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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
SIMON FRASER (4) TRINITY WESTERN (3)
SIMON FRASER RALLIES TO KNOCK OFF SPARTANS
BURNABY, British Columbia – Despite leading 3-0 midway through the second period, the Trinity Western men’s hockey team was unable to hang on down the stretch as it lost 4-3 to Simon Fraser Saturday at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
Up 3-0 with just over 30 minutes to play, the Spartans allowed SFU to score four straight goals, including the winner with just 1:47 left in the game, as TWU remained winless on the season and are now 0-5-0-0. The win improves SFU’s record to 3-0-0-0.
Simon Fraser’s Kody Dhaliwal scored the go-ahead goal late in the third to cap a rally that saw goals from Nick Sandor, Jesse Mysiorek and Bruin McDonald get SFU back in the game.
For the Spartans, it was Jamie Russell (Surrey, B.C.), Brodie Hemrich (Surrey, B.C.) and Nathan Wiebe (Nakusp, B.C.) providing the offence.
The Spartans Harry Fredeman (Ladner, B.C.) made 45 saves in the loss while SFU’s Andrew Parent stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced.
“To play this hard and lose because of a late third period goal stings bad, but we executed our system for 56 minutes and they capitalized late and that was the difference,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk.
Despite being outshot 13-7 in the first period, it was the Spartans on top 2-0 after 20 minutes. With goals from Russell and Hemrich, TWU had the edge going into the second.
With 7:37 left in the middle stanza Wiebe gaveTWU a 3-0 lead before McDonald scored for SFU with just under two minutes to go in the period to give the visitors life going into the third. Although TWU was outshot 36-13 after two periods, the Spartans were up 3-1 going into the final frame.
However, that’s when the wheels came off for TWU as SFU rallied with three unanswered goals for the win.
1. Bruin McDonald – SFU
2. Tony Oak – SFU
3. Jesse Mysiorek – SFU
Game Notes: TWU was 0 for 2 on the power play while SFU was 0 for 3.
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