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2015-16 Mantoba Bisons/CIS Thread

CIS BOOKMARKS

The Bisons and the entire Canada West have been slow on spring news so far. The Bisons have not announced any recruits, however the MJHL has announced two recruits. I will put that in post #2.

The traditional post #1 has all the bookmarks you need to follow CIS hockey. I will update this post throughout the season. URLs often change.

League Sites:
CIS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Standings : Schedule/Results : Playoffs : U-Cup
Canada West Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results/Links : History and Records : Media Stats
OUA Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results
AUS Men's Hockey Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results
ACAC Men's Hockey Site
BCIHL Site

Canada West Team Sites:
Alberta Golden Bears - Tw - FB
Calgary Dinos - Tw - FB
Lethbridge Pronghorns - Tw - FB
Manitoba Bisons - Tw - FB
Mount Royal Cougars - Tw - FB
Regina Cougars - Tw - FB
Saskatchewan Huskies - main - Tw - FB
UBC Thunderbirds - Tw - FB

AUS Team Sites:
Acadia Axemen
Dalhousie Tigers
Moncton Aigles Bleus- Google Translate
New Brunswick Varsity Reds
UPEI Panthers
St. Francis-Xavier X-men
Saint Mary's Huskies
St. Thomas Tommies

OUA-West Team Sites:
Brock Badgers
Guelph Gryphons
Lakehead Thunderwolves
Laurier Golden Hawks
Ryerson Rams
Toronto Varsity Blues
Waterloo Warriors - Tw - FB
Western Ontario Mustangs
Windsor Lancers
York Lions

OUA-East Team Sites:
Carleton Ravens
Laurentian Voyageurs
Nipissing Lakers
Ottawa Geegees
Queen's Golden Gaels
RMC Palladins
UOIT Ridgebacks

RSEQ (OUA-East) Team Sites:
Concordia Stingers
McGill Redmen
UQTR Patriotes

ACAC Team Sites:
Augustana Vikings
Briercrest Clippers
Concordia Thunder
Keyano Huskies
MacEwan Griffins
NAIT Ooks
Portage Voyageurs
Red Deer Kings
SAIT Trojans

BCIHL Team Sites:
Eastern Washington Eagles
Selkirk Saints
Simon Fraser Clan - Tw
Trinity Western Spartans
Victoria Vikings

Media Sites/Blogs:
SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
TSN CIS Page
CISblog.ca
Canadian University Press
MyToba.ca
ChrisD.ca
Manitoba Hockey News last update fall 2014
Winnipeg Hockey Talk
Independent Sports News
UNBHockeyFans.com
Hockey Scene - AUS
STUTommies.com
AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page

Online video/audio:
CanadaWest.tv - Stretch Internet link
CIS-SIC.tv
AUSTV.ca
OUA.tv
CITR.ca - UBC radio
Rock 94 FM - Lakehead away games
UMFM.com - occasional Bison games
SSN Canada

Canada West stats and data:
CW LeagueStats - Standings
CW LeagueStats - Daily Schedule
CW LeagueStats - Rosters
CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
CW LeagueStats - Goalies' Stats
CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules

Stats:
Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
Old Bison Site - Schedule/Results - with links to stories and summaries from 2004-05 to 2007-08
CIS Stats and Rosters - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2013-14
CIS Schedule/Results - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2013-14
CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2004-05 to 2008-09 links dead
CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2014
AUS Schedule/Results - 2012-13 to 2014-15
AUS Archive
OUA LeagueStat
ACAC LeagueStat
Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
Wikia - University Cup - 1963-present
Wikia - Canada West - 1972-73 - present
Wikia - GPAC - 1972-73 - 1984-85
Wikia - WIAA - 1962-63 - 1971-72
Wikia - WCIAU - 1918-19 - 1961-62
Wikia - OUA/OUAA - 1971-72 - present
Wikia - QUAA - 1971-72 - 1986-87
Wikia - OSLC - 1949-50 - 1970-71 (Ottawa St. Lawrence Conference)
Wikia - OIAA - 1964-65 - 1970-71 (Ontario Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
Wikia - QOAA - 1953-54 - 1970-71 (Quebec-Ontario Athletic Association)
Wikia - CIAU - 1902-03 - 1952-53 (CIAU Central)
Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA - 1920-present

