- UNB Varsity Reds (27-0, 17-0-0 AUS) — Won 5-3 at UPEI on Saturday; edged St. Thomas 4-3 on Friday to stay unbeaten.
- Alberta Golden Bears (21-3, 16-1-1 CW) — Swept Calgary in a home-and-home, 6-3 and 4-3 in overtime.
- Western Mustangs (18-5, 16-2-0 OUA-W) — Might siphon off some No. 2 votes from the Golden Bears after winning a two-game series from Lakehead, 7-2 and 8-3 and making it 16 league wins in a row. In the second game, it was 6-0 before the five-minute mark of the second period.
Lakehead, who knows, might have been looking for an excuse to crash. They took four penalties in a row in the first period on Saturday (the first was one you hate, an interference penalty that wiped out a PP) and Western scored three power-play goals.
- Acadia Axemen (15-8, 12-3-1 AUS) — Split a pair of OT games where the winning team came from two goals down. Saturday, St. FX's Phil Mangan, a native of Gananoque, scored a natural hat trick to bring the X-Men back for a 3-2 win.
Friday, Acadia beat Saint Mary's 5-4. Jonathan Laberge scored the winner 7:59 into the sudden-victory session; how about a tip of the contrarian's cap to the AUS for playing a 10-minute OT instead of five minutes like in every other puck precinct?
- McGill Redmen (19-7-1, 14-2-0 OUA-E) — Won 3-2 at RMC and 3-1 at home over Ottawa. The Paladins scored twice in the final four minutes to make it close.
- UQTR Patriotes (16-5, 14-2-1 OUA-E) — Idle; at McGill on Jan. 15.
- Manitoba Bisons (17-7, 10-4-2 CW) — Split at Lethbridge (1-0 win, 6-4 loss). Fell apart in the back half of the second period on Saturday when the Pronghorns pumped in four goals in eight minutes, including a pair from former Guelph Storm Ryan Pottruff.
- Saint Mary's Huskies (15-8, 10-3-3 AUS) — Beat Dalhousie 8-3 after the 5-4 OT loss to Acadia.
- Laurier Golden Hawks (16-8, 13-4-2 OUA-W) — Beat Brock 4-2 on Friday after 5-4 overtime loss to Waterloo on Thursday.
- Lakehead Thunderwolves (15-9, 11-5-2 OUA-W) — Lost 7-2 and 8-3 at Western, ouch.
- Joe Rand, who was limited to four games in the first half, had three goals in two games as U of T won big on the road (7-3 at Queen's, 6-4 at Nipissing). That's a pretty big strike in the race for fourth in the OUA East. U of T is two points back of Queen's with a game in hand.
- Another first for Nipissing: Andrew Marcoux scored the first Lakers hat trick in Friday's 6-3 win at RMC.