After having only one home game in September, SFU returns for three in a row starting this weekend against Vancouver Island’s UVic and VIU teams.
Feels good to be back, doesn’t it?
After an up-and-down month of September that saw the SFU club go 2-1-0, the team returns to Burnaby this Friday, October 1st, to resume Captains Cup round-robin action against the UVic Vikes.
The University of Victoria club had four games in September, finishing with a 1-2-1 record, picking up a lone 3-1 victory in their three games against their island rivals the Vancouver Island University Mariners, and dropping a 6-0 decision to the Trinity Western University Spartans in their Captains Cup matchup.
On Saturday, October 2nd, SFU will be visited by the Vancouver Island University Mariners for their first matchup since March 2020, where SFU defeated the Mariners 9-1 to take home ice advantage for the cancelled 2020 BCIHL Playoffs.
VIU finished September with a 3-1-1 record, going 2-1-0 against the UVic Vikes, losing their Captains Cup Matchup against the Trinity Western University Spartans, and finishing their month with a decisive 9-0 victory over the expansion Okanagan Lakers in Merritt, BC.
To close out the homestead, SFU will welcome the Trinity Western University Spartans to Burnaby for the first time since January 2020, where returning forward Takato Cox dazzled the crowd in a shootout to give SFU a 5-4 victory.
The Spartans are returning to the Captains Cup for the first time as a USports-Canada West team. They’ll finish September with a 2-1-0 record, winning both of their matchups against the UVic Vikes and VIU Mariners, and dropping their last game against the UBC Thunderbirds.
The Captains Cup will wrap up on Oct. 9th, with the top two teams in round robin action facing off at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at 3pm.
Captains Cup Round Robin Standings
- UBC | 2-0-0
- TWU | 2-1-0
- VIC | 1-0-0
- VIU | 0-1-0
- SFU | 0-1-0
Two More Trips Out East
After the Captains Cup wraps up, SFU will have two more games on the road for the remainder of the month; both against the Okanagan Lakers.
Both games will take place in Kelowna at the Capital News Centre, with the first game starting at 8:45pm on October 16th, and the regular season kicking off at 8:00pm on October 30th.
SFU has had Okanagan’s number through two games, winning both by scores of 4-3 (in the shootout) and 5-1.
More details about each game will be made available in the days before, including game previews, ticketing, and streaming info.