Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jones Twins Show Heart:

Here is an article that was posted on the Edmonton Oilers website:

Former Vernon Vipers forwards Kellen & Connor attended the Edmonton Oilers Training camp this year, also had a chance to play in Penticton, BC at the 2014 Young Stars Classic suiting up with the Edmonton Oilers prospects.  Connor & Kellen will play their first full season in the American Hockey League this year.

The Jones twins finished their fourth and final season with the Quinnipiac Bobcats before signing their first semi-pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014.

Connor and Kellen both played four years in Vernon (2006-2010).

In 163 regular season games with the Vipers. Connor collected (80-goals-118-assists-198-points) Connor also is the Vipers all-time franchise points leader (regular season & playoffs) with 228 & all-time franchise goals leader (regular season & playoffs) with 95.
Connor Jones Player Profile:

Kellen played in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Kellen is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Kellen was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

Kellen Jones Player Profile: 

This is posted on the Oilers website:

Jones twins show heart

Thursday, 18.09.2014

By Chris Wescott - / Inside the Oilers

The Oilers drafted Kellen Jones in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. Both he and his twin brother Connor are signed to Standard Player Contracts.

Kellen got a goal tonight for the Oilers Rookies against the University of Alberta Golden Bears. His brother Connor chipped in in his own way by blocking shots, without his stick, on a penalty kill in the third period.

“Both of those guys are hard not to like, sacrificing their bodies in an exhibition games shows how much heart they have and that they’re tremendous workers,” Oilers Rookies Head Coach Todd Nelson said. “They never quit and for Connor to put himself on the line, he’s an unselfish guy and his brother is the same way. They’re very likeable because of how they work so hard and how they sacrifice.”

Connor say he and his brother do what it takes to win and tonight, that meant one of the brothers taking a couple of pucks to the body to prevent a goal.

“I’ve only got one gear. I play to win, I work hard every shift and that’s one thing me and Kellen try to do in every practice and every game,” Connor Jones said. “I just wanted to win. If blocking shots is what it took to win tonight, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to win the game and it just so happened I got hit by those pucks tonight.”

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