about the Bison trip to the British Isles.

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Link:
BBC story: [Keefe Interview]

I still have not found a good game story on either Belfast game which at least says who scored for the Bisons. I don't think UK teams ever upload boxscores or summaries, at least for pre-season games. But lots of photos and links to buy tickets, which is good.

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Links:
Edinburgh Reporter: [Khristich Pre-Game] : [Khristich Post-Game] : [Calum Robertson Profile] : [Robertson MOM]
Student Newspaper: [Game Story]

We now know that the Bison scorers were Zach Franko and Michael St. Croix. In goal, Byron Spriggs started and Dasan Sydora came in mid-way in the 2nd period.

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Links:
The Herald: [Coach John Tripp]
Evening Times: [Clan Page] : [Potulny Signing]
Team Site: [Game Story]

The team's game story tells us all the Bison scorers. Here they are, in order:
1st period: Jonah Wasylak, Zach Franko, Adam Henry, Nick Zajac
2nd period: Blake Heinrich
3rd period: Michael St. Croix, Shawn Bowles

Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal. I have not seen in photos nor mentioned in a story last season's back-up goaltender Justin Paulic, nor any new recruit in net. The Bisons (and all teams for that matter) really need to upload roster pages for 2017-18.

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Sept 4: Labour Day Media Search

ASSORTED LINKS

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Any player recruited should be known by now. There has been a trickle of last-minute announcements, none from the CW. Elite Prospects compiles a list at the link. CUSN has been the best source so far and their link is here, too.

Links:
Elite Prospects: [CIS Confirmed Transfers]
CUSN: [Transactions Page]

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I found some media stories about the recruits already announced through official sources. The WHL also sent out team-specific stories on recruits, some of which were re-posted and previously linked.

Links:
Saskatchewan: [CKOM Recruits Story]
Lethbridge: [Lethbridge Herald Recruits Story]
WHL: [Man] : [MRU] : [Sask] : [Alta] : [Cal] : [UBC] : [Leth] : [Reg]

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Even after the Bison tour of the UK ended, there was a continuing trickle of stories, posted here.

Links:
BBC: [Edinburgh Capitals turn to Russian recruits]
Edinburgh Reporter: [Capitals sit-out as Clan re-group]
Belfast Telegraph: [Manitoba-Belfast Game Story (problems loading in Firefox)]

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Instead of playing the Evil Monkeys, the Edmonton Greasers prospects will face a combined team of NAIT and MacEwan players. Will they be called the Oookins?

Link:
Edmonton Journal: [The time-honoured Edmonton Oilers rookies vs. University of Alberta Golden Bears game will change on the fly next month]

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Dinos' coach Mark Howell was amongst those interviewed for a Bedrock U story on "trash talk". Basically, they conclude that venting helps a-holes vent.

Link:
The Gauntlet: [Trash-talk an unavoidable part of sport]

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Sept 6: Schedules & Rosters

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First, dealing with schedules, MRU has updated theirs to include the 3 games previously noted. However, they have changed opponents on Sept 27, so that they will play the Evil Monkeys instead of Bedrock U. However, Alberta does not list the game, and Calgary still does.

http://www.mrucougars.com/sports/mice/2017-18/schedule
https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/te...key-m/schedule
http://www.godinos.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey&

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Sept 8: Lots of Goals on Opening Night

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4
CALGARY DINOS 7

Links:
U of L: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2]
U of C: [S&R] : [Tweet]

Not much for links on this game. The Lethbridge Tweets tell us that their goal scorers were Sanvido (with 2), White, and Moser.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
N.A.I.T. OOKS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
U of A: [S&R] : [Tweet]
NAIT: [Team Site] : [Twitter]
ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]

The Evil Monkeys and Ooks started with what seems to have been quite a game. There are no game stories out there. All I know is that "Sanford got the winner". The Athabasca College Hockey Challenge continues with NAIT v Augustana on Saturday and Augustana v Alberta on Sunday.

OUT EAST/COLLEGE

Concordia 1 UQTR 6 : [CU Tweet]
Minot State 2 Briercrest 2 (ot tie): [ACAC S&R]

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Sept 9: The Night of the Split

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CALGARY DINOS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

Links:
U of L: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3] : [Tweet-Post]
U of C: [S&R] : [Twitter]

So the Hørny Ønes take the weekend 9-8 on total goals. There are no summaries nor boxscores. The Lethbridge Twitter had regular updates and tells us that they held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0, and their goals came from Sward, Moser, Merkley, Sanvido, and Clowes. Ty Edmonds was player of the game. Nice turn-around for Lethbridge.

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N.A.I.T. OOKS 1
AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 2

Links:
ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]

Though both teams are in the ACAC, this was game 2 of the Athabasca College Hockey Challenge, which includes the Evil Monkeys. Neither team had any links on their sites or Twitter, but for a retweet of the ACHC Tweet.

Augustana and Alberta now have two points each and their game on Sunday will be for the tournament title.

OUT EAST/COLLEGE

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SOUTH ISLAND KNIGHTS 1
VANCOUVER ISLAND MARINERS 10

Links:
➔ [BCIHL S&R]
➔ [Tweet] : [Opening Faceoff]
➔ [VIU Team Site]

Perhaps the most significant game of the night was on Vancouver Island, where the VIU Mariners played their first game. Their opponent was the South Island Knights, a Senior AA team. They tweeted out a gif of the opening faceoff, and it is linked. The game was not final as I post.

UQTR 1 Concordia 4 : [CU S&R] : [CU Tweet]
RMC 0 McGill 8 : [LeagueStat]
Minot State 4 Briercrest 3 : [ACAC S&R]

Just as Lethbridge turned things around in game 2, so too did the Stingers. Both UQTR and Bedrock U had highly touted recruiting classes.

Kudos to McGill for uploading their game updates and other data into LeagueStat. All teams should follow suit.

Minot State was up to face the Clippers, perennial cellar-dwellers in the ACAC. A competitive series is something nice for Briercrest. They were outscored 144-73 last year.

UP NEXT

Sep 10 Alberta v Augustana (ACAC) (at Athabasca)

Sep 12 Brock at Western Ontario
Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Regina (at Ochapowace, Sask)
Sep 14 Laurier at Waterloo
Sep 15 Calgary at Regina
Sep 15 Guelph at Brock
Sep 15 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan (at Regina)
Sep 15 McGill at U.Q.T.R.
Sep 15 Moncton at St. F.X.
Sep 15 Ottawa at Nipissing
Sep 15 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
Sep 15 U.O.I.T. at Ryerson
Sep 15 U.P.E.I. v New Brunswick (at Montague, PEI)
Sep 16 Laurier at Windsor
Sep 16 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)
Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. (at Montague, PEI)
Sep 16 Ottawa at Laurentian
Sep 16 Queen's v R.M.C. (at Gananoque)
Sep 16 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

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Sept 10: Monkeys Win Tournament

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AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7

Links:
ACHC: [Event Site] : [Tweet]
UofA: [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]

Through a series of Monkey Tweets we can see that their goals were scored by Magee, Bredo, Legault, Kieser, Nichols, Lange, and Carroll. The period scores were 2-2 and 5-2. They also had a 7-2 lead in the 3rd period. So after a big-time scare in game 1, the Primates managed to avoid slipping on a banana peel and claim the ACHC title.

