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April 16 2012 at 2:13 PM
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Someone has approached my kid about playing in the GMHL...what should I be concerned with? Ineligibility to play in the OHA or OHL the following year? Anything?

 
    
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Re: GMHL

April 16 2012, 2:20 PM 

Outlaw league, stay away!

 
 
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April 16 2012, 2:20 PM 

Be concerned that its Midget Hockey with a $8,000k fee.

Be concerned that they have yet to develop a Division 1 or OHL player (they will use Clint Windsor, but he played there for a month).

Midget is just as good, and Jr C is probably even better.

 
 
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April 16 2012, 2:24 PM 

Midget hockey in the GTHL isn't too far off that price tag.

 
 
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April 16 2012, 2:31 PM 

But midget has produced OHL and NHL players. The GNML has produced 2-3 Division 3 players despite a long history.

 
 
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April 16 2012, 2:34 PM 

I'm with you, just trying to point out cost may not be much of a differentiating factor.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 11:29 AM 

My kid plays in the GMHL. A little interest in his draft year, but no such luck with the draft. Rather than returning to Midget, we opted for GMHL. The coach at the time, we felt was far superior to the one in Major Midget. Yes we pay to play, however we feel he has developed more so than had he stayed in MM. Games are 60 minutes in length and he gained experience playing against older, stronger players, something which wouldn't have happened had he stayed in Midget. The OPJHL was an option, but again we opted to go with a proven coach. GMHL teams do get scouted, particularily the higher placed teams. Many scouts attended the final games this year between Temiscaming and Sturgeon Falls (OHL, QMJHL, CCHL) with invites given to camps from all three levels.

As a parent, it's tough to accept that the end of the hockey road may be close for your kid. And not being drafted, it's a forked road. We have never regretted playing GHML hockey. Is it the greatest hockey? No. But it has allowed our kid a taste of the next level. He still loves to play and it is competitive for the most part. Do we expect him to go anywhere big...again, truthfully no. But it keeps him active and he still loves it.

We paid $3,500 to play. Not a bad deal, if your son can live at home. Billetting will add more. Most teams provide gloves, helmets, socks and wind gear. He is on the ice for practice at least 3-4 times a week plus games (1-3 per week - depending upon schedule). Some teams skate daily and offer off-ice training as well. Hotel accomodations and bussing are paid for by the team plus some meals. As with everything, it's best to do your homework..

With regards to Hockey Canada, I believe you have until September 30th to decide which league you are committing to. Hockey Canada does not allow you to return for the current year after September 30th. You are free to return to HC teams the following year. Two major differences between Hockey Canada and the GMHL, IMHO. 1) you pay to play and 2) no import rules in the G. Your son could end up playing with kids from all over the world, and as I say to my kid, learn to swear in at least 4 different languages...lol!

It's tough to know what's best. Good luck with whatever decision you make.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 11:51 AM 

From OHF site.

Greater Metro Junior Hockey League Policy • 2011-2012

Hockey Canada, its member Branches, Major Junior and registered Junior Hockey Leagues in Canada are concerned with the proliferation of leagues that operate outside the auspices of Hockey Canada.

Hockey Canada offers the best development programs worldwide. It has invested significant resources in the development of officials, coaches, administrators and players countrywide. We have a committed strategy toward a cohesive long term athlete development model.

These "outlaw" organizations do not support the development of these programs. Further, they operate in a vacuum, with no consideration to the impact of their programs on minor, junior, senior, adult recreational hockey, female hockey, officiating development, coaching development or administrator development in Canada. These "outlaw" leagues instead choose to utilize the resources already developed by Hockey Canada and its member Branches. The teams who make up these "leagues" operate in this fashion because they do not agree with the existing overall vision of Hockey Canada. They profess to have a better program yet often operate without a constitution, by-laws, create their own rule book and may not provide adequate insurance for their participants. Further, they offer the lure of "Rep" or "Junior" level competition when this is clearly not the case.

Hockey Canada, its member Branches, Major Junior Leagues as well as registered Junior Hockey Leagues wish to be exceedingly clear with our response to these programs.

Definition:

Hockey Canada and its member Branches view all leagues that operate outside the auspices/sanctioning of Hockey Canada programs to be classified as "outlaw" leagues. This currently does not include summer hockey leagues/teams, adult recreational hockey leagues/teams, high school hockey, and/or hockey schools.

Sanctions:

1] Any individual who participates [knowingly or otherwise] in "outlaw" programs after September 30 of the season in question ["the Cut-Off Date"] will lose all membership privileges with Hockey Canada for the remainder of that season, and may only reapply for membership with Hockey Canada after the end of that season. "Participation" in an "outlaw" program will be considered to have occurred if the individual takes part in one game [including an exhibition, tournament, league or playoff game] after the Cut-Off Date. If a participant makes the choice to participate in these "outlaw" programs, they must understand the ramifications of that choice and that the sanctions described in this paragraph will remain in effect even if the league or team folds, or the individual is released, suspended or fired.

