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Postby Hollywood2 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:08 pm

Feb 8: OUA and AUS finish regular seasons
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The AUS wrapped up on Saturday and the OUA followed suit with two games on Sunday.

Sun Feb 08 UQTR 5 RMC 2
Sun Feb 08 Nipissing 2 Laurentian 3 (ot)

STANDINGS

Code: Select all
AUS            W   L  OL  Pts
UNB           22   4   2   46
Acadia        20   5   3   43
Saint Mary's  20   7   1   41
St F-X        17   9   2   36
UPEI          13  13   2   28
Moncton       11  14   3   25
Dalhousie      7  20   1   15
St. Thomas     2  23   4    8

CWUAA          W   L  OL  Pts
Alberta       24   3   1   49
Calgary       20   8   0   40
Mount Royal   17  10   1   35
UBC           13  10   5   31
Manitoba      15  13   0   30
Saskatchewan  10  15   3   23
Regina         8  17   3   19
Lethbridge     5  23   0   10

OUA EAST       W   L  OL  Pts
McGill        21   5   0   42
Carleton      20   5   1   41
UQTR          19   4   3   41
Laurentian    14   9   3   31
Queen's       13  12   1   27
Nipissing     12  12   2   26
UOIT          10  15   1   21
Concordia      8  17   1   17
RMC            0  23   3    3

OUA WEST       W   L  OL  Pts
Windsor       22   4   1   45
W. Ontario    19   7   1   39
Waterloo      17   8   2   36
Ryerson       14  12   1   29
Toronto       13  13   1   27
Guelph        11  13   3   25
Lakehead      10  14   3   23
Brock         10  15   2   22
Laurier       10  15   1   21
York           9  15   3   21


PLAYOFFS

CWUAA
Alberta - bye
Calgary - bye
Mount Royal v Saskatchewan
UBC v Manitoba

AUS
New Brunswick - bye
Acadia - bye
Saint Mary's v Moncton
St. F-X v UPEI

OUA - WEST
Windsor v Brock
Western Ontario v Lakehead
Waterloo v Guelph
Ryerson v Toronto

OUA - EAST
McGill v Concordia
Carleton v UOIT
UQTR v Nipissing
Laurentian v Queen's

CIS standings:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/mice/2014-15/standings-conf

CIS playoffs:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:11 pm

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Both the AUS and OUA have released their playoff schedules. Action begins tonight with the Moncton Eggs facing the SMUskies. Here is the full schedule:

Tue Feb 10 Moncton at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Wed Feb 11 UPEI at StFX 7:00 PM AST
Wed Feb 11 Concordia at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 UQTR at Nipissing 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Windsor at Brock 7:15 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Carleton at UOIT 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Guelph at Waterloo 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Toronto at Ryerson 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 W. Ontario at Lakehead 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Laurentian at Queen's 7:30 PM EST
Thu Feb 12 Saint Mary's at Moncton 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 12 Waterloo at Guelph 7:30 PM EST
Fri Feb 13 StFX at UPEI 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 13 UOIT at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Fri Feb 13 McGill at Concordia 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Nipissing at UQTR 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Brock at Windsor 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Lakehead at W. Ontario 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Moncton at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sat Feb 14 UOIT at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Ryerson at Toronto 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Queen's at Laurentian 8:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Queen's at Laurentian TBA
Sun Feb 15 Nipissing at UQTR 4:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 UPEI at StFX 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 15 Guelph at Waterloo 6:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Lakehead at W. Ontario 7:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Concordia at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Brock at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Toronto at Ryerson 7:30 PM EST

The CWUAA playoffs begin on Friday, Feb 20 due to the Universiade taking place right now. New Brunswick and Acadia have the weekend off due to having earned first round byes.

This could be one of those years when a shock team wins the OUA. They have had 5 teams either in or flirting with Top Ten rankings all year, but those teams are all huge question marks. They are all very vulnerable to an early exit.

