GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB
May 29, 2019
The Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League are proud to announce that 2000-born forward Jackson Savoie has committed to the team for the 2019-20 season. The Minnesota High School senior played his entire High School career for St. Cloud Cathedral in the incredibly competitive Minnesota State High School Hockey League, scoring 33 goals and 40 assists in 71 regular season games. Savoie followed up his strong regular season with an impressive post-season display with 8 goals and 2 assists in 6 games helping St. Cloud qualify for the prestigious Minnesota State Championships. In 3 games at the tournament, the 6’2″ power forward again led the charge on the score board with 4 goals and 2 helpers eventually helping Cathedral win their first ever State Championship in front of ten thousand fans at the Xcel Energy Centre.
Storm Head Coach Matt Keillor had this to say about the Minnesota forward:
“Jackson is a big, great skater and is a natural shooter that can beat goalies clean. He’s hard on sticks, great on the forecheck, and finds ways to create offense off the cycle. I think opponents will have their hands full trying to contain him down low and at the net. Having someone that was a part of a championship team will be a big boost to our locker room; the Minnesota State Championship is arguably the most prestigious U.S. High School Championship in North America, and Jackson delivered when it counted the most.”
Fans will get the chance to meet Jackson and the rest of the Storm when they arrive in Grande Prairie for main camp in late August. Download the Storm App today form the App store on your mobile device and get easy access to Storm news and updates.