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 Jon Foster-  (Suffern 1996-2000)

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Jon Foster was one of the best players ever to put on a Suffern Hockey jersey. He first started playing in 1996 for the Suffern Mounties as an 8th grader where all he did that year is lead the team in goals with 32 and help the Mounties get to the New York State final four. He later would continue to lead the Mounties in scoring during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons while leading the Mounties to a section championship every year. Jon was selected as an all-county and all-section player his freshman year. As a sophomore he was the Rockland County MVP along with being an all-section player. His junior season Jon received MVP awards in Rockland County and Section I. Jon was also a first team All State selection and broke Suffern’s all time scoring record in amazing 169 goals and 297 points for his career during his junior season.

"After Suffern, Foster left his senior year of high school to play in the prestigious United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Dubuque Fighting Saints while attending high school in Iowa. There he made the USHL all-star game and was named to the USHL ALL-Rookie team. He scored 26 goals in 54 games while adding 26 assists. His great play in the USHL earned him a full athletic scholarship to the University of Denver.

Foster helped the University of Denver capture back-to-back Division I NCAA National Championships. He had career bests with 21 goals and 29 points in 43 games during his 2004-2005 senior year. Foster earned many accolades while he played for the University of Denver. His 21 goals tied him for fourth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and 10th in the nation. He was named rookie of the week and player of the week throughout his college career. In four seasons at Denver, Foster had 44 goals, 44 assists, and 102 penalty minutes in 155 career games. He scored the 1st goal every season for the University of Denver during the 2001-05 seasons.

After Denver, Jon played 4 years professional hockey. He played one year in the Central Hockey League (CHL) as a rookie for the Corpus Christi Rayz and the Lubbock Cotton Kings. He scored 17 goals and had 14 assists. After a year with the CHL, Foster moved to the (ECHL) and signed with the Wheeling Nailers, after being invited to camp with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Foster scored 12 goals and had 15 assists while with Wheeling.

Jon's father Gerald Foster played a large role in his hockey success. Jon's strong focus and perseverance was driven by Gerald's positive motivation and willingness to thrive. Jon owes much, if not all of his successful endeavors throughout his hockey career to his father, mother and family for their dedication and unconditional support.
Jon currently resides in Edgewater, NJ and is part of a start up staffing agency called Staff Icons with his sister Dawn. Most of Jon's family still resides in his hometown of Suffern, NY where his love for hockey initiated under the tutelage of current Suffern Hockey Coach Rob Schelling."




Jon was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 2014, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.

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