(ISN) – The UVic men’s ice hockey team (5-4-0) looked to continue their previous success
against the Eastern Washington Eagles (4-6-0) Sunday afternoon at the Ian Stewart
The Vikes had already beaten the Eagles the night before with an
astounding score of 10-2. The outcome had to be decided in a shootout as the Eagles
emerged with a 3-2 victory.
UVic’s Adam Klein opened the scoring on an early power play but Morgan Ouellette
of the Eagles tied it not long afterwards. Adam Klein notched another goal to put the
Vikes to a 2-1 lead and shots were tied at 14 apiece to finish the first period. There
was no scoring in the second period but plenty of opportunities as UVic outshot the
Eagles 12-6. The third period was once again in favour of the Vikes as the shots
were 11-7 but they could not keep Josh Rolfe from tieing the game.
Nothing came of overtime so the game was decided in shootout. The shootout went
on for 9 rounds before AJ King of the Eagles finally netted one against UVic starting
goaltender Nick Babich.
“We knew what we did wrong last night.” said AJ King, who scored the game
winning goal for the eagles. “We tried to clean up some stuff tonight.” When asked
about his goal he said “It was nice. I’m proud of my team, and our goalie stood on his
head for us. I’ve played for this team for 4 years and have never won in this building
Luciano Sommerville of the Vikes described the game a little bit differently. “I
thought that they were able to execute and play their game well, they got under our
skin and we didn’t react well; they caught us off guard and we weren’t able to play
the game we did last night.” He also added “ We weren’t able to challenge their
goaltender enough, we made him look pretty good, but we could have definitely
challenged him more, obviously Nick on our end was absolutely unbelievable- I
don’t remember the last time I was in a shootout where a goalie made that many
The next Vikes home game is November 21st against the SFU clan at Ian Stewart
Complex. Puck drop is at 7:30 and entry is by donation.