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OUA WEST - 2012-13 Mid-Term Report



Merry Christmas, everybody! The OHT35 always wants everybody to enjoy their holidays. At this time of year it is not whether you are A, B, or C level that matters most.

That said, I really miss having a Boxing Day game to attend. The junior and university leagues are on hiatus, and the NHL has disappeared. The only games to watch are from Europe, and are over by afternoon.

Anyhow, here's my look at the OUA West.


BROCK BADGERS
Sept 21``Guelph 2 Brock 5
Sept 28``Brock 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
Sept 29``Brock 7 Lakehead 4
Oct 6````Brock 2 Michigan Tech 6````````NCAA
Oct 7````Brock 0 Northern Michigan 2````NCAA

Oct 11`` Brock 3 Guelph 2 (so)``````````B
Oct 13`` Guelph 2 Brock 5`````````````` B
Oct 18`` Brock 2 York 4```````````````` B
Oct 19`` Windsor 4 Brock 1``````````````A

Oct 20`` Brock 2 Cornell 2``````````````NCAA
Oct 26`` York 5 Brock 4 (ot)````````````B
Oct 27`` Brock 2 UOIT 1 (so)````````````C
Nov 2````Brock 4 Queen’s 6``````````````C
Nov 3````Brock 4 UQTR 6```````````````` A
Nov 7````Ryerson 4 Brock 6``````````````C
Nov 9````Toronto 5 Brock 2``````````````B
Nov 16`` Lakehead 5 Brock 2```````````` B
Nov 17`` Brock 4 Western Ontario 5``````A
Nov 23`` UOIT 4 Brock 6```````````````` C
Nov 24`` Brock 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)````````B
Nov 30`` Waterloo 3 Brock 4```````````` B
Dec 2````Brock 1 Western Ontario 4``````A


v OUA-x`````` 2-0-1
v NCAA-x``````0-2-0-1
Exhibition``````````````2-2-1-1

v A`````````` 0-4-0
v B`````````` 3-3-2
v C`````````` 3-1-0
Conference``````````````6-8-2
Total`````````````````` 8-10-3-1````````C


GUELPH GRYPHONS
Sept 15``Guelph 1 Nipissing 3
Sept 21``Guelph 2 Brock 5
Sept 22``Guelph 5 Laurier 1

Oct 5````Lakehead 6 Guelph 3````````````A
Oct 6````Lakehead 6 Guelph 3````````````A
Oct 11`` Brock 3 Guelph 2 (so)``````````C
Oct 13`` Guelph 2 Brock 5`````````````` C
Oct 16`` Guelph 7 UOIT 4````````````````C
Oct 17`` Guelph 4 Western Ontario 2```` A

Oct 19`` Guelph 3 Princeton 2`````````` NCAA
Oct 20`` Guelph 6 Princeton 5`````````` NCAA

Oct 25`` Waterloo 6 Guelph 3````````````B
Oct 27`` Guelph 6 Laurier 2```````````` C
Nov 3````Guelph 3 Concordia 0`````````` C
Nov 4````Guelph 4 Ottawa 3 (ot)```````` B
Nov 8````Toronto 4 Guelph 7```````````` B
Nov 10`` Queen’s 0 Guelph 4```````````` C
Nov 16`` Guelph 2 Waterloo 1````````````B
Nov 17`` UOIT 1 Guelph 3````````````````C
Nov 22`` Western Ontario 2 Guelph 1```` A
Nov 24`` Laurier 0 Guelph 2```````````` C
Nov 30`` Guelph 3 Windsor 2```````````` A
Dec 1````Guelph 2 Windsor 5```````````` A


v OUA-x`````` 1-2-0
v NCAA-x``````2-0-0
Exhibition``````````````3-2-0

v A`````````` 2-4-0
v B`````````` 3-1-0
v C`````````` 6-1-1
Conference```````````` 11-6-1
Total``````````````````14-8-1`````````` B


LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES
Sept 21``Ottawa 4 Lakehead 3
Sept 22``Ottawa 2 Lakehead 6
Sept 28``Brock 2 Lakehead 3 (ot)
Sept 29``Brock 7 Lakehead 4

