UVic hockey wins B.C. championship

The University of Victoria's Hockey Club won its third BCIHL championship with an overtime win against the SFU Clan

The UVic Hockey Club won its third B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League title Kamloops’ Memorial Arena on Sunday (March 18).

Dustin Taylor wired a wrist shot past Clan goaltender Graeme Gordon 24 seconds into the first overtime period, giving Victoria a 4-3 win.

“Words can’t describe it,” Taylor said after the game.

“It just feels good.”

The hockey team is made up of former junior players and is recognized as a club under UVic’s athletics and recreation umbrella.

Goalie Jason Margolus earned the win in the final, making 14 saves on 17 shots.

UVic entered the tournament as underdogs in the No. 4 seed. They went on to post a 4-0 record, winning two games in shootouts and the championship in an extra frame.

“I’m so proud of them,” UVic head coach Harry Schamhart said.

“They’re here because they wanted to win and because they love hockey.”

SFU took a 2-0 lead in the first period of the championship game, but UVic bounced back with goals from Taylor and Brent Sutherland, and entered the third period down 3-2. UVic defenceman Doug Evans tied the game with a wrist shot five minutes into the third, and regulation ended with 15 minutes of scoreless, nail-biting hockey.

Then came Taylor’s second goal of the game, on the first shift of overtime. UVic has won the BCIHL championship in three of the league’s first six years.

The tournament’s host team – Thompson Rivers University WolfPack – was eliminated after losing twice in round-robin play.

– With files from Marty Hastings and TRU

 

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