Looking for a chance

Going into a game Sat., Feb. 4, the Dinos women’s hockey team were hoping they could extend their winning streak to two games. But after being upset Fri., Jan. 28, the Mount Royal College Cougars came to this rematch with their claws bared, ready to fight.

With penalties throughout most of the second period, the Dinos special teams didn’t perform as well as hoped, although Beth Nerland and Dianne Ikeda each managed to put a notch on the board for the Dinos. The Cougars, however, were out for blood and sent the Dinos home licking a 7-2 wound.

The Dinos are preparing for their last two games of the regular season and are still optimistic.

“If we stick to our game plan we have a very good chance,” said assistant captain Christina DeSouza about the series with the NAIT Ooks Feb. 10-11. “NAIT brings out the best in us and we have had very close, hard-fought games against them.”

The Ooks have lost some players recently due to academic standings, so the Dinos have a good opportunity to end the season positively.

Because the top four teams in the league are still so close in the standings, it is hard to say who the Dinos will face in the first round of playoffs. But if they do well this weekend the Dinos could bring their momentum into the quarter finals. The Dinos play host to the Ooks at the Olympic Oval Sat., Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

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