Huskies Set to Host Dinos and Cougars

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

Game Date: October 2 vs University of Calgary Dinos, 12:30 p.m.

Game Date: October 4 vs Mount Royal University Cougars, 2:15 p.m.

Game Locations: Field 7 in PotashCorp Park

THE GAMES

As they enter the second half of the season, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to get ahead of this weekend's opponents in the Canada West standings.

THE HEADLINES

  • Saskatchewan is home for just the second weekend this fall. The Huskies close the season with two of the final three weekends at home.
  • Saskatchewan, Calgary and Mount Royal are all within three points of each other near the top of the Prairie division standings.
  • Calgary keeper Colin Hasick and Mount Royal keeper Kamil Zielinski are tied for second in the conference with a 1.00 goals against average.
  • Huskie midfielder Tyler Redl and Cougar midfielder Cody Cook were both named Canada West Stars this week for their efforts last weekend.
  • Mount Royal sits tied for the Prairie division lead with 12 points.


THE MATCHUPS

Vs. UofC: Since 2009 the Huskies are 4-7-2 against the Dinos. Saskatchewan had won three straight contests until the two met on September 20. Calgary took the first meeting of the season 2-0 at home.

Vs. MRU: Since the Cougars joined the conference in 2012, the Huskies are 3-2-2 in their seven meetings. Saskatchewan beat Mount Royal 2-1 in Calgary on September 19 for its first win in the series since 2012.

University of Calgary Dinos (3-1-0)

The University of Calgary Dinos come to Saskatoon looking to stay among the leaders in the conference.

Calgary had an early season off week that has them two games behind most of the other schools in the standings, but still sit within striking distance of the leaders.

Fourth-year striker Dominic Russo leads the Dinos offence with three goals and an assist on the season. Colin Hasick has started all four matches in goal and is tied for second in the Canada West with a 1.00 goals against average.

Mount Royal University Cougars (4-2-0)

Halfway through the 2015 season the Mount Royal University Cougars find themselves at the top of the Prairie division standings, looking for their first playoff berth since joining the league in 2012.

Cody Cook is tied for third in the conference with six points on the campaign despite not playing in the first two matches. In goal, keeper Kamil Zielinski is tied for second in the conference with a 1.00 goals against average in six matches.

University of Saskatchewan Huskies (3-2-1)

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies hope to position themselves near the top of the conference standings coming off of a split on the road in Winnipeg last weekend.

Strong play from their young players has helped the Huskies to start the season. Second-year Tyler Redl leads the squad with six points on four goals and two assists. Redl was named Canada West second star for his efforts last weekend.

A pair of freshman, Marcello Gonzalez and Avery Michael, have chipped in with three goals and an assist credited to each of them this season.

Goalkeeper Greg Buckley has played an important role between the posts coming up with key saves when needed. Buckley has started all six matches for Saskatchewan.