03-16-2004, 11:17 AM
Seems the the IIHL is trying to fool everyone by updating their (his)website. Same information except for a new press release which is made to look like it was released much much earlier. Trying to start in the spring again.
03-16-2004, 05:56 PM
Same bunch of crap on a different color screen. Tickets have been "going on sale soon to the public" for how many months now? The "Franchise info" link is restricted. I guess franchises are created under the cover of darkness or, more to the truth, in their (his) mind. At least the Snipers link doesn't go to the StupidWolves site anymore. I wonder if anyone got permission before ripping the logos off of the city websites for Huntington and Soo, MI & ON? I also wonder how many erasers and colored pencils it took to turn the Young Americans logo into the Barnstormers logo. What the heck does that logo have to do with a "Barnstormer" anyways? They (he) would have been better off ripping the AFL Iowa Barnstormer logo, like t(he)y di the city ones. THIS DEFUNCT "LEAGUE" ALWAYS WAS, IS NOW, AND WILL ALWAYS BE A JOKE! Good to see it's gone from the OSC links.
03-22-2004, 05:36 PM
Here's their website:
03-22-2004, 08:59 PM
I think I need to translate some stuff from Killbreath-ese into English so everyone can have a better understanding as to what's going on. Enjoy!
The International Independent Hockey League (IIHL) will not release a revised schedule today for the rest of the season. Instead of ending the first season in late March, IIHL President Mike Killbreath announced today that play will resume in late March or early April.
You mean the season ever started? You mean Killbreath made bail?
The IIHL extended its post-holiday break for players in mid-January by cancelling this past weekend's games. Another key factor was a lawsuit threat by the Northern Michigan Predators.
This past weekend? Last time I checked there were no scheduled games beyond January. Nice try at revisionist history Mikey 'ol boy...
On a side note; Killbreath worrying about a lawsuit threat? Big change of pace for mr Killdreams.
IIHL President Mike Killbreath confirmed that the Predators are among three teams that owe money to the IIHL offices in league dues. He said he's disappointed about threats by the Predators to obtain an injunction to stop the IIHL from playing without them. "If you don't pay league dues, you can't play," he said.
Then again when you use league dues and the officials' money to make a car payment, don't expect the teams to pay it anymore. By the way is your ex wife still writing bum checks for you?
The Predators were ordered to forfeit their Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 games in Detroit against the Motor City Snipers. The team's General Manager, Joe Kolodziej, issued a statement to the media saying the Predators had suspended operations.
How can you be ordered to forfeit a game against a team that had no players or even an arena to play in? If brains were gasoline Killdreams couldn't run a helicopter for a mosquito...
Killbreath said he's confident the Soo City Mavericks and Tri-State Hurricanes will continue to operate with the same owners. "We're 5 teams, waiting to see what the Predators intend to do," Killbreath said. "The last thing we need, or want, is an expensive court fight. We are carefully reviewing our options."
A team you squashed and a team that never happened are going to operate in a league like this trying to have a season in the spring? As for the Preds, they're gone, fini, caput, in Buffalo. Joe is having legal trouble of his own to boot. Who are you trying to kid Killdreams?
Killbreath said IIHL players are home for the moment due to the holiday break. "It would be expensive for them to come back to our cities, then have the season put on hold for a few weeks because of a temporary injunction," Killbreath said. "They are better off staying home while we sort things out. It's unfortunate and we believe our best option right now is to deal with the Predators privately, while we move forward with putting a finish on our first IIHL season."
Wake up and smell your cellmate's gas emissions Mike, if that is indeed your real name. Your players are all long gone. You have no season and nobody is ever going to take a chance on your BS again. As for finishing the season, it is dead. Live with it.
Killbreath confirmed that the "finish" will come in the Spring by targeting top Canadian prospects completing junior careers and top USA college seniors. Starting after they're available will allow the IIHL to showcase next year's pool of top talent for the various AA-level and AAA-level teams. "I believe this may help develop the IIHL as a true development league," he said. "Right now, we have no choice."
Big time contradiction there. You have all of your players yet you are targetting new ones? Makes perfect sense to me... :roll: Since your league isn't labour certified you can't, (and your track record shows you won't,) get work visas for Canadian or European born players. Then again you have shown you won't pay anyone anyway will you?
On a side note, if you go back to the early and middle press releases you will notice that Killbreath trumpets opertunity for American born players. You also see him kill a franchise that he controlled anyway because they went with a mostly Canadian lineup. Yet another contridiction from a desperate man.
The IIHL President reacted to published allegations about misappropriated funds by saying, "The IIHL is owned by Xtreme Hockey International Inc. and our Board of Directors have issued no such concerns. A person with no ownership in our company claiming we've misappropriated funds is ludicrous, slanderous and downright stupid. Our by-laws clearly allow us to determine on our own budget in regard to how we use league dues collected from teams. The only exceptions are in cases where budget items for referees or liability insurance come in higher than expected. In that case, teams would owe MORE money."
You owned almost every team in this league with the exception of the Predators who you accepted thousands of dollars from to pay the referees. Those referees were never paid, neither were anyone else with the sole exception of the Predators. Also, you sir are the only person who was ever a backer of XHI or the other dummy companies you run as part of your scams so there is nobody left to blame but yourself.
He said checks have bounced from the league office due to one team stopping payment on two checks for large amounts. "We were writing checks after our bank showed us the funds were available," Killbreath said. "As to the issue of referees, our referees were paid for all of the training camp, pre-season and early regular season games. The next group of payment requests were not even received at our office until last week. Right now, we may delay payment on some of them but hope to have them mailed out on time by Jan. 26. Like any company facing a lawsuit threat, we certainly have investors pulling the plug on us, at least temporarily, until we sort things out and carefully evaluate how this shutdown will impact us."
You took Joe's money and never used it to do what it was supposed to pay for. Where did this money go? Allamony payments? A trip to Cancun? For someone who is concerned about starting a season after what was supposed to be a 10 day hiatus you sure took your sweet time to say anything.
The bottom line is that Killbreath has pulled this for a 4th time. A bunch of hype for a new "minor league/feeder system" with loads of press releases with nothing of legitimacy or real news. Lots of name dropping, (Dino Ciccirelli, Jason Wooley, Mike Illich, etc.) and no answers to real questions. (And rambling press conferences where he goes on for hours about nothing while no questions from the media are ever answered.) Things go kablooey, MK threatened everyone but Jesus himself with a lawsuit, disappears and re-emerges after a few months when the heat is off.
This man belongs in jail.
03-25-2004, 12:06 PM
Didn't the SEHL say they were going to partner with the IIHL a few months ago?
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