Pronghorns Upset Men's Hockey With Four Third Period Goals

With four third period goals, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns upset the No. 3 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies 5-3 Saturday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink. 

Saskatchewan entered the second period of play with a 3-1 lead, before Tim Campbell scored twice just eight seconds apart and Sam McKechnie scored the game winner at 16:05 in the final frame for the upset. Torrin White added the empty net goal at 19:36. 

The loss is the first for the Huskies in regulation. Saskatchewan moves to 4-1-1, while Lethbridge improves to 2-1-1.  A night earlier, Saskatchewan won 3-2 in overtime.

Wyatt Johnson opened the scoring with just 15 seconds left in the first frame. His quick wrist shot from the slot beat Lethbridge netminder Garret Hughson five-hole.

Michael Sofillas gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead on a shot that snuck through from the point at 7:09 in the second period on the power play. Artisom Kalashnikov cut the lead in half scoring a shorthanded goal after a Huskies' turnover behind the net at 16:38 in the second period. The Huskies regained a two-goal lead with a Josh Roach goal from the slot at 19:13 in the second after his team kept the puck in the 'Horns zone.

Once again the 'Horns were able to cut the lead to one at 11:41 when a rebound landed on Campbell's stick. Just eight seconds later on an odd man rush down the ice, Campbell notched his second of the game to tie it at three.

On a delayed penalty, Lethbridge took the lead. Skating with the extra attacker, the Pronghorns created traffic in front of the Huskies net allowing Sam McKechnie to slide the puck by Huskie netminder Jordon Cooke at 16:05. 

Hughson finished the game making 32 saves for the 'Horns, while Cooke stopped 28 for Saskatchewan.

The Huskies will meet provincial rival the Regina Cougars in a home-and-home next weekend, while Lethbridge does the same with the Calgary Dinos.