Cougars seeking first round bye in tilt with Pronghorns

GAME DATE: Friday February 5 vs. Lethbridge
LOCATION: Lethbridge, AB – 7:00pm MST

GAME DATE: Saturday February 6 vs. Lethbridge
LOCATION: Flames Community Arenas – 6:00pm MST


Mount Royal officially clinched a home playoff date last weekend but they are now looking take one of the top two positions. The top two teams in the conference earn a first round bye which has proven crucial in the Canada West playoffs.


Mount Royal is 9-3-2 lifetime against Lethbridge. However the two teams split their first series of the year in October, with the home team winning both contests.


The Cougars can control their own fate if they win out this season. Any combination of two Mount Royal wins and two Alberta losses will ensure that Mount Royal finishes in second place. The Cougars will be sure not to take the Pronghorns lightly as they are fighting for their playoff lives. Tyler Fiddler will also be looking to close the gap on Jordan DePape in the Canada West scoring race. Fiddler is just two points back of DePape with four games to play.


The Pronghorns have looked very good at times this season beating three of the teams above them in the standings, including the Cougars. They currently sit just one point back of Manitoba and UBC for the final playoff spot in the conference. Scoring has been at a premium for the Pronghorns so big performances will be needed by Ketlo and/or Tait in goal. Lethbridge has the second worst goal differential in the conference heading into this weekend.