OMHA AAA Showcase Profiles Draft Eligible Players In St. Catharines
Friday, January 04, 2013
Richmond Hill, ON: -
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association [OMHA] is pleased to announce the OMHA AAA Showcase will occur from January 26-27 at the Hannah Seymour Sports Complex in St. Catharines. The event will feature every South Central AAA League [SCTA] Minor Midget team competing in regular season play along with a Midget All-Star game and a Bantam Prospects game. This the second of two OMHA AAA Showcases taking place this season.
The OMHA AAA Showcase events display the highest level of OMHA Minor Midget hockey players [16-17 years old] eligible for the OHL Priority Selection to scouts in a centralized location. Educational information sessions will be available for players and parents with a focus on opportunities in the sport beyond minor hockey.
Top prospects competing in the OMHA AAA Showcase include Ben Blacker [Brampton 45’s], Garrett McFadden [Grey-Bruce Highlanders], Spencer Fox [Southern Tier Admirals] Matthew Kreis [Halton Hurricanes], and Brett McKenzie [Oakville Rangers].
Partners for the 2012-2013 OMHA AAA Showcase include Ontario University Athletics [OUA], Ontario Hockey League [OHL], Under Armour, City of Barrie, Barrie Colts, Brock University, Pro Hockey Life, Forse Hockey, Rinknet Scouting Software and Rogers TV.
“Profiling our AAA athletes in at the Showcase events is an excellent way for scouts and universities to see all players,” stated OMHA President Joyce Junker. “The OMHA is proud of every player and wants to do the best job possible to support them and their families by hosting events such as this.”
“The Ontario Hockey League offers student-athletes the best of both worlds when it comes to on ice development and opportunities in education,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “We look forward to the opportunity to meet so many of the OMHA’s great student-athletes and future stars of the OHL at these events.”
"Ontario University Athletics has a shared interest with the Ontario Hockey League in helping prepare their athletes for life after their junior playing careers. The OMHA AAA Showcase is a great opportunity for hockey fans to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional athletes," explained OUA Executive Director Ward Dilse.
Recent OMHA AAA Graduates include Corey Perry [Anaheim Ducks], Steven Stamkos [Tampa Bay Lightning], Matt Duchene [Colorado Avalanche], Cody Hodgson [Buffalo Sabres], Brendan Gaunce [2012 26th Overall Pick NHL Entry Draft], Cody Ceci [2012 15th Overall Pick NHL Entry Draft], Ryan Murphy [2011 12th Overall Pick NHL Entry Draft] and Dougie Hamilton [2011 9th Overall Pick NHL Entry Draft].
For more information please contact:
Matt Rhodes, Ontario Minor Hockey Association
P:  780-6642
E-mail: [email protected]
About the Ontario Minor Hockey Association
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, founded in 1935, is the largest minor hockey association in the world and oversees a participant base of 300,000 consisting of players, coaches, trainers, officials, hockey volunteers and parents across the province. The OMHA has 246 active member minor hockey associations and annually coordinates 45 leagues and approximately 600 development clinics throughout Ontario. For more information, visit www.omha.net.
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