HUSKIES HOST MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

HUSKIES HOST MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

Game Date: November 28 & 29

Game Location: Rutherford Rink, 7pm
Webcast: canadawest.tv

 

By Jordian Farahani, Sports Information Director Assistant

 

THE GAMES

In a four-way tie for first place, the No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to find some separation in Canada West women’s hockey standings. They host the Mount Royal University Cougars in their final two games before the December break.

 

THE HEADLINES

? Saskatchewan (9-3-2) is in a four-way tie for first place in the tight Canda West conference. The three other teams include Alberta (9-5), Manitoba (9-4-1) and UBC (9-3-3).

? Saskatchewan (No. 9) is one of three Canada West teams ranked in the CIS Top 10. UBC (5) and Alberta (3) join the Huskies in the weekly rankings.

? Cassidy Hendricks (Huskies) is amongst the conference leaders in minutes played, shots faced, and shots saved. She’s coming off a string of solid performances last weekend when she collected back-to-back shutouts.

? Saskatchewan’s Julia Flinton (5 goals, 4 assists) sits second in conference scoring for all defencemen.

 

THE SERIES

Since 2012-13 when Mount Royal joined the league, the Huskies have a 9-1 record including two wins earlier this year on the road.  

 

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSTY COUGARS (2-9-3)
The Mount Royal University Cougars sit in last place in the conference with eight points.

 

The Cougars are led by Sarah Weninger with two goals and five assists, while Reanna Arnold has pitched in with one goal and five assists. Janessa Jenkins has also helped out on offence with three goals and two assists.

 

Emma Pincott and Jess Ross have split time in goal for the Cougars. Pincott has played in nine games posting a 1.93 goals against average, while Ross has played in six games posting a 4.09 goals against average.

 

No. 9 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (9-3-2)

Sitting in first place the Saskatchewan Huskies look to separate from the pack this weekend as they enter the series.

 

Huskies got back to winning ways this past weekend in a series with the Lethbridge Pronghorns. After two solid performances and two Cassidy Hendricks shutouts, the Huskies have put themselves in great position heading into the first term break. 

 

Kaitlin Willoughby, reigning CIS Rookie of the Year, leads the Huskies with six goals and five assists, Kandace Cook has pitched in on offence with five goals and four assists, and veteran d-man Julia Flinton sits second in the conference scoring amongst defencemen has five goals and four assists.

 

Hendricks has started all 14 games between the pipes for the Huskies. The third-year goaltender has played the most minutes of any goaltender in the conference posting a 1.73 goals against average and three shutouts.