Thunderbirds spoil Dinos’ home opener

Thunderbirds spoil Dinos’ home opener

CALGARY- The University of Calgary Dinos fell to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, 4-0 Friday evening, Oct. 16th at the Markin MacPhail Center in Calgary.

 "As a team we are young and we have to keep doing what we are suppose to do," explained head coach Danielle Goyette. "At one point we will get it together and be better. We did do some good things tonight we just have to be more consistent for 60 minutes, we can't play 20 minutes and expect to win games."

 In the Dinos home opener the Thunderbirds looked to play spoiler and continue their winning streak.

 The Thunderbirds would be the first on the scoreboard on a power play. Kathleen Cahoon dished the puck up to Kelly Murray on the point who passed the puck to her defense partner Mikayla Ogrodniczuk who fired a low slap shot from the point past Dinos' goaltender Hayley Dowling.

 Continuing with their power play success, UBC increased their lead to two just three minutes into the second period. Shiayli Toni made a D-to-D pass along the blue line to Cailey Hay who fired a shot on net, Dowling made the initial save but Nicole Saxvik was there to put in the rebound.

 Making use of rebounds, Stephanie Schaupmeyer snuck one past Dowling five-hole after Rebecca Unrau's shot was stopped mid-way through the second period, adding a reassurance goal to the Thunderbirds previous 2-0 lead. 

 The Thunderbirds would add a fourth goal to their tally late in the third period after the Dinos pulled Dowling. Cahoon put a low wrist shot through traffic into the empty net for her first goal of the season. 

 "They have a strong team, they're fast, if we want to have success as a team we need to have everyone going on all cyclinders," stated Goyette.

 Both Calgary and UBC will face-off against each other tomorrow afternoon, Oct. 17th at two p.m. at the Markin MacPhail Center in Calgary.

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