Defenseman Chris Jones is a native of the Northwest, specifically Normandy Park, WA, and he spent the majority of his junior career close to home. Now in college, he lives and skates on the other side of the country at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine with his brother, Dimitri.
Jones was part of the Wenatchee Wild 18U development team in the 2011-12 season, and moved up to the NAHL club the following year. When the WIld franchise was relocated (along with Jones’ playing rights) to Hidalgo, TX, Jones preferred to stay in the Northwest and joined his brother with the WSHL’s Idaho Jr. Steelheads for a few games to start the year. He chose to test the waters with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, and after six games, was dealt back to Wenatchee where he rejoined the Wild for 41 games plus the playoffs. He kicked off the 2014-15 season with Green Bay in the USHL but after 6 games returned to Wenatchee and had arguably his best season in juniors, with 11 goals and 18 assists. He elected to pursue the USHL route once again for the 2015-16 season, beginning in Fargo, ND and wrapping up the season in Madison, WI. Then, with the following season being his last of junior eligibility, he returned to Wenatchee where he wore a “A” as an alternate captain as the team rolled to the best record in the BCHL.
Now, he’s played the last two seasons for the University of New England Nor’easters alongside his brother, who has been there three seasons. The Nor’easters are a Division III team that won the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) this past March.