TEAM CANADA JUNIORS 1
USPORTS ALL-STARS 2


Links:
LeagueStat: [Summary] : [Report]
Hockey Canada: [Summary & Links]


On Dec 12th, the USports All-Stars smothered the Junior TC hopefuls in game two, resulting in a split of the two-game series. The Juniors' shot total went down from 5 to 4 to 3 on a period-by-period basis.

The All-Stars now hold a 6-5 edge in this series.




MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS 4
ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS 6


Links:
Linescore: [UofA]


In an unusual move, two CW teams played a non-conference mid-season game. This one was played Saturday night. No word yet on Sunday's game between the Evil Monkeys and the NAIT Ooks of the ACAC.

In a roster note, the Apes' goaltender Brendan Burke is the 3rd goalie on the Team Canada entry at the Spengler Cup. Jordon Cooke from Sask played that role in the past.




WINDSOR LANCERS 0
NEW BRUNSWICK REDS 4


Links:
Boxscore: [UNB w tabs]
Game Story: [UNB]


After the Lancers traveled all the way from Windsor to New Brunswick, they had to cancel the FRiday night game because weather prevented them from getting to Moncton. So, they traveled a long way for just this one game. Seems like a respectable loss, but a very convincing one. UNB were able to blend in two new players: Connor Hall and Ben Hawerchuk.




CALGARY DINOSAURS 8
S.A.I.T. TROJANS 1


Links:
Boxscore: [SAIT w tabs]


This was a 1-1 game when the Bedrock Dinos scored 3 shorthanded goals in a 5 minute stretch. SO the Dinos rack up an impressive win over an ACAC team. The Condoms are 6-6-2 in ACAC play so far.




THUNDER BAY NORTHSTARS 1
LAKEHEAD THUNDERWOLVES 5


Links:
LU Story: [Nipissing cancels; North Stars step in to save Christmas Challenge]
LU Story: [Wolves to loan North Stars some players to aid competitive balance]
LU Story: [Thunderwolves defeat the Northstars in the first of two games]
TB Newswatch rp @SIJHL: [THUNDERWOLVES DOWN NORTH STARS IN CHRISTMAS CLASH]


So Nipissing bailed, were replaced by a local Junior A team (1st place and 20-7-3 on the season), who were loaned a handful of players so as to balance the sides, and here we go with a Thunder Bay Derby. Back in the day, they had senior, junior, university, and intermediate teams all in one league. Remoteness leads to resourcefulness. They still drew 1,402 to see this! Rematch goes Dec 30th.


The AUS and OUA reconvene on Jan 2nd, whilst the CW waits until Jan 3rd with a full slate of games. The Bisons start new new year hosting the MRU Bluegars for a double-header (Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 2:00).