Evan McFeeters Departs Sherwood Park Crusaders

The Sherwood Park Crusaders have announced that head coach Evan McFeeters will be departing the organization for a new opportunity in the Western Hockey League.

“We are very happy for Evan that he is getting the opportunity to advance himself in his career by moving up to the WHL, and even more so that he gets to do it by being closer to his wife,” commented Crusaders general manager Adam Sergerie. “Just as much as we believe it is important for our players to advance, we believe in the same thing for our staff members. Evan did an incredible in his first season as a Head Coach in our league and helped transform the program in so many different areas.”

“We want to thank Evan for all of his contributions to our organization and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Thank you, Evan and good luck.”

“The opportunity to lead the Crusaders has been a great experience. Working with a fantastic group of people, together we were able to achieve great progress for the organization not only on the ice but also away from it,” McFeeters stated.

“I want to thank the ownership group of Kevin Love and Ryan Maxwell, as well as Adam Sergerie for offering me the opportunity to come to Sherwood Park.”

“Thank you to the staff and all of the players for your trust and support. I am confident this team will continue to achieve more.”

McFeeters joined the Crusaders on June 10th, 2022 following a two-season stint with the Brooks Bandits. There, he served as one of the organization’s assistant coaches and helped lead the team to a National Championship in the 2021/2022 campaign.

In his sole season as Crusaders bench boss, McFeeters led the team to a 33-20-3-4 record and a fourth-place finish in the Northern Division. In the postseason, McFeeters and the Crusaders defeated the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in a highly-contested first-round series before falling to the Spruce Grove Saints.

The Crusaders would like to wish McFeeters all the best in his future opportunity.