U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS 2
MANITOBA BISONS 3
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Is there such a thing as a convincing 3-2 win? If so, this was it. The Bisons carried the play, outshooting the Birds 40-31 and missing many top-notch scoring opportunities. The Bisons also rolled 4 lines most of the time, whilst UBC stuck to their top 9 forwards. That combination leaves the Bisons better poritioned for the Saturday rematch. Now, on to the game.
This was my first game with a good eye so I was able to get a good handle on the line-ups. Here's the alignment:MANITOBA
35 Spriggs (1 Paulic)
4 Bresciani - 19 Friesen
20 Johnston - 2 Henry
3 S Christensen - 28 Stovin
24 Augert - 13 Laurencelle - 25 Merasty
15 S Bowles - 22 B Bowles - 27 DePape
21 Brooks - 17 Callis - 23 Schreyer
29 Wasylak - 12 Zajak - 26 Lisoway
5 L Christensen (D) 6 Heinrich (D)
8 Bilton (F) 9 Hunter (D) 10 Dudar (F)
14 Nault (F) 16 Paradis (F) 34 Sydora (G)U.B.C.
30 Hewitt (34 Dun)
4 Vannieuwenhuizen - 8 Guenther
13 Becker - 7 Faith
26 Carvalho - 29 Smith
12 Buonassisi - 23 Lockhart - 22 Clayton
5 Stenerson - 15 Rossignol - 20 Antilla
9 Hayer - 10 Bardaro - 17 Vetterl
16 Popoff - 18 Lebrun
6 Underwood (D) 11 Rai (F) 14 Grewal (D)
19 Georgeson (F) 21 Nachtigall (F)
27 Connolly (D) 31 Devji (G)SCORING:
18:41 UBC Bardaro (3) ASST: Lockhart (1), Antilla (1) (PP)
0:38 Man DePape (2) ASST: B Bowles (2), S Bowles (2)
1:34 Man Augert (5) ASST: Laurencelle (4), Merasty (3)
19:54 Man Henry (1) ASST: Merasty (4), Laurencelle (5) (PP)
19:47 UBC Lockhart (2) ASST: Bardaro (2), Vetterl (2)
As mentioned, UBC did not use their "extra" guys very much. Of note, Brett Stovin was moved back to the blueline. However, during two 10 minute misconducts assessed against the Bisons, he moved up front to allow the 4 line rotation to continue.
The game started with some good back-and-forth play. The Bisons generated a few great chances but were unable to pull the trigger, including a breakaway for Jordan DePape. Play turned in UBC's favour when the Bisons took back-to-back penalties late in the period. On the 2nd one, Anthony Bardaro gave the Birds their only lead of the game.
The intermission changed the game around. Before the hot dogs got cold the Bisons had a 2-1 lead on goals from DePape (his 2nd) and Justin Augert (his 5th). Play settled in thereafter. Then in the last minute of play, Adam Henry scored his 1st of the season on a Bison PP.
Despite trailing by two goals, UBC did not really force the play in the 3rd period. In fact, they were outshot 13-10. Hard to come back with those numbers. With an empty net they finally created some chances and narrowed the gap with 13 seconds left. Too little, too late.
Byron Spriggs stopped 29 of 31 shots to claim the win, and veteran Matt Hewitt stopped 37 of 40 in suffering defeat.
The rematch goes Saturday at 7:30, later than usual due to the Blue Bummers' afternoon game.OUT-OF-TOWN SCOREBOARD
CALGARY DINOSAURS 5
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS 3
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The H0rny Ones have lost their home leg of this home-and-home series and have fallen a point behind Bedrock U as a result. They did outshoot the Dinos 32-25 on the night. However, it took a last-minute goal to make the scoreline respectable. Veteran Steven Stanford got the win and rookie Garret Hughson got the loss.
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 4
REGINA COUGARS 1
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The Dogs beat the Cats in the first Battle of Banjoland this season. There were 5 different goal-scorers. Jordon Cooke got another win, making 25 saves in 26 chances. Andy Desautels stopped 33 of 37 in taking the loss. Regina modeled some new yellow jerseys in the game.
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 2
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 4
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The Evil Monkeys had to win in order to bring the Bluegars back into reality and here you go. All of the goals came in a wild 2nd period. Luke Siemans picked up the win, making 26 saves in 28 chances, and Colin Cooper tasted his first loss, stopping 27 of 31. There were 6 different goal-scorers on the night.
So the CW's traditional Big Four all won their games. Is the conference going back to normal?OUT EASTAUS
Oct 28 Saint Mary's 3 Acadia 8
Oct 28 Dalhousie 4 New Brunswick 5 (ot)
Oct 28 St. F.X. 2 U.P.E.I. 1OUA
Oct 28 Brock 3 York 1
Oct 28 Ottawa 3 McGill 6
Oct 28 Guelph 4 W. Ontario 6
Oct 28 Ryerson 3 Carleton 5
Oct 28 Windsor 3 U.Q.T.R. 5
Oct 28 Toronto 1 R.M.C. 3
Oct 28 Laurier 2 U.O.I.T. 4
Oct 28 Lakehead 3 Concordia 4
Oct 28 Waterloo 5 Queen's 2
Oct 28 Nipissing 1 Laurentian 5[CIS Schedule/Results]
[CIS Standings]NEXT UPOct 29 Alberta at Mount Royal
Oct 29 Lethbridge at Calgary
Oct 29 Regina at Saskatchewan
Oct 29 U.B.C. at Manitoba
Oct 29 Acadia at Moncton
Oct 29 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I.
Oct 29 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
Oct 29 Guelph at Brock
Oct 29 Lakehead at Concordia
Oct 29 Laurier at Queen's
Oct 29 McGill at Ottawa
Oct 29 Ryerson at R.M.C.
Oct 29 Toronto at Carleton
Oct 29 Waterloo at U.O.I.T.
Oct 29 W. Ontario at York
Oct 29 Windsor at U.Q.T.R.All CW games available at [url=canadawest.tv]CanadaWest.tv[/url].
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