Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Spruce Kings

The Surrey Eagles will pay their fourth and final visit of the season to the Prince George Coliseum on Thursday night to face the Prince George Spruce Kings. The game is the seventh of eight meetings between the teams this year. Each hockey club has picked up three wins, although all of Prince George's wins have come in regulation time while Surrey's three victories were all in overtime.

The Birds are riding a three game winning streak after defeating the Chilliwack Chiefs, Langley Rivermen and Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Eagles were without eight regulars in the line-up against Salmon Arm and were out shot 38-21 but managed to escape with a 2-1 overtime win. Surrey currently sits in first in the Mainland Division. The Birds have a three point cushion on second place Chilliwack and are 11 points ahead of the Spruce Kings heading into tonight's action.

Prince George sits in third in the division but has struggled of late as the Spruce Kings have lost four of their last five. Most recently, Prince George lost 4-3 in overtime to the Coquitlam Express on Sunday. Spruce Kings goaltender and Surrey native Kirk Thompson has played well against the Eagles this season. The 20-year-old only has two shut-outs on the year, but they've both come against Surrey, and Thompson has only allowed nine goals in six games against the Birds.

Where: Prince George Coliseum

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Prince George Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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