CAMROSE, Alta. – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League renewed their partnership agreement with the National Hockey League on Friday.
The two-year extension will see the parties continue to invest in the development of players, coaches and officials involved with Junior-A hockey across the country.
“The CJHL plays a vital role in developing players and providing national platforms to showcase their great on-ice product,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a release. “We are pleased to continue a great relationship with the CJHL and member clubs to enhance their prospect events and championship.”
The deal also includes a two-year mutual option.
“The profile of Junior-A hockey across Canada has grown considerably in recent years thanks in large part to the relationship between Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League and the National Hockey League,” Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said. “We are thrilled this partnership will continue and Junior-A’s players and marquee events will continue to be showcased at the highest levels.”