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Oil Kings ink forward Neighbours
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Submitted by CSSHL Media

The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athlete Jake Neighbours to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

Neighbours, 15, registered 68 points (27-41-68) in 30 games with the Pursuit of Excellence (POE) Bantam Prep team during the 2016-17 season, while adding chipping in with 11 points (5-6-11) in five post-season games, helping POE capture the CSSHL Bantam Prep Championship.

“We are very pleased to announce Jake’s signing,” said Oil Kings General Manager Randy Hansch on the club’s website. “Jake is a player that steadily improved throughout the year and we really feel his game and personality will fit in nicely with our program.

The Airdrie, Alta. product was selected by the Oil Kings in the first round, fourth overall, at the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Neighbours also appeared in four games with the POE Elite 15s team, adding four goals and one assist.

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