By Nick Kuhl on January 4, 2020.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s hockey team almost
held off the Regina Cougars.
But a late Cougars power-play goal ultimately powered them to a 3-2
shootout win over the Pronghorns in Canada West play Friday night at
The Cougars pumped 18 third-period shots at Pronghorns goaltender
Alicia Anderson — while Lethbridge only managed one in the final
period — and notched the equalizer on a Shaelyn Vallotton man-
advantage goal with 2:05 remaining to tie it up 2-2.
When the two overtime periods didn’t produce a winner, Regina’s
Jenna Merk scored the only goal in the shootout while Pronghorns
Madison Porter, Alli Borrow and Kianna Dietz were denied on their
chances as the hosts settled for one point that puts them at 7-8-1-1.
Kyra Greig and Borrow — on the power play — paced the Pronghorns to
a 2-0 lead after the first period, but Jordan Kulbida replied for the
Cougars in the second period before Vallotton tied it late.
Greig added an assist for a two-point night and Anderson stopped 37 of
Cougars goaltender Jane Kish kicked out 21 of 23 shots to earn the win.
The teams wrap up the weekend series today at 1 p.m. at Nicholas
On the men’s side, the Horns began the second semester with a 4-1
loss to the Cougars in Regina.
The loss puts the Pronghorns at 5-11-0-1.
Luke Coleman scored the Pronghorns only goal in the first period, but
the Cougars replied with four unanswered goals — two in the second
and two in the third — to earn the win.
Pronghorns goaltender Taz Burman stopped 27 of 31 shots in the loss.
The teams are back at it this afternoon in the rematch at 2 p.m. local