Tigers graduate, NA3HL standout Reed commits to NCAA D-III Saint John’s for current season
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Jaeger Reed spent his last season of junior hockey eligibility with the NA3HL’s Texas RoadRunners during the 2019-20 season.
And while the 1999 birth year hasn’t played this season, he’ll soon get a shot as the Colorado Springs Tigers graduate recently committed to NCAA Division III Saint John’s University.
Saint John’s plays in the MIAC conference and is located in Collegeville, Minn.
“We are very happy to have Jaeger join our hockey family,” Johnnies head coach Doug Schueller. “He is a great young man that fits in well with our guys. He will have an opportunity to compete in practice to earn time in net while receiving a great education. We pride ourselves in not only recruiting hockey players but also great people like Jaeger.”
Reed, a Crosslake, Minn., native, played for the Tigers in 2017-18.
“Jaeger was a great guy to have around last season and worked hard, both on and off the ice,” said RoadRunners head coach Mike Beavis. “We are extremely happy that he chose Saint John’s as his school as it was on the top of his list all last season for academics as well as hockey. Jaeger wanted a smaller school setting for his education and felt that Saint John’s was a good fit. When speaking with Jaeger last week he was very happy with his choice and opportunity to play for the Johnnies.
“Jaeger is also carrying a 3.88 GPA over the first semester. We always stress to our guys that the better the grades and test scores you have, the better the opportunities you may have.”
Last season for Texas, Reed went 7-14-0-1 with a 4.28 GAA, a .904 save percentage and one shutout. He also saw action in two games with the NAHL’s Odessa Jackalopes.
(Jan. 21, 2021)