The battle for the women’s hockey CIS title: Calgary Dinos

By Erin Shumlich

The University of Calgary women’s hockey team has had a strong season. On Feb. 25, the Dinos hoisted the Canada West trophy for the first time in the school’s history. The Dinos ousted the U of A in the best-of-three Canada West final with two consecutive wins at home and are top contenders for the CIS title. The Dinos entered the Canada West championship as the third placed team in the nation and the favourites to win the conference. With a 20-4-0 regular season record, the team won their last 11 games, outscoring their opponents 51-18 to secure first place in the conference and gain home-ice advantage for the conference games. Hayley Wickenheiser was the Dinos’s leading scorer of the season with 32 points. Entering the post-season, the Dinos shined on offence, hosting seven of the top 18 scorers in the conference and was the highest-scoring team in the conference this year, averaging four goals per game.


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