Woonsocket, RI- Congratulations to former U18 Saint, Jack Ford, on his commitment to Army West Point! Ford, now a member of the NJ Titans in the NAHL, posted a 14-22-36 line in 63 games last year before the season got cut short due to Covid. Currently, Ford has a 5-9-14 line in 15 games to start his junior hockey career. Ford becomes the seventh member of the 2019-2020 U18 Saints to commit to a Division 1 program. Here is what Coach Plante had to say about Ford:
“We would like to congratulate former Rhode Island Saint Ms 18U player & Mount St. Charles Academy student Jack Ford on his recent commitment to the Army West Point Men’s Ice Hockey Program. We are thrilled for Jack and his family as we know how much this opportunity at Army means to them. This should prove to be a match made in heaven as Jack should fit in quite well with the rigors that the United States Military Academy presents. Jack is an unbelievable person. He is very respectful, diligent, regimented and most of all committed. The decision to attend a place like West Point is not for the faint of heart and it isn’t a place where you can dip your toe in the water to see how it feels. You have to jump in with both feet and there is no doubt Jack is going to do that. Army is a place that Jack has been striving for since I met him two years ago. When Jack was with us he was still very raw but we could see his potential and Jack works extremely hard each off season to try and reach his potential. He has very good size, and has knack around the net and is not afraid to grind and get to the dirty areas. As he continues to develop physically while continuing to develop mentally and embracing his identity as a player and consistently playing to his strengths as a north-south power forward he could prove to be a force for Army over the course of his career there. Jack is an excellent student as well and we have no doubt that he will thrive in the classroom there and will prove to be a leader amongst his peers. Jack’s best hockey is still way out in front him and we are confident Army will be pleased with what Jack can bring to the table for their program. It was a pleasure working with Jack in the time that he was with our program and we wish nothing but the best for Jack and his family moving forward. Congratulations Jack, a very well deserved opportunity.”
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