Men’s hockey team stays hot as the weather gets cold

The SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team picked up another win against Concordia University and kept on a roll in the 2013-14 ACAC regular hockey season.

SAIT’s game Nov. 8 on home ice ended as a 6-3 for the Trojans, with Mitchell Board picking up 2 goals in the contest.

Other goal scorers for SAIT were Brenden Forbes, Nolan Souchotte, Riley Paterson and league leader Ben O’Quinn.

SAIT now leads the conference with 10 wins and 1 loss after beating their 5th placed opponents Concordia and O’Quinn leads the ACAC in points and goals.

“The second half of the season is always the hardest,” said Trojan Men’s Hockey Coach Ken Babey.

O’Quinn moved up to 9 goals on the season by putting one past Rhys Hadfield, the Concordia goaltender.

To go along with his 9 goals, Ben O’Quinn also has 22 points and teammate Riley Paterson is right behind him with 8 goals.

“I hope they keep it up,” said Babey referring to O’Quinn and Paterson’s scoring streaks. “They have been definitely been playing great.”

Babey said all SAIT Trojans with injuries such as Scott Bolland and Wheaton King are day to day and estimated return in the lineup is not being speculated.

“We are all thinking game by game right now,” said Babey.

The second half of the season is always the hardest. – Ken Babey.

The Trojans are scheduled to play a home-and-home series against Grant MacEwan Nov. 15-16, and will close out the first half of the season with games against Keyano College Nov. 29-30 in Fort McMurray, Alta.

A Nose for Hockey: A young hockey player from the Priddis Panthers gets a closer look as the SAIT Trojans take on the Concordia Thunder on Nov. 8. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
A Nose for the Game: A young hockey player from the Priddis Panthers gets a closer look as the SAIT Trojans take on the Concordia Thunder on Nov. 8. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
About Michael McKay 4 Articles
As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Michael McKay worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2013-2014 academic year.

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