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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
EASTERN WASHINGTON (5) TRINITY WESTERN (2)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS FALL TO EASTERN WASHINGTON ON THE ROAD
CHENEY, Washington – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team lost its fourth consecutive game to start the season as they fell 5-2 to Eastern Washington at the EWU Recreation Complex Friday.
Despite outshooting the Eagles 44-24, the Spartans came up empty as they found themselves down 4-1 after the first period and were unable to recover. Once again it was penalites that did them in as Eastern Washington capitalized on three of their eight power play opportunities.
For the Eagles, it was Ryan Pajimola and Bret Kellogg leading the way as they each had a goal and an assist in the win.
The Spartans Brandon Long and Matthew Markowsky responded with goals for Trinity Western.
“It was a great game but once again we found ourselves on the losing end,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “It was a great character game and after the first period, we outplayed them for two full periods. I was particularly impressed with Long, Kye Benjaminsen, Matt Chaput and Trevor Beaupre tonight.”
With the loss the Spartans record falls to 0-4-0 on the year while Eastern Washington improves to 3-0-0.
The Spartans Markowskly opened the scoring on a power play less than six minutes into the game to give TWU a 1-0 lead but after that, the opening frame was dominated by the Eagles offence.
Eastern Washington’s Jake Flynn tied the game up at 9:50 of the first period and then, Kellogg gave the Eagles a 2-1 lead on the power play with just over six minutes to play in the period.
The home side kept pouring it on as Pajimola notched the Eagles third goal less than a minute later and then with 2:18 left in the period, Josh Jesberger, rounded out the first period scoring with the Eagles fourth goal of the frame.
After that though, it was a Spartans dominated game. Trinity Western outshot the Eagles 33-14 in the final 40 minutes but only had one goal for and one goal against to show for it.
Long scored at 2:25 of the second to make it 4-2 but just before the period ended, Eastern Washington’s
AJ Sanders completed the game’s scoring with the Eagles fifth goal of the night.
Trinity Western goalie JP Chapman started the game but was pulled after the Eagles third goal and replaced by Tim Zwiers.Chapman finished with five saves on eight shots while Zwiers had 14 stops on 16 shots.
For Trinity Western, Aaron Riemersma and Scott Holmes also added assists.
The two teams will meet in a rematch Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
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