January 18, 2010
Led by a stellar effort by Sinead Tracey, who returned to the lineup after missing much of the season with an injury, the Dinos women’s hockey team finally got back into the win column with a two-game sweep of the Regina Cougars. Friday night, Tracey had a goal and an assist, then scored the shootout winner in the Dinos’ 3-2 win, snapping a 13-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon, she added another goal while Katie Urness stopped all 18 shots sent her way as the Dinos finished the sweep with a 3-0 win. Calgary heads out on the road for a tough two-game set against the Manitoba Bisons this weekend.
The Dinos had both games in hand but ended up falling twice to the Lethbridge Pronghorns in a home-and-home series. Friday night in Lethbridge, Aaron Richards put the Dinos up 3-2 with just 1:07 left in the third period, but Lethbridge tied it up just 24 seconds later, then won it 4-3 in overtime. Saturday back home at Father David Bauer, the Dinos took a 2-0 lead into the third period but gave up four goals in the final 20 minutes to fall 4-2. Calgary sits just one point back of Manitoba for second place in the Canada West standings and gets the opportunity to move ahead when the Bisons visit this weekend for a two-game series.
It was a tough weekend for the Dinos women’s basketball team as they hosted their archrivals, the Alberta Pandas. Friday night, after looking down and out midway through the third quarter, the Dinos mounted a huge comeback to bring a 16-point deficit down to just two but couldn’t get past that point, falling 67-65. One night later, Calgary led the contest for more than 39 minutes but couldn’t hold it together down the stretch as the Pandas scored a come-from-behind 65-61 win. The Pack the Jack Six Pack continues this weekend when Victoria (Friday) and UBC (Saturday) visit the Jack Simpson Gym, with tip-off at 6 p.m. both nights.
The fourth-ranked Dinos men’s hoops squad experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat this weekend against the Alberta Golden Bears. In Friday’s opener the Dinos dominated in front of a big crowd in the Jack, cruising to a 26-point win by a score of 80-54 on the strength of 21 points apiece from Ross Bekkering and Robbie Sihota. Saturday night in front of an even bigger crowd, the Dinos again put up 80 points but shot just 30 percent in the second half as the Bears scored a major upset with an 82-80 score. Calgary will look to rebound this weekend when they face the Victoria Vikes and the No. 1-ranked UBC Thunderbirds as the Pack the Jack Six Pack rolls on.
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