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26 Aug. 28: Bison Practice on Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:29 am

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So I popped in at the Max Bell to take my son skating and instead of public skating there was "Bison Men's Practice" on the board. Since it was so hot outside we wanted to check out the ice and, indeed, there was a Bison men's hockey practice, featuring 2 goaltenders and 9 skaters. That explains the short-staffed squad in Europe. I could not identify everybody. But Blair Macaulay and Dane Crowley had numbers on their helmets making them identifiable. I also thought I saw alumni Chris Benias out there. How many short guys with a #17 helmet are out there? There should be plenty of competition for spots when the two camps come together.

27 Aug. 29: Bisons 5 Klostersee 2 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:39 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
EHC KLOSTERSEE GRAFING 2


Links:
:. [Team Preview Story] :. [Translation]
:. [Bison Schedule Page]


According to the Klostersee website, the last word on the game was cancelled due to an ice plant problem. However, on the Bison site they have the score without any link to a story or summary. A web search revealed nothing. Klostersee is on  Pointsreak for regular season only. So I am unable to say what the Bisons did and if they remain short-staffed.


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28 Aug. 31: Fischtown 6 Bisons 5 (so) on Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:59 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 5
FISCHTOWN PINGUINS 6

(IN SHOOT-OUT)

Links:
:. [Fischtown Preview] :. [Translation]
:. [Ritten Story on both games] :. [Translation]
:. [Fischtown Game Story] :. [Translation]
:. [SportNews.bz Story on both games] :. [Translation]
:. [Eurohockey Game Detail]


The Ritten tournament produced a pair of exciting games on day one. The Bisons were featured in the opener. I have thus far been unable to locate a line-up or a proper summary. However several links have listed the scorers:

1:0 (08.) FPB Martinelli PP
2:0 (10.) FPB Kopecky
2:1 (11.) UMB Dickin
3:1 (13.) FPB Fatyka
3:2 (15.) UMB Ciarelli PP
4:2 (23.) FPB McPherson
4:3 (39.) UMB MacLeod
5:3 (40.) FPB Dejdar
5:4 (48.) UMB Dickin
5:5 (51.) UMB Lewadniuk PP
6:5 (65.) FPB Cook SO

So, 4 of the 5 Bison goals were scored by newcomers. The result also shows improvement from the opening game against Rosenheim, who are ranked at the same level as Fischtown.

From Ritten:
In the afternoon, the North Germans met the college boys from Manitoba and saw a long time like the sure winner from. But the guys at the University team managed at a brisk game even the 5:5 compensation, before they had to admit defeat after extra time in the shootout.
From Fischtown:
The penguin did very hard against the young, hungry Canadian bottom line. Although the Bremerhaven were optically far superior. But in the last third tore the thread. The Penguin gave a 5-3 lead out of hand and escaped with difficulty into the shootout. Here redeemed Brendan Cook and his colleagues transformed attempt.

Two weeks before the start of the DEL-II match of the season, the penguin was already very well regarded. The washer ran smoothly, the setting was right. However, there were still one or other negligence on the defensive, were punished by the bison with goals against.
From SportNews.bz:
In the second semi-final, the penguin doing heavy expects al against the young Canadians of Manitoba Bsons. DEL2 the club was in the final period a 5-3 lead out of hand and escaped with difficulty into the shootout. Here Brendan Cook scored but still the decisive goal for the North Germans.


RITTEN/RENON SPORT 4
NEUMARKT/EGNA WILD GEESE 3

(IN OVERTIME)

Links:
:. [Hockey Time Story] :. [Translation]
:. [Sportnews.bz Season Preview Story] :. [Translation]


The hosts from Ritten fell behind the Wild Geese by 3-0 before mounting a comeback and winning in overtime. Travis Ramsay set up the two goals which started the comeback.

Sunday's games will see the Bisons face the Wild Geese for 3rd place, followed by the Pinguins against Ritten for 1st place.


The Evil Monkeys announced two more recruits - forward Jamie Crooks (Victoria) and goaltender Luke Siemens (Prince Albert).

Links:
:. [U of A Story]


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29 Sept. 1: Bisons 6 Neumarkt/Egna 2 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:19 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 6
NEUMARKT/EGNA WILD GEESE 2



FISCHTOWN PINGUINS 3
RITTEN/RENON SPORT 2

(IN SHOOTOUT)

Links:
:. [Ritten Story on both games] :. [Translation]
:. [Hockey Time Story] :. [Translation]
:. [Neumarkt Story] :. [Translation]
:. [Fischtown Site - no story yet]
:. [SportNews.bz - no story yet]
:. [Eurohockey Game Detail - on final] :. [- 3rd not yet posted]


The Bisons have played many things.

They have played several types of animals, like Monkeys, Pronghorns, Beavers, Badgers, Bears, and Mavericks.

And mythological ones like Thunderbirds and Griffins, and extinct ones like Dinosaurs.

Not to forget birds like Ooks and Hawks, or canines like Thunderwolves and two kinds of Huskies.

The felines have been abundant, including Bobcats, Lions, Tigers, and two colours of Cougars. They even played two colours: Reds and Blues.

In a celestial sense they have faced North Stars, Starbulls, and once even Cyclones.

For people they have faced Nor'Westers and Wesmen, Fighting Sioux and Redmen, 99ers, Trojans, Patriotes, and even Cannibals.

Transportation modes have also been encountered, like Clippers and Trucks. They once faced the Jets, and later the Mooses.

But until today they had never faced Gooses!

None of the links tells much about the Bison game. They were down 0-2 early then scored to go into the 1st intermission down 1-2. They then dominated the 2nd (with 2 goals) and 3rd (with 3 goals) periods. Italian hockey is short on statistical links so I may never find the line-ups, goaltenders, or even scorers for the tour.

In the end, the Bisons go 2-1-1 on the tour. Even when short staffed, they should beat teams from the OBL and INL (which they did) and have tight games against the DEL2 (which they did in Saturday's shootout against Fischtown). Now the Euro tourists will come home and join the group training at the Max Bell.

As for the tournament opponents, Neumarkt/Egna are happy that they went to overtime against Ritten/Renon, a team from a higher league. Fischtown had two wins in shootouts. It seems that Ritten/Renon is also happy with Chris Mason, Travis Ramsay, and their other new recruits, who all played key roles.

The Bisons next play in Hillbillyland where the bulk of the CW teams will converge for a mix-match of exhibition games. Actually, it would be nice to be able to see so many teams in one venue. The Herd will face the Bedrock Boys on Friday, Sept. 13 and the Evil Monkeys on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The home debut will be against the Regina Cougars on Sept. 20-21 with 2:00 p.m. starts both days. The pre-season will conclude with home games against the Toronto Varsity Blues on Sept. 27-28.


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Blair Macaulay, the Bisons' top scorer, and one of the best players in the CIS, has signed a pro deal. He and his brother, Scott Macaulay, are headed off to the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL, an Edmonton Oilers affiliate. Both played for the Winnipeg Saints. Thereafter, Scott went to the NCAA and Blair to the WHL.

The quote tells just how good he was:
Macaulay played four seasons (2009-13) at Manitoba and was selected as a two-time Canada West men’s hockey MVP during 2011-12 and 2012-13 season – only the second player in the award's 35-year history to win the award in consecutive seasons. The Winnipeg native had a very successful career with the Bisons and his accolades included being named a 2012-13 CIS First Team All-Canadian, 2011-12 CIS Second Team All-Canadian, being named Canada West First Team All-Star in three consecutive seasons (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) and part of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets 2012 Development Camp roster.
What it does not say is that he started as a 4th-liner and penalty killer and quickly moved his way up in the order. Check out the Elite Prospects stats page. The 23 goals in 28 regular season games in 2011-12 was quite incredible.

I saw him at a Bison workout during the team's European tour. However, I also believe I saw Chris Benias and perhaps other former Bisons there as well. Whether the team thought he might return is something I just don't know.

The Bisons' next games are in Regina where they will face Bedrock on Friday, September 13 and the Evil Monkeys on Saturday, September 14.

Links:
:. [U of M Story] : reposted [at CW]
:. [Bakersfield Condors Story]
:. [Elite Prospects Stats page



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
UA AUGUSTANA VIKINGS 1


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]
:. [Augustana Tweet] :. [U of A Tweet]
:. [ACAC Schedule Page]
:. [Augustana Team Page] :. [Alberta Team Page]


There is not much detail here, other than the score from a couple of tweets. Check the links for more detailed summaries and perhaps a game story which may have been uploaded after I posted.

NEXT UP:

Fri Sep 06 Calgary v Alberta (at Banff)
Sat Sep 07 Alberta v Calgary (at Banff)
Mon Sep 09 Flames Rookies at Calgary
Tue Sep 10 Oilers Rookies at Alberta
Tue Sep 10 Regina at Weyburn (SJHL)


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31 Sept. 6: Monkeys win, More recruiting news on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:51 am

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The Selkirk Steelers website announced that their former goaltender Joey Rewucki is attending the U of M on a scholarship. I did see his name on the roster/stats pages when the Bisons faced Rosenheim (see post from Aug. 27th) and posted his stats.
The Selkirk Steelers announce that former goaltender Joey Rewucki  has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of  Manitoba Bison's men’s hockey team for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

Rewucki, originally from East St. Paul was an original draft pick of the Steelers and played four  years starting  with the 2008/09 season. During his time with the Steelers, Rewucki played in 168 games compiling a 3.22 goals against average and a career .911 save %. He was a three time all-star, Steelers MVP in 2010 and was twice nominated by the MJHL for the leagues top goaltender.
And, the GoBisons.ca website is being renovated. One effect is that bookmarked links to specific pages no longer work. It appears that they are trying to add content to the new site bit-by-bit. The site is one of those awkward new ones where your screen is full of banners and menus that appear and vanish and basically just leave room for an inch of actual content to be visible at any one time. Compare new to the really old one and see which had the better utility.

