Ontario junior hockey all-stars will be facing off in Collingwood again this year.
The third-annual Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) All-Star Celebration returns to the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena on Jan. 12 and 13 featuring the best players from 24 teams across the province.
In addition to several games, the players will compete in skills competition and participate in community activities.
All-star players are selected by the OJHL competition committee.
“We are so excited to bring back the OJHL All-Star Celebration to Collingwood in January,” Marty Savoy, commissioner of the OJHL, said in a news release. “Great community support, amazing organization hosting the top talent from across the OJHL. Should be a fantastic weekend for all”.
The event kicks off on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12, with the second annual 2024 OJHL Skills Competition. On Saturday, there will be an OJHL alumni game at 10:30 a.m. and an OJHL prospects game at 1 p.m.
The all-star game starts at 5 p.m. on Jan. 13.
Spectators are welcome for all the events.
The Collingwood Junior A Blues will be supporting the weekend, which is sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
“It is a privilege and an honour to have the opportunity to host the OJHL All-Star Celebration for a second consecutive year in Collingwood,” said Dave Steele, Collingwood Blues owner, in a news release. “We are looking forward to welcoming the new and returning OJHL participants to this memorable event.”
More information on the event, including rosters, coaches, community events and ticket availability, will be released in the coming weeks.