Saturday, January 5, 2013
Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Vees
The Eagles came from behind to beat Trail 6-3 on Friday, thanks in large part to four goals in the third period. The final frame has been a strong one for the Birds of late as Surrey has scored 10 of its 16 goals since the Christmas break in the third. Brady Shaw had a pair of goals in Friday's win. The 20-year-old forward leads the Eagles in goals and points, sitting 14th in league scoring. The Birds have a record of 6-1-0-1 against Interior Division teams this season with their only losses coming against West Kelowna in regulation and Vernon in double overtime.
Penticton has a seven point cushion atop the Interior Division, but the Vees are coming off a 4-2 loss to the second place Merritt Centennials who have three games in hand. Offensively, Penticton is led by Wade Murphy and Sam Mellor who have a combined 86 points on the season. The Vees have 14 players with college commitments including starting goaltender Chad Katunar who will be heading to Notre Dame next season.
Where: South Okanagan Events Centre
How to listen: Penticton Broadcast
How to watch: Fast Hockey