2] Hockey Canada and its member Branches across the country will make every effort to ensure that local minor hockey and female hockey associations in areas where "outlaw" leagues exist are not supporting these leagues in any manner whatsoever. For greater certainty, "supporting" includes, but is not limited to, assisting an "outlaw" league directly or indirectly through advertisement, promotion, ticket sales, volunteer activities, assigning Officials, sharing resources or enabling such a league to participate in Hockey Canada sanctioned activities. We will withhold tournament sanctions and will preclude such associations from benefitting from any Hockey Canada/Branch/CHL sanctioned event by whatever means necessary, including the withdrawal of any such event from any community within the geographic boundaries of that association if need be to stress this point.

This policy is aimed at those leagues that choose to operate outside the hockey structure established by Hockey Canada, its member Branches and the Canadian Hockey League.

Please contact the Ontario Hockey Federation Office at (416) 426-7249 with any questions.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 12:38 PM 

GMHL--- I'M so 'HAPPY' to play there!!!

 
 
Anonymous
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April 24 2012, 1:55 PM 

Mock all you want. At the end of draft day, what has Hockey Canada given your kid? Dick all!

 
 
Anonymous
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April 24 2012, 1:57 PM 

And what has the GMHL given yours?

 
 
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April 24 2012, 2:11 PM 

More much more than you will understand. More opportunity to play pro in Europe and many chances at NCAA development.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 2:12 PM 

1:55pm is absolutely correct. The emphasis in every age group by HC is the top 40 players.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 2:26 PM 

HOw MANY kids go through the Hockey Canada System with nothing to show for. If you are now with the right people at the right time you are nothing. How about actually making a living or going to school and being able to play the greatest game on earth, much MORE opportunity as the y (GMHL) will work for your son.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 2:26 PM 

NCAA? Dividion 3 maybe. The GMHL has yet to send a player to D1.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 3:59 PM 

Undrafted and you're being picky about NCAA D1 or D3? Whatever..

 
 
Anonymous
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April 24 2012, 4:05 PM 

Would you send your son to get his education at UWO or Oswego, hockey or no hockey? Dumbass.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:08 PM 

good point. also, even with financial assistance at a D3 it will still cost more than going to Western.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:10 PM 

But D3 is at your cost. No schollarships there...so hey, go for it, but im not sure what the benefit to playing D3 hockey vs. CIS is?

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:10 PM 

Agreed.

There are even some D1 schools that may not suit your son's educational needs. Either just a liberal arts education and your son wants a business degree or a strictly technical school like RPI that may not have the program he is looking for.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:20 PM 

hey, even at some prestigious D1's education is a farce. remember those NFL intelligence test results thread?

half of the BU hockey team is enrolled in the university's "College of Basic Studies", also known as Colouring Book School on campus.

I shit you not.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:23 PM 

You do have to be careful even with offers from those schools.

I've met lots of guys who now run hockey schools who can't write a simple email, and yet they have a D1 degree? Funny.

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:46 PM 

Is it true with CIS that many are ex-OHL players getting their paid for education package and playing CIS hockey?

 
 
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April 24 2012, 4:48 PM 

yes

 
 
Anonymous
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May 24 2012, 10:59 PM 

shit league

 
 
Anonymous
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May 25 2012, 9:47 AM 

sshhhh, don't wake up the deluded one.

 
 
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May 25 2012, 2:07 PM 

The GMHL is an option ans has many benefits. If your son has not been drafted he more than likely is not on any bodies radar to begin with. Lots of 18-20 year olds still want to play and feel like they're playing at a level that will hold there interest. The league has a number of Euros and Americans and you could argue that it's Junior C or Midget but there are players every year coming into league from OP ans NOJhl. Simply cause they get o play. Lots of ice vs once a week and there will be the day in tier2 your going to have to pay to play. Hockey is not a profit maker. Who cares what people say about league they're going on to year 7 got 16teams and hockey is getting better every year. They don't hide behind pay to play they merely give kids opportunity to become better athletes. HC looks after the elite. In your minor
Hockey days cost were subsidized by HL parents. Your choice but if your son wants to play and get the experience of been out on his own let him go. Far better experience than JuniorC.

 
 
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May 25 2012, 2:07 PM 

The GMHL is an option ans has many benefits. If your son has not been drafted he more than likely is not on any bodies radar to begin with. Lots of 18-20 year olds still want to play and feel like they're playing at a level that will hold there interest. The league has a number of Euros and Americans and you could argue that it's Junior C or Midget but there are players every year coming into league from OP ans NOJhl. Simply cause they get o play. Lots of ice vs once a week and there will be the day in tier2 your going to have to pay to play. Hockey is not a profit maker. Who cares what people say about league they're going on to year 7 got 16teams and hockey is getting better every year. They don't hide behind pay to play they merely give kids opportunity to become better athletes. HC looks after the elite. In your minor
Hockey days cost were subsidized by HL parents. Your choice but if your son wants to play and get the experience of been out on his own let him go. Far better experience than JuniorC.

