Date Fri/Sat, Nov. 17/18
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series ('75) ALB Leads 172-81-9
Current Streak ALB 1 W
Last Meeting March 5, 2017
ALB 6 @ SSK 3
Canada West Final Game 3
Historical rivalry between the the Canada West's most winningest hockey teams continues. The rivalry began in 1911.
This is the first meeting between the rivals in 2017-18. Alberta was crowned the Canada West champions on March 5 in their last meeting.
The Huskies were 3-1 against Alberta in 2016-17. The loss came on October 14, 2016 in double OT in Edmonton.
Both teams enter the weekend in the U SPORTS Top 10 - Alberta No. 1 and Saskatchewan No. 3.
Since the start 2016-17 season, the Huskies are 18-3 at Rutherford Rink in regular season.
By The Numbers
19 - The Huskies & Bears have combined for 19 University Cup appearances since 2004-05.
20 - Since the 1997-98, the Huskies & Bears have combined for 20 Canada West Championship wins.
50 - Jordon Cooke won his 50th game against UBC Thunderbirds.
3025 - Number of combined games since 1919 the Huskies-Golden Bears have played.
Scouting The Golden Bears
Alberta enters the weekend with a perfect 10-0-0 record and ranked No. 1 in U SPORTS.
The Golden Bears have a high powered offence with 52 goals scored in the 10 games. Similar to the Huskies' offence, 18 different Alberta players have scored in 2017-18.
The bulk of the Golden Bears have come from Brandon Magee (6), Luke Philp (5), Cole Sanford (5) and Jamie Crooks (5).
Rookie goaltender Zach Sawchenko has played in seven games for the Bears posting a 1.4 GAA and a .939 save percentage.