Horns rally over Dinos in double OT
A little comeback hockey earned the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s hockey team a home ice Friday night.
The Horns defeated the Calgary Dinos 4-3 in double overtime in Canada West play at Nicholas Sheran Arena to improve to 6-11-1-1.
Trailing 2-0 after the second period, the Horns struck for three goals in the third period — including two in the final 1:33 — before leading scorer Tricia Van Vaerenbergh completed the comeback in double overtime.
On the men’s side, the Pronghorns were held goalless and winless, falling 5-0 to the Dinos in Calgary after a 2-0 loss Thursday night at the Enmax Centre.
In the women’s game, Katelyn Breitkreuz scored 1:38 into the third period to pull the Horns within one before the Dinos went back up by two a little under five minutes later.
But in the final 1:33 Jodi Gentile and Jordan Doram scored 22 seconds apart to force overtime.
After the first overtime failed to produce a winner, Van Vaerenbergh netted the winner in the second extra frame.
Breitkreuz and Doram each had an assist for a two-point night, while goaltender Alicia Anderson made 40 saves in the win.
The win keeps the Pronghorns in seventh place in the Canada West, five points back of the Mount Royal University Cougars.
The teams are in Calgary tonight to close out the weekend at 6 p.m.
In the men’s game Friday in Calgary, the Dinos scored once in the first and twice in the second and third on their way to the win as the Pronghorns fall to 7-11-2-0.
The Dinos outshot the Pronghorns 3916 as Pronghorns goaltender Garret Hughson made 34 saves.
The Pronghorns remain in the sixthand-final playoff spot in the Canada West, eight points up on the Manitoba Bisons and five back of the UBC Thunderbirds.