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Q&A with Jackson Ryan

Earlier this off-season, nineteen (19) players were added to The Program by virtue of the 2020 OHL Priority Selection and 2020 OHL U18 Priority Selection.

Today we  introduce you to the final member of this year’s draft class through a ‘Q&A’ feature exclusively here on soogreyhounds.com.

Today we meet Greyhounds 12th Round selection of the OHL Priority Selection … Jackson Ryan.

PERSONAL/FAMILY:
Full Name:
Jackson Ryan

Nickname(s):
J.R

Hometown:
Peterborough

Place of Birth:
Peterborough

Parents names:
Sarah and Tobi

Siblings (brother/sister, age, name):
Two brothers, 10 and 14, Cam and Will

Pets (kind/name):
None 

HOCKEY
Previous three teams you have played for?
Minor Midget AAA Petes, Major Bantom AAA Petes and Minor Bantom AA Petes.

Most memorable moment?
Getting drafted.

What is your main motivation on the ice?
The will to win and the desire to compete every shift.

What challenges did you overcome to get where you are now in hockey?
The challenges I had to overcome would be my weight because I was a really skinny guy in minor bantam, but I put some pounds on to get where I am now.

What do you know about the Soo Greyhounds or the City of Sault Ste Marie?
I’ve heard nothing but great things about the City of Sault Ste Marie and the Soo Greyhounds.

Words of advice for a player aspiring to be drafted/play in the OHL?
It doesn’t matter how much you weigh or what your height is, as long as you put in the work every single day great things will happen. 

FAVOURITE:
Colour:
Red

Number:
11

NHL Team:
Vegas Golden Knights

Hobby/Hobbies:
Basketball, running, video games

Food:
Peanut butter & jam sandwich

Videogame:
NBA 2K20

TV Show:
Money Heist

Movie:
Avengers: Endgame

Band/Music genre:
Hip hop/rap

Meal:
Fettuccine Alfredo 

OTHER
Do you speak any other languages?
French

Biggest fear?
Spiders 

Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My dad

If you could hang out with one celebrity (dead or alive) who would it be?
Drake

What did you want to be when you were small?
Police Officer

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Saint Lucia 

Any hidden talents or something people don’t typically know about you?
No 

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
Jamaica, because the people there were really friendly and it’s the only vacation I’ve been on.

What could you not live without?
Music

You were stuck on a deserted island, what three (3) things would you bring with you?
Food, water, and a hockey stick

Snapchat/Intstagram or Facebook?
Instagram

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