Goaltender Jordan Belley is the first goaltender who committed to playing for the Steamboat Wranglers this season. Jordan is from Strasburg, Colo., but was born in Red Deer, Alberta. He started playing hockey at five years old and switched to being a goaltender at 10.
Head Coach Ryan Dingle writes, “Jordan is a very talented goalie with a competitive spirit. He finds a healthy balance walking the line between keeping the mood light in the locker room and expecting the most out of himself and others. He is a great team guy and brings his ‘A game’ to everything he does, from telling jokes to stopping the puck. The coaching staff expects big things from him this season.”
Last season, Jordan played for Pursuit of Excellence U16 in Kelowna, British Columbia where the team placed 2nd overall in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. He had a save percentage of 0.940 and a goal against average of 1.94 and accumulated six shut outs over the year. Before that, Jordan played for the Foothills Hockey Association Midget Minor AA team, where the team was undefeated, state champs, and finished third at Nationals.
Jordan remembers playing tournaments in Steamboat Springs when younger, and snowmobiling in the world-famous skiing community He’s looking forward to playing for the Wranglers, with a goal of playing NCAA Div. 1 Hockey.
The Steamboat Wranglers are the newest team to join the Western States Hockey League. The WSHL is an Amateur Athletic Union, Tier II Junior “A” hockey league that has been in continuous existence since 1994. The WSHL is the second largest junior hockey league in North America, with 30 teams in 14 states. The Wranglers are part of the Mountain Division of the WSHL.
The first game for the Wranglers is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Howelsen Ice Complex in Steamboat Springs. Find out more about the Wranglers at www.SteamboatWranglers.com.
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