Posted on October 4, 2015 by Jadene Mah

by Curtis Skip It was a grind of a weekend for a banged up Vikings team, but at the end of the Friday night in Edmonton the Vikings got their 4 points heading home on the bus. The home and home against the Grant MacEwan Griffins started Wednesday night at the EnCana and was a …

by Curtis Skip

UAlberta Augustana VikingsIt was a grind of a weekend for a banged up Vikings team, but at the end of the Friday night in Edmonton the Vikings got their 4 points heading home on the bus. The home and home against the Grant MacEwan Griffins started Wednesday night at the EnCana and was a back and forth battle. Keller, Swiston and Warmington were the scorers for the Vikings in a game that was tied late by the Griffins on a breakaway goal. The resilient Vikings responded the very next shift as Evan Warmington drove hard to the net and put in the Lukas Biensch rebound behind the Griffins goalie to win the game and send the Griffins home with no points. Goalie Harry Fredeman got his first ACAC win.

Friday night was a very different Vikings team as a banged up group missing some older players managed to grind out a win. The game was just as exciting as the Vikings ran into penalty trouble at the start of the second and gave up two goals on the five minute power play. The Vikings showed their resiliency yet again and came back to tie the game in the second with goals from Beau Taylor and Lukas Biensch. The third period hero was Dylan Coupal who skated end to end and fired a rocket into the Griffin net with four minutes to play. The Vikings hung on and rookie Lukas Biensch was named player of the game.

Next up the Vikings play the Portage Voyageurs in a home and home Friday (on the road) and Saturday back at the EnCana.


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