FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is excited to announce the commitment of forward Wyllum Deveaux(‘00) for the 2020-21 season. The commitment comes with the news that NCAA Ivy League will not be running their hockey programs in 2020/21.
The Sackville, Nova Scotia native average half a point a game in the USHL as a 16 year old before heading to Harvard(NCAA). “We are very excited to have Wyllum join the Warriors,” said Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “He is a highly gifted offensive player that also brings a physical element. Wyllum attended college as a true freshmen. We are grateful to have Wyllum with us this season”.
The 6’2, 205 pound forward is disappointed about the cancellation of Ivy league play but looks forward to returning to Junior for one more year. “It was disappointing to hear the Ivy Leagues decision to cancel sports for the upcoming fall but hopefully it will prove to be the right decision in terms of health and safety” said Deveaux. “ I feel particularly bad for our seniors and other teammates who are left with limited options to play elsewhere. Thankfully I am still of age to play junior hockey and have a great opportunity to come play for West Kelowna this season.”
Deveaux is close with Warriors Alumni and Harvard teammate RJ Murphy, who had nothing but great things to say about West Kelowna. “I was fortunate to play with RJ Murphy for the last two years at school and was actually roommates with him. I heard great things from him about West Kelowna and how much he enjoyed playing for the Warriors. I am excited for the upcoming season and working towards bringing another championship to West K.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Wyllum and his family to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.