Jake Harrison is coming home for another run at the title.
The 20-year-old defenceman is the last link to the West Kelowna Warriors’ national championship team from 2016.
“We are very excited to have Jake back in West Kelowna for next season,” Warriors head coach and general manager Brandon West said. “Jake is a leader who has a wealth of experience in our league and our program. Jake has always been a fan favourite and everyone will be excited to see him back on Royal LePage Place ice.”
The five-foot-10, 175-pound defender won an RBC Cup with the Warriors, but elected to play his 19-year-old season in the United States Hockey League.
He spent last season with the Fargo Force where he scored two goals and added eight assists in 49 games.
“Moving away from home for the first time was a great life experience that I was yet to have,” said Harrison. “It pushed me to mature and grow as a person. The Fargo Force coaching staff played a big part of improving my defensive game and further my skating abilities.”
Still, the West Kelowna native is thrilled to be back wearing a Warriors jersey again.
“There is no greater feeling than being able to play for your hometown team,” said Harrison. “It is awesome to have the opportunity to play my fourth and final year of junior hockey with the Warriors.”
This article appeared on page B4 of The Daily Courier's July 12 print edition.