PHOTO: Logan Ferguson, younger brother of Eagle netminder Ryan Ferguson, will bring his offensive talents to the Canmore Eagles next season.
The Canmore Eagles are pleased to announce the signing of 17-year-old forward Logan Ferguson to their roster for the upcoming 2014-15 Alberta Junior Hockey League season.
Logan, who is the younger brother of current Eagle goaltender Ryan Ferguson, was the leading scorer for the Calgary Royals AAA Midget hockey club last season accumulating 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) in 35 games played. The 6-foot, 180 lb. right-winger finished in 8th spot in the Alberta Major Midget Hockey League’s scoring parade and was also named to the league’s second all-star team.
“I’m really looking forward to coming to Canmore to play hockey next season,” said the younger Ferguson, whose playing rights were also on the radar screen of the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. “I came out to Canmore last winter for a few practices with the Eagles and I totally enjoyed the experience. The players all seemed like a great bunch of guys, I liked the coaching staff, and the Town of Canmore is awesome. Overall, it was a very positive experience and I look forward to putting on an Eagle sweater and playing in Canmore for the next few years. It looks like a great place to play Junior A hockey.”
Asked why he selected the AJHL versus an opportunity to play in the WHL, Logan said it ultimately came down to getting an education.
“My goal is to earn an NCAA scholarship and hopefully I can achieve this by playing for the Canmore Eagles in the AJHL,” said Ferguson. “The opportunity to earn a quality post-secondary education, while playing competitive hockey, is what it’s all about. Playing with my older brother is an added bonus because we have never had the opportunity to play on the same team before. It should be fun.”
For Canmore Eagle hockey fans, the addition of Logan Ferguson to the team can only be seen as positive development.
“Our scouting staff has been looking at Logan for a couple of years now and we are delighted that he has decided to come to Canmore,” said Eagle’s Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “It’s a big jump to go from Midget AAA to the AJHL, but Logan has the size and the tools to develop into an elite player in our league. Logan has good instincts around the goal net and I understand that he is even more competitive than Ryan, so that should be exciting for our fans.”
The Eagles will open their training camp on Monday, August 25.