|1st – 8:42||Kendall McFaull (Saskatchewan)|
|1st – 10:49||PP – Derek Hulak (Saskatchewan)|
|2nd – 4:41||Derek Hulak (Saskatchewan)|
|2nd – 6:07||Andrew Bailey (Saskatchewan)|
|2nd – 12:21||Craig McCallum (Saskatchewan)|
|2nd – 17:58||John Lawrence (Saskatchewan)|
|3rd – 9:26||Ryan McDonald (Saskatchewan)|
|3rd – 13:03||Josh Roach (Saskatchewan)|
|3rd – 18:20||PP – Cody Smuk (Saskatchewan)|
| G: N/A
Sh: 3 Players (#14, #41, #43 – 3)
Sv: Parker Van buskirk – 25
| G: Derek Hulak – 2
A: Jesse Ross – 4
Sh: Derek Hulak – 5
Sv: Ryan Holfeld – 19
|Power Plays||0 for 3||2 for 4|
|Penalties (min)||5 (18)||5 (26)|
|Shots on Goal||19||34|
|Face Offs Won||0||0|
Courtesy of host organizingcommittee
SASKATOON (CIS) – The tournament host University ofSaskatchewan Huskies dominated the Windsor Lancers 9-0 Saturdaynight in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 7,241 at Credit UnionCentre to qualify for the CIS men’s hockey national final forthe first time since 2005.
The University Cup will be on the line Sunday at 1:30 p.m. localtime (3:30 p.m. ET) when the fifth-seeded Huskies (2-0) face theirarchrivals, the top-ranked Alberta Golden Bears (2-0), live onSportsnet and on the web at www.cis-sic.tv.
Alberta holds the all-time mark of 13 CIS men’s hockeytitles and will skate in the 19th championship match, anotherrecord, while Saskatchewan claimed its lone banner in 1983 and willcompete for CIS gold for the sixth time.
The two Canada West opponents have faced off in the title gameonly once in the past, on March 28, 2005, when the Bears erased a3-1 third period deficit in front of the second-largest crowd inUniversity Cup history – 10,331 – at Rexall Place in Edmontonto prevail 4-3 in overtime. In was also the only previous finalbetween CWUAA rivals.
“The guys really wanted it tonight. If we offer this kindof performance tomorrow, you never know, anything can happen.We’ll have to be at our best, that’s for sure. Albertais a formidable opponent,” said Saskatchewan head coach DaveAdolph, who was part of the Huskies’ triumph as a player in1983 and whose troops are 0-5 overall this season against theBears.
Eight different players scored for the Huskies, including CanadaWest player of the year Derek Hulak with a pair, and KendallMcFaull, Andrew Bailey, Craig McCallum, John Lawrence, RyanMcDonald, Joshua Roach and Cody Smuk with singles.
Hulak (2-1-3) and McCallum (1-2-3) had three-point nights, whileJesse Ross picked up four assists.
Ryan Holfeld made 19 saves to earn the shutout. At the other endof the ice, Parker Van Buskirk turned aside 25 pucks.
Saskatchewan led 2-0 after the first period and 6-0 after 40minutes.
The Huskies opened the scoring at 8:42 of the first. Rosscontrolled the puck in the corner and centered a pass that foundthe stick of McFaull whose wrist shot from the point beat VanBuskirk through a screen.
Ross set up the Huskies third goal by using his speed to beat aLancer defenceman down the left wing. He cut hard to the net andcreated a rebound opportunity that Hulak calmly put away for hissecond goal of the night. Ross also drew assists onSaskatchewan’s fifth and sixth goals.
“It’s certainly not the outcome we had hopedfor,” said Windsor bench boss Kevin Hamlin, whose OUAchampion Lancers were making their first CIS championshipappearance since 1999. “To be perfectly honest we probablyhad several guys in our dressing room who had this been a regularseason game wouldn’t have played due to injury. It’sbeen a real grind for our guys the last several weeks and Icouldn’t be more proud of our guys.”
Hulak was named the Huskies player of the game for the secondstraight night.
“[I am] Just trying to do whatever I can to help the teamwin,” said Hulak, the tournament leading scorer heading intothe final with three goals and two helpers.
“This is what you dream about when you come touniversity,” said Bailey. “I’ve always wanted toplay for a national championship and now I have theopportunity.”
GAME NOTES: Saskatchewan, which finished first in Pool B, haddefeated Acadia 3-2 on Friday, while Windsor (1-1) beat Acadia 4-2on Thursday… In Pool A, Alberta edged McGill 3-2 in doubleovertime on Saturday afternoon after defeating Carleton 3-2 onThursday.
1. SSK Kendall McFaull (1) (Jesse Ross, Derek Hulak), 8:42
2. SSK Derek Hulak (2) (Craig McCallum, Connor Cox), 10:49 PP
Quakenbush (WSR) roughing, 9:21;
Suer (SSK) high sticking, 14:46;
Hobbs (SSK) checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct, 17:43;
Beaudoin (WSR) holding, 20:00.
3. SSK Derek Hulak (3) (Jesse Ross, Brennan Bosch), 4:41
4. SSK Andrew Bailey (1) (Craig McCallum), 6:07
5. SSK Craig McCallum (1) (Jesse Ross, Matthew Delahey), 12:21
6. SSK John Lawrence (1) (Jesse Ross), 17:58
Christou (WSR) checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct,8:28;
Smuk (SSK) 10-minute misconduct, 15:13.
7. SSK Ryan McDonald (1) (unassisted), 9:26
8. SSK Joshua Roach (1) (Cody Smuk), 13:03
9, SSK Cody Smuk (2) (Zak Stebner, Joshua Roach), 18:20 PP
Spafford (SSK) charging, 15:26;
McDonnell (WSR) slashing, 17:05.
GOALS (by period)
SSK 2-4-3: 9
WSR 0-0-0: 0
SHOTS ON GOAL (by period)
SSK 10-13-11: 34
WSR 3-7-9: 19
SSK – Ryan Holfeld (W, 2-0, 19 shots, 19 saves, 0 GA,60:00)
WSR – Parker Van Buskirk (L, 1-1, 34 shots, 25 saves, 9 GA,60:00)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
SSK: Derek Hulak
WSR: Richard Cameron
REFEREES: Pascal St. Jacques, Todd Thomander
LINESMEN: Ryan Lundquist, Kelsey Mahoney
POOLSTANDINGS, SCHEDULE & RESULTS (LOCAL TIME)
Pool A standings (FINAL)
GP W L GF GA PTS
1. ALB 2 2 0 6 4 4
2. McG 2 1 1 5 5 2
3. CAR 2 0 2 4 6 0
Pool B standings (FINAL)
1. SSK 2 2 0 12 2 4
2. WSR 2 1 1 4 11 2
3. ACA 2 0 2 4 7 0
Thursday, March 20
13:00 Pool A #1: Alberta 3, Carleton 2
19:00 Pool B #1: Windsor 4, Acadia 2
Friday, March 21
13:00 Pool A #2: McGill 3, Carleton 2
19:00 Pool B #2: Saskatchewan 3, Acadia 2
Saturday, March 22
14:00 Pool A #3: Alberta 3, McGill 2 (2OT)
19:00 Pool B #3: Saskatchewan 9, Windsor 0
Sunday, March 23
13:30 Final: No. 1 Alberta vs. No. 5 Saskatchewan (Sportsnet &www.CIS-SIC.tv)
* The webcasts of the 3 televised games will be on pay-per-viewbasis.
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