Links:
:. [CIS Men's Hockey Home Page]
:. [CIS Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [OUA Men's Hockey Home Page]
:. [OUA Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [AUS Men's Hockey Home Page]
:. [AUS Playoff Schedule]
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Postby Hollywood2 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:21 pm

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The play-in round was held on Tuesday, and here's what happened:
Japan 12 China 3
United States 4 Sweden 1
Spain 3 South Korea 4

The women's tournament has a consolation game:
Kazakhstan 2 United States 3

The quarter-finals will be played on Wednesday and are now set:
4:30 am CST Russia v Slovakia
8:00 am CST Czech Republic v South Korea
1:30 pm CST Canada v United States
1:30 CST pm Kazakhstan v Japan

The women's semi-finals also go on Wednesday:
4:30 am CST Japan v Canada
8:00 am CST Russia v China

There is also a link to the brackets:
http://wuni15.sportresult.com/HIDE/en/-60/Comp/Info/IH/Bracket/IHM400000

And of course there is also one for the broads:
http://wuni15.sportresult.com/HIDE/en/-60/Comp/Info/IH/Bracket/IHW400000

Today's results really solidify how bad the Chinese men's program has become. Apparently, they drew their players from some of their better teams. Yet they got hammered every game.

The Swedish team was weak, however they must be happy with the scoreline. They have a league for teams from engineering schools from which their team was selected. So even though the Excited States had to rely on the ACHA, they had way more players available.

The big disappointment was that hosts Spain could not defeat South Korea. The game stats reflect a tight game. However, sometimes a developing nation NEEDS a win. The losers from today pack their bags and go home. The winners get two, and possibly three, medal or consolation games. Those could have gone a long way to promoting hockey in Spain.
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Postby Hollywood2 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:06 pm

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CANADA 4
UNITED STATES 0


Links:
:. [CIS Game Story]
:. [Canada International Twitter]
:. [FISU.net Daily Story]
:. [Granada 2015 Men's Hockey Daily Schedules]
:. [Game Summary]
:. [Men's Brackets]


The Good Guys picked up a nice tidy win over a respectable, but decidedly underdog, opponent. Team USA was stocked with ACHA players, as they usually are for this tournament. As such, they are usually an outsider for a medal. With a better draw in this tournament, they might well have made the semi-finals. They are still clearly better than the Koreans, Spanish, etc. Canada outshot the USA 42-20. Ryan Holfeld picked up the shut-out in goal. Jordan DePape had two assists.

The other quarter-finals produced no upsets:
Russia 7 Slovakia 0 - [summary]
Czech Republic 12 South Korea 0 - [summary]
Kazakhstan 4 Japan 1 - [summary]

Canada gets a day off on Thursday and will play in Friday's semi-final round. The schedule is:

Thursday
8:00 am CST Slovakia v United States
11:30 am CST Japan v South Korea

Friday
8:00 am CST Canada v Russia
11:30 am CST Czech Republic v Kazakhstan

The quarter-final round was not fertile ground for an upset. Based on the round-riobin, one had to think that Japan had a chance against Kazakhstan. That was a fairly tight game (shots 28-23), as expected. The rest were pretty much mismatches to one degree or another. The Canada-Russia game should be a good one. I am not sure whether it will be available on-line or not.

The Canadian women also won, and will also play Russia next. Today was the women's semi-finals:
Japan 2 Canada 5 - [summary]
Russia 10 China 0 - [summary]

The final games go on Thursday:
8:00 am Japan v China (bronze game)
11:30 am Canada v Russia (gold game)

Women's brackets:
http://wuni15.sportresult.com/HIDE/en/-60/Comp/Info/IH/Bracket/IHW400000

OUT EAST

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MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 0
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 2

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

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


The Eggs were not an easy opponent in this one. They trailed heading into the 3rd and attempted a rally with an onslaught of shots, to no avail. The SMUskies are a legit contender and it would be a big surprise if they were to lose this series.

NEXT UP

Wed Feb 11 UPEI at StFX 7:00 PM AST
Wed Feb 11 Concordia at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 UQTR at Nipissing 7:00 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Windsor at Brock 7:15 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Carleton at UOIT 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Guelph at Waterloo 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Toronto at Ryerson 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 W. Ontario at Lakehead 7:30 PM EST
Wed Feb 11 Laurentian at Queen's 7:30 PM EST
Thu Feb 12 Saint Mary's at Moncton 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 12 Waterloo at Guelph 7:30 PM EST

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:00 am

OUT EAST

AUS

The AUS is using the one-game-per-day scheduling formula. Each quarter-final has now started.

