Hildebrand sparks Saints to sweep of defending BCIHL champs
Okay, it's time already to break up the Selkirk Saints.
Defenceman Lucas Hildebrand scored at 33 seconds in the extra frame to give the visiting Saints at 5-4 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League overtime victory over the University of Victoria Saturday night at the Ian Stewart Complex in the provincial capital.
The win was the second in as many nights at Selkirk opened the season Friday with a 4-3 victory over the same Vikes squad.
Selkirk went through the preseason undefeated in three games.
Dennis Palvina tied the game for Victoria with a goal in the final three minutes of the third period.
The marker allowed the defending BCIHL champs to storm back from a 5-3 deficit after Jordan Wood scored early in the frame for Selkirk.
Dylan Smith, Logan Proulx and Cody Fidgett also scored for the Saints.
Smith finished the game with three points.
Matt Bell, Brad Robinson and Evan Warner also scored for the Vikes.
Stephen Wolff faced 32 shots to register the win in goal for Selkirk.
Friday, Fidgett scored the winner midway through the third period giving the Saints the one-goal victory.
Beau Taylor, Wood and Thomas Hardy also scored for Selkirk.
Bell, Robinson and Mitch Beli replied for Victoria.
Alex Sirard out dueled Sunny Gill in the nets to register the win for Selkirk.
The Saints open the home campaign with a game against Trinity Western at the Castlegar Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.