Probably aboit $7,000.00 USD
The CHL team that host's the Memorial Cup Tournament is given one berth while the teams in their league play for the championship (Western Hockey League,Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) earn the remaining three spots.
In the National Hockey League (NHL):The Canadian NHL teams are the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Montreal Canadiens (aka The Habs), the Ottawa Senators, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks.Click the NHL link below for a complete list of teams (including U.S.A. teams).In the Western Hockey League (WHL):The Canadian WHL teams are the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Calgary Hitmen, the Chilliwack Bruins, the Edmonton Oil Kings, the Kamloops Blazers, the Kelowna Rockets, the Kootenay Ice, the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Moosejaw Warriors, the Prince Albert Raiders, the Prince George Cougars, the Red Deer Rebels, the Regina Pats, the Saskatoon Blades, the Swift Current Broncos, and the Vancouver Giants.Click on the WHL link below for a complete list including U.S.A. teams.Canada fields two national hockey teams during the Winter Olympics, the men's' and the women's. There is no current national team. Hockey at its highest level for men is played in the NHL or National Hockey League, which is professional and whose teams are mostly in the United Stares. NHL still has the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
Formerly a WHL player for the Kamloops Blazers. Currently playing for the SAIT Trojans while upgrading for a business degree
Detroit was granted an expansion franchise in 1926. In the same year, Frank and Lester Patrick, the owners of the Western Hockey League (yes, the owned the WHOLE LEAGUE) folded their operation and agreed to sell their players to the NHL. The new Detroit team purchased the players of the WHL Victoria Cougars and adopted their nickname in honor of the folded franchise. Their red and white striped jersey is still worn by the Wings on special occasions (e.g. Winter Classic). In 1930 the team was renamed the Detroit Falcons. In 1932, the team was bought by James Norris, who had played for the Montreal HC "Winged Wheelers" around the turn of the century. Norris adapted the logo of his old team into the now familiar red winged wheel and changed the team's name to the Detroit Red Wings.
I'm assuming you mean the Canadian junior WHL? If so, players in this league, as in all three Canadian junior leagues, are not pros and are not paid a salary, no matter what the NCAA would have you believe. The players are paid a standard allowance, their lodging is taken care of and so on. However, there is no salary structure for players as there is in the professional leagues.
Players in the WHL get almost nothing so I would think that the refs wouldn't get much
Not sure really what you are asking. There are many minor hockey leagues in Edmonton along with junior and senior leagues. Of course there is the Oilers and their WHL team but really it is impossible to tell how many hockey players there are in Edmonton.
The only WHL I know of is the Western Hockey League, a junior league in western Canada. If you are referring to college hockey you probably mean the WCHA, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Players who choose to play in the Canadian Hockey League, which includes the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL, are considered professional players since they do receive payment for play. Pay is relatively level for the three leagues, with players getting as little as $50.00 each week. This does not include the food and lodging that is given to the players, nor the perdiem that a player may have while on the road, which is minimal or given at team meals. Also not taken into account is the typical agreement of education that is paid for, or will be paid for at a later date, typically at a Canadian university. Once a player is drafted or deemed extremely important to a team does their pay significantly increase. Partly due to the fact that the NHL team that drafted a player subsidizes that players development, and this trickles down to that player.
you have to play hockey through university or college and play for a junior team or in the WHL (western hockey league) and you get drafted from there
NCAA college eligibility is probably the biggest reason. The NCAA considers the three member leagues of the Canadian Hockey League (the WHL, OHL and QMJHL) to be professional, so any player who suits up in one of these leagues is deemed ineligible to play NCAA hockey. Kids that play Junior A hockey retain this eligibility, and there is a growing trend of players going from Junior A to NCAA to the NHL (i.e.: Dany Heatley) rather than CHL to NHL. The WHL has its own scholarship program, however, offering one full year's tuition for every year played in the WHL. The CIS places no restrictions on the eligibility of CHL graduates.
I have no doubt it is the Canadian Hockey League, which is an umbrella organization that helps to operate the OHL, the WHL, and the QMJHL in Canada.
Yes he should. It produces more NHL players that any other league per capita. Plus, for every year a player plays in the WHL the league pays for 1 year of University after the are finished playing.
The great majority of players drafted do not play high school hockey. Rather, they play in the junior leagues such as the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL. The player would have to play somewhere during high school. Just not necessarily for a high school team.
A WHL hockey player playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers and was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2011 NHL draft.
If you play in the top junior league in Canada: CHL comprised of three leagues WHL, OHL and QMJHL. You will be drafted in your bantam year of hockeywhen you are 14 to 15 years old, by one of the leagues. WHL gets to draft from the four western provinces and western USA, OHL from ontario, QMJHL from quebec and maritimes.