2023-24 Manitoba Bisons/USports Hockey

December 29, 2023: BISONS SHUT-OUT IN THE LAKEHEAD

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MANITOBA BISONS 0
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : OUA Daily
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat
➤ Tbay Newswatch: Van Unen, Wright power T-Wolves past Bisons
➤ NWO Newswatch: Rainy River’s Arpin excited to face Lakehead
➤ LU: Lakehead downs the Bisons 6-0 (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Man: none
Lake: J. Van Unen (05:46 1st), K. Stiles (06:12 1st), J. Van Unen (12:54 1st), B. Badalamenti (00:48 2nd), J. Van Unen (15:46 2nd), T. Williams (15:52 3rd)
Goal: Man: Harkness (L) (23 shots, 18 saves), Hawryluk (5 shots, 4 saves); Lake: Wright (19 shots, 19 saves)

I tried watching this one on OUA TV. The good news: it is free. The bad news: The spinning circle was there the majority of the time and the audio sounded like Stan Mikita Doughnuts’ drive through on Wayne’s World.

The Bisons decided to give 3rd string goaltender Simon Harkness a start. He didn’t do too bad in pre-season but got just one poor start in the regular season. His record is 0-1-0, 9.23 GAA, and .786 S%. Ross Hawryluk played the 3rd period. I suspect that they’ll use Hawryluk and Kolby Thornton on Saturday so that each goaltender gets two period of play.

Scratches for the Bisons included Thornton in goal, Malchuk and Calder on defence, and Ostir, Basarab, and Behun up front. It was hard to make notes on line match-ups due to the inconsistent audio and video.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Boxscore
➤ MacU: Boxscore

Quick Summary
MacU: K. Chabot (07:26 1st), C. Chorney (17:27 1st), K. Chabot (17:03 2nd), K. Gable (00:24 3rd)
Alta: J. Kendall (06:01 1st), B. MacGregor (07:45 1st), A. Hall (11:03 1st), J. Hall (03:29 2nd), D. Lategan (04:44 2nd), E. Florchuk (08:19 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Abel (L) (19 shots, 14 saves), Ward (24 shots, 23 saves); Alta: Berlin (13 shots, 11 saves), Kruger (13 shots, 11 saves)

The Evil Monkeys outshot the Family Guys 43-26 and led the whole way. Neither team plays until the 2nd semester begins.

NEXT UP
Sat Dec 30 Manitoba at Lakehead OUA EX 6:00 CST/7:00 EST
Sat Dec 30 Trinity Western at Simon Fraser BCIHL EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST
Tue Jan 2 Regina at Briercrest College ACAC EX 7:00 CST

OUT EAST
OUA/AUS
Sat Dec 30 Concordia at New Brunswick EX 2:00 AST/12:00 CST

OUA/NCAA
Sat Dec 30 Windsor at Bowling Green EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Dec 30 Western Ontario at Western Michigan EX 6:00 EST/5:00 CST
Sat Dec 30 Ottawa at St. Lawrence EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sun Dec 31 McGill at Yale EX 2:00 EST/1:00 CST

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

December 30, 2023: BISONS FINISH 2023 WITH A LOSS

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : OUA Daily
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat
➤ Tbay Newswatch: Massie’s pair pushes T-Wolves past Bisons
➤ LU: Lakehead completes the sweep of Manitoba with 6-4 win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Man: O. Wareham (11:41 1st), C. Behun (02:45 2nd), T. Apetagon (04:01 2nd), H. Ostir (09:43 3rd)
Lake: J. Van Unen (01:56 1st), B. Borbely (09:20 1st), D. Massie (18:58 1st), T. Ho (06:39 2nd), G. Smith (07:13 2nd), D. Massie (05:35 3rd)
Goal: Man: Hawryluk (13 shots, 10 saves), Thornton (21 shots, 18 saves); Lake: Aiken (29 shots, 25 saves)

First, OUA TV worked wonderfully for this game. I was tempted to have it on the big screen and switch HNIC to my medium screen, but I did not want to push my luck.

All the Bisons scratched on Friday played on Saturday, except for d-man Kian Calder. Hopefully he’ll be back soon. The other scratches for the Bisons were Harkness in goal, Chase Hartje on defence, and forwards Veloso, Hooker, and King. So all the best players sat out one of the games.

The goaltending issue never completely goes away. Each of the three goalies played two periods on the weekend. In this one, Ross Hawryluk played the 1st period, and stopped 10 of 13 shots (14 of 18 over the weekend). Kolby Thornton then stopped 18 of 21 shots over the 2nd and 3rd periods. It might be my imagination, but the Bisons seem to be more confident with Thornton in net. This does lead to him being hung out to dry on occasion, however.

On a positive note, the Bison powerplay went 2-for-4 and the penalty killing was 2-for-2.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
SIMON FRASER RED LEAFS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: none
➤ TWU: Schedule & Results (game not posted)
➤ SFU: Schedule & Results

This game was streamed (free) on YouTube but neither side posted any boxscores, summaries, or game stories of any type.

NEXT UP

Tue Jan 2 Regina at Briercrest College ACAC EX 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Trinity Western at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 MacEwan at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 U.B.C. at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Calgary at MacEwan 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Regina at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Trinity Western at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 U.B.C. at Manitoba 2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Red Deer Poly at Mount Royal ACAC EX 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sun Jan 7 Saskatchewan at Regina 6:00 CST

OUT EAST

OUA/AUS
Sat Dec 30 Concordia 0 New Brunswick 5

OUA/NCAA
Sat Dec 30 Windsor 5 Bowling Green 1
Sat Dec 30 Western Ontario 2 Western Michigan 6
Sat Dec 30 Ottawa 2 St. Lawrence 5
Sun Dec 31 McGill at Yale NCAA EX 2:00 EST/1:00 CST

AUS Regular Season
Wed Jan 3 Acadia at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST

OUA Regular Season
Thu Jan 4 Brock at Toronto Metro 6:00 EST
Thu Jan 4 Ottawa at Carleton 7:00 EST

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

OUT WEST

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only non-conference games, listed in the CW and BCIHL schedules

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Fri Jan 5 Simon Fraser at Boston University EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Logan Lake at Montana EX 7:30 MST
Sat Jan 6 Simon Fraser at Boston College EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Logan Lake at Montana EX 7:30 MST/8:30 CST

Tom Harris University Showcase
Fri Jan 5 Victoria v Concordia-Edmonton EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Fri Jan 5 S.A.I.T. v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Fri Jan 5 Korea University v Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 S.A.I.T. v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Simon Fraser v Korea University EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Concordia-Edmonton v Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Victoria v Korea University EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Concordia-Edmonton v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 S.A.I.T. at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)

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

December 31, 2023: FAREWELL TO 2023

The Bisons wrapped up on Saturday, and there were no games in the West, either in the CW, BCIHL, or ACAC.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

OUT EAST


Sun Dec 31 McGill 1 Yale 5 (NCAA EX)
Thu Jan 4 Brock at Toronto Metro 6:00 EST/5:00 CST
Thu Jan 4 Ottawa at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST


Wed Jan 3 Acadia at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST

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

See you in 2024!

Preview: January 5-6, 2024: U.B.C. at MANITOBA


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (14-4-0, 19-4-0, OHT35 #4)
MANITOBA BISONS (2-13-1, 3-21-1, OHT35 #32)

Friday, January 5th at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, January 6th at 2:00 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: Basketball, men’s hockey kick off second half at home
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

UBC Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Oct 13/23: UM 3 UBC 4 (ot): LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Oct 14/23: UM 2 UBC 5: 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

Welcome to 2024! The Bisons will be happy to say farewell to 2023. Can the Bisons rally to save the season?

The Bisons find themselves 8 points behind MacEwan, with two games in hand. The Bisons have 12 games left, Mac has just 10. The Bisons are done with Alberta and Regina, and have one series left against the rest. Their series against Mac is at home.

The best players will have to be the Bisons’ best players, to float a cliche. Statistically, Captain Hooker leads the forwards (10 goals & 5 assists) and Chase Hartje leads the defencemen (2 goals & 12 assists).

Goaltending is much better this year than last. Rookie Kolby Thornton carried the team early but I think got a bit burned out. He is 0-10-1 with a 3.81 GAA and .901 S% to be ranked 7th of all qualified goaltenders conference-wide. No “Tier 2" team has a goaltender at that level. Ross Hawryluk made an impact, going 2-2-0 with a 3.49 GAA and .918 S%. Though he has not played enough to be qualified in the goalie rankings, the only qualified goaltenders with a better save percentage are Carl Stankowski (Calgary) and Roddy Ross (Sask).

The T-irds are in the mad scramble amongst the top five teams. The 5th place team would have to win three straight series on the road to win the title. It’s never been done before in the CW. It is not hard to imagine any one of the five winning the title. They have no fewer than 7 players at a point-per-game or better, and four more at a half-point-per game or better.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


REGINA COUGARS 5
BRIERCREST CLIPPERS 1

Links:
➤ BCC: Team Website
➤ UofR: Team Website

It is unusual to see an Out of Town Scoreboard in a preview. This game was played on January 2nd to wrap up the holiday season. The Clippers are 9-3-0 in the ACAC, good for 2nd place one point behind NAIT.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-13-1, 6-16-1, OHT35 #31)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (12-4-2, 17-8-2, OHT35 #5)

Links:
➤ TWU: this Week in Sparta
➤ UofA: Team Website

The Evil Monkeys have had their ups and downs thus far. They sometimes look to be on the verge of recovering their perennial national championship contender status, and at other times they look vulnerable. I strongly suspect that Holy Trinity doesn’t a stand a prayer in this series. These sides have played six times. The Apes won three times by three goals each, once by four, once by five, and once by six.


MACEWAN GRIFFINS (6-11-1, 8-15-1, OHT35 #22)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (14-3-1, 20-3-1, OHT35 #3)

Links:
➤ MacU: Griffins’ playoff push bolstered by addition of longtime Oil King, WHL champion Dowhaniuk
➤ UofC: Team Website

This is a home-and-home Battle of Saudi Alberta, Friday in the Town of Bedrock and Saturday in Edmontown. The Family Guys are clinging to the 6th and final playoff berth, with a 3-point cushion over Regina. The Dinos are in a good place. Three of their five remaining series are against the Tier 2 teams.


