Durston Finds Success With Arrows
Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston had a remarkable season this year as a member of the Jr. ‘A’ Six Nations Arrows. He finished 19th in scoring, sniping twine 24 times and added 40 helpers which held him reach 7th in the league. He also ended the season 9th in the league in total points with 64 in 19 games played. The five-foot-9, 220 pound offense-men had humble beginnings as a member of minor hockey and lacrosse in Wallaceburg.
Durston has always been one of the stronger athletes growing up, “I’ve always been one of the better athletes growing up playing lacrosse and hockey. High school sports was different. When it came to volleyball, basketball, and soccer but I feel I was athletic enough to compete with good players in those sports.”
As time wore on, Jordan became more and more infatuated with the game of lacrosse, “Lacrosse is a very different sport. The goals, the hits, and the saves. Some of the plays you see are pretty crazy if you were to ask someone who’s never watched before. What drew me in was the fun I was having while getting hit, scoring goals, and having goalies rob me; Its an unreal feeling and was an easy decision to play lacrosse over everything.”
Durston feels confident with his team and knows they can go out and win back-to-back Minto Cups, “I’m pretty confident in our team again this year, we show up to play every game. I don”t think there’s a team in Canada that can play with us.”
Life-long lacrosse mentor and coach Jamie Knight spoke about Durston and said, “Honestly, it was his best year of lacrosse. I’ve been watching him all year and I knew he had a big season coming.”
When asked how important Jordan’s role is to the team, Knight said, “Huge. He’s the most talented player on the team. Durston’s a driven leader, striving to bring home the Minto Cup again this year. Going from Wallaceburg to Six Nations, he’s really cleaned up his off the court game and became a more matured and focused player, striving to reach that next level and cracking a NLL roster.”
The first place Six Nations Arrows (17-3), are scheduled to begin their 2015 playoff run against the eighth seeded Burlington Chiefs (9-11), July 9th at 8 p.m.. Out of two regular season contests, both teams scored a win against each other 7-6 for the Chiefs and 10-8 for the Arrows.