Jones Splitting Time
Between Kalamazoo, Worcester

By Pam Shebest
Kalamazoo Gazette

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Matt Jones’ television is in Worcester, Mass., and his car is in Kalamazoo. His hockey equipment is about the only thing that travels with him no matter where he goes.

The life of a player in the ECHL is one of transition, and Jones knows exactly what that involves.

After playing most of last season with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, the right winger started this season with the Sharks, was sent to Kalamazoo, returned to Worcester, and now is back with the Kalamazoo Wings.

In his three games back, Jones has five goals and two assists, finding immediate chemistry with linemate Sal Peralta.

“It’s nice getting a guy who can put the puck in the back of the net,” Peralta said. “We have a lot of chemistry and it’s paying off. I’m a pass-first guy and he’s a shooter. We’re having a lot of fun.”

Said Jones: “I haven’t been a part of this kind of chemistry for a long time, probably since high school.”

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