REGINA, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Jr. A Hockey League (SJHL) is once again announcing the SJHL/MJHL showcase, which will be held at the Co-operators Centre in Regina, January 14-15, 2019.
“The league is extremely excited to host the 2nd annual event,” said Logan Fraser, SJHL director of marking and communications and event organizer.
“This year we plan to have the same entertainment value with live streaming, broadcasting, large LED screens throughout the rink and of course many scouts in attendance,” added Fraser. We welcome and encourage the public to come out and watch some elite hockey”.
The Showcase will feature three teams from each league made up with the top 60 players in the SJHL and in the MJHL.
The three teams representing each league will consist of players aged 16 to 20 who will be selected by the coaches from their respective leagues.
One team will be comprised of players who are 18 and under and two teams will be made up of players who are 20 and under.
All teams will play two games.
“The inaugural Showcase was a very positive event for both leagues in many ways,” MJHL director of operations Kevin Saurette said.
“Most importantly it allowed the athletes the opportunity to showcase themselves in a highly competitive environment in front of many scouts and coaches from all levels.”
“The MJHL is extremely excited about the opportunity to once again collaborate with the SJHL for this Showcase and to further build off the on and off-ice success of last year’s event,” offered MJHL commissioner Kim Davis.
SJHL president Bill Chow echoed the sentiments of Davis.
“The SJHL is extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the MJHL by showcasing the top players in our leagues in a new event that gives our players a chance to showcase their skills and abilities for Scouts from all higher levels of hockey, none of which could take place without the aid of our sponsors.”
“We would like to recognize the SJHL/MJHL Showcase sponsors, Sask-Milk, Regina Hotel Association; Nufab Building Products, Kevin Bassendowski Agencies, Ramada Plaza Regina and Youngs Equipment,” added Chow.