Second round pick Evans signs with Otters

Aug 11, 2011 - 10:28 EDT

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League are proud to announce that center Jake Evans has signed a contract.

Born February 18, 1995 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Evans was selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection in May.

Last season with the Welland Tigers, Evans scored 27 goals and added 46 assists in 59 games.

“I’ve been waiting a long time for this,” Evans said. “I’m really excited for the season and I can’t wait to start developing and succeeding under new expectations.”

Evans joins first round selection Stephen Harper in committing to the Otters for the 2011-12 OHL season. Their next order of business will be training camp, which begins Monday, August 29 in Erie.

2011-12 Season Tickets are available at one of the most affordable prices in the Ontario Hockey League. Reserve your seat for all 34 Otters home games and receive a number of outstanding Season Ticket Holder Benefits including personalized Season Ticket Books, free tickets to Otters pre-season games played at the Tullio Arena, unused ticket redemption opportunities, merchandise discounts and more! Ask about our VIP Hat Trick Club!

The ninth annual Erie Otters Champions for Education Golf Tournament will be held Monday, August 29th at Lake Shore Country Club. The noon shotgun tournament offers golfers an opportunity to play a round with a member of the Otters (current or alumni) on one of Erie’s most challenging and picturesque 18-hole courses. The benefactor of the Tournament is the Erie Otters Education Fund, which supports The Brad Boyes Scholarship, awarded annually to a local male high school athlete who excels on and off the playing field. The Fund also assists in the educational needs of former members of the Otters following their OHL careers. The tournament also supports numerous charities. Registration for the tourney is $150 per player and includes golf with cart, lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, dinner following golf, prizes and much, much more. Space is limited so register today by calling the Otters Office at 814-455-7779.