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
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
"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
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.
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