Oct 5````Lakehead 6 Guelph 3````````````B
Oct 6````Lakehead 6 Guelph 3````````````B
Oct 12`` York 3 Lakehead 7``````````````B
Oct 13`` York 6 Lakehead 3``````````````B
Oct 19`` Lakehead 4 Waterloo 5 (ot)```` B
Oct 20`` Lakehead 4 Laurier 0`````````` C
Oct 26`` Western Ontario 2 Lakehead 3`` A
Oct 27`` Western Ontario 3 Lakehead 2`` A
Nov 2````Lakehead 2 Carleton 6``````````A
Nov 3````Lakehead 5 Carleton 4``````````A
Nov 9````UQTR 3 Lakehead 2 (so)```````` A
Nov 10`` UQTR 2 Lakehead 3``````````````A
Nov 16`` Lakehead 5 Brock 2```````````` C
Nov 17`` Lakehead 2 Laurier 4`````````` C
Nov 23`` Windsor 2 Lakehead 4`````````` A
Nov 24`` Windsor 7 Lakehead 4`````````` A


v OUA-x`````` 2-2-0
Exhibition``````````````2-2-0

v A`````````` 4-3-1
v B`````````` 3-1-1
v C`````````` 2-1-0
Conference``````````````9-5-2
Total``````````````````11-7-2`````````` A


LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sept 15``Laurier 4 Ryerson 3````````````
Sept 21``Windsor 4 Laurier 1````````````
Sept 22``Guelph 5 Laurier``1````````````
Sept 27``Laurier 4 Windsor 5 (ot)``````
Oct 6````Laurier 1 Mercyhurst 3```````` NCAA
Oct 7````Laurier 4 Robert Morris 10```` NCAA

Oct 11`` Laurier 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)``````B
Oct 13`` Laurier 2 Western Ontario 3````A
Oct 18`` Laurier 1 UOIT 3`````````````` C
Oct 20`` Lakehead 4 Laurier 0`````````` A
Oct 26`` Laurier 4 Windsor 3````````````A
Oct 27`` Guelph 6 Laurier 2```````````` B
Nov 1````Laurier 2 Ryerson 5````````````C
Nov 2````Laurier 4 RMC 2````````````````C
Nov 9````Carleton 1 Laurier 4`````````` A
Nov 10`` Concordia 4 Laurier 7``````````C
Nov 15`` Western Ont 4 Laurier 3 (ot)`` A
Nov 17`` Lakehead 2 Laurier 4`````````` A
Nov 22`` Laurier 2 York 4`````````````` B
Nov 24`` Laurier 0 Guelph 2```````````` B
Nov 29`` Laurier 3 UOIT 5`````````````` C
Dec 1````York 4 Laurier 3`````````````` B


v OUA-x`````` 1-2-1
v NCAA-x``````0-2-0
Exhibition``````````````1-4-1

v A`````````` 3-2-1
v B`````````` 0-4-1
v C`````````` 2-3-0
Conference``````````````5-9-2
Total`````````````````` 6-13-2``````````C


UOIT RIDGEBACKS
Sept 8`` UOIT 4 Ryerson 5``````````````
Sept 14``UOIT 3 Nipissing 5````````````
Sept 22``Windsor 6 UOIT 1``````````````
Sept 28``UOIT 0 Toronto 7``````````````
Sept 29``Ryerson 7 UOIT 1``````````````
Oct 7````UOIT 1 Bowling Green 9```````` NCAA

Oct 13`` UOIT 2 Windsor 4`````````````` A
Oct 14`` UOIT 6 Windsor 0`````````````` A
Oct 16`` Guelph 7 UOIT 4````````````````B
Oct 18`` Laurier 1 UOIT 3`````````````` C
Oct 25`` UOIT 4 York 1``````````````````B
Oct 27`` Brock 2 UOIT 1 (so)````````````C
Nov 2````UOIT 4 Concordia 3 (ot)````````C
Nov 3````UOIT 4 RMC 3 (ot)``````````````C
Nov 9````Queen’s 5 UOIT 2`````````````` C
Nov 10`` McGill 3 UOIT 1````````````````B
Nov 15`` Waterloo 6 UOIT 3``````````````B
Nov 17`` UOIT 1 Guelph 3````````````````B
Nov 23`` UOIT 4 Brock 6```````````````` C
Nov 24`` York 5 UOIT 1``````````````````B
Nov 29`` Laurier 3 UOIT 5`````````````` C
Dec 1````UOIT 1 Waterloo 4``````````````B


