CALGARY, Alta. – A look at the numbers sees over 350 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni on rosters at NCAA Division I schools in the U.S.
Among those who played 10, or more, games in the Jr. A ranks, there are currently 367 former CJHLers competing with D-I collegiate programs south of the border.
Among the notable names is former CJHL MVP, Top Goaltender and Top Rookie award winner Devon Levi.
Levi starred with the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) during the 2019-20 campaign and is in his sophomore season at Northeastern University (Hockey East), in Boston, Mass., backstopping the Huskies.
The former CJHL standout is having a tremendous season at Northeastern as he currently sits fourth among all NCAA D-I netminders in both goals-against average at 1.55 and is second in save percentage with a .948 mark.
Another CJHL alumnus, in goaltender Yaniv Perets, leads the way in the NCAA in both average and save percentage at 0.79 and .953 respectively.
Perets is a sophomore at Quinnipiac University (ECAC) in Hamden, Conn., and he played his CJHL hockey with the Brockville Braves (CCHL).
The duo have also both registered a NCAA-best nine shutouts on the campaign.
Meanwhile, Levi and 12 other CJHL alums, are currently on the Canadian men’s hockey team that are gearing up to compete in upcoming Winter Olympic Games.