Toronto Lakeshore Patriots rookie forward Jacob Hayhurst (photo credit - Dave Powers/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers beginning with the 2016-17 ECAC season.
Last season the native of Mississauga, was a member of his hometown Rebels Minor Midget squad, recording four assists at the presitigious OHL Cup tournament and later competing as a member of Team GTHL Royal, registering seven points in five games at the Ontario Gold Cup Under-16 tourney.
Joining the Patriots this season, the now 17-year old has made an immediate impact on his new club, recording 13 goals and 31 points in 47 regular season games played to sit ninth in scoring, while helping the Pats capture the South Division crown for the first time in franchise history.
Congratulations to Jacob and we look forward to seeing you in the OJHL for the seasons to come!
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)