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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
SIMON FRASER (5) TRINITY WESTERN (2)
SPARTANS DROPPED BY SIMON FRASER
BURNABY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey remained winless on the season as it fell 5-2 to Simon Fraser Saturday at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
The Spartans trailed 2-1 going into the third period but SFU piled on in the final 20 minutes as it outshot TWU 23-4 and scored another three goals en route to the win.
The loss drops TWU to 0-9-0-1 while the win improves Simon Fraser to 5-1-0-0.
Trinity Western’s Josh Stephenson (Aldergrove, B.C.) had both goals for the Spartans – his first two of the season – while Jamie Russell (Surrey, B.C.) and Tyler Miller (Prince George, B.C.) each had one assist. Trinity Western goalie Tim Zwiers (Williams Lake, B.C.) made 46 saves on 51 shots in the loss.
For Simon Fraser, Colton Graf had two goals while Tadz Brown, Nick Sandor and Ben Van Lare contributed singles. Taylor Swaffield had two assists while Trent Murdoch, Chris Hoe, Mike Ball, Jono Ceci, Kyzen Loo and Sandor each picked up one assist. Simon Fraser goalie Evan Kurylo stopped 18 of the 20 shots he faced.
“It was a solid game for us for 40 minutes but in the third period SFU really cranked it up,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “It’s another disappointing loss but we know we’re not far from getting that first win and starting to get this thing rolling.”
The Spartans will return to the ice for their final game of the fall semester Nov. 23 when they host Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre. Simon Fraser’s next game has them in Victoria Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
1st Star – Colton Graf – SFU
2nd Star – Taylor Swafield – SFU
3rd Star – Tim Zwiers – TWU
Game Notes: TWU was 2 for 9 on the power play while SFU was 1 for 6.
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