first_imgThe Selkirk Saints kick off the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League home season Friday at the Castlegar Complex with a date against the University of Victoria Vikes.Selkirk dropped its opening game of the season, a 5-3 decision to Okanagan College Coyotes.Caleb Georgetti of Nelson and formerly of the Leafs and Revelstoke Grizzlies of the KIJHL, was a one-man wrecking crew for Selkirk scoring the natural hat trick.However, Okanagan snapped a 3-3 tie with three minutes remaining in the game to edge the Saints.Second year goalie Spencer Wong of Calgary was outstanding for Selkirk between the pipes.Justin Sotkowy (Victoria), Sandro Moser (Banff) and Scott Traverse (Fernie) all registered assists for Selkirk.The Vikes swept a pair of games in Castlegar last season against the Saints, winning 3-2 and 4-1.The loss drops Selkirk into a three-way tie for fourth-place in the seven-team league.The BCIHL has seven teams entered — Eastern Washington, Simon Fraser University of Burnaby, Thompson Rivers University of Kamloops, Trinity Western of Langley, Selkirk, Okanagan and UVIC.Eastern leads the league with two wins with SFU and Okanagan tied for second.The top four teams from the league’s regular season then face-off in the BCIHL Championships, a round-robin format tournament held each year in March.Game time this weekend for both games at the Castlegar Complex is 7:30 [email protected]last_img

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