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This Saturday, SFU Men’s Hockey return home after nearly a month on the road for a game against the Selkirk College Saints. Assistant coach Tom Spencer noted that the team is excited to get back to the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.
“It’s nice being back in our rink this time of year,” he said. “The guys are excited. It’s nice to be back in our own dressing room, and everything back to a little bit of normalcy.”
The team is looking to rebound after Friday’s 3-1 loss to Trinity Western.
“Definitely not the result we wanted,” said Spencer. “[I was] disappointed with our effort for sure, but I know our group and we’ll rebound strong and be ready to go Saturday night at home for a big home game.”
The lineup Saturday will be largely the same as Friday’s game.
“Right now, I think you’re going to see the same lineup you saw Friday night.”
In Friday’s contest, the lone goal was scored by Tyler Basham, who had missed the previous five games with a shoulder injury. It also marked Basham’s first goal in five games played this season.
“It was good to see him get the monkey off his back, scoring a big goal for us. It wasn’t for a lack of effort, he got a few chances and finally got one to go,” said Spencer. “He looked good, said he felt great, so we’re excited to see him back in the lineup.”
Defenceman Robson Cramer (eye), forward Pavlo Zerebecky (hip), and forward Mike Sandor (thumb) will not slot into the lineup this weekend due to injury, and are out week-to-week.