2023-24 Manitoba Bisons Hockey

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OUT EAST


Fri Sep 22 Guelph at Brock 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 22 Laurier at Toronto 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 22 McGill at Toronto Metro 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 22 R.M.C. at Western Ontario 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 22 Windsor at York 7:15 EDT #
Sat Sep 23 Guelph at Nipissing 7:00 EDT (regular season)
Sat Sep 23 Laurier at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 McGill at Toronto Metro 2:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 R.M.C. at Western Ontario 3:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Toronto at Ontario Tech 3:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Windsor v York 2:00 EDT (at Ayr, ON) #
Sat Sep 23 Windsor at York 3:15 EDT #
Sun Sep 24 Windsor v York 2:00 pm EDT (at Ayr, ON) #


Tue Sep 19 Acadia at Dalhousie 7:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference
Thu Sep 21 Queen's at Acadia 7:30 EDT
Fri Sep 22 New Brunswick at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 22 St. F.X. at Concordia 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 New Brunswick at Ottawa 4:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 St. F.X. at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Queen’s at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


Fri Sep 22 S.A.I.T. at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 22 TBD at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT


Fri Sep 22 Logan Lake at Okanagan 8:30 PDT
Fri Sep 22 Victoria at Simon Fraser 12:30 PDT DH

ACAC-BCIHL Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 22 Briercrest College at Simon Fraser 7:00 PDT DH
Sat Sep 23 Briercrest College at Simon Fraser 1:00 PDT

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

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September 23, 2023: NORWESTERS BEAT BISONS


LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 5
MANITOBA BISONS 3


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Schedule & Results
➤ LU: Lakehead kicks of preseason in Manitoba


Quick Summary
Lake: Massie (01:47 1st) , Mack (11:08 1st) , Mack (05:43 2nd) , Van Unen (10:14 3rd) , Pouliot (14:08 3rd)
Man: H. Ostir (02:04 2nd) , J. Paulhus (12:38 2nd) , N. Basarab (06:18 3rd)
Goal: Lake: Wright (35 shots, 32 saves); Man: Harkness (28 shots, 23 saves)

This was a bit of a strange game where a lot of Bison talent was left in the stands. Nevertheless, it did answer some questions about this Bison squad. First, here’s how they lined up:

Manitoba
Goal
1 Harkness (30 Thornton)

Defence
16 Hartje - 24 Wareham
25 Calder - 4 Malchuk
5 Casey - 9 Thiessen

Forwards
11 Ostir - 19 Arpin - 20 Apetagon
10 Paulhus - 29 King - 26 Boucher
14 Zimmerman - 28 Behun - 21 Basarab
23 Fawkes - 12 Trimble - 13 Sutter

Scratches
G 34 Hawryluk - 35 Murphy
D 6 Fry - 8 Toth - 27 Gottfried
F 17 Veloso - 18 Hooker

Lakehead
Goal
31 Wright (30 Aiken)

Defence
18 Jette - 3 Whittaker
23 Massie - 5 Turpin
2 Borbely - 28 McNeill - 8 Van Den Hurk

Forwards
14 Van Unen - 27 Mack - 15 Ho
11 DeGrazia - 17 Gerrie - 21 Pouliot
16 Blackwell - 29 Edwards - 25 Massie
19 Stiles - 9 Smith - 24 Miles

Scratches
G 1 Cicigoi
D 4 Wojciechowski - 22 Williams
F 10 Badalamenti - 13 Fox

The apparent Bison top line was dismantled for this game. Dylan Thiessen was moved to defence, and Colton Veloso and Jonny Hooker never suited up.

Thiessen had an eventful night on the blueline. One must give him credit for going back there. Less than two minutes into the game, he had the puck on the RW side of his own goal and went to throw it around the boards. But oops. He picked the short side as Simon Harkness was en route to cover the LW post. Mid-way through the period he surrendered a break-away on a turnover and it was 2-0 for the Thundermutts. D’oh.

Thiessen turned things around in the 2nd period when he made a silky-smooth PP pass to Hayden Ostir to make it a 2-1 game. The Bisons did manage to dominate the 2nd and 3rd periods, outshooting Lakehead 26-17 over that span.

However, with the game tied 3-3 mid-way through the 3rd period, Harkness whiffed on a shot from Josh Van Unen to restore the Lakehead lead. Then LU added a PP goal for insurance. While one could not blame Harkness on the first two goals, this was the kind of comeback win that a good goaltender can achieve for his team.

The Mutts did dress 21 players (seven defencemen). That helped when two players were assessed 10 minute misconducts on separate occasions.

I also found out that the Mystery Man in #5 is defenceman Brandon Casey. He was paired with Thiessen and covered effectively for the most part. Blueline returnees Parker Malchuk and Chase Hartje were good at carrying the puck, but it seems that defence-first is this year’s motto. No end-to-end rushes from Hartje in this one. Newcomers Owen Wareham and Kian Calder looked okay to me.

The Herd is now 1-2-0 and this was Lakehead’s first game.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


BRIERCREST CLIPPERS 2
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 8


Links:
➤ BC: Instagram
➤ TWU: Team Website


This game was played on Thursday night to open the Clippers’ tour through British California. I believe that this was the first game between these teams. It is still not listed on the Holy Trinity schedule. They are now 2-0-0 against colleges and 0-2-0 against the CW.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

(in a shootout

Links:
➤ UofA: Schedule & Results
➤ UofS: Schedule & Results


No details have been uploaded from this neutral ice battle in Cold Lake, Alberta. The Monkeys are now 3-4-0 and the Banjo-Mutts are 1-3-1.



MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


Links:
➤ MRU: Schedule & Results
➤ UofC: Schedule & Results


No data on this game either. Nevertheless, it would seem that Bedrock U is the team to beat. They are now 5-0-0 and their scores are convincing.

