Saturday, 24 November 2007

Saturday's Action in the CIS

See below for details on tonight's action in the CIS (all games listed as Eastern time). Games to watch include the second of two between Calgary and Alberta, available on web cast (LATE NOTE: Unfortunately this game will NOT be webcast tonight but the Dinos expect to have several other future games available). Last night's game, although marred by a constant parade of players to the free throw line, nonetheless was exciting, filled with great athletes and an excellent atmosphere bouyed by a big crowd in Calgary. Webcast quality for this game was great for a first go-round. Windsor faces undefeated Carleton but after the Lancers were dropped by Ottawa last night, expect the Lancers to drop from their #2 ranking from earlier this week. This afternoon's Toronto at Brock game will also be interesting with teams having contrasting styles. Out east, Cape Breton and X resume their rivalry after the X-Men came away with a win in Sydney on Thursday night. In the "Q", Concordia and Laval meet for the first time since last season's QSSF conference championship game in which the Stingers won handily. I am committed to a wedding function for much of today but hope to have updates whenever possible. Thanks to all those coaches, SID's and fans who have been dropping me emails with updates, post game comments and thoughts; please keep them coming; it is very helpful and appreciated...

NOTE: Ten of tonight's twenty-one CIS games will have some form of live media for fans who cannot get to the gyms to follow, including 5 of the 7 Canada West games.


4 PM #8 Toronto (4-1) at Brock (4-1) The Blues try to bounce back from their first loss of regular season, in overtime in Guelph last night, while the veteran Badgers have won 4 consecutive games. Badgers Live video Webcast PLUS LIVE STATS!
6:30 PM Saint Mary's (2-2) at Memorial (0-4) The Huskies look to recover after a pair of losses last weekend in Cape Breton against the struggling Seahawks in the first of two games in St. John's this weekend between the two teams.
7 PM #10 Cape Breton (4-1) at StFX (5-0) The second of a weekend home-and-home set between the two bitter rivals. X held on for a victory on Thursday night in Sydney to remain undefeated in AUS play. X-Men Webcast
7 PM Dalhousie (1-3) at UNB (0-4) The Tigers won their first of the AUS regular season with a decisive win over UPEI and hope to use that victory to get going against the Varsity Reds.
7 PM #6 Acadia (4-0) at UPEI (1-3) 6'5" Leonil Saintil is already threatening the AUS single season rebounding record after last weekend's effort. In an all-Ottawa matchup in the post, Saintil will do battle against Panthers 6'6" Manock Lual, one of the better first year players in the CIS this season.
8 PM McGill (1-1) at Bishop's (2-1) Both teams come off losses at the hands of the Concordia Stingers with the Gaiters having a look at a three to win the game last weekend while the Redmen struggled in their regular season home opener on Thursday.
8 PM #5 Concordia (2-0) at Laval (1-2) In a rematch of last season's QSSF championship game, the Stingers look to remain undefeated against Les Rouge et Or.
8 PM Winnipeg (4-3) at Simon Fraser (4-5) The Wesmen got a great effort from 5'9" Erfan Nasajpour in their win at TWU last night while the Clan have won 4 of their last 5 games and are getting all-conference-like efforts virtually each night from 6'8" Greg Wallis. Clan Radio Network plus LIVE STATS!
8 PM Ryerson (2-3) at #9 Guelph (5-0) The Gryphs gutted out a big win over U of T last night to remain undefeated and must keep 6'7" Boris Bakovic from going off - Bakovic had 39 at Brock last night.
8 PM RMC (0-5) at Laurier (0-5) In a battle of winless teams, the Hawks look to take advantage of home court and get their first win of the season.
8 PM Queen's (3-2) at Waterloo (1-4) The Gaels look to make it two in a row on their road trip through Kitchener-Waterloo.
8 PM McMaster (1-4) at Laurentian (1-4) A pair of young teams that have had some success this season look to gain a measure of consistency as the Marauders lost at York last night after committing 32 team fouls while the Vees lost a shootout to Lakehead. LIVE STATS
8 PM Lakehead (2-3) at York (1-4) Two of the better players in Canada face off as the Thunderwolves 6'4" Kiraan Posey and Lions 6'3" Tut Ruach, both capable offensive threats, lead their respective teams in a game in which both teams could challenge the century mark.
8 PM #2 Windsor (4-1) at #1 Carleton (5-0) This game has lost some of its lustre after the Lancers were pounded by Ottawa last night but both teams are nationals contenders and Windsor is very capable of playing with Carleton. The Ravens look to avenge last season's Wilson Cup championship game loss at Windsor. Carleton again played all 12 players who dressed last night in routing Western while the Lancers are still trying to get consistent, quality production for deeper in their bench. 6'3" Isaac Kuon had 16 first-half points last night and provides great athleticism, especially on the offensive glass, for Windsor. Carleton Radio
8 PM Western (2-3) at Ottawa (5-0) The Gee-Gees continue to play well at home, where they are undefeated in six league and exhibition games, including last night's confidence-building win against #2 Windsor. The Mustangs are without 6'4" wing Andrew Wedemire, likely out until Christmas. Gee-Gees Live Video Webcast
9 PM Lethbridge (0-7) at Saskatchewan (4-3) The Huskies prevailed last night after trailing big in the third quarter. 6'8" Andrew Spagrud finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds despite twisting his ankle in the first quarter last night. The Huskies need a win to stay close to front runners Calgary and Alberta.
9 PM Regina (4-3) at #7 Brandon (6-1) The Cougars look to halt a three-game losing streak by trying to salvage the second of a two-game weekend set against the Bobcats. Brandon won last night and interestingly did not start 6'1" fifth-year point guard Yul Michel although Michel did play significant minutes off the bench. 6'9" Stevens Marcelins had another double double as 6'10" Yuri Whyms continues to be out with an injury.
10 PM #4 Alberta (5-2) at Calgary (6-1) The Dinos ran away from the Bears with a decisive fourth-quarter run in a game plagued by numerous foul calls but played in front of a boisterous crowd at the Jack Simpson Gym. Both teams have numerous tremendous athletes and this could be the most exciting game of the night in the CIS.
11 PM UCFV (4-5) at Victoria (7-2) The Vikes rallied back to win last night after a 54 point second half surge, their biggest offensive outburst of the season. Live Web Broadcast on Vikes Radio Network
11 PM Thompson Rivers (1-8) at #3 UBC (8-1) The T-Birds look to continue their winning ways after having 11 players play at least 10 minutes during last night's route of the WolfPack. UBC Radio Network
11 PM Manitoba (0-7) at Trinity Western (2-7) Both teams come off losses last night with the Bisons still seeking their first win of the regular season. Spartan Web Radio


Anonymous said...

Seems like they're covering a few teams including Alberta, Ottawa and UPEI at this blog. It's a little hit or miss though.

Anonymous said...

Geez, how awful is York this year?
They lose by 22 to Lakehead at home?
This is going to be Bob Bain's worst season in a long time, perhaps his worst ever.
I say it's time for the Bobmeister to call it a day and pack it in.
It seems like that team has been gutted completely by graduation with only Tut as a name player remaining.
York might not even make the playoffs, and considering six out of eight teams do make it, that's astonishing.