Monday, April 29, 2013
Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Pistons
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
How to listen: Eagles Broadcast
How to watch: Fast Hockey