Ice Chips: 2016 ends with a bang with classic rivalry between Huskies and Golden Bears

Ice Chips: 2016 ends with a bang with classic rivalry between Huskies and Golden Bears

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To get you set for this weekend's Canada West men's hockey action, here are some storylines from around the conference in the latest edition of Ice Chips.

Respect key to Huskies-Bears men's hockey rivalry

SASKATOON – Heated and bitter, but full of respect.

It's the only way to describe the Saskatchewan Huskies and Alberta Golden Bears men's hockey rivalry – the Canada West's most historic on-ice relationship.

The rivalry is renewed Friday and Saturday as the Huskies host the Golden Bears in the final series between the teams in the 2016-17 Canada West regular season. The Golden Bears and Huskies split their series in Edmonton – the Golden Bears winning 3-2 in OT and the Huskies winning 4-2 a night later.

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'Birds host Dinos in final games of 2016

VANCOUVER -- The UBC Thunderbirds men's hockey team (4-9-1) host the Calgary Dinos (9-4-1) Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, looking for revenge and some big points heading into the holiday break.
Sitting four points behind sixth-place Manitoba, the T-Birds are looking to rebound, currently on a four-game losing skid. While Calgary has won three in a row and is just two points out of first place in the Canada West, the 'Birds played the Dinos tight losing a pair of 1-0 games in Calgary back in October.

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Cougars to close 2016 schedule at home against Pronghorns

REGINA -- The University of Regina men's hockey team will play its final games of 2016 on home ice this weekend, as the Lethbridge Pronghorns visit The Co-operators Centre for a pair of games.
The Cougars (3-10-1) were on the road at Calgary last weekend, where they fell 5-4 in double overtime on Friday and 6-1 on Saturday.

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