Three Third Period Goals Helps Women's Hockey Sweep

SASKATOON, SASK. – The No. 10 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies scored three straight third period goals to top the Mount Royal University Cougars 3-1 Saturday night at Rutherford Rink.

Lauren Zary, Courtney Cormack and Kaitlin Willoughby all tallied in the final 13 seven minutes of the game after the Huskies trailed the Cougars 1-0.

The Huskies' record improves to 5-3-2-0 after sweeping the Cougars, while Mount Royal sees its record drop to 2-6-0-2 on the season.

Cormack scored the game winning goal on the power play at 17:08 of the third, finishing off a nice passing play by the green and white. A pair of Huskies stood strong along the board to keep the puck in the offensive zone allowing Kennedy Harris to chip it free and send it down to the goal line for Rachel Johnson. Johnson then found Cormack cutting to the net where the Huskie forward would make no mistake in beating Emma Pincott for her third goal of the season.

Lauren Zary also tallied her third goal of the season for Saskatchewan, tying the game up at one at 13:28. Zary found a loose puck in front of the net and beat Pincott to square the game up.

After both goalies kept turning pucks aside despite a number of chances by each squad, the Cougars would find a way to solve Cassidy Hendricks for the first goal of the game. Less than minute into the third, Nicolette Seper controlled the puck deep in the Saskatchewan zone and sent a hard attempt in on Hendricks. Setting up just outside of the crease was Megan Carver, ready to redirect the puck over the glove shoulder of the Huskie netminder at 0:35 for her first goal of the season.

Willoughby would add an empty net goal, her fourth marker of the season, to seal the win.

Pincott finished the game with 32 saves for Mount Royal. Picking up her fifth win of the season for the Huskies was Hendricks after making 17 saves.

The Huskies went 1-for-5 on the power play on Saturday night, while the Cougars finished 0-for-3 with the advantage.

Saskatchewan will enjoy a bye next weekend and return to the ice at home against the Calgary Dinos on November 18. The Cougars also have next weekend off. Mount Royal begins a home-and-home series with the Lethbridge Pronghorns on November 18 in Calgary. ­