Photo Credit: Elaine Tarkowski
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of goaltender Evan Fradette(‘01) for the 2019-2020 season.
Fradette, 18, spent the past two seasons with the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League(AMHL). Fradette was named the 2018-19 Defensive player award and the AMHL Playoff MVP. “Evan is coming off a tremendous season and we look forward to continuing his development here”, said Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West. “Evan was a key factor in his St Albert Raiders winning the Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary and led his team to the finals in the Alberta Midget League. Evan is a big game goaltender who has the ability to make a real name for himself. His attitude and dedication to the position is what I really like about him. He wants to be in the net and give his team a chance to win every game.”
The 6’3 200 pound goaltender was a fifth round draft pick of the Portland Winterhawks(WHL) but elected to go with the college route. “I have heard nothing but good things about the BCHL,” stated Fradette. “West Kelowna is a beautiful place to live and it’s always been circled on my list of potential teams.”
Fradette likes to model himself after LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. “Quick is very active in the net, and so am I, and who doesn’t like making the odd flashy save? Which Quick makes a lot of.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Evan and his family to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.
Just a reminder that 2019/2020 season tickets are on sale now to the general public. You can purchase and pick your seats online @ http://tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca.