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JOIHF Exhibition Team Evaluation Camps

JOIHF Exhibition Team Evaluation Camps for players of Jamaica, Caribbean, and West Indies descent will be held on June 21st in Toronto, Ontario. There will be two skate sessions, for players who play at AAA to Junior A (Tier 1 or Tier 2) levels. Please note the date change. Register for the evaluation camps no later than May 31st.

Complete the JOIHF Player Profile form to sign up.


Player Profile Form

U16 Skate Session: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

U20 Skate Session: 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Nova Scotia:

"Celebrating Diversity Through Sports"

JOIHF 2017 U-20 Exhibition Team was part of Halifax's Celebrating Diversity Through Sports on the May 13th weekend. The event was sponsored by The Black Ice Society, Eastlink, East Coast Lifestyle, Halifax, and Hockey Nova Scotia.

The weekend comprised of two games, NS Celebrity Team on Saturday and Nova Scotia U20 Selects on Sunday. The game program was titled, From Bobsleds To Blades. Other activities included visits to the Sports Hall of Fame and  the Black Cultural Center, presenter Bernice Carnegie. Other notables over the weekend was Janice Miller, Jamaica High Commissioner; Don Anderson, Jamaica-International Sports Affairs and JOIHF Liaison-Consultant in Jamaica. The U-20 team won both exhibition games and the weekend was enjoyed by all.

Don Anderson and Donovan Tait

Don Anderson and Donovan Tait

Must See News Coverage

Watch CTV News Vancouver Island Andrew Johnson's coverage of Donovan, JOIHF and why making Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey a reality. See video


NEXT: TEP Showcase Tournament

JOIHF U20 Exhibition Team will participate in the 2017 Team Elite Prospect (TEP) Showcase held on June 23 - June 25 at Scotiabank Pond; Toronto, Ontario.

JOIHF U20 Exhibition Team will be participating in the Showcase All International Opening Ceremony Game on Friday, June 23 at 7:30 pm vs the German Selects Team.

The TEP Showcase "allows it's participating players to showcase their hockey talents to the wide range of Canadian and American Junior Hockey and School Recruiters in attendance." 

Read more about the TEP Showcase



Rino Mattucci sits down with the Founder and CEO of JOIHF (Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation) and talk about Team Jamaica at the TEP Showcase and how the dream of starting a hockey team in Jamaica started.

August 2014 Inaugural Evaluation Camp, video by Laurie Townshend... this why we are passionate about our mission and goals.

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