Wednesday, January 9, 2013


6 goals in the final 30 minutes was more than enough for the Surrey Eagles as they improved to 5-0 vs. the Express this season with a 6-2 win Wednesday night.

The Eagles got balanced scoring on this night as they got goals from 6 different skaters.

The first half of the game was prominent especially for the goaltenders Cole Huggins and Michael Santaguida.

Santaguida sent an early message that he was going to be on his game on this night. He took what looked like Sam Majka's first BCHL goal away from him as he snapped a feed on an odd man rush. Majka appeared to have a gaping net to put the feed in. But Santaguida dove to his right and made the best save either goaltender would make on this night.

Cole Huggins certainly had his moments in the first period. Making a number of quick pad stops. And stopping Trevor Cameron on a breakaway.

It took until the midway mark of the second period for the first goal of the night. Michael Stenerson found a loose puck in a scramble in front of the Express net and snapped it home.

Just under 4 minutes later the Eagles struck again. Brady Shaw scored his first goal against his old team as he snapped home a wrist shot from the right side low to the stick side on the powerplay past Huggins.

37 seconds later the Eagles struck again as Mason Blacklock finished off an odd man rush re-directing a pass home.

Craig Wyzomirski's backhand goal in the third period put the Eagles up 4.

John Siemer got the Express on the board on a set up from Phil Zielonka. It was the first goal in over 6 periods against Eagles goaltender Michael Santaguida.

Brett Mulcahy re-stored Surrey's 4 goal lead beating Huggins with a shot from the right side post and in.

Siemer and Zielonka teamed up again for the second goal of the night for the Express as Siemer zipped it across to Zielonka who snapped it home on the powerplay.

Dan O'Keefe rounded out the scoring with his first BCHL goal on the powerplay in the final minute of the third period blasting home a one timer past Huggins.

With this setback, the Express remain 3 points back of Langley for the final playoff spot in the Mainland division. And the Express have lost 8 of their last 9 games.

They will try to get back into the win column Friday night when the Express host Merritt.

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