Ice Chips: Battle of Alberta highlights tight playoff race

Ice Chips: Battle of Alberta highlights tight playoff race

Canada West Communications

To get you set for this weekend's Canada West men's hockey action, here are some storylines from around the conference in the latest edition of Ice Chips.

 

Dinos celebrate senior night against provincial rivals

Kelly-Anne Roberts, Dinos Communications Assistant

CALGARY- The University of Calgary Dinos are looking to rebound after a tough weekend in Saskatchewan. The Dinos will play a home-and-home series against their provincial rivals the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
 
The Dinos fell into third place after last weekend's losses. Losing Friday's game 2-0 and Saturday's 8-2. Saskatchewan Huskies home barn is a hard place to play in and the Dinos struggled to find the back of the net.
 
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Pronghorns host Bisons in key matchup 

Pronghorns Communications

LETHBRIDGE - – Heading into the home stretch of the Canada West season, the Lethbridge Pronghorn men's hockey team will look to end a skid hosting the Manitoba Bisons for a pair of games with playoff implications on the line.
 
The 'Horns and Bisons will hit the ice at Nicholas Sheran Arena Friday night at 7:00pm and Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm. Both games will be also streamed live on www.canadawest.tv, home for all Canada West webcasts.

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T-Birds battle for playoff berth against Huskies

Jeff Sargeant, UBC Sports Media

VANCOUVER - With points in four of their last six games, the UBC Thunderbirds (7-11-2) face a big test hosting the Canada West leading Saskatchewan Huskies (15-3-2) Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st, at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

With eight games remaining in the regular season, the T-Birds enter Friday night three points behind the Manitoba Bisons for the final playoff berth in the conference.

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Cougars return home to host Mount Royal

Regina Cougars Communications

REGINA - The University of Regina men's hockey time will be on home ice for the first time in 2017 this weekend, as the Cougars will host No. 8-ranked Mount Royal University for a weekend series.

Regina (3-16-1) is currently on an eight-game losing streak after being swept by Alberta last weekend in Edmonton. Ian McNulty and Kirk Bear had goals in a 6-2 loss on Friday, and Stephen Langford and Logan Harland scored in a 5-2 defeat on Saturday afternoon. Andy Desautels made 39 saves on Friday night and Dawson MacAuley stopped 35 shots on Saturday.

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Men's hockey weekend schedule:

Fri. 20 Mount Royal   Regina   7:00 PM CST
  Alberta   Calgary   7:00 PM MST
  Manitoba   Lethbridge   7:00 PM MST
  Saskatchewan   UBC   7:00 PM PST
Sat. 21 Manitoba   Lethbridge   1:00 PM MST
  Mount Royal   Regina   3:00 PM CST
  Saskatchewan   UBC   4:00 PM PST
  Calgary   Alberta   6:00 PM MST

Watch every game on Canada West TV