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UPEI PANTHERS 2
ST. F-X X-MEN 4

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

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


The Jeremies are the hosts for the University Cup and so their berth is assured. Still, a loss now would make for an awfully long wait. The Spuds put up a good fight. The shots were awfully low (24-22 for UPEI) which indicates this was probably playoff-style hockey. Which makes sense! The last goal was an empty-netter.

OUA

Wednesday was the busiest night of the OUA playoffs with all eight series in action. After this the programme will be shuffled nightly.

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CONCORDIA STINGERS 6
MCGILL REDMEN 4

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Well, isn't this nice! The first place team loses to a cross-town rival. This is one of two derbies on tap in this opening round of playoffs, this one in Montreal and the other is in Toronto. Anybody remember when Concordia and its pre-amalgamation schools (SGWU and Loyola) were Quebec's dominant teams?

Oddly, the only favoured OUA East team to play at home lost. The other higher seeds opened away due to travel, and will then play games 2 and 3 at home.

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CARLETON RAVENS 5
UOIT RIDGEBACKS 2

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


So far I haven't heard from anybody who thinks UOIT will win this series. This was their home game, so the odds of a comeback seem quite remote.

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UQTR PATRIOTES 6
NIPISSING LAKERS 3

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


As with UOIT, this was also Nipissing's home game of the series. Even though UQTR stumbled home, one has to think they will handle the Nippers. The OUA East is traditionally "top heavy". Still, if McGill could lose ...

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LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 2
QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 1

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


The #4 v #5 matchup is, by definition, always the hardest to call. In this case, Queen's was closing strong. But Laurentian had a very solid year from start to end. As with the prior two series, this was Queen's only home game of the series, giving Laurentian a major advantage.

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WINDSOR LANCERS 1
BROCK BADGERS 2

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


In the OUA West there are very few match-ups where travel allows the lower side to host game one, and Windsor is one. Windsor outshot Brock 15-4 in the first and 17-7 in the second, yet only led 1-0. This allowed the underdog to win the game by winning one period, which they did. Brock outshot Windsor 12-9 and outscored them 2-0 to steal one.

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WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 3
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


This was the other OUA West series where the higher seed opened away, and they also lost. So, OUA West favourites playing away went 0-2 and OUA East favourites playing away went 3-0. The Urban Cowboys have been one of the OUA's best teams all year, and Lakehead scrambled just to make the playoffs. Lakehead had a 4-1 lead and then had to hang on for dear life in the 3rd period. The teams were on the offensive in this one. Shots were 42-36 for UWO.

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 0
WATERLOO WARRIORS 5

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Guelph put on a late-season push to make the playoffs and were considered by many to be a potential darkhorse in the OUA. Waterloo squelched that thought, at least for one night, with a convincing victory.

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TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 2
RYERSON RAMS 1

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


In both derbies the underdog won! This was not such a big surprise, since this is the #4 v #5 series. This was another series where the OUA teams are playing without regard to defence. The shots were 50-34 in favour of the Rams. In only two of eight games did both teams get less than 30 shots.

NEXT UP

Thu Feb 12 Saint Mary's at Moncton 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 12 Waterloo at Guelph 7:30 PM EST

Fri Feb 13 St. F-X at UPEI 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 13 UOIT at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Fri Feb 13 McGill at Concordia 7:30 PM EST

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:57 am

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The link for the Canada-USA game story has been changed and is included below. The game time for Friday's semi-final against Russia is now said to be 10:00 am CST.

