Ray Jacques, who led the University of Maine men’s hockey team in scoring in two of his four seasons in Orono, will be making his way back to Orono on a regular basis with wife Michelle the next four years.

That’s because Jacques’ daughter, Jessica, will be playing for the Black Bear women’s ice hockey team beginning this fall.

“I’m excited,” said Ray. “It’s going to be fun.”

Jessica Jacques had initially committed to attend Brown University but when head coach Amy Bourbeau stepped down after the 2014-15 season, she decommitted and sought another school.

“When I visited Maine, I really loved it,” explained Jacques who was especially impressed by head coach Richard Reichenbach and his wife and assistant Sara.

She said it is going to be special following in her father’s footsteps.

“I feel a piece of him is still at Maine,” said the 5-foot-5 Jessica. whose father had 128 career points in 125 games at Maine before graduating in 1985. He was the first captain under the late coach Shawn Walsh in 1984-85.

She is currently finishing up an extended stint on campus with the other freshmen, taking summer courses and getting adapted to the school and the community.

“It has been awesome,” said Jacques. “It has really helped.”

She has also enjoyed spending time with her teammates and said they are all determined to win.

Jacques was a two-time captain of the Boston Shamrocks of the Junior Women’s Hockey League and had 12 goals and 24 assists in 28 league games this past season. She had 7 & 15 in 28 games during the 2014-15 season.

The 19-year-old Jacques, who is a forward from North Reading, Massachusetts, is a three-time United States national team development camp participant and will be a scholarship player at UMaine.

Ray Jacques said his daughter had seven scholarship offers and that he stayed out of the decision-making process.

“She loved the school, she loved the culture, the environment, the rink, the whole thing,” he said.

Her father coaches her in the summer and their team, Team One, won the prestigious Beantown Classic’s college division tournament recently. Several of Jessica Jacques’ University of Maine teammates were on the team.

“It’s a really hard tournament to win,” she said.

Richard Reichenbach said Jacques bring a lot to ice.

“She’s a good skater, she moves the puck really well and she brings leadership to the team,” said Reichenbach. “She’s the type player who can make back passes and that’s rare.”

He added that she is mature and she will bring a knowledge of what it takes to win at the Division I level thanks to her father.

“She has exceptionally playmaking skills,” her father said. “She sees the ice very well and makes the other players around her better.”