The Saskatchewan Jr A Hockey League (SJHL) is all set to host the first showcase against the Manitoba Jr A Hockey League (MJHL) at the Co-operators Centre in Regina, SK for Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16.
The two-day showcase event will feature the top 120 hockey players from both provinces between the ages of 17 to 19 years of age. Top players were selected by a committee and the coaches within each league to make up 6 teams to play against one another (3 SJHL teams will play against 3 MJHL teams).
Kim Davis, the Commissioner of the MJHL stated, “The MJHL is extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the SJHL by showcasing the top players in our league in a new event that gives our players a chance to showcase their skills and abilities for scouts from all higher levels of hockey. When discussing what the league could do to promote its players even more than it currently does, the two leagues jointly determined that an event such as this would fit the need for player and Scouts.”
President of the SJHL, Bill Chow, agrees with Mr. Davis fully and respectfully recognizes all sponsors for the showcase event. “With the help from all our sponsors, it has allowed a new opportunity between two separate leagues to come together and showcase their talents in front of the NHL, CIS and NCAA scouts. We’ve opened a new door and many opportunities in creating this exciting event.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and children are free. The SJHL/MJHL Showcase schedules is as follows.
Monday, January 15th
Game 1- Team Gurbutt (MJHL) vs Team Schwartz (SJHL) 99/00’s. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Game 2 -Team Zajac (MJHL) vs Team Mitchell (SJHL) 97/98’s. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 pm
Game 3- Team Belfour (MJHL) vs Team Kunitz (SJHL) 97/98’s. Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, January 16th
Game 1- Team Schwartz (SJHL) vs Team Gurbutt (MJHL) 99/00’s. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Game 2-Team Mitchell (SJHL) vs Team Belfour MJHL 97/98’s. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Game 3-Team Kunitz (SJHL) vs Team Zajac MJHL 97/98’s. Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Media Contact (to arrange an interview or photo opportunity)
Logan Fraser, SJHL Marketing Manager
P: (306) 596-1689
William. D (Bill) Chow, SJHL President
P: (306) 961- 4554
About Saskatachewan Junior Hockey Leagues (SJHL): Founded in 1968, the SJHL has a long-standing tradition of excellence on and off the ice. As one of several Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada, the SJHL has developed players that have moved on to professional and education opportunities. For more information on SJHL, visit the leagues official website at sjhl.ca or on social media at facebook.com/thesjhl or www.instagram.com/sjhlhockey or twitter.com/theSJHL/ .