Bisons blank Pronghorns to complete sweep

Bisons blank Pronghorns to complete sweep

Lethbridge – In their annual Pink in the Rink game, the Lethbridge Pronghorn women's hockey couldn't muster an offensive charge and dropped their fourth consecutive game, 1-0, to the Manitoba Bisons.


The Pronghorns offence continued to sputter with their scoreless draught reaching four full games and were only able to generate 20 shots on the day


The loss drops the 'Horns record to 5-5-2-0 on the season. The Bisons move two games above the .500 mark with the sweep and their record stands at 7-5-0-0.


Jessica Lohues made her second start of the season and was solid in the loss, making 33 saves. At the other end of the ice Amanda Schubert earned her second shutout of the season with a 20 save performance


Early in the frame Manitoba had a great chance to open the scoring on a 2 on 1, but blue-liner Jodi Gentile made a great defensive play to break up the chance.


Bisons did however open the scoring on the power play six minutes in top the game with Alana Serhan's seeing-eye shot eluding a screened Lohues.


Shots after one period favored the Bisons 9-5.


While shorthanded, Kayleigh Wiens nearly doubled the Bison lead, outracing a Pronghorn defender, but rung her shot off the post on a partial breakaway.


The teams traded power play chances late in the second period but neither team could capitalize with the extra attacker. Brett Campbell had the best chance for the 'Horns but Schubert shut the door.


The Bisons outshot the 'Horns again in the second, holding a 12-11 shot advantage.


Looking to complete the weekend sweep, the Bisons shut the Pronghorns down in the third, holding them to only one shot in the first 12 minutes of the period.


With a five on three power play late in the game the 'Horns had their opportunity to get even and Jocelyn Sabourin had the best chance, but her blast beat Schubert but not the post and that would be as close as they would get.


The 'Horns head out on the road next weekend, traveling to Regina to face the Cougars, while the Bisons remain on the road next weekend as well, traveling to Saskatoon to take on the Saskatchewan Huskies.