Local Trojans lead SAIT campaign

A pair of SAIT Trojans and former Greater Trail hockey products contributed to crucial victories on the weekend.

A pair of SAIT Trojans and former Greater Trail hockey products contributed to crucial victories on the weekend.

Lindsey Audia  and Paul Mailey each pitched in to guide their Trojan teams to wins on Saturday.

Audia assisted on the winning goal as her women’s Trojan team beat the Redeer College Queens 3-2 in Alberta college hockey action on the weekend.

Audia sent a long break-away pass to SAIT’s Sarah Williams as she stepped out of the penalty box. With time ticking down William’s strode in and slipped the puck under the right pad of Queens goaltender Camille Trautman.

The line of second-year student and former Kootenay Wildcat, Audia, Bianca Zuber, and Michelle Jones of Nelson was dominant in a winning cause.

“We hadn’t played together in a while, but we clicked really well tonight,” said Audia in a release.

“Even if we didn’t get a goal, we got a lot of shots. We definitely know where each other are; we just put our head up and find each other.”

Audia leads her team in scoring and sits in 11th place overall in ACAC hockey scoring with five goals and six assists in 18 games.

In Trojan men’s play, Paul Mailey netted the tying goal for SAIT late in the second as they went on to beat the NAIT Ooks, 4-3. The Trojans (17-4-1), who’ve won five straight and sit second in the ACAC standings, keep pace with the conference-leading Mount Royal University Cougars (19-1-2).

Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk Clinton Pettapiece of Christina Lake leads the Trojans and the ACAC in scoring. Pettapiece has 13 goals and 20 assists in 22 games this season.