by Austin Cozicar
CASTLEGAR, BC — SFU will be heading into a bye weekend after achieving two of a possible four points in a road series versus the Selkirk College Saints.
On Friday, SFU fell 4-1 to the Saints.
After a scoreless first period, both teams traded goals in the second. Dylan Heppler gave Selkirk the lead 6:45 into the second frame, but McKullen Astill tied it up with 55 seconds left in the period.
The third was all Selkirk, however, with Jack Karran potting a hattrick for the home team.
Patrick Zubick made 22 saves on 26 shots (.846 SV%) against his former team. SFU put 44 shots on net.
While SFU struggled to find the back of the net Friday, SFU found their scoring touch the next night, winning a 6-4 effort.
The second period saw Selkirk score four times, tying the game twice, but goals by Mac Colasimone and Mathieu Jallabert ensured an SFU lead. Jallabert’s second of the night — scored with six seconds left in the period — would stand as the gamewinner.
Cox’s second of the night, an empty netter, would seal the deal. Cox finished with three points, while Ty Westgard put up four points, all assists.
In all, 10 different players earned points Saturday night.
Andrew Henderson finished the game with 29 saves on 33 shots (.879 SV%), while SFU put 53 shots on net.
With the two points, SFU remains two points ahead of Vancouver Island University in second place. However, VIU won both games this weekend, and have a game in hand.
SFU gets this coming weekend off, and play next on Friday, February 28 against Trinity Western at George Preston Arena. Puck drop is at 7 pm.