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02-16-2010, 11:12 PM
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Puck Passion-Huskies

The Huskies make-up has changed dramatically over the last five seasons.
Forget about what the AUS fellas have to say...they weren't at the 2005 and 2006 University Cup's in Edmonton.
Saskatchewan had the second-best team both year's.
They were very physical and knocked the crap out Moncton and Acadia in back-to-back years.
The Huskies had the Bears on the ropes in the 2005 final at Rexall both backed off on the forecheck and Alberta willed themselves to victory.
In 2006 after knocking Kevin Baker out of the tournament midway through the second in a convincing win over Acadia, Saskatchewan should have gotten past Lakehead....but Jeff Richards scored a hat-trick and the Thunderwolves squeaked out a win.
It was a good thing for the Bears, as they played the final without their captain and anchor Gavin McLeod.
In 2007 Saskatchewan deservedly won the CW final...as they rallied from a 3-1 deficit in Game Three at the Drake.
At the U. CUP Saskatchewan could have beaten UNB and certainly UQTR in their pool but they couldn't score...
At the 2008 Nationals the Huskies were no longer the most physical team at the University Cup...as Chris Hodgson of UNB was a run-a-way freight train.
That trend has continued with more skill...but has it meant less will?
Time to will tell.

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02-17-2010, 06:25 AM
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I'm very aware of the Potential Potent University of Saskatchewan Huskies Team. They are dangerous and their record does not indicate how good they can be, much like the Atlantic Version of the Huskies season has gone

In my own personal opinion, and in no particular order the 4 most dangerous teams in Canada, that are capable of winning it all, capable of scoring alot of goals, and most likely not to be knocked out by much lower seed opponents are
Alberta, Saskatchewan, St Mary's and UNB. Those are the 4 most stacked teams in Canada. You have other teams who have an outside chance, such as Acadia, Lakehead, Western and Manitoba. But no one has as much in their lineup as those top 4

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02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
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Acadia's Western connection

Acadia (2 CIS National titles) should not be overlooked and have had a couple of very strong recruiting years that have seen them land high scoring players from the WHL in Chris Bruton from Spokane Chiefs (11-13 24pts), Andrew Clark 40 goal scorer from the Brandon Wheat Kings (12-17 29pts), from the QMJHL Laberge (14-21 36 pts), Jezegou (12-19 31 pts) and Bertrand (7-21 28 pts). Also Scott Tregunna out of the OHL.
Acadia is young and play well defensively and have have a strong fan base (4 best attendance in the CIS), they are very tough to play against in a Acadia arena that's surface is Olympic sized, always an electric atmosphere and packed to capacity (1,900-2,000). Bob makes reference to UNB as luring away top end WHL grads, but Darren Burns has also landed top quality recruits from Dub, the Q and the OHL.
They have a first round bye and will likely meet Trevor Steinberg's Huskies who have the ability to fill the net on you or self destruct, as was seen against Western in last years semi's in T-Bay. Fact-Acadia has won 3 of 4 games against the Eastern Huskies, but two games were decided in overtime.
Regardless, only one team will come out of the Atlantic and I doub't it will be the Axemen, but they will be a force next season and should make it to the Nationals in F'ton, as more than one berth will be on the line.

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02-19-2010, 12:31 PM
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Series Preview: Bisons/banjodogs Showdown For 2nd

SERIES PREVIEW:
BISONS/BANJODOGS SHOWDOWN FOR 2ND




MANITOBA BISONS
(14-8-2, 30 points, tied for 2nd place, #7 in OHT34)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES
(13-7-4, 30 points, tied for 2nd place, #9 in OHT34)


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH @ 7:00 CST : [LIVE VIDEO]
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH @ 7:00 CST
AT SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN


The Bisons are on a splitting streak of epic proportions. They have split their last 6 series, once against each team in the league. Sask has been similar, with 3 OTLs in recent weeks to bolster their record. Manitoba holds all tie-breakers, so a split would likely put them into 2nd place.

For those not aware, in the CW playoffs the higher seed hosts the whole best-of-3 series. This means that #2 will host #3 with the winner guaranteed a berth at the University Cup.

Friday's game is live on the web. I hope to check it out.

Both sides will be keeping an eye on the out-of-town scoreboard where Calgary hosts UBC. After a tough loss in their series opener against Lethbridge a couple weeks back they looked like a team that had given up. But an exhibition game against Norway's Olympic team was followed a split in Alberta. So if they could take a point or two away from Calgary this weekend it would help both Manitoba and Sask.

WEEKEND LINKS: WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
  • Feb 19: Alberta @ Regina
    Feb 19: UBC @ Calgary
    Feb 19: Manitoba @ Saskatchewan
    Feb 20: Alberta @ Regina
    Feb 20: UBC @ Calgary
    Feb 20: Manitoba @ Saskatchewan
    Bye - Lethbridge
THE HOME STRETCH:
Code:
                  Feb      Feb
           pts   19-20    26-27

Alberta     43   @ Reg    bye
Manitoba    30   @ Sask   Reg
Sask        30   Man      @ Leth
Calgary     28   UBC      bye
Leth        27   bye      Sask
Regina      19   Alta     @ Man
UBC         17   @ Calg   bye
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02-20-2010, 02:00 AM
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Bisons drop to 3rd ... for now

February 19, 2010

BISONS DROP TO 3RD ... FOR NOW


MANITOBA BISONS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [C.W. STORY]




I caught much of the game on the internet while juggling the Olympics on TV and computer and a Moose game on radio. The game was very close throughout and very fast-paced. Sask scored once per period and built a 3-0 lead. The Bisons poured it on but only scored the once (Mike Hellyer, his 11th), albeit with a couple of goal posts tossed in. An empty-netter sealed the deal.

The result makes the Saturday night rematch a second place showdown. While the winner will not clinch 2nd, they will come pretty close. The Bisons have been in this situation very often lately. The Friday loss followed by the Saturday victory.

ELSEWHERE:


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
REGINA COUGARS 4

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF R STORY]


The Puddy-Tats had the Evil Monkeys on the ropes. Regina got off to a 2-0 lead then finished the 1st up 2-1. But Alberta roared back, with a 20-4 shots advantage and 3 unanswered 2nd period goals. However, Regina fought back to tie and then Alberta wrapped it up with 5 minutes left when Ian McDonald scored his 13th.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF C STORY]


UBC did not mail this one in. They gave Calgary a good run all night. UBC scored first but were unable to get back on the board. The result damages Lethbridge's chances. They could be eliminated on Saturday.

NEXT UP:
  • Feb 20: Alberta @ Regina
    Feb 20: UBC @ Calgary
    Feb 20: Manitoba @ Saskatchewan
    Bye - Lethbridge
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02-20-2010, 09:07 AM
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Manitoba vs Saskatchewan

Bisons will need to come out of saturday's game in Saskatoon with a win, or chances of winning a best of three with all games in the Huskies barn is unlikely to happen.
A win would still have them in the drivers seat entering the last weekend of play.
This has to be Manitoba's University Cup, they need to find a way to win tonight if they wan't to break the trend of Saskatchewan gaining that second Can-West berth when it has been available, like this year.
I am amazed at the attendance at Rutherford last night (278) in such a pivitol contest, this is one reason why many WHL prospects from Saskatchewan head East or to Alberta as average crowds seem to be a lot better in the elite CIS programs.
Dave Adolph has whined about recruiting tactics of other specific CIS schools, but
when you are playing Major Junior in front of 2,500-4,000 etc and come to a program that averages 500 fans per game or so, its not a great selling feature is it.

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02-20-2010, 10:31 AM
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okay dicks!
2500 -4000people? that is all that lives in those hamlets out east?
and that is in a good year!
what are you talking about?

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02-20-2010, 11:29 AM
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Attendance

I have made reference to Major Junior clubs across all three CHL leagues, and have used 2,500-4,000 only as an example. By no means am I trying to knock Saskatchewan Huskies as they are considered an elite CIS program (top 5), steep in work ethic and tradition. If not for a fantastic U of A program, Saskatchewan Huskies would no doubt have more than 1 CIS National Championship banner hanging from Rutherford to go along with a few silver medals as well!
I am not hiding the fact of earlier comments that were made in regards to recruiting practices by Dave Adolph, when its fact. In refrence to attendance at Rutherford, they draw much more fans than teams like Western, UQTR and a ton of other OUA teams. It was inteded toward the top elite programs that are attracting Saskatchewan or Western talent.