 
 
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May 25 2012, 2:17 PM 

GMHL
the webster definition.....
Get
Money
Hosing
Losers

 
 
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May 25 2012, 2:23 PM 

1. NCAA Div. III vs. GMHL (Canadian Jr. A)
The GMHL - a league which styles itself as Junior A, but which is not affiliated with Hockey Canada (i.e., it is a rogue league) and is probably more akin to a strong Junior B league, has an all star team playing various NCAA Division III teams this season.

Here are the results so far -

Utica 9, GMHL All Stars 0 (Utica is a strong NCAA Div. III team)

Morrisville 5, GMHL All Stars 1 (Morrisville is a weak NCAA Div. III team)

Potsdam 7, GMHL All Stars 3 (Potsdam is a slightly better than average NCAA Div.III team)

A game pitting the GMHL All Stars vs. Johnson & Wales (perhaps THE weakest NCAA Div. III team, certainly one of the weakest) is coming up and should be a chance for the GMHL to steal a

 
 
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May 25 2012, 2:24 PM 

More changes then a wanna be miss universe

Changes
• Expansion granted to the Shelburne Red Wings.
• Expansion granted to the Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks.
• Jamestown Jets join league from Northern Junior Hockey League.
• King Wild move to Concord, Ontario and become Vaughan Wild.
• Brock Bucks move to Bobcaygeon, Ontario and become Bobcaygeon Bucks.
• Innisfil Lakers leave league.
Changes
• Expansion granted to the Orangeville Americans.[2]
• Expansion granted to the Mattawa Voyageurs.[3]
• Expansion granted to the Temiscaming Titans.[4]
• Expansion granted to the Vaughan Stars.[5]
• Powassan Dragons renamed the Powassan Eagles.[6]
• Vaughan Wild moved and renamed the Lefroy Wave.[7]
• Oro-Medonte 77's leave league.[7]
• Jamestown Jets leave league over arena dispute.[8]
• Halton Huskies granted expansion for 2012-13.
• Powassan Eagles take one-year leave.[9]
• Vaughan Stars league membership revoked November 28, 2011.


 
 
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May 25 2012, 3:14 PM 

2:07, that was a fair post. I am a critic of the league but can see that it can work for some.


just a minor comment: it's a cop out to say that "HC only works for the elite". there are various levels of junior not just major junior, in addition HC did implement a regular national program for non major junior players a few years ago.

 
 
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May 25 2012, 5:19 PM 

give it a rest walker

 
 
Anonymous
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May 25 2012, 5:42 PM 

sooo what about the rest of the posts?
truth hurts eh walker?????

 
 
Anonymous
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May 25 2012, 10:46 PM 

Who is Walker

 
 
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May 26 2012, 8:20 AM 

he is the close relative of a fellow N54 international man of mystery known as the Nooner or High Noone.

his reputation is expanding faster than the universe.

he once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels.

he is the most interesting man in the world.

stay thirsty, deluded and stupid 5:42.

 
 
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May 26 2012, 9:16 AM 

Nice deflection

 
 
Anonymous
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May 26 2012, 10:20 AM 

top shelf, baby, top shelf. nothing but net.

 
 
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May 26 2012, 10:34 PM 

This league gets stronger each year the naysayers really have no merit talking about the past. The future is very strong. Although the quality is equivalent to Junior B if this league only had six teams it would rival the OPjHl. Give it time it will get there and give them credit they have grown and faced many obstacles along there short history. Coaching in this league is as good as any Junior league in Ontario ownership is not making the money people say. Ice eats up a lot as does busing. Yes kids pay to billet but one day for the survival of junior hockey this will become reality. Sixteen team means three hundred twenty boys are still playing this glorious game that in itself should Quiet the critics. My son will play this year we never had any visions of the OHL that is clkearly for a elite player the only similarity is love of the game.

 
 
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May 26 2012, 10:50 PM 

10:34 give it up nobody cares about your shit league. The only reason people play there is because they can't make Jr A or they are Euro's.

 
 
Anonymous
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May 26 2012, 11:02 PM 

Ok and I suppose your son plays junior A and you know so much.

 
 
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May 27 2012, 7:22 AM 

Although the quality is equivalent to Junior B if this league only had six teams it would rival the OPjHl.

A quick look from the website of 1 team and the canadian players before
gmhl played at the following levels
Midget A2/A3
WOAA rep C
Dundalk AE

Please continue to embarass yourself
Shit league and they make money off the backs of foreigners and parents still
living the dream

 
 
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May 27 2012, 9:15 AM 

That's one team and 3A is our top minor hockey. You are an American gave yourself away with 3A. Go pay to play in your league pal. Stop shit distirbing

 
 
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May 27 2012, 9:55 AM 

Sorry pal but last time I checked DUNDALK is in ONTARIO.
Guess again

Facts are your friend

 
 
Anonymous
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May 27 2012, 10:31 AM 

Your just the voice everyone should listen too

 
 
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May 27 2012, 12:05 PM 

"Although the quality is equivalent to Junior B if this league only had six teams it would rival the OPjHl."


space, the final frontier. these are the voyages of a completely deluded hockey dad.

no doubt the same fucktard that is badmouthing the OHL.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 27 2012, 12:15 PM 

Nobody has ever shit on the OHL or any other league. You have an opinion that is off base no facts and completely wrong but you continue to think what makes you feel superior.

