Mcgovern a solid blue­line pres­ence

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Jack Mcgovern

Num­ber: 44

Age: 18

Home­town: Dart­mouth

Po­si­tion: De­fence H-W: 6-2, 205 lbs.

Bearcat-of-the Week hon­ours went to sec­ond-year de­fence­man, Jack Mcgovern.

At 18, he’s one of the young veter­ans the Bearcats count on for strength and lead­er­ship in the de­fen­sive zone.

He’s do­ing those things and chip­ping in of­fen­sively as well. Last Fri­day he picked up a goal and an as­sist in the 4-3 loss to Yar­mouth, then fol­lowed with a first- pe­riod goal against the Crush­ers in the 3-0 vic­tory. Jack got his hockey start in the Dart­mouth Whalers sys­tem, work­ing his way through the ranks to the ma­jor ban­tam level where he ex­pe­ri­enced At­lantics com­pe­ti­tion. Next up was a two year stint with the Dart­mouth Ma­jor Midgets. He won provin­cials in his first sea­son, played in At­lantics, and gained ex­po­sure at the Telus Na­tion­als in Saint John.

At the end of that 2015-2016 sea­son, he was drafted by the Bearcats and Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.

His Q-league rights were traded to Hal­i­fax where he ex­pe­ri­enced a solid camp be­fore re­port­ing to the Bearcats and play­ing his rookie year last sea­son.

He was well men­tored, now it’s part of his role. A MHL rookie all- star, he has plenty to of­fer at both ends of the rink.

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