RVA Generals Defenseman Easton Evans ( 6'3 215 RD RS 00 ) commits to Eastern Michigan University. The Eagles play at the ACHA Division 1 level of College hockey in the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL).
Easton has played for the Richmond Generals USPHL Elite team for the last two seasons appearing in 77 regular season games scoring 1 goal and adding 17 assists for 18 points with 164 PIM. Evans has also appeared in 8 playoff games scoring 1 goal and adding 1 assist for 2 points with 10 PIM.
Evans on playing for the Generals," As I take my next step in my hockey career I would like to thank the Richmond Generals for playing such a pivotal role in my development as a hockey player and young man. Playing for the Generals has taught me many life lessons that I believe will help me add value to Eastern Michigan's roster both on the ice and off the ice in the classroom. I plan to do everything I can to play physical,consistent,lockdown defense for the Eagles next season. I am very excited for the opportunity to attend Eastern Michigan University and play for the Eagles next season. "
Coach Berry on Evans, " Eastern Michigan is thrilled to welcome Easton Evans this fall 2021. Easton will solidify our defense with a strong physical presence while also providing a strong first pass on the breakout. Easton brings size,toughness,grit,and physicality to the GLCHC league and will be a part of the rebirth of EMU hockey. I am looking forward to helping and watching him develop in our program both on and off the ice for the next 4 years. I would like to thank Coach Lyke for helping us get the process done with Easton this season. The Richmond Generals continue to develop top quality players and young men year in and year out consistently. The last Richmond General to join EMU hockey Adam Olson is our Team Captain for next season."
Easton becomes the 16th current or former Generals Player to commit to a College hockey program for next year. Easton joins Matt Wood ( Utica College NCAA Division 3 ) , Brennan Luckanish ( Arcadia NCAA Division 3 ), Nathan Solis ( St. Mary's University NCAA Division 3 ), Mike Krupinski ( UMass Boston NCAA Division 3 ), Anthony Morin ( Buffalo State NCAA Division 3 ), Hayden Clark ( UW- Stout NCAA Division 3 ), Carter Jordan ( Wilkes University NCAA Division 3 ),Charles Massey ( UW-Stout University NCAA Division 3 ), Alex Cannon ( St. Mary's University NCAA Division 3 ), Adam Krofchalk ( Johnson and Wales University NCAA Division 3 ),Luke Houk ( University of Delaware ACHA Division 1 ), Jake Burke ( Ohio University ACHA Division 1 ), Ryan Murphy ( William Paterson University ACHA Division 1 ), Will Grupp ( George Mason University ACHA Division 1 ), Carter McCormack ( West Chester University ACHA Division 1 ).