Saturday, February 7, 2009


It's official now, for the first time in their 8 season franchise history, the Express will not be heading to the playoffs.

Surrey sealed Burnaby's fate last night moments before the Express fell to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-1 last night in a exciting hard fought game at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.

Surrey needed 52 shots, a game tying powerplay goal by Mike Henderson with 16 seconds left in the third period and an overtime game winning goal by Brennan Strang to defeat the Langley Chiefs 4-3 at the George Preston Recreation centre.

The win was Surrey's first win in Langley in 5 tries this season.

The Eagles outshot the Chiefs 52-15 last night.

Surrey's win combined with Burnaby's loss opened up a 16 point lead on the Express with 7 games left in Burnaby's schedule.

We all knew the odds were long. But the Express proved that they didn't want to go down without a fight.

Tonight the Express welcome the Victoria Grizzlies to the Bill Copeland Sports Centre for a 7:30 affair.

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