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2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu May 11, 2017 4:52 pm

U-SPORTS/CIS BOOKMARKS

Usually a recruiting announcement tells me it is time to switch into next year mode. This year, it is a CanadaWest.tv story. So, as has become the usual, here is the comprehensive list of bookmarks for U-Sports (U Sports? USports? US?) hockey.

League Sites:
U Sports 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 - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule/Results : CCAA History : ACAC Hockey
BCIHL Site - Tw - FB
... sub-links : Schedule

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

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 - Google Translate - Tw - FB

ACAC Team Sites:
Augustana Vikings
Briercrest Clippers
Concordia Thunder
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
Vancouver Island Mariners
Victoria Vikings

Media Sites/Blogs:
Canadian University Sports Network
SportsNet CIS Page - SNU
TSN CIS Page
CISblog.ca
The Attacking Zone
MyToba.ca
ChrisD.ca
Boxscore News - CIS Hockey Page
Winnipeg Hockey Talk
Independent Sports News
UNBHockeyFans.com
Hockey Scene - AUS
Ryerson Rams Hockey Alumni
AcadiaAxemenHockey.com
RedmenHockey.com (McGill)
Horns Hockey Alumni (Lethbridge)
Golden Bears Hockey Alumni (Alberta)

Online video/audio:
CanadaWest.tv - YareTV link
sportscanada.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 - New Format
CW LeagueStats - Rosters
CW LeagueStats - Skaters' Stats
CW LeagueStats - Team Schedules
CW LeagueStats - Season Schedule - links to summaries

Stats:
Elite Prospects : CIS Page - individual player stats on everybody
Internet Hockey Data Base (IHDB) : CWUAA Page - like Elite Prospects
USports/CIS Stats - 2009-10 to 2017-18
USports/CIS Schedule/Results - 2009-10 to 2017-18
USports/CIS Standings - 2010 to 2018
USports/CIS Playoff Schedule/Results - 2010 to 2017
AUS Archive
OUA LeagueStat
ACAC LeagueStat (inactive link)
Bob Adams' Archives - CIS hockey from 1995-96 to 2008-09
Wikia - U Sports
... sub-links : University Cup
Wikia - CWUAA
... sub-links : GPAC : WIAA : WCIAU
Wikia - OUA/OUAA
... sub-links : QUAA : OSLC : OIAA : QOAA : CIAU Central
Wikia - AUS/AUAA/AIAA/MIAA
Wikia - North American Championship
Wikia - Universiade
Atlantic Canadian Hockey History

Old threads:
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OHT34 2010-11
OHT34 2011-12
OHT35 2012-13
OHT36 2013-14
OHT36 2014-15
OHT36 2015-16
OHT36 2016-17
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
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2017-18 Exhibition Schedule
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Exhibition Schedule

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:20 am

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The Bisons have no story posted as I write but they do have games in their schedule link.

They open in Northern Ireland and Scotland with one game TBA. Here's the latest European Tour Schedule:

Sat August 26, 2017 - Belfast Giants
Sun August 27, 2017 - Belfast Giants
Wed August 30, 2017 - TBD
Thu August 31, 2017 - Braehead Clan

And in North America the usual hodge-podge:

Fri September 15, 2017 - Saskatchewan Huskies (at Regina)
Sat September 16, 2017 - Calgary Dinos (at Regina)
Fri September 22, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Seven Oaks Arena)
Sat September 23, 2017 - Regina Cougars (at Wayne Fleming Arena)
Sat September 30, 2017 - at University of North Dakota
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June 1: News Around the CW

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:14 pm

Welcome to June! Two teams have new official announcements. Here's the skinny.

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Former MRU Bluegar Cam Maclise is having success in the ECHL playoffs. He scored the tieing and insurance goals in the Colorado Eagles' decisive semi-final win over the Toledo Walleyes.

Link:
¶ [MRU Story]


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The UBC T-irds have announced two signings. One is centre Matt Revel, who played for the Saskatoon Blades, Kamloops Blazers, and Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. His best years were in Kamloops. His peak season was 2015-16 when he scored 23 goals in 66 games. Also signed was right winger Graham Millar. He played for Saskatoon Blades, Everett Silvertips, and Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL. His peak season was 15 goals in 70 games with Everett in 2015-16.

Links:
¶ [UBC Revel Story]
¶ [Revel at Eliteprospects]
¶ [UBC Millar Story]
¶ [Millar at Eliteprospects]


Thus far recruiting announcements across the CW have been slower than in most years. I expect official news to pick up now that it is June. And, of course, exhibition schedules should be coming out hot and heavy.
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June 9: Fab 4 Bison Recruits

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:57 am

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The first announcement of the recruiting season is out and the Herd has three forwards and one defenceman coming aboard, all with major junior (or higher) experience.

Links:
[U of M Announcement]


Michael St. Croix - C - Greenville (ECHL)

- St. Croix was a redshirt last year so this announcement was a formality. He's a Winnipeg boy coming home to play. His peak numbers in junior were impressive (45-60-105 in 2011-12 with the Edmonton Oil Kings). He was a 4th round draft choice of the New York Rangers and has spent the last three years in the ECHL and AHL.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikipedia] : [NHL]
Profiles: [Dobber]
Stories: [Hockey News (2011)] : [Hockey's Future]


Zach Franko - LW - Acadia (AUS)

- Franko is a former youth hockey team-mate of St. Croix's. He was better than a PPG player with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL (peaking at 24-48-72 in 2012-13). In two years at Acadia he had 53 points in 55 games (21-32-53). Throw a right-winger in there and the Bisons will add one very strong line. He is also a former Blue.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
Profiles: [Acadia] : [WHL Fans]
Video: [YouTube]


Calvin Spencer - RW - Swift Current/Vancouver (WHL)

- Spencer is a rugged right winger an half-brother of Jet Dustin Byfuglien. Maybe he could ride shot-gun for St. Croix and Franko. He is from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He doesn't have the big numbers but check out the YouTube hockey fights! He also played 3 games on an ATO with Tulsa of the ECHL.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB]
Video: [YouTube] : [HockeyFights.com]


Lucas Skrumeda - D - Everett (WHL)

- Skrumeda is another Winnipegger coming home. He played for the Blues and then went to Everett in the WHL. I always like it when they get some defencemen from the major junior ranks.

