On behalf of the 10 Junior A leagues across Canada in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, I am pleased to welcome you to the exciting hockey we provide every night from coast-to-coast.
I would like to thank my colleagues for the confidence shown in allowing me to serve in this capacity again this season and extend my appreciation to CJHL President Brent Ladds for his outstanding leadership on our behalf.
To Hockey Canada and the 13 branches across the country, we thank you for your continued support of our leagues and teams on a daily basis.
To the players and families who have joined our programs with goals and dreams of playing here and beyond, we recognize the sacrifices made to reach this elite level and appreciate you entrusting us with your continued development.
To the fans, billets, sponsors and volunteers, this level of hockey would not succeed or even exist without you. You make our communities thrive and our teams flourish and we appreciate you more than words can describe.
Last spring our family was rocked by tragedy in Humboldt, Sask., and it resonated across Canada and beyond. As we try to heal we ask that you keep those impacted most in your thoughts and prayers.
Make sure to enjoy the games, the sportsmanship and excellence you see on the ice – and try to invite a new fan or neighbour to a game to see what Canada is all about!
Chairman of the Board
Canadian Junior Hockey League