Whalers move goalie Evan Paul to Pt. Coquitlam
WHITE ROCK – The White Rock Whalers have dealt netminder Evan Paul, 20, to the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers in exchange for future considerations.
White Rock head coach Brien Gemmell said that Paul, in his final year of junior eligibility, deserved the opportunity for more playing time and to "help lead a new franchise."
Paul first strapped on the pads for the Pod last season. In 18 regular season games, he recorded two shutouts and a 3.08 goals-against-average.
We wish Evan good luck in Port Coquitlam!
Gemmell said the Whalers will move ahead with two 20-year-old veterans between the pipes: Keegan Maddocks (who skated for the WHL's Winnipeg Ice and BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters last season) and Mark Paton (back from Jr. 'A' in Alberta).
Paton also won the Pacific Junior Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year award for 2022-2023.