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Post by Pounder » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:47 pm

If the season starts in October, there's six months of sales that need to happen pronto.

Where are these teams?

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WHKA right with their major lawsuit? John Briner Resigns!

Post by starboy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:14 pm

CEO of Global Developments, Inc., John Briner Resigns in disgrace!

The heat is on Global Developments. This is a very good sign for WHKA and their lawsuit!

Global Developments Inc. Announces Change in Management Apr 3, 2007 8:05:00 PM 2007 PrimeNewswire, Inc.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 3, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Global Developments Inc. (Pink Sheets:GDVM) announced today that the Board of Directors has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Mr. John Briner as President of the Company effective immediately.

Richard Crofts, the Chairman of the Company's Advisory Committee, made this announcement following a series of telephone calls with the Board of Directors over the weekend. According to Richard Crofts, Mr. Briner approached several Board members with his concerns that the negative comments about him in the media and on-line forums could adversely affect the Company. He felt that it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for him to step down until he had an opportunity to deal with the false allegations and clear his name. Said Richard Crofts, "One of the most important considerations for any company is the confidence the shareholders have in the management team. By resigning, John has clearly put the needs of our shareholders ahead of his own feelings."

The Company will begin searching for a new President immediately. In the interim, the day-to-day operations will be managed by the Board of Directors with Richard Crofts as the Chairman.

About Global Developments, Inc.

Global Developments, Inc. was formed to create a unique investment vehicle representing a growing portfolio of innovative and emerging growth-oriented companies. Global acquires its portfolio companies primarily as wholly or majority owned subsidiaries. As a result, Global maintains substantial management control, thereby giving it the ability to provide significant oversight and guidance in building value and creating liquidity events for its shareholders. Global invests in companies with solid management, operational excellence, and the potential to grow substantial revenue streams.

Please visit http://www.globaldevelopmentsinc.com for more information.

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CONTACT: Global Developments Inc. Leighton Dean (604) 685-7552 [email protected]

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This puts it all in perspective

Post by nksports » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:31 am

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A little something to think about in all this.

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pinksheets.com problem the result of John D Briner spam according to WHA

Post by starboy » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:10 pm

That is one of the reasons the WHA is suing John D Briner. They have been saying all along that Briner and his Briner Group authorized all of that illegal spam and this resulted in the quotes being shut down at pinksheets. The lawsuit is supposed to cover all of that.

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WHA approves new franchise. That makes two!

Post by starboy » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:15 pm

World Hockey Association Adds New Franchise in British Columbia -- Now Two New Franchises Approved for Play in 2007-2008 Season


Apr 10, 2007 9:30:00 AM
VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/07 -- The World Hockey Association (PINKSHEETS: WHKA) announced today that league officials had approved another franchise for entry into the WHA for the 2007-2008 hockey season. This latest WHA entry, slated for a city in British Columbia, will join the recently announced Edmonton, Alberta area organization as the second new franchise to officially join the WHA as part of next season's planned expansion to sixteen teams.

League President Ricky Smith's office revealed the latest franchise sale was made to an independent ownership group which had identified a city in British Columbia with an excellent ice arena. The group had assured the WHA its planned franchise would be ready to commence play this coming season. The name of the ownership group, the team name and its location will be announced at a press conference at the end of April.

Smith's office stated that a combined total of nine new and existing teams currently playing in other leagues had to date submitted forms to join the WHA. Omitting the two teams which have now been approved for play, the application tally still contains four teams from Washington State in the USA, and three teams from the Alberta Province of Canada awaiting approval. Decisions are expected shortly regarding the remaining seven applications.

Smith's office reconfirmed that negotiations continue with additional ownership groups who have expressed an interest in joining the WHA, but who have not yet submitted franchise applications.

The WHA had recently revealed the expansion will result in a restructured divisional format for the league once all the ownership groups for teams in the new cities have been approved.

About the World Hockey Association:

The WHA created the WHA Junior West Hockey League to promote the sport of hockey. The Junior West Hockey League is an alternative, community-based league for highly skilled junior players, and is designed to promote high standards of sportsmanship in hockey. The 2007-2008 season will feature an expansion from six to 16 teams and will see the WHA firmly established in British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwestern United States.

As a listed company on the Over-The-Counter Pink Sheets our mission is to provide a financially sound economic model that is responsible to WHA investors, coaches and staff, and the junior hockey players participating on each team. Fan satisfaction is a primary consideration in our decision making process.

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CONTACT:
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City of Fort Saskatchewan to host new WHA franchise

Post by starboy » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:22 pm

[quote=""Pounder""]If the season starts in October, there's six months of sales that need to happen pronto.

Where are these teams?[/quote]

Today's PR showed us one of them is in Fort Saskatchewan



World Hockey Association CEO Ricky Smith Interviewed Live on CFWE-FM From Edmonton


Apr 11, 2007 9:00:00 AM
VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/11/07 -- The World Hockey Association (PINKSHEETS: WHKA) announced today the President and CEO of the WHA, Ricky Smith, was interviewed live yesterday on CFWE - FM from Edmonton. The primary topic of the interview was Junior Hockey in Alberta and the expected growth of the WHA in that province of Canada.

CEO Smith was asked about the league's expansion into the Edmonton area, particularly the city of Fort Saskatchewan as well as other cities in the hockey enthusiast province of Alberta.

