Dinos Storm Into CUC To Take On Dogs

HUSKIES HOST TOP RANKED DINOS

Game Date: January 31 & February 1

Game Location: Credit Union Centre

Webcast: canadawest.tv (Friday – video only; Saturday – full webcast)

THE GAMES

With a postseason berth within reach, the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team look to challenge the No. 1 ranked University of Calgary Dinos at Credit Union Centre this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

• The series will mark the ninth and tenth games at Credit Union Centre for the Huskies since 2011-12. The games at the rink are to help the team prep for hosting the 2014 CIS PotashCorp University Cup presented by Coop March 20-23.

• Saskatchewan is 8-1-0 at Credit Union Centre since 2011-12. The lone loss came on October 21, 2011 3-1 to the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

• With 33 points, Saskatchewan’s Derek Hulak leads Calgary’s Chris Collins by just a single point for the conference scoring lead. Hulak won the scoring title in 2011-12 and was named a CIS First Team All-Canadian.

• Calgary enters the weekend as the nation’s top ranked team. Alberta (2) is the only other team from the Canada West in the Top 10.

• Huskie goalie Ryan Holfeld has started 21-of-22 games in 2013-14 and has recorded three shutouts and a .919 save percentage. Holfeld leads the CIS in minutes played.

• Dino goalie Jacob DeSerres leads the Canada West in save percentage (.939) and goals against average (1.52) and is among the CIS leaders in both categories.

THE SERIES

Since 2007-08, the Huskies are 11-9-4 against the Dinos in regular season action. Earlier in the season, Calgary swept the Huskies at home with 3-1 and 2-0 wins.

NO. 1 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (20-0-2)

The top ranked team in the country has yet to suffer defeat in regulation this season and will look to keep a zero in the loss column after a weekend at Credit Union Centre.

Chris Collins leads the way for the Dinos with 17 goals and 15 assists. His 32 points are second in the conference. Taylor Stefishen and Kevin King, with 27 and 26 points respectively, are also in the top five in Canada West scoring.

Jacob DeSerres has posted three shutouts in 13 games. His goals against average of 1.52 and save percentage of .939 leads the conference in both categories.

 

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (12-9-1)

The Saskatchewan Huskies come off a bye-week looking to show they are contenders in the Canada West against the conference’s top team.

A sweep over the Dinos would guarantee the Huskies a spot in the postseason. Saskatchewan is currently third in the standings, four points ahead of the Manitoba Bisons.

Derek Hulak continues to hold on to the conference scoring lead with 33 points after having a bye week. Kenton Dulle leads the team with nine goals and has 19 points.

Ryan Holfeld has started all 21-of-22 games for the green and white posting a 2.37 goals against average and .919 save percentage. Holfeld also has three shutouts, tied for the most in the conference. Holfeld leads the CIS in minutes played.

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