“Cy had another tremendous weekend for us. He’s so gifted and creative with the puck that he’s a threat to score every shift,” said Jets head coach Parker Burgess. “His effort in all three zones was noticeable and allowed him to create turnovers that led to scoring chances for him and our team. He’s a lot of fun to coach and to be around. We’re proud of Cy for earning this recognition again.”
LeClerc assisted on three of the four goals scored in Friday’s 4-0 shutout win over the Steel on Friday and was a +3. He followed up his apple-filled outing with a goal-scoring on his mind, and he fulfilled that with fireworks. He opened his big night with (another) Michigan goal, which is a statement by itself. He added his second of the night four minutes later, then solidified the hat trick with 53 seconds left in the second period. He recorded nine shots on goal and was a +4 in the 6-2 win.
The 19-year-old is already committed to play in his home state at the University of New Hampshire and has made a monumental splash in his first league in the NAHL. His 55 points in 44 games are third overall in the league and second in this year’s rookie class. In his last six games, LeClerc has ten points and is a +12. Aside from his two highlight-reel goals, LeClerc’s playmaking has provided a significant boost of offense for the Jets and is undoubtedly some of the best in the league.
Since starting the season 3-11-0-1, the Jets have entirely turned their game around, going 19-8 since the start of the middle third of the year and rising into a playoff spot. In 2022, the Jets have lost only two games and are averaging over four goals per game. With their powerful stretch of games, the Jets are not only in a playoff position but are only two points outside of third place, currently held by the Anchorage Wolverines. In 44 games, LeClerc has scored in 22 of them.
The Jets will continue their set of games against the Chippewa Steel with a home-and-home set on Friday and Saturday, followed by a game in Minnesota against the St. Cloud Norsemen at 2 PM CT. The Jets have yet to drop a game against the Steel this year and have a nine-game cushion above them in the standings.