Old threads:
OHT34 2009-10
OHT34 2010-11
OHT34 2011-12
OHT35 2012-13
OHT36 2013-14
OHT36 2014-15
CIS Playoff Formats
Manitoba Bisons 2007-08
Manitoba Bisons 2008-09
Manitoba Bisons 2009-10
Manitoba Bisons 2010-11
Manitoba Bisons 2011-12
Manitoba Bisons 2012-13
Manitoba Bisons 2013-14
Manitoba Bisons 2014-15


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May 25: Time for a New Thread



Although the Stanley Cup playoffs are still going strong, it is summertime in the world of CIS hockey. There has been a steady stream of commitments announced out east, but next to nothing in the CW. In fact, nothing official from anybody so far.

In the upcoming weeks we will hear of new recruits. My usual caveats are: You also have to verify who is eligible to return but has nevertheless left school. And sometimes a graduated player decides to re-enrol and play another year. So before we know which teams are better than last year, and which are worse than last year, we need all information before us.

Nevertheless, in the CW we have to assume that the dominating defending national champions from Saudi Alberta will be tough to beat. They should lose many players. However they will no doubt scoop up a collection of WHL grads to replace departing players.

The usual main challengers are Manitoba, Calgary, and Saskatchewan. All three will need to recruit well to challenge Alberta.

Developing programs in MRU and UBC will have to show that they can sustain what they did in 2014-15. Regina has been treading water for several seasons now. Lethbridge has a long way to go before they could enter the Christmas break within striking distance of a playoff berth.

In any event, through the MJHL website I caught word that two more Winnipeg Blues would be joining the Herd.

Liam Bilton - F - Winnipeg (MJHL)

- Rarely do you see a recruit who once played high school hockey. Bilton played for St. Paul's and had a brief playoff stint with the Twins in the MMJHL after high school season was over in his grad year. He then went on to play 3 seasons for the Blues. He has steadily improved, to the point of being a point-per-game player. At 6'4" and 198 lbs., he would seem to be a lanky kid who needs to fill out a bit.

Links:
[MJHL Story]
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Winnipeg Blues Profile]


Brett Brooks - LW/C - Winnipeg (MJHL), Moose Jaw (WHL)

- Brooks was the captain of the Blues in 2014-15, which should make him fit in with the host of current Bisons who wore letters in junior hockey. At 6' and 192 lbs. he is a mid-size player. He went from midget to the WHL and then returned home while still midget-eligible in 2012-13. He only scored 4 goals for the Blues that year, but has steadily improved to 23-39-62 in 58 games in 2014-15.

Links:
[MJHL Story]
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Moose Jaw Warriors Profile]


Other Bison News

Graduate Taylor Dickin has signed to play for the Edinburgh Capitals in the EIHL. Earlier, Darren Bestland signed for the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL, where Ian Duval signed on mid-season.
Links: [Edinburgh Press Release] : [Wichita Press Release]

While no league schedule is expected any time soon, UND has announced that they will host the Bisons on Saturday, October 3rd.
Link: [UND Schedule]

I wonder if the Bisons v Moose series will continue. They have played 6 times and the Moose won 4 and the Bisons won 2.

