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Saints face off Saturday for college food bank

Following a rare weekend off,

the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team will be looking to extend their

BCIHL regular season win streak to 11 games when Eastern Washington

University visits the Castlegar Rec Complex on Saturday night for a 7:30

PM faceoff.

 

The evening will double as a food drive benefiting the Selkirk College

Student Union’s food bank. All fans who bring a non-perishable food item

or donate $2 or more on Saturday night will be entered for the chance to

participate in an on-ice turkey bowling contest during the second

intermission. The turkey bowling winner will take a home their turkey

and a prize package from Selkirk College and team sponsors.

 

Providing the opposition this weekend will be an Eagles team that has

run hot and cold over the opening six weeks of the regular season. EWU

topped Thompson Rivers in overtime on Saturday night to end a three-game

losing skid and currently sit third in the BCIHL standings with a

4-4-0-1 record.

 

"Eastern Washington has some highly-skilled offensive players that will

make you pay for your defensive letdowns and errors," says Saints head

coach Jeff Dubois. "They also have one of the better goaltending tandems

in our league, so we need to take advantage of any opportunities that

present themselves."

 

The match-up represents the first regular season meeting between EWU and

the Saints. The teams faced off once during exhibition play, with

Selkirk notching a 6-1 home win.

 

"When we played in preseason everybody was just working on getting the

rust out," says Dubois. "Lots will have changed over the past couple of

months but there aren’t really any mysteries in our league. We’ll have

done our homework and watched video on what they do and they’ll have

done the same for us."

 

Former BCHL standout Ryan Pajimola leads the Eagles offensively with

nine points in seven games, while NCAA transfers Jake Flynn, JR Strait

and Zach Maxwell have also performed at a point-a-game clip.

 

Even with an off weekend in the books the Saints continue to dominate

the BCIHL scoring leaders. Captain Jordan Wood sits first in league

scoring with 26 points while linemate Logan Proulx is five points back

in second. Kam Crawford, Thomas Hardy, Scott Swiston, Connor McLaughlin,

Dylan Smith and Beau Taylor are all in the Top 10 as well.

 

Tickets for Saturday’s games will be available at the door for $8

(Adults) and $5 (Selkirk students & staff, seniors, children 6 & older).

Season passes are also still available at special rates on game nights.

For more information on Saints single game tickets and passes, visit

GoSaints.ca.

 

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