NEXT UP
Sat Sep 23 Calgary at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Sat Sep 23 Lakehead (OUA) v Regina 7:00 CDT (at Winnipeg)
Sat Sep 23 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at U.B.C. 7:00 PDT
Sat Sep 23 Saskatchewan v Alberta 7:00 MDT (at Cold Lake)
Sat Sep 23 Okanagan at Trinity Western 7:00 PDT #
Sun Sep 24 Regina at Manitoba 1:00 CDT
Sun Sep 24 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT
Sun Sep 24 Vancouver Island (BCIHL) at Trinity Western 12:30 PDT #


OUT EAST


Wed Sep 20 Ontario Tech 1 Laurier 5
Fri Sep 22 Guelph 0 Brock 3
Fri Sep 22 Laurier 2 Toronto 4
Fri Sep 22 McGill 2 Toronto Metro 4
Fri Sep 22 R.M.C. 2 Western Ontario 8

Sat Sep 23 Guelph at Nipissing (regular season game) 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Laurier at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 McGill at Toronto Metro 2:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 R.M.C. at Western Ontario 3:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Toronto at Ontario Tech 3:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Windsor at York 3:15 EDT
Sun Sep 24 Windsor v York 2:00 pm EDT (at Ayr, ON)



Tue Sep 19 Acadia 7 Dalhousie 1
Thu Sep 21 U.P.E.I. 2 Moncton 4
Fri Sep 22 Saint Mary’s 2 Moncton 4

OUA-AUS Interconference Games
Thu Sep 21 Queen's 5 Acadia 2
Fri Sep 22 New Brunswick 5 Carleton 2
Fri Sep 22 St. F.X. 2 Concordia 4

Sat Sep 23 New Brunswick at Ottawa 4:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 St. F.X. at U.Q.T.R. 4:00 EDT
Sat Sep 23 Queen’s at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


Fri Sep 22 S.A.I.T. 2 Red Deer Poly 5


Fri Sep 22 Victoria 5 Simon Fraser 0
Fri Sep 22 Logan Lake at Okanagan - no report

ACAC-BCIHL Inter-Conference Games
Fri Sep 22 Briercrest College 1 Simon Fraser 6

Sat Sep 23 Briercrest College at Simon Fraser 1:00 PDT

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

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September 23, 2023: NORWESTERS WIN ANOTHER


LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 5
REGINA COUGARS 0


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ LU: Lakehead downs Bisons to open Preseason (with boxscore)
➤ LU: Schedule & Results
➤ UofR: Schedule & Results


Quick Summary
Lake: Gerrie (12:19 1st) , Stiles (13:33 1st) , McNeill (07:11 2nd) , Gerrie (12:50 2nd) , Edwards (17:22 3rd)
Reg: none
Goal: Lake: Cicigoi (37 shots, 37 saves); Reg: Meger (26 shots, 21 saves)

I was one of the select group of hockey fans to attend this game. It is fun to watch a game as a neutral observer every once in a while. The cliche for this one was “the score was no indication of the play”. Here’s how they lined up:

Regina
Goal
35 Meger (30 Evanoff)

Defence
3 McCabe - 7 Sass
4 Reimer - 2 King-Cunningham
32 Third - 16 Schmidt

Forwards
9 Shindle - 23 Pearce - 11 Runke
22 Asham-Moroz - 14 Culling - 12 Houk
29 Doucet - 27 Barlage - 8 Brook
28 Christian - 21 Borysiuk - 17 Barnstable

Scratches
G 31 Anders
D 20 Holoien
F 10 Davis - 18 Whyte - 19 Bjorklund

Lakehead
Goal
1 Cicigoi (30 Aiken)

Defence
4 Wojciechowski - 8 Van Den Hurk
3 Whittaker - 22 Williams
28 McNeill - 5 Turpin
2 Borbely

Forwards
11 DeGrazia - 17 Gerrie - 21 Pouliot
9 Smith - 24 Miles - 10 Badalamenti
16 Blackwell - 29 Edwards - 25 Massie
15 Ho - 14 Van Unen - 19 Stiles

Scratches
G 31 Wright
D 18 Jette - 23 Massie
F 13 Fox - 27 Mack

Goaltending was the biggest difference in this game. Last year, Meger’s numbers were 1-7-0, 5.04 GAA, and .841 S%. He played about a third of Regina’s games. Adam Evanoff was their #1, and he was on the bench.

For Lakehead, Cicigoi’s numbers were 10-5-0, 2.61 GAA, and .919 S%. Last night’s starter Max Wright was 8-3-0, 2.49 GAA, and .920 S%. Those numbers go a long way to explaining both games.

The Nor’westers went 2-0-0 and are now finished their pre-season. Regina falls to 2-3-0.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4


Links:
➤ UofS: Schedule & Results
➤ UofA: Schedule & Results


Game 2 in the Cold Lake Series goes to the Evil Monkeys, and raises their pre-season record to 4-4-0. The Banjo-Mutts must be concerned about their 1-4-1 record. They open the regular season in Winnipeg on Thursday.



CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


Links:
➤ MRU: Schedule & Results
➤ UofC: Schedule & Results


Both sides have finished their pre-seasons, with Bedrock U going 6-0-0 and the Bluegars going 2-3-0, with one game cancelled. Dinos have had the most impressive record in the CW thus far.



N.A.I.T. OOKS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 6

(after two periods)

Links:
➤ NAIT: Schedule & Results
➤ UBC: Schedule & Results


I’ll have to check for a final score on Sunday, I guess.



OKANAGAN LAKERS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 6


Links:
➤ OKL: Instagram
➤ TWU: Team Website


Holy Trinity is cleaning up against the BCIHL and ACAC, now 3-0-0.


