Rivermen Look to Even Score Against Eagles

Riv_GAME-PREVIEW_RMsiteThe Langley Rivermen (3-3-0-2) will look to even the score when they host the Surrey Eagles (2-5-0-2) tonight at 7:00PM at the Langley Events Centre.

Langley’s coming off back-to-back games in Prince George where they picked three of a possible four points against the Spruce Kings, who are tied for the lead in the Mainland Division. The Rivermen defeated Prince George 2-0 on Thursday night thanks to a 39 save performance by goaltender Bo Didur.

“He was phenomenal”, said Head Coach and GM Bobby Henderson. “Even on Friday, Bo played a heck of a game and gave us a chance to win.”

On Friday, the game went down to the wire as Captain Kevan Kilistoff tied things up with less than a minute remaining in the third period, forcing overtime. Prince George would capitalize early in the extra frame, taking it by a score of 4-3.

“I thought our guys showed real well up there”, said Henderson. “We had some good things going but unfortunately we didn’t capitalize early on a couple of chances which came back to haunt us. In the end, I thought we stole a point being down late.”

The last time these two teams met, the Rivermen played their third game in as many days, losing 3-1 to the Eagles at the South Surrey Arena on October 5.

“We went in there with the attitude that it was our third game in three nights and I thought we were more passive then we normally are on our forecheck,” said Henderson. “I didn’t think we did a good job taking away time and space on the defensive zone but this time I expect more compete out of us.”

The Eagles are coming off a 7-4 loss to the hands of Trail on Sunday, in a game which Surrey was outshot 42-21.

Langley comes into tonight’s contest in third place, two points ahead of Surrey in the Mainland Division. This is the second of eight matchups between these two rivals, who will meet three more times in November.

The LEC Box Office opens at 6:00PM and puck drop is at 7:00PM.

For details visit www.LangleyRivermen.com

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