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09-25-2012, 03:42 PM
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Sept. 25: Previews Are Out

First, the Bisons announced their captains. Dane Crowley gets the "C", whilst an "A" will be worn by Tyler Dittmer, Blair Macaulay, and Matthew Lowry.

Second, the Bisons have a Season Preview Story. The story says the team has 27 players, and that 12 are newcomers. However, the Roster Page has by my count 14 returnees and 14 newcomers. Maybe they don't count last season's redshirt as a newcomer, and maybe somebody was cut.

There was also a pre-season coaches poll, announced at both the CIS and CW sites. Here's the result:

1. Saskatchewan (4) 64
2. Manitoba```` (3) 54
3. Alberta``````(1) 50
4. Calgary``````````38
5. UBC``````````````27
6. Lethbridge`````` 17
7. Mount Royal``````13
8. Regina````````````8

The 1st place votes are in brackets. Scoring was based on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 system. So not only did 3 teams get 1st place votes, four were picked to win, place, or show. And, Regina was a unanimous last, even from their own coach!

The CIS site has a story on UNB facing the Russians. The Russkies will be all-stars from the MHL, their top junior league. The games will be on December 30th and 31st. The Comrades' tour will start with games against the Providence College Friars and RPI Red Hawks, both from the NCAA.

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