2023-24 Manitoba Bisons/USports Hockey

October 6, 2023: FRIDAY NIGHT RECAP

The Bisons had the night off, but there was otherwise a full slate of games.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
(in overtime)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Team Website
➤ UofA: Team Website

Quick Summary
MRU: S. Moe (18:31 1st), T. Zandee (19:28 2nd), K. Walker (14:38 3rd), C. Hanus (01:28 1st OT)
Alta: T. Preziuso (15:46 1st), A. Hall (12:55 2nd), J. Hall (16:20 2nd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (25 shots, 22 saves); Alta: Berlin (30 shots, 26 saves)

I got in late in the 2nd period and, since all four games started at 8:00 CDT, I had to stick with just the one. I picked this one. It was a good choice. The rest were blow-outs, and this was a comeback OTW for the Bluegars. The good news for the Evil Monkeys is that they now have a point in the standings. The Bluegars are 3-0-0, with two OTWs in that total. The rematch is in Cowtown on Saturday.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Team Website
➤ UofC: Dinos tie U SPORTS record with 26th consecutive win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
TWU: none
Calg: J. Gricius (16:07 1st), C. Gengenbach (01:49 2nd), N. King (02:34 3rd), R. Stotts (17:44 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (42 shots, 39 saves); Calg: Tetachuk (19 shots, 19 saves)

Bedrock U has 3 straight wins this year, and 26 straight in conference play. They also hold the record for consecutive U-Cup losses, with 12! Their last U-Cup win was a round-robin win over Brandon in 1981. Holy Trinity at least made it respectable. The last Dino goal was an empty-netter.

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: Team Website
➤ UofS: MHKY: Dominant Dogs Defend Home Ice with 6-2 Victory (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MacU: L. Schaufler (11:37 3rd), V. Scott (19:19 3rd)
Sask: C. Petruic (01:47 1st), G. Kinniburgh (15:30 1st), V. Loschiavo (19:15 1st), J. Kaluski (04:41 2nd), J. Ball (18:22 2nd), J. Pillar (04:53 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Abel (36 shots, 30 saves); Sask: Kooy (30 shots, 28 saves)

The Banjo-Mutts were leading 6-0 in the 3rd period. The shots spread was not as severe as the score would imply. This makes for one more 3-0-0 team, and one more 0-3-0 team.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 8
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UBC: Team Website

This decisive thrashing by the T-irds establishes that last weekend against the Evil Monkeys was no illusion. This makes UBC the 4th CW team to be 3-0-0 and the Banjo-Cats are tied with the Evil Monkeys at 0-2-1.

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 7 Alberta at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 7 MacEwan at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Oct 7 Manitoba at North Dakota EX TBA
Sat Oct 7 Trinity Western at Calgary 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 U.B.C. at Regina 5:00 CST
Mon Oct 9 Manitoba at Manitoba Moose EX 1:00 CDT

OUT EAST

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Fri Oct 6 Concordia 4 Carleton 3
Fri Oct 6 Lakehead 2 Brock 5
Fri Oct 6 Queen’s 8 York 3
Fri Oct 6 U.Q.T.R. 1 Ottawa 5
Fri Oct 6 W. Ontario 1 Toronto 4
Fri Oct 6 Windsor 1 Toronto Metro 3

Sat Oct 7 Lakehead at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Toronto Metro at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 W. Ontario at Laurier 3:30 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Windsor at Toronto 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 McGill at Vermont (NCAA) 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 R.M.C. at Niagara College (NCAA) 7:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Guelph at Rensselaer (NCAA) 3:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Ottawa at Sacred Heart (NCAA) 4:00 EDT
Mon Oct 9 Guelph at R.I.T. (NCAA) 5:00 EDT

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Fri Oct 6 Dalhousie 1 Saint Mary’s 8
Fri Oct 6 Moncton 0 New Brunswick 8
Fri Oct 6 St. F.X. 3 Acadia 2

Sat Oct 7 Acadia at Dalhousie 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Playoff Schedule
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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(all exhibition games)
Fri Oct 6 Concordia-Edmonton 1 Red Deer Poly 6
Fri Oct 6 S.A.I.T. 5 Augustana 7

Sat Oct 7 S.A.I.T. at Augustana 2:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake at Victoria - no report
Sat Oct 7 Logan Lake at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Okanagan 6:15 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Colorado College (NCAA)

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 7, 2023: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

These are the links I could not stay up late to share. Some interesting stuff this time.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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Links:
➤ UofA: Bears fall to 0-3 for first time in 94 years (with boxscore)

I quote:

The loss drops Alberta to 0-3-0, while MRU improves to 3-0-0. It marks the first time since the 1929/30 season the Bears have started conference play with three-straight losses. The Bears started 1929/30 0-4-0 on the season, with teams only playing two games against each other and the conference, at that time, was composed of just Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Links:
➤ TWU: SOMMER MAKES 39 SAVES IN LOSS TO DINOS (with boxscore)

This game marked the CW debut of Holy Trinity’s Austrian goaltender.

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Links:
➤ MacU: Griffins find late success but it’s not enough to overcome slow start in loss to Huskies (with boxscore and video)

Goaltender Ashton Abel was coming back from injury for the Mythical Mutants. Those 6 goals on 36 shots cannot be pleasing.

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Links:
➤ UofR: UBC rolls to big win in Friday opener in Regina (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Huo’s five-point night leads ‘Birds to big road win in Regina (with boxscore)

Quick Summary:
UBC: J. Lee (13:05 1st) , J. Smart (16:49 1st) , J. Kryski (17:11 1st) , S. Huo (17:30 1st) , S. Mutala (01:28 2nd) , S. Huo (15:36 2nd) , M. Smith (16:49 2nd) , S. Huo (04:03 3rd)
REG: E. Houk (13:07 2nd)
Goal: UBC: Lane (24 shots, 23 saves), Reg: Evanoff L (16 shots, 11 saves), Meger (14 shots, 11 saves)

I missed posting the quick summary last night, so here it is. Some dubious golatending numbers for the Banjo-Cats.

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Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake 3 Victoria 6

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 7, 2023: BISONS SKUNKED IN U.S.A.

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MANITOBA BISONS 0
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 10

Links:
➤ Summaries: UND
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ UND: NOTES: No. 7/8 North Dakota to open 2023-24 season with exhibition vs. Manitoba
➤ UND: No. 7/8 North Dakota rolls to 10-0 exhibition win over Manitoba (with boxscore)

I was listening on-line to the radio broadcast. It was 2-0 when I left to pick up some Chinese Food, and 7-0 when I returned. It was 0-0 after the 1st, and 7-0 after the 2nd. The goaltending of Kolby Thornton held the game scoreless for 20 minutes.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars lose 5 - 2 to Golden Bears
➤ UofA: Team Website

Quick Summary
Alta: A. Hall (16:50 1st), B. Gustafson (19:39 1st), J. Prokop (10:24 2nd), A. Hall (14:41 3rd), J. Kendall (17:53 3rd)
MRU: C. Bouchard (19:24 1st), R. Holmes (17:25 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (28 shots, 26 saves); MRU: Sims (20 shots, 15 saves)

After eight series thus far in the CW, this is the first one to be split. The Evil Monkeys have to be happy enough to swing in the vines, eat bananas, and throw feces in all directions. Both sides switched goalies from Friday, and maybe that wasn’t a great choice for MRU. The Bluegars are now 3-1-0, and the Monkeys are 1-2-1.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: SPARTANS DROP SECOND OF WEEKEND TO DINOS
➤ UofC: Dinos set U SPORTS record with 27th consecutive win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
TWU: J. Klessens (03:28 1st), J. Jurgeneit (17:15 1st), M. Joss (16:17 3rd)
Calg: C. Gengenbach (14:55 1st), J. Poole (05:50 2nd), B. Lee (06:01 2nd), M. Stewart (08:02 3rd), C. Gengenbach (16:53 3rd), C. Gengenbach (19:54 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Berkeliev (53 shots, 48 saves); Calg: Stankowski (18 shots, 15 saves)

The scoreboard in this series was not nearly as bad as it might have been. Bedrock U dominated the shot clock, but it still took an empty-netter to quash the hopes of Holy Trinity. The Dinos are in the 1st place log-jam at 4-0-0, and TWU falls to 0-2-0.

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
(in a shootout)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: A spectacular save and two posts prevent Griffins from first win in 2-1 shootout loss to Huskies (with boxscore and video)
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Win Shootout Thriller Against MacEwan (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MacU: E. Strang (03:45 2nd)
Sask: J. Ball (01:30 2nd)
Goal: MacU: Davis (33 shots, 32 saves); Sask: Ross (24 shots, 23 saves)

Both sides switched goaltenders from Friday, and both played well. The shootout did not produce a goal until the Banjo-Mutts scored on the 10th attempt. The Mutts controlled more play than the Family Guys, but this was a big improvement for them from Friday night. The Mutts are now in the 1st place triumvirate at 4-0-0, and MacEwan falls to 0-3-1.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
REGINA COUGARS 4
(in a shootout)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UBC: Team Website

Quick Summary
UBC: L. Kindree (18:36 1st), C. Douglas (16:44 2nd), S. Huo (15:18 3rd), L. Kindree (18:30 3rd)
Reg: G. Asham-Moroz (04:47 1st), P. Bjorklund (07:39 1st), E. Houk (06:20 2nd), R. Schmidt (08:00 2nd)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (19 shots, 15 saves); Reg: Meger (57 shots, 53 saves)

No game stories are posted yet, but this one had quite an ending. The Banjo-Cats built a 4-1 lead, despite being out-shot. A late 2nd period goal gave the T-irds an opportunity for a comeback. They out-shot the Banjo-Cats 19-2 in the 3rd period, and tied it up. At least the Kittens got a bonus point, giving them a 0-2-2 record. The T-irds are in that 1st place bundle, at 4-0-0.

