The Owen Evans of the OMHA, News (Lakeshore Hockey League)

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Dec 13, 2017 | jmugford | 2610 views
The Owen Evans of the OMHA
By Ian MacAlpine Coach, Kingston Canadians Atom A    

What’s in a name?

Most people in these days of Google and social media would admit that they have searched their own name on their computer to see if there’s someone else out there in the world with the same first and last name as them and if they’re famous or doing some kind of interesting job or activity.








When I Google my own name I see that I share it with a British dairy farmer, New Zealand mountain guide and a judge in British Columbia among others. 

How about the name Owen Evans? 

A search shows there’s a 28-year-old Welsh rugby union player who plays as a prop forward and the former holder of the New Zealand land speed record at 348 Kph.

There’s also, at least two Owen Evans in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, the same two Owen Evans play in the Lakeshore League and the same two Owen Evans are 10-year-old rivals in the Atom A division, the Whitby Blue Wildcats and Kingston Canadians. 

Their next date on the ice is Dec. 9, coincidentally, Owen Evan’s birthday, the Whitby version. With over 100,000 players in the OMHA, about 3,800 players in the Lakeshore league and with just over 150 players in the Atom A division what are the odds?

Probably pretty high. 

Both hockey-loving left wingers filled out an-unscientific survey in an attempt to find any further coincidences between the two Lakeshore League stars.


Here are some interesting facts about the two Owen's

Owen Evans 

Dec. 9 2007
Whitby Minor Hockey Association

2) Parent’s first names:
Deanna & Paul

3) Sibling’s names & ages
Jake, 15 Aimee sister 13

4) Height: 4’9”

5)Hockey position:Left wing

6) Left shot

7) Favourite NHL team:
Toronto Maple Leafs

8) Favourite NHL player
Austin Matthews and Connor McDavid

9) Favourite food: Cheeseburgers

10) Favourite subject in school:
gym and math

11) Favourite sport other than hockey:
Baseball

12) Favourite thing to do in the summer:
Play baseball 

13) What do you like best about hockey?
Lots of fun and making friends



Owen Evans
Jan. 24 2007
Kingston Canadians Minor Hockey Association

2) Parent’s first names:
Cormac and Pricia 

3) Sibling’s names & ages
Ciaran, 13

4) Height 5'1

5) Hockey position;Left wing

6) Left shot

7) Favourite NHL team:
Montreal Canadiens 

8) Favourite NHL player
Max Pacioretty

9) Favourite food:My Mom's homemade Mac 'n Cheese and waffles, but not together

10) Favourite subject in school: science

11) Favourite sport other than hockey:
Basketball and Soccer

12) Favourite thing to do in the summer:
Fish at my cottage in Newfoundland and go swimming at Lakeshore Pool.

13) What do you like best about hockey?
Bag Skating - nope! Making new friends and learning how to play better.