NEXT UP
Sun Sep 24 Regina at Manitoba 1:00 CDT
Sun Sep 24 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT
Sun Sep 24 Vancouver Island (BCIHL) at Trinity Western 12:30 PDT #


OUT EAST


Sat Sep 23 Guelph 1 Nipissing 2 (regular season)
Sat Sep 23 Laurier 1 Waterloo 2
Sat Sep 23 McGill 4 Toronto Metro 0
Sat Sep 23 R.M.C. at Western Ontario - no report
Sat Sep 23 Toronto 3 Ontario Tech 1
Sat Sep 23 Windsor 5 York 2

Sun Sep 24 Windsor v York 2:00 pm EDT (at Ayr, ON)


none

OUA-AUS Interconference Games
Sat Sep 23 New Brunswick 5 Ottawa 4
Sat Sep 23 St. F.X. 6 U.Q.T.R. 5
Sat Sep 23 Queen’s 4 Dalhousie 2


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



OUT WEST


Sat Sep 23 Red Deer Poly at S.A.I.T. - no report


none

ACAC-BCIHL Inter-Conference Games
Sat Sep 23 Briercrest College 3 Simon Fraser 4 (so)


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

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September 24, 2023: SUNDAY MORNING LINKS


N.A.I.T. OOKS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 10


Links:
➤ NAIT: Schedule & Results
➤ UBC: Schedule & Results
➤ UBC: Instagram


This is a margin of victory I had not anticipated. The T-irds prior scores were 5-3 over SFU and 4-3 and 6-1 in a sweep over TWU. Remember that NAIT split with MacEwan earlier this pre-season.

OUT EAST


Sat Sep 23 R.M.C. at Western Ontario - still no report

OUT WEST


Sat Sep 23 Red Deer Poly 6 S.A.I.T. 3

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results


SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Sun Sep 24 Regina (CW) at Manitoba (CW) 1:00 CDT
Sun Sep 24 N.A.I.T. (ACAC) at U.B.C. (CW) 3:00 PDT
Sun Sep 24 Vancouver Island (BCIHL) at Trinity Western (CW) 12:30 PDT
Sun Sep 24 Windsor (OUA) v York (OUA) 2:00 pm EDT (at Ayr, ON)
 

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September 24, 2023: BANJO-CATS BEAT BISONS


REGINA COUGARS 5
MANITOBA BISONS 0


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Schedule & Results
➤ UofR: Schedule & Results


Quick Summary
Reg: J. Doucet (01:29 2nd) , K. Runke (02:23 2nd) , D. McCabe (01:13 3rd) , E. Houk (02:23 3rd) , J. Borysiuk (17:48 3rd)
Man: none
Goal: Man: Thornton (31 shots, 26 saves); Reg: Evanoff (31 shots, 31 saves)

Afternoon games often tend to be absurd, and this one was just that. Here’s how they lined up:

Regina
Goal
30 Evanoff (35 Meger)

Defence
28 Christian - 4 Reimer
3 McCabe - 7 Sass
16 Schmidt - 2 King-Cunningham
32 Third

Forwards
29 Doucet - 27 Barlage - 8 Brook
17 Barnstable - 14 Culling - 12 Houk

9 Shindle - 23 Pearce - 11 Runke
22 Asham-Moroz - 21 Borysiuk

Scratches
G 31 Anders
D 20 Holoien
F 10 Davis - 18 Whyte - 19 Bjorklund

Manitoba
Goal
30 Thornton - (34 Hawryluk)

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

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

Scratches
G 1 Harkness - 35 Murphy
D 6 Fry - 27 Gottfried
F 23 Fawkes - 26 Boucher - 29 King

On paper, this was a much stronger Bison lineup than the one on Friday night. The shots ended at 31-31, which was a fair indication of the play. A pair of quick goals early in the 2nd gave Regina the cushion they needed. The same thing happened in the 3rd, with goals at almost identical times.

The Bisons finish the pre-season at 1-3-0 and Regina is even-Steven at 3-3-0.


OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


N.A.I.T. OOKS 2
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 4


Links:
➤ NAIT: Schedule & Results
➤ UBC: Schedule & Results


This looks like a more normal score than Saturday’s whitewash. The T-irds finish the pre-season at 5-0-0, with a light strength of schedule.



VANCOUVER ISLAND MARINERS 1
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 5


Links:
➤ VIU: X/Twitter
➤ TWU: Team Website


Holy Trinity goes 3-0-0 on the weekend, with none of these games showing up on their schedule. They are 4-2-0 on the pre-season, but 0-2-0 against CW teams (i.e., UBC).


NEXT UP

Regular Season

Thu Sep 28 MacEwan at Calgary 7:00 MDT
Thu Sep 28 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 7:00 CDT
Fri Sep 29 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PDT
Fri Sep 29 Calgary at MacEwan 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 29 Regina at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 29 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 2:30 CDT
Sat Sep 30 Alberta at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT
Sat Sep 30 Regina at Mount Royal 5:00 MDT


OUT EAST


Exhibition
Sat Sep 23 R.M.C. 3 Western Ontario 7 (late report)
Sun Sep 24 Windsor 4 York 2

Thu Sep 28 Ontario Tech at Brock TBA
Fri Sep 29 Laurier at Windsor 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Ottawa at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Brock at York 7:15 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Waterloo at Nipissing 3:30 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Western Ontario at Laurier TBA

Regular Season
Sun Oct 1 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 4:00 EST


Exhibition
Wed Sep 27 Dalhousie at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 5:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference Games
Fri Sep 29 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 5:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


Fri Sep 29 Augustana at Portage College 7:00 MDT


Fri Sep 29 Vancouver Island at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) 7:00 AKDT
Sat Sep 30 Vancouver Island at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) TBA
Sat Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Michigan (NCAA) 7:00 CDT

Regular Season
Sat Sep 30 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:00 PDT

ACAC-BCIHL Inter-Conference Games
Fri Sep 29 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT

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

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Preview: September 28-29: SASKATCHEWAN at MANITOBA


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (0-0-0, 1-4-1, OHT35 #tbd)
MANITOBA BISONS (0-0-0, 1-3-0, OHT35 #tbd)


Thursday, Sept 28th at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Friday, Sept 29th at 2:30 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


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

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

Sask Links:
➤ UofS: MHKY: CW Pre-Season Coaches Poll Ranks Huskies Fourth
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Last series:
➤ Nov 25/22: UM 3 US 2 (ot): LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)
➤ Nov 26/22: US 4 UM 3: LeagueStat : Game Story (with boxscore)

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


With two of the CW’s four opening series starting on Thursday night I had one less day to do a thorough roster examination of all teams. So that will have to wait.

