Men's hockey Top 10 Tracker: No. 2 Saskatchewan falls on home ice

  1. Alberta — Got by Regina 2-1 in both games over the weekend, with Chad Klassen scoring in each game.
  2. Saskatchewan — Earned a split at home with Calgary, winning 5-3 Saturday on the margin of Steven Dasilva's two goals following a 4-2 loss in the first game.
  3. UNB — Ended up with a split, losing 5-2 Saturday to St. FX despite a huge edge in shots on goal. (Danny Batocchio, the ex-Ottawa 67, made 36 saves.) Who knows what the pollsters' rationale is, but after this game it might be hard to slip UNB and U of S.

    UNB beat St. Thomas 7-4 Friday; Jimmy Cuddihy had three goals over the two games.
  4. Moncton — Goalie Kevin Lachance kicked out 64-of-66 shots over a pair of wins, 4-2 over Acadia Saturday after a 2-0 shutout win of UPEI 2-0.
  5. UPEI — Lost both, 6-1 to Saint Mary's on Saturday and 2-0 the night before to Moncton. The voting in this poll can be volatile, so they might drop out entirely.
  6. UQTR — The big Patriotes line of Alexandre Demers, Jonathan Boutin and Mathieu Gravel combined for 10 points in Friday's 7-3 rout of McGill. It was the lone game of the weekend for UQTR, which has a return game at home vs. McGill on Wednesday.
  7. Acadia — Didn't have a spectacular weekend, splitting their games. They outshot Moncton in the loss Saturday. In Friday's 6-4 win over Dalhousie, they let the Tigers climb back from a two-goal deficit, but Zack McMillan scored the winner 44 seconds after the game-tying goal.
  8. Laurier — The Golden Hawks could return to the top 5. Forward Luke Girard had five goals in two games in their wins Saturday over Waterloo (6-2) and Windsor (4-3), giving him 10 already this season -- one more than he had all last season.
  9. Calgary — Dinos goalie Jeff Weber, an Ottawa boy, made 39 saves and Jerrid Sauer and Jevon Desautels scored goals 1:02 apart late in the first period Friday, helping the Dinos win the first one at Saskatchewan. A sweep obviously would have been even nicer.
  10. Brock — Rookie goalie Kurt Jory stopped 21-of-22 shots in the Badgers' 4-1 win Thursday over Guelph. This site is obliged to show some love to someone who played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and also played for Langley in the BCHL. The Badgers play Waterloo on Tuesday and also have Laurier, two good games.
The three Also Receiving Votes teams, Carleton, Lakehead and Saint Mary's, each lost Friday. Carleton lost defencemen Kyle Stanley and Mark Smith over the course of a 3-2 shootout loss at home vs. Concordia; they had No. 1 centre Andrew Gibbons playing D by the end of the game. The upshot is they don't have an OUA game for another two weeks.
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