OHL Draft – Players Not Selected Still Have Options, Says Author

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Guide designed for parents of OHL Draft eligible players, "The Junior Hockey Truth," used to educate parents about their son’s future hockey options.

The book is designed for parents of players eligible for the OHL Draft who need unbiased advice about the Canadian junior hockey system for their sons.

The 2013 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection – OHL Draft (http://goo.gl/VBb4W) was held today online. While many midget players were chosen, the parents of ones not picked are turning to a new free guidebook for advice.

The book, The Junior Hockey Truth, is designed for bantam and midget parents to educate them about their son’s hockey future.

It also gives insights into why players get invites to junior camps, who gets chosen, and what coaches look for. It also discusses the option available to players not chosen in the OHL draft. These include the hidden barriers players face when accepting NCAA scholarships, and what is really required to access the OHL scholarship fund.

There are also bonuses on billeting, education requirements to play NCAA and CIS, and how to know what junior team a players stands a chance with at a fall training camp and which ones are just trying to collect fees.

Author Nick Olynyk says, the book comes from “years of playing at every level of junior hockey in a variety of leagues,” and “tons of research and interviews.”

The former junior hockey player adds that he wanted to write a book for parents who receive conflicting advice or aren’t sure how to provide adequate for their sons as they approach junior hockey.

The guide launched in early 2013.

Free copies of the guide are available at: http://goo.gl/vDGw0

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