Neither the Bisons nor Banjo-Mutts tore up the league in the pre-season. However, Sask played Regina, Calgary, and Alberta and the Bisons played Briercrest, Regina, and Lakehead. None of Sask’s games were uploaded to LeagueStat.

The last time these played was last November and both games were tightly contested with each side picking up a win.

I am annoyed that the Bisons are having to play Friday afternoon due to a Bomber game at the stadium. Why not Saturday/Sunday? That’s what normally has happened.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


MACEWAN GRIFFINS (0-0-0, 2-3-0, OHT35 #tbd)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (0-0-0, 6-0-0, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ MacU: Named captain for a second-straight season, Gable leads Griffins into opener Thursday in Calgary
➤ MacU: CW Coaches Poll: Griffins ranked seventh ahead of season opener vs. Calgary
➤ UofC: Dinos set to raise banner Thursday night


This series goes Thursday in the Town of Bedrock and Friday up in Edmontown. The Dinos had by far the most impressive pre-season in the CW. Since they finished first last year, they have to be big favourites here. The Mythical Mutants had to cancel one pre-season game due to injuries. So they might not be at their best for this series.



REGINA COUGARS (0-0-0, 3-3-0, OHT35 #tbd)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (0-0-0, 2-3-0, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ UofR: Team Website
➤ MRU: Team Website


Neither team has posted a new story on their website just yet. I want a chance to take a good look at the Bluegars’ new roster, since they were slated to lose some top talent. The Banjo-Cats look like your basic Regina team from what I have seen thus far.



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-0-0, 4-4-0, OHT35 #tbd)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (0-0-0, 5-0-0, OHT35 #tbd)

Links:
➤ UofA: Bears ranked second to open 2023/24
➤ UBC: Birds host Bears in playoff rematch to open new Canada West season


This Friday night/Saturday afternoon series has the best potential of this opening weekend. The Evil Monkeys pulled off a sweep of Sask to raise their pre-season record to .500. So it is hard to say just what to expect of them. The T-irds’ record may not e as impressive as it looks. They played the SFU Globetrotters, Holy Trinity, and NAIT.

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OUT EAST


(all exhibition games)
Thu Sep 28 Ontario Tech at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Laurier at Windsor 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Ottawa at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Brock at York 7:15 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Waterloo at Nipissing 3:30 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Western Ontario at Laurier (at St. Mary’s)
Sun Oct 1 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 4:00 EST


(all exhibition games)
Wed Sep 27 Dalhousie 3 Acadia 5
Fri Sep 29 U.P.E.I. at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 5:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 6:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


Fri Sep 29 Augustana at Portage College (exhibition) 7:00 MDT


Fri Sep 29 Vancouver Island at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) 7:00 AKDT
Sat Sep 30 Vancouver Island at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) TBA
Sat Sep 30 Logan Lake at Okanagan (regular season) 6:00 PDT
Sat Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Michigan (NCAA) 7:00 CDT

ACAC-BCIHL Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT

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

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September 28, 2023: BISONS LOSE OPENER


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6
MANITOBA BISONS 1


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW : CW (Presto)
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: New coach, fresh faces for men's hockey in 2023 (preview)
➤ UofM: MHKY: Huskies dictate first 40 in 6-1 season-opening win over Manitoba (with boxscore and video)
➤ UofS: MHKY: Huskies Dominate in Season Opener
➤ Huskie Fan: Live Audio


Quick Summary
Sask: J. Pillar (08:50 1st) , C. Stebbings (12:42 1st) , C. Stebbings (01:51 2nd) , D. Holt (04:15 2nd) , R. Pelletier (17:02 2nd) , T. Prefontaine (18:59 2nd)
Man: C. Hartje (06:34 3rd)
Goal: Sask: Kooy (25 shots, 24 saves); Man: Harkness (28 shots, 22 saves), Thornton (19 shots, 19 saves)

On a positive note, the Bisons won the 3rd period after a goaltending switch. Here’s how they lined up:

Manitoba:
Goal:
1 Harkness - 30 Thornton

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

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

Scratches:
G 34 Hawryluk
D 5 Fry - 36 Casey
F 12 Trimble - 13 Sutter - 23 Fawkes

Saskatchewan:
Goal:
30 Kooy (31 Ross)

Defence:
28 Kinniburgh - 7 Collins
9 Prefontaine - 14 Gavias
2 Jordan - 21 Jaquet

Forwards:
18 Loschiavo - 27 Pelletier - 12 Ball
25 Kaluski - 19 Pillar - 16 Holt
11 Petruic - 23 Tkachuk - 15 Stebbings
17 Rumsey - 20 Sorensen (10 Keeler)

Scratches:
G 32 Hobbs
D 4 Bortis - 6 Rinehart - 22 Gross
F 5 Faith - 8 Saleski - 13 Jacobson - 26 Hayes

Sask’s #10 Keeler was injured early, colliding with the boards on a foiled scoring opportunity. I put down the lines post-injury.

Since it is getting late on a weeknight (a rare time for a Bison game), I cannot go over all the scores. To start with there was may more contact in this game than the last weekend’s two exhibitions combined. However, a few Bison problems resurfaced: one, they can dominate territory for long stretches and not get shots on goal and two, the goaltending remains off-and-on.

There was a stretch in the 2nd period where the Bisons appeared to have all four lines rolling, then came a soft backhand goal from the face-off circle.

In any event, Thornton looks like the best bet in the nets. A lot hinges on him finding what it takes to be a starting CW goaltender.

The rematch goes Friday at 2:30 p.m., which is sooooo stupid. If you don’t have CanadaWest.tv, the Sask story says that HuskieFan.ca will have live audio. The link is above.




OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


MACEWAN GRIFFINS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC: Dinos men’s hockey team looks to sustain and build on dominant season
➤ UofC: Team Website
➤ CW: Calgary tops coaches poll
➤ MacU: Team Website


Quick Summary
Mac: E. Strang (09:41 1st) , B. Boyle (03:52 3rd) , S. Simard (05:28 3rd)
Calg: D. Melin (03:57 1st) , C. Gutenberg (08:09 2nd) , J. Gricius (09:47 2nd) , M. Patterson (13:59 3rd)

Goal: Mac: Davis (54 shots, 50 saves), Calg: Tetachuk (17 shots, 14 saves)

Despite the one-side shot clock, it took a late 3rd period goal to give the Dinos the GWG. I saw the last 7 minutes after getting home from the Bison game. Mac seldom crossed centre ice with the puck in that time


NEXT UP

Fri Sep 29 Alberta at U.B.C. 7:00 PDT
Fri Sep 29 Calgary at MacEwan 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 29 Regina at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 29 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 2:30 CDT
Sat Sep 30 Alberta at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT
Sat Sep 30 Regina at Mount Royal 5:00 MDT


OUT EAST


All exhibition games;
Thu Sep 28 Ontario Tech 2 Brock 3 (so)
Fri Sep 29 Laurier at Windsor 6:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Ottawa at R.M.C. 7:00 EDT
Fri Sep 29 Brock at York 7:15 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Waterloo at Nipissing 3:30 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Western Ontario at Laurier TBA
Sun Oct 1 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 4:00 EST


All exhibition games;
Wed Sep 27 Dalhousie 3 Acadia 5
Sat Sep 30 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 5:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 5:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


All exhibition games;
Fri Sep 29 Augustana at Portage College 7:00 MDT
Fri Sep 29 Red Deer Poly at N.A.I.T. 7:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 Augustana at Portage College 6:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MDT


Regular Season:
Sat Sep 30 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:00 PDT

Exhibition:
Fri Sep 29 Vancouver Island at Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) 7:00 AKDT
Sat Sep 30 Vancouver Island at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) TBA
Sat Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Michigan (NCAA) 7:00 CDT

BCIHL-ACAC Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT

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

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September 29, 2023: HUSKIES COMPLETE THE SWEEP

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
MANITOBA BISONS 2


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW : CW (Presto)
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: MHKY: Kolby Thornton, power play shine through in 3-2 loss to Huskies (with boxscore)
➤ UofS: MHKY: Weekend Sweep of Manitoba Bisons


Quick Summary
Sask: R. Pelletier (11:46 2nd) , J. Ball (14:09 2nd) , C. Jaquet (14:35 2nd)
Man: T. Apetagon (16:41 1st) , J. Hooker (16:06 2nd)
Goal: Sask: Ross (23 shots, 21 saves); Man: Thornton (42 shots, 39 saves)

I was watching on CanadaWest.tv from work so I was unable to make notes. There were a few line-up changes. The Bisons switched Casey for Calder on defence, and in goal Thornton started and Hawryluk was the backup. The Banjo-Mutts subbed in Faith and Hayes, and scratched Keeler and Tkachuk from the Thursday line-up. In their net, Ross started and Kooy backed-up.

Thornton looked strong in goal. In four periods, he has 58 saves on 61 shots, a .951 S% and a 2.25 GAA.

The powerplays were the key to the game. Tony Apetagon (being used on the point on the PP this year) opened scoring with a point shot. Captain Hooker scored the final goal during a 2nd period PP. In between, the Mutts scored thrice, including two just 26 seconds apart during a 4-minute PP of their own.

The Bisons have a bye week next, but have a full slate of challenging non-conference games. The host the Manitoba Moose on Thursday, visit UND on Saturday, then visit the Moose on Monday afternoon. They will then have back-to-back road trips (to UBC and MacEwan) before playing MRU at home on October 27th and 28th.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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CALGARY DINOSAURS 8
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofC (Thursday story): Dinos drop banner, Griffins to start 2023-24 season (with boxscore and video)
➤ MacU (Thursday story): Davis stands on his head with 50 saves, but Griffins fall 4-3 to Dinos on late goal


Quick Summary
Calg: T. Upper (12:16 2nd) , M. Patterson (15:26 2nd) , J. Poole (02:29 3rd) , M. Patterson (07:23 3rd) , C. Gengenbach (10:08 3rd) , C. Gutenberg (14:55 3rd) , D. Melin (17:54 3rd) , B. De Jong (18:46 3rd)
Mac: S. Simard (13:51 1st)
Goal: Calg: Stankowski (16 shots, 15 saves), Mac: Ward (48 shots, 40 saves)

Believe it or not, but this was a 2-1 game after two periods. Bedrock U had 6 goals on 24 shots in the 3rd period. The Dinos were 5-for-13 on the PP, while the Griffins were 0-for-3.


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REGINA COUGARS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: Men's Hockey 2023-24 Season Preview
➤ MRU: MHKY: MRU shows dominance during season home opener
➤ UofR: Team Website


Quick Summary
Reg: K. Runke (17:57 1st)
MRU: C. Blake (15:12 1st) , S. Moe (02:43 2nd) , S. Moe (09:25 2nd) , C. Hanus (15:13 2nd) , C. Hanus (14:44 3rd)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (45 shots, 40 saves), MRU: Farkas (27 shots, 26 saves)

With a lot of game overlap, and the Jets, Bombers, and Blue Jays all on TV, this game evaded my radar. Despite some key losses from last year’s roster, it seems the Bluegars still have a decent enough line-up.


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ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 1
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5


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


Quick Summary
Alta: A. Hall (10:29 2nd)
UBC: J. Lee (04:53 1st) , T. Rask (07:05 2nd) , S. Mutala (12:18 2nd) , T. Rask (13:26 2nd) , C. McDonald (08:07 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (27 shots, 22 saves), UBC: Lane (27 shots, 26 saves)

The advantage of a late game in the Pacific time zone is that I can always see a large percentage of it. As such I could bear witness to the T-irds completely dominating the Evil Monkeys. The SOG were a bit deceptive in that regard.


