CIS men's hockey Friday roundup: UQTR knocks off No. 2 McGill in OT
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|No. 4 Acadia||4||Moncton||6||Final||Boxscore|
|No. 1 UNB||7||No. 7 StFX||6||Final||Boxscore|
ANTIGONISH – Despite scoring first in the road game Friday
night, the University of New Brunswick Varsity had to come from
behind twice against the StFX X-Men before finally winning 7-6. The
goals came in bunches and it was a very different match compared to
the tight-checking 3-1 game that UNB won when the two AUS
championship finalists played in Fredericton a week ago.
Source: UNB Sports Info
|Toronto||4||No. 9 Nipissing||3||Final - OT||Boxscore|
NORTH BAY, Ont. - Dan Brewer scored one minute into overtime to
seal a 4-3 Varsity Blues victory over the Nipissing Lakers in OUA
men’s hockey action on Friday, October 21 at Memorial Gardens
in North Bay, Ont.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
|Carleton||2||Ottawa||1||Final - SO||Boxscore|
OTTAWA - The uOttawa Men’s hockey team faced off against
their bitter cross town rival, the Carleton Ravens, Friday night in
what would turn out to be a mean spirited game. In the end, the
Ravens claimed victory in an exciting 2-1 shootout win over the
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
|UQTR||4||No. 2 McGill||3||Final - OT||Boxscore|
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's hockey team
(3-2 OUA) won for the second consecutive game as they defeated the
Windsor Lancers by the score of 4-1 Friday night at the
Source: Brock Sports Info
|Regina||6||No. 3 Manitoba||1||Final||Boxscore|
WINNIPEG – The nation’s third-ranked Manitoba Bisons could not hold off the onslaught of the visiting Regina Cougars, as they were downed 6-1 Friday evening at the Max Bell Arena. The Cougars (1-4) pick up their first win of the year, while the Bisons (4-1) lose for the first time.
Brett Leffler led the way for the Cougars, notching two goals and an assist. Also scoring for Regina was Craig Cuthbert, Joel Kot, Russ Nielsen, and former Bison, Terrance DeLaronde. Jeremy Schappert replied for Manitoba.
Lucas Gore had a busy evening, making 33 saves for Regina. Joe Caligiuri suffered his first loss of the season while facing 10 shots for Manitoba.
Regina opened the scoring at 6:35 of the first period, taking advantage of an early Manitoba penalty. Leffler skated out of the corner and fed a pass to Cuthbert, who was left alone in front of Caligiuri, for the tap-in goal. It was Cuthbert’s first of the year.
The rest of the opening period took on a physical tone. First the Cougars’ Nielsen rode Bisons’ captain Mike Hellyer into the Regina net. That drew an interference penalty that Manitoba was unable to capitalize on. Two minutes later, Chad Erb stepped into Lucas Isley, just inside the Cougars blue line. Isley was bloodied and shaken up, but managed to skate off under his own power. Erb was assessed a five minute major for interference and a game misconduct.
During that power play, the Bisons Dane Crowley took a crosschecking penalty, dumping former teammate Terrance DeLaronde in the corner. On the ensuing five-on-three, the Cougars made the Bisons pay. First, a point shot from Kot found the back of the net at 16:23. Kot’s first with assists to DeLaronde and Ryan Sawka.
Exactly one minute later, and nearly a repeat of the second goal, Nielsen’s point shot was tipped by Strueby, and gave Regina their third power play goal of the opening frame. It was Stueby’s second tally of the year.
Regina added to their total in the second period, after Manitoba attempted to kill off another five-on-three. As the Cougars worked the puck deep in the Bisons zone, Mark Schneider’s shot missed the net, but Leffler was waiting on the other side to put it past a diving Caligiuri. Leffler’s first of the year came at 16:37.
Manitoba cut the deficit by three before the end of the second period when Schappert snapped one past Gore from the sideboards at 18:06.
The Cougars regained their four goal lead at 7:23 of the third, after DeLaronde poked a loose puck past Caligiuri for his third of the year.
Manitoba head coach Mike Sirant gave Jesse Deckert his first action of the early Canada West season, resting Caligiuri near the middle of the period. Unfortunately, he faired no better, as Leffler scored him on at 12:04.
