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Women’s Soccer closes home schedule this weekend

 

Game 1 Information

Date Saturday, Oct. 15
Time 12 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Field 7 in PotashCorp Park
Series (’01) SSK Leads 5-0-1
Home 2-0
Current Streak SSK W 1
Last Meeting Sept. 18, 2016
SSK 4 @ WPG 2

Game 2 Information

Date Sunday, Oct. 16
Time 12 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Field 7 in PotashCorp Park
Series (’01) SSK Leads 11-6
Home 5-3
Current Streak SSK W 9
Last Meeting Sept. 17, 2016
SSK 1 @ MAN 0

5 Things

  1. The Huskies will play their final home matches of the regular season this weekend on Field 7.
  2. Saskatchewan will recognize its fifth-year players Erica Hindmarsh and Meagan Manson in their final regular season home appearance.
  3. The Huskies have enjoyed success over both visitors from the East. The Huskies have not lost to Winnipeg in program history and haven’t fallen to Manitoba since 2009.
  4. The playoff race heats up with just two weeks left in the season. Saskatchewan is still aiming for a spot near the top of the division standings.
  5. Both of this weekend’s opponents are still in the playoff chase. Manitoba is looking to secure hosting duties in the first round, while Winnipeg is locked in a three way race for two of the final playoff spots.

By The Numbers

9 – The Huskies have won 9 straight meetings with Manitoba and haven’t lost in 6 meetings with Winnipeg.

42 – Fifth-year striker Erica Hindmarsh has 42 points in her Huskie career, trailing the all-time record by just 10.

47 – The Huskies have been strong during the second half of games this season outscroing opponents and accumulating 47 more shots

69 – The Huskies are fifth in the conference with 69 shots on goal this season.

Scouting The Wesmen

The Trinity Western Spartans are looking to return to the Canada West Final in 2015. The Spartans fell to the UBC T-Birds in the conference championship last fall on Field 7 in Saskatoon.

TWU got off to a good start to its season with a 2-1 victory over the Fraser Falley Cascades. Jenaya Robertson scored in the 83rd minute to seal the victory for the Spartans.

After finishing with the conference silver medal a season ago, the Spartans were picked second in the coaches poll and are currently ranked No. 4 in the CIS Top 10.

Scouting The Bisons

Manitoba is in search of just its second win in the month of October as they look to stay in the mix for a top playoff seed.

The Bisons face Regina on Saturday before travelling to Saskatoon. Manitoba will finish the regular season at home against UBC and Victoria.

Manitoba is led offensively by Selina Speranza and Amanda Wong with seven points respectively. Speranze has five goals and two assists with Wong recording two goals and five assists.

 

Women’s Hockey opens at home against Alberta Pandas

 

Game Information

Date Fri/Sat, Oct. 14/15
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series (’99) ALB Leads 56-15
Home 8-24
Current Streak ALB 1 W OT
Last Meeting Feb. 6, 2016
ALB 2 @ SSK 1 OT2

5 Things

  1. The Huskies face a Top 10 opponent for the second straight week after splitting a series with No. 2 UBC last weekend.
  2. Friday night is the home opener for the Huskies.
  3. The Huskies return three of their top five goal scorers this season, along with starting goaltender Cassidy Hendricks.
  4. The two teams split the season series last year with each team earning a win on home ice and one on the road.
  5. In the preseason coaches poll, Alberta was voted to finish in second in the conference with 39 voting points. The Huskies were slotted fifth with 24 voting points.

By The Numbers

1 – Three out of the four meetings between the teams last year were 1 goal games.

4 –In the first CIS Women’s Hockey Top 10 of the season, 4 Canada West teams cracked the poll (UBC 2, Alberta 8, Calgary 9, Manitoba 10).

9 –In the first weekend of the season, 9 different Huskies registered their names on the scoresheet with at least a point.

9 –Saskatchewan notched 9 of its 14 wins at home in Rutherford Rink a season ago.

Huskies Host Thunderbirds In Lone Meeting 

Game Information

Date Friday, Oct. 14
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, Sask.
Venue Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park
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Series (’72) SSK Leads 56-29
vs UBC SSK Leads 34-10
Current Streak UBC – 1 W
Last Meeting Oct. 23, 2015
UBC 41 @ SSK 36

5 Things

  1. Friday marks the first and only meeting between the two schools in 2016. The winner of Friday’s game will hold the tie-breaker for playoff scenarios.
  2. UBC is coming off a dramatic 53-50 quadruple overtime win over the Manitoba Bisons at home last weeekend.
  3. Due to weather and field conditions, the Rally Alley will not be open for this week’s game. To enter the contest for the Disneyland Family Vacation, stop at the CruzFM tent before you enter the stadium. The first 1000 fans will receive entry ballots.
  4. The T-Birds remain in 10th in this week’s CIS Top 10. The Regina Rams (No. 4 ) and the Calgary Dinos (No. 5) also represent the conference in the poll.
  5. Huskie running back Tyler Chow leads the conference in rushing with 633 yards this season. His 126.6 yards per game is third in the CIS.By The Numbers

By The Numbers

10 – Tyler Chow has moved into 10th on the Huskies all-time career rushing yards list with 1488 yards.

15 – Kicker Sean Stenger leads the conference and is second in the CIS with 15 made field goals

41 – The second quarter has been the Huskies’ strongest as they have outscored opponents by 41 points.

95 – Saskatchewan has scored on 95% of their possessions inside the opponents red zone coming away with no points only once.

Scouting The Thunderbirds

  • UBC enters the weekend third in the Canada West standings.
  • The T-Birds are coming off of a dramatic 53-50 quadruple overtime win at home over the Manitoba Bisons last week.
  • UBC has won back-to-back games after starting the season 1-2.
  • UBC has scored 115 points over the last two weeks and are second in the conference, averaging 34.4 points per contest.
  • Quarterback Michael O’Connor is putting together another impressive season. O’Connor is averaging 334 yards per game while throwing for 13 scores.
  • Two-way player Trivel Pinto has made an impact on both sides of the ball this eason. A week ago, Pinto caught three touchdown passes and grabbed an interception on defence against the Bisons.
  • The T-Birds will face a pair of Top 10 teams in their final two games of the season with a trip to Regina scheduled for October 21 and a home date with the Calgary Dinos in a rematch of the 2015 Hardy Cup on October 29.

 

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