Surrey, B.C. – The BCHL’s trade deadline came and went at 3:00pm on February 25, 2021. The Eagles made 3 trades to round out their roster for the 2021 season. Here are all the deadline deals made by Surrey in preparation for the upcoming campaign.
The Surrey Eagles have acquired White Rock native Jacob Slipec (01) from the Powell River Kings in exchange for future considerations.
Slipec last played during the 2019-20 BCHL season for the Kings and the Chilliwack Chiefs. In 51 games split between both teams, the right shot forward scored 8 goals and 17 assists for 25 points. Over the course of his career, Slipec has played in 94 BCHL games, scoring 9 goals and 25 assists for 34 points.
The Surrey Eagles have acquired forward Wil Kushniryk (00) from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Cade Alami. The former Western Hockey League forward would be playing his last year of Jr. Hockey with the Eagles.
Wil played last season with the Spruce Kings and the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen. During his 35 games with the Spruce Kings, Kushniryk scored 3 goals and added 7 assists. Kushniryk played 120 games in the WHL, split between the Kelowna Rockets, Tri-City Americans, and the Hitmen.
Alami played his only season with the Eagles during the 2019-20 season, playing in 58 games, scoring 4 goals, 9 assists and accumulating 67 penalty minutes. In the playoffs Alami played in all 7 games, scoring a goal and adding 2 assists. Alami is currently playing with the Jersey Hitmen in the NCDC and has a commitment to Providence College.
The Surrey Eagles have acquired 20 year old forwards Jacob Piller and Tyson McLean from the Portage Terriers from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) in exchange for future considerations.
Jacob Piller is entering his 3rd year of Jr. A Hockey, splitting time between the MJHL and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). During the 2019-20 season, Piller played in 19 games for the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL before being traded to Portage and finishing his season with the Terriers. For his MJHL career, Piller played a total of 47 games, scoring 16 goals and 27 assists for 43 points.
Tyson McLean was set to play his 2nd full season of Jr. A Hockey before the season got shut down in Manitoba. During the 2019-20 season, Tyson played the entire year in the SJHL split between Weyburn and the Humboldt Broncos. For the 2019-20 SJHL season, Tyson played in 46 games, scoring 6 goals and 11 assists for 17 points. Tyson also played in 2 games for the Eagles as an affiliate player in 2018-19, but hasn’t scored.
We’d like to thank Cade for everything he did for the Eagles during his tenure here, and wish him nothing but the best moving forward in his hockey career.
Finally, we’d like to welcome Jacob Slipec, Will Kushniryk, Jacob Piller, and Tyson McLean to the flock!