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Cross-Town Rivals Rematch

One would think making a cross town trip to play your cross town rivals with back to back games would be an easy task considering the first game seemed like an easy two points.

Well think again as heading into the rink on Porier on Remembrance Day saw the Express start Hamm, while the Eagles changed things up starting Davidson, but nothing is guaranteed.

This night saw the Express jump out to an early lead at 5:08 with Delorme getting his second of the season with Ambrosio notching his 10th assist, only to be followed by a second marker a short 1:11 later with Bruce working magic while playing shorthanded allowing the Express to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

As we have seen in the past the Eagles fought hard and returned the favour with Masellis notching his third of the season after being set-up from Robert with him collecting his 6th assist of the season.

The back end continues to explode in all areas and on this night a short 2:26 after Masellis got the Eagles on the board it was Babichuk and Wesley who fed Norton seeing him collect his first of the season while on the PP rounding out the first.

The first saw some “chippy” play with the Express taking five of the six penalties, with the more concerning penalty assessed to Express player Lucas Wong getting a Major for Kneeing plus the Automatic Game Misconduct, giving the Eagles a major boost of confidence also notching one while on the PP.

For some it might be hard to believe the score would be tied at two after one period especially considering that the Eagles outshot the Express by a commanding 18-7 and both teams trading three minors.

While it was hard to believe it clearly had everyone talking with many questioning if the Express could manage to pull out a “W” on home ice, considering the last home ice win (2-1) was October 13th against Langley.

The Eagles have a mindset of never-say-never, so climbing back is nothing new, so on this night it would see them do it all over again controlling the shot department (29-14) after two.

While the battle of cat and mouse continued the Eagles were confident heading into the third and it wasn’t until the 6:06 mark that White collected his 5th of the season with Sundquist and Danol playing set-up men from the back-end.

With the clock ticking down the Express pulled Hamm in favour of an extra attacker, but were foiled.

With the net empty Brushett managed an empty net goal at 19:35 with assists going to Stewart who collected his 10th of the season and Westgard keeping his streak alive notching his 27th assist of the season.

FORTISBC PLAYER OF THE GAME

Brock Hamm ( 30 Shots Against/26 Saves)

Three Stars:

1st Brock Hamm

2nd Owen Norton (1 Goal)

3rd Landon Fuller (1 Goal)

This night saw the Eagles go 2-8 on the PP, while the Express were 1-3 in special teams, as the Eagles out-shot the Express by a tally of 40-22.

Two out of three games see’s the Eagles grab an additional four points in the standings moving up on both Prince George and Chilliwack, who they face in less than 24 hours back on home ice at 4 pm.

Make plans and come out to the game and Skate with the EAGLES after the game.