Kings pick up Santa Juana from the Surrey Eagles


The Powell River Kings have acquired 2002-born forward Brandon Santa Juana from the Surrey Eagles.

Santa Juana joining the Kings completes the future considerations from a trade on Sept. 23, 2020 which saw 2003-born forward Michael Abgrall go to Surrey.

Santa Juana was stellar during the 2020-21 BCHL season, finishing 17th in league scoring with nine goals and 22 points in 18 games. He is committed to the University of Connecticut for September 2022.

2021-22 is the fourth season in the BCHL for the Langley, BC product and Santa Juana is a proven scorer with 35 goals and 84 points in 127 career games with Surrey.

In the deal, Powell River also picked up 2001-born forward Adamo Santia, who had 11 goals and 18 points in 20 games for the Kings during the pod season.

For his part, Abgrall finished this past season with eight goals and 16 points in 18 games with the Eagles.