SPRINGFIELD, MO â€“ Point Mallard Ducks forward, Jacob Champaign, has signed his letter of intent to play his college hockey at Missouri State University.
Champaign played 97 games with the Point Mallard Ducks of the NA3HL between 2014-2016 and scored a combined 38 goals and 49 assists. He also tallied 10 points in 8 playoff games for the Ducks. Champaign also spent time with the Springfield Jr Blues (NAHL) and the Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) during his junior hockey career.
The 6â€™3 forward chose Missouri State because he really liked the atmosphere around campus and at Mediacom Ice Park. â€œCoach Bucher used to coach me on the varsity hockey team at Seckman. He spoke to me a couple times about Missouri State; it was an easy choice.â€
Champaign will bring consistent offensive playmaking with great hockey sense on the defensive side of the puck. In Point Mallard, Jake was used on both the power play and the penalty kill.
The St. Louis, Missouri native models his game after Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Like Toews who is a Stanley Cup Champion, Champaign wants to bring a Division I National Championship to the great fans of Missouri State.
While attending Missouri State, Jake plans on studying architecture.
When Jake is not on the ice or in the classroom, he enjoys spending time with friends, gaming on the X Box and bike riding.