Drumheller 5th city
in 5 seasons The Drumheller Miners will be the 5th
city in 5 seasons for the franchise. The team
has changed hands after every season so far., from South Buxton to
Quebec to Playa
Del Carmen to Charing Cross.
As well the Calahoo Warriros (better known as the San Diego Hawks) are
to New York City. The GOHL has never really had a big time presence in
to New York Rockets. (New Haven Hornets farm)
Charing Cross to Drumheller Miners. (Shyze-City Avengers farm)
will have fun on Fridays Another day, another change in the GOHL.
Acting sim Kipher promised changes and
he delivered in moving 4 GOHL teams, and a 5th GM resigned for personal
The latest is the Playa Del Carmen Tequilas and long time GM Mike M.
who let us know he was not moving forward with us in the GOHL for the
time being. Please keep in touch Mike and wishing all the best to you.
Around 2002-2006 or so many long night AOL chat sessions were had. Fun
To league business, a franchise that will play in it's 4th city in 4
seasons since it was created in GOHL 19 will now play in Charing Cross as the
Screaming Beavers as fantasy hockey veteran Rob Camaert takes
over duties. The team started as South Buxton, to Quebec, then Playa
The farm team will be called the Thorold Friday Night
Whores. A name that rivals our old Come-By-Chance Seamen
(GOHL 10 & 11).
To help with the confusion, be low are the current
team changes; Crystal Lake Killers to Brooks Bandits.
Montreal Hitmen to Pittsburgh Prowlers.
Deer Lake Gulls to Florida Gators.
San Diego Hawks to Calahoo Warriors
Playa Del Carmen Tequilas to Charing Cross Screaming Beavers
Moncton to Long Island
Keep up to date by
visiting the Message board regularly!
One of the oldest and
most established fantasy hockey leagues returns this Friday Feb.20th..
yes GOHL 18 is here. We are now legally able to drink in some provinces
and states, and we can vote. We have been playing now for 10 years.
We still have many original GM's, but the past few seasons we have seen
new people come on board. The advantage you have
here is history. Your GOHL 18 Cup
valuable than the hundreds of fantasy leagues that come and go. Just
look at FHL
listing for new leagues posted just 1-2 months ago, click the links and
those leagues are already dead.
The GOHL has had some highs and lows like any other FHL league. The early
years saw trade deadlines that lasted to 3 and 4 am in the morning.
The GOHL 7 March 2003 trade deadline gave us 34 trades in that day
alone, with 104 players getting dealt (not counting all the draft
picks). That's 1 in 6 of the total GOHL players being dealt... in one
day. We had a first round pick being dealt to the Montreal Hitmen in
December 2000, only to have Mario Lemieux come out of retirement 2 days
after that deal. Needless to say the Hitmen were able to draft the Hall
Of Famer with that first pick.
We had the "goon" years after GOHL 4 ended, as a couple of teams
decided to crack skulls for a few years. A man named Frainer became a
legend here. The
Dublin Doom had 5427 PIM as a team in GOHL 5. That's around 60
minutes a game average!
In 2002, we participated in the GOHL
Olympics Challenge, where Canada
and Russia played a quick 40 game sched in the league.
In GOHL 11, we played our first and only All-Star
game, hosted by the Jamaica Pot
Smokers, that also featured an All-Star
GOHL 12 became a "Retro" season, as many players went on strike. GM's
chose to either keep their current GOHL team or select one from the
early 90's NHL. Victoria won with a roster that had many of the 90-91
The FHL sim was used from GOHL 1 to 15. Commish Gour, while still liking to sim actual games, got tired of adjusting rosters in every
off-season. (ie checking each player for retirements etc). Doctor's
called it 'sim burnout'.
Instead of a usual September season for GOHL 16, it began later
in January with a new commish (Robert) to sim the games and a new
simulator, the STHS. This gave the GOHL the shootout among new options
The future of the GOHL was and will be succesfull as long as the GM's
that are onboard make it that way. Participation is the key. If no
longer interested then please step down for someone else. If interested
then participate. Just using the message board shows that you are
around for example.
One day we may have a new online simulator, where GM's could just click
on the site and run their team (no commish work!). The search continues.