Friday, December 11, 2015


Luca Leone - Photo Courtesy of Garrett James
The line of Austin McIlMurray, Colton Kerfoot and Jackson Cressey scored four of the five Express goals in a 5-1 win over the Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena. Click here for boxscore

The Express captain scored a pair of goals and Colton Kerfoot had four points with one goal and three assists.

Cressey and Kerfoot - Photo Courtesy of Garrett James
Before the big guns got going it was Kurt Black who opened the scoring for Surrey six minutes into the game.

Just two and a half minutes later Jackson Cressey scored his first of two on the night to even the game at one.

Then Colton Kerfoot scored a power play goal late in the first period for a 2-1 Express lead after 20 minutes. That goal pulled Kerfoot back into a tie with Cressey for the team lead in goals with 17. Cressey and Kerfoot have gone back and forth atop of the Express goal scoring race recently.

The Express captain went back into the lead in the second period with his 18th of the season taking a Kerfoot pass in the slot and burying his own rebound past Justin LaForest for a 3-1 Express lead after two periods.

Throughout the night the Express got solid contributions from all four lines. Luca Leone showed signs of breaking out with some of the chances he created in the second period.

Keegan Jones - Photo Courtesy of Garrett James
Owen Stout helped pulled the Express into a 4-1 lead when he dangled his way to the Eagles net and
Jarrell Pinchuk jumping into the rush poked home a loose puck lying in the crease.

There were some decent hits delivered on each side. Jake Brien continued his solid first season in the league by delivering a number of hits throughout the night.

Most of the hits on the night were clean except for one that led to the final goal of the night. Eagles defenseman Matthew Brown stretched out with his forearm and delivered a hit to the head of Cam Bertsch. The Express forward was a little shaken up following the hit.

Jack Surowiec - Photo Courtesy of Garrett James
The Express got their best revenge by converting on the power play. Austin McIlMurray unleashed a one timer under the crossbar from the left circle to round out the scoring.

The line of Cressey, Kerfoot and McIlMurray combined for four goals and five assists for nine points.

Tyger Howat had a tidy night making 30 saves for his 7th win of the season.

The Express and Eagles will meet again Saturday night in Coquitlam. 

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