The Continental Professional Hockey League (ConPHL) was a short-lived low-level professionalhockey league with teams in Canada and the United States. A professional does an activity to receive payment for an act (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...
ConPHL founder Jim Cashman has successfully started leagues in the past such as the North Eastern Hockey League that played the 2003-04 season. The North Eastern Hockey League was a weekend-only semi-pro hockey league which existed for only one season, 2003-2004. ...
The regular 44-game season was supposed to start in early November 2005, was postponed, saw 6 games played, and was cancelled in mid-December 2005. The league is planning to return in 2006-07 with plans to play games in as many as 20 cities in the USA and Canada in 2006-07.
It is the premier professional ice hockeyleague in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
The National HockeyLeague was founded in 1917 in Montreal, Canada after a series of disputes in the Canadian National Hockey Association (NHA) between Edward J. Livingstone, owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, and owners of other teams.
The league vowed to install what it dubbed "cost certainty" for its teams, but the National HockeyLeague Players Association countered that the move was little more than a euphemism for a salary cap, which the union initially said it would not accept.
Major League Baseball withstood the challenge of the Federal League in 1914 and prevented the ContinentalLeague from getting off the ground in the early 1960s by awarding franchises to some of the proposed CL cities.
The NHL drafts and signs players from Junior Leagues such as the CHL, from the European professionalleagues and from major hockey playing colleges; almost all of these players are first assigned to their NHL team's minor league affiliates for development.
Major League Baseball is increasingly luring away the stars from the Japanese leagues, the National Basketball Association frequently recruits talent from professionalleagues in Europe and Latin America and the European hockeyleagues have become a major source of star talent for National HockeyLeague clubs.
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