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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
SIMON FRASER CLAN (3) TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (1)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS LOSE FOURTH GAME IN A ROW
BURNABY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team lost its fourth BCIHL game in a row Saturday as they dropped a 3-1 decision to Simon Fraser at the Bill Copeland Arena.
“It was a good battle tonight and JP had a great game. We had chances to score and win the game, but we were unable to pull the trigger,” commented TWU head coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “Now it is on to Fraser Valley tomorrow.”
It was the second loss in row to SFU, after the Spartans lost 5-1 at home Oct. 22, and the setback dropped the Spartans record to 1-4 on the season as they now sit in fifth place.
After a scoreless period, the Spartans got on the board first when Nathan Wiebe scored his first goal of the year, unassisted, to break the deadlock.
The Spartans took a 1-0 lead into the third period and were also outshooting SFU 25-19 after two periods.
But in the third period, SFU tied the game up on a goal by Bryan Brunton less than three minutes into the final frame.
Then, just over a minute later, SFU’s Jaime Laprise gave the Clan a 2-1 lead.
Despite the Spartans outshooting SFU 16-10 in the third, it was the Clan who got the next goal to seal the win as Colby Kulhanek scored into an empty net with a minute and a half left in the game.
Trinity Western goalie John-Paul Chapman, who has started four of the five Spartans games this year, stopped 26 of 28 shots in the loss.
Simon Fraser goalie Evan Kurylo made 40 saves for the win and was named the first star.
First Star – Paul Moscone – SFU
Second Star – Evan Kurylo – SFU
Third Star – Nathan Wiebe – TWU
GAME NOTES – Trinity Western’s Brendan Stephen was assessed a game misconduct in the first period for checking from behind…SFU’s Anthony Ferrari was given a game misconduct in the third period for charging, his third in five games.
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