Huskies Host UNBC and Alberta in Final Home Weekend

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

Game Date: October 17 vs. University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves

Game Date: October 18 vs. University of Alberta Pandas

Game Locations: Field 7 in PotashCorp Park

THE GAMES

As the race for top spot in the Canada West East Division heats up, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies will try to keep pace against a pair of West Division opponents this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

  • Saskatchewan starts the weekend in second place in the Canada West East Division with 21 points. Calgary leads the way with 22 points, while Manitoba is right behind the Huskies with 20 points.
  • This weekend will be the final regular season home games for the Huskies.
  • The Huskies will honour fifth-years Kelly Cerkowniak, Carmen Gorlick, Erica Parenteau, Ali Goodman and Cara Santaga who will play in their final regular season home game for Saskatchewan on Sunday.
  • Huskie striker Erica Hindmarsh leads the conference in assists with seven.
  • Alberta keeper Cassie Bazzarelli is fourth in goals against average at 0.84.
  • The Huskies have no problem creating scoring chances, generating the third most shots in the conference with 154.


THE MATCHUPS

Vs. UNBC: The Huskies have won both all-time meetings with the Timberwolves.

Vs. UofA: Historically, the Huskies are 6-38-10 against rival Alberta. But since 2008, Saskatchewan is 4-5-0.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA TIMBERWOLVES (0-7-3)

The UNBC Timberwolves travel to Saskatchewan in search of their first victory of the season.

The Timberwolves road struggles continued last weekend as they were swept by the Alberta Pandas in Edmonton. All three of the points UNBC has recorded via draws this season have come at home.

Striker Sydney Hall is the leading scorer for UNBC with two goals on the season. Goalkeeper Jordan Hall has started all 10 matches between the posts for the T-Wolves tallying 74 saves.

The T-Wolves travel to Regina for a matchup with the Cougars on Sunday after Saturday's match with the Huskies.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PANDAS (5-4-1)

The Alberta Pandas hope to continue their recent hot streak with a weekend trip to Saskatchewan.

Alberta rides a four match winning streak into the weekend. The Pandas have outscored their opponents 10-0 over that stretch. Third-year midfielder Kristen Livingstone has scored all four of her goals in 2015 during the current streak. Fifth-year striker Julia Ignacio has done her part during that stretch as she has all season. The former Canada West MVP leads the team in points with three goals and three assists.

In goal, freshman keeper Cassie Bazzarelli has been solid for the Pandas, recording 27 saves and four shutouts in six matches.

The Pandas visit Regina on Saturday for a match against the Cougars before travelling to Saskatoon for Sunday's match with the Huskies.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-3-0)

A weekend sweep of the Regina Cougars helped the Saskatchewan Huskies stay among the East Division leaders in the Canada West standings.

Saturday's win ended a mini two game losing streak for the Huskies. Saskatchewan trails Calgary by one point for the division lead with four games remaining on the schedule. The Manitoba Bisons are right on the Huskies heels, just a point back. Placing top three guarantees a home playoff date.

Erica Hindmarsh has been a playmaker all season for the Huskies and is tied for the conference lead in assists with seven for her efforts. Kelly Cerkowniak has four goals to lead the Huskies in that category. In goal, Kyleigh Vause has played seven of ten matches posting a 5-2 record.