Huskies Sweep Dinos on Opening Weekend

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

CALGARY- The University of Calgary Dinos looked to avenge Friday nights loss against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday afternoon but fell short as the Huskies won the game 1-0 at the Max Bell Arena in Calgary.

"Inconsistency and our lack of the ability to put the puck in the net hurt us," explained Dinos captain Kevin King. "We had a couple good chances but we have to bear down and we can't let a shorthanded goal win them the game."

The Dinos and Huskies both looked to be the first on the scoreboard in the first period but neither team could solve the others goaltending. Dinos' Myles Hovdebo turned away all four shots fired on him in the first period while Jordon Cooke of the Huskies stopped all nine that came his way. Hovdebo finished the game with 20 saves in his first CIS start.

Saskatchewan would be the ones to claim the first goal mid-way through the second period. Kohl Basuml picked up a lose puck on a turnover shorthanded and beat a Calgary defender to fire a shot on net that was stopped, Andrew Johnson trailed in, picked up the rebound and put in the back of the net for his third point of the season.

Both teams ran into penalty trouble in the third period. Calgary had several opportunities to tie the game up but Cooke stood strong, leading Saskatchewan to take both games this weekend.

"It's still a learning curve, the guys learnt a lot from the weekend. We know what to do now and what to expect in league play and moving forward we have some stuff to work on but there isn't a need to panic now," stated King. "We have time this week to turn it around in practice and have a good trip to BC."

The Huskies will head home to host the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for their home opener.

The Dinos will head to Vancouver next weekend (Oct. 16-17) to take on the University of British Colombia Thunderbirds.

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