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Hey there!

Out of curiosity, is this wiki dead or something?

Thanks! Edit

It's amazing how building a wiki from scratch is a huge task! It seems like there's an endless amount of things to do... It's a challenge I like though and a subject that passionates me.

I took the liberty to create some primitive guidelines, help pages and other similar pages so any potential newcomer who doesn't come from Wikipedia isn't completely lost. They're sooo draft though, I'm not sure how much helpful they can be. Plus, the forums in the embryo of the Community portal don't work. I don't know how to fix them. I tried several things without much luck, I'll have to study similar structures elsewhere I guess.

I know a couple of forums where there are many very knowledgeable people who would become powerful additions to this project should they want to join. I'll have to contribute over there and post a lot with a link to here in my sig and try to promote the project over there. Other than that, we'll have to try to make ourselves well seen. I'm not really sure how though, but sure thing is, those like-minded people you mention won't materialize out of thin air, I'm afraid.

That said, thanks for your words of encouragement. I've got many of ideas to make this wiki huge, complete and accurate - we just need to succeed in attracting and keeping the right kind of people. And to be ready to roll up our sleeves and work :)

Yannzgob 06:07, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Quick addion Edit

I just added a link to the NHL hockey section on ArmchairGM.com They also have other hockey leagues at http://armchairgm.com/mwiki/index.php?title=Ice_Hockey_Leagues#North_America

I hope you don't view it as spam - they were recently acquired by Wikia and it might be a really fun place for you to talk about canadian hockey. You might even want to move your wiki there.

Gil (talk) 04:13, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Anniversary Edit

A new F.A.? Sure, why not? I kinda wonder if anyone would notice, though lol. Besides of the vandal episodes, we didn't get much signs of visitors; plus, our articles aren't even listed on google. The wiki as a whole is, but individual articles aren't. That's nothing to help us... I gotta check if anything can be done about that. We should aim at getting a third contributor by IHW's second birthday :D There isn't much on fr.wikipedia's ice hockey project for obvious reasons, but do you think this wiki might trigger some interest among contributors of the english one?

Oh, by the way, I'd say the Chicoutimi Sagueneens would make a nice featured article. But they're my favs, so my opinion is not impartial at all :)

Yannzgob 06:17, 23 June 2007 (UTC)


Interested in Discussing this wiki... Edit

I am interested in speaking to the operator of this wiki. I am interested in starting a US Ice Hockey wiki. Perhaps we should pool our resources.

Let me know. Send me an email at kevleininger@yahoo.com.

kevin

Why don't you just come join us? I think we need some American Hockey input. DMighton 17:30, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Cool to see an influx of new articles I have nothing to do with ;) --Yannzgob 03:48, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

HelpEdit

See Help talk:Contents. Robin Patterson 01:18, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Washington league Edit

Sorry. Just delete it I guess. It was AfD so I thought of saving it here. Unfortunately, I can't find sources. My apologies Soxrock 21:58, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

American College Hockey Edit

Yes, that's definitely something we should get here. It makes no sense to have a wiki going in depth about hockey but leaving NCAA and all aside... you'll drop the creator of that wiki an email, or we just begin to add related stuff over here?

On an unrelated note, I think we should try to re-design our main page...--Yannzgob 00:42, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Awesome!! Now there's much categorizing/IHWing to do on the new pages, but that's a lesser evil. Indeed, hopefully the folks at CHW will join us here. We sure need to have more people editing stuff...
Things really begin to shape up into something nice here :) --Yannzgob 16:21, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

College Hockey WikiEdit

Hi DMighton. I think it's an excellent idea to merge the two wikis. I'm going to import the content from there to here, email anyone who had edited the old wiki, and then redirect chw.wikia here. See this page for a list of the content that will be imported. There was only one page title which clashed, and I've put that at Merge:National Collegiate Athletic Association so it can be merged with National Collegiate Athletic Association from the college hockey wiki or deleted. Angela@fandom (talk) 08:08, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Busy times... Edit

Hey Devan,

yeah, I've been quite busy those past couple of weeks... not that much with Christmas than with the last exams of the semester and my new girlfriend... and now, to make things worse, my computer chose that time of the year to die... so I guess that, even though I have loads of time to work on IHW, I won't quite be around for a couple more weeks, I'm afraid.

Well, I'll use this occasion to wish you a Merry Christmas (though Christmas is quite nearly over now!) and a Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2008! --Yannzgob 03:06, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Hiyas Edit

I am DustStorm from the southern state of Alabama, USA. I have been editing and adding Lower level hockey league articles to Wikipedia until recently when I was told that my articles were an "indiscriminate collection of statistics" and determined by them as not acceptable. I was hoping to find them a good home here as they are going to delete them from Wikipedia.

I am primarily right know working on all teams, seasons and players for the Huntsville Alabama teams (ECHL Blast, SHL-CHL-SEHL Channel Cats, CHL Tornado and Currently SPHL Havoc) and later expanding to the other teams in the SPHL. To help me start can you give me a list or a link to the templates you use on this site? Also if I give credit can I copy or reference Templates that I have used on Wikipedia? Stuff that I have created I will copy over because, well I made them. Thanks for providing this little area on the internet that we can post are interests for the enjoyment of others. DustStorm 17:35, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for the offer. I didn't intend to make it sound like I just wanted to use this wiki for rejected content for Wikipedia. But that my items were being deleted and I didn't want all my work to go to waste or any of my ideas I had to expand. Finding this wiki has given me the opportunity to keep my planes. I have added one of my old articles for testing. Sorry I should of made it a sandbox. I will use it to get the templates in place and working. Thank you again for this opportunity.

DustStorm 03:13, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Problem report Edit

Well, indeed, I didn't create the page for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk (I will after posting this reply), therefore reporting a problem for it is rather dumb... maybe he accidentally clicked the link, or just wanted to act silly. Seeing as the guy was banned afterward, I suppose there's no reason to ponder too much over the report...

By the way I'm finally back, with a new laptop set up and working perfectly. I guess I'll be on an editing blitz this afternoon :) --Yannzgob 17:48, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

SIHR Edit

Question: Do either of you two (you or Yannzgob) know anything about the "SIHR - Society for International Hockey Research"? I have thought about joining for there database information but was hoping to get somebody else’s opinion first. DustStorm 19:02, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Backgrounds and colour themes revamp... Edit

Yeah, I still consider doing so, though I admit I don't quite know where to start nor where to find better free pics to use (and would need a little while to search around for the codes to make these changes come true). I've been considering a theme of light blues, as it's a winter sport. I like the idea of an ice background, though this one we have here isn't the best; I suppose taking an actual pic of an indoor facility where people have skated for a little while, with say, part of the red (or blue) line crossing, would be neat, mabe even an overview of the whole ice surface, pictured from a seat high up in a crowded large-seater. But then maybe a more sober plain background would do the trick better...? I'd like to slightly modify the tabs at the top of each page so they have rounded corners and a different colour than the body of the page, as well as take a different colour when clicked and when not. If the boxes on the left side could be shaped and grimmed into an ice rink, that'd be pretty good I think. And I could sure take a pic of a real puck to replace this MS Paint'ed one (I confess...). Changing the fonts, the colour of the links... It's not the potential that lacks.

They sure have done one heck of a great job over there at the Star Trek wiki, and Wookiepedia (http://starwars.wikia.com/) have somehow completely disassembled the default wiki setup into something of their own. How they did so puzzles me and is way beyond my abilities, abilities that are, quite honestly, limited to "nick" codes from elsewhere and modifying them to fit here.

If you have any idea to throw in, don't hesitate eh! Two brains work better than a single.

Oh, and we need a real logo, too. --Yannzgob 04:20, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, I made a first attempt with new colours, can you see it? Tell me what you think. I have a hard time finding adequate colours for the links though, they always either flash too much or blend in too much... Any idea? --Yannzgob 22:24, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Aaah, awesome!! I love it! Couldn't be more authentic and efficient. It's adopted as far as I'm concerned! And I think I've found a solution to my link colour problems. Things are progressing nicely today! --Yannzgob 22:47, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Super! This place looks much greater than it did. Do we leave the current background or make it the same colour than the boxes of the main page? I've finally sorted out my link colour problem, new one doesn't blend so well with the grey, but the current set up of the main page is temporary, I've got some idea for a complete redesign. I've thought of leaving the featured article box untouched and replace all others by smaller rectangluar boxes introducing and linking to portals related to a theme within the Wiki (i.e. an NHL portal, a CHL portal, a Junior portal, NCAA, Olympics, Elitserien, etc.). Those boxes would be at the right of the featured article's, and under it. They wouldn't be very large, would all have a little picture on a side, a link to the portal and a brief one-line description of the portal's purpose. Then each portal would be similar to Wikipedia's with essential links and, when we have people willing to maintain them, news and stuff. I think that'd be a nice addition. What do you think? --Yannzgob 23:15, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Amajinnang Edit

I was wondering if you know or ever heard of Amajinnang, Ontario? There is a former player that played here for eight seasons but I never been able to figure out were Amajinnang was. DustStorm 05:46, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

