September 22, 2010, Burlington, Ontario– The OJHL Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Aurora Tigers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, are pleased to announce the details surrounding the 2010 OJHL Governor’s Showcase.
From October 7-11, the Showcase will attract scouts from across North America with a chance to see each OJHL team play two games over the course of a weekend – 31 games in total. This year will also mark the first time that teams from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League will take part with two All-Star Teams making the trip south.
2010-11 OJHL Schedule
Hosted by the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers for the first time in franchise history, all games will be held at the Aurora Community Centre in Arena 1 & 2. “The Aurora Tigers Hockey Club is extremely proud to be this year’s host of the OJHL Governor’s Showcase. We anticipate an entire weekend of competitive and exciting hockey featuring many of the game’s upcoming young stars.” said Aurora Tigers’ Governor Barry Quinn. “We are excited to host an event where the great fans of the OJHL can come out and watch all 31 teams over the course of a weekend here in Aurora.” Ticket prices will be $15 for a day pass and $30 for a full weekend event pass.
Originally started in 1992 as a Christmas tournament by the Newmarket Hurricanes, the Showcase has evolved into a league-wide event with the central focus being the players of the 31 member clubs. “The OJHL is committed to providing opportunities for our players to showcase their abilities to scouts, assisting in the player’s pursuit to further their hockey careers. The Governors’ Showcase allows scouts the opportunity to see all our players over the course of a single weekend.” said OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. Also for the first time since taking on its current format in 2008, the weekend will feature teams from another league, as the NOJHL will send two All-Star Teams to take part. “The OJHL is dedicated to driving the improvement of Junior ‘A’ Hockey within Ontario and we hope that this event allows scouts to see players from the NOJHL that they may not see on a regular basis. “ Savoy stated. NOJHL Commissioner Hector Seguin states, “The NOJHL is extremely excited to join the 31 OJHL clubs in showcasing our best talent and giving many scouts the opportunity to see our best players that they may not otherwise of had. Both the NOJHL and the OJHL are continually looking at ways to grow Junior ‘A’ hockey in Ontario and this event is a great first step.”
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