Friday, 22 February 2008

Friday's Action

Game Ones: Canada West Division Championships (All series Best-of-3)
7 PM PT/10 PM ET UVic at UBC For the fourth consecutive season, the Vikes and T-Birds meet to decide the Pacific division champion and the automatic bid to the Canada West Final Four next weekend at the home of the Central division champions (either Calgary or Alberta). T-Birds won the season series 2-1 with each team winning a game on the opponent's home floor. In past seasons, this division has spawned the Canada West Final Four wild card entry however with the strength of the Central division this season, that may not be the case this season, depending upon who wins this series. Ron Ruach has a nice preview of the series in the Victoria Times-Colonist Birds must be contained Also, UBC Site Preview including live radio information plus Mike Tucker's preview from UVic sports info Old foes meet in Pacific Division finals Howard Tsumura's piece on UBC's 6'6" sophomore forward Brent Malish, UBC's Malish takes his cues from Larry Legend Also, Howard's picks for the top performers in Canada West this season 2008 Howie's

7 PM MT/9 PM ET Alberta at Calgary The Dinos, undefeated at home this season and having already delivered a pair of decisive victories on the Bears in Calgary, look to make their first trip back to the Canada West Final Four in several seasons with the added bonus of hosting the event next weekend. In all, the Dinos took 3 of 4 from Alberta this season including a road win in Edmonton. Game is available for viewing via LIVE! STREAMING Calgary/Alberta preview Battle of the Border... Again Rita Mingo's article in this morning's Calgary Herald previewing tonight's game Shooting for the Stars Calgary Herald's piece Dunking Dutchman graces SI again plus Eric Francis article in the Calgary Sun on Bekkering

7 PM CT/8 PM ET Regina at Brandon Preview from Brandon web site

6 PM Bishop's at Concordia The Gaiters say good-bye to long time skipper Eddie Pomykala who coaches his final game tonight in Montreal against the Stingers. It is a big one for Concordia which needs a victory to maintain their chance to finish second and get a home court playoff game in the semi-finals next week.
8 PM UQAM at McGill This game will go a long way in deciding spots two through four in the "Q". All three teams, Citadins, Redmen and Concordia are tied with 7-7 records, each with 2 games remaining. Fourth-place team meets Laval in Ste. Foy in the semi-finals next week.

8 PM AT/7 PM ET UNB at Dalhousie A pair of teams play out the string as UNB has been eliminated and the Tigers are firmly in fifth place in the AUS, awaiting their first round opponent at the AUS tournament which begins next Friday at the Halifax Metro Center.
8 PM NFLD TIME/6:30 PM ET StFX at Memorial The X-Men need to sweep this weekend to have any hope of a first-round bye at the AUS tournament while the Seahawks are hoping to avoid a winless AUS regular season. The teams play again tomorrow in St. John's.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mark: I wish the AUS playoffs sis start a week from today. They start in two weeks time...unfortunately. Who needs two weeks off...they're young!! Dr Dick

Anonymous said...

Are the AUS people dumb as a box of rocks or what?
WHY do they always wait until wait ONE week before Nationals to hold the Final 6?..and then bitch about not having enough time to prepare for the CIS championships!
Well, duh!
For 24 years,these dummies hosted nationals...they could have held their league playoff anytime they wanted to!
Unbelievably, with the CIS tournament no longer in Halifax, the AUS STILL insists on holding their tournament just a week before even though they have to travel now just everyone else!
That is just stupid!
Is the AUS giving their national representative a fair chance in Ottawa?
I don't think so!