Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spruce Kings Blank Birds in Prince George

The Surrey Eagles failed to find the net for the first time in the 2012-2013 regular season in a 3-0 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings at the Prince George Coliseum on Saturday night. Spruce Kings goaltender Kirk Thompson turned aside all 38 Surrey shots to lead his team to the victory while Prince George's top line scored all three goals.

The Spruce Kings got on the board late in the first period. Cam Lawson completed a two-on-one with Shayne Morrissey by beating Eagles net minder Michael Santaguida.

In the middle frame, Brandon Morley took the lone penalty of the evening for the Birds, and the Spruce Kings converted on the man advantage. Morrissey scored his first BCHL goal, burying a rebound off a Mitch Eden point shot that missed the goal and ricocheted off the end boards.

Prince George would score its third and final goal before the end of the second period when Lawson netted his second of the game and seventh of the season with a shot from the high slot. Lawson finished with three points while Morrissey had a goal and an assist.

The Spruce Kings improved to 7-4-1-1 with the win and are 2-0-0-0 against the Eagles this season. Prince George is third in the Mainland Division, one point back of first place Coquitlam.

Surrey is now 5-5-0-1 and sits in last in the Mainland Division. The Eagles power play went 0-for-3 on the evening, despite the fact that the Birds out shot Prince George 38-37 in the hockey game. Michael Santaguida made 34 stops in a losing cause.

The Eagles will return home to face the Vernon Vipers on Friday, October 19. The face-off goes at 7:00pm at the South Surrey Arena. For tickets, call 604-531-4625. Friday's game is also the first of two "Pink in the Rink" games as the Eagles support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Official 3 Stars:
1. Kirk Thompson - Prince George
2. Cam Lawson - Prince George
3. Shayne Morrissey - Prince George

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