Since his first season with the Bears in 2015, Jeremy Vasquez (sponsored by All About Caring) has continued to add to the strong Australian contingent of players on the Bears forward lines.
The 19-year-old represented Australian for the first time in the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III where he amassed a total of 9 points in 5 games. He was named Best Australian Player of the Match in the teams opening game against Iceland after scoring two goals.
Sydney Bears Head Coach, Ron Kuprowsky said Vasquez’s North American experience in the juniors will make in an asset to the Bears.
“Jeremy is a hard-working speedy forward who has been steadily improving year in and year out and is an important part of the team again this season. He brings with him a couple years of junior experience from North America and is a quick winger and plays a great positional game.”
Vasquez has played in Canada with the CIHA Voyageurs Bantam AAA where he totalled 10 points in 30 games and CIHA White Midget AAA finishing the season with 15 points in 45 games before beginning his career in Australian with the Sydney Bears. In 2017 he started playing in the USA in the EHL with the East Coast Wizards and most recently with Seahawks Hockey.
Vasquez opened the scoring for the Bears in their bout with the CBR Brave on May 4. Scoring his first of the season and narrowing the lead down to one goal in the second, allowing the Bears to follow through with an offensive push in the third period to win the game 4-3. Kuprowsky said:
“This weekend in Canberra, Jeremy’s second period goal was just what we needed to keep us within reach and to spark our third period comeback, his speed on the wing kept the Brave defensemen deep in their end and he stepped up well on the power play when needed.”
Jeremy will be back on the ice on May 18 when the Bears take on the Melbourne Mustangs. Catch him and the rest of your favourite Sydney Bears in action at Macquarie Ice Rink.
Purchase your tickets to the upcoming games via the links below:
Sydney Bears v Melbourne Mustangs - Saturday 18th May
Sydney Bears v Melbourne Ice - Sunday 19th May
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