Despite jumping to 1-0 leads in both games on the weekend, the Huskies women’s hockey team could not handle the strong scoring of the first-place Calgary Dinos.
Home-ice advantage didn’t mean a thing for the Huskies men’s hockey team last weekend against the University of Calgary Dinos. The Dinos not only handed the Dogs their first loss at Rutherford Rink this season with a 3-2 overtime win Friday, Feb. 3, but also held the Huskies scoreless in a 3-0 victory the following night.
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s volleyball squad recorded its first sweep of the season Jan. 27 and 28 in Kamloops, B.C. Led by middle blocker Geoff Zerr, the Huskies were able to come back from a two-sets-to-one deficit in the weekend’s first match and win it 15-8 in the fifth and final set.
When the Huskies men’s basketball team hosts the Brandon University Bobcats at home on Jan. 27 and 28, it is very likely that Michael Lieffers will cross a career milestone. The 6-8 forward from Saskatoon became the 37th Huskie ever to reach 1,000 career points on Jan. 20 when he put up eight points in a game against the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat. He is also only 14 boards shy of becoming the fifth Huskie ever to grab 1,000 rebounds. Lieffers, however, isn’t paying attention to the numbers.
A 92-55 stomping over the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat on Jan. 20 didn’t go to the Huskies’ women's basketball team's heads when they faced the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack the following night. Saskatchewan knew they would be facing a much stronger opponent. Meanwhile, the men's team, led by Peter Lomuro and Jamelle Barrett, walked all over the visiting UBC Okanagan Heat and Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack Jan. 20 and 21, respectively.
It wasn’t pretty but it worked. The Huskies women’s hockey team was forced to down the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns 4-3 in overtime Jan. 7 after blowing a 3-0 lead in the third period. Meanwhile, The Lethbridge Pronghorns continued to trouble the first-place Huskies men’s hockey team last weekend as the Dogs found themselves scrambling for what should have been a guaranteed win. Earlier this year, a game between the ’Horns and the Huskies was postponed after two periods due to ice resurfacing problems. Saskatchewan had led 3-0 in that game.
The Huskies men’s hockey team will have to kick old habits if it wants to land a spot in the national playoffs. According to head coach Dave Adolph, the team hasn’t performed very well in the second half of the last two regular seasons. “This year our goal is making sure our finish is better than our start," says Adolph. Meanwhile, the Huskies women’s hockey head coach Steve Kook doesn’t want to downplay this weekend’s first-place games against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, but he believes the Dogs will have at least four more first-place weekends this season.
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies wrestling squad was lucky that Katie Dutchak wasn’t quite yet ready to step off the mat. The former captain of the Holy Cross High School team and first-year wrestler with the Dogs nearly moved to Missouri this year to take her rodeo career to the next level. However, after a bronze-medal performance in the Canadian junior wrestling finals last year — a finish that she considered lacklustre — she decided that she “wasn’t ready to be done wrestling.”
Jared Farley lay motionless on the dirt after his face smashed flat against Bombs Away’s horn. Thousands of fans held their breath as paramedics rushed to assess the damage. After several agonizing minutes, the dazed bull rider got to his feet and walked safely out of the fenced arena. He wasn’t the only rider to take a beating Nov. 19 as the bulls were angry for the last night of the 2011 Professional Bull Riders Canadian Finals at Credit Union Centre. Read on and check out our full photo gallery for a taste of the action.
A huge weight was lifted off the Huskies women’s basketball team Nov. 18 as they tallied their first win of the season against the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns. The Dogs, who had lost their previous three games, downed the Horns 62-55.