• Nationality: Canada


    Shoots: Left


    Hometown: Flesherton, ON, Canada
    Member of the TCHC from 2023-present

    Evan grew up in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. A town of just 600 people and one intersection. Flesherton is the home of Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators. As such, Evan grew up cheering for the Sens, remembering the intense battle of Ontario between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators. 

    In 2008, Evan ventured out to the slopes of Whistler and touted an average of 65 days per year on the mountains. Eventually, Evan found his way onto the Walsh Restoration Shooters as part of Whistler’s Men’s Rec Hockey League. 

    During his time in Whistler, Evan was a volunteer at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, directing athletes between the venues and their transportation to Athlete’s Village, now Cheakamus Crossing in Whistler. The highlight of the 2010 Olympic Games was watching Sydney Crosby score the “Golden Goal” to take home the Gold for Team Canada. The municipality of Whistler had set up screens in the main village for everyone to watch the game. Packed shoulder to shoulder, the crowd was cheering in celebration as Canada defeated Team USA and reclaimed the title of Olympic champions. What a moment! 

    Upon leaving Whistler in 2011, Evan hung his skates up, and he and his wife moved to Toronto, where he would finish his degree in Marketing Management at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.

    Evan started Red Flannel Marketing in 2019 and continues to serve his clients in North America from Hakone, Japan. Red Flannel Marketing specializes in website design, website hosting, and a wide variety of services, including business development. 

    Evan and his wife moved to Japan in 2021, taking up residence in Hakone. Surrounded by mountains and trees, Hakone has provided a nice balance of small-town feel, yet is close enough to the bustling city vibes Tokyo has to offer by just a 45-minute Shinkansen ride or an hour’s drive at night.

    Evan, looking to get back into hockey after being away from the game for 12 years, joined the Tokyo Canadians in 2023. He is looking forward to making more connections in the international hockey scene on and off the ice. 

    Photo courtesy of Ray Yamaguchi Photography.