CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), in partnership with Hockey Canada, NHL Central Scouting and the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), have announced that the 2015 CJHL Prospects Game will be hosted at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario, on January 20th, 2015.
The CJHL Prospects Game is one of the premier Junior A hockey events in the country and provides tremendous exposure for the top CJHL prospects to play in front of scouts from all over the hockey world – including the NHL, NCAA, CHL and Canadian universities and colleges.
“We are extremely thrilled to be hosting this event in partnership with the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Oakville Blades and with the continued support of the NHL and NHL Central Scouting,” said Kirk Lamb, president of the CJHL. “This year’s event will have the very best CJHL prospects from across the country competing in front of numerous scouts from the NHL, NCAA, CIS and CHL with the goal of making the step to the next level of hockey.”
The NHL and NHL Central Scouting are very supportive of the CJHL development programs, including the CJHL Prospects Game. The rosters for the CJHL Prospects Game are chosen in partnership with NHL Central Scouting and are made up of players recommended by NHL Central Scouting.
Team East includes prospects from the NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, LHJQ and MHL, while Team West consists of prospects from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and SIJHL, with the President's Cup awarded to the winning team. Since its inception in 2005, Team West has slight edge with five wins while Team East has won four times, including last year in Digby and Yarmouth, N.S.
Ticket information for the 2015 CJHL Prospects Game will be announced in the coming days.