Chilliwack Chiefs meet Surrey Eagles in BCHL battle

Mainland division rivals clash Thursday in Surrey and Saturday in Chilliwack as the junior A league winds down the pre-Christmas slate.

The Chilliwack Chiefs have just three games left before they depart on a long Christmas break.

The Chiefs renew acquaintances with a Mainland division rival this week as they face the Surrey Eagles in a home and home.

Chilliwack visits Surrey Thursday night and host the Eagles Saturday at Prospera Centre (7 p.m.)

Surrey is no longer the division’s doormat. That title belongs to the woeful Coquitlam Express.

That said, the Eagles hold the second worst record in the league at 11-19-2-0, occupying fourth place in the division.

Surrey owns an upper-tier offence that generates 3.59 goals per game.

But only Coquitlam and Salmon Arm cough up more goals than Surrey’s 4.03 per game.

Chilliwack and Surrey split two previous meetings, with the Eagles bombing the Chiefs 8-2 and the Chilliwack answering with a 5-4 overtime triumph.