Evans aids victorious Vipers

March 19, 2024

Sault Ste. Marie product Gage Evans played a noteworthy role for the Windsor LaSalle Vipers in their recent Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League opening round playoff series triumph over the arch rival Chatham Maroons.

The towering defenseman scored a goal as Windsor LaSalle took Game 5 of the best of seven series by a 3-2 margin. And Evans then contributed an assist — his third point of the series — as the Vipers ended the hard fought set in Game 6 with a 4-3 overtime decision.

Gage Evans

All six games of the series were decided by one goal and four of the contests went into overtime. The series victory by no. 4 seed Windsor LaSalle advanced it into the Western Conference semi finals against the top ranked London Nationals.

Back to Evans, in this, his first year of junior hockey, he put up four goals, 11 assists, 15 points and had 59 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games for Windsor LaSalle.

Still growing and now standing in at 6 foot 4, 200 pounds, the hulking defender with a 2006 birth date was a 14th round pick by the Windsor Spitfires from the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League at the 2022 Ontario Hockey League priority selections draft. Evans, who then spent the 2022-2023 season with the Windsor Zone of the Under 18 Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, remains on the radar of the OHL Spitfires. 

To be sure, Evans springs from good Sault Ste. Marie hockey roots. His dad, Cory Evans, played in the OHL for the Spitfires of Windsor from 1993 to 1995 after being acquired in a trade with the London Knights. A hustling left winger who feared absolutely no one as a respected teammate and Windsor Arena fan favourite, the elder Evans was originally drafted by London in the seventh round of the 1991 OHL priority selections draft from the Soo North Stars of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League.

What you think about “Evans aids victorious Vipers”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *