HENDRICKS POSTS 17 SAVE SHUTOUT

HENDRICKS POSTS 17 SAVE SHUTOUT

University of Saskatchewan goaltender Cassidy Hendricks stopped all 17 shots in a 3-0 shutout over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink.

Hendricks made nine saves in the first, just a solo save in the second and another six in the final frame for her second shutout of the season and eighth in her three-year career. 

With the win, the No. 10 ranked Huskies improve to 8-3-2, while Lethbridge drops to 3-10-0. 

After hitting three posts and a disallowed goal in the first period, Saskatchewan's Marley Ervine broke the 0-0 tie at 12:30 in the second period. Her lazy shot from the top of the right faceoff circle floated by Lethbridge netminder Crystal Patterson.

Saskatchewan had thought it had scored halfway through the first period on a power play when a Lauren Zary shot was deflected into the net. The official called no goal citing a high stick by the Huskies.

The Huskies added two more goals in the third period.

Reigning CIS Rookie of the Year Kaitlin Willoughby scored at 10:12 in the third on a breakaway. Fourth-year defenceman Julia Flinton added the insurance goal at 17:17 with a hard shot from the point. 

Patterson finished the game making 30 saves for the Pronghorns.

The two teams will battle again Saturday night in Rutherford Rink. Puck drop is 7 p.m. and can be watched on canadawest.tv