Sporting a 2-2-1 record after the recent Etobicoke Junior University Showcase event and a couple of pre-season exhibition games, the Leaside U22 AA Elite Juniors are excited to lace them up in front of coaches and scouts from the top university hockey programs in the US and Canada when it joins teams from all over North America at this weekends Stoney Creek Showcase tournament - a "must attend" event for teams and scouts alike.
The event will be held on September 15-17 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and boasts a lineup replete with elite junior programs from the US and Canada all vying for the attention of the coaches and scouts of the 60+ university programs expected to be in attendance.
This weekend's game schedule is:
Friday, September 15
9:45AM @ Gateway Ice Centre vs East Coast Valkyries
4:15PM @ Gateway Ice Centre vs Philadelphia Jr Flyers U19
Saturday, September 16
8:30AM @ Mohawk 4 Ice vs Washington Pride U19
2:15PM @ Mohawk 4 Ice vs John Abbott College
Sunday’s game is TBD based on Friday and Saturday results.Stayed tuned to our social feeds for our results.
If you are in the Stoney Creek area or otherwise want see what female elite junior hockey looks like we welcome you to come out and watch.
The team will also be participating in North American university showcase events in Kitchener/Waterloo and Detroit later this Fall and early winter where the girls will benefit from further scouting exposure. The schedule for these events are:
· USA-Canada Cup Detroit – October 13-15
· USA-Canada Cup Kitchener-Waterloo – December 1-3
About the Leaside Elite U22-AA Program
The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association (TLGHA), one of the largest female hockey associations in the world, has a long history of making the great game of hockey available to young female athletes. Its U22 Elite program represents its pinnacle and since its inaugural season in 2014 has supported hundreds of elite athletes in reaching their potential, on and off the ice. The program boasts a roster of more 70+ players who have gone on to compete for championships at the USport and NCAA level, and a number of high finishes in league play over its history. This year represents the TLGHA’s 50th anniversary and a renewed focus on restoring the program to its place at the top of elite female junior hockey.