A tale of two Saints teams

The Selkirk College mens hockey team split a weekend series this weekend against Thompson Rivers University from Kamloops.

Selkirk goalie Todd Hoodicoff

Selkirk goalie Todd Hoodicoff

The Selkirk College mens hockey team split a weekend series at the Castlegar Community Complex this weekend against Thompson Rivers University (TRU) from Kamloops. The games were the last home games of the 2011-12 season for Selkirk.

On Friday, the Saints beat TRU 6-4 led by a hat-trick from high scoring forward Jordan Wood. Also scoring for the home team were Scott Traverse, Graham Proulx, and Caleb Georgetti.

Spenser Wong was solid between the pipes for Selkirk, stopping 29 of 33 Wolfpack shots.

On Saturday, the Saints struggled mightily as they fell 9-3 against the same team.

Sandro Moser opened up scoring at 19:26 of the game. It was all Thomson Rivers after that as the visitors rattled off five unanswered goals to go up 5-1. Scott Jago scored at 14:19 of the second period to cut the Wolfpack lead to three at 5-2.

Another three goals from TRU put the game out of reach at 8-2. Roman Payne finished the scoring for the Saints at 18:07 of the third period.

The Saints are in last place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings with a five win – 18 loss record after 23 games. The team is two points behind Trinity Western University with one game left.

Selkirk’s last game of the season is Mar. 3 in Cheney against Eastern Washington University.

One of the few bright spots for the team this season has been rookie Jordan Wood. With 22 goals and 19 assists,  Wood is third among league scorers. Teammate Scott Jago is ninth with 11 goals and 17 assists.