Friday, January 25, 2013
Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Chiefs
The Birds are coming off a pair of games against the West Kelowna Warriors where they picked up only one of a possible four points, tying the Warriors 3-3 last Friday before losing 5-3 in West Kelowna on Saturday. As a result, the Eagles now sit three points back of Chilliwack in the race for the Mainland Division crown. Demico Hannoun has done well against the Chiefs this season, tallying three goals and four assists in the six meetings. Earlier this week, the 17-year-old committed to attend Michigan Tech beginning in 2014.
Chilliwack enters Friday's action on a four game winning streak which included three consecutive victories over the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Chiefs are 5-1-0-0 since the BCHL's trade deadline on January 10th when they acquired Phil Zielonka from the Coquitlam Express. In his first six games as a Chief, Zielonka has been a huge offensive boost to his new team, posting eight goals and four assists. The Birds will also have to watch out for Luke Esposito who leads the league in both points (57) and assists (43).
Where: Prospera Centre
How to listen: Eagles Broadcast
How to watch: Fast Hockey