GOHL 2003-04 TRANSACTIONS
#001-May 12th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers claim Jiri Dopita off waivers and sign him to a one year contract for $100,000.
#002-May 12th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers claim Chris McAllister off waivers and offer him a free agent contract of $100,000 for one year.
#003-May 12th,2003-The Vegas Black Aces trade Janne Niinimaa to the Laval Chiefs for Tyler Anason.
#004-May 12th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Vladimir Malakhov to the Aurora Lions for Geoff Sanderson.
#005-May 12th,2003-The Forest City Claymores trade Wade Redden to the Aurora Lions for Milan Hejduk and #2AUR-2004.
#006-May 12th,2003-The Aurora Lions trade Yannick Tremblay and Fredric Olausson to the Hamilton Tigers for $200,000.
#007-May 12th,2003-The Manchester Storm trade Eric Lindros to the Forest City Claymores for Branko Radivojevic, Jonathan Girard and Kris Beech.
#008-May 12th,2003-The Vegas Black Aces trade Mike Van Ryn, #2VBA-2003, #5VBA-2004 and #6VBA-2004 to the Manchester Storm for Teppo Numminen and #3MAN-2004.
#009-May 12th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Dan Cloutier to the Prairie State Stingers for #1PSS-2003, #4PSS-2004 and $750,000.
#010-May 12th,2003-The Reading Snipers trade Matt Cooke and $500,000 to the Aurora Lions for Robert Esche, #2AUR-2003 and #3AUR-2004.
#011-June 4th,2003-The GOHL league office approves the relocation of the Aurora Lions to St.Basile. They will nicknamed the Grizzlies.
#012-June 5th,2003-The GOHL league office approves the purchase and relocation of the Norfolk Elephant Riders by Sylvain Fink. The team will play in Rouyn-Noranda and will be nicknamed the Copper Throwers.
#012-June 6th,2003-The GOHL league office approves the purchase and relocation of the Huntsville Hurricanes by Sylvain Dallaire . The team will play in Montreal and will be nicknamed the Scarecrows.
#013-June 7th,2003-The GOHL league office approves the purchase and relocation of the Wisconsin Cheesemen by Doug Boehler, who will retain a 25% ownership in the Hillsborough Destroyers. Doug will move the team to Bangor and there nickname will be the Bruisers. Doug will have one year to sell his limited ownership in the Destroyers and the league office must approve any deals between the two teams.
#014-June 8th,2003-The GOHL league office approves an aid package for the Bangor Bruisers, due to the poor management of the team by the previous ownership group. The Bangor Bruisers will receive $5,000,000 and two draft picks that may not be traded away. In the August 2003 draft they will be given a pick (24B) at the end of the first round. In August 2004 they will be given a pick (8B) after the eight none playoff teams spots have made there selections.
#015-June 9th,2003-The Bangor Bruisers release Jassen Cullimore ($100,000), Steve Duchesne ($500,000), Thomas Kloucek ($300,000), Dan Lacouture ($300,000), Paul Laus ($100,000), Jimmie Olvestad ($200,000) and Petr Tenkrat ($300,000) for a total buyout charge of $1,800,000.
#016-June 10th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers trade Greg de Vries, Andrei Zyuzin and #5NOR-2004 to the Bangor Bruisers for Ed Belfour and $750,000.
#017-June 11th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators trade Pierre Turgeon and #5BAY-2004 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for #4NOR-2003 and #2NOR-2004.
#018-June 12th,2003-The Bangor Bruisers purchase the contract of Radek Dvorak from the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for $750,000.
#019-June 13th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Todd Harvey and #1PSS-2003 to the Hamilton Tigers for #1HAM-2003.
#020-June 14th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers trade Jeff Halpern and $750,000 to the Laval Chiefs for Mike Ricci and Shayne Corson.
#021-June 15th,2003-The St.Basile Grizzlies trade Marc Savard and Raffi Torres to the Laval Chiefs for Jeff Halpern and $300,000.
#022-June 16th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows trade Darius Kasparaitis, Kris Draper, Bob Boughner and #2MTL-2003 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for J.S.Aubin, Tomas Vokoun, Patrice Brisebois, Michal Rozsival and #1VBA-2003.
