Surrey Eagles positive despite 10-game losing streak

SURREY — The Surrey Eagles’ losing streak continued this weekend as the team lost both games in a trip to Prince George to play a double header against the Spruce Kings.

Blaine Neufeld’s team lost Friday’s (Nov. 14) game 6-3 before losing 5-2 the following day.

The team has failed to pick up any points in a month, which amounts to 10 games.

"We’re pretty desperate here to get a win. The streak that we’re on is one that you never want to be a part of, but we are and we have to face it," Neufeld said. "The encouraging part is I think we played two good games. We were deserving of a win. The bounces just weren’t going our way."

The Eagles sit at the bottom of the BCHl tied with Cowichan Valley at nine points. They are the only team allowing more than five goals per game on average.

The good news for Surrey is three of their next four games are at home. The squad has failed to win on the road this season picking up two points in nine away games.

However, the Eagles have the worst home record in the league going 3-8-0-1. "The guys are quite positive and we know we’re better than our record shows," the coach said.

Over their 10-game skid, the Eagles have given up 72 goals and have only scored 22.

Neufeld noted that a third of the roster missed several games due to minor injuries.

"There’s things from every game that we can learn from," he said "We’re picking ourselves up and improving."

Goalie Christian Short will miss this weekend’s games with an injury.

The Eagles play in langley against the Rivermen on Friday before hosting the alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday.

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