Thursday, August 8, 2013

GOJHL and OHA Announce 2013-2014 Regular Season Schedule

Press Release

JULY 31 – The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey Association released their schedule for the 2013 season today.

The GOJHL schedule consists of 662 games amongst the 27 teams with each team playing a 49 game schedule. Each team will hit the ice for 24 home games and 24 away games with the 49th game being the one Interlock game they’ll play at the GOJHL Showcase.

The GOJHL Showcase will once again take place this year in St. Catharines on October 12th (schedule to be announced on a later date). A league wide Prospect and All Star games will take place on December 29th and will be hosted by the Golden Horseshoe Conference (location to be announced on a later date).

Some changes to the makeup of the GOJHL this season will see the addition of a new team in the Midwestern Conference. The Brantford 99’ers will join as the ninth team in the Midwestern Conference after the Caledonia Corvaires made the shift from the Midwest to the Golden Horseshoe Conference. Both moves were approved by the OHA Board of Directors following the conclusion of the 2013 GOJHL playoffs.

“After such an exciting end to the 2012-13 season, fans of the GOJHL certainly will have a lot to look forward to this season,” said GOJHL Commissioner and OHA Executive Director Mark Ellis. “The Addition of a new team in Brantford (99’ers) as well as the Caledonia Corvaires moving to the Golden Horseshoe Conference will certainly help increase the competition among the league.”

“I am personally looking forward to the beginning of the 2013-14 season for the GOJHL and all our leagues in the OHA,” said OHA Chief Executive Officer Scott Farley. “The passion that fans surrounding GOJHL teams have is something that I look forward to seeing first hand this season.”

For more information on the GOJHL schedule CLICK HERE or follow the OHA on Twitter (@OHAHockey1) and like us on Facebook.

About the OHA
Founded in 1890 to govern amateur hockey in Ontario, the Ontario Hockey Association is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior teams in the Province of Ontario. The OHA currently has 115 teams and over 2,700 players in its jurisdiction. For more information about the OHA, please go to www.ohahockey.org.

About the GOJHL
Established in the 2008-09 season, the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest league under the auspices of the Ontario Hockey Association consisting of 27 teams in 3 conferences, the league is known as one the top 10 development leagues in North America. GOJHL teams compete yearly for the Sutherland Cup Trophy. The GOJHL and Jr. B hockey in the OHA has been responsible for developing many players to top levels of Hockey including the OHL, CIS, NCAA, Minor Pro, and the NHL.  

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

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