MANITOBA BISONS (16-8-2, 20-12-3, OHT35 #6)
CALGARY DINOS (13-8-5, 10-13-3*, 19-10-6, OHT35 #12)
(*Record adjusted for Calgary's forfeits.)

Feb 9 7:00 MST/8:00 CST at Father David Bauer Arena
Feb 10 2:00 MST/3:00 CST at Father David Bauer Arena


Live Links:

Video: [CanadaWest.tv] (all games)
Friday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]
Saturday: [Live Stats] ∞ [Hockey Tech]

Manitoba Links:
GoBisons: [Team Site]
Manitoban: [Bisons stampede over Pronghorns at home]
Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Calgary Links:
Team: [Dinos eye playoff spot in final weekend of the season]
Social: [Twitter] ∞ [Facebook]
CW: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]
LeagueStat: [Stats] ∞ [Schedule/Results/Links]

Prior Games:
Nov 24: UofM 3 UofC 2: [UofM Game Story] ∞ [LeagueStat]
Nov 25: UofC 4 UofM 0: [UofM Game Story] ∞ [LeagueStat]

Other Links:
[USports] ∞ [US Schedule/Links]
[US Standings] ∞ [Top Ten]
[CW Site] ∞ [CW Schedule]
[CW Stats] ∞ [Media Access]
[Tuesday Morning Skate: Week 14, February 6th 2018]

So the final weekend of the regular season is upon is, and the Bisons are off to the Town of Bedrock. And precious little suspense awaits us. The Bisons are 3rd, and could move up to 2nd only if they win both, and Saskatchewan loses both in regulation time. On the other hand, if UBC sweeps Alberta, and the Bisons lose both in regulation. Meanwhile, Bedrock U will hang on to 6th if they get one point, or if Lethbridge drops a point. Or with two wins they could vault over MRU if they can gain 3 points on them. So movement in the standings is possible, but only with a lot of sweeps.

Over the last 5 years, the Bisons are 8-7-3 against the Dinos, so I guess a split is the expected result. If so, the Dinos will visit the U of M for a playoff series next weekend.

On a side note, Michael St. Croix (12-22-34) sits just 3 points off the league lead in the scoring race.

ELSEWHERE


REGINA COUGARS (3-21-2, 5-25-2, OHT35 #34)
LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (7-16-3, 8-15-3*, 11-21-3, OHT35 #24)
(*Record adjusted for Calgary's forfeits.)

Links:

UofL: [Pronghorns face must win and need help]
UofR: [Team Site]

What can you say about these two disappointing teams? They have both hit the skids in the 2nd semester. Regina is now on a 12-game losing streak. Lethbridge is on an 8-game losing streak. Ugh.


ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS (22-3-1, 29-4-1, OHT35 #1)
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS (13-12-1, 15-10-1*, 16-13-1, OHT35 #13)
(*Record adjusted for Calgary's forfeits.)

Links:

UBC: [Birds host top-ranked Alberta in regular season finale]
UofA: [Team Site]
CW: [Alumni Spotlight: Fate took Antons to Kamloops, then UBC]

After a mid-season push from the Banjo Mutts, the Evil Monkeys have rebounded with style and have now wrapped up first place. They now have 9 of the top 20 scorers in the CW. So can UBC stop them? Well, Saudi Alberta has nothing at stake this weekend, whilst British California could still vault into 3rd place with a sweep and some help. So the impetus lies with the T-irds.


MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (12-12-2, 13-14-2, OHT35 #18)
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (18-7-1, 19-10-1, OHT35 #5)

Links:

UofS: [Men's hockey closes season against Mount Royal at home]
UofS: [Game Notes (pdf)]
MRU: [Team Site]

After a 10-1 roll, the Banjo Mutts have hit a 4-game skid. They vaulted into contention for 1st place and now need a point to be assured 2nd place and a quarter-final bye. The Bluegars are a capable team. However, they have not quite hit their stride this year. I have seen a number of their games on-line and they can play with anybody.

OUT EAST

Ontario
Feb 04 U.Q.T.R. 0 Ottawa 4
Feb 07 Laurier 4 Waterloo 2
Feb 08 Windsor at W. Ontario
Feb 08 York at Guelph
Feb 09 Guelph at Ryerson
Feb 09 Laurentian at U.O.I.T.
Feb 09 McGill at Concordia
Feb 09 Queen's at Ottawa
Feb 09 Toronto at Brock
Feb 09 U.Q.T.R. at Carleton
Feb 09 Waterloo at Lakehead
Feb 09 R.M.C. at Nipissing
Feb 10 Brock at Ryerson
Feb 10 Carleton at Concordia
Feb 10 Laurier at Lakehead
Feb 10 Nipissing at Queen's
Feb 10 R.M.C. at Laurentian
Feb 10 Toronto at York
Feb 10 U.O.I.T. at Ottawa
Feb 10 W. Ontario at Windsor

Atlantic
Feb 08 Saint Mary's at Moncton
Feb 09 Dalhousie at U.P.E.I.
Feb 09 St. F.X. at New Brunswick
Feb 09 Saint Mary's at Acadia
Feb 10 Acadia at Moncton
Feb 10 Dalhousie at New Brunswick
Feb 10 St. F.X. at U.P.E.I.

Links:

[US Presto S&R]
[OUA S&R]
[AUS S&R]