Surrey Eagles

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Surrey Eagles
Surrey Eagles logo.svg
City Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
League British Columbia Hockey League
Conference Coastal
Founded 1962 (1962)–63
Home arena South Surrey Arena
Colours Blue, Green, White
              
General manager Canada Peter Schaefer
Head coach Canada Peter Schaefer

Website
www.surreyeagles.ca/
Franchise history
1988-91 New Westminster Royals
1991-96 Surrey Eagles
1996-03 South Surrey Eagles
2003-Present Surrey Eagles
Previous franchise history
1962-71 New Westminster Royals
1981-83 New Westminster Royals

The Surrey Eagles are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Coastal Conference of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). They play their home games at South Surrey Arena.

History[edit]

New Westminster[edit]

The New Westminster Royals joined the Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League in 1962. After five straight league championships, the PCJHL merged with the British Columbia Junior Hockey League in 1967. They were Abbott Cup Finalists in 1967, during the 1967 Memorial Cup playdowns. In 1971, the franchise was suspended when the Western Canada Junior Hockey League expanded with the New Westminster Bruins. In 1981, the Bruins skipped town and the Royals were reactivated for two seasons. In 1983, the Bruins were returned to New Westminster and the Royals were again inactive. In 1988, again the Bruins left town and the Royals came back. In 1991, the Royals left town on their own and became the Surrey Eagles.

Surrey[edit]

The first four seasons in the South Surrey were very disappointing for the Eagles as they did not make it past the Quarter-Finals. It was seasons 5 and 6 that the team had its greatest success.

In 1997, their fifth season, the Eagles finished with a record of 47-7-6 for 100 points, and won the BCHL championship by defeating the Vernon Vipers in the Subway Cup. The Eagles then beat the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League champions Cranbrook Colts and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League to earn a berth in the Royal Bank Cup. In the tournament, held in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, the Eagles went 3-1 in the round robin and beat the Kanata Valley Lasers 4-2 in the semi-final before losing to the host Summerside Western Capitals 4-3 in the championship game.

Season 6, 1998, would bring the ultimate goal, a Royal Bank Cup, to the South Surrey Eagles. This time, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, they cruised through the tournament, ultimately beating the Weyburn Red Wings 4-1 in the final.

The remaining seasons were also very strong regular seasons for Surrey. In 1999 they lost the league title to eventual Royal Bank Cup winners Vernon Vipers. They lost twice in the Semi-finals in that span and won the league title, Fred Page Cup, in 2005 overcoming Vernon Vipers, 4 games to 1. In the Doyle Cup series, Camrose Kodiaks defeated them, 4 games to 1.

In 2012/13 the Eagles had another very successful year. They won the British Columbia Hockey League championship by defeating the Penticton Vees in 6 games. Next they won the inaugural Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup with a 4-2 win over the Brooks Bandits in the championship game. At the Royal Bank Cup the Surrey Eagles went 3-1 in the round robin to finish in 2nd place, however in the Semi-Final, they lost to the host Summerside Western Capitals in overtime.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points PIM Finish Playoffs
1962-67 PCJHL Statistics Not Available
1967-68 40 15 23 2 - 186 234 32 5th, BCJHL Did not qualify
1968-69 40 10 23 7 - 158 200 27 5th, BCJHL Did not qualify
1969-70 48 2 44 2 - 151 320 6 7th, BCJHL Did not qualify
1970-71 60 25 29 6 - 261 270 56 3rd, Central Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Centennials)
1971-81 Franchise Suspended
1981-82 48 39 9 0 - 362 196 78 1st, Coastal Lost in Finals, 1-4 (Knights)
1982-83 56 41 14 1 - 363 246 83 2nd, Coastal Lost in Semifinals, 2-4 (Flyers)
1983-88 Franchise Suspended
1988-89 60 45 14 1 - 458 283 91 1st, Coastal Lost in Finals, 1-4 (Lakers)
1989-90 59 52 3 4 - 444 181 108 1st, Coastal Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-2 (Lakers)
Mowat Cup, Doyle Cup, Abbott Cup Champions
1990-91 60 38 21 1 - 310 236 77 1st, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Warriors)
1991-92 60 22 37 1 - 256 356 45 5th, Coastal Did not qualify
1992-93 60 29 26 5 - 328 288 71 2nd, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Clippers)
1993-94 60 29 30 1 - 289 324 59 3rd, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Capitals)
1994-95 60 37 21 2 - 316 259 76 3rd, Mainland Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Chiefs)
1995-96 60 32 27 1 - 267 276 65 3rd, Mainland Lost in Preliminary, 0-2 (Centennials)
1996-97 60 47 7 6 - 374 178 100 1st, Coastal Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-1 (Vipers)
Mowat Cup, Doyle Cup, Abbott Cup Champions
1997-98 60 43 15 2 - 322 200 88 1st, Coastal Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-1 (Panthers)
Mowat Cup, Doyle Cup, Abbott Cup, RBC Champions
1998-99 60 40 19 - 1 323 244 81 1st, Mainland Lost in Division Finals, 3-4 (Chiefs)
1999-00 60 27 27 6 - 258 283 60 4th, Mainland Did not qualify
2000-01 60 29 22 9 - 247 247 67 3rd, Mainland Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-3 (Salsa)
2001-02 60 31 24 5 - 251 263 67 2nd, Mainland Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-3 (Chiefs)
2002-03 60 29 24 1 6 211 209 65 3rd, Mainland Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Chiefs)
2003-04 60 38 16 1 5 276 212 82 2275 1st, Mainland Lost in Semifinals, 0-4 (Clippers)
2004-05 60 37 18 0 5 246 194 79 1859 1st, Mainland Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-1 (Vipers)
Mowat Cup Champions
2005-06 60 16 39 2 3 163 259 37 1236 4th, Mainland Did not qualify
2006-07 60 17 39 1 3 192 288 38 1008 8th, Coastal Lost in Preliminary, 1-4 (Clippers)
2007-08 60 33 23 1 3 234 213 70 994 3rd, Coastal Lost in Preliminary, 1-3 (Kings)
2008-09 60 28 25 1 6 199 205 63 1034 3rd, Mainland Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Kings)
2009-10 60 30 24 0 6 196 190 66 1076 5th, Coastal Lost in Division Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Chiefs)
2010-11 60 35 22 1 2 216 187 73 2nd, Coastal Lost Division Final 2-4 Kings
2011-12 60 36 15 2 7 217 187 81 2nd, Coastal Lost Division Final 1-4 Kings
2012-13 56 35 13 3 5 195 149 78 1st, Mainland Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-2 (Vees)
Western Canada CupChampions (Brooks Bandits)*
Royal Bank Cup lost Semi-finals(Summerside)**
2013-14 58 25 30 1 2 201 232 53 4th, Mainland Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Rivermen)

NHL alumni[edit]

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Preceded by
Summerside Western Capitals
Royal Bank Cup Champions
1998
Succeeded by
Vernon Vipers