Ronald S. Evans
Induction Year: 2008
Ronald S. Evans was one of the all-time great Yellowjacket hockey players, serving as an offensive powerhouse and playmaker as well as a team leader.
Between 1987 and 1991, Mr. Evans played in 109 games - the 12th-highest in team history at the time he graduated. He ended his college hockey career ranked fifth in team history in scoring with 68 goals, ninth in assists with 72, and ninth in points with 140.
His achievements earned him WSUC Honorable Mention in 1989-'90, WSUC Second Team in 1990-'91, and NCHA Honorable Mention in 1989-'90 and 1990-'91. He was voted the team's most dedicated player in 1989-'90 and 1990-'91.
A fellow Yellowjacket described Mr. Evans as "the ultimate teammate," who demonstrated "talent, desire, great attitude, a knack for scoring big goals when his team needed them, respect for the program and its peers."
After graduating, Mr. Evans briefly played professional hockey for the Knoxville Cherokees before an injury ended his career. Undaunted, he became a successful businessman whose company, Evans Framing Inc., employs more than 100 people and has been recognized for the quality homes it builds.