Friday, October 26, 2012

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Rivermen

The Surrey Eagles will host the Langley Rivermen for the first time this season tonight at the South Surrey Arena. The two teams will face each other eight times over the course of the year. Tonight's game is also the first of three straight agmes against the Rivermen as the Eagles will visit the Langley Events Centre on Saturday and Thursday.

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

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: or on 88.7FM in the arena

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