Links:
:. [CIS Canada-USA Game Story]
:. [Canada International Twitter]
:. [CIS Team Site]
:. [Granada 2015 Men's Hockey Daily Schedules]
:. [Live Video]
:. [Men's Brackets]


Meanwhile, there were various classification games on Thursday:
Sweden 5 Spain 1 (9-11)
Slovakia 5 United States 4 (so) (5-8)
Japan 4 South Korea 1 (5-8)

And the women's competition almost wrapped up:
Spain 0 Kazakhstan 10 (5-7)
Japan 3 China 1 (bronze game)
Russia 3 Canada 0 (gold game) - [summary]

The women's standings are now final but for the 6th place game between USA and Spain:
1 Russia
2 Canada
3 Japan
4 China
5 Kazakhstan
6/7 United States/Spain

Friday's schedule:
6:30 am Spain v China
6:30 am United States v Spain (women's)
10:00 am United States v South Korea
10:00 am Canada v Russia
1:30 pm Slovakia v Japan
1:30 pm Czech Republic v Kazakhstan

Saturday's schedule:
4:00 am China v Sweden
5:00 am bronze game
9:00 am gold game

OUT EAST

There was a light schedule out east after Wednesday's big night. And still no teams have been eliminated.

AUS

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SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 1
MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 5

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

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


The Eggs notched a convincing comeback win to force a 3rd and deciding game. The SMUskies do host the nationals next year in their shared bid with St. F-X so they need this series. The shots were actually 35-34 in favour of SMU.

OUA

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WATERLOO WARRIORS 2
GUELPH GRYPHONS 3

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Goof had a strong ending to the season so it makes sense that they would bounce back on home ice. Now will the Warriors meet their Waterloo?

NEXT UP

Fri Feb 13 St. F-X at UPEI 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 13 UOIT at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Fri Feb 13 McGill at Concordia 7:30 PM EST

Sat Feb 14 Moncton at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sat Feb 14 Nipissing at UQTR 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Brock at Windsor 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Lakehead at W. Ontario 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 UOIT at Carleton 7:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Ryerson at Toronto 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Queen's at Laurentian 8:30 PM EST

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:50 am

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CANADA 2
RUSSIA 3

(in shoot-out)

Links:
:. [CIS Game Story]
:. [Canada International Twitter]
:. [FISU.net Daily Story]
:. [Granada 2015 Men's Hockey Daily Schedules]
:. [Game Summary]
:. [Men's Brackets]


I saw the ending of the game on fisu.tv. Canada had the only scoring chances in overtime but produced no goals. In the shootout neither Canadian shooter (Chris Collins and T.J. Foster) came close to scoring and goaltender Kris Lazaruk never came close to making a save on the two shots he faced. So, Russia will go for gold and Canada will go for bronze.

Other games:
Spain 8 China 2 (10 place)
United States 8 South Korea 3 (7th place)
Slovakia 8 Japan 3 (5th place)
Czech Republic 1 Kazakhstan 2 (semi-final)

The Czechs outshot Team Borat 41-13 but could not score. It took them over 51 minutes at a time when they were down 2-0 to finally get on the board. The classification results are now final for 5th to 8th:
5 Slovakia
6 Japan
7 United States
8 South Korea

Saturday's games are:
Sweden v China (9-11)
Canada v Czech Republic (bronze)
Kazakhstan v Russia (gold)

In women's play, the final classification game was played:
United States 9 Spain 0

This gave the USA 5th, Kazakhstan 6th, and Spain 7th in a 7 team tournament.

OUT EAST

AUS

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ST. F-X X-MEN 3
UPEI PANTHERS 1

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

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


The Spuds outshot the Jeremies 41-24 but could not win their home game, thus making the first team to be bounced from the playoffs. SFX will face UNB if SMU wins their series, but would face Acadia if Moncton wins.

OUA

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MCGILL REDMEN 5
CONCORDIA STINGERS 0

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


The McGilligutties avoided the embarassment of being swept by the lowest-ranked team in the CIS playoffs. They did it in fine fashion, as well. The decider will go Sunday night.

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UOIT RIDGEBACKS 1
CARLETON RAVENS 6

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Nobody gave UOIT a chance to win this series and they were quite correct. Cartoon U would face Concordia if the beat McGill. Otherwise they could play the winner of either other OUAE series.

