2023-24 Manitoba Bisons/USports Hockey

February 3, 2024: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

Still nothing from Sask, but we have stories from MacEwan and Regina.

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Links:
➤ MacU: Griffins put exclamation mark on historic moment, pummelling Bisons 7-2 to earn first CW playoff spot (with boxscore)

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Links:
➤ UofR: Cougars thump Trinity Western in weekend opener (with boxscore)

February 3, 2024: BISONS PULL OFF A MIRACLE COMEBACK

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 4
(in a shoot-out)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Cardiac Kids Come Alive Late As Manitoba Knocks Off MacEwan 4-3 In A Shootout In Men’s Hockey (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Griffins lose late lead, fall in a shootout to Manitoba, but still finish with program-best record (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary
MacU: C. Chorney (07:05 2nd), B. Boyle (06:02 3rd), K. Gable (13:22 3rd)
Man: D. Thiessen (00:46 3rd), R. Zimmerman (18:50 3rd), C. Veloso (19:42 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Davis (37 shots, 34 saves); Man: Thornton (40 shots, 37 saves)

What a comeback! This was Senior’s Night, as the last regular season home game for the three departing seniors, namely Chase Hartje, Colton Veloso, and Dylan Thiessen. All three of them scored, and they were the three stars.

There was no scoring in the 1st period, and the Family Guys led 1-0 after two. This set up a crazy 3rd period. Dylan Thiessen scored on the PP in the first minute. However, the Mythical Mutants scored two shorthanded goals (Brendan Boyle after 6 and Kole Gable after 13 minutes) to take a 3-1 lead. With Kolby Thornton pulled in favour of an extra attacker, Riley Zimmerman scored with 1:10 to go, and Colton Veloso tied it up with 18 seconds left.

The 3-on-3 did not produce a goal, so off to a shootout. Thornton stopped all three shooters from The Family Guys, and Hartje scored for the Bisons for the victory.

I never had time to do the Friday line-ups, so here are the line-ups for both games:

MANITOBA - FRIDAY

Goal
34 Hawryluk (30 Thornton)

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

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

Scratches
G 1 Harkness
D 6 Fry - 25 Calder
F 12 Trimble - 13 Sutter

MACEWAN - FRIDAY

Goal
29 Abel (33 Davis)

Defence
4 Dowhaniuk - 7 Comrie
21 Kowaluk - 44 Bygrove
16 Parker - 13 Schauffer

Forwards
27 Pasemko - 11 Simard - 22 Scott
14 Taupert - 96 Chorney - 18 Chabot
25 Mitchell - 23 Appelt - 24 Ryan
34 Gable - 93 Strang - 38 Boyle

Scratches
G 31 Ward
D 5 Donohoe - 6 Wruck - 15 Pedersen
F 12 McLean - 17 Lefebvre - 19 Hughes - 37 Mercer

MANITOBA - SATURDAY

Goal
30 Thornton (34 Hawryluk)

Defence
8 Toth - 4 Malchuk
16 Hartje - 27 Gottfried
25 Calder - 6 Fry

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

Scratches
G 1 Harkness
D 5- Casey - 24 Wareham
F 13 Sutter - 26 Boucher

MACEWAN - SATURDAY

Goal
29 Abel (33 Davis)

Defence
21 Kowaluk - 44 Bygrove
13 Schauffer - 6 Wruck
4 Dowhaniuk - 7 Comrie

Forwards
27 Pasemko - 11 Simard - 22 Scott
14 Taupert - 96 Chorney - 18 Chabot
25 Mitchell - 23 Appelt - 24 Ryan
34 Gable - 93 Strang - 38 Boyle

Scratches
G 31 Ward
D 5 Donohoe - 15 Pedersen - 16 Parker
F 12 McLean - 17 Lefebvre - 19 Hughes - 37 Mercer

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This is a photo of Riley Zimmerman’s Friday goal. He added another on Saturday.

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And here’s a celly.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
REGINA COUGARS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ TWU: Better Performance by Spartans in Loss (with boxscore)
➤ UofR: Team Website

Quick Summary
TWU: J. Penner (12:07 3rd)
Reg: E. Pearce (11:13 1st), P. Bjorklund (08:46 2nd), J. Brook (08:48 3rd), L. Barlage (17:47 3rd)
Goal: TWU: LaBelle (41 shots, 38 saves); Reg: Anders (25 shots, 24 saves)

I never saw any of this one. A nice comfy win for the Banjo-Cats as they wrapped up their home schedule. Holy Trinity has a day off and then play the Banjo-Mutts Monday/Tuesday and the Evil Monkeys Friday/Saturday. Another win for them will be hard to find.

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars fall to Huskies in last home game of regular season (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: L. Kosior (02:14 2nd), L. Keeler (15:38 2nd), S. Collins (00:54 3rd), K. Sorensen (13:31 3rd)
MRU: C. Bouchard (18:06 1st), C. Bouchard (13:37 2nd), T. Zandee (18:08 3rd)
Goal: Sask: Kooy (28 shots, 25 saves); MRU: Farkas (36 shots, 32 saves)

Once again, I managed to see the end of this one. There was a pretty good stagger on the evening’s schedule, making this possible. These teams are very close in calibre, and I could see either team winning a playoff series. They each scored six goals on the weekend, with no overtime points.

