BURNABY – 6 down; 14 to go.
After starting the season with a 5-4 loss to the VIU Mariners, SFU responded by winning their next five games in a row, including a rematch against the Mariners.
The 5-1-0 record after October only tells a part of the story; the team’s +26 goal differential leads the league by a comfortable margin, with the only other team holding a positive goal differential being the second place Okanagan Lakers at +3.
Contributing to these wins is the offensive explosion of Nick Wicks and Garrett Hilton, who, with 15 and 11 points respectively, sit 1st and 4th on the BCIHL points leaders list. At the defensive end, Andrew Henderson who returned to SFU after two years away sits at the top of the goalie leaders list with 2 wins, a .977 sv%, and a 0.50 GAA in his two starts.
The current standings are split, with SFU sitting in 1st place with 10 points in 6 games, Okanagan in 2nd with 7 in 5 games, VIU in 3rd with 7 in 5 games, and Victoria and Logan Lake sitting at the bottom with 0 points in 3 games each.
SFU will have another week off to prepare for their upcoming games on the road; on November 11th the team will visit Logan Lake for the first time since their expansion, and the following day the team will travel to Kelowna to take on the Okanagan Lakers for a one-off visit to Prospera Place.
The following weekend will see the Okanagan Lakers in Burnaby for the first time this regular season on November 19th. This will be SFU’s last home game before January, and tickets are still available.
Finally, to finish off the month, SFU will return to the interior for two more games against the Miners and Lakers.
The final home game of the semester is coming up on November 19th against the 2nd place Okanagan Lakers! This is can’t-miss hockey, so be sure to grab your tickets and wear red as SFU continues their pursuit of a second consecutive championship.