No. 12 Simon Fraser Tops Washington to Wins Fifth Straight

SAMMAMISH, WA (April 22, 2010) No. 12 Simon Fraser thrilled an energetic crowd of just over 1,000 at Eastlake High School on Sunday afternoon, April 18 with a thorough 18-9 victory over Washington. The Clan outscored the Huskies 13-6 in the second half as they ended the regular season on a five-game win streak to go 7-6 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in PNCLL Conference play. Washington dropped to 2-2 in the division and 7-6 overall.

Fraser led just 5-3 at the half despite outshooting Washington 24-9 over two quarters. The Clan and Huskies continued to trade goals to start the third quarter pushing the score to 7-5 before SFU senior Ben Towner (Port Coquitlam, BC/Terry Fox Secondary) scored his fourth of a game-high five goals to ignite a 9-2 Clan run that extend the two-goal halftime lead to 16-7. The two teams again traded goals to round out the fourth quarter and end the game at a final score of 18-9.

Adam Foss (Cochrane, AB/Cochrane High School) led the Clan with 3 goals and 5 assists, while Towner added 5 goals and 2 assists to finish atop the PNCLL for the third consecutive year in regular-season points per game with 4.62. Fraser also got strong performances from freshmen Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC/Heritage Woods Secondary) who continued his impressive play with 3 goals and 1 assist and Frank Davalos (Moose Jaw, SK/Albert E. Peacock Collegiate) who registered the first multi-point game of his collegiate career with 2 goals.

Senior attack Sean Forsyth led Washington with 2 goals and 2 assists. Joe Cramer (2 goals), Steve Frankel (3 assists) and Josh Redhair (3 goals) were the other multi-point performers for the Huskies.

UW goaltender Scott Gilson looked impressive in net making 16 saves and managing to keep the game close at times despite the Clan holding a considerable advantage in shots, 52-18. All three SFU goaltenders saw time in net for the Clan registering a combined 10 saves with 9 goals against.


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