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by ILuvHackey
Mon May 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Siskins New Name & Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Siskins New Name & Logo

And with one swoop of the pen.. A team with a tremendous history and traditión is snuffed out!! Great mové... NOT!!! That is the one thing that this league has, well two things actually.. History and traditión! I am sure that will soon disappear as well with the types of decisions that have been ma...
by ILuvHackey
Thu May 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen

Sure.. Scale back.. But where is this league going to get the money from? Attendance is not an issue of owners have deep pockets and business es where the losses dont matter anyway. FYI.. Dont take your lead from the OJ.. They are, as someone here once said, a rudderless ship! But then again.. The ...
by ILuvHackey
Mon May 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen

It would be good to pare back the size of the league but unwise to eliminate the teams in the large populated areas But this doesn't change much. You already have Waterloo there, and let's be honest... Kitchener-Waterloo is essentially one city at this point. Not to mention Elmira is 15 minutes dow...
by ILuvHackey
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen

Cal 99ers wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Someone else will probably start another team in Kitchener, probably not right away. This will benefit the Waterloo and Cambridge attendance
All reports seem to suggest the league is trying to contract teams, not add.

Unless a team goes up for sale, I don't see it.
by ILuvHackey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: 2nd Round Playoff Predictions
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Re: 2nd Round Playoff Predictions

Elmira in 6
Kitchener in 5
by ILuvHackey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL and their low standards
Replies: 22
Views: 3623

Re: GOJHL and their low standards

Here's the facts! It's costly to run a junior hockey team. MOST GOJ teams try to keep costs low for players and rely more on sponsors, gates, etc. to run their programs at break even. Money is not made in this world. Because of this, teams rely on a lot of volunteers for things like scorekeeping, ga...
by ILuvHackey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Attendance

And how many show up to the 99er’s game. I can tell ya. Not a whole lot. Maybe 100-150. That’s pathetic as well. What's more pathetic is that there is 8 teams in the OJHL doing worse in attendance. It's interesting to note that the Bombers average more in attendance than the Brampton Admirals who p...
by ILuvHackey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Attendance

Burlington. Or maybe a merger with the Jr C team in Woodstock (similar to how the old Brantford Jr B team merged with Caledonia when they were still Jr C). Another new rumor I've heard is Tillsonburg. Would love to see a Jr. B team in Woodstock or Tillsonburg, expansion team rather than a relocatio...
by ILuvHackey
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Mid-Season Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: Mid-Season Predictions

Looks like three tiers this year -- The contenders in Elmira Kitchener and Cambridge, the rebuilding Stratford, Listowel and Waterloo and then the normal two at the bottom. A couple things that have been surprising this year have been the dominance of Elmira over Kitchener when they meet, the quick ...
by ILuvHackey
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: St Marys Fans
Replies: 33
Views: 7682

Re: St Marys Fans

Embarassing.
by ILuvHackey
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 19/20 Season Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10046

Re: 19/20 Season Predictions

Doesn't St Marys have a good core of returning players? Can't see them being a last place team if that's the case.
by ILuvHackey
Mon May 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Restructured OHA?
Replies: 9
Views: 3970

Re: Restructured OHA?

From what I've seen perusing twitter: the PJHL is hiring a Commissioner and now has league autonomy over itself to make decisions, similar to what the GOJHL went through this past summer/fall.
by ILuvHackey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Waterloo, London Suthy Finals
Replies: 30
Views: 9290

Re: Waterloo, London Suthy Finals

SugarKing wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 am
i just dont get how the skins won 9 to 4 in the first one.
That's how Loo seemed to be all year long. There's no denying their offense can rack them up, but man do they seem to be a team that can float a lot.
by ILuvHackey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Waterloo, London Suthy Finals
Replies: 30
Views: 9290

Re: Waterloo, London Suthy Finals

Was at the game but both calls were in the same spot on the ice and so I had a hard time getting a good read on either of them. Saw the highlights this morning and the call on London is legit, but am I the only one to think the call on Waterloo was soft? I'm a Midwest fan - Redhawks baby! so maybe I...
by ILuvHackey
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Upset in the Making?
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Upset in the Making?