Links:
Stats: [Elite Prospects] : [Hockey DB] : [Wikia]
Profiles: [Everett]
Videos: [HockeyFights.com] : [Vimeo]
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June 16: UBC signs 2 more

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:49 pm

In a slow news week in the CW, it took the UBC T-irds to prevent the shut-out.

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The newest T-irds are forwards Tyler Sandhu and Thomas Foster. Both are WHL grads. Last year Sandhu was captain of the Tri-City Americans and his offensive numbers (23-60-83) were all career highs. Foster was dealt to Moose Jaw mid-season after spending his junior career with the Vancouver Giants. His career high was also last season (21-27-48).

Links:
¶ [UBC Sandu Story]
¶ [Sandhu at Eliteprospects]
¶ [UBC Foster Story]
¶ [Foster at Eliteprospects]


I expect the CW schedule to be released next week, which should then be followed by a raft of exhibition schedule announcements.
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Re: 2017-18 Manitoba Bisons/USports Thread

Post by Hollywood2 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:20 pm

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The Bisons released their regular season [Schedule] today, without a covering story. The CW site is still at 2016-17. Here it is (all times CT):

Sat Oct 07 7:00 UBC
Sun Oct 08 1:00 UBC
Fri Oct 13 8:00 @ Alberta
Sat Oct 14 6:00 @ Alberta
Fri Oct 20 7:00 Saskatchewan
Sat Oct 21 6:00 Saskatchewan
Fri Oct 27 7:00 Mount Royal
Sat Oct 28 7:30 Mount Royal
Fri Nov 03 CONFERENCE BYE
Fri Nov 10 7:00 @ Regina
Sat Nov 11 3:00 @ Regina
Fri Nov 17 8:00 @ Lethbridge
Sat Nov 18 2:00 @ Lethbridge
Fri Nov 24 7:00 Calgary
Sat Nov 25 1:00 Calgary
Fri Dec 01 9:00 @ UBC
Sat Dec 02 4:00 @ UBC
HOLIDAY BREAK
Fri Jan 05 7:00 Alberta
Sat Jan 06 6:00 Alberta
Fri Jan 12 7:00 @ Saskatchewan
Sat Jan 13 7:00 @ Saskatchewan
Fri Jan 19 8:00 @ Mount Royal
Sat Jan 20 4:00 @ Mount Royal
Fri Jan 26 7:00 Regina
Sat Jan 27 1:00 Regina
Fri Feb 02 7:00 Lethbridge
Sat Feb 03 1:00 Lethbridge
Fri Feb 09 8:00 @ Calgary
Sat Feb 10 3:00 @ Calgary


I don't know why they have a "conference bye". It also comes right before back-to-back away weekends, meaning no home games for 4 weeks.

Those Monkeys and Mutts series in first 3 weeks will tell whether the team is a contender.
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June 20: Full CW Schedule Is Here

Post by Hollywood2 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:40 pm

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Links:
¶ [CW Schedule]
¶ [U of M Story]
¶ [Calgary Schedule] (regular season only)
¶ [Regina Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
¶ [Saskatchewan Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
¶ [Saskatchewan Story]


The whole thang is out. I have not seen a cover story but after the Bisons jumped the gun yesterday, the CW has their schedule ready for clicking. A lot of home-and-home on the weekend of October 6-8. I don't think UBC and Manitoba will have a home-and-home series any time soon. The countdown is on!

Fri Oct 06
Lethbridge at Calgary 7:00 PM MDT
Mount Royal at Alberta 7:00 PM MDT
Saskatchewan at Regina 7:00 PM CST

Sat Oct 07
UBC at Manitoba 7:00 PM CDT
Alberta at Mount Royal 6:00 PM MDT
Regina at Saskatchewan 7:00 PM CST
Calgary at Lethbridge 7:00 PM MDT

Sun Oct 08
UBC at Manitoba 1:00 PM CDT
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June 23: Lots of Stories and Schedules

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:16 pm

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Links:
¶ [CW Schedule]
¶ [Alberta Story]
¶ [Alberta Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)
¶ [Calgary Story]
¶ [Regina Story]
¶ [UBC Story]
¶ [UBC Schedule] (regular season and exhibition)


Most teams have now issued a complete schedule and a cover story. The only hold-outs are Lethbridge and MRU. Calgary has not released a pre-season schedule.

The new stuff from this week is that Alberta and UBC have now released pre-season schedules.

Sep 08 NAIT (ACAC) v Alberta (at Athabasca)
Sep 10 Alberta (ACAC) v Augustana (at Athabasca)
Sep 22 Saskatchewan at Alberta
Sep 23 Calgary at Alberta
Sep 29 Alberta at Minnesota State (NCAA)
Sep 30 Alberta at Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)

Sep 15 Simon Fraser (BCIHL) at UBC
Sep 22 Queen's (OUA) at UBC
Sep 23 Queen's (OUA) at UBC
Sep 30 Trinity Western (BCIHL) at UBC
August 8, 1961
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS 38
BUFFALO BILLS 21
The Tiger-Cats are the reigning champions of CFL/NFL football.

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