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Game Information

Date Fri/Sat, Jan. 6/7
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series ('12) SSK Leads 12-7
  Home 6-2
  Current Streak SSK W 1
  Last Meeting Nov. 5, 2016
          SSK 6 @ MRU 2

5 Things

  1. The second half of the Canada West men's hockey season kicks off with a meeting of the top two teams in the conference standings.
  2. Saskatchewan won back-to-back games over Alberta before the break, while Mount Royal enters the weekend winners of four straight contests.
  3. The Huskies moved up to No. 2 in the U Sports Top 10 after taking down Alberta 4-1 and 4-0.
  4. Goaltender Jordon Cooke celebrated a gold medal with Team Canada at the Spengler Cup. Cooke was the first active Canada West player to be on the Spengler Cup roster in more than 30 years.
  5. Saskatchewan's Jesse Forsberg leads all Canada West defencemen with 15 points this season.

By The Numbers

5 -Saskatchewan was a perfect 5-0 at home last season in the months of January and February. 

6 - Each team took its turn scoring 6 goals the last time the two schools met back in November.  

8 - Saskatchewan has been strong on the penalty kill this season, sitting second with just 8 goals allowed. 

928 -Jordon Cooke leads all conference goaltenders (with more than 6 GP) with a .928 save percentage.