By Woodard, Dale on November 18, 2019.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s hockey team was silenced by the Thunderbirds.
The Horns were blanked 5-0 by the UBC Thunderbirds in Canada West play Saturday afternoon at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
The loss capped off an 0-2 weekend against UBC following a 4-1 setback Friday that puts the Pronghorns at 6-5-0-1 in what was a battle of the two second place teams in the Canada West.
The 0-2 weekend puts the Horns in a tie for third in the Canada West with the 6-4-1-2 Saskatchewan Huskies, while UBC moves into first past the Calgary Dinos.
On Saturday, the Pronghorns outshot the Thunderbirds 14-5 in the first period, but found themselves down 2-0 as Tiffany Chiu and Mikayla Ogrodniczuk scored in the opening 6:04 of the game.
After a scoreless second period, the Thunderbirds put the game out of reach as Hannah Clayton-Carroll scored twice and Ireland Perrott added the other.
The Thunderbirds outshot the Pronghorns 29-27 as Lethbridge goaltender Chloe Marshall made 24 saves.
UBC goaltender Tory Micklash earned the shutout.
“I think we played hard, we just need to capitalize more on our chances,” said Pronghorns forward Ali Borrow, who had three shots on goal.
Perrott’s goal was the Thunderbirds one special teams goal.
The Horns schedule doesn’t get any easier this weekend as they face the 8-4-1-0 Dinos in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game is in Calgary before the weekend wraps up Saturday at Nicholas Sheran at 7 p.m.
Borrow felt getting the power play back on track will help them get back into the win column.
“I think our special teams need to put the puck in the back of the net when we have the chance and that will help us move forward.”
The Pronghorns men’s team was on the coast this weekend, dropping a pair of games to the Thunderbirds following a 5-0 setback Saturday night.
UBC won Friday’s game 7-1 as the Horns drop to 4-8-0-0 to remain in seventh place in the Canada West, three points behind the Thunderbirds and the Manitoba Bisons.
On Saturday, Pronghorns goaltender Taz Burman stopped 36 of 41 shots, while Lethbridge managed 14 shots on Thunderbirds goaltender Patrick Dea.
The Horns men also face the Dinos in a home-and-home tilt this weekend. They host the Dinos Friday night at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena before heading to Calgary Saturday at 6 p.m.
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