SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. -- Demico Hannoun scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Surrey Eagles made their 2013 RBC Cup debut with a 7-0 rout of the Truro Bearcats on Sunday afternoon.
It was the Eagles' first game in Summerside since losing the final of the 1997 RBC Cup 4-3 to the host Western Capitals, and their first at Canada's National Junior A Championship since winning the national title in 1998.
Later Sunday, Anthony Petruzzelli had a hat trick in the third period as the Brooks Bandits downed the Minnesota Wilderness 6-3.
Michael Stenerson had a goal and four assists, while Brady Shaw added two goals and Stefan Burzan had one for Surrey (1-0). Michael Santaguida stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout.
It was the second straight lopsided loss for Truro (0-2), which dropped a 7-1 decision to the Brooks Bandits on Saturday in the tournament opener.
Surrey's power play was the story early, going 3-for-3 in the first 14 minutes, two off the stick of Hannoun and one from Shaw, to help the Eagles take a 4-0 lead after the first period.
Stenerson had the other Eagles goal in the opening 20 minutes, showing quick hands to tuck the puck around Truro netminder Shayne Campbell, who gave up three goals on six shots before giving way to Jacob Fancy.
Burzan made it 5-0 exactly halfway through the second period, batting in a loose puck at the side of the Truro net, before Shaw's second of the game made it 6-0 heading to the second intermission.
Hannoun wrapped up his hat trick 82 seconds into the third period, tipping a Craig Wyszomirski shot past Fancy.