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HfxCeltic

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  1. HfxCeltic

    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Derek Martin and Stephen Hart interview on the local morning show. A few notes to takeaway: - Update on club members now over 800. - Potential for 1-2 players from the Atlantic Selects to impress Hart and have a chance to make the team next year. Only players from NS have been included in the camp so far. The club tweeted a photo last night of their first training session. - Tickets to the match are still available - looking at the site for purchasing tickets and it seems there are still quite a few available. Hopefully those get snagged up once the game approaches and the weather situation is known. I've sent an email to the parents of the kids I coach informing them of the team and game coming up. The local club I'm involved with either hasn't been engaged by, or hasn't actively engaged HFX Wanderers FC as I haven't seen anything come through from them. Really hope Halifax shows up for this. Hart noted the last time Halifax hosted an international friendly was back in 70's when Patrick Thistle and QPR (??) popped over for a friendly.
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    CPL General

    I'm 99% sure this is the case, but I believe the CHL has regional restrictions on player allocation. Q has claim over players Quebec and east, O has claim over players in Ontario, and W has claim over players Manitoba and west. I'm pretty sure this is a function of the draft process though; not sure on anything beyond that. So I guess there is a bit of precedence for regional player claims in Canada.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Heard some new rumors that are mostly Halifax specific, but do have league wide implications. 1. a media deal is 2-3 months (60-90 days ) away - not sure if this means announced publicly, or internally secured. 2. HFX Wanderers FC merch will be on sale at the match on July 28 vs U21 Fortuna Dusseldorf. 3. Jersey's won't be available for purchase until after Christmas. This makes me wonder what jersey's the Atlantic Selects will wear during the Fortuna Dusseldorf match. 4. Only 1-2 players from the Atlantic Selects evaluation camp have a chance of making the Spring 2019 launch roster. This is from a decently reliable source involved in the SG, but could obviously change.
  4. Am I missing something? Why are playing USVI in Florida instead of USVI?
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    Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread

    Have to admint I'm really jelous of the merch Hamilton put out. The Halifax gear looks so second rate compared to Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Calgary.
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    Jacob Shaffelburg

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't athletes who sign pro contracts ineligible for NCAA participation? I think that's the reason why some American hockey prospects don't sign with junior teams in the CHL. Might be an OR vs. an AND because of this.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    HFX Wanderers reduced the price of tickets as a result of Fortuna Dusseldorf sending a U21 squad. They had initially priced tickets based on a U23 squad being sent over. They are in the process of issuing refunds to those purchased already. Premium centre $35 --> $30 West Sideline $25 --> $20 Youth $17 --> $10 Endline SG Section $20 --> $15 West End Beer Garden $15 --> $10 These prices definetly seem a bit more reasonable.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Paul Craig used to play for FC Edmonton and Derek Guadet played for TFC and Portland Timbers U23. Both players are on the senior side of U23. Googled Jacob Shaffelburg last night when the list came in and he looks quite good - he's the kid on the match poster. Guess he played prep school in the states (same school as Jack Harrison) and has committed to the University of Virginia. Here's an article and highlight video - https://www.brotherlygame.com/2017/3/17/14957746/academy-newcomer-jacob-shaffelburg-makes-debut-in-bethlehem-steel-friendly - either incredibly speedy or played against a bunch of turtles.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Well that's certainly disappointing. I realize having a bunch of Atlantic Selects vs a German Bundesliga side would have been a shit kicking, but the general message from SEA has been "Fortuna Dusseldorf - German Bundesliga Div I vs HFX Wanderers Atlantic Selects". Either they're being purposefully deceitful to encourage ticket sales, or they have no clue there is a difference between the first team (bundesliga), U23 side (regionillia west), and U19 - I don't know which is more troubling. Prices are certainly too steep to watch a U19 vs U23 amateur match. Edit - just heard mostly U20s with a few U23s sprinkled in - perhaps Kianz Froese? I already bought tickets, so am pretty much blowing hot air.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    I've been under the impression that the Atlantic Selects U23 were playing the Fortuna Dusseldorf U23 squad on July 28, but the U23 side has a league match listed on their website against SV Lippstadt 08 the same day (https://www.f95.de/nachwuchs/u23/spielplan/) and the first team has a friendly on July 18, then nothing until August 14 (https://www.f95.de/profis/testspiele/20182019/). Perhaps Fortuna Dusseldorf is sending the first team. Anyone more knowledgeable around this match or Fortuna Dusseldorf have some insight?
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    CPL Merchandise (Official and Fan)

    https://hfxwanderersfc.entripyshirts.com/ HFX Wanderers Merch Online Shop. Members recieve a 10% discount until July 12th or 14th....not sure which. Email from club says the 14th, but the site says the 12th. The site photo's appear photoshopped, so I'll reserve judgement on the quality until I pick something up.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    https://hfxwanderersfc.entripyshirts.com/ HFX Wanderers Merch Online Shop. Members recieve a 10% discount until July 12th or 14th....not sure which. Email from club says the 14th, but the site says the 12th. The site photo's appear photoshopped, so I'll reserve judgement on the quality until I pick something up.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    I've heard there were 3 exhibition games scheduled for July 21-28, 2018 involving a U23 Atlantic Selects squad, so this tweet might have some merit. Extremely exciting and well beyond my expectations if true!
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Perhaps he can source some of his connections at the national level to bring in some T&T guys that knocked the US out of World Cup Qualification. I imagine we could grab a top quality player from the T&T Pro League based on his influence alone.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    http://www.classifieds.guardian.co.tt/sports/2017-01-18/hart-mistakes-are-true-mother-learning Stephen Hart quote from this article in January 2017. Pretty much confirms it.
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