Boucher and Co. lead Pandas over Horns

Boucher and Co. lead Pandas over Horns

Connor Hood - Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics

EDMONTON – Amy Boucher and Alex Poznikoff each scored twice as the University of Alberta Pandas defeated the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-0, Friday night at Clare Drake Arena.

Kennedy Ganser also scored for Alberta, while fifth-year keeper Lindsey Post stopped 17 shots to earn her second-straight shutout. Alicia Anderson made 35 saves on 40 shots in the loss

NEED to know:  The Pandas have now won four straight games, and improve to 4-3-3-3 this season. Lethbridge, meanwhile, has still yet to win in November, falling to 2-8-1-2.

Three Stars: 

  1. Alberta: Amy Boucher – Two goals (including the GWG) and seven shots
  2. Alberta: Alex Poznikoff -  Two goals (including one shorthanded), five shots and a plus two rating
  3. Alberta: Kennedy Ganser – One goal, five shots and a plus one rating

Stat Line: 

 

Pandas

'Horns

Shots

40

17

Saves

17

35

Powerplay

1/2

0/4

PIM

8

4

Goals

5

0

Assists

5

0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


It didn't take long for Alberta to take control of Friday night's tilt, as Boucher opened the scoring just five minutes into the first. Ashley Morin set up Boucher with a great feed in front, before the Edmonton native beat Anderson with a great backhand-forehand deke.

The Pandas dominated throughout, busting opened the scoring in the second with three unanswered goals. Ganser opened the flurry three minutes in, beating Anderson from the slot with a one-timer following a great forced turnover by Hannah Olenyk. Poznikoff got her first of the night 11 minutes later, beating Anderson off a rebound in the Lethbridge slot. Boucher capped off the great middle frame, beating the Pronghorns goalie short-side on the powerplay.

Neither team pressed much in the third period with the score being out of reach. Anderson made a pair of highlight real saves, in a solo attempt to keep her team in the game. Poznikoff, however, sealed the Alberta win with a shorthanded breakaway goal in the third.

These two squads will resume their series tomorrow with a 2:00 p.m. puck drop scheduled for Clare Drake Arena.