Sources within the team ownership of the Tropical Elite Hockey League are
confirming that some members are asking the Amateur Athletic Union to look into
the finances of the league.
Owners, players, parents, and even potential sponsors were told that the
TEHL was formed as a non-profit 501c3 entity but JuniorHockey.com staff discovered
something else entirely yesterday.
Kent Wade Rorem, Wayne S. Wright, and Petra Write filed papers with the State of Florida on 6/30/12 forming the Tropical
Elite Hockey League Inc., a for profit entity.
When looking at this
closer, one quickly realizes that Wright's wife, Petra Wright, has her name
misspelled on the corporate documents. Now why would she do that?
The same sources have
provided general financial insight concerning the league. To date, the league
has brought in an estimated $25,000 from team and a very limited number of player fees. That money has
apparently disappeared. Expenses are said to include an extended stay by Wright,
and others, at an Orlando area Clarion Hotel. The final bill was reportedly in
excess of $6,400. Other personal expenses included the Wright's rental of a luxurious
Daytona Beach area home, and the ten day trip to Scotland made by Stirling
From the beginning I've
questioned the competence of Stirling as a commissioner and was deeply
concerned that what started out as a good idea for a junior hockey league could
quickly turn into a criminal conviction if league funds were utilized for
personal expenses. I've repeatedly expressed those concerns over the last few
The bottom line is
simple, the TEHL might have stared out with good intentions, but now looks like
a criminal money-grab just waiting for an investigation, conviction, and sentencing
before the final chapter is written from a jail cell in Florida.
Players and parents need
to gather all correspondence and payment information for the inevitable
investigation. We will do our best to follow the progress along the way.
2012-2013 hockey season is about to start, effected players are welcome to
contact me directly in order to help locate other teams to join.
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