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02-20-2010, 12:18 PM
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You can't knock the attendance at Rutherford Rink unless you have actually experienced, first-hand, the venue. The facility, not the hockey product, keeps fans away. In fact, attendance has been on the slide in the past decade because Rutherford may be the least fan-friendly venue, at this level, around. It didn't help a few years back when over-zealous campus parking attendants ticketed everybody who attended a first-time Sunday night game against Regina. A lot of those fans haven't been back since. Although parking is now free around the rink, there is no single parking lot and parking is ever confusing and really atrocious. Inside, netting on the seating side really impairs the sight-lines along with pillars and beams all over the place. There's nothing like it. There is no back support for the bench-style seats. There is just a small concession area, no true lobby or foyer. The bathroom stall has a standing-room-only capacity of three people. No more. If the Huskies had a decent mid-size facility, people would come. If you build it, they will come. Improvements to nearby Griffiths Stadium has doubled or tripled average attendance for football games (although the team is no better than it was a decade ago). A new PAC complex has seen basketball attendance steadily on the rise.
No wonder Adolph whines. You would, too, if you had the talent pool and potential fan base but also the worst facility for fans on the planet!

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You can't knock the attendance at Rutherford Rink unless you have actually experienced, first-hand, the venue. The facility, not the hockey product, keeps fans away. In fact, attendance has been on the slide in the past decade because Rutherford may be the least fan-friendly venue, at this level, around. It didn't help a few years back when over-zealous campus parking attendants ticketed everybody who attended a first-time Sunday night game against Regina. A lot of those fans haven't been back since. Although parking is now free around the rink, there is no single parking lot and parking is ever confusing and really atrocious. Inside, netting on the seating side really impairs the sight-lines along with pillars and beams all over the place. There's nothing like it. There is no back support for the bench-style seats. There is just a small concession area, no true lobby or foyer. The bathroom stall has a standing-room-only capacity of three people. No more. If the Huskies had a decent mid-size facility, people would come. If you build it, they will come. Improvements to nearby Griffiths Stadium has doubled or tripled average attendance for football games (although the team is no better than it was a decade ago). A new PAC complex has seen basketball attendance steadily on the rise.
No wonder Adolph whines. You would, too, if you had the talent pool and potential fan base but also the worst facility for fans on the planet!
you guys and the AUS fanatics have always talked about the west coaches whining?
thurston did a bit adolph never did, both acknowledged it is tough competing...its that stoofer guy from the uof a or oilers that whines the most about the recruiting out east i have been sitting here for over year watching the ping pong battle of words? it has been great tooo bad the boys in the oua dont chime in...the silent but deadly approach is not working fellas!

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02-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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Saskatchewan and the "Wild West'

Saskatchewan has swept Manitoba and appears to be peaking at the right time. They have all but locked up second place and like Alberta have earned the right to host all 3 games in a ridiculous playoff format in the Can-west.
Dave adolph's Huskies have been playing well and are sitting only 2 wins away from advancing to the University Cup in T-Bay.
It is looking like these two teams will once again meet for a Can-West title, winner will aviod being grouped with the number 1 ranked team in the country in probably the Big Red Machine out of the AUS. Huskies have face them in their last 2 trips to Moncton, but were beat both times.
This is all speculation only, as playoffs are full of upsets.
Top OUA teams like Western, Waterloo, Lakehead, UQTR are all going to 3'rd games in the first round against weak competition.
Obviously due to travel distances,the road team doesn't even get 1 home game in the series.Teams that finish 3-4 in the league are up against it and will basically not host for the remainder of the playoff season. Based on this structure, the regular season points race is ultra important for home ie advantage in playoffs.
Manitoba has not only lost these two games but now sit in 4'th place behind a Calgary team that has won both weekend games and is now in 3'rd place.
Calgary has a two point cushion with no games left, Manitoba still controls their own destiny and it is to be determined whether they will open on the road against the U of A or Saskatchewan. Alberta continues to have many close calls as of late (2 one goal weekend games) and an upstart Husky squad led by Steve Dasilva may give them all they can handle!

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02-21-2010, 12:03 PM
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Canada West

If Manitoba picks up three points at home this weekend against Regina than they move back ahead of Calgary for third; setting up Calgary @ Alberta and Manitoba at Saskatchewan.
If Manitoba only picks up two points against the Cougars, they they will travel to Edmonton.
The Bears are ripe for the picking!
They looked great in November, but have been extremely inconsistent since the Christmas Break.
Too many times the Golden Bears have blown two or three goal leads in games and had to pull games out late. They have also won six straight overtime games, and the laws of averages catch up to you after a while-(though UNB did win 10 straight overtime games on their way to 2000 University Cup final against the Bears...which Alberta won, in you guessed it overtime!).

