Jason Windsor may be primarily in defence within local hockey. But with the way he’s netting points of late he is proving to be a true two-way player.
Windsor is third in scoring with 13 points for the Legendz Longhorns this year. At the start of the month he was the league leader in assists (seven).
Legendz are one of four teams in the Logic Adult Roller Hockey League, which plays once a week at the Logic arena of Kings Sports Centre.
The squad, which is currently in second place, is next in action Tuesday 22 March at 8pm when they take on ITS Cayman. The other match on the night features the Islanders taking on the top-ranked High Rollers at 9pm.
Windsor is no stranger to roller hockey as he played in the last handful of seasons. In addition to tying up his skates, he also hits the Logic arena during the week for the local ball hockey league.
His ability to get to the net and contribute points is a welcome plus for his Legendz team-mates as noted playmaker Eric Lacasse recently suffered a season-ending calf injury.
Team captain Brad Galbraith, 18, has teamed up with Windsor the last three roller hockey seasons back when the Longhorns were called the Barracudas.
Galbraith, who is in a tight tussle for the scoring title with Mark Missal of ITS Cayman, states Windsor’s offensive production has made the squad better.
“Jason’s scoring certainly helps,” Galbraith said. “Last year we were a defensive team so with his points it’s like having an extra offensive player without needing an extra forward. Having a scoring defenceman like Jason helps.
“I’m definitely impressed with what Jason has done so far. The reason why he’s among the league leaders in assists is because he is very fast and always drives the lane. He has always been able to skate through people and find the open man.
“A lof of my goals come from his passes. There’s a good connection there because he finds me a lot and I’m able to get the puck into the back of the net.
As a team-mate of his the last two years I can see where his passing and his overall scoring has improved.”