Date Fri/Sat, Oct. 20/21
Time 7 p.m./5 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series MAN Leads 29-59
Current Streak MAN W 3
Last Meeting Feb. 3, 2017
SSK 1 @ MAN 3
Saskatchewan has split their first two series of the 2017-18 Canada West women's hockey season.
The Huskies went 9-4 in Rutherford Rink in 2016-17.
The Huskies were 0-4 against Manitoba in 2016-17 including two overtime losses in Rutherford Rink.
Bailee Bourassa was named Canada West Third Star after two goals in Week 1 against Regina.
By The Numbers
5 - Five different Huskies have scored goals in 2017-18.
12 - Head coach Steve Kook returns behind the bench for his 12th season.
17 - Seventeen Huskies hail from Saskatchewan.
95 - 5th year captain Kaitlin Willoughby has 95 career points (42 goals, 53 assists).
Scouting The Bisons
- The Bisons are 2-2 heading into the matchup with the Huskies, splitting their first two series with UBC and the Alberta Pandas.
- The Bisons are tied for first in goals for this season, scoring 13 in four games - equalling Regina & UBC's totals.
- The Bisons have given up a Canada West worst 15 goals this season, with goalies Rachel Dyck and Lauren Taraschuk splitting time between the pipes. Their combined .811 SV% is the lowest in the conference.
- Forward Venla Hovi is leading the Canada West in points with seven in four games, six of those being assists; also a Canada West high.
- The Bisons have committed 41 minutes in penalties so far this year, second highest behind Alberta. Their 55% penalty kill percentage is also second lowest in the conference, once again behind Alberta.
- The Bisons have recorded eight power-play goals on 14 opportunities, giving them an impressive 57% execution rate; highest in the Canada West.