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The Death Pool – Special Report – NPHL Vancouver Vipers Fold

Hey Kids, we got us another one.  Yep, the NorPac Hockey League’s Vancouver Vipers are done.  Put a fork in em boys.

So after months and months of everyone talking about the Tier III player pool shortage, the Vipers in their infinite wisdom start the season with an astounding 0 win and 8 loss record.  Whats funny is they listed more than enough players on their roster to compete, yet they were not even close to being competitive.

Then in an official statement the team says:

“Effective Immediately, Ft. Vancouver Vipers Hockey Club is ceasing all operations. Due to an insufficient amount of players & a recent increase in injuries, We are ceasing operations in the interests of maintaining the health and safety of players.

Danny Steinmueller
President, Fort Vancouver Vipers”
Hey, wait a hot minute there boys!  Doesn’t that sound a lot like what we here at TJHN have been saying?  I seem to recall preaching about the health and safety of the players as reasons why some teams should fold before starting the season.  Maybe the 0 and 8 start made them start thinking about the players huh?
Whats great folks is that now the entire league has to completely reorganize their schedule for the year.  They cant just cancel those games and have weekends off either kids.  Why?  Well USA Hockey says that each team has to play a minimum of 40 games in order to be considered a junior league and be eligible for the National Championships.
Yep, so every other teams travel budget is now blown.  Bet the other team owners are sending Steinmueller a nice fruit basket thanking him for that! Ha Ha Ha
I don’t think its over yet kids.  There might be one or two more to go before this is all over.  Sit tight and enjoy the doughnuts!
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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