Eagles shaping roster for upcoming season
The Surrey Eagles have swung a pair of moves resulting in changes of address for three Langley hockey players.
The junior A hockey club shipped Richard Vanderhoek to the Westside Warriors for Matt Cronin.
And in another move, Eagles coach and general manager Matt Erhart sent blue-liner Josh Monk to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for forward Brandon Tanev, the younger brother of Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev.
Vanderhoek, Cronin and Monk are all Langley Minor Hockey Association alumni.
The 20-year-old Vanderhoek enters his final year of junior eligibility scored 26 goals and 71 points for Surrey last season. He was the team’s second-leading scorer.
Cronin, 19, is a hard-nosed defenceman who stands six-foot-three and weighs 215 pounds. He played for the Langley Chiefs two seasons ago, and last year with Westside, Cronin had four goals and 14 points in 52 games.
The 19-year-old Monk, a five-foot-10, 187-pound defenceman, had seven goals and 21 points in 44 games for Surrey and Salmon Arm last season.