Trojans men’s hockey team sweeps Briercrest

The SAIT Trojans Men’s hockey team came out “guns blazing”  Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with two road wins in Caronport, Sask. over the Briercrest College Clippers.

The Trojans bombed the Clippers by scores of 11-2 and 5-1, running their record to 11 wins, three losses and two ties at the halfway point of the ACAC season.

Of the 16 goals scored by the Trojan men on the weekend, fourth year power and process operations student, Travis Bradshaw was responsible for eight.

Bradshaw was a one-man wrecking crew in Friday’s high-scoring game, potting a franchise record-tying five goals.

The last time that happened was when all-time SAIT goals leader Shane Lust lit the lamp five times in a 2010 game.

The result also tied the club record for most goals in a game.

Much of Friday night’s success came from a first intermission line change that saw Bradshaw, first year electrical technician student, Brent Struble and second year welding engineering technology student Corey Tyrell take the first-line duties.

The team ended up firing a total of 69 shots on Briercrest goalie Jesse Chenard.

On Saturday, Bradshaw stayed hot, tallying a natural hat trick en route to the 5-1 win.

The new first line combined for a total of eight points, with Struble tallying a goal and an assist, and Tyrell putting up three assists.

Chenard faced a firing squad once again Saturday night, as the Trojans managed a total of 54 pucks on the net, while SAIT goalie Brayden Hopfe turned aside 21 of 22 Briercrest shots.

The two-win weekend placed the Men of Troy in front of Augustana Vikings into second place in the ACAC standings heading into the Christmas break.

The Trojans will see action next on the weekend of Jan. 11 and 12 as they play a weekend doubleheader against Edmonton’s Concordia Thunder.

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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, William Cowie worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2012-2013 academic year.