Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jones West Point Bound

Press Release

Penticton, BC- The Penticton Vees Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce DJ Jones has committed to Army for the 2013-2014 season.

Jones, 19, is enjoying a successful first season with the Penticton Vees after being signed in mid-December, as he’s become major contributor on the Vees blue-line. The Plymouth, Minnesota native started the season with the Surrey Eagles before landing in Penticton. Jones has played in 24 regular season games for the Vees scoring once and collecting seven points; in the playoffs, Jones has played in all six games, chipping in with one assist.

Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson says committing to Army tells you the person Jones is, “It takes a special person to be able to play for West Point. DJ is one of the most dedicated players I have ever coached; it goes without saying that he possesses all characteristics of a natural leader.”

The hockey program at West Point has been in existence since 1903 and represents the United States Military Academy. Army plays in the Atlantic Hockey Conference and in 2008 won their first conference title, the Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Championship.

Jones is the first Vees player to attend the prestigious West Point Academy and becomes the 16th to secure an NCAA Division l Scholarship.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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