By Dave Leaderhouse
NIPAWIN HAWKS, LW
The Nipawin Hawks have carefully brought rookie forward Jordan Simoneau into the line-up, but when the 18-year-old is given the opportunity to play he has taken advantage of those situations being visible in more ways than one.
At 6-foot-5 and 218 pounds, the Tisdale product has collected five goals and one assist in eight games this year with four of his goals coming in a pair of wins over the Humboldt Broncos.
Prior to joining the Hawks, Simoneau spent last year with his hometown Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. While dressing in all 44 regular-season games he contributed seven goals and nine assists and then in 12 playoff games he registered one goal in helping the Trojans reach the league final.
Simoneau played at the Midget AA level his first two years of midget eligibility and in his final season with the North East Wolf Pack he averaged more than a point-per-game collecting 13 goals and 19 assists in 27 contests. Simoneau also played with the Wolf Pack in his final year of bantam hockey when he registered seven goals and five assists in 31 games.
Simoneau is a big-body presence and evidenced by his 94 minutes in penalties last year with the Trojans he isn’t afraid to get into the tough spots of a game. The Hawks will likely utilize his skills more as the season progresses and Simoneau appears to be ready to be a contributor to a very strong line-up.
Tag(s): Young Guns