Eagles Drop Tough Game In Coquitlam

By Steve Erickson

The Eagles took their one game win streak to Coquitlam in hopes of continuing their winning ways, stealing a game for the newcomers recently added to the roster.

With the BCHL Bauer Showcase over for  another season the Eagles made two roster changes to the line-up looking at grabbing additional points heading into Friday’s match-up against Prince George.

The recent additions to the Eagles nest sees Holden Katzalay and Liam Ryan make the transition to the roster, while the two released were Matteo Pecchia and Michael  McCosh, but to be fair it doesn’t mean they won’t be back with the big team in the next while.

The Eagles got the start they were looking for at least in the shot out shooting the  Express at the 6 minute mark by a tally of 8-2 testing Matthews with several quality shots, some of which were labeled, but turned aside.

Coquitlam got a gift with the first goal coming off a misplay off the stick of Davidson as he was attempting to clear the puck from the right corner only to have it roll off his stick to Sanda who gave the Express the early 1-0 lead at 5:06 of the opening period.

It proved frustrating for the Eagles who were now facing an uphill battle and battle is what it was as the Express were continued to drive to the net managing to get two more prior to the end of the first.

Despite the fact that the Eagles were trailing by a 3-0 margin, it was the Eagles who dominated in the shot department hammering 19 at Matthews, while 15 shots were shared by both Davidson and Bailey.

The second was a reversal as the Express sent 17 at Bailey, while the Eagles were only able to manage 12 at Matthews many of which were targeted for the scoreboard, but this night they were turned aside forcing the Eagles to focus on a strong third period.

New line combinations were tried, but try as they might this night belonged to the Express as the Eagles look forward to a re-match with the Express October 3rd a short week away back in Coquitlam.

The Eagles will put this behind them and focus at the upcoming game Friday on home ice as they host the Prince George Spruce Kings on the night they will retire the jersey for Jaxon Joseph, former Surrey Eagles who tragically lost his life in the Humboldt crash.

Plan on arriving early as we will be on air at 6:30 pm and beginning at 6:45 pm there will be a pregame ceremony.

FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Chase Danol

Three Stars:

1st Kolby Matthews (49 SA/49 SV)

2nd Dallas Farrell (2 G/1A)

3rd Christian Sanda (2G/1A)