Back In The Day: Jason Abel

Jason Abel was born and raised in northern Alberta and played his minor hockey years in Slave Lake, AB

He split his junior playing career between the (AJHL) Grande Prairie storm, under one time NHL Coach Corey Clouston, and the (WHL) Medicine Hat Tigers.

He played for the Storm for three seasons – 1995-1998.

He wore No. 9 and No. 16 and is 13th all-time in assists with 87, 18th in points with 124 and 24th in goals with 37.

After graduating from junior hockey Jason played five years of professional hockey in the USA – Texas and Oklahoma. During that time Jason also spent four years as head instructor of Turcotte Stick Handling, a well respected hockey skills school that travels all over the world training young athletes. Jason owned and operated Precision Puck Control based out of San Angelo, Texas from 1998-2002.

In 2003, after a two-year battle with injuries, Jason retired from playing professional hockey. He was given the opportunity to move to Fort McMurray to get involved and grow the family business. In 2006 Jason got back to the game coaching in the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association starting in novice and then Bantam AA rep team (2014 Provincial Champions).  

Jason resides in Fort McMurray and he with his wife Kerri, have a son Ashton and daughter Emari. Ashton is a goaltender with the Grande Prairie Midget AAA Storm.