Duluth, Minn. -- Jalyn Elmes… once a four-year forward at UMD is now turning the page into the next chapter… her professional hockey career.
Elmes will be heading over to Sweden in September to play for for Brynäs IF.
The former UMD co-captain made the decision after conversations with her coach and UMD defenseman Jessica Healy who also plays in Sweden… the team offered a conract to the Brandon, Manitoba-natve about a month and a half ago.
Elmes says the opportunity just came about when she decided she wasn't ready to quit playing hockey.
"I was really sitting on the fence when it came to playing hockey after college and I had a lot of long talks with coach in her office. She was the one that made me kind of open my eyes that I didn’t want to hang up the skates. I want to keep playing," said Elmes. "There’s other girls that used to play for UMD that are in Sweden too so I started talking to them and then eventually i just made connections and I emailed me back and we hit off and I was like Okay this is sweet… and then they offered me a contract which was unreal."
Elmes recorded 12 goals and 34 career assists with UMD… prior to that she helped team Canada's under-18 team to a silver medal in 2016. Elmes leaves for Sweden in September.