Men's soccer hosts Griffins and Golden Bears in final home matches

vs MacEwan Game Notes | vs Alberta Game Notes

Game 1 Information vs MacEwan Griffins
Date Thursday, September 28
Time 12 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, Sask.
Venue Field 7 in PotashCorpPark
Series ('14) SSK leads 6-0-1
   Current Streak SSK 2 W
   Last Meeting Sept 2, 2017 
    SSK 2 @ GMU 1

Game 2 Information vs Alberta Golden Bears

Date Sunday, October 1
Time 2 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, Sask.
Venue Field 7 in PotashCorpPark
Series ('79) 11-51-8
   Current Streak ALB 3 W
   Last Meeting Sept 3, 2017 
   SSK 1 @ ALB 4

5 Things vs MacEwan

  1. This is the second meeting between the Huskies and MacEwan Griffins in 2017. The Huskies won 2-1 in Edmonton on Sept. 2. 

  2. The Huskies are undefeated against the MacEwan Griffins at 6-0-1.

  3. This is just the third trip to Saskatoon for the MacEwan Griffins who started playing in the Canada West in 2014.

  4. More than 1,000 school kids will be at Thursday's match.

  5. Saskatchewan returns to the friendly confines of Field 7 where they lost just four matches since 2016.

5 Things vs Alberta

  1. This is the second meeting between the Huskies and Alberta Golden Bears in 2017. The Bears won 4-1 in Edmonton on Sept. 3. 

  2. Despite the lopsided all-time record, the Huskies are 6-4-1 in the last 11 games against the Golden Bears.

  3. Sunday's game is the Bateman Cup. The game honours Reginald Bateman who died in the Great War and was a member of the first ever Huskie Athletics soccer team. 

  4. The Huskies will wear vintage jerseys that honour the original Huskies' team that Reginald Bateman was a member of on Sunday.

  5. Sunday is the final home match for the Huskies in the 2017 men's soccer regular season. 

By The Numbers 

6 - Saskatchewan has 6 wins against Alberta since 2013.

8 - The Huskies have scored 8 goals in their last three matches.

17 - The Huskies have scored 17 goals in 2017.

28 - Patrick Pranger has made 28 saves in 2017.


Scouting The Griffins

  • The MacEwan Griffins enter the weekend 1-6-1 and fresh from a 2-2 tie with the Fraser Valley Cascades. MacEwan's lone win came on August 27 over the Mount Royal Cougars.
  • Lahai Mansaray has provided the bulk of the offence for  MacEwan scoring four of the Griffin's eight goals in 2017. 

Scouting The Golden Bears

  • The No. 1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears are first in the Canada West Prairie Division with a 6-1-1 record.
  • The only blemish on the season for the Golden Bears was a  2-0 loss to the Trinity Western Spartans at home last weekend.  
  • Alberta is the reigning U SPORTS champion.
  • Alberta's offence has five different players tallying two goals or more including Ajeej Sarkaria with four, Tolu Esan with three and Ajay Khabra with three.