FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Smoke Eaters Commit to Feaver, Willoughby and Moger for 2020/21 season.
Trail, British Columbia (February 5th, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce their first set of commitments for the 2020/21 season with forward Zack Feaver and defencemen Ethan Willoughby and Cameron Moger now members of the Trail Smoke Eaters.
Zack Feaver joins the Smoke Eaters as three year veteran of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the BC Major Midget League.
The 18-year-old from Chilliwack, BC has captained the Thunderbirds this year to a 23-7-2 record while leading the team in scoring. Feaver sits third league wide with 41 points in 31 games. With 108 games played Feaver was a part of the 2017/18 Thunderbirds that won the BCMML Championship, while falling in the final last year to the Cariboo Cougars. Feaver has featured in two games this year for the Smoke Eaters, AP’ing in early December in games against the Coquitlam Express and in front of his hometown Chilliwack Chiefs.
“Zack is a guy who competes every shift with skill and toughness, he is a well rounded 200ft player who sees the ice really well and has a strong hockey IQ. Being the captain this year, Zack leads by example and quickly stood out as a player we wanted in our organization.” – Assistant General Manager Jeff Urekar
Ethan Willoughby is also a member of the Thunderbirds as he joins his teammate Feaver as a Smoke Eaters for next year.
Willoughby also from Chilliwack is in his first season with the Thunderbirds, the 17-year-old spent last season with Junior B side the Abbotsford Pilots of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) before making the move to the Thunderbirds. As a member of the Pilots Willoughby was named to the PJHL Prospects team, where he represented the Harold Brittain Conference. As a Thunderbird he has three goals and nine assists this season as a defenceman, with four points being on the power play as a net front position for Fraser Valley.
“One of the first thing that stands out about Ethan is his size and strength along with his character. On the ice Ethan is a smart player, he has a very simple game but he does everything extremely well, he’s got a great first pass and is a top shut down defenceman matching up against other teams top lines. One thing that I noticed is that following a game earlier this season, Zack and Ethan were on the bench grabbing sticks and water bottles, normally a task for rookies, but they stepped up to get the job done. We’re proud to bring that kind of character to our team” – Urekar
Defenceman Cameron Moger, a member of the Okanagan Rockets joins the Smoke Eaters as the BCMML’s leading scorer for defenceman. The 17-year-old from Vernon, BC has 6 goals and 30 assists in 32 games this season for the Rockets.
Moger and the Rockets featured at the prestigious Mac’s Tournament in December where he had a goal and an assist as the Rockets went 3-1 in round robin play. Moger did feature once this season for the Smoke Eaters this year playing against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in November. Moger also comes from NHL Lineage, as his father Sandy Moger, played over 200 games in the NHL with the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings between 1994 and 1999.
“Moger is physical and is difficult to play against. He sees the ice extremely well and makes high level plays both offensively and defensively. Watching him at the Mac’s tournament it was clear he was one of the best players on the ice. He’s got a strong Hockey IQ shows in his ability to distribute the puck.” – Urekar
The Smoke Eaters are thrilled to welcome Zack Feaver, Ethan Willoughby and Cameron Moger to the City of Trail and the Smoke Eaters organization.