The picture below was tweeted out and it appears there is no Monkey logo on their white jersey as there was last year. And no yellow highlights.
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Also, VIU piled on 3 more goals and won their late Saturday game 13-1.

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Preview: Sept 15-16: Bisons off to Regina

The only CW teams sitting at home and eating popcorn are the Bluegars and Evil Monkeys. Here's what the rest are doing.

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MANITOBA BISONS (3-0-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
CALGARY DINOS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)

Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Regina 8:00 CDT at Ochapowace, Sask.
Sep 15 Manitoba v Saskatchewan 5:00 CDT at Regina
Sep 15 Calgary at Regina 8:00 CDT
Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary 3:30 CDT at Regina


Links:
Regina: [Team Site] ∞ [S&R] ∞ [Twitter]
Manitoba: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Saskatchewan: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Calgary: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

None of the teams has anything new to report. Bedrock U are the only team with a 2017-18 roster uploaded. Regina usually posts updates about their own tournament.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS (1-0-0, 2016-17: 8-16-4)

Links:
UWO: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Lethbridge: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

The Hørny Ønes will carry the CW's colours all the way to London, Ontario where they will face future insurance salesmen, the UWO Urban Cowboys. This is a Friday-Saturday double-header. Neither team made the playoffs a year ago. That is nothing unusual for the Hørny Ønes, but the Urban Cowboys are usually near the top of the OUA West.

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SIMON FRASER CLAN (0-0-0, 2016-17: 18-4-2)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)

Links:
UBC: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
SFU: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

The battle to be the toast of the coast begins in British California on Friday night when the T-irds face The Clown. Those two are being joined by Holy Trinity in a pre-season series for the Captains' Cup.

OUT EAST

Sep 12 Brock 3 W. Ontario 7 (or 5-9) : [UWO S&R] : [BU S&R]

Sep 14 Laurier          at Waterloo  
Sep 15 Guelph           at Brock     
Sep 15 McGill           at U.Q.T.R.  
Sep 15 Moncton          at St. F.X.  
Sep 15 Ottawa           at Nipissing
Sep 15 U.O.I.T.         at Ryerson    
Sep 15 U.P.E.I.         v  New Brunswick        at Montague, PEI
Sep 16 Laurier          at Windsor     
Sep 16 New Brunswick    v  U.P.E.I.             at Montague, PEI
Sep 16 Ottawa           at Laurentian  
Sep 16 Queen's          v  R.M.C.               at Gananoque
Sep 16 Saint Mary's     at Dalhousie   
Sep 16 U.Q.T.R.         at McGill      
Sep 17 Nipissing        at Laurentian  

Links:
¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]

COLLEGE

Sep 13 MacEwan/NAIT v Oilers Rookies
Sep 15 Innisfail Eagles at SAIT
Sep 15 Lacombe Generals v Red Deer College @ SAIT
Sep 15 MacEwan at Concordia Edmonton
Sep 15 Selkirk College at Eastern Washington
Sep 16 Augustana at Portage College
Sep 16 Eastern Washington at Selkirk College
Sep 16 Innisfail Eagles v Red Deer College @ SAIT
Sep 16 Lacombe Generals at SAIT
Sep 16 MacEwan at NAIT
Sep 16 South Island Knights at Vancouver Island
Sep 16 Trinity Western at Simon Fraser
Sep 17 Portage College at Augustana

Links:
¶ [ACAC S&R]
¶ [BCIHL S&R]

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Sept 14: Bison Roster Uploaded

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Links:
¶ [Roster Page]
¶ [Geordie Keane @Elite Prospects]

The Bison website has finally uploaded a 2017-18 roster page. I expect/hope the rest of the dominoes to fall this week. The team has one new previously unannounced recruit, Geordie Keane from the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL. His stats and the roster page are linked. His uncle is 3-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Keane and I believe former Bison assistant coach Billy Keane is his father. Geordie was the Blues' captain last year.

My concern is the lack of blue-line recruits. The Herd has 3 goaltenders, 7 defencemen, and 18 forwards. Just like last year. Here's the breakdown:

Goaltenders

Returning
1 Justin Paulic
34 Dasan Sydora
35 Byron Spriggs

This is the 3rd season for the exact same group of three. Spriggs won the starting job from Paulic and Sydora is a #3. In the past, Coach Sirant has shown that the back-up one year will be given a shot at being the #1 the next.

Defence

Returning
2 Adam Henry
3 Sean Christensen
4 Channing Bresciani
9 Rene Hunter
16 Blake Heinrich

Recruits
11 Victor Sharonov
25 Lucas Skrumeda

Departed
5 Lee Christensen
20 Garrett Johnston

Sharonov was on the roster for the 2nd semester but never dressed. The big Russian is an enigma. He somehow wound up in Florida. Maybe if we read Hillary Cinton's new book we will find out how he cost her the election. Johnston is gone after just one year, which is too bad. Christensen played 5 years and became a solid defender. On paper, the quality should be at least as good, with the benefit of added seasoning for the 5 returnees. Last year, several forwards played stretches on defence and that may be necessary again.

Forwards

Returning
8 Liam Bilton
10 Brett Dudar
12 Nick Zajac
13 Remi Laurencelle
14 Kamerin Nault
15 Shawn Bowles
17 Warren Callis
21 Brett Brooks
22 Brad Bowles
23 Joel Schreyer
24 Justin Augert
26 Quintin Lisoway
28 Brett Stovin
29 Jonah Wasylak

Recruits
18 Michael St. Croix
19 Calvin Spencer
20 Geordie Keane
27 Zach Franko

Departed
16 Jesse Paradis
19 Hudson Friesen
25 Shaq Merasty
27 Jordan Depape

Despite losing their 1st and 4th leading scorers, the recruits are likely a slight upgrade on paper. Depape and Merasty were CW superstars, but St. Croix and Franko are great replacements. Paradis and Friesen seldom played so anything from Spencer and Keane would be a bonus. The question I have is: Which of these players can play the point? It is hard to scratch 6 forwards every game. There are a load of returning 2nd year Junior A players, and often those players improve greatly as they become veterans.

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Sept 15: Bisons Lose in Regina

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
UofS: [S&R] : [Twitter]

The only information on this is the score listed at the Saskatchewan Schedule/Results page. Hopefully something more will pop up at one or more of the links.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
REGINA COUGARS 4

Links:
UofR: [S&R] : [Tweet]
UofS: [S&R]

This one was played Thursday night in Ochapawace. The only detail comes from the Regina tweet. Their goals came from King, Frei, Langford and Fowlie. So Felines beat Canines in the opening salvo of this rivalry.

