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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 look to end slide before semester break
LETHBRIDGE - Mired in a six-game losing streak the Lethbridge Pronghorn women's hockey team will close out the first semester of conference action hosting the Alberta Pandas for a pair of games at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
Puck drop is set for 7:00pm Friday night and 1:00pm Saturday afternoon and both games will be webcast on www.canadawest.tv, home to all Canada West webcasts.
Despite suffering their sixth consecutive loss last Saturday, the 'Horns (5-6-2-1) did have some positives to take away. They earned their first point in six games with the overtime loss to the Regina Cougars and ended a long scoreless drought with two goals in the 3-2 loss. Every point earned from here on out is important in the ultra-tight Canada West conference as only five points separate first to seventh place rankings.
Cougars look to climb up the Canada West standings with a pair against Saskatchewan
CALGARY - Just three points separate the Huskies and Cougars for the third spot in the conference. Canada West is a log jam this season as only five points separate first and seventh place.
The Cougars are 3-7-2 lifetime against the Huskies. They dropped their first two meetings of the season this year by a combined three goals.
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (5-6-2-1)
The Cougars scored a pair of double overtime wins this past weekend, vaulting them into fifth place in the conference. The Cougars have won three straight and have finally found their scoring touch, putting up six against Regina two weekends ago. Jocelyn Froehlich and Sarah Weninger lead the Cougars in scoring with eight points apiece.
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (5-4-3-2)
The Huskies have lost three of the last four games including a weekend sweep at the hands of the UBC Thunderbirds. Last weekend they salvaged a split with Manitoba, dropping Saturday night's contest. Marley Ervine and Julia Flinton lead the Huskies with 12 points each this season.
Women's hockey weekend schedule:
|Fri. 27||Regina||Manitoba||7:00 PM CST|
|Saskatchewan||Mount Royal||7:00 PM MST|
|Alberta||Lethbridge||7:00 PM MST|
|Calgary||UBC||7:00 PM PST|
|Sat. 28||Alberta||Lethbridge||1:00 PM MST|
|Regina||Manitoba||4:00 PM CST|
|Calgary||UBC||3:00 PM PST|
|Saskatchewan||Mount Royal||6:00 PM MST|
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