MICDS Hockey Phenom Jack Williams ’19 to Reach New Heights

For Varsity Hockey goalie Jack Williams ’19, the winter sports season likely marked his last representing the Rams on the ice. When the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League chose him in the third round of the USHL draft this fall, Williams jumped on the opportunity. Next year, he and his family hope to relocate so Williams can devote even more attention to his number one goal—playing professional hockey.

MICDS Ice Hockey vs Edwardsville 2/8/2018
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“Junior hockey is the next step towards college,” he said. In addition to trying out for the Steel, Williams verbally committed to Michigan State University, what he hopes will be another step toward an eventual NHL draft-pick.

Though his geographical location may change, one thing will remain true—his love for MICDS and the way the School shaped him into the person and hockey player he is today.

“With MICDS being a very challenging academic school, it taught me how to manage my time really well,” Williams said. “Because of missing classes for hockey, I needed to meet with teachers before and after school in order to complete my assignments on time. Hockey has not only helped me become more responsible. I’ve also become a better person.”

During the 2017-2018 season with the Rams, Williams posted a 2.46 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.