There's not a ton of games being webcast to choose from this weekend, the last weekend of CIS men's hockey before the Christmas exam break.
AUS: A couple of good choices. UPEI will have their hands full in Wolfville with #4 ranked Acadia, while short-staffed St. Thomas are the proverbial underdog versus visiting 8th ranked Saint Mary's.
The Acadia game became VERY edgy after star Axemen defenceman Chris Owens was laid out by UPEI's Mason Wilgosh in the 2nd period. Owens went to the hospital on a stretcher while Wilgosh earned a match penalty. Acadia won 3-1. In Fredericton STU twice had the lead, but the Huskies tied it up and won it 3-2 after an overtime shootout.
OUA: Not a marquee match-up, but 5th ranked UQTR is playing gritty RMC.
This one also went to an overtime shootout, with UQTR winning 4-3. Not a bad pick, huh? :-)
Canada West: No webcasts, which is a shame, because Alberta @ Manitoba looks promising.
AUS: It was the biggest match-up in the CIS a few weeks ago, and they're back at for their third meeting of the first team. Each has won 4-2 at home. #2 UNB at #4 Acadia in a probable battle for 1st place in the AUS (depending on what happens Friday night).
UNB may have out-shot and out-chanced Acadia, but the Axemen got strong goaltending and took better advantage of their opportunities for the big 3-2 win on home ice.
OUA: Again, not a lot of choice in the OUA but I would lean towards the RMC-McGill match, as the Paladins can play the Redmen tough (the reigning CIS champs who only got one 10th place vote this week ...).
No Cinderella story Saturday. McGill was ahead 5-0 midway through second period and finished with 7-2 win.
Canada West: Nothing to see here.