Saturday, February 13, 2016

Rush Sign Ex Viper Forward Scofield:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Rapid
City Rush have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Scofield. In six games with the Rush Scofield has (2-goals-3-assists-5-points).

Scofield played last year with three different teams (Graz 99ers, Ontario Reign & Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg) before signing with the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) HC Tiroler Wasserkraft Innsbruck Sharks on May 4th 2015.  The Sharks are an Austrian professional ice hockey team that currently plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league (EBEL).

Scofield started last season with the Moser Medical Graz 99ers, an Austrian ice hockey team from Graz, Styria that play in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league. Scofield collected (5-goals-0-assists-5-points) in eight games with Graz 99ers before leaving the team on November 4th 2014 before signing with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Ontario Reign on December 4, 2014. Scoffield was suspended by the Reign on January 27th 2015 after 18 games for leaving the team to play overseas. Scofield collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points). Scofield finished the 2014-15 season with EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams. In 9 games with Grizzly Adams Scofield picked up (1-goal-3-assists-4-points).

After four seasons at Bemidji State University Scofield has spent the past six seasons playing in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany & the US playing with five different teams from 2009-2015.

Scofield played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2000-2002) before being traded to Prince George during the 2001-2002 season. The Vipers sent Scofield and Mark Nelson to the Spruce Kings in return for Rod Pelly, Dan Rossi & Josh Ciocco. In 79 games with the Vipers Scofield collected (21-goals-19-assists-40-points).

Tyler Scofield's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Rush website:



(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and AHL’s Springfield Falcons, announced today that forward Tyler Scofield has been added to the roster ahead of the team’s four-game road trip this weekend.

Scofield, a 31 year-old native of Prince George, British Columbia, comes to the Black Hills after starting the year in Austria with HC Innsbruck, where he played in 11 games and recorded 5 assists.  The seventh-year professional forward began last season scoring 5 goals in 8 games with Austria’s Graz 99ers before heading to the ECHL’s Ontario Reign.  In Southern California, he recorded 14 points (5 G, 9 Ast) in 18 games, and then shifted back across the pond to play in Germany’s DEL with Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg for 9 more contests, adding another goal and 3 assists for 4 points.

The vast majority of Scofield’s career has been played in Austria, specifically with Klagenfurter AC, where he was twice the league’s leading postseason scorer in 2011 and 2013, the latter year of which he won the Austrian League Championship.  Prior to playing professional, Tyler played college hockey in the NCAA with Bemidji State University and junior hockey in the BCHL with the Vernon Vipers, Prince George Spruce Kings, and Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

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