Hawks re-sign Pittsburgh native Sakulsky, 'the type of player every coach wants in his lineup'

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced the re-signing of forward Jacob Sakulsky.  

Sakulsky joined the Hawks late last season, proving to be a very valuable player, both on and off the ice. 

“It felt like I was on the team the entire year," said Sakulsky. "The organization and the other players treated me really well and I am excited to play the entire season with the team."

Before joining the Hawks, the Pittsburgh native played three years for his high school program, where he put up an impressive 71 points in 57 games.  

Sakulsky had a breakout game at the CPJHL showcase tournament, scoring five goals, including the overtime winner during a 5-4 win against the Maniwaki Mustangs. He finished the season with 11 points in only eight games.  

According to the Hawks, Sakulsky is a very quick skater with great hands and hockey sense. He battles hard in all three zones and has a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the puck to the back of the net. He makes all the players around him better by using his speed to create more time and space.  

“Jacob is the type of player every coach wants in his lineup,” said Hawks coach Brad Tichbourne.  “His speed and his ability to find the back of the net are only a small part of what he brings to the team. We will be leaning heavily on Jacob to lead the team this year."