Links:
:. [Steelers Story]
:. [New Site] :. [2008 site]



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore] :. [U of A lineup card]
:. [Calgary Recruiting Story]
:. [CW Schedule Page]
:. [ACAC Schedule Page]


All I have is the score and that the Monkeys' scorers were Sean Ringrose (with 2), Ian Barteaux, and Johnny Lazo. I have the link for the CW schedule page in case stats or a story are uploaded.

Team Bedrock also announced (presumably) their final batch of recruits:
• Dylan Walchuk • 5'10" 170 Ibs. • Forward • McBride, B.C. Spokane (WHL)
• Adam Kambeitz • 6'0" 196 Ibs. • Forward • Coaldale, Alta. Seattle (WHL)
• Jordan Messier • 6'2" 195 Ibs. • Forward • Canmore, Alta. Moose Jaw (WHL)
• Myles Hovdebo • 6'1" 174 Ibs. • Goaltender • Swift Current, Sask. • La Ronge (SJHL)

Meanwhile, Augustana beat Battlefords (SJHL) 5-2.

NEXT UP:

Sat Sep 07 Alberta v Calgary (at Banff)
Mon Sep 09 Flames Rookies at Calgary
Tue Sep 10 Oilers Rookies at Alberta
Tue Sep 10 Regina at Weyburn (SJHL)


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32 Re: 2013-14 Bisons/CIS Thread on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:21 pm

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Sept. 7: Monkeys sweep Dinos


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 0


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]
:. [Edmonton Examiner Story]


As with game 1, all we have is a list of scorers from the Monkeys' site: Brett Ferguson, Torrie Dyck and Thomas Carr. So now the records of the three teams to see action so far are:
Alberta 3-0-0
Manitoba 2-1-1
Calgary 0-2-0

There was also a piece in the Edmontown Examiner on new Monkey goaltender Luke Siemens. Although he has great credentials, it is hard to see him improving the Monkey goaltending. Kurtis Mucha stole games for them last year, including one memorable night in Manitoba.


There is no announcement yet from Sask on their recruits. However, we get word from Fort Mac that one of the Keyano Huskies' goaltenders is shifting to another pack of mutts. Matthew Smidt is shifting from remote Alberta to the Spitoon. BTW, Sask's site really sucks.

Links:
:. [Fort McMurray Today Story]
:. [U of S site]



I also came across a piece on Yahoo about the CIS's improved exposure in general. Cited are:
1. CIS TV Deal with Sportsnet.
2. Sportsnet 360 Web Coverage (see http://www.sportsnet.ca/cis/).
3. Investment in free, live streaming.
4. Partnerships with community teams (an example is the Bisons-Bombers).
5. Brand Power.

I will have to see how Sportsnet's CIS page covers hockey this year. Right now the football coverage looks pretty good.

Links:
:. [Yahoo Story]
:. [SportsNet CIS Page]


NEXT UP:

CANADA WEST
Mon Sep 09 Flames Rookies at Calgary
Tue Sep 10 Oilers Rookies at Alberta
Tue Sep 10 Regina at Weyburn (SJHL)
Fri Sep 13 Alberta v Lethbridge (at Regina)
Fri Sep 13 Saskatchewan at Regina
Fri Sep 13 Calgary v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sat Sep 14 Alberta v Manitoba (at Regina)
Sat Sep 14 Lethbridge at Regina
Sat Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Calgary (at Regina)
Sun Sep 15 Alberta at Regina
Sun Sep 15 Calgary v Lethbridge (at Regina)

OUT EAST
Thu Sep 12 Concordia at McGill
Fri Sep 13 Guelph at Western Ontario (at Komoko)
Fri Sep 13 Concordia at UQTR
Sat Sep 14 Laurier at Ryerson
Sat Sep 14 Nipissing at Waterloo
Sat Sep 14 Queen's v RMC (at Gananoque)
Sat Sep 14 Windsor at UOIT
Sat Sep 14 Nipissing at Waterloo


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33 Sept. 9-10: Alberta Sees CIS/NHL Split on Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:48 pm

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EDMONTON OILERS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore & Story] :. [Same Story, different link]
:. [LeagueStat Summary]


This used to be an annual fixture so it is good to see it back. And the Monkeys beat the Greasers, so score one for the CIS. Then again, it was ONLY the Greasers. BTW, the Greasers only had 2 shots on goal in the 3rd period. The Mobnkeys are throwing feces in celebration as they are now 4-0-0 in the exhibition season.


CALGARY FLAMES 6
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [U of C Preview] :. [U of C Story]
:. [LeagueStat Summary] :. [CW Story - both games]


The Flames outshot the Dinos 35-29 in what sems to have been a free-wheeling game. The difference in the game was that the Flames were 4-for-8 on the PP. The Dinos are now 0-3-0 in the pre-season.



Links:
:. [Weyburn Site] :. [U of R Site]
:. [Weyburn Twitter]
:. [U of R Summer Challenge Story]


Regina was supposed to travel to Weyburn to face the Red Wings on Sept. 10. However, there is nothing about the game on either the U of R or Weyburn sites. Weyburn's Twitter reminded of the game at 12:58 pm. It was listed on the SJHL LeagueStat games, but none of those have scores or links. My assumption? Banjoland ran out of electricity. But Regina is hosting 6 of 8 CW teams this weekend. That would be nice to see. I would love tio sit through 3 hockey games per day.


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Weekend Preview: All Roads Lead to Regina



Links:
:. [U of M Site] :. [Bison Roster Page]
:. [CW Schedule Page (with links)]
:. [Canada West Annual Magazine]
:. [CIS Repost of U of A Story]
:. [Cougar Roster Page]
:. [Alberta Site] :. [Calgary Site]
:. [Lethbridge Site] :. [Sask Site]


The Bisons are off to Regina where they will not play the Cougars, nor any team from Banjoland. Instead they will face two teams from Saudi Alberta (Bedrock and the Evil Monkeys) on neutral ice. The Banjo-Mutts and H0rny Ones will also be there. The weekend schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 13
2:00 – Regina vs. Saskatchewan
5:00 – Alberta vs. Lethbridge
8:00 – Calgary vs. Manitoba

Saturday, Sept. 14
12:00 – Regina vs. Lethbridge
3:00 – Alberta vs. Manitoba
6:00 – Calgary vs. Saskatchewan

Sunday, Sept. 15
10:30 – Regina vs. Alberta
1:30 – Calgary vs. Lethbridge

There is not much in pre-event information to share at this point. The U of M site, since being re-minted, has no updates and in fact has lost the story on Macaulay turning pro and the scores from their European tour.

This makes it time for an annual rant: Why don't CIS teams get their websites going in advance of the pre-season? Should they not have training camp rosters available? Could they not have even a small story on the opening weekend? This would be an easy first step towards getting media coverage in their local marketplaces.

Here's where the websites stand:

Manitoba - The roster page has deleted all 5th year players from last year. It still includes last year's 3rd and 4th years who graduated and does not include any new recruits. Before the website was "modernized" the schedule page had the scores from the European tour. Those have been removed and they have not even added a story on the tour. The roster page does tell us that Tyler Dittmer is now a conditioning coach, along with Riley Dudar.

Alberta - The schedule page has a link to a linescore of each game so far, and a story on the Oiler game. Their roster page is not available yet.

Calgary and Lethbridge - The schedule pages are updated but are without links (which may change this weekend. The roster pages are 2012-13.

Regina - They have their 2013-14 roster looking complete. They have 8 defencemen listed, which after being short-handed last year will be a luxury. The schedule page deleted a previously scheduled game with Weyburn but appears up-to-date.

Saskatchewan - I do not know what their site is doing. When you go there you get all their players' dopey faces but no actual site. So who knows. They must be wiping their butts on the carpet again.


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35 OUA on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:38 pm

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Sept. 12: Eastern Pre-Season Begins


CONCORDIA STINGERS 4
MCGILL REDMEN 6


Links:
:. [LeagueStat Summary]


This was the first CIS exhibition game of the season outside of those involving CW teams. The McGilligutties led 6-2 at one time, and had a massive edge on the shot clock as well. But the Bees scrambled back to make the score respectable, at least.

Fun fact: The Bees have two players named "Hugo". Can any other hockey team make that claim?


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36 Regina Tournament on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:34 am

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Sept. 13: Herd edged in Banjoland


MANITOBA BISONS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3


Links:
:. [U of C Twitter]
:. [CW Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [U of R Tournament Results]


There is absolutely no further information about this other than the score. Same thing for the other games in this event. ...

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
REGINA COUGARS 3


Whenever the Kittens can beat the Puppies they have to like it, exhibition or not.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 10


Links:
:. [U of A Linescore]


At least the Monkeys' site has a linescore, even if all it does is tell us who scored the Monkey goals. Could be a rough year for the H0rny Ones. Maybe the fact that the Monkeys got an early start gives them an edge over the `Horns. We'll see.


REGINA COUGARS 8
WEYBURBN REDWINGS 2


Links:
:. [DiscoverWeyburn.com Story]


Thanks to Gilligan at CISfootball.org we have confirmation that this game was actually played! I do have to wonder why the team websites never had anything on it, though. It was played on September 10th.
Nick Clark started in goal for Weyburn, and allowed 3 goals on 22 shots through half the game. Veteran, Nate Ferris then took over, but Regina kept coming. The boys really had to compete for puck possession, as the final shots ended up being 46-14 in favour of Regina. Last night was also a good opportunity to shake off the summer dust, and get reacquainted with physical play.
OUT EAST:


GUELPH GRYPHONS 2
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 4


Links:
:. [UWO Story]


This represents the on-ice debut of Ontario teams this pre-season. This was a neutral ice game in Komoka, wherever the heck that may be.


CONCORDIA STINGERS 3
UQTR PATRIOTES 1


Links:
:. [UQTR Link]


The Stinkers level their record at 1-1-0. No doubt their football team envies that record.

