FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14th, 2020
Photos: Tami Quan Photography
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is proud to announce three new recruits following the conclusion of the 2020 training camp. Forwards Damon Jugnauth (’03), Felix Trudeau (’02) and Goaltender Jay Thomson (’01) will remain with the Warriors this season.
Jugnauth, 17, spent the last two seasons with Edge Prep School in Calgary (CSSHL). The 5’10”, 160-pound forward scored 12 goals and adding 27 assists for 39 points as well as 24 penalty minutes in 36 games played. Damon is the older cousin of current Warriors defender Tyson Jugnauth who resides in Kelowna.
“Damon provides a high level of compete, speed and has a great shot”, stated Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “Damon was a clear stand out at our ID camp and I can’t wait to see what he does this season.”
Trudeau, 17, spent the past season with Northwood School(USHS) in Lake Placid, NY. The 6’1″. 180-pound forward scored 30 goals and 35 assists for 54 points in only 55 games played. Trudeau is also committed to the University of Maine(NCAA).
Ferguson said, “I think Felix is going to be an exciting player for fans to watch this season. He plays with speed, has excellent hockey IQ and and a natural ability to put the puck in the net.”
Thomson, 19, spent last season with the Calgary Canucks (AJHL). The 6’1″, 181-pound goaltender Has spent two seasons in the AJHL and came into camp looking to earn a spot on the team.
“Jay is a goaltender who is technically very sound and has an exceptional work ethic.”, said Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “Jay has come to West Kelowna looking for an opportunity in Camp and has earned a spot through his play this past weekend.”
The Warriors want to welcome Damon, Felix, Jay and their families to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.
Stay tuned for some special announcements from Warriors staff over the next week via the Warriors social media channels or the website.