Since Jeremiah Ketts’ freshman year at Johnson & Wales University, “he has been 24/7 hockey,” says Wildcats coach Eric Noack.
For Jeremiah, it’s paid off — the All-American senior forward has won the Joe Concannon Award, which recognizes New England’s best American-born hockey player at the Division II-III level.
“To see a kid go out and spend extra time on backhand shots around the goal during the week, and then score goals with it in games, just showed his commitment to improving all aspects of his game,” Coach Noack says.
Leading the Nation in PointsJeremiah finished his four-year career at JWU with 165 points, and led the nation in points per game.
He also led the Wildcats in scoring, with 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points.
He was a first team ECAC Northeast All-Star selection, as well as the ECAC Northeast player of the year. He ranks fourth in the nation for goals per game.
“I can’t think of a player who deserves this recognition more,” Coach Noack says. “Jeremiah truly had a rare combination of talent and competitiveness that put him above a lot of players. He is the finest hockey player to ever wear a JWU uniform.”
Future in the Pros? As for Jeremiah, his college career may be over. But he’s signed with the East Coast Hockey League’s Reading Royal — an affiliate of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.
You’ll be seeing him on the ice again soon. In the meantime, you can catch the Wildcats on the ice next season, along with all our other JWU athletic teams.