There won’t be a Junior Canuck home game this weekend — they’re off to the NWJHL Showcase.
All six of the NWJHL teams will have a new opportunity to show off their talent at the NWJHL Showcase, Friday to Sunday (Nov. 9 to 11), just outside of Grande Prairie. Each team will play two regular season games in front of scouts from Western Canada and fans from all over the Peace Region.
“All the Junior A teams are invited,” says Canucks GM Colby Wagar. “They’ll be there watching the boys and maybe some of them catch their eye and some of them get to move on.”
The event was thought up between the teams and the league as a way to make it easier and more enticing for scouts from Junior A and collegiate level teams to come see the type of players that compete in the NWJHL. Invites have been sent out to scouts from the AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and BCHL, amongst others.
The games will be played at the Crosslink County Sportsplex in Clairmont, AB, home of the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.
“It’s a showcase, but it’s still for two points. Those games actually mean something, it’s four points there,” says Wagar.
The Canucks sit in first place in the NWJHL with a 10-4-0 record and 20 points, but they’ve also played four more games than the second place Navs.
The Junior Canucks play the Sexsmith Vipers Friday at 8 pm, then play the Fairview Flyers at 1 pm on Saturday.
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