With their 1st Round Selection (18th overall) in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, presented by Real Canadian Superstore, the Soo Greyhounds are very pleased to select defenceman JACOB HOLMES.
The 6.01, 170-lb rearguard was captain this past season with the York-Simcoe Express Minor Midget Hockey Club.
In 33 regular season games played Holmes tallied 7 goals and 10 assists, good for 17 points.
He was a silver medalist with Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
You can view his 2019 OHL Priority Selection Profile Video HERE.
• York Simcoe hockey player chosen to play at Canada Winter Games
Position: Left Defenceman
Weight: 170 lbs
Date of Birth: July 4, 2003
Hometown: Alliston, ON
SCOUTING REPORT (courtesy of the OHL Priority Selection Media Guide)
Jacob is a mobile defender that can skate with anyone. He loves to jump up and join or even sometimes lead the rush and uses his skating ability to get back and cover his position well. He has good puck skills and vision from the back end. Jacob makes good outlet passes and transitons the puck well in the neutral zone. His mobility allows him to move along the offensive blue line well and he finds the open lane to the net well.
Photo by Dan Hickling OHL Images
You can follow the complete progress of the Greyhounds’ at the draft by following our RESULTS PAGE HERE, along with further content available on www.ontariohockeyleague.com