REGINA COUGARS (4-12-2, 8-15-2, OHT35 #25)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (11-5-0, 12-9-1, OHT35 #8)

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

The Battle of Banjoland is another home-and-home series, and is a unique Saturday-Sunday format. Like the other three series, this is a Tier 1 v. Tier 2 battle. I hear the winner gets a jug of moonshine.


RED DEER POLY KINGS (5-5-2, 8-6-2, ACAC #5)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (13-5-0, 15-8-0, OHT35 #6)

Links:
➤ RDP: Team Website
➤ MRU: Team Website

The Bluegars have a bye and arranged this non-conference game. RDP are the reigning ACAC champions, although they are just in 5th place right now.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE
Fri Jan 5 Trinity Western at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 MacEwan at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 U.B.C. at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Calgary at MacEwan 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Regina at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Trinity Western at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 U.B.C. at Manitoba 2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Red Deer Poly at Mount Royal EX 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sun Jan 7 Saskatchewan at Regina 6:00 CST

OUT EAST


Sun Dec 31 McGill 1 Yale 5 EX
Thu Jan 4 Brock 2 Toronto Metro 3
Thu Jan 4 Ottawa 4 Carleton 1
Fri Jan 5 Queen’s at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Windsor at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Laurier at Waterloo 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Concordia at Toronto Metro 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Western Ontario at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 York at Guelph 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 5 Toronto at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 6 R.M.C. at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Guelph at Brock 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Windsor at McGill 3:00 EST//2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Western Ontario at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EST//3:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Concordia at York 4:15 EST/3:15 CST
Sat Jan 6 Ontario Tech at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Toronto at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sun Jan 7 Ontario Tech at Ottawa 4:00 EST/3:00 CST


Wed Jan 3 Acadia 2 Saint Mary’s 0
Fri Jan 5 Dalhousie at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 St. F.X. at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Saint Mary’s at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Dalhousie at New Brunswick 4:00 AST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Acadia at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST


no conference games

non-conference games
Fri Jan 5 Simon Fraser at Boston University EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 5 Logan Lake at Montana EX 7:30 MST/8:30 CST
Sat Jan 6 Simon Fraser at Boston College EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Logan Lake at Montana EX 7:30 MST/8:30 CST
Sun Jan 7 Simon Fraser at Providence College EX 3:00 EST/2:00 CST

Tom Harris University Showcase
Fri Jan 5 Concordia-Edmonton v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Fri Jan 5 S.A.I.T. v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Fri Jan 5 Korea University at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 S.A.I.T. v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Korea University v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Concordia-Edmonton at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Korea University v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Concordia-Edmonton v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 S.A.I.T. at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)

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

January 5, 2024: BISONS START 2024 WITH A LOSS


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Stout Defensive Showing Helps The UBC Thunderbirds Down The Manitoba Bisons 3-1 In Men’s Hockey (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Team Website

Quick Summary
UBC: J. Kryski (03:33 1st), C. Douglas (05:12 1st), T. Rask (19:05 3rd)
Man: T. Apetagon (02:40 2nd)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (25 shots, 24 saves); Man: Thornton (33 shots, 31 saves)

On a night when the Winnipeg Jets moved into first overall in the NHL (!!!), the Bisons welcomed a home crowd to the new year with a loss. The story here was a lack of finish by the Bisons. Especially when it was 2-1 playing in the 3rd period and great opportunities were missed. Here’s how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS
Goal:
30 Thornton (34 Hawryluk)

Defence:
16 Hartje - 27 Gottfried
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
24 Wareham - 25 Calder

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

Scratches:
Goal: 1 Harkness
Defence: 5 Casey - 6 Fry
Forwards: 13 Sutter - 14 Zimmerman - 23 Fawkes

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS
Goal:
60 Schwebius (31Luding)

Defence:
40 Smart - 26 Lambos
9 Smith - 27 McDonald
24 Lee - 12 Keon

Forwards:
17 Kindree - 8 Miller - 34 Mutala
14 Kryski - 41 Williams - 25 Wright
23 Rask - 4 Thorpe - 29 McNabb
13 Wismer - 15 Atkinson - 37 Douglas

Scratches:
Goal: 30 Lane
Defence: 7 N Form - 43 Pouliot
Forwards: 10 Doust - 19 J Form - 21 Huo - 38 Kotylak

The game was not physical, but chippy. That’s the style in British California. I expect that Saturday’s rematch could be a display of tempers. Both sides were 0-for-4 on the powerplay in this one.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Team Website
➤ UofA: Smallwood pots hat-trick as Bears dominate TWU 7-2 (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
TWU: A. Steinke (13:03 1st), J. Borynec (10:17 3rd)
Alta: D. Lategan (06:23 2nd), J. Smallwood (06:56 2nd), J. Hall (14:14 2nd), J. Smallwood (06:08 3rd), J. Hall (08:05 3rd), E. Florchuk (15:51 3rd), J. Smallwood (18:30 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (50 shots, 43 saves); Alta: Kruger (34 shots, 32 saves)

This was the blowout expected by everybody. It was 1-0 for Holy Trinity after one period, but then there was a pile of penalties and bananas were flying everywhere. In the end, it was a BC-style chippy game where Trinity was 0-for-4 and the Evil Monkeys were 1-for-5 on the powerplay.


MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: Team Website
➤ UofC: Dinos rally in high-scoring return to ice (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MacU: K. Gable (00:11 1st), M. Pasemko (18:07 1st), L. Schaufler (04:34 2nd), B. Boyle (14:40 2nd)
Calg: C. Gengenbach (05:55 2nd), N. King (06:21 2nd), B. Lee (12:45 2nd), T. Upper (14:07 2nd), J. Gricius (05:49 3rd), M. Patterson (17:51 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Abel (40 shots, 34 saves); Calg: Tetachuk (23 shots, 19 saves)

The Mythical Mutants got off to a fast start, building a 2-0 1st period lead (on 7 shots) before Bedrock U mounted a rally. Tetachuk allowed 4 goals on 16 shots through two periods. No powerplays were connecting across the CW tonight. Mac was 1-for-5 and Calgary was 0-for-3.

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 6 Calgary at MacEwan 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Regina at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Trinity Western at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 U.B.C. at Manitoba 2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Red Deer Poly at Mount Royal EX 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sun Jan 7 Saskatchewan at Regina 6:00 CST

STANDINGS

OUT EAST


Fri Jan 5 Queen’s 0 Lakehead 3
Fri Jan 5 Windsor 1 U.Q.T.R. 5
Fri Jan 5 Laurier 4 Waterloo 1
Fri Jan 5 Concordia 2 Toronto Metro 1
Fri Jan 5 Western Ontario 4 McGill 5
Fri Jan 5 York 2 Guelph 3 (so)
Fri Jan 5 Toronto 4 Nipissing 3
Sat Jan 6 R.M.C. at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Guelph at Brock 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Windsor at McGill 3:00 EST//2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Western Ontario at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EST//3:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Concordia at York 4:15 EST/3:15 CST
Sat Jan 6 Ontario Tech at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Toronto at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sun Jan 7 Ontario Tech at Ottawa 4:00 EST/3:00 CST


Fri Jan 5 Dalhousie 2 Moncton 1
Fri Jan 5 St. F.X. 2 New Brunswick 6
Fri Jan 5 Saint Mary’s 5 U.P.E.I. 4 (so)
Sat Jan 6 Dalhousie at New Brunswick 4:00 AST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Acadia at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST


No conference games


Non-conference games in USA.
Fri Jan 5 Simon Fraser 1 Boston University 2 (so) EX
Fri Jan 5 Logan Lake 7 Montana 3 EX
Sat Jan 6 Simon Fraser at Boston College EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 6 Logan Lake at Montana EX 7:30 MST/8:30 CST
Sun Jan 7 Simon Fraser at Providence College EX 3:00 EST/2:00 CST

Tom Harris University Showcase
Fri Jan 5 Concordia-Edmonton 4 Victoria 3 EX
Fri Jan 5 S.A.I.T. 6 Simon Fraser 0 EX
Fri Jan 5 Korea University 4 Vancouver Island 1 EX
Sat Jan 6 S.A.I.T. v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Korea University v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sat Jan 6 Concordia-Edmonton at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Korea University v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Concordia-Edmonton v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 S.A.I.T. at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)

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

January 6, 2024: BIRDS COMPLETE SWEEP OF THE BISONS


U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Thunderbirds Defence Too Much For Bisons As Ubc Earns Weekend Sweep Over Manitoba With Another 3-1 Win In Men’s Hockey
➤ UBC: Birds hold off Bisons to open 2024 with victory in Winnipeg
➤ UBC: UBC wins fifth straight, completes season series sweep over Manitoba

Quick Summary
UBC: S. Atkinson (09:37 2nd), L. Kindree (05:22 3rd), J. Wismer (13:49 3rd)
MAN: N. Basarab (00:42 3rd)
Goal: UBC: Luding (18 shots, 17 saves); Man: Hawryluk (23 shots, 20 saves)

This was one of the most defensive games I have seen in the CW. The teams combined for just 41 shots. It was also a BC-style chippy game. However the Bisons were 0-for-7 and the T-irds were 0-for-4 on the powerplay. So on the weekend the teams were a combined 0-for-19 on the powerplay.

The Bisons had one line-up change, subbing Zimmerman for Ostir. Both teams siwtched their starting goaltender.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


REGINA COUGARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Begin 2024 with a UPC Win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Reg: C. Riemer (17:55 1st), G. Asham-Moroz (14:15 2nd), K. Runke (04:54 3rd), P. Bjorklund (10:37 3rd)
Sask: S. Collins (09:35 1st), K. Sorensen (06:29 2nd), V. Loschiavo (18:45 2nd), R. Jacobson (03:45 3rd), C. Petruic (15:59 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Meger (32 shots, 27 saves); Sask: Ross (25 shots, 21 saves)

This was game one of the Battle of Banjoland, it being a Saturday/Sunday event this weekend. This was an early start, so I never caught much.


