Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Eagles vs. Western Capitals

The Surrey Eagles will face the Summerside Western Capitals on Saturday in the second semi-final at the 2013 RBC Cup in Summerside, PEI. The Eagles took the round robin meeting between the two teams 5-4 in overtime. The winner of the game will face the winner of Brooks vs. Minnesota in the national championship game on Sunday.

Surrey is coming off its lone loss of the tournament as the Birds fell 5-2 to the Brooks Bandits in the final game of the round robin. The Eagles had a slow start to the game, allowing three goals in the first seven minutes of action. Michael Stenerson finished the round robin tied for the tournament lead in points with eight while Adam Tambellini was named the tournament's top forward, Devon Toews picked up top defenceman honours and Trevor Cameron was awarded an RBC Legacy Scholarship.

The Western Capitals are also coming off a loss as they were defeated by the Truro Bearcats 4-2 on Thursday. By the time the game began, the Caps knew they would be facing the Eagles in the semi-final and took the opportunity to rest a couple of players -- most notably starting goaltender Kevin Bailie who did not play in the game. Bailie was named the tournament's top goaltender on Friday after posting a 2.22 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.

Where: Credit Union Place

When: 2:00pm PT/6:00pm AT

How to listen: Eagles Broadcast

How to watch: Fast Hockey

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