SURREY â€“ 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.
â€œSometimes when youâ€™re on a bit of a slide â€¦ itâ€™s important to bring a jolt in the lineup,â€ said head coach Blaine Neufeld. â€œThis is something we thought we had to do to spark our group.â€
Neufeld added the tandem played together for the Canucks and the 19-year-olds complement each other on the ice.
â€œTheyâ€™ll be able to jump in on Wednesday and be able to make an immediate difference,â€ 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 teamâ€™s next game is at home to Langley on Wednesday (Nov. 26). This weekend, the Eagles have a home-and-away series against Chilliwack.