The Surrey Eagles struck early and often on Sunday afternoon in Coquitlam. Defencemen Cody Schiavon and Jeremy Smith paced the way with two points each, en route to a thrilling 6-2 win over the Express at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. Cayden Bailey was stellar once again in goal making 37 saves in the victory.
The newly-acquired Smith opened the scoring in the first period with a powerplay marker. That’s his third goal in only two games with the club – all of the goals coming with the man advantage. The opening frame would come to a close with the Eagles leading 1-0.
The second period was a more wide open affair, as the teams would both trade a pair of goals. Schiavon buried a one-timer from just above the left circle on a wonderful, no-look setup from Smith to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead shortly after the Express had tied it. Coquitlam would score quickly again to tie it 2-2, but it was Brandon Santa Juana who broke the tie with only 13 seconds remaining in the period. His second goal in as many nights, and fourth of the season, gave the Eagles an important 3-2 lead heading into the break.
Matthew McKim scored on a rebound in front to expand the Eagles lead early in the third period, which was then followed up by Samuel Feldman’s third goal of the season to make it a 5-2 game. Justyn Gurney added an insurance marker with about three minutes left, which is where the game would finish – a 6-2 Eagles victory on the road.
The Eagles powerplay was an exceptional 4 for 9 in the game, and Cayden Bailey was once again sensational making 37 saves for his third win of the season.
Now the team heads on the road for a Wednesday night game in Penticton, before returning home on Saturday night to host a rematch against the Vees in their very next game. Puck drop is at 7 PM at South Surrey Arena on Saturday, November 24th!
Check out the highlights of the 6-2 win over Coquitlam below: