With the lockout I'm following the OHL and the B-Sens a lot more than in the past, and started thinking - why don't they run a pro league in the offseason, when they wouldn't have to compete with NHL fanbases? I'd love to have a summer team to follow.
Last edited by Fenix Rises 2026: 10-28-2012 at 07:17 PM.
No one has the time for in the summer, that's when everyone travels. Because of that the market shrinks dramatically. You also have to deal with ice conditions, finding players to participate and competing with other leagues and sporting events.
There are summer pro leagues, especially in California, just not nationally televised. There are some really nice roller blade summer leagues as well but there clearly isn't enough of a market for it to be a decent paycheque.