Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OJHL Nominee

Press Release

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that Jeremy Franklin of the Wellington Dukes is the OJHL nominee for the RBC CJHL Player of the Year.

The final decision for the RBC CJHL Player of the Year now rests with Hockey Canada with Jeremy competing with other players from all CJHL leagues across the country for this prestigious award.

Jeremy's confidence, maturity, work ethic and leadership have lead to his many accomplishments with Wellington. He has been a tremendous ambassador for the OJHL on a National stage representing Team East at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior ‘A' Challenge, winning both a bronze and silver medal respectively.

Not only is Jeremy a first class hockey player, off the ice he is a determined student which has resulted in him securing a scholarship to Mercyhurst College for the fall of 2009. Along with his many off ice activities, Jeremy volunteers his time at local schools and teaches at local hockey schools to give back to the community.

The OJHL wishes to congratulate Jeremy on his nomination and wishes him the best of luck in the National selection process.

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