v OUA-x`````` 0-5-0
v NCAA-x``````0-1-0
Exhibition``````````````0-6-0

v A`````````` 1-1-0
v B`````````` 1-7-0
v C`````````` 4-1-1
Conference``````````````6-9-1
Total`````````````````` 6-15-1``````````C


WATERLOO WARRIORS
Sept 6`` Waterloo 1 Lausitzer Fuchse 7``Ger
Sept 8`` Waterloo 5 Landshut 3``````````Ger
Sept 9`` Waterloo 3 Bietigheim 7````````Ger
Sept 21``McGill 6 Waterloo 3````````````
Sept 22``Concordia 5 Waterloo 6````````
Oct 7````Waterloo 2 Ohio State 3 (ot)`` NCAA

Oct 11`` Laurier 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)``````C
Oct 12`` Western Ontario 6 Waterloo 2`` A
Oct 19`` Lakehead 4 Waterloo 5 (ot)```` A
Oct 20`` Waterloo 4 York 3``````````````B
Oct 25`` Waterloo 6 Guelph 3````````````B
Oct 27`` Windsor 7 Waterloo 5`````````` A
Nov 2````Waterloo 2 UQTR 1 (so)```````` A
Nov 3````Waterloo 2 McGill 5````````````B
Nov 9````Ottawa 2 Waterloo 3 (so)`````` B
Nov 10`` Carleton 3 Waterloo 1``````````A
Nov 15`` Waterloo 6 UOIT 3``````````````C
Nov 16`` Guelph 2 Waterloo 1````````````B
Nov 23`` Waterloo 5 Western Ontario 6`` A
Nov 24`` Brock 2 Waterloo 3 (ot)````````C
Nov 30`` Waterloo 3 Brock 4```````````` C
Dec 1````UOIT 1 Waterloo 4``````````````C


v OUA-x`````` 0-2-0
v GER-x`````` 1-2-0
v NCAA-x``````0-0-1
Exhibition``````````````1-4-1

v A`````````` 2-4-0
v B`````````` 3-2-0
v C`````````` 4-1-0
Conference``````````````9-7-0
Total``````````````````10-11-1``````````B


WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS
Sept 21``Concordia 3 Western Ontario 4``
Sept 22``McGill 6 Western Ontario 2````
Sept 29``Western Ontario 3 Nipissing 2``
Oct 6````W. Ontario 3 W. Michigan 2 (so)NCAA
Oct 7````Western Ontario 2 Miami-Ohio 6 NCAA

Oct 12`` Western Ontario 6 Waterloo 2`` B
Oct 13`` Laurier 2 Western Ontario 3````C
Oct 17`` Guelph 4 Western Ontario 2```` B
Oct 20`` Windsor 5 Western Ontario 4````A
Oct 26`` Western Ontario 2 Lakehead 3`` A
Oct 27`` Western Ontario 3 Lakehead 2`` A
Nov 2````Western Ontario 5 Nipissing 1``C
Nov 3````Western Ontario 5 Ryerson 3````C
Nov 9````McGill 4 Western Ontario 8```` B
Nov 10`` Ottawa 0 Western Ontario 4```` B
Nov 15`` Western Ont. 4 Laurier 3 (ot)``B
Nov 17`` Brock 4 Western Ontario 5``````C
Nov 22`` Western Ontario 2 Guelph 1```` B
Nov 23`` Waterloo 5 Western Ontario 6`` B
Nov 29`` Western Ontario 10 York 5``````B
Dec 2````Brock 1 Western Ontario 4``````C


v OUA-x`````` 2-1-0
v NCAA-x``````1-1-0
Exhibition``````````````3-2-0

v A`````````` 1-2-0
v B`````````` 6-1-0
v C`````````` 6-0-0
Conference```````````` 13-3-0
Total``````````````````16-5-0`````````` A