NEXT UP

Mon Oct 9 Manitoba at Manitoba Moose EX 1:00 CDT
Fri Oct 13 Alberta at MacEwan 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 Manitoba at U.B.C. 7:00 PDT
Fri Oct 13 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 Regina at Trinity Western 7:15 PDT
Sat Oct 14 Calgary at Mount Royal 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 14 MacEwan at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 Manitoba at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT
Sat Oct 14 Regina at Trinity Western 1:00 PDT

OUT EAST

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Sat Oct 7 Lakehead 2 Brock 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 7 Toronto Metro 3 Waterloo 1
Sat Oct 7 U.Q.T.R. 1 Carleton 5
Sat Oct 7 W. Ontario 3 Laurier 6
Sat Oct 7 Windsor 3 Toronto 0
Sat Oct 7 McGill 0 Vermont 4 NCAA EX
Sat Oct 7 R.M.C. 3 Niagara College 8 NCAA EX

Sun Oct 8 Guelph at Rensselaer NCAA EX 3:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Ottawa at Sacred Heart NCAA EX 4:00 EDT
Mon Oct 9 Guelph at R.I.T. NCAA EX 5:00 EDT
Wed Oct 11 Ontario Tech at Concordia 7:00 EDT
Wed Oct 11 Toronto at Laurier 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 12 Brock at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Thu Oct 12 Ontario Tech at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 12 Toronto Metro at Toronto 7:00 EDT

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Sat Oct 7 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 4 (so)
Sat Oct 7 New Brunswick 1 U.P.E.I. 0
Sat Oct 7 Saint Mary’s 8 St. F.X. 3

Wed Oct 11 Saint Mary’s at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 13 Dalhousie at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 13 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 13 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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(exhibition game)
Sat Oct 7 S.A.I.T. 5 Augustana 3

Fri Oct 13 ACAC Regular Season Starts
Fri Oct 13 Briercrest College at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 UA-Augustana at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 N.A.I.T. at S.A.I.T. 7:45 MDT

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Sat Oct 7 Logan Lake 2 Vancouver Island 15
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Okanagan - no report
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser 3 Colorado College 6 NCAA EX

Fri Oct 13 Vancouver Island at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Fri Oct 13 Okanagan at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 8, 2023: SUNDAY MORNING LINKS

There are a lot of Sunday Morning Links, some of which are 3rd party stories going back a bit in time.

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Links:
➤ Grand Forks Herald: GameCenter final: UND 10, Manitoba 0 (exhibition)

I doubt that the Bisons want to revisit any aspect of that game, especially not the 2nd period.

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Links:
➤ Calgary Sun: CAMPUS PREVIEW: Puck drops Thursday on Canada West hockey season
➤ Calgary Sun: CAMPUS PREVIEW: Dinos men’s hockey chases U SPORTS history
➤ Calgary Sun: Dinos men’s hockey team sets U SPORTS record with 27th straight regular-season win

At least one media outlet in Calgary is paying attention to their team, well at least one of them.

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Links:
➤ Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Saskatchewan Huskies hockey has bumper crop of recruits
➤ Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: Season preview: Saskatchewan Huskies open Canada West men’s hockey play Thursday
➤ Global: Championship aspirations for U Sask. Huskies hockey teams ahead of 2023-24 season
USask.ca: Huskies begin the chase for championships
➤ Huskie Fan: 2 and 0 Huskies gear up for home series against MacEwan (with audio file)
➤ Huskie Fan: Huskies outhustle Griffins in home opener
➤ Huskie Fan: Ross and Stebbings shine in shoot-out

Saskatown usually leads the CW in off-campus media coverage. And here we go! The Huskie Fan site also had preview and both game stories from this weekend.

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Links:
➤ UofR: Meger brilliant, but Cougars fall 5-4 to UBC in shootout (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Kindree leads comeback as T-Birds earn shootout win in Regina (with boxscore)

Better late than never. This series was in Regina so the late posting was not a time zone thing.

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Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser 4 Okanagan 2 (late game)

Links:
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 9, 2023: BISONS GIVE THANKS FOR AN IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
MANITOBA MOOSE 5

Links:
➤ UofM: Schedule & Results
➤ Moose: Jets Assign Trio to Moose
➤ Moose: Moose Reduce Roster by Five Players

I haven’t found a link for any summary, so here’s what I have:

LINEUPS:

MOOSE:
Goal
30 Giannuzzi (32 Milic)

Defence
58 Louis-Jean - 4 Barteaux
23 Kuzmin - 3 Kubicek
7 Lundmark - 2 Bauer

Forwards
50 Caron - 55 Conrad - 56 Mattheos
5 Bongiovanni - 16 Lucius - 54 Foss
49 Liwiski - 53 Jameson - 8 Jones
52 Katic - 37 Nikkanen - 48 Golder

BISONS:
Goal
30 Thornton (1 Harkness)

Defence
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
16 Hartje - 24 Wareham
25 Calder - 5 Casey

Forwards
29 King - Thiessen - 17 Veloso
20 Apetagon - 18 Hooker - 21 Basarab
10 Paulhus - 19 Arpin - 11 Ostir
14 Zimmerman - 28 Behun - 26 Boucher
12 Trimble - 23 Fawkes

Scratches
G 34 Hawryluk
D 6 Fry - 27 Gottfried
F 13 Sutter

SCORING:
1st period
Moose - Jones - scored 4-on-4
Moose - Kubicek - point shot

2nd period
Moose - Liwiski - rebound on a scramble
Bisons - Ostir - slot shot

3rd period
Moose - Jones - shorthanded 2-on-1 on a blueline turnover
Moose - Katic - powerplay - possibly (probably?) on a high stick

Shots on goal:
Moose: 1st: 8; 2nd: 16; 3rd: 26; total: 50
Bisons: 1st: 5; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 9; total: 18

The Bisons improved their play by a lot from Thursday’s game. Although the score was the same, the play was much different. The Bisons were a lot more aggressive, both physically and by increased offensive focus. The failed 3rd period powerplay was your TSN Turning Point. Had the Bisons scored to make it a 3-2 game, they were right in it. Their aggressiveness with the puck hurt them as a blue-line turnover gave the Moose a 2-on-1 break where Nicholas Jones notched his 2nd of the game. From that point onward, the Bisons never raised much of a fuss.

By the way, UND will not host the Bisons next year. They will play Augustana, a new Division I team from South Dakota, due to changes in NCAA rules which allow a pre-season exhibition game against Division I, II, or III or ACHA teams. I think the team was embarrassed this year. I overheard one player saying words to the effect of “We didn’t play. We just looked at the crowd.”

The linked stories say who cleared waivers to go from the Jets to the Moose, and those sent from the Moose to the ECHL. Those sent down from the Jets were forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, defenceman Kyle Capobianco, and goaltender Collin Delia. None were eligible to play against the Bisons. Those sent to the ECHL were forwards Danny Katic, Keaton Jameson, and Ryan Foss, defenceman Darick Louis-Jean, and goaltender Dante Giannuzzi.

As a bonus for many of the several little kids in attendance, the Jets practice ended during the warm-up. I saw the newly re-signed Mark Scheifele and another player I did not recognize signing autographs as they walked across to the dressing room.

Also, former Moose Cory Schneider retired today at the age of 37.

OUT EAST

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Mon Oct 9 Guelph 4 R.I.T. (NCAA) 6

Links:
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily

NEWS

Bedrock U deleted their Saturday game story and replaced it with the one linked below. It corrects the “winning streak” they allegedly broke. I have the new link below. Here’s the quote:

Correction: This article originally stated that the Dinos men’s hockey team broke a U SPORTS record with 27 consecutive regular season wins. U SPORTS records have only tracked consecutive regular season wins contained to one season. There is not enough information to confirm the U SPORTS record for consecutive regular season wins across multiple seasons.
Links:
➤ UofC: Dinos sweep Spartans

Preview: October 13-14: MANITOBA at U.B.C.

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MANITOBA BISONS (0-2-0, 1-8-0, OHT35 #33)*
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-0-0, 9-0-0, OHT35 #3)*
** OHT35 ranking numbers are not official.*

Friday, October 13th at 7:00 PDT/9:00 CDT at Father David Bauer Arena, Vancouver
Saturday, October 14th at 3:00 PDT/5:00 CDT at Father David Bauer Arena, Vancouver

Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Friday: Live Stats Hockey Tech
➤ Saturday: Live Stats Hockey Tech

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

UBC Links:
➤ UBC: Red hot T-Birds back home to host Bisons
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Jan 20/23: UM 4 UBC 6: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore and video)
➤ Jan 21/23: UM 2 UBC 5: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore and video)

Other Links:
➤ USports: Schedule/Links Standings
➤ CW: Home Page Season Schedule Daily Schedule
➤ CW: CW Announces Players of the Week
➤ CW: CW Announces Scheduling Format Changes for 2024-25 Season
➤ LeagueStat: Media Stats Daily Schedule

Last year’s series between these teams produced bucket loads of goals. In Manitoba, UBC won 8-7 and 6-4 and in British California they won 6-4 and 5-2.

The T-irds looked really good against the Evil Monkeys, and decent against Regina. The Bisons seem to start slow every weekend, and then build. They improved as play went along last weekend, when they faced superior opponents from the AHL and NCAA. On Monday afternoon the Herd had two very good periods against the Moose. It comes down to Kolby Thornton in goal. If he’s on, they have a good shot. If not, well … with 7 goals scored per game last year, they still would have gone 1-3.

I’ll be watch to see if Ryan Gottfried is able to play on the Bison blueline. IMO he’s their best defender and his absence at the end of their 3-2 loss to Sask and last weekend hurt them.

