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Kitchener's Willms headed east to play university hockey

Jason Willms is joining the UNB Reds
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File photo of Jason Willms by Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Ontario Hockey League grad and Kitchener native Jason Willms is headed to eastern Canada to continue his hockey career.

Willms will make his way to Fredericton, New Brunswick, as he has signed a letter of intent with the UNB Reds.

The 21-year-old just wrapped a four-year OHL career in which he never missed a game.

"I thought about a couple of other options, but at the end of the day, I felt UNB was the best fit for me, both academically and hockey-wise," Willms said in a release.

He spent a majority of his time in the OHL with the Barrie Colts, before being traded to London late during the 2019-20 season.

Willms, who collected 181 points in 264 consecutive regular season OHL games, plans to study business at UNB.

The Reds, who are the defending Atlantic University Sport champions, also recently added former Ottawa 67's player Austen Keating.

Former Kitchener Rangers defenceman and Cambridge native Connor Hall is on the team as well.


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