CALGARY DINOSAURS 6
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC: Team Website (with boxscore)
➤ MacU (Friday late): Fast start allows Griffins to put heat on No. 3-ranked Dinos before falling 6-4

Quick Summary
Calg: A. Kydd (11:50 1st), M. Stewart (02:46 2nd), J. Poole (04:53 2nd), Z. Wytinck (06:17 2nd), A. Kydd (00:47 3rd), J. Poole (19:49 3rd)
MacU: J. Taupert (02:41 1st), L. Schaufler (10:42 1st), L. Ryan (03:25 2nd), V. Scott (10:19 3rd)
Goal: Calg: Tetachuk (24 shots, 20 saves); MacU: Ward (40 shots, 35 saves)

Like the game in Saskatown, this early start meant I did not see much of it. Of note, Bedrock U played one man short.


TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Team Website
➤ UofA: Smallwood pots hat-trick as Bears dominate TWU 7-2 (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
TWU: D. Dubois (04:21 3rd)
Alta: J. Kendall (17:12 2nd), T. Preziuso (18:18 2nd), T. Preziuso (08:08 3rd), A. Thacker (17:12 3rd), J. Hall (19:17 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Audet (45 shots, 41 saves); Alta: Berlin (28 shots, 27 saves)

This was the closest game Holy Trinity has had with the Evil Monkeys until a pair of late goals (one into an empty net) put this one away. It was 2-1 in the 3rd. There were a load of powerplays, with TWU going 1-for-5 and the Apes going 1-for-7.


RED DEER PLOY KINGS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

Links:
➤ MRU: Schedule & Results

There were neither summaries nor stories on this non-conference game posted on this game.

NEXT UP
Sun Jan 7 Saskatchewan at Regina 6:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Alberta at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 MacEwan at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Manitoba at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

STANDINGS

OUT EAST


Sat Jan 6 R.M.C. 3 Lakehead 1
Sat Jan 6 Guelph 3 Brock 5
Sat Jan 6 Windsor 3 McGill 4 (ot)
Sat Jan 6 Western Ontario 6 U.Q.T.R. 3
Sat Jan 6 Concordia 6 York 3
Sat Jan 6 Ontario Tech 3 Carleton 1
Sat Jan 6 Toronto 3 Nipissing 2 (ot)
Sun Jan 7 Ontario Tech at Ottawa 4:00 EST/3:00 CST
Wed Jan 10 Brock at York 8:00 EST/7:00 CST
Thu Jan 11 Concordia at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Jan 11 York at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST


Sat Jan 6 Dalhousie 3 New Brunswick 7
Sat Jan 6 Acadia 4 U.P.E.I. 3 (so)
Sat Jan 6 St. F.X. 5 Moncton 7
Wed Jan 10 St. F.X. at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Moncton at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 New Brunswick at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST


Fri Jan 12 Portage College at Briercrest College 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 S.A.I.T. at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Red Deer Poly at UA-Augustana 7:00 MST/8:00 CST


Non-conference games in USA.
Sat Jan 6 Simon Fraser 1 Boston College 5 EX
Sat Jan 6 Logan Lake 2 Montana 5 EX
Sun Jan 7 Simon Fraser at Providence College EX 3:00 EST/2:00 CST

Tom Harris University Showcase
Sat Jan 6 S.A.I.T. 9 Victoria 3 EX
Sat Jan 6 Korea University 10 Simon Fraser 1 EX
Sat Jan 6 Concordia-Edmonton 0 Vancouver Island 0 EX (in progress)
Sun Jan 7 Korea University v Victoria EX 1:00 PST/3:00 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 Concordia-Edmonton v Simon Fraser EX 4:15 PST/6:15 CST (at Nanaimo)
Sun Jan 7 S.A.I.T. at Vancouver Island EX 7:30 PST/9:30 CST (at Nanaimo)

Upcoming conference games:
Fri Jan 12 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 13 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

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

January 7, 2024: BUSY SUNDAY IN UNIVERSITY HOCKEY

There was an extremely rare game in the CW on Sunday, plus a lot of games elsewhere in destinations east and west.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 9
REGINA COUGARS 0

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: MHKY: Dogs Dominate in Final Game of U-Prairie Challenge
➤ UofR (Saturday late): Late goal lifts Saskatchewan to 5-4 win over Cougars (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: L. Keeler (07:33 1st), C. Hayes (11:46 1st), J. Ball (09:48 2nd), C. Stebbings (15:00 2nd), J. Ball (18:20 2nd), L. Keeler (19:57 2nd), J. Ball (06:01 3rd), C. Petruic (14:28 3rd), M. Rumsey (19:41 3rd)
Reg: none
Goal: Sask: Kooy (21 shots, 21 saves); Reg: Evanoff (L) (22 shots, 16 saves), Meger (14 shots,11 saves)

After a good game in Saskatown on Saturday, the Banjo-Cats came home only to be distracted by playing in the Brandt Centre. This win for the Banjo-Mutts vastly exceeded what I expected. This win pulls the Mutts level with the Bluegars in 4th place.

NEXT UP
Fri Jan 12 Alberta at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 MacEwan at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Manitoba at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

STANDINGS

OUT EAST

Sun Jan 7 Ontario Tech 0 Ottawa 1
Wed Jan 10 Brock at York 8:00 EST/7:00 CST
Thu Jan 11 Concordia at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Jan 11 York at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST


Wed Jan 10 St. F.X. at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Moncton at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 New Brunswick at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST


Fri Jan 12 Portage College at Briercrest College 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 S.A.I.T. at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Red Deer Poly at UA-Augustana 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 12 Korea University at Concordia-Edmonton EX 8:15 MST/9:15 CST


Sun Jan 7 Simon Fraser 2 Providence College 5 EX

Tom Harris University Showcase
Sun Jan 7 Korea University 2 Victoria 1 EX
Sun Jan 7 Concordia-Edmonton 3 Simon Fraser 2 EX
Sun Jan 7 S.A.I.T. 5 Vancouver Island 2 EX

The BCIHL teams went 0-9-0 in this Showcase.

Upcoming conference games:
Fri Jan 12 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 13 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

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

January 12, 2024: BISONS CRUSHED BY BLUEGARS

MANITOBA BISONS 0

MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 9

Links:

➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW

➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW

➤ UofM: Team Website

➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars kick off 2024 with a commanding 9 - 0 victory (with boxscore)

Quick Summary

Man: none

MRU: B. Stevenson (06:39 1st), K. Smythe (07:09 1st), R. Fromm-Delorme (14:50 1st), T. Zandee (01:57 2nd), R. Fromm-Delorme (04:04 2nd), C. Bouchard (04:52 2nd), C. Bouchard (07:03 2nd), C. Hanus (13:11 3rd), J. Senkoe (13:20 3rd)

Goal: Man: Thornton (L) (21 shots, 15 saves), Hawryluk (18 shots, 15 saves); MRU: Farkas (19 shots, 19 saves)

The Bisons came out as flat as possible in the 1st period, being outshot 17-4 and trailing 3-0. The 2nd period was not so one-sided but the Bluegars still managed four more goals. I switched over to see the 3rd period of the Alberta v Calgary game.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

Links:

➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW

➤ UofA: Team Website

➤ UofC: Bears hold on to edge Dinos (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary

Alta: T. Preziuso (01:50 2nd), J. Prokop (04:15 2nd), N. Boyko (06:37 2nd)

Calg: C. Gutenberg (17:44 2nd), C. Massier (04:01 3rd)

Goal: Alta: Kruger (36 shots, 34 saves); Calg: Stankowski (22 shots, 19 saves)

The Evil Monkeys built a 3-0 lead before Bedrock U made it a nail-biter. The Dinos carried the play at the end, not surprising considering they needed a major rally.

MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1

U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 3

Links:

➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW

➤ MacU: Team Website

➤ UBC: T-Birds leap into first place with sixth straight win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary

MacU: J. Taupert (18:08 3rd)

UBC: S. Atkinson (01:21 1st), S. Mutala (03:02 1st), T. Rask (09:05 3rd)

Goal: MacU: Abel (59 shots, 56 saves); UBC: Schwebius: (18 shots, 17 saves)

I saw the 3rd period of this one as well. The T-irds dominated the Family Guys. A late goal broke the shut-out bid but never got Mac at all giggity.

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 13 Manitoba at Mount Royal 3:00 MST/4:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 MacEwan at U.B.C. 3:00 PST/5:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 5:00 PST/7:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

Sun Jan 14 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 10:45 PST/12:45 CST

STANDINGS

OUT EAST

Fri Jan 12 Laurier 4 Lakehead 2

Fri Jan 12 McGill 5 Toronto 1

Fri Jan 12 Nipissing 4 Western Ontario 1

Fri Jan 12 Toronto Metro 4 Windsor 5

Fri Jan 12 U.Q.T.R. 4 Guelph 1

Sat Jan 13 U.Q.T.R. at Brock 2:00 EST/1:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Laurier at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Carleton at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 McGill at Toronto Metro 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Nipissing at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Ottawa at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Toronto at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

Sat Jan 13 R.M.C. at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

Sat Jan 13 Waterloo at Guelph 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

Fri Jan 12 Moncton 3 Acadia 2 (ot)

Fri Jan 12 U.P.E.I. 7 Dalhousie 2

Fri Jan 12 New Brunswick 5 Saint Mary’s 0

Sat Jan 13 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 U.P.E.I. at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 Moncton at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

Links:

➤ USports: Presto Schedule & Results

➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily

➤ OUA: Schedule & Results

➤ AUS: Schedule & Results

OUT WEST

Fri Jan 12 Portage College 0 Briercrest College 4

Fri Jan 12 S.A.I.T. 6 N.A.I.T. 7

Fri Jan 12 Red Deer Poly 8 UA-Augustana 4

Fri Jan 12 Korea University 3 Concordia-Edmonton 4 EX

Sat Jan 13 Portage College at Briercrest College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST

Sat Jan 13 N.A.I.T. at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST

Sat Jan 13 UA-Augustana at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

Fri Jan 12 Simon Fraser at Victoria PPD

Sat Jan 13 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

Links:

➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results

➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results

January 13, 2024: BISONS GO SCORELESS ON THE WEEKEND


MANITOBA BISONS 0
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars defeat Bisons 3 - 0 in afternoon game (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Man: none
MRU: R. Holmes (15:33 1st), K. Walker (05:31 2nd), C. Bouchard (19:17 3rd)
Goal: Man: Hawryluk (38 shots, 36 saves); MRU: Farkas (20 shots, 20 saves)

The CW had a good staggered Saturday scheduled, making it possible to see at least a period of every game. Then the cancellations in British California created a large gap. More on that later.

