CHL Players Forming a Union? (Mod: Canadian Hockey League, aka junior)
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10-31-2012, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
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Wonder if this ends up going anywhere
Mystery surrounds CHLPA official
Fraudster alleged to be involved in junior hockey union
By JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Canadian hockey officials are probing the identity of a key figure behind efforts to unionize this country’s junior hockey players.
Derek Clarke is the spokesman for the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players Association that has made headlines advocating for the unionization of 1,300 young men in the Canadian Hockey League.
Although Clarke has been widely interviewed by media and spoken with hockey officials by phone, few have ever met the man in person.
His background and history seems largely a mystery.
One NHLer who has met Clarke is retired Montreal Canadiens forward George Laraque, the public face and executive director of the CHLPA.
Many in the hockey community believe Clarke in fact is Randy Gumbley, a former hockey coach convicted of two counts of fraud.
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