Spartans subdue Selkirk Saints

After sweeping Eastern Washington last week, the Selkirk College Saints dropped a pair of games to the Trinity Western Spartans.

The Selkirk College Saints fell back to ground after sweeping Eastern Washington last week they dropped a pair of games to the Trinity Western Spartans.

The Spartans, beat the Saints 5-3 Saturday night, and followed that up with a close 4-3 win Sunday.

The Spartans scored three goals in the second period to build a 3-1 lead and then hung on in the third period for an important victory.

Adam Makaroff had a goal and an assist for the Saints and Jordan Wood, who is second in the BCIHL in scoring with 18 points in 10 games, had two assists.

The Saints got on the board first, early in the opening period, when Makaroff lit the lamp just 1:06 into the game.

In the second period, the Spartans capitalized on power plays scoring less than four minutes into the middle stanza to tie the game and just over two minutes later to take a 2-1 lead.

The Spartans offensive surge added two more to make it 4-1 in the third. But the Saints rallied, scoring two goals before the 10-minute mark, off the sticks of Sandro Moser and Garrett Kucher. Despite two late-game power plays, it is as close as the Saints would get,  as Trinity hung on for the 4-3 win.

Tim Zwiers made 27 saves in the win while Selkirk’s Spenser Wong was good on 25 of 29 shots thrown his way.