BURNABY, BC – After an encouraging first weekend that saw the team finish with a win and a loss, SFU returns to action this weekend for two games against their former BCIHL rival Trinity Western Spartans.
This will be their first pair of meetings since the Spartans left the BCIHL for USports Canada West, with the first matchup taking place on Friday at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, followed by a rematch the next afternoon at Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby.
Since leaving the BCIHL for Canada West, the Spartans have an in-conference record of 2-18-0, with the club’s only victory on home ice coming against Edmonton, Alberta’s Grant MacEwan Griffins. The club’s main response to the rough first year in the league has come in the form of a new coaching staff, including the addition of former Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach as an assistant on the bench.
This year, Trinity has played just one game: a 3-0 loss to the UBC Thunderbirds last Saturday just one night after SFU suffered the exact same fate to the Thunderbirds hockey club.
After a close back-and-forth matchup in 2021 resulting in a 5-4 loss to the Spartans, SFU will be looking to even the score and walk away with two more victories before travelling to Alaska for two games against the University of Alaska squads.
Tickets to Saturday’s matchup are available at shop.sfuhockey.com, general admission is $12, and SFU students get in for free with their student ID.