NEXT UP
Sat Sep 30 Alberta at U.B.C. 3:00 PDT / 5:00 CDT
Sat Sep 30 Regina at Mount Royal 5:00 MDT / 6:00 CDT


OUT EAST

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(all exhibition games)
Fri Sep 29 Laurier 1 Windsor 2
Fri Sep 29 Ottawa 5 R.M.C. 1
Fri Sep 29 Brock 4 York 3

Sat Sep 30 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Waterloo at Nipissing 3:30 EDT
Sat Sep 30 Western Ontario at Laurier TBA
Sun Oct 1 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 4:00 EST

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(all exhibition games)
Fri Sep 29 U.P.E.I. 1 Acadia 2
Sat Sep 30 Saint Mary’s at St. F.X. 5:00 ADT
Sat Sep 30 U.P.E.I. at Dalhousie 2:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Toronto Metro 3 New Brunswick 7

Sat Sep 30 Toronto Metro at New Brunswick 5:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST

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(all exhibition games)
Fri Sep 29 Augustana 7 Portage College 1
Fri Sep 29 Red Deer Poly 2 N.A.I.T. 3

Sat Sep 30 Augustana at Portage College 6:00 MDT
Sat Sep 30 N.A.I.T. at S.A.I.T. 6:15 MDT

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Regular Season:
Sat Sep 30 Logan Lake at Okanagan 6:00 PDT

Exhibition:
Fri Sep 29 Vancouver Island 2 Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) 6 (playing in 3rd)
Live link: YouTube
Sat Sep 30 Vancouver Island at Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) TBA
Sat Sep 30 Simon Fraser at Michigan (NCAA) 7:00 CDT

BCIHL-ACAC Inter-Conference
Fri Sep 29 Victoria 2 Concordia-Edmonton 3

Sat Sep 30 Victoria at Concordia-Edmonton 7:00 MDT

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results
 
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September 30, 2023: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS


Links:
➤ UofC: Floodgates open for Dinos in 8-1 thrashing of Griffins (with boxscore)
➤ MacU: Costly penalty parade derails strong Griffins' start in lopsided loss to Dinos (with boxscore)



Links:
➤ UofR: Team Website
Regina has yet to post anything since they were eliminated from the playoffs last year!


Links:
➤ UofA: Team Website - Nothing yet.
➤ UBC: T-Birds put on special teams clinic in season opening win over Alberta (with boxscore and video)



Fri Sep 29 Vancouver Island 2 Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA) 7

Links:
➤ YouTube: Complete Game
➤ UAA: Seawolves sink Mariners
 

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September 30, 2023: BISONS DAY OFF

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



REGINA COUGARS 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5

(in overtime)

Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ MRU: MHKY: Mount Royal wins 5-4 in overtime thriller (with boxscore)
➤ UofR (Friday story): Cougars drop season opener at Mount Royal (with boxscore)
➤ UofR: Cougars force overtime with 0.4 seconds to go, but fall 5-4 to MRU in extra session (with boxscore)


Quick Summary
Reg: P. Bjorklund (00:51 1st) , J. Davis (07:01 2nd) , J. Brook (08:29 3rd) , E. Houk (19:59 3rd)
MRU: T. Gould (01:21 1st) , R. Holmes (17:38 1st) , R. Holmes (04:32 2nd) , R. Aquilon (17:34 2nd) , C. Blake (00:28 1st OT)
Goal: Reg: Evanoff (32 shots, 27 saves), MRU: Farkas (19 shots, 15 saves)

I was able to catch a fair bit of this game. The Bluegars held a 4-2 lead entering the 3rd but allowed the Banjo-Cats to get back in the game, and tie it up with just a fraction of a second remaining. However, the Bluegars recovered and won it in less than 30 seconds of overtime. In a twist, Regina scored on both of their 3rd period shots to get the point, and MRU scored on their only shot of overtime. Those stats may not be accurate. They said Regina had 6 shots in overtime, and there just wasn’t the time.


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


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofA: Team Website
➤ UBC: T-Birds too much for Alberta, complete season opening weekend sweep of the Bears


Quick Summary
Alta: C. Wiebe (09:24 1st) , J. Sexsmith (19:49 3rd)
UBC: B. Kotylak (12:35 1st) , S. Huo (06:27 2nd) , R. Pouliot (09:55 3rd) , J. Smart (17:06 3rd)
Goal: Alta: Kruger (25 shots, 22 saves), UBC: Lane (24 shots, 22 saves)

I did not see too much of this game, but UBC was ahead all night. It was a 3-1 game late, then UBC got an empty-netter and the Evil Monkeys got a PP goal to improve the look of the scoreboard. So, is UBC that good? Or has Alberta taken a step back? The Monkeys were 4-4-0 in pre-season, against good teams, and UBC was 5-0-0, against Holy Trinity, BCIHL, and ACAC teams.

NEXT UP
Thu Oct 5 Manitoba Moose (AHL) at Manitoba EX 7:00 CDT
Fri Oct 6 MacEwan at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Oct 6 Mount Royal at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 Trinity Western at Calgary 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 U.B.C. at Regina 7:00 CST


OUT EAST


Exhibition games:
Thu Sep 28 Carleton 5 Nipissing 2 (not previously reported)
Sat Sep 30 Concordia 3 McGill 4
Sat Sep 30 Western Ontario 1 Laurier 5

Sat Sep 30 Waterloo at Nipissing (no report)
Sun Oct 1 U.Q.T.R. at McGill 4:00 EST

Regular season games:
Wed Oct 4 R.M.C. at York 7:15 EDT
Thu Oct 5 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 5 Laurier at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 5 Queen's at Ontario Tech 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Concordia at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Lakehead at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Queen's at York 7:15 EDT
Fri Oct 6 U.Q.T.R. at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 W. Ontario at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Windsor at Toronto Metro 6:00 EDT


Exhibition games:
Sat Sep 30 Saint Mary’s 7 St. F.X. 1
Sat Sep 30 U.P.E.I. 3 Dalhousie 2 (ot)


Regular season games:
Wed Oct 4 U.P.E.I. at Moncton 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT

