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Warriors sign goaltender Unger to standard player agreement

Calgary product brings stellar numbers to WHL squad, joins team in East Division hub in Regina
Jackson Unger signs
Moose Jaw Warriors prospect Jackson Unger signs his WHL standard player agreement.
The Moose Jaw Warriors have taken another look to their future with their most recent standard player agreement signee.

The Western Hockey League squad announced that goaltender Jackson Unger has committed to the organization and the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, with the 15-year-old goaltender joining the team in the East Division hub in Regina.

“Jackson is a very competitive goaltender,” Warriors assistant general manager Jason Ripplinger said in describing their newest netminder. “Every time we watched him he gave his team an opportunity to win. He’s an athletic goalie who plays his angles very well. Moving forward, we are very excited to have Jackson and his family as part of the Moose Jaw Warriors.”

The 6-foot-0, 167-pound Calgary product played for the Calgary Bisons of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League in the 2019-20 campaign, posting an 11-6-3 record to go along with a 2.45 goals against average and .930 save percentage in 20 games.

That led to the Warriors selecting Unger in the third round, 53rd overall, during the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. He’s the third player from the 2020 Draft to sign with the team, joining rookie sensation Brayden Yager and second round pick Ben Riche in committing to the Warriors earlier this year.

Unger played two games with the Edge School U18 Prep team in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League before their campaign was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. He had a 1.00 GAA and .935 save percentage.