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Surrey ties series against Chilliwack

The Eagles tied up the quarterfinal series at 2-2 against the Chiefs on Tuesday night. After going down 2-0, the Eagles returned home to Surrey and won two games back to back.

Game three win

Game three took place on Monday night and the Eagles pulled off a 3-2 win. Reece Klassen started the game, but was replaced by Thomas Scarfone.

Klassen left the game due to dizziness, which was affecting his vision. He stopped four of the five shots he faced before being replaced by Scarfone.

The Chiefs opened up the scoring on an unassisted goal from Nathan Kelly. Brett Bliss scored a powerplay goal to tie up the game, but Cooper Moore gave the Chiefs a lead once again. The Eagles rallied in the second period, getting goals from Carter King and Wyatt Schlaht to seal the win, Surrey’s first victory of the series.

Schlat’s goal marked the first time the Eagles had ever held a lead during a game in the series thus far.

Game four win

The Eagles came into game four with an opportunity to tie up the series and force at least a game six, which they did. Surrey won 5-2 on Tuesday night to knot the series at 2-2. Scarfone started game four and stopped 33 shots.

Gabe Schovanek’s third goal of the playoffs gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first period. Christian Fitzgerald extended the lead to 2-0 on his first post-season goal this year.

A minute into the second period, Trevor Adams scored the Chiefs first goal of the night, but markers from Owen Nolan – on a power play – and Buddy Johnson extended the Eagles lead to 4-1.

In the third period, Cade Alami scored a power play goal for the Eagles fifth goal of the night. Kyle Penney scored shorthanded for the Chiefs in the third, but it wasn’t enough to start a comeback for the visitors and Surrey won 5-2.

Game five

With the series tied 2-2, game five is the most important game of the series so far. Although Scarfone has played great for the Eagles, it will be interesting to see if Klassen is healthy. Game five goes Thursday in Chilliwack where the Eagles look for their third straight win to take control of the series.