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2017

More NHL prospects are electing to play in college

By Steven Goldstein, Chicago Tribune Why are more hockey prospects opting for college instead of major junior hockey? Michigan’s Tyler Motte — a fourth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013 — tries to score on Michigan State in the second…

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2016

NHL player agents call for changes to CHL’s “dirty little secret”

By Rick Westhead   Several of hockey’s most prominent player agents — whose companies collectively represent about one-third of active NHLers — say the Canadian Hockey League needs to relax its policy of voiding educational scholarships 18 months after a…

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2016

CHL minimum-wage lawsuit involves 351 current and former players

By Rick Westhead, TSN, December 2nd 2016 Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Getty Images   A lawyer representing current and former major-junior hockey players says 351 players have registered as participants in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League. Details of…

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2016

But What Do The Numbers Really Say About The Educational Benefits?

  By David MacDonald A couple of years ago during the Memorial Cup Series…., I heard a very interesting comment that made me think and do a bit of research, at that time….. and it is a very important bit…

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2016

NCAA vs. major junior: big choices face teenaged talent early

By: Ryan Kennedy Detroit’s Brendan Smith hails from Toronto but played NCAA hockey (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News Both circuits are great at producing NHL talent, but they are also in direct competition for…

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2016

Want to play NCAA hockey? Make sure you know the eligibility rules

By: Ryan Kennedy  Connor Gaarder of Univeristy of North Dakota celebrates a goal at the Frozen Four. (Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)   It takes a lot of work to become an NCAA hockey player and because of the organization’s strict…

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2016

Chasing the NHL dream

Christopher Curtis, THE MONTREAL GAZETTE Habs hopefuls, including some from the Canadian Hockey League, undergo a fitness evaluation in Brossard last year. The CHL oversees the country’s three major junior leagues.Marie-France Coallier / Marie-France Coallier Saginaw Spirit goaltender Jake Paterson…

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2016

Former OHL owner says confidential side deal to lure player was a ‘mistake’

By Rick Westhead Jeremy Gottzmann, Claus Andersen/Getty Images Sherry Bassin, a long-time Canadian junior hockey executive, gave one of his former players with the Erie Otters a side deal worth thousands of dollars that was not approved by the Ontario…

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2016

NCAA vs. major junior: big choices face teenaged talent early

by: Ryan Kennedy , The Hockey News Detroit’s Brendan Smith hails from Toronto but played NCAA hockey (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   It’s a Wednesday night in the suburbs between Toronto and Hamilton and Nate Ewell of…

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2016

NCAA College Hockey vs. CHL Major Junior

  Talented college hockey players face a choice at a young age as to where to pursue their dreams – two paths that can both lead to the NHL, but have a number of differences between them. On one hand…

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