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CALGARY DINOS 7
REGINA COUGARS 0

Links:
UofR: [S&R] : [Tweet]
UofC: [S&R]

No details are available anywhere on this one either. The tournament wraps up on Saturday with the Bisons facing Bedrock U. If Calgary wins the game, they win the tournament. If the Bisons win, all 4 teams will be 1-1.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

Links:
UWO: [S&R]
UofL: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]

The tweets tell us that the Hørny Ønes led 3-0 after the first period and scoring was:
- Merkley (PP) (Maltby,Valentino)
- Valentino (Merkley)
- Wardley (M.Maxwell, Clowes)
- M.Maxwell (Valentino)
- Valentino (Orban, Hughson)

Nice to see the Hørny Ønes waltz into nerdville and whip the Urban Cowboys. The faux westerners from UWO will always try in vain to act non-eastern. But really they all look like this:
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SIMON FRASER CLAN 3
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 8

Links:
UBC: [Live Stats] : [Tweet]
SFU: [Tweet]

I was able to watch a lot of this one on CanadaWest.tv, which was nice. Quite a good broadcast. The T-irds were being held to a 3-3 draw entering the 3rd period and then exploded with 5 unanswered goals. Each side will now play Holy Trinity to finish the Captains' Cup tournament.

OUT EAST

Sep 14 Laurier at Waterloo - cancelled
Sep 15 Guelph 5 Brock 3 : [BU Story]
Sep 15 McGill 3 U.Q.T.R. 2 (so) : [BU Story]
Sep 15 Moncton 2 St. F.X. 5 : [AUS S&R]
Sep 15 Ottawa 5 Nipissing 4 : [NU Tweet]
Sep 15 U.O.I.T. 2 Ryerson 6 : [RU S&R]
Sep 15 U.P.E.I. 1 New Brunswick 2 : [AUS Boxscore]

COLLEGE

Sep 13 NAIT/MacEwan 2 Oilers Rookies 0 : [Game Story]
Sep 15 Innisfail Eagles 2 SAIT 5 : [Boxscore]
Sep 15 Lacombe Generals 5 Red Deer College 4 (so) : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 15 MacEwan 6 Concordia Edmonton 0 : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 15 Selkirk College 3 Eastern Washington 2 (ot) : [BCIHL S&R]

UP NEXT

Sep 16 Laurier at Windsor
Sep 16 Lethbridge at Western Ontario
Sep 16 Manitoba v Calgary (at Regina)
Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. (at Montague, PEI)
Sep 16 Ottawa at Laurentian
Sep 16 Queen's v R.M.C. (at Gananoque)
Sep 16 Saint Mary's at Dalhousie
Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. at McGill
Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian

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DefaultSept 16: Bedrock Beats Bisons, Win Tournament

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
CALGARY DINOS 6

Links:
UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
UofS: [S&R]

Once again, no details anywhere. The win for the Dinos leaves the tournament standings like this:
Calgary 2-0
Regina 1-1
Saskatchewan 1-1
Manitoba 0-2

The Bisons have to be concerned about giving up 11 goals on the weekend. However, without access to summaries/boxscores it is hard to gauge just what the games were like.

Next weekend the Herd has their only home action of the pre-season against Regina Friday night at Seven Oaks and Saturday afternoon on campus.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

Links:
UWO: [S&R]
UofL: [S&R] : [Tweet1] : [Tweet2] : [Tweet3]

The tweets tell us it was 1-1 after one and 3-2 after two, and Valentino notched another. So its back-to-back splits for the Hørny Ønes.

OUT EAST

Sep 16 Laurier 0 Windsor 2 : [UW S&R]
Sep 16 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. : cancelled
Sep 16 Ottawa 4 Laurentian 3 : [UfO Results]
Sep 16 Queen's 0 R.M.C. 4 : [QU Story]
Sep 16 Saint Mary's 4 Dalhousie 0 : [AUS S&R]
Sep 16 U.Q.T.R. 3 McGill 2 : [LeagueStat]

COLLEGE

Sep 16 Innisfail Eagles 5 Red Deer College 6 (so) : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 16 MacEwan 1 NAIT 2 : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 16 Augustana 8 Portage 0 : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 16 Lacombe Generals 4 SAIT 2 : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 16 Eastern Washington 1 Selkirk College 8 : [BCIHL S&R]
Sep 16 Trinity Western 2 Simon Fraser 1 : [BCIHL S&R]
Sep 16 South Island Knights 2 Vancouver Island 7 : [BCIHL S&R]

UP NEXT

Sep 17 Nipissing at Laurentian
Sep 19 R.M.C. at Ryerson
Sep 20 Saint Mary's v Acadia (at Truro)
Sep 21 Mount Royal at Calgary (Brick)
Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)
Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
Sep 22 McGill at York
Sep 22 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 22 Queen's at U.B.C.
Sep 22 Red Deer College (ACAC) at Lethbridge
Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba (at Seven Oaks Arena)
Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta (Brick)
Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)
Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)

 

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Preview: Sept 22-23: Regina at Bisons

The whole CW is set to hit the ice this weekend for the first time in pre-season. The slate includes two inter-conference series and the Brick Invitational Tournament. The team rosters are not yet uploaded to the CW stats pages. Here's the outlook.

 

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REGINA COUGARS (1-1-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)
MANITOBA BISONS (3-2-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)

Sep 22 Regina at Manitoba - 7:00 pm at Seven Oaks Arena
Sep 23 Regina at Manitoba - 2:00 pm at Wayne Fleming Arena


Links:
Regina: [Team Site] ∞ [S&R] ∞ [Twitter]
Manitoba: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

There are no preview stories posted as yet. The Bisons do have their roster page up for this season, but Regina does not. Nor does the CW stats page.

This series will be the Bisons' only home action in pre-season. Next weekend they travel down to UND before opening the season at home against UBC on October 7th.

 

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-11-2)
CALGARY DINOS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-1-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)

Sep 21 Mount Royal at Calgary
Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta
Sep 23 Saskatchewan v Mount Royal


Links:
Alberta: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Calgary: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
MRU: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Sask: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

The top four teams in the CW from a year ago hook up in annual Brick Invitational in Edmontown, with one game in the Town of Bedrock. MRU has yet to hit the ice. The rest have played with mixed results. Bedrock U split with Lethbridge and the Banjo Mutts lost to the Banjo Cats. The Evil Monkeys played two ACAC teams. I suspect that when the season starts these teams will look pretty good.

 

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RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS (1-0-1, 2016-17: 13-11-3-1)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)

Links:
Lethbridge: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Red Deer: [Team Site] ∞ [ACAC S&R]

 
The Hørny Ønes delve into the ACAC for an opponent. Both Friday and Saturday games will be played in Lethbridge. They split with the Dinos and then went east to split with Western Ontario. I am interested to see if they could be a playoff team at long last. The sort of blew it last year in losing out to UBC at the wire.

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS (0-1-0, 2016-17: 18-7-3)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (1-0-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)

Links:
UBC: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
Queen's: [Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]

For the second year in a row a team from the OUA has made a pre-season jaunt to Beautiful British California for a series. Games go Friday and Saturday. The Queens have started with a loss to RMC whilst the T-irds dusted off the SFU Clown. Queens qualified for the U-Cup last year. Unlike UBC's games against The Clown and Holy Trinity, this series will not be on CanadaWest.tv.

