Jacobson named Chiefs Scholastic Player of the Year


Reed Jacobson continued his academic success while making the transition to the Western Hockey League this season.

The rookie forward won the Spokane Chiefs 2019-20 Scholastic Player of the Year Award. While studying anatomy, chemistry, pre-calculus, and english, he finished with an average of over 99 percent in the first semester.

The Swift Current product finished his rookie season with four goals, seven assists, and a plus-nine rating in 50 games with the Chiefs.

His academic success should come as no surprise, he won the Swift Current Midget AAA Legionnaires Scholastic Award in 2019 with a 98.25 average as a grade 11 and was a co-recipient of the award in 2018.

The Chiefs, led by former Swift Current Broncos coach Manny Viveiros, had the fourth best winning percentage in the Western Hockey League with a 41-18-4-1 record when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.