The Selkirk College Saints are on their way to the Promised Land if the rest of the year is anything like October in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
The Saints are undefeated, going 6-0 in October. But unlike their 4-3 season opener against University of Victoria, Saturday’s rematch at the Castlegar Recreation Complex was a one-sided offensive cavalcade that ended in a 10-2 victory for the Saints over the Vikings.
Connor McLaughlin led the way offensively for Selkirk with three goals and two assists, while his line accounted for a dozen points with former Nitehawk Mason Spear netting four points and Scott Swiston, three, for the home team.
Victoria opened and closed the scoring on Saturday night, but the Saints did all the damage in between. Down 1-0 in the first period, Selkirk replied with markers from McLaughlin and Cody Fidgett to take the lead, just a small indication of things to come.
The Saints would net four goals in each of the following two periods with former Trail Smoke Eater Logan Proulx adding one, linemates Jordan Wood scored a pair, Thomas Hardy and Spear each scored one and McLaughlin finished his hat trick midway through the third.
“We’ve been putting up some big numbers the last few times out and that’s been the result of hard-working, honest and unselfish hockey. When we stick to those habits the results have been very good,” said Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois.