Tuesday, April 26, 2005

WHA in tough to put on tournament

The Toronto Sun reports that the Bobby Hull Invitational tournament - a 'testing ground' for the re-launch of the World Hockey Association - may be in trouble
According to the Sun, WHA president Ricky Smith has not returned calls, while partner Phil Esposito says he pulled out of the venture weeks ago because he had not been paid his promotional fees.
A three-team event was scheduled to take place in Toronto and Hamilton on May 20, with the winner meeting a Western team for $2 million in prize money.

According to the WHA web site, locked out NHL players like Jarome Iginla, Dany Heatley and Chris Chelios were to participate in the tournament.

Files from the Toronto Sun were used for this report.
-Referenced from www.tsn.ca

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