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

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UBC: Bears snap UBC win streak in overtime (with boxscore)
➤ UofA: Prokop’s OT winner gives Bears much needed win (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
UBC: J. Wismer (03:18 1st), C. McNabb (15:43 3rd)
Alta: T. Preziuso (07:51 1st), A. Thacker (12:29 1st), J. Prokop (00:37 1st OT)
Goal: UBC: Schwebius (28 shots, 25 saves); Alta: Kruger (27 shots, 25 saves)

I saw a lot of this game, and it was a terrific game and a very high quality broadcast. This would have been a good U-Cup semi-final. The T-irds took a too many men penalty with 7 seconds left, and the Evil Monkeys scored the OT winner on that PP. It was a fabulous win for the Monkeys, but a quick gander at the standings will tell you that they will finish 5th unless a Tier 2 team wins a game or two.

NEXT UP

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
Fri Feb 9 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Regina at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Mount Royal at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Alberta at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Sat Feb 3 Windsor 3 Lakehead 6
Sat Feb 3 R.M.C. 7 Waterloo 6 (ot)
Sat Feb 3 Brock 3 Nipissing 2
Sat Feb 3 Carleton 2 McGill 6
Sat Feb 3 Guelph 2 Toronto Metro 5
Sat Feb 3 Ottawa 3 Concordia 2
Sat Feb 3 Queen’s 2 Laurier 4
Sat Feb 3 Ontario Tech 3 York 2

Sun Feb 4 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST

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Sat Feb 3 Moncton at St. F.X. postponed
Sat Feb 3 New Brunswick 8 Dalhousie 2

Sun Feb 4 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST - from Feb 3

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

OUT WEST

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Sat Feb 3 Red Deer Poly 5 N.A.I.T. 1
Sat Feb 3 Concordia-Edmonton 1 UA-Augustana 5
Sat Feb 3 Portage College 3 S.A.I.T. 4

Fri Feb 9 Red Deer Poly at S.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Briercrest College at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 N.A.I.T. at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Sat Feb 3 Okanagan 3 Vancouver Island 7
Fri Feb 9 Victoria at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Vancouver Island at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Vancouver Island at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Victoria at Okanagan 5:45 PST/6:45 CST

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

February 6, 2024: HOLY TRINITY BEAT THE BANJO-MUTTS!

An extra couple days of make-up games was jammed between the weekends in the CW and AUS. Here’s the skinny.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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Monday, February 5, 2024
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: MHKY: Starting the Week Off With a Win (with boxscore)
➤ TWU: Spartans Battle No. 9 Huskies in an Afternoon Match-up (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: V. Loschiavo (14:50 1st) , L. Kosior (15:55 1st) , C. Stebbings (04:03 2nd) , C. Petruic (19:40 3rd)
TWU: M. Joss (13:17 3rd)
Goal: Sask: Ross (33 shots, 32 saves); TWU: Audet (39 shots, 36 saves)

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2
(in a shootout)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofS: MHKY: Trinity Western Spartans Upset Huskies (with boxscore)
➤ TWU: Spartans Beat No. 9 Huskies (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Sask: L. Keeler (10:35 3rd)
TWU: J. Penner (00:34 2nd)
Goal: Sask: Ross (28 shots, 27 saves); TWU: Sommer (53 shots, 52 saves)

The Banjo-Mutts became the first Tier 1 victims of Holy Trinity in the Tuesday game of this make-up series. All it took was a 52 save performance and a shoot-out. The Mutts could still finish as high as 2nd or as low as 5th. Do any other Tier 2 teams have an upset in them?

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Sun Feb 4 Ottawa 0 U.Q.T.R. 2
Thu Feb 8 Western Ontario at Guelph 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Thu Feb 8 Carleton at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Feb 8 U.Q.T.R. at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Feb 8 Queen’s at R.M.C. 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

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Tue Feb 6 U.P.E.I. 4 Acadia 3 - from Feb 3
Tue Feb 6 New Brunswick 7 Moncton 0 - from Feb 7

Wed Feb 7 Moncton at St. F.X. - from Feb 7

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

STANDINGS

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Preview: February 9-10, 2024: MANITOBA at SASKATCHEWAN

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MANITOBA BISONS (5-20-1, 6-28-1, OHT35 #31)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (18-6-2, 19-10-3, OHT35 #9)

Friday, February 9th at 7:00 CT at Merlis Belsher Place, Saskatoon
Saturday, February 10th at 5:00 CT at Merlis Belsher Place, Saskatoon

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

Saskatchewan Links:
➤ UofS: Team Website
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Sep 28/23: US 6 UM 1: LeagueStat
➤ Sep 29/23: US 3 UM 2: LeagueStat

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

There’s no playoff tension this weekend, but byes and match-ups are at issue. Barring a further upset by a Tier 2 team, the Banjo-Mutts will finish 4th and host the Evil Monkeys next weekend. If, however, there is an upset, the Mutts are 2-2 v. Alberta, 0-2 v. Calgary, and 1-3 v MRU.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

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REGINA COUGARS (6-18-2, 10-21-2, OHT35 #26)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (19-5-2, 25-5-2, OHT35 #5)

Links:
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ UofR: Team Website

Bedrock U could nab 2nd only if they out-point the Bluegars on the weekend. On the potential ties, other than Sask, they are 1-3 v. Alberta, 1-2-1 v. MRU, and 1-1 v. UBC (both sides having a 4-1 win). I don’t see a way to 1st place for them, but 2nd is a good chance.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (20-6-0, 23-9-0, OHT35 #2)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (21-4-1, 26-4-1, OHT35 #3)

