By Zach Rogers, Sports Information Assistant
October 4, 2013, SASKATCHEWAN – Two goals two minutes apart in the second period lifted the University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s hockey team 3-1 over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars in the opening game of the Canada West season Friday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
Huskie fifth-year captain Cami Wooster tallied the first of the goals at 6:44 on the power play after Cougar Carley Bertram was caught for slashing. Wooster’s goal was scored four seconds into the extra-man advantage when she one-timed a centering pass from first-year Kaitlin Willoughby over the glove of fourth-year Cougar goalie Jessica Ross. Second-year Cassandra Jorgenson scored the second of the pair at 8:44 with a hard wrist shot that beat Ross over the blocker.
Mount Royal had opened the scoring in the game on a point shot from Taralynn Suzuki at 7:52 in the first period.
Sara Greschner added the insurance goal for the Huskies just 1:03 into the third period. She intercepted a pass in the slot and beat Ross stick side with a quick snap shot.
Saskatchewan won the special teams battle going 1-for-5 on the power play, while holding the Cougars to 0-5 with the man advantage.
Huskie second-year goalie Cassidy Hendricks stopped 25 of 26 shots in a winning effort, while Ross stopped 21 of 24 shots.
The two teams will battle again Saturday night at Rutherford Rink. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The game can be watched on canadawest.tv