CALGARY, ALTA., (Oct. 11, 2019) - Hockey teams talk about getting the bounces to go your way. That didn't happen for the SAIT Trojans men's hockey team, literally.
A puck chipped high into the zone ended up in the back of the SAIT net after goalie Kyle Dumba lost sight of it, giving the visiting NAIT Ooks a 3-2 overtime win Friday night in the first game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season for both teams.
"You never want to lose," said Trojans head coach Tyler Drader. "It sucks, but our guys battled hard. We bent, but didn't break so to speak. . . It was tough, but we were short-handed, so to pull out a gutsy point is nothing to be disappointed in."
SAIT falls to 0-0-1 on the season. NAIT goes to 1-0.
"The battle factor was there," Drader added. "Sure, there are some things we need to clean up. Our turnovers were way too high and we have to be a little better in our defensive zone, but to me it really starts with our effort and coming together as a group and we did a good job with those two things."