Hello all, I have a question that I hope someone can answer for me.
I know that there are (and have been) CHL players who are doing college/university studies while playing. When players that are doing it get traded, do they transfer schools closer to their new team, continue studying with the institution via online only or simply drop out?
Most I would think take courses on-line as almost all universities offer them.
Also in today's CHL most teams have full-time education advisors.
Even High Schools have co-operated in offering on-line courses as HS students must complete their work whilst in the Q.
This would be particularly important in the Q because of the make up of English majority and French majority communities. Also the different curriculum in the various provinces.
The Q limits it's trade periods to the draft, training camps and the semester change at the end of December.
Also since Universities can only operate with a Charter that is passed into law by provincial legislatures upon the institution's agreement to meet standards set by the province. Transfers of credits isn't that hard.
In New Brunswick the Dept of Post Secondary Education has told Universities that they must accept transfers from the Provincial Community College system on certain courses and credit the courses already passed in order to upgrade the diploma to a degree.
Players who are in school part time are often in online or distant ed classes which allows them to have that flexible schedule for when they do their work.. because they'll have days with nothing on, and days that it'd be impossible to attend classes.
My knowledge in the OHL is that it depends on the team whether or not players are in school, some players like the Pete's have a lot of guys at Trent U, where other teams don't. I would assume coaches would be understanding to some degree, and look to trade these players post semester.
I must add that in the Q the league scholarships demand that players take and pass courses in order to qualify for the scholarships. You don't get the 5 year bursary for just showing up.
The minimum requirement for taking courses is almost exactly the same as NCAA maximum requirements for HS graduates not playing NCAA yet before starting the NCAA clock.
There was a player with Moncton Wildcats last season taking on-line courses from the great USA institution Harvard.
Plus whilst on a Q roster all education costs are covered by the team.
Here's the story on Lance Pridham...........although he didn't make the team this year and is playing for Summerside in the Maritime Jr League whist attending UPEI full-time.
Because he attended a Q camp and was not offered a contract as a 19 yr old but remains on the Cats 50 player protected list his Q scholarship is ensured. Q rules state that the team can only offer 5 contracts to 19 years olds on your current roster although there is no limit to 19 year olds on the roster. Lance cleared waivers and remains on the protected list. http://www.journalpioneer.com/Sports...nce-Pridham-/1
Sorry can't help myself.
There was another player Cole MacMilllan that didn't join the Wildcats untill the end of the CIS soccer season because he played CIS soccer with UPEI Panthers.