Eagles one game away from conference finals after 7-5 win
The Surrey Eagles are one win away from the second round, after a goal- and penalty-filled 7-5 win over the Cowichan Capitals Tuesday night on Vancouver Island.
The Eagles lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, with Game 5 tonight (Thursday) in South Surrey. They lost Game 3 Monday night in Cowichan by a 5-2 score. Defenceman Devon Toews and forward Brett Mulcahy had the lone goals for Surrey in the loss.
Sean McGovern and Michael Stenerson, on a penalty shot, each had a goal and an assist for Surrey, while Beau Orser – with his team-best third of the post-season – Brandon Tanev, Demico Hannoun, and Brandon and Tyler Morley also scored. Toews added two assists, giving him four points in four playoff games.
Surrey connected twice on the power-play and once shorthanded, while the Caps scored three with the man-advantage, in a game that including a total of 19 power plays, one game misconduct (Brandon Morley) for a check-from-behind, and four misconducts – two to each team – after the final horn sounded.
If the Eagles fail to clinch the series tonight, Game 6 will be played back in Cowichan Friday, and, if the series goes the distance, Game 7 will be staged at South Surrey Arena Saturday.