Eighth rounder signs with ICE
The Kootenay ICE yesterday announced the signing of 2003-born forward Evan Waldie, an eighth round (158th overall) selection in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native has played in 10 regular season games with the OHA Edmonton Elite 15s of the CSSHL this season. In those 10 games, the 15-year-old has recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points. Last season, while playing for OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep, Waldie registered 20 goals and 40 points in 29 regular season games, while adding six points in five playoff games.
“We are very pleased with the progression Evan has shown and his commitment to improving on a day-to-day basis,” said Jake Heisinger, Director, Scouting and Hockey Operations. “Evan is a hard-working, skilled forward that will fit in well with our group moving forward.”
“We would like to thank Evan and his family for committing to the ICE and are excited for his future,” added President and General Manager Matt Cockell.
With Friday’s announcement, the ICE has now signed four players selected in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. The other three include defenceman Carson Lambos (first round, second overall), defenceman Karter Prosofsky (second round, 26th overall) and forward Skyler Bruce (second round, 29th overall).
After 13 games into the Western Hockey League season, the ICE are in fifth place in the Central Division with a four win, six loss, three overtime/shootout loss record.
The next home game for the ICE is Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. against the division leading Red Deer Rebels, currently eight points ahead of the ICE.