2020 U.S. Player ID Camp announced

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and The Hockey Academy at Ralph Engelstad Arena are proud to announce the 2020 MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp in Grand Forks, North Dakota held April 3-5, 2020.

Representatives from the MJHL League office and all eleven MJHL franchises will be on site to scout and evaluate elite United States hockey players with birthdates in 2001, 2002, and 2003 that have the potential to play junior hockey.

“The 2020 MJHL Identification Camp, being held at the impressive Ralph Engelstad Arena, will once again provide the next generation of American MJHL Players with the knowledge and resources to be successful both on and off the ice, an insight into what playing in the MJHL is all about and most importantly, the platform to showcase themselves to coaches and scouts from all 11 MJHL organizations.”- Kevin Saurette, MJHL Director of Operations

Saurette continues, “this event continues to grow in stature both on and off the ice and will feature 102 athletes spread out over 6 teams.  Numerous players who have participated in the previous two camps have been protected by teams in the MJHL, have attended MJHL training camps and/or are playing in the MJHL this season.  It goes without saying that we are very excited at the talent level of the Prospects that will be invited to this years Camp.”

The on-ice program will consist of on-ice testing and competitive game sessions.  The off-ice portion will involve development seminars related to athleticism and mental skills, the benefits of playing in the MJHL as well as identifying what is required to be a successful junior hockey player, on and off the ice.

The camp will open Friday evening, April 3rd, with a MJHL Information Seminar and on-ice testing utilizing the SportTesting Inc. technology platform. Testing results will be made available to all the athletes so they can comparably see where they stand and to allow for further player development benefits. The players will also participate in three full game sessions scouted by MJHL coaches and scouts and an informative Hot Stove session where the athletes will hear valuable insights from MJHL Alumni and special guest speakers.


“This is a great opportunity for American players to get exposure to a top Junior A hockey league so they can continue their playing careers and hopefully make it to the next level.”- Kyle Kosior, The Hockey Academy.  Many of the participants at the MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp will come from North Dakota and Minnesota, but it is expected once again that players will come from all other parts of the country.  Last years event involved players from Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Alaska, California, New York and Missouri and Wisconsin. The Camp will be an invite-only event (varsity, prep, AAA, Tier 1) with registration now open.

About the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL)

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is one of ten Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada and is a proud member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). The CJHL is an association of ten Junior ‘A’ Leagues in Canada. The MJHL’s goal is to develop players so they can advance to higher levels of hockey and ultimately have them develop into solid citizens who make a positive contribution to their community. Currently, there are eleven (11) member franchises in the MJHL.

For more information about the MJHL and/or participation at the 2020 MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp, visit www.mjhlhockey.ca/us-id-camp or contact The Hockey Academy at 701-777-6733, email kylek@theralph.com.