Massachusetts native King joins Grey Highlands crease for 2018-19 season

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced the signing of goaltender Jackson King for the 2018-19 season.  

The Massachusetts native is described as a hybrid goaltender with excellent positioning and rebound control. King has good size for a young goaltender and combined with his athleticism and excellent lateral movement, will make it very difficult for the opposing teams to score on him.

King, who was born in 2002, played two seasons of high school hockey for the Wachusett Mountaineers, earning Defensive Player of the Year and selected as an All-Star during his sophomore year. He then played for the South Shore Kings in the EHF, where he finished with a .940 save percentage and a 1.69 goals-against average.

“I am very excited and looking forward to beginning my junior hockey career with the Hawks,” said King. “My goals are to continue to improve my game so I can play in leagues such as the CCHL, NAHL, OHL/NCAA. I believe the Hawks organization is a great first step in order for me to achieve these goals.”

The addition of King, along with Garin Janiuk, gives the Hawks some good stability in net this season.  

"We believe both these goaltenders have lots of potential, which we are excited to be working with in order to help them reach the next steps of their hockey careers," said the Hawks.