Also mentioned on the program was the WHA's planned expansion into the hockey markets of the United States in addition to the league's plans for franchises in new communities in British Columbia.

CFWE is an Aboriginal Network. WHA fans and shareholders can listen to a tape of the show at http://www.ammsa.com/cfwe

About the World Hockey Association:

The WHA created the WHA Junior West Hockey League to promote the sport of hockey. The Junior West Hockey League is an alternative, community based league for highly skilled junior players, and is designed to promote high standards of sportsmanship in hockey. The 2007-2008 season will feature an expansion from six to 16 teams and will see the WHA firmly established in British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwestern United States.

As a listed company on the Over-The-Counter Pink Sheets our mission is to provide a financially sound economic model that is responsible to WHA investors, coaches and staff, and the junior hockey players participating on each team. Fan satisfaction is a primary consideration in our decision making process.

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WHA expands!

Post by starboy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:22 pm

The World Hockey Association Reports the Montreal Nordiques Join the WHA Junior A Hockey League as Part of Its New Eastern Division

Jun 4, 2007 12:03:00 PM

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 06/04/07 -- The World Hockey Association (PINKSHEETS: WHKA) reported this morning that the Montreal Nordiques have joined the WHA Junior A League's Eastern Division as its newest franchise for the upcoming 2007-2008 season.

"This is a great day for twenty (20) young hockey players between the ages of 15-20 who will have the opportunity to become a part of history," said the Nordiques' team owner Gary Gaul.

The Montreal Nordiques are expected to be one of at least seven to nine new franchises in the WHA's newly established Eastern Division. WHA league officials anticipate the WHA will have up to three franchises in and around Montreal, one in Quebec City, and three to five more located in the Northeastern United States.

WHA CEO Ricky Smith commented, "The Montreal Nordiques embody the essence of what the WHA Junior A League is all about; developing great student athletes and preparing them to become productive members of society. Having a quality program with great ownership will benefit not only the WHA but all the student athletes involved with the league and the Montreal organization."

An official press conference will take place at the Quality Suites Hotel in Pointe-Claire, located at 6300 Trans-Canada Highway in late June 2007. The Montreal Nordiques owner Gary Gaul and defensemen Michael Oldrich, will represent the Nordiques Franchise at the press conference. Ricky Smith, CEO of the World Hockey Association, WHA Junior A League officials, and former WHA greats will be in attendance representing the WHA. A highlight of the press conference is expected to find the Nordiques announcing their season plans and revealing their home and away jerseys.

For more information please visit website http://www.hitcanada.com

About the World Hockey Association:

The World Hockey Association created the WHA Hockey League to promote the sport of hockey. The WHA Hockey League is the successful combination of hockey and education & will create opportunities for the talented student athletes 15-20 years of age to showcase their skills in a highly competitive environment.

The WHA is staffed and operated by committed career professionals and hockey legends such as WHA League Commissioner Bobby Hull, Managing Director of Hockey Operations, Butch Goring, Head Coach and General Manager of the 2006-2007 WHA Season Champion New West Minster Whalers, Garry Unger and WHA Advisory Board Members Brad Park and Terry O'Reilly.

The single most important element of the WHA is the successful combination of hockey and education. Players in the WHA are expected to treat their academic education as a priority equal to their athletic development. Each team is expected to combine a high level of competition with a commitment to education.

With a schedule of more than 50 games, practice time, off-ice conditioning and public appearances, players should be well prepared for their next level of hockey, whether it is at the college, university, or professional level.

The 2007-2008 season will feature a transformation to Junior A Hockey and a significant expansion. The result will find the WHA firmly established in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and the Northwestern United States.

Philosophy of the WHA Junior Hockey League

The WHA Junior A Hockey League is expected to become the pinnacle of the skill development program. WHA Junior Hockey is for players who seek a greater or difficult challenge than that which might be available through their, high school varsity or club team, area midget or other junior teams.

The principal purpose of the WHA junior development program is to prepare the athlete for career advancement either in a collegiate or professional opportunity. This objective can be accomplished by virtue of the following:
1) By providing considerable training time and quality coaching.
2) By providing players with a healthy, constructive environment
in which to develop socially.
3) By providing assistance and opportunities for the accomplishment
of the participant's educational goals.

In short, the WHA works to provide players with exposure to collegiate recruiters and professional scouts, and to encourage educational advancement.

http://www.officialwha.com

As a listed company on the Over-The-Counter Pink Sheets our mission is to provide a financially sound economic model that is responsible to WHA investors, coaches and staff, and the junior hockey players participating on each team. Fan satisfaction is a primary consideration in our decision making process

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Post by nksports » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:10 am

It looks like even if they win all their lawsuits, as Billy Preston once sang, "Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing."

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Post by Pounder » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:14 pm

I was wondering why we haven't heard anything from the WHA lately.

http://www.fortvancouver-pioneers.com/

I'm not going to dredge up all the stories about Fort Vancouver's cheating last year, but it strikes me funny that they bailed on this.

Since the WHA site registers as spam on my firewall, I can't get too many more details, but it appears the Edmonton team is playing amongst 5 mainland small BC towns... and a Vancouver team playing in a rec rink in Burnaby.

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