November 2, 1960 |
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Tulsa Oilers|
|NHL Draft||140th overall, 1980
New York Rangers
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.
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. 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.
Scurfield was drafted in the 7th round, 140th overall, of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. Prior to turning pro, Scurfield played three seasons (1979–1982) of NCAA hockey at Western Michigan University.
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, but lost out in advancing to the 1985 Allan Cup finals to the Thunder Bay Twins.
- Won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers  team coached by Tom Webster.
- Won the 1984-85 WIHL Championship (Savage Cup) as a member of the Spokane Chiefs.
Awards and honours
|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|||
Western Michigan University records
- 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)
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- The Spokesman-Review, Feb 6, 1985: Chiefs Sign Scurfield
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1345&dat=19850401&id=EscSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3247,186831 Spokane Chronicle, April 1, 1985
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1345&dat=19850413&id=HccSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sfkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6528,3186837 Spokane Chronicle, April 13, 1985: Chiefs' bench paddles
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1345&dat=19850419&id=B00aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cScEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6707,1345772 Spokane Chronicle, April 19, 1985: Twins double their Patton Cup pleasure
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=h9sRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E-8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3108,6900125&hl=en The Spokesman-Review, March 13, 1985