Eagles need overtime to collect win on Island

Surrey sits last in BCHL’s Mainland Divison after winning once in three weekend tilts

It took a little extra time, but the Surrey Eagles managed to add another win to their total last weekend on Vancouver Island.

On Saturday in Victoria, the Eagles edged the hometown Grizzlies 2-1 in overtime, giving the team two out of a possible six points on the weekend.

A day earlier, at South Surrey Arena, Surrey lost 6-1 to the Chilliwack Chiefs, and on Sunday afternoon – less than 24 hours after their OT win – the Eagles dropped an 8-4 decision to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in front of more than 600 fans at Cowichan’s Island Savings Centre.

Surrey now sits last in the BC Hockey League’s six-team Mainland Division with three wins and eight losses in 11 games. They are, however, just eight points back of the first-place Langley Rivermen.

Against the Grizzlies – who sit in the BCHL cellar with just one win thus far this season – Surrey notched the win when Darius Davidson scored the winner at the 1:05 mark of the second overtime frame.

Neither team scored in the first period, and John Wesley, with a power-play tally, gave the visiting Birds a 1-0 lead in the second.

The one-goal lead held until Victoria got a power-play of their own early in the third, and P.J. Conlon beat Daniel Davidson to tie the game.

Power-play goal aside, Davidson was otherwise perfect, stopping 37 of 38 Victoria shots. Surrey managed just 28 shots on goal themselves.

The tightly contested, low-scoring affair was a far cry from the team’s other two games over the Thanksgiving long weekend. On Friday at home, the Eagles fell behind 2-0 to the Chiefs after 20 minutes, and were down 3-0 after two periods of play.

In the third, Surrey’s only goal came from Wesley, while Chilliwack tacked on three more, including one on the power play.

The Eagles finallly got their offence in gear Sunday, peppering Cowichan netminder Storm Phaneuf with 41 shots, though the Peninsula squad gave up eight goals on 35 shots-on-goal themselves.

The Capitals scored twice in the first two minutes of the game, and lit the lamp twice more in the second period, though Surrey managed to tie the game 3-3 before the second intermission, on goals from Darren Hards, Donovan Ott and Gunnar Wegleitner.

In the third period, Kevin Allen scored Surrey’s lone goal, while the Caps fired four into the Surrey net, including three in the last 12 minutes.

The Eagles are back on the ice tonight (Friday) when they travel across the Fraser River to battle the Coquitlam Express.

On Tuesday, they’ll host the Langley Rivermen in a rare midweek game at South Surrey Arena.

The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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