2006 GTHL AA East Teams

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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:57 pm



Other examples: The York Toros club, once a powerhouse, is down to three teams. The Etobicoke Canucks — a 60-year-old club — boasted 15 teams in the 1990s but is now down to six. Hillcrest, which has 800 members, including a house league, girls and adult divisions as well as competitive boys teams, was turned down on two requested entries and folded five more teams, the most in their 41-year history. The Toronto Colts withdrew three teams. “Costs are escalating and family incomes are down,” said Toronto Colts general manager Don Marchione, who is down to four teams. “We are struggling. There aren’t as many players. “It’s a tough situation.” The league, for its part, denies there’s any hidden agenda to get rid of older clubs. “Anytime there is change, people are concerned,” Oakman said. “We cannot expect to do the same things the same way and expect a different outcome. We want kids playing hockey at the level they are capable of playing.”
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:55 pm

Thanks for the info - appreciate it. Good read.

Its no surprise that almost all the struggling organizations are those without a house league system. I agree that hockey can be "unaffordable" but only at the rep level... house league runs at what 500 - 600 tops per season... I have to believe that house league is affordable for most looking for extra curriculars. For the one or two orgs with a house league that are struggling - they need to get out in the community and hustle and market for the house league. This happens in waves in many communities - usually due to immigration trends in neighbourhoods. New comers know very little about hockey.. it has to be marketed to them.

Anyway, a part of me feels for these org's that now find themselves in dire need - but a bigger part of me says good riddance and it could not happen fast enough. Seeing some try outs this year was somewhat sad - Can not believe how many teams drew so little in terms of numbers. I said it before - but I can remember 40-50 kids at a single tryout as the norm. I literally remember kids being cycled on and off the ice just so coaches could get a fair look at the kids - now orgs are offering the first 16 through the door a card just so they can stay a float... its not good for the game at all
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:16 pm

Thanks for the term paper, can you create your own thread?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Guest wrote:Thanks for the term paper, can you create your own thread?


Sure thing Cool Breeze! how bout I name it HockeyTard... in your honour!
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:29 am

Did Aces pull together a team or did they fold?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:23 am

not looking good.
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Sat May 02, 2015 5:20 pm

Which teams are playing together in spring tournaments? I saw the Shamrocks at Canlan today. What names are the other winter teams playing under?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Sat May 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Bar down is Vaughan Panthers, Golden Glide is Aeros
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Mon May 04, 2015 8:24 am

Bar Down took Golden Glide down in Platinum final!!!
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Mon May 04, 2015 3:06 pm

Im guessing that was a vaughan rangers parent.
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Thu May 07, 2015 10:28 am

Did all 14 of the east teams survive? or did any fold?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Tue May 12, 2015 7:57 am

DMM are listed as only looking for 1-2 players? Thought they folded?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Thu May 14, 2015 1:35 pm

You are looking at the previous year's players wanted.
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Hockey61

Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Hockey61 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:55 am

Half of the team from WH went to AAA
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:05 am

Half of the WH team when to AAA
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:20 pm

What about DD AA? I hardly find any information here about it?
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:27 pm

Thie first week schedule is now posted
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:02 pm

NT will dominate this loop. They are really a AAA quality team.
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Guest 243

Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest 243 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:43 am

NT AAA caliber? lol
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Re: 2006 GTHL AA East Teams

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:57 am

NT is most of the T1 team, with kids choosing to play aa instead of aaa
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