This week JuniorHockey.com will roll out a brand new weekly competition for youth hockey players. It will officially be called the “Youth Hockey Player of the Week”. This is in contrast to contest’s pilot name “People’s Choice of the Week”. The competition is a collaborative effort between JuniorHockey.com and Behind the Champ- An online hockey apparel and gift company.
The competition will be an “Of the Week” selection that will honor one youth hockey player for their on-ice performance the week prior. Weekly winners will receive a prize* from Behind the Champ in addition to a feature story on JuniorHockey.com in recognition their achievement. The story will also be shared on Twitter and Facebook.
Each week (throughout the season) players, family and friends will be able to nominate midget youth hockey players (birth years ’02-’05) who are not playing at the Junior level. The contest is open to players in the US and Canada. Nominations will open each Thursday at noon and end the following Monday at midnight. The Youth Hockey Player of the Week will be announced that Tuesday.
In order to nominate a player, simply go to:
The contest was developed by Michael Moore, a feature correspondent with JuniorHockey.com. Michael explained, “With all the uncertainty that this season has presented, I wanted to create a way for players nearing the age and capability of Junior level hockey, to get their name out there. We have so many Junior coaches and staffs that read JuniorHockey.com, I figured a little more exposure and publicity certainly could not hurt.”
When asked about how the selection would be chosen Moore stated, “The winners will be chosen by myself, the JuniorHockey.com staff and the Behind the Champ staff. We are all on the same page. We will do our best to objectively evaluate each entrant’s submitted accomplishment. Given the information submitted, we will look for players who had the biggest impact for their team in their respective situations. We know that at times it will be close but we will do our best to identify when recognition is due.”
We at JuniorHockey.com are excited to see what tomorrow’s upcoming Junior hockey players are bringing to the table. We wish everyone good luck and a great season!
*Type of prize will be at the discretion of Behind the Champ.
Behind the Champ- Behind the Champ is an apparel and gift company started by a hockey mom who fell in love with the game. Behind the Champ offers apparel for adults and children, as well as gift items such as drinkware, glass cutting boards, Christmas ornaments, and zippered pouches. Michelle Anderson, owner, also writes a weekly column for JuniorHockey.com.
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