October 30, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The South Island Royals would like to congratulate former netminder Jesse Jenks on being selected to represent Team Canada West at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.
Jenks, a native of Crofton, BC, is currently playing with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL. In eight games played with the Spruce Kings, Jenks has a record of 4-3-1 with a goals against average of 2.46 and a save percentage of 0.921. The 18-year-old played with South Island during the 2012-13 BCMML season. With the Royals, the 6-2, 180 lb keeper appeared in 22 games with a record of 7-14-1 and a goals against average of 4.08.
“Jesse is very deserving of this honour,” Royals’ Head Coach Geoff Grimwood said. “His work ethic and performance with South Island last season was outstanding and Jesse’s success is not surprising. On behalf of the entire South Island Royals organization, we would like to wish Jesse and Team Canada West the best of luck at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.”
The World Junior A Challenge is an annual under-20 tournament that showcases teams from six different countries. Team Canada is represented by two regional squads, Team Canada West and Team Canada East, with players selected from across the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). This year’s tournament is being held in Yarmouth, NS and is set to take place from November 4th – 10th.
The South Island Royals are back home this weekend for two games versus the Okanagan Rockets. Game one will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at Panorama Recreation Centre with puck-drop slatted for 2:00 p.m. Game two comes the following day at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, with game-time at 9:45 a.m.