Chalk up another win for the Express in the pre-season. They picked up their 4th win in 5 games taking a tight 2-1 decision from SFU.
The teams traded goals 1:12 apart midway through the first period with Jon Ceci opening the scoring for SFU. Alex Petan tied the game for the Express at 10:39 on the power play.
From that point on the game settled down to a tight battle for the two squads.
Khaleed Devji played his first full game of the pre-season. He looked to be in fine form turning aside 29 of the 30 shots he faced. Evan Kurylo and former Vernon Viper and RBC cup winning goalie Graeme Gordon shared the game equally for SFU.
The game remained tied at 1 in the third period until Alex Kerfoot found John Siemer going down the right wing and he slid a backhand between the legs of Gordon at 14:43. Alex Petan came within inches of giving the Express some insurance shortly thereafter but his shot at the side of the net hit the post following a slick feed across from Kerfoot.
SFU had thought they pulled even at the 19:00 mark on Tyler Piller's goal. But it was waved off with a Bevin Ollek goaltender interference penalty.
Former Express defenceman David Dotan played for SFU. Other former Express players Mike Krgovich and Todd Fletcher didn't dress for the Clan.
Next up for the Express is the first of two highly anticipated games this pre-season vs. the Penticton Vees next Friday in Coquitlam.