The Cape Cod Islanders are pleased to announce the hiring of Evan Jones as Assistant Coach for the 2017-18 season. From the hockey town of Farmington Hills, Michigan Evan grew up playing hockey in the AAA system eventually playing juniors in the NA3HL. Evan is a recent graduate of Nichols College where he was a teammate of head coach Barry Oneil and captain of their two time ECAC-NE Championship team. Prior to Nichols he was captain of the Peoria Mustangs in the NA3HL where he learned from two of the best coaches of his career, Jean Guy Trudel and Steve Ortman. Trudel was a former teammate of Islanders owner, Dan Hodge.
“I trust Jean Guy and he has nothing but great things to say about Evan.” Hodge said “From the meetings we have had, I can see that Evan will be a huge asset for the program. He and Head Coach Barry O’Neil will make a great team and their hockey knowledge and preparation will have us competing at the highest level possible for years to come.”
One of Jones’ assets is his work ethic on and off the ice. He was able to train in the offseason with Kirk Vickers and Kim Muir who become a huge part of his success, especially with his skating ability, strength, and hockey sense. Evan is also a former figure skater, completing up to his USFSA junior moves in the field.
“As my first year as Assistant Coach of the Cape Cod Islanders it is my duty to make sure my players become better every single day as individuals and as hockey players. Teaching them the little things day in and day out to reach their goals of playing at the next level is my top priority.”