NEXT UP

Sat Feb 14 Moncton at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Sat Feb 14 Nipissing at UQTR 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Brock at Windsor 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Lakehead at W. Ontario 4:00 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Ryerson at Toronto 7:30 PM EST
Sat Feb 14 Queen's at Laurentian 8:30 PM EST

Sun Feb 15 Queen's at Laurentian TBA
Sun Feb 15 Nipissing at UQTR 4:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Guelph at Waterloo 6:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Lakehead at W. Ontario 7:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Concordia at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Brock at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Toronto at Ryerson 7:30 PM EST

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:10 pm

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CANADA 6
CZECH REPUBLIC 2


Links:
:. [CIS Game Story]
:. [PDF Boxscore]
:. [Canada International Twitter]
:. [Game Summary]
:. [Men's Brackets]


After a disappointing shootout loss in the semi-finals, Team Canada bounced back to beat the crap out of those wild and crazy Czechian guys for the bronze. The Czechs scored early in the 3rd to tie the game before 4 unanswered Canadian goals put the game away.

In other games:
China 0 Sweden 4 (9-1 classifications)
Kazakhstan 1 Russia 3 (gold game)

Kazakhstan sends strong teams to this event each time. They won silver two years ago as well. Still, the Canada-Russia game was probably the de facto final. The final ranking for the event is:
1 Russia
2 Kazakhstan
3 Canada
4 Czech Republic
5 Slovakia
6 Japan
7 United States
8 South Korea
9 Sweden
10 Spain
11 China

Although this event certainly has its place and is worthy of some degree of interest, I am glad we can now return to the CWUAA playoffs. The Team Canada players will have to transition quickly back into team mode. No doubt they will have some intense practices this week ahead of Friday's games.

OUT EAST

AUS

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MONCTON AIGLES BLEUS 2
SAINT MARY'S HUSKIES 3

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


I saw some of this on-line, although my feed was mostly a series of still pictures. The Eggs were right in this deciding game and could well have won. There was some level of controversy in the handshake line, at least from a Moncton assistant coach. The SMUskies will now face Acadia whilst UNB and SFX will meet in the other AUS semi-final.

OUA

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NIPISSING LAKERS 3
UQTR PATRIOTES 10

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


I had UQTR as heavy favourites in this series. But how can any team give up 10 goals in a playoff game? The Nippers had a respectable season and one would have expected a stringer performance in the series.

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 3
LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 1

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


This game was scoreless through two. Laurentian took the lead but could not hold it. The final goal was an empty-netter. This one figured to go the distance, as a 4-5 series.

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BROCK BADGERS 2
WINDSOR LANCERS 4

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

Links:
Boxscores: [LeagueStat]


Windsor opened with a road loss so coming home for a weekend double-header is just what they needed. Game 1 went their way in fairly decisive fashion. They outshot the Badgers 51-27.

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LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 4
WESTERN ONTARIO MUSTANGS 1

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


The Thundermutts are more known for playoff disappointments than upsets, but they have come through with a sweep of the Urban Cowboys. Lakehead was a borderline playoff team and a program seemingly in decline. This series victory should give them a boost.

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RYERSON RAMS 4
TORONTO VARSITY BLUES 6

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Ry High looked to be a program on the ascent last year and for the first half of this year. However, they have stumbled a bit and this early exit confirms the trend. That said, any 4-5 series has to be considered a close call. So, good for the Blahs.

NEXT UP

Sun Feb 15 Guelph at Waterloo 6:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Concordia at McGill 7:00 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Brock at Windsor 7:30 PM EST
Sun Feb 15 Queen's at Laurentian 7:45 PM EST

Two of the four series in each OUA division will go the distance and the 2nd round match-ups are hard to call at this point. Here are the scenarios:

OUA West:
- If Windsor wins then they play Lakehead and Toronto would face the Guelph-Waterloo winner.
- If Brock and Waterloo win then they would play, and Toronto would face Lakehead.
- If Brock and Guelph win then Toronto becomes the top seed and would face Brock, while Guelph and Lakehead would square off.

OUA East:
- If McGill wins then they play the Laurentian-Queen's winner in one series whilst Carleton and UQTR meet in the other.
- If Concordia wins (WTF!) they would meet Carleton and UQTR would meet the Laurentian-Queen's winner.

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule
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Postby Hollywood2 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:40 pm

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Although no announcement was made, the schedule links all have the Bisons and Birds playing Thursday to Saturday instead of Friday to Sunday as originally scheduled. With guys just getting back from Spain, a short week becomes even shorter. However, I bet teams have been working hard without their all-star selections.

