VIU Mariners hockey player Curtis McCarrick has his shot stopped by South Island Knights goalie Dan Currie during Saturday’s exhibition game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

VIDEO: VIU hockey wins its first pre-season game 13-1

Vancouver Island University’s hockey club team defeated the South Island Knights senior men 13-1

VIU Mariners hockey is now on the ice.

Vancouver Island University’s hockey club team played its first pre-season game Saturday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, defeating the South Island Knights senior men 13-1.

Alex Milligan and Spencer Loverock scored two goals each for VIU.

The Mariners hockey team will begin its B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season Oct. 7.