Friday, January 25, 2008


Battle of Alberta-CIS Edition

Big Battle of Alberta this weekend, as the University of Alberta Golden Bears take on the Dinos from Calgary in Canadian University hockey. As this story from Bob Stauffer notes, the Dinos pulled off the highly improbable last weekend in Calgary, sweeping the Bears in a weekend series for the first time in over ten years (11 years and 15 days, to be exact). The Bears will be looking to exact some revenge, as the unlikely sweep dropped them from #2 to #4 in the CIS National rankings, while the Dinos leapt up two spots, from #10 to #8. Saskatchewan is now in first place in the Canada West Division, as well as the #3 ranked team in the nation. They face the Bears in Saskatoon February 1st and 2nd.

The Bears actually play the Regina Cougars tonight and tomorrow, then finish off the weekend Sunday night against Calgary. I won't be able to make the game tonight, but I'll be there tomorrow and Sunday night. As I've noted before, Golden Bears hockey is the best hockey product in this city, hands down. I encourage all to come out to the games, especially all you alum who read this site (you know who you are). The Friday and Saturday night games are at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday BoA tilt starting at 7:00p.m. All three games are at Clare Drake Arena, on the University of Alberta Campus.



In a stunning break from tradition, I'm gonna have to side with the southern folks. One of them is a classmate, after all.



I hope both teams leave the building beat up and unhappy, and lose out the rest of the year.



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