Friday, 18 January 2008

Friday's CIS Action

8 PM AT/7 PM ET Dalhousie (11-11, 5-5) at Cape Breton (15-5, 9-2) These teams met in Halifax this past Sunday with the Tigers squeezing out a victory, their first over a team above them in the standings this season. The Capers are 4-1 at home in league play this season with the only loss to X avenged twice including this past weekend. Tigers hope to have a healthy 6'1" Simon Farine, out with hand and groin injuries, back in the lineup very soon. Capers feature one of the top freshmen in Canada in 5'10" Tremaine Fraser.

8 PM Laval (11-8, 5-2) at McGill (11-8, 5-3) Les Rouge et Or, winners of five straight league games, look to create some seperation between themselves and the Redmen atop the "Q" with a win in Montreal. The teams have met twice this season already with McGill recording an overtime win in Ste. Foy followed by a 12 point Laval win at McGill during the final weekend of the first half of the season. The Redmen look for the consistency necessary to win a "Q" league regular season title.

8 PM UQAM (2-8, 1-5) at Bishop's (6-8, 2-4) The Gaiters can forge into a two game lead over the Citadins for the final playoff spot with a victory at home in Lennoxville. Bishop's had an 82-70 win over UQAM before the holidays.


8 PM Queen's (14-7, 8-4) at Ryerson (5-16, 4-8) The Gaels had a five point win over the Rams at home earlier this month as Ryerson played without 6'11" Igor Bakovic. Rye is still without 6'1" sophomore pg Ryan McNeilly, out with a knee injury. Queen's had a pair of solid road victories last weekend at Laurentian and York.
8 PM Ottawa (16-5, 10-2) at Laurentian (3-18, 2-10) The Vees can be tough at Ben Avery Gym while Ottawa needs to keep winning to keep pace with Carleton, Toronto and Queen's. The Gee-Gees rode a big second half to a comfortable win in Ottawa earlier this month. LIVE STATS
8 PM Carleton (18-0, 12-0) at York (4-18, 2-10) York was within 4 points midway through the third quarter in their first match in Ottawa in early January. The Lions are struggling through their worst season in over a decade. Audio webcast on CHRY 105.5FM
8 PM RMC (0-19, 0-12) at Toronto (18-6, 9-3)

8 PM McMaster (10-8, 5-6) at Lakehead (8-10, 6-6) The first of two important games this weekend in Thunder Bay which should go a long way in determining not only a playoff spot but a possible first round home game in the playoffs. 6'4" Kiraan Posey leads the OUA West in scoring and comes off a 38 point game at Laurier last weekend while the Marauders try to regroup after a disappointing loss at home to Windsor. Listen LIVE! on LakeheadRadio or via McMaster radio 93.3 CFMU. The game can also be seen on a pay-per-view basis

8 PM PT/11 PM ET UBC (14-4, 12-4) at Victoria (13-9, 12-4) The feature matchup in Canada West tonight as the Vikes look to take over sole possession of first in the Pacific Division and take ownership of the tie-breaker with the T-Birds. The teams split a pair of games at UBC before the holidays. No word on the availability of 6'3" Chris Dyck, UBC's offensive leader who they have missed during their recent streak of just 3 wins in 6 games including three home losses in their last 5 home games. LIVE VIDEO Howard Tsumura has a game preview article on his site

8 PM CT/9 PM ET Lethbridge (1-16, 0-14) at Brandon (17-6, 12-2) The Cats try not to look ahead too much in advance of their big game on Saturday at home against Calgary.

8 PM CT/9 PM ET #2 Calgary (16-4, 12-2) at Regina (9-8, 7-7) The Dinos hit the road for one of the most difficult road trips in the CIS, playing a Cougar team which is very tough at home followed by a trip to Brandon. Calgary seeks a signature road win to solidify their spot as a favorite for the Canada West title. LIVE STATS!

8 PM MT/ 10 PM ET Simon Fraser (10-10, 9-7) at Alberta (14-6, 9-5) The Clan look to build on their impressive win Tuesday night at UBC while the Bears try to rebound from an upset loss at Manitoba last Friday night. Look for a battle inside as 6'8" Greg Wallis, quickly emerging as a possible Canada West POY candidate, battles against 6'10" Richard Bates and the always-strong Bears front line. Look for Alberta to pressure the Clan's guards and try to create a favorable tempo. U of A Webcast Also, here is an interesting audio clip with Bears Coach Don Horwood

8 PM MT/10 ET Trinity Western (6-10, 6-10) at Saskatchewan (13-9, 7-7) The injury-plagued Huskies try to regain some momentum after last weekend's disappointing trip through Winnipeg and Manitoba while the Spartans are tied with Fraser Valley in the battle for the final Pacific Division playoff spot.

8 PM PT/11 PM ET Manitoba (6-15, 3-11) at Thompson Rivers (3-15, 2-14) WEBCAST

8 PM PT/11 PM ET Winnipeg (10-10, 7-7) at UCFV (7-12, 6-10)

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