2023-24 Manitoba Bisons Hockey

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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


OUT EAST


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

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


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

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


OUT WEST


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


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

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

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January 26, 2024: BISONS STAYIN’ ALIVE


MANITOBA BISONS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1

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


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

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

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


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

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


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

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


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

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


REGINA COUGARS 2
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 7

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


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

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

NEXT UP

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

STANDINGS



OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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


OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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


MANITOBA BISONS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

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


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

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

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
(in overtime)

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


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

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


REGINA COUGARS 2
MACEWAN GRIFFINS 6

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


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

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

This sets up next weekend’s series between the Family Guys and the Bisons. As stated, if the Bisons win all four of their games, both Manitoba and MacEwan would finish with 17 points. If Regina loses at least once (which seems likely), we would head to a tie-breaker. The linked regulation states the process:
1. Two teams tied:
The following shall determine the final league standings:
a) The best win/loss record in head-to-head games between the two teams.
b) If still tied, the number of wins in league play.
c) If still tied, the best goals for/goals against differential in league play.
Criteria (a) and (b) would both fail, so it comes to (c). MacEwan is now -41 and the Bisons are -62. So, technically, the Bisons’ destiny is in their own hands. However, the practicalities are the problem. Even if the Bisons sweep MacEwan with 3-goal wins, that would reduce the -21 differential gap on a -9 differential gap. That means they would need a 5-goal margin in one game, and a 4-goal margin in the other, against Sask.

NEXT UP

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

STANDINGS


OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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


OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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January 29, 2024: UPDATES

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


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



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


OUT EAST


OUT WEST

Sun Jan 28 Simon Fraser 2 Victoria 9

 

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


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

Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg
Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00 CT at Wayne Fleming Arena, Winnipeg


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


Manitoba Links:
➤ GoBisons: WEEKEND PREVIEW: Duckworth Challenge, Jim Daly Classic and Seniors Night headline busy weekend
➤ CW: Stats Schedule/Results/Links
➤ LeagueStat: Stats Schedule/Results/Links


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


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


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


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

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

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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

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OUT EAST


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

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


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

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



OUT WEST


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


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

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

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February 2, 2024: FAMILY GUYS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH


MACEWAN GRIFFINS 7
MANITOBA BISONS 2

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


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

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

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

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

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

The win gives the Mythical Mutants their first playoff berth.




OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 0
REGINA COUGARS 8

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


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

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


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

NEXT UP

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

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

STANDINGS



OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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February 3, 2024: BISONS PULL OFF A MIRACLE COMEBACK


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

MANITOBA - FRIDAY

Goal
34 Hawryluk (30 Thornton)

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

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

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

MACEWAN - FRIDAY

Goal
29 Abel (33 Davis)

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

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

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

MANITOBA - SATURDAY

Goal
30 Thornton (34 Hawryluk)

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

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

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

MACEWAN - SATURDAY

Goal
29 Abel (33 Davis)

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

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

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


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


And here’s a celly.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 1
REGINA COUGARS 4

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


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

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


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

NEXT UP

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

STANDINGS


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OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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



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

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

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD



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

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


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

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

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


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

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

STANDINGS




OUT EAST


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


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

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

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


STANDINGS

 

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

ELSEWHERE IN THE CW


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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


OUT EAST


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

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


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

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



OUT WEST


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


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

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

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


MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 8

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


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

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

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

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

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


REGINA COUGARS 0
CALGARY DINOSAURS 8

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


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

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


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 4

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEXT UP

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

STANDINGS



OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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


MANITOBA BISONS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 5

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


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

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

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD


REGINA COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 7

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


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

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


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 7
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS 2

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

NEXT UP

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

Byes: U.B.C. and Calgary

STANDINGS



OUT EAST


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


Playoffs TBA


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


Playoffs TBA



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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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



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

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

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

There several anomalies this year.

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

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

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







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

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February 16, 2024: HOME SIDES TAKE THE OPENERS



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


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



ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

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


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

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

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


MACEWAN GRIFFINS 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

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


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

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

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

NEXT UP

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

OUT EAST


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

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


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

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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



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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

NEXT UP

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


OUT EAST


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

Division semi-finals TBD.

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


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

Conference semi-finals TBD.

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

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



OUT WEST


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

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


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

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

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

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

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February 18, 2024: MONKEYS ADVANCE, MUTTS OUT



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



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


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


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

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

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

The schedules are now posted in all three conferences.

NEXT UP

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

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

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