Saskatchewan is coming on.
I watched a large portion of last night's game and they were just simply better than the Bisons.
Calgary has members of Alberta's '92 Championship team; Head Coach Mark Howell and former NHL'er Cory Cross, on their staff.
The Dinos have taken a major step forward this season. They have a pretty good group of top six forwards, but are lacking a bit on the back end.
However after seeing them play a couple times this season I sense they are no longer in awe of the Bears.
If Manitoba plays Alberta they will be secure in the knowledge that they split with the Bears, including winning at Clare Drake; something which did not happen from 1994-95 to February of 2009.

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Tie-breaker

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If Manitoba picks up three points at home this weekend against Regina than they move back ahead of Calgary for third; setting up Calgary @ Alberta and Manitoba at Saskatchewan.
If Manitoba only picks up two points against the Cougars, they they will travel to Edmonton.
The Bears are ripe for the picking!
They looked great in November, but have been extremely inconsistent since the Christmas Break.
Does anybody know the tie-breaking criteria? Is is wins first, then head-to-head records? Or vice-versa? Does Manitoba need three points or just two against Regina?

At any rate, a lot could still happen in the Canada West. You know what? I think, overall, the Canada West is a lot stronger conference than it has been in a long, long time. There are five teams with a record better than .500 and four teams that could be considered for CIS Top 10 rankings for those of you out there voting!! Yes, Calgary is also Top 10 quality. If any of these 4 teams played in the Ontario/Quebec conference, they'd be unbelievably dominant. Also, Lethbridge, Regina and UBC would also win MORE than their fare share of games. While the OUA West conference has a number of decent teams. the OUA East has as much depth as Latvia's Olympic squad.

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[QUOTE=puck passion;24024526]Does anybody know the tie-breaking criteria? Is is wins first, then head-to-head records? Or vice-versa? Does Manitoba need three points or just two against Regina?

According to Canada West bylaws, the tie breaking is as follows.
5.7 Tie-breaking:
a) Head-to-head competition record
b) Number of wins
c) Goals for/Goals against differential

the teams have split this season but 1 of Manitoba's wins was in a shootout so Calgary has 5 points and Manitoba 4 in the four game series so Calgary would win the first tie breaker. Manitoba needs 3 points against Regina to finish 3rd.

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Manitoba can still be passed in the standings on the final weekend by Lethbridge to not make the playoffs at all

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Belated Update

February 20, 2010

BISONS SWEPT ... HUSKIES 1 POINT AWAY FROM 2ND


MANITOBA BISONS 1
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF S STORY] ~ [U OF M STORY]


This weekend sweep was devastating for the Bisons. After being a front-runner all season their recent split-streak allowed Sask and Calgary to catch and then surpass them. The Herd did outshoot Sask on the night, albeit with a 15-6 edge in the 3rd period when they were playing catch-up. They took the season series 7-6 on points against Sask. So in the event of a tie the Bisons get 2nd place.

ELSEWHERE:


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 5
REGINA COUGARS 4

(in overtime)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [U OF R STORY] ~ [U OF A STORY]


The Evil Monkeys scored 30 seconds into overtime to sweep the Puddy-Tats by identical 5-4 scores. One has to wonder about the Evil Monkeys. IMO, the Evil Monkeys are a vulnerable team right now. I could easily imagine Manitoba or Calgary beating them.


UBC THUNDERBIRDS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET] ~ [CIS BOXSCORE]
|> [C.W. STORY] ~ [U OF C STORY] ~ [UBC STORY]


While the other two series produced identical scores, this one was off a goal. UBC showed signs of life after being eliminated and puit in yet another credible performance. However, they had nothing to show for it after the Dinos scored with just over a minute to go. One has to wodner about the UBC program heading into next year. Calgary is assured of either a 3rd or 4th place finish.

NEXT UP:
  • Feb 26: Saskatchewan @ Lethbridge
    Feb 26: Regina @ Manitoba
    Feb 27: Saskatchewan @ Lethbridge
    Feb 27: Regina @ Manitoba
    Bye - Alberta, UBC, Calgary

    The Bisons would finish 2nd if they sweep and Sask loses twice.
    The Bisons would finish 3rd if they get at least 3 points against Regina.
    The Bisons would finish 4th if they get 1 or 2 points against Regina.
    The Bisons would finish 4th if they get no points and Lethbridge gets 3 or fewer points against Sask.
    The Bisons would finish 5th if they get no points and Lethbridge sweeps Sask.
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Friday Night Curse Is Lifted!

