HUSKIES SWEEP DINOS AT RUTHERFORD

HUSKIES SWEEP DINOS AT RUTHERFORD

Two second period goals in the first three minutes of the frame, cemented a University of Saskatchewan Huskies 3-1 win over the visiting University of Calgary Dinos Saturday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink.

Fifth-year Kandace Cook tallied the game's first goal on the power play 2:30 into the second period on a quick shot from the slot. Just 1:03 later, Lauren Zary, the overtime hero from a night earlier, added the Huskies' second goal unassisted after a Calgary turnover left Zary alone in front of the Dinos' net. 

With the win, the No. 9 ranked Huskies improve to 5-3-0, while the No. 8 ranked Calgary drops to 4-1-3 after the sweep. A night earlier, the Huskies won 4-3 in overtime.

Chelsey Sunday added the insurance goal at 9:47 in the period.

Calgary had a bounce in the third period outshooting the Huskies 13-2 in the frame. Canada West leading scorer Iya Gravrilova tallied at 13:46 in the period to cut the Huskies' lead to two.  The Dinos continued to dominate the frame but couldn't score again.

Cassidy Hendricks made 32 saves in the win for the Huskies, while Carissa Fischer made 15 saves before being replaced for Hayley Dowling after Saskatchewan scored the third goal. Dowling stopped all eight shots she faced.

Both teams will enter a league-wide bye next weekend.  Saskatchewan returns November 7-8 on the road against the Mount Royal Cougars, while Calgary will travel to meet the UBC Thunderbirds.