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Jacob Ingham Season in Review

Bleed Blue Game

On Friday March 8th, 2019, the Mississauga Steelheads hosted their Inaugural Bleed Blue game in support of Hockey Gives Blood. Jacob Ingham donated $4 for every save made during his first 50 games of the season. His 1,393 saves totaled a donation of $5,572 to Hockey Gives Blood.

Ingham had a personal story attached to blood donation. He had just arrived back home from LA Kings development camp when he received the news that his grandparents were in a serious car accident. Luckily through the generosity of blood donors, they were able to pull through.

The young goaltender, who was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario and lives there with his family during the off season, continues to encourage his teammates and followers on social media to roll up a sleeve. Ingham has since become a fierce advocate for Canada’s Lifeline and brought his own family in to donate blood.

Dayna Brons Honorary Award Recipient     

On June 3rd, 2019 in Barrie, Ontario, Rick Prinzen, Chief Supply Chain Officer/Vice President of Donor Relations, Canadian Blood Services presented the first ever Dayna Brons Honorary Award, on behalf of Hockey Gives Blood, to the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads Jacob Ingham. The award was created by Hockey Gives Blood in partnership with Canadian Blood Services.

In April of 2018, the Humboldt tragedy claimed the lives of 16 people. Dayna Brons was the lone female on the bus, and the last to pass away five days after the crash. At 24 years of age, she was the team’s athletic therapist and like so many other Canadians she was also a blood donor. Dayna embodied the selfless traits of a blood donor – humility, charity and giving of oneself without want of recognition or accolades.

Franchise Record High In Wins

On February 18th, 2019, Jacob Ingham turned aside 32 shots as the Mississauga Steelheads took a 4-3 road win in North Bay. The third-year goaltender earned his 56th career win in the process, the most by a Steelheads goaltender since the team transitioned from the Majors brand at the outset of the 2012-13 season.

An 18-year-old native of Barrie, Ontario, Ingham improved to 23-19-2-2 on the season while owning a 3.26 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage with one shutout. The Los Angeles Kings prospect climbed ahead of Spencer Martin (2011-15) on the Steelheads’ wins list.

The highest goaltender ever drafted by the Steelheads, Ingham was a second round (26th overall) pick by the club in 2016 from the Barrie Colts Minor Midgets.

Player of the Week

On February 11th, 2019 the Ontario Hockey League announced that Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads was the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 10 posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.26 and save percentage of .956.

Ingham turned aside 86 shots in 190 minutes of action and was a perfect 6-for-6 in shootout attempts that week between-the-pipes for the Steelheads who improved their Eastern Conference record to 26-21-5-1 and stood alone in fifth place.  On Thursday February 7th, Ingham made 29 saves and earned first star honours in a 3-1 road win over the Central Division leading Niagara IceDogs.  He played his way to first star recognition one night later making 30 saves in another win against first place talent edging the East Division leading Ottawa 67’s by a 2-1 score in the shootout.  His week wrapped up with a 27-save performance and second star honours in a 3-2 shootout win over the Windsor Spitfires.  It marked the second straight game where Ingham stole the show on home ice in the shootout with the netminder denying all three attempts.

His personal record at the time stood at 22-19-2-1 including one shutout victory and had played a league-high 2,617 minutes. His goals-against-average of 3.23 and save percentage of .896 in 44 appearances were improvements over the 3.65 and .880 marks he recorded over 43 games the previous season.

Coaches Poll

On March 21st, 2019 Jacob Ingham was rewarded for his prowess in the shootout earning 3rd-Place in the Best Shootout Goalie category. He was pivotal in the Steelheads back-to-back shootout wins on February 8th and 10th against the Ottawa 67’s and Windsor Spitfires. Ingham stopped 13 of the 16 shooters he faced in 2018-19 and held a 3-2 record in shootouts on the season. 

Play of the Night

On February 8th, 2019 Jacob Ingham made a remarkable save in the shootout helping the Trout secure a 2-1 victory. Check out the amazing save here: (http://ontariohockeyleague.com/video/potn-jacob-ingham-scorpion-save)

This save was the first in the shootout that led to a win over the Ottawa 67’s with a final score of 2-1 SO.

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