Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Spruce Kings

For the second time in two nights the Surrey Eagles will visit the Prince George Coliseum to face the Spruce Kings. The Birds picked up a controversial 2-1 double overtime win over Prince George on Friday evening. Tonight's game will be the fifth of eight meetings between the teams this season.

Michael Stenerson had a big game for the Eagles on Friday, scoring both of Surrey's goals in the win. The 19-year-old Surrey native now leads the Birds in points (24) and assists (16). After Friday's victory, Surrey is now 7-2-0 in overtime games this season with two of those wins coming against the Spruce Kings. The Eagles are .500 against Prince George this year with a record of 2-2-0-0. After tonight's game, the Birds will only pay one more visit to PG in the regular season on January 31st.

The controversial loss on Friday night was the continuation of a tough stretch for Prince George of late. After winning six straight games in late October, the Spruce Kings have only won once in their last seven games. Despite losing to the Eagles on Friday, goaltender Kirk Thompson had a very strong performance, turning aside 38 of Surrey's 40 shots on goal. The 20-year-old net minder only has one shutout this season, but it came against the Eagles back on October 13th. He is the only goaltender to hold the Birds off the scoreboard this season.

Where: Prince George Coliseum

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Prince George Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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