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Eagles 5, Chiefs 2

Thanks to Darren Francis for the photo

Thanks to Darren Francis for the photo

Not too much to say following a 5-2 Surrey victory over the Chiefs on Friday night at the SSA. The Chiefs had to be the desperate bunch coming into this weekend, if they were to keep their very slim playoff hopes alive. It’s a shame the team didn’t really show that desperation tonight until late in the game.

Some quick thoughts – Josh Halpenny was his team’s best player tonight, particularly at the outset of the game. The Eagles didn’t pepper Halpenny with pucks in the first twenty minutes, but most all of their chances were grade-A right in front of the goal. Halpenny made a couple of five-alarm saves on Anthony Conti and Danton Heinen. I thought it was his best sequence in a Chiefs uniform to date. The Conti goal to open the scoring came off extended zone time thanks to an awful Chilliwack turnover. The Chiefs were lucky to only be down by one after one. They left their goaltender hanging early on in this one.

Surrey wasn’t deterred however, as they added two quick ones in the second period early on. Both were similar plays with good passing near the net. The Renouf twins, Nathan and Jonah were tough tonight, and they’ve been reborn a little playing with Braeden Russell. Those three combined on the second goal, and were dangerous most of the night.

I thought Caleb Thompson stood out for the Chiefs tonight, despite the mediocrity around him. He was hard on the Eagles forwards every time out, finishing his checks, playing physical, and keeping things simple. You guys already know that it’s tough for me to watch defensemen unless they’re having a real tough night – Caleb stood out for the right reasons tonight, I thought. He was good.

Even the momentum generated didn’t last too long in this one. Mathieu Tibbet scored on another trademark rush to break Devon Fordyce’s shutout bid, but the Eagles would answer right back 1:07 later to restore the four goal lead. Austin Ferguson and his 2 goals on the season put home a rebound in front, and any MO’ was halted pretty quickly, which was an obvious letdown.

Not much to look back on tonight for the Chiefs. Not enough carry-over from the positives of the previous weekend to be successful. Now it’s win or be eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night at Prospera Centre. As desperate as it gets. Let’s hope that desperation shines through on Saturday on home ice.

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