The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that four member clubs will be hosting the German Junior club team, Jungadler Mannheim in a series of exhibition games from November 24 to December 4, 2013.
Jungadler Mannheim is an Under-19 club that competes in German National Junior League and currently sits in first place with a record of 16-2-0. They are the two-time defending German Junior champion and have won the league title 10 times in the past 13 seasons. Mannheim is led by forward Marc Michaelis, who leads the league in scoring with 16 goals and 28 points in 18 games played thus far this season. Florian Proske is the club's goaltender and sits second in the league with a 1.73 goals against average.
The team will begin their exhibition tour on Tuesday, November 26 when they play the Trenton Golden Hawks at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens with puck drop scheduled for 7:30pm. The next night, Mannheim will travel down the 401 to Whitby, taking on the Fury at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre at 7:30pm. Two days later, they return to Trenton to play the RCAF Flyers at the RCAF Arena at 1:30pm and will then take in the Golden Hawks game versus the Aurora Tigers later that evening.
After spending some time in Toronto, including a Toronto Marlies AHL contest, Mannheim will play the Wellington Dukes on Tuesday, December 3 at the Wellington and District Community Centre with puck drop scheduled for 7:30pm. They then conclude their tour with a match-up versus the Milton Icehawks on Wednesday, December 4 at Milton Memorial Arena with game-time at 7:30pm, before returning home to Germany.
"The Ontario Junior Hockey League is extremely excited and proud to be hosting the top junior club in Germany, Jungadler Mannheim," stated OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. "The exhibition tour will provide a great opportunity for our fans to see another country's top players in action, while also giving all the players on both sides further exposure for their future in the game."
Please visit the OJHL team websites, for further information on tickets for each game of the tour, and stay tuned to the OJHL website, www.ojhl.ca, for up-to-date information on the games.
For more information on Jungadler Mannheim, please visit their website - http://www.adler-mannheim.de/ja_team.php.
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