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01-26-2013, 02:07 AM
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Jan. 25: Bisons 6 Pronghorns 3



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They say a 5-0 lead is the worst lead to have in hockey. Well, actually they don't because that would be stupid. When one has a 5-0 lead, one can fritter most of it away and still have a comfy lead. And that's what the Bisons did on Friday night.

Since I was at the Phone Booth watching the Winnipeg Jets defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2, I did not catch this one on (BTW, the Jets were awesome. Sidney Crosby scored the first two goals of the game and then the Jets took over. The chant of the night was "Mario's Pool Boy, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap ....") Anyhoo, I am basing this on the stats.

The first thing the stats tell us is that the Bisons have apparently kept Cowan-Henry-Lowry as their second line. They were out there as a unit for three of the first four Bison goals, and for the H0rny Ones' nightcap marker. Dittmer-Duval-Macaulay were out there for one Bison goal, and the old 4th line of Paradis-Ciarelli-Kelly was out there for one of their own. The other forwards were Feaks-Rowinski-Lauder and they had no goals for or against so whether they played as a unit I cannot say. The defence was the same as against Calgary last weekend and Jesse Deckert was in goal.

The second thing is that Lethbridge was able to dress 17 players. Not a full deck but better than last weekend.

The two sides combined for 52 minutes in penalties. I suspected that the H0rny Ones would be scrappy on home ice, and that appears to have been the case. Three 'Horns had unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and Bison Darren Bestland took a 10 minute misconduct, all in separate incidents.

The Bisons' 5-goal lead came on 1st period tallies by Del Cowan (2nd), Dylan Kelly (6th), and Matthew Lowry (11th), and 2nd period markers by Jeremy Schappert (6th) and Ian Duval (8th).

One has to give Lethbridge credit for not folding the tent at that point. A pair of powerplay goals with 90 seconds gave them some hope for the 3rd. But all it did was delay the inevitable. Yes, the 'Horns scored once more, but Del Cowan's shorthanded empty-netter put it away.

Saturday's rematch starts at 7:00 MST and 8:00 CST and is available on



(in a shootout)

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In the Battle of Banjoland the Felines defeated the Canines. Since the game featured a big comeback for the Banjocats to force a shootout, there must have been many a brown jug of moonshine gulped down in celebration. The result also allowed the Bisons to claim sole possession of 2nd place heading into the Saturday night rematches.

The Mangy Hounds held a 4-2 lead after two periods, one coming from Brennan Bosch who kept pace with Bisons Ian Duval and Blair Macaulay at the top of the scoring race. The two gioals that forced the shoot-out came only 1:01 apart in the 3rd period. David Reekie played only the 1st period for Sask, stopping 10 of 11 shots. Ryan Holfield then came on in relief.

The Kittens deserve credit for notching a victory whilst playing one man down. We'll have to keep an eye on their injury situation heading into the playoffs. One note: Regina is now within 2 points of 4th place, which would mean hosting a quarter-final series.

Saturday's rematch goes in Saskatown at 7:00 CST as the sides switch venues.


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This one appears to have been a playoff-style game. The loss is significant for the Bedrock Boys. They are now closer to 6th than 3rd. So it looks like they will be waiting the weeds for a chance at a surprise playoff run. The Evil Monkeys maintain their 6 point lead over the Bisons and appear to be a shoe-in to take 1st place now.

Saturday's rematch in Edmontown goes at 6:00 MST and 7:00 CST, and will be available on


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Holy crap! This was the upset of the night. The result costs the Tweety-Birds a chance to jump ahead of the Dinos in the race for 4th place.

Not that one could say UBC didn't do enough. They outshot the New Kittens on the Block 29-13 after two periods, yet trailed 4-2. The 'Birds then threw the kitchen sink at MRU in the 3rd period, outshooting them 14-1. Oddly, MRU's only shot of the 3rd period was a penalty shot. More oddly, UBC earlier had their penalty shot. Both missed.

After a 3-point weekend against Sask, UBC needed to follow with 4 points against MRU to show what they're made of. Then again, maybe they did just that.

Saturday's rematch is at 2:30 PST or 4:30 CST out in British California.


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Thursday, January 24
York 0 Guelph 4

Friday, January 25
Moncton 3 Acadia 2
St. Thomas 2 Dalhousie 5
Saint Mary’s 2 New Brunswick 4
St. F-X 2 UPEI 8
UOIT 3 Western Ontario 5
Concordia 3 McGill 2 (so)
Ryerson 3 Nipissing 4
Guelph 3 Brock 2
Toronto 2 Queen’s 6
Lakehead 3 Windsor 2 (so)
Waterloo 6 Laurier 4
Carleton 1 UQTR 5
Saskatchewan 4 Regina 5 (so)
Alberta 2 Calgary 1
Manitoba 6 Lethbridge 3
Mount Royal 4 UBC 3


Saturday, January 26
Mount Royal at UBC
Calgary at Alberta :
Regina at Saskatchewan
Manitoba at Lethbridge :

St. Thomas at Acadia
Moncton at Dalhousie
St. F-X at New Brunswick
Saint Mary’s at UPEI
Ottawa at UQTR
York at Western Ontario
Waterloo at UOIT
Nipissing at Queen’s
Lakehead at Windsor
Brock at Laurier
RMC at US Army [non-conference]

Sunday, January 27
McGill at Carleton
Concordia at Ottawa

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