New main page Edit

Hi Devan,

have a look at what I've done here and tell me if you like. That's what our new main page might look like after revamping. Though not very different from what we have now, I think this way it's easier to browse around and to focus on one particular topic. --Yannzgob 00:36, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Done for the Hockey Canada and Hockey USA logos; I added a portal for the Allan Cup and other amateur competitions, as well as one about medias and culture. It's always easy to add or merge portals as needed. I'm off to create the basic layout of the portals. --Yannzgob 02:31, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Done for the portal, though I'm a bit skeptical about it - it means the American junior has to go but canadian junior stays (BTW, the Canadian junior hockey portal is created, feel free to use it and edit it). Canadian universitary can go in canadian junior, while NCAA and junior american go in junior american... that's how I initially thought of it. But I can just replace the american junior portal by a Collegiate and Universitary, and bring back the NCAA logo instead of USA Hockey's. In the end I don't really mind, after all it's not my speciality and it therefore isn't a section I will work on much.
For the blue on grey, I modified the thing so both clicked and unclicked links are the same colour, light blue, thus solving the problems of readability of the darker blue on the dark grey background. Unless people think it's a necessity to have a separate colour for clicked links, I think we're finally done with the colour troubles. --Yannzgob 19:01, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Images Edit

I have some images of some past trading cards from the Huntsville Channel Cats (team and league now defunct). Can these be used on the player pages? If there is no copyright on the card itself and the team or league no longer exists, is it legal to use it to illustrate that player? I would post the whole card. You have any thoughts? DustStorm 19:33, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Browser issues... Edit

Well, I was wrong, refreshing browsers with Firefox is actually Shift+Ctrl+R. That said, it wouldn't change much... as in the end, the wiki is truly totally different between IE and Firefox. I just installed the latter to see for myself and almost none of the changes I made show in Firefox. In IE, the articles have a blue background, the default font colour is white, the gray of the boxes is slightly lighter than this one, the blue of the links is lighter and doesn't change colour after having been clicked and the red of the broken links is somewhat purplish; also, the very background of the wiki is a gray similar to that on the left end of the logo. In other words, all the changes I made seem to be incompatible with Firefox (I have uploaded a screenshot here). I left a question on Wikia's help forum the answers have not so far been extremely helpful. I think I'll just go sneak around on Memory Alpha or something to see how they tackled the problem, if they have... --Yannzgob 18:57, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Loool after seeing how it looked like on Firefox, I can understand how I must have passed for tasteless!! Good news is, I managed to fix the whole thing, and it now works equally well on IE AND Firefox. I have absolutely no idea of what was wrong about it though, I just downloaded the program they recommended me over there @ wikia, pasted in it all the changes I had made to the css, added a couple of unrelated things, put it back in and after a couple of tries... ta-daaa! Right colours, right design, right everything. Damn computer programming.
So now everything looks as it should, there may be a couple more little things I could add (like, colours and rounded corners for the tabs at the top of the articles) but for the time being, I'm not really like going into the looooooooooong css files of the bigger and nicer wikis, there are other things to work on around here, such as labels to put on article pages that would associate them to their mother portal and link to it; there's a nifty little code to steal from Wikipedia that somehow manages to count how many articles are affiliated to each portal that I'd like to have here, new articles, etc. So, the overall design will not change again for a while :)
I guess that absorbing the NHL wiki would indeed be a nice step ahead, but the thing is, unlike the NCAA wiki, this one is still relatively active, last edit goes back to a week (that might give us some more contributors, though) - not sure whether they'd let us absorb something still alive. But all they've done is copying/pasting the Wikipedia articles related to the NHL to their site, so I don't know... that's a bit weak. --Yannzgob 00:33, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry but I'm still having different color issues. I am giving you a screenshot that show what I'm trying to talk about. When I'm in IE the table show a white and blue striped table but when looked at with Firefox it is white and a dark gray (I would like to have the white and blue striped table for both). The code is shown below, help me out what am I doing wrong? Article:2007-08 Huntsville Havoc Season
{|class="wikitable" width="100%" border="1" Style="color: black"
|- align="center"  bgcolor="#dddddd" 
! Date
! Player
! Record / Award
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| November 24, 2007
| Justin Keller (@ Columbus)
| Most Points in a game: 6 Justin Keller vs Columbus 11/24/07 †
|- bgcolor="99ccff"
| November 26, 2007
| Justin Keller
| Sherwood Player of the Week (November 18-24, 2007)
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| January 18, 2008 <br />-> ...
| Team Streak
| Most Losses in a season (Streak): 7 (as January 31, 2008) † <br /><small>[League record 9 Pee Dee (2005-06)]</small>
|- bgcolor="99ccff"
| January 10, 2008 <br />-> ...
| Team Streak
| Most Road Losses in a season (Streak): 8 (as January 31, 2008) † <br /><small>[League record 9 Winston-Salem (2004-05)]</small>

Thanks for your help DustStorm 05:35, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

I found a fix (for now) if I put the name of the color in place of the hex then it shows the same in both IE and Firefox. Maybe Firefox reads hex color codes differently than IE? I put a color chart in my sandbox it has all the names and hexadecimal for a "lot" of different colors. Thanks again for your help DustStorm 16:26, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Under construction Edit

Take a look at this:

Under Construction This article page or section is in the middle of an expansion or major revamping, and is not yet ready for use.

How's that look. DustStorm 19:35, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Skins color Edit

Ok, i maybe managed to find a part of the answer about my problems with the colors : Some pages edited includes hard coded background colors (this one in particular : #2e2e33) which won't change with a skin change, rendering the page unreadable, depending on the base font color of the skin.

It would be a good idea to avoid that kind of editing habit in the future (mine included). What do you think about it?

NHL Wiki Edit

Well, since it appears to be that inactive, then indeed I think it's a good idea to attempt the merger. My apprehensions the last time was that it looked to be still active and that Angela wouldn't have allowed the move anyway, but now, it seems likelier. Let's go for it! --Yannzgob 21:23, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

I can do that. BTW, is the skin that awful? Though it's not finished yet (I'm getting busier and busier with school), it kinda seems everyone complains about its readability and everything... --Yannzgob 21:37, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
(sorry for crashing into your conversation) Yes, the skin is pretty awful. :) Light text on a dark background is kind of hard to read. There is a reason why 98% of websites today use dark text on light backgrounds. If you like ice hockey colors, you migth try a background color that mimics ice: white with a little bit of blue in it. --Boivie 22:05, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Background Edit

Well, how to get the puck logo back is what I've been wondering for a little while now (though I paused my search to go send a message to the lone user of NHL Wiki, Thai420, as suggested by Angela). How did you change the logo in the first place? I suppose that there must be some cache somewhere that needs to be refreshed, or some line somewhere that hasn't been changed still refers to good ol' Eddie... the thing is to find out where it is. --Yannzgob 03:04, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

I spent well over one hour this afternoon trying to get the logo to work, as well as a few lines I nicked from Wookieepedia to have a picture in the background of the header (i.e. a view of the inside of the ScotiaBank Place) and get rid of the misfitting brown colours. Nothing worked even though it was copy-paste from Wookieepedia... Damn I hate computer languages!! Good idea to put the real logo on the main though. That'll compensate 'till we find how to sort this out... --Yannzgob 22:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Den Haag Wolves Edit

Do you know where I can find some background information on the Den Haag Wolves. All I can find is it is a team in Holland. DustStorm 19:44, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes I saw the information on hockydb.com (should have told you that earlyer) but I'm trying to find out what the league is and if it is junor or considered professional. I don't know a lot about Europen Leagues and Teams. I seached for the team in Google and found there home page and had google translate it but it didn't have any background on the team or league. I'll continue to look other places. Thanks for your help. DustStorm 20:23, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Common.css Edit

Hi there! I'm busy moving some deleted lists of NHL playoff series from the English Wikipedia, here's the first. Unfortunately, the table ends up looking a lot uglier than it does on Wikipedia. I'm pretty sure this is because Wikipedia's Common.css contains a pretty "wikitable" class, while our Common.css seems to be empty. Any chance you could add that stuff to our Common.css? DVasi 14:39, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Just a ping so you notice the continuing discussion on my talk page DVasi 06:45, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Brackets Edit

I'll take a look at it. You want just a two teams bracket. Team1 plays Team2 then Winner? DustStorm 18:49, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

I made a change to your template Template:2TeamBracket if this is not what you are looking for you can do an "undo" back to your original template. What I did was use the four team bracket and changed everything that you didn’t want to see to white. That is how I made my 6 team bracket. So this bracket will only work on a white background. DustStorm 19:46, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, 2nd try. Look at it now.
I removed the "|" symbol that was in the box where the 1st team name went. Hope this works for you. Let me know if you need help on any others. Brackets are hard to work. DustStorm 15:01, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Congrats!Edit

Hey, DMighton - I'm Shawn, a Helper from Wikia on the Sports and Hobbies hub - just wanted to let you know that your achievement on hitting 5,000 pages is fantastic! That's just amazing, and sets a great exapmle of what someone can do on Wikia. So again, congrats, and keep up the great work! Shawn (talk) 17:07, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Women's hockeyEdit

Yeah, they're really separate teams, but I'm also not eager to split all the ones we currently have just for the sake of splitting them. Considering the current state of most college hockey articles, we'd end up with dozens of pairs of articles with substantially similar content. If there are any team articles that have extensive information on one gender's team or the other, then we can look at splitting them on a case-by-case basis. (In the case of a split, as an aside, I would prefer disambiguating both teams, rather than just the women.) Powers 18:06, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not saying one way or another, but we'd have to give some thought to how much of the information we wanted to duplicate between the two articles. Powers 20:37, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Canadian University Hockey Edit

Dear Devan,

You list the OUA as having its first season in 1903 but my research tells me that the Ontario teams played in what was then called the senior series of the Canadian Intercollegiate Hockey union or CIHU. The name OUA came much, much later.

