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TWU hockey: Spartans break into win column

The Trinity Western Spartans picked up three of a possible four points over the weekend. - Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics
The Trinity Western Spartans picked up three of a possible four points over the weekend.
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The Trinity Western Spartans were 33 seconds away from earning all four points over the weekend, but the Okanagan College scored the equalizer to force a 3-3 tie on Sunday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans men's hockey team did pick up their first win of the season on Saturday, 3-1 over the Selkirk College Saints, picking up three of a possible four points after an 0-5 start to the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Trinity Western was a little lucky to pick up the single point after getting outshot 52-32.

"Anytime you get doubled in shots, you're going to get yourself in trouble," said coach Dwayne Lowdermilk.

Goaltender Tim Zwiers was phenomenal in goal, delivering a 49-save performance.

The Spartans trailed 2-0 after one period after the Coyotes struck for a pair of goals from Chris Glen and Dave Mann 32 seconds apart.

But Trinity Western showed their quick-strike offence, getting goals from Scott Holmes and Jordan Magnuson 17 seconds apart in the middle period.

Trevor Beaupre gave the Spartans their first lead with 1:51 remaining after banging home a rebound.

Against Selkirk, captain Brad Bakken scored the game-winner in the third period.

Trinity Western led 1-0 after 40 minutes thanks to a second period goal from Brandon Long.

Long added an empty-net goal as well.

Zwiers finished with 24 saves.

The Spartans have a home game on Friday (Nov. 4) against the Victoria Vikes at the LEC.

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