The Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League are very pleased
to announce that 20-year-old defenceman Trey Phillips has committed to
play for the NCAA Division 1 Vermont Catamounts in the Hockey East
The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont (42,000
pop) and is scenically located on the shores of Lake Champlain. NHL
hockey stars Patrick Sharp (2002) and Victor Stalberg (2009), are
amongst the Catamounts alumni.
Phillips, a native of Okotoks, AB., has played 145 games in an Eagle
uniform and has registered 14 goals and 42 assists during the past three
seasons. Phillips really came into his own last season as the smooth
skating defenceman put up 32 points in just 54 games. Phillips was also
just named as an Assistant Captain for the Eagles this season.
“Trey has been a huge part of the organization for the past four
seasons, “said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne.
“Trey’s speed and skill, along with his ability to see the ice, have
allowed him to develop into an elite defencemen at this level. The
entire Eagles organization is extremely happy for Trey and his family.
He has been patient and motivated for the past three seasons and all his
hard work has finally paid off. This is a great accomplishment for him
and he should be very proud. Now that he has earned his scholarship for
next fall, we look forward to watching him accomplish even more during
his last AJHL season."
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