Thursday, 5 January 2012

Jesse Pauls on Retirement

Jesse Pauls retires. Photo: Jon Howe
Royals defenseman Jesse Pauls announced his retirement from hockey yesterday.  The 19 year old had 12 points (3G+9A) in 26 games this season. 

I spoke with Jesse about his decision to hang up the skates.  

With a plate and nine screws in his leg after breaking both bones last year he’s been playing with ‘chronic pain’ as he put it, ‘and have decided to look after my health’. 

“It’s affected my game and haven’t been able to play up to my potential…it sucks knowing you’ve got more and can’t do it”, Pauls went on to say.

The Royals will still have six defenseman however with the return of Keegan Kanzig from the U-17’s for the game against the Rockets Friday.