Do you think it would be acceptable for a coach of a Major Junior hockey club, who wanted to coach in another pro-league to have to pay a $500,000 release fee, to that Major Junior club to pursue this job opportunity? The fact this is happening to Major Junior Hockey Players is unacceptable, it’s illegal and it needs to be dealt with. The World Association of Icehockey Players Unions (WAIPU) with a North American division — is supporting the declare.
WAIP is requesting that each player has a right to participate at the Olympic Games. WAIPU requests that all players worldwide do get the same special treatment as NHL players do at Olympic Games. WAIPU President Dr Lucien W Valloni concerning the WAIPU Position on Olympic Games