Monday, 20 August 2012

Players' Association for CHL, WHL Players?

There could be a union in place for Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL and QMJHL) before the start of the 2012-2013 season.

A report in the Peterborough Examiner yesterday said the CHLPA is in the process of forming.

Here's an excerpt from the article by Mike Davies.

A union for Canadian Hockey League players has been in the works for 14 months and will soon go public, says a spokeswoman.

Sandra Slater, a consultant for the Canadian Hockey League Players Association (CHLPA), expects the group to go public within 10 days. The CHLPA aims to create better representation for junior hockey players regarding rights, education packages and compensation for their use in league branding as well as CHL and Hockey Canada events, particularly, the World Junior Hockey Championship.

“The CHL is big business. They make millions of dollars a year and these kids make it for them,” said Slater. “Hockey Canada is a big part of this as well.”

If a 60 per cent majority of players accept the union, Slater says the CHL will have no choice but to recognize it by law.

For the complete story, please click here.

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