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Hounds Select Jacob Holmes in 1st Round

April 6, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Soo Greyhounds News Release

Jacob Holmes with the Simcoe Express
Jacob Holmes with the Simcoe Express
(Soo Greyhounds, Credit: Dan Hickling - OHL Images)

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.


Position: Left Defenceman

Height: 6.01

Weight: 170 lbs

Shoots: Left

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.

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Jacob Holmes with the Simcoe Express
Jacob Holmes with the Simcoe Express

(Dan Hickling - OHL Images)

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