WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and its thirteen member clubs are pleased to announce that the 2022 MJHL Draft will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 PM CST.
The Draft will be held online utilizing RinkNet Live Draft Centre technology provided by HockeyTech with all selections being made available online to the public in real-time for the benefit of all teams, players, and fans to engage with this live event.
As previously announced in 2021, the MJHL Draft has moved from a U16 Draft (formerly Bantam Draft) to a U17 Draft, highlighting players who are going into their 16-year-old season. Players who will be eligible for the MJHL Draft are Manitoba players who are registered to play hockey in Manitoba according to Hockey Manitoba regulations and are in their 16th year (2006 born).
Prior to the MJHL Draft, teams will submit up to two (2) Auto-Protect selections from the designated home zone. Teams will have the option to decline an Auto-Protect selection and defer that pick to Round 7 or 8 of the draft. Full details of procedure updates along with Auto-Protect selections will be released on Friday, May 27.
Keep posted to @mjhlhockey and #MJHLDraft22 on social media for round-by-round draft summaries or follow live at www.mjhlhockey.ca/draft.