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Special Report – USHL Champion To Play Memorial Cup Champion

Finally!  Lets settle the discussion once and for all.  Is it the USHL or Major Junior?  Is it the path to NCAA hockey or the path to potential NHL contract?

Lets get this party started now, and finish it on the ice!

TJHN has received an unconfirmed report that the CHL has reached out to the USHL in the hope of having the Clark Cup Champion square off against the Memorial Cup Champion.  The proposed event is to take place before the NHL draft in June.

Players who regularly have to chose between the USHL and Major Junior will now be able to really measure the competition on the ice.  The debate will finally be settled this year when USHL meets CHL in a seven game playoff series.

Oh hell yeah, can you imagine how hard it is going to be to get tickets for this?  Can you imagine what they will cost?  How about the cost of a TV commercial?  This thing is going to go through the roof!

Best yet is that all corporate sponsorships, and ticket sales proceeds are slated to go right back into amateur hockey and neither the CHL or USHL is keeping a dime!  Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is!

It only makes sense when back in 2011 CHL President David Branch said;

“The concept of a junior league in the United States, USA marketplace, that’s something that we should look at — have discussed, quite frankly, informally. That day may come where we have a true North American championship and/or, we’ve also discussed at the CHL level bringing over a European club team champion to play in the Memorial Cup. Our world is getting smaller.

“The other window is in the preseason where there’s a lot of challenges to overcome. Maybe at the end of the season is a time where we can bring in some new partners to create some exciting opportunities.”

Then Commissioner Skip Prince followed it up by saying;

“You guys talked about playing the Memorial Cup winner. Sure. Ready to do it. It would provide some great hockey.

“What it won’t do is decide anything. It will accentuate just how different our systems are — how differently we build our rosters, how little trading we do, how no USHL Member Club ‘bigs up’ for a Clark Cup run … and how many great NHL draftees and signees play for the CHL, while their USHL counterparts are pursuing an NCAA championship and won’t be there. That’s not to say it won’t be a battle, and I like our chances. In any case, I’m open to anything that promotes and develops the game.”

Two hockey leaders speaking their minds.  Two great organizations doing something great for the players and for the fans!  Imagine it.

Yeah, well all we can do right now is imagine it.  April fools.

Someday I would like to write this article for real.

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

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