The West Kelowna Warriors have added 17-year-old forward to their stable of prospects for the upcoming BC Hockey League season.
John Evans has committed to the Warriors after working his way through the Delta Hockey Academy.
In 35 games with the Delta Academy midget team last season, Evans scored 20 times and added 52 assists. He had four assists in three playoff games.
Evans also played eight games with the BCHL Surrey Eagles as an affiliated player last season, scoring once.
“Brandon West was coaching in Surrey when I attended Eagles training camp last year so he got to know my game,” said Evans.
“When he was hired to coach West Kelowna it made sense for me to play for coach West and the Warriors.”
West, the Warriors head coach and GM said he is thrilled Evans chose to commit to the Warriors for the upcoming season.
“John is coming off another terrific season with the Delta Hockey Academy who have developed him on and off the ice," said West.
"John is going to have a bright future here with us and we expect him to be a leader in the offence in due time. We feel that he is an elite 2002 who can make things happen on the ice and Warrior fans will be excited to watch him develop over the coming years."
Evans went unselected in the 2017 WHL draft, but was listed that fall by the Kamloops Blazers.
Evans and the rest of the Warriors will be in town in late August for the start of training camp in preparation for the 2019-2020 season.