Eagles trade captain to Calgary

SURREY – After a road trip to Prince George, the Surrey Eagles returned to the Lower Mainland empty-handed and extended their losing streak to 12 games.

 

Management decided it was time for a change, trading captain Chase McMurphy to Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the defensive pair of Owen Johnson and Jordan Wiest.

 

"Sometimes when you’re on a bit of a slide … it’s important to bring a jolt in the lineup," said head coach Blaine Neufeld. "This is something we thought we had to do to spark our group."

 

Neufeld added the tandem played together for the Canucks and the 19-yearolds complement each other on the ice. "They’ll be able to jump in on Wednesday and be able to make an immediate difference," he added.

 

The Eagles have given up 83 goals over the 12-game slide.

 

The Eagles fell 5-2 in Langley on Friday (Nov. 21) before losing 6-2 at home to Alberni Valley on Saturday. The team’s next game is at home to Langley on Wednesday (Nov. 26). This weekend, the Eagles have a home-and-away series against Chilliwack.

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