Where did you get your information? I am also curious about the source of Intermediat intercollegiate league (actually series). You list the years, have you any record of league standings or at least who played in the league each season? I have been going to individual institutions' records to try to piece together an overall history but it is "hit and miss" to say the least. Your overall listing is interesting, but I am curious to know the source so that I can substantiate the material I have and, if possible, do further research within each member institution.

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give. Sincerely, P.J. Kennedy


Qood question P.J.,
95% of our University research is done by Mr. Dave Clamen... who I will direct to this question. He has access to many of the major newspapers through the Toronto Public Library and sometimes through the National Archives... his work is incredible. He would probably be able to answer your question. DMighton 21:49, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello P.J.

You are basically right about the name of the league. It was just that the OUA seasons were already set up so in a fit of laziness I used them instead of starting up a new set of articles. The name was actually something like the CIHU or CIAU.

There is some logic to using the OUA since it is a direct descendent of these leagues.

My sources. I would have to look up specifics for a given season but I got them from the Toronto Public Library. They have microfilm copies of newspapers from London, Windsor, Hamilton, Kingston, Ottawa, and Montreal besides, of course, Toronto. I have gone through all of them picking out scores, standings and the like for not only intercollegiate but also senior, intermediate, and junior hockey.

I have tried to get some stuff from member colleges but it has been unsuccessful. There is some on the internet but I have already gotten most of it from newspapers.

The coverage for intermediate level intercollegiate was, for the most part, poor. Only Kingston would always list the annual RMC - Queens series. A lot of it I had to piece together from the various newspapers and build the standings.

I also have some junior-level intercollegiate (NOT the OHA junior) which I have not put on the Wiki yet.

If you would like to get hold of me without using up Devon's space, my name is fanofpucks,

Fanofpucks 22:05, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Hi, Devan! I have a question for you and Yann -- I'm hoping you can give me some insight. I work for Wikia, and I've been trying to figure something out about sports wikis.

As you guys know, it's really hard to get a new wiki off the ground -- it takes tons of work and persistence. You guys have been building up this wiki for a long time, and you've written 10,000 pages. You've got a great team of people here, working together really well.

So, what I'm curious about is -- Why is that so rare for sports wikis? There's only a handful of sports wikis that get any kind of community at all. There are a lot of people who want to start wikis about video games or cartoons, but we hardly ever see people like you guys on Wikia, showing up with a passion for writing about sports. You guys both showed up in 2006, and you've been steadily working away on this wiki for years now. So if the two of you exist -- where are the other sports fans?

That's a super vague question, but I'm hoping you guys have some thoughts. Is there something different about sports fans that makes them not as interested in collecting information the way that you guys do? And if there is -- then where did you guys come from? :)

I'd appreciate hearing any thoughts you have about it... -- Danny@fandom (talk) 01:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

interwiki link Edit

Hello there,

I'm just letting the administrators know that there is a Russian Ice Hockey Wiki w:c:ru.IceHockey please make the appropriate change.HotDice Roller Derby WikiSoap Opera Wiki 01:44, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

I think what HotDice is trying to say is make a link exchange between the English and Russian languages of Ice Hockey Wiki. What about the wikias that are team oriented like Pittsburgh Penguins Wiki, Atlanta Thrashers Wiki, and New Jersey Devils Wiki? These sites are willing to link and promote this wikia if this wikia promotes them? Sundogs E-Wrestling Encyclopedia | Soap Operas Wiki 00:36, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
What I am saying is that I haven't the slightest clue how to link them. As far as I know, we are not opposed to linking with them... although I think we'd prefer them to join us and expand our scope... but I am not the technical prowess guy around here... maybe User:Yannzgob would be better inclined for this kind of thing. He is a fellow admin. I mostly focus on expanding content and blocking vandals. DMighton 01:34, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, them joining would be the best, but in this very case, I think IHW and the Russian IHW could very well closely cooperate while still having a fair level of independence. You know how on Wikipedia every article lists on the left side menu links to the equivalent article in other language Wikipediaes... I think we could implement the same thing here with our Russian friends - articles that we and they have should link together likewise, so that readers who feel more comfortable with Russian may switch to their article; likewise, if a Russian reader feels the Russian article is not complete enough for instance, he may very well switch to our Wiki through this link to see if there is more information available over here on the subject. Looking at their logo, I see there's much inspiration from us. We could in the future expand the process to IHWs in French (I could certainly initiate that one), Swedish, Finnish, German and so on, and not only be the reference for ice hockey in English, but be the reference in every language. There doesn't seem to have been much work done over there since the Wiki was created, so maybe we should wait a bit and see if there is a real will to build something or if the Wiki is going to slip into the up-for-adoption list very fast.
I'm not too sure how such linking is done, but I can investigate it, if you guys also think it might be a good idea; I have some free time today for the first time in a while. --Yannzgob 14:05, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Microfilms Edit

Hey Devan,

I can possibly have access to the main library in the city, as well as to that of the University Laval; certainly one of them, if not both, do carry the archives you need. I'm afraid that for this week at least, it would prove difficult at best to fit a visit in my schedule, but starting next, it should be possible to do something. I'll keep you informed. --Yannzgob 10:09, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

Quebec Jr. A Hockey League standingsEdit

Hey Devan, I had some free time today and dropped by the Laval University library. Good news, I could find most of what you need; however, the quality is often questionable. The coverage seems to be at best shitty prior to 1980-81, and the leagues looks to have had some teams play more games than others, which is just downright confusing when you don't know the background of the league. Bad news, I couldn't get anything for the 1977-78 season, as the newspaper seems to have been on strike 'til August 78. Maybe a smaller local newspaper would have covered the league better, I just don't know which. Good news is, the the University holds a surprisingly wide range of newspaper archives, so there might be something else for you in there. When I got more time, I'll try to find what kind of local newspapers there were back then in this region and see what's in them.

So - here is what I dug for you this afternoon.

1978-79 Quebec Jr A Hockey League
Regular season
1 Thetford Mines Fleurs de Lys            59  36  17   6  335  240   79
2 Joliette Cyclones                       60  28  28   4  338  251   60
3 Beauport Cascades                       59  27  27   5  318  302   59
4 La Tuque Loups                          60  27  29   4  286  342   54
5 Cap-de-la-Madeleine                     59  25  30   4  321  320   54
6 Sorel                                   59  23  35   1  235  313   47

There seems to be two missing games to this season, but the newspaper makes no mention of them ever being played and never published standings after this one.

  • Semi-finals 1: Beauport - La Tuque (1-6, 0-5, 6-4, 2-6)
  • Semi-finals 2: Thetford Mines - ??? (???)
  • Finals: La Tuque - Thetford Mines (???)
1979-80 Quebec Jr A Hockey League
Regular season
1 Joliette Cyclones                       38  24  10   4  258  166   52
2 Thetford Mines Fleurs de Lys            41  18  18   5  199  222   41
3 Beauport Cascades                       42  17  22   3  227  264   37
4 La Tuque Loups                          35  12  19   4  197  224   28

The newspaper makes mention of one more game to be played between Thetford Mines and La Tuque, but no result can be found.

1980-81 Quebec Jr A Hockey League
1 Pierrefonds                             48  36   9   4  313  181   74
2 Joliette Cyclones                       48  34  11  13  321  194   71
3 Thetford Mines Fleurs de Lys            46  17  24   5  261  299   39
4 Beloeil                                 48  13  30   5  220  298   31
5 Laprairie                               48   9  34  13  190  381   21

Thetford somehow played two games fewer than the others. I think they just folded two games before the end, considering the playoffs format.

Playoffs
Round-robin
  • Joliette 9-6 Beloeil
  • Pierrefonds 6-3 Joliette
  • Pierrefonds - Beloeil (Beloeil forfeited)
Finals (best-of-seven)
  • Joliette 5-2 Pierrefonds
  • Pierrefonds 6-7 Joliette
  • Joliette 4-6 Pierrefonds
  • Pierrefonds 2-10 Joliette
  • Joliette 6-5 Pierrefonds

There was nothing for the 1981-82 season, if it existed. I suppose that with the hypothetical folding of the Thetford Mines Fleurs de Lys, the newspaper just lost the only team left in the vicinity of Quebec City and stopped covering the league, since there was no more interest in it from the locals.