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


Links:
:. [CIS Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [CW Playoff Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [U of M Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [UBC Schedule/Results/Links]
:. [U of M Story on Medalists]


It will soon be time for me to get the quarter-final previews up and going.
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Postby Hollywood2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:33 am

OUA

Sunday was Game 3 night in the OUA. There were two games in each division, and here's what happened:

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CONCORDIA STINGERS 3
MCGILL REDMEN 6

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


After losing game 1, the McGilligutties had their backs to the proverbial wall. A loss to the weakest team in the CIS playoffs would have been a severe embarassment. At least they bounced back in style. Neither game 2 nor game 3 were particularly close.

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QUEEN'S GOLDEN GAELS 2
LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS 1

(in overtime)
(Queen's wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Every game in the series was a close-fought, low-scoring game. So it makes sense that the game went into overtime. It was still a good season for Laurentian, and Queen's had a good second half.

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BROCK BADGERS 3
WINDSOR LANCERS 4

(in overtime)
(Windsor wins best-of-three series 2-1)

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


It was a bit of a surprise that the 1st place Lancers would have so much trouble against a team that barely made the playoffs. Windsor needed a goal with just over 3 minutes left to avoid the loss.

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GUELPH GRYPHONS 4
WATERLOO WARRIORS 1

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

Links:
Boxscores: [CIS]


Goof got off to a rough start before salvaging their season with a strong second half. They complete the turn-about with this series win over the not-quite-having-a-great-year team from Waterloo. A good playoff run would have bolstered the image of Waterloo's program. However, they will go into next year as just another OUAW kind of team.

The OUA divisional semi-final match-ups are now finalized, though the schedule has yet to be announced:
McGill v Queen's
Carleton v UQTR
Windsor v Lakehead
Toronto v Guelph

IMO, Carleton and UQTR are the only teams to have both a good regular season and a good first round in the OUA.

CIS playoff schedule/results/links page:
http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mice/2015/schedule

OUA LeagueStat for Feb 15th:
http://www.leaguestat.com/oua/MEN/en/stats/schedule.php?date=2015-02-15&season_id=71

AUS

The AUS has also announced their semi-final schedules. They will play a best-of-five, based on the theory that schooling is over-rated and four games over five or six days is therefore completely fine.

Wed Feb 18 Saint Mary's at Acadia 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 19 Saint Mary's at Acadia 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Tue Feb 24 Acadia at Saint Mary's 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 26 Saint Mary’s at Acadia 7:00 PM AST

Thu Feb 19 StFX at UNB 7:00 PM AST
Fri Feb 20 StFX at UNB 7:00 PM AST
Sun Feb 22 UNB at StFX 7:00 PM AST
Mon Feb 23 UNB at StFX 7:00 PM AST
Thu Feb 26 StFX at UNB 7:00 PM AST
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Postby Hollywood2 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:34 am

Before the quarter-finals start, and before I do series previews, I thought it might be interesting to post some background information on each team. I previously did so about the Manitoba Bisons. Now, for a story on each other quarter-finalist.

Image MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS

Mount Royal University has been known by several different names and have played in several different leagues. It was formerly known as "Mount Royal Junior College" (MRJC) then "Mount Royal College" (MRC) until becoming a university in 2009. MRU have played in University, College, Junior A, and Junior B leagues. They were in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) from 1964-65 through 2011-12 before moving up to the CWUAA in the 2012-13 season.

The MRJC Cougars first played in the Calgary Junior B Hockey League (CJBHL), for which there are not many records available. We do know that they won the 1953-54 Alberta Junior B Playoffs, 3 games to 1 over the Drumheller Miners in the final. They then lost the 1954 Alberta-British Columbia Junior B Championship 2 games to 0 to the Trail Smoke Eaters.

It would appear that the Cougars' final season in Junior B was 1956-57. They won the league playoffs, however the first place team went on to the provincials that year. After being in the college ranks for a few years, they returned to junior to play in the Junior A level Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) for two seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. They finished first in 1972 but were ineligible for the playoffs.