 
 
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May 27 2012, 12:30 PM 

not a single player ever drafted to the NHL in 6 years.

1 NCAA D1 scholarship in 6 years.

it is clear this is NOT a development league.

what other stats do you need to come to the realization that kids hang up their skates after they're done here?!

btw, what happened to the names of the "4 OHLers and 2 NHLers" that you or some other GMHL bullshit artsist was to provide?

 
 
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May 28 2012, 12:19 AM 

You have issues. Grrrrr

 
 
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May 28 2012, 5:56 AM 

"So here we are again!  As one of only 3 original teams left in the league, and with the change in ownership of the South Muskoka Shield, now one of only 3 original owners remaining, it's nice to still be in the mix heading into season 7, and experience once again the preparation for another season amongst so many great new teams and their owners."

Seen this on one of the teams website, only 3 original owners left. That really drives home one of the previous posts. Great ownership???

 
 
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May 28 2012, 9:14 AM 

Keep grinding that axe buddy. 16-21 year old kids still playing hockey. What's so wrong with that?? Your griping about the league is getting old. Find another hobby, or better still, get a life.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 9:42 AM 

then stop the shameless promotion

 
 
Anonymous
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May 28 2012, 10:01 AM 

exactly. this deluded dickwad keeps harping about the "GMHL being in calibre to the GOJHL".

9:14, take your garbage and shoe box to where the gullible rubes might buy your bullshit, not here.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 12:21 PM 

10:01 - Spoken like a true OHL bootlicker.

 
 
Anonymous
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May 28 2012, 12:28 PM 

Sounds better than being one of Bob Russell's hands in your pockets pole smokers like you.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 12:40 PM 

What a joke. If you don't like the GMHL then take your son elsewhere. They never claim to be the best or most prestigous. Its a league set up for Euros and hometown boys to continue playing. Better than the alternative

 
 
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May 28 2012, 1:22 PM 

huh? that's acceptable but quite the backpeddling now from:

"This league gets stronger each year the naysayers really have no merit talking about the past. The future is very strong. Although the quality is equivalent to Junior B if this league only had six teams it would rival the OPjHl."

this is a real joke ^


 
 
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May 28 2012, 2:47 PM 

12:21 - 12:40

STOP THE SHAMELESS PROMOTION and maybe we will stop responding

 
 
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May 28 2012, 2:55 PM 

Just checked the Toronto Attack website....no coach, no arena listed but they do have a nifty looking third jersey! Can't remember the last time a bear attack was reported in Toronot.

What a joke. LMFAO

 
 
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May 28 2012, 3:28 PM 

lmao!

have a look at this Temiscaming team's record from when they moved to NOJHL and back again. way too funny.

the league maybe on par with jr C (although the Alliston Hornets would smoke the GMHL's best) leave it at that and let's call it a day.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 3:32 PM 

Better than that the coach from Bracebridge phantoms was a former player in the league a year ago and now at 23
is coaching....um what was that part about better coaching in the gmhl????????????

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 28 2012, 4:03 PM 

lol! just brutal.

 
 
Anonymous
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May 28 2012, 4:43 PM 

Bob Russell sure pissed in your cornflakes eh walker?

 
 
Anonymous
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May 28 2012, 5:19 PM 

and you're high from drinking Russell's urine, eh Captain Deluded.

 
 
Anonymous
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May 28 2012, 5:36 PM 

Wow never heard one guy so pussed off with gmhl that he would actually check out websites and look for flaws. Hey douchebag if you got nothing good to say go crawl under your rock and slither for a bit. Nobody cares what you say anyways. Fucktard

 
 
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May 28 2012, 6:54 PM 

oooh, someone got spanked and is all pissy and pouty now. you love to dish it out but can't take the heat, eh Captain Deluded.

just so you know, there's actually more than one of us responding to your or some other GMHL lobotomized robot's bullshit. however you're too thick skulled to see this.

and we're amazed how really stupid you are in consistently promoting with lies and grandiose fabrications an inconsequential, dull fucking league that nobody gives a rat's ass about.

now go away and sell your shyte league somewhere else, you brainwashed dough head.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 8:15 PM 

here..here

 
 
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May 28 2012, 9:09 PM 

I just thought I would throw this out there. If all these other hockey leagues are far superior why are so many people griping about tryouts coaches organizations? This thread is no different then people bitching about others who drive a gm while they enjoy fords. At the end of the he said they said the gmhl is a hockey league. 16 teams. Hockey canada got rid of 13 teams in about the same time frame. So one league encourages sport while the other would rather not encourage and close shop.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 10:02 PM 

Hockey Canada is as much a Cash Grab as any minor sport. They identifu certain kids as the next ones but run all kinds of camps and clinics to fund the elite players. SUre kids move on but at the expense of the mass. No perfect system that's why we have two teams playing in cup final with American GM and Captains. Our syustem is failing us. You know it I kniw it. Don't crap on alternative it might one day soon be all that's left.

