Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Warriors

For the second time in 48 hours, the Surrey Eagles will face the West Kelowna Warriors. Saturday night's game will be played at Royal LePage Place and will conclude the season series between the teams. The Warriors and Eagles played to a 3-3 tie at the South Surrey Arena on Friday.

Despite giving up two separate two goal leads on Friday night, the Eagles remain atop the Mainland Division but now sit only one point ahead of the second place Chilliwack Chiefs. Surrey's top line of Adam Tambellini, Brady Shaw and Michael Stenerson combined for five points in the tie on Friday, and Stenerson is expected to play alongside Shaw and Tambellini again on Saturday as Demico Hannoun is still away. Meanwhile, a pair of Eagles will be celebrating birthdays this weekend as Kevan Kilistoff turns 18 on Saturday and Stenerson turns 20 on Sunday.

A large part of the credit for West Kelowna's comeback on Friday has to be given to goaltender Tyler Briggs. The native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, who has committed to attend Clarkson University next season, made 32 saves in goal for the Warriors -- including a couple of huge stops in the third period and overtime on Kevan Kilistoff and Brett Mulcahy. West Kelowna's special teams are also a serious threat. The Warriors power play is ranked second in the BCHL while their penalty kill is ranked third in the league.

Where: Royal LePage Place

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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