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by cchlounger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Not the OJHL, but, three young and very talented players from the GO get plucked by the Navan Grads of the CCHL.

Blake Butler from the Legionnares
Mason Goldie from the Lincolns
Zane Dalpe from the Vipers

****The talent drain continues****
by cchlounger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Official Off-Season Signings
Replies: 19
Views: 2583

Re: Official Off-Season Signings

Caledonia being Caledonia.....Corvairs open up the vault to land 20 year old Tyler Burnie.
Rumour has it that Caledonia ponied up quite the amount of cash to land the big fella.
by cchlounger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Official Off-Season Signings
Replies: 19
Views: 2583

Re: Official Off-Season Signings

The league the Tikis play in may have a Jr B designation (because it is not underage OHA umbrella), but in reality, it's Jr C level hockey.
by cchlounger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL Board
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: GOJHL Board

As an OJHL guy, I truly believe you are giving Marty Savoy (Bettman) way too much legitimacy and credit. Believe me.....the OJHL is a mess and widely regarded as a rudderless ship by people in the know. Historically, Savoy's tenure as Commissioner of the OJ has been one bad decision and stubbed toe ...
by cchlounger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Chris Ishmael of the Hamilton Kitty B's acquired by Milton.
by cchlounger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Interesting part in all this movement, is that due to recent changes (OHA), the GOJHL teams losing these players to the OJHL, are no longer entitled to their development fee.....or whatever you wish to call it. OJHL clubs can now raid the Ontario B loop, signing as many players as they wish....basic...
by cchlounger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Balah of Thorold Blackhawks signs with Aurora
Mullholland of Brantford Bandits signs with Brantford (Jr.A)
Sheppard of Brantford Bandits signs with Brantford (Jr.A)
Thompson of Hamilton Kitty B's signs with Brantford
Wright of London Nationals signs with Trenton
by cchlounger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Fedak of St Thomas Stars signs with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.
Hayes of Cambridge Red Hawks signs with Milton.
Church of Brampton Bombers signs with Milton.
Bortkiewicz of Brampton Bombers signs with Milton.
by cchlounger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Didiano of the Bombers signs with Milton (formerly Newmarket)
by cchlounger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Yes, very much agree with you RagingBS. I truly wish and hope the best for these young men moving on to the OJHL, but clearly, some of these guys didn't do their homework...or have been completely snookered. I mean, Cobourg???? Really!!!! Side rumour: I am hearing D Stewart, formerly of LaSalle, inf...
by cchlounger
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Zuber of Siskins signs with Cobourg
Smith of Niagara Falls signs with Wellington
by cchlounger
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Raposo of Hamilton signs with Cobourg
Ryan of LaSalle signs with Cobourg
by cchlounger
Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: Spring Camps
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Spring Camps

Hearing Niagara Falls may have landed Newmarket Hurricanes 16 year old from last season.
by cchlounger
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

GO players moving to the OJHL....2019/2020

Year after year, we see an exodus of talent leave for the supposed greener pastures of the OJHL. With so much on the line for these prospects, why do a large percentage of these young men and their families not do due diligence and their homework? I mean, if it were my kid, I'd be well aware of whic...
by cchlounger
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL AGM Today
Replies: 156
Views: 52772

Re: GOJHL AGM Today

I agree with much of what is expressed above. Where I take exception, to a degree, is the theorizing that if you need to pay to play Junior A hockey, you aren't good enough for the level. That's simply an inaccurate, untruthful statement and it's misleading. At the core of the issue, whether you dis...
by cchlounger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL AGM Today
Replies: 156
Views: 52772

Re: GOJHL AGM Today

On top of that; making things even more difficult to compete for homegrown talent with the BCHL, many advisors, agents, NCAA schools and Ontario private schools such as St. Andrews, push players out west. I know some Prep schools, like a St. Andrews, won't barely talk to teams in the OJHL or GO, alr...
by cchlounger
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL AGM Today
Replies: 156
Views: 52772

Re: GOJHL AGM Today

I could be way off base here, but from the information I've been told, what's good for the goose is also good for the gander. Meaning; any team in the GO can do exactly the same thing as OJHL clubs, and pluck players from that league for a nominal development fee, as well. Again, if I'm wrong on thi...
by cchlounger
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL
Replies: 14
Views: 7100