OUA-AUS Inter-Conference
Sat Sep 30 Toronto Metro 0 New Brunswick 5


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



OUT WEST


Exhibition games:
Sat Sep 30 N.A.I.T. 3 S.A.I.T. 5
Sat Sep 30 Augustana at Portage College (no report)
Fri Oct 6 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 S.A.I.T. at Augustana 7:00 MDT


Exhibition games:
Sat Sep 30 Vancouver Island 1 Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) 8
Sat Sep 30 Simon Fraser 1 Michigan (NCAA) 8


Regular season games:
Sat Sep 30 Logan Lake at Okanagan (no report)
Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake at Victoria 7:00 PDT

BCIHL-ACAC Inter-Conference
Sat Sep 30 Victoria 4 Concordia-Edmonton 5


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

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Preview: October 5-9: MOOSE at BISONS, BISONS at NORTH DAKOTA, BISONS AT MOOSE


MANITOBA BISONS (0-2-0, 1-5-0, OHT35 #tbd)
MANITOBA MOOSE (AHL: 0-0-0, 0-0-0)
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS (NCAA: 0-0-0, 0-0-0, USCHO #7)


Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 5:00 CT at Ralph Engelstand Arena, Grand Forks, ND
Monday, October 9, 2023 at 1:00 CT at Iceplex, Winnipeg


Live Links:
➤ Video (Saturday): NCHA TV
➤ Audio (Saturday): 96.1 The Fox
➤ Saturday (Saturday): Sidearm Stats

Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: Kolby Thornton and Angela Kroeker are Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links

Moose Links:
➤ Moosehockey.com: Team Website
➤ Moosehockey.com: Moose Announce 2023 Training Camp Schedule

North Dakota Links:
➤ Fightinghawks.com: Team Website
➤ Fightinghawks.com: Schedule & Results

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


This is a funny bye weekend for the Bisons, with three games spread over five days. These could also be their toughest opponents of the season. The Moose have a lot of blue-chip prospects and players with NHL experience already assigned to camp. The UND team is, as usual, very highly ranked in the Excited States. The USCHO poll has them at 7th. There could be more preview stories about that game coming up.

It does not look like the Bisons are uploading stats to LeagueStat for either game. FWIW, the Bisons are 2-4-0 against the Moose in past games. In recent years they had a scrimmage or two where no scores were reported.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW

None of the CW teams have uploaded weekend previews, so I’ll do that later. Here’s the CW schedule.

Fri Oct 6 MacEwan at Saskatchewan 7:00 CST
Fri Oct 6 Mount Royal at Alberta 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 Trinity Western at Calgary 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 U.B.C. at Regina 7:00 CST
Sat Oct 7 Alberta at Mount Royal 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 7 MacEwan at Saskatchewan 5:00 CST
Sat Oct 7 Trinity Western at Calgary 3:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 U.B.C. at Regina 5:00 CST

Links:
➤ 49 Sports: Breaking down the U CUP hosts and every team in the OUA West
➤ 49 Sports: UQTR’s fresh roster and previewing each OUA East team
➤ 49 Sports: Dinos remain favourites in preview of Canada West men’s hockey teams
➤ 49 Sports: Predicting the 2023-24 U SPORTS men’s hockey season
➤ 49 Sports: Breaking down each U SPORTS AUS men’s hockey program



OUT EAST


Wed Oct 4 R.M.C. 3 York 4
Thu Oct 5 Concordia at McGill 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 5 Laurier at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Thu Oct 5 Queen's at Ontario Tech 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Concordia at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Lakehead at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Queen's at York 7:15 EDT
Fri Oct 6 U.Q.T.R. at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 W. Ontario at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Windsor at Toronto Metro 6:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Lakehead at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Toronto Metro at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 W. Ontario at Laurier 3:30 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Windsor at Toronto 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 McGill at Vermont NCAA EX 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 R.M.C. at Niagara College NCAA EX 7:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Guelph at Rensselaer NCAA EX 3:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Ottawa at Sacred Heart NCAA EX 4:00 EDT
Mon Oct 9 Guelph at R.I.T. NCAA EX 5:00 EDT


Wed Oct 4 U.P.E.I. 4 Moncton 2
Fri Oct 6 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 Acadia at Dalhousie 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. 7:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


Fri Oct 6 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly EX 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 S.A.I.T. at Augustana EX 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 7 S.A.I.T. at Augustana EX 2:00 MDT


Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Logan Lake at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Okanagan RS 6:15 PDT DH
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Colorado College EX TBA DH

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

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October 5, 2023: MOOSE WIN BATTLE OF THE HERDS


MANITOBA MOOSE 5
MANITOBA BISONS 1


Links:
➤ Summaries: LeagueStat : CW
➤ Game reports: LeagueStat : CW
➤ UofM: Schedule & Results
➤ Moose: Jets Assign Viel and Nikkanen to Moose
➤ Moose: Camp Roster
➤ CanadaWest.tv: On Demand (with subscription)


Quick Summary
Moose: C. Lucius (17:27 1st) , C. Golder (11:46 2nd) , W. Bongiovanni (14:33 2nd) , C. Conrad (03:48 3rd) , N. Chibrikov (07:54 3rd)
Man: P. Malchuk (16:24 3rd)
Goal: Moose: Milic (12 shots, 11 saves), Bisons: Thornton (57 shots, 52 saves)

The Moose dressed a few Manitoba boys in their line-up tonight. Here are the links to their Elite Prospects pages:
- Colt Conrad
- Dawson Barteaux
- Keaton Jameson - former Bison
- Mark Liwiski
- Stelio Mattheos

The live links were not uploaded (at least to my notice) until after I got home from the game.

The first star (by a LOT) was Bison goaltender Kolby Thornton. In the 1st period he faced 23 shots and surrendered just one goal. That one was by 1st round draft choice Chaz Lucius who was gifted a turnover in the left-wing face-off circle and picked a corner.

In the 2nd period, Carson Golder made it 2-0 on a break-out from the Moose end up the entire length of the ice, and converted a pass from Danny Katic. Wyatt Bongiovanni made it 3-0 after a period of sustained pressure.

