Ancaster now pay-to-play...

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Ron
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Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Ron » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:15 pm

According to an article in this morning's Spec it will now cost most players between League fees and club fees $3500 to play for the Avalanche...will other Jr. B clubs now go with the pay-to-play model?




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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by RagingBS » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:46 pm

Sounds like the owner wants to buy a new boat and get a membership at the yacht club with OJHL owners. My understanding is that Ancaster is now charging its players the maximum allowed by the league. I would think the more interesting question will be how many higher end players will choose to play elsewhere, how many are requesting trades and how many will refuse a to go to Ancaster. A new home for JrC hockey players with deep pockets.

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by jimmorrison » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:45 pm

He will have no problem getting players/parents to pay for a spot on his team. After all, who makes worse decisions about money than a hockey dad living the dream through his kid?? Heck some resort to buying the whole team not just a spot!!

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Caledonia Fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:15 pm

https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/75 ... -bulldogs/

http://www.network54.com/Forum/243529/t ... ay+to+play..

Agood read about this on the forum "IN THE CAGE WITH TIGERPAWS"
Good job Ron.

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Undertaker » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:04 pm

First cages imposed throughout the OHA, now pay to play like they do in the OJ. What next? Make the players supply their own sticks and tape because they are expensive?. Buy their own windsuits and have their parents drive them to the road games. I thought junior hockey was supposed to be different than minor hockey. How about making them take turns on the Zamboni and cleaning the arena to cut costs??

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by RocketGirl » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:15 pm

I would not be surprised if there are other teams in the league that charge fees on top of the OHA and GOJHL fee, but they just don't advertise it. There was someone on Twitter a few years ago that said he had to pay $1,600.00 to Brampton, and his son had only played less than 10 games.
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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by FrozenPonds » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:20 pm

This is exactly the same situation that arose in the OJHL and made it the laughing stock of Tier 2 in this country! Daddy owners who purchase teams in order for their son to have a spot in the near future! If I am correct, I think he has a Minor Bantam goalie son who plays "A" level hockey.

As for the operating of a team being "as expensive as hell", you just purchased this team last year. Didn't you do your due diligence when investigating the purchase??

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by RagingBS » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Getting corporate sponsors in the community takes work and can be time consuming as well. Might just be easier to get players that will purchase a roster spot instead, just like beer league

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Cowboy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:55 pm

Thorold is also charging now.
What happens if you get traded to one of the teams that charge?

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Port hockey1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26 pm

Cowboy wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Thorold is also charging now.
What happens if you get traded to one of the teams that charge?
Not sure, but I don't think players traded to a team that charges will have to pay anything. They are also likely trading away a kid who already paid. If that's the case, it evens itself out.
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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by Undertaker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:53 pm

I would think the kid being traded away would receive a pro rated refund. As for the player being traded to Ancaster, they always have the option of refusing to report thereby forcing themselves to be released or retained by the original team. A send down to Jr C might be a better option than having a team that is charging own your Jr rights.

On another note coaches could always threaten to trade a players rights to Ancaster if there are disciplinary issues.

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by corvairsgf » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:00 am

The owner of the Avalanche is scum... He basically made a bunch of dumb trades, which saw a lot of his best players leave, And the kids who are paying the maximum set up by the OHA are kids who aren't good enough to make any other team.... They resigned Tyler Hill, who is out indef. with injuries and resigned Jesse Hilton who has NO interest in playing for the coach they have now. Whenever Caledonia played there, i always got such a bad vibe from the owner, and even worse, the girls at the front of the gate... bad experiences all around!

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by FrozenPonds » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:32 pm

Say what you want about the owner and dumb trades but the bottom line is this...they are winning!

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Re: Ancaster now pay-to-play...

Post by corvairsgf » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:35 pm

FrozenPonds wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Say what you want about the owner and dumb trades but the bottom line is this...they are winning!
Just Barely...

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