Hope it helped a bit, despite its questionable quality. --Yannzgob 00:52, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

No problem, it was quite fun actually to browse through those old newspaper archives that have my dear Nordiques covered extensively or have articles mentioning the merger of the WHA with the NHL or the unstoppable Wayne Gretzky closing in on 200 points all the time - great pieces of history :) It was also damn funny to see they went so far as to even preserving for posterity all the flyers that came with it everyday. Man, have food prices raised since then! I could sometimes grab some little extra stuff about the QJAHL by reading some smaller column in the sports section, sometimes they would even name well-performing players and the coach (of the Beauport Cascades of course, the rest of the league was just the rest of the league). But overall, the coverage was awful, except for the 1980-81 season, where I thought it was actually decently covered in the stats page, even though the columns no longer said a word about this league. For 1977-78, as per its location, I believe the University will have an easy access to any newspaper of the Quebec City area at the time. I have no clue what the people read here in 1978, besides of Le Soleil and Le Journal de Québec, the two classics. Looks like I'll be learning things again next time I go :)
Yeah, Joliette, Pierrefonds, Beloeil, La Prairie, those all are more or less closely associated to Montreal. Joliette, Beloeil and La Prairie are all within 50 km of Montreal, while Pierrefonds-Roxboro is a borough of of the metropolis. So searching in Montreal newspapers should yield results; indeed more local newspapers from Joliette for instance would probably provide a better coverage than anything originating from Montreal proper, as it will not have as many leagues to cover and will give much less weight to Montreal Canadiens headlines. Plus, the Cyclones seemed to be fairly succesful, so chances are the locals gave them a fair bit of attention (it was often mentioned that the Beauport Cascades games attracted between 1,000 and 1,300 spectators, if all the teams did as well at the gates...). I have no idea if the University keeps archives (or even paper copies) of L'Action, I'd have to give it a look. That may have to wait some more though, I'm afraid. I was surprised to find drawers full of microfilms of German magazines, so I guess there are some chances for more local things to be found in their archives. Definitely Montreal newspapers can be found at the library, the bigger ones (Journal de Montréal, La Presse, The Gazette, Le Devoir) have large circulations and are so to speak unavoidable. The smaller local ones... well, they're question marks at this point. --Yannzgob 04:46, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

NHL Revolution Edit

Look, nobody asked you to comment in the first place, so run along with your little friends and do your job, and I'll do mine. And BTW, I only used just one bad word. You're acting like I curse a lot on Wikia. MYOB.

X-Master 04:04, December 4, 2009 (UTC)Rocketman2462

It is my business to comment. Abusive language will not be tolerated. You had one warning, now you are blocked. DMighton 04:36, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Hello Devan Edit

Hi Devan,

My name is Dumitru and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Thank you for your welcome message and I wish you Happy Winter Holidays and many results in your activity.

I am CSS Bucuresti Junior Team coach and now we are on the third rank of Romania Championship. I am interesting by all the news with reference at specific ice hockey training winter and summer seasons. Thank you.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Devan, my computer crashed, lost all hockey info and your email address so please send me an email, so I have your address. Secondly, go to Manitoba, list of towns, Crystal City (one L). HockeyAl

Furby Edit

Hey, can you delete Talk:The Fox and the Hound and User:Furby100? Powers 16:05, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

And they are gone.... DMighton 16:32, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Suggestions Edit

Would it be alright to put the {{North American Minor Professional leagues portal}} into the pages discussion page instead of the bottom of the page. Also, I was wondering if it would be alright if we started to add videos to articles like I did in Wichita Thunder. Let me know what you think. Thanks, --Ilamb94 01:48, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah.... the Portal templates would be fine in the Talk Pages... I think so anyways. The videos are fine unless you are going to get us sued... lol... DMighton 05:10, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Alright, I will talk to some other users and see what they think about the portal templates and no I do not think the videos could get us sued. --Ilamb94 18:48, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
I doubt they will... I was just making a point. The person to ask about portals is Yannzgob. DMighton 20:23, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Summer cleaningEdit

Devan, you made a mistake while cleaning out the trash bin. International Hockey League (2007-present) was mistakenly added to the trash bin and was deleted could you restore the page? Thanks, --Ilamb94 19:55, July 25, 2010 (UTC)
Added more pages to the trash bin. Also I merged Category:Binghamton Rangers players to Category:Binghamton Rangers player per IHW guidelines. --Ilamb94 21:03, July 25, 2010 (UTC)


There already is an article International Hockey League (2007-) which is better. Also the "present" in the other article is misleading. That is why I put that article in the Trash Bin.Fanofpucks 01:17, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Both of you guys seem to like doing that stuff... maybe you guys could get together and discuss it... all you're doing is confusing me at this rate. DMighton 03:48, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Time to clean out the Trash Bin again. Do not want people using these category's anymore. Thanks, --Ilamb94 06:04, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

Wanted photosEdit

Is there any way that you can clean this up a bit by adding those with .svg and.ogg because I can't with my computer.

Fanofpucks 02:10, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

"Medical Articles"Edit

Hi D.

We have a lot of red links to injuries, sicknesses, and body parts. I was thinking of putting them all in a "Medical" category with very simple basic articles. Any thoughts?

Fanofpucks 01:40, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

Why the heck not... you could also link to players who have famously injured that part of their body.... like "Neck".... Clint Malarchuk... etc... DMighton 02:33, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

Featured Users Edit

The Featured users has not updated , i am below thecraziestdude and should be higherHappy65

You gotta be kidding. DMighton 11:11, September 9, 2010 (UTC)

European seasons Edit

What is so incomplete about my European seasons articles? I put in the final league tables and playoffs information how is that any different than other league seasons done by other users? There is not much information on these leagues and a standings table and playoff results is more than just the champion of that particular season listed on the league page. Hockeyben

I've seen you literally just put the literal final ranking order of the teams and that's it on many articles... it looks terrible. Here is an example: 1963-64 Yugoslav Ice Hockey League season... You enjoy copying Wikipedia so much verbatim to here... why not pick up some of their finesse for your original articles? Speaking of which... stop being so damn blatant about ripping off Wikipedia aritcles!!! I've already had one guy complaining from Wikipedia, there is no need to rip them off word for word... you're not the only one who does this... but quality over quantity would be a big improvement on this Wiki from now on. DMighton 05:44, October 13, 2010 (UTC)
The only ones I just put final rankings on were Yugoslav League and DDR Bestenermittlungen were the info was most scarce. And most of these articles came from the foreign wikipedias so I didnt know how to attribute them. And just about all articles on international draft picks from 1963-1990 and WHA players were my own written articles. And isnt the final rankings better than just the league winner on the league-specific page? Hockeyben 14:34, October 13, 2010 (UTC)
Aesthetics, aesthetics, aesthetics... Don't just put a list of teams... if you have that little info... make a chart... put column headers... like Rank, Team, W-L-T, GF, GA, P, Playoff Result... put dashers or N/A where you don't have a number... that was it looks inviting to someone who might have the info somewhere out there to add to the chart... indiscriminate lists do not help us here... we need to give the look of an interactive database. You need to talk to User:Fanofpucks about this... he might be able to give you some ideas on how to open things up a little bit... DMighton 17:22, October 13, 2010 (UTC) Look now... and it can still be improved: 1963-64 Yugoslav Ice Hockey League season. DMighton 17:32, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

I didn't know that that was what I was supposed to do when info was scarce. I have also contacted fanofpucks. Hockeyben

Now you know... if you are going to go to the effort of creating an article with little info, you need to make it still look like the article is important. DMighton 17:58, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

Skin Edit

You hate the new skin too? You're like me, it looks awful. And our logo being replaced with a dull blue banner saying " Ice Hockey Wiki" just looks boring, and it's like that on all wikis. Just one question, how do you create a new article in the Monobook skin? Hockeyben

Not a fan. Not sure yet either. DMighton 19:18, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
The new skin makes all my articles seem squeezed like the 2010–11 Wichita Thunder season. I hope we can remove all that crap on the right. --Ilamb94 21:38, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure but try fiddling around with your preferences, you might be able to get rid of some of that stuff. DMighton 22:41, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Alumni vs players Edit

Do you want us to name the junior league category's alumni or players. Its my understanding that we are suppose to name them players instead of alumni. --Ilamb94 02:14, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

I'd go with "players". DMighton 02:03, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
Understood! --Ilamb94 02:14, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Monobook Edit

To create a new page in Monobook skin just go to the Special Pages tab, scroll down to Page tools, and click on create a new page. Then just type in your page name from the create page window. Hockeyben 17:51, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

The front page was vandalized, I undid it though. You might want to check out the IP address who did it. Thanks --Ilamb94 03:38, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

Dates Edit

Do you think it would be a good idea to make articles on dates? For example October 29th could have Eric Staal -1984 on it. It could also include other important dates such as February 28 -2010, team Canada defeats team USA to win the gold medal. Let me know what you think. Hockeyben

That is more of FanofPucks and Yannzgob's thing... you'd be further off to ask them what they are doing with dates. DMighton 04:08, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

I will contact them. Hockeyben

Inline world championships Edit

Should I make an article on the IIHF InLine World Championships? Hockeyben 22:32, November 1, 2010 (UTC)

In my opinion we should stick to Ice Hockey and avoid Inline Hockey. But that is just my opinion, thanks. --Ilamb94 20:31, November 11, 2010 (UTC)

Admin Edit

Hi DMighton,


I realize I haven't been around this wiki for a long time, but I would like to request to become an administrator as I feel I could be a big help to the cleanup if I had admin tools. Hockeyben TALK CONTRIBUTIONS

Please get back to me with your response on my talk page. Thanks. Hockeyben - Talk

We have no need for more administrators right now. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians... and you definitely have not spent near enough time as an Indian. DMighton 22:30, November 11, 2010 (UTC)

OK. The only reason I asked was because of the clean-up help. Hockeyben TALK CONTRIBUTIONS

Actually, admin rights are not that helpful for the clean-up endeavour, as besides the page-deleting ability, admin rights give access to no helpful tool to manage the large amount of pages that need to be modified. The only one tool that is of any help is AutoWikiBrowser, which use requires special permission from the Wikia staff - and for some reason, it stopped properly working during the summer. So, as far as the clean-up goes, we're pretty much all on par. There's the Category:Trash Bin to discard obsolete stuff and that's basically all the tools we have. But thank you very much for your will to participate and your efforts. --Yannzgob 04:46, December 2, 2010 (UTC)
Can I be admin instead of the inactive Thai420? Hockeyben 22:23, December 5, 2010 (UTC)
No, and Thai420 has his status because of previous endeavours that do not involve us. DMighton 22:37, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

New LookEdit

HI there,

My name is Jeska and I work for Wikia in the Lifetyle content team, which handles all things Sports, in addition to other things. With the hockey season in full swing, I'd like to feature your wiki to drive some more traffic (and hopefully more helpful editors). As part of this, I'm working with our design team to create a custom theme for the Ice Hockey wiki, please let me know if you have any thoughts about what type of look/feel you'd like for the wiki! I'll be sure to reach out to you as soon as I've got something to show (probably in a few weeks).

