Spartans will host Victoria in their third straight contest

38
twu mens hky

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team will continue its five-game home stretch this weekend as the Spartans will host Victoria in their third straight contest at the Langley Events Centre on Friday night.

The Spartans are coming off a 4-2 win over Eastern Washington last Friday, which saw them improve to 2-2 on the season and earn their first home win of the season.

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Oct. 23 – vs. Victoria – 7 p.m.

WATCH: http://bcihl.fasthockey.com

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-2)

BCIHL Standings: 1st (tied)

Last game: Eastern Washington (4-2 W)

BCIHL Streak: 1 win

BCIHL Form: L-W-L-W

2014-15 BCIHL Regular Season Record: 17-5-0-2 (1st)

2014-15 CW Playoff Record: 0-2 (lost in BCIHL semifinal)

SPARTANS NOTES

·         The Spartans put together one of their most complete games of the season last Friday in their 4-2 win over Eastern Washington. Other than a blip late in the second period when EWU scored twice in less than two minutes, coach Barret Kropf called it “…a great 55-minute effort.”

·         TWU is tied for second in the BCIHL in penalty killing on home ice, having killed off six of seven penalties at the LEC.

·         The Spartans have three players in the top six in league-scoring. Mattias Schmitt is third with three goals and four assists, PJ Buys is fourth with four goals and two assists and Matthew Vela is sixth with two goals and three assists.

·         Spartans blueliner Jacob Mills was a runner-up for the BCIHL’s Player of the Week award after collecting two assists last Friday against EWU. Mills now has four assists in his last two games.

·         TWU was 5-3 in eight games against Victoria last year and 2-2 on home ice, including a win at the Langley Sportsplex.

 

VICTORIA VIKES (2-2)

BCIHL Standings: 1st (tied)

Last game: Selkirk (3-2 W)

BCIHL Streak: 1 win

BCIHL Form: L-W-L-W

2014-15 BCIHL Regular Season Record: 11-10-0-3 (3rd)

2014-15 CW Playoff Record: 0-2 (lost in BCIHL semifinal)

 

VIKES NOTES

·         Victoria and TWU have had identical results pattern through four games, as both teams started the year with a loss before winning, then losing, then winning.

·         The Vikes are -2 in goal differential this year, while TWU is even.

·         Linden Horswill and Carsen Willans are tied for the team lead in scoring with four points each. Horswill has three goals and one assist in four games while Willans has one goal and three assists in four games.

·         Victoria is just two for 21 on the power play, which has the Vikes at a league-worst 9.52 scoring percentage.

·         The Vikes were 1-2 at the LEC last year and were outscored 12-9.

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!