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

 

Just Posted

Horgan heckled as as prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

Home care transition could exacerbate worker shortage: Seniors advocate

Advocate fears impact of eight-hour shift model on an industry under stress

Rickter Scale: More smoke and secondhand hindsight

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column

United Way to recognize outstanding community members

The annual Spirit Awards celebration will feature 13 award recipients

How worried should we be about the bees?

One bee species hasn’t been seen since 1990

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

Experts butt heads in court, hunter loses case for return of ram

Despite expert testimony, judgement says ram probably underage

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C. man turned to dating site for pimp operation, court hears

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

Tofino beckons Trudeau for quiet Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

Most Read