Bob Scurfield

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Bob Scurfield
Born (1960-11-02) November 2, 1960 (age 54)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre.
Played for Tulsa Oilers
NHL Draft 140th overall, 1980
New York Rangers
Playing career 1982–1984

Robert Jay Scurfield (born November 2, 1960 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centreman. Scurfield was a member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.[1]

Suiting up for the Calgary Flames, Scurfield played in several NHL exhibition games prior to the start of the 1984–85 NHL season. In February 1985 Scurfield signed with the Spokane Chiefs for the remainder of the 1984-85 WIHL season.[2] On March 31, 1985, in the fifth game of the best-of-seven championship series, Scurfield scored the game-winning unassisted goal at 4:46 of the third period to clinch the WIHL championship and the Savage Cup for the Spokane Chiefs.[3]

After retiring from professional hockey, he moved to Midland, Michigan and became athletic director of Midland High School as well as manager of the Midland Civic Arena.[4]

He is currently an assistant principal[5] at Midland High School.[6]

Playing career[edit]

Scurfield was drafted in the 7th round, 140th overall, of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.[7] Prior to turning pro, Scurfield played three seasons (1979–1982) of NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University.[8]

As a professional, Scurfield played with the Tulsa Oilers in the CHL for the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. Playing in 124 regular season games, he scored 31 goals and assisted on 37 others for a total of 68 points. In the 1983-84 playoffs Scurfield played in all nine playoff games scoring a team leading six goals (tied with Mike Blaisdell) and adding four assists for a total of ten points to win the CHL Championship and the Adams Cup.

Scurfield won the Savage Cup with the Spokane Chiefs of the WIHL. His unassisted game-winning goal clinched the best-of-seven series, and the 1984-85 WIHL Championship, over the Nelson Maple Leafs. Scurfield and the Chiefs then advanced to the Patton Cup series for the Western Canada championship,[9] but lost out in advancing to the 1985 Allan Cup finals to the Thunder Bay Twins.[10]

Championships[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
RPI Invitational All-Star Second Team 1979
All-CCHA Second Team 1979-80
Western Michigan Hodge Award 1979-80
All-CCHA Honorable Mention 1980-81
All-CCHA Honorable Mention 1981-82 [14]

Western Michigan University records[edit]

  • Most goals in one season by a center (34 in 1979-80)
  • Most career goals by a center (82)
  • Most goals in one period (3, shares record)

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Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Western Michigan University CCHA 36 34 22 56 38
1980–81 Western Michigan University CCHA 28 21 27 48 20
1981–82 Western Michigan University CCHA 32 18 32 50 26
1982–83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 13 22 35 29
1983–84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 60 18 15 33 14 9 6 4 10 4
CHL totals 124 31 37 68 43 9 6 4 10 4

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