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06-22-2013, 07:25 PM
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News update and exhibition announcements

There are loads of stories about team schedules from around the CW. I have supplied the links but really there is nothing really thought-provoking in them. They basically just say when the home side starts the season.

Now we need to look for the exhibition schedule which will come out in dribs and drabs. Regina is the CW leader in schedule announcements and from them we get these:
Sept 13 2:00 Saskatchewan at Regina
Sept 14 12:00 Lethbridge at Regina
Sept 15 1:30 Alberta at Regina
Sept 20 2:30 Regina at Manitoba
Sept 21 2:30 Regina at Manitoba

And the Lakehead schedule page gives us these:
Oct 4 7:30 UPEI at Lakehead
Oct 5 7:30 UPEI at Lakehead
Oct 7 7:05 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Nov 1 7:30 Alberta at Lakehead
Nov 2 7:30 Alberta at Lakehead
Dec 27 7:30 Laurentian at Lakehead
Dec 28 7:30 Laurentian at Lakehead

Stay tuned!

|> [Regina Leader-Post] : [U of R Story]
|> [U of C Story] : [U of L Story]
|> [UBC Story] : [U of A Story]
|> [U of S Story] : [ChrisD Story]
|> [Regina Schedule] : [Lakehead Schedule]

While there has been no news on the Bison recruiting front, a couple of former Bisons hit the papers. Calin Wild is on the national ball hockey team. (I wonder if Alex Burrows still plays that.) And Matt Lowry is considering his pro options, and in fact has a farm on the go as well.

|> [WFP: Lowry Story]
|> [WFP: Calin Wild Story]

Remember last season's investigation at Dal-lousy? Well, it may well be coming to a merciful end. From the CBC:
Neither Dalhousie nor CIS director Tom Huisman would talk about what the investigation found.

“Most of our infractions or compliance issues are related primarily to eligibility issues. This one being an athletic scholarship and awards and benefits issue in itself makes it a bit more complicated,” Huisman said.

Dalhousie University has promised to make that report public.

So far the university has refused to confirm whether the Tiger's team manager and former head coach, Peter Belliveau, was let go last fall because of the alleged infractions.
|> [Halifax Chronicle-Herald Story]
|> [CBC Story]

In the town of Bedrock, they release a story on grad Brock Nixon, who like Lowry is weighing pro options. But instead of farming his calling is in the teaching field. Hopefully, he will help bail out flooded basements first. Good luck with the flood, people of Calgary. I await word on any damage to Dino sport facilities.

The logo has also been altered at the U of C site. I don't know what they will have on their jerseys.

|> [U of C Story]

So, what in the heck is going on down in T-Bay? So, it has now been a few years since they had the Bisons visit for Christmas, fair enough. But this year they are bringing in the reborn Laurentian Voyageurs, a team already on their conference schedule. Is this a sign that they might need a softer touch for some Christmas spirit? I would think that hosting PEI and Alberta in the fall would appeal to their fans. We'll see if Laurentian will draw.

On the ice they have lost more quality players. Here's the latest from from TB Newswatch:
It appears the Matt Caria and Alex Dupuis era is over at Lakehead University.

The names of both players have disappeared from the team's roster on the Thunderwolves hockey website.

Inside sources have confirmed Dupuis, the Wolves No. 1 goalie, has decided to go pro after four seasons.

Caria, the oft-suspended star forward, also has one more year of CIS eligibility remaining.

Thunderwolves coach Bill McDonald is out of town and not available for comment. Earlier this week Lakehead hockey officials announced the departure of forward Luke Judson after one season.

Judson is leaving to play for the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. If Caria is indeed gone, it would mean the Wolves will start the 2013-14 campaign with just one of their top six point-getters from a year ago, forward Mike Hammond.
|> [TB Newswatch Story]

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