Surrey Eagles acquire Langley’s Kyle Star

Kyle Star
The Eagles have high hopes for their newest acquistion (photo courtesy: Surrey Eagles)

The Surrey Eagles announced their first transaction of the summer today by acquiring Langley’s Kyle Star from the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Star, a forward, joins the Eagles after spending the last two seasons in the AJHL with the Olds Grizzlys, Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Brooks Bandits where he was able to score 29 goals and add 43 assists for 72 points with 176 penalty minutes in 108 games. Star was a key part of the Bandits’ run to the Rogers Wireless Cup Final where they lost to the Spruce Grove Saints.

Although Star put up good numbers in the AJHL, Eagles coach Blaine Neufeld thinks his style is best suited for the BCHL. “We thought that Kyle was always best suited for the BCHL. He put up a good number of points in the AJHL but his skill set and ability to make plays is going to put him in a position to gain a Division 1 scholarship and move on to the next level.”

Star will suit up with the rest of his new teammates and Surrey Eagles’ hopefuls at the 2015/16 Main Camp starting on August 24th.

Ben Dooley
Ben is a 1st year student at BCIT in the Broadcast and Online Journalism program. Born and raised in Surrey, Ben has grown up with an obsession for the sports world. His obsession is so strong that at age 15 he started “Ben & Stephen Talk Hockey” so he could share his love of the game of hockey with his peers. During his time on the podcast, Ben was able to interview stars like Trevor Linden, Jeremy Roenick and Theoren Fleury. After taking some time away from the media world to focus on finishing high school, Ben is back with a passion that is stronger than ever. His sports interests aren’t limited to hockey though, as he has a passion for many sports including basketball, football, baseball and soccer.