Campus Life

Horns' streak ends with thud

A program-best winning streak that had stretched to eight games and spanned the Christmas break and the debut of a new year came to a crashing close this past weekend for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's hockey team.

The Horns were soundly swept by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (5-0 and 6-1), falling five points back of the Huskies in the Canada West standings. The U of L (12-8-0) had crawled to within a point of the country's fourth-rated Huskies (14-5-1), all the while earning an eighth-place spot in the national rankings. The losses dropped the Horns into a third-place tie with University of Manitoba Bisons (each with 24 points) with just eight games to play in the regular season.

Pronghorns will get an opportunity to lick their wounds over the next week as they head into a bye weekend, not resuming Canada West play until Jan. 30-31 when they head to the west coast to face University of British Columbia T-Birds.

Women's Hockey

The Pronghorns women's hockey team earned a home-ice split this past weekend, beating University of Regina Cougars 2-1 in overtime Friday night before falling 4-2 in Saturday's series finale at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

Dayna Janzen scored the game-winning goal with 26.1 seconds to play in overtime Friday night, handing the Horns (2-15-1) just their second victory of the season. The club is back in action this weekend when the University of Alberta Pandas come calling for games Friday and Saturday night at Nicholas Sheran.

Women's Basketball

For the second successive week, the Pronghorns women's basketball team beat a ranked opponent. The Horns dumped eighth-rated University of Calgary Dinos 79-71 Saturday at the 1st Choice Savings Centre gym, giving the Horns (3-13) a split of their weekend series.

First-year player Courtney Heinricks had a season-best 15 points in the win, while third-year player Hannah Blanchette also netted 15 points and hauled in nine rebounds in the victory. Pronghorns lost 86-65 Friday night as the Dinos (7-9) halted what had been a six-game losing streak.

Men's Basketball

The Pronghorns men's basketball team was swept by University of Calgary Dinos over the weekend, slipping to 4-12 on the season and falling three games back of University of Saskatchewan for the final Canada West Central Division playoff berth.

Playing the country's third-ranked Dinos (14-2), Lethbridge dropped 100-82 and 88-75 decisions on Friday and Saturday night respectively.

Both the Pronghorns men's and women's teams are back at home this weekend when they host Trinity Western and Simon Fraser University on successive nights at the 1st Choice Savings Centre gym.