by Jacob Lazare |
As we continue through the offseason, it is time to take a look back at the season that was. The “Moving On” series will showcase all of our graduating players as they prepare for the next step in their hockey journeys and lives.
The first instalment of the series takes a look at Dartmouth College bound defenceman Jack Cameron. Jack joined the Express at the start of the 2018-19 season after 3 years with Lawrence Academy in the USHS Prep league. He previously played for his hometown Midget AAA team Halifax McDonalds. The co-recipient of our Unsung Hero Award, Cameron was a solid defenceman who did his job quietly each and every night. While his defensive game was rarely flashy, Express fans were privy to the excitement he could bring on the offensive side of rink. Cameron only scored 4 goals during the season (and added another in the post-season), but it was his impressive ability to pick his spots when stepping up on a rush coupled with surprisingly accurate shot that allowed him to score some great goals in the BCHL.
Off the ice, Cameron was a popular figure in the room. Always seen with a smile on his face, Jack was a player who had the support of his teammates, through his best and worst performances.
“I loved all the boys and the staff so a highlight for me has to be our first trip to the island where we broke a losing streak. I experienced the ferry for the first time which was pretty cool, but I just loved how much time we had to get closer to each other across that trip that ended with two wins,” – Jack Cameron
That island road trip was expectantly memorable for Cameron. While the team picked up 2 of 3 wins, Jack did not mention his 4 points (1G, 3A) on that island swing.
Cameron is preparing for his freshman season at Dartmouth College this fall. An Ivy League school with a hockey history dating back over 100 years, Cameron knows the jump to Dartmouth wont come without its challenges but is excited for the opportunity,
“Overall I’m really excited to be heading to Dartmouth in the fall. I’ve been committed there for a few years now so the excitement has been building for a while and I can’t wait to get on campus to meet my new teammates and get to work. (My) strength and skating can always be improved upon, especially before making the jump to college, so that’ll definitely be a focus of mine,” – Jack Cameron
Jack’s connection to the area predated his joining of the Express. Jack lived with his aunt her family during the season, and the row of Cameron jerseys in the crowd at the Poirier Sport & Complex was cheering with pride at every home game. Always great teammate, we wish Jack the best of luck as he moves on Dartmouth next season!