The goals came early and often for a No. 2 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s hockey team that cruised to a 6-1 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver, B.C. on Friday night.
Levi Cable tallied twice with Jesse Forsberg, Carson Stadnyk, Parker Thomas and Connor Gay supplying the other goals.
Not content with making 17 saves for his seventh win of the season, Taran Kozun also twice sent the puck the length of the ice for a tape-to-tape pass to add a pair of assists.
The win moves Saskatchewan to 8-1-0 on the season and marks their seventh consecutive victory. Their last five wins have all been by at least a two-goal margin.
The Huskies scored four goals in the first period to take control of the game early and coasted to the victory from there, out-shooting UBC 46-18 in the process.
Forsberg got the scoring parade started just past the midway mark of the first period with a power play marker.
Newly-named CW WHL Grad of the month Stadnyk added to the lead with five minutes left to go in the first before Thomas scored just 30 seconds later.
The Huskies weren’t down there however, as a stretch-pass from Kozun found Cable in stride and the fourth-year forward made no mistake in scoring his first of two goals on the night.
After a scoreless second period, Cable made the score 5-0 just minutes into the third when he once again got on the end of a long pass from Kozun.
Gay capped off the scoring by adding a marker with 50 seconds remaining on the clock.
These two teams will be back in action tomorrow at 4 pm in Vancouver.