BURNABY, BC —The SFU Men’s Hockey team is back in action on Saturday as they host the University of Victoria Vikes in the final regular season game of 2017-2018.
These two teams last met back in mid January in a high scoring affair. SFU scored 3 unanswered goals in the first period thanks to Brandon Tidy, Spencer Unger, and Mathew Berry-Lamontagna to take the lead heading into the second period. Mak Barden scored in the middle frame and Brendan Lamont added SFU’s fifth goal of the evening in the third period to help lead his team to a 5-2 victory over the Vikes.
SFU had trouble staying out of the box, finishing the evening with 14 minor penalties.
Netminder Lyndon Stanwood stopped 19 of 21 to secure the win for SFU.
SFU heads into this Saturday’s game with a lot of confidence. They have collected points in their last nine games, holding a record of 7-0-2 in that stretch.
SFU head coach Mark Coletta is looking forward to continuing a good rivalry match-up Saturday night.
“UVIC has been a good rival of ours since I’ve been in the league, so we expect a hard-fought game and we’re going to have to use our speed and transition game to get the jump on them and hopefully get the win.”
Saturday night is also an evening to thank the graduating SFU players for their hard-work and devotion to the team.
Coach Coletta understands the significance that this game means for the graduating players.
“It’s Senior Night, it’s a big night for those guys.” He continues, “it’s a very important night for them too as they’ve put in service and dedication to the program, so we wish them well and hopefully have a win on Saturday night.”
SFU currently sits in 2nd place in the overall BCIHL standings, tied in points with Selkirk. The Saints are also in action Saturday evening when they host the reining BCIHL Player of the Week, Kobe Oishi and the VIU Mariners. Both games may prove to be very important, the results of those games will may play a huge role as to which team has home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
To thank BCIT for their continued support, BCIT students will receive FREE admission for Saturday’s game! Just bring along your school ID.
At Bill Copeland Sports Centre, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under 6 or for SFU students with valid ID. The games will also be streamed live on HockeyTV and heard live on Evolution 107.9FM. Puck drop is at 7 pm on Saturday.