ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO | AUGUST 11th, 2022 – The Brock Badgers and Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) today announced an exhibition game between the Men’s Hockey team and an all-star team comprised of 2002-born players from the GOJHL.
The game will be played at 6PM on Thursday, September 22nd, with free admission, at the Badgers’ new home rink, the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park in Thorold, ON. The event will see the top twenty-year-old players from the GOJHL face-off against the Badgers, including some many familiar faces as they prepare for their OUA season.
“We are excited to welcome the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League for a unique game at the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park,” said Melissa Krist, Executive Director, Brock Sports & Recreation. “An exhibition game of this calibre will set a strong foundation for our men’s hockey program as they begin a new season with head coach TJ Manastersky in a new home rink.”
“The GOJHL is an exceptional developmental league and has been an important recruiting ground for Brock hockey over the years. I am excited to get a first-hand look at the top talent in the league and provide the Niagara region an opportunity to see a unique match up with local players on both sides,” stated head coach TJ Manastersky.
GOJHL players will be provided with a first-hand view of the Badgers’ facilities as well as the calibre of play in the OUA and U SPORTS. The event will also be a kick-off to the GOJHL’s Showcase, beginning the following day in nearby Pelham and running through Sunday, September 25th where all GOJHL teams will play two regular season games.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Brock and to work with Melissa and TJ and their incredible program to participate in this event. It will be great to provide our players with a great opportunity to display their talent for recruiters at the next level while competing against some familiar faces on the other side to help them prepare for their season,” said GOJHL Commissioner Brent Garbutt.
Full game details are listed below:
6PM – Thursday, September 22nd GOJHL 2002’s @ Brock Badgers Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park
ABOUT BROCK UNIVERSITY
Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings. With more than 19,000 students in seven diverse Faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none.
ABOUT THE GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (GOJHL)
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada.