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Historical Outlook: Saskatchewan Huskies

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:42 pm

Image SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES

The U of S started play not just as a collegiate team, but as a senior or intermediate team as well. In 1918-19 the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta started play in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU). The inaugural 1918-19 WCIAU Season was a two-game series, won by Saskatchewan 7-3 on aggregate, thus becoming the first conference champions. They also won the Saskatoon Intermediate title the same season. There was no senior competition in Saskatchewan that season. They lost the provincial final 8-0 to the Regina Victorias.

In the early years teams competed simultaneously in collegiate and junior or senior leagues. In fact, for a few years the western collegiate winner would get a berth in the western Allan Cup playoffs alongside the various provincial champions. This served Saskatchewan well in 1921 and 1923. In 1921 they lost the Western Allan Cup semi-final 17-6 to Port Arthur. In 1923 they went on an incredible run. They beat Weyburn (Saskatchewan Champions) 5-4 on aggregate, the Vancouver Young Liberals (BC Champions) 8-5 on aggregate, and Souris (Manitoba intermediate champions who knocked off the senior champion Winnipeg Falcons) 7-6 on aggregate. The Toronto Granites defeated them 11-2 on aggregate to win the Cup and the right to be Canada's rep at the 1924 Olympics.

The U of S has iced a hockey team in every western university hockey season from the beginning. That includes the WCIAU until 1962-63 and the re-named Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA) until 1971-72.

When the WIAA split in two following the 1971-72 season, the University of Saskatchewan became a founding member of the CWUAA, along with the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, University of Calgary, and University of Alberta.

In university competition the Huskies have won 18 conference titles (WCIAU in 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1952, 1953, and 1959, and CWUAA in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, and 2012). They have competed in the University Cup 16 times, and have won it once, in 1983.

In 2009 the Huskies played in two significant International exhibitions. They combined with the Regina Cougars to defeat the Team Canada Juniors 4-2 and then defeated Team Slovakia Juniors 6-2.

The stand-out statistic for the Huskies is their tendency to lose finals to Alberta. Since 2000 Alberta have beaten them in the CWUAA final on 9 occasions (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013) and in the University Cup final on 2 more (2005 and 2014). It should be noted that the Huskies beat the Monkeys in the 2007 finals and the 2012 semi-finals.

The last 10 years:

Code: Select all

Year Competition       GP   W   L T/OT  F   A Pts  Placing
2006 CWUAA             28  17   7   4 105  68  38  1st of 3 div
2006 Playoffs           4   2   2   0  12  17   4  lost final
2006 University Cup     2   1   1   0   7   5   2  2nd in pool
2007 CWUAA             28  16   9   3 104  80  35  1st of 3
2007 Playoffs           4   4   0   0  12   7   8  won final
2007 University Cup     2   0   2   0   3   5   0  3rd in pool
2008 CWUAA             28  17   5   6  88  74  40  2nd of 7
2008 Playoffs           4   2   2   0  13  18   4  lost final
2008 University Cup     2   1   1   0   4   5   2  2nd in pool
2009 CWUAA             28  17   9   2 104  86  36  2nd of 7
2009 Playoffs           4   2   2   0  12  17   4  lost final
2010 CWUAA             28  16   8   4 104  73  36  2nd of 7
2010 Playoffs           3   1   2   0   8  11   2  lost s-f
2011 CWUAA             28  17  11   0  96  71  34  3rd of 7
2011 Playoffs           3   1   2   0   6  10   2  lost s-f
2012 CWUAA             28  19   6   3 109  70  41  3rd of 7
2012 Playoffs           6   3   3   0  19  18   6  won final
2012 University Cup     2   1   1   0   5   8   2  3rd in pool
2013 CWUAA             28  19   8   1 100  82  39  2nd of 7
2013 Playoffs           6   3   3   0  17  20   6  lost final
2013 University Cup     2   0   2   0   2   6   0  3rd in pool
2014 CWUAA             28  17  10   1 105  69  35  3rd of 7
2014 Playoffs           3   1   2   0   9  14   2  lost q-f
2014 University Cup     3   2   1   0  13   5   4  lost final
2015 CWUAA             28  10  15   3  64  86  23  6th of 8
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Feb 19-21: Bisons at Birds: Quarter-final Preview

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:28 am

CANADA WEST RETURNS! - WITH QUARTER-FINAL ACTION

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MANITOBA BISONS (15-13-0, 20-15-0, OHT36 #15)
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (13-10-5, 16-11-5, OHT36 #14)


Thursday, February 19th, 7:00 PST/ 9:00 CST
Friday, February 20th, 7:00 PST/ 9:00 CST
Saturday, February 21st, 7:00 PST/ 9:00 CST (if necessary)


Live Links:
:. [Live Stats Thursday] : [Live Stats Friday]
:. [Live Stats Saturday] (if necessary)
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]

Manitoba Links:
:. [U of M Team Site]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

