Surrey, BC – The Surrey Eagles made a pair of moves in the days leading up to the Canadian Junior Hockey League trade deadline. The Eagles have traded goaltender Cal Schell to the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey for future considerations. In a corresponding move, the Eagles have acquired the CJHL playing rights to former Swift Current Broncos’ goaltender Reece Klassen from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in exchange for future considerations.
Starting with who the Eagles are acquiring, the acquisition of Klassen is a big move for this young Surrey team moving forward. Reece is only the 2nd 20 year old player on the team, joining Eagles forward JJ Fecteau. Klassen will bring over 2 years of Western Hockey League experience to this young Eagles team, and is a veteran presence for the upcoming playoff run. Over his WHL career, the Cloverdale, BC native played 71 games, compiling a 24-23-7-6 record, with a 3.64 goals against average and an .890 save percentage.
Cal Schell’s time with the Eagles had some ups and downs. Schell posted a 4-8-0-1 record in 13 games with the Eagles, and sported a 3.76 goals against average and an .892 save percentage. The 2001 goaltender was in his first season with the Eagles.
The Eagles wish Cal nothing but the best in his hockey career moving forward, and are happy to welcome Reece to the flock!
More to come.