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New Motion Passed That Changes The International Transfer Policy for Hockey in Canada
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May 25, 1999
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - A motion was passed on Monday by the CHA Board of Directors at the Canadian Hockey Association's Annual General Meeting, that no International player transfers will be permitted for players playing in Canada at all levels below the Canadian Hockey League, starting with the 1999-2000 season.

International players currently playing hockey within the Canadian development system at these levels will be "grand fathered" by this motion, and allowed to continue to play with no restrictions.

A motion was originally brought forward at the Canadian Hockey Association's Annual Meeting that an additional charge to the current international fee structure be added as a 'development fee'.

The two goals of the motion were to provide more opportunities for Canadian players who play within the development system in Canada, as well as introducing a development fee that international players coming to Canada would be assessed. The fee would ensure that International players would financially contribute to the hockey development system in Canada that they use to develop their skills. After discussion at the Annual General Meeting in PEI on Sunday and Monday, it was decided that this fee was too much of a financial burden on Junior A teams in Canada.

The new motion was then brought forward by the CHA's Junior Council and approved by the Board of Directors, stating that no international player transfers be allowed at levels that are below the Canadian Hockey League, with no development fees assessed.

This motion achieves one of the two goals set out by the original proposal by increasing the number of Canadian players that are playing within the Canadian development and minor hockey systems by not allowing international player transfers for those who are entering hockey in Canada at these levels.

"This motion provides young Canadian hockey players more opportunities to play at various levels within our country, while at the same time enhancing our Canadian development system," said Wayne Russell, Chairman of the Board, Canadian Hockey Association.


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