In between the stints in junior, the Western Inter-College Conference (WICC) was formed in 1964-65, and changed its name to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in 1969. While in the ACAC the Cougars won two championships as "Mount Royal Junior College", nine as "Mount Royal College", and one as "Mount Royal University". They also claimed four national titles in the CCAA in those years.

In 2012-13 the Cougars moved up to play in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), in the CIS. They made their playoff debut in 2013-14, finishing 5th and losing to the 4th place Manitoba Bisons 2 games to 1.

The last 10 years:
Code: Select all
Year Competition   GP   W   L T/OT  F   A Pts  Placing
2006 ACAC          24  13   9   2  91  94  28  2nd of 7
2006 Playoffs      10   6   2   2  40  32  14  won final
2007 ACAC          24  17   6   1 142  81  35  2nd of 7
2007 Playoffs       4   1   3   0   8  14   2  lost s-f
2008 ACAC          24  13   8   3 102  78  29  4th of 7
2008 Playoffs       5   2   3   0  10  13   4  lost s-f
2009 ACAC          28  20   8   0  85  40  40  3rd of 8
2009 Playoffs      12   7   4   1  47  37  15  lost final
2010 ACAC          28  21   6   2 137  71  44  2nd of 8
2010 Playoffs       3   0   3   0   5  10   0  lost s-f
2011 ACAC          28  19   6   3 101  53  41  2nd of 8
2011 Playoffs       4   1   2   1  15  12   3  lost s-f
2012 ACAC          28  22   2   4 126  64  48  1st of 8
2012 Playoffs       4   1   3   0  13  14   2  lost s-f
2013 CWUAA         28   7  19   2  72 114  16  7th of 8
2014 CWUAA         28  11  14   3  80 111  25  5th of 8
2014 Playoffs       3   1   2   0   5   8   2  lost q-f
2015 CWUAA         28  17  10   1  84  75  35  3rd of 8


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Image UBC THUNDERBIRDS

UBC started play in the senior and intermediate levels of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association. Results from BC hockey in the early days are sketchy. I could only find two results from the 1920s, form 1921 and 1922.

1921 was a unique year for university hockey. That season, UBC played in the Vancouver City Senior League (VCSL). After finishing in 3rd place in the 4 team league, they caught fire in the playoffs, winning sudden-death quarter-final and semi-final games before defeating the renowned Vancouver Towers 6-5 on aggregate to take the title. In the British Columbia Senior Playoffs they lost the opener to the Victoria Senators 3-2, then won game 2 by a 5-3 score. This gave UBC the series 7-6 on aggregate and the Savage Cup (provincial title).

Unfortunately for UBC, they won the BC title too late to challenge for the Allan Cup. Alberta had the same problem. The University of Alberta won the Edmonton league and played Calgary Alberta Pacific in the 1921 Alberta Senior Playoffs. After some controversy and a replay, Calgary won the title too late to enter the Westerns. Saskatchewan's senior league was under suspension. That left the Intercollegiate winner (who for 3 seasons in the early 20s was granted a berth amongst provincial champions), the University of Saskatchewan, and the Manitoba and Thunder Bay champions (Brandon and Port Arthur) to compete for the 1921 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs. So had UBC competed they likely would have faced the University of Saskatchewan in a playoff series, well before they ever played in the same conference. Also in 1921, the University of Toronto defeated McGill University in the eastern Allan Cup final. Thus 1921 was the closest we ever came to an all-university match-up in a western or national Allan Cup series.

In 1922 UBC played in the Vancouver Intermediate League. They placed second and lost the semi-final to the Vancouver Nationals.

After that, I could find no records until 1945-46 when UBC played in and won the New Westminster Industrial League. Then, in the provincial playoffs, UBC lost a semi-final series to New Westminster 2 games to 1.

From 1950 to 1968, the Alberta Golden Bears and UBC Thunderbirds played an annual series for the Hamber Trophy. The two teams were in the same conference for five of those seasons, in which case regular season games were counted. Alberta won the trophy 17 times, UBC won it twice.