NEXT UP:

CANADA WEST - at Regina
Sat Sep 14 Lethbridge at Regina (1:00 CDT)
Sat Sep 14 Alberta v Manitoba (4:00 CDT)
Sat Sep 14 Saskatchewan v Calgary (7:00 CDT)

OUT EAST
Sat Sep 14 Laurier at Ryerson
Sat Sep 14 Nipissing at Waterloo
Sat Sep 14 Queen's v RMC (at Gananoque)
Sat Sep 14 Windsor at UOIT
Sat Sep 14 Nipissing at Waterloo


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37 Sept. 14: Herd Shutout By Monkeys on Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:37 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:
:. [U of M Site - nothing yet] :. [U of A Linescore]
:. [CW Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [U of R Tournament Results]


As usual we get a list of Evil Monkey goal scorers from the U of A linescore: Jesse Craige, Levko Koper, Torrie Dyck and James Dobrowolski, all returning to the zoo and clearly throwing feces already. So the Monkeys are 2-0-0 and the Herd 0-2-0 on the weekend.

The Regina results page was not updated on Saturday. The CW linked page has scores only.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
REGINA COUGARS 4


The H0rny Ones must be thrilled to have a close game after being pummulled on Friday. And the Banjo-Cats go to 2-0-0 on the weekend. The bragging rights will be at stake when the Kittens face the Monkeys on Sunday.


CALGARY DINOSAURS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

(in shoot-out)

This would have to be looked upon as compensation for the football victory by the Bedrock Boys over the Mangy Ones earlier in the day. Calgary is 1-0-1 on the weekend, with a game remaining against Lethbridge. Sask is 1-1-0 and finished.

OUT EAST:


LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS 3
RYERSON RAMS 1

Link:  [RU Story]


QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 4
RMC PALADINS 5

(in shoot-out)
Link: [Queen's Story]


WINDSOR LANCERS 7
UOIT RIDGEBACKS 4

Link: [UOIT Twitter]


NIPISSING LAKERS 0
WATERLOO WARRIROS 6

Link: [Waterloo Twitter]

NEXT UP:

CANADA WEST - at Regina
Sun Sep 15 Alberta at Regina
Sun Sep 15 Calgary v Lethbridge (at Regina)
Wed Sep 18 Mount Royal at Calgary
Thu Sep 19 Mount Royal at Calgary

OUT EAST
Mon Sep 16 New Brunswick v Moncton (at Cocagne NB)
Thu Sep 19 McGill at Western Ontario
Thu Sep 19 UPEI at St. Thomas


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38 AUS ... on Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:00 pm

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Sept. 16: The AUS Sees Its First Action


NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 4
MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 2


Links:
:. [UNB Schedule/Results]


This was the opener for both sides and I have nothing but the score. The Eggs kind of slipped last year after it looked like they were on their way back to the their traditional place as a challenger to the Squirrels.


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39 Weekend Preview: Kittens Escape Banjoland! on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:55 pm

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REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 3-1-0) at
MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 2-3-1)


Friday, September 20th, 2:00 p.m. CDT @ Max Bell Arena
Saturday, September 21st, 2:00 p.m. CDT @ Max Bell Arena


Manitoba Links:
:. [Team Site] : [Roster] : [Schedule/Results]
:. [LS Roster] : [LS Stats (2012-13)] : [LS Schedule/Results (2012-13)]
:. [Twitter] :. [Facebook]

Regina Links:
:. [Team Site] : [Roster]
:. [LS Roster] : [LS Stats (2012-13)] : [LS Schedule/Results (2012-13)]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [CIS Composite Schedule]
:. [CW Site] : [CW Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


The "new and improved" Bison website is taking its sweet time getting up and running. The schedule link has the scores for last week, but no links. The roster has 2012-13 players, less the 5th years. And even the story on Macaulay going pro has not been added.

To top it all off, the games are at 2:00 because the Bummers play the Igloo Dwellers in a CFL game on Friday. Could they not move that to Sunday afternoon where it belongs and would not get in the way of campus Friday night activity? IMO the U if M should be firm on there being no Friday or Saturday night games once CIS sports start.

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The Brick Invitational goes this weekend, mostly in Edmontown. Here's the schedule:

Thu Sep 19 Mount Royal at Calgary
Fri Sep 20 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Sat Sep 21 Calgary v Saskatchewan
Sat Sep 21 Mount Royal at Alberta

UBC does not start until next weekend when they face the Simon Fraser Clown. Lethbridge is licking their wounds after being pummeled last weekend and is on vacation.

OUT EAST:

Thu Sep 19 McGill at Western Ontario
Thu Sep 19 UPEI at St. Thomas
Fri Sep 20 Laurier at Brock
Fri Sep 20 McGill at Waterloo
Fri Sep 20 Queen's at Western Ontario
Fri Sep 20 Windsor at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 20 Moncton v Ottawa (at Trois Rivière Que.)
Fri Sep 20 UPEI at UQTR
Sat Sep 21 Ottawa at UQTR
Sat Sep 21 Queen's v Waterloo (at London Ont.)
Sat Sep 21 RMC at York
Sat Sep 21 Ryerson at UOIT
Sat Sep 21 Waterloo at Queen's
Sat Sep 21 Windsor at New Brunswick
Sat Sep 21 Moncton at UQTR
Sat Sep 21 Dalhousie v Saint Mary's (Don Wells Memorial Tournament)
Sat Sep 21 St. Francis-Xavier at Acadia (Don Wells Memorial Tournament)
Sun Sep 22 losers (Don Wells Memorial Tournament)
Sun Sep 22 winners (Don Wells Memorial Tournament)
Sun Sep 22 Nipissing at Laurentian

STORIES:

U of A: Pisani joins staff, Foster joins forwards
U-Cup: Tickets on sale Friday for 2014 PotashCorp University Cup - at CIS site


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40 Sept. 20: Herd tramples Banjo-Cats on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:21 am

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REGINA COUGARS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 6


Links:
:. [U of M Boxscore] :. [LeagueStat Summary]


This was a matinee and I was able to leave work about 15 minutes before it started. The game must have had almost no stoppage time because I arrived with under 6 minutes left in the 1st period. And it was already 3-0 for the Bisons.

Since the website has no current roster, here's the line-up:

Goal:
1 Joe Caligiuri (34 Deven Dubyk)

Defence:
3 Pierre Landry - 4 Jeremy Schappert
12 Brock Sutherland - 24 Travis Bobbee
5 Lee Christensen - 22 Darren Bestland

Forwards:
21 Taylor Dickin - 19 Ian Duval - 6 Luke Paulsen
29 Luke Cain - 18 Dylan Kelly - 25 Paul Ciarelli
20 Aaron Lewadniuk - 15 Craig Scott - 16 Jesse Paradis
8 Jory Coates - 26 Justin Dalebozik - 9 Andrew Dunsmore

Scratches:
2 Dane Crowley D
10 Brendan Rowinski F
17 Austin Lauder F
27 Jordan DePape F
28 Reid McLeod F
35 Joey Rewucki G

Regina's Line-up:

Goal:
1 Mitch Kilgore (35 Lucas Gore)

Defence:
4 John Sonntag - 2 Ryan Dech
24 Ward Szucki - 5 Jordan Reeve
7 Mark Schneider - 6 Steven Turner
19 Sanfred King

Forwards:
20 Ryan Sawka - 10 Tyler Henry - 22 Troy Hunter
25 Cody Fowlie - 14 Craig Cuthbert - 11 Christian Magnus
13 Brock Appleyard - 12 Liam Brennan - 17 Carter Selinger
16 Brayden Nargang - 29 Tanner Lange - 21 Skylar Hladun

Scratches:
8 Austin Bourhis D
9 Tyler Penny F
15 Tyler Murray F
18 Brody Luhning D
28 John Neibrandt D
30 Andrew Hayes G

Going over the Bison roster, there were some previously unannounced arrivals and departures. Some names popped up from the European tour.

Arrivals:

3. Pierre Landry - defence - Briercrest Clippers - EP Stats
- He played just one year at Briercrest after having played in the MJHL, mostly with Waywayseecappo. Although he scored the opening goal, he is mostly a defensive type. They have only 8 d-men on the roster so I assume he will be kept in a back-up role for the 6 veterans they have.

8. Jory Coates - forward - Pembina Valley Twisters - EP Stats
- It is not often that grads of the MMJHL get a look for the Bisons. A few years back two goaltenders were vying for the role of 3rd string goaltender. But this 6'6" late bloomer could be a catch, especially if he sticks it out for 5 years and keeps improving. When he graduated from Midget he played two seasons bouncing between the Neepawa Natives of the MJHL and the Twisters of the MMJHL. In 2011-12 he stuck it out with the Twisters and scored 3 goals in 40 games, and none in 6 playoff games. But last year he caught fire as the season wore on. With 24 goals in 45 games then had 13 in 17 playoff games as he led the Twisters to a surprise championship.

9. Andrew Dunsmore - forward - St. Vital Victorias - EP Stats
- He is another MMJHL grad and has not played since 2010-11. He never scored in 33 MMJHL games spread over 2 seasons. The question is whether they'll keep all 15 forwards around.

26. Justin Dalebozik - forward - Steinbach Pistons - EP Stats
- He was acquired by the Pistons mid-way through last season and was a factor in them going from below average to a shocking provincial championship. The question is whether he can contribute some goals.

28. Reid MacLeod - forward - Sacred Heart University - EP Stats
- He played for the Stonewall Flyers senior league team as he red-shirted last year. He peaked as a junior in 2007-08 when he scored 47 goals in 57 games for the Flin Flon Bombers. But the next year he plummeted to 13 goals in 49 games playing for the same team. In 3 seasons at Sacred Heart he had 8 goals in 53 games. Could he regain his scoring touch? He did have 19 goals in 19 senior league games last year.

Departures:

3. Eric Mestery - The former 2nd round draft choice of the Washington Capitals appears to have left hockey again. He retired in 2010 when still a junior in the WHL before making a brief comeback with the Selkirk Steelers in 2011, and then another with the Bisons last year.

6. Brodie Melnychuk - The former Wheatie was a Christmas newcomer who stabilized the defence last year. He does not appear to be involved in organized hockey this year.

