by Austin Cozicar
CASTLEGAR, BC — With identical scorelines of 4-3 Friday and Saturday night, SFU wrapped up the 2019 calendar year with back-to-back road wins against the Selkirk College Saints.
Ty Westgard led the charge, with a sensational seven points on the weekend, and a hattrick on Saturday. He’s currently on an eight game point streak, and has put up 14 points in that span.
Mitch Ledyard opened the scoring Friday night to give SFU the early lead.
Selkirk College put up the only goal of the second period to tie it up, but SFU got back on the board in the third, with Takato Cox potting his first career BCIHL goal and Westgard adding one to make it a 3-1 lead for much of the third.
However, the Saints scored twice in the final 5:10 of regulation to force overtime.
Ledyard would be the hero Friday night, scoring his second of the night 1:11 into overtime, with Westgard earning his fourth point of the night on the play.
Saturday night saw both teams trade goals, but SFU never trailed in the contest.
Westgard opened the scoring and scored the gamewinner in the third period. In addition to Westgard’s hattrick, Cox also put up a tally.
Mac Colasimone had five points on the weekend.
Former Saint Patrick Zubick was solid in net against his former team, playing both nights for SFU, making 71 saves on 77 shots (.922 SV%).
With the wins, SFU have now earned points in each of their last three games. They sit in third place going into the December break, just two points back from the second-placed Vancouver Island University Mariners, and three points ahead of Selkirk in fourth.
SFU will resume play on Friday, January 10 with a home game versus the University of Victoria Vikes.