Monday, February 3, 2014

Shattuck St. Mary's Forwards Commit To Eagles

Alex Rodriguez was listed in the NHL Ones to Watch ranking this past summer

The Eagles announced a pair of new recruits Monday, with forwards Alex Rodriguez (95) and Sean Harrison (96) set to join the club next season from the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary's school in Minnesota. The high-flying forwards will add plenty of speed, and plenty of pop to a returning core that already looks pretty tantalizing.

 Harrison leads his AAA team in scoring with 93 points through 48 games played

Rodriguez (18-28-46 this season with Shattuck St. Mary's prep team) was listed in this past summer's NHL Ones to Watch list as a "B" ranked skater, while Harrison leads the Shattuck St. Mary's AAA team with 45 goals and 93 points this season.

Welcome to the Nest fellas!

The full media release from the team follows:

SURREY -- The Surrey Eagles are pleased to announce the commitments of a pair of forwards from the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s high-school program in Minnesota.

Alex Rodriguez (95) and 17 year-old Sean Harrison (96) will both don Eagles colours beginning in the 2014-15 BCHL season.

Rodriguez, from Miami, Florida, has compiled 46 points (18-28) in 37 games with the Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep team this season. The 5’11”, 176-pound forward set a career mark of 71 points (34-37) during the 2011-12 season with the school’s Midget AAA team.

This past September, Rodriguez was rated a “B” skater in the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Ones to Watch listing.

I'm very excited to be joining the Surrey Eagles for 2014-2015, from what I have heard it is a great organization, and it's going to be the place I want to be at to excel and make it to the next level,” said Rodriguez.

“Coach Schaefer has had a lot of success as a player and I think he's going help me develop as a player and as a teammate. It's also great to know I'll be coming in with a fellow Sabre in Sean Harrison. I look forward to meeting all of the staff, players, and fans of the Eagles organization,” Rodriguez added.

Harrison, a 6’ forward from Eagle River, Alaska, leads the Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget AAA team in scoring with 93 points (45-48) through 48 games played this season. His point tally thus far represents a career mark at the Minnesota high-school level.

 “This past November, I had the opportunity to meet with the Surrey coaches and Coach Schaefer encouraged me to take my time with my decision, but I pretty much made my decision that evening” said Harrison. “The BCHL is exciting and fast. I need to ensure my off season preparation this summer allows me to show up at the Surrey camp ready to contribute.”

“Being born and raised in Alaska makes this opportunity to come to British Columbia that much sweeter as it reminds me a lot of home. I love the big ice at the South Surrey Arena as it definitely plays to the strength of my game,” Harrison added.

“We’re really looking forward to adding these two high-end players to our lineup next season,” said Eagles head coach/general manager Peter Schaefer. “Both Alex and Sean have enjoyed a lot of success at the high-school level and will bring a high-energy, exciting style of play to our club next year.”

Your Eagles return home Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm to host the Penticton Vees at South Surrey Arena. Proceeds from ticket sales and the 50/50 will be donated to the Paskall Family Trust, with pre-game festivities and a minor hockey showcase featuring players from Surrey, Semiahmoo and Cloverdale Minor Hockey also part of the night’s events. For ticket information, contact the Eagles office at 604-531-GOAL (4625) or select your seats online at

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