Forward Pavlo Zerebecky scored his 3rd goal of the season to give SFU the lead four and a half minutes into the first period on Sunday afternoon. Just one minute before the end of the period veteran forward Tyler Basham scored his 5th goal of the season to give SFU the lead 2-0 heading into the first intermission.
Defenceman Mathew Berry-Lamontagna scored just 42 seconds into the second period to give SFU the 3-0 lead. Less than three minutes later Ian Mackey scored for SFU to give them a commanding 4-0 lead. Near the halfway mark of the second period, EWU forward Beau Walker scored on the powerplay to cut the lead to 4-1 and just over one minute later EWU added another on the man-advantage to cut the SFU lead to 4-2. Defenceman Austin Adam scored his 4th goal of the season to help regain SFU’s 3-goal lead as they headed into the second intermission.
SFU forward Jaret Babych scored approximately eight minutes into the 3rd period to regain the visiting team’s 4 goal lead and secure the win.
After last night’s loss to Selkirk, SFU forward Mak Barden knew that his team needed a good effort on Sunday. “I think coming off the tough overtime loss last night I felt like we really had to focus on the task at hand and take it in full sixty and I thought we did that tonight.”
Barden had 2 assists Sunday afternoon to continue his offensive season with SFU. He is excited that his team is playing well together and continuing to gain confidence. “I think we’re firing on all cylinders right now, starting to get a little chemistry. All of our lines are really going right now and everyone’s playing well with each other at the right time of the year.”
Final shots were 43-22 in favour of SFU. SFU netminder Lyndon Stanwood stopped 19 of 21 to secure the win. With the win, SFU is tied with Selkirk in wins and points 16-6-0-2. Selkirk currently has the tie-breaker with more points in games against SFU.
SFU is back in action on Saturday March 3rd when the Clan host the University of Victoria for the final regular season game of 2017-2018. Puck drop is at 7 o’clock at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.