#023-June 17th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers trade Pascal Dupuis, Sami Kapanen and #2MTL-2003 to the Montreal Scarecrows for Brendan Shanahan, Travis Green, Todd Warriner, Cory Cross, #4MTL-2003 and $1,000,000.
#024-June 18th,2003-The Forest City Claymores trade Jan Bulis, Andrei Markov and #2FOR-2003 to the Laval Chiefs for Daniel Sedin, Janne Niinimaa and #2LAV-2003.
#025-June 21st,2003-The Okanagan Selects trade Trevor Letowski and Chris Osgood to the Manchester Storm for Cory Stillman and Jamie Storr.
#026-June 23rd,2003-The Hamilton Tigers trade #1PSS-2003 to the Forest City Claymores for #2BAN-2003 and #1ORO-2004.
#027-July 9th, 2003-The St.Basile Grizzlies trade Eric Daze to the Prairie State Stingers for JP Dumont and Steve Reinprecht.
#028-July 10th,2003-The Vegas Black Aces trade Tyler Arnason and Sandy McCarthy to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for Mike Johnson and Chris Neil.
#029-July 11th,2003-The Okanagan Selects sign free agent Kelly Buchberger.
#030-July 12th,2003-The Philadelphia Express sign free agent Murray Baron. The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers receive #4PEX-2003 and $200,000 as compensation.
#031-July 13th,2003-The Prairie State Stingers sign free agent Tyler Arnason. The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers receive #1PEX-2004, #2PEX-2004, Rem Murray and $451,500 as compensation.
#032-July 14th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows sign free agent Tony Amonte. The Vegas Black Aces receive #1MTL-2004, #2MTL-2004 and $490,000 as compensation.
#033-July 18th,2003-The Reading Snipers sign free agent Brett Hedican. The St. Basile Grizzlies receive #2AUR-2003, #3HIL-2003 and $400,000 as compensation.
#034-July 19th,2003-The Vegas Black Aces trade Mariusz Czerkawski to the Reading Snipers for Tyson Nash.
#035-July 20th,2003-The St.Basile Grizzlies trade Mike Mottau to the Reading Snipers for $350,000.
#036-July 21st,2003-The Orono Blizzard sign free agent Adam Deadmarsh. The Vegas Black receive #1ORO-2003, #2ORO-2004, $455,000 and Artem Chubarov as compensation.
#037-July 22nd,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators trade Brian Leetch to the Vegas Black Aces for Ossi Vaananen, #1ORO-2003 and #1VBA-2004.
#038-July 24th,2003-The Arkansas Mockingbirds trade Radim Vrbata and $200,000 to the St.Basile Grizzlies for Brenden Morrow.
#039-July 25th,2003-The Valleyfield Aliens sign free agent Joey Juneau. The Laval Chiefs receive #3VAL-2004 and $500,000.
#040-July 26th,2003-The Reading Snipers sign free agent Oleg Kvasha. The Bangor Bruisers receive #3PSS-2003, #3OKA-2003 and $308,000 as compensation.
#041-July 27th,2003-The St.Basile Grizzlies trade #2STB-2003 and #3HIL-2003 to the Reading Snipers for $1,000,000.
#042-July 28th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers sign free agent Brett Hull. The Brooklyn Railsplitters receive #1RCT-2004, #2RCT2003, $400,000 and Rem Murray as compensation.
#043-July 29th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers trade Lubomir Sekeras, Yannik Tremblay, #2NEW-2003 and $1,000,000 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for Darius Kasparaitis.
#044-July 29th,2003-The Austin Express sign free agent Jamie Langenbrunner. The Somers Maple Leafs receive Craig Conroy and #1AUS-2004 as compensation.
#045-July 30st,2003-The St.Basile Grizzlies trade #3STB-2004 and #4STB-2004 to the Manchester Storm for Martin Gelinas.
#046-July 30th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers sign free agent Jaromir Jagr. The Prairie State Stingers receive #1RCT-2003, #1VBA-2003, #1PSS-2004, #2PSS-2004 and Ville Nieminen as compensation.
#047-July 31st,2003-The Bangor Bruisers trade Andre Roy and $1,500,000 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for Andrew Brunette and eric Rasmussen.
#048-July 31st,2003-The Manchester Storm trade Andrew Cassels and $1,750,000 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for Jeff O'Neill.