Huskies Host Cougars Friday Night

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

Game Date: February 12, 2016 (Friday Only)

Game Location: Rutherford Rink, 7pm

Webcast: canadawest.tv (FRIDAY ONLY)

THE GAMES

The No. 3 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies host the University of Regina Cougars in the front end of a home-and-home series to close the regular season.

THE HEADLINES

• Saskatchewan (No. 3) is one of three Canada West teams in the CIS rankings. The Huskies are joined by Alberta (No. 5) and Mount Royal (No. 7) in the top 10.

• Sitting at 21 wins, the Huskies can tie a school record for wins in a season (22) or set a new mark this weekend.

• Saskatchewan has clinched the top seed in the conference and a first round bye. The Huskies will host the lowest remaining seed after the Canada West quarter-final round.

• First-year Huskie forward Kohl Bauml is still in the race for the Canada West scoring title with 32 points.

• Huskie goalie Jordon Cooke leads the conference with a .920 save percentage.

THE SERIES

Since 2010-11, the Huskies are 20-5-3 against the Cougars. Saskatchewan won both meetings earlier this season by scores of 3-1 and 6-2.

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA COUGARS (6-20-0)
The Regina Cougars will play out the final weekend of the season with provincial bragging rights on the line.

Regina can force a season series split with a sweep of the Huskies and end Saskatchewan's drive to set a program wins record. The Cougars have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Ian McNulty leads the Cougars offensively this season with eight goals and seven assists. Mitch Kilgore and Dawson MacAuley have split time in goal. MacAuley has the better save percentage of the two at .901.

NO. 3 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (21-5-0)

After falling from the No. 1 ranking down to No. 3, the Huskies look to head to the playoffs on a positive note.

Saskatchewan lost a pair of games to the Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton last weekend. The Huskies have had first place in the conference locked up since January, but can set a program record for wins with a sweep this weekend.

First-year forward Kohl Bauml is tied for third in the conference scoring race. Bauml has 11 goals and 21 assists in 26 games. Jordon Cooke continues to lead the Canada West with a .921 save percentage this season. Cooke needs just one more win to record the most by any Huskie goalie in a single season.