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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
VICTORIA (7) TRINITY WESTERN (0)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEN’S HOCKEY SHUTOUT BY VICTORIA
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team was forced into a weekend split with Victoria after the Vikes rallied from Friday’s loss to earn a 7-0 win over the Spartans Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
The Vikes Shawn Mueller (Kitimat, B.C.) scored four goals to lead Victoria to its most dominant win of the season. The victory improves Victoria to 7-9-0-1 and keeps the Vikes in fourth place in the BCIHL, six points clear of the now 4-13-0-1 Spartans.
Brett Orser (Maple Ridge, B.C.) added two goals for Victoria while Mark Prest (Delta, B.C.) notched one.
Vikes goalie Nick Babich (Brentwood Bay, B.C.) made 36 saves to earn Victoria’s first shutout of the season.
Trinity Western goalie Harry Fredeman (Ladner, B.C.) stopped 14 of the 20 shots he faced through two periods. Tim Zwiers (Williams Lake, B.C.) came in for the third period and made 10 saves on 11 shots.
“The execution wasn’t there,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “Turnovers killed us. Our power play wasn’t good enough and neither were our breakouts. We can say we didn’t get breaks or bounces, but we didn’t stay out of the box enough and it just wasn’t the same team that played Friday.”
Mueller opened the scoring 6:15 into the first period on an unassisted tally and then 1:38 later, he got his second of the night, scoring on the power play, to put the Vikes up 2-0.
Just 1:21 into the second period, Mueller completed the hat-trick and the route was on.
Orser scored the next two and Mueller added a fourth before the second period was out as the Vikes found themselves up 6-0 after 40 minutes.
In the third period, Prest got in on the scoring action at 9:50 to round out the Vikes offence.
The Spartans return to the ice Feb. 9 when they host Thompson Rivers at 1 p.m. Victoria will travel to play Eastern Washington and Selkirk Feb. 8-9.
Game Notes: TWU went 0 for 7 on the power play while Victoria was 1 for 4…TWU was assessed 40 minutes in penalties while Victoria had 26.
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