Continental Junior Hockey League
View Single Post
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: at the ice rink, USA
Originally Posted by
I was semi-involved in the NEHL, as far as officiating and helping out at some games in York lol, it was interesting,
Well you must have helped lots, York was prob Cashman's most successful team (besides the two teams in the second season of the NEHL- New England Stars and Findlay Freedom (b/c they were owned by separate owners)
Incidentally those two teams destroyed the two other Cashman-owned/operated teams. But even then I question the level of play- I played ACHA DII hockey and played for more ice time in an adult A league with some other ACHA as well as current and ex Jr. guys and when the league folded a few weeks before the season was supposed to a bunch of Findlay Freedom guys started playing in a local men's league and pretty much sucked. After that season most I think either stopped playing or joined the B level men's league.
If that little story is the indication of the Cashman leagues' level of play this "Jr. A" one will prob be the level of JV High School.
Originally Posted by
Cashman is gonna land himself in some serious trouble if he doesn't have a real business manager behind him, it's one thing to screw around with adults, it's another to mess with kids and money
I've thought that before and this will probably be the time. 1) Any parent putting their kid in a Jr. League (indy or USA/Hockey Canada affiliated) should still look into how things are run. If a parent does that with this league they should see some of the issues we're talking about here.
2) Jr. leagues are a lot of work. You have to be aware of NCAA eligibility rules and maintain a 100% amateur status with the players. I have a feeling the players in this league won't have bright NCAA hockey futures, but even if they want to play DIII ACHA hockey they still have to maintain amateur status.
3) When the league folds mid-season instead of not paying some aging sem-pro payers a few $100 each (when they all had weekly real jobs anyway) itís not a huge mess. But not repaying the 1,000s the families are paying-there could be
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by sbkbghockey