Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Nic Tallarico and Surrey Eagles forward Ty Westgard – both alums of the major-midget Valley West Hawks – get reaquainted in front of the Salmon Arm net during Thursday morning’s game at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles outshoot Silverbacks, but lose in overtime

Surrey fires 48 shots on Salmon Arm net in first game of BCHL Showcase

The Surrey Eagles outshot the Salmon Arm Silverbacks by a wide margin Thursday, but still came up on the short end of the scoreboard in a 3-2 overtime loss at Chilliwack’s Prospera Centre.

The Eagles – who now sit third in the BC Hockey League’s Mainland Division after picking up a point for the OT loss – outshot their Okanagan counterparts 48-18 in the game, which was the Birds’ first of the BCHL Showcase event being held until Sunday.

Surrey peppered Salmon Arm netminder Nic Tallarico – a former Valley West Hawk – with 20 shots in the first period, but managed just one goal near the end of the period, off the stick of Eagles’ rookie winger Mackenzie Merriman, a South Surrey native.

The Silverbacks tied the game in the second period when Rhett Kingston was able to put the puck behind Surrey goalie Alex Horawski, and Salmon Arm’s Marcus Mitchell made it 2-1 six minutes into the third period. Eagles captain Jordan Robert tied the game 10 minutes later, however, and the game was into extra time.

Each team had one shot on goal in the overtime session, and Salmon Arm escaped with the win on Austin Chorney’s first goal of the season.

The Eagles play the second and final game of the BCHL Showcase Sunday, 4 p.m. at the Prospera Centre, against the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Just Posted

Tour de White Rock, other events still on, despite waterfront delays

City staff hopeful Memorial Park could be half complete by Canada Day

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

White Rock to share water-treatment technology

Research findings to be up for perusal at Jan. 25 open house

Crash at 108th Avenue and Whalley Boulevard in Surrey

Emergency crews are on scene after two-vehicle collision

Machete-wielding man arrested in North Delta

Police chased the man down Kittson Parkway before arresting him

FURRY FRIDAY: Surrey animal shelter’s adoptee of the week has sad back story

Meet Eclipse, this week’s featured animal currently at Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Giants fall in six-round shootout

Visiting Victoria squad beats Vancouver 4-3 at Langley Events Centre

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Police arrest pair after ‘high-risk vehicle takedown’

Vancouver police say replica handgun found in alleged suspects’ vehicle

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

Most Read