WolfPack hockey team moves into first

Frustrated Selkirk College resorts to dirty tactics during TRU's 12-2 win this past Saturday at home. PHOTO BY HUGO YUEN

Mike Davies–Sports Editor:

TRU’s hockey team continued its amazing season with another two victories this past weekend.

The ‘Pack took down the Trinity Western Spartans last Friday, Jan. 21, in Langley by a score of 6-2.

Spurred by a short-handed goal by Andrew Fisher early in the third period, the ‘Pack pulled away from the home team with four more goals in the period, bringing their record to an impressive 11-2.

The team returned home on Saturday to host the Selkirk College Steelers at Memorial Arena.

With another impressive third period in which they scored six goals, the ‘Pack hammered the Steelers by a score of 12-2, which, coincidentally, is their record following the win.

“Those are difficult games to play in because when the score gets so one-sided, players tend to go away from systems,” said head coach Lorne Cummings after the lop-sided victory.

“I thought our guys played a disciplined game tonight [taking only eight penalty minutes compared to Selkirk’s 38] and worked hard throughout the night.”

The WolfPack now stand alone atop the BC Intercollegiate League (BCIHL) standings with 24 points, one point ahead of both Simon Fraser University and Okanagan College.

Their next game is Friday, Jan. 28, when they host the Spartans of Trinity Western downtown at Memorial Arena. The team then takes to the road the next day to take on Simon Fraser, hoping to retain the top spot in the BCIHL.  Puck-drop on Friday is 8:30 p.m.

WolfPacks #2, Dylan Becker, tries for a wrap around this past Saturday against Selkirk College. PHOTO BY HUGO YUEN

TRU Wolfpacks Mens Hockey does it again this past Saturday with a 12-2 win against Selkirk College. PHOTO BY HUGO YUEN