November 12, 2012, LANGLEY, British Columbia (ISN) – The Selkirk men’s hockey team took advantage of an undisciplined Trinity Western Spartans side as the Saints scored four power play goals en route to an 8-2 win Saturday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre.
After a tight first period that saw the teams tied 1-1 going into the intermission, the Saints (10-0) exploded in the second for three goals as they put the Spartans (0-9-0-1) away in a period in which they fired 30 shots at TWU goalie Harry Fredeman (Ladner, B.C.). In the third, Selkirk added four more goals, three of which came on the power play, to earn a convincing win.
Jordan Wood led the Saints with two goals and two assists while Logan Proulx, Jackson Garrett and Mason Spear each had a goal and an assist and Kam Crawford added two assists. Selkirk had 14 players hit the score sheet.
For the Spartans, Jamey Kreller (Winfield, B.C.) and Douglas Gordon (Ottawa) had the goals while Josh Stephenson (Aldergrove, B.C.), Brodie Hemrich (Surrey, B.C.), Sam Gemmell (Danville, Cali.) and Jamie Russell (Surrey) picked up assists.
Selkirk goalie Stephen Wolff stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced to earn the win while the Spartans Fredeman stopped 32 of 36 and Tim Zwiers (Williams Lake, B.C.), who replaced Fredeman to start the third period, allowed one goal on nine shots.
“You have to give Selkirk credit,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “They changed their game plan and their breakout and we tried to adapt but we couldn’t quite keep up. I think in the first period, we played the same as Friday but they’re a team that understands the little things about the game and we allowed the little things to affect us. We were a steady stream to the penalty box. Today we were one step behind. They amped their speed up while we lost a step compared to Friday.”
Selkirk’s Proulx opened the scoring less than three minutes into the first period on a power play goal that was assisted by Wood and Garrett.
But the Spartans didn’t let the Saints run away with it and with 8:51 left in first, TWU tied it up with a goal from Kreller as he deked to his left and slid the puck past Wolff. Stephenson and Russell picked up assists.
However, midway through the second period, the game turned Selkirk’s way.
A goal by Sandro Moser sparked a goal-scoring barrage that saw the Saints score three goals in less than three minutes.
With the wind out of their sails and the penalties piling up, the Spartans never found a way to turn the tide.
In the third period, Selkirk kept pouring it on as Spear and Beau Taylor scored singles and Wood notched two goals to turn the game into a blowout.
The Spartans are back on the ice Nov. 17 when they travel to Simon Fraser while Selkirk doesn’t play until Nov. 24 when they host Eastern Washington.
Game Notes: TWU had 54 penalty minutes while Selkirk had 30…attendance was 147.