Surrey Eagles deal for two sets of twins

BCHL champions continue to restock roster by adding Jonah and Nathan Renouf and Eric and Patrick Chore from Ontario's Oakville Blades.

Surrey Eagles’ new head coach Peter Schaefer is going to have a heck of a time figuring out who’s who in the dressing room next season after the team acquired not one, but two sets of twins from Ontario.

On Monday, the BC Hockey League team announced it had acquired 1994-born forwards Jonah and Nathan Renouf, as well as 20-year-olds Patrick and Eric Chore from the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In exchange, Surrey has sent backup goaltender Glenn Ferguson – who was injured for much of last season – to Oakville, along with the playing rights to a trio of players, goalie Michael Santaguida, Michael Stenerson and Devon Toews, all of whom are planning to play NCAA hockey next season.

“We’ve lost some forwards from last year’s team to NCAA schools, so we’re excited to be acquiring some great skill guys who have put up great numbers in Ontario,” said Eagles general manager and head coach Peter Schaefer. “We hope they’ll help out our power play as well.”

With the Eagles losing so many players from last year’s BCHL title squad to graduation, the Renouf brothers should go a long way to filling the void.

Jonah Renouf finished second in OJHL scoring last season with 29 goals and 65 assists in just 53 games, while Nathan was sixth with 21 goals and 56 assists. Both are set to attend Quinnipiac University in 2014/15.

The trade means a return to B.C. for the Kelowna-raised Chore twins, both of whom had stints in the BCHL before heading to Ontario.

On Tuesday, the Eagles made one more roster move, shipping 1994-born forward Stephan Burzan to the Victoria Grizzlies in exchange for six-foot-five defenceman Kade Pilton, 18.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

Racist graffiti sparks Cloverdale man to renew calls for City to clean up street

Hate message the latest garbage dumped at the end of 176th Street

Brand new Tesla crashes into Surrey store front, mounts gas line

Driver was heading to the Autoplan store, straight off the lot

Surrey RCMP looking for missing 21-year-old

Police say Kenny Tran was last seen at around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 19

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Mugging with airsoft gun results in Langley school lockdown

Police found the weapon and a stolen phone later

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Mounties urging other potential victims to make contact

Most Read