"This year, the Dynamo will not be claimed in PHL due to lack of funding. The club will continue to function in the next year only children's section," - said the honorary president of the Kharkiv Dynamo Mikhail Dobkin.
also it says
со временем стало известно, что Патриот прекращает свое существование, а в Сокола в составе пока нет ни одного игрока
apprently Sokil has nobody signed???? jesus christ just sell the franchise for the name and history alone to an ownership group that wants to make it into a KHL team. enough of this bush league bull ****
The preliminary draft Ukrainy-2013/14 championship scheduled to attend the seven groups : Kiev "Kompanyon-Naftogaz", "Generals" and "Falcon", Bilotserkivskyi "White Leopard" Lviv "Leviv" as well as teams from Kharkiv and Simferopol.
The final list of participants, and a calendar of events will be approved on October 7. It is known that the competition will be held under the auspices of the Hockey Federation of Ukraine.
7 teams this year looking like, needs to be ratified
HC Kompanion-Naftogaz (Kyiv)
HC Sokil Kyiv
Generals HC (Kyiv)
Bilyi Bars (Bila Tserkva)
HC Levy (Novoyavorivsk)
not sure who the kharkiv team is, Avangard wanted in a bit ago and the HC Levy site used the old Kharkov HC logo so who knows
does the PHL even exist anymore? news articles seem to be referring to the season solely as the Ukrainian Championship. I realize that the FHU took the Championship away from the PHL, and it seems amateur teams are going to play in it (ex: Kyiv Generals) but is the PHL defunct now? Wish we could get more answers
Levy doesn't want to play in Novoyavorivsk anymore, and I don't blame them. Rumor says they want to move to Bila Tserkva and share the arena with the Leopards. WTF? They already confirmed participation in the league but wtf is the point if they aren't going to be in lviv region at all?
Simferopol team folds / wont play, they couldnt get a team together. They have an IIHF approved arena. Why not move Levy there for the year? You're not going to grow hockey in Ukraine by keeping everyone in Kyiv...
Right now, only Kompanion-Naftogaz and the Leopards (Bars) are fully signed up by the october 8th deadline. What a disgrace. Obviously they are the only two with real money behind them but still, come on.
- ukrainian goaltenders must have at least 35% playing time
- 7 foreigner limit
- unlimited foreigners if they are born in 1990 or younger (i guess this is part of the nationalizing push to catch a sleeper)
- 35 man roster max - must have 5 ukrainians 1994 or younger
- 5 teams: Kompanion-Naftogaz, Sokil, White Leopards, Levy, Haydamaky
From what I understand, the PHL is dead in the water, this is pure FHU run and operated.