Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans captured their second straight BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship with a 9-1 victory over the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners. The Spartans took the best-of-three (3) series two (2) games to none (0).
Kalen Denham (Innisfail, AB), led the Spartans with three (3) assists in the game, while Evan Last (Surrey, BC) and Brayden Brown (Calgary, AB) both scored two (2) goals for TWU.
TWU defeated VIU 3-2 on Thursday night in the first game of the championship series.
It was the fourth consecutive appearance in the league final for the Spartans who were defeated by the University of Victoria Vikes in 2017 and the Selkirk Saints in 2016.
The title win is the second for TWU since the BCIHL formed in 2006. The Spartans had an impressive regular season going 18-5-0-1 and won four (4) straight playoff games to win the league title.
Previous league champions include: University of Victoria (2007, 2009, 2012, 2017), Selkirk College (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Simon Fraser University (2008, 2010, 2011).
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