Huskies Look to Stay Hot Against No. 9 T-Birds

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

Game Date: November 13 & 14

Game Location: Rutherford Rink, 7pm

Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The No. 2 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to continue their hot start to the season as they welcome in another CIS Top 10 team, the No. 9 ranked UBC Thunderbirds, to Rutherford Rink this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

• Saskatchewan (No. 2) is one of three Canada West teams currently ranked in the CIS Top 10. The Huskies are joined by Alberta (No. 4) and UBC (No. 9) in the rankings.

• The two teams are currently first and second in the Canada West standings. The Huskies sit atop the standings with 18 points, while UBC is right behind with 15.

• Huskie forward Josh Roach scored his first two goals of the season last weekend, both game-winners, in a sweep of the Mount Royal Cougars.

• UBC is the second Top 10 opponent to visit Rutherford Rink this season.

THE SERIES

Since 2010-11, the Huskies are 22-5 against UBC in Canada West regular season and playoff action. The Huskies won three of four meetings last season, including both games at home. Two of their 2014-15 contests went to overtime.

NO. 9 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA THUNDERBIRDS (6-1-3)

The UBC Thunderbirds dropped a pair of one-goal games last weekend on the road against the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

The T-Birds fell 3-2 on Friday night, before dropping a 2-1 overtime decision on Saturday. Despite the losses, UBC still sits second in the conference standings.

Third-year forward Anthony Bardaro is second in the Canada West scoring race with six goals and seven assists on the season.

Matt Hewitt and Eric Williams have split time in the crease equally posting 1.97 and 2.11 goals against average respectively.

NO. 2 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-1-0)

A weekend sweep against a tough Mount Royal Cougars team on the road has the Huskies rolling at 9-1.

Josh Roach scored both game winners on the weekend and was named a Huskie Athlete of the week. The third-year forward was a plus two with four points in the two games.

The freshman duo of Andrew Johnson and Kohl Bauml have led the Huskie scoring attack in the opening 10 games of the season and currently sit first and second in rookie scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively. Johnson leads the conference in goal scoring with seven.

Jordon Cooke has played 9 of the 10 games in net for the Huskies posting a .932 save percentage.