Huskies shoot past Cougars in standings

Thanks to two wins over the Cougars, the Huskies moved up to second place in Canada West.

Thanks to two wins over the Cougars, the Huskies moved up to second place in Canada West.

Going into the weekend series, provincial rivals the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the University of Regina Cougars were fighting for second place in the Canada West standings.

After taking both games on Nov. 22 and 23, the Huskies moved to 9-3-2 on the season and into sole possession of the number two ranking.

Rookie goaltender Karen Lefsrud made 22 saves to help the Huskies to a 4-0 win over the Cougars during Friday night’s match. The shutout was the second of Lefsrud’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport career.

Sara Greschner put the Huskies on the board first with a wrist shot at 14:23 in the first period. The goal came during a power play after Cougar Triston Riemer was taken off for tripping.

The Huskies scored again on a power play, this time from the stick of Kaitlin Willoughby at 2:42 in the second period. Captain Cami Wooster extended the Huskies’ lead to 3-0 ten minutes into the same period.

Alexee Klassen netted the fourth and final goal for the Dogs just shy of the five minute mark in the final period.

On Sunday night Wooster scored the winning goal during a shootout to lift the Huskies to victory.

After neither team was able to score in regulation or overtime, the squads headed into a deciding shootout. Huskie goaltender Cassidy Hendricks stopped two Cougars shots while another sailed over the net. Cougar netminder Toni Ross blocked two shots as well but Wooster was able to beat her on the left side for the win.

Hendricks made 29 saves on the night while Ross turned away 32.

The Huskies play the Mount Royal University Cougars in Calgary on Nov. 29 and 30.

Photo: Jordan Dumba/Photo Editor