The University of Saskatchewan Huskies closed out the Canada West women's hockey season with a 2-1 win over provincial rival the University of Regina Cougars Saturday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink.
With the win, Saskatchewan finishes the season at 14-10-4 and in fifth spot in the Canada West standings. Regina is sixth in the standings at 15-11-2. Both teams will advance to the playoffs.
The Huskies will travel to Calgary to meet the Dinos in a conference best-of-three quarter-final next weekend, while the Cougars travel to Winnipeg to meet the Manitoba Bisons in the other quarter-final. The winners of the quarter-finals will advance to the semifinals against either the Alberta Pandas or UBC Thunderbirds.
Saskatchewan fifth-year forward Chelsey Sundby opened the scoring in the game at 19:47 in the first period. Marley Ervine scored the eventual game-winner for the Huskies at 4:52 in the second frame on the power play.
Regina cut the lead in half at 16:28 of the second on a Meghan Shervan goal. But it was as close as the Cougars' would come.
Jerrica Waltz finished the game making 28 saves in the win for the Huskies, while Jennifer Schmidt finished the game making 23 saves in the loss for Regina.