WINDSOR LANCERS
Sept 21``Windsor 4 Laurier 1````````````
Sept 22``Windsor 6 UOIT 1``````````````
Sept 27``Laurier 4 Windsor 5 (ot)``````
Oct 8````Windsor 1 Michigan State 6```` NCAA
Oct 9````Windsor 2 Michigan 7`````````` NCAA

Oct 13`` UOIT 2 Windsor 4`````````````` C
Oct 14`` UOIT 6 Windsor 0`````````````` C
Oct 19`` Windsor 4 Brock 1``````````````C
Oct 20`` Windsor 5 Western Ontario 4````A
Oct 26`` Laurier 4 Windsor 3````````````C
Oct 27`` Windsor 7 Waterloo 5`````````` B
Nov 2````Windsor 5 Toronto 3````````````B
Nov 3````Windsor 3 Toronto 1````````````B
Nov 9````RMC 0 Windsor 5````````````````C
Nov 10`` RMC 0 Windsor 3````````````````C
Nov 16`` York 0 Windsor 2`````````````` B
Nov 17`` York 1 Windsor 4`````````````` B
Nov 23`` Windsor 2 Lakehead 4`````````` A
Nov 24`` Windsor 7 Lakehead 4`````````` A
Nov 30`` Guelph 3 Windsor 2```````````` B
Dec 1````Guelph 2 Windsor 5```````````` B


v OUA-x`````` 3-0-0
v NCAA-x``````0-2-0
Exhibition``````````````3-2-0

v A`````````` 2-1-0
v B`````````` 6-1-0
v C`````````` 4-2-0
Conference```````````` 12-4-0
Total``````````````````15-6-0`````````` A


YORK LIONS
Sept 22``RMC 1 York 5``````````````````
Sept 28``Ryerson 1 York 7``````````````
Sept 29``Toronto 4 York 6``````````````
Oct 2````Toronto 1 York 7``````````````
Oct 6````York 3 Connecticut 3 (ot)``````NCAA

Oct 12`` York 3 Lakehead 7``````````````A
Oct 13`` York 6 Lakehead 3``````````````A
Oct 18`` Brock 2 York 4```````````````` C
Oct 20`` Waterloo 4 York 3``````````````B
Oct 25`` UOIT 4 York 1``````````````````C
Oct 26`` York 5 Brock 4 (ot)````````````C
Nov 2````York 0 McGill 2````````````````B
Nov 3````York 4 Ottawa 3 (ot)`````````` B
Nov 9````Concordia 0 York 5```````````` C
Nov 10`` Nipissing 1 York 2```````````` C
Nov 16`` York 0 Windsor 2`````````````` A
Nov 17`` York 1 Windsor 4`````````````` A
Nov 22`` Laurier 2 York 4`````````````` C
Nov 24`` York 5 UOIT 1``````````````````C
Nov 29`` Western Ontario 10 York 5``````A
Dec 1````York 4 Laurier 3`````````````` C


v OUA-x`````` 4-0-0
v NCAA-x``````0-0-0-1
Exhibition``````````````4-0-0-1

v A`````````` 1-4-0
v B`````````` 1-2-0
v C`````````` 7-1-0
Conference``````````````9-7-0
Total``````````````````13-7-0-1```````` B


````````````````------------------------------------------------------------------
`````````````` |`` A``|`` B``|`` C``| Conf. |Conf-X|Oth-CX|``CIS``|OtherX| TOTAL``|
`---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|`` A``````````|``````|``````|``````|`````` |``````|``````|`````` |``````|````````|
| 5 W.ONTARIO``| 1 2 0| 6 1 0| 6 0 0|13``3 0| 2 1 0| 0 0 0|15``4 0|1 1 0 |16``5 0 |
| 6 WINDSOR````| 2 1 0| 6 1 0| 4 2 0|12``4 0| 3 0 0| 0 0 0|15``4 0|0 2 0 |15``6 0 |
|10 LAKEHEAD`` | 4 3 1| 3 1 1| 2 1 0| 9``5 2| 2 2 0| 0 0 0|11``7 2|0 0 0 |11``7 2 |
|`` B+```````` |``````|``````|``````|`````` |``````|``````|`````` |``````|````````|
|14 GUELPH```` | 2 4 0| 3 1 0| 6 1 1|11``6 1| 1 2 0| 0 0 0|12``8 1|2 0 0 |14``8 1 |
|`` B``````````|``````|``````|``````|`````` |``````|``````|`````` |``````|````````|
|19 WATERLOO`` | 2 4 0| 3 2 0| 4 1 0| 9``7 0| 0 2 0| 0 0 0| 9``9 0|1 2 1 |10 11 1 |
|`` B-```````` |``````|``````|``````|`````` |``````|``````|`````` |``````|````````|
|22 YORK`````` | 1 4 0| 1 2 0| 7 1 0| 9``7 0| 4 0 0| 0 0 0|13``7 0|0 0 1*|13``7 1*|
|`` C+```````` |``````|``````|``````|`````` |``````|``````|`````` |``````|````````|
|25 BROCK``````| 0 4 0| 3 3 2| 3 1 0| 6``8 2| 2 0 1| 0 0 0| 8``8 3|0 2 1*| 8 10 4*|
|26 LAURIER````| 3 2 1| 0 4 1| 2 3 0| 5``9 2| 1 2 1| 0 0 0| 6 11 3|0 2 0 | 6 13 3 |
|27 UOIT`````` | 1 1 0| 1 7 0| 4 1 1| 6``9 1| 0 5 0| 0 0 0| 6 14 1|0 1 0 | 6 15 1 |
`---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*indicates one tie game included


The OUA West has the most evenly divided skew in the CIS, with 3 teams in each of the A, B, and C categories. Their dominance over the OUA East in their interlocking schedule also leaves no team below a C+ grade.

We should start with a look at the Urban Cowboys. They have been this division's dominant team and, with the OUA guaranteed two berths at nationals, they have been frequent fliers to University Cups. In fact, since 2000-01 they have been 1st on 9 occasions, 2nd twice, and only once as low as 3rd. This season they had a non-descript pre-season followed by a mediocre start. However, since they dropped the opener of a two game set in the Lakehead they rattled off 11 straight wins. Included was an 8-4 win over the McGilligutties to avenge a 6-2 pre-season loss.

After a decent playoff run last year, Windsor has finally put it together and has vaulted from a B/C level team into the A level. Like the teams in Canada West, Windsor tends to play weekend double-headers against the same opponent. They did have a 6-0 loss to UOIT and every now and then seem to come up with a game like that.

Completing the A level is the perennially enigmatic Thundermutt squad. At one time the whole country was anticipating them becoming a regular U-Cup contestant, at least. Instead they have been better-than-average but typically a shade below the real contenders. The program seemed to stall when they hosted nationals, which is most unusual. This season they have been a pleasant surprise. They have had a tough schedule. They are 4-3-1 against A level opponents. In comparison, the Urban Cowboys, Windsor, Cartoon U, and UQTR have only played 3 games each against A level teams.

A run at A level is within the grasp of Guelph. They started 1-5-1 (including pre-season) but have turned this around. Since then they have been 13-3, which includes splits with the Urban Cowboys and Windsor and two wins in Princeton.

Waterloo is as middle-of-the-road as a team could be. They are capable of wins and losses against the whole field. They copied the Bison plan of a pre-season trip to Deutschland, where they managed one win against two severe defeats.

York seemed to be ready to make a run, but in the end they are fighting to avoid reclassification to C level. They started the pre-season by establishing themselves as the top threat from the GTA. They won four games against the rest of the Big Lemon (and RMC) and only one game was close. This was followed a draw in Connecticut and a split in the Lakehead. All looked well. Since then, however, an overtime win over Ottawa is their only win against something better than a C level team.

The three C teams have all had their moments. Brock looks capable of catching York. They have not had quite the same mood swings. Laurier is quite incredibly 3-2-1 against A teams. UOIT has always had some bizarre results. For all three they are likely thinking they could vault into the mid-range with that elusive “greater consistency” coaches always talk about.


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