Whitecourt, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines are very pleased to announce that they have signed 2000-born defenceman Spencer Augot to a letter of intent for the 2017/2018 season.
Augot, who currently plays midget AAA hockey with the St. Albert Raiders, is a homegrown product from Whitecourt where he spent the majority of his minor hockey career.
“It’s a huge opportunity,” said Augot on his commitment to the team he has grown up watching. “Ever since I was little I looked up to the Wolverines and it has always been my plan (to play for the team)”.
Prior to joining the St. Albert Raiders this year, Augot split last season playing for the Minor Midget AAA Spruce Grove PAC Saints and the Midget AA Whitecourt Wolverines. In three games at the AA level, playing against players one and two years older than him, he tallied two goals and an assist while contributing three goals and 20 assists in 37 games at the Minor Midget level.
He is enjoying a tremendous season of success this year in Major Midget picking up seven goals and 14 points in 25 games with the St. Albert Raiders. At 16-13-2 the Raiders find themselves in second place in the AMHL’s North Division and already qualified for the playoffs with three games left in the regular season.
On January 3rd Augot made his Alberta Junior Hockey League debut when the Wolverines called him up for a game against the Bonnyville Pontiacs. He took a regular shift on the Wolverines backend recording a pair of shots on goal in the team’s decisive 6-1 victory.
“It was crazy, I was just running on adrenaline in the first period”, Augot chuckled while discussing his first game in the AJHL. “It was so much fun, just the environment, it was a blast and I thought I played good keeping up with the speed, it’s definitely a big difference from AAA.”
Augot became just the fifth Whitecourt native to suit up for the Wolverines in the franchise’s five year history (Conner Dea. Mitch Martell, Adam Hodge and Samuel Lauzon).
“It’s a huge part of it,” Augot added on the significance of being a local player and potentially becoming a role model to the town’s current minor hockey players. “Just thinking of my younger brothers and their friends who play hockey, I hope they look up to me and it gives them that drive that they can go places in hockey and reach this level also.”
An AJHL letter of intent protects the player as a member of the respective team.
The Wolverines next home game is Sunday February 12th at 2:30pm against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.