FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of blue liner Tyson Jugnauth(‘04) for the 2020-21 season.
Jugnauth has tallied 5 goals and 19 assists in only 28 games played with the Okanagan Rockets(BCMML). “Tyson is an elite skater and passer with a high quality IQ,” said Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “We are excited to have the opportunity to help develop Tyson and help him reach his potential. Tyson is a player who will make our team even better next year and for years to come.” Simon Ferguson coached Tyson Jugnauth with the Okanagan Rockets before taking the vacant Warriors Head Coach position.
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Jugnauth has spent the past 11 years in Kelowna. He was drafted in the first round of the Western Hockey League(WHL) Bantam Draft last spring, but ultimately elected to go play for his local BCHL team instead. “The BCHL excites me because it’s a high skill league which I think fits the way I play ,” said Jugnauth. “West Kelowna is attractive to me because of the new ownership under John Murphy, and Simon Ferguson as the Head Coach. The Warriors seem to be getting better as the year goes on and I want to be a part of the success this team will have in the future.” Jugnauth already has a handful of NCAA schools speaking to him.
One of the main reasons Jugnauth selected the Warriors was to reunite with his former Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “I think Simon knows his players weaknesses and strengths. He plays them in the right situations and players work hard for Simon.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Tyson and his family to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.
The Warriors next game is Wednesday February 12th when the Warriors travel to the Salmon Arm to battle the Silverbacks. Puck drop at 7:00pm from the Shaw Centre. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.