For Immediate Release
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Calgary Canucks are pleased to announce that two players have committed to the team after the team’s Spring Camp and more announcements could be made in the next few weeks.
Jason Yan, a forward who played for the Calgary Royals Midget AAA team in 2013-2014 with 9 goals and 13 assists, committed after a strong offensive performance during the camp. “I thought I played well, I put the puck in the net,” he said reflecting on his performance. “I’m excited, happy to stay in Calgary.”
Canucks Head Coach and General Manager Ryan Barrett was very pleased with Yan’s decision to join the team. “He’s a huge addition and has the offense we need. His character is outstanding; we’re excited to have him.”
The same goes for Airdrie’s Tyler Devost, a defenseman who was with the Airdrie Thunder of Junior B and had 2 goals and 3 assists. “We’re excited to have him join the d-core,” said Barrett. “He’s big and strong for his size and very skilled and composed. We’re excited to have him.
Likewise, Devost was eager to commit to a team close to home. “I’m excited, I was hoping to make it through,” he said after the last game. “It’ll make it easier living at home, it’ll make me better. My parents are pretty excited about it too; they’ll be able to come and watch.”
While both players will have to play their way onto the team, they are one step closer to reaching their dream of playing Junior A hockey. The two commits along with a number of other players were also invited to the main training camp starting in 100 days on August 18 at the Max Bell Centre.
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