Time for an update on the state of the IceHL. As of the weekend, we have owners in place for all 30 teams and have arranged live drafts for both IceHL EAST and IceHL WEST next weekend. The EAST will make their selections on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 PM ET while the WEST will go Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 PM ET.
Because the owners voted to use the All NHL player universe, there will be some roster overlap, meaning some NHLers will play for multiple IceHL teams this year. This may come into play later in the fall when we launch the IceHL Jersey Design Competition. More on that later. But suffice to say, I envision it being much more successful than the last time we tried it.
Other than that, there isn't much to report at this stage, so far from the start of the season. If you have any IceHL questions, feel free to ask in the comments below. I'll do my best to answer them.