Skilled, medium size forward Jake Kovacs is back in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
The 18-year old speedster has been acquired by the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL from the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League in exchange for 17-year old defenseman Jackson Barnes.
An Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Barrie Colts, Kovacs returns to the NOJHL after previously starring for the Soo Thunderbirds during the 2019-2020 season. He netted 27 goals, 31 assists, 58 points in 55 games for the Thunderbirds during the ’19-20 campaign.
And in going to Blind River, Beavers general manager and coach Kyle Brick is pumped to be able to obtain Kovacs.
“We are very excited to add a player like Jake to our lineup,” Brick told Hockey News North. “He will instantly step in and have an impact. We hate to lose a player like Jackson but we wish him all the best with a great team in Trenton.”