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  • Nstig8trz
    Merger Discussions Between CHL, WPHL Progress Indianapolis�����The Central Hockey League (CHL) and Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) are
    Message 1 of 658 , Mar 1, 2001
      Merger Discussions Between CHL, WPHL
      Progress<br><br>Indianapolis�The Central Hockey League (CHL) and Western
      Professional Hockey <br>League (WPHL) are close to finalizing
      a merger. The two leagues are holding <br>continued
      significant discussions regarding a merger for the 2001-02
      <br>professional hockey season. <br><br>Top executives of both
      leagues, including Rick Kozuback, President and Chief
      <br>Executive Officer of Global Entertainment Corporation, the
      WPHL�s parent <br>company, and N. Thomas Berry, Jr., CHL
      President and Commissioner, have had <br>several meetings
      and came away from the most recent meeting with
      optimism.<br><br> �Our discussions have been of a very positive
      nature, and all parties seem <br>committed to joining
      efforts to create an entity that would benefit all
      <br>parties involved,� Kozuback said.<br><br>"With the
      2001-02 season quickly approaching, we understand the
      necessity for <br>rapid progress and are working toward
      that end," Berry said.<br><br> The Western
      Professional Hockey League is currently enjoying its fifth
      <br>anniversary season, while the Central Hockey League is
      playing its ninth <br>season. Several geographical
      rivalries will be enhanced upon the completion <br>of the
      merger process.<br><br>�Based upon our several
      discussions, both parties felt that a merger makes a <br>great
      deal of sense for us all,� Kozuback said. �Should
      talks progress as <br>expected, we are confident that a
      revitalized and unified organization holds <br>a great deal
      of promise for teams, players, owners and most
      importantly fans <br>of professional hockey in our respective
      markets.�<br><br>"At this time, we are all working together to
      accomplish the strengthening of <br>the game of hockey at
      the professional level," Berry said. "The close
      <br>proximity of cities would increase the fan's ability to
      travel and support <br>their team in its rivals'
      venues."
    • PwrCrow
      Crows goaltender Matt Kelly was named the USHL s Defensive Player of the Week. Kelly stopped all 33 shots he faced in regulation and overtime enroute to a
      Message 658 of 658 , Feb 12, 2002
        Crows' goaltender Matt Kelly was named the USHL's
        Defensive Player of the Week. Kelly stopped all 33 shots he
        faced in regulation and overtime enroute to a shutout
        win over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 1-0.
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