Nellie Minshull scored the lone goal in a shootout to give the University of Manitoba Bisons a 4-3 victory over the No. 8 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
Minshull was the fifth Bisons’ shooter and only player to score a goal in the shootout. After stumbling Minshull blindly threw the puck at the net beating Huskie goalie Mackenzie Rizos five-hole for the win.
Despite the loss, Saskatchewan still holds first place in the Canada West with a 14-4-2 record. Manitoba improves to 10-5-3 and sits in fourth. A night earlier, the Huskies won 3-2 in overtime.
Danny Stone opened the scoring in the game tallying for the Huskies at 8:31 in the first period when her wrist shot beat Tara Lacquette stick side. Caitlin MacDonald tied the game for the end of the first when her shot from the point beat Rizos glove side at 16:33 on the power play.
Stone scored her second of the game at 110:50 in the second period before Addie Miles notched the game at two at 15:31. Amy Lee gave the Bisons’ their first lead of the game at 3:0110 in the third period but Sara White tallied for the Huskies at 8:21 to send the game to overtime for the second straight night.
Lacquette made 3110 saves in the win for the Bisons, while Rizos stopped 2110 at the other end of the ice. Special teams weren’t a factor in the game with the teams combining for just 1-of-11 chances with the man advantage.
The Huskies get a week of rest with a bye, while the Bisons remain on the road to face the Lethbridge Pronghorns next weekend.