The seventh and final meeting of the season goes tonight between the Rivermen and Eagles. The Riv lead the season series with a 4-1-0-1 record over the Birds, and beat them in the last meeting 4-2 on January 31.
The Rivermen will be looking to get back on track as the team is currently winless in their last three contests. This is the busiest week of hockey of the season for the squad, as they continue to play four games in a span of six days ( lost 5-2 to Chilliwack on Monday, are in Vernon on Friday & West Kelowna on Saturday) and play the next five games on the road. In fact, six of their last seven are away from the LEC to close out the regular season.
“We need to step back and take a deep breath. There is no reason to panic as we still have seven games until playoffs start. This upcoming schedule should be a good test for us and hopefully we can get back to playing well sooner rather than later,” said defenseman Will Campion.
The Rivermen remain in third place in the Mainland Division with a 27-20-3-1 record for 58 points. They are five points back of second place Wenatchee and take on the Wild in the last game of the season on February 23. The Eagles on the other hand, are sixth in the division with a 7-41-0-2 record for 16 points.
“There are no easy games in this league and the series between us has been close. It’s important for us to get off to a good start and dictate the play from the drop of the puck,” said Rivermen Associate Head Coach & Assistant GM Kurt Astle.
Puck drop is at 7:00pm from the South Surrey Arena and can be seen live on www.fasthockey.com
Sep11- Langley 6 Surrey 3
Oct 20- Langley 1 Surrey 3
Nov 1- Surrey 2 Langley 5
Nov 5- Surrey 4 Langley 10
Dec 13- Langley 3 Surrey 3
Jan 31- Surrey 2 Langley 4