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03/18/2016 19:34 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Clark stops 26 shots, Saint Mary's shut out reining champion Western to advance

CALGARY — Rebecca Clark stopped all 26 shots she faced as the Saint Mary's Huskies shut out the reining champion Western Mustangs 1-0 in quarter-final action on Friday at the CIS women's hockey championship.

Caitlyn Schell scored 29 seconds into the third period for the Huskies, who were ranked No. 3 entering the weekend.

"We knew knocking off the reigning champs would be a great way to start the weekend," said Saint Mary's head coach Chris Larade. "I am proud of what the girls have accomplished so far. Five years ago to this day they had cut the Saint Mary's program, we're living for the moment. It was great to be able to draw on. That was great."

Kelly Campbell took the loss after kicking out 25-of-26 shots in 57:49. Western was ranked sixth after finishing as finalists in its conference.

The Huskies will play the Carabins in one of Saturday's semifinals after Montreal blanked the Calgary Dinos 4-0.

Ariane Barker struck twice and Marie-Pier Chabot made 25 saves for the Carabins.

Audrey Gariepy had a goal and two assists, with Casandra Dupuis also chipping in for Montreal, the tournament's No. 2 seed.

Hayley Dowling turned away 18-of-21 shots in 58:11 for Calgary.

The No. 1 seed Guelph Gryphons take on the UBC Thunderbirds in Saturday's other semifinal.