November 29, 2013, Saskatoon (ISN) – Five goals in the second period proved to be the difference in a University of Saskatchewan Huskies 8-4 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink Friday night.
With the Huskies leading 2-0 after the first period, the Huskies and Cougars traded eight goals in the second period – five by Saskatchewan and three from Mount Royal.
Two Saskatchewan goals 19 seconds apart opened the spree. Sean Aschim tallied his first goal of the game on a backhanded shot at 4:35, while Andrew Bailey scored at 4:54 for the 4-0 lead. Matthew Delahey added the Huskies’ third goal of the frame at 10:22, Ryan MacDonald tallied at 14:37 and Aschim recorded his second of the night at 16:02.
Mount Royal broke the shutout bid at 6:54 in the second period when Cody Cartier beat Ryan Holfeld on a scramble in front of the net. The Cougars pulled within two on the power play on a wrap around attempt that Eric Galbraith chipped in the net after it looked like Holfeld had a hold of it at the post at 9:22. Derek Huisman scored the third Cougars’ goal at 17:30.
Matthew Spafford and Ryan MacDonald scored the Huskies’ goals in the first period for the 2-0 lead. Spafford tallied the Huskies’ eighth goal in the third at 13:38.
A giveaway in the neutral zone led to the Cougars fourth goal by Mike Brown at 2:09 in the third period.
With the win, Saskatchewan improves to 7-7-1, while Mount Royal drops to 7-7-1.
Holfeld made 12 saves in the win, while Moore stopped seven shots before being replaced by Dalyn Flette who made 18 saves.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night in the final regular season match of the first half. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at Rutherford Rink.