Jacob Pelton, who started with the Topeka RoadRunners before becoming a Capital, has been called up to play for the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL).
"Jacob has some great skills," said Capitals head coach Anthony Bohn. "Even though he was with us only a short time, Jacob took the opportunity to work on the details of his game and we are very proud that he earned a chance to play at the next level."
After a solid career at West Genesee High (504 saves, .937 save percentage), Pelton played last season at Phillips Andover Prep School where he caught the attention of RoadRunners head coach Scott Langer.
"Jacob has some great skill in his game," said Langer. "Being 6' 6" is something that is a tremendous asset for a goaltender and something that is sought after at the higher levels."
With quite a lot of established talent on the Runners depth chart, Pelton elected to stay in Topeka and play for the Capitals. In no time, Pelton was generating interest from other teams. The Raiders eventually decided to make a move.
Pelton is just the latest player to parlay his time with the Capitals into an opportunity to advance to higher levels of play. Yu Hikosaka (RoadRunners), Jude Hull (St. Olaf College), Blake Busch (tendered with the RoadRunners), Tommy Malkmus (Finlandia University), and more have benefited from the Capitals commitment to develop and move on junior hockey players.