Lefsrud shuts out Dinos as Huskies win third straight


By: Daniel Herrick, Sports Information Student Assistant

November 2, 2013, Saskatoon (ISN) – Karen Lefsrud made 25 saves as the No. 10 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies shutout the University of Calgary Dinos 5-0 Saturday night at Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.

Lefsrud’s first career CIS shutout gave the Huskies their third straight win as they improve to 7-2-1 and remain tied for first in the conference. Calgary drops to 3-6-1 with the loss.

Fifth-year forward Cami Wooster scored twice with the man advantage for the Huskies and now has 11 points on the season. Wooster first tallied at 18:53 of the second period on the power play after corralling Sara Greschner’s shot off the post and putting it into the top corner of the net.

Wooster scored again 58 seconds into the third with a shot glove side on Calgary goalie Amanda Trapp to give the Huskies a commanding 3-0 lead early in the third.

Sara Greschner opened the scoring for the Huskies with her second goal in as many nights. Greschner batted in a rebound at 4:23 of the second period after Tapp made the initial stop on Brooke Mutch’s shot from the blue line.

Kaitlin Willoughby added her fifth goal of the season at 6:59 of the third. First-year forward Kori Herner tallied for the first time in Canada West action putting Saskatchewan up 5-0 at 18:32 of the third.

Calgary came close to scoring early in the first, but Lefsrud was up to the task making blocker and shoulder saves on back-to-back Dino chances. Jessyka Holt looked like she might solve Lefsrud, before the first-year Huskie goalie got her pad to the post just in time to make the save.

Tapp recorded 20 saves in the contest for the Dinos.

Neither team is in action next week as Canada West women’s hockey has a break over the long weekend. Saskatchewan will travel to Vancouver to take on the UBC Thunderbirds November 15-16, while the Dinos travel to Edmonton to face off with rival Alberta Pandas.