Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kings acquire forward Jordan Larson

Press Release

Pembroke Lumber Kings General Manager and Head Coach Sheldon Keefe announced today that the club has acquired 17 year old centre Jordan Larson from the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

As a 16 year old rookie last season Larson finished fifth in league scoring with 34 goals and 35 assists for 69 points in 56 games which earned him Rookie of the Year honours in the SIJHL. He carried his regular season success into the playoffs where he scored 14 points in 15 games to put him into a tie for 2nd overall in playoff scoring through a run that ended with a loss in game 7 of the league finals.

Larson, a 5’10 180 pound forward from Fort Frances, Ontario represented Team West last season in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top Prospects Game in Langley, BC where he scored in each game of the 2 game series defeating Team East which was coached by Keefe and featured Pembroke forwards Ben Dalpe and Chris King. Larson also attended the final camp of Team Canada West for the 2011 World Junior A Challenge.

Prior to his first year of junior hockey Larson skated in 2010-11 for the Thunder Bay Kings Minor Midgets where he led his team with 86 points in 59 games and was drafted by the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

With training camp set to open on August 17th, Keefe is excited to get started and commented on the newest addition:

“Jordan is an offensive player that has produced at every level he’s played and once he adjusts to the pace of our league I believe he will make an impact here as well. He has a bright future and at just 17 he fits our plan of adding some high end young talent as we look to rebuild our team.”

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