Jaxon Jacobs loves to play hockey and he’s ecstatic to dawn the maple leaf on his jersey next year in Europe.
However, he was surprised to have the opportunity to represent his country at such a young age.
“I didn’t even know there was a Team Canada for my age and I can’t believe I was asked to play on it,” the 10-year-old told the Sydenham Current.
“It means the world to me to be able to represent where I live and the communities I play hockey for in this tournament.”
Jaxon was selected to play for the APBM Team Canada International squad at the International U11 World Cup Tournament being held in France, Germany and Switzerland from April 21 to May 1, 2021.
“I play hockey because I love the game and it’s fun, I never thought I would get such a cool opportunity,” Jaxon said.
Jaxon, who plays on the Wallaceburg Atom Rep team, lives in Port Lambton with his mom and dad, Whitney and Tyler, and his two younger brothers, Karver, 7, and Armie, 4.
Whitney told the Sydenham Current this is a “once in a lifetime journey” for her son. However, the $3,642 price tag for him to travel to Europe and play is hefty one.
“We are currently looking for sponsors to be able to help make this happen for him as the cost is very high,” Whitney said.
Anyone interested in donating can email Whitney at email@example.com.
Jaxon will be playing five games during the tournament, along with exploring different sites and locations on the trip.
For more details on the tournament and program, click here.