In CW news, UBC’s Liam Kindree was player-of-the-week last week, with 2 goals, 4 assists, and a shootout goal. Also, the CW is altering formats in most sports. For Men’s and Women’s Hockey, here’s what they said:

• Two divisions consisting of four and five teams each that will rotate through nine teams over six years
• Games will be played both in and out of division
• Playoff format will feature a six-team cross over
I have no clue what that means.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (1-3-0, 5-7-0, OHT35 #19)*
MACEWAN GRIFFINS (0-3-1, 2-6-1, OHT35 #30)*

Links:
➤ MacU: Three Stars: Davis, Harper, Paterson earn honours
➤ MacU: Off-ice work ethic paying off for Davis, who leads Griffins with a .943 save percentage so far
➤ UofA: Team Website

In Saudi Alberta this weekend, we have a pair of cross-town home-and-home series. In this Battle of Edmontown, the Family Guys host Friday and the Evil Monkeys host Saturday. I do not recall the Apes looking so sub-standard to start a season. A 4-4 pre-season and a 1-3 regular season is not awe-inspiring. That said, they did not pad their schedule with weaker opponents. Of course, these teams faced off in pre-season. Otherwise the Monkeys faced their four toughest conference opponents. Both games go at 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT.

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REGINA COUGARS (0-2-2, 3-5-2, OHT35 #18)*
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (0-2-0, 4-4-0, OHT35 #29)*

Links:
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ TWU: THIS WEEK IN SPARTA

The Banjo-Cats have managed to pick up “loser points” in both weekends thus far. Holy Trinity’s four pre-season wins were over BCIHL teams, so let’s not get too excited. Until they show otherwise, their opponents will be thinking “we need these four points” every weekend. Both games in this series are evening games.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-1-0, 5-4-0, OHT35 #13)*
CALGARY DINOSAURS (4-0-0, 10-0-0, OHT35 #2)*

Links:
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ MRU: Players Bench Athletes of the Week: October 3 - 10

This Battle of Cowtown is a Thursday/Saturday affair. Bedrock U hosted Thursday, and the Bluegars host Saturday night. So now I jump straight from preview, to game report:

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ MRU: Team Website

I was waiting for somebody to post a game story, but no luck. I saw the last half of the game and the Bluegars played a sound defensive game. The Bluegars took a 2-0 lead about 8 minutes into the 3rd period, after which they made no pretense of shooting for a hat-trick. After leading on the shot clock all night, it ended up 28-28 when the Dinos outshot them 13-4 in the 3rd. So rest those record books. Any winning streak record will not be set until 2024-25.

OUT EAST

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Wed Oct 11 Ontario Tech 2 Concordia 5
Wed Oct 11 Toronto 6 Laurier 3
Thu Oct 12 Brock 4 Guelph 2
Thu Oct 12 Ontario Tech 1 U.Q.T.R. 4
Thu Oct 12 Toronto Metro 1 Toronto 3

Fri Oct 13 Brock at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 13 Carleton at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 13 Nipissing at Windsor 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 13 Ottawa at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 13 Waterloo at Lakehead TBA
Fri Oct 13 York at Concordia 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Carleton at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Laurier at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Nipissing at Windsor 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Ontario Tech at McGill 12:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Ottawa at R.M.C. 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Waterloo at Lakehead TBA
Sat Oct 14 York at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Toronto Metro at Cornell (NCAA EX) 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Toronto at Princeton (NCAA EX) 5:00 EDT

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Wed Oct 11 Saint Mary’s 3 U.P.E.I. 0
Fri Oct 13 Dalhousie at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 13 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 13 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 14 Acadia at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 14 Dalhousie at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 14 St. F.X. at New Brunswick 4:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 13 Briercrest College at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 UA-Augustana at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 13 N.A.I.T. at S.A.I.T. 7:45 MDT
Sat Oct 14 Briercrest College at Portage College 1:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 S.A.I.T. at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 Red Deer Poly at UA-Augustana 6:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 13 Vancouver Island at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Fri Oct 13 Okanagan at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 14 Okanagan at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 13, 2023: BISONS DOWNED IN OVERTIME

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
(in overtime)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT : CW Web
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ UBC: Team Website

Quick Summary
Man: C. Trimble (11:23 1st), C. Hartje (00:40 2nd), J. Paulhus (01:48 2nd)
UBC: C. Douglas (05:40 1st), C. McDonald (18:11 1st), L. Kindree (15:05 2nd), S. Atkinson (02:03 1st OT)
Goal: Man: Thornton (54 shots, 50 saves); UBC: Lane (27 shots, 24 saves)

The two teams were never more than a goal apart throughout the entire game. Thornton had another strong game in goal. He now has a 2.97 GAA and .939 S%. No game stories have been posted yet. UBC is now first at 5-0-0 and the Bisons are 0-2-1. Rematch is Saturday at 5:00 CDT.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: Comrie, Mitchell score in Griffins’ 5-2 loss to Golden Bears (with boxscore and video)
➤ UofA: Team Website

Quick Summary
Alta: W. McLeod (12:42 1st), J. Hall (16:16 1st), J. Paterson (06:01 2nd), J. Prokop (04:29 3rd), M. Ward (06:47 3rd)
MacU: S. Comrie (08:33 2nd), C. Mitchell (11:44 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (15 shots, 13 saves); MacU: Abel (45 shots, 40 saves)

The Evil Monkeys had leads of 3-0 and 5-1 in a tidy victory. They needed this win, plus another on Saturday, to get back in contention. The Monkeys are 2-2-1, the Family Guys are 0-4-1. The cross-town rivalry shifts to the Clare Drake Arena on Saturday night.

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REGINA COUGARS 6
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ TWU: Team Website

Quick Summary
Reg: E. Pearce (05:25 2nd), P. Bjorklund (10:46 2nd), A. Third (15:54 2nd), L. Barlage (16:58 2nd), E. Pearce (08:14 3rd), P. Bjorklund (17:56 3rd)
TWU: T. Hopps (03:43 2nd), J. Borynec (17:48 2nd)
Goal: Reg: Anders (21 shots, 19 saves); TWU: Sommer (51 shots, 46 saves)

This was a thorough whipping by the Banjo-Cats. I focussed on the Bisons/Birds game, but what I saw of this one was very one-sided. Even on home ice, Holy Trinity’s odds look slim. Regina is now 1-2-2 and TWU is 0-3-0.

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 14 Regina at Trinity Western 1:00 PDT
Sat Oct 14 Manitoba at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT/5:00 CDT
Sat Oct 14 Calgary at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 MacEwan at Alberta 7:00 MDT

OUT EAST

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Fri Oct 13 Brock 5 Western Ontario 1
Fri Oct 13 Carleton 3 R.M.C. 2 (so)
Fri Oct 13 Nipissing 2 Windsor 4
Fri Oct 13 Ottawa 3 Queen’s 5
Fri Oct 13 Waterloo 3 Lakehead 4
Fri Oct 13 York 0 Concordia 4

Sat Oct 14 Carleton at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Laurier at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Nipissing at Windsor 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Ontario Tech at McGill 12:30 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Ottawa at R.M.C. 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Waterloo at Lakehead 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 York at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Toronto Metro at Cornell (NCAA EX) 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 14 Toronto at Princeton (NCAA EX) 5:00 EDT

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Fri Oct 13 Dalhousie 0 New Brunswick 8
Fri Oct 13 St. F.X. 2 Moncton 5
Fri Oct 13 U.P.E.I. 2 Acadia 9

Sat Oct 14 Acadia at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 14 Dalhousie at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 14 St. F.X. at New Brunswick 4:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 13 Briercrest College 5 Portage College 0
Fri Oct 13 UA-Augustana 3 Red Deer Poly 1
Fri Oct 13 N.A.I.T. 3 S.A.I.T. 4

Sat Oct 14 Briercrest College at Portage College 1:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 S.A.I.T. at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MDT
Sat Oct 14 Red Deer Poly at UA-Augustana 6:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 13 Vancouver Island 5 Victoria 4
Fri Oct 13 Okanagan 7 Logan Lake 4

Sat Oct 14 Okanagan at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 14, 2023: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

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Late Links:
➤ UofM: MHKY: Bisons lose to T-Birds 4-3 in OT thriller (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Atkinson scores OT winner over Bisons in return to lineup (with boxscore and video)

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Cameron Trimble got his first goal in the CW.

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Late Links:
➤ UofR: Cougars roll to 6-2 road win over Trinity Western (with boxscore)
➤ TWU: SPARTANS DROP HOME-OPENER AGAINST REGINA (with boxscore)

October 14, 2023: BISONS SWEPT WITH DEPLETED BLUELINE

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT : CW Web
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW HT
➤ UofM: MHKY: T-Birds sweep Bisons with 5-2 win (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Birds stay undefeated with weekend sweep of Bisons (with boxscore & video)

Quick Summary
Man: J. Hooker (08:33 1st), P. Malchuk (09:42 1st)
UBC: T. Thorpe (09:59 1st), J. Wismer (02:24 2nd), S. Mutala (06:50 2nd), J. Smart (04:09 3rd), T. Rask (18:18 3rd)
Goal: Man: Thornton (39 shots, 35 saves); UBC: Schwebius (15 shots, 13 saves)

The Herd had only five healthy defencemen available for this one. Friday’s lineup listed forward Michael King on the blueline, but that was not the case on Saturday.

By the middle of the 1st period, the Bisons had a 2-0 lead. The T-irds chipped away at Kolby Thornton and built a 4-2 lead. An empty-netter salted it away. The Bisons fall to 0-3-1.

