Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Rivermen

The Surrey Eagles will play their second divisional game in as many nights when they host the Langley Rivermen at the South Surrey Arena on Saturday night. The Birds have dominated the season series between the two clubs, holding a record of 4-1-0-0. Surrey has outscored Langley 29-15 in the five match-ups, and the Eagles have chased a Langley goaltender from the net in four of the games between the teams this season.

The last time these two teams met, the Eagles picked up a decisive 10-2 win at the Langley Events Centre on January 13th. Brady Shaw and Adam Tambellini each had five points in that victory. The Birds are coming off an exciting 6-4 come-from-behind victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday evening. Brett Mulcahy had a big game for the Eagles, scoring twice, while Nic Pierog, Drew Best, Kevan Kilistoff and Michael Stenerson also found the back of the net while Michael Santaguida made 29 saves for his 20th victory of the season.

Since the 10-2 loss to the Eagles, the Rivermen have won two in a row, defeating Coquitlam and Salmon Arm. Langley now has a five point lead over Coquitlam for the final playoff spot in the Mainland Division, and the 'Men also hold three games in hand. While the Rivermen haven't scored a lot against the Eagles this season, Mario Puskarich has played well against Surrey. The Langley forward is the only player in the league to score a hat-trick against the Birds 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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