The Wright way

March 13, 2014

Two seasons removed from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, 1993 birth-year left winger Jake Wright is finishing his junior career in style.

In this, his second season out in Eastern Canada, the Sault Ste. Marie native won the Maritime Hockey League scoring championship as a member of the Woodstock Slammers.

The 6-foot, 205 pound Wright led the MHL in scoring with 24 goals, 53 assists, 77 points in 52 regular-season games.

Wright not only likes playing junior hockey in the Martimes but loves living in New Brunswick.

“It’s great out here, I love it,” Wright told me during a recent telephone conversation. “The hockey is good and the people are so friendly.”

Wright plans to parlay his final season of junior to the next level, which would be Canadian or American university hockey.

“I always wanted to play Division 1 (National Collegiate Athletic Association) hockey but if that doesn’t happen, I have offers to play Atlantic University and I will be happy with that,” Wright relayed.

“Either way,” continued the likeable son of Paul and Leslie Wright of the Soo, “the plan is to keep playing hockey and get a university education at the same time.”

What you think about “The Wright way”

  1. Randy, as a coach you always hope all of your players enjoy success in life. Along the way some encounter tough times and don’t always make the best decisions. Those who don’t let those decisions affect them and who learn from their mistakes are the special ones. I can’t be any happier to see Jake doing so well these last two years both on and off the ice as he prepares to attend school next year.

    As an 18 year old Jake made a tremendous impact on our championship run and I hope an NCAA school gives him the opportunity to show that he can be a valuable player for their program.

    Good for you Jake and thanks Randy for sharing his story for your readers!


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