Women's hockey battles Alberta Pandas for top spot in standings


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Game Information

Date Fri/Sat, Feb. 2-3
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series ('99)  AB leads 60-17
         Home AB leads 24-10
         Current Streak AB W 4
         Last Meeting Nov. 18, 2017
            SSK 1 @ AB 3

5 Things

  1. The Huskies have clinched a CW home playoff spot, but are still fighting for a bye in the quarter-final round.

  2. To guarantee 2nd place, the Huskies need three regulation wins including a sweep over Alberta and a split in the UBC-Alberta series next weekend.

  3. If Alberta sweeps the Huskies in OT, the Pandas need one point to knock Saskatchewan out of 2nd place contention.

  4. Saskatchewan currently holds the CW tie-breaker with all top four teams, but Alberta.

  5. On Saturday, the Huskies will honour 5th year athletes Kaitlin Willoughby, Kori Herner, Kira Bannatyne and Kennedy Harris in a pregame ceremony.

By The Numbers

4 - Game-winning goals by Kaitlin Willoughy, second-highest in the conference.

11 - Wins by Jessica Vance, seven coming via shutout – both conference highs.

16 - Points by fifth-year Kaitlin Willougby, fourth-most in the conference. 

273:19 - Length of Jessica Vance's shutout streak.

Scouting The Pandas

  • Third-year forwards Autumn MacDougall and Alexandra Poznikoff have recorded 27 and 21 points respectively, the only marks in the conference over 16.

  • Five Panda's fill out the jam-packed top three under the plus/minus category. Fourth-year Amy Boucher, second-year Lindsay Weech and Poznikoff sit at +11 while fifth-year Deanna Morin sits +13 and MacDougall leads with a +14 rating.

  • Both Panda goaltenders Kirsten Chamberlin and Dayna Owen have been splitting time with great success this season, boasting 1.17 and 1.41 GAA's respectively. Owen's nine wins and Chamberlin's eight are third and fourth most in the conference.