June 8, 2020
Guilford, Conn- The Elite Hockey Academy is proud to announce that U16 Premier Defensemen Brady Schultz was drafted by the Halifax Mooseheads in the 2020 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft on June 6, 2020.
Schultz, a left shot Defensemen was chosen in the 14th round 240th overall during Day 2 of the draft. Schultz was both excited and honored to be selected by an organization like the Mooseheads. “I was extremely honored to be selected by an organization such as Halifax, and I can’t wait for the future,” said Schultz.
Brady was one of the best defenders for the Elite Hockey Academy U16 team last season, which made the AYHL playoffs for the first time since 2015. During his last ten games of the AYHL season, he put up, 13 points including five games in which he had two or more points. While being a key part of the offense, he was also apart of a defensive unit that only allowed 16 goals during those 10 AYHL games, including five games in which they held the opponent scoreless.
Head Coach of the U16 Premier squad and Elite Hockey Academy President Peter Alden is excited about Brady being picked by an organization like the Halifax Mooseheads. “I’m so happy for Brady to be drafted by Halifax in the QMJHL Draft,” said Alden. “When you think of the QMJHL, one of the first teams that come to mind are the Halifax Mooseheads. Since they have entered the league in 1994, it has been one of the best organizations in the CHL and has consistently put players into the NHL. It’s exciting to see one of our players have the option to play for an organization like Halifax, and in a league that is one of the best junior hockey leagues in North America.”
The Mooseheads have seen multiple NHLers come through Halifax in the last two decades. Since 2000, they have produced nine first-round picks, including two first overall picks in Nathan MacKinnon in 2013, and Nico Hischier in 2017. In the 2013 draft, Halifax had two of the top three picks in the draft, in Mackinnon, and Drouin, who went third overall.
From all of us here at the Elite Hockey Academy we could not be more proud of Brady on his selection to the QMJHL. We are all excited to follow Brady as he takes the next steps in his career.
Located in Northford, CT, Elite Hockey Academy is the fastest-growing hockey academy on the east coast involving advanced training, high-level competition, and educational institution. Established in 2016 as the Elite Hockey Academy now spans over nine competitive teams and continues to evolve and expand as the industry leader for athletic and performance development.
Our history of success remains unrivaled around the nation, and Elite Hockey Academy continues to develop elite athletes who achieve success at the Junior, collegiate, and professional levels.
Elite Hockey Academy provides an all-inclusive campus for ice hockey players from mites to midgets. Our first-class location includes professional facilities and accommodations with three ice rinks, 5000 square foot training facility and a wide variety of programming, including an 8-12th grade Academic Academy, offering team training, skills training, and professional development.