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Spruce Kings hire new associate coach

Alex Evin (left) spent the last two seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Photo Credit: Susie Quinn

The Prince George Spruce Kings have hired Alex Evin as the team’s new Associate Coach.

The 30-year-old Evin joins the Spruce Kings after having spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Prior to that Alex was the assistant coach for two seasons and head coach for one season with Selkirk College of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL).

Originally from Castlegar, B.C., Alex played 198 regular season games over five seasons in the BCHL from 2003 to 2008 for the Powell River Kings, Williams Lake Timberwolves and Penticton Vees. He won the BCHL top goaltender award in 2007/2008 while playing for the BCHL champion Penticton Vees.  After his stellar junior career, Alex earned a scholarship and played four seasons of NCAA division 1 hockey at Colgate University from 2008 to 2012.

“Alex is a very impressive young man who will fit well with our core values and culture. Like our head coach Adam, Alex is a young coach who can relate well to our players. He was a tremendous goalie in our league who earned a scholarship with a great NCAA program. His experiences in our league and in NCAA hockey will be a huge benefit to our players. I am looking forward to working with Alex next season as we continue to move the Spruce Kings organization forward,” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.

“The Spruce Kings are a well respected and historic franchise in the British Columbia Hockey League. I am excited to work with the great people in the organization and build on the success of last season. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in the BCHL for the past two seasons and I am looking forward to a new chapter with the Spruce Kings organization,” said Spruce Kings new Associate Coach Alex Evin.

Alex Evin will be in Prince George in early August as he settles in and prepares for the team’s main training camp which will begin on Friday August 25.

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