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09-12-2013, 06:39 PM
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Weekend Preview: All Roads Lead to Regina

:. [U of M Site] :. [Bison Roster Page]
:. [CW Schedule Page (with links)]
:. [Canada West Annual Magazine]
:. [CIS Repost of U of A Story]
:. [Cougar Roster Page]
:. [Alberta Site] :. [Calgary Site]
:. [Lethbridge Site] :. [Sask Site]

The Bisons are off to Regina where they will not play the Cougars, nor any team from Banjoland. Instead they will face two teams from Saudi Alberta (Bedrock and the Evil Monkeys) on neutral ice. The Banjo-Mutts and H0rny Ones will also be there. The weekend schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 13
2:00 Regina vs. Saskatchewan
5:00 Alberta vs. Lethbridge
8:00 Calgary vs. Manitoba

Saturday, Sept. 14
12:00 Regina vs. Lethbridge
3:00 Alberta vs. Manitoba
6:00 Calgary vs. Saskatchewan

Sunday, Sept. 15
10:30 Regina vs. Alberta
1:30 Calgary vs. Lethbridge

There is not much in pre-event information to share at this point. The U of M site, since being re-minted, has no updates and in fact has lost the story on Macaulay turning pro and the scores from their European tour.

This makes it time for an annual rant: Why don't CIS teams get their websites going in advance of the pre-season? Should they not have training camp rosters available? Could they not have even a small story on the opening weekend? This would be an easy first step towards getting media coverage in their local marketplaces.

Here's where the websites stand:

Manitoba - The roster page has deleted all 5th year players from last year. It still includes last year's 3rd and 4th years who graduated and does not include any new recruits. Before the website was "modernized" the schedule page had the scores from the European tour. Those have been removed and they have not even added a story on the tour. The roster page does tell us that Tyler Dittmer is now a conditioning coach, along with Riley Dudar.

Alberta - The schedule page has a link to a linescore of each game so far, and a story on the Oiler game. Their roster page is not available yet.

Calgary and Lethbridge - The schedule pages are updated but are without links (which may change this weekend. The roster pages are 2012-13.

Regina - They have their 2013-14 roster looking complete. They have 8 defencemen listed, which after being short-handed last year will be a luxury. The schedule page deleted a previously scheduled game with Weyburn but appears up-to-date.

Saskatchewan - I do not know what their site is doing. When you go there you get all their players' dopey faces but no actual site. So who knows. They must be wiping their butts on the carpet again.

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