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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2012, 02:37:35 PM »
A CHLPA (Canadian Hockey League Players Association) was recently formed, and chaired by former NHLer George Laraque.
Just what it will give junior players has not been established yet, but a few changes will definitely be forthcoming...that is, if this union lasts (and doesn't crumble under the 'weight' of team ownership clout).

Some changes...

-currently, junior players make $50/week plus money for room, board, and food

-they will seek a higher pay, in consideration of the fact that these players spend countless hours travelling on buses, play 60-70 games a season (including playoffs), work hard on and off the ice (which includes public appearances, media access, etc.,)

- also seeking to reform the education portion in order to make it more accessible for players who do not go on to make the big time league

- currently, players can have four years of education all paid for but they must cease to be a member of the junior team a year and a half prior to doing so

- for many of these pllayers, realistically, they do not have access to any education money entitled to them because some or others may choose to extend their playing career by playing overseas, etc. Some may even have families to support, etc.

-  an "edcuation bank account" would seem reasonable enough


Source: THN

That's peanuts. To work this much you'd think they would get more than $200/mo.
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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2012, 12:19:09 PM »
Fighting words...

The CHL fired back at the fledgling players' union with both a statement and a press conference...

Ontario Hockey League commissioner and CHL president, David Branch...chose mostly to state the facts.

Among those facts is the CHLPA's lack of formal communication with the league's head office in organizing a union with its players.

The release reiterated the league's stance as an evolving league, where the best interests of the players are taken care of on and off the ice through various programs.

It was, however, the final paragraph that was the most telling in a six-paragraph statement.

"Our league is comprised of 60 teams, all of which operate as individual corporate entities," the release stated. "Given this structure, any organization drive would be required to be at an individual team level."

Therefore, any talks of a union need not look at the CHL or even individual leagues, but each individual team for its unionization.

CHLPA spokesperson Derek Clarke mentioned in many interviews that the forming union has overwhelming amount of interest from players, though most players contacted remain in the dark entirely.

The true issue at hand, the CHLPA has let known, is not the weekly stipend, but the scholarship program for post-secondary education.

We're always open to improvements," Quebec Major Junior Hockey League commissioner and CHL vice president, Gilles Courteau, said in a press conference. "At the end of the season, we always look at what we've done for the past season and what we can improve.

"The school package is always one of our major topics that we look at and if there is anything we can do to improve our situation, we're open (to it)."

Not lost in Courteau's message were his vehement denials of the claims made.

"The league will not tolerate the dissemination of lies and half-truths and these must stop," he said.


For the rest of the story, go go:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012/08/22/chl_players_union_ohl_whl_qmjhl/


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Re: OHL thread....
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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2012, 01:36:02 PM »
New rules for fighting in the OHL....

The OHL’s new fighting rules target the one-dimensional goon that has plagued the game for far too long. Beginning this year, players who engage in more than 10 fights in a single season will face a two-game suspension for each additional scrap. After the repeat offender’s 16th fight, teams also will be fined $1,000.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/48490-David-Branch-continues-progressive-approach-against-fighting.html

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« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2012, 08:44:43 PM »
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have hockey on tv!!! Home opener for my Barrie Colts tonight. We have Mark Scheifele back from the Winnipeg Jets too.

Awesomeness! :-)

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« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2012, 09:09:48 AM »
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2012, 12:56:39 PM »
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)


You're one lucky hockey fan!  Enjoy!  :)

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« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2012, 10:13:52 PM »
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)

Have to agree with you there. I'm 5 minutes from the Aud here in Kitchener and I can see some pretty good hockey for $21. Can't wait for the home opener on the 19th. It's early days, but it's shaping up to be a good year.

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« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2012, 08:43:46 AM »
lovin' it. After working up a 3-0 lead, the Colts managed a non stop trek to the penalty box, eventually letting the Steelheads (what a stupid name and logo for a team. Fish. Really?) tie it up. Overtime solved nothing, and then my main man Mark Scheifele scored in the shoot out to win it for the Colts. Awesome game.

Though I worry a little cause they let Smoskowitz (sp!) go this week and he really was an anchor. Camara hasn't let up, it's funny he's supposed to be our tough guy and he leads the goal scorers. And Scheifele (on loan from the locked out Winnipeg Jets) isn't really even a one man wrecking crew, the others are all pitching in too.

I wish everyone who loves hockey and misses the NHL had the opportunity like we do here in Barrie, to watch AHL or junior teams. It really does fill the void.

And no Don Cherry either :D

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2012, 08:45:18 AM »
I'm 5 minutes from the Aud here in Kitchener and I can see some pretty good hockey for $21. Can't wait for the home opener on the 19th. It's early days, but it's shaping up to be a good year.

that must be agony, all these road trips right off the start of the year!

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« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2012, 01:28:44 PM »
A little bit, but necessary. The Aud is under renovation as they add about 900 more seats. I'll be going to the home opener on the 19th to see how it looks.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2012, 05:41:35 PM »
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week

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« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2012, 09:05:29 AM »
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week

Go Wolves Go! As Leivo goes, so goes the Wolves!

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2012, 07:01:26 PM »
My Greyhounds are possibly screwed.  Before season started, 2 of their top forwards (including one of top 5 scorers last season, Nick Cousins) were charged with sexual assault, along with one other forward on the team.  Then with that surrounding the team, they started off 5-2, and now have seen their top 2 defencemen, one of which is the captain, the other one of the best offensive D-men in the league (Ryan Sproul), go down with significant injuries.

Every team I touch turns to crap.

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« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2012, 07:11:40 PM »
My Greyhounds are possibly screwed.  Before season started, 2 of their top forwards (including one of top 5 scorers last season, Nick Cousins) were charged with sexual assault, along with one other forward on the team.  Then with that surrounding the team, they started off 5-2, and now have seen their top 2 defencemen, one of which is the captain, the other one of the best offensive D-men in the league (Ryan Sproul), go down with significant injuries.

Every team I touch turns to crap.

I know how you feel. Despite some half decent runs by the Wolves the last few seasons, I haven't seen a team that I cheer for in the playoffs since the Leafs last time in.

Go Bills!  >:(
Go Jays!  :o
Go Leafs!  ???

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« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2012, 07:12:24 PM »
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week


Good news for the Leafs.  Any time a Leaf draftee does well, it's always good news.