OCTOBER 11, 2013, CASTLEGAR, B.C. (ISN) – The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program took some time to find their offensive timing on Friday night at the Castlegar Recreation Complex, but eventually broke through to dominate long stretches of a 5-0 victory over the University of Victoria.
After coming out strong early in the first period, the Saints’ momentum was hampered by a delay to fix the boards behind the Victoria net. The frame finished scoreless with Selkirk owning a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.
But the Saints found their stride in the second and got on the board early when Logan Proulx slammed home a rebound less than two minutes in. The Saints’ captain doubled the lead minutes later and Selkirk pulled ahead by here before intermission when Scott Swiston set up linemate Beau Taylor on a nifty back-door feed to beat UVic starter Sunny Gill.
Connor McLaughlin picked up his third point of the night when he converted on a third period breakaway and Garrett Kucher netted his first as a Saint with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation to close out the scoring.
“I thought we had a slow start and didn’t really get up to full speed until the second period, but once we did the pressure and execution were as good as we’ve seen so far this season,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We were able to roll four lines and get everybody involved. Defensively we kept things tights and limited shots and chances.”
Chris Hurry picked up his first BCIHL shutout with a 13-save performance between the pipes, while Gill allowed five goals on 40 shots for UVic.
The Saints next play on Friday, September 18th when they host Thompson Rivers University in the first of back-to-back weekend home games. Face off is set for 7:30 PM at the Castlegar Complex.