Back to the game at hand, since the game was in the afternoon the only fans there were people playing hookey. It very much had the feel of an exhibition game for that reason.

On the down side, Ian Duval was injured late in the 2nd period on a knee clip. Hopefully he will be available for the start of the season.

In general, the Kittens rarely generated sustained pressure. One goal was a deflection of a point shot, one a breakaway which arose from an ill-conceived line change by a d-man, and one point shot that Caligiuri would like to have back.

The Bisons will be challenged to score this year. They have lost Blair Macaulay, Tyler Dittmer, Matthew Lowry, Del Cowan, and James Henry. One factor, though, is that returning players often improve. Craig Scott, Jesse Paradis, and Dylan Kelly are now 2nd year players and all seemed to be more effective and had strong games. Paradis was the only one of those to get regular ice time last year, in fact Scott was usually a scratch. Paradis was the 2nd star. Kelly was used on both the PK and PP.

One surprise was that newcomer Luke Paulsen, recruited as a defenceman, was used as a forward. And he was so effective that he was named 1st star.

Rematch goes Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Max Bell Arena.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


This was played on Thursday night. All I have is the score from the CW schedule page. This counts as the opener for the Brick Invitational.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6

Link:  [U of A Linescore]

The Evil Monkeys are on a roll now. They are 8-0-0. The only CW teams they have yet to play are UBC and Mount Royal, and they face them Saturday.

OUT EAST:



Thursday, September 19th

MCGILL REDMEN 2
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

Link:  [UWO Story]

UPEI PANTHERS 2
ST. THOMAS TOMMIES 1

Link: [AUS Summary]

Friday, September 20th

WINDSOR LANCERS 0
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5

Link: [AUS Summary]

MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 3
OTTAWA GEEGEES 4

Link: [Moncton Translation]

UPEI PANTHERS 4
UQTR PATRIOTES 3

Link: [UQTR Linescore]

LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS 5
BROCK BADGERS 6

Link: [Brock Story]

QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 2
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3

(in shoot-out)
Link: [UWO Story]


MCGILL REDMEN 2
WATERLOO WARRIROS 4

Link: [LeagueStat Summary]


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41 Sept. 21: Bisons Sweep Hillbillies on Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:29 pm

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Sept. 21: Bisons Sweep Hillbillies


REGINA COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 4


Links:
:. [U of M Boxscore] :. [LeagueStat Summary]


It was tough spending a sunny Saturday afternoon indoors watching a hockey game. I would have much preferred the traditional Saturday night game, but there you go. Also, this year's Saturday games are going to be at 6:00 p.m. so I need to get used to this. I personally dislike the 6:00 p.m. start time. The Goldeyes have done it for 2 years now. It is hard to get your Saturday afternoon done that 1 hour earlier. I digress.

The Bisons went with the same line-up as Friday, except that Ian Duval was not dressed and Joe Caligiuri had the day off. Here's the alignment:

Goal:
34 Dubyk (2 periods) - 35 Rewucki (1 period)

Defence:
5 Christensen - 4 Schappert
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee
3 Landry - 22 Bestland

Forwards:
29 Cain - 25 Ciarelli - 21 Dickin
6 Paulsen - 16 Paradis
8 Coates - 18 Kelly - 15 Scott
20 Lewadniuk - 28 Dalebozik - 9 Dunsmore

Scratches:
1 Caligiuri G / 2 Crowley D / 10 Rowinski F
17 Lauder F / 19 Duval F / 27 DePape F
28 McLeod F

NOTES; The line-up card listed Dalebozik as #26 but LeagueStat had him as #28, so I'll go with that. Paulsen centered a line and the wing spot was usually either Lewadniuk or Scott.

Regina's Line-up:

Goal:
35 Gore (1 Kilgore)

Defence:
4 Sonntag - 5 Reeve
24 Szucki - 7 Schneider
8 Bourhis - 2 Dech
19 Luhning

Forwards:
20 Sawka - 10 Henry - 22 Hunter
25 Fowlie - 14 Cuthbert - 11 Magnus
13 Appleyard - 12 Brennan - 6 Turner
16 Nargang - 29 Lange - 21 Hladun

Scratches:
9 Penny F / 15 Murray F / 17 Selinger F
19 King F / 28 Neibrandt D / 30 Hayes G

NOTES: Although the line-up card listed Sanfred King as #19, LeagueStat named Brody Luhning as #19 instead of #18. IAE I never noticed #19 on Saturday. As with Friday Magnus switched from #23 to #11 and Fowlie switched from #27 to #25. The only switch was #8 for #17, with #6 switching from D to F.

Going into the season my concern was with scoring. However, with 10 goals in 2 games maybe that ought not to be a concern. Perhaps injuries are the bigger concern. Other than the goaltender switch, the Bisons never dressed any of Friday's scratches. Even though Duval was sidelined they played with a 19 man roster rather than activate a player from the sub list.

Last year I saw enough of the Feline Hillbillies to get sick of them. They came here in pre-season, regular season, and playoffs for a weekend double-header. They looked like crap in all 6 games. While they have not made any earth-shattering additions, they have added bona fide defencemen. Last year they had forwards forced to drop back. This year they are tougher to play against, although they remain several notches below the Bisons in calibre.

However, Regina over-achieved something fierce last year. I was constantly shocked to look at the out-of-town scoreboard and see them pick up points here and there such that they left the New-Kittens-on-the-Block and the H0rny Ones in the dust.

Even though the Bisons did not trash the Cats like last year, they did ring up two convincing wins. The defence, even without Captain Crowley, limited them to mostly low quality shots from the perimeter.

Here's how it went. The Bisons got off to a quick 2-0 lead, with goals by newcomers Aaron Lewadniuk and Taylor Dickin within the first 3 minutes. Lewadniuk's goal was a conversion of a nice passing play. Dickin's was a solo effort after he was tripped on a delayed penalty call. Once ahead the Bisons seldom made any venturous offensive plays.

The intermission appeared to get the Bisons re-charged. Although the 2nd period was scoreless, the Bisons had dozens of nice passing plays which generated quality shots on goal. Each line was quite effective in that regard. Despite the lack of goals, the Bisons generated their most sustained offence in this period.

The 3rd period was much like the first. The Bisons scored two early goals within 3 something. Paul Ciarelli and Jesse Paradis converted passing plays. Then the Bisons went into a shell, playing very conservatively and generating few shots. There was also a steady flow of penalties which never helps a game to flow.

Regina's only goal was from d-man Mark Schneider during a 2-man advantage mid-way through the 3rd. The screen shot elluded Joey Rewucki, a rookie goaltender coming from the Selkirk Steelers. He made 14 saves in the period. Starting goaltender Deven Dubyk made 19 saves over two periods. They both looked sharp and would appear to be good backups for Caligiuri.

The three stars were Dickin, Lewadniuk, and Dubyk. Clearly, it was a good day for the new blood.

The Bisons are now 4-3-1 in the pre-season, and Regina is a respectable 3-3-0.

Next up for the Bisons is a home doubleheader against the Toronto Varsity Blues on homecoming weekend. Saturday's game goes at 7:00 (well after the Bison football game) and Sunday goes at 1:00.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4

Link: [Sask Twitter]

This is the game that prompted my late update. The Mangy Ones now have two one-goal wins over Bedrock and are 2-2-0 overall. The Dinos fall to 3-4-1.


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

Link: [U of A Linescore]

This makes the Evil Monkeys 2-0-0 in the tournament, and 9-0-0 overall. The New-Kittens-on-the-Block are 0-2-0. As I post the link has just the linescore, but a story will be added, maybe even right NOW as you read! This event was not uploaded into the League Stat data base.

OUT EAST:



WINDSOR LANCERS 4
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5

Link: [AUS Summary]

MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 3
UQTR PATRIOTES 2

Link: [UQTR Linescore]

QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 2
WATERLOO WARRIORS 1

Link: [U of W Schedule/Results]

RMC PALADINS 3
YORK LIONS 4

Link: [YU Schedule/Results]

RYERSON RAMS 6
UOIT RIDGEBACKS 3

Link: [RU Schedule/Results]

DALHOUSIE TIGERS 5
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 3

Link: [AUS Summary]

ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 3
ACADIA AXEMEN 1

Link: [AUS Summary]

STORIES:

Regarding the bidding for the next University Cup tornaments, in addition to the SMU/SFX bid, there is now one from Acadia (who also propose holding the event in Halifax) and from UPEI.
Links:
:. [Kings County News]
:. [The Guardian]
:. [The Chronicle-Herald]



Could MUN get a hockey team? It would appear unlikely:
“I probably get asked about three times a year, ‘Why doesn’t MUN have a hockey team?’,” said Healey. “We’re not getting asked that 300 times. We have had a number of consultation sessions [...] and there isn’t a public outcry for the need of a hockey team at MUN. So, I’m not really sure whether it’s a possibility or not. It is something that we certainly like to look at. I’d be the first in line to say I’d be a number one fan of a MUN hockey team. But, if you do the math on it—to run a competitive men’s hockey program and maybe offer gender contemplative women’s program, you wouldn’t be far off from a million dollars to try and make that happen.”
Link: [The Muse]

NEXT UP:

Sun Sep 22 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Sun Sep 22 Dalhousie v St. Francis-Xavier
Sun Sep 22 Nipissing at Laurentian

Wed Sep 25 New Brunswick at Portland Pirates (AHL)

Fri Sep 27 Alberta at Calgary
Fri Sep 27 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Fri Sep 27 Lethbridge at Mount Royal

Fri Sep 27 Carleton at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 27 Queen's at Ottawa
Fri Sep 27 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 27 UOIT at Nipissing (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 27 Windsor at Laurier
Fri Sep 27 Brock at Saint Mary's
Fri Sep 27 St. Thomas at St. Francis-Xavier

Sat Sep 28 Calgary v Alberta (at St. Albert)
Sat Sep 28 UBC at Simon Fraser (BCIHL)
Sat Sep 28 Toronto at Manitoba

Sat Sep 28 losers (at York Tournament)
Sat Sep 28 winners (at York Tournament)
Sat Sep 28 UQTR at McGill
Sat Sep 28 Moncton v Acadia (at Berwick, NS)
Sat Sep 28 Carleton at St. Thomas

Sun Sep 29 Toronto at Manitoba
Sun Sep 29 RMC at Ottawa


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42 Sept. 22: Out-of-Town Scoreboard on Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:17 pm

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UPEI PANTHERS 1
OTTAWA GEEGEES 3

Link: [UPEI Story]

This game was played Saturday in UQTR's tournament. Both teams won on Friday, so this win gave Ottawa the title. Based on last year's performances that stands as quite a surprise. Final standings: Ottawa 1st, PEI 2nd, Moncton 3rd, and UQTR 4th.

