TREY PHILLIPS – #8
CAREER STATS AS AN EAGLE
SEASON GP G A Points
2010-2011 47 7 5 12
2011-2012 40 3 7 10
2012-2013 54 3 29 32
2013-2014 58 25 40 65
After four seasons wearing a Canmore Eagle sweater, defenceman Trey Phillips is graduating from the Alberta Junior Hockey League and will be attending the University of Vermont on an NCAA scholarship next season.
During his last season as an Eagle, Trey truly blossomed into an elite player as he claimed the AJHL’s “Most Valuable Player” and “Top Defenceman” Awards.
Before he left for a busy summer of hard training in preparation for next year's NCAA season, we asked Trey a few questions about his four years in Canmore as an Eagle.
How much fun has it been to play in Canmore for the past four years?
I have had the time of my life in Canmore. I have so many memories and friendships that are going to last me a lifetime. If I could do it again, I would definitely still pick Canmore.
What are the best things about playing hockey in Canmore?
I feel very lucky to have been able to play, in my opinion, in the nicest Junior A hockey town in Alberta. I have met so many great people, not only through hockey, but through the high school and just around town. Canmore truly feels like a home to me.
Would you recommend Canmore as a place to play if you were a 17-year-old looking for a place to play hockey?
I would recommend Canmore to any player looking for a Junior A hockey team. The biggest thing is that the entire organization is surrounded by good people. You won't find a better team to play for. I wouldn't trade my time here in Canmore for the world.
Can you comment on playing for Head Coach & General Manager Andrew Milne and Asst. Coach and General Manager Jeremy Reich? What kind of coaches are they?
Andrew Milne and Jeremy Reich are two people that I have the highest respect for. I have learned so many things from both of them. They have been instrumental in my development not only as a player, but as a person as well. You will not find a better coaching staff in the league.
How would you rate the billet situation in Canmore?
I feel very lucky to have had great billets in Canmore. I feel like I have gained a second family. I also can’t say enough about all the billet homes in Canmore. I have always felt at home anywhere I have visited.
Photo : Trey Phillips collected a lot of hardware for his efforts during the 2013-14 hockey season. At the Eagle's annual award's dinner, Trey is flanked by Head Coach Andrew Milne (left) and Asst. Coach Jeremy Reich (right). (Julie Wilson photo)