- UNB Varsity Reds (180) (14-0, 6-0-0 AUS) — Unblemished week with a 7-3 win over Acadia on Friday couple with a 2-1 OT win over St. Thomas. Saturday's game with Saint Mary's is called off due to H1N1 concerns.
No doubt a few people were surprised the V-Reds needed OT to beat St. Thomas Tommies 2-1 on Wednesday. Well, STU goalie Charles Lavigne was on (39 saves) and the valiant Tommies were able to keep the game at their pace. There were 79 faceoffs, which is a lot in a game that only had three goals. (For instance, when UNB beat Acadia 3-2 last weekend, there were 55 draws.)
- Alberta Golden Bears (155) (9-3, 6-1-1 CW) — Beat Manitoba 5-3 Saturday in the wake of a 3-2 loss Friday.
- UQTR Patriotes (125) (9-2, 7-0-0 OUA-E) — Four-point weekend; Francis Charland had his sixth goal of the season and had the only successful shootout attempt in Saturday's 4-3 win over U of T. Beat RMC 5-0 Friday. Their strength-of-schedule is, how do you say, questionable at best.
- Lakehead Thunderwolves (120) (7-3, 5-2-1 OUA-W) — Swept 3-2 and 3-1 by Waterloo, so they might drop even though the No. 5 team was rendereed idle and No. 6 split.
- Saint Mary's Huskies (105) (7-3, 3-1-0 AUS) — Only game was postponed. Next action is Nov. 4 vs. St. FX.
- Manitoba Bisons (92) (11-5, 6-3-1 CW) — Split at No.2 Alberta. Goalie Steve Christie had 33 saves in that 3-2 win over No. 2 Alberta.
- McGill Redmen (78) (8-2-1, 4-0-0 OUA-E) — Had a successful weekend in Kingston, beating RMC 5-2 Saturday hours after a 10-1 whuppin' of Queen's where they set a school record for the fastest three goals, tallying back-to-back-to-back in a span of 30 seconds.
Evan Vossen had four goals. The only Gaels goal was a shorty, oddly enough.
Queen's ended up beating Concordia Saturday afternoon, which was a nice bounce-back for them and raises questions of when the Stingers will ever win a game.
- Laurier Golden Hawks (61) (8-4, 5-1-1 OUA-W) — Lost 4-3 to Western Saturday by the margin of a goal by the Mustangs' Scott Aarssen with one second left in the second period. Visit Lakehead next weekend.
- Nipissing Lakers (18) (8-4, 6-1-1 OUA-E) — Josh McKinnon scored the OT winner in a 5-4 verdict Friday over Ottawa, apparently both teams were unable to ice a full squad.
- Waterloo Warriors (15) (8-3, 5-1-1 OUA-W) — Swept Lakehead, as noted, with Keaton Hartigan stopping 66-of-69 shots. Waterloo is without Pier (as in former goalie Pier-Olivier Pelletier), but Hartigan had no peer this weekend.
Kirt Hill's short-hander with 7:52 left capped a three-goal third-period comeback in Friday's game.
Hockey: Top 10 tracker; Alberta splits, Lakehead swept
The Nos. 2 and 4 teams each lost Friday night to ranked opponents, so it was a pretty good Friday: