CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, which oversees ten Junior-A leagues across Canada including the Ontario Junior Hockey League, has named Buffalo Jr. Sabres forward Tyler Gjurich among its five finalists for the inaugural Most Valuable Player award, the first time the CJHL is awarding the honor on a national level.
In its statement identifying the finalists, the CJHL writes about Gjurich: “Tyler Gjurich was the only OJHL player to reach the 50‐goal mark, while also leading the league with 97 points. Gjurich was member of the OJHL West Division All‐Stars that competed at the 2012 Central Canada Cup All‐Star Challenge and he was named an OJHL 1st Team All‐Star, as well as winning the OJHL Top Scorer and Rookie of the Year Awards. Gjurich has committed to University of Maine Black Bears.”
He was the only player in the OJHL to be named a finalist for MVP. Kingston goaltender Charlie Finn was named a finalist for CJHL Goalie of the Year.
The winners will be announced the week of May 6-10, 2013.
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