The Bisons were clearly better than on Friday, but they proved again that they need a Grade A goal-scorer or two. As it went, the Bluegars scored a 1st period goal from a period of sustained pressuree, a 2nd period goal on a PP when Tony APetagon of all people was assessed a 5-minute major for boarding, and a 3rd period empty-netter.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 0

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA (Friday late): Bears hold on to edge Dinos
➤ UofA: Dinos score five in the second to top Golden Bears
➤ UofC: Dinos score five in the second to top Golden Bears (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Calg: C. Gengenbach (01:47 2nd), J. Joseph (05:49 2nd), T. Upper (12:08 2nd), J. Poole (13:24 2nd), S. Strange (16:43 2nd)
Alta: none
Goal: Calg: Tetachuk (27 shots, 27 saves); Alta: Berlin (30 shots, 25 saves)

The away team won both games in this series. Each side switched starting goaltenders for this one, continuing the usual rotations they have used all season. This game seemed closer than the score would indicate. Bedrock U scored 5 goals on 11 shots in the 2nd period. IMO, this result will make it difficult for the Evil Monkeys to secure a bye to the semi-final round.


MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 7

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU (Friday late): Abel’s fantastic 56-save effort holds Griffins in before high-flying UBC eventually skates off with win (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Griffins show strong stretches against Thunderbirds before wheels fall off late in 7-2 loss (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Birds complete season series sweep of Griffins, extend win streak to seven (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MacU: C. Chorney (08:33 1st), B. Boyle (07:43 3rd)
UBC: S. Atkinson (19:05 1st), C. Douglas (03:03 2nd), J. Lee (12:14 2nd), C. Douglas (00:48 3rd), L. Kindree (09:42 3rd), C. Miller (18:00 3rd), S. Huo (18:56 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Ward (38 shots, 31 saves); UBC: Schwebius: (36 shots, 34 saves)

This was a tight 3-1 game after two periods, before the T-irds pulled away in the 3rd period. This solidifies their perch atop the CW standings.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES -
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS -

First, they changed this Friday-Saturday series to a Saturday-Sunday format so as to allow the Banjo-Mutts time to mush their sleds through the rockies.

Second, they cancelled the series altogether. Making it up in the next four weeks will not be easy. The Mutts really could use the four points available here.

NEXT UP
Thu Jan 18 U.B.C. at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Calgary at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Mount Royal at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Saskatchewan at MacEwan 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Trinity Western at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Calgary at Manitoba 3:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Mount Royal at Regina 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Saskatchewan at MacEwan 4:00 MST/5:00 CST

STANDINGS

OUT EAST

Sat Jan 13 Laurier 3 Lakehead 1
Sat Jan 13 U.Q.T.R. 2 Brock 3 (so)
Sat Jan 13 Carleton 3 Concordia 6
Sat Jan 13 McGill 2 Toronto Metro 5
Sat Jan 13 Nipissing 6 Western Ontario 1
Sat Jan 13 Ottawa 4 Ontario Tech 1
Sat Jan 13 Toronto 2 Windsor 3 (ot)
Sat Jan 13 R.M.C. 2 Queen’s 4
Sat Jan 13 Waterloo 1 Guelph 3
Thu Jan 18 Western Ontario at Brock 6:00 EST/5:00 CST
Thu Jan 18 Laurier at Toronto Metro 6:00 EST/5:00 CST
Thu Jan 18 R.M.C. at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Jan 18 Lakehead at Guelph 7:30 EST/6:30 CST


Sat Jan 13 New Brunswick 4 Acadia 1
Sat Jan 13 U.P.E.I. 3 St. F.X. 2
Sat Jan 13 Moncton 5 Saint Mary’s 4 (ot)
Wed Jan 17 U.P.E.I. at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST


Sat Jan 13 Portage College 5 Briercrest College 9
Sat Jan 13 N.A.I.T. 2 S.A.I.T. 7
Sat Jan 13 UA-Augustana 7 Red Deer Poly 8 (ot)
Wed Jan 17 Korea University at N.A.I.T. EX 4:30 MST/5:30 CST
Fri Jan 19 Briercrest College at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 S.A.I.T. at UA-Augustana 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST


Sat Jan 13 Simon Fraser 4 Vancouver Island 6
Fri Jan 19 Vancouver Island at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Victoria at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Vancouver Island at Okanagan 5:45 PST/7:45 CST

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

Preview: January 19-20, 2024: CALGARY at MANITOBA

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (17-4-1, 23-4-1, OHT35 #3)
MANITOBA BISONS (2-17-1, 3-25-1, OHT35 #32)

Friday, January 19th at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, January 20th 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: MHKY: Bisons host No. 2 nationally ranked Dinos in critical series
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Calgary Links:
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Nov 17/23: UM 1 UC 2: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore and video)
➤ Nov 18/23: UM 1 UC 9: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore and video)

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

Bedrock U is now one point behind UBC in the race for 1st place. The Bisons are 6 points behind MacEwan in the race for 6th place. At the start of the season it looked like the Dinos were on their way to a Yabba-Dabba-Doo time. Now they are in that tight bundle of Tier 1 teams. I suspect that the Bisons will manage at least one close game on home ice. They did have two tight games with UBC two weeks ago. Of concern must be that the Bisons were shutout twice by the Bluegars last weekend.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (15-5-0, 18-8-0, OHT35 #5)
REGINA COUGARS (4-14-2, 8-17-2, OHT35 #26)

Links:
➤ MRU: U SPORTS announces three Cougars teams in national top 10
➤ UofR: Team Website

This Battle of the Cougars is on the ice in Regina. Most Friday nighjt Battles of the Cougars are in dive bars where there is plenty of hair-pulling and cubic zirconias flying everywhere. In these Tier 1 v. Tier 2 matchups, the story is the same. The Bluegars need all four points up for grabs here.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (13-5-0, 14-9-1, OHT35 #8)
MACEWAN GRIFFINS (6-15-1, 8-19-1, OHT35 #23)

Links:
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ MacU: Playing key role for Griffins, two-way centre Boyle leads MacEwan vs. Saskatchewan this weekend

The Banjo-Mutts need these four points, plus the four from their postponed series against Holy Trinity. Those games have been rescheduled for Monday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. PST/4:00 p.m. CST and Tuesday, February 6th at 9:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. CST. Those make-up games follow a weekend series against MRU and precede a season finale against Manitoba. The Bisons will be hoping that the Mutts can sweep this weekend’s series.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (18-4-0, 23-4-0, OHT35 #4)
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-15-1, 6-18-1, OHT35 #31)

Links:
➤ UBC: Excitement builds for Winter Classic, key home-and-home with Spartans
➤ TWU: This Week in Sparta

This Battle of British California is a home-and-home Thursday-Friday series this year. This game is in progress as I post, so wait for the report on this one. It is 4-1 for the T-irds.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Thu Jan 18 U.B.C. at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Calgary at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Mount Royal at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Saskatchewan at MacEwan 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Trinity Western at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Calgary at Manitoba 3:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Mount Royal at Regina 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Saskatchewan at MacEwan 4:00 MST/5:00 CST

OUT EAST

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Thu Jan 18 Western Ontario 0 Brock 3
Thu Jan 18 Laurier 1 Toronto Metro 7
Thu Jan 18 R.M.C. 3 Concordia 8
Thu Jan 18 Lakehead 1 Guelph 5

Fri Jan 19 Windsor at Waterloo 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Ottawa at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 York at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Nipissing at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Toronto at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 19 Lakehead at Guelph 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 20 Waterloo at Brock 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Nipissing at McGill 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 York at Ottawa 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Windsor at Laurier 3:30 EST/2:30 CST
Sat Jan 20 Toronto at R.M.C. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Toronto Metro at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Queen’s at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Thu Jan 18 U.P.E.I. 5 Moncton 4 (ot)
Fri Jan 19 Saint Mary’s St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Acadia at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Wed Jan 17 Korea University 1 N.A.I.T. 4 EX
Fri Jan 19 Briercrest College at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 S.A.I.T. at UA-Augustana 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Briercrest College at N.A.I.T. 2:00 MST/3:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 UA-Augustana at S.A.I.T. 4:30 MST/5:30 CST
Sat Jan 20 Red Deer Poly at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Korea University at Portage College EX 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Jan 19 Vancouver Island at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 19 Victoria at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Victoria at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Vancouver Island at Okanagan 5:45 PST/7:45 CST

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

January 19, 2024: TIER 1 TEAMS DOMINATE FRIDAY SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Offensive Splashdown Lifts Calgary Dinos To 5-1 Win Over The Manitoba Bisons In Men’s Hockey (with boxscore)
➤ UofC: Team Website

Quick Summary
Calg: Z. Wytinck (10:48 2nd), M. Patterson (12:03 2nd), C. Gengenbach (01:10 3rd), D. Krebs (17:27 3rd), C. Gengenbach (19:42 3rd)
Man: R. Zimmerman (06:22 2nd)
Goal: Calg: Tetachuk (19 shots, 18 saves); Man: Hawryluk (29 shots, 25 saves)

This game was closer than 5-1 may imply. Mid-way through the 2nd period, the teams were level with just 9 shots on goal. The Herd deployed a 1-3-1 system and were holding Bedrock U in check. Here’s how they lined up:

MANITOBA BISONS
Goal:
34 Hawryluk (30 Thornton)

Defence:
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
16 Hartje - 27 Gottfried
5 Casey - 24 Wareham

Forwards:
29 King - 18 Hooker - 17 Veloso
20 Apetagon - 9 Thiessen - 21 Basarab
10 Paulhus - 19 Arpin - 28 Behun
14 Zimmerman - 12 Trimble - 13 Sutter

Scratches:
Goal: 1 Harkness
Defence: 6 Fry - 25 Calder
Forwards: 11 Ostir - 23 Fawkes - 26 Boucher

CALGARY DINOSAURS
Goal:
35 Tetachuk (1 Stankowski)

Defence:
7 King - 24 Anderson
34 Sutter - 4 Strange
9 Wytnick - 2 Krebs

Forwards:
38 Kydd - 8 Gutenberg - 29 Poole
14 Gricius - 44 Stotts - 28 Gengenbach
33 Patterson - 23 Joseph - 11 Massier
21 Melin - 27 Upper - 19 White

Scratches:
Goal: 37 Martin
Defence: 5 Joseph - 20 DeJong - 22 Horning
Forwards: 10 Atwal - 17 Westhaver - 39 Lee - 42 Stewart

The lack of reliable skilled forwards is what is holding the Bisons back. They have just 3 goals in 5 games since the New Year. Otherwise 4 of their 5 games (all against Tier 1 teams) were winnable.

