Former Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Scofield
has left the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Rapid City Rush to return to Europe, for an opportunity to play in Switzerland.
Scofield started the season with the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) HC Tiroler Wasserkraft Innsbruck Sharks after signing with the Sharks May 4th 2015. The Sharks are an Austrian professional ice hockey team that currently plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league (EBEL). In 11 games with the Sharks Scofield collected five assists. Scofield signed with the Rush January 10th 2016 picked up (2-goals-3-assists-5-points) in six games before leaving the team.
After four seasons at Bemidji State University Scofield has spent the past seven seasons playing in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany & the US playing with eight different teams (HC Plzen, Klagenfurter AC, Graz 99ers, Ontario Reign, Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, HC Innsbruck & Rapid City Rush) from 2009-2016.
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).
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This is posted on the Rush website:
SCOFIELD RETURNS TO EUROPE
(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, announced that forward Tyler Scofield has returned to Europe, taking an opportunity to play in Switzerland.
Scofield, a seventh-year pro from Prince George, British Columbia, recorded 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 6 games with the Rush. The 31 year-old played his college hockey at Bemidji State University in the NCAA, and has spent the vast majority of his pro career in Europe, specifically Austria, where he won his lone professional championship in the 2012-13 season with Klagenfurter AC.
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