OTHER NEWS


On June 15th the Monkeys will have a banquet where one and all will share a few bananas with legendary coach Clare Drake. Also, they will visit the new NCAA Div I team at Arizona State on December 4th and 5th.
Links: [U of A Story] : [ASU Schedule]


Three key Dinos have left the Town of Bedrock to pursue pro careers, including their two main goaltenders. Kris Lazaruk signed a deal to start for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. Jacob DeSerres and defenceman Kodie Curran signed ATo deals with the San Antonio Ramoage of the AHL.
Link: [U of C Story]


MRU has issued an on-line version of their Summit program which promotes university hockey.
Link: [MRU Story]


With Mike Babcock in the news, there has been some attention being paid to his days coaching the Horny Ones to a University Cup. That team was in danger of folding then went 19-7-2. That was 21 years ago. At least the program still exists.
Link: [Our Windsor Story]

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It is going to be tough for the Dinos to replace the best goaltending duo in the league.

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It is going to be tough for the Dinos to replace the best goaltending duo in the league.
It is funny that two goaltenders of that quality graduate at the same time. And only two years after Dustin Butler left.

Still, the CW teams usually have good goaltenders coming up.

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Not Bison related...but didn't know where else to put this....

Acadia will open their pre-season schedule against Moncton on September 23rd and then play Brock the 25th and 26th. They travel to BU on Oct 3rd and Vermont Oct 4th.

http://www.kingscountynews.ca/Sports...istant-coach/1

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Not Bison related...but didn't know where else to put this....

Acadia will open their pre-season schedule against Moncton on September 23rd and then play Brock the 25th and 26th. They travel to BU on Oct 3rd and Vermont Oct 4th.

http://www.kingscountynews.ca/Sports...istant-coach/1
Last year we had a pre-season schedule thread with the OP updated as games were announced. We will need to do that again.

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Bisons to Face Thunderwolves



The Lakehead Thunderwolves have announced that they will be hosting the Manitoba Bisons on the weekend of September 25-26 for a pair of games. It is about time that these teams meet up. The Bisons used to travel to Thunder Bay for a Christmas tournament or two game series every year.

Here is Lakehead's schedule:

Fri, Sep 25 7:00 VS MANITOBA BISONS*
Sat, Sep 26 7:00 VS MANITOBA BISONS*

Fri, Oct 2 7:00 VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS*
Sat, Oct 3 2:00 VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS*
Sun, Oct 4 6:00 at Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs*

Fri, Oct 16 7:00 at UQTR Patriotes
Sat, Oct 17 4:00 at UQTR Patriotes

Fri, Oct 23 7:00 VS QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS
Sat, Oct 24 7:00 VS QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS

Fri, Oct 30 7:00 at McGill Redmen
Sat, Oct 31 5:00 at McGill Redmen

Fri, Nov 6 7:00 VS NIPISSING LAKERS
Sat, Nov 7 7:00 VS NIPISSING LAKERS

Thu, Nov 12 7:00 at Western Ontario Mustangs
Fri, Nov 13 7:00 at Western Ontario Mustangs

Fri, Nov 20 7:30 at Windsor Lancers
Sat, Nov 21 7:30 at Windsor Lancers

Fri, Nov 27 7:00 VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Sat, Nov 28 7:00 VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES

Fri, Dec 4 7:15 at Brock Badgers
Sat, Dec 5 7:00 at York Lions

Tue, Dec 29 7:00 VS GUELPH GRYPHONS*
Wed, Dec 30 7:00 VS GUELPH GRYPHONS*

Fri, Jan 8 7:00 VS CARLETON RAVENS
Sat, Jan 9 7:00 VS CARLETON RAVENS

Fri, Jan 15 7:00 VS RYERSON RAMS
Sat, Jan 16 7:00 VS RYERSON RAMS

Fri, Jan 22 7:15 at Brock Badgers
Sat, Jan 23 7:00 at York Lions

Fri, Jan 29 7:00 VS WATERLOO WARRIORS
Sat, Jan 30 7:00 VS WATERLOO WARRIORS

Fri, Feb 5 7:30 at Guelph Gryphons
Sat, Feb 6 7:30 at Guelph Gryphons

Fri, Feb 12 7:00 VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sat, Feb 13 7:00 VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

Link: [L.U. Story]

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Saint Mary's has posted their exhibition schedule....