In the 2nd period, Riley Zimmerman opened the scoring with his 1st goal as a Bison. Carl Tetachuk in the Dinos’ goal just whiffed on one. The Dinos levelled the score on the PP. Although Zach Wytinck scored, it was set up following a nice play at the blueline (I believe by #19 Jaeger White) when a clearing pass was plucked from mid-air and caused quite a scramble around the net. The 1-3-1 broke down a short while later when Max Patterson converted a 2-on-1. The Bison defender (I could not get his number) got caught chasing the puck carrier and leaving the trailer wide open.

Just over a minute into the 3rd, the Bisons lost their nerve. The entire team was to the right of the goal, whilst Colson Gengenbach was all alone to the left. He could have counted two steamboats before tapping it into the empty net. There were few opportunities for goals thereafter. The Dinos made it 4-1 on Krebs’ point shot which may have bounced off a Bison, and 5-1 on an empty-netter.

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Captain Hooker

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Cameron Trimble and Jadon Joseph take the draw.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Team Website
➤ UofR: No. 5 Mount Royal opens weekend with win over Cougars (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MRU: C. Bouchard (19:41 1st), R. Fromm-Delorme (07:54 2nd), R. Aquilon (09:01 2nd), D. Milliken (16:26 2nd), C. Blake (07:15 3rd)
Reg: P. Bjorklund (14:51 2nd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (24 shots, 23 saves); Reg: Evanoff (26 shots, 21 saves)

The Cougar Battle went the way of the Bluegars, who led the whole way. Kurtis Smythe of MRU had three consecutive 2-minute minors (for hooking, slashing, and interference) in what must be some kind of record.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 10
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 0

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

Quick Summary
Sask: J. Ball (08:40 1st), D. Holt (12:30 1st), M. Rumsey (13:36 1st), D. Holt (06:27 2nd), R. Pelletier (09:57 2nd), K. Sorensen (01:50 3rd), L. Kosior (05:14 3rd), V. Loschiavo (08:59 3rd), B. Tkachuk (11:24 3rd), C. Hayes (17:43 3rd)
MacU: none
Goal: Sask: Kooy (32 shots, 32 saves); MacU: Abel L (24 shots, 19 saves), Ward (24 shots, 19 saves)

The gap between Tier 1 and Tier was accentuated in this game. All I saw tonight was the Bison game (live) and the British Californians (end of 2nd period onward on CWTV). But this 10-0 was shocking, especially considering that these teams were 5th and 6th going into the night. It’s funny that both Mythical Mutant goaltenders stopped 19 of 24 shots.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 3

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: T-Birds win streak hits eight against Spartans, setting up Winter Classic rematch (with boxscore)
➤ TWU: Spartans Doubled up by No. 3 Thunderbirds in Home Loss (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary
UBC: C. Douglas (03:51 2nd), J. Lee (07:29 2nd), S. Huo (09:19 2nd), T. Thorpe (02:19 3rd), C. McNabb (10:27 3rd), L. Doust (16:46 3rd)
TWU: L. Fuller (13:28 2nd), J. Penner (12:21 3rd), J. Penner (18:05 3rd)
Goal: UBC: Luding (23 shots, 20 saves); TWU: Audet (43 shots, 37 saves)

This was the Thursday night game hosted by Holy Trinity. The score actually flattered the hosts a little bit. After two periods, the shots were 35-16 yet it was 3-1 for the T-irds. Raphael Audet fell apart due to exhaustion as UBC built a 5-1 lead the cruised to the finish line.

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5

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

Quick Summary
TWU: D. Dubois (00:24 2nd)
UBC: J. Lee (11:06 1st), L. Kindree (11:43 2nd), T. Thorpe (15:38 2nd), J. Lee (03:05 3rd), J. Smart (05:41 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer (57 shots, 52 saves); UBC: Schwebius (17 shots, 16 saves)

This was the Friday game. Although each side had just three powerplays, this was an excessively chippy game with several melees and philosophical discussions after the whistle. The flow of play was almost all one way, toward the Holy Trinity net. This was UBC’s Winter Classic, so they drew 4,802 fans to this one.

NEXT UP
Sat Jan 20 Calgary at Manitoba 3:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Mount Royal at Regina 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Saskatchewan at MacEwan 4:00 MST/5:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Fri Jan 19 Windsor 3 Waterloo 2 (ot)
Fri Jan 19 Ottawa 3 McGill 4 (ot)
Fri Jan 19 York 2 Carleton 5
Fri Jan 19 Nipissing 2 U.Q.T.R. 8
Fri Jan 19 Toronto 0 Queen’s 3
Fri Jan 19 Lakehead 2 Guelph 0

Sat Jan 20 Waterloo at Brock 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Nipissing at McGill 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 York at Ottawa 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Windsor at Laurier 3:30 EST/2:30 CST
Sat Jan 20 Toronto at R.M.C. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Toronto Metro at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Queen’s at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Fri Jan 19 Saint Mary’s 3 St. F.X. 1
Fri Jan 19 Moncton 0 New Brunswick 6
Fri Jan 19 Acadia 3 Dalhousie 5

Sat Jan 20 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Jan 19 Briercrest College 5 N.A.I.T. 3
Fri Jan 19 S.A.I.T. 2 UA-Augustana 6
Fri Jan 19 Concordia-Edmonton 0 Red Deer Poly 3

Sat Jan 20 Briercrest College at N.A.I.T. 2:00 MST/3:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 UA-Augustana at S.A.I.T. 4:30 MST/5:30 CST
Sat Jan 20 Red Deer Poly at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Korea University at Portage College EX 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Jan 19 Vancouver Island 5 Simon Fraser 0
Fri Jan 19 Victoria 7 Logan Lake 1

Sat Jan 20 Victoria at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 20 Vancouver Island at Okanagan 5:45 PST/7:45 CST

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

January 20, 2024: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

There were surprisingly few stories posted Friday night (only Manitoba and Regina), and some are still missing as of this morning (MRU and Sask). Here’s the new stuff (Calgary, MacEwan, Trinity,UBC, and the CW Presto links).

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Links:
➤ CW: Presto Box Score+
➤ UofC: Offence comes on in second half to power past Manitoba (with boxscore)

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Links:
➤ CW: Presto Box Score+
➤ MRU: Team Website (nothing posted yet)

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Links:
➤ CW: Presto Box Score+
➤ UofS: Team Website (nothing posted yet)
➤ MacU: Griffins will aim for rebound in rematch after being blown out by Huskies (with boxscore)

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Links:
➤ CW: Presto Box Score+
➤ TWU: Spartans Lose Home-and-home to Thunderbirds (with boxscore)
➤ UBC: Lee leads ‘Birds to Winter Classic Rout over Spartans (with boxscore)

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This is a picture of UBC wearing their new alternate logo uniforms.

January 20, 2024: CW’s TIER 1/TIER 2 DIVIDE CONTINUES

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Dinos’ Dynamite Offence Comes Alive In 5-1 Win As Calgary Completes Weekend Sweep Of Manitoba Bisons In Men’s Hockey. (with boxscore)
➤ UofC: Déjà vu: Dinos down Bisons 5-1 (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Calg: A. Kydd (04:48 1st), J. Poole (09:31 1st), M. Patterson (13:24 1st), C. Gutenberg (00:42 2nd), C. Gengenbach (08:17 3rd)
Man: P. Malchuk (02:27 2nd)
Goal: Calg: Stankowski (12 shots, 11 saves); Man: Thornton (46 shots, 41 saves)

This game and Friday’s game were both 5-1 scores. However, the games were not at all alike.

The line-ups had few changes. Both sides switched their starting goaltenders, Bedrock U switched out forward #11 Carter Massier for defenceman #22 Connor Hornung, and the Bisons swapped #13 Andre Sutter for #26 Andrew Boucher. The 7-11 split meant that the Dinos’ lines a defence pairs were in a continual state of flux, also affected by the constant parade to the penalty box. For the Bisons, the change just affected the 4th line and the rest stayed intact.

To be successful, the Bisons have to commit to physical play and stay in position. That was not happening here. The stats say that the Dinos were 2-for-8 on the PP, and the Bisons were 1-for-3, however the Bisons also gave up a goal with a few seconds of the expiry of a penalty. So really Calgary was 3-for-8.