Links:
➤ UBC: Birds and Cougars battle for first place at the Doug
➤ MRU: Cougars MVB, WHKY move up, MHKY stays high in U SPORTS top 10 rankings

These teams split their first two games, so if MRU wins both (and no more than once in OT) they will pip the T-irds for first place. But a loss or two could see them fall all the way to 4th.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (17-7-2, 22-11-2, OHT35 #8)
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (3-22-1, 7-25-1, OHT35 #32)

Links:
➤ UofA: Team Website
➤ TWU: This Week In Sparta

Can Holy Trinity pull off another upset? Either way, the Evil Monkeys look destined for a 5th place finish.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Fri Feb 9 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Regina at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Mount Royal at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Alberta at Trinity Western 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Alberta at Trinity Western 1:00 PST/3:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Mount Royal at U.B.C. 3:00 PST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Regina at Calgary 6:00 MST/7:00 CST

OUT EAST

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Thu Feb 8 Western Ontario 9 Guelph 5
Thu Feb 8 Carleton 1 Ottawa 3
Thu Feb 8 U.Q.T.R. 1 Concordia 2
Thu Feb 8 Queen’s 6 R.M.C. 0

Fri Feb 9 Nipissing at Lakehead 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Toronto at Brock 6:00 EST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Toronto Metro at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Western Ontario at Waterloo 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Laurier at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Feb 10 York at R.M.C. 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 McGill at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Waterloo at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Feb 10 Ontario Tech at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

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Wed Feb 7 Moncton 1 St. F.X. 3
Fri Feb 9 St. F.X. at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Dalhousie at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Moncton at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Acadia at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Saint Mary’s at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Feb 9 Red Deer Poly at S.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Briercrest College at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 N.A.I.T. at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Briercrest College at Concordia-Edmonton 2:45 MST/3:45 CST
Sat Feb 10 Portage College at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 S.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Feb 9 Victoria at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 9 Vancouver Island at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Vancouver Island at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Victoria at Okanagan 5:45 PST/6:45 CST

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

February 9, 2024: HOLY TRINITY BEATS THE EVIL MONKEYS!

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8

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

Quick Summary
Man: J. Arpin (19:59 1st), J. Hooker (12:40 2nd)
Sask: M. Rumsey (07:26 1st), R. Pelletier (19:50 1st), V. Loschiavo (02:34 2nd), C. Petruic (03:40 2nd), C. Hayes (04:37 2nd), V. Loschiavo (13:07 2nd), D. Holt (15:07 3rd), C. Hayes (15:50 3rd)
Goal: Man: Hawryluk (16 shots, 11 saves), Thornton (21 shots, 18 saves); Sask: Ross (27 shots, 25 saves)

This was not as bad as the score would suggest. The Banjo-Mutts were able to score goals in bunches, which magnified the results.

The Bisons outshot the Mutts 13-12 in the 1st period, but trailed 1-0 until the last 10 seconds. Sask made it 2-0 at that point, but Jackson Arpin the scored with .7 seconds left to make it 2-1.

The Mutts scored their first bundle of three goals in two minutes early in the 2nd to chase Ross Hawryluk from the Bison goal. Kolby Thornton entered the goal and gave up one more to end the period, trailing 6-2. However, a two goal bundle with less than five minutes to go inflated the scoreline.

Captain Hooker notched his 12th goal of the season, a very tidy total on a team struggling to score.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 8

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofC: Dinos earn lopsided win over Cougars (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary
Reg: none
Calg: J. Gricius (11:12 1st), J. Poole (15:52 1st), D. Krebs (16:29 1st), J. Poole (12:47 2nd), M. Patterson (01:14 3rd), C. Gengenbach (02:50 3rd), C. Gutenberg (06:00 3rd), J. Poole (16:04 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (49 shots, 41 saves); Calg: Tetachuk (24 shots, 24 saves)

This game was blah. I never watched, going straight from the Bisons to the game at UBC. Bedrock U can still finish as high as 1st or as low as 3rd. More on that later.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Team Website
➤ TWU: Spartans Beat No. 8 Golden Bears (with boxscore and video)

Quick Summary
Alta: J. Hall (18:20 1st), M. Ward (03:25 3rd), A. Hall (11:33 3rd)
TWU: L. Spadafora (13:51 1st), M. Spafford (02:13 2nd), J. Borynec (05:10 2nd), J. Krahn (19:54 2nd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (19 shots, 15 saves); TWU: Sommer (44 shots, 41 saves)

Holy Trinity beat the Banjo-Mutts and the Evil Monkeys just three days apart. Who’da thunk it? This ensures that the Monkeys will finish 5th and be on the road the rest of the season, whether its two games or twelve.

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

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Team Website
➤ UBC: T-Birds quest for first continues Saturday after shootout loss to MRU (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MRU: T. Zandee (05:04 1st), B. Stevenson (01:46 2nd), C. Hanus (03:13 2nd), C. Bouchard (19:23 3rd)
UBC: L. Kindree (10:28 2nd), J. Williams (12:00 2nd), S. Atkinson (00:32 3rd), S. Huo (10:50 3rd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (37 shots, 33 saves); UBC: Schwebius (18 shots, 14 saves)

The Bluegars entered the night 3 points out of first, and ended two points back. They built a 3-0 lead, but then the T-irds turned it on and looked impressive in mounting a 4-3 lead of their own. However, the Bluegars scored with 37 seconds left, and took the W in a shootout.