September 18th - at Dalhousie
September 19th - vs. McGill
September 23rd - vs. St. FX @ Bridgewater, NS
September 26th - vs. Waterloo @ Bridgewater, NS
October 2nd - vs. Moncton @ Truro, NS
October 3rd - vs. UPEI
January 3rd - vs. Laurentian

http://www.smuhuskies.ca/sports/mice/2015-16/schedule

Acadia has also updated their schedule and have added a home game against Laurentian on January 2nd.

http://www.acadiaathletics.ca/sports...15-16/schedule

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I'm guessing McGill will be playing against at least one other AUS team that weekend.

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June 15: The New Schedule Is Here!



The Canada West schedule was released today (June 15). It starts a bit later than usual, leaving more room for non-conference games. Here is Manitoba's schedule:

September
Fri. 25 Manitoba at Lakehead 7:00 EDT (Exh)
Sat. 26 Manitoba at Lakehead 7:00 EDT (Exh)

October
Sat. 3 Manitoba at North Dakota 7:07 PM CDT (Exh)
Fri. 9 Regina at Manitoba 7:00 PM CDT
Sat. 10 Regina at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
Fri. 16 Manitoba at Mount Royal 7:00 PM MDT
Sat. 17 Manitoba at Mount Royal 3:00 PM MDT
Sat. 24 UBC at Manitoba 7:30 PM CDT
Sun. 25 UBC at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
Fri. 30 Manitoba at Calgary 7:00 PM MDT
Sat. 31 Manitoba at Calgary 6:00 PM MDT

November
Fri. 6 Manitoba at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat. 7 Manitoba at Alberta 6:00 PM MST
Fri. 13 Lethbridge at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 14 Lethbridge at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 20 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 21 Saskatchewan at Manitoba 4:00 PM CST
Thu. 26 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 PM CST
Fri. 27 Manitoba at Regina 7:00 PM CST

January
Fri. 8 Alberta at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 9 Alberta at Manitoba 4:00 PM CST
Fri. 15 Mount Royal at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 16 Mount Royal at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 22 Manitoba at Lethbridge 7:00 PM MST
Sat. 23 Manitoba at Lethbridge 1:00 PM MST
Fri. 29 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 30 Manitoba at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST

February
Fri. 5 Calgary at Manitoba 7:00 PM CST
Sat. 6 Calgary at Manitoba 1:00 PM CST
Fri. 12 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PM PST
Sat. 13 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PM PST

The Bisons will have their road trips against last year's top 3 opponents done by early November. If they can survive that they'll be set. If not, they could be behind the 8-ball early.

The schedule has not been updated at GoBisons.ca. I hope they get some home exhibitions this year, preferably against somebody from outside the CW just to add some variety. The Saturday games are all afternoons. I generally don't like that. However, my son plays a lot of Saturday nights so I guess this may all work out.

Links:
[UND Schedule]
[CW Schedule]
[CW Story - by Evan Daum



There is a smattering of news about NCAA exhibition games. Here is what I have so far:

Oct. 3 Alberta at St. Cloud State
Oct. 4 TBA at Minnesota State
Oct. 4 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth

Links:
[USCHO Scheduling Links]
[MSU Schedule]
[UMD Schedule]
[SCSU Schedule]




Justin Hamonic - D - Tri-City (WHL)
- This is still a rumoured acquisition. He is a defensive defenceman and was team captain for his last 2 of 4 seasons in Tri-City. He had 3 regular season goals and 2 playoff goals in those 4 seasons. At 6'4" and 209 lbs. He should be the latest in a long line of proficient Manitoba defencemen. He also went to the Alaska Aces after the end of the season on an ATO.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[Tr-City Profile] : [WHL Profile]

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There is a smattering of news about NCAA exhibition games. Here is what I have so far:

Oct. 3 Alberta at St. Cloud State
Oct. 4 TBA at Minnesota State
Oct. 4 Lakehead at Minnesota-Duluth
In checking the WCHA and NCHC schedules to see if UNB was going to the mid-west, I found these.

