Selkirk Saints captain # 27-Logan Proulx scored twice in a 5 - 0 shutout of the visiting Victoria Vikes in BCIHL action in Castlegar on Friday

Selkirk Saints shutout visiting UVic Vikes

Saints improve to 2 - 0 on young BCIHL season after an impressive performance on home ice Friday, Oct. 11.

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.

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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.

A late hit in front of the same net got the gloves up early and bodies were sprawling throughout the opening frame. The Saints had the edge in shots on net, hitting Vikes starting net-minder Sunny Gill for 10. At the other end, Selkirk’s Chris Hurry was less busy, facing just three shots from the visiting team.

With time winding down in the opening frame, Gill was almost caught behind his own net while playing the puck but the Saints were unable to convert.

The Saints took a three-goal lead in the second, with two coming from #27, captain Logan Proulx. His first goal was the product of hard work, chasing rebounds to the glove side of Gill. His second was more of the same, finding a rebound in tight. The Saints third goal came at 10:28 of the second from Beau Taylor. Assists on the play went to Scott Swiston and Dylan Smith.

The Vikes had difficulty maintaining any kind of puck possession in the second, and Selkirk outshot 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.

In the final period, the Vikes killed off the penalty but Connor McLaughlin made it a 4 – 0 Selkirk lead with 14:24 showing on the clock and then forward Garrett Kucher put a stamp on it with only 8.1 seconds remaining to seal the shutout for Hurry.

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.

 

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