Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Game 2 - Fred Page Cup Final

The Surrey Eagles will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday night when they host the Penticton Vees for the second straight evening in Game 2 of the BCHL's championship series. The Birds took the first game by a score of 5-2 on Friday evening.

Surrey's power play took advantage of some Penticton penalty troubles early in the second period on Friday, and it made the difference in the game as the Birds popped two goals past Chad Katunar on back-to-back five-on-threes. Michael Stenerson had a strong game up front, scoring twice, but the Eagles defence was very solid throughout the opener, limiting Penticton's scoring chances while Michael Santaguida made 31 saves in goal to pick up the victory.

The Vees, who entered the series with the best power play and penalty kill to this point in the playoffs, struggled on both special teams, allowing the Birds to score twice on the man advantage while failing to convert on their own opportunities. Penticton also surrendered a shorthanded goal. The Eagles did a good job of keeping Penticton's top forwards at bay as the likes of Louie Nanne, Jedd Soleway and John Siemer were unable to find the score sheet.

Where: South Surrey Arena

When: Be there at 7:00pm

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast or on 88.7FM in the arena

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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