The Bisons and Cougars conclude their weekend series, Saturday evening at the Max Bell Arena. Opening face off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Source: Manitoba Sports Info
|Calgary||4||No. 8 Alberta||3||Final - OT||Boxscore|
EDMONTON - For the second time in three games, the No. 8 Alberta Golden Bears fought back from being three goals down, but couldn’t complete the comeback, this time in a 4-3 double-overtime decision for the Calgary Dinos, Friday evening at Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton.
Red Deer native Cory Pritz scored the winner in tonight’s chapter of the Battle of Alberta while former Calgary Hitman Brock Nixon notched a goal and an assist. Another former WHLer for the Hitmen, freshman Tyler Fiddler, as well as sophomore Dino Walker Wintoneak, had singles for the visitors.
Rookies Thomas Carr and James Dobrowolski as well as sophomore Johnny Lazo tallied for the home team.
Calgary didn’t take long to strike, scoring only 1:24 into the game on their first shot when Fiddler tipped a Brett Bartman shot from the blueline.
Alberta, though they outshot the Dinos 8-4 in the opening frame, finished the period down 2-0 when Nixon completed a short-handed two-on-one by driving across the net, faked Bears’ netminder Réal Cyr into going down, and pulled the puck across the crease before tapping it in with 4:24 left to go.
Calgary struck quickly in the third period as well, as freshman David Robinson chased down the puck behind the Alberta goal, then shuffled a quick back-pass out front where Wintoneak flipped the puck top shelf 1:40 into the final frame.
Alberta, as they did seven days ago against Manitoba in a 4-3 regulation loss, started a comeback at the hands of a defenseman, with Carr driving home a howitzer to the top of Dustin Butler’s glove side, 8:09 into the third.
Strangely imitating the Bison-Bear game again, Dobrowolski scored the next goal, his second on the season, this time redirecting a Kruise Reddick shot while on the power-play.
Lazo knotted things at three with his fourth when he pounced on a loose puck in the Dinos’ slot 91 seconds later before the Bears headed to overtime for their second-straight game.
Alberta had the best chances in the first overtime, despite having no shots on goal, as Levko Koper and Greg Gardner had a two-on-one from centre ice, with Gardner shooting a one-timer high, and rearguard Jesse Craige rang a slapshot off the post with 15 seconds left.
Reddick had a breakaway from the Alberta blueline early in the second overtime but Pritz caught up to him just in time to prevent an intended deke.
An Ian Barteaux penalty then left Calgary on the offensive and a scramble in the Alberta slot led to Pritz finding a loose puck before sniping a screenshot top shelf to end the game.
The Golden Bears’ power-play woes continued, going 1-7 on the man-advantage while the Dinos went 1-2.
The Golden Bears will face off against the Calgary Dinos in game two of their home-and-home series tomorrow night at Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary. Puck drop is 7:00 PM MT.
Source: Alberta Sports Info
|Lethbridge||3||No. 5 Saskatchewan||1||Final||Boxscore|
University of Lethbridge Pronghorn netminder Scott Bowles stopped 30 shots en route to a 3-1 win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre Friday.
The game was one of four the Huskies will at play at CUC this season and the first loss for the Huskies in the young Canada West season.
Bowles only blemish in the game came with just over two minutes left in the final period. Huskie Travis Brisebois was able to slide one past Bowles on the short side at 17:13 with the man advantage after Kris Snopek had taken a roughing penalty for the ‘Horns.
With the win the Pronghorns move to 2-2 on the season, while the Huskies fall to 3-1.
Cass Mappin provided the bulk of the offence for the Pronghorns potting two goals on the night including one of the power play. His first came at 6:40 in the second period and he added another that slipped through Huskie netminder David Reekie’s five-hole at 18:42 on the power play.
Daniel Iwanski scored the ‘Horns first goal of the game at the six minute mark of the first period.
The Huskies best chance to score again came at the 12-minute mark in the third period on a power play. Brennan Bosch rang a hard shot from the top of the faceoff circle off the crossbar.
Reekie made 18 saves for the Huskies on the night. Both teams went 1-for-4 on the power play.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at Credit Union Centre. The game will be webcast on www.canadawest.tv
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Credit Union Centre, by calling 1-800-970-7328 or 306-938-7800 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Ticket prices are as follows, $12 for adults, $10 for students and $6 for youth (elementary & high school) plus applicable ticketmaster service charges.
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info