Jenks named rookie of the week in WCHA

Crofton's own Jesse Jenks was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's rookie of the week for the weekend of Dec. 11 and 12.

Crofton’s own Jesse Jenks was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s rookie of the week for the weekend of Dec. 11 and 12.

Jenks backstopped the University of Alaska Nanooks to three of a possible four points in two games against their cross-state rivals from Alaska-Anchorage.

On Dec. 11, Jenks made 25 saves in a 2-1 win. He outdid himself the next night with 32 stops in a 1-1 tie. The results were good enough for a .966 save percentage, the best numbers for any NCAA rookie that weekend.

Jenks played in the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey system until 2012, when he moved to the major midget South Island Royals. He spent two years in the B.C. Hockey League with the Prince George Spruce Kings before getting a scholarship to Alaska-Fairbanks.