The Fredericton Red Wings have announced that goaltender Jack Grant has committed to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, a Division III Liberal Arts school. The team says Grant plans to go into medicine when he graduates and is looking forward to the open curriculum of Hamilton. While hoping to take biology and chemistry courses, Grant plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree.
The 21-year-old from Fredericton, N.B. spent parts of four seasons in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL). Grant was a territorial draft selection by the Woodstock Slammers, now the Grand Falls Rapids, in the 2015 MHL Entry Draft. After playing just one game in the 2015-16 season for the Slammers, he played in nineteen games in 2016-17 for Woodstock who just finished out of the playoffs.
After being acquired by St. Stephen, Grant became the starter for the Aces in 2017-18 for a team that finished last in the MHL. He posted a 9-24-0-1 record with a 4.02 goals against average and a .895 save percentage. He would be dealt to the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL on June 18th, 2018 and spent the season out west. After the Aces franchise moved to Fredericton in the 2019-20 off-season, Grant was re-acquired and posted MVP-like numbers for the Red Wings. He posted a 25-11-4-1 record with a 2.60 goals against average, a .919 save percentage, and had two shutouts. His win total was tied with Summerside’s Dominik Tmej for moot in the league. Grant’s goals against average and save percentage were second only to Tmej, but the Fredericton goaltender played 13 more games and logged nearly 700 more minutes.
President of the Fredericton Red Wings, Roger Shannon, is excited for the future that Grant has in front of him. “We are so happy for Jack and his family to receive such a wonderful scholarship from a prestigious school like Hamilton. Jacks goal was to always play NCAA and receive the best education he could. The Red Wings wanted to help him achieve this goal, and it was our plan from the start to get him there,” said Shannon. “Congratulations Jack, this is a great day for you and the entire Red Wings Organization.”
The MHL congratulates Grant on his Junior A career and commitment to Hamilton College.