2002 birth year forward Nick Jameus of Sault Ste. Marie is joining the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves of the Great North Midget Hockey League for the balance of the 2018-2019 season.
Jameus played in 21 games with the Soo Major Thunderbirds this season and had 5 goals, 10 assists, 15 points before being given his release from the Great North team in early December.
He also played with the Soo major midgets as a minor midget-aged skater during the 2017-2018 Great North season and playoffs included, netted 7 goals, 13 assists, 20 points in 38 games.
Kevin Cain of Cain Hockey Management, who serves as the family advisor for Jameus, said going to Sudbury to play for the Nickel Capital Wolves represents a new opportunity for his client.
“It is a good opportunity to finish the year with a team that really wanted him,” Cain began. “The Nickel Capital Wolves are a team that is well coached (by Brian Dickinson) and will help Nick’s development.
“It’s a win-win as Nick will certainly help the Wolves going into the playoffs. Nick has good skill and is in tremendous shape, so it will be exciting to see how things work out for Nick and the Nickel Capital Wolves,” Cain added.
Coach Brandon Perry of the Timmins Majors of the Great North was also interested in signing the 5-foot-6, 140-pound Jameus. But the fact that Sudbury is a lot closer geographically to the Soo than Timmins for commute purposes factored in the decision of the Jameus camp to choose the Nickel Capital Wolves over the Majors.
Jameus, who will continue his high school studies at St. Mary’s College in the Soo where he is an outstanding student, said he is happy to get another opportunity to play in the Great North.
“I just want to go and play for Sudbury and try to continue to improve my game and help the Nickel Capital Wolves for the rest of the season and into the playoffs,” Jameus told Hockey News North.
Meanwhile, Sudbury currently sits in third place among the six teams that make up the major midget division of the Great North.
The Nickel Capital Wolves are ahead of the fourth-place Soo Major Thunderbirds, fifth-place Timmins Majors and sixth-place New Liskeard Cubs in the standings and trail the first-place North Bay Trappers and second-place Kapuskasing Flyers.