The best goal of the night was converted by Colt Conrad on a pass from Thomas Caron, making it 4-0 in the 3rd. Nikita Chibrikov made it 5-0 on a powerplay. The Bisons replied on a powerplay of their own, with defenceman Parker Malchuk pinching in from the point.

So, on to the Excited States to face the UND Flickertails/Fighting Sioux/Fighting Hawks on Saturday night. The re-match with the Moose goes Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Iceplex.


CW WEEKEND PREVIEW


MACEWAN GRIFFINS (0-2-0, 2-5-0, OHT35 #tbd)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0, 3-4-1, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ MacU: Griffins move forward with lessons learned into first road series of season, at Saskatchewan
➤ MacU: Three Stars: Sank, Davis, Schimpf earn honours
➤ UofS: Team Website


The Family Guys hit the road after a pre-season and week #1 where they played home-and-home series within Saudi Alberta. Will there finally be a series split in this CW season? I would suspect that the Banjo-Mutts will be heavily favoured here.



MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-0-0, 4-3-0, OHT35 #tbd)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (0-2-0, 4-6-0, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ MRU: Blake named Canada West men's hockey Athlete of the Week
➤ MRU: Players Bench Athletes of the Week: September 27 - October 3
➤ UofA: Team Website


The Evil Monkeys looked lesser than their usual banana-throwing selves last weekend. The Bluegars have lost some top tier talent from last year’s roster. There may not be room for both of these teams in the CW upper echelons this year.



TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (0-0-0, 4-2-0, OHT35 #tbd)
CALGARY DINOSAURS (2-0-0, 8-0-0, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ TWU: MHKY PREVIEW | SPARTANS LOOKING TO IMPROVE IN THIRD YEAR IN CANADA WEST
➤ UofC: Team Website


If Holy Trinity pick up a win, or even a point, then you better get to church on Sunday morning. It’s a sign.



U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (2-0-0, 7-0-0, OHT35 #tbd)
REGINA COUGARS (0-1-1, 3-4-1, OHT35 #tbd)


Links:
➤ UBC: Team Website
➤ UofR: Team Website


The T-irds had a weak pre-season schedule, but sure looked good against the Evil Monkeys. If they’re as good as I think they might be, they need to put the boots to the Banjo-Cats on the road. Like they did on home ice in last year’s quarter-finals.


OUT EAST


Thu Oct 5 Concordia 4 McGill 3
Thu Oct 5 Laurier 2 Waterloo 3
Thu Oct 5 Queen's 7 Ontario Tech 1

Fri Oct 6 Concordia at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Lakehead at Brock 6:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Queen's at York 7:15 EDT
Fri Oct 6 U.Q.T.R. at Ottawa 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 W. Ontario at Toronto 7:00 EDT
Fri Oct 6 Windsor at Toronto Metro 6:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Lakehead at Brock 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Toronto Metro at Waterloo 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton 7:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 W. Ontario at Laurier 3:30 EDT
Sat Oct 7 Windsor at Toronto 4:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 McGill at Vermont (NCAA) 2:00 EDT
Sat Oct 7 R.M.C. at Niagara College (NCAA) 7:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Guelph at Rensselaer (NCAA) 3:00 EDT
Sun Oct 8 Ottawa at Sacred Heart (NCAA) 4:00 EDT
Mon Oct 9 Guelph at R.I.T. (NCAA) 5:00 EDT


Fri Oct 6 Dalhousie at Saint Mary's 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 Moncton at New Brunswick 7:00 ADT
Fri Oct 6 St. F.X. at Acadia 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 Acadia at Dalhousie 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 New Brunswick at U.P.E.I. 7:00 ADT
Sat Oct 7 Saint Mary's at St. F.X. 7:00 ADT

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



OUT WEST


(all exhibition games)
Fri Oct 6 Concordia-Edmonton at Red Deer Poly 7:00 MDT
Fri Oct 6 S.A.I.T. at Augustana 7:00 MDT
Sat Oct 7 S.A.I.T. at Augustana 2:00 MDT


Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake at Victoria 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Logan Lake at Vancouver Island 7:00 PDT
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Okanagan 6:15 PDT DH
Sat Oct 7 Simon Fraser at Colorado College (NCAA)

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

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October 6, 2023: FRIDAY NIGHT RECAP

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

(in overtime)

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


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

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



TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 4


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


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

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



MACEWAN GRIFFINS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 6


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


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

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



U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 8
REGINA COUGARS 1


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


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


NEXT UP

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


OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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October 7, 2023: SATURDAY MORNING LINKS

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


Fri Oct 6 Logan Lake 3 Victoria 6

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

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


MANITOBA BISONS 0
NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS 10


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


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




OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2


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


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

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



TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6


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


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

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



MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2

(in a shootout)

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


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

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



U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 5
REGINA COUGARS 4

(in a shootout)

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


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

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


NEXT UP

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


OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

Fri Oct 13 ACAC Regular Season Starts

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


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

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

Links:
➤ ACAC: Schedule & Results
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results
 
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October 8, 2023: SUNDAY MORNING LINKS

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Links:
➤ BCIHL: Schedule & Results
 

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


MANITOBA BISONS 1
MANITOBA MOOSE 5


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


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

LINEUPS:

MOOSE:
Goal
30 Giannuzzi (32 Milic)

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

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

BISONS:
Goal
30 Thornton (1 Harkness)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OUT EAST


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

Links:
➤ OUA: LeagueStat Daily



NEWS

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

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

Links:
➤ UofC: Dinos sweep Spartans
 

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


MANITOBA BISONS (0-2-0, 1-8-0, OHT35 #33*)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (4-0-0, 9-0-0, OHT35 #3*)

* OHT35 ranking numbers are not official.

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

In CW news, UBC’s Liam Kindree was player-of-the-week last week, with 2 goals, 4 assists, and a shootout goal. Also, the CW is altering formats in most sports. For Men's and Women's Hockey, here’s what they said:
• Two divisions consisting of four and five teams each that will rotate through nine teams over six years
• Games will be played both in and out of division
• Playoff format will feature a six-team cross over
I have no clue what that means.


ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


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

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


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



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


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


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


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