Friday, March 8, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles at Express

The Surrey Eagles will play their final road game of the regular season on Friday when they visit the Coquitlam Express. The game marks the seventh meeting between the two teams this season. The Birds have won five of six match-ups this year, although the Express won the last game 3-2 in overtime on February 9th.

Surrey enters the final weekend of the season still in the hunt for the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy for the best regular season record in the BCHL. The Eagles are tied with both the Penticton Vees and Victoria Grizzlies atop the league standings. Meanwhile, Brady Shaw is in second place in the BCHL goal scoring race. The 20-year-old has 37 goals on the year, putting him four back of Langley's Mario Puskarich. Adam Tambellini is third on the list with 36 goals. Michael Santaguida is leading the way in the race for the BCHL's Goaltending Award as he currently holds a league-best 2.30 goals-against-average.

The Express were officially eliminated from playoff contention last Sunday after they lost to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in heartbreaking fashion when Steven Iacobellis scored the winning goal for the 'Backs with just 23 seconds left in the third period. The match-up with the Eagles on Friday night will be the final home game of the regular season for the Express. Coquitlam is 13-14-0-0 at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex this year.

Where: Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

Head-to-Head Breakdown

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