TWU hockey: Road sweep for Spartans

The Trinity Western Spartans completed a weekend sweep of the Selkirk Saints.

The men’s hockey team won 5-3 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday, both in Castlegar, to improve to 3-6-1 in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.

Brad Bakken and Kyle Benjaminsen each had a goal and an assist, while Trevor Beaupre and Dylan Mooney had one goal each in the second game.

“The boys had a lot of heart and we have really built a lot of character over this weekend,” said Spartans coach Dwayne Lowdermilk. “We battled right to the end and got a much-needed win.”

In the first game, Trinity Western scored three times in the third to rally for the 5-3 win.

Benjaminsen scored short-handed to tie the game and Brandon Long notched the winner with 6:33 to go. He later added an insurance goal.

Benjaminsen and Matt Chaput had the other goals.