Friday, October 4, 2013

AJHL Launches Online Voting for Top 50 Players of All-Time

Press Release

The Alberta Junior Hockey League will name its Top 50 Players of All-Time as part of the league’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.  Online voting for the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Top 50 Players of All-Time will commence today as AJHL fans will have the opportunity to help determine the league’s greatest players.
Fans are encouraged to vote based on the individual player’s achievements during their time in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and their accomplishments after graduating from the league.  The selection process will feature over 250 AJHL players separated in the following five eras:

2004-2013: Voting will take place October 2nd – October 18th 
• 1994-2003: Voting will take place October 21st – October 31st
• 1984-1993: Voting will take place November 5th – November 15th
• 1974-1983: Voting will take place November 18th – November 28th
• 1964-1973: Voting will take place December 2nd – December 12th

The Top 10 Players from each decade will be determined through a series of online voting stages throughout the 2013-2014 season.  The results of the online voting will help to determine the Top 50 players in conjunction with the AJHL Selection Committee.  The Top 50 Players will be announced in January 2014.
Since 1963, the Alberta Junior Hockey League has fostered the development of young athletes who have gone on to become Stanley Cup Champions, Ivy League Graduates and Community Leaders.  The Alberta Junior Hockey League continues to be the premier developmental League in Canada for student-athletes striving to capitalize on their athletic and academic abilities.

Over 20 AJHL Alumni played in the National Hockey League during the 2012-2013 season, including one player in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.   81 players have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft directly from the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and nineteen AJHL Alumni have won the coveted Stanley Cup.  For a third consecutive year, over 300 AJHL Alumni competed on College and University teams across North America in 2012-2013.

The AJHL will celebrate its storied history across Alberta in the 2013-2014 season with commemorative community presentations, the announcement of the Top 50 Players of All-Time, ‘50 Stories of 50 Seasons’, and several unique initiatives.   Join the AJHL in celebrating history, volunteerism, community spirit and great Junior A hockey!

Vote today to ensure your favourite AJHL alumnus makes history!

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