 
 
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May 28 2012, 11:56 PM 

GMHL is shit , I'd rather play jr d or even juvenile house league over that garbage. Hell at least in beer league you can understand your own teammates without an interpreter.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 29 2012, 1:57 AM 

Crawl back under your rock

 
 
Anonymous
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May 29 2012, 6:05 AM 

Id rather play jr d or even juvenile house league over that garbage. Hell at least in beer league you can understand your own teammates without an interpreter.

Many players in the gmhl have already tested the leagues above..

 
 
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May 29 2012, 6:59 AM 

Ok could you show us junior d and juvenile teams year. After year exist you can't so suck hockey canadas cock a little more and enjoy the taste of your shit cause boy do they have it rammed in your ass and your lovin it.

 
 
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May 29 2012, 7:14 AM 

gmhl = shit

 
 
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May 29 2012, 7:38 AM 

6:59
wtf?
make some sense dude seriously

 
 
Anonymous
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May 29 2012, 7:47 AM 

That's gmhl level intelligence for ya.

 
 
Anonymous
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May 29 2012, 7:49 AM 

659's gmhl's brain is squirmin like a toad

 
 
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May 29 2012, 2:13 PM 

6:59 I know all those words but have never seen them arranged in that order, maybe dropping out in grade 4 wasn't the right move.

 
 
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May 29 2012, 2:28 PM 

Who fucken cares. You want to play there go. You don't don't. Either way just keep playing.

 
 
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May 29 2012, 2:43 PM 

What a bunch of N54 fucktards you all are.

 
 
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May 29 2012, 5:31 PM 

And you're not? LMFAO!!! Up yours with the GMHL shit league.

 
 
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May 29 2012, 8:54 PM 

could you make it right now?

 
 
Anonymous
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May 29 2012, 10:13 PM 

If you have $7,000 and a pulse then you've made it.

 
 
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May 30 2012, 6:53 AM 

cmon. thats just not true. the kids able to make it to that level are certainly better than you. give them credit for their accomplishment. maybe your kid is better. you're a hero and everybody is in awe of your superiority.

but any kid playing any level of rep hockey should be encouraged, coached, and praised for the effort. and then they should be thrown on your shoulders and paraded around town.

the alternative to kids playing rep hockey as a pastime is not as desirable. why does everyone on this site have to be so critical. you all really make me sick

 
 
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May 30 2012, 9:19 AM 

gmhl = shit

 
 
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May 30 2012, 9:55 AM 

6:53
What really makes me sick is the shameless self promotion of people involved in the GMHL on this website.
Collectively no one has a problem with who plays in the league only the idiots who misrepresent the players accomplishments and level of play within the league.

 
 
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May 30 2012, 9:58 AM 

and I forgot to add continue with the shameless self promotion and we will continue to poke
holes in your league.

 
 
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May 30 2012, 10:06 AM 

653 is not a promoter. 653 is a hockey dad with a 16 yr old who plays A and is happy his son is not hanging out at Tim Hortons. His interest is to get his kid thru to 21 past the danger years.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 30 2012, 10:26 AM 

Helicopter parent is a colloquial, late 20th and early 21st-century term for a parent who pays extremely close attention to their child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. The term was originally coined by Foster W. Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay in their 1990 book Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility,[1] although Dr. Haim Ginott mentions a teen who complains, "Mother hovers over me like a helicopter..." on page 18 of the bestselling book Between Parent & Teenager published in 1969. Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover closely overhead, rarely out of reach, whether their children need them or not. In Scandinavia, this phenomenon is known as curling parenthood and describes parents who attempt to sweep all obstacles out of the paths of their children. It is also called "overparenting". Parents try to resolve their child's problems, and try to stop them coming to harm by keeping them out of dangerous situations.[2][3]

Some college professors and administrators[who?] are now referring to "Lawnmower parents" to describe mothers and fathers who attempt to smooth out and mow down all obstacles, to the extent that they may even attempt to interfere at their children's workplaces, regarding salaries and promotions, after they have graduated from college and are supposedly living on their own. As the children of "helicopter parents" graduate and move into the job market, personnel and human resources departments are becoming acquainted with the phenomenon as well. Some have reported that parents have even begun intruding on salary negotiations.[4]


 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 30 2012, 10:55 AM 

You really need to get a life. People with your intellect are the same people that are ruining the game. Heart and soul is what makes the game great not idiots like you

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 30 2012, 11:10 AM 

nobody could be as stupid as 10:26 pretends. she's just trying to cause trouble

 
 
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Re: GMHL

May 30 2012, 11:16 AM 

gmhl = shit

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 5:40 PM 

If your first wave talent, drafted to the OHL, or destine for NCAA DI since the age of 10, then stick with Hockey Canada, they will get you places. If you are 2nd and 3rd wave of talent, then you have to look to alternative routes, like everyone is saying above.

