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The Death Pool – Special Report – GOJHL Breaking Up Into Two Leagues

Hey kids, this one has been brewing for a long time.  The best Junior B league in all of Canada is set to break up into two leagues.  Why?  Well hells bells Mable the timing of this is just hilarious.  Politics of course.  Just like my article yesterday and Coach’s article today.  Amazing how a theme week just takes on an energy of its own isn’t it?  We must have ESP over here huh? Ha Ha Ha

So hey remember when the GOJHL wanted to be labeled as Junior A this summer and the OJHL basically blocked it?  Yeah well it seems like it still has some GOJHL people pissed off.

Talks have been in the works for some teams to join the CCHL as its junior B league, and some GOJHL teams want to strike out on their own as an independent league.  Yeah I know its hard to believe people might get pissed off about a secret agreement making the OJHL the only Junior A league allowed in Southern Ontario.

So anyway, yeah all this is coming to head real quick.  How quick?  Well the whole Golden Horseshoe Division has made the request to break off from the GOJHL and go back to being their own league immediately.  Yep, immediately.

For those not familiar, the Golden Horseshoe was a league unto itself for many years, joining the GOJHL in 2007 with the merger of the Golden Horseshoe, Mid-Western and Western Ontario Junior B leagues.

While some people may think this wont happen mid season, its more likely to happen than to not happen that’s for sure.  Some of these people are pretty pissed.

When half the league says they weren’t consulted on the hiring of the new commissioner, and people don’t know how that person is going to get paid, you got some serious problems.  When the other half of the league wants to file a lawsuit about the Junior A status you have more problems.  But when you have other factions of the league willing to go out on their own, declare independent, or become a B loop for the CCHL, you got a real mess on your hands.

Man you just have to love how many layers of political bullshit these people have to work through.  Not only do they have their own league, but they got federations and associations in Ontario to work through before they even get to Hockey Canada.  I wonder if all these layers of people are collecting paychecks?  Naaaaah that couldn’t be.

So hey kids, stay tuned this could get real interesting for a long time.

David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You

*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events.  It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening

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