Three years ago, the Canmore Eagles challenged the community to show the AJHL that it is indeed a hockey town capable of supporting and producing junior hockey talent.
In a testament to the local hockey system, the Eagles now have seven local players in the lineup, including, a Canmore native as captain.
For the first time in the team’s 19-year history, a Canmorite is captain of the Eagles. Nils Moser was given the “C” by his teammates and fellow Canmorites Luke Simpson and John Stevens were both named alternates. Defenceman Trey Phillips was also given an alternate captain title.
He led the team to a 2-1 record in its first three games of the season. “It feels great. It’s almost overwhelming. The boys really look up to me, I feel. With the leadership group we have, we have a lot of experience. We can pave a path for the young guys and show them how to be a winning team,” Moser said.
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