Poznikoff powers Pandas past Pronghorns

Poznikoff powers Pandas past Pronghorns

EDMONTON – Alex Poznikoff and Autumn MacDougall each recorded three points, as the University of Alberta Pandas hockey team swept the Lethbridge Pronghorns with a convincing 4-1 win, Saturday afternoon at Clare Drake Arena.

Amy Boucher also scored, with MacDougall scoring twice and Poznikoff once on Saturday. Sarah Spence scored the lone goal for Lethbridge, her third of the season in the third period.

NEED to know:  Fifth-year goalie Lindsey Post stopped 14 of 15 shots, as she has now led the Pandas to five straight wins to improve to 5-3-3-3.

Three Stars: 

  1. Alberta: Alex Poznikoff – Two assists, one goal and six shots
  2. Alberta: Autumn MacDougall – Two goals, one assists and five shots
  3. Alberta: Amy Boucher – One goal and six shots

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In an eerily similar start to the game on Friday night, the Pandas opened the scoring inside of seven minutes. Fresh out of the penalty box, Boucher was sprung on a two-on-one with Poznikoff, who feathered a perfect pass to her tape before the third-year scorer beat Alicia Anderson. Boucher now sits atop Canada West with nine goals in 14 games.

And just like last night, Alberta took over the game in the second period, outshooting Lethbridge 15-1 with a pair of goals from MacDougall. Her first was on the powerplay, as the sophomore sniper took advantage of a deflected shot, sliding the loose puck through Anderson's five hole. Her second came just five minutes later, has she revived a great pass from Poznikoff in the corner, blowing a wrist shot past Anderson from her unmarked position in the slot.

Spence scored the lone goal for Lethbridge all weekend very early in the third, seemingly giving the visitors life with a great one-on-one move past Abby Benning before shelfing her shot past Post. Poznikoff, however, sealed the game 70 seconds later, hammering a one-timer past Anderson.

The fourth-place Pandas will return to action next weekend, as they host the Saskatchewan Huskies at Clare Drake Arena. Lethbridge, meanwhile, will look for their first win in over a month as they play the Mount Royal Cougars in a home-and-home series.

Connor Hood - Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics