Rochester Nighthawks Rookie Kyle Jackson scored a pair of goals, including his first ever NLL goal, on Saturday, January 7th against the New England Black Wolves. Jackson added 9 assists on the night to finish with 11 points. For his efforts, the rookie was named the Ide Honda Player of the Game.
“The kid’s working real hard, and he’s taking a pounding out there,” said Rochester head coach Mike Hasen. “It’s a good night for him to get those kind of numbers because he works hard every single shift.”
“It was awesome,” said Jackson. “But at the end of the day, I was just lucky enough that when I passed the ball, my teammates were able to put the ball in the back of the net. The 11 points, it was more on the team than it was on me; right place, right time I guess. Ultimately, it’s nice to see the stat, but it’s better to have the win at the end of the day. That’s the most important thing.”