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Monday, August 20, 2012

CHL News

The Canada Russia Challenge series was won by Canada in OT. After winning the first game, Canada lost the next two and needed to win game four in regulation time to tie the series. That they did and then took the series in overtime.

Now there is talk of a union for Canadian Hockey League players (WHL,OHL and QMJHL).
The group, which calls itself the Canadian Hockey League Players Association, intends to create better representation for major junior players regarding "their rights, education packages and compensation for their use in league branding as well as CHL and Hockey Canada events, particularly the world junior championships."
There seems to be conflicting information as some players and agents say they have heard nothing while some say there is a majority in favour. Just what we need, labour strife at another level in hockey.

# 49 Martin

Rick Martin died on March 13, 2011 of a heart attack while driving. Analysis revealed that Martin had stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease normally associated with enforcers; the damage was believed to stem from a severe concussion Martin sustained in 1977, but had no effect on his cognitive abilities. Martin is the first non-enforcer to have been diagnosed with the disease, which can only be diagnosed posthumously.

# 50 Martynyuk

He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.

# 51 Perreault

He is the original Buffalo Sabre because he was drafted first by the team in their inaugural season in the NHL.  He was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990

# 52 Petrov

He was the president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation in the mid 1990's.

# 53 Savard

Team Canada was 4-0-1 when Savard was in the starting lineup. He suffered a hairline fracture in his leg which forced him to sit out Canada's losses in games 4 and 5. He returned to the lineup for games 6, 7, and 8, all wins for Canada.

# 54 Shadrin

He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971.

# 55 Da Da Kanada

 Da Da Canada , Nyet Nyet Soviet was the rallying Canadian audience cry of the 1972 summit series games

# 56 One Step Back

After game 6, won by Canada 3-2, the series was now at 3-2-1 in Russia's favour.

Two games to go.

1 comment:

  1. I think that junior hockey players should have a union. As children, they are a group that is very likely to be taken advantage of. At least as an adult, you are experienced enough to take care of yourself. But as a kid, you kind of just do what you are told.

    A union for junior hockey players could be a great thing. It can be a higher authority for a player to turn to if they have an abusive coach like Graham James--for help and support.