EDMONTON - The Alberta Pandas improved their win streak to seven games with a 3-2 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies, Saturday afternoon at Clare Drake Arena.
The Pandas (11-6-1-0) win brings them one point back of the Calgary Dinos (12-4-1-0) for first in Canada West Standings.
Alex Poznikoff netted one goal for the Pandas, while Autumn MacDougall found the back of the net twice on the power-play. For the Huskies, both Abby Shirley and Bailee Bourassa were able to get on the board in the close one goal loss.
MacDougall’s two power-play goals this afternoon puts her power-play goal total at 23, just one back of the Pandas team record held by Tarin Podloski and Leah Copeland.
The Huskies where able to strike first when Shirley’s shot from just below the faceoff dot beat Kirsten Chamberlin short side, giving Shirley her forth goal of the season.
In the second, Poznikoff was able to find the back of the net first for the Pandas after being sprung on a breakaway and beating Camryn Drever blocker side, bringing her conference-leading point total to 23.
One minute and 12 seconds later, MacDougall took advantage on the power-play, beating Drever in close, allowing the Pandas to take their first lead of the game.
Before the period was over Bourassa was able to tie the game at two with a power-play goal that tipped off a Pandas defender.
MacDougall added her second power-play goal of the game with just over four minutes left to play in the third when she walked out from below the goal line to beat Drever short side. Her tally proved to be the game winner.
Next weekend the Pandas will host the Mount Royal Cougars Friday night at Clare Drake Arena with puck drop at 7:00p.m., before traveling south to the Cougars den on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the Huskies will return home to host the Lethbridge Pronghorns.