EDMONTON, ALTA., (Jan. 10, 2020) - The SAIT Trojans men's hockey team dug themselves a hole that they could not climb out of.
Just 12 minutes into their first game of 2020, the Trojans found themselves down three goals as they eventually fell 7-3 to the host NAIT Ooks in their Friday night Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) game played in Edmonton.
"When they had opportunities, they scored," said Trojans head coach Tyler Drader. "Us, we're running around not doing the stuff we have been working on in practice. Ten minutes into the game and we're behind the 8-ball. It was frustrating."
SAIT falls to 6-6-1-2, while NAIT jumps to 14-1.
Jared Legien scored twice for the Ooks, while Shane Fraser, Dylan Stewart, Tanner Younghans, Tyler Robertson and Colby Livingstone added a goal each.
Trojans goalie Kyle Dumba (1st year, Calgary, Business Administration) surrendered six goals on 32 shots in two periods of play before giving way to Cody Campbell (2nd year, DeWinton, Alta., Bachelor of Business Administration) in the third period.
The teams will finish their weekend set Saturday night at SAIT. Puck drop is set for 7pm.