My son is a few years away from Junior yet, he is a 3rd liner on his AAA team. I would strongly consider the GMHL as a route for my son. My son isn't going to the OHL. NCAA DI would be a long shot too. But the G puts players into schools every year. I have spent time watching both NOJHL and GMHL here, their truthfully isn't a large skill difference. NO is a little better, but most G teams could hold their own.

To the starter of the thread, you can't base your decision based on this forum. Go watch a game, search for them on Youtube, see for yourself. This thread is filled with Bias in both HC corner and the G's corner.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 5:48 PM 

NOJHL is much better talent,much better hockey.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 6:09 PM 

My son is a few years away from Junior yet, he is a 3rd liner on his AAA team. I would strongly consider the GMHL as a route for my son

EXACTLY

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 6:13 PM 

Good for you. You understand what it's all about

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 8:42 PM 

My son's going to sign in a few weeks...

He started hockey late and is a typical late bloomer. No OHL team would draft a kid like that and M AAA teams are all full up or they are holding spots for Junior cuts.

He wants to play so why not?

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 9:12 PM 

He started hockey late and is a typical late bloomer

What??????????

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 9:23 PM 

Don't explain to these arses do what you feel is right

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 1 2012, 9:24 PM 

"My son isn't going to the OHL. NCAA DI would be a long shot too. But the G puts players into schools every year."

So you're going to spend $7K for 4 or 5 years in the GMHL for a Division 3 assistance package that most likely won't materialize but if it does will still run you a minimum of $10K per year.

How about playing midget for 2 years at $3K then, here's a thought right out of left field, send him to school with all the money you've saved and maybe, just maybe he might even make the varsity team.

Take off the "AAA" jacket for just once and stop trying to live your life thru your son.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 2 2012, 5:45 PM 

I don't know where your kid plays AAA but it is 5 to 6000 just to start then dryland, extra training hotels tournouraments. Its much closer to 10000 I thing the GMHL is 7000 Done. All inclusIve so to speak...some people are so stupid.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 2 2012, 5:51 PM 

I thing the GMHL is 7000 Done. All inclusIve so to speak...some people are so stupid.

you might thing im crazy...stupid indeed

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 2 2012, 6:53 PM 

there are kids involved here still, who cares what happens to the dad's

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 2 2012, 7:52 PM 

think about it as you are buying hockey training as a service. A 1-week long camp in toronto will cost $1000, a whole season with 8 practices and 42 games in the gmhl will cost 6000.... and a season in Midget aaa will cost 14,000, for half the ice-time. The gmhl is just upfront with the fee, while minor hockey will nickel and dime you all season long.

the price of the g is pretty good for the ice time you get

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 2 2012, 7:55 PM 

too bad the hockey is crap

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 3 2012, 8:41 AM 

7:55 think what you like but we are quite happy. You tube a game or two and tell me about crappy after that. How about your Miss Reps, Markham Majors, Peac hockey teams. There are good teams and bad teams all over in both the G the O and GMHL same as OHL, how about those Otters!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 3 2012, 9:14 AM 

7:55 Its true there is good hockey and shit hockey all over. Does it really effect you in the end...? I don't think so!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 3 2012, 9:25 AM 

too bad the hockey is crap

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 3 2012, 9:31 AM 

agreed

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 3 2012, 11:48 PM 

gmhl = shit

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 4 2012, 12:20 AM 

girls hockey is better than this

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 4 2012, 10:56 AM 

Lol Walker! Get a life...

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 14 2012, 6:54 AM 

9:25, 9:31, 11:48 & 12:20 are all the same poster.

Nothing like having a conversation with yourself...loser

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 14 2012, 9:00 AM 

nope.....you're a deluded loser.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 14 2012, 3:56 PM 

He is right..

If you do the IP Address check 9:25, 9:31, 11:48, 12:20 are all coming from the same computer.

Same poster who seems to be making most of the negative posts in the thread. If you count the positive vs negative posts, without this one person's contribution, it seems pretty 50/50 on positive vs negative posts.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 18 2012, 1:56 PM 

"If you do the IP Address check 9:25, 9:31, 11:48, 12:20 are all coming from the same computer."

I made one of those posts so your theory just the league like is pure crap.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 18 2012, 1:59 PM 

you guys are whacked

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 18 2012, 2:14 PM 

Nah, just the league and the 2 dickheads here that paid $7K just to say that their boys are playing "junior hockey".

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 19 2012, 8:21 AM 

Or just the elitist GTHL spermburpers who answer their own posts over and over again?