Western at Michigan State
Western at Miami
Windsor at Penn State
Brock at Ohio State
Trinity Western at Wisconsin
Trinity Western at Nebraska-Omaha
Calgary at Denver
Calgary at Colorado College
Calgary at Air Force (not announced but probably )
Lakedhead at Minnesota-Duluth
Alberta at St. Cloud
Alberta at Arizona State (twice)
Laurentian at Michigan Tech (twice)
Toronto at Bowling Green

plus...
Oct. 3 - Acadia at BU
Oct. 4 - Acadia at UVM
Oct. 24 - UPEI at Dartmouth
Oct. 23 - UNB at Maine

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As this is a Univ. of Manitoba thread:

F - Jonah Wasylak

Has committed to the Bisons.

Also, as this thread serves most of the CanWest information, former Alberta Golden Bear Derek Ryan has signed a 2 way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/h...vp-derek-ryan/

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pretty good looking recruiting class so far

Adam Henry - Portland WHL
Justin Hamonic - Tri City WHL
Brett Stovin - Saskatoon WHL
Jordyn Boyd - Portage MJHL
Liam Bilton - Winnipeg MJHL
Brett Brooks - Winnipeg MJHL
Jonah Wasylak - Steinbach MJHL
Hudson Friesen - Alaska NCAA

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June 17: The Rumour Mill



The Bisons have one new recruit confrmed with a link and 4 more rumoured recruits, as noted by some of Hollywood's faithful followers.

Jonah Wasylak - LW - Steinbach (MJHL)
- At 6'3" and 210 lbs Wasylak will add some typical Manitoba size to the wing. He also chipped in 15 goals in 60 games at the MJHL level. He can also throw 'em. Check out the You Tube video. Pistons' fans liked this guy. His commitment was announced at the MJHL site.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[MJHL Press Release] : [Steibach Online]
[You Tube fight video]


The rumoured recruits include 3 with WHL experience and one transfer from the NCAA.

Adam Henry - D - Lethbridge/Seattle/Saskatoon/Portland (WHL)
- He would be yet another Winnipeg boy coming home to play defence. Henry has an offensive up-side. He had 11 goals in 67 games, plus 5 more in 17 playoff games. He also once wore an "A" in Seattle before being dealt to Saskatoon.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[WHL Profile] : [Shnarped Profile]


Brett Stovin - RW - Saskatoon (WHL)/Missouri (ECHL)
- The Bison shopping list was headed by the recruitment of a forward who could score. Stovin had 29 goals in the Dub last year and then 5 more in 8 games in an end-of-season stint in the ECHL. While in Saskatoon he took a few courses at the U of S, where he no doubt was happy to escape.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[WHL Profile] : [Interlake Today]
[You Tube fight video]


Jordyn Boyd - LW - Everett/Kootenay (WHL)/Saints/Portage (MJHL)
- Boyd is the younger brother of former NHLer Dustin Boyd. He returned home from the Dub to win a national title with the Portage Terriers. He had 30 goals in 50 games in the MJ, and another 6 goals in 12 playoff games. Dustin was born in Winnipeg but Jordyn suffered the humiliation of being born in Regina. The family then had the good sense to return to Manitoba for Jordyn's minor hockey. Phew.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[WHL Profile] : [Terrier Profile]
[You Tube fight video]


Hudson Friesen - LW - Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Selkirk (MJHL)
- This Selkirk Steeler grad is coming back after 2 seasons way up north in Alaska. The new CIS rules mean he does not have to red-shirt for a season. In his last 2 seasons at Selkirk he scored 61 goals in 116 games. At the UAA he never had much ice time, which could be his reason for leaving.

