Surrey Eagles fall to Brooks Bandits

The Brooks Bandits bounced the Surrey Eagles 5-2 Thursday afternoon to finish first in the Royal Bank Cup round-robin.

The Brooks Bandits bounced the Surrey Eagles 5-2 Thursday afternoon to finish first in the Royal Bank Cup round-robin.

Brooks (4-0) will meet fourth-place Minnesota Wilderness (1-3), while Surrey (3-1) faces the host Summerside, PEI Capitals in Saturday semifinals. The Caps were 2-1 going into Thursday-night play versus the 0-3 Truro Bearcats.

Dan O’Keefe and Trevor Cameron scored for Surrey, who trailed 5-0 7:43 into the third period.

Surrey defeated Brooks 4-1 in the Crescent  Point Energy Western Canada Cup final earlier this month in Nanaimo.

Former Vernon Viper Adam Tambellini pocketed two assists Wednesday as the Eagles ambushed the Wilderness 5-0. Michael Santaguida made 29 saves for his second shutout in three starts.

Nicolas Pierog, Trevor Cameron, Kevan Kilistoff, Drew Best and Michael Stenerson scored for the Eagles. Vernon hosts the 2014 RBC.