AJHL All-Star Team to Attend 2019 Junior Club World Cup in Russia – August 2019
Congratulations to Bonnyville PONTIACS players Daine DUBOIS, Marc BENOIT, Jeremy GERVAIS and Josh KROON on their selection to the AJHL All-Star team representing Canada at the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup in Sochi, Russia from August 16th to September 1st, 2019.The 4 players will be joining Rick SWAN who was previously named to the coaching staff.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada have selected the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) to compete in the 2019 Junior Club World Cup in Sochi, Russia. A league-wide team of returning AJHL players will compete in the eight-country international tournament with teams from Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
?For the first time in ten years Russia will have just one representative at Junior Club World Cup,? said Junior Hockey League managing director Alexei Morozov. ?It will give our players the maximum opportunity to compete against international junior hockey programs. We are very happy that we managed to attract as many as two teams from North America. They will consist of players from different teams, which is great way to add excitement to the games. Sochi has everything so that the players could show their best hockey. Given the participants, and the number of national champions and medalist, we expect the upcoming Junior Club World Cup to be one of the most exciting and interesting in history.?
?I am sure that the AJHL will ice a very competitive team, with a very strong coaching and support group having already been selected to work, with the group. We are grateful to Hockey Canada, for all their support to date, with this initiative.? stated CJHL President Brent Ladds.?
?Canada is synonymous with elite hockey in the eyes of the Russian community, and their hospitality and care to detail on behalf of our team, at last year?s event was greatly appreciated!?
The team will depart to Moscow on August 16th and spend 5 days there prior to departing for Sochi to start the Junior Club World Cup.