CANADIAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
15 CJHL alumni part of Stanley Cup Final
CHICAGO — As the 2013 Stanley Cup final gets set to begin Wednesday evening in Chicago, you’ll find that 15 Canadian Junior Hockey League alumni will be part of the NHL championship series either as a player, in one form or another, or in team management.
Among the noteable names include Patrick Sharp (Thunder Bay, USHL) and Duncan Keith (Penticton, BCHL) with the Chicago Blackhawks and Milan Lucic (Coquitlam, BCHL) of the Boston Bruins.
Also, Blackhawks assistant general manager Norm Maciver is also a CJHL alumnus playing Jr. A for his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ont. before going on to star at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a solid 12-year career in the NHL on defence.
Meanwhile Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli is an alumnus of the Ottawa Senators of the CCHL while Bruins director of player personnel Scott Bradley tended goal with Abbotsford and Langley in the BCJHL in the early 1980s.
All six of those individuals already have Stanley Cup rings to their credit with their respective clubs.
The following is the list of CJHL alumni who are part of the Stanley Cup final:
Norm Maciver, Thunder Bay (TBHL) (Blackhawks assistant GM)
Patrick Sharp, Thunder Bay (USHL)
Duncan Keith, Penticton (BCHL)
Sheldon Brookbank, Humboldt (SJHL)
Jamal Mayers, Thornhill (MTJHL)
Extra players with Chicago in the postseason include:
Carter Hutton, Fort William (SIJHL)
Brandon Pirri, Streetsville/Georgetown (OJHL)
Steve Montador, St. Michael’s (OPJHL)
Dylan Olson, Camrose (AJHL)
Peter Chairelli, Ottawa (CCHL) (Bruins GM)
Scott Bradley, Abbotsford/Langley (BCJHL) (Bruins director of player personnel)
Milan Lucic, Coquitlam (BCHL)
Wade Redden, Lloydminster (AJHL)
Rich Peverley, Milton (OPJHL)
Chris Kelly, Aurora (MTJHL) – Vaughan (OPJHL)