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by FrozenPonds
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Jr. B to Jr. A Status
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Jr. B to Jr. A Status

It will be an interesting question. The OJHL has expanded their footprint to Haliburton County and thanks to GOJ Leadership...Brantford. It would be an interesting argument....the GOJHL chiming in for Junior A status on the premise that it doesnt exist in its "geographical" footprint when ...
by FrozenPonds
Sun May 30, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Jr. B to Jr. A Status
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Jr. B to Jr. A Status

Forever the skeptic....I question why/how the chosen commissioner was brought in at the 11th hour and wasn't even apart of the final 3. Saying that, he is an ex OJHL Mart Savoy clone. Who brought him to the table with in the GOJHL and what motivation was there in doing so? As well, during the vettin...
by FrozenPonds
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Tuck steps down
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Tuck steps down

You think? I think there was more to him stepping down than just "movíng on". Joe D also stepped down.. Same day apparently.

That tells me there was something more to it. A commissioner and Board Member do not step down at the same time. More to it.
by FrozenPonds
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Tuck steps down
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Tuck steps down

oh and...no way in H E double hockey sticks do you let the OHF, OHA or OJ pick a successor!! But knowing this BofD...who knows!
by FrozenPonds
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Tuck steps down
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Tuck steps down

Well, you need to have someone who knows the political landscape within the league and within the governance structure in this province. That is the first thing. They need to forge ahead and protect the footprint because there is a battle on the horizon. And guess what...the OJHL has exploited the G...
by FrozenPonds
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Why would I use my real name around here? That would go against everything that is this forum. I am curious....how much input did you receive from the GO on what type of design they were looking for? The OJ wasn't offering a lower fee. The $150k was the fee the GO solicited from the Collingwood entr...
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Haha..no offense intended...its just they could have come up with something more......KABOOMish! Is that a word??
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Go west young man/woman...go almost as far west as you can! It makes no sense but it makes perfect sense. They have Brantford..another brain-dead accommodation by those "leaders" the GO has/had. So they put a team in the west...and will argue that in order for that team to survive...they n...
by FrozenPonds
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Two did step down...but the others need to follow...and those that support those "others" need to be called out! I agree...the OJ is a joke! It is a shadow of it former self...distant shadow! But, the GO is no different. Well, they are in the fact that they have let certain "instituti...
by FrozenPonds
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Any owner who would support the current board is one of two things.. 1.). Someone who needs their head examined or.. 2.). Someone who doesnt want this league to get back to where it once was. Either way, it speak volumes about the utterly consistent lack or leadership, initiative or foresight to be ...
by FrozenPonds
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Hopefully the KABOOOOOOM...which in my eyes was long, long, long overdue, will enable this league to take the necessary steps to get back to where this league once was (as three independent leagues)...a place where kids wanted to play to get to where they desired to play! It won't be difficult but d...
by FrozenPonds
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: KABOOOOOOM!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

KABOOOOOOM!!!!

Finally!!!
by FrozenPonds
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Starting Date
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

Re: Starting Date

RocketGirl wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:20 pm And now we're under lockdown for the next month, so there will be no season starting on Jan 15. I don't think there will be a season at all unfortunately.
Said that in September... There were too many variables in play.
by FrozenPonds
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Exh games
Replies: 19
Views: 4681

Re: Exh games

Exhibition Games or no Exhibition Games...the season is done! This league and it's leadership would be better served to start focusing on next season and what protocols can be put in place to have an effective start. This league just makes decisions piggybacking on the OJHL. Envious much? Said it b...
by FrozenPonds
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Starting Date
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

Re: Starting Date

This leadership group reminds one of a verse in the Peter, Paul and Mary song Where Have All the Flowers Gone...."Oh, when will they ever learn...Oh, when will they ever learn!" This board needs to go!! MT needs to step aside or be thrown out the door and some egos need to be bruised along...
by FrozenPonds
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Exh games
Replies: 19
Views: 4681

Re: Exh games

Exhibition Games or no Exhibition Games...the season is done! This league and it's leadership would be better served to start focusing on next season and what protocols can be put in place to have an effective start. This league just makes decisions piggybacking on the OJHL. Envious much? Said it be...
by FrozenPonds
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 26
Views: 8512

Re: Prediction On a Season Start Date

1 step forward... 3 steps back!

Be prepared... HC has this as a two year project. They WILL not be stepping on the ice in regular format until there is a vaccine... That could take anywhere from 2-4 years
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: 3187

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: 3187

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: 3187

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: 1093

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: 26
Views: 8512

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: 17
Views: 5013

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 he...
by FrozenPonds
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL 2020/2021 Season discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5013

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: 17
Views: 5013

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 ...
by FrozenPonds
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Prediction On a Season Start Date
Replies: 26
Views: 8512

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: 26
Views: 8512

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: 26
Views: 8512

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: 26
Views: 8512

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 cont...
by FrozenPonds
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: MidWest Forum
Topic: Somethings Cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

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...