Vancouver Island University Mariners player Brock Palmer is checked by Okanagan Lakers opponents during the first game of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The home team prevailed 4-1. (Photo courtesy Corey Shaw)

Vancouver Island University Mariners player Brock Palmer is checked by Okanagan Lakers opponents during the first game of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The home team prevailed 4-1. (Photo courtesy Corey Shaw)

VIU hockey team wins home opener

Mariners defeat Lakers 4-1 at Nanaimo Ice Centre

College hockey season started the right way with a solid win for the home team.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners hockey team started the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season this past weekend with a 4-1 win versus the Okanagan Lakers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Gavin Rauser, Brock Palmer, Parker Bergstrom and Garrett Dunlop scored for VIU and Derek Krall was the winning goalie as shots ended up 35-16 in favour of the M’s.

GAME ON … VIU is at home again this coming weekend for a 7 p.m. game at the NIC against the University of Victoria Vikes. For more schedule information, visit http://bcihl.ca.



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