Daily Dose of the Dub: CHL settles class-action minimum wage lawsuit

 

CHL settles class-action lawsuit

The CHL settled a class-action lawsuit brought forward by former players stating that players should be subjected to employee standards, and not considered amateur student-athletes. Although the league disagrees with the stance of the players, they opted to come to a settlement to put the issue to bed and return their focus to getting junior hockey players back on the ice. The settlement comes to around $30 million or roughly $250,000 per team in the CHL. The CHL says an insurance policy will cover the settlement. You can read their full statement here.

Meanwhile, a number of former CHL players took to social media on Friday to voice their displeasure with the outcome of the lawsuit, saying players should be grateful for what they do get from the CHL and should not be trying for more.

Guenther named WHL Rookie of the Year

Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther has been named this year’s WHL Rookie of the Year. He played 58 games in the 2019-20 season tallying 23 goals and 33 assists. He becomes the first Oil Kings to win the award since it was handed out for the first time in 1999-2000.

WHL adjusts awards schedule

The WHL adjusted the schedule for the remainder of their award announcements. The next award will be announced on Tuesday with the WHL Goaltender of the Year and concluding on Thursday with the WHL Player of the Year.

Raiders office to re-open 

Fans needing to visit the Prince Albert Raiders office at the Art Hauser Centre will be able to do so as of May 2020.

Kolpannen sticking with Ilves in Finland

Ville Kolppanen (14 GP, 4.88 GAA, .853 Save Percentage, 1-9-0-0 record with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2009-2010) had the option on his contract exercised by Ilves Tampere in Finland. In 12 games this season he recorded a 3-7-2 record with a 3.49 GAA and .858 save percentage.

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