Here’s how the top of the table could look:

  • If UBC gets a point, they get 1st.

  • If MRU (in regulation) and Calgary win then there’s a 3-way tie between MRU, Calgary, and UBC: I believe MRU would be 1st due to head-to-head, and if Calgary beats Regina by two then they’d get 3rd.

  • If MRU and Calgary lose in reglation and Sask wins, then we have a 3-way tie for 2nd. MRU would get 2nd, Calgary and Sask would go 3rd/4th depending on plus/minus. Calgary now has a +3 lead.

  • The two-way ties were addressed in the Weekend Preview.

NEXT UP

Sat Feb 10 Alberta at Trinity Western 1:00 PST/3:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Mount Royal at U.B.C. 3:00 PST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Regina at Calgary 6:00 MST/7:00 CST

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Fri Feb 9 Nipissing 2 Lakehead 4
Fri Feb 9 Toronto 6 Brock 3
Fri Feb 9 Toronto Metro 1 U.Q.T.R. 4
Fri Feb 9 Western Ontario 6 Waterloo 4
Fri Feb 9 Laurier 2 Windsor 4

Sat Feb 10 York at R.M.C. 2:00 EST/1:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 McGill at Carleton 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Waterloo at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Sat Feb 10 Ontario Tech at Queen’s 7:30 EST/6:30 CST

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Fri Feb 9 St. F.X. 4 Saint Mary’s 2
Fri Feb 9 Dalhousie 2 Acadia 4
Fri Feb 9 Moncton 5 U.P.E.I. 1

Sat Feb 10 Acadia at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Saint Mary’s at Dalhousie 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 U.P.E.I. at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Feb 9 Red Deer Poly 0 S.A.I.T. 0 (tie)
Fri Feb 9 Briercrest College 3 Concordia-Edmonton 5
Fri Feb 9 N.A.I.T. 3 Portage College 4 (ot)

Sat Feb 10 Briercrest College at Concordia-Edmonton 2:45 MST/3:45 CST
Sat Feb 10 Portage College at N.A.I.T. 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 S.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Feb 9 Victoria 2 Simon Fraser 1
Fri Feb 9 Vancouver Island 6 Logan Lake 2

Sat Feb 10 Vancouver Island at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 10 Victoria at Okanagan 5:45 PST/6:45 CST

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

February 10, 2024: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

We have stories from Regina and Huskie Fans, but nothing from Manitoba, Alberta, and MRU.

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Links:
HuskieFan.ca: Huskies win big over Bisons

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Links:
➤ UofR: Cougars shut out by Dinos in Friday opener (with boxscore)

February 10, 2024: REGULAR SEASON ENDS, PLAYOFFS START FRIDAY

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MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Team Website
➤ UofS: Team Website
HuskieFan.ca: Bring on the Bears

Quick Summary
Man: J. Paulhus (01:30 2nd), J. Paulhus (10:39 2nd)
Sask: C. Petruic (13:14 1st), R. Pelletier (15:48 1st), C. Stebbings (05:32 2nd), C. Petruic (18:56 3rd), C. Saleski (19:24 3rd)
Goal: Man: Thornton (44 shots, 41 saves); Sask: Kooy (18 shots, 16 saves)

The Bisons had a weak opening period, being outshot 18-2 and trailing 2-0. However, they found their form and pulled to with 3-2. It was a pair of empty-netters that put this game away for the Banjo-Mutts. Josh Paulhus had his 5th and 6th goals of the season for the Herd. Not to be outdone, Chance Petruic scored his 14th and 15th for the fire hydrant soakers. Kolby Thornton’s 41 saves boosted his save percentage for the season to .901 in his rookie season.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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REGINA COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 7

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ UofC: Strong finish clinches No. 2 seed for Dinos (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
Reg: K. Shindle (13:41 2nd), M. Culling (04:09 3rd)
Calg: S. Strange (04:31 1st), J. Poole (06:26 1st), S. Strange (11:43 1st), J. Joseph (03:37 2nd), C. Gutenberg (14:38 2nd), J. White (09:20 3rd), M. Westhaver (15:33 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (48 shots, 41 saves); Calg: Stankowski (20 shots, 18 saves)

In the Town of Bedrock the Dinos once again demolished the Banjo-Cats, and this gaves them 2nd place, a bye, and hosting rights for a semi-final series.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA (Friday late): Bears fall to Spartans in Langley
➤ TWU: Spartans Finish Season with Loss to No. 8 Golden Bears (with boxscore & video)

Quick Summary
Alta: C. McClennon (01:31 1st), J. Hall (09:29 1st), J. Prokop (15:22 1st), E. Florchuk (14:56 2nd), D. Plouffe (19:22 2nd), A. Thacker (11:04 3rd), J. Smallwood (13:19 3rd)
TWU: J. Bruce (11:20 1st), D. Dubois (01:16 2nd)
Goal: Alta: Berlin (22 shots, 20 saves); TWU: LaBelle (37 shots, 30 saves)

