The power of pink wasn’t enough to get the Coquitlam Express its first win of the BC Hockey League season.
Wearing special pink jerseys for its annual Pink in the Rink game to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, the Express lost 5-2 to the Surrey Eagles Sunday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
The Eagles scored one goal in the first period and two more in the second before Mateo Dixon got Coquitlam on the scoreboard 9:23 into the third period.
Logan Lorenz restored Surrey’s advantage at 15:44.
Dixon’s second goal of the game pulled the Express back within two with a little more than three minutes left in regulation time, but Ante Zlomislic ended any hope of a comeback by the home team when he scored unassisted at 18:38.
Coquitlam’s loss was its third in three games and came despite the Express outshooting the visitors 42-27.
After the game, the jerseys worn by Coquitlam players were made available in a special auction to raise money for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer clinic.
The Express will now head out on the road for the rest of October, including the BCHL’s showcase series in Chilliwack. The team’s next home game is Nov. 2, when it will host the Langley Rivermen in a special midweek matinee at 12 p.m.