Jaxon Jacobson Scores Twice in Wheat Kings' Fourth-Straight Win
The Brandon Wheat Kings have won four-straight games, and will look to keep the good times rolling on Saturday evening.
Doing so by way of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors from Westoba Place on Friday, the Wheat Kings received two goals from 14-year-old Jaxon Jacobson.
Yes, you read that correctly, fourteen years of age.
Set to turn 15 this Monday, Jacobson was recalled from his U-18 AAA Wheat Kings club in advance of the game vs. Moose Jaw, where he has gone on to produce 13 goals and 31 points in just 11 total games.
Clearly not being challenged enough, Jacobson was given the green light to suit up - full face mask and all - at the WHL level, for his hometown club, and the team that selected him fifth overall at the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft. In doing so, he became the youngest player to ever lace his skates for Brandon in a WHL contest.
It just so happens that Jacobson's father, Jared, is the team owner and president, who selected him in the first round this past spring.
All that aside, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound forward certainly made a name for himself in his first appearance, finishing the game with two third period goals and helping the team earn its third-straight win at home, as part of a lengthy eight-game homestand. Carberry's Carson Bjarnason shut the door on 27 shots, while turning aside seven of the nine shooters he faced in the mini game.
Next up for Brandon is game No. 4 of the homestand, as the Kamloops Blazers roll into town for a 7:00 PM central showdown on Saturday.