Eight Huskies Score in Win Over Dinos

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

SASKATOON – Eight different Huskies found the back of the net as the No. 3 ranked University of Saskatchewan capped off a weekend sweep of the University of Calgary Dinos with an 8-3 win at Rutherford Rink.

Kendall McFaull, Daylan Gatzke, Andrew Johnson, Jaimen Yakubowski, Kohl Bauml, Jordan Fransoo, Cameron Blair and Parker Thomas all put their names on the scoresheet as the Huskies improved to 17-3 on the season.

Kevin King, Dylan Busenius and Chris Collins all scored for the Dinos who drop to 7-9-4 with the loss.

The Huskies got the scoring started at 6:44 on the power-play. Kendall McFaull, posted up in front of the net, tipped in Josh Roach's point shot to put the home team ahead early.

The Huskies would ring a pair of shots off the cross bar before going up 2-0 at 15:36. Daylan Gatzke beat Myles Hovdebo from the slot for his first career CIS goal.

Starting the second period ahead 2-0, the Huskies would strike early. Andrew Johnson scored his ninth goal of the season, rushing down the boards before sending a shot top corner glove side on Hovdebo at 1:24.

A second Huskie would get his first career CIS goal when Jaimen Yakubowski bulged the twine at 2:58. Yakubowski's goal gave the Huskies a 4-0 advantage early in the second period.

Calgary would finally break through less than a minute later. Kevin King's shot squeaked under the arm of Huskie goalie Jordon Cooke with just enough power to trickle into the net at 3:29.

Saskatchewan stomped out any momentum the Dinos tried to build with a short-handed goal at 13:10. Kohl Bauml dangled around two defenders before beating Steven Stanford, who replaced Hovdebo, for his sixth of the year.

Before the second period was out Jordan Fransoo gave the Huskies a 6-2 cushion with a point shot through a crowd on the power-play at 19:20.

The Dinos answered back in the third with a pair of goals that cut the lead to 6-3. First it was Dylan Busenius with a slap shot that found the top corner of the net at 4:58. Chris Collins scored his eighth of the season on the power-play at 7:32 finishing off a one time pass from Spencer Edwards.

Cameron Blair iced the game at 9:35, ending any chance of a Calgary comeback. Parker Thomas scored his fourth of the year at 15:32 to add an exclamation point to an impressive offensive display for the Huskies.

Saskatchewan travels to Vancouver next weekend to take on the UBC Thunderbirds. Calgary will play a home-and-home on Thursday and Friday with cross town rivals the Mount Royal Cougars.