Campus Life

Pronghorns strong in Europe

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's hockey team won two of three games at the inaugural European Women's Gold Cup tournament in Salzburg, Austria over the holiday break.

The Horns opened the four-team event with a 7-1 whitewash of International Hockey Academy (IHA). A 4-1 loss to eventual tournament champion Swiss Cross followed, before the Horns capped their touorney with a 3-2 victory over the German representative, ESC Planegg. The U of L, ESC Planegg and Swiss Cross all finished with identical 2-1 records, while the International Hockey Academy was 0-3. Swiss Cross thumped IHA 15-2 in the final game of the tourney to win the title by goal differential.

This was the inaugural staging of the European Women's Gold Cup, a tournament created as a women's alternative to the longstanding men's tournament, the Spengler Cup.

The Horns are back in action this weekend when they return to Canada West play with a home-and-home series against Hayley Wickenheiser and the University of Calgary Dinos. The U of L hosts the Dinos Friday night at Nicholas Sheran Arena (7 p.m. puck drop) before returning to Calgary for Saturday's contest.