Surrey, B.C. – The Eagles are proud to congratulate goaltender Tommy Scarfone on his NCAA Division 1 commitment to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Scarfone is the 5th Eagle to commit to an NCAA
Div. 1 program since the end of last season, following Kieran O’Hearn (Yale), Christian Fitzgerald (Minnesota State), Tait Ross (Dartmouth), and Carter King (Denver). Scarfone will also be joining Eagles alumni Spencer Berry at RIT.
The Eagles current Rookie of the Year from last season had to battle all season, and had to earn the starters role not once but twice through the 2019-20 BCHL campaign. The Eagles’ season turnaround was largely tied to the goaltending Scarfone provided until he was injured in January of 2020. After returning from injury and splitting time with newcomer Reece Klassen, the Eagles went on a torrid run which saw them finish 3rd in the Mainland Division. When Klassen went down in the 1st round playoff series against the Chilliwack Chiefs, Tommy took back his net and helped the Eagles overcome 2 series deficits to win the series in 7 games.
For the season, Tommy had a 14-11-5 record in 33 games, posting a .920 save percentage and a 2.69 goals against average with 1 shutout. In 6 playoff games, Tommy went 4-2 with a 2.24 GAA and a .928 save percentage. Scarfone looked even better in the 2020 extended training camp. Tommy went 4-1 in 5 games, with a 2.17 GAA and a .935%, earning shutouts in his last 2 starts before the season was put on pause.
When asked on his decision to join RIT, Scarfone replied. “I chose RIT because I know it’s going to be a great opportunity for me to continue to play. I’m going to have a great collegiate career there; the coaching staff is amazing and they have a great reputation for winning and moving guys on to the next level after college.”
For the 20 year old, it’s a great feeling to have his commitment locked down. When asked about it, Tommy admitted it was, “A dream come true for me. I worked hard all my life to this point. It’s the start of the next chapter for me and I’m excited it’ll be at RIT.”
Finally, Tommy reflected on his time in Surrey as he gets set to play his final junior season with the Eagles. “Coming to Surrey has been one of the best decisions of my life so far. It allowed me to grow as a player on and off the ice. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of great players and great people on and off the ice, including the coaching staff and all my teammates.”
Congratulations Tommy on your commitment to RIT!