SFU Men’s Hockey will renew their crosstown rivalry with the Trinity Western Spartans on the road at the Langley Event Centre this Saturday.
SFU are coming off a dominant 6-2 win against Eastern Washington at home that saw six different goal scorers from the team, and 12 different players credited with points.
“[It’s] two teams that skate the puck well on a big sheet of ice over at the Langley Events Centre, so I think we’ve just got to stay the course, we probably won’t make too many changes, but we will ramp up the energy level at practice,” said head coach Mark Coletta.
The teams have met once so far this season, with the Clan pulling out a 5-4 win to spoil TWU’s home opener festivities. Jaret Babych and Mike Sandor each had a pair of goals in the victory.
SFU and Trinity Western currently sit tied for second place in the BCIHL standings, sharing a 4-2-0 record in six games played.
Spartan forwards PJ Buys and Mattias Schmitt lead Trinity Western in points and are sixth and seventh with five goals and four goals respectively, with ten points each.
Tyler Basham leads SFU in scoring with four goals and nine points, with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s game against Eastern Washington. Graham Smerek was named the BCIHL player of the week after a three point performance on Saturday, which included his second goal of the year.
Trinity Western starting goaltender Silas Matthys is coming off a 49 save (.980 SV%) performance against Eastern Washington on Friday. Jordan Liem, for SFU, made 38 saves on 40 shots (.950 SV%) on Saturday.
Puck drop is at 7 pm at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday and can be streamed live on FAST Hockey.
The Clan return to the Bill Copeland Saturday, November 28 against Trinity Western. SFU students get in free with student ID. Puck drop will also be at 7 pm.