Players enrolled in a Canadian institution
Canadians playing abroad (US prep schools)
Canadians or Imports
Players enrolled in a Canadian institution or Canadians playing abroad (US prep schools)
Players must be born in Canada, hold a Canadian passport, and/or play at a Canadian high school or prep school program. Players must be registered at a high school institution. Players must be in 5th year of high school or less.
STEP 1 – NOMINEES
Selection Committee Members submit Nominees List of Top 100 players they consider deserving of being on the Nominees List Ballot. The Boys BioSteel All Canadian Game Nominees List is compiled and a ballot is sent to Committee Members. New in 2019-2020, the full Nominees List will be released publicly with anonymity of whom nominated them.
STEP 2 – TOP 50 VOTING
From the Nominees List, Committee Members are requested to submit who they believe to be the Top 50 players, regardless of graduation class or position. The submissions are not required to be in any particular ranked order. Submissions are tabulated by a 3rd party accounting firm, to create a list of 50 players that received the highest number of initial votes.
Note: all players tied for the 50th spot are included in the Top 50, therefore this list may contain more than 50 players.
Once the Top 50 List has been tabulated, management and Selection Committee Chairs will review the Top 50 List to ensure all players meet the eligibility criteria. If a player is not eligible, they will be removed from the ballot.
STEP 3 – TOP 36 VOTING
From the Top 50 List, Committee Members are requested to submit who they believe to be the Top 36 players. Submissions are tabulated by a 3rd party accounting firm to create a list of 36 players that received the highest number of votes.
Note: all players tied for the 36th spot are included in the Top 36, therefore this list may contain more than 36 players.
STEP 4 – TOP 24 VOTING
The Top 36 List is then placed in the Top 24 Ballot and sent to Committee Members for the final vote.
For the Boys, this list is divided into 2 sections:
Canadian High School Players (including players born outside Ontario, attending USA prep schools)
Canadian’s (Ontario Born) Attending USA prep schools
Committee Members are then required to select their Top 24 player roster and may only select up to 8 players from Section 2 (Imports).
Note: Committee members are not required to select 8 Imports if they do not believe them to be worthy of their Top 24 list
Votes are tabulated by a third-party accounting firm and the 24 Player All Canadian Roster is created.
TIE BREAK PROCEDURES
TOP 50 & TOP 36 LIST
All players tied for the Top 50 and Top 36 are included in the Top 50 and Top 36 Lists; therefore no tie break procedure is necessary.
If 2 or more players receive the same number of votes, the following steps will be taken to determine the player selected:
Senior player in the tie is selected
Selection Committee vote by ranking: Each member of the selection committee is asked to rank the tied players with a numerical value: 1 for the best of the listed players, 2 for the second best of the listed, etc. The ranking scores for each player are added up and the player with the lowest total score (highest regarded player) is selected
Highest vote total in STEP 3 - TOP 36 VOTING is selected
PLAYER WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GAME AFTER INITIAL 24 PLAYERS SELECTED
If a player withdraws from the game after being listed on the original Top 24 Player Roster, the following steps will be taken to determine the replacement player:
Senior player with next highest votes, regardless of Section in which the withdrawn player originated
Player with highest vote total from STEP 3 – TOP 36 VOTING
Player with highest vote total from STEP 2 – TOP 50 VOTING
Selection Committee vote by ranking