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cheers,
JeskaD 18:44, November 23, 2010 (UTC)

Copy of message sent to hockeyben Why are you not using " DEFAULTSORT: " for catagories on player pages. HockeyAl

Re: Hockey Cards Edit

To be honest, I wasn't sure if they violated copyright or not. I just assumed they were free use as they were upload onto a hockey card database from user scans. Though being as they are only being used for identification, I don't think we will have to worry about copyright too much. - Wagnike2 02:03, December 24, 2010 (UTC)

  • Technically, it wouldn't be owned by them since it would originally be owned by the card company. So it'd a low resolution image of their own low resolution image. But from now on, I'll add that text as long as I can remember. - Wagnike2 03:52, December 24, 2010 (UTC)

See Edit

See this Hockeyben 18:40, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

You guys can do without my European standings. There are other places I can put them.Hockeyben 02:28, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

And there were also going to be articles on teams with year by year standings like Delhi Travellers. Hockeyben 02:31, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

You don't see the point... I am glad that you have taken an interest in research... do with it as you please and good luck in you endeavours. Look, it's nothing personal, you're just not ready for what we need in an admin. DMighton 02:38, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

It's probably best if we part ways. You know that your season/team articles inspired me to start researching European hockey. And I would like to apoologize for the whole links issue. Hockeyben 02:43, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Ok. If that is what must be. The only thing I can say is don't stop researching... wherever it ends up... there are not enough hockey researchers out there rummaging through old newspapers for European leagues. BTW, look into the Society for International Hockey Research... DMighton 02:51, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the Sihr suggestion, but 30 bucks to join! You know, I'm probably going to take some time away from here, do more research, and come back eventually. So for know, goodbye (and good luck with your junior standings)Hockeyben 02:58, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

I know, SIHR's price and the rigid rules of Wikipedia are why I formed this site. SIHR is wealth of knowledge though. Appreciated, as per the junior standings. I was serious about Fanofpucks though... it isn't the amount of edits he's made, it is his nose-to-the-grindstone mentality that we liked... consider this... IHW is less a free-use encyclopedia and more a free-use library... good luck, hopefully we'll see you around soon. DMighton 03:09, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Also very sorry about the whole admin fiasco. I agree, I'm probably not ready for the rights, but maybe down the road I will be. I would say hockeyal deserves rights before I do.Hockeyben 03:24, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Possible mergeEdit

Would you be interested in merging Inline Hockey Wiki with Ice Hockey Wiki? It's got 340 pages, and I see that adding inline hockey was discussed in the locker room , but people didnt want to take time away from ice hockey articles. This way, the wiki can have inline hockey articles, with no work needed from other people. I can contact Angela from Wikia if you want to merge the sites.Hockeyben 19:02, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

I am willing to allow them in under the "Ice Hockey Wiki" banner... I do believe that inline is a byproduct of ice hockey... Ask Yann and Fanofpucks what they think... I'm a yes... if all three of us say yes... then by all means contact Angela... if one of them say no... then further conversation is required. DMighton 23:19, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

Contacted. Hockeyben 02:13, January 26, 2011 (UTC)

One of them has already passed on the idea... so the idea is rejected. If you would like to start an inline section on here... that is fine... but no merger... DMighton 22:16, January 26, 2011 (UTC)
  • I see you've already decided not to go through with this, but just a heads up and a bit of information that you guys may or may not know, hockey.wikia redirects here so something like this wouldn't be outside the scope. But since it's already settled that's more just a bit of trivia. - Wagnike2 15:56, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

Admin Request Edit

DMighton,

I really like hockey and was wondering if I could become an Admin.

Thanks,

Head.Boy.Hog 00:34, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

We are not currently in need of administrators. But, you could join us as a member if you wish. Ironically, I seem to think you are a sockpuppet of Hockeyben... DMighton 01:13, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

That is not my sockpuppet. I've moved on from adminship. Perform an IP adress check if you're unsure. Hockeyben 02:07, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

I don't know... something's fishy here... DMighton 03:09, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

I've let it go. That is not my sock. Hockeyben 03:18, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not his sock. Hockeyben doesn't use the Harry Potter Wiki. And like he said, perform an IP adress check. 19:26, January 30, 2011 (UTC)Head.Boy.Hog

Irregardless, still not looking for more admins. DMighton 20:14, January 30, 2011 (UTC)

Project/Welcome/Skin Edit

Awhile down the road, would you consider me for an administrator?I'm also starting IHW Project:European Hockey and IHW Project:Inline Hockey. Is it ok if I welcome new users to the wiki? As nobody is doing that. Finally, I'd be willing to design a custom MonoBook skin if you want. --Hockeyben 20:44, January 30, 2011

You see my message? Hockeyben 02:22, February 1, 2011 (UTC)


Don't bother with the skin. But past that, actions speak louder than words. DMighton 21:35, February 1, 2011 (UTC)

Are you saying that you will re-consider me after I've added many Euro standing articles?Hockeyben 22:22, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

You need to grow up. Writing here is not serving you. DMighton 22:40, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not trying to help my case. I'm just asking if I'll ever be considered. 22:58, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

Have you ever once said something nice to me? Hockeyben 00:16, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

You've been told we have no current need for more admins. At this point, I am even less likely to support a bid for your adminship due to your latest behaviour. You just don't seem mature enough to handle it. You, honestly, seem a little obsessed and cannot seem to grasp the meaning of "No". This is your one and only warning, stop pestering me or you will be blocked for three months for harassment. This warning extends to harassment of other members of the wiki. DMighton 00:58, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

How is asking if I will ever be awarded rights, be it in three months or three years harassment? Hockeyben 01:17, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry if I've gotten frustrating with the admin stuff. I'll give it up. Besides, I was never asking for rights there, just asking if you'd ever consider me for them. And that Head Boy Hog guy was Not my sock. I just Want to get back to normally editing. PS have you ever come across Romania pre-1980, Norway pre-1980, and Denmark pre-1980 standings in newspapers? Those are the main countries that I lack near-complete info on (other than China and North Korea,but stuff from communist countries is impossible to find). Again, that earlier message was not A request, just a question EDIT I also miss the 91-92 Lithuanian league, Serbian league, croatian league and Icelandic league seasons and 1995-96 Ukraine --Hockeyben 02:58, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

Seasons Edit

Is it ok if I create articles like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Dhivehi_League on seasons where I don't have a league table? Hockeyben 02:27, February 9, 2011 (UTC)

Forums Edit

Is it ok if I try to activate the forums? Hockeyben 01:52, February 15, 2011 (UTC)

I know how to activate them. Yannzgob tried in the past, but I know what to do. I just need your ok.Hockeyben 01:48, February 17, 2011 (UTC)

Not interested. Thanks. DMighton 00:58, February 18, 2011 (UTC)

Fav team Edit

What is your favorite NHL and junior team? I personally am a Carolina hurricanes fan. And after talking with Yannzgob, I've decided to continue to work here. The reason the very first articles had those links to wikipedia is because I used the rich text editor back then, which didn't remove the links like source mode did, I also didn't know much about wikis back then.The adminship stemmed from some frustration with the super-high requirements on this wik (much higher than lots). Can we put all this behind us? And great job maintaining the 2010-11 junior leagues. --Hockeyben 01:40, April 6, 2011 (UTC)

Why are you ignoring me? I apologized, and asked a question. I even told you what happened with the links early on, don't ignore me! Hockeyben 14:09, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hi there. Thank you for your help with the matter. It was only the Guelph page that was giving me problems. I adjusted the settings and everything is good. You made my day Mark Staffieri 16:30, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

No prob. DMighton 17:22, July 18, 2011 (UTC)


Photo Copyright issuesEdit

Hello,

I have found two of my photos on your site. These have been used without my consent.

They are of women's hockey players, one of Danielle Dube and one of Erin Whitten.

They are located here:

Danielle Dube - Ice Hockey Wiki

and here:

Erin Whitten Hamlen - Ice Hockey Wiki


I am not unreasonable, so I offer two options

1 - provide credit and a link to my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160457387379949.36251.160442974048057&type=1

2 - otherwise please remove them, as they are copyrighted photos.


I would rather you continue your good work and use option 1, as well, if there are any photos you would like to use from my facebook page that would be fine, I just need credit where credit is due. You have done a very good job on this site, I can't imagine the amount of work you have put into it, so I encourage what you are doing.


