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The Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) welcome forward Jackson Ebbott to North Central Washington for the 2022-23 season. Ebbott signed his New Player Recruit form this past week.

From the Southern California suburb of Encino, roughly 20 miles northwest of downtown L.A., Ebbott and his family moved to Toronto when he was six and his parents soon had him signed up to play hockey. He played defense mostly in his younger years, then at age 15 switched to forward. “I’m definitely glad I switched to forward because I think it’s a lot more fun, especially scoring.”

Moving away from home to play hockey is not new to Ebbott. “This year is my 3rd year away from home, so I’m definitely used to it. My first experience living away from home was when I was 15, when I lived with another family to play. It was a great experience. I had an amazing billet family and it was a lot of fun. For the last two years, I’ve been at prep school which has been some of the most fun times in my life. I get to play some great hockey, get a great education, and get to be with my best friends every day.”

Wild Head Coach Chris Clark: “Jackson comes to us with the reputation of being a hardworking, competitive forward who is just scratching the surface of his offensive game. We will work with him to continue to develop his offense, while rounding out his complete game in order to help him gain NCAA interest.”

Ebbott’s long term goal is “to graduate college while playing division 1 hockey and get a degree in something I love.” His greatest hockey memory? “Probably winning States back in Bantams. When I was on the Jr. Kings, the Jr. Ducks had beaten us all year until the championship game when we beat them to win the state.”

A well-rounded athlete, Ebbott shared, “When I was younger, I played baseball but stopped when I got serious with hockey. This summer I’m actually going to play JV baseball at school with some of my friends which should be fun.”

Wenatchee Director of Scouting and Recruiting Leigh Mendelson: “Jackson is a young player we feel we can slot in many places in our lineup. He has a good work ethic and a nose for the net. Making the jump to Junior hockey, Jackson has the size and competitive nature that should attract NCAA programs to him.”

In preparing for next season, Ebbott says, “The thing that attracts me most to playing in Wenatchee is the opportunity to play for a great coaching staff and be in a place where I can grow and develop as a player and where we can have success as a team.”