(Halifax, NS) The Saint Mary's University Huskies won 2-0 over the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers on Saturday, November19 at Alumni Arena in Halifax NS. The win moves the Huskies to 8-1-1 on the season. They sit second in the AUS with a game in hand on the first place STU Tommies. The Panthers dropped to 6-5 good for a third place tie in the AUS with the StFX X-Women.
Rebecca Clark (Keswick, ON) made 27 saves to post her second straight shutout and improve her record to 6-2. She has a stellar .944 save percentage on the season.
Megan Sullivan (Bathurs,t NB) made several impressive stops on her way to 29 saves in the losing effort. Her record now sits at 3-2.
The first two periods were a high paced end-to-end affair as both teams generated multiple scoring opportunities. Both goalies came up with several big time saves to keep the game scoreless.
The Huskies broke through 3:33 into the third. Working in the Panthers zone on the power-play Nicole Blanche (Dunville, NF) got the puck on the left point and quickly went D-to-D across the blue line to Beatrice Harrietha (Guelph ON), Harrietha fired a low shot that was redirected in front by Worndl to make it 1-0.
Just under two minutes later the Huskies made it 2-0 at the 5:29 mark. Blanche did some good work in the right corner and was able to kick it to Brooke Murphy (Balla Philip, NB), Murphy headed towards the slot and sent a cross ice feed onto the tape of Schofield who had jumped in from the point, Schofield sent it home for the first goal of her AUS career.
The Huskies outshot the Panthers 31-27.
The Panthers were 0/5 on the power-play, while the Huskies went 1/6.
The Panthers continue their road trip and will face the Université de Moncton Aigles Blues on Sunday Nov. 20 in Moncton, NB.
The Huskies will have a road game against their crosstown rival Dalhousie University Tigers at the Halifax Forum in Halifax, NS on Sunday, November 20.
By Cam Honey-Webb
Photo Nick Pearce