The 2019-2020 minor hockey season recently came to an abrupt end as we all focused our attention on more serious matters and doing the right thing for our community and loved ones in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.
The season will be forever remembered as the one that didn’t end; it just stopped. In any sport the end of season is marked by the excitement of the big win or the humble acceptance of losing despite one’s best effort. [Full Story]
In conjunction with the recent directive from Hockey NL and Hockey Canada the Don Johnson Hockey League wishes to inform all players, coaches and family members that effective immediately all league games and practices have been postponed.
As more information comes to light we will advise our players when, or if, the league playoffs will continue. All relevant information will be passed onto team managers and/or posted to this website as we get it.
Please check out the official statement from the President Hockey NL.... [Full Story]
Week 5 of the Scotiabank DJHL play-offs will be remembered by all as the week the League stopped play over concerns with the COVID-19 virus spread. For the record, here are the Sportscraft Stars of Week #5:
First Star goes to David Rhodenizer, Captain of the Peewee B Renegades. Rhodenizer’s Renegades claimed bronze in Week 5 and the forward played a big part in his team’s offensive output. [Full Story]
Week 4 of the Scotiabank DJHL play-offs was highlighted by the Paradise Warriors claiming the Atom A crown in four games over the CBR Renegades and the St. Johnâ€™s Caps winning Atom A bronze in straight games over the Mt. Pearl Blades. Elsewhere, there was a sweep in one Bantam AA semi-final and likewise in one Bantam A semi-final. As always, certain players gave that little extra to earn special recognition from their coaches. [Full Story]
Week 3 of the Scotiabank DJHL play-offs featured action in seven divisions and already eight teams have exited the DJHL for the season. The medal race will soon be joined by five other divisions as they clew up their regular season schedule.
Here are the Sportscraft Stars of Week #3:
First Star goes to forward Matthew DeHann of the BNS Hawks, who tallied an impressive 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in the semi-final clincher against the Cobras on Monday night. The feat gave DeHann 10 points in the series. [Full Story]
Week 2 of Scotiabank DJHL play-off action saw our Atom A finalists decided, the Blades advance to the league championship in Bantam B, and the BNS Jackals qualify for the Peewee A final. Elsewhere, semi-final and preliminary round play intensified. In Week #2 some players truly rose to the occasion. Here are the Sportscraft Stars of Week #2:
First Star goes to Jacob McGrath, forward with the BNS Crushers. [Full Story]
Week 1 of Scotiabank DJHL play-off action kicked off for teams in six of our twelve divisions. Quickly, some players step up their games with help from their linemates. Here are the Sportscraft Stars of Week #1:
First Star goes to forward Sam Jerrett of the CBR Bantam B Renegades. Sam scored two goals in game two of the opening round total goal series against the Avalon Celtics on the way to a 2-0 victory and a 3-1 aggregate series win. Besides his snipes to the top shelf on the short side, Sam's strong two-way play stood out, especially on the back-check. [Full Story]
After a fast and frenzied finish to the DJHL regular season in many divisions, playoffs are set to begin this week in the following divisions: Atom A, Atom B, Peewee B, Peewee AA, Peewee A, Bantam B.
The first playoff rounds for Bantam AA and Bantam A get underway next week in the metro area. Playoff brackets for each division can be found under the "League Info" section of this website and will be updated as results are posted to the Scotiabank DJHL website and Twitter. The Atom, Peewee, and Bantam C/D division will get underway at a later date once their regular seasons end. [Full Story]
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