The Bisons had a chance to start the scoring, but Colton Veloso was stopped on a penalty shot after 4 minutes of play. Within 42 seconds of the 2nd period, the Bisons trailed 4-0. Parker Malchuk’s powerplay marker made it 4-1, and they had several close calls to narrow the lead to 4-2.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
REGINA COUGARS 0

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

Quick Summary
MRU: J. Senkoe (12:21 1st), R. Fromm-Delorme (09:20 3rd), R. Holmes (14:34 3rd), J. Senkoe (18:03 3rd)
Reg: none
Goal: MRU: Farkas (10 shots, 10 saves); Reg: Meger (33 shots, 29 saves)

The Bluegars have their 3rd shutout in four games with this result. It was only 1-0 headed into the 3rd period, but MRU racked up three powerplay goals. The Banjo-Cats had just two shots on goal in the 3rd period.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 7
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS (Friday late): MHKY: Dogs Dominate in Second Straight Blowout Win (with boxscore)
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ MacU: Team Website

Quick Summary
Sask: C. Jordan (04:50 1st), L. Keeler (18:18 1st), L. Kosior (19:27 1st), C. Hayes (01:31 2nd), J. Faith (07:05 2nd), C. Petruic (10:48 2nd), C. Petruic (11:32 2nd)
MacU: J. Taupert (16:54 2nd), L. Schaufler (18:48 3rd)
Goal: Sask: Kooy (24 shots, 22 saves); MacU: Abel L (21 shots, 15 saves), Davis (15 shots, 14 saves)

The Banjo-Mutts dominated yet another game against The Family Guys. This brought to an end the least competitive weekend of CW hockey I have ever witnessed. At least next weekend we have two Tier 1 matchups, and two Tier 2 matchups.

NEXT UP
Wed Jan 24 Calgary at Mount Royal 4:00 MST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Alberta at Saskatchewan 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Regina at MacEwan 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Manitoba at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Sat Jan 20 Waterloo 3 Brock 4
Sat Jan 20 Nipissing 1 McGill 7
Sat Jan 20 York 2 Ottawa 3 (ot)
Sat Jan 20 Windsor 2 Laurier 3 (so)
Sat Jan 20 Toronto 2 R.M.C. 3
Sat Jan 20 Toronto Metro 1 Ontario Tech 4
Sat Jan 20 Queen’s 3 Concordia 1

Wed Jan 24 Waterloo at Laurier 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Wed Jan 24 Carleton at Toronto 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Thu Jan 25 Concordia at R.M.C. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Laurier at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Lakehead at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 U.Q.T.R. at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 McGill at York 7:15 EST/6:15 CST
Fri Jan 26 Concordia at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 26 Guelph at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 26 Toronto Metro at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

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Sat Jan 20 St. F.X. 2 Acadia 3
Sat Jan 20 Dalhousie 4 Saint Mary’s 5
Sat Jan 20 New Brunswick 7 U.P.E.I. 1

Wed Jan 24 Dalhousie at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Acadia at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

STANDINGS

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OUT WEST

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Sat Jan 20 Briercrest College 0 N.A.I.T. 2
Sat Jan 20 UA-Augustana 3 S.A.I.T. 2
Sat Jan 20 Red Deer Poly 7 Concordia-Edmonton 4
Sat Jan 20 Korea University 7 Portage College 3 EX

Fri Jan 26 UA-Augustana at Briercrest College 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Red Deer Poly at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 N.A.I.T. at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Korea University at S.A.I.T. EX 6:30 MST/7:30 CST

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Sat Jan 20 Victoria 0 Simon Fraser 2
Sat Jan 20 Vancouver Island 7 Okanagan 4

Fri Jan 26 Simon Fraser at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Okanagan at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

STANDINGS

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

January 21, 2024: SUNDAY MORNING LINKS AND RSEQ BONUS COVERAGE

Manitoba and Calgary posted Saturday game stories, but the rest did not despite the early start times.

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Links:
➤ MRU: still nothing
➤ UofR: still nothing

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Links:
➤ UofS: still nothing
➤ MacU: Trio of power play goals against put Griffins in too deep a hole to climb out of in loss to Huskies (with boxscore)

OUT EAST

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The still new RSEQ Division 2 is hard to follow. None of the teams have a traditional website with stories, schedules, and various links.

This is somewhat conjecture on my part, but it looks like each of the three teams is playing 6 games against the other two teams in Division 2 plus a random selection of exhibition games against College (CEGEP) teams.

The CMRSJ Remparts have played one game, an 11-0 loss to a CEGEP team. One other scheduled game has no reported score, and only one more game is scheduled, in February.

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The remaining games on the schedule are:
Sun Jan 28 Concordia at Saint-Laurent EX
Fri Feb 2 ETS at UQAC
Sat Feb 3 ETS at UQAC
Wed Feb 7 ETS at Concordia
Sat Feb 10 ETS at UQAC
Sun Feb 11 Sainte-Foy at UQAC EX
Sun Feb 11 ETS at College Alma EX
Fri Feb 16 ETS at Sorel-Tracy EX
Fri Feb 16 CMRSJ at Andre-Laure EX
Sat Feb 17 Concordia at UQAC
Sun Feb 18 Concordia at Champlain St. Lawrence EX
Fri Feb 23 UQAC at College Lafleche EX
Sat Feb 24 Concordia at ETS
TBA Saint-Laurent at ETS EX
TBA UQAC at Saint-Laurent EX

Links:
➤ RSEQ: Division 2 Standings
➤ RSEQ: Regular Season Schedule : Exhibition Schedule
➤ RSEQ Team Schedules: CMRSJ : UQAC : Concordia : ETS
➤ UQAC: Team Website
➤ ETS: Team Website

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UQAC game against Concordia from November.

Preview: January 26-27, 2024: MANITOBA at TRINITY WESTERN

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MANITOBA BISONS (2-19-1, 3-28-1, OHT35 #32)
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-17-1, 6-20-1, OHT35 #31)

Friday, January 26th at 12:30 PT/2:30 CT at George Preston Arena, Langley, BC
Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 PT/3:00 CT at Langley Events Centre

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

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: Sophomore forward Jonny Hooker embracing role as Bisons hockey captain
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

TWU Links:
➤ TWU: This Week In Sparta
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Nov 2/23: TWU 3 UM 2: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Nov 3/23: TWU 5 UM 2: 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

The Battle for Eighth! Unfortunately, only six teams make the playoffs. That said, with just 6 games left the Bisons have a great chance to steal 6th place. They need four points this weekend, and four more against the Mythical Mutants next weekend. Somehow, the Bisons lost twice to Holy Trinity back in November. That was their low point of the season. Those were Trinity’s only wins of the season.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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CALGARY DINOSAURS (19-4-1, 25-4-1, OHT35 #3)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (17-5-0, 20-8-0, OHT35 #4)

Links:
➤ MRU: Players Bench Athletes of the Week: January 16 - 22
➤ MRU: Cougars MHKY, WHKY, MVB named to U SPORTS top 10

This is a preview, but these teams have already played on Wednesday night at the Saddledome. So, I jump from preview mode to game report mode.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
(in a shoot-out)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC: Cougars slip past Dinos in shootout at the 'Dome (with boxscore & highlights)
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars take down Dinos 3-2 in the Crowchild Classic (with boxscore & highlights)
➤ Video: YouTube

Quick Summary
Calg: J. Gricius (00:22 1st), C. Gengenbach (18:18 2nd)
MRU: J. Senkoe (08:44 2nd), B. Stevenson (12:54 3rd)
Goal: Calg: Tetachuk (41 shots, 39 saves); MRU: Farkas (20 shots, 18 saves)

This was the annual Saddledome game with almost 10,000 fans in attendance. Twice the Dinos of Bedrock U took the lead, and twice the Bluegars tied it up. The shoot-out went MRU’s way. They outshot the Dinos 41-20, so I guess they deserved the win. The YouTube highlight package was very good.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (15-5-2, 20-9-2, OHT35 #6)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (15-5-0, 16-9-1, OHT35 #9)

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

Right now, these teams would meet in the quarter-finals. This series should be as good of a watch as the Battle of Calgary. Both sides could use a sweep if they want to break into the top three.

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REGINA COUGARS (4-16-2, 8-19-2, OHT35 #25)
MACEWAN GRIFFINS (6-17-1, 8-21-1, OHT35 #23)

Links:
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ MacU: Graduating Seniors Q&A: Abel, Davis, Gable and Taupert all had big impacts on the program

This is a key series in the battle for the 6th and final playoff berth. The Family Guys have a 3-point edge over the Banjo-Cats, but have just four games left on the schedule. They hold an 8-point lead on the Bisons. However, they visit the Bisons next weekend. The Bisons will hope for a split here, so that they would make the playoffs with sweeps of Holy Trinity and the Mythical Mutants, and a split when they close in Saskatchewan.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Fri Jan 26 Manitoba at Trinity Western 12:30 PST/2:30 CST
Fri Jan 26 Alberta at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Regina at MacEwan 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Manitoba at Trinity Western 1:00 PST/3:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Alberta at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Regina at MacEwan 4:00 MST/5:00 CST

OUT EAST

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Wed Jan 24 Waterloo 2 Laurier 5
Wed Jan 24 Carleton 2 Toronto 3
Thu Jan 25 Concordia 9 R.M.C. 3

Fri Jan 26 Laurier at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Lakehead at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 U.Q.T.R. at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 McGill at York 7:15 EST/6:15 CST
Fri Jan 26 Concordia at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 26 Guelph at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Jan 26 Toronto Metro at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 McGill at Ontario Tech 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 U.Q.T.R. at York 3:15 EST/2:15 CST
Sat Jan 27 Ottawa at Toronto 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Lakehead at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Waterloo at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Toronto Metro at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 Brock at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 R.M.C. at Army West Point EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Wed Jan 24 Dalhousie 5 St. F.X. 6
Fri Jan 26 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Acadia at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Saint Mary’s at Moncton 4:00 AST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Wed Jan 24 Korea University 2 UA-Augustana 3
Fri Jan 26 UA-Augustana at Briercrest College 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Red Deer Poly at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 N.A.I.T. at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Jan 26 Korea University at S.A.I.T. EX 6:30 MST/7:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 UA-Augustana at Briercrest College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Red Deer Poly at Portage College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Concordia-Edmonton at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST

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Fri Jan 26 Simon Fraser at Victoria at Langford 12:45 PST/2:45 CST
Fri Jan 26 Okanagan at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:15 PST/8:15 CST
Sun Jan 28 Simon Fraser at Victoria at Shawnigan Lake 7:30 PST/9:30 CST

