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Eagles win back-to-back games as playoffs near

3-0 win against Prince George

The Eagles locked in third place in BCHL’s Mainland Division with Thursday morning’s 3-0 shutout win. Surrey has just three games left in the season.

Reece Klassen started the game against Prince George and pitched a 21 save shutout, his second straight against the Spruce Kings. The game was scoreless in the first as all of Surrey’s came in the second period. Gabe Schovanek’s 12th of the season opened the scoring for the Eagles. Then, Jimmy Darby scored his first  of the season on the power play. The third and final goal of the game came from Kenny Riddett.

Surrey’s penalty kill was outstanding as it killed off all six Spruce Kings power plays in the game.

4-2 win against Chilliwack

The Eagles took on their first round playoff opponent on Valentine’s Day and it wound up being their fifth victory against Chilliwack this season. Surrey has won five of the seven games against their division rival with one more match-up against the Chiefs remaining. Klassen started his second game in a row and saved 28 of the 30 shots he faced in the win.

The Chiefs took the lead in the first on a power play thanks to a goal from Nikita Nesterenko, but Carter King scored his 15th to tie the game at one. Wyatt Schlaht gave Surrey the lead in the second period and Kieran O’Hearn extended it by two goals. In the third, Schlaht’s second of the night gave the Eagles a 4-1 lead. Connor Milburn scored the Chiefs’ second goal with 18 seconds remaining, but it was too little too late.

Up Next

With three games remaining, the Eagles are set to take on the Chiefs once again at home on Monday afternoon. They play on the road in Coquitlam on Wednesday night and then finish off the week against Langley at home before the playoffs start.