Friday, February 8, 2013
Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Spruce Kings
The Eagles became the first team in the Mainland Division to clinch a playoff spot last Saturday after they beat the Langley Rivermen 5-3 on home ice. Since then, the Chilliwack Chiefs have joined the Birds in the post-season, but Surrey remains five points ahead of Chilliwack for the division lead. Brady Shaw has been on fire offensively for the Birds of late. The 20-year-old was listed under honourable mentions for the CJHL's Three Stars of the Month for January after posting nine goals and seven assists in nine games.
Prince George, who defeated Surrey 4-1 in the last meeting between the teams on January 31st in PG, is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Nanaimo Clippers last Friday. The Spruce Kings sit in third in the Mainland Division but have a lot of room to move as nine of their final 11 regular season games will come against divisional opponents. Kirk Thompson continued his strong play against the Eagles in their last meeting. The Surrey native now has an impressive 1.38 goals-against-average and .959 save percentage in seven starts against the Birds this year.
Where: South Surrey Arena
How to listen: Eagles Broadcast or on 88.7FM in the arena.
How to watch: Fast Hockey