Not sure I'd say upset. Waterloo handled Listy pretty good all year. I thought Waterloo or Elmira were the best team in the league this year though the points at the end of the year didn't reflect it.
by ILuvHackey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Collingwood Franchise Approved
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

Re: Collingwood Franchise Approved

Bad news for the GOJHL again, the Collingwood Junior franchise has been granted to the OJHL. Although the OHA said they supported both the Jr.A and Jr.B applications, their support according the Collingwood newspapers was more in favour of a Jr.A franchise. The OHA leadership over the last several ...
by ILuvHackey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Season Predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

Re: 2018-2019 Season Predictions

Heard Elmira is adding big time thinking they can win the Midwest this year.
by ILuvHackey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Season Predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

Re: 2018-2019 Season Predictions

Listowel Cyclones 43-5-0-2, first Won Sutherland Cup It took Jason Brooks one day to move on from winning the Sutherland Cup. Listowel’s head coach will have plenty of time to reminisce about the franchise’s first provincial title when he’s done coaching, but the summer gave Brooks a chance to rech...
by ILuvHackey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 16645

Re: GOJHL Issues

Now let's just throw in a rumour heard at a Junior C game last night- a group from Burlington has put in a bid to buy the GOJHL Brantford franchise and move it to the Wave there (worst plac ever to wtch a hockey game). I am not sure that it is worse the Brantford Lions Park Arena https://thumbs.gfy...
by ILuvHackey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 16645

Re: GOJHL Issues

According to the OJ forum, the OHA hasn't actually approved the move from Milton. They were saying that their home games were being moved to their opposition's arena, because they aren't approved to play out of the Gretszky. Perhaps that's why they're still wearing their Milton uniforms. But they s...
by ILuvHackey
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 16645

Re: GOJHL Issues

Brantford's JR A game tonight postponed because the OHA won't send them referees.

Are people seeing it now? The OHA is a mess and creating the problem.
by ILuvHackey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Season Predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

2018-2019 Season Predictions

Back with the same format as the last two years. Here is my predictions. Have seen 6 of 8 teams in pre-season games thus far. Sad I won't be in St. Catharines this weekend, but oh well. Let's get the season going. Team Standings 1. Elmira - Goodwin/Cameron/Dubecki could light it up, depth up front a...
by ILuvHackey
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Predictions
Replies: 40
Views: 14987

Re: 2018-19 Predictions

Other than Lansink and Herrfort, Listowel is made up mostly of young rookies this year. Elmira, Waterloo and Kitchener are the teams with experience coming back this year from what I've seen in pre-season. Some mix of them at the top. Cambridge, Listowel and Stratford in the next pack as younger tea...
by ILuvHackey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 16645

Re: GOJHL Issues

If the kids are good enough..the OHL will come knocking. HC will have no bearing on that. Sure the hockey purists would like to believe that HC would be able to influence the ownership of OHL teams but I beg to differ. Besides, there have been countless times where HC has taken NCAA players for it'...
by ILuvHackey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 13
Views: 4420

Re: Social Media

Love our game wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:36 am
Welland ice problems carry into another year! Game and Practice tomorrow cancelled! This team needs to be baught over by a new younger team ownership much like Leamington just was!
It also effects minor hockey there, so not just the junior teams ownership.
by ILuvHackey
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018/2019 Schedule
Replies: 143
Views: 58128

Re: 2018/2019 Schedule

I disagree, allowing an unsanctioned organization like INC to dictate how a sanctioned league will operate and who is allowed to participate would be the definition of letting the inmates run the asylum. Right now the GOJHL squabble story is getting known coast to coast. That isn't a compliment. GO...
by ILuvHackey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018/2019 Schedule
Replies: 143
Views: 58128

Re: 2018/2019 Schedule

Jason Lott @JLott44 43m 43 minutes ago Replying to @Bill_Doucet @SebJackson90 All 25 teams were invited to attend and told up front what the cost would be. 18 confirmed they would attend and pay. Not sure what the issue is with the other 7. Can't put on an event like the GOJHL Showcase for free. So...
by ILuvHackey
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018/2019 Schedule
Replies: 143
Views: 58128

Re: 2018/2019 Schedule

Let me try to simplify this for you. If you are an older player, what exposure are you getting after 2 showcase games (if not with an OHL team at the time) during the remainder of the season? Maybe a player of the month award? If a team has 6 20 year olds, 7 19 year olds, 5 18 year olds, 3 17 year ...
by ILuvHackey
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018/2019 Schedule
Replies: 143
Views: 58128

Re: 2018/2019 Schedule

Showcase Schedule has been released --- only 18 teams involved. Pelham, Brantford, Brampton, Buffalo, Fort Erie, Hamilton and London not scheduled.
by ILuvHackey
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 13
Views: 4420

Re: Social Media

Need the right people. Any time I've asked around at Ayr games, Paris games, Cambridge games... I've been told that the business side of staff are generally older and have a hard time finding people willing to volunteer to help with that side of things. Maybe people frrom this board can step up with...