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Last weekend, SFU Men’s Hockey collected three of four possible points in a back-to-back against the University of Victoria, achieving comebacks in both games, but falling just short in overtime Friday night.
“The key for us was to play 60 minutes both nights,” said assistant coach Tom Spencer. “We thought we achieved that both nights. You create your own luck, and unfortunately we gave them some opportunities, but I thought we were deserving of wins both nights.
“We came up a little short Friday night, but we came back with energy Saturday, and played a really good game.”
This weekend, SFU heads up to Cheney, WA to face Eastern Washington in a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday night. Eastern Washington has yet to record a win.
“I’m not worried about their record,” he said. “We know Eastern Washington, we know they’re a good team, well coached. They’re going to be prepared and will come hungry.”
For the matchup, Spencer is expecting defenceman Jayden Piattelli to slot back in. He missed last weekend’s games versus UVic with an upper body injury, “but he should be good to go” this weekend.
Foward Tyler Basham, who is dealing with a shoulder injury, is not expected to play this weekend, but has been making good progress and is expected back soon.
“He’s progressing quicker than expected,” said Spencer. “We’re hoping to get him in the lineup the next week or so.”
Defenceman Robson Cramer (eye), forward Pavlo Zerebecky (hip), and forward Mike Sandor (thumb) will not slot into the lineup this weekend due to injury, and are out week-to-week.