A win over Selkirk College’s Saints netted TWU’s hockey squad more than a victory, as itss goaltender was named player of the week.
Trinity Western University took on Selkirk in Castlegar on Friday and won a 4-3 victory, taking stop spot in the BCHIL standings.
The Spartans Brayden Brown (Calgary) broke a 3-3 tie at 7:19 of the third period and his goal stood up as the winner, helping TWU to its eighth consecutive victory.
TWU goalie Silas Matthys (Wollerau, Switzerland) made 44 saves to help the Spartans (13-3-0-0) to the victory over a Saints side (11-3-0-1) that has lost twice in a row.
Evan Last (Surrey, B.C.) had a goal and an assist, while Jordan Rendle (Surrey) and Florian Niedermaier (Davos, Switzerland) also scored for TWU. Jarrett Fontaine (Humboldt, Sask.) had two assists, including one on Brown’s game-winner.
Derek McPhail, Dallas Calvin and Logan Styler scored for Selkirk, who scored all three of its goals on the power play, going three for eight. TWU was one for six with the man-advantage.
“It was a great road win,” said TWU head coach Barrett Kropf. “It had playoff intensity and both teams were full measure for their efforts tonight and both goaltenders played well.
Matthys was named player of the week for his performance.