Canadian Junior Hockey League Adopts HockeyTech’s National Trade Centre and National Trade Wire to Streamline Inter-League Player Trades

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Canada’s Top Junior Hockey Leagues Adopt Automated Player Movement System Connecting Leagues, Teams and Commissioners

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Now, trading with a team outside of your league is as easy as clicking a button, and will open up opportunities for our more than 2,500 players across all our member teams.

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), a national organization of Canada’s top 10 Junior ‘A’ ice hockey leagues, today announced that it has adopted HockeyTech’s National Trade Centre and National Trade Wire.

Through the use of HockeyTech technology, the CJHL will simplify trades of players between its 10 leagues and 132 teams—replacing a fax-based workflow with an online system that can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device, including smartphones and tablets. The CJHL’s member leagues are the AJHL, BCHL, CCHL, LHJQ, MHL, MJHL, NOJHL, OJHL, SIJHL, and SJHL.

Previously, inter-league trading was a phone- and paper-intensive, fax-based system that required sending lengthy documents between general managers and league officials. All approved trades also needed further documentation to be manually sent to the CJHL headquarters for advanced administration.

HockeyTech’s Trade Centre and Trade Wire technology are already in use within several leagues. Now, for the first time, the CJHL will empower teams to automate the process of making trades with teams across multiple leagues nationally.

Member teams post potential players for trade, automatically tagging the player’s biographical information and stats, on the National Trade Wire, and National Trade Centre automates the process. Those teams that use HockeyTech’s RinkNet have further access to enhanced player information, such as scouting reports, to help make trade decisions.

Team general managers can propose, accept or reject trades with teams within their league or any of the nine other member leagues. The information is automatically passed along to league commissioners for approval and filed with the CJHL. This is all done electronically, through a simple, web-based interface that works on any connected device.

“HockeyTech is providing a valuable service for 10 leagues and 132 teams—helping each to simplify the formerly cumbersome process of inter-league movement,” said Kevin Abrams, a member of the CJHL board of directors and the commissioner of the Central Canada Hockey League. “Now, trading with a team outside of your league is as easy as clicking a button, and will open up opportunities for our more than 2,500 players across all our member teams.”

“Working with the CJHL, we saw a tremendous opportunity to streamline inter-league trades,” said Marc Ruskin, president of HockeyTech. “With the new National Trade Centre and National Trade Wire, the process of trading a player across leagues is simplified—what took hours or even days can now be accomplished in minutes, without the need for faxes or paper documents.”

About the CJHL

The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior ‘A’ hockey leagues in Canada. The CJHL represents 132 teams and over 2,500 players. They also boast over 2,800 former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.

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About HockeyTech

HockeyTech is the worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics, video and information services for premier amateur and professional leagues, as well national governing bodies. HockeyTech was founded in 2013 by technology entrepreneur Stu Siegel, a former managing partner and CEO of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, and has expanded to provide the world’s most complete family of hockey technology solutions. For more information, visit https://www.hockeytech.com

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