Huskies knocked from playoffs; nearly a month until University Cup

Photo: GlobalNews.ca

Saskatoon — Steven Stanford played the role of hero and the UBC Thunderbirds made the most of their opportunities and knocked University Cup host Saskatchewan from the Canada West playoffs with a 3-2 series win at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.

The Huskies will be left with nearly a month to prepare for the Potash Corp University Cup and no meaningful games remaining.

UBC will now move on to face the top ranked Alberta Golden Bears while the Manitoba Bisons, who beat Mount Royal in three games, will visit the Calgary Dinos in the other Canada West semi-final.

The Huskies now shift their focus to next month’s Potash Corp University Cup presented by Co-op.  The national championship will be held March 20-23 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.  The pressure on the Huskies will be enormous and, while this team is capable of producing a championship, the challenge for head coach Dave Adolph will be in making sure his team is prepared to play without any meaningful hockey between now and then.

We will follow the team in their preparations towards the championship right here and also through twitter @darrendupont.

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