CJHL among leagues involved in upcoming NHL/NHLPA initiative NHL/NHLPA to host press conference Wednesday in New York City

CALGARY, Alta. –The Canadian Junior Hockey League has announced they are among 17 leading hockey organizations from around the world that has teamed up with the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association on a Declaration of Principles, which is a joint statement advocating the game of hockey as a powerful platform for participants to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills that transcend the game.

A joint NHL/NHLPA media conference, along with representatives from each of the 17 organizations, will be held Wednesday morning (Sept. 6) at 9:15 a.m. ET in New York City to officially launch the program and provide further details on the endeavour.

The Declaration of Principles is the foundational element of a new initiative supported by all of these 17 organizations: This is Hockey.

With that, hockey organizations will pledge to celebrate and advance policies, programs and initiatives of their respective organizations – and to inspire their fans, participants and communities – to create the best possible family hockey experience.

Joining the NHL and NHLPA is this endeavour will be the following organizations:
American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)
American Hockey League (AHL)
Canadian Hockey League (CHL)
Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)
Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL)
College Hockey Inc.
Hockey Canada
International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
North American Hockey League (NAHL)
United States Hockey League (USHL)
USA Hockey

Group picture: Holding the document is CJHL President Brent Ladds (left), NHLPA special assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider (middle) and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (right).