Thunderwolves add Taylor Egan to roster

Wed Jun 19, 2019
Written by John Payetta
Photo by James Mirabelli

The Lakehead University hockey team is pleased to announce that defenceman Taylor Egan of Carp, Ontario will be joining the program this fall.

The 6’0”, 195-pound rearguard had a well-travelled junior career with stops in Kanata and Pembroke of the CCHL, as well as Erie of the OHL and Charlottetown of the QMJHL.

Egan was acquired by Ottawa of the CCHL midway through last season as the Jr. Senators loaded up for a playoff run that resulted in both CCHL and East Region championships to qualify for the National Junior “A” championship tournament in Brooks, Alberta this past May.

Lakehead coach Andrew Wilkins said, “Taylor played a big role in what the Jr. Senators accomplished last season.  He’s a solid two-way, puck-moving defenceman and he’ll be a good addition to our team.”

“I’m happy and humbled to be moving up to the university level of hockey,” Egan said.  “Having ended my junior career on such a high note, I think Lakehead offers a great chance for me to start a new chapter.”

The future Commerce major went on to say, “The Lakehead campus combined with the beautiful landscape of the area really appealed to me.  I also liked Coach Wilkins’ philosophy of building a strong foundation for success and a winning culture within the team.”