The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Ontario Reign have suspended former Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Scofield after leaving the team to play overseas.
Scofield has spent his entire professional career in Europe playing with three different teams from 2009-2014 before signing with the Reign on December 4, 2014. In 18 games with the Reign Scofield collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points).
Scofield started this 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.
Scofield spent the past four seasons in Austria with Klagenfurter Athletiksport. Klagenfurt AC is a professional ice hockey team from Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria that plays in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League. In 49 games last season Scofield collected (18-goals-10-assists-28-points).
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 was posted on the Reign website:
Reign Deal Ramsay to Oilers, Suspend Scofield
January 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario sends rookie forward to Tulsa for futures, while Scofield departs for Europe
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, four-time ECHL Pacific Division Champions and proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, have announced that the club has traded rookie forward Brady Ramsay to the Tulsa Oilers for future considerations, while forward Tyler Scofield has left the club to play overseas and has been suspended by Ontario in order to retain his ECHL rights.
Ramsay, 21, had played in 13 games with the Reign this season, collecting five points (2g-3a) and 31 penalty minutes.
Scofield, 30, had dressed in 18 games with the Reign this season, posting 14 points (5g-9a) and four penalty minutes.