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02-03-2013, 12:39 AM
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Feb. 2: Bisons 5 Thunderbirds 1



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On Senior Night the Bisons bounced back from a lacklustre performance on Friday night to give the Tweety-Birds a sound thrashing on Saturday night. Combined with the results on the out-of-town scoreboard, the Bisons stay one point up on the Banjo-Mutts in the race for second and the Tweety-Birds stay one point in arrears of the Bedrock Boys in the race for 4th.

The opening frame was fairly evenly contested, with shots being 10-a-piece. However, the only goal was scored by UBC when Cole Wilson scored his league-leading 15th after the Bisons missed several chances to clear a loose puck.

At the intermission I was wondering about the Bisons. They were not really being out-played over the weekend but they were not putting their foot down on their visitors, the way they have done with every opponent thus far.

All of that changed in period #2. The Bisons started on a powerplay which carried over from the 1st period. Matthew Lowry notched his 12th. Before the crowd could settle, the Bisons took a lead they would never surrender. Del Cowan used Lowry as a decoy and scored on a 2-on-1 break. Inside two minutes, and the game had turned.

Though there was no more scoring until the 17 minute mark, the Bisons were carrying the play, including on many of the abundant UBC powerplays. (BTW, each team had 7 powerplays. The Bisons went 3-for-7 and the `Birds were 0-fer.) Anyhow, Blair Macaulay deflected a Jeremy Shappert point shot for goal #3 (his 12th). Then 30 seconds later Dane Crowley's point blast needed no help finding the back of net for goal #4 (his 5th). The shots were 19-6 for the Bisons, and those accurately portrayed the flow of play. If there was a hitting stat it, too, would have been lop-sided. There were Tweety-Birds constantly getting tossed from their nests.

The 3rd period was a let-the-clock-run kind of period for the Bisons. There was occasional post-whistle shoving but mostly the Herd wanted the game over ASAP. The only goal was Tyler Dittmer's team-leading 14th when he deflected another Schappert point blast on a powerplay.

So, that's it for the Bison regular season home schedule. Gosh, that went by fast. Next weekend the Bisons will be forced to return to Banjoland's southern outpost to play the Banjo-Cats. The `Birds will be flying to Saudi Alberta to confront the Evil Monkeys.

Line-up-wise, Manitoba made no changes from Friday night. UBC added a 7th defenceman (#2 Kevin Smith) and dropped a forward (#9 Mike Wilgosh). Their forward lines looked like this:

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

Incidentally, Macaulay also had an assist and leads CW scorers with 34 points, one ahead of Primate Jordan Hickmott and three up on line-mate Ian Duval and the Mangy Kyle Bortis.



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With 3rd place squarely on the line, the Mangy-Mutts from Banjoland's northern outpost responded with what must have been a tremendous defensive effort. They outshot the Bedrock Boys 37-17 on the night. In fact, they held the Extinct Ones to only 4 shots in a 3rd period. This shows dominance because Calgary was down 3-0 entering the period and should have been throwing everything they had at the Banjo-Mutts.

Jimmy Bubnick scored his 9th and 10th goals, and Brandon Herrod his 10th for the Gap-toothed Inbreds. Ryan Holfield recorded the shutout. Jacob Deserres started again for the Dinos.

This gives Sask a 3-point lead over the Dinos. IMO the Dinos will have waived so-long to 2nd or 3rd places and will simply want to stay in 4th so they can host UBC in the quarter-finals. Sask is off to Lethbridge next weekend, whilst the Dinos face the New Kittens on the Block in a cross-town showdown.


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Once website leaders, the Evil Monkeys have become laggards this year when it comes to uploading game stories. Maybe the linescore link will have added a story by the time you read this.

This series shows how a weekend sweep can be difficult. Friday was a 6-0 blow-oiut and on Saturday the Monkeys outshot the Banjo-Cats 52-19, including 14-3 in the 3rd period, yet it was only 1-0 until 16:43 of the 3rd period.

Monkey markers were recorded by Levko Koper (his 10th) and Brett Ferguson (his 8th). Lucas Gore was in Regina's goal, and Real Cyr in Alberta's. Regina lost one more player on Friday, so dressed only 18 for this one.

The Old Cougars host the Bisons next weekend, while Sask visits the H0rny Ones.


(in overtime)

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THE H0RNY ONES HAVE WON!!!!! Stop the presses!!!!!

As usual, the H0rny Ones played short (this time with 17 players). But they must have scrounged all the Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra they could find to get them through this one. This gives Lethbridge a 2-0-2 record against the New Kittens on the Block this year.

Now everybody is wondering if one or both of these teams will come out ready for an upset next weekend. Lethbridge hosts Sask, and MRU faces Calgary.


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Saint Mary’s 3 Acadia 0
St. F-X 2 Dalhousie 1
UPEI 2 New Brunswick 5
Concordia 4 Ryerson 5 (ot)
York 2 Western Ontario 1 (ot)
McGill 1 Nipissing 2 (ot)
Carleton 5 RMC 1
Ottawa 4 Queen’s 3 (ot)
Windsor 1 Guelph 4
Waterloo 3 Lakehead 9
UQTR 8 Toronto 2


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

Thursday, February 7
Brock at Western Ontario
UOIT at York
Guelph at Laurier
Mount Royal at Calgary

Friday, February 8
Manitoba at Regina
Saskatchewan at Lethbridge :
Calgary at Mount Royal :
Alberta at UBC : Live Audio CITR

Dalhousie at Acadia
Moncton at New Brunswick
St. F-X at Saint Mary’s
St. Thomas at UPEI
Ryerson at McGill
Toronto at Ottawa
Nipissing at Carleton
Lakehead at Brock
Windsor at Waterloo
Queen’s at Concordia

Saturday, February 9
Manitoba at Regina
Saskatchewan at Lethbridge :
Alberta at UBC

Toronto at Concordia
Queen’s at UQTR
Ryerson at Carleton
Nipissing at Ottawa
Windsor at Western Ontario
RMC at McGill
York at Guelph
Lakehead at Waterloo
Laurier at UOIT
(end of regular season)

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