- Created: 21 May 2017
The Eugene Generals are proud to announce the signing of forward Tyelor Doster.
Like the four previously mentioned signees, Doster attended the Eugene Generals Preseason Evaluation Camp on April 29-30. Unlike those four, it was a Generals player - not a coach - that initially began the recruiting process for Doster.
"Bradley Maddox has been my best friend for years," said Doster. "We first met playing hockey, then ended up going to elementary school together and have been tight ever since. The Generals are a great organization from what Bradley had told me, and the media exposure that the staff coordinates provides a lot of exposure for players, so I began to explore the opportunity and decided to come down to camp."
However, Doster's performance at the Eugene Generals Preseason Evaluation Camp almost didn't happen as flight delays left the Spokane, Washington native worried that he wouldn't be able to arrive until midway through the camp.
"Funny enough," chucked Kern, "his flight was late the first day and he was really worried that he would miss it. However, he thankfully made it on time and he was great all weekend."
Aside from displaying plenty of skill at the Eugene Generals Preseason Evaluation Camp, Doster (above) also showcased some of the best flow to ever hit the ice in Eugene, Oregon.
Once he did finally arrive in Eugene, Doster was quickly impressed with the depth of talent in attendance at the Eugene Generals Preseason Evaluation Camp. "I loved the intensity and all of the young talent there," assessed Doster. "All of the potential that could be there for the upcoming season was great to see and I really wanted to be a part of that."
Throughout the weekend, Generals coaches were wowed by the combination of grit and skill that Doster consistently showcased on the ice.
"It was just really hard to get the puck away from him," said Coach Kern. "He had great stick handling, good shots, good at driving the net, and he was a good breakaway scorer. I think he's going to be a pretty dynamic player for us. He gets in the right areas and the puck just seems to be glued to his stick at times."
"I'm an intense player," assessed Doster. "I can get into the corners, put the puck in the back of the net, block shots; whatever the coaches need me to do, I'm there to do it."