Waywayseecappo Wolverines forward Jaymes Knee has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Knee has played the last three seasons with the Wolverines since being traded to the organization from the Dauphin Kings back in 2018. In his best season in the MJHL, he had 19 goals and 58 points in 56 games in 2019-20. This past season in the shortened year, he had six points in 10 games as an alternate captain for the team. During his MJHL career, he was also named to the MJHL All-Rookie team in the 2017-18 season.
Knee has decided on the Marian Sabres in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Next season Jaymes will be joining a few former Wolverine players Anthony Bilka, Ty Enns and Brady Pupp who suited up for the Sabres this past season. He will also be reunited with another Wolverine captain the past few seasons, Conrad Phillips.
“He knew what he wanted to do before me,” said Knee. “I just came to the conclusion that I wanted to join the team over the past couple of weeks. Conrad is one of my best friends and it’ll be nice to play a couple more years with him.”
Knee will be heading to Marian taking the school’s business program while he plays hockey. He says he’s excited to be part of a smaller school.
“There won’t be as many kids in classes, with more one-on-one time with teachers,” said Knee. “I like what the University can offer me, and it was pretty hard to turn down.”
Looking back at his time with the Wolverines, Jaymes said the organization always got him ready for the next chapter in his life.
“Taylor and Josh always got me ready for the next step. They do that with everyone on the team, and they do an awesome job with helping everyone out with their personal and team goals.”
Wolverines Head Coach Taylor Harnett says that this will be a great decision for Jaymes.
“I think (Jaymes), like all Wolverines, felt the past two seasons ended with some unfinished business. This is an exciting chapter for him, not only as a player, but as a person moving forward,” said Harnett. “He exemplified the Wolverines uniform with pride and passion.”
The Wolverines would like to congratulate Jaymes Knee on this great accomplishment and thank him for everything he has done for the organization.