Team Staff Profile - M.F. Schurman
(M1) Delaware, University of
A native of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, M.F. Played Junior “A” in his home town, going on to Mount Allison University for 2 years before embarking on an 8 year professional career that included a stop in Hartford of the NHL.
The highlights of M.F’s pro career include playing on a line with boyhood idol Gordie Howe with the Hartford Whalers in the 1979-80 season. He also played on championship teams with the AHL Maine Mariners in 1978-79 and 1983-84, and the WIHL Spokane Flyers in 1977-78. M.F. was a midseason all star selection in the IHL in 1978-79, scoring the winning goal for the North team in the all-star game and the CHL in 1982-83.
M.F. began his coaching career as an assistant Coach at the University of Prince Edward Island. After moving to San Diego, Coach Schurman was instrumental in starting Tier hockey in the San Diego area, taking the Midget Tier II team to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament in 1995. M.F. was Director of Coaches for the San Diego Gulls Amateur Hockey Club and filled in as Interim Coach of the Pro San Diego Gulls of the WCHL on a number of occasions. In 2001 Schurman founded the San Diego Surf Junior “A” hockey team and was its owner, General Manager and head Coach from the 2001-02 season through the 2007-08 season. During the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons Schurman coached the Philadelphia Little Flyers Junior “A” team in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League.
M.F. has been teaching hockey skills and power skating for more than 30 years. During this time he has worked with all levels from beginners through professional players.