LANGLEY, BC — The SFU Hockey Team wrapped up its regular season series against Trinity Western with a 3-2 win on the road Friday night.
It was SFU’s third straight win against the first place team, and gives SFU 3-2-1 record against a Trinity Western team that began the season with 12 straight wins.
Patrick Zubick stood tall in net, making 46 saves on 48 shots (.958 SV%) for the SFU win, while on the other side TWU’s Lucas Mills saw 45 shots.
After neither team found the back of the net in the first period, Domenic Masellis scored his first career BCIHL goal 19 seconds into the second with assists from Arjun Badh and Eric Callegari.
Evan Last tied it up for TWU with 12 minutes left in the second period.
It would remain a tie game until the 13 minute mark of the third period, when Badh made it 2-1 for SFU on the power play from Masellis and Kyle Bergh.
Five minutes later, also on the power play, Ty Westgard made it a two goal lead.
With their net empty, Trinity got within one with 1:09 left, but SFU held on to take the regulation victory.
With the win, and a pair of victories by Vancouver Island University, SFU is tied in points with VIU for the second place spot with 28. However, SFU has played one less game — SFU has two regular season games remaining — and can guarantee second place with a win over VIU in the final regular season game.
Regardless of placing, SFU will face VIU in the first round of the BCIHL playoffs, however, the team that earns second place will host the playoff series. SFU is 1-3-1 against VIU in regular season play.
SFU wraps up the regular season with a road trip to Vancouver Island, with a game Friday against UVic, and a playoff preview Saturday versus VIU. Puck drop is 7:30 pm on Friday and at 8 pm Saturday.