A pair of goals less than two minutes apart in the second period propelled the Surrey Eagles to a 4-1 win over the Coquitlam Express Saturday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex
It was the second straight loss on home ice for the Express to open the team’s BC Hockey League season.
Surrey’s Caden Cranston scored the only goal of the first period when he converted a stretch pass from defensemen Ryder Evers and beat Coquitlam goalie Adam Manji to his glove side.
Drew Garzone got the Express even early in the second period but successive goals by Arvada Hovsepyan and Aaron Schwartz putt the Eagles in front for good. Another by Ante Zlomislic late in the third iced Surrey’s second straight win.
Manji faced 46 shots in Coquitlam’s net, while his teammates fired 40 at Surrey’s goalie, Ajeet Gundarah.
The Express will try again to get its first win the season Wednesday in Chilliwack against the Chiefs.