Is Thom Brigl a criminal? That is the question being asked this today in regards to the numerous extra fees and costs that he has charged the players of the Bismarck Bobcats. The North American Hockey League has refused to address ... Read More...
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All we ask of EVERY team is to live up to their end of the deal for every player.
A hatchet job? I don't think so. The truth? Absolutely and the team does not deny it. Are they charging a $400 per player fee? Yes. Have parents been forced to buy equipment that the team was supposed to take care of? Yes. Have players been forced to cover some of their own road meal expenses? Yes.
I gave the league and team(s) the opportunity to clean this mess up BEFORE it became a story. The same thing I do for other leagues and teams regardless if they advertise or not.
Dave, exactly right. The NAHL is a Tier II league which under the requirements players should only have to pay for billeting and certain pieces of personal equipment (i.e. skates, shoulder pads), everything else is the responsibility of the team, including training and all other team equipment. The EJHL is a Tier III pay-to-play league. If the EJHL doesn't charge the fees to all players equally they are violating the standards of USA Hockey and are jeopardizing their players/alumni scholarship eligibility.