Friday, January 11, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Vees

The Surrey Eagles will conclude their season series with the Penticton Vees on Friday night at the South Surrey Arena in a battle of division leaders. The Vees defeated the Birds 3-2 in overtime last Saturday. Troy Stecher had two goals including the OT winner for Penticton while Brady Shaw scored twice in a losing cause for Surrey.

The Birds will have a new face in their line-up on Friday after acquiring 18-year-old forward Adam Tambellini from the Vernon Vipers prior to the BCHL trade deadline on Thursday. Tambellini has had a strong season to date with 39 points, putting him in second on the Eagles in scoring. The Edmonton native will wear #9 after Trevor Cameron graciously agreed to switch to jersey #21. The Eagles will be looking to remain atop the Mainland Division as they sit two points clear of Chilliwack. The Chiefs are also in action on Friday as they host the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Penticton enters play on Friday with a seven point cushion atop the Interior Division and a record of 24-10-0-3. The Vees have taken a step back after their amazing 54 win season in 2011-2012 that resulted in a Royal Bank Cup, but they are still one of the top teams in the league. Penticton also bolstered its roster prior to the league's trade deadline, picking up John Siemer from the Coquitlam Express. Siemer will face the Eagles for the second straight game after visiting the South Surrey Arena with his former team on Wednesday evening.

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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