UBC Links:
:. [UBC Preview Story]
:. [LS Stats] : [LS Schedule/Results]
:. [Twitter] : [Facebook]

Other Links:
:. [CIS Site] : [Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [CW Site] : [Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [Every Link Re: CIS Hockey]
:. [CIS Top Ten] : [at CW]

Prior games:
Nov 21: Man 2 UBC 1:
:. [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
Nov 22: Man 3 UBC 1:
:. [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
Jan 3: Man 3 UBC 1:
:. [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]
Jan 4: UBC 8 Man 6:
:. [Game Story] : [LS Summary] : [CW Story/Boxscore]


The 4-5 playoff series is usually considered to be a toss-up, and this series likely fits the mould. The Bisons have a slight edge in overall numbers, but it is close.

UBC finished a point ahead of Manitoba, however had two fewer wins. UBC collected 5 “loser points” for overtime losses. Oddly, they were 0-5 in overtime while the Bisons won their only overtime game of the season. Using the 3-2-1 point system used by the IIHF and the CWUAA women's league, the Bisons would have been 4th, and UBC 5th, by virtue of having won the head-to-head series 3-1.

This season the Bisons were able to shut down UBC effectively for three straight wins, giving up only one goal per game. Then everything ran amok in the fourth game, won 8-6 by UBC. I would tend to think that game 4 was an aberration and unlikely to be repeated. The Bisons were also 3-1 against UBC last season as well.

Both teams have done well in the new year. The Bisons are 7-3-0, UBC is 6-2-2. The Bisons are coming off a split with Mount Royal, and UBC is coming off a split with Lethbridge.

Overall, Manitoba has outscored their opponents 85-76, and UBC is 79-75. IMO Manitoba has more offensive threats with two solid scoring lines, compared to one for UBC. Manitoba has four top-20 scorers (Depape, Lewadniuk, Dickin, and Merasty) and UBC has two (Bardaro and Wilson).

I give the Bisons an edge in goal. UBC ended up using their goaltenders almost evenly. However at the end of the season they were leaning more on Mark Hewitt (GAA 2.95, SV% .894) over Eric Williams (GAA 2.27, SV% .922). I thought Hewitt looked weak. The Bisons relied on Deven Dubyk (GAA 2.52, SV% .919) all season (he started 17 of the first 19 games). However Byron Spriggs (GAA 2.51, SV% .915) got the most starts at the end. Spriggs' stats were plagued by his first two starts. But his last 5 starts have ranged from good to excellent, thus rounding out to above average numbers overall. Dubyk started the last game, a 4-3 win over MRU where he stopped 39 of 42 shots. I don't know how Coach Sirant will handle the goaltenders, but both have good numbers.

This year the CWUAA has the same quarter-finalists as a year ago. However, the winners from last year (UBC and Manitoba) are paired in one series whilst the losers (MRU and Sask) meet in the other. Therefore, one of last year's semi-finalists will not make it back.

The games are on CanadaWest.tv and would make a good nightcap for fans watching other leagues/games earlier in the evening.

ELSEWHERE:

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (10-15-3, 12-16-5, OHT36 #18)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (17-10-1, 22-10-1, OHT36 #10)


Links:
:. [Video: CanadaWest.tv]
:. [MRU Preview Story] : [repost at CW[/u]]
:. [Sask Preview Story]
:. [MRU Ticket Offer]


A Calgary brewery is offering a nice option for ticket-buyers. For $25 you get a ticket to each game plus a $10 gift card to WildRose Brewery. Pretty good deal if you are the type who likes breweries.

These teams both lost in the quarter-finals last year. It has also been a long time since Sask was this lowly in the rankings. On the other hand, they did get all the way to the University Cup final a year ago, and MRU have only played (and lost) one CIS level playoff series, ever.

Therefore, there is a side of me that says Sask has a bona fide chance for what would be an upset (on paper). I saw Sask live in the Bisons' last homestand. In one game they looked like a solid, hard-hitting hockey team, just like MRU. In the second game they did not belong on the same ice as the Bisons. So which version of Sask will MRU see?

This series goes the traditional Friday-Saturday-Sunday route, with all games on CanadaWest.tv.

OUT EAST:

The eastern conferences started their second round of playoffs on Wednesday night. Here's the results, schedule, and links.

AUS

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 3
ACADIA AXEMEN 2

(in double overtime)
(SMU leads best-of-five series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [Acadia] : [SMU] : [AUS]


This should be the best series in the CIS so far. Both teams have a great pedigree and have had top-5 seasons. Neither would be out of place at the nationals.

OUA

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1
MCGILL REDMEN 2

(McGill leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Queen's closed strong and so they could not be counted out. McGill wobbled their way past Concordia, so there was the prospect of an upset here.

