Update: Oct. 12 | 6:40 p.m: We neglected to mention the Saints third goal which came at 10:28 of the second from Beau Taylor. Assists on the play went to Scott Swiston and Dylan Smith. Our apologies for any confusion.
The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey team played host to the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday, Oct. 11, dominating the visiting team in their first meeting of the year in a 5 – 0 shutout.
The first period was an end-to-end, hard-hitting 20 minutes with both teams having opportunities… after a brief delay where the rink crews ingeniously broke out the duct tape to address an issue with the end boards behind the UVIC net.
The Vikes had difficulty maintaining any kind of puck possession in the second, and Selkirk out–shot the Vancouver Island squad by a whopping 17 shots. With time winding down in the period, Brad Robinson took an interference call that would lead to the Saints starting the third on the power play.
The Saints improved to 2-0 on the young BCIHL season and will next face Thompson Rivers University on Oct. 18, again on home-ice. Puck drops at that Friday night game at 7:30 p.m. The Kamloops team is off to a good start, also, with a league-leading 2-1 record and dominated in their two wins with 15 goals.