Canada West Communications
To get you set for this weekend’s Canada West women's hockey action, here are some storylines from around the conference in the latest edition of Ice Chips.
'Horns host Huskies in home opener
LETHBRIDGE, AB - After opening the 2015 season with two consecutive weekend series on the road, the Lethbridge Pronghorn women's hockey team finally hits home ice, hosting the Saskatchewan Huskies. Puck drops both Friday and Saturday night at 7:00pm at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
The 'Horns (4-0-0) couldn't have hoped for a better start to the season with four straight wins over two of the top teams in the conference last season and were rewarded debuting on the CIS TOP 10 as the fifth ranked team in Canada.
Pandas ready for number one ranked offence
Connor Hood, Bears and Pandas Athletics
EDMONTON, AB - The defending Canada West champion and eighth-ranked University of Alberta Pandas hockey team (1-3-0-0) will be looking for a bounce-back weekend, as they host the 2-1-1-0 University of Regina Cougars at Clare Drake Arena. The weekend series is set for 7:00 p.m. on Friday night, and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
The Pandas are looking to rebound after being swept by the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns a week ago on home ice. Lethbridge was led by stellar special teams play, going a perfect 7-7 on the penalty kill, and strong goaltending. Rookie goalie Alicia Anderson stopped 62 of 65 Alberta shots over the two contests, leading the visitors to 3-2 and 3-1 victories.
Dinos take on UBC in home opening weekend
Donna Cumming, Dinos Communications Assistant
CALGARY, AB - After starting the season with two consecutive weekends on the road, the University of Calgary Dinos will take on the UBC Thunderbirds this weekend at the Markin MacPhail Centre in their first home series of the season.
The Dinos, who are coming off a split weekend series against the Saskatchewan Huskies, look to improve on their 1-3 record against a tough UBC team who are currently sitting at 2-2.
Cougars travel to Winnipeg in search of first win
Justin McCaffrey, MRU Athletics
CALGARY, AB - HEADLINES:Mount Royal is in search of their first win of the season this weekend as they head to Winnipeg to play the Bisons. The Bisons are struggling to find consistency in their first four games of the seasons, splitting their first two weekend series.
THE SERIES: The Cougars are 2-8-2 all-time against the Bisons in regular season play.