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WINDSOR LANCERS 4
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 3

(Windsor leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


This game was at Lakehead and games 2 and 3 will be at Windsor. Lakehead needed the home win. They scored with 31 seconds left to make the score look close. There were lots of shots for a playoff game (37-34 for Windsor).

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 3
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 8

(Toronto leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Not many were calling for this scoreline. Goof closed well after starting out like garbage. Have they turned into pumpkins? Or is Toronto turning into a City of Winners in hockey? Image

NEXT UP

Thu Feb 19 St. F-X at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 19 Saint Mary's at Acadia 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 19 UQTR at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Thu Feb 19 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST

Fri Feb 20 St. F-X at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 20 McGill at Queen's 7:30 PM EST
Fri Feb 20 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
Fri Feb 20 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST

Sat Feb 21 Toronto at Guelph 2:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Carleton at UQTR 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
Sat Feb 21 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST (if necessary)

Sun Feb 22 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 New Brunswick at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 UQTR at Carleton 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Queen's at McGill 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Guelph at Toronto 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST (if necessary)
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Feb 19: Bisons On the Brink

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:39 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 5

(UBC leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [UBC] : [U of M]
Game stories: [UBC] : [repost at CW] : [U of M]
Other: [U of M Preview]


The CIS has no nightly round-up and have posted no playoff stories since last Friday. In fact, they have no link from the playoff schedule/results page back to the hockey page where stories are normally posted.

This was certainly not the start the Bisons wanted. Deven Dubyk git the start in goal and gave up 5 goals on 19 shots. The Bisons had 34 shots themselves, which is a fairly wide margin in play.

Kyle Rous, in for Darren Bestland, scored the only goal for the Herd.

Game 2 goes Friday at 7:00 PST/9:00 CST and is available on-line at CanadaWest.tv.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

AUS

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ST. F-X X-MEN 2
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5

(UNB leads best-of-five series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [UNB] : [SFX]


The Squirrels put their foot down on the Jeremies in this one. Of course, with a host berth tucked away SFX is not going to be as desperate for a victory in this one. SMU and Acadia will be cheering loudly for SFX.

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 3
ACADIA AXEMEN 4

(best-of-five series tied 1-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [Acadia] : [SMU]


It figured that this series would end up tied. I expect each game to be decided by one goal and to go 5 games.

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UQTR PATRIOTES 2
CARLETON RAVENS 1

(in overtime)
(UQTR leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


This series also figures to be a tight battle. UQTR led the division most of the way befire tailing off. Both sides cruised past the first round.

NEXT UP

Fri Feb 20 St. F-X at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 20 McGill at Queen's 7:30 PM EST
Fri Feb 20 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
Fri Feb 20 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST

Sat Feb 21 Toronto at Guelph 2:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Carleton at UQTR 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
Sat Feb 21 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST (if necessary)

Sun Feb 22 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 New Brunswick at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 UQTR at Carleton 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Queen's at McGill 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Guelph at Toronto 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST (if necessary)
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BUFFALO BILLS 21
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Feb 20: Bisons Square Series

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:43 pm

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MANITOBA BISONS 4
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(in overtime)
(best-of-three series tied 1-1)


Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW]
Game stories: [UBC Site has yet to upload]


The Bisons staved off elimination with a come-from-behind overtime win. After 120 minutes of play, the Bisons never played with the lead. But after only 44 seconds of overtime the Herd tied the series.

The teams traded goals throughout the night, and after 3 periods the shots were dead even at 32-32. The 33rd shot, by Darren Bestland, broke the tie and provided the Bisons with the win.

All seven goals were scored by different players, all recording their first of the series. Bison scorers were Shaq Merasty, Brett Dudar, Josh Elmes, and as stated Darren Bestland. Byron Spriggs took over in goal and stopped 29 of 32 shots. Bestland did not dress on Thursday, and drew in for Lee Christensen on defence. Up front, Jory Coates was in for Dustin Bruyere.

The Tweety-Birds got their goals from Luke Lockhart, Cole Wilson, and Manraj Hayer.

The game was tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. The Bisons outshot the 'Birds 16-7 in the 3rd and the play was very much one-sided. In last year's series with MRU the Bisons were in a similar situation and took game 3 after wearing down the Cats.

Game 3 goes Saturday at 7:00 PST/9:00 CST and can be seen on-line at CanadaWest.tv.

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 1
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2

(in overtime)
(MRU leads best-of-three series 1-0)


Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW]
Game stories: [MRU] : [repost at CW] : [U of S]
Other: [Calgary Herald Preview


The Kittens led the Mutts 1-0 entering the 3rd period. Sask tied it up in a one-sided period. The shots were an incredible 14-3 for Sask in the 3rd period, but they just scored the once to force overtime. MacKenzie Johnston scored for MRU and Sean Aschim scored for Sask. The overtime in this one lasted just 36 seconds, with Matthew Brown playing the role of saviour.

Ryan Holfeld was in goal for the Mutts, and Cam Lanigan for the Cats.

