SASKATOON (from University of Saskatchewan) – The No. 3 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies netted four unanswered goals over the final 37 minutes to play to defeat the University of Calgary Dinos 4-1 Friday night in Rutherford Rink.
After a scoreless first period, the two Canada West men’s hockey rivals exchanged three goals in the first four minutes of the second period. Saskatchewan added two more goals in the early part of the third period to seal the win.
With the win, the first-place Huskies improve to 17-3-1 while seventh-place Calgary drops to 6-12-3. Saskatchewan kept pace with Alberta, which is also 17-3-1.
Calgary opened the scoring at 2:41 of the middle frame when Mitch Cook was able to get a rebound by Huskies goalie Jordon Cooke.
The Huskies answered 28 seconds later when Jordan Tkatch fed Carson Stadnyk in front of the Calgary net for the goal. Alex Forsberg gave the Huskies the lead just over a minute later on his quick shot that beat Calgary netminder Jordan Papirny at 4:22.
Levi Cable gave Saskatchewan a two-goal lead scoring on a short-handed breakaway just 1:54 into the third. Cable added his second of the game on the power play when he found a loose puck after a MacKenzie Johnston shot from the point bounced off the crossbar at 4:43.
Cooke finished the game making 37 saves, while Papirny stopped 38 in the loss for the Dinos.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night in Rutherford Rink. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.