Will QMJHL Change its Fighting Rules to Get Government Money?


The Quebec League, which recently convinced four provinces to change their employee standards laws to keep it from paying its players minimum wage, has its hand out again and is looking for millions of dollars in relief money from the Quebec government to cover the cost of playing next season in empty arenas. And the government is listening, but there’s a caveat. If junior hockey operators want the money, they’re going to have to do a better job of protecting the young players to whom they pay poverty wages by changing their fighting rules.