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Selkirk College Saints Hire Bench Boss

Alex Evin Takes Over Head Coach Duties for Defending BCIHL Champs

 

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.

Saints Hire New Coach

A standout between the pipes when he played, Alex Evin has his eye set on success behind the bench of the Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team.

“I think it’s a good fit,” Evin says. “Having been part of the program for the last two years and two championships, I made a contribution to that overall success as an assistant coach. I think I can help keep the program going in the right direction. There’s an expectation to win and I love to win.”

Selkirk College Athletics & Recreation Coordinator Kim Verigin says the choice was obvious.

“Alex understands this team and understands this community,” says Verigin. “We’re excited to give him the opportunity to see what he can do calling the shots. He is young, enthusiastic and has the hockey knowledge that will enable our players to succeed both on and off the ice.”

The Selkirk College Saints will begin defence of their BCIHL title in September.

Read more about Evin and his coaching philosphy at selkirk.ca.

 

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