Links:
[Elite Prospects] : [IHDB] : [Wikia]
[UAA Profile] : [Manitoba Hockey News]


BISON ROSTER

One always has to remember that not everybody who is eligible to return will do so, for a variety of reasons. I would expect a 3rd goaltender to be recruited and there is usually also a late addition. Anyhow, here are the returnees along with additions and deletions.

Goaltenders

Eligible to return:
1 Byron Spriggs
34 Deven Dubyk

Defencemen

Eligible to return:
2 Channing Bresciani
3 Josh Elmes
5 Lee Christensen
6 Luke Paulsen
9 Rene Hunter
12 Brock Sutherland
28 Kyle Rous

Recruits:
* Justin Hamonic
* Adam Henry

Graduate from 2014-15:
22 Darren Bestland

Forwards

Eligible to return:
10 Brett Dudar
15 Chad Robinson
16 Jesse Paradis
17 Warren Callis
18 Dylan Kelly
23 Joel Schreyer
24 Justin Augert
25 Shaquille Merasty
27 Jordan DePape
29 Dustin Bruyere
- Colin Mospanchuk

Recruits:
* Brett Brooks
* Liam Bilton
* Brett Stovin
* Jordyn Boyd
* Jonah Wasylak
* Hudson Friesen

Graduates from 2014-15:
8 Jory Coates
20 Aaron Lewadniuk
21 Taylor Dickin

Link:
[LeagueStat Team Stats 2014-15]


ELSEWHERE


- The H0rny Ones have added 12 new players. That would be a major turnover for the league's cellar-dwellers. They got 7 players with WHL experience, 2 NCAA transfers, and 3 were Junior A-only. The players are:

Sam McKechnie * 5'10" 180 lbs*Right Wing *Airdrie, AB * Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
Blake Orban * 6'1" 199 lbs*Defence *Calgary, AB * Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Jay Merkley * 5'11" 195 lbs * Centre * Calgary, AB * Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
Dalton Sward * 6'1" 185 lbs * Centre* Abbotsford, BC * Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Tyler Hansen * 6'3" 202 lbs * Defense * Magrath, AB * Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Kyle Moore * 6'4" 205 lbs * Forward * Red Deer, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Colton Sheen * 5'9" 184 lbs *Forward * Calgary, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Austin Kernahan * 6'4" 225 lbs * Forward * Calgary, AB * Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
Dustin Fostvelt * 6'0" 185 lbs * Defense * Edmonton, AB * R.I.T (NCAA)
Robert Lindores * 6'1" 216 lbs * Right Wing * Port Alberni, BC * Northern Michagan (NCAA)/ UBC (CIS)
Bryson Gore * 5'11" 183lbs * Centre * Milo, AB * Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
Brett Roulston * 6'0" 197 lbs * Right Wing * Whitehorse, YT * Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)

Link:
[U of L Story]



- Outside of Lethbridge there have been no official announcements from any CW team. In fact, only UBC, Regina, and Calgary issued stories in their spin on the schedule release. Alberta's only story is on Derek Ryan signing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Maybe it is almost time for my pre-season rant about teams publicizing themselves.

Links:
[UBC Story]
[Regina Story]
[Calgary Story]
[Alberta Story]



- The BCIHL has a commitments page. Every college/university league should have one of these. The list of jammed with mostly Junior A and B players, mostly from the coast.

Links:
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- Outside of Lethbridge there have been no official announcements from any CW team. In fact, only UBC, Regina, and Calgary issued stories in their spin on the schedule release. Alberta's only story is on Derek Ryan signing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Maybe it is almost time for my pre-season rant about teams publicizing themselves.

- The BCIHL has a commitments page. Every college/university league should have one of these. The list of jammed with mostly Junior A and B players, mostly from the coast.
Totally understand where you're coming from, but this is way more complicated than you make it sound here.

