Embrun's Jackson Parsons in training camp with OHL Kitchener Rangers
Local net minder returns for second season with the club
Training camps for teams in Ontario’s top junior hockey league have begun, including in Kitchener, where the Rangers prospects and returnees took to the ice this week.
Among those striving for a roster spot is Jackson Parsons, a 17-year-old goaltender from Embrun.
Last season with the Rangers, he saw action in 22 regular-season games, posting a goals-against average of 3.77 and a save percentage of .898, going on to improve those numbers in the playoffs at 3.06 and .928 respectively.
The 6ft. 205 lb. netminder was drafted by Kitchener in 2020, in the third round of the OHL draft, 53rd overall.
After starting his hockey career with the Cobras, he went on to play a season with the U14 Eastern Ontario Wild ‘AAA’ team, before joining the CIHA Voyageurs the following winter.
He split the 2019-20 season between the CCHL Cornwall Colts (junior ‘A’) and the EOJHL (junior ‘B’) Char-Lan Rebels.
Parsons made his OHL debut with the Rangers on October 9, 2021, backstopping a win against the Guelph Storm. In January 2022, he was named OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month.
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