Huskies sweep Dinos with lopsided victory


by Nicole Betker

February 1, 2014, Saskatoon (ISN) – University of Saskatchewan leading scorers Derek Hulak and Kenton Dulle combined for 11 points to lead the Huskies to a 10-2 win over the visiting No. 1 ranked University of Calgary Dinos Saturday afternoon in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre.

Canada West leading scorer and 2011-12 scoring champion Hulak recorded two goals and four assists in the game. Dulle, who leads the Huskies in goals, scored four goals and one assist in the game. Hulak was one point away and Dulle one goal away from matching Huskie program-bests in a game.

With the win and weekend sweep Saskatchewan improves to 14-9-1, while Calgary drops to 20-2-2. The Huskies are the first team to beat the Dinos in regulation in 2013-14. A night earlier, Saskatchewan won 4-3 with a goal in the final minute.

Fifth-year forward Andrew Bailey also contributed to the lopsided win with two goals and three assists. Craig McCallum and Cody Smuk scored the other Saskatchewan goals.

Calgary’s first goal by Kevin King opened the scoring in the game at 8:54 in the first period. Walker Wintoneak scored the Dinos’ second of the game at 17:36 in the third.

After the Dinos opened the scoring, Saskatchewan scored 10 straight goals starting with five in the first period, including a hat trick by Dulle, in the final 10 minutes of the frame. The Huskies added four more in the second and the last in the third.

Special teams were a big factor for Saskatchewan. Four of the Huskies’ goals came on the power play and one was scored short handed.

Despite being outscored, Calgary peppered the Huskies with shots. Saskatchewan netminder Ryan Holfeld made 38 saves in the win. Jacob DeSerres made nine saves for Calgary before being pulled in favour of Kris Lazaruk two minutes into the second period. Lazaruk stopped eight shots in the remainder of the game.

Saskatchewan travels to meet the UBC Thunderbirds next weekend, while Calgary meets cross-city rival the Mount Royal Cougars in the Crowchild Classic at Scotiabank Saddledome.