Vancouver, BC – After an uplifting sweep last weekend against the Mount Royal Cougars, the UBC women’s hockey team looks to keep their winning streak alive as they travel to the University of Saskatchewan for their final pair of games against the Huskies.
With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Thunderbirds are currently in fourth-place in the Canada West with a record of 10-4-4 and 33 points, a single point more than the fourth-place Huskies. Another pair of wins would further the gap between the two evenly-matched teams, and help the ‘Birds navigate through the top of the league.
UBC dominated the Cougars last weekend, firing 42 shots on net in their 3-1 victory Friday night, and earning a 4-0 shutout Saturday night. UBC Muscle Mlk Athlete of the Week, defenceman Devon Morrison, had four assists over the weekend, and forwards Nikola Brown-John and Tatiana Rafter fired 11 and 10 shots respectively, leading the team on attack. Brown-John scored the game winning goal in both games.
On top of a surge in offense, the ‘Birds’ defense has been on lockdown. Goaltender Danielle Dube played in the weekend series for the first time this season, only allowing one goal between the two games.
After dropping both games to Calgary last weekend, the Huskies’ record has fallen to 11-5-2. The teams last met in October of 2014 and split the series at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena. UBC lost the first game in a shootout 5-4, and won the second game 2-0.
Puck drop is set for 5:00 pm PST both Friday and Saturday evening at Rutherford Rink in Saskatoon.