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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.
Huskies look to gain some breathing room in weekend series against Bisons
SASKATOON -- The No.9 Saskatchewan Huskies host the No.7 ranked Manitoba Bisons this weekend at Rutherford Rink.
- This weekend's top 10 matchup features the 7th and 9th ranked teams in the country.
- The last meeting between the teams was Game 3 of the 2015-16 Canada West quarter-final series.
- The last meeting was the longest Canada West game every played, ending with a Venla Hovi goal at 9:02 of the fifth overtime.
- Game 2 (Saturday) of the weekend series will have an earlier start time with puck drop scheduled for 5 p.m.
- Saskatchewan is 6-1 at Rutherford Rink this season.
Surging Pandas play host to middling Pronghorns
EDMONTON -- After a two game set in Manitoba, the 3-3-3-3 University of Alberta Pandas hockey team will return home, as they face off against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, Friday and Saturday at Clare Drake Arena.
Puck drop for Friday is set for 7 p.m., while the two Alberta foes will play a matinee on Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. start time.
Cougars host top team in the nation on Friday night
CALGARY -- Mount Royal is facing an uphill battle this weekend but have some momentum after two decisive victories against Lethbridge. The Cougars hopped the Pronghorns in the standings, moving into the sixth and final playoff spot. Mount Royal is now just three points back of Regina for fifth place and four back of Alberta for fourth. Sarah Weninger leads the team with nine points this season. She is three point shy of becoming Mount Royal's all-time points leader in Canada West.
Cougars on home ice for weekend set against Calgary
REGINA -- The University of Regina women's hockey team is at home for the final time in 2016 on the weekend, as the Cougars will play host to the last-place Calgary Dinos for a pair of games at The Co-operators Centre.
The Cougars (5-6-1-0) are coming off a pair of losses against the No. 1-ranked UBC Thunderbirds, as UBC took 4-1 and 3-2 wins in Vancouver on the weekend. Kylie Gavelin scored the lone Cougar goal on Friday and Jaycee Magwood scored once and assisted on a Merissa Zerr goal on Saturday.