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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 #5RCT-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 #1PSS-2004, #2PSS-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-2003 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.

#049-August 1st,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs trade Luke Richardson and #1AUS-2004 to the Vegas Black Aces for Richard Matvichuk, #2VBA-2004 and #3VBA-2004.

#050-August 2nd,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows trade Tommy Salo and Hal Gill to the St.Basile Grizzlies for Jeff Hackett, Danny Markov and Jayson Williams.

#051-August 2nd,2003-The Arkansas Mockingbirds trade Eric Cole to the St.Basile Grizzlies for Matt Cooke and Luc Robitaille.

#052-August 3rd,2003-The Orono Blizzard trade Mathieu Biron to the Vegas Black Aces for Artem Chubarov.

#053-August 3rd,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs sign free agent Scott Mellanby. The Montreal Scarecrows receive #3VBA-2003, Jarkko Ruuttu and $240,000 as compensation.

#054-August 4th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Taylor Pyatt to the St.Basile Grizzlies for Radim Vrbata.

#055-August 4th,2003-The Forest City Claymores sign free agent Rob Niedermayer. The Prairie State Stingers receive #2OKA-2003, #2FOR-2004 and $350,000 as compensation.

#056-August 5th,2003-The Newmarket Nightmare trade Eric Brewer to the Orono Blizzard for Miroslav Satan, #3ORO-2004 and #4ORO-2003.

#057-August 6th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators sign free agent Keith Primeau. The Manchester Storm receive Mike Dunham, #2BAY-2003 and $600,000.

#058-August 10th,2003-The Reading Snipers sign free agent Sami Pahlsson. The Orono Blizzard receive #2STB-2003, #3RDS-2004, Sheldon Keefe and $320,000 as compensation.

#059-August 17th,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs trade Henrik Sedin and John Grahame to the Forest City Claymores for Slava Kozlov and #3FOR-2003.

#060-August 18th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators sign free agent Turner Stevenson. The Prairie State Stingers receive #4RCT-2003.

#061-August 19th,2003-The Winnipeg Mosquitoes sign free agent Steve Rucchin. The Newmarket Nightmare receive #1BRK-2003, #3BRK-2003, Jaroslav Bednar and #504,000 as compensation.

#062-August 20th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers sign free agent Jaroslav Spacek. The Manchester Storm receive Todd Warriner, #3RCT2003, #3RCT-2004 and $308,000 as compensation.

#063-August 23rd,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs sign free agent Jayson Williams. The Montreal Scarecrows receive Jonas Hoglund, #2VBA-2003, #3VBA2004 and $350,000 as compensation.

#064-August 24th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows sign free agent Alexie Zhamnov. The Okanagan Selects receive Brad May, #1VBA-2003, #3VBA-2004 and $480,000 as compensation.

#065-August 25th,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs sign free agent Danius Zubrus. The Forest City Claymores receive Steve Thomas, #1SOM2004, #2SOM-2003 and $532,000 as compensation.

#066-August 26th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers sign free agent Oleg Tverdovsky. The Forest City Claymores receive #1HAM2004 as compensation.

#067-August 27th,2003-The Reading Snipers sign free agent Roman Turek. The Brooklyn Railsplitters receive Lubos Bartecko, #1RDS-2004, #3HIL-2003 and $480,000 as compensation. 

#068-August 28th,2003-The Winnipeg Mosquitoes sign free agent Sergei Zholtok. The Okanagan Selects receive Chris Clark, #2WIN-2003, #2WIN-2004 and $459,000 as compensation.

#069-August 29th,2003-The Hillsborough Destroyers trade #5HIL-2003  to the Manchester Storm for $200,000.

#070-August 30th,2003-The Okanagan Selects trade #2WIN-2003 to the Manchester Storm for Toni Lydman and $250,000.

#071-August 31st,2003-The Hamilton Tigers release Jiri Dopita ($100,000) and Chris McAllister ($100,000) for a total of $200,000.

#072-August 31st,2003-The Okanagan Selects trade Toni Lydman, #1VBA-2003 and #2WIN-2004 to The Forest City Claymores for Janne Niinimaa and #3FOR-2004.

#073-September 1st,2003-The Hamilton Tigers release Glen Metropolit for $100,000.

#074-September 2nd,2003-The Hillsborough Destroyers trade Tim Connolly and #1AUS-2003 to the Laval Chiefs for Jan Bulis and #2FOR2003.

#075-September 3rd,2003-Due to a free agent oversight Rico Fata and Petr Schastlivy will remain property of the Orono Blizzard. Both receive one year $100,000 contracts.

#076-September 3rd,2003-The Manchester Storm trade #1MAN-2003 (pick#8) to the Forest City Claymores for #1PSS-2003 (pick #17),  #1OKA-2003 (pick#23) and #2AUS-2003.

#077-September 3rd,2003-The Vegas Black Aces trade #2PEX-2003 and #2PSS-2003 to the Forest City Claymores for #1HAM-2004.

#078-September 4th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Jeff Jillson to the St.Basile Grizzlies for Erik Cole.

#079-September 5th,2003-The Philadelphia Express release Anders Eriksson for $200,000.

