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Big Bounce Back For Bisons

January 23, 2010

HERD TRAMPLES DINOS EN ROUTE TO SECOND PLACE


MANITOBA BISONS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF C STORY] ~ [U OF M STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


You can insert your favourite cliche here. It was a 4 pointer. A huge road win. A tremendous show of character to bounce back after Friday night's debacle. No matter how you say it, the Bisons are back in sole possession of 2nd place, 2 points ahead of Calgary (with 2 games in hand) and 3 points ahead of Sask.

With the Evil Monkeys coming to town next weekend the Bisons are sitting pretty. Their destiny is in their own hands. They can taste 2nd place. OK, OK, no more cliches. I know when to stop beating a dead horse. Enough is enough. It's time to move on.

In Saturday's game Calgary's only goals were scored on the PP. A late 1st period goal gave the Dinos a 1-0 lead at the intermission.

Then the Bisons took charge in the 2nd period with 3 unanswered goals whilst outshooting the Dinos by a remarkable 15-3. D-man David Brown (with his 1st) tied the game. Tyler Dittmer (with his 6th) and Calin Wild (with his 5th) rounded out the scoring.

The Bisons were seemingly nursing the lead throughout the 3rd period. They were outshot 12-3 but the only Dino goal was Aaron Richards' 2nd of the night.

BTW, each team had 9 penalties with a two referee system. On Friday night each side had only 2 penalties in a one referee system. Hmmm. Calgary is at Regina next weekend, and I suspect the Banjo Cats will put up a tussle.

ELSEWHERE:


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3

(in overtime)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF S STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


As did the Bisons, the Evil Monkeys used a 3 goal outburst in the 2nd period as a foundation for victory. The games were similar in that Sask (like Calgary) had a 1-0 lead after the 1st and were then down 3-1 after the 2nd. However, Sask rallied to tie the game in the 3rd. As they did on Friday night, Alberta scored in the 1st minute of overtime to secure yet another victory.

Sask must really like that point for an OT loss rule. Despite a home sweep they get points equivalent to a split. Sask is at UBC next week and should get some points there as well.

BTW, this weekend commemorated 100 years of hockey at the U of S. It also marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of soap to the Province of Saskatchewan. My heart-felt congrats go out to the Saskatchewanites on both counts.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 8
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 0

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET]
|> [UBC STORY]


Oh the humanity. UBC was down 2-0 after the 1st period, despite holding a 14-10 shots advantage. It appears that they then threw in the towel and this is getting ugly. UBC showed tremendous spirit when they played the Bisons last weekend. But after Friday's disappointing loss it may be that UBC now lacks the desire to mount a fight. Oddly, UBC outshot the Horny Ones 31-30 on the night.

Lethbridge is on a roll, going 5-1 after the break. Their only loss was 1-0 to the Bisons. They are within 2 points of Sask and 3 of Calgary. However, Manitoba and Sask have 2 games in hand. Lethbridge has a bye next weekend.

On the positive side, at least UBC had a good write-up, if you check the story link.

NEXT UP:
  • Jan 29 Alberta @ Manitoba | [101.5 UMFM]
    Jan 29 Calgary @ Regina
    Jan 29 Saskatchewan @ UBC
    Jan 30 Alberta @ Manitoba
    Jan 30 Calgary @ Regina
    Jan 30 Saskatchewan @ UBC | [CITR.CA]
    bye: Lethbridge
HOME STRETCH:
Code:
                  Jan      Feb      Feb      Feb      Feb
           pts   29-30     5-6     12-13    19-20    26-27

Alberta     37   @ Man    Leth     UBC      @ Reg    bye
Manitoba    26   Alta     @ Reg    bye      @ Sask   Reg
Calgary     24   @ Reg    bye      @ Sask   UBC      bye
Sask        23   @ UBC    bye      Calg     Man      @ Leth
Leth        21   bye      @ Alta   Reg      bye      Sask
UBC         15   Sask     bye      @ Alta   @ Calg   bye
Regina      13   Calg     Man      @ Leth   Alta     @ Man
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