Hockey in New Jersey goaltender, Jasmine Thomas, was one of four recipients of the 2017 New Jersey Devils Alumni Association Academic Scholarship.
A senior at Newark Vocational High School, Jasmine joined Hockey in New Jersey in the 2013-14 season. Originally a skater, Jaz took over the goaltending duties for the newly formed girls team. She was a three year starter for both the HNJ Girls team and East Side's girls team.
Jaz has been a fixture at HNJ practices, volunteering time on and off the ice at all HNJ cities. The winner of the 2015-16 Goals for Garrett Goalie of the Year Award, Jasmine is planning to attend Essex County College where she plans on becoming a Child Life Specialist.