Monday, March 11, 2013

Birds Claim Boileau Trophy

For immediate release: March 11, 2013

Surrey, BC - At the conclusion of the 2012-2013 British Columbia Hockey League regular season on Sunday, the Surrey Eagles were named the winners of the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy, awarded to the team who finishes the season with the most points in the league.

The Eagles claimed the trophy for the second time in their history with a league best record of 35-13-3-5, finishing the year with 78 points. The last time Surrey had the best record in the league was in the 1996-1997 season when the Birds put up 100 points and went on to win the Fred Page Cup, Mowat Cup, Doyle Cup and Abbott Cup before losing in the final at the Royal Bank Cup.

"It's a great accomplishment as a team and organization to finish first in the regular season, especially with the amount of parity in the BCHL this year," said Eagles Head Coach and GM Matt Erhart. "Having said that, it's just one step along a road that we hope leads to bigger and better things, and that starts on Friday with what we know will be a tough first round match-up against Langley."

This year's edition of the Eagles will now turn their attention to the post-season and a Mainland Division Semi-Final clash with the Langley Rivermen. Game 1 in the series goes on Friday, March 15th at the South Surrey Arena. Fans are encouraged to get to the rink early and wear white to support the Eagles and help defend the nest.

For playoff tickets, call the Eagles office at 604-531-GOAL (4625).

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