January 27, 2011
GOHL 21 coming soon Kipher, long-time
GM of the Windsor Mooseheads will be taking over the simulation
and running of the GOHL, as most of you already know thru e-mails the
of weeks. He just needed time to get everything installed and running
History note for the newer GM's.. i (Denis) simmed GOHL 1-15 with FHL,
did 16-20 with the STHS.
In the meantime please visit our message board. It was a very busy
the portal opened. And in this mid-season break we all need to know
with your teams! Articles please!
GOHL 20 roster limits
45 players. maximum 25 players on Pro team
(up 5 players)
No player on farm can have a 68OV
or more. (up 3 OV)
20 players listed as prospects
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.