Thank-you

Tim

TeePee Communications

(to reply: owner at teepeecomm.com )

Apology Edit

Hi DMighton. From the outset, I would like to apologize for the error I made in not giving the appropriate credit when uploading those photos on Erin Whitten and Danielle Dube. Thank you for helping to correct this oversight on my part. I have also gone on the person's facebook page and apologized. Have a good day Mark Staffieri 17:20, October 19, 2011 (UTC)

All good. DMighton 19:22, October 19, 2011 (UTC)

User:HockeybenEdit

Is there a reason why you blocked User:Hockeyben ? He has been contacting me asking me for more information. According to the block reasons, you blocked him on October 27th for inserting gibberish onto a page that no longer exists. He hadn't contributed to the Wiki since July though. So he is curious as to why he got blocked three months after, and ideally he would like to be unblocked on here. But, that decision is up to you. - Wagnike2 14:01, November 7, 2011 (UTC)

He's a repeat offender. His attitude stinks. He has been caught inserting pages for a simulated hockey league when he knows that is taboo. Honestly, the fact that he had to ask just speaks to the kind of user this guy is. Honestly, it was another admin that brought the situation to me and we both believe he shouldn't be here. DMighton 16:32, November 7, 2011 (UTC)
Well technically you blocked him so that he couldn't ask on his own end, so he brought it to a staff member (ie: me), but fair enough. Thanks for explaining the situation. - Wagnike2 17:37, November 7, 2011 (UTC)
That is true, but he knows what he did and has done. Thanks for bringing the situation to me. ttyl. DMighton 02:41, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

Heads-UpEdit

Just a heads-up, main page ads are being turned on for this wiki. Because of this, I've made a change to the main page in order to avoid a placement conflict between the content and the adspace. Without this change, the ad would display on top of the current content, blocking it from users. Obviously, you are welcome to make further adjustments as you see fit - this is just a "quick-fix" to avoid a visual conflict. Please feel free to contact me on my talk page if you have any questions, comments, or issues. Cheers!

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/SCOTIMUS76/siggy3.png@fandom (talk) 10:08, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! DMighton 13:23, November 17, 2011 (UTC)

HockeyBen's new wikiEdit

Hey Devan,

here's a copy of the reply I got from the folks at Wikia in regards to the situation:

Hi Yann,

Thanks for contacting Wikia. Sorry to hear about your issue with this user. We do allow duplicate wikis now. Unfortunately, the name Ice Hockey Wiki is far too general for us to be able to take any action here. Sitenames, by definition, are not required to be unique. If there was some sort of clear branding issue associated with your wiki then I would be able to help. As such, I won’t be changing the other wiki’s name.

Because of your wiki’s size and its age, your wiki will still show up in search engine results far before the other wiki should. If this doesn’t appear to be the case, please let me know.

I’m sorry that I can’t help more, and I know this answer probably wasn’t what you wanted, but I do hope my explanation clears it up.

If you need anything else, please feel free to let us know.

Best regards,

Brandon Rhea Wikia Community Support

Season's greetingsEdit

Best wishes for the holiday season Mark Staffieri 14:00, December 23, 2011 (UTC)


I posted the player names for the NWOJHL Terrace Bay Superiors

How do I email you  ?

Garry saraswati4@shaw.ca

Duncan MacPerson Edit

Why did you remove the previous version, which contained words from Duncan's mother, as well as my reasonable response? They were poignant, compelling and shed a lot of light on the story.

Oh, and now you've blocked me. Well, aren't you a really special little narcissistic tin god. Yes, your words and your opinion are more important than anyone else's.

The purpose of sites like this is to inform, and the previous version was incredibly informing.

I can understand removing profanity and viciousness, but that is not what was there. Not at all. Seawaggg 23:58, April 8, 2012 (UTC)

First, this is not a blog or facebook... this place is not for your opinions on Duncan MacPherson. Your edits were removed because of their lack of basis in fact, their poisonous nature, and their conversational tone.
Poignant and compelling? You came on here and took cheap shots at a dead person and then debated the finer points of his death with his mother... that is pretty sick. Which leads to why you are no longer welcome here. This is an encyclopedia, not "Seawaggg's Opinions-on-the-Deceased Hour". Who do you think you are? I'm a narcissist? A tin god? Well, lol, look in the mirror there bud. DMighton 01:33, April 9, 2012 (UTC)

SportsnutEdit

To Dmighton I dont remeber where i got the Information on the Western Ontario Senior Athletic Association excpet that i think it came from a guy witht the last name of Hohm.

I hope and cant wait for you to finish the (eastern Part) of the Niagara and District Junior C Hockey League sprotsnut

i live in the United States, Cleveland OH and they had NO Canadain Newspapers

Sportsnut2 11:09, June 12, 2012 (UTC)


Sorry i dont have any more on the WOAA

Hello


I Just found this league - North Renfrew Hockey League, inthe Ottawa Citizen (dated-2/19/1932) and wondering if this league was a Senior or Junior League. The newspaper was talking about two teams Cobden and Pembroke.

Fan of Pucks would be the best person to ask on this one... that is his specialty. DMighton (talk) 21:25, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Sportsnut

Sportsnut2 (talk) 12:21, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

Was there ever a league that was called North Central Junior C Hockey League

sportsnut2

Sportsnut2 (talk) 15:02, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Yes... in Northern Alberta... I believe it is now called the Noralta League. DMighton (talk) 21:25, August 14, 2012 (UTC)


Hi!

I just edited the 1978-79 Canada West University section. I thought I was doing this for myself but then noticed I changed the site itself. So I placed the old standings back.

I think you inserted the wrong season there. In 1978-79 GPAC was a separate league from the CW. Just look at the link for the 1978-79 GPAC page.

And GPAA should be changed to GPAC.

Still, I love this site and refer to the CIS stuff especially on a regular basis.


24.76.181.217 04:40, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

Fanopucks, please Kiarash Nikpour review this page. HockeyAl cc Devan and TheContributer1

North Oxford's Men Senior Hockey League Edit

Devan

I would like to know if the North Oxford's Men Senior Hockey League played this season and do you know what teams played in this league?


thanks for you help

Frank(sportsnut2)

Sportsnut2 (talk) 13:16, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

Quebec Jr. C and DEdit

I would like to know where did you find this Leagues - Hockey Expert Junior A League and Hockey Expert Junior B Leauge (website if possible) and Do you happen to know where this team, Golf Action Club of the Hockey Expert Junior A League, is located?

thanks


sportnut2

Sportsnut2 (talk) 19:35, August 8, 2013 (UTC)

Don't know for certain, but probably Plessisville, Quebec or a neighbouring town. The league is the old Reno Sport League and if you go back far enough the Bois-Francs League. The league doesn't seem to have a website anymore, but their stats are on the "Publication Sports" website. Quebec leagues are not like the rest of the country... their junior level is usually ran as an expansion of their minor hockey and divided by regions. DMighton (talk) 20:45, August 8, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that and i really dont remember doing any Quebec Junior Leagues. from now on if i have any standings, excpet for Senior League,  i will ask you for help  Sportsnut2 (talk) 13:28, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

NEW United States Junior League Edit

Here is a New website that will have 2 New Hockey leagues. The website is USPHL.com and the two new leagues are Premier and Elite Division. According to the website there are both Junior A Tier III

The League is called the "United States Premier Hockey League"... it is the top teams from the EJHL broken off to start a higher level comparable to high-end NAHL and low-end USHL... but it is pay-to-play like Tier III... so they don't know how to categorize it. The second level is actually two more leagues at the Tier III level... the former Empire League and the former EJHL-South, now called the Eastern Elite League... they will both play under the USPHL banner as regional Tier III leagues... and the USPHL can use them as a farm system. As far as I know, the USPHL is a "higher" level but has no official classification because of its pay-to-play status... while the Empire and Elite are still in the national playdowns for Tier III Jr. A. DMighton (talk) 18:30, August 14, 2013 (UTC)

PWHLEdit

Hi Devon. Great to hear from you. Apologies for the delay in replying. Regarding PWHL stats prior to 2009, they are not easy to find. I am not sure if you came across this website, but it may be a good place to start http://www.pointstreaksites.com/view/pwhl/historical-statistics Cheers Mark Staffieri (talk) 21:44, October 9, 2013 (UTC)

Just wanted to say great work with the PWHL page! It looks awesome Mark Staffieri (talk) 21:06, October 11, 2013 (UTC)
THX.... I've got all 9 sets of standings now... I will be adding them... I've got 2 up so far.... just scouring internet for playoff and provincial information. Lots to come. DMighton (talk) 22:46, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

2014 season end tournament pagesEdit

Just curious why the pages for the 2014 Memorial Cup, 2014 Allan Cup and 2014 Royal Bank Cups were deleted? I thought having upcoming event information would be useful to people who aren't to familiar with the topics.  Dtalbot (talk) 12:32, January 21, 2014 (UTC)

I deleted them for a number of reasons. I established the Ice Hockey Wiki as a repository for information that isn't normally stored on Wikipedia or HockeyDB... I would prefer they remained blank until after the event has finished... until then I usually do the articles on Wikipedia until I am satisfied with them and then bring them over. If you want, you can maybe improve the main Royal Bank Cup or Allan Cup article in some way, but I prefer to keep future articles blanked until they are need for repository. Also.... past RBC or Centennial Cup articles could be worked on... your page says your brother played for the Siskins.... Jr. B and Sutherland Cup articles always could use more info...
There are some other things you could be very helpful with.... if you are interested... Where do you live?... and does your library have a microfilm/fiche/newspaper archive? DMighton (talk) 20:57, January 21, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer.  I live in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area and I haven't really seen that much in the way of info in the libraries around me even on junior hockey in the area.  I'd love to be able to help more but haven't had any luck finding anything locally. If you can suggest any websites that would possibly have old newspaper articles like have seen on much of the pages that had the ads for many of the Memorial Cup and Allan Cup playoff games I'd be willing to do some research online if you could give me some direction. Thanks again. I have enjoyed reading the articles and contributing on some of the information I have found.Dtalbot (talk) 22:22, January 21, 2014 (UTC)
It is frustrating to get to... but google has a massive newspaper archives... I use the old Windsor Star papers a lot.... Saskatoon and Regina as well.... Prince George Library in BC has an online newspaper database... Ontario Ink is a good one... Paper of Note I think is another one... but I think they charge now. All the other good ones I know of are pay to use... which is BS... but what can you do? DMighton (talk) 22:34, January 21, 2014 (UTC)

