(ISN) – The UVic men’s ice hockey team had an exciting weekend. On Friday night they
played against the SFU clan and came away with a huge 8-3 victory. On Saturday the
Vikes travelled to Langley to play against the Trinity Western Spartans but fell just
short of a win with a score of 6-5.
Friday night’s game opened with a bang as Adam Klein opened the scoring for the
Vikes, It didn’t stop there though. UVic’s own Evan Warner notched a pair of goals
just 2:43 seconds apart. By the end of the first period UVic had a solid 3-1 lead and
were sorely outshooting SFU 16-6.
The second period was again almost completely controlled by the Vikes. Adam
Klein scored again, this time an impressive shorthanded goal. Goals from UVic’s
Rowat, Loudon and Webb followed soon after and by the end of the second period
The Vikes were leading by an intimidating 6 goals with a 7-1 score.
SFU made things interesting in the 3rd period when Mike Ball and Taylor Pillar
scored 2 goals in 37 seconds, but were shut down soon afterwards when Dylan
Hykawy scored UVic’s 8th and final goal of the evening with 7:05 left on the clock.
This put a cap on an exciting and commanding performance of the UVic men’s
hockey team. UVic continued to outshoot SFU through the second and third periods
with a total of 40-27.
On Saturday the UVic men’s hockey team took on the Trinity Western Spartans
hoping for another win but came up empty handed. UVic was off to a strong start
with 2 goals in 13 seconds from Klein and Warner, but the Spartans responded back
with 3 goals to end the period. Shortly after the start of the second period Luciano
Somerville netted a goal for UVic to tie the game. The Spartans scored two more
goals but UVic answered that with a pair of their own from Hykawy and Mueller.
The game was tied and shots were 31-35 for the Vikes going into the 3rd period. With
just over 6 minutes to go in regulation, Cody Fidgett scored the game-winning goal
for Trinity Western in what was an exciting and evenly matched game.
The Vikes get a well-deserved rest this week until Friday, October 31st when they
travel back to Langley for another game against the Spartans at 7 p.m. The next
home game for the Vikes is Friday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. when Eastern
Washington University comes to town.
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