The 2018/19 edition of SFU will have a short runway for takeoff this year as the team’s four exhibition games might be against their toughest opponents of the season.
On September 15th, SFU visits the defending BCIHL Champions Trinity Western University Spartans as part of the 2nd Annual Captain’s Cup Series. TWU defeated the Selkirk College Saints in a thrilling BCIHL Final last year, and have only improved over the summer adding WHL veteran Spencer Gerth. SFU went 3-2-0-1 against TWU last season.
The following weekend, SFU heads west to take on cross-town rival UBC (USports) in their second game of the Captain’s Cup Series on September 21st. SFU fell to UBC last year 8-3 in a chippy affair, also losing rookie Cameron Bertsch for the season with a concussion.
On September 28th and 29th, SFU will fly north to Alaska once again to face off against NCAA Division 1 University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, and Fairbanks Nanooks. Despite both UAA and UAF adding new coaches behind the bench this season, SFU will face a difficult challenge against players such as Montreal Canadiens draft pick Nikolas Koberstein and First Team All-WCHA Zach Frye.
The 2018/19 regular season kicks off on the road against the Selkirk College Saints before SFU returns home to host TWU for their home opener on October 13th. It has been a busy offseason for SFU, with 6 new recruits announced including BCHL veterans Mitch Newsome and Domenic Masellis. Additional recruits are to be announced in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on sfuhockey.com for the latest!