#080-September 6th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers trade #1NEW2004 to the Hillsborough Destroyers for #2HIL2003.

#081-September 7th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows release Petr Svoboda for $400,000.

#082-September 8th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Olli Jokinen to the Montreal Scarecrows for Chris Drury.

#083-September 9th,2003-The Reading Snipers release Chris Neilson for $300,000 and Jamie Wright for $300,000 for total charge of $600,000.

#084-September 10th,2003-The Okanagan Selects trade trade Jamal Mayers, Stephane Quintal and Shane Hnidy to the Arkansas Mockingbirds for #2ARK-2003.

#085-September 11th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers release Daniel Corso for $300,000.

#086-September 11th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows release JS Aubin for $900,000.

#087-September 11th,2003-The Forest City Claymores trade Steve Thomas to the St.Basile Grizzlies for $50,000.

#088-September 11th,2003-The Orono Blizzard release Trent Whitfield ($100,000), Marion Cisar ($300,000) and  Ian Moran ($100,000) for a total charge of $500,000.

#089-September 11th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows trade #3MTL-2003 to the Vegas Black Aces for #4VBA-2004 pick and $500,000.

#090-September 12th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers claim JS Aubin off waivers and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#091-September 12th,2003-The Forest City Claymores release Juraj Kolnik for $120,000.

#092-September 12th,2003-The Quasqueton Sasquatch trade #3QUA-2004 to the Hamilton Tigers for #3LAV-2003.

#093-September 12th,2003-The Orono Blizzard release Ronald Petrovicky for $117,000.

#094-September 13th,2003-The Reading Snipers claim Ronald Petrovicky and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#095-September 13th,2003-The Reading Snipers release Petr Skudra for $200,000.

#096-September 13th,2003-The Philadelphia Express release Vitali Yachmenev for $200,000.

#097-September 14th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators claim Petr Skudra and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#098-September 14th,2003-The Bay Somers Maple Leafs claim Vitali Yachmenev and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#099-September 14th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators release Darren Van Impe ($300,000), Dave Lowry ($100,000) and Herbert Vasiljevs ($200,000) for a total charge of  $600,000.

#100-September 14th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers release Frederick Olausson for $500,000.

#101-September 15th,2003-The Valleyfield Aliens release Denis Hamel ($100,000) and Jody Hull ($150,000) for a total charge of $250,000.

#102-September 15th,2003-The Bangor Bruisers trade #3NEW-2003 to the Laval Chiefs for #3LAV-2004 and #6LAV-2003.

#103-September 15th,2003-The Valleyfield Aliens release Rene Corbet ($175,000), Ryan Johnson ($400,000), Mike Richter ($800,000) and Ladislav Benysek ($300,000) for a total charge of $1,675,000.

#104-September 15th,2003-The Montreal Scarecrows release Igor Korolev for $100,000.

#105-September 16th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers claim Mike Richter and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#106-September 16th,2003-The Manchester Storm claim Ryan Johnson and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#107-September 16th,2003-The Laval Chiefs trade Martin Prusek and #5LAV-2003 to the Bangor Bruisers for Kevin Weekes and $350,000.

#108-September 16th,2003-The Manchester Storm release Jason Strudwick ($100,000) and Todd Warriner ($200,000) for total charge of $300,000.

#109-September 16th,2003-The Reading Snipers release Serge Aubin for $200,000.

#110-September 17th,2003-The Philadelphia Express release Toby Peterson for $300,000.

#111-September 17th,2003-The Hamilton Tigers release Steve Kariya for $100,000.

#112-September 17th,2003-The Bangor Bruisers trade #4BAN-2004, #5LAV-2003, #6LAV-2003 and $250,000 to the Hillsborough Destroyers for #4HIL-2003.

#113-September 18th,2003-The Quasqueton Sasquatch release Alexei Tezikov for $500,000.

#114-September 18th,2003-The Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers release Tomi Kallio for $300,000.

#115-September 19th,2003-The Newmarket Nightmare release Dmitri Yuskevich for $800,000.

#116-September 20th,2003-The Manchester Storm release Ryan Johnson for $100,000.

#117-September 20th,2003-The Somers Maple Leafs claim Dmitri Yuskevich and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#118-September 21st,2003-The Newmarket Nightmare trade #4ORO-2003 to the Orono Blizzard for #4ORO-2004.

#119-September 21nd,2003-The Brooklyn Railsplitters release Mike Sullivan for $100,000.

#120-September 22nd,2003-The Quasqueton Sasquatch release Patrick Traverse for $100,000.

#121-September 22rd,2003-The Manchester Storm release Richard Smehlik for $200,000.

#122-September 23rd,2003-The Bangor Bruisers claim Richard Smehlik and sign him to a one year, $100,000 contract.

#123-September 23rd,2003-The Orono Blizzard release J.F. Damphousse for $200,000.

#124-September 27th,2003-The Bay Ridge Predators release Jon Sim for $200,000.

#125-October 16th,2003-The Orono Blizzard trade Riku Hahl and $600,000 to the Rouyn-Noranda Copper Throwers for Jared Aulin.