Game 2 goes Saturday at 8:00 MST/9:00 CST and can be seen on-line at CanadaWest.tv.

AUS

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ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 1
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 2

(UNB leads best-of-five series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [UNB] : [SFX]


The Squirrels seem to be in fine form and enjoy a stranglehold on the series. This is bad news for the SMUskies and Cajuns. Anybody betting on the Jeremies to make a comeback?

OUA

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MCGILL REDMEN 3
QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1

(McGill wins best-of-three series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


After starting with a loss to lowly Concordia, the McGilligutties are on a 4 game winning streak and are the first team through to the OUA's final 4, three of whom will qualify for the University Cup. The shots were 58-31. That's right, in a playoff game. Queen's clearly has some serious issues. McGill will next have to play UQTR or Carleton. What will it be like when they have to face a REAL hockey team?

NEXT UP

Sat Feb 21 Toronto at Guelph 2:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Carleton at UQTR 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 21 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
Sat Feb 21 Manitoba at UBC 7:00 PST (if necessary)

Sun Feb 22 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 New Brunswick at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 UQTR at Carleton 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Lakehead at Windsor 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Guelph at Toronto 7:30 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Feb 22 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST (if necessary)
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Saturday Morning Updates

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:59 am

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Due to the lateness of games played on the coast, there are always more links available the morning after. Here is the updated link package, along with pictures from The Ubyssey and Thunderbirds.ca.

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [UBC] : [U of M]
Game stories: [UBC] : [CW repost] : [U of M repost]
Other: [Ubyssey Game 1] : [Ubyssey Game 2] : [Vancouver Sun Preview]


The 'Birds would score ...
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Then the Bisons would score ..
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And at all times players would pray to the puck to dissuade Muslim terrorists!
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Feb 21: Bisons Eliminated

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:06 am

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MANITOBA BISONS 1
UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3

(UBC wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [UBC] : [U of M]
Game stories: [UBC] : [CW repost] : [U of M repost]


The Bisons went with the same line-up that won game 2, but this time they just weren't able to score. The Bisons started out dominating the game but UBC counter-attacked with two goals in the 1st period. After those the Bisons seemed to become more defensive.

In fact, despite trailing the game the Bisons were outshot 20-17 over the final two periods. There was no scoring until UBC's empty-netter and Jory Coates' shut-out spoiler in the dying minutes. Coates' goal was only the 3rd by a Bison forward in the series.

In retrospect, while goaltending was weak in game 1, and decent thereafter, the failure of the top two lines to deliver is what hurt them. Sometimes a 3-week break can damage chemistry, and maybe losing their coach for that period also hurt. Anyhow, now comes the time to wait for news of off-season recruits.

UBC now waits to find out if they will play the Monkeys or Bedrock next weekend.

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OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

(best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW]
Game stories: [MRU] : [repost at CW] : [U of S]


Sask scored 3 goals on 5 shots in the 1st period and then needed a goal with less than 30 seconds left to snatch the victory. Once again, Ryan Holfeld was in goal for the Mutts, and Cam Lanigan for the Cats.

Game 3 goes Saturday at 8:00 MST/9:00 CST and can be seen on-line at CanadaWest.tv. If Sask wins they will play Alberta, and if MRU wins they will play Bedrock U.

OUA

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TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 1
GUELPH GRYPHONS 3

(best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


Goof was facing elimination and won despite being outshot 42-28. The OUA playoffs have been very strange with these high shot totals. How would Goof plan on beating good CW or AUS teams if they can allow 42 shots by the Blahs?

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CARLETON RAVENS 3
UQTR PATRIOTES 4

(in overtime)
(UQTR wins best-of-three series 2-0)


Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


Cartoon U got swept out, but both losses were in overtime. While that may seem like a tough break, they gave up 48 shots. Therefore, it is probably a good thing that they won't be at the nationals.

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LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 3
WINDSOR LANCERS 6

(Windsor wins best-of-three series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


The scoreline may deceive in this one. The last 2 goals by Windsor were empty-netters. So all=in=all this was a decent playoff performance for Lakehead. But what about Windsor? They are the OUA West's "Great White Hope". They could qualify for the U-Cup without beating anything more than a mediocre team. It would be nice to see them play a best-of-three against a quality team.

NEXT UP

Sun Feb 22 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 New Brunswick at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 Guelph at Toronto 7:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 22 Saskatchewan at Mount Royal 7:00 MST
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Feb 22: CW and OUA Wrap Up

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:20 pm

CWUAA

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SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 0
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3

(MRU wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW]
Game stories: [MRU] : [repost at CW] : [U of S]


MRU came out and won game 3 decisively. It appears that things fell apart for the Mutts in the 2nd period. Trailing just 1-0 after the 1st period, the Kittens outshot the Mutts 26-6 in the 2nd period, and left the period with a 3-0 lead. Sask surrendered meekly in the 3rd period with just 5 shots on goal.

