UND recruit Adam Tambellini gave the Surrey Eagles the BCHL title on Sunday night.
Tambellini scored the double-overtime game-winning goal in Game 6 of the BCHL Finals, finishing off a victory for the Eagles, who knocked off the defending champion in all of Junior A hockey in Canada, the Penticton Vees.
Video of the game-winning goal is on the front page of www.bchl.ca.
Tambellini led the BCHL playoffs with 10 goals in 17 games.
“Best moment of my life, couldn’t have shared it with a better group of teammates!” he tweeted after the game.
Surrey traded to get Tambellini from Vernon during the season – a move that has paid off big for the Eagles.
It marked the end of the season for two UND recruits – Penticton’s Wade Murphy and Troy Stecher.
According to the Penticton Herald and Vees play by play announcer Fraser Rodgers, Stecher played the final five games of the series with a Grade 2 shoulder separation. Stecher, a defenseman, is the team captain.
Tambellini and the Eagles now advance to the inaugural Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo, B.C., from Saturday to May 5. The top two teams at that event qualify for the RBC Cup national championship in Summerside, P.E.I.