Tambellini Scores BCHL-winning Goal

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.

7 Responses

  1. NDhunter

    Am I the only one that struggles to keep all these leagues and tournaments straight in my head? I mean, BCHL, Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup, RBC Cup, AHL, ECHL, QMJHL… the list goes on. It just makes my head spin, I don’t get how the coaches and staff can keep it all straight with recruiting!

  2. Marlan Hvinden

    Good to see UND recruits doing well. Hope they can make a quick impact next season. It’s getting old watching UND get bounced early for the past decade. Is their any indication that the newbies carry some scoring punch?

    1. NDhunter

      Getting bounced early? If I’m not mistaken UND has made the frozen four 5 times in the last 10 years. Unless you mean losing in the 1st round, but I think we are amazingly spoiled if that is what we consider an early exit.

  3. Toewsmebro

    ummm no

    NCAA juniors LEAGUES – most common
    NDTP-USA teams that play in ushl

    MAJOR JUNIORS – paid and non college eligable if play
    QMJHL – Quebec major junior hockey league
    CHL – Canada
    WHL – us and Canada
    OHL – Canada

    AHL – triple a
    ECHL – double a in a way

    CHL – low level pro

  4. Icebox Sioux can

    Didn’t Yale just dispose of the #1 #2 #3 and of course #8 UND? Two years ago Shaun Hunwick stands on his head and we lose in the national semi-final. Quit picking on Hak. I will take him and I bet most of the other 58 D1 school fans would too. We’ve had so much success we’re spoiled. It will happen. Relax

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