After Friday night’s embarrassment, the Evil Monkeys found their form and crashed the Kittens. But they still finish 5th.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4
(in a shootout)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Team Website
➤ UBC: Birds clinch first place for the first time in the modern era with shootout win over MRU (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MRU: R. Holmes (01:52 2nd), B. Stevenson (02:23 3rd), R. Holmes (12:36 3rd)
UBC: T. Rask (02:08 2nd), J. Williams (03:55 2nd), S. Huo (11:15 2nd)
Goal: MRU: Farkas (41 shots, 38 saves), Sims (8 shots, 8 saves); UBC: Schwebius (20 shots, 17 saves)

Each side won a shootout this weekend. However the T-irds really dominated this game. Shane Farkas was pulled from the Bluegar net with 34 seconds left, after making 38 saves. Backup Riley Sims finished the game and stopped all 8 shots he faced. However, he allowed 2 goals on 7 shoot-out attempts to take the loss. This gives the T-irds their first time in first place since the Leafs were a Stanley Cup contender.

NEXT UP

Fri Feb 16 MacEwan at Mount Royal
Fri Feb 16 Alberta at Saskatchewan
Sat Feb 17 MacEwan at Mount Royal
Sat Feb 17 Alberta at Saskatchewan
Sun Feb 18 MacEwan at Mount Royal (if necessary)
Sun Feb 18 Alberta at Saskatchewan (if necessary)

Byes: U.B.C. and Calgary

STANDINGS

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OUT EAST

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Sat Feb 10 York 3 R.M.C. 5
Sat Feb 10 McGill 6 Carleton 3
Sat Feb 10 Waterloo 2 Windsor 3
Sat Feb 10 Ontario Tech 3 Queen’s 6

Playoffs TBA

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Sat Feb 10 Acadia 0 St. F.X. 4
Sat Feb 10 Saint Mary’s 3 Dalhousie 0
Sat Feb 10 U.P.E.I. 1 New Brunswick 9

Playoffs TBA

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

OUT WEST

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Sat Feb 10 Briercrest College 3 Concordia-Edmonton 1
Sat Feb 10 Portage College 1 N.A.I.T. 4
Sat Feb 10 S.A.I.T. 2 Red Deer Poly 3

Fri Feb 16 S.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Fri Feb 16 UA-Augustana at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 16 Concordia-Edmonton at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Sat Feb 10 Vancouver Island 6 Simon Fraser 1
Sat Feb 10 Victoria 1 Okanagan 3

Fri Feb 16 Logan Lake at Simon Fraser 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 16 Okanagan at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 16 Simon Fraser at Minot State EX 7:30 CST

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

OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD TOP 35 ~ 2023-24 ~ POLL 19 ~ FEBRUARY 11, 2024

The final poll is here and there were two switches - Lakehead moves from C back to C+ (where they spent most of the season) and Carleton finally moves down from C+ to C.

There several anomalies this year.

In the AUS, nobody came close to challenging UIB. Either UIB is way better than usual, or nobody else could even reach the B level.

In the CW, I have never seen a distinct Tier 1 and Tier 2 as evolved this year. Not one C+ team. Are any of the B teams capable of playing at the A level?

In the OUA, the numbers skewed heavily in favour of the East over the West. That was perhaps a bit of a surprise. The OUA was 4-7 against the AUS (including 0-4 v UIB), and 4-0 against the CW (all by Lakehead, once over Regina and thrice over Manitoba).

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* indicates total includes a tie game
Conf. indicates overall conference record
Conf-x indicates exhibition record within conference
USP-x indicates exhibition record within USports but outside conference
USP ∑ indicates regular season and exhibition record against USports teams
Other indicates record against non-USports teams
Total indicates record against all teams
AOA is the average of averages against each category of opponent.
~ Indicates results “smoothed” to reduce impact of categories with fewer games. The categories are merged and the value applied to both.

February 16, 2024: HOME SIDES TAKE THE OPENERS

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Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Saturday: LeagueStat : CW HockeyTech
➤ Sunday: LeagueStat : CW HockeyTech

Conference Links:
➤ CW: MHKY: Quarter-final Preview
➤ CW: Championship Central
➤ CW: Playoff Schedule
➤ USports: Playoffs Schedule & Results
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey: U SPORTS Rankings

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Bears fall to Huskies in Game 1 (with boxscore)
➤ UofS: MHKY: Quarter-final Preview
HuskieFan.ca: Huskies double Bears in playoff opener

Quick Summary
Alta: A. Thacker (05:37 2nd), J. Hall (08:54 3rd)
Sask: R. Pelletier (11:53 1st), C. Jordan (10:15 2nd), J. Ball (11:12 2nd), V. Loschiavo (12:31 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (30 shots, 26 saves); Sask: Ross (21 shots, 19 saves)

These two teams have met in a lot of CW championship series, and even a U-Cup final, in the past. A meeting in the quarter-finals is therefore quite unique. The Banjo-Mutts controlled the game throughout, leading 1-0 and 3-1 at the two intermissions. The Evil Monkeys do not have the magnetism they had in the past. It used to be that they would usually outshoot their opponents even in their losses.

The regular season was very close, with both series being splits. The Mutts had an OTL, which gave them a 5-4 edge on points. Both sides have recent losses to Holy Trinity, so there is a level of vulnerability here.