This means that Cowtown will see a derby between MRU and Bedrock U next weekend. Their games have been tight, and in fact MRU won the season series. Meanwhile UBC will travel to Saudi Alberta. Of note, UBC have twice beaten the Monkeys this season, once in pre-season and once in the regular season.

How will the top two seeds do once they have been idle for a month? IMO this presents an opportunity for some surprise results.

AUS

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ACADIA AXEMEN 0
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 4

(SMU leads best-of-five series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [Acadia] : [SMU] : [AUS]


The SMUskies picked up a decisive win, even though outshot 37-23. Are the Cajuns headed for yet another disappointment? One thing about the SMUskies, they have a track record of pulling out wins from these tough series.

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 1
ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 3

(UNB leads best-of-five series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [UNB] : [SFX] : [AUS]


The Jeremies staved off elimination with this win. It goes to show that they could very well beat anybody in one game, especially at home. This will be convenient when they host this year's University Cup. As for the Squirrels, they need to either win this series or be the lucky losers getting a second chance in a 3rd place series for a spot in the nationals.

OUA

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 5
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 2

(Guelph wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


After being blitzed in game 1, Goof improved each game to come back to win the series with an emphatic win. This was a golden opportunity for The Blahs to return to their former glory as the dominant team in the CIS (back then it was actually the CIAU, to be accurate). Goof will now face Windsor for the OUA West title.

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Mon Feb 23 New Brunswick at St. F-X 7:00 PM AST

Tue Feb 24 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST

Wed Feb 25 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 25 Guelph at Windsor 7:30 PM EST

Thu Feb 26 Saint Mary’s at Acadia 7:00 PM AST (if necessary)
Thu Feb 26 St. F-X at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST (if necessary)

Fri Feb 27 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Fri Feb 27 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST

Sat Feb 28 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 Windsor at Guelph 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 28 McGill at UQTR 7:00 PM EST

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 Guelph at Windsor 7:00 PM EST
Sun Mar 1 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST
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Feb 23: Goaltender Stymies Squirrels

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:23 am

AUS

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NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 2
ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 4

(Best-of-five series tied 2-2)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [UNB] : [SFX] : [AUS]


Well, this turn-about must have the rest of the AUS smiling. The Jeremies are one win away from making life a whole lot happier for the SMUskies and Cajuns, but definitely not the Squirrels. UNB bomarded the SFX net with 41 shots, whilst surrendering just 14. So do we credit Drew Owsley for 39 saves on 41 shots? Or do we criticize David Shantz for stopping only 10 of 14 shots he faced? I would say both. (Unless SFX were awarded 14 penalty shots, in which case Shantz was pretty much average.)

The 5th and deciding game will go Thursday at UNB.

Since there is no playoff schedule/results link from the box score pages, here it is:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships ... 5/schedule
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Feb 24: Another Game 5 Is Looming

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:13 am

AUS

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ACADIA AXEMEN 2
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 1

(best-of-five series tied 2-2)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [Acadia] : [SMU]


The Cajuns took a 2-1 lead 9 seconds into the 2nd period. And that was it for scoring on the night. So the best match-up in the CIS playoffs so far this year will be going to game 5, which is only appropriate. Game 5 goes Thursday.

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Note that there has been a schedule change in the OUA West.

Wed Feb 25 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 25 Guelph at Windsor 7:30 PM EST

Thu Feb 26 Saint Mary’s at Acadia 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 26 St. F-X at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST

Fri Feb 27 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Fri Feb 27 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Fri Feb 27 Windsor at Guelph 7:00 PM EST

Sat Feb 28 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 McGill at UQTR 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 28 Guelph at Windsor 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
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Feb 25: OUA Starts Division Finals

Post by Hollywood2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:23 pm

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UQTR PATRIOTES 3
MCGILL REDMEN 0

(UQTR leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


UQTR scored three 2nd period goals to put this one away. One was on a penalty shot, one at even strength, and one on the powerplay. Also of note, the McGilligutties had two misconducts, one for a hit from behind and one for a hit to the head. To stay alive, McGill must win at the other River City on Saturday. UQTR finished with a bit of a tailspin which cost them 1st place, winning just 3 of their last 6 games (against UOIT, Nipissing, and RMC).

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 3
WINDSOR LANCERS 1

(Guelph leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


Goof could well be on their way to the University Cup for the first time since they hosted in 2002. (They lost 8-0 to Alberta and 5-2 to Western Ontario.) The last time they won their way was in 1997. They defeated York 4-2 and New Brunswick 4-2 to win the title. 1997 was the end of four U-Cup appearances in five seasons for Goof U. So there was a time when they were a hockey power. After Goof's win, Windsor represented the OUA in 1998 and 1999, going 0-4 over the two tournaments (losing 3-2 to UNB, 6-3 to Alberta, 4-3 to Moncton, and 4-1 to Sask). They are the reigning OUA champions and went to last year's U-Cup, where they stunned Acadia with a 4-2 upset before being mauled by Sask 9-0.

