2016-17 Men's Hockey News

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    March 15, 2017
    Rankin and Lees honoured at with National Awards at USPORTS banquet in Fredericton FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Philippe Maillet, a fourth-year forward from the UNB Varsity Reds, was named the U SPORTS Player of the Year in men’s hockey, Wednesday night.
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    March 13, 2017
    Maclise and Brown sign with Colorado of the ECHL WINDSOR, CO – The Colorado Eagles of the ECHL have signed two important pieces of the Mount Royal Cougars leadership group in Cam Maclise and Matt Brown. Both players have already seen game action for the Eagles and are already contributing on the score sheet.
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    March 08, 2017
    Canada West’s leading scorer Rankin named WHL Grad of the Month EDMONTON – After leading Canada West in regular season scoring, Mount Royal’s Connor Rankin is the Western Hockey League (WHL) Graduate of the Month for February.
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    March 01, 2017
    Rankin named to Canada West First All-Star Team; Lees and Watson named to All-Rookie Team EDMONTON – The connection between the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Canada West men’s hockey was on full display Tuesday, as the conference all-star and all-rookie teams were unveiled ahead of this weekend’s CW Final between Saskatchewan and Alberta.
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    February 25, 2017
    Huskies advance to Canada West Men’s Hockey final SASKATOON – With a 3-2 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink, the No. 2 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies will advance to the Canada West men’s hockey final.
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    February 24, 2017
    Thomas tallies two for Huskies in Game 1 victory SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan forward Parker Thomas tallied two goals to lead the No. 2 ranked Huskies to a 4-3 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars in Game 1 of a Canada West semifinal in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
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    February 20, 2017
    Cougars travel to Saskatoon to play the Huskies in the Canada West Semifinals Mount Royal will head to Rutherford Rink for the Canada West Semifinals against Saskatchewan. The series will also feature the two front runners for the Canada West MVP award. Connor Rankin led the conference in scoring this season and was simply spectacular for the Cougars in 2016-17. Huskies’ goaltender Jordan Cooke, last season’s MVP, made a strong case to repeat as the winner again this year. Rankin scored four times in three games against Manitoba and will undoubtedly put Cooke to the test this weekend.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cougas rout Bisons in game three; punch their ticket to semifinals in Saskatoon CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars booked their ticket to the semi-finals of the Canada West playoffs on Sunday night, knocking off the Manitoba Bisons 7-1 at the Flames Community Arenas.
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    February 18, 2017
    Bisons make dramatic third period comeback; force game three Sunday night CALGARY – The Manitoba Bisons extended their 2016-17 season with a 3-2 road win over the Mount Royal Cougars Saturday night at Flames Community Arenas. Shaq Merasty scored the game winner with 4:24 left in the third period to extend the series to a third and deciding game.
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    February 17, 2017
    Cougars win game one in convincing fashion; take 1-0 series lead CALGARY – Connor Rankin recorded his first career postseason hat trick as Mount Royal took the first game of the Canada West quarterfinal series 6-1 on Friday night at Flames Community Arenas.
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    February 13, 2017
    Cougars host Bisons for best-of-three first round series The Cougars and Bisons are trending in opposite directions in the second half of the season. The Bisons are 8-4 in the second half and have earned splits with the top two teams, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Cougars are 4-8 in 2017 and have lost their last six games in a row.
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    February 11, 2017
    Thunderbirds keep playoff hopes alive; finish off Cougars 2-1 for second straight night CALGARY – The UBC Thunderbirds kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday afternoon after completing a weekend sweep of the Mount Royal Cougars. UBC won 2-1 for the second night in a row on goals from Luke Lockhart and Joe Antilla. Cam Maclise scored the lone goal for Mount Royal in their sixth straight loss.
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    February 10, 2017
    Cougars lose fifth straight at the hands of UBC CALGARY- In a must win game, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (11-13-3) kept their playoff chances alive with a 2-1 victory over the Mount Royal Cougars (15-10-2) at the Flames Community Arenas.
