A junior hockey union makes sense

23 Aug

The Wanderer

Coming not long on the heels of the news that the Windsor Spitfires have been punished for breaking recruiting rules comes word that noted social justice crusader and labour lawyer Georges Laraque is leading a ‘players union’ for junior hockey players.

Major Junior hockey teams have massive financial reasons in front of them for wanting to have the best players playing for them and, indeed, receive compensation for having those players.

For starters, did you know that for every 1st round pick selected from their team, junior clubs receive at least $200,000?

Junior hockey teams use and abuse young athletes, luring them with the dream of one day making millions in the NHL, all while lining the pockets of their owners. Teams don’t play their players much, but they do generate millions in revenue for their teams.

So why do we tolerate it? Because we still believe in the…

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