Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Clan Sign Vipers Alumni Scofield:

The Elite Ice Hockey League Braehead Clan have signed former Vernon Vipers for Tyler Scofield.

Braehead Clan is a Scottish professional ice hockey team. It was formed in 2010 as the UK Elite Ice Hockey League expanded into the West of Scotland market, and are based at the Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire. It is currently one of four Scottish clubs playing in the top British league.

Scofield played last season in Germany with Starbulls Rosenheim a professional ice hockey team based in Rosenheim, Oberbayern, Germany. In 47 games last season Scofield collected (25-goals-30-assists-55-points).

After four seasons at Bemidji State University Scofield has spent the past nine seasons playing in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom & the US playing with eight different teams (HC Plzen, Klagenfurter AC, Graz 99ers, Ontario Reign, Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, HC Innsbruck, Rapid City Rush, HC Thurgau, Starbulls Rosenheim & Braehead Clan) from 2009-2018.

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 was posted on the Clan website:

SIGNED: Scofield agrees to Clan move

Published: 02 August 2017

Glasgow’s Braehead Clan are delighted to announce the signing of forward Tyler Scofield, who becomes the 15th signing for the 2017-18 season.

Scofield has a wealth of experience playing around Europe, taking his career to Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and more recently, Germany.

Now he’s looking forward to joining the Clan and after hearing a lot about the club from current and past players, it seemed too good to turn down.

“I spoke with Brendan Cook, who played for the Clan a few years ago and gave a pretty recommendation about the fans and the city,” Scofield said.

“Brendan had a great career in Europe and said that Braehead was one of his favourite places to play.  I’d heard the fans are great as well as the arena, plus Glasgow as a city is really nice.

“John, the coach, contacted me a bit ago and he seems very excited to take the reins at Braehead.  He came across as energetic and very passionate about it.

“Although he’s new as well, he spoke a lot of the fans based on what he knew.  Plus another former team-mate of mine, Cameron Burt has just signed there too and he’s been talking it up.

“It just seems like a good fit for myself and Cameron did his homework about the team and reiterated what I’d already heard so having a familiar face there will help the transition.”

Scofield played with Burt at Starbulls Rosenheim in Germany’s DEL2 last season, coming up against Tripp’s Eispiraten Crimmitschau in the relegation play-off, which the Starbulls ultimately lost.

He scored 32 goals in 69 appearances all in for the Southern German side, picking up a further 35 assists, despite the fortunes of the team.

Scofield is another opposing player from his time in Germany that caught coach Tripp’s eye and was pleased to be able to bring him to Glasgow.

“Tyler was another player that impressed me last season and picked up a great amount of points for a team that didn’t do so well,” Tripp said.

“I admired his leadership quality and he’s the sort of player that can be a huge help to this team-mates on the ice by talking to them and encouraging them.

“I have no doubt he’s a player that can flourish in the Elite League and I know he’s excited about coming to Glasgow and taking on this new challenge.

“He’ll bring speed to the team and he’s a terrific skater, which will add another dimension to our offensive lines .”

Scofield will wear #10 for the Clan in the new season.

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