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

January 26, 2024: BISONS STAYIN’ ALIVE

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ TWU: Power Play Goals Lift Bisons over Spartans (with links to boxscore and video)
➤ Video: YouTube

Quick Summary
Man: D. Thiessen (02:54 1st), H. Ostir (04:43 1st), J. Arpin (05:17 1st)
TWU: J. Penner (13:14 2nd)
Goal: Man: Hawryluk (52 shots, 51 saves); TWU: Sommer (32 shots, 29 saves)

For some reason, Holy Trinity scheduled this to start at 12:30 p.m. local time. The Bisons started fast, scoring on 3-out-of-4 powerplays and outshooting the Spartans 19-8. Thereafter the Bisons tended to cruise along, with leads of three and then two goals, while being outshot 44-13. Hayden Ostir returned to the lineup and scored a goal. The win keeps the Herd’s playoff hopes alive.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

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

Quick Summary
Alta: B. MacGregor (04:39 2nd), E. Florchuk (19:13 2nd)
Sask: R. Pelletier (06:51 1st), V. Loschiavo (08:43 1st), C. Stebbings (10:44 2nd), L. Keeler (19:24 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (24 shots, 21 saves); Sask: Kooy (32 shots, 30 saves)

Big win for the Banjo-Mutts here. The CWTV video kept stalling for this game so I switched over to the Calgary-MRU game. If the Evil Monkeys lose on Saturday, they will likely finish 5th, and need three straight road series victories to win the conference title. Sask pulled even on points after this win, but have two games in hand, namely those two make-up games against Holy Trinity.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

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

Quick Summary
MRU: R. Holmes (09:46 1st), C. Blake (01:03 3rd), J. Senkoe (04:57 3rd)
Calg: A. Kydd (10:14 2nd), J. Poole (08:30 3rd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (23 shots, 21 saves); Calg: Stankowski (16 shots, 13 saves)

This sweep of their cross-town rivals gives the Bluegars a solid shot at 1st place. They are two points behind UBC and Bedrock U, with two games in hand on Bedrock U. Head-to-head against the Tier 1 teams, they are now 8-4-0, the only team over .500 against those teams.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 7

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: MacEwan takes 7-2 Friday win over Cougars (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Team Website

Quick Summary
Reg: L. Barlage (06:48 1st), C. Whyte (07:27 1st)
MacU: S. Comrie (04:37 1st), C. Chorney (12:16 2nd), S. Simard (19:29 2nd), B. Bygrove (08:39 3rd), K. Chabot (12:11 3rd), R. Appelt (18:09 3rd), E. Strang (18:41 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (44 shots, 37 saves); MacU: Abel (28 shots, 26 saves)

Regina was leading 2-1 when I switched games during intermission. The Family Guys outshot the Banjo-Cats 23-9 in the 2nd period, and took a 3-2 lead. The 3rd period was even in shots (9-9) but Mac scored four goals. The Bisons will be hoping that Regina wins the re-match.

NEXT UP

Sat Jan 27 Manitoba at Trinity Western 1:00 PST/3:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Alberta at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Regina at MacEwan 4:00 MST/5:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Fri Jan 26 Laurier 5 Western Ontario 2
Fri Jan 26 Lakehead 3 Ottawa 4 (ot)
Fri Jan 26 U.Q.T.R. 4 Ontario Tech 1
Fri Jan 26 McGill 7 York 1
Fri Jan 26 Concordia 0 Queen’s 3
Fri Jan 26 Guelph 1 Windsor 6
Fri Jan 26 Toronto Metro 6 Nipissing 2

Sat Jan 27 McGill at Ontario Tech 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 U.Q.T.R. at York 3:15 EST/2:15 CST
Sat Jan 27 Ottawa at Toronto 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Lakehead at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Waterloo at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Toronto Metro at Nipissing 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 Brock at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Jan 27 R.M.C. at Army West Point EX 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Fri Jan 26 St. F.X. 6 U.P.E.I. 3
Fri Jan 26 Acadia 5 Moncton 1
Fri Jan 26 Saint Mary’s 2 New Brunswick 3

Sat Jan 27 Saint Mary’s at Moncton 4:00 AST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Jan 26 UA-Augustana 1 Briercrest College 5
Fri Jan 26 Red Deer Poly 6 Portage College 1
Fri Jan 26 N.A.I.T. 3 Concordia-Edmonton 5
Fri Jan 26 Korea University at S.A.I.T. EX cancelled

Sat Jan 27 UA-Augustana at Briercrest College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Red Deer Poly at Portage College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Concordia-Edmonton at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST

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Fri Jan 26 Simon Fraser 1 Victoria 4
Fri Jan 26 Okanagan 6 Logan Lake 5

Sat Jan 27 Simon Fraser at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Jan 27 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:15 PST/8:15 CST
Sun Jan 28 Simon Fraser v Victoria at Shawnigan Lake 7:30 PST/9:30 CST

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

January 27, 2024: THIESSEN PACES BISONS TO FIRST SWEEP OF THE SEASON

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MANITOBA BISONS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ TWU: Two Late Goals Lift Bisons past Spartans (with links to boxscore and video)
➤ Video: YouTube
➤ Canada West: Hockey Playing Regulations

Quick Summary
Man: J. Hooker (03:29 2nd), D. Thiessen (03:19 3rd), D. Thiessen (13:10 3rd)
TWU: M. Joss (17:43 1st), T. Hopps (09:23 2nd)
Goal: Man: Thornton (36 shots, 34 saves); TWU: Audet (29 shots, 26 saves)

Trailing 2-1 entering the 3rd period, Dylan Thiessen scored his 3rd and 4th goals of the season to seal a Bison comeback victory over Holy Trinity. This was the Herd’s first series sweep of the season.

Oddly, the Bisons’ destiny is basically in their own hands. The Bisons need a sweep of MacEwan (who have just those two games left on their schedule) and Saskatchewan, plus Regina must lose one of their four games (against Holy Trinity and Bedrock U). Then comes the tiebreaker, to be addressed!

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
(in overtime)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA (Friday late): Bears fall to Huskies in Saskatoon (with boxscore)
➤ UofS (Friday late): MHKY: Huskies Take 4-2 Win Over Golden Bear Rivals (with boxscore)
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Fall to Golden Bears in OT (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Alta: C. McClennon (09:21 1st), E. Florchuk (04:21 1st OT)
Sask: J. Ball (04:42 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (32 shots, 31 saves); Sask: Kooy (26 shots, 24 saves)

I wish this one was on CWTV. For some reason, it was not available. Sounds like a heck of a game.

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REGINA COUGARS 2
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 6

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ MacU (Friday late): Griffins score six unanswered goals to beat Regina and move five points ahead of them for final playoff spot (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Graduating Griffins lead the way on Senior Night as MacEwan beats Regina 6-2 to bolster playoff spot (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Reg: K. Runke (15:50 2nd), C. Whyte (04:59 3rd)
MacU: K. Gable (06:26 1st), C. Chorney (15:09 1st), J. Taupert (17:09 2nd), E. Strang (19:42 2nd), V. Scott (03:52 3rd), V. Scott (19:38 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Anders (39 shots, 34 saves); MacU: Abel (37 shots, 35 saves)

The Banjo-Cats have really been playing poorly lately. They have these flat periods in every game it seems.

This sets up next weekend’s series between the Family Guys and the Bisons. As stated, if the Bisons win all four of their games, both Manitoba and MacEwan would finish with 17 points. If Regina loses at least once (which seems likely), we would head to a tie-breaker. The linked regulation states the process:

  1. Two teams tied:
    The following shall determine the final league standings:
    a) The best win/loss record in head-to-head games between the two teams.
    b) If still tied, the number of wins in league play.
    c) If still tied, the best goals for/goals against differential in league play.
    Criteria (a) and (b) would both fail, so it comes to (c). MacEwan is now -41 and the Bisons are -62. So, technically, the Bisons’ destiny is in their own hands. However, the practicalities are the problem. Even if the Bisons sweep MacEwan with 3-goal wins, that would reduce the -21 differential gap on a -9 differential gap. That means they would need a 5-goal margin in one game, and a 4-goal margin in the other, against Sask.

NEXT UP

Fri Feb 2 MacEwan at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Trinity Western at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 U.B.C. at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Sat Jan 27 McGill 4 Ontario Tech 3 (ot)
Sat Jan 27 U.Q.T.R. 3 York 2
Sat Jan 27 Ottawa 4 Toronto 1
Sat Jan 27 Lakehead 3 Carleton 1
Sat Jan 27 Waterloo 4 Western Ontario 2
Sat Jan 27 Toronto Metro 4 Nipissing 3
Sat Jan 27 Brock 1 Windsor 4
Sat Jan 27 R.M.C. 1 Army West Point 6 EX

Wed Jan 31 Western Ontario at Toronto Metro 6:00 EST
Wed Jan 31 McGill at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Wed Jan 31 York at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Wed Jan 31 Korea University at Briercrest College EX 7:00 CST
Thu Feb 1 Toronto at Ontario Tech 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Sat Jan 27 Saint Mary’s 1 Moncton 4
Sat Jan 27 Acadia 1 New Brunswick 4
Sat Jan 27 Dalhousie 3 U.P.E.I. 2 (so)

Wed Jan 31 Saint Mary’s at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Moncton at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 New Brunswick at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Sat Jan 27 UA-Augustana 2 Briercrest College 4
Sat Jan 27 Red Deer Poly 5 Portage College 2
Sat Jan 27 Concordia-Edmonton 5 N.A.I.T. 1

Wed Jan 31 Korea University at Briercrest College EX 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Portage College at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST
Fri Feb 2 UA-Augustana at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 N.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Sat Jan 27 Simon Fraser 3 Vancouver Island 5
Sat Jan 27 Logan Lake 0 Okanagan 5

Sun Jan 28 Simon Fraser v Victoria at Shawnigan Lake 7:30 PST/9:30 CST
Fri Feb 2 Okanagan at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Simon Fraser at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

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

January 29, 2024: UPDATES

There were a lot of late links posted in the CW from Saturday’s games, and Manitoba and Regina have yet to post anything. So I have here the CW team stories, the standings outside the CW, and the BCIHL’s Sunday night make-up game.

