MJHL to hold 2nd Annual U.S. Player Identification Camp at Ralph Engelstad Arena – April 5-7, 2019


The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and The Hockey Academy at Ralph Engelstad Arena are proud to announce that the MJHL will once again hold a U.S. Player Identification Camp in Grand Forks, North Dakota this spring, from April 5th to 7th, 2019.

Representatives from the MJHL League office and all eleven MJHL franchises will be on site to scout United States hockey players with birthdates in 2000, 2001, and 2002 that have the potential to play elite junior hockey in the Canadian Junior Hockey League system.

“The 2019 MJHL Identification Camp at the Ralph Engelstad Arena will 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 the platform to showcase themselves to coaches and scouts from all 11 MJHL organizations.”- Kevin Saurette, MJHL Director of Operations

The Camp will focus on the skills, both on and off the ice, that are necessary to be successful in the upper levels of Junior hockey and beyond.  The on-ice program will consist of on-ice testing and competitive game sessions.  The off-ice portion will cover elements related to athleticism and mental skills, as well as identifying what is required to be a successful player in the MJHL.

The camp will open Friday evening, April 5th, with a MJHL Prospects Information Seminar and on-ice combine 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 outlining what it takes to be a successful junior hockey player.

“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, Director of Hockey Operations, 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 that players will come from other parts of the country as well. The Camp will be an invite-only event with registration opening this Friday.

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 2019 MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp, visit www.mjhlhockey.ca or email kylek@theralph.com