Less than a week after the Langley Rivermen ended the Surrey Eagles’ impressive point streak, the South Surrey junior hockey squad exacted a measure of revenge.
Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre, the Eagles – who lost 4-1 to Langley last Wednesday – defeated the Rivermen, 6-4.
But it took a mid-game comeback for the Eagles to pick up the two points. Langley led 3-1 after 20 minutes, but Surrey responded in the second with three consecutive goals – two from Sean McGovern and one from Robert Lindores.
In the third period, Brandon Morley – who also scored Surrey’s lone first-period marker – and Brandon Tanev, who scored into an empty net, added goals for the Birds.
Andrew Hunt was in net for the Eagles, stopping 20 of 24 Rivermen shots.
Until losing to Langley last week, the Eagles had picked up points in the standings – either by win, tie or overtime loss – in 16 straight contests.
Tuesday’s effort was the first game in a busy week for the Coastal Conference-leading Eagles. They travelled to Cowichan Wednesday for an evening tilt against the Cowichan Valley Capitals (results were not available by press deadline), and Friday they head to Victoria for a date with the struggling Grizzlies – who have just two wins in the last 10 games.
On Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, the Eagles face the second-place Powell River Kings, who are chasing the Eagles for first place in the conference.