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Even if they rule in favor of the Islanders over time it's probably the case that it won't happen fast enough to avoid a disruption to their season. So unless they scare the rink / rink scheduler enough to back down now (always possible but seems unlikely if the contact isn't iron-clad around the renewal options and it already got to this point) then they will need to find other ice in a hurry or they are probably in trouble. Then they get to decide how to prioritize the ice they do have between all the different teams and face the fallout that comes from that process.
This is pretty crazy - even for jaded youth hockey folks.
I'm sure some people find this amusing because it's the Islanders and RG but you have to feel bad for what this could do to thier players this season. Not good at all.
I'm sure his kids team is all set. It's the Tyngsboro teams they will screw over here. They will just move all the Islanders east teams to Skate 3 and try to get the West teams ice in Salem and Hudson. Or go farther west west like Gardiner and Keene. It's a dick move on the scheduler at Essex. This is going to cause issues for every team in the Fed.
I predict the NS Wings fold after this season.
While I feel bad for the kids impacted. That's what happens when you have 5 teams at each agree year because you are greedy.
I'm glad that finally he is getting a taste of good own medicine especially since they did the same thing to Vipers a few years ago.
Isn’t Chris Nagy the BB&N varsity hockey coach?
Not exactly a POS operation and probably knows how to ready a contract.
I love Dunks! Problem is the product is not there as they are just stealing kids from town just to fill slots on 3rd or 4th teams and gobbling up ice from other smaller orgs with only 1 or 2 teams which is squeezing the kids out and forcing them to go to the dark side.
Greed is Greed and I hope that there was not a signed contract as that org deserves what they get.
So the owner of a hockey team decides to use HIS rink so that HIS teams can skate there as opposed to spending $250/ hr for his teams to skate someplace else.....
Wouldn’t that mean that the icetime previously purchased by NS
Wings is now available ????
Doesn’t seem like this is too big of a deal.... RG just trying to screw another program like he did to the Vipers a few years ago.
Cram it up your cramhole Lafleur!!!!!!
As long as I can still order up some bee pollen and an organic fiber bar from the natural snack shop in the lobby then I don’t care what teams play there.
Plenty of ice for rent at Breakaway..$975.00 per hour. Eddie Hill's price is &1175.00 per half hour. Be lucky you are not that guy.
What go around, come around. Haven't seen much sympathy. By you light house parents in part years when you where kicking around other orgs so suck it up buttercup and enjoy breakaway 6am sat practices.
Is this supposed to be English?
Lawsuit over ice time is dropped
By Paul L eighton Staff Writer
MIDDLETON — A lawsuit over ice time at the Essex Sports Center has been dropped.
The Middlesex Islanders, a junior hockey program that had accused the rink of illegally taking away its ice time, filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the case in Salem Superior Court on Thursday.
Middlesex Islanders president Richard Gallant and his attorneys did not return messages seeking comment about why they dropped the case.
The lawsuit claimed that the head of a competing junior hockey program, who had been hired by Essex Sports Center to schedule ice time, took away time from the Islanders in order to use it for his own program.
The scheduler, Christopher Nagy, operates the North Suburban Wings hockey program, which the lawsuit said competes with the Islanders for players and ice time. Nagy declined to comment on why the Islanders dropped the case.
Or he has no leg to stand on and dropped the ball...
in other news Christopher Nagy has never been seen again and is reported missing....foul play is not ruled out. How dare he challenge the great one RG. We were all hoping he would succeed.
hard to lose, with the contract on your side
He did succeed!
RG lost for sure, crap ice times being given out...
If true, I'd better get a pro-rated refund for the clinic my bender is doing with him....
Call me Francis again I kill yea!!
Case dropped....MXI has 19 weekday hours at Essex..Which is crazy..Current scheduler cut MXI to 13, taking away 6 hours. MXI cried. MXI was returned 2 of 6 hours lost, scheduler awarded monetary damages for scheduling time/money lost. Previous dysfunctional owners of Essex to blame. Nothing to see here. RG did same to local youth/HS programs when he took over the sheets last year. Karma sux Pooooorrr MXI
If you only new what really went on. Priceless
Won't be sending my kid to BBN!!!
You were not invited. Actually they may need a JV water boy if be interested.