For Immediate Release
Trail, British Columbia (August 24th, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the signing of NCAA committed defenceman Evan Bushy for the upcoming BCHL season.
Bushy, 19 is from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, will be joining the Smoke Eaters defensive core for the 2021/22 BCHL season. The Minnesota native played last season in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Minnesota Wilderness, the same team as fellow recruit Zach Michaelis. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenceman tallied 15 points from the blueline in 55 games last season. The year prior he split his time between the USHL and Thief River Falls High of the United States High School League (USHS), where in 25 games was fifth in league scoring amongst defenseman with 38 points. In 95 total games in the USHS-MN Bushy had 107 points. In 2019-20, Bushy also played for Team USA U18’s in the Hlinka Gretzky cup and is committed to St. Cloud University, a NCAA Div. 1 school.
“I’m very excited to join the Smoke Eaters organization. I chose Trail because of the high interest from the coaching staff, the focus on development and the first class facilities. I’ve heard so many great things about the organization and also the area. I can’t wait to get up to Trail and play in front of the Smokies fans!” – Evan Bushy
“Evan is a player we have followed for sometime. We believe he will be a strong addition to our D-Core and will add depth & experience to our team” says Smoke Eaters GM/Head Coach Tim Fragle
The Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome Evan and his family to the Smoke Eaters organization and look forward to seeing him at main camp in mid September.