 

OUT EAST

Sep 19 Nipissing 4 Laurentian 3 (so) : [LU S&R]
Sep 19 R.M.C. 3 Ryerson 4 (ot) : [RU S&R]
Sep 20 Saint Mary's 4 Acadia 1 : [AU S&R]

Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)
Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
Sep 22 McGill at York
Sep 22 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)
Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
Sep 23 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 23 Laurentian at Nipissing
Sep 23 McGill at Ryerson
Sep 23 Moncton v Concordia (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 23 Saint Mary's v U.P.E.I. (at Bridgewater, NS)
Sep 23 Toronto at York
Sep 23 U.Q.T.R. at St. F.X.
Sep 23 Waterloo v Carleton (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
Sep 23 Windsor at Western Ontario (E-W tournament)

Links:
¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]

 

COLLEGE

Sep 22 Selkirk College at MacEwan
Sep 22 Portage College at SAIT
Sep 22 Stony Plain Eagles at Augustana
Sep 22 Trinity Western at Concordia Edmonton
Sep 22 Vancouver Island at Victoria
Sep 23 Portage College at SAIT
Sep 23 Trinity Western at MacEwan
Sep 23 Augustana at Lacombe Generals
Sep 23 Selkirk College at Concordia Edmonton
Sep 23 Victoria at Vancouver Island

Links:
¶ [ACAC S&R]
¶ [BCIHL S&R]

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Sept 22: Around the CW

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A few new links have popped up. MRU and Sask have uploaded their 2017-18 roster pages. That leaves Alberta, Lethbridge, Regina, and UBC stuck in 2016-17. However, Alberta has a preview story of their Brick Invitational and UBC has a game story of their win over The Clown.


Links:
¶ [MRU Roster]
¶ [Sask Roster]
¶ [Alberta Weekend Preview]
¶ [UBC v SFU Game Story]

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Sept 22: Bisons Win at Seven Oaks

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3

Links:
UofM: [S&R] : [Twitter]
UofR: [S&R] : [Twitter]

 

I missed the first period but based on what I saw, here was the alignment:

 

MANITOBA

Goal
35 Spriggs (34 Sydora)

 

Defence
25 Skrudema - 4 Bresciani
2 Henry - 3 Christensen
9 Hunter - 16 Heinrich

 

Forwards
14 Nault - 27 Franko - 18 St. Croix
12 Zajac - 13 Laurencelle - 26 Lisoway
24 Augert - 22 B Bowles - 8 Bilton
15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 11 Sharonov

 

REGINA

Goal
3 Holtby - 35 Herringer

 

Defence
7 King- 28 Peel
25 Nagel - 8 Bourhis
2 Bear - 5 Burns

 

Forwards
32 Zborosky - 14 McNulty - 27 Fowlie
23 Magnus - 12 Stevely - 15 Hansen
22 Sparrow - 16 McPhee - 20 Duppereault
19 Marr - 13 Frei - 21 Langford

 

There was a fight between Brett Brooks and Corwin Stevely of the Cougars, so after that lines were shuffled.

 

Bison goals were scored by Zach Franko (with two) and Nick Zajac. Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal. For Regina, their second goal was by Zak Zborosky. They split the goaltending between Brandon Holtby and Michael Herringer.

 

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

 

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
CALGARY DINOS 7

Links:
MRU: [Boxscore]
UofC: [Live Stats @Sidearm]

 

This was the Thursday night opener of the Brick Invitational. That Calgary link has no evident unique URL, so might disappear when they play their next game.

Cain Franson and Chris Collins each scored twice for Bedrock U. Mitchell Lipon replied with two goals for the Bluegars. The goaltending was not stellar. Cam Lanigan stopped 20 of 27 for MRU and Jordan Papiny stopped 9 of 13 for Bedrock. The game was tied 3-3 entering the 3rd period.

 

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

Links:
UofA: [Linsecore] : [pdf Stats Pack]
UofS: [Boxscore]

 

A 3-goal outburst in the 2nd period paced the Monkeys to this victory. Jason Fram scored twice for the winners. Jordon Cooke stopped 35 of 39 for the Mutts. The goaltending duties were split by the Monkeys, with Brendan Burke stopping 13 of 14 and Kenny Cameron stopping 9 of 10.

 

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 0

Links:
Queen's: [Game Story]
UBC: [Game Story]

 

The T-irds couldn't manage a goal at home. Sounds like a defensive game, but there are no stats.

 

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RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 1
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 5

Links:
UofL: [S&R]
RDC: [S&R]

 

No details here. All I know is Lethbridge has yet to post the score.

 

OUT EAST

 

Scores are late coming so I'll update Saturday night.

 

Sep 22 Carleton at Western Ontario
Sep 22 Windsor vs Waterloo (E-W tournament at London, Ont.)
Sep 22 Concordia v Moncton (at Matane, Que.)
Sep 22 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Sep 22 Laurier at U.O.I.T.
Sep 22 McGill at York
Sep 22 U.P.E.I. at Acadia
Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. v St. F.X. (at New Glasgow, NS)

 

COLLEGE

 

Sep 22 Selkirk College 0 MacEwan 2
Sep 22 Portage College 3 SAIT 5
Sep 22 Stony Plain Eagles 2 Augustana 7
Sep 22 Trinity Western 6 Concordia Edmonton 7
Sep 22 Vancouver Island 6 Victoria 5

 

UP NEXT

 

Sep 23 Calgary          at Alberta  
Sep 23 Concordia        v  Moncton  
Sep 23 Laurentian       at Nipissing
Sep 23 McGill           at Ryerson  
Sep 23 Queen's          at U.B.C.   
Sep 23 Red Deer College at Lethbridge
Sep 23 Regina           at Manitoba   
Sep 23 Saint Mary's     v  U.P.E.I.   
Sep 23 Saskatchewan     v  Mount Royal
Sep 23 Toronto          at York       
Sep 23 U.Q.T.R.         at St. F.X.   
Sep 23 Waterloo         v  Carleton   
Sep 23 Windsor          at W. Ontario
Sep 23 Portage College at SAIT
Sep 23 Trinity Western at MacEwan
Sep 23 Augustana at Lacombe Generals
Sep 23 Selkirk College at Concordia Edmonton
Sep 23 Victoria at Vancouver Island

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Sept 23: Kittens Bounce Back for a Split

 

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REGINA COUGARS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
UofM: [Boxscore]
UofR: [Boxscore]

 

First, here's how they lined up in this Saturday matinee rematch:

MANITOBA

Goal
34 Sydora (35 Spriggs)

Defence
2 Henry - 3 Christensen
9 Hunter - 4 Bresciani
16 Heinrich - 25 Skrudema
11 Sharonov

Forwards
27 Franko - 14 Nault - 18 St. Croix
24 Augert - 13 Laurencelle - 26 Lisoway
20 Keane - 22 B Bowles - 19 Spencer
17 Callis - 23 Schreyer - 8 Bilton

Scratches
1 Paulic (G) - 10 Dudar - 12 Zajac
15 S Bowles - 21 Brooks - 28 Stovin
29 Wasylak

 

REGINA

Goal
35 Herringer (3 Holtby)

Defence
2 Bear - 5 Burns
25 Nagel - 8 Bourhis
7 King - 4 Schacher

Forwards
32 Zborosky - 14 McNulty - 27 Fowlie
19 Marr - 16 McPhee - 21 Langford
23 Magnus - 15 Hansen - 17 Kosloski
20 Duppereault - 13 Frei - 22 Sparrow

Scratches
10 Coleshaw - 11 Cardiff - 12 Stevely
18 Luhning - 29 Predinchuk - 31 MacAuley

Each team has a boxscore link which has an error. The 2nd and 3rd Regina goals were on the powerplay. Those goes came within a period where the Bisons were assessed four interference goals, which was quite bizarre. On the night, the shots were 29-27 in favour of the Bisons. I saw Sydora play a full game for the first time. He's a #3 goalie. So far, I have not seen that last year's #2 (Justin Paulic) has made an appearance.

