SJHL Showcase - November 13-16, 2023 - Warman, SK.
Welcome to the 2023-2024 SJHL Showcase!
Last season the SJHL saw one of its highest number of players successfully transitioned to a post-secondary hockey opportunity. This is outstanding. It is my hope that the SJHL provides an opportunity to assist all of our players to make successful transitions to post-secondary hockey opportunities including at the USPORT, ACAC and NCAA levels and more successful transitions from hockey to the world of work and life.
This season we are continuing to promote our Stay Here Play Here Campaign and we promise another year of fast, skilled, two hundred-foot SJHL hockey. Hockey is alive and well in our 12 communities!
It is my absolute honour to be in my second season as the Commissioner of the SJHL. With direction from our Board of Governors, the SJHL has created a new strategic plan for the league that focuses on Hockey Operations, Business Operations and the Marketing of our players and our brand. We have also created a new vision for the league:
The SJHL will be western Canada’s premier Junior “A” hockey league known for its exceptional player development and its commitment to its players, its people, and the communities we serve.
Last season the SJHL Board of Governors and I set several goals for our league and for our twelve franchises:
- Improving the promotion of the league through the social channels/website etc.
- Innovating the way, the game is officiated to bring a faster and more skilled style of play to the league
- Developing a strategic plan that is doable and trackable
- Raising more player and team awareness through Social Media, Relationship with fans, coaches, boards, and communities and
Improving the overall quality of HockeyTV broadcasts in all locales.
This year we are moving the date of our Showcase to November 13th -16th in Warman, SK. I was very pleased with the high turnout of scouts, coaches and schools at our September Showcase last season but the teams and I felt it was too early in the year and our rosters typically were not set nor stable so early in the season. So, we are going a bit later hoping that both our scout turnout and the calibre of play are both enhanced.
This season many of our teams are celebrating 30, 40 and 50 years of SJHL hockey. Hockey is alive and well in our 12 SJHL communities. I am positive that our league and the franchise in your community continues impact our players and your community positively through outreach and through positive player ambassadorship.
Again, this season with the enthusiasm of Jeromy Corrigan and IKS Media, all social media platforms will be coordinated and activated and the SJHL brand and our players will be prominent both inside and outside of the province. FloSports/HockeyTV will also be better leveraged to promote the league, our players, and our brand. We are hoping that you will continue to support our players our community franchises and the SJHL. Once again SaskTel will be featuring our games of the month and SJHL Final Series.
In closing, I want to thank the many scouts and coaches for your interest in our players and in our league. I also want to thank those who watch the SJHL and the SJHL sponsors both new and old for your continuing interest in and support for SJHL Hockey.
I look forward to continuing to work with our teams and Hockey Saskatchewan on the Stay Here Play Here campaign where our aim is to put more Saskatchewan kids in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. I look forward to another year of fast paced, skilled and entertaining season of SJHL Hockey.
Thank you, Canterra Seeds, for joining our sponsorship family. I also want to thank IKS Media for coming aboard and assisting us with sharing our quality product across our great province: Stay Here Play Here.
Monday, November 13, 2023
4:30pm - Weyburn Red Wings vs Flin Flon Bombers
7:30pm - Estevan Bruins vs Battlefords North Stars
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
10:30am - Notre Dame Hounds vs Melfort Mustangs
1:30pm - Melville Millionaires vs Kindersley Klippers
4:30pm - La Ronge Ice Wolves vs Humboldt Broncos
7:30pm - Flin Flon Bombers vs Estevan Bruins
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
10:30am - Humboldt Broncos vs Melville Millionaires
1:30pm - Nipawin Hawks vs Notre Dame Hounds
4:30pm - Melfort Mustangs vs Yorkton Terriers
7:30pm - Kindersley Klippers vs La Ronge Ice Wolves
Thursday, Novemebr 16, 2023
10:30am - Yorkton Terriers vs Nipawin Hawks
1:30pm - Battlefords North Stars vs Weyburn Red Wings
We are hoping that you will continue to support our players and the SJHL. Should you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (306)-741-5991. I look forward to continuing to work with you to support western Canada’s premier Junior “A” hockey league. Stay Here Play Here. We look forward to Showcasing our SJHL talent and our exciting brand of hockey.