Former Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) student-athlete Jarod Newell has committed to Red Deer College for the 2023/24 season.
A fourth round pick by the Tri-City Americans at the 2017 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft, Newell joined the NAX U16 Prep team for the 2017/18 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) season. In 29 regular season games the Wainwright, AB defenseman would tally 2 goals and 20 assists. In five playoff games with NAX he would assist one goal to help his team capture the 2018 CSSHL U16 Prep Western Championship.
In 2018/19 Newell would join Tri-City for his first season in the WHL, recording 2 points in 44 games. He would start the following season split between the Americans and Kelowna Rockets before heading to the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) with the Camrose Kodiaks, finishing with 6 assists in 23 games.
After playing just six AJHL games in 2020/21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newell would record 13 points in 38 games with the Kodiaks before returning to the WHL with the Winnipeg Ice. In 15 games with the Ice he would tally 1 assist.
This season Newell played 56 games with the Kodiaks recording 1 goal and 17 assists.
Located in Reed Deer, AB, Red Deer College are the current defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) champions.