Heat cool off Huskies with 5-1 defeat in Kelowna

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KELOWNA, B.C. - After having scored three goals to date on the season, and never having scored more than three in a match since joining Canada West six seasons ago, the UBC Okanagan Heat men put away the Saskatchewan Huskies by a final score of 5-1 under the lights at Nonis Field.

The five-goal Friday night outing for the Heat men featured scoring from throughout the roster with forwards, midfielders, and defenders all getting in on the action. The first half saw Heat defender Hamish Walde get the scoring started with an early goal in the 9th, and midfielder Cole Kingzett sacrificed a shoe to beat a defender and score in the 27th.

In the second half it was forward Andrei Stalfort (70'), defender Shaun Pilcher (75'), and forward Wyatt Gilbert putting the Okanagan side into new high-scoring territory.

On the other side it was Marcello Gonzalez scoring for the Huskies in the 22nd minute, his third of the season. Aside from that goal the best opportunity for Saskatchewan came late in the first half, as Heat keeper Mitch McCaw had to make a leaping save to put a Gabriel Buatois shot over the crossbar.

The UBC Okanagan Heat (2-3-0) have just the once game scheduled for this weekend, and so will play next on the road on Saturday, September 23 against the Calgary Dinos (2-2-0). For the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (4-2-0) their next matchup will be against the Trinity Western Spartans (2-1-3) tomorrow night, September 16, in Langley, B.C.