First, a lot of coaches and programs are big on trade secrets - they're happy to keep their opponents in the dark regarding who they've added and who they haven't. And in many cases, news leaks on this board before the registrar's office has done their part, so programs don't want to announce players that have committed, but haven't been accepted yet. This also applies to guys trying to get a pro shot - who wants to announce a commitment in May, and a de-commitment in August?

Then there's also the issue of SID staffing and the politicking that happens in Athletics departments. Most schools are wildly understaffed in the marketing and communications departments, so it's difficult to cover things in a timely manner. And, unless the hockey programs employ their own communications staffer, the SIDs have to be very careful in how they handle recruitment releases. If they post press releases for every men's hockey recruit, then they better be prepared to post recruitment releases for every women's hockey recruit, volleyball recruit, and water polo recruit - because that's what their coaches will be demanding of the SID. It's simple - if you run communications for 20 or 30 varsity teams, you have to pick your spots. Unfortunately for us, those spots don't always include every recruitment announcement.

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Totally understand where you're coming from, but this is way more complicated than you make it sound here.

First, a lot of coaches and programs are big on trade secrets - they're happy to keep their opponents in the dark regarding who they've added and who they haven't. And in many cases, news leaks on this board before the registrar's office has done their part, so programs don't want to announce players that have committed, but haven't been accepted yet. This also applies to guys trying to get a pro shot - who wants to announce a commitment in May, and a de-commitment in August?

Then there's also the issue of SID staffing and the politicking that happens in Athletics departments. Most schools are wildly understaffed in the marketing and communications departments, so it's difficult to cover things in a timely manner. And, unless the hockey programs employ their own communications staffer, the SIDs have to be very careful in how they handle recruitment releases. If they post press releases for every men's hockey recruit, then they better be prepared to post recruitment releases for every women's hockey recruit, volleyball recruit, and water polo recruit - because that's what their coaches will be demanding of the SID. It's simple - if you run communications for 20 or 30 varsity teams, you have to pick your spots. Unfortunately for us, those spots don't always include every recruitment announcement.
I am not saying they should announce rumours, just the actual commitments. I am sure most teams know whch players are snapped up and which are still available.

As for announcements, the fall recruiting season is done. A large portion of the winter recruits are already lined up. The typical press release sort of web upload takes very little time.

In sports media the university teams have to make basic information available. Otherwise they cannot expect other media to cover them. One basic announcement is the schedule release for each team. That along with recruits and coaching changes take no more time than one would normally spend on Facebook.

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I am not saying they should announce rumours, just the actual commitments. I am sure most teams know whch players are snapped up and which are still available.

As for announcements, the fall recruiting season is done. A large portion of the winter recruits are already lined up. The typical press release sort of web upload takes very little time.

In sports media the university teams have to make basic information available. Otherwise they cannot expect other media to cover them. One basic announcement is the schedule release for each team. That along with recruits and coaching changes take no more time than one would normally spend on Facebook.
First of all, I have no idea how Canada West works, but the fall recruiting season isn't *close* to over. There are plenty of players that haven't made their decisions yet. And nobody's talking about announcing rumors. What I'm saying is, even after a verbal commitment, sometimes a player still has to get into school. In rare cases, that takes a little more time.

Now, re: press releases - most schools do this kind of release when their recruiting class is finalized. They don't do one-offs for each commitment because of the aforementioned issue with SIDs having to give the same treatment to sports across their departments. If you want the SID to write a press release for each guy that commits, then the SID has to be prepared to write literally 100+ of these releases a year - because that's what each coach will demand.

Most schools do a recruitment release when the class is finalized, sometime in July or August (sometimes earlier, like Windsor has already done). The problem is that we have most of these names already through rumors and this board, so it's not a big deal to us.

