Canmore Eagles assistant coach, Evan McFeeters, will be joining Team Canada West as a Guest Coach at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.
McFeeters will join two other Guest Coaches, Gord Burnett (Winnipeg-MJHL) and Paul Dyck (Steinbach-MJHL). It’s a chance to gain insight about international hockey and learn from some of the top people in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, which is an opportunity he is looking forward to.
“I’m excited for the opportunity,” McFeeters admits. “I think for myself, it’s going to be an incredible new experience to work with the coaches that are involved in that process and to work with the athletes from all over Western Canada to help build the best team to represent the CJHL at the World Junior A Challenge.”
McFeeters has been coaching in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for five seasons, and knows how to put in the work necessary to be successful. Being involved with Hockey Canada offers invaluable experiences to learn about the game while working and networking with new colleagues, as well.
“I think part of the process for Canada West is to get your foot in the door as a Guest Coach, learn the process, understand the level of competition there and what it takes two build a team that can compete for a gold medal,” explains McFeeters.
“I’m just trying to continue to educate myself and grow as a coach and to represent the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Canmore Eagles on the world stage would be incredible and moving forward, that’s one of my goals.”
The 2019 World Junior A Challenge will be open on December 7, 2019 in Dawson Creek, B.C. The first opponent for Canada West will be the United States.