After starting the season dealing with nagging injuries and only playing a few games in the AJHL, Jordan Edwards was acquired by the Red Wings in November from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. A second generation Red Wing, Edwards came in as one of the physically strongest players the team had.
Edwards was also responsible for one of the most electric moments of the year. After the Wings scored twice in the final two minutes of the game to tie it and take it to overtime, Edwards stole the puck, circled the entire offensive zone, then fired a shot on net that was tipped by his billet brother Matteo Turrin to cap off the comeback 4-3 overtime win.
In his third game with the team, Edwards saw one of the Melfort Mustangs sloughfoot one of his teammates and immediately went after the guilty party, dropping the gloves to protect his teammates. That moment solidified Edwards as a presence on the team similar to captain Matt Reidy: if one of them was on the ice, Head Coach and GM Cody Mapes knew his team was protected.
“Jordan joined our team in November and instantly became a good leader in the room, on the ice and in the community. He’s a no nonsense kind of guy that loves to put in the work. I’m excited for Jordan’s future at Marian University. I think he’ll be a great addition for their team and community.”
Edwards’ hockey career will continue on in NCAA Division III with the Marian University Sabers in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.