Dylan Hykway Scores a Hat-trick For UVic Men’s Hockey Team

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By: Catherine Garrett

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(ISN) – The UVic men’s hockey team (6-5-0) took on The SFU Clan for the second time this weekend on Saturday. SFU (6-6-0) won Friday’s game 6-2 but UVic bounced back nicely Saturday afternoon with a score of 6-4.

Right from the start it seemed that Simon Fraser had the advantage, but the Vikes responded quickly and took control of the play when Cole Conway scored the first goal of the game ten minutes into the period. UVic defenseman Dylan Hykawy notched a power play goal after SFU’s Matthew Berry-Lamontangna landed himself a four-minute high sticking double-minor penalty. Later on in the first period Thomas Cecchi gave the Vikes a 3-0 lead, but with 46 seconds left in the period Simon Fraser’s Adam Callegari put the clan on the board to close the first.

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The second period was relatively uneventful save for an SFU goal by Matthew Berry-Lamontagna right off the draw. The rest of the period was an exercise in goaltending for SFU net minder Andrew Parent, who stopped all 17 shots registered in that period. Shots on goal were in favour of the Vikes at 34-16.

The third period is where things started to heat up, it got physical fast as both teams started to get under each other’s skin. The antics did not stop Vikes defenseman Dylan Hykawy from scoring a hat-trick, as he netted his second goal of the game, and then a third, this time a short handed empty netter with under three minutes to play. The Vikes ran into some penalty trouble late in the game, even goaltender Nick Babich ended up with a penalty. This resulted in two SFU power-play goals scored in quick succession by Nick Sandor and Taylor Pillar, but it was UVic who had the last word with yet another empty net goal, A buzzer beater from Adam Klein with onesecond left of play. The final tally for shots on goal was 38-31 for UVic.

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“Overall, it was a better team effort than last night,” said Vikes head coach HarrySchamhart. “It really showed the character of the team.”When asked about the penalty trouble near the end of the game Schamhart added,“It was lack of discipline that was the big issue. The players need to stay focused and get the job done, not worry about the officials.”The Vikes are on the road again this weekend, this time travelling to Castlegar to play against the Selkirk Saints (5-5-0) on November 29th. You can watch the game live at 7pm, on fasthockey.net

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