Exeter, NH – Azam Jiwa, Calgary Alberta native, decides on the University of Southern Maine for the Fall of 2021
Seacoast high scoring forward Azam Jiwa had a great season with the Spartans leading the team in scoring with 15 goals and 22 assists in 38 games. His speed and goal scoring ability gave opposing teams fits and put him on the radar of several college teams.
“Zammer is a threat to score every time that he is on the ice, said Head Coach Brett Tryder. He has great speed, a great shot, and always seems to have the puck on his stick. There is no doubt in my mind that he will excel at USM, and my guess is that he will be an even better college player than he was a junior player. It is always nice to bring a high-end, Canadian player to the EHL and allow them to show their talents in a heavily visible and recruited league. I am very happy for Azam and his family and I always feel great about sending players to Coach Harding at USM.”
Jiwa had some thoughts on his time with the Spartans: “When deciding where to play for my final year of junior hockey amidst Covid, my family and I sought out advice and subsequently put our trust into Coach Brett Tryder and the Seacoast Spartans. Being from Canada out west, most junior leagues were shut down or pushed back due to the pandemic. A big factor to making the transition to the east coast was Coach Brett, I have known Tryder for a few years and we had kept a good rapport throughout the years. My time with Seacoast has really helped me rediscover my game. Furthermore, Coach Tryder incorporated many lessons to build character needed for the next level. My experiences living in Hampton Beach will not go washed in the tide. Living together in apartment style housing boasted meaningful connections with teammates that I will forever be grateful. If not for Seacoast and what the EHL has provided me with, I am unsure I would have reached my goal of playing college hockey. I am looking forward to the next chapter in pursuing a business degree and playing for the University of Southern Maine.”