ACADIA AXEMEN 4
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 4


DALHOUSIE TIGERS 4
ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 3

(in overtime)
Link: [Acadia Story - covering both games]

This was Day 2 of the tournament. The 3rd place game between the Cajuns and SMUskies was called due to an injury. Dal-Lousy took the title with an OT win, in what must also be considered a surprise. You know what else would be a surprise? If the CIS finishes their investigation into Dal's financial irregularities before **** freezes over.


NIPISSING LAKERS 3
LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 7

Link: [Laurentian Twitter]

Laurentian made their debut with a convincing win over their Northern Ontario rivals. All I could find was the score from the LU Twitter. Both sides have new logos.


And here are the CW cumulative standings so far:
Code:
Alberta ...... 9-0-0
Manitoba...... 4-3-1
Calgary ...... 3-4-1
Regina........ 3-3-0
Saskatchewan.. 2-2-0
Mount Royal .. 0-2-0
Lethbridge.... 0-3-0
UBC .......... 0-0-0


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43 Preview ... on Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:40 am

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Weekend Preview: Bisons Got the Blahs



TORONTO VARSITY BLUES (OUA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0) at
MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 4-3-1)


Saturday, September 28th, 7:00 p.m. CDT @ Max Bell Arena
Sunday, September 29th, 1:00 p.m. CDT @ Max Bell Arena


Manitoba Links:
:. [Team Site] : [Roster] : [Schedule/Results]
:. [LS Roster] : [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] :. [Facebook]

Toronto Links:
:. [Team Site]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [CIS Composite Schedule]
:. [CW Site] : [CW Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [LeagueStat Daily - live updates]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey] : [CIS Exhibition Schedule]


There are no new links at GoBisons.ca. It seems that new content was sacrificed when they updated the web page. However, once the games begin there should be live updates at LeagueStat, as happened last weekend.

The first thing I will want to check is the number of players available to the Bisons. Last weekend, once Ian Duval was injured on Friday, they played one short on Saturday.

This is the last weekend of play before the regular season starts next weekend with a home series against the Evil Monkeys. Are the Bisons ready for the challenge?

The Blahs were once the dominant team in the CIS, back when Tom Watt was their coach. Back then a player could stay on the team for 8-9 years if they were getting a PhD. In recent decades they have become very average. Last season they went 15-15-8 overall, and were 24th in the OHT35. This is how I broke down their season:
v OUA-x`````` 1-2-0
v AUS-x`````` 0-2-0
v NCAA-x``````0-2-0
Exhibition``````````````1-6-0

v A`````````` 0-3-1
v B`````````` 2-3-3
v C``````````11-3-2
Conference```````````` 13-9-6
v B`````````` 1-0-2
Playoffs````````````````1-0-2
Total``````````````````15-15-8``````````B


The Blahs had the weakest schedule in the CIS with 16 games against C teams. They did, however, manage to have a good series against Ottawa where they were eliminated with two OTLs. This team could benefit from a tougher schedule next year. To their credit, they did have non-conference games against Acadia and SMU.
Is a trip out west their idea of seeking a tougher schedule?

What I would like to see from the Bisons is a return to the line-up from the players scratched last weekend:
2 Dane Crowley D
10 Brendan Rowinski F
17 Austin Lauder F
27 Jordan DePape F
28 Reid McLeod F

Those players, with Ian Duval, would significantly raise the level of the team.

It is funny that neither team from Banjoland will be in action this weekend. It must be in commemoration of St. Cletus Day. (He's the one who brought the first outhouse to Saskatchewan!)

ELSEWHERE:



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 9-0-0) at
CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 3-4-1)


The Monkeys swept the Bedrock Boys in a pair of exhibition games earlier on this year. These two games will give them 11 pre-season exhibition games, which must be some sort of a record. Can they sweep? The Friday game will be played in the Town of Bedrock and Saturday's rematch will be in St. Albert.



LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-0-0, 0-3-0) at
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 0-2-0)


These teams will play just the once this weekend. Last year's bottom two teams have started winless through 5 combined losses. Not a good sign.



SIMON FRASER CLAN (BCIHL: 0-0-0, 2-1-0) at
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 0-0-0)


The Clown have so far played three games. They beat Trinity Western and then split 2 games against ACAC teams, losing to SAIT 5-3 and beating the new team from Red Deer 3-2 in OT. The Tweety-Birds have yet to play. The Clown really get up for these games. Still, they always get outshot by a large margin and pray they have a hot goaltender. The teams have played 4 games over the last 2 years. In 2011 each team won a game by a 3-1 score. In 2012 UBC won 8-0 and 4-3.

OUT EAST:

Fri Sep 27 Carleton at New Brunswick
Fri Sep 27 Brock at Saint Mary's
Fri Sep 27 Queen's at Ottawa
Fri Sep 27 Ryerson at York (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 27 UOIT at Nipissing (York Tournament)
Fri Sep 27 Windsor at Laurier
Fri Sep 27 St. Thomas at St. Francis-Xavier
Sat Sep 28 losers (at York Tournament)
Sat Sep 28 winners (at York Tournament)
Sat Sep 28 UQTR at McGill
Sat Sep 28 Moncton v Acadia (at Berwick, NS)
Sat Sep 28 Carleton at St. Thomas
Sun Sep 29 RMC at Ottawa


OTHER NEWS:

NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 0
PORTLAND PIRATES 4

Link: [UNB Schedule/Results]

The CIS Blog ha sput up the AUS preview. In addition to coverage of the exhibition games, it deals with the three bids to host the U-Cup, the Dalhousie soap opera, and the roster-limit rule. Each team can only use 22 non-goaltenders per season. When injuries hit this could be problematic.
Link: [CIS Blog]


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44 Sept. 28: Blahs Ride Goaltender to Win on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:45 pm

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TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 4
MANITOBA BISONS 1


Links:
:. [U of M Hockey Site (nothing posted yet)] :. [Bison Twitter]


I got to this game about 5 minutes in, as I waas trying to finish watching football first. There must have been more fans than they expected because they ran out of game sheets. I managed to grab an abandoned one in the 3rd period. Which is fortunate because for some reason they never uploaded data from this game to League Stat, as they did last weekend against Regina.

I did load the player numbers for the loine combos into my phone, and this is what they were:

Bisons:
Goal:

1 Caligiuri (35 Rewucki)

Defence:
5 Christensen - 4 Schappert
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee
3 Landry - 22 Bestland

Forwards:
21 Dickin - 25 Ciarelli - 29 Cain
16 Paradis - 6 Paulsen - 20 Lewadniuk
15 Scott - 18 Kelly - 27 DePape
8 Coates - 10 Rowinski - 28 Dalebozik

Scratches:
2 Crowley D / 17 Lauder F
19 Duval F / 34 Dubyk G

NOTES; MacLeod and Dunsmore were not on th eline-up card so I assume they have been cut.

Toronto:
Goal:

29 Willows G

Defence:
2 Turcotte - 6 Jackson
21 Werbowski - 26 Connell
3 Bernier - 24 Heide

Forwards:
17 Doyle - 22 Markovic - 25 Englebrechten
18 Luikkonen - 9 Boddy - 19 Brown
15 Klomp - 16 Van de Velde - 27 Cleverley
12 Valente - 23 Turner - 28 Deagle

Scratches:
4 Yolevski D / 5 Oakley D / 7 Halloran D
11 Knight RW / 20 Harris RW
30 Nishi G / 35 Sheehan G

NOTES: I am not sure who dressed as the backup goaltender.

Since no stats have been posted, this is an unofficial summary:

2nd 00:26 Manitoba: Dickin (Schappert)
3rd 02:00 Toronto: Deagle (Markovic) SH
3rd 04:50 Toronto: Cleverley (Klomp)
3rd 18:52 Toronto: Cleverley (Heide) EN
3rd 19:57 Toronto: ? PP

Shots on goal:
Manitoba ...... 14 16 13 - 43
Toronto .......  7  5  8 - 20

As you may infer from the shots on goal, this was a very one-sided game. If the teams repeat their performance on Sunday afternoon, the Bisons will probably win 6-2. Blues' goaltender Brett Willows made at least a half dozen spectacular saves, and had some goalpost and cross bar assistance, to keep the Blues close. It was tough for Caligiuri. The Bisons were seemingly on pace for a routine win when a loose puck on a PP led to a 2-on-1 break and a game-tieing goal for the Blues. The second goal, he would like to have over. It was an unscreened shot from the top of the left face-off circle.

As you can tell from the scratches, Captain Crowley and Ian Duval did not suit up for the Herd. Hopefully they will be ready for the Evil Monkeys next weekend.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

I am off to watch the rematch, so I'll update the out of town scoreboard after the game.

