PJHL Leading Scorer-Mathew Halle
The leading score in the PJHL this year is Mathew Halle who plays for the Amhertsview Jets in the Todd Division. Mathew had 31 goals and 45 assists in 30 games. Truly a remarkable season.
Mathew is in the playoffs right now playing against the Napanee Raiders. They are up 2 games to 1.
Mathew played his minor hockey in Kingston with the GK AAA program where he went to the OHL cup, and was fortunate enough to be picked in the 2016 OHL draft by the Owen Sound Attack.
After that he played for the Brockville Braves of the CCHL.Mathew played parts of 4 seasons for Brockville before being traded to Markham Royals in 2020 and played there till Covid hit.
He came to the Jets in 2020 to finish out his Junior Career with a lot of his friends and close to home.
Mathews goals after this season are to keep playing if possible. He would also like to stay in the game as a coach or GM in the future.
If he does not have a future in hockey he has a passion for cars. He would like to have his own shop or sell cars in the future.
Mathew believes the PJHL is an underrated league with great hockey talent. He says his team is highly skilled, hard working with tons of potential to do something special this year.
Amherstview Jets Coach-GM Denis Duchesne says” Mathew has been a huge part of their team’s success this year. He says Mathew is the team leader on and off the ice. He is also a solid 2-way player that leads by example every night.”
Denis says” he has known Mathew his whole life and he is finishing his junior career with his best friend Dawson Frost.”
Denis said “you know you have a committed player and willing to do what it takes to win, when tragedy hits the Halle family last Christmas 2020 when a fire took everything but the clothes on his back, and the very next day the kid shows up at practice ready to go, like nothing happened. Its players like Mathew that make the PJHL such a talented league, I’m sure he will continue his hockey career once this season ends. It is just a matter of where.”
Truly an amazing story about The PJHL leading scorer this season.
The Eastern Conference always has a strong team in the final four. I am sure Mathew will be part of getting Amhertsview there. The last two Schmalz winners were Lakefield and Napanee. I have a feeling Mathew could play in Europe or in the Minor Pro Leagues in the States.