The Time is Right for a Major Junior Hockey Players’ Association

Two years ago when the notion of unionizing major junior hockey in North America was introduced, the majority of the public shook their heads and laughed. Public perception was that these are amateur hockey players who get everything handed to them on a silver platter. Why would these kids need a union? The initial launch of the CHLPA, although mired in controversy and ultimately unsuccessful, did one particular thing. It started the conversation about whether or not players are actual.....

The Terry Trafford Tragedy Going Forward

The Facts:  1)      Initial Saginaw Spirit press release states that Terry Trafford was merely suspended and sent home for a week and not released from the club.  The Spirit made a misstep here.  During the time of his disappearance, the Spirit organization remained mostly tight-lipped about the situation.  They did, however, make a statement saying that they suspended Trafford, but that he was still listed on the roster and the intention was to bring him back. .....

What the Tragic Death of Terry Trafford has Taught Us

On Tuesday afternoon, March 11th, the body of missing OHLer Terry Trafford was found in the back parking lot of a Walmart in Saginaw Township, Michigan by state police.  The 20-year-old Trafford was last seen on the morning of March 3.....