 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 19 2012, 12:53 PM 

better than the deluded GMHL robots who are always bending over submissively.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 19 2012, 12:59 PM 

GMHL ??

Gay Men's Hockey League ????

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 19 2012, 1:10 PM 

Yes, that's the one!




(watch the GMHL dickeater claim 12:53, 12:59 and this post are from the same person/IP, wait for it.....)

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 20 2012, 7:49 PM 

Oh...I think you mean the Gay Toronto Hockey League.


 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 21 2012, 2:34 PM 

dont waste your time with this junior houseleague

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 21 2012, 6:54 PM 

Hey GTHL / CHL employees...no more paying fees to play in your over-rated league. You guys do as little as possible to help kids develop, no wonder people are looking for an alternative. I'm glad there's competition out there for people fed up. And by the way you guys are wetting yourselves, it sounds like you're worried.

You should be...


 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 21 2012, 10:23 PM 

Well said

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 6:41 AM 

how do you or when do you tryout?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 7:33 AM 

There are some weaker players on some teams, but what teams dont. As tier 2 jr A contracts, more and more "better" players will go to this league and it will get stronger. There are many "pay to play leagues pushing kids to college or higher levels of hockey in the US. By the way .....don't you have to " pay to play " in every league!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 8:38 AM 

Not in the CHL.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 10:13 AM 

Yes there is in teir 2 jr A!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 10:25 AM 

there is for "bought" positions. outside of that you can't compare a $750 league registration fee to $7000.

and getting the cast offs from the OJHL hardly improves the league, eh Russell or Marshall (speaking of "employees" or or money grubbing owners).

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 22 2012, 5:20 PM 

http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2012/06/19/pay-as-you-play-in-the-oha

$300 is not a lot right now, but once the tap's been turned on....

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 9:57 AM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 12:23 PM 

Thanks for coming out Steve

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 3:47 PM 

2012 NHL DRAFT RESULTS

OHL 48 PLAYERS

OJHL 3 PLAYERS

GMHL 0 YET AGAIN

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 8:57 PM 

GMHL does not say they will get youndrafted to the NHL so your last comment means fuck all

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 10:46 PM 

"The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL) is a Canadian Developmental Junior "A" ice hockey league."


LMFAO!!!!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 23 2012, 10:48 PM 

"The Temiscaming Titans, 2011-2012 Regular Season Champions are hosting their main tryout camp in August, and are looking for new prospects interested in joining their ranks for the 2012-2013 season.

If you have what it takes, ready to work hard and leave it all on the ice, and are interested in joining a top notch organisation focused on developing players to the next level, then look no further."


ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 24 2012, 1:11 PM 

Know what is funnier......you kid couldn't even make a pay to play team!!!!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 9:17 AM 

10:48 - That marketing pitch from the titans could have been from any team in the G or O...

The GTHL is just as dysfunctional as the O who are just as dysfunctional as the GMHL.

So let's not kid ourselves...

Where the difference lies is the perceived level of competition / talent at the Junior A level. However, without any type of unbiased data, (and drafted data IS biased because of all the political bullshit including $ / advisors / connections that goes on in the G and the O), no one here on this site can claim one is better over another. Here are a few facts;

- All three leagues regularly fold organizations and add new ones...
- The GTHL and OMHA are older, established leagues. The GMHL is a relative newcomer.
- The GTHL is situated geographically in one of the countries most ethnically diverse areas and is suffering from declining enrollment as a result.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 10:05 AM 

Teams in the O and the G operate under Hockey Canada, GMHL do not.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 1:12 PM 

Big fucking deal if they operate under Hockey Canada. HC has done shit for my kid other than stand and watch while kids with rich dads shell out money for a space for their kid on the team, or during "tryouts" where the team has already been picked at "skates" earlier in the year or where family advisors lobby for certain players while others who can't afford watch the draft unfold.

We need alternatives to this kind of bullshit...

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 1:49 PM 

So go pay your $8000+ and see if your kid can "make" a GMHL team and see where that gets him.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:20 PM 

My son played in the GMJHL a 2 years ago. He was offered spots by four D3 schools. Our team would pay for college coaches to fly out and pay for his accommodations. The registration fees go back into the team with ice time and scouting trips. Not into someones pocket. No regrets choosing GMJHL over the OPJHL

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:24 PM 

Good for your son.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:27 PM 

2:20pm How much do you have to pay in addition to your son's D3 schollie?

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:43 PM 

D3 schools do not give scholarships, its called financial aid. Amounts are based on parents income and ability to pay.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:47 PM 

Call it a shoe, you know what I mean......how much does the school contribute?

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:49 PM 

Based on your income and ability to pay.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 2:50 PM 

Are you 2:20?

