QMJHL Announces Coronavirus Outbreak

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The QMJHL has announced that a COVID-19 outbreak has struck players and staff of the Blaineville-Boisbriand Armada. The total number of active cases diagnosed currently stands at 18. The players and staff have been placed in isolation and will remain so for 14 days. The league announced the news late Wednesday morning. Players and staff […] READ MORE


Kobe Mohr Files Lawsuit against NHL, Junior Leagues

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Former hockey player Kobe Mohr has filed a class-action lawsuit against the NHL and many of the large North American junior leagues. That includes the AHL, the ECHL, and all leagues under the CHL umbrella. It alleges a large conspiracy took place that suppressed player salaries in hockey’s lower levels and created a severe power […] READ MORE


Hockey Nostalgia: Phoenix Roadrunners History

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The Phoenix Roadrunners history is rich, with the team becoming Arizona’s first professional sports team back in 1967. They played professional ice hockey at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The Roadrunners played in the WHL (Western Hockey League) from 1967-74 and were champions in both 1973 and 1974. The WHL disbanded in 1974, […] READ MORE


QMJHL Return to Play Provides Model for CHL

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The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) announced their plan to play the 2020-21 season. In consultation with public health officials, the league has announced a realistic way forward. It will profoundly challenge the league.  BREAKING ⚠️ | We will be back in action as of October 1st! #QMJHL Details 👉 : https://t.co/BN2J9GSeRz — QMJHL […] READ MORE


CHL in Crisis Part 3: Moving Forward Without Making It Worse

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  Games with fans are not on the horizon. Team revenues are in crisis and expenses are rising. Through a pandemic and major lawsuits, the CHL is pushing forward. If it is to be successful, it has to provide a safe environment for hockey players and families at the rink and beyond. The CHL is […] READ MORE


CHL in Crisis: Part 2 – Lawsuits, Legal Fees, and Insurmountable Costs

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  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. In any case, the CHL is in crisis […] READ MORE


CHL in Crisis: Less Money, More Problems

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  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. The CHL is in crisis mode. This is the […] READ MORE


Pavel Gogolev Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #114

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE