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KIJHL: Soaring onward

Kimberley Dynamiters' forward Coy Prevost latest to join AJHL's Canmore Eagles
Kimberley Dynamiters' forward Coy Prevost

The Alberta exodus continues for the Kimberley Dynamiters.

Thursday afternoon, the AJHL's Canmore Eagles announced forward Coy Prevost (1997) had committed to the team for the 2015-16 season.

"Canmore is close to my home and looks like an ideal place for me to develop my hockey skills," Prevost said in an Eagles' press release. "They don't have many 17-year-olds on their roster, so if I play well I could play there for the next three years and hopefully earn an invitation to play hockey for a Canadian university down the road.

"I can't wait for training camp to begin."

Prevost joins forward Braden Saretsky as the second member of Kimberley's 2015 KIJHL-champion Dynamiters to commit to the Canmore Eagles this off-season.

A native of Kimberley, Prevost claimed the KIJHL's Eddie Mountain Division Rookie of the Year Award after posting 14 goals and 49 points in 50 games during the 2014-15 campaign.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound forward added 11 goals and 19 points in 22 KIJHL playoff games, before producing one goal in three games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup -- the B.C. Junior 'B' provincial championship.

"Coy will bring some good size to our team and his offensive numbers certainly speak for themselves," said Andrew Milne, Eagles' head coach and general manager, in a team press release. "He is a hard-working forward who likes to force turnovers in the offensive zone and he has the hands to put the puck in the net.

"We want to recruit winners to our hockey club to help create a winning culture in the dressing room and both Saretsky and Prevost bring that with them. We are excited to see what these two players can bring to our lineup next season."

Prevost's ability to drive the net hard helped the Nitros claim Kimberley's first KIJHL title since the Kimberley Knights won it all in 1980.

Saretsky, a native of West Kelowna, committed to the Eagles on May 8.

The Eagles finished the 2014-15 season sixth in the AJHL's Viterra South Division with a record of 27-31-2.