The Kittens are not a strong team, but they are better this year. They are now 2-2-0 in pre-season. They won't go .500 in the regular season, and will likely finish last, but they are on the right track.

 

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES >
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS >

Links:
MRU: [S&R]
UofS: [S&R]

No word at all from either of these teams, nor from the hosts at the U of A.

 

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CALGARY DINOS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
UofA: [Linsecore] : [pdf Stats Pack]
UofC: [S&R]

Cole Sanford scored twice (including the OT winner) to lead the Evil Monkeys to victory. This also gives them the tournament title.

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2

Links:
Queen's: [S&R]
UBC: [Game Story]

It seems every two-game series so far has been split. So Saturday's score in British California makes some sense.

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RED DEER COLLEGE KINGS 2
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3

Links:
UofL: [S&R]
RDC: [S&R]

Lethbridge got all scores posted but no other details are out there. So the Hørny Ønes sweep their ACAC foes in this series.

OUT EAST

Sep 22 Carleton 1 Western Ontario 2 : [CU Page]
Sep 22 Windsor 6 Waterloo 4 : [UW S&R]
Sep 22 Concordia 2 Moncton 4 : [CU S&R]
Sep 22 Dalhousie 0 New Brunswick 6 : [Boxscore]
Sep 22 Laurier 3 U.O.I.T. 4 (ot) : [Game Story]
Sep 22 McGill 3 York 2 : [LeagueStat]
Sep 22 U.P.E.I. 4 Acadia 7 : [Boxscore]
Sep 22 U.Q.T.R. 2 St. F.X. 1 : [Boxscore]
Sep 23 Concordia 5 Moncton 3 : [CU S&R]
Sep 23 Laurentian ? Nipissing ?
Sep 23 McGill 3 Ryerson 4 : [LeagueStat]
Sep 23 Saint Mary's 7 U.P.E.I. 2 : [SMU Tweet in 3rd period]
Sep 23 Toronto 1 York 5 : [YU S&R]
Sep 23 U.Q.T.R. 1 St. F.X. 6 : [Boxscore]
Sep 23 Waterloo 4 Carleton 0 : [UW Tweet]  
Sep 23 Windsor 3 W. Ontario 5 : [UWO S&R]

COLLEGE

Sep 23 Portage College 5 SAIT 4 : [SAIT Tweet]
Sep 23 Trinity Western 1 MacEwan 2 : [ACAC S&R] : [BCIHL S&R]
Sep 23 Augustana 2 Lacombe Generals 3 : [LG Tweet]
Sep 23 Selkirk College 2 Concordia Edmonton 6 : [ACAC S&R] : [BCIHL S&R]
Sep 23 Victoria 3 Vancouver Island 4 : [BCIHL S&R]

UP NEXT

Sep 26 Dalhousie        at Acadia    
Sep 26 Ryerson          at York       
Sep 27 Calgary          at Mount Royal
Sep 28 New Brunswick    at Worcester    
Sep 28 U.P.E.I.         at Moncton      
Sep 29 Alberta          at Minnesota State
Sep 29 Calgary          at SAIT           
Sep 29 Carleton         v  TBA            
Sep 29 Guelph           at Toronto        
Sep 29 Simon Fraser     at Alaska-Fairbanks
Sep 29 U.O.I.T.         at Lakehead

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Sept 23: Late Results

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
MRU: [Boxscore]
UofS: [Boxscore]

Both teams' schedule & results pages have the score and a link to a blank boxscore. The Bluegars are now 1-1-0 and the Mutts fall to 1-3-0.

Still nothing on Laurentian at Nipissing. It should show up (eventually) here:
http://nulakers.ca/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey

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Preview: Sept 29-30: Bisons to UND as Pre-season Wraps Up

We are just one week away from the regular season. Here's the CW preview for the final week of the pre-season.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1


Links:
MRU: [
Boxscore]


This one was played on Wednesday, September 27th. It seems the Bluegars have taken a step back this year, as the recruiting list would imply. Jordan Papirny stopped 13 of 14 to get the win for Bedrock U. Colin Cooper stopped 25 of 28 for MRU before an empty-netter put it away. MRU finishes the pre-season at 1-2-0.

PREVIEWS

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MANITOBA BISONS (4-3-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 11-12-1, 21-16-3)


Sep 30 7:00 pm at The Ralph

Links:
UND: [
Preview] ∞ [Game Notes] ∞ [Live Stats] ∞ [Radio]
Manitoba: [
Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]


The good thing about games against NCAA teams is that there are plenty of links to information, as good or better than regular season CW games. The Bisons have not posted a story since before their trip to the U.K.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (4-0-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)
MINNESOTA-DULUTH BULLDOGS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-5-4, 28-7-7)
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 14-5-1, 23-12-3)


Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth
Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota


Links:
Alberta: [
Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
UMD: [
Team Site]
UMn: [
Team Site]


It has been a while since the Evil Monkeys took a trip south on this NCAA weekend. They are off to a good start and will face two highly rated teams on their trip.

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REGINA COUGARS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)
ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES (0-0-0, 2016-17: 10-13-1, 16-19-1)
MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 15-9-4, 22-13-4)


Sep 30 Regina at St. Cloud State
Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State


Links:
UofR: [
Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
SCSU: [
Team Site]
MSU: [
Team Site]


The Banjo Cats have looked better than last year. (That's not hard!) Let's see how they do in the Excited States.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-2-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 4-16-4, 8-24-4)
DENVER PIONEERS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 18-3-3, 33-7-4)
AIR FORCE FALCONS (0-0-0, 2016-17: 19-6-3, 27-10-5)


Sep 30 Lethbridge at Colorado College
Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver
Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force


Links:
Lethbridge: [
Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
CC: [
Preview Story]
UofD: [
Team Site]
AFA: [
Team Site]


This tour used to be the domain of the Bedrock Dinos, but then it went to the Bluegars and now the Hørny Ønes. Although their opponents are all in Colorado, they play in three different leagues. This will be a tough tour for Lethbridge with three games in three days.

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CALGARY DINOS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 18-9-1)
S.A.I.T. TROJANS (2-2-0, 2016-17: 19-6-3)


Links:
UofC: [
Live Stats]
ACAC: [
S&R]


This is a Friday night one-off between the cross-town rivals. SAIT is a perennial ACAC power.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (1-2-0, 2016-17: 16-6-2)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2-1-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)


Links:
UBC: [
Team Site] ∞ [Twitter]
BCIHL: [
S&R]


I believe that this one will be available on CanadaWest.tv. It is part of the "Captain's Cup" process. This is UBC's 2nd game against the BCIHL this pre-season.

