Saturday, October 20, 2012

Shaw Sparks Comeback Win

Brady Shaw scored twice in his first game with the Surrey Eagles, helping the Birds to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Vernon Vipers on Friday night. The 20-year-old forward, who was acquired from Coquitlam earlier in the day, now has eight goals this season. Michael Santaguida made 30 saves between the pipes, picking up the win.

The Vipers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when TJ Dumonceaux scored with a nice wrist shot off the rush on the right wing at 2:28. A few moments later, Vernon doubled its lead after Brett Corkey's point shot found its way past Santaguida, giving the Viper captain his first goal of the season. The Eagles struggled mightily in the opening frame, managing only three shots on Vernon goaltender Danny Todosychuk.

Surrey got on the board early in the second period when Colton Mackie made a beautiful move out of the left corner and beat Todosychuk with a back-hander over the shoulder to pull the Birds within one. But less than a minute later, the Vipers regained the two goal lead when Logan Robin shovelled a rebound past Santaguida to make it 3-1. The Eagles responded in the late stages of the middle frame. With Pearce Eviston in the penalty box, Shaw scored his first as an Eagle, firing a wrister past Todosychuk from the bottom of the right circle with just 15 seconds remaining in the period.

The Birds started the third period much like they ended the second. Less than two minutes in, Santaguida found Shaw with a stretch pass at the attacking blue line, and the newcomer muscled his way around behind the goal, tucking a wrap-around into the Vernon net to tie the game on the power play. The Surrey man advantage wasn't done there. At 4:31, Craig Wyszomirski netted his second of the year, scoring with a shot from the right circle while Craig Martin sat in the sin bin. Demico Hannoun would complete the comeback, scoring into an empty net in the final minute to clinch the victory.

Surrey's power play, which has struggled of late, went 3-for-7 on the evening. With the win, the Eagles improved to 6-5-0-1 on the season and moved into fourth in the Mainland Division.

Up next, Surrey hosts the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday afternoon. Face-off is at 4:00pm. Call 604-531-4625 for tickets.

My 3 Stars:
1. Brady Shaw - Surrey
2. Michael Stenerson - Surrey
3. Craig Wyszomirski - Surrey

Official 3 Stars:
1. Brady Shaw - Surrey
2. Craig Wyszomirski - Surrey
3. Adam Tambellini - Vernon

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