Thursday, 7 February 2008

Thursday's Action in the CIS

8:00 PM AT/ 7 PM ET Saint Mary's (21-8, 10-5) at StFX (19-8, 10-4) Another version of the historic AUS rivalry goes in Antigonish in the fourth and final regular season meeting between the two teams. X leads the series 2-1, winning the past 2 meetings. The winner of tonight's game likely takes the lead on third place with second and first still available. Expect another transition-oriented, athletic, get-to-the-rim affair between two of Canada's better teams. Streaming Sports Network Video webcast

7 PM ET #7 Windsor (17-5, 13-4) at Guelph (15-9, 10-7) The Lancers can virtually sew up first place with a win. A Gryphon victory would keep them within striking distance of Brock for second place. The guard matchup of 6'1" Ryan Steer and 6'3" Nick Pankerichan is interesting while 6'8" Greg Surmacz battles with 6'9" Duncan Milne in an intriguing matchup in the post. Guelph defeated the Lancers in Windsor in the first league game after the holidays in early January. Gryphs/Lancers try it again from Greg Layson

8:00 PM CT/9 PM ET Winnipeg (12-14, 9-11) at #2 Brandon (23-6, 18-2) The Wesmen need wins to garner any hope of finishing second and hosting the Great Plains division semi-final. No word on the status of injured star 5'9" guard Erfan Nasajpour and 6'6" center Dan Shynkaryk. Brandon, which has won both prior league meetings with the Wesmen, has had top spot clinched for what seems like a month but needs to keep winning in case any wild card factors come into play later in the season. The teams meet again in the season finale on Saturday night in Winnipeg.

8:00 PM PT/11 PM ET Victoria (14-13, 13-8) at UCFV (12-12, 11-10) The Cascades are battling Simon Fraser for third place with the winner of the battle to move on to play a Best-of-3 at Vic next weekend. The Vikes won both prior games, back-to-back games in Victoria in November, by two and six points. Nice article on Cascades graduating 6'9" Kyle Graves

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