Huskies salvage weekend split with overtime win over Cougars



January 27, 2013, Regina, Sask (ISN) – The University of Regina’s women’s hockey team led late in the third, but gave up a regulation goal and another in overtime as Saskatchewan scored a 4-3 win on Saturday night at The Co-operators Centre.

The U of R’s Alexis Larson broke a 2-2 deadlock with her fifth goal of the season past the midway mark of the third period, but Saskatchewan’s Shelby Davey replied with just over three minutes left in regulation to tie the game back up.

Overtime didn’t last long, as Danny Stone scored less than two minutes in to give the Huskies the road victory.

Rachel Johnson and Cami Wooster also scored in regulation for Saskatchewan, while Jill Kennedy and Gina Campbell had Regina’s other goals. Cassidy Hendricks stopped 31 shots in the win for the Huskies, who improve to 9-11-4 with the victory and move five points ahead of Lethbridge for sixth place in the conference standings.

Kennedy opened the scoring early in the first period, scoring her second of the season with a helper from Carleen Meszaros. Campbell gave the Cougars a 2-0 advantage early in the second after being awarded a penalty shot, as she came in and went low blocker side on Hendricks to notch her third of the season.

Saskatchewan responded just over a minute later, as Johnson scored with assists from Cara Wooster and Brittney Erlandson. The Huskies held a 17-10 shot advantage in the middle frame, but the teams went into the second intermission with the score still 2-1 in favour of the Cougars.

The trend of early goals continued in the third, as Cami Wooster scored just 48 seconds in to tie the game up at 2-2. That set the stage for Larson’s goal just shy of the 12-minute mark of the third, which was followed by Davey’s game-tying goal and Stone’s overtime winner.

Now one point ahead of third-place Alberta, the Cougars (15-7-2) will host the Pandas next Friday and Saturday at The Co-operators Centre. Saskatchewan is back on the road with a pair of games against Canada West-leading Calgary.