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Hollywood3
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Feb. 1: Thunderbirds 3 Bisons 2

BISONS BLOWN OPPORTUNITY


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 2


Links:
|> [CIS Friday Round-Up] : [CW Friday Stories]
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of M Game Story] : [UBC Game Story]
|> [Macaulay WHL Grad of the Month] : [reposted at CW Site]
|> [UMFM 101.5]


The Bisons could have taken a huge step to wrapping up 2nd place on Friday night, but blew it. There were loads of raucus rez students in attendance, as well as the Engineer's Symonized Marching Band complete with a Sasquatch, to add some atmosphere. But that was not enough to boost the Bisons.

In the 1st period the Bisons held a minor edge in carrying the play. The 1st goal came when Luke Cain outmuscled the UBC defence to slam home a rebound (his 5th). The Tweety-Birds evened the score when Justin McCrae scored (his 4th) from the slot.

After two minutes of the 2nd period James Henry scored (his 8th) to restore the Bison lead. But just over a minute later Mike McGurk's point shot must have hit a skate because Jesse Deckert appeared to jump out of the way of the point shot. It was McGurk's first goal of the season. At mid-period the Birds took the lead for the first time when Scott Wasden (his 11th) took a shot from the right wing hash marks by the boards which somehow eluded Deckert in the Bison goal. That was only UBC's 13th shot of the night, but their 3rd goal.

The abundance of goals seemed to inspire UBC. They were well behind on the shot clock but suddenly carried the play for a good period of time. In the end, shots were 21-21 headed to the 3rd.

The game turned once again in the 3rd period. UBC seldom ventured out of their end with the puck and had only one legit scoring chance. The Bisons generated a few good chances, only to be stymied by Jordan White, who was minding the bird cage.

Here's how they lined up:

Manitoba

Goal:
35 Deckert (1 Caligiuri)

Defence:
22 Bestland - 2 Crowley
3 Mestery - 4 Schappert
6 Melnychuk - 24 Bobbee

Forwards:
23 Dittmer - 19 Duval - 26 Macaulay
9 Lowry - 11 Henry - 21 Cowan
27 Feakes - 10 Rowinski - 29 Cain
18 Kelly - 25 Ciarelli - 16 Paradis

Scratches:
G: 34 Dubyk
D: 5 Christensen - 12 Sutherland - 20 Lockerby
F: 15 Scott - 17 Lauder

UBC

Goal:
30 White (35 Stanford)

Defence:
4 McGurk - 13 Schmidt
7 Wall - 15 Yee
5 Saip - 18 Manning

Forwards:
26 Hoban - 17 MacDonald - 10 Grassi
9 Wilgosh - 16 Wilson - 19 Wasden
27 Antilla - 23 Pruden - 33 Hilton
20 Hamilton - 11 Fleming - 12 McCrae

Scratches:
G: 1 Barnstable
D: 2 Smith - 6 Brkich - 8 Cumberbirch
F: 14 Kimber - 21 Wray - 22 Toye - 24 Juneau - 29 Wagner

The Bisons basically rolled four lines. The new line of Feakes-Rowinski-Cain generated some good chances. The Dittmer-Duval-Macaulay combo did not play all that much. I would expect them to play more on Saturday.

Saturday night's rematch is available on radio at UMFM 101.5 and on-line at the link.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD:


CALGARY DINOSAURS 2
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of S Story] : [U of C Game Story]


The Bedrock Boys went back to the 70s (aka Saskatown) and claimed two points. They took a 2-0 1st period lead and then hung n for dear life. Dustin Butler gave up only one goal on 35 shots.

The combination of results leaves Manitoba one point ahead of Sask, but Calgary is now 2 points behind and UBC 3 points behind. A win for the Bisons on Saturday would make it very difficult for anybody else to catch them.


REGINA COUGARS 0
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [U of A Linescore] : [check for story at U of R Team Site]


The Banjo-Cats were no match for the Evil Monkeys on Friday night. The win officially gives the Monkeys 1st place, and unofficially gives the Kitties 6th. Regina played one man short.

The Saturday rematch is available for on-line viewing at CanadaWest.tv.


LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4

(in overtime)

Links:
|> [LS Summary] : [CIS Boxscore]
|> [MRU Game Story] : [U of L Game Story]


In the series which means nothing, the New Kittens on the Block took a double OT win over the H0rny Ones. For those of you who had Lethbridge dressing 18 players in the pool, you win! Saturday's rematch is on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT EAST:

Links:
|> [OUA LeagueStat Daily]
|> [AUS Schedule/Results Page]


Friday, February 1
Dalhousie 2 Saint Mary’s 6
Acadia 2 St. F-X 3
New Brunswick 5 St. Thomas 1
UPEI 0 Moncton 5
Concordia 1 Nipissing 0
Laurier 3 Brock 2 (ot)
McGill 2 Toronto 1 (ot)
Western Ontario 7 Windsor 3
Waterloo 3 Lakehead 4 (ot)
UQTR 1 Ryerson 3

UP NEXT:

Saturday, February 2
Regina at Alberta : CanadaWest.tv
UBC at Manitoba : UMFM 101.5
Calgary at Saskatchewan
Lethbridge at Mount Royal : CanadaWest.tv

Saint Mary’s at Acadia
St. F-X at Dalhousie
UPEI at New Brunswick
Concordia at Ryerson
York at Western Ontario
McGill at Nipissing
Carleton at RMC
Ottawa at Queen’s
Windsor at Guelph
Waterloo at Lakehead
UQTR at Toronto

Sunday, February 3
Moncton at St. Thomas
Ottawa at RMC

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