The Navan Grads Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the Navan Grads 2021 Prospects Camp on June 26th & 27th, 2021 at Ray Friel Arena in Orleans, Ontario. Each player will receive a MINIMUM of 3 games and 4.5 hours of ice time. Space is limited and based on invitation only. The camp is open to players born between 2001 and 2006.
The Navan Grads play in the Central Canada Hockey League, which is made up of twelve teams throughout the Ottawa region. We play a 62-game regular season schedule prior to playoffs. The eventual league champions will have the opportunity to compete at the Royal Bank Cup, Canada’s National Junior ‘A’ Championship. The league is heavily scouted by the NHL, NCAA Division I and III schools from the United States, Canadian Universities and the OHL. To further expose our players, we have several league promotions such as our CCHL Showcase, CCHL All-Star Game, and the CJHL Prospects Game. Our players will also be eligible for selection to Team Canada East and participate in the 2021 World Junior ‘A’ Hockey Challenge in December.
Head Coach and General Manager Marty Abrams enters his fourth season with the Grads. Abrams has coached over 1000 Junior A games primarily with the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL, recently passing the 700 wins mark. Under his watch his teams made the playoffs 17 consecutive seasons in the OJHL, capturing two Buckland Cup league titles, two Dudley-Hewitt Central Canada Region Championships and two Royal Bank Cup appearances. Internationally, Abrams has represented Canada 8 times, including 7 times being named to Team Canada East Staff at the World Junior A Challenge. A former OHL Head Coach he has coached over 300 players he who have moved on to the NCAA, OHL, QMJHL, CIS and Pro hockey including the NHL.
As an organization, we are also very proud of our record of player development. In 2019-2020 we had 9 commitments on our roster: Alex Aslanidis (Western Michigan University, NCAA DI), Gabriel Crete (Colgate University, NCAA DI), Jackson Arcan, (Oswego State University, NCAA DIII), Tristan Francis (Oswego State University, NCAA DIII), Wil Murray (Royal Military College, USPORTS), Alex Robert (Queens University, USPORTS), Alex Wisco (Amherst College, NCAA DIII), Quinton Fox (Amherst College, NCAA DIII) and Andrew Gunlock (Tufts University, NCAA DIII). Our alumni currently play in many professional hockey leagues, including: Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers) NHL, David Pacan (Syracuse Crunch) AHL, Danny Taylor (Belleville Senators) AHL, Jason Akeson (Mora IK) SHL, and Eric O’Dell (HK Sochi/Team Canada) KHL, amongst several others playing in the OHL and QMJHL. Their successes are, in part, a testament to our value in player development.
Young athletes want to be part of the Grads tradition; parents of elite athletes want their children to be Grads. Register today and email the Questionnaire below to [email protected]; Registration is $299.00 + (H.S.T.). Please e-transfer the full amount ($337.87) to the following address: [email protected] and use the password: 2021navangrads (Please note on the e-transfer the participant’s full name).
Once we have received your online application and payment you will be contacted by one of our Coaches. A complete agenda will then be sent to you. Take the time to visit us online at www.navangrads.com. Please feel free to contact Head Coach/GM Marty Abrams at 613-885-2431, email at [email protected] Our mailing address is 1295 Colonial Road, Navan, Ontario, K4B 1N1. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible and are excited about your future with our Hockey Club.
Yours in hockey,
Marty Abrams, Head Coach & General Manager
Navan Grads Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club