Clark Nelson picked up his first two BCHL points and Chase Nameth scored his first BCHL goal to help lead the Chiefs to a 3-2 come from behind victory over the visiting Surrey Eagles Saturday at Prospera Centre.
The Chiefs (10-4-0-0) remain perfect on home ice this season with six straight wins.
The Eagles dropped to 4-11-0-0 on the season.
The home team scored the only goal of the game’s first twenty minutes and it came off the stick of forward Harrison Blaisdell.
Taking advantage of a misplayed puck by Eagles goaltender Daniel Davidson, Blaisdell found a loose puck in the crease area and chipped home his eighth goal of the season. Assists went to Kevin Wall and Clark Nelson. For Nelson, the assist was his first BCHL point.
Shots through twenty minutes heavily favored the Chiefs 14-4.
After killing a penalty to start the second it was Chase Stevenson scoring for the Eagles to tie the game at two at the 2:16 mark. The Eagles forward took the puck in the right faceoff circle, spun around one Chiefs defender before using a backhand shot to roof his seventh of the season over the glove of Chiefs goalie Mathieu Caron.
Shots after two periods were 23-17 in favor of Chilliwack.
Some hard work behind the Chiefs net by the Eagles let to the Eagles taking their first lead of the night. After a scrum behind the net, it was Justin Guerney coming out with the puck and stuffing his third of the season behind Caron.
The lead lasted just 94 seconds.
With the Chiefs on the penalty kill, Chase Nameth used Will Dow Kenny as a decoy and finished off a two on one break by scorching his first BCHL goal over the glove of Davidson.
Some extended offensive zone pressure led to the winning goal.
Picking up a loose puck to the right of the Eagles net, Chiefs forward found Matt Holmes found Kevin Wall in front of the Eagles goal. The Fairport New York native made no mistake redirecting his team leading ninth goal of the season behind Davidson. Colten Kitchen picked up the second assist.
Final shots favored the Chiefs 39-24.
The Chiefs were a perfect 8/8 on the penalty kill and 0/4 with the man advantage.
Chilliwack is back on home ice Sunday afternoon when they host the Vernon Vipers. Game time is 2pm.