UBC did not play top tier university hockey until they joined the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) in 1961-62. In 1962-63 the conference was re-named the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA). 1963 was the first season where the CIAU (forerunner of the CIS) held a national hockey championship. The `Birds went 8-1-1 in the regular season to win the WIAA title. At the U-Cup they beat Sherbrooke 6-2 in the semi-finals before losing the final to McMaster 3-2.

UBC departed the WIAA after the 1963-64 season, citing travel costs. The squad returned in 1966-67 and have played top tier university hockey ever since.

In 1971 the `Birds placed second to Manitoba in the regular season. However, they defeated Calgary in the semi-finals and Manitoba in the final to return to the U-Cup. In a five-team tournament, they lost 3-2 to Toronto, beat Loyola 6-4, then lost the third place game 7-4 to Laurentian.

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

In 1973 UBC became the first Canadian team to visit China, where they beat their national team 5-0 and 7-0. The tour continued through China and Japan, and UBC went 9-1 overall.

In 1977 UBC placed second in the CWUAA and then lost to Alberta in the final. Since Alberta was the U-Cup host, UBC got themselves a berth as runner-up. In the U-Cup they lost a 2-game semi-final series to Toronto 11-10 on aggregate. That was UBC's last trip to a U-Cup.

As the 70s became the 80s the Thunderbirds never had a return to glory. They lost the 1978 final to Alberta and then finished either 3rd or 4th in the 4-team era of the CWUAA. Once the CWUAA merged with the GPAC, UBC never saw the playoffs until the field was expanded to 6 teams, except for 1990.

Before the 2010 Olympics, UBC got to play Team Norway, and lost 4-1. Their new home arena was the site of several women's games in that tournament.

In 2013-14 the program was put in doubt by UBC administration. However, efforts of the Vancouver Canucks and WHL owners appear to have saved the program, for the immediate future at least.

UBC's 4th place finish in 2014-15 is an excellent result for them. The last time UBC finished in the top four seeds was in 1989-90, when they placed 3rd (16-11-1). Also in that period, they have won three playoff series, all in the quarter-final (or division semi-final) round. In 2007 and 2009 they beat Lethbridge, and in 2014 they beat Saskatchewan. In all three series they were the lower seed. The 2014 win over Saskatchewan was their first series win over a "Big Four" team since they beat Manitoba in the 1971 WIAA final. Since 1978, 1990 is their only winning record. Even in 2014-15, at 13-10-5 they still won fewer than half their games. They did win exactly half their games in 1985 (12-12-0), 2007 (14-13-1), and 2013 (14-11-3).

The last 10 years:
Code: Select all
Year Competition  GP   W   L T/OT  F   A Pts  Placing
2006 CWUAA        28  12  15   1  79 100  25  3rd of 4 div
2006 Playoffs      3   1   2   0   9  12   2  lost q-f
2007 CWUAA        28  14  13   1  76  88  29  3rd of 4 div
2007 Playoffs      5   2   3   0  17  20   4  lost s-f
2008 CWUAA        28  12  16   0  86  92  24  6th of 7
2008 Playoffs      2   0   2   0   2  10   0  lost q-f
2009 CWUAA        28  11  14   3  59  85  25  6th of 7
2009 Playoffs      5   2   3   0  16  20   4  lost s-f
2010 CWUAA        28   8  19   1  67 117  17  7th of 7
2010 Playoffs      2   0   2   0   2  10   0  lost q-f
2011 CWUAA        28  11  12   5  76 101  27  6th of 7
2012 CWUAA        28  12  12   4  77  88  28  5th of 7
2013 CWUAA        28  14  11   3  84  84  31  5th of 7
2013 Playoffs      3   1   2   0   6   9   2  lost q-f
2014 CWUAA        28  11  15   2  89 101  24  6th of 8
2014 Playoffs      5   2   3   0  17  20   4  lost s-f
2015 CWUAA        28  13  10   5  79  75  31  4th of 8


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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


To read more:
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Postby Hollywood2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:28 pm

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 [url="http://CanadaWest.tv"]CanadaWest.tv[/url] 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] : [[url=http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/20150218MRUSaskPrevrepost at CW[/url]]
:. [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 [url="http://CanadaWest.tv"]CanadaWest.tv[/url].

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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Postby Hollywood2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:42 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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