Monday, March 4, 2024

Hockey forward Jamison Sluys commits to Western Michigan University

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OMAHA -- The Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are proud to announce that forward, Jamison Sluys has committed to play Division One College Hockey at Western Michigan University.

Sluys, 17, of Point Roberts, Washington made his USHL debut on October 7, 2022, in the Lancers 2022-23 season home-opener, which resulted in a hard-fought 4-3 shootout loss. After suffering a broken thumb following that game, Sluys returned to the Lancers on December 16, 2022, to assist the Lancers to a 1-0 victory over the Sioux City Musketeers. In the season, the young forward gathered a point through six games played (0G-1A-1P) with a -1 +/- rating. 

Before his time in Omaha, Sluys played 16U AAA hockey with the Long Island Gulls, where he averaged just over a point every two games during the 2021-22 season. Prior to that, he spent a season in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) with Delta Hockey Academy where he racked up 36 points (9G-27A-36P) in 32 games played. 

Sluys is the son of Jamie Sluys, grant manager for the Brewster School District, and Jennifer Ortmeyer. Sluys’ uncle, Jed Ortmeyer, played in the National Hockey League for eight seasons mostly with the New York Rangers. Ortmeyer is now a director of player development for the Rangers.

“He (Jamison) scored his first USHL goal last week,” said his father, Jamie. “He plans to be back in Omaha next year and Western Michigan the following year.”

The Lancers' organization said it is excited to see Jamison Sluys improve throughout his future within the organization and thrive athletically and academically in a Bronco uniform in the future.  


 

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