No. 5 Huskies Open Home Schedule Against Pronghorns

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Game Date: October 16 & 17

Game Location: Rutherford Rink, 7pm

Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The No. 5 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies open their home schedule this weekend at Rutherford Rink against the up-and-coming University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

THE HEADLINES

• Saskatchewan (No. 5) is one of three Canada West teams in the first CIS rankings of the season. The Huskies are joined by Alberta (No. 1) and Calgary (No. 9) in the Top 10.

• The Huskies start the season 2-0 after a sweep of the Calgary Dinos on the road. It is the fourth time in five years that they have opened 2-0.

• Saskatchewan rookie Andrew Johnson scored both game winners last weekend for his first two CIS goals.

• Lethbridge goalie Dylan Tait was named CIS athlete of the week after making 51 saves last Saturday in a 3-2 double overtime upset of Alberta. He also tallied 28 saves in game one.

THE SERIES

Since 2011-12, the Huskies are 14-2 against the Pronghorns in the regular season. The Huskies took last year's season series 3-1 with the 'Horns only win coming in Saskatoon. Lethbridge last won the season series in 2010-11.

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (1-1-0)

The Lethbridge Pronghorns showed they are a force to be reckoned with in the Canada West this season.

The 'Horns split their opening weekend series with the No. 1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears. Alberta took a tightly contested game one adding an empty net goal to win 2-0. On Saturday Lethbridge goalie Dylan Tait stole the show making 51 saves in a 3-2 double overtime win. Tait was named CIS male athlete of the week.

Tim Campbell scored a pair of goals for the 'Horns in Saturday's victory, including the double overtime game winner.

NO. 5 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0-0)

Another strong start to the season for the Saskatchewan Huskies has the green and white out to a 2-0 start for the fourth time in five years.

A thrilling 6-5 overtime win in Friday's season opener in Calgary against the Dinos was clinched by rookie Andrew Johnson's power play goal 53 seconds into the extra session.

After the offensive outburst on Friday, both teams locked down defensively on Saturday. Jordon Cooke made 27 saves between the posts for the Huskies to record shutout number one of the season. Johnson was the hero again, scoring the game's lone goal while short-handed.