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Links:
➤ UofA: Florchuk wins it for Bears in OT (with boxscore)

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Links:
➤ MRU: Cougars Catchup: January 29, 2024 (with boxscore)
➤ UofC: Kydd, Poole score in rare home loss (with boxscore and video)

OUT EAST

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OUT WEST
Sun Jan 28 Simon Fraser 2 Victoria 9

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Preview: February 2-3, 2024: MACEWAN at MANITOBA

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS (8-17-1, 10-21-1, OHT35 #22)
MANITOBA BISONS (4-19-1, 5-27-1, OHT35 #31)

Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, February 3rd 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: Duckworth Challenge, Jim Daly Classic and Seniors Night headline busy weekend
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

MacEwan Links:
➤ MacU: Griffins in driver’s seat for a playoff spot as they get set to conclude the regular season at Manitoba
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Oct 20/23: UM 0 MacU 5: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Oct 21/23: UM 2 MacU 4: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore and video)

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

The Bisons have a mighty big Task ahead of them if they wish to secure a playoff berth. They must beat the Family Guys twice this weekend, in regulation, and then sweep the Banjo-Mutts next weekend. In the process the Bisons’ pluses and Mac’s minuses must add to 21.

Saturday is the final regular season game for seniors Chase Hartje, Dylan Thiessen, and Colton Veloso.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-19-1, 6-22-1, OHT35 #32)
REGINA COUGARS (4-18-2, 8-21-2, OHT35 #28)

Links:
➤ TWU: this Week in Sparta
➤ UofR: Team Website

The Banjo-Cats blew their playoff opportunity last weekend when they where whipped by the Mythical Mutants. This is a playing out the string kind of series. Of note, Holy Trinity has a make-up series against the Banjo-Mutts on Monday and Tuesday.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (16-5-1, 17-9-2, OHT35 #9)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (19-5-0, 22-8-0, OHT35 #3)

Links:
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ MRU: Cougars MVB, MHKY move up, WHKY slide in latest U SPORTS top 10 rankings

This is one of two Tier 1 matchups. Although the Mutts trail the Bluegars by 5 points, those two games in hand against Holy Trinity make this a very close race. No outcome here would surprise me.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (20-4-0, 25-4-0, OHT35 #5)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (16-6-2, 21-10-2, OHT35 #6)

Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ UofA: Team Website

The Evil Monkeys need a sweep if they are serious about hosting playoff games this year. Wouldn’t that be something? That said, the teams are so evenly matched that any result would make sense.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Fri Feb 2 MacEwan at Manitoba 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Trinity Western at Regina 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 U.B.C. at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 MacEwan at Manitoba 3:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Trinity Western at Regina 5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 U.B.C. at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Mon Feb 5 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 2:00 PST/4:00 CST
Tue Feb 6 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 9:00 PST/11:00 CST

OUT EAST

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Wed Jan 31 Western Ontario 1 Toronto Metro 4
Wed Jan 31 McGill 5 Concordia 4 (ot)
Wed Jan 31 York 2 Queen’s 5
Thu Feb 1 Toronto 5 Ontario Tech 4 (ot)

Fri Feb 2 Windsor at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 R.M.C. at Laurier 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Toronto Metro at Toronto 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Queen’s at Waterloo 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Guelph at Western Ontario 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Brock at Nipissing 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Carleton at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 R.M.C. at Waterloo 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Brock at Nipissing 5:00 EST/4:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Windsor at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Carleton at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Guelph at Toronto Metro 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Ottawa at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Queen’s at Laurier 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Ontario Tech at York 7:15 EST/6:15 CST
Sun Feb 4 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Wed Jan 31 Saint Mary’s 4 Acadia 3 (ot)
Fri Feb 2 Moncton at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 New Brunswick at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Moncton at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 New Brunswick at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Wed Jan 31 Korea University 1 Briercrest College 5 EX
Fri Feb 2 Portage College at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST
Fri Feb 2 UA-Augustana at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 N.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Concordia-Edmonton at UA-Augustana 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Portage College at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST

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Fri Feb 2 Okanagan at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 2 Simon Fraser at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

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

February 2, 2024: FAMILY GUYS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 7
MANITOBA BISONS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: The Griffins’ Offensive Onslaught Overwhelms The Bisons As Macewan Downs Manitoba 7-2 In Men’s Hockey (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Team Website

Quick Summary
MacU: K. Gable (11:05 1st), K. Gable (13:48 1st), L. Schaufler (16:05 1st), K. Chabot (13:01 2nd), K. Gable (13:16 2nd), K. Chabot (09:29 3rd), V. Scott (16:23 3rd)
Man: R. Zimmerman (08:58 1st), J. Paulhus (19:09 1st)
Goal: MacU: Abel (30 shots, 28 saves); Man: Hawryluk (36 shots, 29 saves)

The Bisons started out on fire. The 1st period was fast-paced and back-and-forth. There was a stretch of over 5 minutes right off the bat without a whistle.

The big problems for the Bisons were their PK and goaltending.

On the PP, MacEwan was 3-for-7 officially, but their 3rd goal was just seconds after a Bison penalty expired. The Bisons themselves were 1-for-2 on the PP, but also surrendered a shorthanded goal near the end of the game.

That 3rd goal for the Family Guys was in my opinion the back-breaker. The Bisons had just killed a penalty and MacEwan just dumped in a floater to get a faceoff in the Bison end. Hawryluk misjudged it and suddenly a tight game was then 3-1. It seemed that the Herd could never get a save when they needed one. This is unfortunate because they have been getting stellar goaltending for a while now, especially from Hawryluk. In save percentage, Hawryluk ranks 7th (.908) and Thornton ranks 10th (.898).

The win gives the Mythical Mutants their first playoff berth.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
REGINA COUGARS 8

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Spartans Drop First Game to Cougars (with boxscore)
➤ UofR: Team Website

Quick Summary
TWU: none
Reg: L. Holoien (01:59 1st), J. Brook (13:14 1st), G. Asham-Moroz (15:25 1st), J. Davis (09:37 2nd), P. Bjorklund (12:17 2nd), K. Runke (15:26 2nd), J. Brook (01:34 3rd), M. Culling (18:11 3rd)
Goal: TWU: Sommer L (29 shots, 23 saves) LaBelle (16 shots, 14 saves); Reg: Anders (32 shots, 32 saves)

MacEwan’s win ended Regina’s hopes, but the Banjo-Cats whipped the tar out of Holy Trinity just for kicks. This series is generating less interest than any CW series played in my memory.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars narrowly defeat Huskies 3 - 2 (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: M. Rumsey (12:46 2nd), C. Petruic (00:34 3rd)
MRU: J. Senkoe (04:16 1st), C. Hanus (05:01 1st), R. Fromm-Delorme (08:48 2nd)
Goal: Sask: Kooy (29 shots, 26 saves); MRU: Farkas (38 shots, 36 saves)

I caught the ending of this one, and it was quite a battle. The Bluegars were clinging to a lead and the ending was very heated. Farkas was the star in MRU’s net, facing 38 shots. It’s looking like the top three are pulling away.

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U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: T-Birds top Golden Bears in feisty affair at Clare Drake (with boxscore)
➤ UofA: Top-seeded Birds score late in 4-2 win over Alberta (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
UBC: C. McNabb (11:49 1st), T. Thorpe (03:02 2nd), S. Huo (16:23 3rd), S. Atkinson (19:58 3rd)
Alta: A. de la Gorgendiere (06:50 2nd), J. Prokop (12:20 2nd)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (34 shots, 32 saves); Alta: Kruger (27 shots, 24 saves)

After the MRU-Sask game was over, I saw the ending of this one. The Evil Mnkeys had been down 2-0, but came back to tie the game. From when I started watching (about 5 minutes left), the T-irds dominated play until they scored. There were 46 minutes in penalties, so the return match could be fiesty.

NEXT UP

Fri Feb 2 MacEwan 7 Manitoba 2
Fri Feb 2 Trinity Western 0 Regina 8
Fri Feb 2 Saskatchewan 2 Mount Royal 3
Fri Feb 2 U.B.C. 4 Alberta 2

Sat Feb 3 MacEwan at Manitoba 3:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Trinity Western at Regina 5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 5:00 MST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 U.B.C. at Alberta 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Mon Feb 5 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 2:00 PST/4:00 CST
Tue Feb 6 Saskatchewan at Trinity Western 9:00 PST/11:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Fri Feb 2 Windsor 2 Lakehead 6
Fri Feb 2 Toronto Metro 4 Toronto 0
Fri Feb 2 Guelph 2 Western Ontario 3 (ot)
Fri Feb 2 Brock 3 Nipissing 0
Fri Feb 2 R.M.C. 2 Laurier 5
Fri Feb 2 Queen’s 4 Waterloo 3 (ot)
Fri Feb 2 Carleton 2 U.Q.T.R. 3 (ot)

Sat Feb 3 Windsor at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 R.M.C. at Waterloo 3:00 EST/2:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Brock at Nipissing 5:00 EST/4:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Carleton at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Guelph at Toronto Metro 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Ottawa at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Queen’s at Laurier 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Ontario Tech at York 7:15 EST/6:15 CST
Sun Feb 4 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Fri Feb 2 Moncton 7 Dalhousie 4
Fri Feb 2 New Brunswick 5 St. F.X. 3
Fri Feb 2 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary’s 2

Sat Feb 3 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Moncton at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 New Brunswick at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Feb 2 Portage College 7 S.A.I.T. 2
Fri Feb 2 UA-Augustana 5 Concordia-Edmonton 3
Fri Feb 2 N.A.I.T. 6 Red Deer Poly 4

Sat Feb 3 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Concordia-Edmonton at UA-Augustana 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 3 Portage College at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST

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Fri Feb 2 Okanagan 2 Victoria 7
Fri Feb 2 Simon Fraser 3 Logan Lake 4 (so)

Sat Feb 3 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

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