February 26, 2010

BISONS END FRIDAY CURSE ... AND WRAP UP PLAYOFF BERTH


REGINA COUGARS 1
MANITOBA BISONS 4

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|> [U OF M STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


The Friday night curse has been lifted! The Bisons' last Friday win was over Lethbridge back on January 8th. This one assured them of a playoff berth. My boy was not feeling well and so we left after the 2nd period and listened to it on UMFM. My impression was that Regina is not here to put up much of a fight. They have had some decent results in the 2nd half of the season. However, tonight they never had too much to offer.

The 1st period was 1-1 with the Bisons having a territorial advantage and a 13-9 lead in shots. The only Regina goal came off a lazy clearance by d-man David Brown right after a successful penalty kill. Jared Jagow of the Cougars pounced and temporarily tied the game. The game was hard-hitting and chippy at times. I thought that there could have been some fireworks in the 2nd. Instead Regina mustered only 3 shots on goal, followed by 6 more in the 3rd. Steve Christie enjoyed a relative night off in the Bison goal as the Puddy-Tats surrendered meekly.

The two Bison goals I saw were both shots from the blueline by d-men. Travis Mealy notched his 4th and Brandon Lockerby rung up his second goal of the season. The 3rd period insurance goals were scored by Kyle Howarth (his 6th) and Tyler Dittmer (his 8th). All goals were through the 5-hole. And, 3 were on the PP. (Each side had 5 PPs and Regina was blanked on their's.)

Here's how they lined up:
  • MANITOBA BISONS

    Goal:
    Christie (McHale)

    Defence:
    Lockerby - Brown
    Workman - Lenoski
    Erb - Mealy

    Forwards:
    Dittmer - Walker - Macaulay
    Duval - Wild - Hellyer
    Beller - Benias - Howarth
    Waker - Wood - Dudar

    REGINA COUGARS

    Goal:
    Ward (Hilton)

    Defence:
    Bender - Nielsen
    Blair - Chapman
    McPherson (they dressed 5 d-men and mixed and matched)

    Forwards:
    Sawka - Cuthbert - Johnstone (Kauk mixed in)
    Jagow - LeBlanc - Smith
    Stengler - Scott - Bhungal
    Pearpoint - Schultz - Nelson
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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 4

|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET]
|> [U OF L NEWS - CHECK FOR STORY]


The Horny Ones put on a valiant 2nd half comeback on the season and it will come up just short. They are now 9-2-0 since the Christmas break. The rest of the conference will be relieved that they won't be in the playoffs. They had to hope Regina would beat Manitoba twice and then they could have claimed 4th place with a sweep of Sask.

This was in many ways a prototypical Lethbridge win. Get outshot, cash in on chances, then hang on for dear life. Sask outshot them 34-20 after two periods yet trailed 4-1. Then Sask scored twice on 8 shots in the 3rd to make it close.

NEXT UP:
  • Feb 27: Saskatchewan @ Lethbridge
    Feb 27: Regina @ Manitoba
    Bye - Alberta, UBC, Calgary
    end of regular season

    Here's the skinny:
    The Bisons would finish 2nd if they win and Sask loses in regulation.
    The Bisons would finish at least 3rd if they get at least 1 point.
    The Bisons would finish 4th if they lose in regulation.
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So I guess after tonight it is set.

#1 Alberta hosts #4 Calgary
#2 Saskatchewan hosts #3 Manitoba

I look forward to seeing the results. Both series from the sounds of it will be good ones.

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Bisons Sweep .. Fall Short Of 2nd

February 27, 2010

BISONS SWEEP ... FALL SHORT OF 2ND


REGINA COUGARS 3
MANITOBA BISONS 5

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With minor hockey playoffs starting all over Winnipeg, my son's game forced me to miss the 1st period of the final Bison home game of the regular season. Upon arrival, I saw that the Bisons were down 2-1 although they outshot Regina 18-9. Also, Chad Erb had been given 4 minhutes in penalties and a game misconduct. I don't know what happened but I do know the Bisons were frustrated with the referee. As the game wore on he doled out several 10 minute misconducts, something rarely seen this year.

It did not appear that the teams aligned themselves much differently from Friday night. However, Regina rotated goaltenders, giving former South Bliue Brant Hilton the start. And #17 Tanner Schultz switched from forward to defence.

The 1st period saw Regina get two goals from Partik Bhungal (his 2nd and 3rd of the season) and Kyle Howarth (7th) replied for the Bisons. I was away so I can't say what happened.

