Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Express

The Surrey Eagles will face the Coquitlam Express for the fifth time this season in a rare Wednesday evening game at the South Surrey Arena. The Birds are a perfect 4-0 against Coquitlam this year, outscoring the Express 14-4. In their last meeting, the Eagles skated away with a 2-0 win at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex on December 30th.

Surrey has an opportunity to take over sole possession of first place in the Mainland Division with a victory on Wednesday. The Eagles currently sit tied with the Chilliwack Chiefs as both teams have 46 points in 35 games played, but Chilliwack holds the tie-breaker of most wins. The Chiefs are idle on Wednesday, giving the Birds a chance to jump ahead of them. The Eagles have picked up points in their last five straight games. Brady Shaw has been hot of late for Surrey as well, tallying four goals in his last two games.

Coquitlam enters Wednesday's action desperate for points. The Express have lost their last four games and have slipped below Langley into last place in the division. Coquitlam sits three points behind the Rivermen who also hold a game in hand. A large part of the Express' struggles can be attributed to their divisional record, particularly when they're away from home. In divisional road games, Coquitlam is 1-9-1-0, and the Express have only managed three wins in 20 games against teams in the Mainland Division this season.

Where: South Surrey Arena

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast or on 88.7FM in the arena

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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