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: Strong stretch drive play has Griffins primed to meet MRU in first Canada West playoff series
➤ MacU: Two decades ago, MacEwan last met Mount Royal in playoffs, sweeping them on the way to first championship
➤ MacU: Strang gets historic goal, Abel stops 35, but slow start dooms Griffins to 4-1 loss in CW playoff lid-lifter (with boxscore and video)
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars take down Griffins 4 - 1 in first game of quarterfinals (with boxscore)
➤ MRU: Mount Royal’s MHKY, WHKY, MVB teams earn U SPORTS top 10 nods heading into playoffs

Quick Summary
MacU: E. Strang (12:42 3rd)
MRU: J. Tarzwell (15:01 1st), T. Gould (16:43 1st), K. Smythe (16:12 2nd), J. Senkoe (19:33 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Abel (38 shots, 35 saves); MRU: Sims (21 shots, 20 saves)

This is the first playoff series for the Family Guys, yet these teams have played several series back in the ACAC days. They only played once this year, and they split. That was the Bluegars’ only loss to a Tier 2 team, and the Mythical Mutants’ only win over a Tier 1 team. The Bluegars really deserved a bye this year. However, they and Alberta had 16 games against Tier 1 teams, and 12 against Tier 2 teams. The other Tier 1 teams had 12 games against Tier 1 teams and 16 against Tier 2 teams.

In any event, the Bluegars are well set up for a cross-town rivalry semi-final series against the Bedrock Dinos next week. That should be the talk of the town. I would like to see the Bluegars finally break through and appear on a national stage. The Bluegars have four PPG players (GP-G-A-Points): Connor Bouchard (26-23-34-57), Clayton Hanus (26-13-23-36), Connor Blake (28-5-25-30), and Robbie Holmes (27-15-12-27).

NEXT UP

Sat Feb 17 Alberta at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Sat Feb 17 MacEwan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Sun Feb 18 Alberta at Saskatchewan 6:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 18 MacEwan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST/8:00 CST (if necessary)

OUT EAST

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Sun Feb 11 Nipissing 4 Laurier 5 (ot) (play-in game)
Wed Feb 14 Ottawa 5 Ontario Tech 1 (game 1)
Wed Feb 14 Laurier 7 Toronto 4 (game 1)
Wed Feb 14 Windsor 3 Lakehead 2 (ot) (game 1)
Wed Feb 14 Concordia 3 Queen’s 1 (game 1)
Fri Feb 16 Queen’s 3 Concordia 4 (Concordia wins 2-0)
Fri Feb 16 Lakehead 2 Windsor 7 (Windsor wins 2-0)

Sat Feb 17 Toronto at Laurier 3:30 EST/2:30 CST
Sat Feb 17 Ontario Tech at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sun Feb 18 Ontario Tech at Ottawa 3:00 EST/2:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 18 Laurier at Toronto 7:00 EST/6:00 CST (if necessary)

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Wed Feb 14 Acadia 3 St. F.X. 4 (3ot) (game 1)
Thu Feb 15 U.P.E.I. 3 Saint Mary’s 4 (game 1)

Sat Feb 17 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 17 Saint Mary’s at U.P.E.I. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Mon Feb 19 Acadia at St. F.X. 7:00 AST/5:00 CST (if necessary)
Mon Feb 19 U.P.E.I. at Saint Mary’s 7:00 AST/5:00 CST (if necessary)

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

OUT WEST

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Fri Feb 16 S.A.I.T. 9 Briercrest College 4
Fri Feb 16 UA-Augustana 3 N.A.I.T. 4
Fri Feb 16 Concordia-Edmonton 2 Portage College 6

Sat Feb 17 S.A.I.T. at Briercrest College 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Feb 17 N.A.I.T. at UA-Augustana 6:00 MST/7:00 CST
Sat Feb 17 Portage College at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Feb 16 Logan Lake 4 Simon Fraser 6
Fri Feb 16 Okanagan 4 Victoria 5
Fri Feb 16 Simon Fraser 2 Minot State 5 ACHA EX

Sat Feb 17 Okanagan at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 17 Simon Fraser at Logan Lake 7:00 PST/9:00 CST DH
Sat Feb 17 Simon Fraser at Minot State ACHA EX 7:30 CST DH

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

February 17, 2024: ONLY ONE SERIES IN CANADA IS GOING TO GAME 3

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Live Links:
➤ Video: CanadaWest TV
➤ Sunday: LeagueStat : CW HockeyTech

Conference Links:
➤ CW: MHKY: Quarter-final Preview
➤ CW: Championship Central
➤ CW: Playoff Schedule
➤ USports: Playoffs Schedule & Results
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey: U SPORTS Rankings

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
( Series tied 1-1.)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Preziuso, Kruger power Bears to Game 2 win over Saskatchewan (with boxscore)
➤ UofS (Friday late): MHKY: Huskies edge out Golden Bears in game one
HuskieFan.ca: Bears force deciding game

Quick Summary
Alta: C. McClennon (02:30 1st), T. Preziuso (06:07 2nd), T. Preziuso (08:08 3rd)
Sask: J. Ball (01:28 1st), C. Petruic (12:32 1st)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (30 shots, 28 saves); Sask: Kooy (16 shots, 15 saves), Ross L (19 shots, 17 saves)

Of the eight quarter-final series taking place across the country, this will be the one and only one heading to a rubber match. This was an extremely well-played match. The Banjo-Mutts led 2-1 after one, the Evil Monkeys tied it in the 2nd, and then won it with the only goal of the 3rd period. Tyler Preziuso scored the tieing and winning goals. Jordan Kooy started in the Sask net, but left the game after the 1st period. Roddy Ross finished, after going the distance on Friday. Ethan Kruger has gone the distance in both games for the Monkeys. The winner will officially take on the T-irds in the semi-final round. No result in game 3 would surprise me.

