Monday, May 13, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Western Capitals

The Surrey Eagles return to action on Monday when they take on the Summerside Western Capitals in their second game at the RBC Cup in PEI. Monday’s game will not mark the first meeting between the two teams as they faced each other twice in the 1997 RBC Cup which was also held in Summerside. The Eagles won the round robin meeting 3-2 in overtime, but the Capitals edged the Birds 4-3 in the final to win the tournament.

Surrey is coming off an impressive 7-0 win over the Truro Bearcats on Sunday to open the tournament. Demico Hannoun and Brady Shaw each chipped in with two goals in the win while Michael Stenerson put up five points and Michael Santaguida pitched a 24 save shutout. The Eagles' special teams were a big key in the victory as well. The Surrey power play scored three times on six opportunities while holding the Bearcats off the board on four chances with the man advantage.

The Western Capitals also won their opening game, defeating the Minnesota Wilderness 5-1 on Saturday night. Danny Chiasson scored twice as the hometown team came back from an early 1-0 deficit, scoring five unanswered goals. Chiasson has been a big key for the Caps all season long as he led the team with 88 points in 48 games in the regular season and posted 21 points in 13 games in the MHL playoffs.

Where: Credit Union Place

When: 3:30pm PT/7:30pm AT

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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