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    February 07, 2017
    Cougars and Thunderbirds square off with playoffs on the line The Cougars have fallen from second all the way to fourth place in a matter of two weekends. The Cougars sit a single point behind the Calgary Dinos for third place and will have to secure two wins this weekend over UBC if they are to have any chance of overtaking the Dinos. Calgary has the last-place Regina Cougars this weekend for a chance to lock down third spot.
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    February 03, 2017
    Dinos defeat Cougars in double overtime thriller at the Saddledome CALGARY – Danny Gayle punctuated the biggest goal of his life with a Superman dive at centre ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the University of Calgary Dinos beat the Mount Royal University Cougars 5-4 in double overtime Thursdaynight.
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    February 03, 2017
    Stellar Stanford leads Dinos past Cougars CALGARY- In one of the most important games of the season, the Calgary Dinos (16-9-1) picked up their second win in as many nights against the Mount Royal Cougars (15-9-2), knocking the Cougars off 2-0 at the Flames Community Arenas.
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    February 03, 2017
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    January 30, 2017
    Cougars faceoff with the Dinos in fifth annual Crowchild Classic Saddledome Game The Cougars and Dinos will clash in the fifth annual Crowchild Classic Saddledome game on Thursday night. The game will also have serious playoff implications as the Dinos sit just two points back of MRU for third spot in the division. Mount Royal is also chasing Alberta (two points back) for home ice in the first round of the playoffs.
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    January 29, 2017
    Mount Royal loses fourth in a row to Golden Bears EDMONTON – After going 22 games without a goal this season, Golden Bears assistant captain Rhett Rachinski picked up three in two games, including a pair during a crucial 5-3 win over the No.7 ranked Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday night at Clare Drake Arena.
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    January 27, 2017
    Cougars can't contain Golden Bears offence in the second half of the game CALGARY- In a Friday night match with enormous playoff implications, the Alberta Golden Bears (15-7-1) took down the Mount Royal Cougars (15-7-1) at the Flames Community Arenas by a score of 3-2.
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    January 26, 2017
    Cougars and Golden Bears to play the biggest game of the year Friday at FCA Friday night will be the biggest game of the year for both squads. Both teams are nationally ranked and both teams are fighting for the coveted first-round bye in the playoffs. The Cougars sit two points up on the Golden Bears for second in the conference.
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    January 26, 2017
    Numbers man Rankin leads Canada West scoring race - Brian Swane, Canada West EDMONTON - In the world of Connor Rankin, hockey and education are intertwined. A former WHL standout with the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen, the 22-year-old from North Vancouver is in his first full season at Mount Royal, where he is the leading scorer in Canada West and has helped the Cougars become mainstays in the U SPORTS Top 10 rankings.
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    January 21, 2017
    Cougars get outplayed but sneak out the victory in overtime REGINA, Sask. - The University of Regina men’s hockey team fell in overtime on Saturday afternoon, as Mount Royal University took a 4-3 comeback win at The Co-operators Centre.
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    January 20, 2017
    Mount Royal survives scare in Regina on Friday night REGINA - The University of Regina men’s hockey team’s comeback came up short on Friday night, as the Cougars netted two third-period goals but fell 4-3 to Mount Royal University in Canada West action at The Co-operators Centre.
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    January 19, 2017
    MRU shifts their focus to Regina for a pair of weekend matchups Mount Royal routed Regina in their first two meetings of the season at Flames Community Arenas. MRU outscored them 13-2 on the second weekend of the year. Since then, the two teams have gone in opposite directions. Mount Royal is in second place, fighting for a home playoff date, while Regina is alone in last place with only three wins.
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    January 16, 2017
    Cougars complete sweep in rough weekend series LETHBRIDGE – Playing the back half of a home-and-home series, the Mount Royal Cougars completed the weekend sweep of the Lethbridge Pronghorns with a 5-3 win.
