November is turning into a month to remember for the Surrey Eagles.
The B.C. Hockey League club won two games last weekend and dropped a third in overtime to push their points-streak to six games since the calendar flipped to November.
Surrey opened the weekend with a 3-2 overtime win in Salmon Arm Friday but lost 2-1 in the extra session the following night in Vernon. The Eagles wrapped up the weekend on home ice Monday afternoon where they saluted Canada's war veterans before thumping Coquitlam 6-1.
After playing the first six weeks of the season hovering around .500. The Eagles have taken flight with an 8-1-0-1 record over past 10 games. The improved play of late has helped Surrey climb out from the basement to within two points of first place in the BCHL's Mainland Division.
"The nice thing is we've been getting contributions from everybody," said Eagles coach Matt Erhart. "Maybe some lines aren't producing as much offensively, but they're playing quality minutes, which might be wearing some teams down.
"The same goes for the defence where we've missed (Devon) Toews for the last six games but other guys have stepped up. Trevor Cameron moved from forward to defence to fill the gap and that's kind of the commitment we've seen from everybody."
In Salmon Arm Friday, Jordan Klimek was the hero for the Eagles as he scored the game winner on the only shot of the overtime period. Cameron and Kevan Kilistoff scored the other Surrey goals.
The Eagles landed in Vernon the following night where solid special teams were almost enough to get the job done. Surrey held the Vipers' power-play unit off the scoreboard while scoring two goals - Mason Blacklock shorthanded and Brett Mulcahy with the extra man - of their own to force the game into overtime. The Vipers salvaged the win by scoring with five seconds remaining in overtime.
The Eagles returned to their South Surrey nest on Monday where they erupted for four unanswered second period goals to turn a close 2-1 game into a 6-1 rout of the rival Coquitlam Express. Drew Best potted a hat trick to cue the Eagles onslaught while solo markers came from the sticks of Demico Hannoun, Nicolas Pierog and Stefan Burzan.
Surrey hosts the Chilliwack Chiefs in an early-season battle for first place Friday at South Surrey Arena beginning at 7 p.m.
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