Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday . . .

Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post has written a piece on the Regina Pats’ spring camp, and it included a bit on how management plans on speaking to prospects about the WHL and its education program.
"Our product and our education programs and the things we do for the kids, we'll put that up against anybody," Brent Parker, the Pats’ president, told Harder. "We just need to make sure the kids have the opportunity to see what we're all about.
"There's people out there who still believe the Western League isn't about education. You have people with this College Hockey, Inc. (led by former NHLPA boss Paul Kelly) who are smearing fallacies and mistruths all over the place about major-junior hockey. And you still have some junior A operators that don't want to stand on what they do well. They would rather run down or try to discredit other programs.
"It's a constant battle. But once you get the kids here and once they see what you're all about and once they see what the Western League and the CHL and our program are all about, the facts don't lie. Just look at the number of kids that are coming out of here and scholarships that kids are activating coming out of here. But it's a matter of getting to them so they can be properly educated. It allows them to make the proper decisions for their families."
With the Windsor Spitfires having become the eighth team to win back-to-back Memorial Cup championships, the debate began -- where do the Spitfires rank in the list of the best-ever teams to have done that. Well, who better than veteran junior hockey observer Bob Duff of the Windsor Star to tackle the subject. His column, in which he rates those eight double winners, is right here, and it‘s pretty tough to argue with him.
Charlie Henry, one of the QMJHL’s greatest-ever supporters, has left the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques. Henry, a fixture with the Olympiques franchise for at least 25 years, had been the franchise’s president before he resigned Friday. . . . The resignation came to light in a press release -- it would appear from it that there were differences of opinion within the organization -- issued by the Olympiques. According to a story in Saturday’s Le Droit, a Gatineau newspaper, Henry was unhappy over ownership’s decision not to re-sign head coach John Chabot, the former NHLer who moved in as head coach midway through this season.

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