Hockey season is officially back! Main camp 2019 is well underway here at South Surrey Arena with on ice testing, fitness testing, and some scrimmages already taking place this week. For the Surrey Eagles it was a summer of change. A new head coach and associate general manager in Cam Keith, as well as full-scale changes to the roster. 20 new faces being brought in to try to refresh things and turn the page after last season Cam Keith says it wasn’t an easy process, but it was a necessary one in order to move on Well, it’s tough when you’re…you have a season like the Surrey Eagles had last year where it’s not really anybody’s fault It was just kind of a collective Thing that happened with a lot of revolving door so to speak and I I had a kind of a an image of a team that thought the game at a higher level and we’d be able to use the Olympic ice to our advantage and I felt that I needed to go and find those type of players and Very happy with the kids that I brought in I feel like they fit that mold and the kids that are returning from last year’s team also fit that mold. So it’s Hoping that it’s a perfect blend of a new age Surrey Eagle team With Captain Jeremy Smith moving on to Quinnipiac University The first order of business was to make Cody Schiavon the returning defenseman the captain of this young Eagles team He’ll be joined by new acquisition Hudson Schandor who was named an alternate captain They will be tasked to lead this young team going into the 2019-20 BCHL season Cody is just a great kid You know, he’s had some ups and downs since he’s been in Surrey, but he’s the kind of kid that is competitive and he wants to leave his footprint on this organization before he goes on to college and he’s determined to do so and you can see in his mindset and Hudson Schandor’s the same thing Hudson is a kid that is ready to step up in that leadership role It’ll be a young Eagles team made up of mostly 2000 and 2001 born players how the new group meshes together will be a big story as the camp rolls along Plenty of roster spots to figure out and lots of line combinations to figure out as well for, I’m Greg Balloch

Eagles Update – August 20th, 2019
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