Huskies look for first sweep of season

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October 24, 2013, Saskatchewan (ISN) – After winning just two of six games in the young Canada West season, the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team hopes to get on track against the winless University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

Game Date: October 25 & 26, 7pm

Game Location: Rutherford Rink

  • The 2-4 start by the Huskies is the worst for the team since the 2009-10 season. Saskatchewan had a 1-5 start in 2009-10 before turning it around posting an 8-1-1 record to close out the first half. The Huskies went on to finish the season with a 16-8-4 record to finish second in the Canada West. The Huskies kick started the streak with a sweep over the Pronghorns in that year.
  • This week marks the first time since 2009-10 that Saskatchewan hasn’t been ranked in the CIS Top 10.
  • Lethbridge is 0-4 after losing to the Regina Cougars and Calgary Dinos.

THE SERIES

Since 2005-06, the Huskies are 23-10-1 against the Pronghorns winning all four of the meetings in 2012-13.

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (0-4-0)

Winless through the first four games of the season, the Pronghorns are looking to have a complete set of games against the Huskies.

Lethbridge has tallied just four goals in their losses, allowing 19 goals against. The Pronghorns were swept the Regina Cougars 6-0 and 4-1, followed by a sweep by the Calgary Dinos 4-1 and 5-2.

Four different Pronghorns have scored the goals. Brock Hirsche, David McMullen, Guillaume Naud and Tim Campbell all scored. Cass Mappin has assisted on three of the goals.

Dylan Tait has played in net all four games for the ‘Horns.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-4-0)

With a tough start to the season, the Huskies are hoping to get on track against the Pronghorns.

In the pair of losses to the No. 1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears on the weekend, Saskatchewan was in the game until the third period in both affairs. In the 3-2 loss, Alberta tallied two markers 16 seconds apart, while a loose puck with three minutes left was the difference in a 4-2 loss a night later.

Eight different Huskies have scored in the six games. Kenton Dulle leads the offence with four goals and five assists, followed by 2011-12 scoring champion Derek Hulak with three goals and five assists.

Ryan Holfeld has been in net for all six games making 179 saves and recording one shutout.

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