Huskies Even Series With Dinos

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(ISN) – 
Brennan Bosch tallied two goals to lead the University of Saskatchewan Huskies to a 4-1 Game 2 victory over the University of Calgary Dinos in the Canada West Men’s Hockey Final Saturday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.

Bosch was the offensive spark for the Huskies netting the Huskies’ second and third goals of the night. Matthew Spafford and Brenden Dowd each also had two points in the victory for Saskatchewan.

With the win the Huskies even the best-of-three series at one game each and force a Game 3 Sunday night at Rutherford Rink. The Dinos won Game 1, 2-1 in overtime.

After Michael Kaye opened the scoring in the game for the Huskies at 11:24, Bosch tallied his first of the game just 1:12 later to give Saskatchewan a 2-0 lead. His second goal came at 16:24 on the power play on a snipe from the left side of the net. It was just seconds after, the refs disallowed a goal that the Saskatchewan players thought trickled through Dustin Butler’s five-hole.

Spafford added the Huskies’ fourth goal just 1:07 into the third period.

Calgary spoiled David Reekie’s bid for the shutout with just 30 second left in the game. Brock Nixon wired a shot off the faceoff to beat Reekie on the power play at 19:30.

The Dinos had their fair share of opportunities to find the back of the net, hitting three crossbars on the night. Reekie also came up big on a Calgary shot from the point that he scooped up with 40 seconds left in the second period.

Reekie finished the game making 22 saves in the win, while Butler stopped 29 in the loss at the other end of the ice. It was the second straight night the Huskies outshot the Dinos.

Saskatchewan went 1-for-7 on the power play, while Calgary was 1-for-8.

Game 3 is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Rutherford Rink. Tickets are on sale now at huskies.usask.ca. Huskie Athletics advises fans to purchase tickets in advance and arrive at Rutherford Rink early to guarantee a seat as both previous games were sold out.

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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