Ojo nets brace in Huskies de­but

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Swift Cur­rent soccer prod­uct Tobi Ojo made a mem­o­rable de­but with the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s soccer team on Satur­day.

Ojo only played 21 min­utes as a sub­sti­tute, but made the most of his three shots on goal over that span. The rookie mid­fielder found the back of the net twice to lead the Huskies to a 4-2 win over the host Univer­sity of Cal­gary Di­nos.

The Huskies trailed 2-1 early in the sec­ond half be­fore scor­ing three unan­swered goals. Ojo scored the game-win­ning goal in the 75th minute and then added an in­surance marker in the 84th minute to cap a spec­tac­u­lar univer­sity de­but.

The Huskies fin­ished sec­ond in the Canada West Prairie Divi­sion last sea­son with a 7-5-2 record. They were elim­i­nated in the quar­ter-fi­nals by Thomp­son Rivers.

Ojo, who worked his way up through the Swift Cur­rent United Soccer Club pro­gram be­fore mov­ing to Regina, is look­ing to con­trib­ute to a team that is re­turn­ing its top five point pro­duc­ers from last sea­son.

The 5’7’’ Ojo played in Regina for Queen City United and the Regina Le­boldus Golden Suns and was also a mem­ber of Team Saskatchewan nu­mer­ous times.

The Huskies were ranked sixth in the 2018 Canada West Men’s Soccer Pre­sea­son Coaches Poll, while the Di­nos were ranked fourth.

The Huskies lost 3-2 the host Mount Royal Cougars on Sun­day. Ojo came on a sub­sti­tute to play the fi­nal 20 min­utes. He was cau­tioned in the 76 minute and as­sisted on a goal in the 87th minute.

Ojo and the Huskies will make their home de­but on Septem­ber 1 against the Univer­sity of Al­berta Golden Bears.

Ojo will be one of three Swift Cur­rent prod­ucts play­ing U Sports soccer this sea­son. Lau­ryn Hayes, a stand­out with the Swift Cur­rent Comp. Ar­dens and United Soccer Club, has cracked the Univer­sity of Regina Cougars ros­ter as a rookie striker.

Hayes notched her first univer­sity goal when she slammed home a re­bound for the only goal in a 1-0 ex­hi­bi­tion vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Minot State Beavers on Au­gust 18.

The Cougars will open the Canada West reg­u­lar sea­son on Septem­ber 8 when they host the Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Bisons.

Thomas Ham­mer­ton has a start­ing full­back role with the Univer­sity of Leth­bridge Pronghorns in his third sea­son with the team.

Ham­mer­ton played all 90 min­utes in a 3-0 loss to Mount Royal to open the reg­u­lar sea­son on Satur­day. He also played 77 min­utes on Sun­day in a 3-0 loss to the Univer­sity of Cal­gary.

The Pronghorns will look to get into the win col­umn on Satur­day when they host Grant Macewan.

Ham­mer­ton, who came up through the United Soccer Club and the SCCHS Colts, ap­peared in 10 games last sea­son as the Pronghorns fin­ished with a

2-10-2 record.

Swift Cur­rent’s Syd­ney Hope is en­ter­ing her sec­ond sea­son with the Leth­bridge Col­lege Ko­di­aks in the Al­berta Col­leges Ath­letic Con­fer­ence. She scored her first ca­reer goal on Sun­day in a 3-1 ex­hi­bi­tion loss to The Kings Univer­sity Ea­gles.

The Ko­di­aks will open the ACAC reg­u­lar sea­son on Septem­ber 8 when they visit the SAIT Trojans in Cal­gary.

Mike Gurski, also a player and coach from Swift Cur­rent, will be suit­ing up for a fifth and fi­nal sea­son with the Medicine Hat Col­lege Rat­tlers. The vet­eran mid­fielder ap­peared in nine games with the Rat­tlers last sea­son. PUB­LIC NO­TICE is hereby given that nom­i­na­tions of can­di­dates for the of­fices of:

COUN­CIL­LOR for Divi­sion No. 2 COUN­CIL­LOR for Divi­sion No. 4

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