Jaxsen Wiebe demonstrates on a really thriving and unforgettable WHL profession – DiscoverMooseJaw.com

Following 169 regular time games and 22 playoff appearances Moose Jaw’s Jaxsen Wiebe suggests goodbye to the Western Hockey League (WHL).  

Wiebe performed out his 20-calendar year-aged period with the Prince George Cougars, who dropped out in the next spherical of the WHL playoffs to the Seattle Thunderbirds previous 7 days.  

Now making his way back again to Moose Jaw, Wiebe has had some time to reflect on the four a long time he played within the WHL.  

“It all happens quick, and anyone tells you that, but you don’t feel it until eventually you go as a result of it oneself,” says Wiebe. “Looking back, it was a fairly superior WHL occupation. It’s environment in, as it’s been a couple days considering that the period finished. I got to spend that excellent time with my teammates for the past pair of times and now I’m on my way residence.” 

Wiebe was element of a Cougars group that was capable to get to the 2nd spherical of the playoffs for the first time in 16 years.  

To be a aspect of that instant he says was fairly particular.  

“It was amazing to see the Metropolis of Prince George rally behind us as a group and the group was proper into it with us,” adds Wiebe. “The crowds and the ambiance in individuals very last few of playoff online games were really electric powered. Their assist aided a ton, and it was a good group to do it with.” 

They have been capable to get previous the Tri-Town Us citizens in the first spherical with a 5-4 time beyond regulation get in Video game 6 to punch their ticket to the Western Meeting semi-finals.  

“When we scored that objective, it was a loud group and introduced us so substantially power and excitement. That Match 6 was a very exclusive night and the Town of Prince George liked it.” 

In 169 WHL normal period game titles, Wiebe registered 95 points (33G-62A), which was adopted up by 13 factors (5G-8A) in 22 career playoff online games. 

In 2017, Wiebe was drafted by the Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and the Crimson Deer Rebels of the WHL. Prior to producing the bounce to the Rebels, Wiebe performed 48 game titles in a Hawks uniform and surpassed 26 points in his rookie year.   

In 2019-20, he joined Purple Deer for 52 video games scoring 8 objectives and incorporating 7 assists. In a shortened COVID-19 year the following calendar year, Wiebe experienced three points in 21 online games.   

The pretty subsequent time he was traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings and was portion of a crew that received the WHL Championship and booked their ticket to the Memorial Cup in Saint John, NB, previous June.   

In late November, Wiebe was traded to Prince George to finish out his WHL career.  

“You really don’t know if you are going to get appears from teams or not but it’s just about concentrating on actively playing your sport, competing for your teammates, and attempting to earn games. The consequence was fairly special, and it only drives the motivation heading into the off-time to create your video game even additional.” 

The subsequent step for Wiebe is the Nationwide Hockey League (NHL), as he signed a three-12 months entry-stage contract with the Anaheim Ducks in early March.  

With the Ducks’ time full alongside with their AHL affiliate the San Diego Gulls as nicely, Wiebe will be functioning this off-time to contend for an NHL roster spot up coming 12 months.  

“You operate out for two hrs a day and following that, you go skate to try and develop your on-ice abilities like skating, adhere dealing with, or your shot. All those are parts that every person can improve in. To changeover to the pros, you’re going to preserve functioning to round out all those expertise for the relaxation of your career. That’s what this off-season will entail for me.” 

He will go to the Ducks advancement camp in July and based on how he does there, he will either stay with the crew or come back to Moose Jaw to continue to keep honing his techniques for coaching camp.  

But right before he thinks about that, he will take some time to decompress from the period and get pleasure from some time with his relatives and buddies in Moose Jaw.  

“It’s been quite a even though considering the fact that I’ve been dwelling. To have some time to just unwind and see all the household once more. I have acquired fairly a handful of texts inquiring when I’ll be property.” 

Seeking again, Wiebe summarized his WHL job in just one word…resilient.  

“If you have resilience, which a great deal of guys I know have and have dealt with some adversity, it’s just resilience. That COVID 12 months was a fairly tough calendar year mentally for a whole lot of gamers and individually, it wasn’t the most effective hockey year for me. I did not genuinely know exactly where I was heading to be soon after that and working with injuries normally takes a challenging toll on your mental condition. If you can fight as a result of that it only will make you stronger.” 

Listen to the complete job interview concerning Wiebe and Learn Moose Jaw’s Jay-D Haughton beneath: