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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY (3) AT THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY (5)
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SPARTANS LATE RALLY FALLS SHORT
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia – Trevor Beaupre’s hat-trick was not enough as the Trinity Western University men’s hockey team dropped the opener of the home-and-home series with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 5-3 Friday night at Kamloops Memorial Arena in Kamloops, B.C.
The loss drops the Spartans to 0-2 in BCIHL league play, while the win moves the WolfPack to 1-2-0.
“It just took us too long to get into the game,” commented TWU head coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “There were three things that I asked the guys to do today: shoot, shoot, shoot, stay out of the box and take away the middle of the ice. It just took us to the middle of the second period for things to finally click. If we had the first period back we would have had them.”
The WolfPack opened the scoring at 6:52 of the first period on a goal by Jassi Sangha, with assists going to Andrew Fisher and David Gore. TRU made it 2-0 to end the first period when Mick Ludvig scored on the power play with 1:27 remaining in the opening frame, assists went to Travis Herlein and Joshua MacDonald.
Thompson Rivers opened a three goal margin when Curtis Tonello scored a power play goal at 3:42 of the second period with assists to Shane Oatway and Sangha. The WolfPack made it four straight, 4-0, with a goal by Andrew Fisher with 4:51 remaining in the period, assists went to Oatway and David Gore. The Spartans finally got on the board when Trevor Beaupre converted a feed from Kye Benjaminsen to score on the power play with 2:12 remaining in the second period. The first forty would end with the WolfPack leading the Spartans 4-1.
TRU’s Sangha, with assists to Tonello and Lucas Daoust, restored the four goal margin at 6:20 of the final period.
Beaupre, with the assist to Kye Benjaminsen, got his second of the night on the power play with 10:29 remaining in the game. Beaupre finished of the scoring with an unassisted goal with 2:35 left in the contest.
The WolfPack’s Riley Wall made 27 saves to earn the win, while the Spartans Tim Zwiers made 38 saves in the loss.
The Spartans and the WolfPack will conclude the home-and-home series Saturday afternoon in Langley, B.C. Puck drop at the Langley Events Centre is set for 1 p.m.
Game Notes: TRU had edge in shots 43 to 30…the Spartans went two for four on the power play, while the WolfPack went three for eight…the three stars of the game went to TRU’s Jassi Sangha and Shane Oatway and TWU’s Trevor Beaupre.
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