By Еvan Osentоn
After disappointing losses in Winnipeg two weeks ago, the University of Calgary men’s hockey team was looking to get back to its winning ways with a home-and-home series last weekend against the University of Lethbridge.
Friday’s action took place in Lethbridge where the visiting Dinos team went in search of their fifth win of the season and a result that would see them move into a game over .500. Despite solid offensive play, the Dinos were unable to capture an important victory. The Lethbridge Pronghorns edged a struggling Dinos squad 5-4.
The second game of the weekend took place Saturday night at hsive chances by the Pronghorns. In addition, the Dinos were unable to capitalize on some early second period man advantages. However, with 5:41 left in the second, the Dinos got a break and were able to put one past the defending netminder to even the score before heading into the dressing room.
The third period saw no change in Dinos play. Both offence and defence seemed to struggle, but as all good teams do they found a way to score despite their poor play. Solid goaltending on the part of starter Scott Rideout helped the U of C team hold the tie and eventually they were able to find the trigger a couple more times. Colin Embley scored twice in the third to give his team a two-goal lead. A late period Dinos penalty resulted in a goal by the Pronghorns, but it wasn’t enough and the Calgary squad captured their fifth win of the season to improve their record to 5-5-1.