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Yanick Evola

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Yanick Evola is a former professional ice hockey player from Quebec. Currently, he is the head coach with the Ottawa Gee Gees women's ice hockey program.

Playing careerEdit

Evola played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1993 to 1997. The first club he played with was the Shawinigan Cataractes from 1993 to 1996, and played with the Val d’Or Foreurs in his final season in the league.[1] Following his years in the QMJHL, Evola participated in Canadian university hockey with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. He competed with the club from 1997 to 2002. His last season in hockey was in 2002-03 with the St. Jean Mission of the QSPHL. In 1998 and 1999, Evola played roller hockey with the Columbus Hawks and Dallas Stallions, respectively.

Coaching careerEdit


Evola served as the head coach of the Montreal Axion during the 2005-06 NWHL season. His second line was made up of rookie players: Erika Pouliot, Dominique Thibault and Jesse Scanzano[2]. Pouliot would play for the Ottawa Gee Gees, while Thibault and Scanzano would both play in the NCAA. In later years, Thibault would win the 2011 and 2012 Clarkson Cups, while Scanzano would play for the Canadian National Team at the 2011 Four Nations Cup.


While in his capacity as head coach of the Ottawa Gee Gees, one of his players was Fannie Desforges, who would become the first Canadian woman to win a world title at the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition.


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