Friday, October 26, 2012

Birds Beat Rivermen 5-3

Surrey's top line of Brady Shaw, Demico Hannoun and Michael Stenerson combined for eight points as the Eagles won their third in a row by a score of 5-3 over the Langley Rivermen on Friday night at the South Surrey Arena. Shaw scored twice and added an assist while Hannoun had three helpers and Stenerson chipped in with a goal and an assist in the win.

The Birds scored the lone goal of the opening frame at 12:42 when Hannoun knocked the puck loose to Shaw in the right attacking corner. Shaw then fed out front to Stenerson who beat Langley goaltender James Barr for his fifth goal of the season.

Surrey added to its lead early in the second when Shaw netted his ninth of the year, shovelling a rebound into the back of the Rivermen net at 2:42.

In the third, the Eagles scored twice in the first ten minutes of the period. Colton Mackie beat Barr up high off an odd man rush at 3:23. Then Shaw scored his second of the evening on the power play, deflecting Devon Toews' point shot. Barr was given the hook after the 4-0 goal, and the Rivermen answered back quickly. Mitch McLain beat Surrey net minder Michael Santaguida just nine seconds after Shaw's goal, spoiling Santaguida's shutout bid. Langley wasn't done there. At 12:40, Mark Whiteley scored a power play marker after his slap shot from the point deflected off of Toews' stick and in. McLain pulled the Rivermen to within one goal with less than five minutes remaining, knocking home a rebound at the right post while his team had the man advantage. Langley tried hard to find an equalizing goal late in the game, but Mason Blacklock iced the victory for Surrey, scoring his first as an Eagle into the empty net.

The Birds out shot Langley 47-34. Surrey went 1-for-5 on the power play while the Rivermen were 2-for-5.

The two teams will get right back at it on Saturday in Langley. The game gets underway at 7:15pm from the Langley Events Centre. Saturday's game will be the second of three consecutive games between the Eagles and Rivermen as Surrey will also visit Langley on Thursday.

Official 3 Stars:
1. Brady Shaw - Surrey
2. Demico Hannoun - Surrey
3. Mitch McLain - Langley

My 3 Stars:
1. Brady Shaw - Surrey
2. Michael Stenerson - Surrey
3. Mitch McLain - Langley

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