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London Knights goalie Jake Patterson quits hockey 9 By Ryan Pyette, The London Free Press Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:56:22 EDT PM Jake Patterson's association with the London Knights – and the Ontario Hockey League, for that matter – appears to be over. The veteran goaltender isn't expected to attend the …Read more
David Branch, president of the Ontario Hockey League, has sent a series of emails to OHL players and their parents over the past few weeks to thwart Unifor’s efforts.
WESTHEAD: CHL BOSS STANDS STRONG AGAINST PLAYERS' UNION The Canadian Hockey League's top official is fighting back against Canada's largest private sector union, which says it wants to improve working conditions for the 1,300 mostly teenaged hockey players who compete in the country's three major junior leagues. Unifor, which …Read more
Speak up for yourself, as Ho-Sang did, and the sizable Cro-Magnon segment of the hockey media (the ones who haven’t liked anything since Clarence Campbell was king) will try to crush you.
Jack Todd: Ho-Sang gets same treatment as Subban from Hockey Canada BY JACK TODD, SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE AUGUST 24, 2014 6:15 PM Team Orr’s Josh Ho-Sang, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Alex Peters, centre, during the CHL Top Prospects hockey action against Team Cherry in Calgary in January. Photograph …Read more
Hockey Canada Doesn’t Like To Pay Their Bills. Left with egg on their face with City of MooseJaw & Mosaic Place.
The Soapbox: Hockey Canada must find better way to do business Justin CrannPublished on August 24, 2014 If there is any one obvious conclusion to draw from the debacle between Mosaic Place and Hockey Canada, it’s that Hockey Canada must reassess the way that it does business. Just a few …Read more
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