March 16th, 2018

Pronghorn hockey teams face Mount Royal squads

By Yoos, Cam on January 12, 2018.

Lethbridge Herald

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team looks to pick up crucial points, while the Pronghorns women’s team looks to get back on the winning track.

The Horns face the Mount Royal Cougars in home-and-home Canada West action this weekend.

That starts tonight with the women’s game as the Pronghorns and Cougars clash at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran before the men’s game rematch hits the ice at Nicholas Sheran on Saturday, also at 7 p.m.

The Pronghorns men’s team comes into the weekend at 8-9-1 and in three-way tie with the UBC Thunderbirds and the Cougars for fourth place in the Canada West.

Earlier this season, the Cougars swept the Pronghorns with wins of 6-2 in Lethbridge and 4-1 at home.

Pronghorns captain Mitch Maxwell is sixth in Canada West scoring with seven goals and 14 assists, while Justin Valentino sits second on the Pronghorns with six goals and seven assists.

Second-year goaltender Garret Hughson has started eight straight games for the Pronghorns and has a 3.30 goals-against average and a 0.911 save percentage.

On the women’s side, the Pronghorns look to snap a four-game losing streak against the 4-11-3 Cougars, who the Horns trail by three points.

Lethbridge (3-11-2-2) is five points out of a playoff spot.

In the first semester the Pronghorns and Cougars split a weekend series with both teams winning on the road.

The Pronghorns head into the weekend looking to find the back of the net on a more consistent basis.

Their 19 goals in 18 games are the second-lowest in the Canada West with the Pronghorns getting shut out seven times this season.

Still, the Horns have kept most of their game close with eight one-goal losses.

Alicia Anderson continues to shoulder the workload in goal for the Pronghorns and as a result is among the league leaders in all goaltending categories.

Anderson leads the conference in saves with 586 and leads the Canada West in minutes played, appearing in 17 of 18 Canada West games this season.

She is also in second in save percentage at .956 and sixth in goals-against average at 1.55.

The games will be streamed live on

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