PHOTO: Seventeen year-old forward Coy Prevost, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters last season, is bringing his offensive prowness to Canmore next season.
The Canmore Eagles are pleased to announce that 17-year-old Coy Prevost has agreed to join the Alberta Junior Hockey League club for the 2015-16 hockey season.
Prevost, who helped the Kimberley Dynamiters win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship last season, put up some big numbers offensively last season scoring 14 goals and 35 assists in 50 regular season games and added 11 goals and 8 assists during the Dynamiters 22 game playoff schedule.
The commitment by Prevost marks the second Kimberley Dynamiter to join the Eagles for next season as the club’s leading scorer Braden Saretsky also committed to join the Eagles a few weeks ago.
At 6’1 and 185 lbs, Prevost is the kind of player that Eagle’s Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne is trying to recruit.
“Coy will bring some good size to our team and his offensive numbers certainly speak for themselves,” said Milne, who scouted the Dynamiters during their long playoff run. “He is a hard working forward who likes to force turnovers in the offensive zone and he has the hands to put the puck in the net. We want to recruit winners to our hockey club to help create a winning culture in the dressing room and both Saretsky and Prevost bring that with them. We are excited to see what these two players can bring to our lineup next season.”
For Prevost, who has attended the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades training camp for the past three years, the opportunity to join the Eagles and play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League represents an exciting opportunity.
“Canmore is close to my home and looks like an ideal place for me to develop my hockey skills,” said Prevost. “They don’t have many 17-year-olds on their roster so if I play well, I could play there for the next three years and hopefully earn an invitation to play hockey for a Canadian University down the road. I can’t wait for training camp to begin.”