'Glue' player, junior hockey veteran Everett back in Hawks colors for 2018-19 season

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced that forward Reece Everett has re-signed for the 2018-19 CPJHL season.  

Before joining the Hawks, Everett spent two years playing for both the Northeast Generals and Euless Jr. Stars of the NA3HL. The Texas native will now be entering his fourth and final year of junior hockey, where his experience and leadership will prove to be a major asset once again.

Everett is characterized as a “glue” guy, who brings great team chemistry on and off the ice. He proved to be a reliable player for the Hawks last season in being the only player to play in every single game, while putting up 14 points in 42 games. His size makes him a difficult player to knock off the puck, which helps create more space for his linemates. 

“The first few months last season was a bit tough” said Everett.  “Team chemistry was not very good and wins were hard to come by. But Mr. Lafonte did a very good job to shake things up with adding Coach Tichbourne and Mr. Magi. We added a few new players and made a strong push towards the playoffs, including going 4-0 at our league showcase.  

"After many discussions with management and the coaching staff, I really like the direction the team is heading. I am really excited with a lot of the new player signings so far as well as the addition of Coach Robertson. The organization has done a complete 360 this offseason, which made it a very easy decision for me to re sign. I can’t wait to get back to Markdale and get on the ice with a lot of my new teammates.”