Campbell River Storm made a pair of trades last Thursday to re-acquire two former players, goaltender Jack Surgenor and forward James Severs.
Surgenor, from Courtenay, was acquired in a trade with the Sicamous Eagles. He first played for the Storm as a 16-year-old before joining the Dawson Creek Rage.
Surgenor finally settled into Sicamous posting an 18-8-2 record last season with a 3.10 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. Surgenor also brings playoff experience to the organization as he has played in 18 KIJHL playoff games posting a 2.73 GAA and a .927 SP including two playoff series victories.
Later Thursday, the storm acquired Campbell Riverite Severs from the Oceanside Generals. Severs first played for the Storm as a 15-year-old.
Severs, finished last season as part of the VIJHL champion Victoria Cougars where he played 29 games, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists. He also tallied five points in 13 playoff games and brings four games of experience at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.
Both Severs and Surgenor made their latest Storm debuts on Saturday against the Oceanside Generals in Parksville. Severs had an assist in a 4-4 tie while Surgenor stopped 38 of 42 shots.
On Friday night, in Campbell River, the Storm defeated Oceanside 5-3. The team is presently second in the North Division behind undefeated Nanaimo and three points up on the Comox Valley.
This Friday, the Storm host the undefeated Victoria Cougars at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and head coach Lee Stone is happy to have the two new veterans in the line-up especially after a week of practice with the rest of the squad.
“Adding two players with the playoff experience these two have is an absolute no-brainer with designs of having success late in the season,” he said.