The Surrey Eagles played a full 60 minute Hockey game and did not take their foot off the gas all night. Coming off back to back disappointing games, the birds’ showed why they are near the top of the Coastal Conference with a convincing 8-2 win at the Langley Events Centre. The Rivermen could not find any answers throughout the game as the Eagles team speed was a little too much to handle.
The Eagles got off to a fast start as Sean Mcgovern had a 10 minutes to remember as he whipped in a hat-trick before the period was halfway over. Brandon Morley scored in between the Mcgovern tallies to make it a 4-0 score. Bo Pellah was able to score his second goal of the season on a blast at the point to cut the Eagles lead to three. Surrey then took control of the game with 3 straight goals in the middle frame from Tyler Morley twice and Steve Koshey on a power play goal to take a 7-1 lead into the third period. Jim Kruger was pulled after Morley’s second on the night. Chris Tracy was able to score the lone Rivermen goal on a right wing rush in the last period, but Koshey replied immediately after to close out the contest.
The Eagles special teams was as advertised as the power play went 3/5 while the penalty kill shut down all three Rivermen opportunities when up a man. Andrew Hunt was sensational in between the pipes turning away 33 shots while Jim Kruger was the losing net minder facing 17 pucks. The Rivermen will have an 8 day break between games and will face Cowichan Valley on Thursday February 9th.