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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies beat the Mount Royal University Cougars 4-1 on Saturday to complete a sweep of their two-game Canada West women’s hockey series at Flames Community Arenas.
Cara Wooster with a pair, Sara Greschner and Chelsey Sundby scored for the Huskies. Rayna Cruickshank got the Cougars’ goal.
The Huskies reach the .500 mark with a 6-6-4 record. The Cougars have dropped four straight and are 6-8-2. Both teams now break until after Christmas.
Saskatchewan returned the favour with the sweep after winning the opener 5-2 on Friday. The Cougars beat them twice in Saskatoon to open the season Oct. 5-6.
The Huskies didn’t get a shot on goal until the 13:32 mark of the first period but it found the back of the net off Greschner’s stick. The Cougars outshot Saskatchewan 8-5 in that period and 22-18 overall.
Cruickshank tied the contest during a two-man advantage in the second period when her point shot got past Cassidy Hendricks.
The Cougars didn’t get their first shot of the second period until the 11:23 mark but unlike Greschner’s, it didn’t go in. Rather, the Huskies scored the only goal of the second, with Wooster tipping in a shot from the point during a power play at 16:49.
Sundby gave the Huskies a 3-1 lead with 4:56 remaining in the third and Wooster finished things off with 2:46 left.
Jess Ross made 14 saves for the Cougars.
Both schools will be on break until 2013 when the season resumes. Saskatchewan starts the second-half on the road heading to Winnipeg to play the Wesmen while Mount Royal ventures to Edmonton to play the Pandas on opening weekend Jan. 4-5.