Friday, March 18, 2011

Coastal Conference Final Preview: Kings vs. Eagles

Surrey Eagles (2) (35-22-1-2) 73 pts vs. Powell River Kings (1) (46-9-3-2) 97 pts

Road to the final four:

Kings- Finished first in the Coastal Conference in the regular season, awaited the winner of the Victoria Nanaimo first round series. Victoria beat Nanaimo in five games 9-1, 5-3, 2-6, 3-0 and 3-2.

The Kings got all they could handle and more from the Grizz, erasing a 3-1 series deficit and winning three straight (3-2OT, 4-1, 4-1) to win the series in seven. That was the third time the Kings have met the Grizzlies in the playoffs and in all three series the Kings have won in seven games.

Powell River finished the regular season on a six game win streak and amassed a record of 8-1 in February. Their only loss? To Surrey 6-4 on the 11th.

Eagles-  Finished second behind Powell River in the regular season and played Coquitlam in the first round. The Eagles swept the Express 4-2, 4-1, 7-1, 3-1. Surrey met Langley in the second round, downing the Chiefs in six games 3-4, 6-1, 4-3, 3-2OT, 5-7, 4-2.

The matchup with Langley turned ugly, even by playoff standards. The league handed out five suspensions, two to the Eagles, totalling nine games. Brandon Morley received a one game suspension and Colton Mackie was given two games in the series. You could say the Eagles are battle tested.

After going 3-3-1-1 in the month of November the Eagles went 22-14-1-2 to end the season. However the Eagles slumped into the playoffs by dropping three of their final five games to close the regular season.

Season Series:

September 19th, Hap Parker Arena, 6-5 Surrey
The Kings and Eagles were playing their third games in two and a half days. This game was the BCHL debut for Powell River native Sean Maguire.  The Eagles got the early jump as they raced out to an early 3 goal lead. Six goals were scored in the second period between the two teams but Robert Lindores put his team on top with his game winning goal in the third.
Eagles- Richard Vanderhoek 2g-2a, Jeff Vanderlugt 2g, Mitch Jones 1g, Robert Lindores 1g, Michael Stenerson 2a, Bradley McGowan 2a, Tyler Morley 1a, Brandon Morley 1a.

Kings- Dan Schuler 2g-1a, Brenden Forbes 1g, Chad Niddery 1g, Cohen Adair 1g, Justin DaSilva 2 a, Teagan Waugh 2a, Matt Garbowsky 2a.

November 19th, South Surrey Arena, 1-1
It was two months to the day since the last time these team met and the Kings would still be searching for their first win against the Eagles. Both teams combined for 76 shots but Michael Garteig and Karel St. Laurent, in his debut, were terrific. Chad Niddery failed to convert on a breakaway in the second overtime period.

Kings- Justin DaSilva 1g, Chad Niddery 1a

Eagles- Riley Sweeney 1g, Josh Monk 1a, Bradley McGowan 1a

December 10th, South Surrey Arena, 3-1 Powell River
Third time was lucky for the Kings as they finally picked up a win against the Eagles. Klay Kachur scored his first goal of the season, but it was Justin DaSilva and Teagan Waugh scoring 59 seconds apart on the power-play that was the difference.

Kings- Teagan Waugh 1g, Justin DaSilva 1g-1a, Klay Kachur 1g, Carter Shinkaruk 1a, Mike Sones 1a, Dan Schuler 1a, Chad Niddery 1a

Eagles- Brandon Morley 1g, Robert Lindores 1a

January 14th, Hap Parker Arena, 5-1 Powell River
The Kings came out like gang busters, scoring four first period goals en route to the 5-1 win over the Eagles. Karel St. Laurent was pulled and relieved by Andrew Hunt before the first period ended. Jeff Vanderlugt spoiled Mike Garteig's shutout with his third period goal.