Another road trip awaits the Bisons next weekend, to Edmontown where they will face MacEwan. Meanwhile, UBC have a good chance to start 8-0-0 when they face Holy Trinity.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT
➤ MacU: Taupert’s best efforts - a three-point night - not enough to dig Griffins out of an early hole (with boxscore and video)
➤ UofA (Friday late): Bears dominate Griffins in 5-2 win (with boxscore)
➤ UofA: Florchuk, Lategan, Boyko push Bears past Griffins (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MacU: J. Taupert (12:08 2nd), K. Gable (05:14 3rd), J. Taupert (06:37 3rd)
Alta: E. Florchuk (09:22 1st), J. Platz (16:44 1st), D. Lategan (02:19 2nd), N. Boyko (06:32 2nd), J. Prokop (10:06 2nd), E. Florchuk (12:16 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Davis (50 shots, 44 saves); Alta: Berlin (15 shots, 12 saves)

This one started at 8:00 CDT, the same as the Battle of Calgary which gained my attention. In a statistical oddity, the Evil Monkeys led 5-1 after two periods and then outshot the Family Guys 23-4 in the 3rd. However, Mac scored twice early to make it somewhat interesting.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT
➤ UofC (Thursday Late): Dinos win streak snapped at 27
➤ UofC: Dinos bounce back with win over MRU
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars fall to Dinos at home

Quick Summary
Calg: C. Gengenbach (03:18 1st), A. Kydd (15:58 1st), J. Gricius (17:17 2nd)
MRU: C. Bouchard (15:33 2nd), B. Stevenson (13:25 3rd)
Goal: Calg: Stankowski (38 shots, 36 saves); MRU: Farkas (31 shots, 28 saves)

This was the best series of the weekend. In the end, each side got a well-deserved 2 points. Despite losing some blue-chip talent, the Bluegars have it together in the early going. The Dinos are now 5-1-0 and the Bluegars are 4-2-0.

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REGINA COUGARS 4
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ TWU: Team Website

Quick Summary
Reg: J. Borysiuk (02:13 2nd), E. Pearce (06:45 3rd), T. Barnstable (16:13 3rd), J. Brook (19:20 3rd)
TWU: A. Steinke (05:03 1st), K. Johnson (05:39 2nd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (32 shots, 30 saves); TWU: Sommer (38 shots, 35 saves)

A much better effort by Holy Trinity in this game. They led 2-1 entering the 3rd period before the Banjo-Cats hit the moonshine and rallied for the win. The result was hanging in the balance when an empty-netter put it away. The Kittens are now 2-2-2, the Spartans are 0-4-0.

NEXT UP

Thu Oct 19 U.B.C. at Trinity Western 11:00 PDT
Fri Oct 20 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 Manitoba at MacEwan 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 Regina at Saskatchewan 7:00 MDT

OUT EAST

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Sat Oct 14 Carleton 2 Queen’s 4
Sat Oct 14 Laurier 2 Guelph 4
Sat Oct 14 Nipissing 1 Windsor 4
Sat Oct 14 Ontario Tech 4 McGill 3 (ot)
Sat Oct 14 Ottawa 4 R.M.C. 5 (ot)
Sat Oct 14 Waterloo 5 Lakehead 1
Sat Oct 14 York 2 U.Q.T.R. 8
Sat Oct 14 Toronto Metro 1 Cornell 6 NCAA EX
Sat Oct 14 Toronto 2 Princeton 4 NCAA EX

Wed Oct 18 McGill at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EDT
Wed Oct 18 Toronto Metro at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 19 Toronto at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT

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Sat Oct 14 Acadia 4 Saint Mary’s 2
Sat Oct 14 Dalhousie 3 Moncton 4
Sat Oct 14 St. F.X. 4 New Brunswick 5 (ot)

Wed Oct 18 St. F.X. at Dalhousie 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Sat Oct 14 Briercrest College 5 Portage College 3
Sat Oct 14 S.A.I.T. 3 N.A.I.T. 7
Sat Oct 14 Red Deer Poly 5 UA-Augustana 6 (ot)

Fri Oct 20 UA-Augustana at S.A.I.T. 6:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 Red Deer Poly at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 N.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 7:00 MDT

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Sat Oct 14 Okanagan 5 Simon Fraser 3
Fri Oct 20 Okanagan at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Fri Oct 20 Simon Fraser at Adrian College EX 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 21 Logan Lake at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Sat Oct 21 Simon Fraser at Lake Superior State EX 6:00 CDT DH

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

Preview: October 20-21, 2023: MANITOBA at MACEWAN

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MANITOBA BISONS (0-3-1, 1-9-1, OHT35 #24)
MACEWAN GRIFFINS (0-5-1, 2-8-1, OHT35 #28)

Friday, October 20th at 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT at Edmonton
Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 MDT/5:00 CDT at Edmonton

Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Friday: Live Stats Hockey Tech
➤ Saturday: Live Stats Hockey Tech

Manitoba Links:
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

MacEwan Links:
➤ MacU: Three Stars: Masri, Taupert, Odinga earn honours
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Nov 18/22: MacU 1 UM 7: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Nov 19/22: MacU 2 UM 7: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)

Other Links:
➤ USports: Schedule/Links Standings
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey: U SPORTS Rankings ELO
➤ CW: Home Page Season Schedule Daily Schedule
➤ LeagueStat: Media Access Daily Schedule

For the Bisons this is the beginning of an 8-game stretch that could make or break their season. They go from an away series against the Family Guys, to home series against the Bluegars and Holy Trinity, and wrapping with a road trip to face the Banjo-Cats. Last year they dominated MacEwan in their only series, by 7-1 and 7-2.

The Bisons are led in scoring by defenceman Chase Hartje (2G 4A 6 points) and captain Jonny Hooker (2G 2A 4 points). But the key player is goaltender Kolby Thornton (.929 S%, 3.29 GAA). I suspect he’ll get two starts per week for as long as required.

None of the Mythical Mutants have a PPG yet, but Jordan Taupert comes closest (2G 3A 5 points in 6 games). Their goaltending has been split 3 ways, with half the playing time being covered by Thomas Davis (.920 S% and 3.58 GAA).

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (6-0-0, 11-0-0, OHT35 #3)
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (0-4-0, 4-6-0, OHT35 #27)

Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ TWU: Volleyball, basketball, hockey, and men’s soccer in action this week.

This is a Thursday/Saturday home-and-home series. Holy Trinity has to be a hug underdog here. Nothing more to add!

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-1-0, 11-1-0, OHT35 #2)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (3-2-1, 7-6-1, OHT35 #21)

Links:
➤ UofA: 201 Golden Bears & Pandas honoured as Academic All-Canadians
➤ UofC: Team Website

This series goes Friday in Edmontown and Saturday night in the Town of Bedrock. Can the Evil Monkeys finally hit their stride? Everybody’s waiting to find out. The Dinos finally lost last weekend. If the Apes lose out here, they could be in a playoff fight this year.

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REGINA COUGARS (2-2-2, 5-5-2, OHT35 #19)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0-0, 5-4-1, OHT35 #16)

Links:
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofS: Team Website

The Battle of Banjoland goes Friday night in Saskatown then Saturday night in Regina. The Felines look to be treading water, which for them is pretty good. Two bonus point losses and a sweep of Holy Trinity has them content, but not necessarily purring. The Canines are 4-0-0, but the wins have been over Manitoba and MacEwan.

OUT EAST

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Wed Oct 18 McGill 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
Wed Oct 18 Toronto Metro 5 Western Ontario 2

Thu Oct 19 Toronto at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Concordia at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Laurier at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Queen’s at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 R.M.C. at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Waterloo at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 York at Nipissing 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Concordia at Nipissing 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Laurier at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Ontario Tech at Lakehead 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Queen’s at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 21 R.M.C. at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Waterloo at Ottawa 3:00 EDT

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Wed Oct 18 St. F.X. 2 Dalhousie 4
Fri Oct 20 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 20 Moncton at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 20 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 21 Moncton at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 21 New Brunswick at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 21 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey Page
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 20 UA-Augustana at S.A.I.T. 6:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 Red Deer Poly at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 20 N.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 N.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 2:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 S.A.I.T. at UA-Augustana 6:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 20 Okanagan at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Fri Oct 20 Simon Fraser at Adrian College EX 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 21 Logan Lake at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Sat Oct 21 Simon Fraser at Lake Superior State EX 6:00 CDT DH

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 19, 2023: T-IRDS TAKE THURSDAY NIGHTER

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: Ty Thorpe finding his groove with T-Birds
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ TWU: Team Website

Quick Summary
UBC: J. Williams (02:31 2nd), S. Mutala (10:40 2nd), C. Douglas (05:52 3rd), T. Rask (08:18 3rd), T. Thorpe (14:44 3rd)
TWU: T. Hopps (00:54 2nd), S. Cameron (06:52 2nd)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (21 shots, 19 saves); Audet (52 shots, 47 saves)

I’m not going to stay up late on a weeknight for the west coast game stories. I saw the game from mid-2nd period onward. Holy Trinity was trying to keep it tight and did hang in there, tied 2-2 after two. It was all T-irds in the 3rd period and the outcome was not really in doubt. You might have thought the Blue Jays were playing, because this was largely a no-hitter. UBC was 1-for-1 on the PP, TWU was 0-for-3. UBC is now 7-0-0 and TWU is 0-5-0. The rematch goes Saturday at 3:00 PDT (5:00 CDT).

