BURNABY, BC – The most competitive schedule in SFU program history continued over the weekend, resulting in another 1-1-0 record in the preseason.
With former BCIHL rivals up next, SFU looked to prove they can compete at the Canada West level with a home-and-home series versus the Trinity Western University Spartans.
Until this past weekend, the Spartans held an overall 22-15 record against SFU, and a 14-15 record against the Burnaby club in BCIHL play.
Starting the weekend in Langley, SFU looked to have their first non-conference win against the Spartans since they left for USports-Canada West in 2020.
Under a new coaching staff, the Spartans entered Friday’s match with new expectations after finishing 9th in Canada West play in their first year, recording just 2 wins in 20 games.
Cale Dolan got the nod for his second start of the year and capped off the night with 34 saves. Logan Bromhead potted two goals and Mitch Ledyard scored the game-winner shorthanded, with SFU heading back to Burnaby with a 6-3 victory; their first non-conference win of the year.
Kolby Johnson and the Trinity Western team took exception to the loss, with the Spartans shutting out SFU on Saturday with a 5-0 win, where Johnson would go on to have 2 goals on the scoresheet.
SFU will return to play next weekend in Alaska, where the Red Leafs team will take on the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves on Friday at the Seawolf Sports Complex, and the following evening against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks at the Carlson Center. Both games will start at 7:07 pm local time.