Friday, October 26, 2012
Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Rivermen
The Birds are riding high after winning both of their games last weekend against Vernon and Trail. It's the first winning streak of the season for the Eagles who currently sit in fourth in the Mainland Division. Brady Shaw will return to the line-up for Surrey after missing Sunday's win over Trail due to an NCAA school visit. Devon Toews was the story in that game against the Smoke Eaters, netting the hat-trick and the double overtime winner.
"It just seemed that everything was going my way," said Toews. "I got a couple of lucky bounces, and the second goal went off one of their players and in. I just got good plays from my teammates that gave me opportunities to score."
The Rivermen won their last game 2-1 in overtime over the Vernon Vipers on Saturday but have lost four of their last five. They currently sit in last in the Mainland Division, one point behind Surrey, with a record of 6-5-0-2. Mario Puskarich leads the team with 14 points in 13 games, followed closely by Austin Azurdia with 13 points and Bo Pellah with 12. All three players have committed to NCAA schools as Puskarich will attend Vermont, Azurdia is going to Connecticut and Pellah has committed to Penn State.
Where: South Surrey Arena
How to listen: http://ustream.tv/channel/surreyeagleshockey or on 88.7FM in the arena
How to watch: http://fasthockey.com