Men's hockey ready for Calgary Dinos in semifinal series

Men's hockey ready for Calgary Dinos in semifinal series

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Canada West Semifinal
Game Information

Date February 22, 23, 24 (if needed)
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series ('75) CGY leads 110-96-4
   Home SSK Leads 67-46-1
   PLAYOFFS SSK Leads 19-10
   Current Streak SSK 2 W
   Last Meeting Jan. 20, 2018
           CGY 0 @ SSK 2

5 Things

  1. Saskatchewan and Calgary meet in a Canada West postseason series for the 11th time in history. The Huskies swept the Dinos in the 2015-16 semifinal and have an all-time 19-10 record.

  2. The Huskies are 3-1 vs. the Dinos this season. The teams split the first meeting in Calgary in October, before the Huskies swept at home in January.

  3. Saskatchewan closed the Canada West season 2-4, losing all four games on the road. 

  4. The Huskies are 13-1 in Rutherford Rink in 2017-18.  The Dinos finished 5-9 on the road, but won a quarter-final on the road to advance.

  5. Josh Roach was a special teams machine in 2017-18. The fifth-year scored 10 points on the power play and tallied two short handed goals. 

By The Numbers

13 - The Huskies are 13-1 in Rutherford Rink in 2017-18. 

17 - Total Logan McVeigh shots on goal vs. Calgary this season, yet to register a goal.

19 - Historical playoff wins over Calgary since 1975.

.955 - Jordan Cooke save % in four games vs. CGY this season. (Stopped 130/136 shots).

Scouting The Dinos

  • The Calgary Dinos advanced after a quarter-final series win on the road over the UBC Thunderbirds last weekend. Calgary won Game 2 and 3 to advance.

    Riley Sheen buried four goals for the Dinos in the series. Two of his goals proved to be game-winners for Calgary. 25 combined shots on goal from forwards Tim Vanstone and Chris Collins is the highest output from any two skaters in the playoffs. 

    First-year goalie Jordan Papirny started Game 1 for the Dinos against UBC, before Matthew Greenfield stepped in for the start in games 2 & 3. Greenfield posted a .915 save percentage in his 120:00 minutes of action, while Papirny recorded .892 save percentage in 60 minutes. In their only win vs. Saskatchewan this season, Greenfield picked up the win stopping 24 of 26 shots.