REGINA, SK - Six different players found the back of the net as the Alberta Golden Bears skated to a 6-1 win and weekend sweep over the University of Regina men’s hockey team at The Co-operators Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Curtis Miske, Steven Owre, Trevor Cox, Tyler Soy, Cole Sanford and Ben Carroll each had a goal for the Golden Bears. Landon Peel was the lone goal scorer for the Cougars.
Miske opened the scoring one minute and forty seconds into the first period. Chad Butcher took the puck from the corner of the Cougars end and looped out to the high slot taking a hard shot on net, Curtis Meger made the initial save however the rebound popped out to Miske who buried it into the back of the net. Owre, Cox and Soy also scored in the first period extending the Golden Bears lead to 4-0 after 20 minutes of play.
The Golden Bears came into the second period not missing a beat as Sanford scored one minute and twenty second into the second period. Dawson Davidson passed the puck up to Noah Philp who carried the puck into the Cougars zone and wired the puck across the ice to Sanford who fired a shot hitting the left post before finding twine. Carroll extended the lead for Alberta to 6-0 with a goal midway through the second period.
Peel ended Brendan Burke’s shutout bid with a late third period goal for the Cougars. Tanner Campbell threw the puck towards the front of the net however it slid back to Peel who took a hard shot on net and beat the goalie blocker side.
Brendan Burke finished the game with 12 saves for Alberta in the win as they improve to 21-5-0 on the season while Curtis Meger stopped 35 shots for the Cougars who fall to 8-15-3.
The Cougars battle to keep their playoff hopes alive next weekend as they face off against Saskatchewan in a home-and-home weekend. They’ll be in Saskatoon on Friday night (7:00 at Merlis Belsher Place) before the two teams meet on Saturday night at The Co-operators Centre. Alberta will finish the season at home against the University of Manitoba Bisons.