Surrey Eagles Win Western Canada Cup, Advance to 2013 RBC Cup:

Better late than never on this post, but congratulations are in order to head coach Matt Erhart and the entire Surrey Eagles organization for winning the Western Canada Cup and advancing to the Royal Bank Cup which starts this weekend in Summerside, PEI.

It’s the fifth straight year that a team from the BCHL has advanced to take part in the Canadian National Junior ‘A’ championship tournament.

Here’s the official release from the BCHL website:

The Surrey Eagles are the Champions of the first-ever Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup and will now advance to the 2013 RBC Cup National Junior A Championship.  The Eagles defeated the AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits 4-1 on Saturday night in Nanaimo, BC to claim the title.

Demico Hannoun (1 goal, 1 assist) of the Surrey Eagles was awarded the Player of the Game Award by BCHL Commissioner John Grisdale.  AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk presented the Player of the Game Award to Team Captain Cam Maclise, who scored the lone goal for the Brooks Bandits.  Goaltender Michael Santaguida stopped 39 of 40 shots to record the win for the Surrey Eagles.

The Surrey Eagles captured the 2012-13 BCHL Championship with a win over the defending RBC Cup Champion Penticton Vees. Surrey’s victory marked the fourth BCHL title for the franchise and the first since 2005.

The Brooks Bandits will battle the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL on Sunday for the final spot in the 2013 RBC Cup National Junior A Championship.   The game will be played at 4:00pm local time in Nanaimo, BC and broadcast live on

The 2013 RBC Cup National Junior A Championship will be played in Summerside, PEI from May 11th – 19th, 2013.  The Minnesota Wilderness, Truro Bearcats, Surrey Eagles and Summerside Western Capitals have already secured their spot in the National Championship.

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