Eagles defenceman Devon Toews lunges to clear a loose puck from in front of a wide-open net against Coquitlam Friday.

Surrey Eagles extend win streak to four games

Victories over division rivals gives team nine wins in last 11

Chalk up four more points for the streaking Surrey Eagles.

The BC Hockey League won twice more last week – 7-3 Tuesday over the Langley Rivermen and 4-2 Friday at home against the Coquitlam Express – to run their winning streak to four games; they won nine of 11 games in November.

However, Surrey has not made up much ground in the race for first place in the BCHL’s Mainland Division as the team the Eagles are chasing – the Chilliwack Chiefs – have been just as hot. The Chiefs also won twice on the weekend, and like Surrey, won nine of 11 games last month. They sit four points up on the Eagles for top spot in the division.

On Friday at South Surrey Arena, the Eagles relied heavily on goaltender Michael Santaguida, who stopped 43 of 45 Coquitlam shots to secure his 12th win of the season. The 19-year-old Ontario native was especially strong in the third period, when the Express peppered him with 18 shots, all of which he stopped.

Rookie defenceman Jordan Klimek had a goal and an assist in the win, while fellow blue-liner Devon Toews added two assists.

Demico Hannoun, on the power play, and Mason Blacklock also scored, as did Trevor Cameron.

Coquitlam’s two goals both came in the second period, from John Seimer – on the power play – and Philip Zielonka.

The four-goal outburst Friday was nothing compared to the goal-scoring bonanza at the Langley Events Centre the previous Tuesday, as the Eagles exploded for seven goals against the division-rival Rivermen, led by Brady Shaw, who had a hat trick and two assists.

Two of Shaw’s three markers came during a decisive second period, in which the Eagles – who trailed 2-1 after the opening 20 minutes – scored four times to take a commanding 5-2 lead.

Shaw’s third goals came late in the third, and Stefan Burzan scored in a power-play goal in the game’s final minute to extend the lead.

Craig Wyszomirski had a goal and two assists, while Drew Best had a four-point night with one goal and three helpers.

Nicolas Pierog rounded out the scoring for the visiting Eagles.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Pipeline opponents leave jars of water from ‘threatened’ coastlines outside Surrey MP’s office

More than 30 people rallied against Kinder Morgan’s project outside MP Ken Hardie’s locked constituency office Friday

Break-in at White Rock pet-supply store

Critters & Friends targeted overnight Tuesday

VIDEO: Fire shuts down 232 Street in Langley

Traffic being re-routed following Langley structure fire

Bookkeeper charged with fraud after allegedly pocketing $200K, Surrey police say

RCMP say they’re not naming former employee in order to protect identity of victim company

VIDEO: Cute Cloverdale puppies celebrated on National Puppy Day

Celebrating Cloverdale’s canines on National Puppy Day

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

B.C. pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions from around B.C. for National Puppy Day 2018

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

B.C. officials failed to tell Kiwis Fraser Health CEO had been fired in 2014

New Zealand spending scandal exposes Dr. Nigel Murray 2014 exit from B.C. job

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

Most Read