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Draft 2017

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is excited to announce that its annual draft of 15 year old players will take place this year on June 4 in Winnipeg, MB. The MJHL Draft will begin at 9:00 am and will feature the eleven member teams selecting MB players born in the year 2002. MJHL Commissioner, Kim Davis said, “The annual Draft for the league is always a special event in that it propels teams forward when they select young players who will develop into stars on their MJHL clubs. The Draft is also the final major event in the league’s annual calendar so it’s a great way to wrap up the season.”

For the 2017 MJHL Draft the league is thrilled to partner with Hockey Tech by utilizing the RinkNet Live Draft Centre tool to operate the entire draft proceedings. Please read on to get a summary of the options the RinkNet draft system offers the MJHL for the benefit of fans, supporters and players.

RinkNet’s Live Draft Centre provides a complete solution for leagues and teams to efficiently manage their draft day preparation and execution.  This live software is displayed on terminals for each member team and enables drafts to be conducted either in-person or remotely through team inputs and league/commissioner approval.  These confirmed draft picks are then made available online to the public in real-time.

“RinkNet is truly a one-stop tool for teams and leagues to prepare for and conduct an efficient draft,” said Jim Price, COO of HockeyTech.  “RinkNet’s authority is in its ability not only to compile information for team draft preparation, but to be able to share this information in real-time within league environments and with the fans and media.”

Teams can input, update, and share scouting information amongst themselves all year-long on the RinkNet system as they prepare for the draft.  As players come off the board, these systems are automatically updated to reflect the current available player list.  RinkNet ensures ahead of draft day that all players on a team’s draft board meet eligibility requirements – and that no player is mistakenly “drafted twice.”  Following the draft, RinkNet will continue to maintain a Draft Centre website so that media, fans, and scouts from hockey organizations inside and outside of the league can reference the results at any time.

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