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MEN’S HOCKEY (EXHIBITION)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
TWU SPARTANS (3) VS THE EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY EAGLES (7)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THIRD PERIOD COSTS SPARTANS
Langley, British Columbia – The Eastern Washington University Eagles scored five goals in the third period to come from behind to defeat the Trinity Western University Spartans 7-3 in an exhibition hockey game Friday night at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.
The Spartans had held the advantage up until the final frame. Then a number of miscues and giveaways, which resulted in quality chances and odd man rushes for the Eagles allowed Eastern Washington to score three goals in six minutes to turn a one goal deficit, 3-2, into a two goal advantage, 5-3. Eastern salted away the game with Ryan Pajimola’s second goal of the night with 7:12 remaining and Bret Kellogg’s third goal of the night with :28 remaining.
TWU started strong with the only goal of the first period at 12:22 off of the stick of Joey Walter. TWU finished the period outshooting EW 10 to four; it was the only period that the home team would hold the edge in shots.
The second period saw the Eagles gaining some momentum as each team scored twice, with Eastern Washington having a 20 to eight edge in shots. Eastern’s Captain Alex Arnold got the tying goal at 15:15, then at 8:29 the Eagles Bret Kellog got his first of the night to give Eastern the lead. The Spartans Matt Thompson tied the game at 2:00 then TWU regained the lead at 1:10 when the Spartans Brendan Stephan found the back of the net.
Trinity Western’s next game is vs Okanagan on Sat. Oct. 8. Game time at the Langley Events Centre is set for 2 p.m.
Game Notes: Eastern finished the game outshooting Trinity Western 38 to 26…the Spartans finished with 32 minutes in penalties, while the Eagles finished with 50 minutes…Eastern Washington plays in the ACHA, while TWU plays in the BCIHL…
The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League was created in 2005 with the purpose of providing student athletes with opportunities to achieve academic success while competing at a high-level of intercollegiate hockey.
Currently, seven teams – University of the Fraser Valley, Okanagan College, Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, Trinity Western University and the University of Victoria. Each BCIHL team plays a 24 game league schedule that is comprised of two 2-game home-and-away series with each team. The top five teams from the league's regular season then face-off in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championships, a round-robin format tournament held each year in March.
For more information on the BCIHL visit their website at www.bcihl.ca.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
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