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Surrey Eagles pick up wins in back to back games against Chilliwack

The Surrey Eagles took on the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday and Saturday, picking up two big wins against their Mainland Division rivals.

Friday night 3-2 win

The Eagles won 3-2 at home against the Chiefs thanks to another big game from Reece Klassen, who made 41 saves on 43 shots on Friday night.

The Chiefs took a lead in the first period thanks to a power play goal from Peter Reynolds, which was assisted by Cooper Moore. The Eagles answered back in the second period at 5:07 with a goal from Gabe Schovanek. Captain Hudson Schandor and Cristophe Tellier both picked up their 33rd assists on Schovanek’s goal.

The Eagles took their first lead at 4:23 in the third period from Owen Nolan’s fourth goal of the season but the Chiefs tied the game up with a goal from Connor Milburn. The game went to a shootout after both teams were unable to break the tie, where the game ended, thanks to Tellier’s lone goal in the second round of the shootout.

The Eagles penalty kill had another big night, killing off 5 of the 6 power plays  the Chiefs had.

Saturday night 3-0 win

The Eagles shutout the Chiefs in Chilliwack on the back end of their back to back match up Saturday night behind Thomas Scarfone’s 43 save shutout. Scarfone posted his first career BCHL goose egg in his first game since December 22nd when the Eagles lost to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Saturday’s game started off slow as both teams went scoreless in the first period. Schandor scored his 20th goal of the season in the second to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Neither team was able to score until Carter King potted two empty net goals in the last two minutes of the game.

The Eagles now sit seven points behind the Chiefs in the Mainland Division with one extra game played as they enter the last month of the season.

New Eagles Commitment

The Surrey Eagles announced on Tuesday that 2002-born forward and Saskatoon native Alec Saretzky has committed to play for them in the 2020-21 Season. Saretzky plays with the Saskatoon Blazers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League and has 38 points in 34 games.