Men's hockey: Top 10 tracker

New Brunswick was upset by Moncton on Friday, which could make for some movement in the 3-5 slots next week. Saskatchewan and Lethbridge, two ranked teams, played this weekend.
  1. Alberta — Swept UBC 6-1 and 5-0, with Lee Zalasky scoring a natural hat trick in the second game.

  2. Trois-Rivieres — Won a pair of squeakers this week, including getting by Ontario Tech 4-2 (with an empty-netter) on Saturday.

    Friday, the Patriotes needed a a goal with 5:23 left to avoid defeat before beating York 3-2 in a shootout. The shots on goal were 54-52 for the Lions.
  3. UNB — Two goals from Jordan Clendenning gave the V-Reds their winning margin in a 4-2 win over UPEI on Saturday, as they bounced back from a Friday's one-goal loss to rival Moncton.

    Aigles Bleu goalie Kevin Lachance stopped 35-of-37 shots in Moncton's 3-2 win. New Brunswick was blanked on three consecutive power plays in the third period. Give a good team enough chances and sometimes they still lose. No biggie.
  4. Saskatchewan — Hammered Lethbridge twice, 5-0 and 6-1, removing all doubt about who's the second-best team in Canada West.

    Stephen Dasilva had a big weekend, scoring twice Saturday. He drew first blood Friday with a power-play goal late in the second period.
  5. Lakehead — Freshman Andy Hyvarinen, a former Guelph Storm player (with a Finnish last name, can you believe he's from Thunder Bay?) scotched Ryerson's upset hopes with a goal with 4:12, giving the Thunderwolves a 3-2 win. Louie George made 49 saves for the Rams, who were skunked 8-0 just 24 hours earlier.
  6. Laurier — The Golden Hawks new acquisition, Clinton Pettapiece, who totalled 191 points in his last two seasons in the BCHL, has nine points in his first five games at WLU, including three assists in Saturday's 6-1 rout of Queen's.

    The Golden Hawks have scored 60 goals — 7.5 per game — during their eight-game win streak. That's almost twice as many goals as Queen's has scored, three-quarters of the way through its schedule.

    Laurier has Waterloo and Western next weekend as the OUA Far West teams go head-to-head over the final weeks. The Golden Hawks also get Lakehead at home, which helps.
  7. Saint Mary's — Spotted Dalhousie the first two goals Saturday before winning 5-2, with Cam Fergus setting up the game-winner in the third and then applying the hammer with two insurance tallies.

    Someone else can weigh in on who is MVP of the Atlantic loop, but SMU's Marc Rancourt had a MVP-like moment in Friday's 4-3 comeback win over Acadia. He answered with a goal just 55 seconds after Acadia had gone up 3-1. The Huskies got two more within the next 6½ minutes to snatch away two points.
  8. Lethbridge — See No. 4. The eighth- and ninth-ranked teams each lost at least once this week, so the door might be open for Waterloo to return to the ranks of the, uh, ranked.
  9. St. Francis Xavier — Cooled off a bit, losing 3-2 to Acadia on Saturday. Rolled past Dalhousie 6-3 Friday.
  10. Western — Friday's 9-2 win over RMC was the last easy one on the 'Stangs schedule. They finish with eight straight divisional games, including one next Friday vs. Waterloo, whom they displaced from the Top 10.
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  1. RE: Laurier, I think Kalvin Sagert now has some competition for best name in the CIS.