He backstopped the Delta Ice Hawks to their last championship then enjoyed a stellar run in the BC Hockey League. Now Jordan Naylor is heading to Montreal for the next chapter.
The 21-year-old has committed to the University of Concordia Stingers where he plans to pursue a business degree in one of the top programs in the country.
Naylor was part of an impressive two-year run with the Ice Hawks that culminated with the Pacific Junior Hockey League championship in 2018. His dad, Darren Naylor, was the team’s general manager and head coach for much of that time before he moved on to the same role with the BCHL’s Nanaimo Clippers. Jordan soon followed and so did his success.
In the 2019/20 season, he played in 41 games with a sparkling 2.02 goals-against average and a save percentage of a staggering .935. He also had six shutouts.
In the playoffs in 2020, Naylor continued his excellent play with a .934 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average. The regular-season save percentage and shutouts is a top five performance by any goalie in the 59 year-old history of the BCHL and the top of any goalie in the 49 year-old history of the Clippers.
He joins a Concordia team that has plenty of BC flavor, including South Delta Minor and Delta Hockey alumni Colin Grannery, who also played briefly with the Ice Hawks before joining Merritt of the BCHL.