The JUEL of Ontario; Canada's first and longest running Provincial Basketball League with franchises from Windsor to Ottawa and north to Barrie is entering its fifth season of play. After 4 strong seasons JUEL have made long-term commitments to all 14 franchises with the encouragement that they all work towards a Regional model.
JUEL has proven that Players looking to play at the next level receive the best competition, exposure and opportunity. Graduation/Commitment rates have been on the rise every season with over 70% of the Players finding a school to attend and play at after the 2014 season.
The 2015 regular season will include 8 regular season weekends for both JUEL and JUEL Prep.
Listed are the 2015 regular season "Competition Weekends":
January 31 – February 1
There are no games scheduled during the weekend of April 24-26 so JUEL and JUEL Prep teams can travel to the US to play in NCAA Sanctioned events south of the border.
The 2015 and 2016 League Tournaments were awarded to Queen's University and the City of Kingston will include all of the JUEL and JUEL Prep teams scheduled for May 8-10.
At the conclusion of the 2015 season All-Stars will be selected in both JUEL and JUEL Prep. Both games are scheduled for Saturday May 23 at Ryerson University (Mattamy Centre) JUEL Prep – 6:00pm, JUEL – 8:00pm.
We've been very fortunate to have Universities and Colleges who work so hard to host a JUEL weekend; these institutions are JUEL Partners for the season and include:
Queens University – Kingston, Redeemer University College - Ancaster , Ryerson University – Toronto, University of Toronto- Toronto and the University of Windsor – Windsor.
JUEL teams will play 26 regular season games (play each team twice). In a continued effort to prepare our players for the next level, JUEL will continue to play 40 minutes games (4-10 minute quarters). This will put an importance on game preparation, conditioning and deeper benches.
JUEL Prep teams will play 24 regular season games (play each team twice). In an effort to prepare our players for JUEL and the next level, JUEL Prep will play 40 minutes games (4-10 minute quarters) starting in 2015.
The 2014 season will include a more active Twitter account so all Players, Coaches, Families and Friends can get up-to-date information and scores online. . All other information including the complete schedule, rosters, and league information can be found on the JUEL website at www.juel.ca.
Colleges and Universities looking for players should visit our "Current Seniors" page. This page contains all of the 2015 Seniors who are still looking for a school along the players already committed to a school.
JUEL has designated February 21-22 (Week #4) as the Support Breast Cancer Research League Weekend. Teams can purchase Pink Warm-up t-shirts to wear for the weekend in support of this great cause. All of the Pink t-shirts will be screened with the JUEL front logo and individual players numbers (8") tackle twilled in one colour on the back. Cost for each t-shirt is $12.00 (HST included) with portions of the profits going to the Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Research. The t-shirts will also be available at all sites for family, friends and guest to purchase at the same price. Orders must be placed by January 6, 2015. Contact Fergy Neves for more information.
February 21-22, 2015 (Week #4) will also include "Pink Sales" with portions of the profits going to Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Research. Items for sale will include Bracelets, Pens, Markers, t-shirts, sweatshirts, ect.