Brett Radford, a 20-year-old centre from Campbell River, BC, has been named as the Canmore Eagles “Player of the Month” for September by Canmore‘s Mountain FM music station.
In seven games during the month of September, Radford led the team in goal scoring with four goals and also picked up three assists to average a point per game.
After fighting various injuries during his first two seasons with the Eagles, Radford looks to be on pace for a break-out season in his final year of junior eligibility.
“I’ve been feeling really good out there this year and have found my confidence on the ice,” said Radford, who underwent surgery on both wrists over the summer to repair carpal boss symptoms. “This is my last year of junior hockey and I know I have to have a big season, so I’ve worked very hard and I’m ready to go. I have to give a lot of credit to my line-mates (Kyle Pauls, Logan Ferguson and Coy Prevost) as they’ve really helped me out this year.”
With the Eagles sporting an early season record of 4-3, Radford likes what he sees of this year's Eagle team.
“We have lots of young guys stepping up their game and our core veterans are very strong, so I think we're going to have a solid season.“
“Brett has had a fantastic start to the season and having been through what he has over the last four months, I couldn't be happier for him,“ said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne, of the 6'2, 200 lb forward. “We recruited Brett because he was a big guy that could skate very well and had skill. Our fans are starting to see the same things we saw in him. I am not shocked at Brett's success as I always knew he was capable. He has the ability to hurt the opposition in so many ways.”