Trinity Western Spartans forward JP Villeneuve skates the puck up the ice during his team's 3-2 win over the SFU Clan on Oct. 17 at the Langley Events Centre.

Trinity Western Spartans forward JP Villeneuve skates the puck up the ice during his team's 3-2 win over the SFU Clan on Oct. 17 at the Langley Events Centre.

Spartans sit in top spot of BCIHL

Trinity Western improves to 3-1-0-1 on the season after earning three of four weekend points against SFU Clan

A third-period rally earned the Trinity Western Spartans one point, but they failed to get the bonus point in overtime, losing 5-4 in a shootout out the SFU Clan.

The Spartans men’s hockey team scored three times in the final 20 minutes on Saturday night at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland Arena, including the tying goal off the stick of JP Villeneuve with less than a minute to play.

But after neither team scored in OT, the game went to the shootout with the Clan tallying twice and the Spartans potting just one.

The two B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League rivals were playing a home-and-home series, with the Spartans winning the opener 3-2 on Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.

In that game, Cody Fidgett tallied the winner with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

The weekend results improve Trinity Western to 3-1-0-1 on the season, good for top spot while SFU (3-2-0-0) is second.

In Saturday’s rematch, the Spartans trailed 3-1 heading into the third period when Fidgett and Andrew Wheeler pulled the visitors even. SFU would reclaim the lead with 3:01 to play before Villeneuve struck with 41 seconds left.

Fidgett had opened the scoring for the Spartans while Wheeler was the lone TWU player to score in the shootout.

Fidgett also scored twice in Friday’s game, while Villeneuve had the other.

Silas Matthys was in goal for both games.