Huskies host Timberwolves in final regular season match

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October 17, 2013, Saskatchewan (ISN) – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves meet Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12 pm, at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park in the final game of the regular season for both squads.

Saskatchewan sits fourth in the Canada West standings and with a win will host a quarter-final matchup.

The Huskies have never hosted a playoff game in program history. The team reached the playoffs for the first time in 2012 and has already locked up a postseason spot this season.

Saskatchewan dropped out of the Top 10 after losing on the road to the now No. 9 ranked Victoria Vikes 1-0.

Sunday’s game is the final regular season game for both squads.

Huskies forward Jenelle Zapski sits fifth in conference scoring with six goals heading into the final weekend of Canada West play.

Saskatchewan is undefeated in Saskatoon this season posting a 3-0-2 record. UNBC is winless on the road this season with a 0-3-1 record.

The Huskies have outscored their opponents 18-6 on the season, in the second half they have outscored teams 14-3.

Sunday’s match is the annual Play For A Cure game. In the last five seasons, the Huskies have raised more than $6,000 for breast cancer research. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and donate to the cause! All money will be given to the C95 Breast Cancer Radio Marathon. Watch for the display near the stands in Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

THE SERIES

The two programs have met just once in Canada West conference play with Saskatchewan taking the affair 3-1 in Prince George.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA TIMERBWOLVES (1-7-2)

The UNBC Timberwolves will look to string together back-to-back wins after notching their first victory of the season Sunday against Winnipeg.

Forward, Sidney Hall has recorded three goals and two assists to lead the team in scoring this season.

Jordan Hall has started all 10 games in goal for UNBC. The keeper has posted two shutouts in 2013.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (7-2-2)

After splitting a weekend road trip in B.C. the Huskies look to take all three points and lock up a home playoff date with a win over UNBC this weekend.

Saskatchewan opened the weekend with a 1-0 win over Fraser Valley, but dropped a 1-0 decision to Victoria the following day on a tough road swing.

The Huskies are undefeated at home this weekend posting a 3-0-2 record. Another win at home will secure a fourth place finish and the Huskies first home playoff game in program history.

Forward Janelle Zapski has led Saskatchewan offensively in 2013. Zapski’s six goals tie her for fifth in the Canada West.

Cara Santaga has started the majority of the games for the green and white this season and has yet to lose, posting a 5-0-2 record with three shutouts along the way. The third year keeper has allowed just three goals while making 24 saves in seven games.

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