Rivermen Lose to Eagles to Finish Off Busy Weekend

Riv_GAME-RECAP_RMsiteIt’s not the way the Langley Rivermen wanted to round out their weekend, losing 3-1 to the Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Rivermen showed signs of fatigue, playing their third game in as many days. Langley was coming off a loss in double overtime against Nanaimo on Saturday night and a win in Coquitlam on Friday night.

Surrey got on the board early, scoring two minutes in, as Joseph Drapluk netted his first of the season on the power play. Langley would answer with Ryan Coulter scoring his first of the year on a feed from Jordan Schneider to even the game up at one. The Eagles would get the eventual game winner with just under six minutes to play in the first period, thanks to Ben Vikich converting on a Rivermen turnover. Surrey took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room after the first period.

The Eagles would add one more late in the second period, as John Wesley put one past Langley goaltender Bo Didur, making it 3-1 for Surrey.

A rather uneventful third frame as neither team could score as the Eagles basically ran out the clock, securing the 3-1 victory.

Surrey picked up their first win of the season, improving to 1 win-4 losses-2 overtime losses. Langley falls to 2 wins-3 losses-1 overtime loss and remain in third place in the Mainland Division with seven points.

The Rivermen are in Prince George next, to battle the Mainland Division leading Spruce Kings on Thursday and Friday night at 7:00PM. The Rivermen’s next home game is Wednesday, October 15 when they host the Surrey Eagles. All games can be seen on www.FastHockey.com and heard on Mixlr radio.

NOTES: Shots on Goal: SRY 34 – LAN 30. Powerplay: LAN 0-3, SRY 1-5. Saves/Shots: LAN – Bo Didur 31/34 (L), SRY – Christian Short 29/30 (W). Three Stars: 1st: SRY Christian Short, 2nd: SRY Ben Vikich, 3rd: SRY Chase McMurphy.

For details visit www.LangleyRivermen.com

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