The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday May 10th that Jack Jacome of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Georgetown Raiders has been named its Top Forward Award recipient for the 2016-17 season.
The 18-year-old native of Caledon, Ontario picked up the honour, which goes annually to the top forward in the 132-team CJHL, through voting completed by each of its ten member Junior ‘A’ leagues across the country.
Jacome had a tremendous campaign with Georgetown topping all OJHL skaters with 91 points in just 53 games on 34 goals and 57 assists. His tally total was third-best in his league and he led the way in helpers. He tied for the OJHL-lead with 31 power play points and added seven game-winning goals.
Serving as an alternate captain on the Raiders, Jacome posted two scoring streaks that surpassed 10 games and recorded points in 44 of his 53 outings this season.
The highly-skilled forward never went more than two consecutive games without at least a single point, while notching multiple points in 26 contests and supplying five multi-goal outings.
Twice he was named the OJHL’s South-West Conference Player-of-the-Month and was also member of Team OJHL Hawerchuk at the 2016 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.
Jacome is committed to attend Clarkson University on NCAA Division I scholarship and also play for the Golden Knights men’s hockey program.
The CJHL would also like to recognize the four other finalists for its Top Forward Award.
BCHL: Brendan Harris – Wenatchee Wild
CCHL: Grant Hebert – Cumberland Grads
MJHL: Jeremey Leipsic – Portage Terriers
SIJHL: Braeden Allkins – Dryden GM Ice Dogs
With files from Izak Westgate, Director of Operations (OJHL)