MSHLEdit

Yes, I'm award of MSHL. It's been operating for a few years. HockeyAl

In 2012 the Manitoba East Hockey League changed its boundaries and changed its name to the Manitoba Senior Hockey League. The Fisher River Terriers were dropped as they are located far north of the league boundary. HockeyAl

Quebec juniorEdit

Hello Devan

I would like to know if the following Leagues played and if possible are you going to post the final standings of theses leagues or do you know if these leagues played at all. They are

<<Truncated list to make more room>>

Thank you for any help

Sportsnut2 (talk) 11:53, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

www.cities-and-leagues.wikia.com

I've been working on these, look at my contributions... I stop periodically for feeding children and sleep. Estrie Jr. AA is a division of Estrie-Mauricie Jr. AA... has been for a long time... Hockey Expert Jr. A and B are now fully merged... in fact a Jr. B team (Warwick Cougars) won both the league's Jr. A and Jr. B crowns. The rest of these seasons will be added over the next few weeks -- I have a list... generally I do everything Canadian Jr. related, but I defer a bit to hockeyal for the MJHL... he is more thorough, so I respect that. You could search out all the recognized American and CDN Sr. leagues... I really only focus on the Allan Cup tournament, ACH, WOAA, and the HNO... the rest I don't really care about... as long as you are clear about what league you are working on, what season it is, and what classification the league or the teams in the league are (Saskatchewan leagues can have as many as 5 classifications in one league)... and include GP, W, L, T, GF, GA, and Points (and no less)... I don't care... each season needs its own page... and no more season standings on the league's main article. You could also look at List of American Junior Seasons and fill that in for this year... maybe search the net or e-mail for years missing. DMighton (talk) 14:23, March 28, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry if I sounded a little short with you... I just had knee surgery and everything is a little extra frustrating because of it... made me feel like you were bugging me to hurry up on the standings lol... hopefully there are no hard feelings. DMighton (talk) 06:54, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

I was asking for both Yamaska-Missisquoi Junior A Hockey League and Yamaska-Missisquoi Junior B hockey Leauge and you told me that the junior B was cancel,, so i must have been Junior a Lueage.

thanks

Sportsnut2 (talk) 15:26, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

No, we have two different conversations mixed up here... this has nothing to do with the YMJAHL. DMighton (talk) 16:42, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

Lake George Fighting SpiritEdit

The Lake George Fighting Spirit moved from Lake George, NY to Waterville Valley, NH and were renamed the American Hockey Institute Fighting Spirit after the 2012-13 season.  I thought it was on April Fool's Day if I remember correctly.  The funny thing is the New England Stars were listed as the host for the event at Waterville Valley at the begining of this season even though the Fighting Spirit had alreay moved to the location.

directory http://northernstateshockey.com/page.php?page_id=39695

Dtalbot (talk) 09:18, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Wow, these American teams relocate a lot... Changed the name to Waterville Valley Fighting Spirit... the reason is, we go town name before sponsor... perfect example is the Pictou County Crushers.... everyone calls them the Weeks Crushers because of a sponsorship deal... even their own league... but on Wiki, we call them (when we can) Pictou County Crushers. We have no obligation to the corporate entity or ownership group to make their corporation their team's top identifier... also, it gets confusing 20 years down the road after 10 ownership/sponsor changes... sometimes even figuring out where a team is from... now, if the team was called Waterville Valley AHI.... that would be allowable as the sponsor name is the team's actual moniker. DMighton (talk) 17:47, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Devan could you double check the 2013-14 CJAAHL Season page. I am not sure what the playoffs actually were.  The format didn't make sense to me.  It started to look like a normal 8 team elimination format until I started working back to the quarterfinals from the scores and it started looking strange at first I thought round robin (no), double elimination (no).  The last French class I had was almost 25 years ago. I could not find anything on pointstreak. I left a link to the scores at the bottom of the page.

Thanks

Dtalbot (talk) 09:10, April 15, 2014 (UTC)

Correction in a stat Edit

Good evening. I wanted to provide you with some information for a correction in one of your stats.

Your info for the 1972 WHA Supplemental draft for Dan McCarthy of the Miami Scremin Eagles is incorrect. The correct Dan McCarthy was born in Trail,BC in 1952. He played junior hockey for the Kelowna Buckaroos, Swift Current Broncos and Saskatoon Blades. He ended his career by playing several seasons with the Trail Senior Smoke Eaters. His son Steve McCarthy played in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Thrashers.

Thank you,

Darren McCarthy70.77.203.175 04:09, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

This happens sometimes when you have multiple players with the same name. It's been fixed. As well, this website is open to editting, if you see any error you can edit it... you can even make articles if you want. DMighton (talk) 05:08, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

Northern States Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

I'll go with you on the league name but look at the website, They are inconsistent at best on the name. They use the NSHL initials and the name Northern States Junior Hockey League name right under it. They use the NSHL Playoffs for the post season but Goalline (there web provider uses Northern States Jun on the scoreboard crawl on the website.  I was thinking it would be easier to avoid confusion with the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League as well on the initials

Dtalbot (talk) 00:09, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

This is an all too common problem. Example: Great Lakes Junior Hockey League and Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League... both use the acronym GLJHL... annoying right? This situation though is not so bad... the Northern States League uses NSHL and the Nova Scotia League uses NSJHL... this is not a big deal... you can always put a hatnote on the article that says... "Not to be confused with the 2013-14 Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League season." Or vice versa... I wouldn't sweat it... the Maritime Junior A Hockey League uses the acronym MHL... lol like Russia's "Junior Hockey League" also does... there are ways to disamibiguate these articles... if you have questions, just ask me on my talk page... there is a way around every scenario. In my opinion, changing the name of a league because the acronym is very similar isn't the way to go though. DMighton (talk) 01:25, April 20, 2014 (UTC)


Could you take a look at the 1998-99 UHL season page. The standings need to be fixed. Muskegon is listedin the Central division by themself.  They were in the central division with the teams that are listed as the West division being the rest of the division. There were only 3 divisions.  Figuring it out how to fix itwas a little above my abilities.

thanks

Dtalbot (talk) 11:39, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

CCAAEdit

Maybe one day!

20:00, July 19, 2014 (UTC)Hollywood2 (talk)


Hi. I updated the ACAC page and also did the BCIHL page. I followed that with a page for the dear departed MCAC.


00:26, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

2014-15 CIHL SeasonEdit

I thought this CIHL was the Canadian International Hockey League.  The Canadian Independent Hockey League was the BC-based league that collapsed.

Dtalbot (talk) 10:12, November 17, 2014 (UTC)

Oops... DMighton (talk) 12:51, November 17, 2014 (UTC)

Hi there.

Please have a look at 1939-40 QSHL and 1939-40 CBSHL Season and see if -

1. you like the template 2. the template should be at the top or near the bottom.

Thanks

Fanofpucks (talk) 22:18, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

An apology... Four years in the makingEdit

Hello there.

This has in all likelihood been a long time coming, but since I only recently jogged my memory on your site, it was put off until now. I would like to sincerely apologize for my actions on here all those years ago - I’ve come to realize they were uncalled for at worst and unhelpful at best. But instead of just proffering a rudimentary “I’m sorry” apology and leaving it that, I am going to delve a little deeper and address many of the issues that led to the continual acrimony and my intractability

When I joined the website back in 2010, I was a novice who had only recently become acquainted with the wonderful world of hockey research. I spent many hours in the months leading up to my registration researching the sport around the world. However, I also went about the process hastily - you could say I was almost blinded by excitement - and thus much of my early work (including those “country profiles”; which have since been overhauled elsewhere) was incomplete or riddled with typos and other errors.

And that’s another thing, with the desire I had to work and move with such fervent zeal, I was intransigent about receiving advice to assist in ameliorating many of the mistakes I was making. So instead of heeding and noting it (even if I still feel it was doled out a tad too firmly), I mostly disregarded it and went about my editing much as I had before. I also realize now that the mass copying from Wikipedia (especially considering the articles were ill-formatted as I was incorrectly removing “all” internal links after initially linking “back” to WP incorrectly), and the constant stream of other short, poorly-constructed articles I spewed out, were not conducive to improving the project.

As time wore on, I came to acquire adminship on several other Wikia projects with relative ease, as they were small wikis which had little in the way of administration crews. Thus, this planted a problematic seed in my head - I wanted to become an admin on the IHW also, even though, looking back on it, I was clearly ill-qualified for the position considering all my failings. I also exacerbated matters by not simply accepting the “no” verdict, and I perpetually campaigned for an alteration to it, in a most bothersome and disagreeable manner, while failing to abide by the “actions speak louder than words” principle in the first place. I am sorry for that also.

By the summer of 2011, I had left the wiki, deciding a fresh start elsewhere would be beneficial. I began to edit voraciously on Wikipedia, and having become more seasoned and experienced at both the research and the editing game, I managed to avoid many of the mistakes I made on IHW and was also successful in avoiding disputes with other editors. I have gone on to make over 8,000 edits ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Hockeyben ) on WP while maintaining a clean block log. If anything, I hope that proves that I’m not out to make trouble and take researching seriously.

