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by FrozenPonds
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?

Who cares who they have picked! According to the asinine agreement the GO signed a few years back...the OJHL just cannot arbitrarily walz into GO territory...unless you have leadership that really cannot see beyond their own image in the mirror! Oh..I forgot what we were talking about...LOL The OJHL...
by FrozenPonds
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?

Change in governance...I would seek governance elsewhere. There is a league in the USA called the NCDC which had applied to USA Hockey for Tier2 status...they were denied as the USAH only recognized the NAHL as Tier2...sound familiar?? They continue to push many, many kids to the NCAA ranks DESPITE ...
by FrozenPonds
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: OJHL Expansion/ What GOJHL teams will apply for Jr. A status?

I wouldnt want to join the OJ. They are a mess. Despite the fact that they want to talk about successes...Development League...what a joke...this league was in a mess for years. Contraction saved this league from being a further embarrassment than they already are!! Man I wish they would bring back ...
by FrozenPonds
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: Any GOJHL teams moving to OJHL?...
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Any GOJHL teams moving to OJHL?...

Geeeeez...can't say I never saw this coming with Junior Bettman!! The teams need to remove the GOJHL board now!! They are incapable of making tough decisions....and only seem capable of making clueless ones!!
by FrozenPonds
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

The league has no plan. Nobody has a plan unless directed by the OHF. Therein lies the problem...member partner weekly board meetings about nothing but Covid...and they cannot make a decision because it rests with the government. No such thing as false hope. People just want to know something...anyt...
by FrozenPonds
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion

The Niagara Falls Canucks have posted this on Instagram: " HOCKEY IS BACK! The Niagara Falls Canucks are looking forward to the 2020-2021 season! The last few months have been very difficult on everyone as we continue to battle the Coronavirus, however we believe that better days are slowly heading...
by FrozenPonds
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion

Maybe a full plan has yet to be put in place. Why does everyone NEED to know EVERYTHING the league is thinking? I think you are missing the point. These are not the times where kids are playing in this league for free. So as a parent, I would want to know what is going on so a decision can be made....
by FrozenPonds
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion

I understand all of the what if's that are surrounding hockey in general along with when or if the season season starts, but my biggest question after reading some info in the Midwest forum "Somethings cooking" is, how many teams will be taking a year off from this upcoming season? Which teams woul...
by FrozenPonds
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

And there you have it! They will not take a chance...and in true HC fashion would rather pass the issue off to the branches and "member partners" in this province rather than get in too deep with it.
by FrozenPonds
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

FYI...HC insurance will not cover the Covid-19 crisis. They cannot step on the ice without proper insurance. And I cannot think of one insurer who would be willing to take that risk. Sorry to be the devil's advocate...but these are just the facts.
by FrozenPonds
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

They can announce it all they want. But in doing that, and if they don't step on the ice when they say they are...there will be alot of pissed off parents looking to lay a claim. Ice is controlled by municipal governments which takes its direction from the province. Can they go to private ice....abs...
by FrozenPonds
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

The first challenge is that not all GOJHL areas are in Stage 3. Niagara, Hamilton, Windsor/Essex and Sarnia/Lambton are still in Stage 2. They will get there eventually. We also have a team in the USA to deal with. The key words in the Stage 3 announcement were "No prolonged or deliberate contact w...
by FrozenPonds
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Somethings Cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Somethings Cooking

That is the million dollar question! Who are the good owners? But there are also some really good community owned teams that should be included. This has all been talked about before...gotta have the ball$ to take that first step. I will say it again...if you want to get results...positive results a...
by FrozenPonds
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Somethings Cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Somethings Cooking

That can be offset with the right plan in place! A plan to be classified as Jr A? Sure. Otherwise, GOJ is at the mercy of other leagues being able to take their players pretty damn easy. Not necessarily....but the league must want to take the steps necessary to get back to where it once was. Sure t...
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Somethings Cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Somethings Cooking

That can be offset with the right plan in place!
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Somethings Cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Somethings Cooking

Not sure if anything is cooking but there should be. I honestly dont get it. It really baffles my mind at the direction.... Wait, what I mean to say is this league has no direction or visión. Part of the problem is you cant be a "yes" man and get things accomplished. Add to that... You need to have ...
by FrozenPonds
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Tie vs Shootout
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Tie vs Shootout

3 points for a regulation win.... 2 points for an OT win.... 1 pt for an OT loss... 0 pts for a regulation loss I remember for the Silver Stick...we started overtime with 5 and then every minute went down 1 player. We won with two of us out there against two of theirs. Regulation wins should always ...
by FrozenPonds
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: New GOJHL
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: New GOJHL

Dont get me started on that one...lol
by FrozenPonds
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: New GOJHL
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: New GOJHL

I inquired about doing a mock site for the league with HockeyTech almost 3 years ago....nothing to do with the league but would have showed them what could be achieved! This website is still terrible!! But hey, I guess that is what three years and a FT web guy will buy you!
by FrozenPonds
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: New GOJHL
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: New GOJHL

Not realignment... Not start of the season as Ice is controlled by municipalities who have been told nothing. My guess... Name change. They need to do something as these guys just cant seem to get it right.. ANYTHING right!! The CCHL2 has gone back to being the EOJHL... But who knows with this lot
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Siskins New Name & Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Siskins New Name & Logo

BTDT... I have no idea on the goings on in the GO. All I can tell you is what I dont see.. And that is progress. Look, the GO have made a few blunders over the last 18 months least of which was approving an OJHL team within their geographical footprint. That was a REAL head-scratcher. It made me thi...
by FrozenPonds
Fri May 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Will the GOJHL look different next Season?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Will the GOJHL look different next Season?

That is September at the earliest. And remember, the facilities are controlled by the municipalities so any decision that is made would need full municipal, provincial and federal approval as Hockey Canada is a NGB and receives funding from the Ministry of Heritage and Sport. They will not be able t...
by FrozenPonds
Fri May 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Siskins New Name & Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Siskins New Name & Logo

Waterloo 1937
Kitchener 1956

You could take the entire OJHL team lineup and it probably wouldnt amount to the same number of years that these two storied franchises have! That is history...that is legacy
by FrozenPonds
Fri May 29, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Siskins New Name & Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Siskins New Name & Logo

ILuvHockey...first off..volunteering needs to be accepted. Trust me, you would not want me volunteering with this league. Too much would get done! But feel free to PM me...I like to know who I am talking to regarding these matters and vice versa. I mean I have even been called JM on this board..LOL....
by FrozenPonds
Sun May 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Siskins New Name & Logo
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

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 mad...
by FrozenPonds
Tue May 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

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 d...
by FrozenPonds
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: Ayr Centennials Purchase Kitchener Dutchmen

Curious as to what the purchase price was...my guess nowhere near the $150k the league was dreaming of last year with the Collingwood fiasco!
by FrozenPonds
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Golden Horseshoe Hockey Forum
Topic: St.Catharines Falcons puzzling moves
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: St.Catharines Falcons puzzling moves

Sometimes there is a lot more to trades than the on-ice competitiveness. Not saying that was the case here but there are lots of variables that go into a trade!
by FrozenPonds
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: St Marys Fans
Replies: 33
Views: 9554

Re: St Marys Fans

And that is the big problem with this league. They need to be proactive but I guess this isnt surprising with the current leadership
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: St Marys Fans
Replies: 33
Views: 9554

Re: St Marys Fans

Is this DID in fact occur with a threat to a city employee...not only should the league get involved but so should the police! What is the leagues stance on this or do they even have one?