Eveland Promoted to Director of Player Development
Former Lancer Promoted in Second Year on Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ralston, NE – The Omaha Lancers announced the promotion of former Lancer Dakota Eveland to Director of Player development on Tuesday morning.
Dakota is a native of Southern California where he played his youth Hockey and eventually played AAA for the LA Selects and won a National Championship (Bantam Major). Following his AAA Hockey, he went on to play in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers where he was part of a team who won the Clark Cup, Anderson Cup, Fall Classic (Buc Bowl) and the QMJHL/USHL Series Cup. Dakota went on to play for the Colorado College Tigers for a year and a half until finding an abnormal defect in his C1 and C2 vertebrae that forced him to stop playing.
Honoring his scholarship, Colorado College allowed Dakota to stay on the coaching staff as a Student Assistant coach where he did video analysis and video broadcasting for the team. After finishing his degree in History at CC, Dakota moved back home to coach youth Hockey in Southern California. His first season was with the L.A. Jr. Kings Bantam Major team and is now in his third season of coaching with the Anaheim Jr. Ice Dogs.
As the Director of Player Development, Dakota will oversee players on the Lancers roster, and affiliated with the organization, helping monitor and assist in overall development both on and off the ice.