Re: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL

Make no mistake or bones about it, I truly believe a lot of people on this forum and in general look at the GO's designation and just assume it's on par or comparative to the NOJHL. Wrong!!! The GO is much stronger overall, with deeper and more talented rosters. How many guys in the NO have major ju...
by cchlounger
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL
Replies: 14
Views: 7100

Re: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL

To be clear and to try to make my points in a more positive manner, I will now attempt to offer a list of OJHL clubs which most deem to be run in a first class manner. 1a & b: Oakville Blades and Wellington Dukes. Two best run clubs far and away. Been that way for years! 2: Toronto Patriots. Other t...
by cchlounger
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL
Replies: 14
Views: 7100

Re: GOJHL'ers going to OJHL

I'm not looking to be mean or nasty, but, offer honest assessment based on what I know and what so called experts believe as fact. Cut and dried, the NOJHL and the Superior League are widely considered a notch below many Junior A leagues throughout the country. Yes, the odd year, there might be a go...
by cchlounger
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: OHA ATTENDANCE FIGURES
Replies: 29
Views: 8806

Re: OHA ATTENDANCE FIGURES

Anybody that's expecting to see a fine Jr. A product out of Brantford this season better think again. The former Milton franchise has been putrid for years and under the same current ownership as today (DD) the team won a grand total of something like four games last season. When an owner who doesn'...
by cchlounger
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: OHA ATTENDANCE FIGURES
Replies: 29
Views: 8806

Re: OHA ATTENDANCE FIGURES

Since I'm an OJ guy, mostly through geography, I can assure all of you that most OJHL teams fudge attendance figures considerably. Some teams are worse than others and it's a bit of a running joke. Consistently the top attendance centres in the OJ are Wellington, Oakville, Cobourg, Kingston and Tren...
by cchlounger
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Signings
Replies: 128
Views: 52129

Re: 2018-19 Signings

To be clear, I believe you are correct when you say the OJHL have their cards. In saying that, without being able to register anything with Hockey Canada at this time, signing guys or trading is pretty much a mute point.
It's a commitment, but, not legally valid until things get sorted out.
by cchlounger
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Signings
Replies: 128
Views: 52129

Re: 2018-19 Signings

I believe the OJHL is currently involved in some dispute with the OHA, which in turn has left them locked out of the Hockey Canada registry. Thus, no real announcements of any player signings or trades coming from the OJHL on June 1st.
by cchlounger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Signings
Replies: 128
Views: 52129

Re: 2018-19 Signings

Along with the previously mentioned Sheppard, it appears as if the Trenton Golden Hawks will add Griffen Fox of Thorold and Curtis Abbott of Stratford. I kind of question the decisions being made by some of these young men. Are they and their families doing due diligence and their homework about som...
by cchlounger
Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Signings
Replies: 128
Views: 52129

Re: 2018-19 Signings

Some other GO guys I'm hearing are on the move to Jr. A. St Marys 16 year old Michael Andrews will sign with hometown Trenton. Bobby Harrison heading to the RBC Cup host in the AJHL. Ryan Nicholson of the Warriors will likely be joining de Jong in Oakville, with an outside possibility of Kaleb Pears...
by cchlounger
Tue May 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Signings
Replies: 128
Views: 52129

Re: 2018-19 Signings

Hearing that Max Ewart has had enough of Trenton and will be coming back to the GO. Conversely, it appears as if Ancaster (Kilty's) goalie will be the man between the pipes for the Golden Hawks this season. Hearing about lots of other deals involving GOJHL talent moving on to the OJHL and other Jr. ...
by cchlounger
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: why do players leave for the junior A leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 16392

Re: why do players leave for the junior A leagues

Orion Hexamer, formerly of the Pelham Panthers has signed with the Mississauga Chargers of the OJHL.
by cchlounger
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: why do players leave for the junior A leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 16392

Re: why do players leave for the junior A leagues

Under the column of useless information to pass along, yet, might be of interest to a handful of parents or players in the GO who have interest in the OJHL. Ex NHLer and rather infamous individual, Jerome DuPont is out as Coach and General Manager of the TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS. It is being reported, h...
by cchlounger
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Western Ontario Junior B Hockey Forum
Topic: why do players leave for the junior A leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 16392

Re: why do players leave for the junior A leagues

Here's some more: Andrew McIntyre to Oakville, Spencer Kersten to Oakville, Zack Bramwell to Oakville, Brendon Landry to Orangeville, Masson Sarris to Orangeville, Kristian Hufsky to Orangeville and Dante Sheriff to Toronto Jr. Canadiens.