The Huskies men’s hockey team dispatched the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Jan. 17 and 18 in Lethbridge, Alta.
The Dogs swept the series with a 7-1 win on Friday night and a 2-1 triumph on Saturday. With the wins, the team is now 12-9-1 on the season and sits in second place in the Canada West division.
The Huskies were on point offensively during Friday night’s game, blitzing the home team 7-1.
Jesse Ross started the Huskies off with a goal at 4:31 in the opening frame. Andrew Bailey gave the Dogs a 2-0 lead that same period and moments later John Lawrence pushed the team ahead 3-0. The Pronghorns cut the deficit to 1-3 with a goal at 17:09. Midway through the second period, Zak Stebner scored the Huskies’ fourth goal.
Huskie Derek Hulak found the top shelf seven minutes into the third frame for a 5-1 lead. Kenton Dulle and Ross scored within forty seconds of each other to cap off scoring for the Dogs and earn a 7-1 win.
Goalie Ryan Holfeld made 25 saves.
The Dogs found themselves in a tussle on Saturday night and needed two overtime periods to end the Pronghorn’s challenge.
Corbin Karl gave the Pronghorns a 1-0 lead with a goal late in the second period. The Dogs tied things up after Dulle found the back of the net 6:43 into the third. After neither team was able to break through during the first overtime, the game headed into a second. Less than a minute in, Brennan Bosch scored what proved to be the game winner.
Blake Voth got the start in the Huskies’ net and made 29 saves.
The Huskies return to the ice on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to host the University of Calgary Dinos.