Huskies Look To Continue Strong Start

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

Game Date: October 9 & 10

Game Location: Rutherford Rink, 7pm

Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

After opening the season with a weekend sweep, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to keep the early season momentum going as they host the University of Calgary Dinos this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

  • Saskatchewan has started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2010-11.
  • The Huskies had two first-year's score in their first goal in the season opener.
  • The first CIS Women's Hockey Top 10 will be released October 13.
  • Reigning Canada West MVP, Calgary's Iya Gavrilova, visits Saskatoon looking for her first goal of the season after scoring a league-high 21 in 2014-15.
  • The two teams last met in the 2014-15 Canada West Quarter-final series in Calgary. The Dinos eliminated the Huskies with a 2-0 series win.


THE SERIES

Since 2009-10 Saskatchewan is 16-9-1 against the Dinos. Last season, Saskatchewan won the first two meetings of the season at home, before dropping four straight games in Calgary. The final two losses were in the Canada West Quarter-final.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (0-1-1)

The University of Calgary Dinos look to rebound after a pair of losses in Regina to open the season.

A back-and-forth battle on Friday night saw the Dinos finish on the losing side of a 4-3 double overtime thriller. On Saturday, the Cougars scored early and often en route to a 7-0 win. Calgary was outshot 80-56 in the weekend series.

Chelsea Court and Sasha Vafina each have a goal and assist to start the season for the Dinos. Between the pipes, Hayley Dowling has started both contests, posting 64 saves. Carissa Fischer came into the game in relief of Dowling on Saturday to make five saves in the third period.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-0)

After a pair of hard fought victories over the Mount Royal University Cougars on home ice, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to take advantage of four straight home games to start the season.

Last weekend, with a roster that featured nine newcomers, the Huskies showed their young players are ready to compete in the Canada West. Freshmen Morgan Willoughby and Brooklyn Haubrich both recorded their first CIS goals on Friday night, boosting the Huskies to a 2-1 win. On Saturday, veterans Rachel Johnson and Marley Ervine notched goals in a 2-0 shutout.

Cassidy Hendricks started on Friday night, making 19 saves to record the win. On Saturday, second-year goalie Jerrica Waltz made 25 saves to post her first career CIS shutout.