OUT EAST

Sep 22 Belleville (AHL) 3 Ottawa 1 : [Game Story]
Sep 23 Laurentian 3 Nipissing 1 : [LU S&R]
Sep 26 Dalhousie 0 Acadia 5 : [AUS Boxscore]
Sep 26 Ryerson 0 York 4 : [LS Summary]
Sep 28 New Brunswick at Worcester (ECHL) - cancelled
Sep 28 U.P.E.I. 8 Moncton 5 : [AUS Boxscore]
Sep 29 Guelph at Toronto
Sep 29 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
Sep 30 Acadia at Mass-Lowell (NCAA)
Sep 30 Carleton at Holy Cross (NCAA)
Sep 30 R.M.C. at Concordia
Sep 30 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
Sep 30 Laurier at Western Michigan (NCAA)
Sep 30 McGill at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
Sep 30 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
Sep 30 Ottawa at Robert Morris (NCAA)
Sep 30 Queen's at Mass-Amherst (NCAA)
Sep 30 Ryerson at Ohio State (NCAA)
Sep 30 St. F.X. at Connecticut (NCAA)
Sep 30 St. Mary's at Rennselaer (NCAA)
Sep 30 Toronto at Nipissing
Sep 30 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Northeastern (NCAA)
Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. at Clarkson (NCAA)
Sep 30 Western Ontario at Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)
Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

Links:
¶ [
OUA LeagueStat]
¶ [
OUA S&R]
¶ [
AUS S&R]


COLLEGE

Sep 28 Concordia Edmonton 3 Portage College 1 : [ACAC S&R]
Sep 29 Briercrest College at Williston State College
Sep 29 MacEwan at Selkirk College
Sep 29 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
Sep 29 Portage College at Concordia Edmonton
Sep 29 Red Deer College at Lacombe Generals
Sep 29 Simon Fraser at Alaska (NCAA)
Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College
Sep 30 MacEwan at Selkirk College
Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
Sep 30 North Island Capitals at Vancouver Island
Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

Links:
¶ [
ACAC S&R]
¶ [
BCIHL S&R]

 

Edited by Hollywood

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Bisons had the night off. In fact, there were relatively few games on Friday night due to the NCAA weekend for most teams. For some reason the teams stateside have a preference for Saturday/Sunday games. Just one CW team was in action, there were two OUA games, and a host of college level games.

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CALGARY DINOS 3
S.A.I.T. TROJANS 2


Links:
UofC: [S&R]
ACAC: [S&R]


The "Live Stats" link just went to the mid-week MRU game. So nothing here but the score. Bedrock U finishes the pre-season at 6-1-1, whilst SAIT falls to 2-3-0.

OUT EAST

Sep 29 Guelph 2 Toronto 6 : [LS Summary]
Sep 29 U.O.I.T. 0 Lakehead 2 : [Game Story]

Links:
¶ [OUA LeagueStat]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]


COLLEGE

Sep 29 Briercrest College at Williston State : [WSU S&R]
Sep 29 MacEwan 2 Selkirk College 3 (ot)
Sep 29 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA) : [NAIT Twitter]
Sep 29 Portage College 2 Concordia Edmonton 5
Sep 29 Red Deer College at Lacombe Generals
Sep 29 Simon Fraser 0 Alaska (NCAA) 6

Links:
¶ [ACAC S&R]
¶ [BCIHL S&R]


UP NEXT

CANADA WEST
Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
Sep 30 Lethbridge at Colorado College (NCAA)
Sep 30 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Sep 30 Regina at St. Cloud State (NCAA)
Sep 30 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at U.B.C.
Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota (NCAA)
Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver (NCAA)
Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force (NCAA)

ONTARIO
Sep 30 Carleton at Holy Cross (NCAA)
Sep 30 R.M.C. at Concordia
Sep 30 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
Sep 30 Laurier at Western Michigan (NCAA)
Sep 30 McGill at St. Lawrence (NCAA)
Sep 30 Ottawa at Robert Morris (NCAA)
Sep 30 Queen's at Mass-Amherst (NCAA)
Sep 30 Ryerson at Ohio State (NCAA)
Sep 30 Toronto at Nipissing
Sep 30 U.O.I.T. at Lakehead
Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. at Clarkson (NCAA)
Sep 30 Western Ontario at Michigan (NCAA)
Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

ATLANTIC
Sep 30 Acadia at Mass-Lowell (NCAA)
Sep 30 New Brunswick at Boston College (NCAA)
Sep 30 St. F.X. at Connecticut (NCAA)
Sep 30 St. Mary's at Rennselaer (NCAA)
Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Northeastern (NCAA)
Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)

ACAC/BCIHL
Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College
Sep 30 MacEwan at Selkirk College
Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at Arizona State (NCAA)
Sep 30 North Island Capitals at Vancouver Island
Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)
Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

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Sept 30: Bisons Lose at UND

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 6

Links:
UofM: [S&R]
UND: [Game Story] : [Highlights] : [Boxscore PDF]

The Bisons were blown out in the 2nd period, during which they were outscored 4-1. Remi Laurencelle opened the scoring, and Calvin Spencer scored in the 2nd period to make it 3-2. After Spencer's goal, UND had their onslaught to make it 6-2. The 3rd period was scoreless. Byron Spriggs went the distance in goal, stopping 29 of 35 shots.

The Bisons wrap up the pre-season with a 4-4-1 record. Things started strong in the UK, but fizzled in North America. Anyhow, things start for real next weekend when the Herd hosts UBC Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

Links:
UBC: [Game Story]
BCIHL: [S&R]

This was part of the "Captain's Cup" series. Both the T-irds and the Holy Trinity had already beaten SFU, making this the game for all the marbles. UBC ends the pre-season 3-1-0, without having played a team from the CW.

 

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
MINNESOTA-DULUTH BULLDOGS 3

Links:
UofA: [Team Site]
UMD: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]

 

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS 4

Links:
UofL: [S&R]
CC: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]

 

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REGINA COUGARS 0
ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES 8

Links:
UofR: [Team Site]
SCSU: [CHN Boxscore] : [USCHO]


The rest of the CW teams which headed south had results consistent with their 2016-17 standings. Defending champion Alberta won, 7th place Lethbridge had a 3-goal loss, and last place Regina got skunked.

The Evil Monkeys are rolling through the pre-season. They are now 5-0-0. Although Regina and Lethbridge both missed the playoffs last year, they have both split their games against CIS teams so far. So how much of a co-relation will there be between pre-season and regular season results?

