Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Vipers and Surrey Eagles have completed the deal that sent all-star Adam Tambellini to the Eagles at the BCHL trade deadline Jan. 10.
The BCHL champion Eagles are sending forward Demico Hannoun and defenceman Jordan Klimek to the Vipers for next season.
The Vipers have shipped 18-year-old forward Michael Roberts (95) to the Eagles.
In the end, the trade featured five players in total with the Vipers acquiring Mason Blacklock in January.
Both Hannoun and Klimek have secured scholarships for the 2014-15 season. Hannoun, who turns 18 in October, will play for the Michigan Tech Huskies, while Klimek, who turns 18 in August, will suit up for Northern Michigan Wildcats.
Head coach/GM Jason Williamson is thrilled to add two more experienced bodies to his roster.
“Anytime that you have the opportunity to acquire players of this calibre you have to entertain it. Moving Adam and Michael were not easy decisions for our club, however, we believed it gave us an opportunity to add some depth and some very good talent to our lineup during a very important season for us.
“The experience gained by both Jordan and Demico during Surrey’s recent and successful playoff run will be very valuable to our group moving forward.”
Hannoun, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound North Delta product, produced 14 goals and 33 points in 42 regular-season games. The speedster added five goals and 14 points in 16 BCHL playoff games before starring for Surrey in the Western Canada Cup and Royal Bank Cup tournaments.
Klimek is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound Langley product who put up six goals and 23 points in 52 regular-season games. He added six assists in the BCHL playoffs.
Roberts, an 18-year-old Vernon native, had four goals and 10 points in 53 games with the Vipers.
Vernon hosts the 2014 RBC championships, May 10-18.