Now regarding the Derek Krestanovich page that led to my one year ban. I was truthfully shocked when I learned I’d been blocked, as I hadn’t made any significant edits in months, and was even more puzzled when I discovered the reason behind it, as I had no recollection of creating the article and certainly didn’t intentionally sabotage it. So I looked into past revision on Wikipedia, and found I had erroneously copied a vandalized form of the page. Here’s a diff for proof: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Derek_Krestanovich&oldid=325564177 Now it was still my fault for failing to ensure the veracity of the information when I copied the page, and I understand why it was perceived as intentional deceit and was the “last straw” given all the previous issues I’d caused, but I assure you it was not planned or intended.

I also noted that a new wiki I created, originally entitled “Ice Hockey Wiki”, was the subject of past discussions on here. The site no longer exists, but has been re-vamped as the International Hockey Wiki ( http://internationalhockey.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity ). I have spent countless hours working on the wiki, and it contains a plethora of rare information not found anywhere else online, but it is in no way intended to compete or infringe upon the Ice Hockey Wiki, as its primary focus is on European, Asian, and worldwide competitions, with nearly all the data being derived from Wikipedia or my personal efforts. I also hope this once again shows my dedication to careful and meticulous research, unlike in the past.

I am addressing and sending this message to DMighton, Fanofpucks, and Yannzgob - as you were the three admins on the wiki and those whom I corresponded with most often, and who I feel are most deserving of receiving my apologies and hearing my penitence, though I also extend them to HockeyAl, Ilamb94, and the wiki as a whole. I have no intention of returning to the project on any significant level, as I am busy both with my other research endeavors and real life, but I hope to have the chance to atone for some of my past editing follies (such as by upgrading the country pages) and make the odd constructive edit when time and motivation are sufficient.

If you desire further answers, have more questions, or require any additional clarification, please let me know. I wish you a Happy Holiday season.

Regards,

--Hockeyben (talk - contribs) 18:22, December 27, 2014 (UTC)

2014-15 Canadian Junior SeasonEdit

If you want stick to Ontario and I will do what I can on the rest.  Insomnia is a wonderful thing for doing projects like this.

PS: I will probably hold off on some of the Quebec leagues as the set up on some of those league's playoffs are a little unusal and confusing and more time consuming.

Could you give me the link for 2014-15 CAJAAHL Season I cant find the league's website.

Dtalbot (talk) 15:52, April 11, 2015 (UTC)

The website is http://www.junioraa.ca/ ... I'll make sure Ontario gets done... but I will throw up stuff from other provinces as time permits and tweak formatting here and there. DMighton (talk) 16:47, April 11, 2015 (UTC)

Junior AA

CAJAAHL - http://www.junioraa.ca/
CJAAHL - http://hockeycapitale.com/
EMJAAHL - http://www.lhjaaestriemauricie.com/
LLJAAHL - http://www.lhjaall.ca/
LSLJAAHL - http://www.publicationsports.com/stats/ligue/lrlsl/index.html
MJAAHL - http://www.lhmjaa.com/
SLSJJAAHL - http://www.publicationsports.com/fr/ms/liguejms/stats/index.html

got all of the leagues I could find

Could not find the leagues that are still missing on the 2014-15 Canadian Junior Hockey Season.

From what I see it looks like the SLSJJAAHL (and SLSJJAHL?) may not have played.

The Rive-Nord and Rive-Sud  A & B leagues I could not find anything on them

The Estrie B League only listed the regional playoffs (which looks like it involved the teams from the OSFJAHL area.) new league??

Dtalbot (talk) 11:49, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

The SLSJJAAHL standings are here: http://www.publicationsports.com/fr/ms/liguejms/stats/classement.html?season=6&subSeason=1&category=4738 DMighton (talk) 02:06, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Rive Nord Junior A and B are here: http://www.publicationsports.com/stats/ligue/lrivenord/index.html?season=6&subSeason=1 DMighton (talk) 02:15, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Rive Sud Junior A and B are here: http://lehockey.ca/Ligue/lhjrs/Page?S=Stats&U=&M=1 DMighton (talk) 02:20, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Orford-Sr-Francois Junior A and B are here: http://www.publicationsports.com/stats/ligue/lhostf/index.html DMighton (talk) 02:23, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
YMJBHL Season: http://www.publicationsports.com/stats/tournoi/sey/classement.html?season=6&category=16995 DMighton (talk) 02:29, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
There is no new league... the Estrie League lasted only one year... redivided into the OSFJBHL and YMJBHL leagues... only one Jr. B team in the Hockey Experts League... they split their time between the YMJBHL and the HEJAHL. Interesting that Estrie did a regional Jr. B championship though... DMighton (talk) 09:25, April 27, 2015 (UTC)

This is a follow-up to your previous request #178839 "Wikia Support - remove a photo"

Hi Tried emailing a message to an admin but don't know if it went though. In the Nip-Rock Rangers wiki, could you please remove the photo that is linked to the player Robert Sutton? I have received a much better version of this photo and would prefer to use it instead. Thanks Jetson9207 70.72.186.191 01:37, July 23, 2015 (UTC)

2015-16 Season PagesEdit

Good to see you around again here and there.  Hope all is well.  I've been home for the better part of the last two week unable to go out much due to nasal surgery.  Not sure how much you are up to doing but the only major issue I am seeing for what I have for league pages carrying over from last season is the Rive-Sud Junior A & B leagues.  The only link I can find is outdated and  a good portion of the A league teams disappeared. Thanks for the link on the WOAA "A" tournament.  I am keeping an eye out for the semifinal round on the chat boards.  I am getting back to work this Friday; but I have a decent set of spread sheets (13 of them) with dates and match ups through the various levels of Canadian Junior and Senior, American junior and Collegiate (D-I and D-III) and North American Professional.  The only ones I haven't done anything with yet are the Major Junior, Junior A and Professional Levels which don't have their regular seasons end for at least a couple more weeks. If you are interest in any of them I will yield to you if you are looking to deal with them but I think I have a decent handle on them.  The only formating problem I ran into was have stuff copy from an excel spread sheet to the wiki page with the colors, gridlines, and links intact.  They looked awesome with the colors and gridwork on the spreadsheet but they disapear when I copy and paste.

Dtalbot (talk) 21:58, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Wiarton Schooners PageEdit

Could you please lock the Wiarton Schooners page as the new owners are contesting the information on the page and I see that they have had the same issue on the wikipedia page that you have been involved in as well.  From the looks of the discussion on the wikipedia page this page needs to be locked as well.  The new ownership of the team is stating that they are upset about the linking and I don't feel like getting into an editing war with them.  I do feel sympathy for them as they feel they and others were victimized by the previous owner.  But if the Kansas City Scouts Colorado Rockies and the New Jersey Devils are all the same franchise despite ownership changes and relocations then the Wiarton Schooners are a continuation of the King Wild, Vaughan Wild, Lefroy Wave, Grey Highlands Bravehearts, and Wiarton Rock.

If it gets changed in the mean time could you please lock it at this edit listed below:

18:24, March 27, 2017Dtalbot (Talk | contribs)‎ . . (7,981 bytes) (+653)‎ . . (undo)

Dtalbot (talk) 22:49, March 27, 2017 (UTC)

I have blocked editting from all new and anon users for that page. They have an obvious conflict of interest. Maybe they should worry more about improving the team instead of changing history. DMighton (talk) 00:56, March 28, 2017 (UTC)

Hull Castors/1968-69 CJHL seasonEdit

Could you do me a favor. I have been in touch with Andy Desabrais.  He played for the Hull Castors back in the late 1960's.  He tried to upload an article from the Ottawa Citizen that he had a newspaper clipping of from the Eastern Canada playoff series with Halifax.  It didn't load correctly.  The image is there but something went wrong.  He told me by email he had a bunch of clippings from this era and I want to help him be able to upload the info but I can't figure out how to do the clippings, could you look at it and email me what to do to fix it. (davidetalbot@yahoo.com)

Thanks,

Dtalbot (talk) 07:49, May 14, 2017 (UTC)


Can you please block user 50.72.130.102 for repeated vandalism on the Joe Tataryn ‎ page. Thanks.

Dtalbot (talk) 21:17, October 16, 2017 (UTC)


Could you please unlock the Quicken Loans Arena page so I can adjust the categories.

Thanks,

Dtalbot (talk) 15:06, November 19, 2017 (UTC)


Could you also unlock

Consolidated Credit Union Place

Credit Union Place

Max Bell Centre

Thanks again

Dtalbot (talk) 15:09, November 19, 2017 (UTC)


Could you permanently block User:2607:FEA8:A6A0:A4B:F8BD:C552:AC68:B043 for vandalism.

Thanks

--Dtalbot (talk) 10:08, January 12, 2018 (UTC)

You may want to take a look at the history tab on the  Humboldt Broncos page and permanently ban 24.138.37.56 (Talk). Not that it would be much of a loss but that is totally tasteless

Dtalbot (talk) 09:55, April 11, 2018 (UTC)

Could you please block Stenworld2.  He has been deleting most of the information on the pages for NHL arenas.  He has already been blocked on one other Wikia group.

I have managed to undo all but a handful of his edits.

Capital One Arena, Bridgestone Arena, Bell MTS Place are all multiple edits and Scottrade Center/Enterprise Center, Air Canada Centre/Scotiabank Arena have been renamed with multiple edits that I don't know how to undo.

Thanks

Dtalbot (talk) 08:50, July 3, 2018 (UTC)

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