2022-2023 Navan Grads Jr. A Hockey Club | Main Camp

The Navan Grads Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the Navan Grads 2022-2023 Main Camp on August 27th & 28th, 2022 at Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Orleans, Ontario.   Space is limited and based on invitation only. The camp is open to players born between 2002 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 55-game regular season schedule prior to playoffs. The eventual league champions will have the opportunity to compete at the Centennial 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 Major Junior.  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 2022 World Junior ‘A’ Hockey Challenge in December.

In 2022-2023, Head Coach and General Manager Marty Abrams enters his fifth 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.  Most recently, we have had the following commitments:  Nathan Villeneuve (Sudbury Wolves, OHL), Ben Cormier (Owen Sound Attack, OHL), Gabriel Crete (Mercyhurst University, NCAA DI),  Ben West (Union College, NCAA DI), Alexandre Hogue (Carleton University), Devyn Orpana (Adrian College, NCAA DIII), Alec Lovisek (Adrian College, NCAA DIII), Braeden McKinnon (Anna Maria College, NCAA DIII), Nolan Forster (Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL), Shawn Ramsey (University of Wisconsin, NCAA, DI), Owain Johnston (Erie Otters, OHL), Cedricson Okitundu (Owen Sound Attack, OHL), Chris Barlas (Ottawa 67's, OHL), Matthew Buckley (Oshawa Generals, OHL), Alexis Daviault (Sarnia Sting, OHL) and Mathieu Paris (London Knights, OHL). In 2019-2020, Alex Aslanidis (Western Michigan 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 $300.00 (taxes included).  Please e-transfer the full amount ($300.00) to the following address:  [email protected] and use the password:  2022navangrads (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


Refund Policy:  All refunds must be requested prior to May 31st, 2022. No refunds or cancellations are permitted, except for medical reasons ten days prior to our camp. A doctor’s note is required to substantiate this type of cancellation, and this note must be provided within 1 week of notification.

2022-2023 Main Camp Application