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Former WHL Player: “The leaders in question are too cowardly to care about their players as people.”
Ex-WHL player Albin Blomqvist tells of depression, despair following repeated concussions By Neate Sager | Buzzing The Net – Thu, 21 Aug, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Axel Blomqvist is a name with some currency among hockey fans; he's a hulking 6-foot-6 Swedish winger who signed a free-agent dealwith the Winnipeg Jets before going on to have …Read more
Tom Renney to run Hockey Canada Long-time NHL coach to replace Bob Nicholson as Hockey Canada president and CEO, announcement expected Tuesday. JOHN ULAN / THE CANADIAN PRESS Tom Renney will reportedly take over as Hockey Canada president and CEO. By: Stephen Whyno The Canadian Press, Published on Mon Jul 14 2014 Tom …Read more
This past week was an exciting one for me as I have officially passed on all responsibility for the unionization of Canadian Hockey League players to Canada's largest private sector union Unifor. As many of you know, I have been working on this particular project for many years and …Read more
Unifor calls for provincial probe of junior hockey Union president Jerry Dias met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday to discuss task force examining the working conditions of junior hockey players. DAVID COOPER / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Unifor president Jerry Dias met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne …Read more
Ex-Spits goalie DeKort thinks players could be interested in Unifor’s bid to organize more than 1,300 members
Union takes up fight Ex-Spits goalie DeKort thinks players could be interested in Unifor's bid to organize more than 1,300 members Jim Parker, The Windsor Star Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Unifor president Jerry Dias said the largest private sector union in Canada will not rush the process in its attempt to …Read more
So if a dysfunctional CHLPA can prompt that kind of action, just think of what kinds of things a legitimate union will be able to accomplish.
Union attempt great news for players, bad for operators By: Ken Campbell on July 8, 2014 Filed under: CBA, Major Junior The men who run major junior hockey have had it their way for decades and even though the involvement of Canada’s largest private-sector union in an effort to protect the best teenage hockey …Read more
NHLPA urged to help unionize major junior hockey players The only way a union for major junior hockey players can work is with the help of the NHL Players’ Association, one agent suggests. BRUCE BENNETT / GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO Player agent Gilles Lupien attends the 2013 NHL Draft at …Read more
Major junior hockey union new mission for player turned activist Former Canadian Hockey League player Nicholas Pard recruited by Unifor to push for higher pay and better educational funding for league’s 1,300 young players. Montreal's Nicholas Pard, recruited by Unifor in a drive to unionize the Canadian Hockey League's …Read more
Former Chicago Blackhawks player Victor Posa supports an effort to see the more than 12-hundred junior hockey players unionized.
Junior hockey league players could unionize Posted: Jul 08, 2014 5:53 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 08, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Posted By Wesley Goheen, Web Managing Editor - email Canadian Hockey League Player's Association logo- Photo courtesy of Facebook. SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -Canada's largest private sector union is now spear-heading an effort to unionize …Read more
Canada's largest union takes up fight to unionize CHL players By Sunaya Sapurji44 minutes agoYahoo Sports Unifor and president Jerry Dias are taking up the fight to unionize players in the Canadian Hockey League. THE … It was two summers ago that the initial idea of unionizing players in …Read more