John McFarland not deemed exceptional

In a recent decision by Hockey Canada John McFarland was denied exceptional player status.

“Exceptional Player” status is only granted to individuals who hockey development would be hindered by them playing minor hockey. The decision rendered is final and not appealable to Hockey Canada.

John McFarland is certainly a rather talented player. However our evaluations would tend to indicate that John need the extra year to develop physically. Although he may have the hockey ability to play at the Junior Level, he is “small” in comparison to some of the players he will be playing against. He still remains a future prospect, and will with no doubt go first round in the 2007/2008.

McFarland posted the following stats at the recent OHF (Bantam AAA) Championships in Whitby with his team winning the event. McFarland was second overall in points in the tournament.

GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
8       11    8    19        34

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1 Comment

  1. john is the best hockey player i have ever seen hes the new great one i dont no how the denyed him

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