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MACEWAN GRIFFINS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 6
(MRU wins series 2-0.)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MacU: Team Website
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars advance to semi-finals after victory over Griffins
➤ UofC: Crowchild Classic playoff series coming to Father David Bauer Arena

Quick Summary
MacU: S. Simard (10:30 1st), K. Chabot (15:48 1st), V. Scott (04:05 2nd), K. Gable (15:52 2nd)
MRU: K. Walker (01:42 1st), J. Senkoe (17:39 1st), R. Aquilon (06:08 2nd), R. Holmes (13:23 2nd), R. Fromm-Delorme (15:58 3rd), J. Senkoe (18:51 3rd)
Goal: MacU: Abel (37 shots, 31 saves); MRU: Sims (20 shots, 16 saves)

I just saw the very ending of the 2nd period, and then the 3rd. It was already 4-4 when I tuned in. While the Bluegars clearly had the better of the play, the winner was netted with just over 4 minutes left. The first team website to upload a story was neither competing school. Instead, Bedrock uploaded the linked story to capitalize on the buzz. It will be Bluegars v. Bedrock next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

NEXT UP

Sun Feb 18 Alberta at Saskatchewan 6:00 CST
Thu Feb 22 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Alta/Sask Winner at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST (if necessary)
Sat Feb 24 Alta/Sask Winner at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sun Feb 25 Alta/Sask Winner at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST (if necessary)

OUT EAST

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Sat Feb 17 Toronto 3 Laurier 5 (Laurier wins 2-0)
Sat Feb 17 Ontario Tech 0 Ottawa 8 (Ottawa wins 2-0)

Division semi-finals TBD.

NOTE: Laurier finished the season on an 8-2-0 run, making their’s a mild upset.

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Sat Feb 17 St. F.X. 3 Acadia 2 (3ot) (SFX wins 2-0)
Sat Feb 17 Saint Mary’s 2 U.P.E.I. 1 (ot) (SMU wins 2-0)

Conference semi-finals TBD.

The AUS played a record amount of overtime, with 3 of 4 games going into extra time.

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

OUT WEST

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Sat Feb 17 S.A.I.T. 2 Briercrest College 4
Sat Feb 17 N.A.I.T. 3 UA-Augustana 4 (ot)
Sat Feb 17 Portage College 2 Concordia-Edmonton 4

Fri Feb 23 S.A.I.T. at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Briercrest College at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Portage College at UA-Augustana 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Sat Feb 17 Okanagan 2 Vancouver Island 7
Sat Feb 17 Simon Fraser 5 Logan Lake 4
Sat Feb 17 Simon Fraser 3 Minot State 2 ACHA EX

Fri Feb 23 Logan Lake at Victoria 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Logan Lake at Vancouver Island 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Simon Fraser at Okanagan 6:15 PST/8:15 CST
End of regular season.

NOTE: The SFU Globetrotters team finishes 4-12-2.

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

February 18, 2024: MONKEYS ADVANCE, MUTTS OUT

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Conference Links:
➤ CW: MHKY: Quarter-final Preview
➤ CW: Championship Central
➤ CW: Playoff Schedule
➤ USports: Playoffs Schedule & Results
➤ USports: Men’s Hockey: U SPORTS Rankings

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
(in overtime)
(Alberta wins series 2-1.)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Lategan’s OT winner sends Bears to CW Semifinal (with boxscore)
➤ UofS (Saturday late): MHKY: Golden Bears come out ontop of game two
HuskieFan.ca: Men’s Hockey Section

Quick Summary
Alta: A. de la Gorgendiere (04:20 2nd), A. Thacker (06:13 2nd), A. Thacker (11:38 2nd), T. Preziuso (10:49 3rd), D. Lategan (04:53 1st OT)
Sask: C. Hayes (08:56 1st), D. Holt (02:11 2nd), T. Prefontaine (14:51 2nd), V. Loschiavo (06:44 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (33 shots, 29 saves); Sask: Ross (34 shots, 29 saves)

No Sunday stories are posted yet at either the UofS site nor HuskieFan.ca.

In any event, this was a tremendous Sunday night battle. There was nothing to choose between these teams during the season, nor now. Sask led 2-0, Alberta led 3-2, and Sask led 4-3. Both sides looked tired with three games in three days.

The schedules are now posted in all three conferences.

NEXT UP

Wed Feb 21 Laurier at Toronto Metro 6:15 EST/5:15 CST
Wed Feb 21 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Wed Feb 21 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Thu Feb 22 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Thu Feb 22 Brock at Windsor 7:30 EST/6:30 CST
Fri Feb 23 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 U.Q.T.R. at Ottawa 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Toronto Metro at Laurier 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Fri Feb 23 St.F.X. at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 MST/8:00 CST (if necessary)
Sat Feb 24 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Windsor at Brock 4:00 EST/3:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 McGill at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 AST
Sun Feb 25 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Windsor at Brock 4:00 EST/3:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Laurier at Toronto Metro 6:15 EST/5:15 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST (if necessary)

Note: The AUS semi-finals are best-of-five and continue the following week.

