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Saints feel at home at the NDCC

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Caleb Georgetti splits the Spartans defence on Friday night.

Riding a season high two-game winning streak, the Selkirk College Saints had no reason to hold back as they welcomed Trinity Western University Spartans to Nelson for their final two games of the season.

Knowing that at least one win would give the Selkirk men’s hockey team the highest point total in their BCIHL history, it was a matter of buckling down.

On Friday night at the NDCC, Burhan Pourmokhtari opened the scoring for the Saints and Nelson Minor Hockey product Caleb Georgetti and Devon Nazaroff added to the excitement by pocketing two more goals to give the Saints a 3-2 lead after two. 

Brendan Madlung scored the insurance marker with three minutes left to give the Saints a 4-2 win. 

Game two on Saturday night started out much like the first with TWU scoring first on a shorthanded play to take a 1-0 lead into the first break. Georgetti notched a goal for the Saints early in the second that only managed to hold up for a couple minutes.

Coming out of the gates in the third with all cylinders firing, Scotty Traverse notched his fifth point of the weekend only nine seconds into the stanza. That was it for scoring as the two teams battled back and forth, trading many chances and special team opportunities. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Saints finished in sixth place in the regular season after earning seven out of a possible eight points over their final four games. This, however, was not enough to qualify them for the BCIHL Championships hosted by Simon Fraser University in mid-March. The top five teams in regular season play earn this honour.