The Ogden Mustangs congratulate Jack Jones on his commitment to Weber State University.
The Minnesota-native played two seasons, with the Mustangs serving as the alternate Captain in 2020-2021 and Captain in 2021-2022. Jones says, “The Mustangs really helped me find my identity, who I am as a hockey player and as a person - as a leader.”
Coach Orlando states, “Going into the 21-22 season, we had a strong feeling who the leader of our locker room would be. Jack brings a calming presence to the room while still finding ways to hold players accountable. The group was very tight-knit this season, and we contributed a lot of that to the leadership amongst the players. We are excited for Jack; we expect him to succeed in both academics and hockey.”
Jack is quick to note how the coaching staff helped him identify “where I fit, what my job is, and how I can do that efficiently.“
Over two seasons, Jack played in 82 regular-season games and was heavily relied on as a two-way defender. In that time, he produced 16 goals and 26 assists. Jack brought an edge on both sides of the puck. He found ways to change the momentum of games with some bone-crushing hits.
The Ogden Mustangs have a reputation for providing their players with an elevated experience. Jack Jones explains, “You have to work hard if you want to be in the lineup every night. Obviously, you get to experience an atmosphere in junior hockey that you won’t get anywhere else. The fans and the light show are super unique and awesome to have.”
As a fan favorite, Jack will be missed wearing the Mustangs colors. When asked how he would like the fans to remember his time with the team, Jones says, “I’d like to be remembered for my leadership abilities and the kind of person I am.”
This fall, Jack Jones will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at WSU. Best of luck, Jack!