Tournament "Fun Facts"


Jan. 13, 2022

 43rd John Reid Memorial U15 AAA Hockey Tournament

January 13th - 16th, 2022

“Fun Facts”

 

  1. At least 160 alumni from the JRMT have gone on to play in the NHL including Jerome Iginla, Scott and Rob Niedermeyer, Vincent Lecalvier, Eric Staal, Jonathan Toews, Jordan Eberle, and recently St. Albert’s own Colton Parayko, Matthew Benning and Josh Mahura.

 

  1. The all-time single tournament scoring leader is Jonathon Toews who scored an unbelievable 36 points (7 games) in the 2003 edition of the tournament.

 

  1. In 2013 Tyler Benson set the “career” scoring record for the JRMT with a total of 40 points in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the event, surpassing Michael St. Croix’s 38 total point total in 2007 and 2008.

 

  1. The Thunder Bay Kings won the tournament a record four consecutive years (1997 - 2000). The 1997 Thunder Bay squad featured five future NHLers: Patrick Sharp, Taylor Pyatt, Aaron MacKenzie, Jason Jaspers and Alex Auld. 

 

  1. The 2017 Champion Toronto Marlboros, were the first Ontario team to win the John Reid Memorial Tournament since Thunder Bay in 2002. Jamie Drysdale, the 13th overall ranked pick in the 2020 NHL draft and current Anaheim Duck, led the Marlboros to the Championship.

 

  1. Every NHL team has / had a JRMT alumnus on their roster, including the Seattle Kraken. Jordan Eberle, Jaden Schwartz and Haydn Fleury all are JRMT Alumni.  Coincidentally, all three represented the Notre Dame Hounds:  Eberle in 2005,  Schwartz in both 2006 and 2007 and Fleury in 2011. 

 

  1. The St. Albert Sabres have had 17 JRMT participants go on to play in the NHL since 1979. The Notre Dame Hounds are second with 13 alumni having played in the NHL.

 

  1. The Edmonton Oilers have had the most JRMT alumni play their first NHL game with their organization, with 9. Chicago Black Hawks and the Colorado Avalanche each have had 8 JRMT Alumni start their NHL careers with their team. 

 

  1. 2014 marked the first ever European entry into the John Reid Memorial, as HC Kometa from Brno, Czech Republic went 2-2-1 in the event. Four players from that team played in the World Junior Hockey Championships for the Czech Republic.  Lukas Dostal, the goaltender for that Brno team started his first game in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks January 10, 2022. 

 

  1. Albert has only won their own tournament once - 1983, led by future NHL sniper Rob Brown.

 

  1. Jarome Iginla makes his coaching debut in the JRMT this year with RHA Kelowna. An arena in St. Albert is names after Jarome.

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