The Selkirk College Saints unveiled new jerseys and notched their first win of the season on Friday night at the Castlegar Complex.
The men’s hockey team hosted the University of Victoria Vikings for a pair of British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League games on the weekend.
In Friday’s contest newcomer Jordan Wood of Cloverdale got the home side on the board in the first period when he finished off a beautiful play with Devon Nazaroff and former Nelson Junior Leaf Adam Makaroff.
Andrew Green, the Saints’ most recent addition, broke a 1-1 tie in the second period when he jumped on a miscue by Vikes goaltender Taylor Pears.
In the third period, Wood completed his hat trick early in the frame with goals just over a minute apart.
The Saints hung onto the 4-2 win with Selkirk goaltender Spenser Wong offering late game heroics in a match where he turned aside 35 shots in total.
Selkirk carried the momentum into the second game of the series on Saturday night, working their way to a 2-1 first period lead on goals by Nick Cecconi and Wood.
But it was Victoria who responded, taking advantage of Saints penalties in the second and exploding for three goals.
The Vikes rolled onto a 6-3 victory to earn the road split.
Selkirk also features former Leafs sniper Scott Jago and Nelson Minor Hockey product Caleb Georgetti.
The Saints’ next home game is this Friday night at 7:30 at the Castlegar Complex when they host Okanagan College.