Regina 2 Saskatchewan 5
Calgary 5 Alberta 4
UBC 5 Simon Fraser 1
Moncton 4 Acadia 5
Brock 1 Dalhousie 2 (ot)
Carleton 3 St. Thomas 0
Nipissing 3 York 2 (tournament final)
UOIT 9 Ryerson 1 (tournament 3rd)
RMC v Ottawa - moved to Sept 29


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45 Sept. 29: Bisons Get a Split to End Pre-Season on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:23 pm

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Sept. 29: Bisons Get a Split to End Pre-Season


TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 2
MANITOBA BISONS 4


Links:
:. [U of M Hockey Site (nothing posted yet)]


As was the case on Saturday, there was no League Stat upload for this one. (Also, no national anthem singer nor goal judges.) So here is everything (almost) that you would get if there was an actual link about this one:

Bisons:
Goal:

1 Caligiuri (1st period) - 34 Dubyk (2nd and 3rd periods)

Defence:
5 Christensen - 4 Schappert
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee
3 Landry - 22 Bestland

Forwards:
21 Dickin - 25 Ciarelli - 6 Paulsen
18 Kelly - 10 Rowinski - 29 Cain
16 Paradis - 15 Scott - 20 Lewadniuk
8 Coates - 28 Dalebozik

Scratches:
2 Crowley D / 17 Lauder F / 27 DePape
19 Duval F / 35 Rewucki G


NOTES: Same scrathes as Saturday, but Jordan DePape was added to the scratches. So the Bisons played one short.

Toronto:
Goal:

35 Sheehan (29 Willows)

Defence:
3 Bernier - 4 Yolevski
6 Jackson - 24 Heide
21 Werbowski - 26 Connell
5 Oakley

Forwards:
17 Doyle - 22 Markovic - 25 Englebrechten
18 Luikkonen - 9 Boddy - 19 Brown
15 Klomp - 16 Van de Velde - 27 Cleverley
11 Knight - 23 Turner - 28 Deagle

Scratches:
2 Turcotte D / 7 Halloran D
12 Valente / 20 Harris RW
30 Nishi G


NOTES: The Blahs dressed one extra defenceman for a 21-man roster and moved two starters from Friday to the pressbox.

And here is an unofficial summary:

1st 06:07 Manitoba: Bobbee (Coates & Paulsen)
1st 18:12 Toronto: Luikkonen (Brown & Yolevski)
2nd 19:55 Manitoba: Schappert (Paulsen & Dickin)
3rd 09:25 Toronto: Cleverley (Heide & Connell) pp
3rd 18:29 Manitoba: Rowinski (Kelly & Sutherland)
3rd 19:56 Manitoba: Cain (Paradis) en

Shots on goal:
Manitoba ...... 12 17 12 - 41
Toronto ....... 08 05 11 - 23

This game was very similar to Saturday's opener. The Bisons carried the play, limited Toronto (for the most part) to perimeter play, generated a massive advantage in territory and shots on goal, but could not score.

Toronto golatender Garrett Sheehan was very good in goal. He never made the spectacular saves that Brett Willows made on Saturday night. But he still kept his team in a game that could have over mid-way through the 2nd period.

The Bisons gave Joe Caligiuri the start and one more period in net. He was fighting the puck on Saturday and, since he appears tipped to be the #1, I don't think they wante dhim to face the Evil Monkeys coming off a game like that. So, he got one more period. Deven Dubyk gives me lots of confidence. Since the Bisons not only play two games against the Primates, they also play the No-Longer-Fighting Sioux, I suspect that the management will give each of them at least one start.

There must be some concern on the injury front. On each of the last two weekends the Bisons have dressed only 19 players for the second game. This time it was Jordan DePape who played just the once.

The Bisons shuffled their first three lines and played them all relatively equally. None stood out above the other. They all generated scoring chances by the bucket-load. But where is the finish? Was it just good opposition goaltending? These are the questions to be answered.

The 4th liners (Coates and Dalebozik) were used with a variety of linemates, often Ciarelli or Paulsen. I suspect that both are slated to be extra forwards this year once Lauder, Duval, and DePape are in the line-up.

The blueliners all looked good. I suspect that newcomer Pierre Landry will be the extra once Dane Crowley returns to the line-up. Over the weekend, Landry took a regular shift and was not out of place. Since Paulsen appears to have found a home with the forwards, I would feel a lot more comfortable if they had one more body on the roster. Maybe there is somebody in the pipeline.

The Bisons have finished the pre-season at 5-4-1, and the Blahs are 1-1-0.

The team also announced that the family of the late Wayne Fleming will be at Friday's home opener for a dedication ceremony. I am not sure what this entails but I am looking forward to it.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


REGINA COUGARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

Link: [U of S Story]

This was a late addition to the schedule, which I stumbled upon at the Regina schedule page. The Sask site is crappola. This is too bad since they are hosting the U-Cup this year. It would be nice if they had a good and easy-to-navigate website. I obtained a link for the game story on this one by going to the main sport site and clicking through to find a story. If you go to the hockey team's page, good luck. They have a roster page with a picture of each player and nothing else.

In this game Kenton Dulle scored a 3rd period hat-trick to win it for the Mangy Ones. The Canines are now 3-2-0 and the Felines 3-4-0 in the pre-season.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5
SIMON FRASER CLAN 1

Link: [UBC Story]

This was the return match and was hosted by The Clown. Therefore, no LeagueStat for this game. The Tweety-Birds should have kicked off the rust with this series. Next weekend they go way up north to Alaska for a pair of games before starting the regular season on October 11th against Bedrock. The sweep makes the T-Birds 2-0-0 in the pre-season.


CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

Link: [U of A Linescore]

The Evil Monkeys are now on a losing streak. A weekend sweep at the hands of the Bedrock Boys has not happened for a while. Maybe it is a case of teams starting to catch up to the Monkeys after they got off to an early start. Nevertheless, the Monkeys are still 9-2-0 in the pre-season (best in the CW) and the Extinct Ones are 4-3-1 (tied with Manitoba for second).

OUT EAST:



MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 4
ACADIA AXEMEN 5

Link: [AUS Schedule - No Summary]

BROCK BADGERS 1
DALHOUSIE TIGERS 2

(in overtime)
Link: [AUS Schedule - No Summary]


CARLETON RAVENS 3
ST. THOMAS TOMMIES 0

Link: [AUS Schedule - No Summary]

RYERSON RAMS 1
UOIT RIDGEBACKS 9

(York Tournament - 3rd place game)

NIPISSING LAKERS 3
YORK LIONS 2

(York Tournament - 1st place game)
Link: [York Tournament Story]


RMCC PALLADINS 1
OTTAWA GEEGEES 3

Link: [U of O Results]

UP NEXT:

Regular Season:
Fri Oct 4 Alberta at Manitoba
Fri Oct 4 Calgary at Regina
Fri Oct 4 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal
Sat Oct 5 Alberta at Manitoba
Sat Oct 5 Calgary at Regina
Sat Oct 5 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal

Exhibition:
Tue Oct 01 Laurier at Western Ontario
Wed Oct 02 York at Toronto
Thu Oct 03 Brock at UOIT
Thu Oct 03 RMC at UQTR
Thu Oct 03 Acadia at Queen's
Thu Oct 03 Moncton v St Francis-Xavier (at Shediac NB)
Fri Oct 04 UPEI at Lakehead
Fri Oct 04 Dalhousie at Carleton
Fri Oct 04 Nipissing at Ryerson
Fri Oct 04 Laurier at Windsor
Fri Oct 04 UBC at Alaska-Anchorage
Sat Oct 05 UPEI at Lakehead
Sat Oct 05 RMC at St. Thomas
Sat Oct 05 Nipissing at Ryerson
Sat Oct 05 York at UOIT
Sat Oct 05 Lethbridge at Minnesota
Sat Oct 05 Carleton at St. Lawrence
Sat Oct 05 Laurentian at Michigan Tech
Sat Oct 05 Laurier at Bowling Green
Sat Oct 05 McGill at Massachusetts-Lowell
Sat Oct 05 Ottawa at Vermont
Sat Oct 05 Queen's at Rochester IT
Sat Oct 05 Toronto at Ohio State
Sat Oct 05 Western Ontario at Michigan State
Sat Oct 05 Windsor at Miami-Ohio
Sat Oct 05 Acadia at New Hampshire
Sat Oct 05 Dalhousie at Northeastern
Sat Oct 05 St. Francis-Xavier at Boston University
Sat Oct 05 St. Mary's at Rensselaer PI
Sun Oct 06 Lethbridge at Minnesota St.-Mankato
Sun Oct 06 Manitoba at North Dakota
Sun Oct 06 UBC at Alaska (Fairbanks)
Sun Oct 06 Guelph at Notre Dame
Sun Oct 06 Laurentian at Northern Michigan
Sun Oct 06 Laurier at Bowling Green
Sun Oct 06 McGill at Merrimack
Sun Oct 06 Toronto at Robert Morris
Sun Oct 06 Waterloo at Michigan
Sun Oct 06 Acadia at Vermont
Sun Oct 06 Dalhousie at Maine
Sun Oct 06 New Brunswick at Colorado College
Sun Oct 06 Saint Mary's at Quinpiac
Sun Oct 06 St. Francis-Xavier at Boston College


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There were two major announcements made by the U of M concerning honouring the late Wayne Fleming.

First, a scholarship has been set up and it has been announced that captain Dane Crowley is the first winner.
"Dane Crowley is the ideal inaugural recipient of the Wayne Fleming Legacy Athletic Scholarship," commented Bison men's hockey head coach Mike Sirant. "He truly exemplifies the characteristics of Wayne Fleming; exceptional athletic ability, team leadership, strong work ethic, passion and dedication to the sport of hockey."

Crowley, 26, is entering his final year of eligibility with the Bison men's hockey program and will be the team captain for a second consecutive season. The Winnipeg native has exhibited strong leadership abilities that have been instrumental in helping elevate the Bisons to one of the most competitive teams in CIS men's hockey during his four years in the program.

The hard-hitting, ultra-competitive defenseman is highly respected by his teammates, coaching staff and throughout the Canada West Conference. The 6'2", 210 lbs. player has been a Canada West All-Star for three consecutive seasons as well as twice being named the Bisons Best Defenseman. Crowley is also a past winner of the University of Manitoba Doug Hedley Award.