NEXT UP

Fri Oct 20 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT
Fri Oct 20 Manitoba at MacEwan 7:00 MDT/8:00 CDT
Fri Oct 20 Regina at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST/8:00 CDT

OUT EAST

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Thu Oct 19 Toronto 7 Western Ontario 3
Fri Oct 20 Concordia at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Laurier at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Queen’s at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 R.M.C. at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 Waterloo at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 20 York at Nipissing 7:00 EDT

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Fri Oct 20 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 20 Moncton at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 20 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

October 20, 2023: BISONS LOSE IN EDMONTOWN

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MANITOBA BISONS 0
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ MacU: One of four hockey playing brothers, Hughes right at home with the Griffins

Quick Summary
MacU: E. Strang (08:59 1st), K. Gable (03:47 2nd), L. Schaufler (02:05 3rd), E. Strang (15:23 3rd), E. Strang (17:40 3rd)
Man: none
Goal: MacU: Abel (29 shots, 29 saves); Man: Thornton (27 shots, 23 saves)

No game reports yet as I post. In any event, the Bisons had their chances but could never cash in. Hayden Ostir himself had three breakaways. The Family Guys got a goal-per-period and then put it away with an empty-netter, and one more for good margin. Once again, the Bisons had just the 5 defencemen dressed.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Cougars start strong, but fall 5-2 to Saskatchewan (with boxscore)
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofS: MHKY: Red Hot Second Period Leads to 5-2 Win Over Cougars (with boxscore)
➤ Audio: HuskieFan.ca

Quick Summary
Reg: C. Sass (07:25 1st), J. Brook (07:39 2nd)
Sask: C. Petruic (01:53 2nd), R. Pelletier (06:12 2nd), B. Tkachuk (08:00 2nd), C. Stebbings (10:59 2nd), K. Sorensen (15:20 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (34 shots, 29 saves); Sask: Ross (18 shots, 16 saves)

Four second period goals by the Mutts were enough for them to claim the winners share of the moonshine in this Battle of Banjoland. I didn’t follow this much because all three games started at the same time, and I focused on the Bisons first and the Battle of Alberta second.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6
(in overtime)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ UofA: Team Website

Quick Summary
Calg: J. Gricius (15:33 1st), J. Gricius (19:17 1st), B. De Jong (01:17 3rd), Z. Wytinck (03:06 3rd), J. White (05:52 3rd)
Alta: D. Plouffe (05:59 1st), B. Gustafson (14:20 1st), E. Florchuk (16:19 2nd), D. Lategan (17:09 3rd), D. Plouffe (18:05 3rd), J. Sexsmith (02:29 1st OT)
Goal: Calg: Tetachuk (44 shots, 38 saves); Alta: Kruger (27 shots, 22 saves)

No game reports yet from this one, either. The ending was crazy. The Evil Monkeys led 3-2 after two. Bedrock U scored three in the third to take a 5-3 lead and apparently had control of the game. But wait! The Apes went crazy and scored twice in final 3 minutes and again in OT to pick up the win. They needed this one to still be considered a contender.

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 21 Alberta at Calgary 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 Manitoba at MacEwan 4:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 Saskatchewan at Regina 7:00 CST
Sat Oct 21 Trinity Western at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT

OUT EAST

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Fri Oct 20 Concordia 4 Toronto 3
Fri Oct 20 Laurier 4 Ottawa 5 (ot)
Fri Oct 20 Queen’s 0 Brock 6
Fri Oct 20 R.M.C. 4 Guelph 10
Fri Oct 20 U.Q.T.R. 1 McGill 4
Fri Oct 20 Waterloo 2 Carleton 6
Fri Oct 20 York 0 Nipissing 5

Sat Oct 21 Concordia at Nipissing 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Laurier at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Ontario Tech at Lakehead 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Queen’s at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 21 R.M.C. at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 21 Waterloo at Ottawa 3:00 EDT

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Fri Oct 20 Dalhousie 2 U.P.E.I. 10
Fri Oct 20 Moncton 5 Saint Mary’s 2
Fri Oct 20 New Brunswick 5 Acadia 0

Sat Oct 21 Moncton at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 21 New Brunswick at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 21 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 20 UA-Augustana 4 S.A.I.T. 5
Fri Oct 20 Red Deer Poly 3 Concordia-Edmonton 2 (so)
Fri Oct 20 N.A.I.T. 3 Briercrest College 4

Sat Oct 21 N.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 2:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 S.A.I.T. at UA-Augustana 6:00 MDT
Sat Oct 21 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 20 Okanagan 3 Victoria 5
Fri Oct 20 Simon Fraser 1 Adrian College 2 (NCAA3 EX)

Sat Oct 21 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 21 Logan Lake at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Sat Oct 21 Simon Fraser at Lake Superior State EX 6:00 CDT DH

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 21, 2023: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

Only the Banjoland game stories were posted Friday night. Here are the rest, with the late Thursday stories from British California thrown in. The Presto Sports summary for the Bison game is also linked.

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Links:
➤ Summaries: CW Presto
➤ UofM: MHKY: MacEwan shuts out Manitoba 5-0 (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Strang first Griffin to net a CW hat trick, Abel gets first shutout as Griffins blank Bisons (with boxscore and video)

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Links:
➤ UofC: Dinos falter late at the Drake (with boxscore)
➤ UofA: Sexsmith caps wild comeback with OT winner (with boxscore and video)

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Links:
➤ UBC: T-Birds win program record seventh straight to start the season (with boxscore and video)
➤ TWU: SPARTANS OPEN HOME-AND-HOME WITH TIGHT LOSS TO T-BIRDS (with boxscore)

CW REGULATIONS

On October 12th, the CW announced format changes, without there being a whole lot of definition behind it. Here’s what the announcement said:

Men’s and Women’s Hockey
• Two divisions consisting of four and five teams each that will rotate through nine teams over six years
• Games will be played both in and out of division
• Playoff format will feature a six-team cross over

So I rummaged through the playing regulations. Those only contained this year’s material. But I did find out that:

  1. The regulation on providing goal judges has been deleted.

  2. Teams are supposed to provide game sheets for non-conference games, yet those are only occasionally uploaded. Here is the rule:

For all non-conference and exhibition, game sheets need to be submitted by the host institution to the Canada West RIC within two (2) hour of the game finishing. If the host team is not a Canada West member, the visiting team (Canada West member) is responsible for submitting the game sheet within 16 hours of the conclusion of the game. Fines shall be assessed to offending Members for failure to adhere to the above requirement. Refer to the Association’s Finance Policy for the complete list of fines.

  1. I saw the Women’s Soccer Format, which looks like a blueprint for men’s and women’s hockey. (BTW Manitoba, Winnipeg, and Brandon do not play CW men’s soccer.)

League Play
16 teams / 2 divisions / 4 regions / 14 games / 7 weeks + 2 weekends for playoffs
PACIFIC DIVISION
UVIC / UBC / TWU / UFV/ UNBC / TRU/ UBCO/ CGY
PRAIRIE DIVISION
ALB / GMU / LET/ MRU / MAN / SSK / REG / WPG
Play in-division opponents 2 times (1H-1A) for a total of 6 games. Play in-region opponents 1 time (either at Home or Away) for a total of 4 games. Interlock with other Region Divisions for additional games – 2 games from one division (either at home or away) and 2 games from the other division (either at home or away). In the following year, a team would play the other 4 teams.
During swing trip interlock play, all teams involved in the swing trip must be scheduled to play either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday with appropriate time between games that are on consecutive days (e.g. Saturday night/Sunday morning is not appropriate for a travelling team). Due to travel situations, UNBC women’s home games can be played Friday/Sunday. Instances where a team will travel 500 KM or greater or involving normal travel of 5 hours or greater between the first and second opponent in a swing trip will require the scheduler to ensure at least 1 day off between games, unless the travelling party waives their right to this accommodation.

Rotation of which Alberta teams play in the Pacific Division:
2015 - 2016 - Alberta
2017 - 2018 - GMU
2019 - 2020 - Calgary
2021 - 2022 – MRU
2022 – Calgary
2023 – 2024 – MRU
2025 – 2026 – Alberta

My guess is that each year two or three Alberta teams will join UBC and Holy Trinity in the Pacific Division, and the other team(s) will join Regina, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in the Prairie Division. For playoffs, maybe they’ll use the CFL format where the 4th place team in one division could cross-over to the other if warranted.

October 21, 2023: BISONS SWEPT

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW HT : CW Presto
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ MacU: Chorney scores late winner as Griffins sweep Bisons with 4-2 triumph (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary
Man: J. Hooker (11:57 1st), J. Hooker (19:39 1st)
MacU: R. Appelt (15:08 1st), K. Chabot (15:47 2nd), C. Chorney (17:54 3rd), K. Chabot (18:48 3rd)
Goal: Man: Thornton (32 shots, 29 saves); MacU: Davis (29 shots, 27 saves)

The Bisons never trailed this one until the last two minutes. They just killed a penalty and then had a disaster of a give-away in front of their own net. An empty-netter sealed the deal. It was an evening of games between Edmontown and Winnipeg teams. Thankfully, the Jets came back to beat the Greasers in overtime. Watch the highlights of that one!

