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11-09-2012, 01:57 AM
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Nov. 9-10: 'Horns @ Herd


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-7-1, 2-12-1, OHT35 #35)
MANITOBA BISONS (4-3-1, 7-5-1-1, OHT35 #7)

Friday, November 9th, 7:00 p.m. CST @ Max Bell Arena - U of M
Saturday, November 10th, 7:00 p.m. CST @ Max Bell Arena - U of M

Live Links:
|> [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
|> [no on-line audio or video, but check back at just in case]

Manitoba Links:
|> [U of M Preview Story] : [Roster] : [Schedule/Results]
|> [LS Roster] : [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
|> [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Lethbridge Links:
|> [U of L Preview Story]
|> [LS Roster] : [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
|> [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
|> [CIS Site] : [CIS Schedule/Results/Links]
|> [CW Site] : [CW Schedule/Results/Links]
|> [LeagueStat Daily] : [CW Weekly Media Notes #6]
|> [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]

Finally, the Bisons have come back to the Max Bell. After back-to-back weekends in Calgary, they had a bye week. That's 3 weekends in a row without a home game. But this weekend marks the beginning of 3 home weekends out of 4 to wrap up the first semester.

If anything can temper my enthusiasm for these games, it is the fact that the H0rny Ones have been dreadful so far this year. And they seem to be getting worse. They started out being outplayed by Calgary, but forced overtime to escape with a point. That result has been followed by 7 consecutive losses in conference play, and 3 more non-conference losses on a horrid trip through the NCAA. Their leading scorer, Chase Schaber, has 3 goals and 6 assists in 8 games. Nobody else has more than 4 points.

What positives are there for the H0rny Ones? Well, if Viagra isn't working then maybe Cialis or Levitra could work. Or maybe all they needed was an extra week's rest.

The Bisons really need a four point weekend. They are one of 5 teams with 3 losses so far. Before the week off they seemed to be down in numbers, so I'll be interested to see just who dresses for the series.


CALGARY DINOS (5-3-0, 8-6-0, OHT35 #12)
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (7-3-0, 15-3-0, OHT35 #3)

|> [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
|> [Live Video – Friday –]
|> [U of C Preview : [reposted at CW]
|> [U of A Preview]

This home-and-home series could tell us a lot about the Evil Monkeys. They started hot but then fell upon a 3 game losing streak. Then in the last two weekends they steamrolled Lethbridge and Mount Royal. The Dinos seem to be on their way to a traditional solid 4th place finish and will serve as an excellent measuring stick. The Primates have severely outshot their opponents even in their losses, which gives the impression that Calgary may have to "steal" whatever points they might be able to muster.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS (4-3-1, 7-4-1-1, OHT35 #15)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (2-8-0, 3-10-1, OHT35 #27)

|> [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
|> [Live Video – both nights –]
|> [UBC Preview Story] : [Mount Royal Site]

MRU's weak record is somewhat attributable to a tough schedule. They are 1-7 against the Big Three (1-3 v Alberta and 0-2 against each of Sask and Manitoba). Against those teams, UBC have thus far played only Sask and went 0-2. Their only other common opponent is Regina, and they both split. The question is whether MRU are feeling shell-shocked in their first season of CIS hockey.

REGINA COUGARS (5-3-0, 6-9-0, OHT35 #25)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-1-0, 9-2-1, OHT35 #1)

|> [Live Stats Friday] : [Live Stats Saturday]
|> [Live Video – Friday Only –]
|> [U of S Preview Story] : [U of R Site]

The Battle of Banjoland will be a home-and-home series and features two possibly over-achieving teams. Sask is off to a good start and rank 1st in both the OHT35 rankings and the CIS official top ten. Good fortune smiled upon them when they wrangled a split against Manitoba, and even moreso when they swept the Monkeys. Is more good fortune coming their way?

But what about Regina? They were hopelessly outclassed in pre-season games against Manitoba and Sask. They have yet to face either of those teams, or Alberta. So their schedule has not been a tough one. However, they have split their series with UBC, Calgary. and MRU. And they swept Lethbridge.


Wednesday, November 7 [CIS Wednesday Round-Up]
Saint Mary’s 7 Dalhousie 4
Ryerson 4 Brock 6

Thursday, October 25 [CIS Thursday Round-Up]
Toronto 4 Guelph 7


Friday, November 9
Acadia at Saint Mary’s
New Brunswick at St. Thomas
Dalhousie at St. Francis Xavier
UPEI at Moncton
McGill at Western Ontario
Concordia at York
Ryerson at Nipissing
Toronto at Brock
Queen’s at UOIT
Ottawa at Waterloo
UQTR at Lakehead
Carleton at Laurier
RMC at Windsor

Saturday, November 10
Moncton at St. Thomas
Acadia at St. Francis Xavier
New Brunswick at UPEI
Nipissing at York
Ottawa at Western Ontario
McGill at UOIT
Queen’s at Guelph
Carleton at Waterloo
UQTR at Lakehead
Concordia at Laurier
RMC at Windsor


Other than the usual Top Ten release, the only other news story making the rounds was a kerfuffle over officiating in the AUS.
Links: [CIS] : [reposted at CW] : [reposted at Boxscore News] : [OHT35]
CIS Blog: [AUS Players and Fans Deserve Better]

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