 

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Sep 30 R.M.C. 2 Concordia 7 : [CU Team Sirte]
Sep 30 Toronto 4 Nipissing 1 : [UofT Story]
Sep 30 U.O.I.T. 3 Lakehead 1 : [LU Site]

OUA/NCAA
Sep 30 Carleton 5 Holy Cross 4 (ot)
Sep 30 Laurier 2 Western Michigan 8
Sep 30 McGill 3 St. Lawrence 2
Sep 30 Ottawa 1 Robert Morris 5
Sep 30 Queen's 0 Mass-Amherst 1
Sep 30 Ryerson 7 Ohio State 4
Sep 30 U.Q.T.R. 3 Clarkson 3 (ot, tie)
Sep 30 Western Ontario 1 Michigan 10

AUS/NCAA
Sep 30 Acadia 2 Mass-Lowell 4
Sep 30 New Brunswick 2 Boston College 4
Sep 30 St. F.X. 1 Connecticut 2
Sep 30 St. Mary's 2 Rennselaer 1
Sep 30 U.P.E.I. 1 Northeastern 9

NCAA Links:
¶ [College Hockey News Scoreboard]
¶ [USCHO Scoreboard]

COLLEGE

Late Friday Scores
Sep 29 Briercrest College 5 Williston State 2 : [WSU S&R]
Sep 29 N.A.I.T. 3 Arizona State 4 : [CHN Scoreboard]
Sep 29 Red Deer College 5 Lacombe Generals 4 : [Lacombe Tweet]

Sep 30 Briercrest College at Williston State College - missing
Sep 30 MacEwan 6 Selkirk College 2
Sep 30 N.A.I.T. 1 Arizona State 4
Sep 30 North Island Capitals 2 Vancouver Island 3
Sep 30 Simon Fraser 1 Alaska-Anchorage 6 : [USCHO]

Links:
¶ [ACAC S&R]
¶ [BCIHL S&R]

UP NEXT

CANADA WEST
Oct 01 Alberta at Minnesota (NCAA)
Oct 01 Lethbridge at Denver (NCAA)
Oct 01 Regina at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Oct 02 Lethbridge at Air Force (NCAA)

ONTARIO
Oct 01 Carleton at Sacred Heart (NCAA)
Oct 01 Guelph vs Windsor (at Ridgetown, ON)
Oct 01 Laurentian at Lake Superior State (NCAA)
Oct 01 Laurier at Bowling Green (NCAA)
Oct 01 Ottawa at Penn State (NCAA)
Oct 01 Waterloo at Vermont (NCAA)

ATLANTIC
Oct 01 Acadia at Maine (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. F.X. at New Hampshire (NCAA)
Oct 01 St. Mary's at Quinnipiac (NCAA)
Oct 01 U.P.E.I. at Boston Univ. (NCAA)

ACAC/BCIHL
Oct 01 Red Deer College v Rosetown Redwings (@ Lacombe)

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Sunday was a busy night of exhibition games. Unusually so, arising because the NCAA teams play a lot of Sunday games so it seems. And, there was even some Monday night action. The U of M also reposted dome UND links.

Links:
Boxscores: [UofM]
Stories: [rp @UofM]

 

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS 6
Links:
Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]

The Battle of Golden Animals was tied 2-2 after two periods and then the Rodents exploded on the Evil Monkeys with four in the 3rd. The 4 goals were on 12 shots on Brendan Burke.

 

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
DENVER PIONEERS 3
Links:
Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]


The Hørny Ønes lost, but it was fairly even (37-31 in shots). They don't seem likely to be pushovers any more.

 

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REGINA COUGARS 0
MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS 8
Links:
Boxscores: [CHN] : [USCHO]


Regina thought they were the Cat's @** after splitting four games against top-5 teams from last year. But jeesh, back-to-back spayings.

Monday, October 2, 2017

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 0
AIR FORCE FALCONS 3
Links:
Boxscores: [AF Stats]
Game stories: [AF]


So the Hørny Ønes got whitewashed on tour. Still respectable games for a 7th place team. It was the third game in three days against the top-ranked team in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. How they wound up in that conference I'll never know.

 

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Oct 01 Guelph 2 Windsor 1 : [UW S&R]

OUA/NCAA
Oct 01 Carleton 5 Sacred Heart 2
Oct 01 Laurentian 2 Lake Superior State 3
Oct 01 Laurier 1 Bowling Green 3
Oct 01 Ottawa 4 Penn State 3 (ot)
Oct 01 Waterloo 1 Vermont 6

AUS/NCAA
Oct 01 Acadia 1 Maine 3
Oct 01 St. F.X. 3 New Hampshire 3 (ot tie)
Oct 01 St. Mary's 2 Quinnipiac 3
Oct 01 U.P.E.I. 5 Boston Univ. 5 (ot tie)

NCAA Links:
[College Hockey News Scoreboard]
[USCHO Scoreboard]

COLLEGE

Sep 30 Briercrest College 4 Williston State College 3 : [WSC S&R]
Oct 01 Red Deer College 3 Rosetown Redwings 6 : [ACAC S&R]

UP NEXT

CANADA WEST

Opening of regular season.
Oct 06 Lethbridge       at Calgary
Oct 06 Mount Royal      at Alberta
Oct 06 Saskatchewan     at Regina
Oct 07 Alberta          at Mount Royal
Oct 07 Calgary          at Lethbridge
Oct 07 Regina           at Saskatchewan
Oct 07 U.B.C.           at Manitoba
Oct 08 U.B.C.           at Manitoba

ONTARIO

Exhibition Games
Oct 05 Laurier          at Waterloo
Oct 05 York             at U.O.I.T.
Oct 06 Concordia        at Lakehead
Oct 06 Queen's          at Ottawa   
Oct 07 Concordia        at Lakehead
Oct 07 Laurier          at Brampton Beast (ECHL)
Oct 06 Nipissing        at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
Oct 06 Ryerson          at Canisius College (NCAA)
Oct 07 Brock            at R.I.T. (NCAA)
Oct 07 Ryerson          at Mercyhurst (NCAA)
Oct 07 Toronto          at Michigan State (NCAA)
Oct 07 Windsor          at Harvard (NCAA)
Oct 08 Windsor          at Dartmouth (NCAA)

Regular Season Games
Oct 05 McGill           at R.M.C.
Oct 07 U.Q.T.R.         at McGill

ATLANTIC

Opening of regular season.
Oct 04 Moncton          at New Brunswick
Oct 06 Dalhousie        at Saint Mary's
Oct 06 New Brunswick    at U.P.E.I.
Oct 06 St. F.X.         at Acadia
Oct 07 Acadia           at Dalhousie
Oct 07 Saint Mary's     at St. F.X.
Oct 07 U.P.E.I.         at Moncton

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Preview: Oct 7-8: UBC at Manitoba

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (3-1-0, 2016-17: 12-13-3)
MANITOBA BISONS (4-4-1, 2016-17: 14-12-2)

Oct 7 7:00 pm at The Wayne Fleming Arena
Oct 8 1:00 pm at The Wayne Fleming Arena

Links:
Manitoba: [Captains Announced] ∞ [Series Preview] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
UBC: [Season Preview] ∞ [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
USports: [Men's Hockey] ∞ [Schedule] ∞ [Standings]
CW: [Season Preview] ∞ [Schedule]
CanadaWest.tv: [CanadaWest.tv] ∞ [Free Game]
Stats: [Hockey Tech Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech Schedule] ∞ [LeagueStat Schedule] ∞ [LeagueStat Daily] ∞ [LeagueStat Stats]

 
This series will be in the unusual Saturday-Sunday format. The rest of the CW goes on the usual Friday-Saturday basis.