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

February 19, 2024: MONDAY MORNING LINKS

There are now links from Saskatown.

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Links:
➤ UofS: MHKY: Golden Bears come out on top over Huskies in OT (with boxscore)
HuskieFan.ca: Eliminated in overtime

February 22-23, 2024: MONKEYS WIN, DINOS IN FINAL

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
(Calgary leads series 1-0)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Players Bench Athletes of the Week: February 13 - 19
➤ MRU: MHKY: Cougars drop game one against Dinos (with boxscore)
➤ UofC: Trio of Dinos earn Canada West honours
➤ UofC: Dinos double up Cougars in series opener (with boxscore)

Quick Summary
MRU: T. Zandee (16:18 1st), J. Senkoe (19:42 1st)
Calg: A. Kydd (09:17 1st), M. Westhaver (18:18 1st), D. Melin (06:41 2nd), J. Gricius (11:35 2nd)
Goal: MRU: Sims (32 shots, 28 saves); Calgary: Tetachuk (23 shots, 21 saves)

This cross-town series started early on Thursday night and the game stories, all-star selection stories, and summaries are all linked. This was actually a very decisive win for Bedrock U. The first period was wild, ending in a 2-2 draw. The Dinos dominated the second, outshooting the Bluegars 19-7 and taking a 4-2 lead into the third. MRU outshot the Dinos 9-3 in the third, but with a two goal deficit those 9 shots were not going to throw much of a scare.

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
(in overtime)
(Calgary wins series 2-0.)

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

Quick Summary
MRU: Z. Rawji (10:22 1st), R. Fromm-Delorme (13:08 3rd), B. Stevenson (19:34 3rd)
Calg: D. Anderson (15:39 2nd), J. Joseph (01:56 3rd), C. Gengenbach (04:02 3rd), C. Gengenbach (03:42 1st OT)
Goal: MRU: Sims (31 shots, 27 saves); Calgary: Tetachuk (24 shots, 21 saves)

This was a must-win for the Bluegars and, as has been the case every year, they came up just a wee bit short. They were leading 1-0 and on a PP when they surrendered a shorthanded goal. From then on, Bedrock U had the better of the play. However, a nice comeback, capped with a game-tieing goal with 26 seconds left, forced overtime.

This means that of the two CW Tier 1 teams eliminated so far, both were sent packing in overtime.

Bedrock U will be going back to the nationals, where they are currently on a 0-8 run. Their last win was 6-3 over Brandon in 1981.

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 1

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Team Website
➤ UBC (preview): Top-seeded T-Birds host Bears for first time as playoff rivalry renewed
➤ UBC: Team Website

Quick Summary
Alta: D. Lategan (10:47 2nd), J. Hall (04:08 3rd), E. Florchuk (12:58 3rd), J. Prokop (15:04 3rd)
UBC: S. Huo (05:33 2nd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (28 shots, 27 saves); UBC: Schwebius (29 shots, 25 saves)

The Evil Monkeys took control of this one in the third period, which is all I was able to watch. A 1-1 nip-and-tuck battle became a routine 4-1 victory. Can the T-irds stave off elimination?

UBC would host Calgary in the final if they win this series, whilst Alberta would head south should they win this.

NEXT UP
Sat Feb 24 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST
Sun Feb 25 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PST/9:00 CST (if necessary)

OUT EAST

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Wed Feb 21 Laurier 1 Toronto Metro 4 (game 1)
Wed Feb 21 Ottawa 1 U.Q.T.R. 4 (game 1)
Wed Feb 21 Concordia 4 McGill 6 (game 1)
Thu Feb 22 Brock 6 Windsor 1 (game 1)
Fri Feb 23 U.Q.T.R. 2 Ottawa 3 (ot) (series tied 1-1)
Fri Feb 23 Toronto Metro 5 Laurier 1 (TMU wins series 2-0)

Sat Feb 24 Windsor at Brock 4:00 EST/3:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 McGill at Concordia 7:00 EST/6:00 CST
Sun Feb 25 Windsor at Brock 4:00 EST/3:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Ottawa at U.Q.T.R. 7:00 EST/6:00 CST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 25 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EST/6:00 CST (if necessary)

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Fri Feb 23 Saint Mary’s 2 New Brunswick 4 (game 1)
Fri Feb 23 St.F.X. 3 Moncton 5 (game 1)

Sat Feb 24 Saint Mary’s at New Brunswick 7:00 AST/5:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 St. F.X. at Moncton 7:00 AST/5:00 CST

OUT WEST

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Fri Feb 23 S.A.I.T. 3 Concordia-Edmonton 7
Fri Feb 23 Briercrest College 5 Red Deer Poly 3
Fri Feb 23 Portage College 1 UA-Augustana 7

Sat Feb 24 Briercrest College at Red Deer Poly 1:00 MST/2:00 CST
Sat Feb 24 Concordia-Edmonton at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MST/7:15 CST
Sat Feb 24 UA-Augustana at Portage College 7:00 MST/8:00 CST

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Fri Feb 23 Logan Lake at Victoria - cancelled
Sat Feb 24 Logan Lake at Vancouver Island - cancelled
Sat Feb 24 Simon Fraser at Okanagan 6:15 PST/8:15 CST

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