WolfPack Bites – Oct. 1

The WolfPack hockey team has two victories under its belt, following the opening weekend of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season at the Ian Stewart Complex in Victoria.

TRU defeated the University of Victoria Vikes, 6-1, on Friday, with Josh MacDonald scoring five goals for the ’Pack. Daniel Higgs also had a goal and Stephen Wolff stopped 21 of 22 shots.

On Sunday, the WolfPack recovered from a 3-1 deficit, with goals from Blake Moynes and Brandon Watson, with two.

Josh MacDonald, Tyler Jackson and Ben Bula also had goals. Chris Solecki stopped 30 of 35 shots for the win.

The WolfPack will return to Memorial Arena in Kamloops on Friday, Oct. 4, at 8:30 p.m., to play the Trinity Western University Spartans.

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Faryn Brown, Alesha Miller and Rolena Debruyn all had top ten finishes this weekend as the WolfPack cross country team travelled to Kelowna to compete against UBC-Okanagan.

Brown was the top TRU finisher in the four-kilometre race, coming in third with a time of fifteen minutes and 17 seconds. Miller was seventh (16:07) and team captain Debruyn was ninth (16:33).

Megan Crawley (17:37), Kendra Schmidt (17:46), Christa Miller (17:55), Tiffany Adams (17:56), Emily Townend (18:11), Jacky Hiscoe (19:21), Kristen Carmichael (19:39), Lexi Thorne (19:43) and Jennifer Revel (24:59) were among TRU’s other racers.

On the men’s side, only four TRU racers competed, two of whom finished in the top five.

Connor McKay was third overall in the 6 km race (20:32) and Conlan Sprickerhoff finished fifth (21:13).

Israel Mesfin (24:35) and Sunny Dulay (25:56) also competed.

The WolfPack’s next meet will be the B.C. Cross Country Championships on Oct. 26 in Abbotsford, two weeks before the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships in Toronto.