The 2nd period saw the Bisons trying to kill a slew of penalties. Caine Pearpoint scored on a PP to give Regina a 3-1 lead. However, once the penalties were over (including a 5-on-3) the Bisons dominated play. Goals from Calin Wild (7th), Howarth (2nd of the night and 8th of the season), and Jered Walker (5th) were part of a 15 shot onslaught that put the Bisons ahead to stay.

A 3rd period insurance goal from Blair Macaulay (8th) salted it away. The Kittens only scratched together 5 3rd period shots and never mounted much of a comeback.

After the game the fans were advised that Lethbridge held a 2-1 lead on Sask and there was hope that the result would hold and that Manitoba would get 2nd place and another home series. But that will only happen if they win away to Sask whilst Calgary knocks off Alberta.

ELSEWHERE:


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 2

(in overtime)
|> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET]
|> [U OF L NEWS - CHECK FOR STORY]
|> FRIDAY GAME STORY: [C.W.] ~ [U OF L] ~ [U OF S]


Sask was down 2-1 heading into the 3rd period of this one but when they forced overtime they got the point they needed to secure 2nd place. In the end, Sask led Manitoba by 2 points, who led Calgary by 2 points, who led Lethbridge by 2 points. The Horny Ones get credit for mounting a nice comeback.

NEXT UP:
  • SEMI-FINALS:
    March 5, 6, and 7 (if necessary)
    Manitoba at Saskatchewan
    Calgary at Alberta
WOMEN'S PLAY:

  • SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 2
    MANITOBA BISONS 3

    |> [LEAGUESTAT SUMMARY] ~ [SCORER'S SHEET]
    |> [U OF M STORY] ~ [C.W. STORY]


    The win gives the Bison Broads the series 2 games to 1. They will now play the Alberta Pandas for the title yet again. Of note, Bison all-star goaltender Stacy Corfield was injured in game 2. Tara Lacquette was called upopn and delivered a clutch performance for the win. The Bisons upset Alberta in last year's final. This year only one team from the CW goes to nationals, making it a must-win series.
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So I guess after tonight it is set.

#1 Alberta hosts #4 Calgary
#2 Saskatchewan hosts #3 Manitoba

I look forward to seeing the results. Both series from the sounds of it will be good ones.
It has been a long time since there was something other than Alberta hosting in the CW final. I believe that Calgary and Manitoba could do it this year.

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hey thinking about your upset predictions...again!
there were almost a few in the OUA
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get out the chap stick in Freddy beach!! there are some chapped arses at UNB!
lose 3-2 and give up only 6 shots?
dont get that in any hockey game? what kind of system is St FX employing?
lucky the series is a best of 5 I say! Freddie and that Kilfoil guy must be in hiding with all their toes and fingers crossed! wow
hollywood can you imagine cal man LU St F of X and say two unknowns from the OUA
there would be heads rolling and less *****ing from bob and eric and dickie would have to take over in UNB in multiple roles..... including bus driver

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start the vreds new bus?

alot of us are having trouble seeing how this happened?
upsets can happen in a one game shot....not in a best of five 1 versus 6?
trouble was on that bus?

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Playoff Preview

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW



MANITOBA BISONS
(16-10-2, 34 points, 3rd place, #8 in OHT34)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES
(16-8-4, 36 points, 2nd place, #7 in OHT34)


FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH @ 7:00 CST
SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH @ 7:00 CST
SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH @ TBA
AT SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN


First, the games will be [WEBCAST]. Make sure you click to watch. Hopefully, the Bison webacsts will expand from the IGAC next year.

The Banjodogs pipped the Bisons for 2nd place by virtue of their OTLs this year. While the Bisons beat them 7-6 on points this year, sask did sweep the Bisons in February which basically gave them 2nd place. (BTW, Sask was 7-5 in the 2nd half, and Manitoba was 7-7.)

The much-heralded off-season recruits for Sask started to come together in the 2nd half. However, the Bisons have a sold defence and Steve Christie is as good a goaltender as there is in this league. The Bison PP has shown signs of life, after having been an achilles heel the last couple of seasons. And while Sask was sputtering against Lethbridge last weekend, the Herd was trampling the Banjocats.

Of note, the CW gets 2 berths in this year's University Cup. Therefore, the winners of this series and the Alberta-Calgary series will be off to Thunder Bay.

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Sask 5 Manitoba 2

Only watched the 3rd period. According to the Bison fans posting on the webcast it was a lot closer than the score indicated.

Looking forward to tomorrow night.

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Alberta also wins 5-2

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