Surrey Eagles forward Hassan Akl was traded to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Monday, along with defenceman Jordan Hendry. (Damon James photo)

Surrey Eagles ship two to Fort McMurray to complete earlier trade

Hassan Akl, Jordan Hendry traded to complete deal for goaltender

The Surrey Eagles have dealt away a pair of players in order to complete a trade from last season.

On Monday, the BC Hockey League squad announced it had shipped forward Hassan Akl and defenceman Jordan Hendry to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League to complete a trade from Jan. 9 in which the Eagles acquired 20-year-old goaltender Reece Klassen.

When the deal was announced just prior to the junior-hockey trade deadline, it including ‘future considerations’ heading to the northern Alberta team.

Klassen had been in the major-junior ranks with the Swift Current Broncos prior to coming to the BCHL. With the Eagles, he appeared in 14 regular-season contests, and finished with a 9-3 won-loss record with two shutouts. He also appeared in two of Surrey’s seven first-round playoff games.

Akl, 19, joined the Eagles via trade from the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks in November 2019. He suited up for 28 games in Eagles’ colours, scoring two goals and adding five assists in 28 games.

Hendry, a 17-year-old Surrey native and Semiahmoo Minor Hockey alum, played for three BCHL teams last season – Trail, Powell River and Surrey.



sports@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

BCHLSurrey Eagles

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Best of Cloverdale’ contest returns

Voters can cast ballots once a day until Sept. 5; enter to win $250 gift card for Save-On-Foods

Surrey Police Board approves creation of municipal force at first-ever meeting

Process for hiring a police chief to ‘start immediately’: McCallum

Delta Nature Reserve boardwalk realignment to begin this fall

Stretch of boardwalk to be rebuilt to make room for new Highway 91/Nordel Way vehicle ramp

Cloverdale store owner giving away free face shields

Tricia Ellingsen offering more than 200 free protective shields

Illegal suite a concern for Cloverdale man

Despite a City-issued stop-work order, construction continues

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Four activists face charges linked to 2019 Abbotsford hog-farm protest

Mischief and break-and-enter charges laid for incidents on four separate days prior to the protest

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

‘Tiny home’ being built for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

Online campaign raises $59,000 for custom cargo trailer for Katie Hobson

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Most Read