Cougars devastate Dinos at 2015 Crowchild Classic
MRU hockey teams come out winners at the Crowchild Classic, leaving Dinos to pick up pieces of pride
The MRU Cougars started off strong in the first period scoring all their goals resulting in a 2-0 win over the University of Calgary Dinos on Thursday night in the Crowchild Classic at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Dinos’ offense struggled from the beginning while they were trying to generate opportunities to score in their offensive zone. Just under 9,000 people showed up to watch the two rival teams battle it out, setting a new regular season record of attendees. There was a frantic pace coming from both benches resulting in nervous play resulting in penalties on both sides. The cougars took advantage of a power play and buried a shoot quickly, done by number 22, Matthew Brown. This goal was Brown’s 10th of the year. Carrying strong momentum, the Cougars doubled their lead to make it 2-0 and the score remained the same going into the second period. Mount Royal outshot Calgary 23-19.
The Mount Royal Cougars women’s hockey team banked their first win of the season and at the saddledome playing in the Crowchild Classic against the University of Calgary Dinos at the Crowchild Classic. Goal from number 29, Danielle Klein put the Cougars in lead at 1-0 after the first period of play. Quick into the second period another goal was gained by the Cougars. Forward, Taralynn Suzuki made a striking top corner shot against the Dinos’ putting the Cougars at a 2-0 advantage. But the Dinos were fast to get the goal back and scored on a power play, making it 2-1. The Cougars restored the two-goal lead on a power play making it 3-1. The Dinos eventually made a comeback making the score 3-2 but that is as far as they would go. Cougar’s goalie Jess Ross did an outstanding job at stopping 29 out of the 31 shoots fired against her, making Ross the games first star. The Mount Royal held U of Calgary back, with a victorious 3-2.