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MEN’S HOCKEY (PRESEASON)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY (9) UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS REBOUND NICELY TO SPLIT WITH HUSKIES
SEATTLE, Wash. – The Trinity Western University men’s hockey team adjusted their game perfectly in Saturday night’s rematch with the University of Washington. Twenty-four hours after falling 7-4 to the Huskies the Spartans played a much stronger game with a more disciplined approach and were able to skate past the Huskies 9-1 in Seattle, Wash.
“We were allowed to play tonight, which allowed us to really take control of the game and get stronger as the game went on,” commented TWU head coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “The boys moved the puck very well and we stuck to a disciplined game and stayed out of the penalty box.”
After the first period the score was even at a goal apiece and then the Spartans opened the flood gates and scored eight straight to split the two game series. Forward Brandon Long, with a stellar four goal performance, led the way for TWU. Defenseman Benson Wu and centre Trevor Beaupre added two each with centre Kye Benjaminsen adding one more for the Spartans.
TWU goalie John-Paul Chapman played the full 60 minutes to earn the win for the Spartans. “JP had a very confident game for us tonight,” added Lowdermilk.
The Spartans now return home for a week of practice before opening the BCIHL season next Saturday against Simon Fraser University. Puck drop in Burnaby, B.C. is set for 7 p.m.
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