What Jaegar Lapointe does best on the ice is score goals and assist on them and that's exactly what he did in Yukon at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
Playing for the Manitoba men, Lapointe was a big reason why the team won a gold medal over Saskatchewan.
"It feels terrific. The opportunity we were given, we just went in and took it," said Lapointe.
Just like wherever he plays, Jaegar was a force for the team. He put up eight points (4 G). That total ranked Jaegar not only as one of the Manitoba leaders in scoring but also tournament scoring.
"I played with Nakodan Greyeyes all week and he really helped me put up solid offensive numbers," added Lapointe. "I'm pretty proud of how I played."
"There was a lot of skilled guys playing and I think the pace was leaning more towards junior compared to midget AAA," he added. "I think the event will help me moving forward."
The next couple of months are very important for Jaegar. He'll look to crack a junior roster in the fall and he's looking forward to the challenge.
"Oh yes, absolutely. I will be playing junior hockey next year," he commented.
Besides winning a gold medal, Jaegar was also enjoying his time off the ice. And how could he not, Yukon is one of the most beautiful places around.
"Yukon was tremendous. All the scenery and being able to walk around," said Lapointe. "Things are so different around there. It was really nice."