U of Sask. Huskies hoist Hardy Cup after 23-8 win over UBC Thunderbirds


The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defended their Hardy Cup title in their bout with the UBC Thunderbirds at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon on Saturday.

The Huskies took the Canada West convention playoffs with at 23-8 win over the Thunderbirds.

Both groups have been scoreless within the first quarter, however the Huskies slowly put factors on the board with three separate area targets. 

UBC shortened that result in one level within the third quarter with a rating of 9-8. 

But after that, Saskatchewan pulled away, holding the Thunderbirds to eight factors whereas placing up one other 14 factors of their very own to complete the sport.

The victory comes off a near-perfect common season, with the Huskies solely counting one loss: to the UBC Thunderbirds within the second-last recreation of the season.

The Huskies will now advance to the Uteck Bowl with hopes to proceed on to the nationwide Vanier Cup. (Electric Umbrella/Huskie Athletics)

With their win over the University of Manitoba Bisons final weekend, and UBC on Saturday, the Huskies earn their twenty first Hardy Cup championship and transfer one step nearer within the race for the Vanier Cup, the place they hope to earn a fourth nationwide championship.

The Huskies now go on to the Uteck Bowl. The winner of that match faces the highest staff from the Mitchell Bowl for the Vanier Cup on Nov. 26 at Western University in London, Ont.

The final time the Huskies received a Vanier Cup was in 1998.


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