Men's hockey: Top 10 tracker

  1. Alberta – Swept Calgary, 4-2 and 4-2, with former Spokane Chief Derek Ryan scoring two goals in each game. That actually happened. Kyle Pess got the winner with 2:54 to play in the second game.

  2. Trois-Rivieres – Beat Brock 4-1 Friday; travel to York and Ontario Tech next week.
  3. Saskatchewan – Split at home vs. Manitoba, losing 4-2 Saturday after a 5-1 win 24 hours earlier. Stephan Dasilva had a team-high five shots on goal in the second game and was held pointless.

    The Huskies out the Bisons 5-1 Friday, scoring three goals in less than seven minutes in the opening period.
  4. New Brunswick – Beat Acadia (5-1) and Dalhousie (8-2) handily, with Kevin Henderson enjoying a four-point game in the second contest. UNB is 11-2-2 in conference play, good for a 1 1/2-game lead over Saint Mary's.

    Ryan Seymour's goal early in the third broke it open in Friday's 5-1 win over Acadia.
  5. Lakehead – Swept Queen's, 1-0 and 6-2 in Kingston. The fun fact from the second game is that Queen's snapped up a 177-minute scoreless string with a power-play goal in the first period, which was funny since they were ranked last in the OUA with the extra man and Lakehead has the best penalty kill.

    The Thunderwolves' next big series is in two weeks at Windsor.
  6. Laurier – Mark Voakes stuck the dagger with a power-play goal in the first minute of the third, sealing a 6-2 win over Toronto on Saturday and completing a four-point weekend.

    Voakes and Craig Voakes each scored twice in a 10-1 win at Ryerson on Wednesday (well, not at Ryerson. The Rams use George Bell Arena, a fair drive away from its downtown campus. Meantime, Maple Leaf Gardens is down the street and it has sat empty for 10 years. Only in Toronto.)
  7. Moncton – Lost twice on the road, including 4-2 at. No. 8 Saint Mary's on Saturday, slipping into fourth place in the tight Atlantic conference.

    The Aigles Bleus were blanked 4-0 Friday by St. FX's Danny Batocchio, who stopped 77-of-80 shots this week to lead the X-Men to three straight wins, two by shutout. One wonders if St. FX might make an appearance in the Top 10, although it would require someone giving up their spot.
  8. Saint Mary's – Centre Cam Fergus' goal with 8:24 left was the difference in the Huskies' 4-2 win over the Aigles Bleus. SMU ended up picking up four of six points from the week, beating St. Thomas (10-2) and losing to St. FX (4-3).

  9. Lethbridge – Winger Mike Wuchterl, who helped the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes reach the WHL championship series last season, has joined the Pronghorns, the hometown Herald reported Sunday. Wuchterl, as 'Horns coach Greg Gatto told the paper, is a "sandpaper" guy and could play next weekend when the U of L faces Saskatchewan.

    'Horns goalie Scott Bowles stopped 74-of-75 shots in the sweep of Regina (3-0 and 4-1).
  10. Waterloo No scores posted from either their game at Toronto or Ryerson ... only in the OUA. UPDATE: Rob here. Turns out those games were postponed after the Warriors' luggage and more importantly, 11 bags of hockey equipment, got lost somewhere on its way back from Europe.
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