Monday, January 6, 2014

Vernon Adds Surrey Captain Brett Mulcahy Ahead of Trade Deadline:


The Vernon Vipers continued to tweak their roster ahead of Friday's trade deadline, this time acquiring a very solid forward from the Surrey Eagles.

After sending 20-year-old Jason Bird to Merritt last week, the Vipers had room to add a 1993-born player and they did so today, picking up Brett Mulcahy and future considerations from the Eagles for 19-year-old forward Chase McMurphy and future considerations.

Mulcahy, who is committed to the College of the Holy Cross for next season, helped Surrey to a Fred Page Cup and RBC Cup berth last season, having three points in the national championship tournament.

With the trade of Nic Pierog and now Mulcahy, one has to speculate if the Eagles are looking ahead to next season and if they'll continue to move out players who aren't eligible to return next season.

To Vernon Vipers:
F Brett Mulcahy (93) + Future Considerations

To Surrey Eagles:
F Chase McMurphy (94) + Future Considerations


Here's the release from Vernon:

The Vernon Vipers have completed their second trade in four days sending forward Chase McMurphy and future considerations to the Surrey Eagles in exchange for forward Brett Mulcahy and future considerations.

Mulcahy is a 20 year old veteran of the BCHL having played in over 200 games.  He led the Eagles in goals with 23 while also adding 12 assists for 25 points.  The Kelowna native will bring some key leadership having served as the Eagle captain the last two seasons and was a very big part of Surrey’s run to the RBC Cup last season.  Mulcahy is not a stranger to the Interior Conference having played just over a year with the West Kelowna Warriors.  He is committed to Holy Cross for next season.

McMurphy joined the Vipers early this season after starting the year in the USHL.  He played in 18 games this season as a Viper and tallied 5 goals and 2 assists.

Mulcahy is expected to join the Vipers tomorrow and suit up Friday night when the Vipers host the Penticton Vees.

The Vipers would like to thank Chase for his contributions to the hockey club and welcome Brett to the team.

For more information please call the Viper office at 250-542-6022.

And from Surrey:

The Surrey Eagles have completed a trade with the Vernon Vipers, acquiring forward Chase McMurphy (94) and future considerations in exchange for forward Brett Mulcahy (93) and future considerations.

McMurphy, a native of Chestermere, Alberta, recorded 5 goals and 7 points with Vernon after beginning the 2013-14 season in the USHL. In three previous Junior "A" seasons with the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Calgary Mustangs, the 19 year-old scored 48 goals and 126 total points. McMurphy is committed to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the 2015-16 season.

McMurphy is expected to make his Surrey debut Friday, January 10th when the Eagles visit Prince George.

Mulcahy, the outgoing Eagles captain, made 174 regular-season and playoff appearances in a Surrey uniform, recording 104 points. He captained the Eagles to their fourth Fred Page Cup championship, a Western Canada Cup championship and an RBC Cup semi-final berth last season, earning an NCAA commitment to Holy Cross in the process.

The Eagles organization would like to thank Brett Mulcahy for his countless contributions to the club on and off the ice, and wish him the best of luck with the Vernon Vipers as they prepare to host the RBC Cup in May. The club would also like to welcome Chase McMurphy to Surrey.

The Eagles return home Friday, January 17th to face the Trail Smoke Eaters at South Surrey Arena. Game time is 7:00 pm. For ticket information, call the Eagles office at (604) 531-GOAL (4625) or secure your seats online at www.surreyeagles.ca 


BCHL TRADE TRACKER (since Dec. 1)

06-Jan-14: Surrey trades F Brett Mulcahy (93) to Vernon for F Chase McMurphy (94) and future considerations

05-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades D Cooper Rush (93) to Prince George for D Caleb Thompson (94) and future considerations 

04-Jan-14: Penticton trades F Anthony Conti (95) and future considerations to Surrey for F Nic Pierog (93)
 
03-Jan-14: Vernon trades D Jason Bird (93) and future considerations to Merritt for D Dylan Chanter (95)

03-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires F Brendan Lamont (94) from Penticton for F Mike Rebry (93).

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley acquires F Alexis Guilbault (95) from C├ęgep de St-Hyacinthe for future considerations.

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades F Ambrose Firkus (94) to Okotoks for F Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations.

01-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades D Taki Pantziris (93) to West Kelowna for F Ambrose Firkus (94).

01-Dec-13: Penticton trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93), D Clint Filbrandt (95) and future considerations to Cowichan Valley for F Steen Cooper (95).

01-Dec-13: Coquitlam trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93) to Penticton for future considerations.

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Trades Made: 10
Trades Made Within BCHL: 8
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 2
Players: 17
Future Considerations: 8

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