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Spartans entertain first-place Simon Fraser Friday night

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Nov. 12 vs. Simon Fraser (7-1-0-1) – 7 p.m. (PT)

 

WEEKEND STORY

  • This weekend’s tilt will mark the first regular season game of the year between these two teams. TWU earned a 6-1 win over SFU in a late-September preseason game.
  • The last time SFU and TWU played a meaningful game was in last year’s playoffs, when the Spartans disposed of the Clan with a two-game series sweep in the BCIHL semifinals. The Spartans won 6-3 on the road before capping the series with a 5-4 overtime win at home.
  • In the regular season, SFU had the Spartans number last year, winning five of the six games they played. TWU’s only win was a 3-2 victory Nov. 14 at home.
  • Evan Last (Surrey, B.C.) leads TWU in scoring this year with four goals and nine assists in eight games. Last was recently named the BCIHL’s Rookie of the Month for October.
  • Goalie Silas Matthys (Wollerau, Switzerland), who was named the BCIHL’s Goaltender of the Month for October, is looking to make league history Friday, as he can set the BCIHL career wins record with a victory over SFU. A win would give Matthys 30 career wins, passing former Clan goalie Andrew Parent, who had 29 over five seasons (2010-2015) with SFU.
  • Scott Patterson leads SFU in scoring with three goals and 11 assists in nine games.

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (6-2-0-0)

BCIHL standings: 2nd

Last game: Victoria (6-0 W)

Streak: 1 win

Form: W-W-W-L-W

2015-16 BCIHL Record: 13-9-0-2 (3rd)

2015-16 BCIHL Playoff Record: 2-2 (2nd)

 

SIMON FRASER (7-1-0-1)

BCIHL standings: 1st

Last game: Eastern Washington (6-1 W)

Streak: 3 wins

Form: W-L-W-W-W

2015-16 BCIHL Record: 16-7-0-1 (2nd)

2015-16 BCIHL Playoff Record: 0-2 (3rd)

 

no. 5 Spartans host Macewan in weekend series

 Coming off a bye week, the No. 5 Trinity Western women’s volleyball team hosts MacEwan this Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

 

WATCH: www.canadwest.tv

 

THE WEEKEND STORY

  • TWU is looking to bounce back after losing its last match in five sets against Calgary. Since that weekend, the Spartans have dropped from No. 1 in the U Sports Top 10 to No. 5.
  • TWU is 4-0 all-time against the Griffins, with the Spartans owning a 12-1 edge in sets won-lost.
  • This will be MacEwan’s second visit to Langley since joining the Canada West conference in 2014. The last time they were here, the Spartans won both matches in three sets.
  • The Spartans Elly Wendel (Caronport, Sask.) leads Canada West with 4.57 kills per set.
  • TWU setter Nikki Cornwall (Coquitlam, B.C.) is atop the conference leaderboard in assists per set with 10.93.
  • Middles Ashtyn McKenzie (Vernon, B.C.) and Katelyn Devaney (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) are second and third in the conference with 1.50 and 1.36 blocks per set respectively.
  • TWU is second in Canada West in blocks (2.89), assists (12.00) and kills (12.64) per set.
  • Cassidy Kinsella leads MacEwan with 4.5 points per set, including 4.1 kills per set.

 

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Nov. 18 vs. MacEwan (2-4) – 5 p.m. (PT)

Saturday, Nov. 19 vs. MacEwan (2-4) – 5 p.m. (PT)

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (3-1)

CIS ranking: No. 5

Canada West Standings: 4th

Last Game: Calgary (3-2 L)

Streak: 1 loss

Form: W-W-W-L

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 20-4

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 4-0 (1st)

 

MACEWAN GRIFFINS (2-4)

CIS ranking: NR

Canada West Standings: N/A

Last game: Alberta (3-0 L)

Streak: 4 losses

Form: W-L-L-L-L

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 7-17

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: N/A

 

No. 2 Spartans aim to remain unbeaten against Macewan

With four wins in their first four outings so far this year, the No. 2 Spartans comes into this weekend looking to stay perfect on the season as they host MacEwan Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

 

WATCH: www.canadwest.tv

 

THE WEEKEND STORY

  • The Spartans are coming off a bye week after an impressive pair of wins over then-No. 4 Calgary in which TWU took a five-setter on the first night before winning in three sets on the second night.
  • Ryan Sclater (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) leads Canada West with 4.29 kills per set and a .464 hitting percentage.
  • Aaron Boettcher (Surrey, B.C.) is second in the conference with 0.58 aces per set.
  • Adam Schriemer (Winnipeg) is second in Canada West with 10.50 assists per set.
  • The Spartans are 4-0 all-time against MacEwan in Canada West action. Last year, TWU won both games in four sets, while the previous year, at the LEC, the Spartans won both matches in three sets.
  • Dating back to the second game of last year’s playoffs, TWU has won 11 consecutive matches, including regular season and playoff games.
  • MacEwan middle Max Vriend is second in Canada West with a .368 hitting percentage.
  • Shane Kerrison leads the Griffins with 3.6 points per set.
  • This will be the fourth week in a row the Griffins are taking on a team currently in the U Sports Top 10, having played, in order since the start of the year, Winnipeg (No. 10), Saskatchewan (No. 8), Alberta (No. 1) and now TWU (No. 2).

 

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Nov. 18 vs. MacEwan (0-6) – 7 p.m. (PT)

Saturday, Nov. 19 vs. MacEwan (0-6) – 7 p.m. (PT)

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (4-0)

CIS ranking: No. 2

Canada West Standings: 1st

Last Game: Calgary (3-0 W)

Streak: 4 wins

Form: W-W-W-W

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 14-10

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 4-0 (1st)

 

MACEWAN GRIFFINS (0-6)

CIS ranking: NR

Canada West Standings: 12th

Last game: Alberta (3-0 L)

Streak: 6 losses

Form: L-L-L-L-L

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 3-21

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify

 

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