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Dinos split with Huskies

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As the playoffs approach, points and wins become crucial. During the women's hockey team's second last home-and-home series of the season, they managed to capture a win and an overtime loss.

Dino Erin Davidson scored short handed eight minutes into the first period to give the Dinos a 1-0 lead. The Huskies replied with a goal a little over three minutes later.

This pattern would continue with the Dinos building a one goal lead and then the Huskies scoring an equalizer to make it 3-3 at the end of regulation.

After Dino Tanya Morgan scored three minutes into the second period Husky Megan Frohaug found an equalizer at the beginning of the third. Calgary's Kira Sonnenberg scored halfway through the third to put the Dinos up 3-2. The Huskies equalized on the powerplay with just over three minutes remaining in the third.

The Dinos took eight penalties compared to the Huskies one.

The Huskies would score the game winning goal with 1:06 left in overtime.

The next day the Dinos would get off to an early lead when Jenna Smith scored 9:33 into the first. The Huskies would find an equalizer from Sara White 14:44 into the second period. Calgary's Melissa Zubick got a break and scored on her own-rebound giving the Dinos a 2-1 lead. Unlike the night before the Huskies didn't find an equalizer and the goal proved to be the game winner.

The Dinos were without offensive leader Hailey Wickenheiser for both games.

The Dinos are ranked second in CW and have clinched a playoff spot. They face the third ranked University of Manitoba Bisons, who have also clinched a playoff birth, on Feb. 4 and 5 in their final two games of the season. The Nov. 12 shootout between the two teams, which was originally won by Manitoba before the shootout winner was disallowed due to a U of C complaint will be finished as well.

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