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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
SELKIRK (8) TRINITY WESTERN (2)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS SWEPT IN WEEKEND SERIES WITH SELKIRK
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team lost to Selkirk for the second time in as many days as the Spartans fell 8-2 to the visiting Saints Saturday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre.
After losing 6-1 Friday, the Spartans (5-4) were outscored 6-1 by Selkirk (7-2) over the final 40 minutes of Saturday’s contest and lost to the Saints for the third time in a row.
A pair of first-period power play goals from Selkirk’s Logan Proulx and Marcus McCrea put the Spartans behind early. The Spartans Jamey Kreller (Winfield, B.C.) scored late in the opening frame to make it a one-goal game, but TWU was unable to keep up with the scoring prowess of the Saints the rest of the way.
“They are the top team in the league and we’re still not where we need to be to compete with them,” said Spartans coach Barret Kropf. “Getting beat at home that bad is tough on the ego. But they’re a good team. Up until the last seven minutes of the game, the shots were fairly close, but they just capitalized on every shot. They were scoring on their opportunities and we weren’t.
“We’ve got to learn to play at their level and bury our chances. We just played a very selfish 60 minutes of hockey. We can’t do that against teams like this. We competed for 60 minutes but we competed individually.”
Jackson Garrett and Cody Fidgett led the Saints all night as they had a goal and three assists each.
The Saints, who outshout TWU 42-27, got second period goals from Ryan Procyshyn, Garrett and Thomas Hardy while the Spartans JP Villeneuve (Georgetown, Ont.) responded for TWU.
In the third period, Fidgett, Connor McLaughlin and Jared Seutter rounded out the scoring. McLaughlin’s goal came on a penalty shot after a tripping call on TWU’s Dan Stollery (Camrose, Alta.).
Spartans goalie Harry Fredeman (Ladner, B.C.) made 33 saves in the loss while Selkirk’s Chris Hurry stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.
The Spartans were 1 for 9 on the power play while Selkirk was 2 for 8.
Trinity Western will be back on the ice next when it hosts Thompson Rivers Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Eastern Washington Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre. Selkirk is back home Nov. 16 to face Simon Fraser.
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