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09-15-2008, 03:50 PM
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[Canada West weekend roundup: Huskies open preseason with CIS Classic title] - This story is on the CIS site. It includes round-ups of all games over the weekend. Here's what it had about the Bisons:

Jared Walker and Nick Hatson each scored a goal and an assist to lead Manitoba to a season-opening 4-1 win over Regina in the opening game of the CIS Classic on September 12th. The Bisons built a 4-0 lead on goals by Walker, Tyler Mistelbacher, Jon Cara and Hatson before Dan Bohemier ruined Steve Christie's shutout bid at 12:50 of the third period.

It was Regina's turn to build a lead in the second game of the tournament but the Cougars could not hold on to a 3-1 lead and settled for a 3-3 overtime tie with Saskatchewan. Regina went up 2-0 in the first period on goals by Ryan Bender and Shayne Emmons before Steve DaSilva cut the Cougars lead in half with a shorthanded goal midway through the second period. Regina restored its two-goal lead on Ryan Cruse's powerplay goal three minutes into the final frame. Cue the comeback. DaSilva netted his second goal of the game at 8:51 and Colin Patterson sent the game to overtime with the game-tying goal at 14:40. There was no scoring in overtime.

Heading into the tournament's final game, Manitoba could earn its second consecutive tourney title with a win over Saskatchewan, but the Huskies would have none of that. Led Brett Novak's hat trick and Dan Erlandson's four assists, Saskatchewan captured the championship with an 8-1 victory over. After Terrance Delalonde opened the scoring for Manitoba at 3:53 it was all Saskatchewan.

The Huskies scored five times in the first 20 minutes as Jarrid Dowhay tied the score with his first of two goals at 7:04. Taylor Watt's powerplay goal made it 2-1 for the Huskies before Novak doubled the lead with two goals in a span of 11 seconds. Novak tallied his first goal at 15:54 and his second at 16:05 with Erlandson earning assists on both. Bryan Kauk rounded out the Huskies' scoring at 18:11.

Novak completed his hat trick with a powerplay goal at 11:20 of the second period with Erlandson earning his fourth assist of the game. Myles Zimmer and Dowhay completed the scoring for the Huskies., who outshot Manitoba 29-18. Fourth-year goaltender Jeff Harvey earned the win in goal for Saskatchewan, finishing the weekend with a win and a tie.

I'd be interested in knowing how the Bisons' goaltenders fared. It seems funny that Sask's #1 would get the decision in both games of an exhibition weekend.

Originally Posted by deangamblin View Post
Wow. Ouch.

I heard former MJHL superstar Bryan Kauk is playin for Saskatchewan? How is he lookin in the CIS so far? Could his MJHL pure dominance translate at the CIS level?
Apparently he is playing, since they list him as a goal scorer. Usually, MJHL (or equivalent league) grads take a year or two to rise to the level of the WHL grads.

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