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Amherst’s Melanson scores big at Canada Winter Games

Nova Scotia men’s hockey player Jacob Melanson (right), along with Nova Scotia snowboarder Jake Adams, proudly waved the Nova Scotia flag during a pep rally at Spring Street Academy school in Amherst before traveling to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Nova Scotia men’s hockey player Jacob Melanson (right), along with Nova Scotia snowboarder Jake Adams, proudly waved the Nova Scotia flag during a pep rally at Spring Street Academy school in Amherst before traveling to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. - Dave Mathieson

Finishes atop Nova Scotia men’s hockey leaderboard, and among hockey elite

AMHERST, N.S – As the point leader on Nova Scotia’s men’s hockey team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta there is little doubt Amherst’s Jacob Melanson caught the eye of many hockey scouts.

The 15-year-old finished the tournament atop the Nova Scotia leaderboard with seven points, four goals and three assists, in six games.

The men’s team went 2-4 and finished sixth at the games with a 7-5 loss to Manitoba in the fifth-place game.

Quebec won the Canada Winter Games title with a 4-3 win over Ontario.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games end March 3.

Melanson’s scoring summary:

Nova Scotia vs. Manitoba (Feb. 22) – Melanson scores one goal and two assists in 7-5 loss.

Nova Scotia vs. British Columbia (Feb. 21) – Melanson scores one goal in 3-2 OT win.

Nova Scotia vs. Saskatchewan (Feb. 20) – Melanson scores one goal and one assist in 6-3 loss.

Nova Scotia vs. New Brunswick (Feb. 18) – Melanson scores one goal in 4-2 win.

Nova Scotia vs. Quebec (Feb. 17) - Melanson scores no points in 10-2 loss.

Nova Scotia vs. Ontario (Feb. 16) – Melanson scores no points in 5-0 loss.

Team Nova Scotia scoring leaders (Top Five):

Jacob Melanson – Seven points, four goals and three assists, in six games.

Connor Trenholm – Six points, three goals and three assists, in six games.

Oscar Plandowski – Four points, one goal and three assists, in six games.

Cole Foston – Three goals in six games.

Joseph Merriam – Three points, one goal and two assists, in six games.

Team Nova Scotia, Canada Winter Games, All-Time Point Leaders (Top Five):

Sidney Crosby (2003) – 16 points, nine goals and seven assists, in five games.

Nathan MacKinnon (2011) – 11 points, eight goals and three assists, in seven games.

Jacob Melanson (2019) – Seven points, four goals and three assists, in six games.

Cole Murphy (2011) – Seven points, four goals and three assists, in seven games.

Shaun Miller (2015) – Six points, three goals and four assists, in six games.

Team Nova Scotia, Canada Winter Games, All-Time Penalty Minutes (Top Two):

Jacob Melanson (2019) – 19 minutes in six games.

Sidney Crosby (2003) – 16 minutes in five games.

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