Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed local with the signing of 2003 birth year goalie Jake Marois.
As a member of the fourth place Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves, the 6-foot, 175 pound Marois was the top goalie in the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2019-2020 with a 2.16 goals against average in 1,280 minutes of action.
Marois also played in the Great North in 2018-2019.
His work in the Great North loop was enough for Marois to earn an invitation to attend the upcoming Ontario Hockey League camp of the London Knights as a free agent.
“Jake has been among the best goalies in the Great North over the last two seasons and is a welcomed addition to our organization,” noted Rayside Balfour general manager Jeff Forsyth.
“With the amount of times that I have watched Jake play over the last few years we feel extremely comfortable that he is ready for the next step. Whether that is with us in the NOJHL or with London in the OHL is yet to be determined, as we understand that we are plan B,” added the Canadians GM.