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Remain Undefeated with 3-2 Win in Regina (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: V. Loschiavo (10:41 2nd), C. Petruic (11:29 2nd), R. Pelletier (17:09 2nd)
Reg: P. Bjorklund (05:28 1st), J. Doucet (08:08 1st)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (36 shots, 33 saves); Sask: Ross (24 shots, 22 saves)

This game was lost in the shuffle at my place. Too many things to watch this Saturday night.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Team Website
➤ UofC: Dinos tripped up on back-to-back nights

Quick Summary
Alta: J. Sexsmith (17:32 1st), A. Thacker (08:51 2nd), N. Boyko (12:51 2nd), A. Hall (09:53 3rd), J. Prokop (13:15 3rd)
Calg: C. Gengenbach (09:41 1st), R. Stotts (02:30 2nd)
Goal: Alta: Berlin (21 shots, 19 saves); Calg: Stankowski (35 shots, 30 saves)

Due to staggered start times, I saw a lot of this on my 2nd screen. The Evil Monkeys are back, folks. Meanwhile, Bedrock U is on a 3-game losing streak.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 8

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: Miller, Rask lead T-Birds to record eighth straight win
➤ TWU: Team Website

Quick Summary
TWU: J. Bruce (04:40 2nd), L. Fuller (08:29 3rd)
UBC: C. Miller (00:20 1st), T. Rask (02:12 2nd), T. Rask (05:08 2nd), S. Atkinson (15:45 2nd), C. Douglas (02:48 3rd), J. Lee (09:28 3rd), C. McDonald (15:45 3rd), L. Kindree (18:45 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (54 shots, 46 saves); UBC: Lane (26 shots, 24 saves)

This game, too, was also lost in the shuffle. Looks like I didn’t miss much. The T-irds are off to a record-breaking start with 8 straight wins.

NEXT UP

Fri Oct 27 Mount Royal at Manitoba 7:00 CDT
Fri Oct 27 Trinity Western at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Oct 27 U.B.C. at MacEwan 7:00 MDT

Note: Alberta, Calgary, and Regina have byes.

OUT EAST

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Sat Oct 21 Concordia 1 Nipissing 2
Sat Oct 21 Laurier 3 Carleton 2 (ot)
Sat Oct 21 Ontario Tech 3 Lakehead 4 (ot)
Sat Oct 21 Queen’s 6 Guelph 7
Sat Oct 21 R.M.C. 2 Brock 9
Sat Oct 21 Waterloo 1 Ottawa 4

Thu Oct 26 York at Laurier 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Brock at McGill 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Carleton at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Toronto Metro at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 York at Ontario Tech 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Guelph at Concordia 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Lakehead at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Nipissing at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Ottawa at Windsor 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 27 U.Q.T.R. at Queen’s 7:30 EDT

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Sat Oct 21 Moncton 3 Acadia 1
Sat Oct 21 New Brunswick 3 Saint Mary’s 2
Sat Oct 21 St. F.X. 6 U.P.E.I. 3

Wed Oct 25 Dalhousie at St. F.X. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 27 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 27 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 27 Saint Mary’s at Moncton 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Sat Oct 21 N.A.I.T. 4 Briercrest College 1
Sat Oct 21 S.A.I.T. 1 UA-Augustana 7
Sat Oct 21 Concordia-Edmonton 4 Red Deer Poly 5

Fri Oct 27 Portage College at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 27 N.A.I.T. at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 27 Briercrest College at UA-Augustana 7:00 MDT

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Sat Oct 21 Okanagan 4 Vancouver Island 5 (ot)
Sat Oct 21 Logan Lake 5 Simon Fraser 8
Sat Oct 21 Simon Fraser 4 Lake Superior State 6 (NCAA EX)
Fri Oct 27 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

Preview: October 27-28, 2023: MOUNT ROYAL at MANITOBA

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (4-2-0, 6-5-0, OHT35 #8)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-5-1, 1-11-1, OHT35 #35)

Friday, October 27th at 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, October 28th at 3:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg

Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Friday: Live Stats Hockey Tech
➤ Saturday: Live Stats Hockey Tech

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: WEEKEND PREVIEW: Men’s hockey, Shoot for the Cure highlight games on campus
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Mount Royal Links:
➤ MRU: Men’s soccer and both hockey teams in the U SPORTS Top 10
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Jan 13/23: UM 1 MRU 5: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Jan 14/23: UM 0 MRU 7: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)

Other Links:
➤ USports: Schedule/Links Standings
➤ CW: Home Page Season Schedule
➤ CW Hockey Tech: Daily Schedule
➤ CW LeagueStat: Media Stats Daily Schedule

This is a sparse weekend in the CW. For one thing, three teams (Alberta, Calgary, and Regina) have byes. And none of the three match-ups are bursting with anticipation. Perhaps the battle of the Bluegars v. Bisons offers the best chance at entertainment. The two teams used to have some great games when they were two of the biggest teams, and played hard-hitting games head-to-head. Last year, the Bluegars went 4-0 against the Bisons, and for several years now the Bisons have not been an upper echelon CW team.

The bad thing about this series is that the Rugby World Cup final starts at 2:00, and this game starts at 3:00. I have decided to stay home and watch both on two screens.

As usual, the focus for the Bisons is Chase Hartje (2-6-8 in 6 GP) on defence, Jonny Hooker (4-2-6 in 6 GP) up front, and Kolby Thornton (3.37 GAA, .915 S%) in net. Those three a blue-chip players. Blueliner Ryan Gottfried was injured against Sask on the opening weekend. If he could return to the line-up, that would be a 4th blue-chipper.

For the Bluegars, I thought they might be due for a dip. They lost the Sawchuk/Yaremko combo (1st and 2nd in conference scoring). But they still have Connor Bouchard, who was 3rd. This year, they have defencemen Clayton Hanus (4-6-10 in 6 GP) and Connor Blake (2-7-9 in 6 GP) and forward Spencer Moe (3-3-6 in 6 GP). From what I have seen, MRU has a very capable line-up. They seem certain to place somewhere in the top 5 of the CW.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (0-6-0, 4-8-0, OHT35 #31)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-0-0, 7-4-1, OHT35 #9)

Links:
➤ TWU: THIS WEEK IN SPARTA
➤ UofS: Team Website

Now it’s true that Sask has had a soft schedule to open the season. However, from what I have seen, Holy Trinity is by far the weakest team in the CW. I doubt they could beat Sask, but Sask could find a way to lose once I guess. With banjo music and moonshine flowing, they should picku up 4 points here.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (8-0-0, 13-0-0, OHT35 #4)
MACEWAN GRIFFINS (2-5-1, 4-8-1, OHT35 #25)

Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ MacU: Three Stars: Strang, Shimoda, Isley earn honours
➤ MacU: Strang named Canada West men’s hockey player of the week after historic hat trick
➤ MacU: Seasoned WHL vet Chorney beginning to realize his potential at the U SPORTS level

The Bisons gave the T-irds some problems, but somehow I think that the Family Guys would be delighted with a 2-point weekend here. I’d like to see more match-ups between the top 5, but that will have to wait.

OUT EAST

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Thu Oct 26 York 4 Laurier 3
Fri Oct 27 Brock at McGill 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Carleton at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Toronto Metro at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 York at Ontario Tech 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Guelph at Concordia 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Lakehead at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Nipissing at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Ottawa at Windsor 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 27 U.Q.T.R. at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Fri Oct 27 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 28 Brock at Concordia 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Carleton at Windsor 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Guelph at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Lakehead at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Nipissing at Laurier 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Ottawa at Western Ontario 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Toronto Metro at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 28 U.Q.T.R. at R.M.C. 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Waterloo at Ontario Tech 3:00 EDT

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Wed Oct 25 Dalhousie 1 St. F.X. 8
Fri Oct 27 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 27 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 27 Saint Mary’s at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 28 Acadia at Moncton 4:00 ADT
Sat Oct 28 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 28 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey Page
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 27 Portage College at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 27 N.A.I.T. at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 27 Briercrest College at UA-Augustana 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 28 Portage College at Red Deer Poly 1:00 MDT
Sat Oct 28 Briercrest College at UA-Augustana 2:00 MDT
Sat Oct 28 Concordia-Edmonton at N.A.I.T. 2:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 27 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 28 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:15 PDT
Sat Oct 28 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 27, 2023: BISONS EDGED BY BLUEGARS

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: MHKY: Bisons fall to Cougars 4-2 in heartbreaker (with boxscore)
➤ MRU: Team Website

Quick Summary
MRU: R. Holmes (06:41 2nd), C. Bouchard (10:10 3rd), J. Senkoe (12:48 3rd), R. Holmes (19:30 3rd)
Man: T. Apetagon (16:41 2nd), C. Veloso (04:55 3rd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (22 shots, 20 saves); Man: Thronton (37 shots, 34 saves)

The Bisons had a strong performance in this one. They were again limited to five defencemen. On the other hand, the Bluegars had some injured forwards and played some defencemen up front. I’d much rather play with too many, rather than too few, defencemen. The last time the Bisons finished first they played half the season with 8 or defencemen in their line-up. Their 4th line of defencemen was effective. They had a plus-minus of one goal scored and one goal allowed, IIRC, which is pretty good for a 4th line.

Here’s how they lined up:

MANITOBA:
Goal:
30 Thornton (34 Hawryluk)

Defence:
16 Hartje - 5 Casey
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
25 Calder

Forwards:
20 Apetagon - 18 Hooker - 21 Basarab
29 King - 9 Thiessen - 17 Veloso
10 Paulhus - 19 Arpin - 11 Ostir
14 Zimmerman - 28 Behun - 12 Trimble - 26 Boucher

Scratches:
G: 1 Harkness
D: 6 Fry - 24 Wareham - 27 Gottfried
F: 13 Sutter - 23 Fawkes

MOUNT ROYAL:
Goal:
31 Farkas (35 Sims)

Defence:
25 Aquilon - 21 Hanus
4 Smythe - 16 Blake
5 Ladyman - 2 Walker

Forwards:
10 Holmes - 27 Senkoe - 12 Bouchard
3 Gould 11 Martens - 22 Hakim
17 Kernaghan - 8 Moe - 18 Stevenson
28 Rawji - 20 Zandee - 19 Miliken

Scratches:
G: 33 Wray
D: none
F: 9 Hiemstra - 13 Standen - 24 Rowland - 26 Englot

The Bisons held a 2-1 lead in the 3rd period and looked like they could win this one. The Bluegars tied it on a controversial PP goal mid-way through the 3rd, and added the go-ahead goal a couple minutes later. An empty-netter put it away for MRU.

