U of R Cougars win shootout on the 16th try
Both goalies stellar in shootout, before Regina forward scores for weekend split
Jordan Kulbida scored the shootout winner as the University of Regina Cougars women’s hockey team edged the Saskatchewan Huskies 2-1 on Saturday at the Co-operators Centre.
The shootout saw 15 shooters fail to score before Kulbida fired the winner past Saskatchewan goaltender Jessica Vance to end the Canada West game.
Morgan Baker stopped 17 shots in regulation and eight in the shootout for the Cougars. Vance made 32 saves for Saskatchewan, plus seven in the shootout.
Both regulation-time goals came in the first period. Shaelyn Vallotton scored for the Cougars and Sophie Lalor replied for the Huskies (8-6-4-2).
On Friday, the Cougars surrendered three first-period goals en route to a 4-1 loss to the Huskies.
Brooklyn Haubrich, Bailee Bourassa and Kennedy Brown scored for the Huskies in the first period and Abby Shirley added the fourth goal in the second period. Jaycee Magwood replied for the Cougars.
The Cougars (7-8-2-3) are on the road Friday and Saturday against the Manitoba Bisons.
The Cougars women’s volleyball team evened its Canada West record at 8-8 by sweeping the Huskies on the weekend.
The Cougars defeated the host Huskies 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 on Saturday. On Friday, the Cougars beat the Huskies 20-25, 25-16, 2325, 25-17, 15-11.
On Saturday, Jessica Lerminiaux had a team-high 10 kills for the Cougars. Ashlee Sandiford had eight kills and set a school record for aces in a three-set Canada West match (six).
Brooklyn Reynolds also added her name to the school record book with eight blocks in a three-set match. Reynolds tied the school record shared by Beth Clark and Molly Wade-cummings.
Reynolds also had seven kills and Satomi Togawa dished out 30 assists. Emily Koshinsky led Saskatchewan (6-10) with 13 kills.
On Friday, Sandiford had 16 kills and 16 digs. Togawa had 43 assists, 21 digs, five kills, and three aces in the five-set thriller.
The Cougars now are preparing to play host to the Brandon Bobcats on Friday and Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.
The host Huskies picked up goals from five different players en route to a 5-1 win over the Cougars men’s hockey team on Saturday.
Shane Collins, Carter Folk, Logan Mcveigh, Layne Young and Parker Thomas scored for the third-ranked Huskies (17-3-0). Tyler Kreklewich replied for the Cougars (3-16-1).
The Cougars were beaten 7-1 on Friday by the visiting Huskies. Sam Ruopp, Collin Shirley and Alex Forsberg, with two goals each, and Carson Stadnyk scored for the Huskies. Conner Chaulk had Regina’s goal.
The Cougars play host to the Bisons on Friday and Saturday.
Kameron Vales scored 18 points as the Cougars men’s basketball team beat the UBC Okanagan Heat 82-77 on Saturday at the CKHS.
Carter Millar collected 12 points and 12 rebounds and recorded a team-high five assists.
The Cougars completed the sweep after a 92-53 win Friday over the Heat (5-11). Vales paced the Cougars with 15 points, including three three-pointers.
Millar added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars in the opener. Brayden Kuski chipped in with 11 points while Greishe Clerjuste and Myles Hamilton both scored 10.
The Cougars (10-4) visit the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack on Friday and Saturday.