Friday, January 25, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Chiefs

The Surrey Eagles will visit Prospera Centre on Friday evening for their seventh match-up of the season with division rivals the Chilliwack Chiefs. The season series is currently tied between the two teams as they both have records of 3-2-0-1 against each other.

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

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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