Lloydminster, AB – The Lloydminster Bobcats are looking to a bright future in signing local stand out Jayven Leslie to a Letter of Intent for the 2019-20 season. Leslie who is from Lloydminster and has come up through the Lloydminster Minor Hockey Association is a key piece of the puzzle moving forward. As a 15 year old he has put up 5 goals and 14 points in 28 games with the Lloydminster Bandit Midget AAA team this season; last year he registered 15 goals and equal assists on the season with the Lloydminster Heat Bantam AAA team.
Over six feet tall, Leslie has the ability to create plays and it has been demonstrated through his minor and elite hockey locally. He also has suited up with the Bobcats in five affiliation games collecting an assist. “I was able to coach Jayven last spring in the Alberta Cup and his character and dedication absolutely jumped off the charts at that time. His maturity at age 15 along with his thought processes and decision making meet our core values before we even get into his on-ice performance,” states Bobcats Head Coach and General Manager Nigel Dube.
As a 2003 born forward Leslie brings the ability on the ice to create space for those around him, success comes with his desire to go the hard area as he continues to develop with the Midget AAA Bobcats for this season. “Jayven has a very high hockey IQ, the ability to see the ice, and he is continuing his development through this season. At 15 years old we are thrilled to be keeping Jayven local. With the management change in November came a commitment to keep our own players in the community, a win-win situation” finished Dube.
The Bobcats will head south for a three game road swing this weekend in Brooks, Calgary, and Olds before returning to the Centennial Civic on February 13th. Stayed tuned for all of your Bobcats news and information as more will be released this week!
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