Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Koch SUPERU Player Profile: Parker Jasper

Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
Dave Leaderhouse

Almost three years ago the Yorkton Terriers wasted little time in securing the rights to defenceman Parker Jasper when the Regina product was selected with the second pick overall in the 2018 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League bantam draft.

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Jasper had gotten the Terriers’ attention after producing 39 points in 30 games with the Regina Pat Blues U15 Bantam AA team before also collecting three points in seven playoff games in helping the Regina Rangers claim the South Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League championship.

Jasper then spent his first season of midget eligibility with the Regina Vics where he registered 30 points in 34 games before suiting up with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League last year. Again Jasper excelled as he produced 29 points in 44 regular-season games with the Warriors and added five more points in six post-season tilts before play was suspended due to the growing concerns of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Terriers summoned Jasper for a pair of games last year and after the 16-year-old registered one assist in that brief audition they were chomping at the bit to get him with the club on a full-time basis. That came to fruition this season and in six games the now 17-year-old collected a pair of assists in helping Yorkton get off to a 3-2-1-0 start before play was halted in November.

Should this season ever get back on the ice the Terriers will be thrilled to reap the benefit of the bantam draft, but even more exciting for the team is that Jasper still has three more years of junior eligibility remaining and it is pretty clear that this young talent has a bright future ahead of him.