So what would be better? Getting a new "regular" into the U-Cup picture (i.e. Windsor), who are having their 3rd straight good season? Or getting an unheralded underdog (i.e. Goof) who were 3-10-3 at Christmas time? Goof also went 0-5 against the OUA's strong teams (losing 4-2 and 3-2 to Windsor, 5-2 to McGill, 6-2 to UQTR, and 5-2 to Carleton).
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Historical Outlook: Alberta Golden Bears

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:56 pm

Before the quarter-finals I posted historical outlooks on the Bisons' fellow quarter-finalists. Now, we move to those who had the byes.

Image ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS

As with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, UBC, and Mount Royal, the Monkeys did not start out in university leagues. There are records of them playing senior and intermediate leagues going back to 1911. The first inter-collegiate hockey competition was in 1918-19 when the Huskies beat the Monkeys in a two-game series, 7-3 on aggregate.

The University of Alberta did not enjoy the level of success as their prairie cohorts at the senior level. They made it as far as the provincial final just the once (in 1921) and the semi-finals just one other time (1924). In fact, they wound up in the 1930s playing at the intermediate level instead.

However, the 1920-21 Alberta Senior Playoffs, and other events that year, are worth a peak. The University of Alberta did not enter the WCIAU that season. (The University of Saskatchewan beat the University of Manitoba in the 1920-21 WCIAU Season and got a berth in the 1920-21 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs for that victory.) The University of Alberta did win the Edmonton league title to advance to the provincials. In the semi-final they beat the Vermilion Farmers 9-3 on aggregate, with each side winning once. In the final they lost to Calgary Alberta Pacific 8-6 on aggregate, after a replay of a game they lost and then protested. The Calgary team won their title too late to compete in the 1920-21 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs. The same thing happened to the UBC Thunderbirds. They defeated the Vancouver Towers and Victoria Senators to win the 1920-21 British Columbia Senior Playoffs but could go no further. It would have been ironic to have seen one, or possibly two all-U matchups in those Allan Cup playoffs. As it was, bad timing prevented the UBC Thunderbirds from meeting the Saskatchewan Huskies for the first time. Meanwhile, in the 1920-21 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs the University of Toronto defeated McGill University in the final.

In the 1923-24 Alberta Senior Playoffs the Alberta Golden Bears again won the Edmonton league and advanced to the provincials. They were, however, beaten 15-8 on aggregate by Canmore in the semi-finals. While the team continued at the intermediate level through 1940, this was pretty much it for success at the senior level.

However, the Monkeys have been stranger to success at the university level. If you like long lists, just look at a list of their championship seasons:

WCIAU - 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1959, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962

WIAA - 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

CWUAA - 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

University Cup - 1964, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014

In 1962-63 the WCIAU changed its name to the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA). The Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (as it then was) started the University Cup in 1963. Alberta has won more titles than any other team.

From 1949-50 to 1967-68, the Alberta Golden Bears and the UBC Thunderbirds played an annual series for the Hamber Trophy. From 1961-62 onwards, UBC was often in the WCIAU or the WIAA and in those seasons the teams' conference games counted towards this Trophy. Alberta won it 17 times, UBC won it twice.

The Primates have also been in several international competitions. At the Universiade, they won gold in 1981 and bronze in 1987. In 2011 the defeated Denmark's junior national team 5-0 and 8-3. In 2012 they defeated Canada's junior national team 4-1.

Also of note, the Apes have a winning record against the NHL's Edmonton Greasers. Most seasons they face a team of prospects early in the NHL training camp.

The last 10 years:

Code: Select all

Year Competition      GP   W   L T/OT  F   A Pts  Placing
2005-06 CWUAA Season  28  21   5   2 120  67  44  1st of 4 div
2006 Playoffs          4   4   0   0  23   6   8  won final
2006 University Cup    3   3   0   0  16   5   6  won final
2006-07 CWUAA Season  28  20   4   4 113  79  44  1st of 4 div
2007 Playoffs          4   2   2   0  13  10   4  lost final
2007-08 CWUAA Season  28  21   5   2 126  77  44  1st of 7
2008 Playoffs          4   4   0   0  21   8   8  won final
2008 University Cup    3   2   1   0  11   5   4  won final
2008-09 CWUAA Season  28  22   4   2 120  63  46  1st of 7
2009 Playoffs          5   4   1   0  23   9   8  won final
2009 University Cup    2   1   1   0   5   7   2  2nd in pool
2009-10 CWUAA Season  28  23   4   1 145  84  47  1st of 7
2010 Playoffs          5   4   1   0  15  10   8  won final
2010 University Cup    3   2   0   1  11   8   4  lost final
2010-11 CWUAA Season  28  19   6   3 112  74  41  1st of 7
2011 Playoffs          4   4   0   0  17   2   8  won final
2011 University Cup    2   0   2   0   4   9   0  3rd in pool
2011-12 CWUAA Season  28  20   6   2 102  62  42  2nd of 7
2012 Playoffs          3   1   2   0  12  10   2  lost semi-final
2012-13 CWUAA Season  28  23   4   1 117  46  47  1st of 7
2013 Playoffs          5   4   1   0  20   5   8  won final
2013 University Cup    2   1   1   0   5   5   2  2nd in pool
2013-14 CWUAA Season  28  25   2   1 146  54  51  1st of 7
2014 Playoffs          4   4   0   0  21   5   8  won final
2014 University Cup    3   3   0   0   9   5   6  won final
2014-15 CWUAA Season  28  24   3   1 125  56  49  1st of 7
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Feb 26: AUS Down to Final

