After the SFU Men’s Hockey Team’s 5-2 loss against Selkirk College, assistant coach Tom Spencer is looking forward to the opportunity to get back on track and achieve the first home win against Eastern Washington this Saturday.
“We’re trying to move forward. It’s one of those nights it was fortunate the way it finished. We’ll be better on Saturday and more prepared,” he said. “We’ve got a few guys that need to get clicking, so we’ll get back at it.”
Defenceman Darnel St Pierre is “very likely” to make his 2016/17 debut this Saturday, and is symptom-free after suffering a concussion in the offseason. Brandon Tidy will once again slot in on the blueline.
Mike Sandor “looks like he’ll be out of the lineup” with a hand injury sustained in Saturday’s game.
With an upper body injury, Adam Callegari — who missed last Saturday — will not play Saturday, and is week-to-week.
“Nothing is broken or torn, it’s just time to heal,” said Spencer. “We don’t want to rush him back, we want to make sure he’s healthy for the whole season.”
Goaltender Lyndon Stanwood is making progress on his ankle injury, but there is no timetable for his return.
Defenceman Robson Cramer (eye) and forward Pavlo Zerebecky (hip) also will not slot into the lineup, and are out long term.