Forward Jack Wismer Commits to Flint Firebirds, News (Hamilton Jr Bulldogs)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Forward Jack Wismer Commits to Flint Firebirds
Submitted By Dianne Skirving on Saturday, July 15, 2017
FLINT FIREBIRDS  JACK WISMER  PROSPECTS
- JULY 12, 2017   Flint, Mich.

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that right-wing forward Jack Wismer, a second-round pick, 41st overall in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection, has committed to an Ontario Hockey League Standard Player Agreement and education package with the Firebirds.

 “As a Firebirds’ draft pick from the 2016 OHL Priority Selection last April, receiving a commitment from Jack and his family this year is a real positive for our program,” said Flint Firebirds General Manager Barclay Branch. “Jack has a high-degree of hockey sense. He’s shown at every level that he makes good things happen with the puck, he’s smart and he makes the players around him better. He’s got a lot of positive elements to bring to our program and that excites us.”

Wismer, a native of Stoney Creek, Ont., earned 51 points (19G, 32A) in 35 games during his minor midget year with the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs in the South Central Triple A (SCTA) league. This season, the 6-foot, 187-pound right-winger averaged a point-a-game playing junior hockey with the Ancaster Avalanche in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL). Wismer tallied 17 points (5G, 12A) in 17 games in the regular season before notching six points in nine playoff games with the Avalanche.

“To have the chance to play in the OHL means a lot to me,” said Wismer. “It’s an elite level to be at, it’s what you train and practice for your whole career. Flint is a great place, the atmosphere around the hockey is amazing, the fans are crazy and it’s nice to finally be here. I’m going to make the most of it with this opportunity.”

Jack was also one of 45 OHL players invited to Canada’s national under-17 development camp in Calgary, Alta. last summer.

The Firebirds’ training camp will take place Monday, Aug. 28 through Wednesday, Aug. 30. The camp will be held at the Firebirds’ official practice facility, Iceland Arenas, on Elms Rd. in Clayton Township and is open to the public with free admission for all on-ice sessions.

This article has been viewed 1108 times.
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Hamilton Jr Bulldogs on Twitter
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 11
    Oct
    Organization
    By Bob Hill, OMHA President, 10/10/20, 10:15AM EDT With the Ontario government tightening restrictions in three major urban areas because of COVID-19, we at the OMHA would like to remind our participants around the province we remain in what’s ...
  • 09
    Oct
    Organization
    By Scott Radley, Spectator Columnist - Fri., Oct. 9, 2020     There have been some unfortunate spelling mistakes on the Stanley Cup over the years. Bob Gainey went on there as Gainy one time. Burlington’s Gaye Stewart became Gave Stewart. Jacques ...
  • 01
    Oct
    Organization
    Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs’ professional hockey talents were in the mix at the NHL Stanley Cup with two players with Jr. Bulldogs’ connections fighting for hockey’s biggest crown - Carter Verhaeghe of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nick Caamano of the ...
  • 24
    Sep
    Organization
    To: OHF Members From: Phillip McKee, Executive Director Date: 9/23/2020 Re: Equipment in Car Seats   The Ontario Hockey Federation would like to remind all Minor Hockey Associations, Coaches and Parents to remove shoulder and chest pads, padded ...
  • 07
    Sep
    Organization
    Welcome to all HJB Players and their Families, HJB Coaching Staff and HJB Development Staff to the HJB’s 2020-21 RTP Hockey Program.  You will have received communication from your Head Coach about which session you will be participating during this ...
  • 06
    Sep
    Organization
    The season of 2019-20 proved to be another remarkable year for the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs organization.  The Minor PeeWee Team finished in first place to win the SCTA League Championship while 4 Teams (Minor PeeWee, PeeWee, Minor Bantam and Bantam) ...
  • 06
    Sep
    Organization
    By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 09/04/20, 1:00PM EDT CLARIFYING THE ANSWERS TO POPULAR QUESTIONS  In support of the announcement of OMHA Return to Play - OHF Stage 3b) programming, please find below additional answers to more specific ...
  • 21
    Aug
    Organization
    Registration Thank you everyone, for your patience over the past few months. I know a lot of families have been waiting patiently and wondering what will hockey look like for the 2020 season. The starting point for this process is opening up ...
Printed from hamiltonjrbulldogs.com on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:09 PM