Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fordy Commits To Eagles; Showcase Schedule Announced

The Eagles announced yesterday the signing of a fourth local player for the 2014-15 season, as forward Liam Fordy (96) committed to join Surrey this winter.

The sizeable youngster joins the Eagles from the Delta Ice Hawks, with whom he played less than half of last season due to injury. Fordy attended the Eagles recent spring camp and was a part of the Earl Marriott Secondary Academy program that enjoys practice time at the South Surrey Arena during the season.

A press release issued by the team follows:

SURREY – The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club are pleased to announce the commitment of forward and Surrey native Liam Fordy for the 2014-15 BCHL season.

Fordy, 17, joins the Eagles from the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, with whom he recorded 1 goal and 5 assists in an injured shorten season. The year prior, Fordy spend time with the Valley West Hawks, Grandview Steelers and Semi Midget A1 Ravens. Liam, the son of Chief Superintendent of the RCMP Bill Fordy, comes to the Eagles at 6’1”, 205 lbs. 

“It means a lot to become a Surrey Eagle.” The 1996 Born player said, “It is pretty special to think about how my family and friends will be able to see me compete every single night.”

Fordy, another Earl Marriott Hockey Academy product, could only thank the Academy for helping him get where he is today. “EMS was amazing for me. I have held my share of injuries, so I couldn’t play much, but at the Academy I was able to work on my skills, and gain the extra time needed In the gym to stay where I needed to be.”

Local RCMP Superintendent Bill Fordy admires how the Eagles have stayed true to their word on going with local players. “I think it is a tremendous honour for any young man to play for the Surrey Eagles. I am very proud of Liam and feel very fortunate that I will be able to watch him play in his hometown, with family and friends. I also think that it is fantastic that the club is supporting local kids and giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I am excited about the season and look forward to seeing familiar faces in the arena.”

Liam and the Eagles have their home opener on September 26th to save the date and Support Local Wild Life.

Welcome, Liam, to the Eagles family!

Showcase Schedule Revealed: For the third consecutive year, the BCHL will kick off its season with a weekend showcase at Chilliwack's Prospera Centre. The 2014 Bauer BCHL Showcase will take place September 19th to 21st, with each of the league's 16 teams playing two games that count in the final regular-season standings. For the second straight year, Surrey will face a pair of Interior division opponents:

Friday, September 19: vs. PENTICTON VEES, 7:30 pm (Main rink)
Sunday, September 21: vs. SALMON ARM SILVERBACKS, 5:30 pm (Secondary rink)

The full BCHL schedule should be released soon, with the traditional regular-season schedule set to get underway on Friday, September 26th.

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