I re-watched that 2nd MRU goal on CWTV, and the scorer was definitely in the crease with both skates and stopped Thornton from being able to dive on the puck. Maybe the Bisons have a break coming their way on Saturday afternoon.

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Tony Apetagon scored on a deflection.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ MacU: Team Website

Quick Summary
UBC: T. Thorpe (11:22 2nd), J. Wismer (02:26 3rd), J. Kryski (07:06 3rd), C. Miller (09:20 3rd), T. Thorpe (12:44 3rd)
MacU: R. Appelt (05:54 1st), L. Schaufler (01:07 3rd)
Goal: UBC: Lane (16 shots, 14 saves); MacU: Abel (45 shots, 40 saves)

The T-irds dominated the stats line in this one. It was almost over when I go home from the Bison game, so I watched the end of the Sask v TWU game instead. It would be hard to find odds against a UBC sweep.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Remain Undefeated with Win Over TWU Spartans (with boxscore)
➤ TWU: Team Website

Quick Summary
TWU: none
Sask: V. Loschiavo (04:34 1st), C. Hayes (11:58 1st), V. Loschiavo (16:59 1st), D. Holt (16:23 2nd), J. Pillar (09:24 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (32 shots, 27 saves); Sask: Ross (23 shots, 23 saves)

I saw the ending of this one, and what I saw was the Banjo-Mutts passing it around with Holy Trinity giving chase. That said, at the very ending it looked like the Spartans broke the shutout. Where is the video review when you need it? A split of this series would shock me.

NEXT UP

Sat Oct 28 Mount Royal at Manitoba 3:00 CDT
Sat Oct 28 U.B.C. at MacEwan 3:00 MDT/4:00 CDT
Sat Oct 28 Trinity Western at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST/8:00 CDT

OUT EAST

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Fri Oct 27 Brock 1 McGill 4
Fri Oct 27 Carleton 5 Western Ontario 2
Fri Oct 27 Toronto Metro 6 R.M.C. 3
Fri Oct 27 York 2 Ontario Tech 7
Fri Oct 27 Guelph 2 Concordia 6
Fri Oct 27 Lakehead 6 Toronto 2
Fri Oct 27 Nipissing 1 Waterloo 2
Fri Oct 27 Ottawa 3 Windsor 4
Fri Oct 27 U.Q.T.R. 6 Queen’s 2

Sat Oct 28 Brock at Concordia 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Carleton at Windsor 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Guelph at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Lakehead at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Nipissing at Laurier 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Ottawa at Western Ontario 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Toronto Metro at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Sat Oct 28 U.Q.T.R. at R.M.C. 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 28 Waterloo at Ontario Tech 3:00 EDT

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Fri Oct 27 Acadia 3 New Brunswick 6
Fri Oct 27 Dalhousie 4 U.P.E.I. 3
Fri Oct 27 Saint Mary’s 2 Moncton 6

Sat Oct 28 Acadia at Moncton 4:00 ADT
Sat Oct 28 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 28 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Oct 27 Portage College 1 Red Deer Poly 7
Fri Oct 27 N.A.I.T. 9 Concordia-Edmonton 5
Fri Oct 27 Briercrest College 7 UA-Augustana 2

Sat Oct 28 Portage College at Red Deer Poly 1:00 MDT
Sat Oct 28 Briercrest College at UA-Augustana 2:00 MDT
Sat Oct 28 Concordia-Edmonton at N.A.I.T. 2:00 MDT

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Fri Oct 27 Simon Fraser 6 Victoria 7 (ot)
Sat Oct 28 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:15 PDT
Sat Oct 28 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 28, 2023: BLUEGARS COMPLETE THE SWEEP

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ MRU: Team Website

Quick Summary
MRU: M. Ladyman (04:08 1st), R. Holmes (19:24 1st), C. Blake (07:57 2nd), D. Kernaghan (09:03 3rd), C. Bouchard (19:24 3rd)
Man: J. Hooker (13:18 1st), J. Paulhus (12:43 3rd)
Goal: MRU: Sims (17 shots, 15 saves); Man: Thronton (34 shots, 30 saves)

With the Rugby World Cup final, Bisons-Dinos football, Jets hockey, and the World Series, it was a tough day to devote sufficient time to each and every game I wanted to watch. I had to forego live attendance at this game. The Bluegars switched goaltenders, but otherwise the line-ups looked alike. As of this post, GoBisons.ca has not updated game stories for the hockey game, nor for the football game.

Sidebar: The football ending was crazy. Last game of the regular season. Bedrock U needs a 13 point win to edge the Bisons out of the final playoff berth. Leading by 20, they fumble on the last play, the Bisons recover for a touchdown, and a 2-point convert made it a 12 point loss, and a playoff berth for the Herd.

On this peculiar CW weekend, this was the feature game of the night. However, it was far from a nail-biter. Captain Hook(er) scored his 5th to bring the Bisons to a 1-1 tie, and Josh Paulhus scored his 2nd to make pull the Bisons to within 4-2. An empty-netter sealed the deal.

This illustrates the gap in the CW. The Bisons may well be the #6 team, and the Bluegars the #5 team. Yet the gulf between the top 5 and bottom 4 continues to be large.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 7
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC (Friday late): Four goal third period leads UBC to ninth straight win (with boxscore)
➤ UBC (Saturday): Sam Huo’s four point night leads ‘Birds to tenth straight win (with boxscore)
➤ MacU (Friday late): Griffins led No. 2 UBC for most of the game before wheels fell off in the third period of 5-2 loss (with boxscore)
➤ MacU (Saturday): Griffins repeat the same script, surrendering four unanswered third period goals in loss to UBC (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
UBC: S. Atkinson (07:55 1st), S. Huo (11:14 1st), L. Kindree (02:15 2nd), J. Lambos (02:46 3rd), S. Mutala (03:56 3rd), S. Huo (09:47 3rd), C. McDonald (15:21 3rd)
MacU: K. Chabot (05:30 1st), V. Scott (12:01 1st)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (21 shots, 19 saves); MacU: Davis (32 shots, 25 saves)

I saw a bit of this one. The Family Guys had a good 1st period, tied 2-2 and shots 11-9 in favour of the T-irds. Eventually, though, UBC took charge and dominated this game. Game stories for the Friday and Saturday games are linked.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: MHKY: Saskatchewan Improves to 8-0 with Win Over Spartans (with boxscore)
➤ TWU (Friday late): SPARTANS DROP ROAD GAME WITH HUSKIES (with boxscore)
➤ TWU (Saturday): SPARTANS FALL TO HUSKIES (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
TWU: none
Sask: C. Jaquet (03:09 1st), V. Loschiavo (14:37 1st), R. Pelletier (03:57 2nd), D. Holt (12:47 3rd), V. Loschiavo (16:38 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Audet L (7 shots, 6 saves); Sommer (25 shots, 21 saves); Sask: Ross (23 shots, 23 saves)

Holy Trinity put up a good fight. They took 26 penalty minutes, and Sask scored twice on the PP. That’s back-to-back shutouts by Roddy Ross for the Banjo-Mutts. Sad to say, but even when the Spartans are at their best, they are a couple of levels down from Sask.

NEXT UP
Thu Nov 2 Trinity Western at Manitoba 7:00 CDT
Fri Nov 3 Calgary at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Nov 3 Saskatchewan at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 Trinity Western at Manitoba 7:00 CDT
Fri Nov 3 U.B.C. at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT

OUT EAST

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Sat Oct 28 Brock 3 Concordia 2
Sat Oct 28 Carleton 7 Windsor 2
Sat Oct 28 Guelph 0 McGill 3
Sat Oct 28 Lakehead 2 Toronto 3
Sat Oct 28 Nipissing 3 Laurier 1
Sat Oct 28 Ottawa 5 Western Ontario 2
Sat Oct 28 Toronto Metro 2 Queen’s 7
Sat Oct 28 U.Q.T.R. 7 R.M.C. 2
Sat Oct 28 Waterloo 1 Ontario Tech 3

Wed Nov 1 Concordia at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EDT
Wed Nov 1 R.M.C. at Ontario Tech 11:00 AM EDT
Wed Nov 1 Waterloo at York 8:00 EDT
Wed Nov 1 Victoria at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Thu Nov 2 Toronto Metro at Laurier 7:00 EDT

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Sat Oct 28 Acadia 1 Moncton 4
Sat Oct 28 St. F.X. 3 U.P.E.I. 1
Sat Oct 28 Saint Mary’s 1 New Brunswick 4

Wed Nov 1 U.P.E.I. at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Sat Oct 28 Portage College 2 Red Deer Poly 3
Sat Oct 28 Briercrest College 3 UA-Augustana 6
Sat Oct 28 Concordia-Edmonton 1 N.A.I.T. 8

Fri Nov 3 Concordia-Edmonton at UA-Augustana 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 S.A.I.T. at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MDT

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Sat Oct 28 Logan Lake at Okanagan - no report
Sat Oct 28 Simon Fraser 3 Vancouver Island 10

Fri Nov 3 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

October 29, 2023: SUNDAY MORNING LINKS

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Links:
➤ Summaries: CW Presto
➤ UofM: Bisons fall 5-2 to Cougars in Saturday matinee

The only game story not posted on Saturday was the one at GoBisons.ca. It’s up now. Although late, it is a good summary. The Presto version of the boxscore on the CW schedule & results page does not appear yet for either game on the weekend. I link to the schedule itself in case the CW links it themselves.

