Hockey: CW weekly roundup

The Saskatchewan Huskies seem to have righted the ship in Saskatoon, as the Huskies swept the UBC Thunderbirds this past weekend. Saskatchewan gave up the first goal of the night Friday as Jeff Lynch got the the T-Birds on the board first just over midway through the first period of play, but that would prove to be all the offence UBC could muster Friday night. The Huskies scored seven unanswered goals, including a pair from rookie Andrew Bailey as the hometown team went onto the 7-1 win. Saturday night once again saw the Huskies pick up a victory, this time with a 5-1 win. Jason Wagar led the way Saturday night with two goals as David Reekie picked up the win in goal for Saskatchewan. Jeff Harvey and Reekie continue to split the goaltending duties for the Huskies, as the UBC series marked the fourth consecutive weekend the two split starting duties. The Huskies have now won five of their last six games, and have picked up points in six consecutive games. Saskatchewan heads to Manitoba next weekend for the second time this season after the Huskies opened the season in Winnipeg with two losses. UBC heads home to take on the Lethbridge Pronghorns next weekend.

In Lethbridge, the Alberta Golden Bears got a six-point performance from rookie Sean Ringrose Friday night, the first six-point performance from a Golden Bear since Kevin Marsh accomplished the feat back in 2004 against the 'Horns at home, as the Bears secured an 8-5 win. The power play was once again deadly for Alberta, as the Bears went 4 for 5 with the man advantage. The offensive fireworks from Friday night didn't carry over into Saturday night's affair, as Alberta would secure a tight 2-0 win. One constant between Friday and Saturday night, however, was the Bears capitalizing on the power play. Alberta went 2 for 7 with the man advantage to pick up the sweep. The Bears head home next weekend for a pair of games against the Calgary Dinos, while the Pronghorns head to UBC.

The second place Manitoba Bisons kept pace in the Canada West standings with the Golden Bears, as the Herd also a secured a road sweep. Friday night in Regina, the Bisons got two goals from Kyle Howarth, and another from Mike Hellyer in a 3-2 win over the Cougars. Saturday night Tanner Shultz got the Cougars on the board first, as he scored his third of the season only 2:11 into the first. Manitoba, however, would score four unanswered goals including a power play marker from Kip Workman to cap off the scoring, as the Bisons skated away with the 4-1 win. The Cougars have a bye next weekend, and Manitoba welcomes a rejuvenated Saskatchewan team to Winnipeg.
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