MEN’S HOCKEY: SAIT Trojans double up Concordia University to remain undefeated

Saturday night is SAIT's homeopener - and they'll play Concordia in the second half of a home-and-home series

Krienke had five points to power the SAIT Trojans to their third straight win to start the season. SAIT ATHLETICS

EDMONTON, ALTA., (Oct. 12, 2018) — Eric Krienke‘s five-point Friday night helped his SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team to two points of their own.

Krienke’s (2nd year, Calgary, Business Administration) three goals and two assists were sprinkled throughout the eight goals his team scored in their 8-4 win over the host Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) action played in the province’s capital.

“Eric sniped a few beauties for us tonight,” said Trojans head coach Brent Devost.

“We focused a lot on moving the puck and crashing the net. We felt we left a lot on the table last weekend because we weren’t crashing hard enough. The guys did a way better job of both those things tonight, and it showed.”

SAIT moves to 3-0 on the season, while the Thunder drop to 0-2-1.

Overshadowed by Krienke’s five-point night were the three-point performances of Erik Pedersen (3rd year, Airdrie, Alta. Business Administration), who had three assists; and Owen LaClare (2nd year, Edam, Sask., Power and Process Operations), who had a goal and two helpers.

LaClare now has 10 points (1g, 9a) in three games this season.

The Trojans also received goals from Colton McCarthy (3rd year, Salmon Arm, BC, Geographic Information Systems); Kurtis Rutledge (1st year, Calgary, Business Administration); Kevin Massy (3rd year, Victoria, BC, Business Administration) and Rock Ruschkowski (1st year, Calgary, Respiratory Therapy).

SAIT goaltender Jordan Cartney (2nd year, Calgary, Business Administration) stopped 30 of 34 shots to pick up his second win of the season.

The team’s will finish their weekend set Saturday night at SAIT in the Trojans’ home opener.

“We’re excited about it,” Devost stated. “Now that we are starting to solidify our lineup, everyone is ready to show our friends, family and fans what we are all about.”

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