Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Bandits

For the third time in less than three weeks, the Surrey Eagles will take on the AJHL champion Brooks Bandits. This time, the meeting comes as the final round robin game for both teams at the RBC Cup in Summerside, PEI. The teams played each other twice at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo with the Bandits winning 4-2 on April 27th, but the Eagles won when it counted, defeating Brooks 4-1 in the tournament final on May 4th.

Surrey enters Thursday's action as the top team in the round robin with a perfect 3-0 record. The Eagles downed the Minnesota Wilderness 5-0 on Wednesday as Michael Santaguida picked up his second shutout in three games. The Birds got contributions from all over their roster in the victory as five different players found the net and 11 players had at least a point. Michael Stenerson remains the leading scorer in the tournament with eight points in three games while Devon Toews has more points than any other blue liner with six.

Brooks is 2-1 thus far in the round robin. The Bandits beat Truro 7-1 in their opener before downing Minnesota 6-3. In their last game, they lost to the hosts from Summerside 3-1 -- a game in which the Bandits took 13 minor penalties. Offensively, the big guns have been getting it done for Brooks in the tournament as Cam Maclise, Anthony Paskaruk and Anthony Petruzzelli have combined for 18 points to this point.

Where: Credit Union Place

When: 11:00am PT/3:00pm AT

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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