Look, we'd all like to have more concrete information from the schools themselves. But you're massively oversimplifying the issue. There are reasons why we don't get the info we want; some of it could likely improve, and some of it never will.

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I agree with Adam. Recruiting isn't done if you're still trying to get a hockey player past the Registrar's office.

Transfers in particular can be very complicated. While UNB has had some success over the years with guys coming and playing for the V-Reds while attending grad school there is a ton of behind the scenes work to get their academics sorted out. And yes, while many UNB grad programs are comparatively easy to get into, this has still caused outsiders to cry foul.

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I agree with Adam. Recruiting isn't done if you're still trying to get a hockey player past the Registrar's office.
Don't forget the bevy of OA's that think they can play pro, and then have to scramble to align some CIS options when the East Coast League doesn't come knocking right away. For this population (which is growing every year), they haven't even started the application process. Whether the school is reputationally "hard" or "easy" to get into, it's still a fair amount of administrative red tape to go through if you don't start the process until May or June.

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June 23: Website Updates


- There have been no recruiting announcements over the last week. However, some teams have posted schedules, and Lethbridge and Regina have included pre-season games. Calgary, Manitoba and UBC have regular season only. Alberta and Mount Royal are stuck in 2014-15. And Sask doesn't even have a website (just a splash page with a football ad). Here is what we know:

Sept 4: Lethbridge at Portage College
Sept 5: Lethbridge at Portage College
Sept 11: Red Deer College at Lethbridge
Sept 12: Red Deer College at Lethbridge
Sept 18: Lethbridge at Calgary
Sept 18: Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 19: Calgary at Lethbridge
Sept 19: Saskatchewan v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 20: Briercrest v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sept 25: Manitoba at Lakehead
Sept 25: Regina at Calgary
Sept 26: Manitoba at Lakehead
Sept 26: Regina at Calgary
Oct 3: Manitoba at North Dakota
Oct 3: Alberta at St. Cloud State
Oct 3: Lethbridge at Western Michigan
Oct 4: Lethbridge at Ferris State

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[Regina Schedule]
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About Ochapowace



When the Bisons head out to play Regina in Ochapowace, they will end up in a new arena built after the old one burned down in 2011. This place is between Brandon and Regina just off the Trans Canada Highway. It currently hosts a Junior B team.

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Sad News

The Mutts have tweeted out that Cody Smuk has passed away. He was announced as ill last year.



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UBC Exhibition Games



UBC has now added their exhibition games to their schedule. Manitoba and Calgary have regular season games only. Mount Royal still has the 2014-15 schedule. Alberta has no schedule link. Saskatchewan's site is under development and remains just a splash page with a football schedule and off-site links.

UBC will face just one team from the CIS, namely the two-time defending champion Alberta Evil Monkeys. However they will meet them 3 times. Additionally, they will face the Simon Fraser Clown (of the BCIHL) and the NAIT Ooks (of the ACAC) to open and close their pre-season. UBC usually has some games against NCAA teams, but not this year.

Here's the schedule:

Sep 10 Simon Fraser at UBC
Sep 12 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 13 Alberta v UBC (at Kamloops)
Sep 26 UBC at Alberta
Sep 27 UBC at NAIT

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Monkeys Need New Organ Grinder



Ian Herbers has left the Monkeys to go across town to be an assistant with the Greasers. The challenge of turning McDavid into a hockey player could not be resisted. No word on a new coach.

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One More Exhibition Game


-The Bemidji State Beavers' schedule has been updated so as to include a game against the Manitoba Bisons on Sunday, October 4th at 1:00 p.m. The Bison exhibition schedule is not yet on their web site but here is what can be gleaned from elsewhere:

Sep 18 Manitoba v Regina (at Ochapowace)
Sep 25 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Sep 26 Manitoba at Lakehead (OUA)
Oct 03 Manitoba at North Dakota (NCAA)
Oct 04 Manitoba at Bemidji State (NCAA)

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