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Sat Oct 28 Logan Lake 8 Okanagan 2
Sat Oct 28 Simon Fraser 3 Vancouver Island 10

Fri Nov 3 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

Preview: November 2-4, 2023: TRINITY WESTERN at MANITOBA

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (0-8-0, 4-10-0, OHT35 #35)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-7-1, 1-13-1, OHT35 #33)

Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 CDT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg

Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Thursday: Live Stats Hockey Tech Presto
➤ Friday: Live Stats Hockey Tech Presto

Manitoba Links:
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Trinity Western Links:
➤ TWU: Women’s Soccer CW Final Four, Basketball, Volleyball, and Hockey Conference Action
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Jan 27/23: TWU 7 UM 1: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Jan 28/23: TWU 6 UM 7: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)

Other Links:
➤ USports: Schedule/Links Standings
➤ CW: Home Page Season Schedule
➤ CW Hockey Tech: Daily Schedule
➤ CW LeagueStat: Media Stats Daily Schedule

Last year the Bisons’ season fell apart when they hosted Holy Trinity. They were 7-9-0 at the end of the 1st semester, ending with a sweep of MacEwan and a split with Sask. After the break they were on a 0-6-0 run, but still had a great shot at a playoff berth with a sweep of TWU. Instead, they played their two worst games of the season, losing 7-1 and winning 7-6 (a game they led 6-2). Four more losses finished the season in an inglorious ending.

The three holy goalies have eerily similar stats. Audet (4.90 GAA, .898 S%, 0-2-0) Sommer (4.90 GAA,.894 S%, 0-5-0), and Berkeliev (5.10 GAA, .906 S%, 0-1-0) are not really the team’s problem. Their cumulative save percentage is comparable to the rest of the league. The team has just 11 goals through eight games. Not one Spartan has more than two points thus far.

The Bisons are improving under their new coach. Even as it is, they may well be the “best of the rest” amongst the bottom four, all desperately trying for that last playoff berth.

I’m not a big fan of Thursday games, likely so scheduled because the CFL Western Semi-Final would have been at the stadium on Saturday had the Bombers finished 2nd.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (5-2-1, 11-2-1, OHT35 #2)
REGINA COUGARS (2-4-2, 5-7-2, OHT35 #23)

Links:
➤ UofC: Howell, Jozsa named to U SPORTS All-Star staff
➤ UofR: Team Website

The CW has become a two-tier league again this year. This is the only inter-tier matchup of the weekend. Here is each team’s record against Tier 1 teams:
Tier 1
U.B.C. 2-0-0
Alberta 3-2-1
M.R.U. 2-2-0
Calgary 1-2-1
Sask. 0-0-0

Tier 2
Regina 0-4-2
Manitoba 0-5-1
MacEwan 0-7-1
Trinity 0-6-0

The linked story is about Dinos’ head coach Mark Howell and video coach Alex Jozsa being named to the staff for the USports v. National Junior Team Selection games on December 12-13. Others named are Brett Gibson (Queen’s - head coach), David Urquhart (McGill - assistant coach), Richard Lim (RMC - assistant coach), Jamie Nicholl-Carne (Queen’s - equipment manager), and Adam Ellwood (Windsor - athletic therapist).

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-0-0, 9-4-1, OHT35 #12)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (5-2-1, 9-6-1, OHT35 #7)

Links:
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ UofA: Team Website

The Banjo-Mutts have had a weirdly soft schedule thus far. 8-0-0 looks really good, but their four opponents thus far are Manitoba, MacEwan, Regina, and Trinity. They were only 1-4-1 in the pre-season, against a cross-section of teams. So now we’ll see what they have. The Evil Monkeys started with two losses to UBC, but since then are 5-0-1 against a cross-section of opponents. They looked back to their banana-loving selves in rolling over Calgary twice last weekend. This could be the best series to watch this weekend. Of note, their football teams meet on Saturday afternoon in a semi-final game.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (10-0-0, 15-0-0, OHT35 #3)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (6-2-0, 8-5-0, OHT35 #8)

Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ MRU: Team Website

Like Sask, the T-irds are 8-0-0 against the bottom four teams. They did open the season with a sweep of the Evil Monkeys. So this series is a chance to prove themselves. The Bluegars look decent, especially after having lost so much talent from last year.

OUT EAST

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Thu Nov 2 Toronto Metro at Laurier 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Carleton at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Laurier at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 McGill at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Nipissing at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Ontario Tech at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Western Ontario at Lakehead TBA
Fri Nov 3 Windsor at Brock 6:00 EDT
Sat Nov 4 McGill at Queen’s 2:30 EDT
Sat Nov 4 Nipissing at R.M.C. 2:00 EDT
Sat Nov 4 Ontario Tech at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Nov 4 Ottawa at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Nov 4 Toronto at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Nov 4 Western Ontario at Lakehead TBA
Sat Nov 4 Windsor at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Sat Nov 4 York at Toronto Metro 2:00 EDT
Sun Nov 5 U.Q.T.R. at Concordia 2:00 EST

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Wed Nov 1 U.P.E.I. 5 Moncton 2
Fri Nov 3 Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Nov 4 Dalhousie at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Nov 4 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Nov 4 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey Page
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Nov 3 Concordia-Edmonton at UA-Augustana 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 S.A.I.T. at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MDT
Sat Nov 4 S.A.I.T. at Portage College 1:00 MDT
Sat Nov 4 N.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Sat Nov 4 UA-Augustana at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT

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Fri Nov 3 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT
Fri Nov 3 Okanagan at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Fri Nov 3 Simon Fraser at Pittsburgh EX 7:00 EDT DH
Sat Nov 4 Victoria at Okanagan 6:00 PDT
Sat Nov 4 Simon Fraser at Robert Morris EX 7:00 EDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

November 2, 2023: BISON COMEBACK FALLS SHORT

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Spartans Get the Win, Knock off Bisons
➤ UofM: Team Website

Quick Summary
TWU: J. Penner (00:32 1st), A. Steinke (02:31 1st), C. Lowe (10:56 1st)
Man: J. Hooker (12:58 3rd), H. Ostir (17:33 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (36 shots, 34 saves); Man: Thornton (30 shots, 27 saves)

Once again, the Bisons had just 5 defencemen available for this one. Here’s how they lined up:

MANITOBA:
Goal:
30 Thornton (34 Hawryluk)

Defence:
16 Hartje - 5 Casey
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
25 Calder

Forwards:
29 King - 18 Hooker - 17 Veloso
20 Apetagon - 9 Thiessen - 21 Basarab
14 Zimmerman - 19 Arpin - 11 Ostir
10 Paulhus - 28 Behun - 26 Boucher - 12 Trimble

Scratches:
G: 1 Harkness
D: 6 Fry - 24 Wareham - 27 Gottfried
F: 13 Sutter - 23 Fawkes

TRINITY WESTERN
Goal:
31 Sommer (90 Berkeliev)

Defence:
11 McMillen - 6 Fuller
10 Krahn - 43 Pomeroy
44 Cameron - 22 Oates

Forwards:
18 Sartor - 14 Penner - 27 Joss
91 Lowe - 9 Dubois - 26 Perepeluk
93 Spadafora - 16 Steinke - 24 Spafford
19 Vanderhooft - 20 Bruce - 42 Hopps

Scratches:
G:- 1 Labelle - 35 Audet
D: 5 Jurgeneit - 2 Mathys
F: 17 Borynec - 21 Klessens - 94 Johnson

Holy Trinity scored on their first two shots on goal. That had the Bisons looking lost for the 1st period, in which they were outshot 17-7. The Bisons did take control of the 2nd and 3rd periods, outshooting the Spartans 29-13. By the 3rd, the Spartans looked gassed as they were clinging to a lead. The Bisons have to be confident heading into Friday’s rematch. But they needed a sweep to get back into contendership for a playoff berth.

There were some dumb penalties and odd calls of note late in the game. In the last 4 minutes, goaltender Leon Sommer knocked the net off its moorings for the 4th time, and got a minor penalty. In the last 3 minutes, Bison Colton Veloso got 2 minutes for slapping a defenceman’s stick out of his way and sent it flying. Then just 15 seconds later, Holy Trinity’s Michael Spafford thought it would be a good idea to trip the goalie with nobody around them. After the Bisons scored on the latter PP, Thornton went to the bench for an extra attacker. The officials must have lost count, because they blew the whistle as the Bisons entered the offensive zone then had a face-off at centre ice. The Bisons mounted another attack and there was a battle for the puck in the TWU corner. Suddenly we heard a whistle. Why? Nobody knows. However the face-off came out of the TWU zone.

NEXT UP

Fri Nov 3 Calgary at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Nov 3 Saskatchewan at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 Trinity Western at Manitoba 7:00 CDT
Fri Nov 3 U.B.C. at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT

OUT EAST

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Wed Nov 1 Concordia 0 U.Q.T.R. 5
Wed Nov 1 R.M.C. 1 Ontario Tech 3
Wed Nov 1 Waterloo 1 York 3
Wed Nov 1 Victoria 6 Vancouver Island 4
Thu Nov 2 Toronto Metro 1 Laurier 4

Fri Nov 3 Carleton at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Laurier at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 McGill at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Nipissing at Queen’s 7:30 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Ontario Tech at Guelph 7:30 EDT
Fri Nov 3 Western Ontario at Lakehead TBA
Fri Nov 3 Windsor at Brock 6:00 EDT

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Wed Nov 1 U.P.E.I. 5 Moncton 2
Fri Nov 3 Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Nov 3 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT

Links:
➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily
➤ OUA: Schedule & Results
➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

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Fri Nov 3 Concordia-Edmonton at UA-Augustana 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 S.A.I.T. at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Nov 3 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MDT

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Wed Nov 1 Victoria 6 Vancouver Island 4
Fri Nov 3 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PDT
Fri Nov 3 Okanagan at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Fri Nov 3 Simon Fraser at Pittsburgh EX 7:00 EDT DH

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results