Tsawwassen's Jarry named player of the game for Team Cherry
Tsawwassen’s Tristan Jarry was perfect in net as he made 15 saves in the third period at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax, and was named the player of the game, on Jan. 16, for Team Don Cherry. The game included 40 of the top draft-eligible standouts in North America playing in the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. While Team Cherry lost the game 3-0 to Team Bobby Orr, Jarry was perfect in his 20 minutes of ice time as he denied Team Orr a fourth goal to close out the game.
Jarry, 17, is third on NHL Central Scouting’s list of North American goalies and his stock is likely rising after his impressive performance, as talent-laden Team Orr peppered him with shots late in the game.
After a stellar rookie campaign, Jarry has seen his ice time increase this season with the Edmonton Oil Kings behind starter Laurent Brossoit.
“I’ve learned a lot from him,” says Jarry of the 19-year-old starter. “He always stays poised in the net
Jarry has 11 wins in 16 games for the Oil Kings this season. The six-foot-two goaltender has a goals-against-average of 1.68 and a save percentage of .934.
“I knew I wasn’t going that many starts, that’s why it’s important I make the most of them,” he said.
Jarry grew up in Tsawwassen and attended South Delta Secondary, where he was a part of the school’s hockey academy, which he says help prepare him for life in the WHL.
Playing in a big market town like Edmonton has its distractions, but he says his coaches at the hockey academy and in major midget taught him to keep his focus, on and off the ice. And with the 2013 NHL Draft looming, Jarry says he is focussed on one goal: being the best goaltender he can be, night in and night out.
“It doesn’t matter where I get drafted,” he says. “I’m going to make the most of my opportunity.”