JR. BLUES ALUM GETS NCAA CONFERENCE AWARD

The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud member of the NA3HL, would like to congratulate former Jr. Blues forward Jake Cox on being named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team.

Acquired in November 2017 following a stellar three seasons with Point Mallard, the native of Columbus, Ga. continued his point-per-game scoring form with the Ducks for St. Louis. In 35 regular-season games for the Jr. Blues, Cox scored 29 goals and added 36 assists, including his 98th career NA3HL goal, at that time the league record. In the Jr. Blues run to the Fraser Cup Final, he played in all seven games, recording 10 points (4 G, 6 A).

In his freshman season at Southern New Hampshire, Cox has been a major component of the Penmen’s run to the NE10 championship game, to be held this Saturday against St. Anselm. In 25 games, Cox is second in team scoring with 21 points (8 G, 13 A), including a crucial assist in SNHU’s semi-final win over St. Michael’s.

“Jake has been a huge part of our offense all year, [but] in the past 5-6 weeks he has really bought into being a complete, 200-foot hockey player,” said Penmen head coach Sean Walsh. “He is a threat to score or create scoring chances every time the puck is on his stick.  He’s a great kid that works hard at getting better every day. [Point Mallard and] the Jr. Blues did a great job preparing him for the next level.”

Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher said that “we were really excited to add Jake to our team and he did exactly nothing to disappoint us. His talent and stats speak for themselves, but most importantly he’s a great personality off the ice, mature and intelligent beyond his years. We’re extremely happy for Jake to get what we hope will be the first of many college honors, and wish him and the Penmen good luck on Saturday.”