Cape Breton Eagles Stand Strong With Jacob Newcombe In His Battle Against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
The Cape Breton Eagles, a proud member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, announce today that forward Jacob Newcombe has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our thoughts and support are with Jacob and his family as he embarks on his journey to overcome this challenge.
Jacob Newcombe, a talented member of the Cape Breton Eagles family, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma following a recent medical evaluation. The entire organization, along with its fans and the hockey community at large, stands united in offering our unwavering support to Jacob during this difficult time.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Jacob’s diagnosis, but we are equally inspired by his courage and determination,” says Eagles Majority Owner, Irwin Simon. “Jacob is not just a player to us; he’s part of the Cape Breton Eagles family. We are committed to supporting him in every possible way as he embarks on this journey.”
Jacob, a determined and resilient athlete, has shown exceptional strength both on and off the ice since his acquisition from the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in December 2022. He has been a fundamental part of the Cape Breton Eagles, contributing not only as a talented player but also as a positive attitude on and off the ice, which has earned him respect and admiration from teammates, coaches, and fans alike.
“Jacob is an integral part of our team and our family,” says Eagles General Manager Sylvain Couturier. “His strength and determination on the ice are inspiring, and we have no doubt that he will approach this battle with the same level of resolve. The Cape Breton Eagles organization, along with our fans and the entire hockey community, will rally behind Jacob and support him every step of the way.”
The Cape Breton Eagles are committed to maintaining open lines of communication with Jacob, his family, and medical professionals to ensure he receives the best care possible. Our organization’s top priority is Jacob’s well-being and ensuring that he feels the strength of our support throughout his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
“I would like to thank the Cape Breton Eagles organization, my teammates, and the entire staff for their support throughout this difficult time,” says Jacob. “My main concern right now is my health. I am looking forward to getting back in the rink with my teammates and playing in front of Eagles fans in the future.”
We encourage everyone to send their positive thoughts to Jacob as he embarks on this journey, but we ask everyone to follow the organization and respect the family’s wishes for privacy during this difficult time.