THUNDER BAY -- The Lakehead Thunderwolves men's hockey team's first recruit of the off-season has a regional connection.
The program on Monday announced the commitment of Jordan Larson from Fort Frances, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound forward who is transferring to play in Thunder Bay after spending two seasons in the NCAA at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
The 23-year-old Larson had previously played in Thunder Bay for two years with the AAA Midget Kings.
"I'm really excited about transferring to Lakehead and living in Thunder Bay again," Larson said in a team-issued statement. "Now I can't wait to come back to continue my hockey career and get my degree."
Prior to playing south of the border, Larson suited up for four seasons in the Central Canada Hockey League with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and the Carleton Place Canadians. He averaged more than a point per game in his final Junior A campaign, finishing with 23 goals and 52 points in only 38 contests.
We’re thrilled to have an experienced player like Jordan join our program. After meeting with him on his recruiting visit, I was very encouraged by how eager he is to come to Lakehead. Jordan will be a great fit both on and off the ice," first-year Thunderwolves head coach Andrew Wilkins said in a statement.
Lakehead will open OUA regular season play on Oct. 12 when they welcome the Western Mustangs to the Fort William Gardens.