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    January 14, 2017
    Cougars survive slugfest with Pronghorns CALGARY – Connor Rankin and Cam Maclise each scored a pair of goals in Mount Royal’s 6-2 victory over Lethbridge. Lethbridge racked up the penalty minutes and Mount Royal converted four power play goals on the way to victory.
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    January 11, 2017
    Cougars to play pivotal home and home with Pronghorns The Pronghorns are hot on the Cougars’ trail, sitting just four points back in the Canada West standings. Lethbridge swept Mount Royal in November as the Cougars trotted out their most depleted lineup of the season.
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    January 07, 2017
    Huskies prevail in double overtime to beat the Cougars for the second straight night SASKATOON - Josh Roach scored at 1:43 of the second overtime to give the University of Saskatchewan Huskies a 4-3 win over the Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night at Rutherford Rink.
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    January 06, 2017
    Pair of second period goals lifts Huskies over MRU Cougars SASKATOON – Two second period goals lifted the No. 2 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies to a 2-1 win over the visiting No. 5 ranked Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
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    January 05, 2017
    The top two teams in the conference collide is Saskatoon This weekend marks the biggest series of the season for both sides. The Huskies and Cougars are first and second in the conference and both are ranked in the Top 5 in Canada. The Cougars can take over first place in the conference with a sweep but could fall all the way to fourth if they were to be swept.
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    December 05, 2016
    Cougars drop Bisons 4-3 heading into the break CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars returned home on Friday night at Flames Community Arena, defeating the University of Manitoba Bisons by a score of 4-3.
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    December 05, 2016
    Cougars grab second place at halfway point of the season CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars make it four in a row to keep pace for first place in the Canada West standings heading into the holiday break. The Cougars completed the weekend sweep of the Bisons here at Flames Community Arena, by a final score of 5-1
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    November 28, 2016
    Cougars earn road sweep with Saturday win VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds (4-9-1) mounted a brief charge late in the third period Saturday but fell 5-3 to the visiting Mt. Royal Cougars (9-5-0) at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, suffering a fourth straight loss.
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    November 26, 2016
    Cougars come all the way back to win in shootout VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds (4-8-0-1) had a three-goal lead heading to the third period but the visiting Mount Royal Cougars (8-5-0) stormed back, scoring four times in the frame, and eventually earning a 6-5 shootout victory Friday night at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.
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    November 24, 2016
    Cougars head over the Rockies for two with the Thunderbirds The Cougars have been decimated by injuries, losing a large number of man-games already this season. They will be looking to bounce back from their weekend sweep at the hands of the Pronghorns last weekend, a first in their Canada West career.
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    November 19, 2016
    Pronghorns score four on the road to earn second straight victory over the Cougars CALGARY – The Lethbridge Pronghorns proved last nights upset was no fluke, as they completed the weekend sweep of the #6 ranked Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday night in Flames Community Arena in Calgary, the score 4-1 Lethbridge.
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    November 18, 2016
    Horns stun No. 6 Cougars in Lethbridge In a fast-paced opening frame the Cougars would be the ones to hit the scoreboard first. Just past the four minute mark, Matt Bellerive sprung David Stephens for a breakaway from the ‘Horns blue line in and Stephens deked to his back hand, beating ‘Horns goaltender Garret Hughson high glove for fourth of the season.
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    November 16, 2016
    Southern Alberta battle begins Friday night in Lethbridge Mount Royal has six games left to close out the first half of the season. Their opponents during that span are three of the bottom four teams in the conference. After surviving a very tough start to go 5-3, the Cougars have a chance to run the table heading into the break.
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    November 12, 2016
    Mount Royal scores four straight and sweep the weekend series against Regina CALGARY – Jamal Watson scored two goals and added an assist as Mount Royal completed the weekend sweep of the Regina Cougars, Saturday afternoon at Flames Community Arenas. Jamal Watson (2), Luke Simpson, Connor Rankin, Taylor Green and Devin Gannon all lit the lamp for the Cougars in the 6-2 victory.
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