Monday, April 29, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Pistons

The Surrey Eagles will look for their first victory at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup when they face the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Steinbach Pistons on Monday evening. As was the case with Surrey's opening game against Brooks, this is the first ever meeting between the two teams.

Special teams cost the Birds in the first game of the tournament. The Eagles were only able to muster one goal on seven opportunities with the man advantage while they conceded twice to the Brooks power play on three chances. Michael Santaguida gave up four goals for the first time since Game 2 against the Chilliwack Chiefs in the Mainland Division Final back on March 23rd. On a more positive note, Surrey did play well 5-on-5 and out shot the Bandits in the loss.

The Pistons also dropped their opening game as they fell to the Yorkton Terriers by a score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Manitoba champions finished 30 points behind the Dauphin Kings who were the top team in the MJHL regular season, but the Pistons defeated the Kings in six games to win the Turnbull Trophy. Steinbach won three games in a row by one goal to take the final series, including a pair of overtime victories.

Where: Frank Crane Arena

When: 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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