The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is committed to providing a wide range of informative resources to players and parents in their considerations with respect to prospective student athletes and their hockey futures during and after their playing careers.
Our mission statement is "Building Strong Career Foundations For Brighter Futures" goes hand in hand with our junior hockey players choosing a number of educational or vocational options available to them through each teams education consultant.
The wide range of options include information packages for U.S. based Colleges, Canadian Universities as well as other post-secondary opportunities.
Players along with their individual team education consultants should create portfolios based on their own future goals in mind.
Coaches and team management have the necessary templates in place and with the help of the team’s education consultant, players have at their disposal all the necessary material to start their career planning whether it is hockey, educational or vocational in nature.
If that future is hockey, education or going into the workforce the teams of the SJHL want to ensure that the player is as prepared for their future as much as the individual player wants to be prepared.
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.
- 33% of NHL players played college hockey, the most ever
- 70% of these players played at least three years of college hockey
- 92% of men who play college hockey will earn a degree
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.