League standings –
Ryerson beats Carleton and Ottawa in league play, and we have quite a separation in all but the OUA West. Ottawa, Carleton, Ryerson, Brock, McMaster, and maybe Queen’s are in with a chance in the playoffs. In the West, we have a scramble between Western, Laurier, and Windsor. Our guess – Ryerson and Ottawa , then a battle between Carleton, Brock, and McMaster for the 3rd OUA spot in Nationals. The Ontario league plays 5 more ‘weeks’ in the regular season; plenty of games left!
Further East –
The Atlantic is a dog-fight all the way … from #1, UPEI, to #7, Saint Marys, with St FX, unusually, on the outside this campaign. Because of the 5 weeks of play remaining in the regular season, and the AUS Tournament (Halifax) format, it is almost impossible to make any definitive choices at this stage.
in Quebec the same would hold true, where the air has gone out of the McGill balloon, with 2 losses to cross-town rival, Concordia. The Stingers , Redmen, Laval, and UQAM will play in the semi-finals it would appear most likely; it’s too early to be picking a tournament winner, and their lone CIS Nationals rep.
Canada West Pioneer Division games – all games are on Canada West TV
Friday – From East to West (early-late) –
8 pm Central – Regina at Manitoba … Saskatchewan at Winnipeg
8 pm Mountain – Alberta at Lethbridge
8 pm Pacific – Brandon at Trinity Western … UBC at Victoria
Saturday – (early – late)
4 pm Central – Saskatchewan at Winnipeg
6 pm Central – Regina at Manitoba
7 pm Mountain – Alberta at Lethbridge
7 pm Pacific – Brandon at TWU … UBC – UVic
Calgary has a bye. All Explorer Division teams have a break this week.
CIS Scores –
OUA Weds – Brock 83 Guelph 49, Windsor 90 Laurier 78, Western 65 Waterloo 46
- We missed it back in December, but Alberta post man, Sebastian Denault apparently returned to Quebec over the holiday, and will not play for the Bears. Also missing from their line-up since the mid-season break is Toronto guard, D’Wan Williams; this leaves Jonah Wyessa (Father Lacombe HS, Calgary) as their point guard coming off the bench in support of starter, Colby Jackson.