How do you measure success? Is it in goals scored? Shots blocked? Saves made? Wins or losses? Championships won?
Or is it in the recognition of your coaches and league staff in how you perform night in and night out while in the pursuit of your NCAA hockey dreams?
Yesterday, the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League honored twenty of its top NCAA prospects by naming them to represent the league at the Central Canada Cup competion being held later this month. Four alternates were also chosen, an could be players who represent the league in full next year.
The Central Canada Cup is an NCAA scouts dream. Loaded with talent and academically qualified players, schools from across the United States and Canada will be flocking to watch the competition.
Included in the twenty players named were three participants from this years Pre Draft Combine.
Max Glashauser Elliot Lake Bobcats R 6’0″ 185 lbs 02/20/1994 Flower Mound, Tex.
Brett Wagner Elliot Lake Bobcats R 5’8″ 170 lbs 01/15/1993 Centennial, Colo.
Samuel Wilbur Kirkland Lake Gold Miners R 6’2″ 200 lbs 04/06/1993 Saginaw, Mich.
All three of these young men are now receiving looks from NCAA D-1 and D-3 programs this season as a result of their hard work that is translating into success on the ice.
Congratulations to all who will have the honor of representing the NOJHL in the Central Canada Cup.
Joseph Kolodziej – Publisher