Thursday, 8 August 2013

New Tommies recruit - Jason Trott

Jason Trott- Photo Courtesy WHL
Anmore, BC native Jason Trott brings a tough edge to the Tommies with a great team first attitude.  Coach Pat Powers has picked up right where former coach Troy Ryan left off in wanting good people to rebuild the team.  Trott is going to help on and off the ice.

Jason started last season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL.  Their GM Troy Mick said "He's a hard-nosed player with the willingness to dig in the hard areas of the ice. His demeanor and experience will be of benefit to this club on and off the ice and we're thrilled to have him." Article  He was traded to Whitecourt of the AJHL early in the season, "The 6'1 winger added up four goals and eight points in his short BCHL career in Salmon Arm, 'Backs GM Troy Mick says the move to Whitecourt gives Jason an opportunity to join a contender for the Royal Bank Cup in his last year of Junior Hockey." Article

His time in Junior A hockey was short lived, as the WHL came calling in January and the Vancouver Giants made room for him as a 20 year old.  In Van City Trott registered 2 goals and 4 assists in 27 games.  Coach Powers commented in today's Gleaner that Jason “got glowing reports as a kid who is going to provide stability to us, and be a simple player.”

Former coach Mike Johnston had this to say in an Article from January 21st, 2011. "Trott (is), a hard-working, physical forward, has given the team exactly what was expected of him — great effort in practice. He has a great attitude. He waited for his opportunity and played well at Christmas when he got a chance, and got to play an even bigger role in the last game,” Johnston said. “He’s going to be a good depth guy for us, a guy who can be inserted anywhere in the lineup, who plays with energy.”

We are looking forward to having another hard nosed BC kid in the lineup and can't wait to see what Jason will bring to the Tommies.  Other teams in the AUS probably won't be so anxious.

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