The stats links have nothing downloaded for the 2017-18 season. No schedules, rosters, etc. I emailed the CW to see what's up.

The CW coaches' poll was released this week. The results are:

T1. Alberta & Saskatchewan / 46 (4)
3. Calgary / 37
4. UBC / 24
5. *Manitoba / 23
6. Mount Royal / 23
7. Lethbridge / 18
8. Regina / 7
 
NOTES: First-place vote worth 7 pts., second-place worth 6 pts. etc. / *Awarded higher position based on greater number of higher placed votes.

Without league-wide roster updates I have been unable to look over all of the teams. I do not see UBC as improved, and they were 6th last year. In general, all teams other than MRU had a recruiting class sufficient to at least replace their graduating players.

The Bisons announced that Brett Stovin will be the captain, and the alternates will be defencemen Adam Henry and Channing Bresciani and forwards Michael St. Croix and Nick Zajac.

Last year these teams had close games, two wins each and the most one-sided was a 4-2 win by the Bisons. So I expect to see some good hockey this weekend.

Both games will be available at CanadaWest.tv. There is a charge, so check the links. They have one free game each weekend. This weekend it is men's soccer between Thompson Rivers and Fraser Valley. Don't complain. It's free.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (1-3-0, 2016-17: 21-5-2)
REGINA COUGARS (2-4-0, 2016-17: 3-22-3)

Links:
UofS: [CW Season Preview]
UofR: [Series Preview]

 
This, and the rest of the opening schedule, are home-and-home Friday-Saturday series between provicial rivals. The Banjo Cats beat the Banjo Mutts and the Bisons in pre-season, going 2-2-0 against CW teams. They were then blitzed twice in the States by 8-0 margins. Have they already crashed to Earth? Meanwhile, the Mutts were only 1-3-0 in pre-season. On paper, they should be even stronger than the 1st place team and conference and national runners-up they were a year ago.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (1-2-0, 2016-17: 15-11-2)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-1-0, 2016-17: 18-8-2)

Links:
MRU: [Series Preview]
UofA: [Series Preview]

 
I don't remember the last time a team in the CW played just 3 pre-season games. But that's what the Bluegars did this year. The Monkeys had a good pre-season, ending with a loss in Minnesota on a weekend split. MRU did lose more than they gained in the graduation/recruitment sweepstakes, so everybody will be looking to see if they will slide this year.

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (4-5-0, 2016-17: 11-14-3)
CALGARY DINOS (6-1-1, 2016-17: 18-9-1)

Links:
UofL: [Series Preview]
UofC: [Series Preview] : [Season Preview]

 
The Hørny Ønes seem to be getting better every year, although they still missed the playoffs (again) last year. This will be a stern test for them. The Bedrock Dinos have a large and WHL-laden recruiting class. They did lose some veteran leadership which could hurt them in the long run. We'll see.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO

Exhibition Games
Oct 05 Laurier at Waterloo
Oct 05 York at U.O.I.T.
Oct 06 Concordia at Lakehead
Oct 06 Queen's at Ottawa
Oct 07 Concordia at Lakehead
Oct 07 Laurier at Brampton Beast (ECHL)
Oct 06 Nipissing at Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
Oct 06 Ryerson at Canisius College (NCAA)
Oct 07 Brock at R.I.T. (NCAA)
Oct 07 Ryerson at Mercyhurst (NCAA)
Oct 07 Toronto at Michigan State (NCAA)
Oct 07 Windsor at Harvard (NCAA)
Oct 08 Windsor at Dartmouth (NCAA)

Regular Season Games
Oct 05 McGill at R.M.C.
Oct 07 U.Q.T.R. at McGill

ATLANTIC

Opening of regular season.
Oct 04 Moncton at New Brunswick
Oct 06 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's
Oct 06 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I.
Oct 06 St. F.X. at Acadia
Oct 07 Acadia at Dalhousie
Oct 07 Saint Mary's at St. F.X.
Oct 07 U.P.E.I. at Moncton

Links:
¶ [CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]

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Edited by Hollywood

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Oct 6: Favourites Dominate Opening Night

With the Bisons playing Saturday-Sunday, all we have on opening night is the out-of-town scoreboard. However, there was an afternoon story about 150 WHL grads playing in the CW. More on that later.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7

Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofA] : [rp @MRU] : [rp @CW]


The opening night of the CW indicates that the conference may be subdividing into haves and have nots this year. The Evil Monkeys have added a load of players the last two years and are poised to make a run for the title. On the other hand, MRU may have peaked a year ago. This was a whuppin. Seven different Monkeys had one goal each, and Brendan Burke made 24 saves for the shutout. Wyatt Hoflin started for the Bluegars stopped 23 of 27 through two periods, and Colin Cooper stopped 10 of 13 in the third. The rematch goes Saturday at MRU.

 

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LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofC] : [rp @UofL] : [rp @CW]


The Hørny Ønes led 1-0 until almost 5 minutes into the 3rd period. Bedrock exploded for 3 goals between 15 and 18 minutes of the 3rd to walk away in a breeze. Matthew Greenfield stopped 26 of 27 for the win, and Ty Edmonds stopped 30 of 34 in the loss. Lethbridge will host Saturday's rematch.

 

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8
REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:
Boxscores: [CW] : [Coach's View] : [US]
Stories: [UofR] : [rp @UofS] : [rp @CW]


The Banjo Cats were doing fairly well in pre-season, gaining a win over these very same Banjo Mutts and a split with the Bisons. Then last weekend they lost a pair of 8-0 games in the States and here they got skunked by their northern hillbilly brethren. The Mutts had 8 different goalscorers. Jordon Cooke stopped 20 of 22 for the win. Michael Herringer stopped 37 of 45 in his debut loss. He looked good in pre-season but the Kittens' blue line can have a negative effect on a guy. Saturday's rematch goes in Saskatown.

OUT EAST

ONTARIO
Exhibition Games
Oct 06 Concordia 4 Lakehead 3 (Exh) : [LU Story]
Oct 06 Queen's 3 Ottawa 0 (Exh) : [UfO]
Oct 06 Nipissing 2 Nebraska-Omaha 5 (NCAA) : [CHN]
Oct 06 Ryerson 3 Canisius College 2 (NCAA) : [CHN]

ATLANTIC
Regular Season Games
Oct 06 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary's 4
Oct 06 New Brunswick 5 U.P.E.I. 3
Oct 06 St. F.X. 5 Acadia 4 (so)

Links:
¶ [CIS S&R]
¶ [OUA S&R]
¶ [AUS S&R]

 

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The CW posted a story about the 150 WHL grads playing in the league this year. They break down the players by their WHL alma matter and their CW team. The link has a complete listing. In summary, here are the grand totals by team:

Alberta – 25
Calgary – 18
Lethbridge – 20
Manitoba – 13
Mount Royal – 13
Regina – 15
Saskatchewan – 24
UBC – 22

Link: [CW Story]

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