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MEN’S HOCKEY (BCIHL)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013
TRINITY WESTERN (1) AT SIMON FRASER (7)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLAN TOO MUCH FOR SPARTANS
BURNABY, British Columbia – A strong first period was not enough as Simon Fraser defeated Trinity Western 7-1 in BCIHL hockey action Saturday night at the Bill Copland Sports Centre in Burnaby, B.C.
The loss gives the Spartans a 5-7-0 record in league action, while the Clan move to 7-1-0.
“We skated with them for the first period but we had a few penalties in the second period and SFU capitalized. We are continuing to battle through a cluster of injuries and it’s hard to get any sort of consistency with our lines and matchups when we’re so banged up,” commented TWU head coach Barret Kropf. “We had our scoring chances on power plays but at the end of the day, we obviously didn’t come away with the win. We have to find a way to be better and keep chipping away.”
“We’re trying to find measurable things that we can build on and I thought in third period, we tried to outhit and outshoot them and create some turnovers and I think we accomplished that and had a solid period to build on,” added Kropf.
SFU finished the night with a 32 to 20 edge in shots on goal.
Simon Fraser’s Yan Kalashnikov opened the scoring at 15:36 of the first period.
TWU’s Joey Walter scored the lone Spartan goal with 5:55 remaining in the first period. TWU took advantage of an SFU turnover in their own end. Jamie Russell’s shot from the point went off SFU goalie Andrew Parent and Walter was able to knock the rebound into the right side of the net to tie the game at 1-1. Andrew Wheeler also earned an assist on the goal.
SFU’s Josh McKissock scored at 4:30 on a penalty shot to give the Clan the 2-1 lead heading into the second period.
In the second period Simon Fraser broke the game open with goals at 13:46 by Aaron Enns, 8:28 by Jono Ceci and 25 second later at 8:03 by Colton Schock to lead 5-1 after 40 minutes.
Ceci got his second of the game at 15:57 of the final period, while Mike Ball made the final 7-1 with a goal at 6:49 of third period.
TWU’s Harry Fredeman played the first two periods, while Silas Matthys played the final period for the Spartans. SFU’s Andrew Parent played the full 60 minutes for the Clan.
Next up for the Spartans is a rematch with Simon Fraser on Thursday night at the Langley Events Centre for the final game of the first semester. Start time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Puck Drops: SFU took all three stars: 1st Nick Sandor, 2nd Jono Ceci, 3rd Andrew Parent…each team went 0-3 on their respective power plays…TWU has now lost six straight games…
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