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:44 pm

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

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ST. FRANCIS-XAVIER X-MEN 3
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 6

(UNB wins best-of-five series 3-2)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [UNB]


The Squirrels won in fairly decisive fashion, which is not a total shock. They led most of the time by two goals. Shots were 40-31. The Jeremies, of course, have their host berth to rely upon. This result also means that UNB will be at the University Cup, and it also meant that the loser of Acadia-SMU would be eliminated.

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 2
ACADIA AXEMEN 3

(Acadia wins best-of-five series 3-2)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]
Stories: [Acadia] : [SMU]


An empty-net goal by the SMUskies with 30 seconds left made the score look close. In fact, the Cajuns played most of the 3rd period with a 2-goal lead. In this series, a 2-goal lead was massive. Despite being a legitimate contender for the national title, the SMUskies are off to the dog house for the summer.

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The schedule has now been updated. The AUS teams have a free weekend.

Fri Feb 27 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Fri Feb 27 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST

Sat Feb 28 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 Windsor at Guelph 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 28 McGill at UQTR 7:00 PM EST

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 Guelph at Windsor 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)

Mon Mar 2 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST

Wed Mar 4 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 PM AST

Thu Mar 5 Semifinal Winners (at higher seed)

Fri Mar 6 Semifinal Winners (at higher seed)
Fri Mar 6 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST (if necessary)

Sat Mar 7 Semifinal Winners (at higher seed) (if necessary)
Sat Mar 7 OUA East winner at OUA West winner
Sat Mar 7 OUA West runner-up v OUA East wunner-up

Link:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships ... 5/schedule
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Feb 27: CW Semi-Finals Start

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:41 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CWUAA

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 3

(Alberta leads best-of-three series 1-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS*] : [CW*]
Game stories: [Alberta] : [CW repost] : [UBC]
Previews: [Alberta] : [UBC]
* indicates link not uploaded as time of posting


The Evil Monkeys came into this series as prohibitive favourites. There were two factors in favour of an upset. One, the Apes had not played for a month and could have been rusty. Two, their goaltending was only so-so this year.

Kurtis Mucha answered the goaltending question, stopping 20 of 21 shots. Eric Williams did as well as usual, stopping 33 of 35 shots. This meant that the Monkeys needed an empty-net goal to put the game away.

Was this UBC's best chance for a win? IMO an underdog in a series like this has to win the close game to push it to a game 3 and hope that they are not as battered and can pull the surprise. I suspect Alberta will be a little tougher in game 2.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
CALGARY DINOSAURS 3

(in overtime)
(Calgary leads best-of-three series 1-0)


Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [Calgary]
Game stories: [Calgary] : [CW] : [MRU]
Previews: [Calgary] : [MRU]


As expected, this was a tight game. IMO, this series rivals the Acadia-SMU match-up for the Series-of-the-Season so far. Though Bedrock U finished 2nd, MRU beat them 3-out-of-4 in the season. This was a close-checking game throughout. Neither team hit double-digits in shots/period until the 1st overtime. The 2nd overtime took only 1:15 before the Dinos won. Kris Lazaruk got the win for Bedrock, stopping 30 of 32 shots. Oddly, MRU had to make a goaltending change in overtime. Starter Cam Lanigancame out after about 15 minutes of overtime. Dalyn Flette came in to finish.

OUA

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WINDSOR LANCERS 4
GUELPH GRYPHONS 5

(Guelph wins best-of-three series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]
Game stories: [OUA]


Goof becomes the 4th team to assure themselves of a place in the University Cup. By winning the OUA West they are assured of hosting the Queen's Cup (because the OUA does not allow a Quebec team to do so) and a 3rd or 4th seed in the U-Cup. Windsor had a 4-2 lead in the 2nd period before Goof mounted a comeback. Windsor could still qualify for the U-Cup if they could beat the loser of the UQTR-NcGill series.

NEXT UP

Sat Feb 28 Mount Royal at Calgary 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Sat Feb 28 McGill at UQTR 7:00 PM EST

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UBC at Alberta 7:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sun Mar 1 UQTR at McGill 7:00 PM EST (if necessary)

The AUS if off all weekend.

