(ISN) – The UVic men’s ice hockey team, now (4-4-0), came home with 2 of a possible 4 points this weekend.
The first game was Friday, October 31st against the league best Trinity Western
Spartans (5-2-0). The Vikes beat the Spartans with a score of 3-1. The first period
was controlled for the most part by the Vikes as they outshot the Spartans 18-6.
Twelve minutes into the game UVic’s Cameron Rowat opened the scoring. The Vikes
had a 1-0 lead going into the second period. Late in the second period UVic scored
again, this time from Carsen Willians. Trinity Western fought back hard this period,
outshooting the Vikes 13-10 but were unable to beat goaltender Scott Legault. It
didn’t take the Vikes long to score again. Cole Conway scored the third goal of the
game on the power play. The Spartans were able to finally beat Scott Legault on the
power play with 7:45 to go in the third period. This was Scott Legault’s first BCIHL
victory in net, and he was voted the first star of the game, saving 37 out of 37 shots
The next day the team headed to Vancouver to face the SFU clan who are slightly
ahead of UVic in the standings at (4-3-0). The last time these two teams met the
Vikes came away with a big 8-3 win, however on November 1st it was safe to say the
tables turned. The Vikes fell to the SFU clan, this time with a score of 6-3.
Cole Conway got the Vikes off to a quick start when he scored just thirty seconds
into the game, but SFU’s Tyler Basham scored twice in 2 minutes to put SFU up by 1
goal. Luciano Somerville tied the game for the Vikes shortly afterwards but Adam
Callegari scored again for SFU, once again taking a 3-2 lead by the end of the first
period. In the second period Tyler Mah and Trent Murdoch netted a goal each just 1
minute apart, UVic’s Adam Klein was able to score a goal to end the second period.
The only goal in the third came from Simon Fraser’s Taylor Pillar with eleven
seconds remaining in the game.
The Vikes next home contest is this Friday, November 7th at The Ian Stewart
Complex against Eastern Washington University (3-5-0). Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
and entry is by donation.