A student in the faculty of Engineering, Crowley earned 2012-13 CIS Academic All-Canadian honours for having a GPA of 3.50 or higher during a season. In addition, he has been an advocate for helping the community through various programs including holiday Siloam Mission visits, teaching and training young athletes, and participating in school visits during "I Love To Read Month".
Link: [Wayne Fleming Legacy Athletic Scholarship established and first recipient for the 2013-14 academic year is Bison Dane Crowley]

Second, the Arena is being re-named. It will now be known as the Wayne Fleming Arena located at the Max Bell Centre. For those who have not been on the campus. the Max Bell Centre includes an indoor track and field facility to the west of the hockey arena, with a gym and the usual workout facilities. Joined to those to the north is the Investor's Group Athletic Centre, which hosts volleyball, basketball, and other events. So there will still be facilities named after Max Bell.

Fleming had a very impressive resume. I quote:
After his graduation and his playing days were over, Fleming continued to be on the University of Manitoba campus as he was the assistant coach of the Bison men's hockey team for the next three years (1976-77 to 1979-80) and then moved from assistant to head coach in 1980-81 and was at the helm of the Bisons for nine seasons (1980-81 to 1986-87 and 1988-89 and '89-90). During those productive years, Fleming guided the Bisons to back-to-back GPAC (defunct now Great Plains Athletic Conference) Championships from 1983-84 (regular season record: 19-4-1) and 1984-85 (17-3-4) plus named GPAC Coach of the Year in 1982-83 and 1984-85 and also selected as Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (now CIS) Coach of the Year in 1984-85. His Bisons head coach conference regular season record for his nine seasons was 140-78-14 (a winning percentage of .634).

Fleming's legacy is more about the positive impact he had on shaping the lives of his players and students than just wins and loses. He was an exceptional coach, teacher, mentor and friend.

Fleming was influential in advancing the hockey careers of numerous Bison hockey student-athletes to professional hockey in North America and Europe. Notable players and coaches include former National Hockey League (NHL) players: Mike Ridley, Stu Grimson and Ron Talakoski, current NHL Head Coach Barry Trotz, current Bison men's hockey head coach Mike Sirant, and former Olympians Vaughn Karpan and Mark MacKay. Of greater importance is the impressive list of Fleming's former student-athletes who have become positive leaders in our community in diverse roles such as doctors, lawyers, politicians, teachers, coaches, sport administrators, policemen and businessmen.

After Manitoba and his successful tenure, Fleming continued to be very prominent in his coaching career both internationally and at the National Hockey League (NHL) level. He was part of the Canadian National Team from 1990-92 in the role of assistant coach and general manager as they proceeded to win a silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Then from 1992 until 1996, he was the head coach of Leksands IF of the Swedish Elitserien. Fleming was coach of the Landshut Cannibals in Germany for one year before returning to North America to become an assistant coach with the New York Islanders in 1997-98 for two seasons. He was also an assistant coach in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes (1999-00, '00-01), the Philadelphia Flyers (2002-03 to 2005-06), the Calgary Flames (2006-07, '08-09) and finished with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2010-11 and 2011-12). Fleming continue his success internationally as he went back to the Canadian national program in 2000 and was named the Vice President, Hockey by Hockey Canada and served as an associate coach for the national team when it captured a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games (first gold for Canada's men's hockey team in 50 years) and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Wayne Fleming was inducted into the Manitoba Bisons Men's Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Link: [Renaming of the arena at the Fort Garry campus will now be known as the Wayne Fleming Arena located at the Max Bell Centre]

The ceremony will take place before the game between the Bisons and Monkeys on Friday, October 4th.


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47 Coaches' Poll on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:34 pm

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Code:

1. Alberta ....... 70 (7)
2. Saskatchewan .. 54
3. Calgary ....... 42
4. Manitoba ...... 36 (1)
5. UBC ........... 31
6. Regina ........ 18
7. Mount Royal ... 12
8. Lethbridge ....  7
Based on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 system (first-place votes in parentheses). Coaches don't vote for themselves.

Link: [Canada West men's hockey: Golden Bears receive maximum votes from coaches in preseason poll]


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SEASON OPENER!


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 9-2-0, OHT36 #-)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 5-4-1, OHT36 #-)


Friday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena, U of M
Saturday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m. CDT @ Wayne Fleming Arena, U of M


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
:. [no live audio or video]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Alberta Links:
:. [U of A Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CW Season Preview]
:. [CIS Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Site] : [Schedule/Results/Links] : [Standings]
:. [CW Weekly Media Notes #1]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]


The Bisons are in for a stiff test, facing the Evil Monkeys right off the bat. Even though the Primates were swept last weekend, they have been the dominant team so far. The Herd has managed to compensate for many key departures in the forward lines to assemble a pretty good team. One thing they will have to do is convert offensive pressure into goals. Last weekend against Toronto they salvaged a split from a series which should have been an easy sweep.

The big questions are:
1. Will Joe Caligiuri rebound to his 2011-12 form where he was the #1 goaltender?
2. Will Ian Duval be ready to return to the line-up?
3. Will the defence keep the Monkeys on the perimeter as they did last season? (In the home games, at least.)
4. Will second year players like Paradis, Kelly, and Scott blossom into top line players?
5. Will the first year players continue to pace the team up front? (Kind of ike the Jets, right?)

Don't forget, be there early Friday for the Wayne Fleming dedication ceremony.

As for the links, the CW site has a preview story which has all the major additions and deletions. The pdf format weekly notes should be downloaded. It has all of last season's final stats and is a keeper.

The Evil Monkeys are the defending CW champs. They finished first, won the playoffs, scored the most goals, gave up the fewest goals, and then lost in the opening game at nationals. In that one they outshot Waterloo 43-13 yet lost 2-1. Somewhat similar to Saturday's game when the Bisons lost to the Blahs.

One thing to note - although Alberta was first in goals for and against, the Bisons were also 2nd in both categories. Amazingly, Alberta gave up just 46 goals in conference play, 25 fewer than Manitoba. Quite a gap.

My expectations for these teams: Alberta will finish first, and Manitoba anywhere from 2nd to 4th.

ELSEWHERE:


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 3-2-0, OHT36 #-)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 1-2-0, OHT36 #-)


Links:
:. [Live Video]
:. [MRU Preview Story] : [U of S Athletics]


Last year the New-Kittens-on-the-Block started by surprising the Banjo-Mutts on opening weekend. (Why are the CW repeating the opening weekend from last season's schedule anyhow?) One would think Sask is shooting for a 3 point minimum on this road trip. Sask did lose once to the Old Cats in pre-season.

My expectations for these teams: Sask will finish anywhere from 2nd to 4th, Mount Royal from 6th to 8th.


CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 5-4-1, OHT36 #-)
REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 3-4-0, OHT36 #-)


Links:
:. [no live audio or video]
:. [U of R Team Site] : [U of C Preview Story]


To me, the Banjo-Cats seemed dreadfully weak. Yet they were able to do well against everybody other than the Bisons. Is Calgary a threat this year? They did sweep the Evil Monkeys last weekend. They have had a solid pre-season and should be comparable to last year.

My expectations for these teams: Calgary will finish anywhere from 2nd to 5th, and Regina from 5th to 8th.

NON-CONFERENCE GAMES:


UBC THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 2-0-0, OHT36 #-)
ALASKA-ANCHORAGE SEAWOLVES (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)
ALASKA-FAIRBANKS NANOOKS (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)


Links:
:. [UAA Team Site] : [UAF Team Site]
:. [UBC Team Site]


The Tweety-Birds are flying up the coast to Alaska. Say "hi" to Sarah Palin, OK? On paper, UBC should be better. Could they finally crack the top 4 for the first time since actual dinosaurs roamed Bedrock?

My expectations for UBC: anywhere from 4th to 6th.

 
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-0-0, 0-4-0, OHT36 #-)
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)
MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)


Links:
:. [UM Team Site] : [MSU Team Site]
:. [U of L Team Site]


These games are cringe-worthy. The H0rny Ones only won 2 games last year, and they are already 0-4-0. I would much sooner see the Monkeys or Bedrock Boys making this trip.

My expectations for Lethbridge: 7th or 8th.


MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 5-4-1, OHT36 #-)
NORTH DAKOTA (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)


Links:
:. [UND Team Site]


Why wouldn't the Bisons get the CW to give them this weekend to hit the States and allow them to play the Monkeys during the bye week? This kind of stinks. A 3rd game in 3 nights after facing Saudi Alberta is by far the toughest weekend of the season for any CIS team.

Last year UND won this game 5-3. The Bisons then tied Bemidji 3-3 the next night. Both were away games, as they always are when NCAA teams are involved.

UND really needs a nickname. The NCAA made them drop "Fighting Sioux". I guess for now they are the "Surrendering Farm Boys". Too bad. I liked the old logo.

OUT EAST:

Note: All are non-conference games.

