The Weeks Major Midgets of the Nova Scotia Eastlink Major Midget Hockey League have announced that Evan MacLennan has been named an assistant coach. The 21-year-old from New Glasgow has played with the Weeks Hockey Organization for the past six seasons, serving as captain of the Weeks Major Midgets in 2014-15 and captain of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in 2018-19.
In a news release MacLennan says, “I’m very excited for my new role with the Weeks Major Midgets. I wanted to stay involved with the game I’ve loved for so long, and helping other players achieve success both on and off of the ice is a perfect way to do that. I believe my leadership and recent playing experience can provide the players with a unique perspective throughout the season”
Team President Anthony Conway is delighted to add MacLennan to the staff for the upcoming season. Head Coach and General Manager Kyle MacLennan says, “Evan has matured into an exceptional leader over the past few years and his work ethic rubs off on everyone around him. We will look to Evan to have great communication with the players and help with their development, from a perspective of a player fresh out of the game. We believe that he will have a profound impact on our players and our program.”
Selected in the 6th Round, 69th overall, in the 2015 MHL Entry Draft by the Crushers, MacLennan spent three full seasons with the club. During the 2015-16 season, he posted an assist in three games. Joining the club full-time the following season, the forward from New Glasgow had eight goals, 12 assists, and just eight penalty minutes in 48 games. In 2017-18, MacLennan posted eight goals and nine assists playing in all 50 games of the regular season. Finishing his Junior A career in 2018-19, MacLennan was named captain and finished fifth in team scoring. He set career highs in goals (17), assists (15), and points (32), once again playing all 50 games.
The Maritime Junior Hockey League congratulates MacLennan on his new position with the Weeks Major Midgets.