The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce that they’ve committed to forward Jacksenn Hungle (04) of the Yale Hockey Academy for the upcoming season.
Hungle, a Victoria native, spent last season developing in the CSSHL’s Elite 15 league where he put up solid numbers. In 34 games, Hungle bulged the twine 10 times and added 17 assists to hover above .75 points-per-game.
Head Coach and General Manager Derek Sweet-Coulter says that Hungle has continued to show his growth as the Centennials have been keeping a close watch on his development.
“We have had our eye on Jacksenn for a while now, he improved and raised his level every camp with us and as the competition got stronger he elevated. He has a real good motor and competes hard, finishes his checks, goes to the hard areas, and is very creative around the net. He also has very good hands in tight spaces and around the net. He has a long reach and good size at 6’2″.”
Sweet-Coulter adds that along with the skills on the ice, Hungle has the right approach off the ice as well.
“Jacksenn is a high end character person that will fit into our culture of being a good person and doing the right things on and off the ice. He impressed at our Merritt ID Camp and our Fall Evaluation Camp and it became clear he was ready to be a Centennial. We are very excited that Jacksenn has committed to start his BCHL career in Merritt.”
The Centennials would like to welcome Jacksenn and his family to the team and the Nicola Valley and look forward to his contributions on the ice and in the community.
Hungle is the latest in a flurry of additions the Centennials have made before the start of their extended training camp which is set to begin in Mid-September.