Eagles- Jeff Vanderlugt 1g, Steve Koshey 1a, Linden Saip 1a

Kings- Chad Niddery 2g-2a, Cohen Adair 2g, Matt Garbowsky 1g-2a, Craig Dalrymple 1a,
Klay Kachur 1a, Jason Yee 1a

February 3rd, South Surrey Arena, 3-0 Powell River
Mike Garteig tied the single season BCHL shut out record of seven by making 34 saves in the blanking of Surrey. Matt Garbowsky scored in the first and Jon Jutzi and Cohen Adair scored power-play goals in the second and third periods.

Kings- Matt Garbowsky 1g, Jon Jutzi 1g-1a, Cohen Adair 1g, Andrew Pettitt 1a, Chris Williams 1a, Chad Niddery 1a

February 11th, Hap Parker Arena, 6-4 Surrey
For the second time this season the Eagles scored six goals on the Kings on the road. The Eagles stunned the Kings for four first period goals en route to the 6-4 win. Powell River did score three consecutive goals in the second period to close the deficit to one but the Eagles ended the period by scoring two goals 30 seconds apart.

Eagles- Tyler Morley 2g, Brandon Morley 1g-2a, Josh Monk 1g, Colton Mackie 1g,
Bradley McGowan 1g-1a, Doug Wedel 1a, Scott Holm 1a, Richard Vanderhoek 2a, Riley Sweeney 1a, Liden Saip 1a, Mitch Jones 1a

Kings- Chad Niddery 2g, Andrew Pettitt 1g, Steven Schmidt 1g, Brendan Hawryluk 1a, Bond Hawryluk 1a, Jason Yee 1a, Mike Sones 1a, Jon Jutzi 1a, Craig Dalrymple 1a

Regular Season Leaders

Goals: Matt Garbowsky(44)
Assists: Chad Niddery (58)
Points: Chad Niddery (86)
PPG: Matt Garbowsky (12)
SHG: Matt Garbowsky (4)
GWG: Matt Garbowsky (11)

Goals: Chad Niddery-Dan Schuler (5)
Assists: Chad Niddery-Andrew Pettitt (5)
Points: Chad Niddery (10)
PPG: Jon Jutzi (3)
SHG: Chad Niddery(2)
GWG: Jon Jutzi (2)

Regular Season Leaders
Goals: Bradley McGowan (36)
Assists: Bradley McGowan (53)
Points: Bradley McGowan (89)
PPG: Bradley McGowan (15)
SHG: Tyler-Brandon Morley (3)
GWG: Bradley McGowan (9)

Goals: Richard Vanderhoek (10)
Assists: Bradley McGowan (12)
Points: Bradley McGowan (18)
PPG: Richard Vanderhoek (5)
SHG: 3 tied at 1
GWG: Tyler Morley (3)


Kings: Mike Garteig- 4-3 2.27 GAA 89.70 SV%
            Sean Maguire 0-0 SA 4 SV 4

Eagles: Karel St. Laurent 8-2 2.27 GAA 92.51 SV%
             Andrew Hunt 0-0 SA 2 SV 2

Special Teams

Kings: Power-Play 7-28 25.00% (6)
            Penalty-Kill 27-34 79.41% (3)

Eagles: Power-Play 13-54 24.07% (8)
             Penalty-Kill: 49-53 92.45% (1)

Head-to-Head Leaders:

Kings: Chad Niddery- 5-5-10
            Matt Garbowsky- 1-5-6
            Cohen Adair- 4-0-4

Eagles: Bradley McGowan 1-4-5
             Richard Vanderhoek 2-3-5
             Jeff Vanderlugt 3-0-3
GAME 1: Friday March 18th @ Powell River 7:30pm
GAME 2: Saturday March 19th @ Powell River 7:30pm
GAME 3: Monday March 21st @ Surrey 7pm
GAME 4:  Tuesday March 22nd @ Surrey 7pm
*GAME 5: Thursday March 24th @ Powell River 7pm
* GAME 6: Friday March 25th @ Surrey 7pm
* GAME 7: Saturday March 26h @ Powell River 7:30pm

* if necessary

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