From left to right: Nate Ibraheem, Kenny Riddett and Michael Carfone have recently committed to the Surrey Eagles for the 2019/20 BC Hockey League season. (Contributed photos)

Surrey Eagles add trio for upcoming BCHL season

Player commitments add to team’s new-look roster for 2019/20

Over the past month, three more players have been added to the Surrey Eagles’ nest for the coming BC Hockey League season.

In mid-April, the team announced a commitment from 2001-born forward Nate Ibraheem, who played last season with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers of the Alberta Midget Hockey League, and less than two weeks later, added Quebec-born goaltender Thomas Scarfone.

Then this week, the team announced it had signed New York-born Kenny Riddett for the coming season.

Riddett, a forward listed online at just five-foot-five and 155 pounds, played last season with the North Jersey Avalanche AAA program – a team which also produced current Eagles Corey Clifton and Cole Edgerton.

“I talked to Cole. I asked him about Surrey and he said he loves it there. He said the area is beautiful and the team was very welcoming when he came in. I’m very excited to see it for myself,” Riddett said in a news release.

“Personally I can’t wait to play on the Olympic ice surface. It will give me more room to use my speed and use my vision so I can make plays for my teammates. I’m very excited about that.”

Meanwhile, Scarfone will look to solidify a goaltending position that has been something of a revolving door for the Eagles in recent seasons, as the team cycled through netminders in search of the best fit.

Playing last season in the Midwest Prep Hockey League for Stanstead College, Scarfone posted a win-loss-tie record of 23-9-1 and recorded a save-percentage of .912.

Ibraheem will look to bring a scoring touch to South Surrey Arena after posting 20 goals and 19 assists in 34 regular-season games in at the midget level last season.

He’ll also bring some size to the lineup at six-foot-two and 180 pounds.

In an April news release, new Eagles coach Cam Keith lauded the newcomer’s “skating ability and hockey IQ.”

Last season, the Eagles finished last in the BCHL, and went through three head coaches, including interim bench boss Linden Saip. In late March, the team announced it had hired Keith as head coach and associate general manager.



sports@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey YMCA pool to be upgraded thanks to $250K in community gaming grants

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is one of 63 non-profits receiving a total of $5M from the grants this year

Donations pour in after grinchy theft from Surrey Christmas Bureau

London Drugs, Guildford Town Centre among those to step up to help the Surrey charity

Two Surrey men wanted on human trafficking-related charges in Ontario

London Police Service say the men should be considered armed and dangerous

SURREY EVENTS: ‘Spirit of Bollywood’ show at Bell and more

Concerts, theatre shows, Christmas events and more in our weekly events guide

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say missing 13-year-old boy found safe

Stephen Donnelly had gone missing around 3 p.m. on Dec. 10

VIDEO: Andrew Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

RCMP take care when burying sex mannequins found this year in Manning Park

Police tasked with ensuring the mannequins were completely disposed

B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says

Home support down, day programs up in annual rating

Burnaby man charged with sexual assault after multiple groping incidents

The first incident happened on April 12 when a teenage girl was groped from behind

RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway

Bird expected to make full recovery

Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees

Potential for ticks to transfer to clothing

More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

Barney Williams is accused of verbal abuse and harassment

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

Most Read

l -->