KAMLOOPS, British Columbia – The No. 6 ranked Trinity Western Spartans where shutout by the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 2-0 this afternoon in Kamloops, B.C. The loss drops TWU to 9-4-2, while the win moves TRU to 6-6-1.
"It is a pivotal time this year. Every point counts in Canada West. Every game counts. That is what we are trying to get into our players," commented TWU head coach Mike Shearon on the team's loss. "To be honest, I was disappointed in my group today. I thought it was an OK game and TRU deserved the points today."
Both teams finished the afternoon with 11 total shots. TRU had the edge 4-2 in the first half, while TWU had the edge 9-7 in the second half.
TRU's Ryan Glanville opened the scoring in the 39th minute, with the going to Colton Walker.
The WolfPack got the insurance goal in the 77th minute. TRU's Glanville found the net for the second time beating TWU fifth year keeper Andrew Hicks to the left side of the net. TRU's Colton Walker earned his second assist of the night.
TWU fifth year keeper Andrew Hicks (Surrey, B.C.) made three saves in the loss, while TRU's Claye Harsany made four saves to earn the clean-sheet win.
The Spartans will now travel to Kelowna, B.C. to play their final match of the Canada West regular season against the UBC Okanagan Heat. Match time is set for 1 p.m. PST. The WolfPack will close out the home portion of their Canada West regular season tomorrow when they entertain the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Kickoff is 1 pm.
TWU, who has clinched a home playoff date, will begin the Canada West post season at home at Chase Office Field in two weeks.
Match Notes: Today's match is the first win for the WolfPack over the Spartans…Five Yellow Cards were handed out in today's match with 24 total fouls called…