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Jacobs Holmes commits to Soo Greyhounds

Jacobs Holmes commits to Soo Greyhounds   Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -  May 26, 2019  (LSN) Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis is pleased to announce  the commitment from 2019 draft pick Jacobs Holmes  The Alliston, ON native was the Greyhounds’ 1st Round Pick (18th overall) in this past April’s OHL Priority Selection.

“We are very excited to have Jacob and his family commit to the Soo Greyhounds hockey program.  This season, Jacob captained the York Simcoe Express and was a player that continued to improve throughout the year - building upon a strong Canada Winter Games” began Raftis.

“Jacob possess many qualities we look for in a Soo Greyhound defensemen. He has impressed us with his ability to skate pucks out of trouble while exiting the zone. He’s a player that possess high hockey IQ and is able to add offense by moving pucks in transition, and with the ability to attack from the blue line” he continued.

“We are excited to see what Jacob  can add to our defence this coming season and we look forward to working along side Jacob as he continues to develop both on the ice and in the classroom:”

The 6.01, 170-lb defenceman was captain this past season with the York-Simcoe Express Minor Midget Hockey Club.
In 33 regular season games played, Homes tallied 7 goals and 10 assists, good for 17 points.

He was a silver medalist with Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games while most recently Jacob was a member of Team OMHA Black at the 2019 OHL Gold Cup.

“I am extremely honoured to have signed with such an amazing team and organization” began Holmes.

“I am excited to develop as a player and as a person in Sault Ste Marie, and I am very proud to be a Greyhound”.

Position:  Left Defenceman
Height:  6.01
Weight:  170 lbs
Shoots:  Left
DOB:  July 4, 2003
Hometown:  Alliston, ON


Soo Greyhounds

Soo Greyhounds The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. The Greyhounds play home games at the GFL Memorial Gardens. The present team was founded in 1962 as a team in the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.


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