The Saskatchewan Jr A Hockey League(SJHL) and the Manitoba Jr A Hockey League(MJHL) met up Monday and Tuesday for the 2nd Annual MJHL/SJHL Showcase.
The Showcase was kicked off Monday, welcoming 60 players from each league. Games will began Monday the Co-operators Center in Regina.
A total of three teams from each league, Team Schwartz, Team Mitchell and Team Kunitz were formed and consisted of players from the ages 17 to 19 years of age, all selected by the coaches of their own leagues. Among the players on Team Kunitz were Battlefords North Stars Cody Spagrud, Matthew Fletcher, Matthias Urbanski and Macgregor Sinclair. All in all, the SJHL picked up four wins, a regulation loss and a shootout loss over the two days, with Team Kunitz going a perfect 2-0. Their final game was an 8-1 win over the MJHL’s Team Zajac
Kim Davis, the Commissioner of the Manitoba Jr A Hockey League stated, “The MJHL is extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the SJHL by showcasing the top players in our league in a new event that gives our players a chance to showcase their skills and abilities for Scouts from all higher levels of hockey. When discussing what the league could do to promote its players even more than it currently does, the two leagues jointly determined that an event such as this would fit the need for player and Scouts.”
President of the Saskatchewan Jr A Hockey League Bill Chow, recognized the SJHL/MJHL Showcase sponsors. “With the support from our sponsors, these players are able to showcase their talents in front of NHL, CIS and NCAA scouts.”
All six games were shown on SaskTel Max & MaxTV Stream live and Facebook.