CWUAA playoff schedule/results/links: http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2 ... son/POSked
CIS playoff schedule/results/links: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships ... 5/schedule
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Feb 28: Two More Teams Clinch U-Cup Berths

Post by Hollywood2 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:55 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CWUAA

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UBC THUNDERBIRDS 3
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4

(Alberta wins best-of-three series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW]
Game stories: [Alberta] : [CW repost] : [UBC]


Half-way through the 3rd period it looked like UBC was well on their way to a win over the Evil Monkeys, nursing a 3-1 lead. However, the Tweety-Birds did not have what it takes to finish the job. Kruise Reddick completed the comeback by scoring the winner with just 33 seconds left. Luke Siemens picked up he win, stopping 20 of 23 shots. Eric Williams was tagged with the loss.

The Monkeys will now host the CW final starting Thursday night and have assured themselves of a place in the U-Cup.

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 5
CALGARY DINOSAURS 2

(best-of-three series tied 1-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [Calgary]
Game stories: [Calgary] : [CW] : [MRU]


This game was tighter than the score would indicate. It was a 3-2 game before MRU scored two empty-netters to salt it away. No doubt Mr. Slate was quite upset. But MRU had the edge over Bedrock U during the season, so I never anticipated anything but a 3 game series. Cam Lanigan (injured on Friday) did not dress for the New-Kittens-on-the-Block. Dalyn Flette went the distance with Kris Moore dressed as backup. Bedrock continued their season-long rotation, going with Jacob DeSerres. Sunday night's decider goes at 6:00 MST/7:00 CST and is available on-line at CanadaWest.tv

OUA

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MCGILL REDMEN 2
UQTR PATRIOTES 4

(UQTR wins best-of-three series 2-0)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS] : [LeagueStat]


The McGilligutties have been up and down all year, and they have ended down. UQTR sputtered down the stretch to sink to 3rd, yet they picked up in the playoffs and have now booked themselves a spot in the Queen's Cup final, and the U-Cup. McGill will face Windsor for the bronze and the OUA's 3rd spot in the U-Cup.

NEXT UP

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST

Mon Mar 2 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST

Wed Mar 4 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 PM AST

Thu Mar 5 TBD at Alberta TBD

Fri Mar 6 TBD at Alberta TBD
Fri Mar 6 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST (if necessary)

Sat Mar 7 TBD at Alberta TBD (if necessary)
Sat Mar 7 UQTR at Guelph 7:30 PM EST
Sat Mar 7 McGill at Windsor TBD

CWUAA playoff schedule/results/links:
http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2 ... son/POSked
CIS playoff schedule/results/links:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships ... 5/schedule
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Mar 1: Dinos make MRU a Page Right Out of History

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:53 am

OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD

CWUAA

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MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 3
CALGARY DINOSAURS 6

(Calgary wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat] : [CIS] : [CW] : [Calgary] : [MRU]
Game stories w video: [Calgary] : [CW] : [MRU]
CIS: [Weekend Roundup] : [Top Ten]
Canada West: [Series Preview/Review]


It was disappointing that there was only one game on a Sunday reseved for decisive games. And that game was also a disappointment. Bedrock U had trouble with their cross-town junior partner all season and it was shocking to see them cuff around these guys. The last goal was into an empty net, but Bedrock still had 2 and 3 goal leads throughout the bulk of the 3rd period.

So what now for Bedrock? Will they pose a threat to the Evil Monkeys? Will they find their form out east in the nationals? I have not been completely sold on them, but they have beaten the Monkeys twice this year and did turn back MRU's challenge for #2 both in the regular season and in the playoffs.

NEXT UP

Sun Mar 1 Mount Royal at Calgary 6:00 PM MST

Mon Mar 2 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST

Wed Mar 4 New Brunswick at Acadia 7:00 PM AST

Thu Mar 5 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 PM MST

Fri Mar 6 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 PM MST
Fri Mar 6 Acadia at New Brunswick 7:00 PM AST (if necessary)

Sat Mar 7 Calgary at Alberta 7:00 PM MST (if necessary)
Sat Mar 7 UQTR at Guelph 7:30 PM EST
Sat Mar 7 McGill at Windsor 8:00 PM EST

CWUAA playoff schedule/results/links: http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2 ... son/POSked
CIS playoff schedule/results/links: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships ... 5/schedule

UNIVERSITY CUP QUALIFIERS

#1 Alberta
#2 New Brunswick
#4 Calgary
#5 Acadia
#8 UQTR
#10 St. F-X
n/r Guelph

Note: The winner of the UQTR-Guelph game will be seeded 3rd and the loser of it will be seeded 4th.

Final qualifier:
#6 McGill
#7 Windsor

Note: The winner of the OUA bronze game will qualify and likely be seeded 7th.
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