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Surrey Eagles drop game to Cowichan

Surrey Eagles forward Brandon Morley collides with a Nanaimo Clippers forward during a game last weekend. - Garrett James photo
Surrey Eagles forward Brandon Morley collides with a Nanaimo Clippers forward during a game last weekend.
— image credit: Garrett James photo

A travel-weary Surrey Eagles team recovered from a rough start Wednesday night in Cowichan, but a poor third period instead became their undoing in a 6-4 loss to the Capitals.

The Eagles – who played the night before in Langley – fell behind 2-0 by the 10:46 mark of the first period Wednesday on Cowichan goals from former Eagle Richard Vanderhoek and Brett Knowles, the latter goal coming on the power play.

In the final six minutes of the first frame, however, the visitors tied the game on a power-play marker from Brayden Jaw and, less than a minute and a half later, a goal from captain Tyler Morley.

In the second period, Cowichan's Vinny Muto and Surrey's Robert Lindores – shorthanded – traded goals, but the Capitals potted three in the third, two off the stick of Logan Proulx, to ice the game.

Eagles' defencemen Linden Saip scored the team's fourth goal of the game, with 4:25 left.

The Eagles, who officially clinched a playoff spot last weekend, currently hold a four-point lead over the Caps in the race for first place in the BC Hockey League's Coastal Conference. Powell River sits third, five points back of the Eagles.

Surrey has today (Thursday) off – the lone moment of rest in a grueling five-games-in-six-days stretch – before returning to the ice Friday in Victoria and Saturday and Sunday in Powell River.

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