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 3:56 PM 

They offer academic scholarship not athletic one

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 3:59 PM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 5:38 PM 

3:59 - Is that all you got? Man, you're redundant...when you have something that can be quantified to back up your highly-insightful equation perhaps then you should comment. Otherwise your comment is irrelevant...much like you and your employer, the GTHL.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 6:32 PM 

2:43. You do not know what you are talking about. It is not finacial aid it is an academic scholarship they give. If they want you to play and you have the grades your in one!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 6:54 PM 

You're fucked. The guy was bang on. It's financial aid based on financial need where a family's income and assets are assessed.

On the surface Division 3 schools financial aid has nothing to do with athletic ability unlike a Division 1 scholarship, however these kids are scouted in order to be offered positions on the team and get this assistance. DUH!!!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 25 2012, 7:01 PM 

For the 632 Fucktard:


"How do universities determine the amount of financial
aid?"

Although determining financial aid varies between universities,
it is typically calculated based on the student and his parent’s
ability to contribute to the cost of post-secondary education.
This is determined by evaluating the current savings and
expected earnings of the student over the summer and
the student’s parents’ overall wealth (i.e. earnings, savings,
investments etc). Based on these types of criteria, the
institution makes a judgment on the amount that the student
and parents are able to contribute towards a university
education. In theory, any shortfall between the expected
contribution and the expected university expenses (e.g.
tuition, room and board, books, and transportation) is covered
by financial aid.

"Can I keep my financial aid if I am not playing on the
team?"

Since financial aid is not based on athletic ability, you cannot
lose your financial aid simply because you are no longer
on the hockey team. However, if you are released from the
team for disciplinary reasons or for failing to meet academic
standards, the school may rescind future financial aid or
continued enrollment.

"What universities offer financial aid?"

Financial aid is offered at a variety of universities. Most Division
III universities offer financial aid, as do many universities in
Division I such as those in the Ivy League.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 7:19 AM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 7:30 AM 

All you hockey experts do not have a fucking clue what your talking about!!!!!! LMFAO

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 7:32 AM 

Buddy that keeps writing. GMHL = shit. Is just mad because his kid can not make any teams there either!!!!! LOL

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 8:27 AM 

How about this, do what you feel is best for your kid, keep your mouth shut and do not worry about what other people do.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 12:31 PM 

Let this thread die already.

Take the league at face value. It's clearly not "shit." But 16-17 year olds should look at it as a development tool to get into the OJHL. For 18,19,20 year olds, they have shown they can get players to D3 schools easily.

Thats the whole thread summed up. Please end it.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:22 PM 

But 16-17 year olds should look at it as a development tool to get into the OJHL. For 18,19,20 year olds, they have shown they can get players to D3 schools easily.


BULL FUCKING SHIT!!!!!

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:22 PM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:27 PM 

NHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:29 PM 

LMFAO!!!!! U WISH YA BUTT PLUG!!!!!!!!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:31 PM 

"GMHL = SHIT"

"NHL = SHIT"

He is posing the same compelling argument you are.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:32 PM 

FU DREAMER!!!!!!!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 2:47 PM 

Your kid =. Shit

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 3:56 PM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 4:01 PM 

NHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 10:04 PM 

Dont know what all the fuss is about this Gay Mens Hockey League..........not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 10:30 PM 

Last time I checked. Hockey Canada hasn't been doing their part in picking the best kids to compete at the world level. Why are they upset with a league that can actually showcase some kids who can't make the next step because their parents aren't sucking ass or paying big bucks to extend little Johnny's dream. There are a lot of kids playing beer league instead of moving forward because of Hockey Canada and their blindness and ignorance.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 11:18 PM 

Showcase to who exactly? A handful of NCAA III jerkwater USA colleges? And these parents are doing exactly what you say - sucking ass and paying big bucks to extend little Johnny's dream. This league only exists for those kids that can't cut it in Junior A or B but whose parents want to say their kid is playing junior hockey for faq sakes. From what I see almost all of these kids will end up in the beer leagues, paid large and had a shot at nothing.

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 11:20 PM 


 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 26 2012, 11:57 PM 

If it isn't at the junior A level, what happens to all those players who are flip floping between the NOJHL, OJHL and GMHL. Do they momentarily lose every bit of skill because they put on a GMHL jersey instead of a NOJHL jersey? Seeing the responses above, I wouldn't doubt it if someone actually defends that statement.

Elliot Lake joins the NOJHL, signing a roster of Meh GMHL players. Suddenly does Elliot Lake become a "real" junior A team since they changed leagues but have the same players?

Same question with the NOJHL trying to make South Muskoka Shield join their league. Same with the OJHL calling the Bradford Rattlers telling them if they wanted to make the jump, they would be accepted into Hockey Canada. I guess Hockey Canada executives can't evaluate talent right Walker?

 
 
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Re: GMHL

June 27 2012, 7:54 AM 

elliot lake built a brand new team,only a couple of the gmhl kids made the NOJHL roster.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 27 2012, 7:55 AM 

fackin girls league

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 27 2012, 8:24 AM 

GMHL = SHIT

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: GMHL

June 27 2012, 9:18 AM 

agreed

 
 
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