The 2011-12 season is officially over in both the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the North American Hockey League. But that doesn't mean teams in the two high-end junior leagues have closed shop until September. ... Read More...
I think the North Division will be 6 teams: Port Huron, K-Zoo, Michigan, Jamestown, Soo and Johnstown.
As for possable trades involving Goalies how about the Soo trades Laslo to K-Zoo for former Soo Eagle Bobby Payne or Jamestown trades Ballmer to K-Zoo for Kyle Gatelarro who is not a Michigan kid and probably would not mind going to NY. Gattelarro can score and Ballmer can stop the puck = good trade for both team.
Ron - travel is a fact of life in the NAHL esp in the West (ever hear of one of them Fresno road trips) so this should not be that big of a deal. So the NAHL comes up with a North and a Central to replace the Mid West and yes may increase costs but better to have 2 Divisions of balance than 3 of total non balance.
On a diffrent note may I dare ask where the "Crown Prince Curtale" will be coaching next season??? He mite have won these 5 championships but he does not seem to be a "hot ticket" or perhaps I am wrong. Curtale is from Detroit so maybe Port Huron will make Tony Soprano "an offer he can't refuse" lol.
NAHL announces 2012-13 Executive Committee
May 14, 2012
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its members of the NAHL Executive Committee for the upcoming 2012-13 season:
Chairman: Bill McCoshen, Janesville Jets
Vice-Chair, South Rep: Don Stone, Topeka RoadRunners
Central Rep: Chris Canavati, Brookings Blizzard
West Rep: Jack Tragis, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
North Rep: Moe Mantha, Michigan Warriors
The Executive Committee is chosen from among the Governors of the NAHL, and the Chairman of the Board of Governors presides over the Executive Committee. The function of the Executive Committee is to carry out the policies and procedures established by the Board of Governors and to assist the NAHL Commissioner. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to make decisions on behalf of the Board of Governors regarding the day-to-day business operations of the NAHL.