Crofton’s Jenks commits to UAF

Crofton’s Jesse Jenks, currently tending goal for the B.C. Hockey League’s Prince George Spruce Kings, has committed to an NCAA Div. I scholarship with the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the 2015/16 season.

Now in his second season with the Spruce Kings, Jenks came up through the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey system before moving to the major midget South Island Royals in 2012/13. He also played two games for the junior B Kerry Park Islanders in 2011/12.

"Jesse has shown that he is an elite goaltender who is very deserving of this honor," Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes said in announcing Jenks’s deal. "The University of Alaska-Fairbanks is a tremendous program that is well coached and I know that Jesse will go there and excel. While it is an exciting day for Jesse I know that he is focused on the Spruce Kings and their success this season as he develops and prepares himself for the transition to NCAA Division I hockey."

Jenks has three wins in three starts this season, with a 2.67 goals-against average and .930 save percentage. In 22 games last year, he had nine wins, a 2.97 GAA and .098 SPCT.

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