Tue Oct 01 Laurier 2 Western Ontario 5 : [Link]
Wed Oct 02 York 2 Toronto 5 : [Link]
Thu Oct 03 Brock at UOIT
Thu Oct 03 RMC at UQTR
Thu Oct 03 Acadia at Queen's
Thu Oct 03 Moncton v St Francis-Xavier (at Shediac NB)
Fri Oct 04 UPEI at Lakehead
Fri Oct 04 Dalhousie at Carleton
Fri Oct 04 Nipissing at Ryerson
Fri Oct 04 Laurier at Windsor
Sat Oct 05 UPEI at Lakehead
Sat Oct 05 RMC at St. Thomas
Sat Oct 05 Nipissing at Ryerson
Sat Oct 05 York at UOIT
Sat Oct 05 Carleton at St. Lawrence
Sat Oct 05 Laurentian at Michigan Tech
Sat Oct 05 Laurier at Bowling Green
Sat Oct 05 McGill at Massachusetts-Lowell
Sat Oct 05 Ottawa at Vermont
Sat Oct 05 Queen's at Rochester IT
Sat Oct 05 Toronto at Ohio State
Sat Oct 05 Western Ontario at Michigan State
Sat Oct 05 Windsor at Miami-Ohio
Sat Oct 05 Acadia at New Hampshire
Sat Oct 05 Dalhousie at Northeastern
Sat Oct 05 St. Francis-Xavier at Boston University
Sat Oct 05 St. Mary's at Rensselaer PI
Sun Oct 06 Guelph at Notre Dame
Sun Oct 06 Laurentian at Northern Michigan
Sun Oct 06 Laurier at Bowling Green
Sun Oct 06 McGill at Merrimack
Sun Oct 06 Toronto at Robert Morris
Sun Oct 06 Waterloo at Michigan
Sun Oct 06 Acadia at Vermont
Sun Oct 06 Dalhousie at Maine
Sun Oct 06 New Brunswick at Colorado College
Sun Oct 06 Saint Mary's at Quinpiac
Sun Oct 06 St. Francis-Xavier at Boston College


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49 Oct. 4: Monkeys 5 Bisons 0 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:31 am

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 0


Links:
:. [U of M Story] : [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]


After a long ceremony it is not unusual for the home side to come out flat. Problem is, once the Bisons got down they were unable to rally in this one. Here's how they lined up:

Bisons:
Goal:

1 Caligiuri (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 2 Crowley
5 Christensen - 4 Schappert
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee

Forwards:
21 Dickin - 25 Ciarelli - 6 Paulsen
16 Paradis - 20 Lewadniuk - 15 Scott
18 Kelly - 10 Rowinski - 29 Cain
8 Coates - 17 Lauder - 27 DePape

Scratches:
3 Landry D / 19 Duval F
28 Dalebozik F / 35 Rewucki G

Alberta:
Goal:

31 Mucha (30 Siemens)

Defence:
6 Lindemulder - 25 Barteaux
15 Joe - 22 Caige
52 Rowley - 5 Carr

Forwards:
23 Dyck - 16 Ringrose - 9 Lazo
40 Koper - 11 Redick - 17 Foster
10 Crooks - 8 Ferguson - 12 Hickmott
7 Nichol - 18 Dobrowolski - 20 Rachinski

I fully expect a better performance in Saturday's rematch.

It was too bad the game went the way it did. The crowd was large and noisy, spurred on by the Engineering Smonized Marching Band (in their vintage Jets/Molson jerseys). I don't know how they count crowds, but the place had a playoff-size crowd.

Don't forget - Saturday games start at 6:00 this year.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
REGINA COUGARS 2

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of R Weekend Preview] : [U of R Game Story]


It wasn't just the Bisons. The home teams lost all three games on opening night. A three-goal second period did the Banjo-Cats in. Kris Lazaruk started ahead of Jacob DeSerres in the Bedrock goal. He never played at all last year.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [MRU Weekend Preview] : [MRU Game Story]


The Banjo-Mutts got off to an early 3-0 lead then held on for the win. The shots were pretty close, so maybe the New-Kittens-on-the-Block can salvage a split.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
ALASKA-ANCHORAGE SEAWOLVES 2

Links:
:. [Video Highlights]
:. [UAA Story] : [Boxscore]
:. [UBC Preview] : :. [UBC Story]


This appears to have been a pretty tight game. We'll have to see if the Birds can mount more offence this year.

OUT EAST:



Thu Oct 03
Brock 3 UOIT 2 : [LINK]
RMC 3 UQTR 1 : [LINK]
Acadia at Queen's - deleted from schedule
Moncton 2 St Francis-Xavier 4 : [LINK]

Fri Oct 04
UPEI 4 Lakehead 1 : [LINK]
Dalhousie 3 Carleton 7 : [LINK]
Nipissing 3 Ryerson 4 : [LINK]
Laurier 3 Windsor 4 : [LINK]


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50 CanadaWest.tv on Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:06 pm

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The Alberta at Manitoba and Calgary at Regina games this weekend have been added to the CanadaWest.tv on-line video package. The Sask at Mount Royal series was already slated for broadcast.

Link:
http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/canadawest.portal#


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51 Oct. 5: Monkeys 4 Bisons 0 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:15 am

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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
MANITOBA BISONS 0


Links:
:. [U of M Story] reposted at [U of A]
:. [U of M Boxscore]
:. [CW Story (on all games)]
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [CIS Friday Roundup] : [CIS Saturday Roundup]


I cannot remember he last time the Bisons had a scoreless weekend. But here we go ...

The scores and stats do not look flattering, to say the least. However it has to be said that the Bisons were largely matching the Evil Monkeys until fallin apart after a controversial goal.

Anyhow, I got there early so I could see warm-up. The things that stood out were that Caligiuri was fighting the puck in goal, and that a high percentage of shots were wide or over the goal. The lack of finish that turned what should have been a routine sweep against Toronto into a split is likely just something with which to be patient this season.

Here's how they lined up:

Bisons:
Goal:

1 Caligiuri (34 Dubyk)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 2 Crowley
5 Christensen - 4 Schappert
12 Sutherland - 24 Bobbee
3 Landry

Forwards:
21 Dickin - 25 Ciarelli - 27 DePape
16 Paradis - 20 Lewadniuk - 6 Paulsen
18 Kelly - 10 Rowinski - 15 Scott
8 Coates - 17 Lauder

Scratches:
19 Duval F / 28 Dalebozik F
29 Cain F / 35 Rewucki G

NOTES: From Friday, Cain was dropped and Landry was added. The right wings shuffled lines. Landry played mostly when another defenceman was in the box.

Alberta:
Goal:

30 Siemens (31 Mucha)

Defence:
6 Lindemulder - 25 Barteaux
15 Joe - 22 Caige
52 Rowley - 5 Carr

Forwards:
23 Dyck - 16 Ringrose - 9 Lazo
40 Koper - 11 Redick - 17 Foster
10 Crooks - 8 Ferguson - 12 Hickmott
7 Nichol - 18 Dobrowolski - 20 Rachinski

Scratches:
1 Rollheiser G / 3 Toll D / 4 Yadlowski D
19 Dailey RW / 37 Toomey C / 55 Smith D

NOTES: The Monkeys never changed anything but starting goaltender.

The controversial goal came about 4 minutes into the 2nd period. The Bisons had a breakout and Schappert joined the rush. He uncharcateristically lost his footing, giving the Primates a turnover and a counter rush. It ended with Ringrose scoring whilst a little chimp was sitting on Caligiuri. Goaltender interference? Not according to the stripes.

The Bisons now hit Highway 75 for a Sunday trip to Grand Forks to face the UND Peacemaking Scandinavians. Frankly, a game right now is the last thing the Bisons need. A day off followed by a week of practice to get ready for next weekend would be a much better plan. The Banjoland Mangy Mutts will be at the Wayne Fleming Arena for another double-header.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD


CALGARY DINOSAURS 4
REGINA COUGARS 1

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [U of R Game Story]


This decisive win gave the Bedrock Boys a sweep. Jacob DeSerres was in the Bedrock goal, and the Kittens replied with Andrew Hayes. So both sides switched goaltenders. Calgary will host UBC next weekend, and Regina will host Lethbridge.


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

Links:
:. [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
:. [MRU Game Story]


This result is a bit of a milestone as it marks MRU's first win over the Mangy Ones. (Manitoba is the only CW team they have yet to defeat.) I suspect the scoreline may mislead a bit, since Sask outshot their hosts 34-32 on the night. It was also a 3-1 game until MRU scored an empty-netter, followed by a PP goal with 5 seconds left.

In an odd roster note, Dalyn Flette was the only goaltender dressed for the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. They went with 19 skaters on the 20-man line-up sheet. I am not sure why. Also, their top goal-scorer from last season, Eric Galbraith, scored twice. The Mutts started Ryan Holfield again. He played in 27 of 28 games last year, so that mas a predictable move by Coach 'Dolph.

Next weekend the Banjo-Mutts visit Friendly Manitoba, and the NKOTB play the Evil Monkeys in a home-and-home.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
ALASKA-FAIRBANKS NANOOKS 8

Links:
:. [UAF Preview]
:. [UAF Story] : [Boxscore]
:. [UBC Story]


After a pretty decent game on Friday, the Birds must have been frozen stiff in the wilds of Alaska in Saturday's tour finale. Despite the margin of victory, the shots were 37-24, which is decisive but not gawd-awful. Mark Hewitt was in the UBC net. Next weekend the 'Birds travel to Bedrock to face the team that has eliminated them in the quarter-finals in each of the last two seasons.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 1
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS 5

Links:
:. [UM Preview] : [YouTube Video]
:. [UM Story] : [Boxscore (pdf)]


A 5-1 loss sounds one-sided, and the shots were 46-12 for the Rodents. In other words, the usual game for the H0rny Ones! However, it was a 1-1 game 15 minutes into the 2nd period. So the H0rny Ones probably left the building happy. They face Minnesota State on Sunday before going to Regina for a pair of games next weekend.

OUT EAST:



Regular Season

York 3 UOIT 2 (OT) : [CIS] : [LeagueStat]
Friday's Brock win over UOIT was actually a regular season game as well.

Exhibition Games:

OUA/AUS
UPEI 7 Lakehead 1 : [LU Story]
RMC 1 St. Thomas 5 : [Pids' Site - pop-up story]

OUA
Nipissing 3 Ryerson 4 : [RU Story]

OUA/NCAA
Carleton 2 St. Lawrence 4
Laurentian 2 Michigan Tech 3
Laurier 1 Bowling Green 7
McGill 3 Massachusetts-Lowell 3 : [LeagueStat]
Ottawa 0 Vermont 7
Queen's 2 Rochester IT 1
Toronto 1 Ohio State 9
Western Ontario 2 Western Michigan 5
Windsor 2 Miami-Ohio 8

AUS/NCAA
Acadia 3 New Hampshire 6
Dalhousie 0 Northeastern 5
St. Francis-Xavier 1 Boston University 2
St. Mary's 1 Rensselaer PI 5
New Brunswick 0 Colorado College 5 (moved from Sunday)

Link for NCAA scores: http://www.uscho.com/scoreboard/division-i-men/2013-2014/composite-schedule/#ixzz2ZT8k20m6
Link for AUS scores: http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/mice/2013-14/schedule


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