Fourth-year Panthers hockey forward Jordan Knox received the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Dr. Randy Gregg Award at the SaskTel Awards Presentation at TCU Place in Saskatoon on Wednesday, March 13. Knox was honoured with the award for his excellence in hockey, academics, and community service.
The Skinners Pond native also received an Academic All-Canadian mention in each of the four seasons he played in the Atlantic conference. He finished this past season 16th in AUS scoring with nine goals and 16 assists to give him 25 points in 28 games. During his Panther career, he has collected 33 goals and 67 assists for a total of 100 points in 108 regular season games.
Knox’s volunteer efforts have not gone unnoticed. He was instrumental in raising funds for two families during times of tragic loss—families of former Panther Drew Power, and Kameron Cooke, who was from the same West Prince community as Knox. Knox has also volunteered with hockey camps, hockey associations, fundraising events, and community awareness activities.
“Jordan exemplifies exactly what the spirit of this award represents,” said UPEI head coach Forbes MacPherson. “Jordan is the epitome of outstanding AUS achievement in hockey, academics, and community involvement. Jordan ‘gets it’ and he is a model student-athlete. He is a leader in our program, is becoming a young strong leader of our community, and is a tremendous nominee for the Dr. Randy Gregg Award.”
“For Jordan to be recognized at the national level for his commitment, academic success, and community work is something we are very proud of,” said UPEI’s Director of UPEI Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “Jordan leads by example and is the perfect example of the character that we look for to play for the green and white.”
UPEI congratulates Jordan on this prestigious and well-deserved award!