Saints losing faith

The Selkirk College Saints are coming off a pair of tough losses on the weekend as they traveled to the coast.

The Selkirk College Saints are coming off a pair of tough losses on the weekend as they traveled to the coast to take on Trinity Western (TWU) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).

The Saints dropped a tightly contested 3-1 game to the TWU Spartans Friday before bowing 8-3 on Saturday to the Clan from SFU.

After splitting their first two games, the Saints have yet to win and are sitting in sixth place in the BCIHL.

In their first match against TWU, Jordan Wood tied the game 1-1 in the third period but minutes later, the Spartans’ Bradley Bakken scored on a power play to regain the lead and would add an empty netter to make it 3-1.

Saints goaltender Spenser Wong had a solid game between the pipes stopping 42 of 44 shots while the Saints fired 25 at TWU’s Tim Zwiers.

The next evening, league leading SFU scored four goals in the first period and never looked back as they skated to an 8-3 win.

Selkirk College failed to score until midway through the second period, to make the score 7-1.

Wong relieved a shell-shocked Todd Hookicoff in goal 12 minutes into the second. Wood scored twice for the Saints while Nick Cecconi added a power play marker. Wood sits in third in league scoring and was named player of the week earlier this month.

SFU forward Kyle Leung scored a hat trick for the Clan.

The Saints play their next home game Friday vs Eastern Washington University at 7:30.