Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Press Release

Former Cobourg Cougars forward Justin Danforth (photo credit - Scott Veber/HHOF) is currently being featured at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto for his accomplishment at the 2012 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge last season.

The Oshawa, Ontario native led the OJHL East Division All-Star Team to a victory at the 2nd Annual Central Canada Cup last season that was hosted by the Wellington Dukes.  In helping the OJHL win its first tournament title, Danforth was named Tournament MVP for his efforts and following the event, his game worn blue jersey was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame.  It is now on display within the Hall of Fame's Hometown Hockey 'Year-in-Review All-Star' exhibit that recaps All-Star and Prospect Games at all leagues levels during the 2012-13 season.

Also donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame last season was a pair of gloves worn by Buffalo Jr. Sabres star forward Tyler Gjurich, who was the OJHL's leading scorer, as well as Rookie-of-the-Year and Most Valuable Player.

Danforth played three seasons in the OJHL with the Cobourg Cougars.  During his time in the OJHL, Danforth would play for the OJHL East Division All-Star Team in both Central Canada Cup tournaments, as well as twice being a member of Team Canada East at the World Junior 'A' Challenge, winning a silver medal in 2011.  He is committed to join the NCAA Division I program, the Sacred Heart University Pioneers this Fall.

Congratulations to Justin on the honour and best of luck in his freshman NCAA season.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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