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1980 - DRAFT DAY

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MWOTHL NEWS

  • SKATER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #2

    Guy_LafleurMichel_PlasseMarcel_DionneGilles_Meloche

    CLARENCE SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
    Lafleur, Guy Pit 4 3 10 13 2 8 15 20%
                       
    CLARENCE GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
    Plasse, Michel CHA 2 4 2 55 .932
                       
    WALES SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
    Dionne, Marcel PHI 4 3 8 11 4 7 17 18%
                       
    WALES GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
    Meloche, Gilles MAC 2 0 0 41 1.000

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  • SKATER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #1

    Darryl_SittlerRogie_VachonTiger_WilliamsHardy__Astrom

    CLARENCE SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
    Sittler, Darryl PIT 4 4 3 7 8 2 10 40%
                       
    CLARENCE GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
    Vachon, Rogie SAS 4 10 2.51 117 .921
                       
    WALES SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
    Williams, Tiger OHI 4 5 2 7 8 2 12 42%
                       
    WALES GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
    Astrom, Hardy CHI 2 4 2 77 .951

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  • DENNIS SAVARD – COMES HOME TO CHICAGO

    Chicago – October 19th, 1980

    Dennis_Savard 1980 TradeChicago Underground General Manager & Franchise owner Stray Corrado had mentioned many times before the 1980 Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft that Dennis Savard was in the mix for the #2 selection when the Underground were on the clock.   Savard’s name was right next to Peter Stastny’s as the clock ticked down.  Chicago Owner Stray Corrado needed to make a selection & went against his heart & took Stastny over Savard.  Dennis Savard was disappointed in Chicago’s decision & when he went at #5 to the Philadelphia Firebirds he asked to be traded.   It was not long after the Draft started that Don Brenner made Savard available on the trading block.  Rumors were flying all around as Philly’s General Manager waited patiently for what he thought was the right offer.   After playing 4 games with the Firebirds Savard had 3 Assists & still had not scored.  The morning of October 19th, 1980 Savard woke in his home to the  phone ringing.  On the phone was Chicago General Manager Stray Corrado who said “Denny – welcome home to Chicago Undergound”.  Savard knew at this point he was a made man.   Chicago had worked the lines of communication for 2+ weeks with Philadelphia’s General Manager Don Brenner & early this morning the deal was struck.    Two big names along with a first round pick in 1981 Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft were headed to Philadelphia.  Mike Ramsey & John Tonelli were the two headed to Philly.  Tonelli said “This rivalry just got more heated or hated depending on how you look at it.  I’m going to miss my boys back in the Windy City, but I look forward to playing for the big bad Firebirds of Philadelphia”.   Savard in the mean time was packing his belongings & grabbed a change of clothes as he packed his bags to join his new teammates in Mackinac Island where Savard will be making his Underground debut.

    Full Details of the trade are as follows:

    #4 Chicago Receives $CV   Philadelphia Receives $CV
    12/4/2018 Savard, Dennis $1   Ramsey, Mike $2
    10/19/1980 Pichette, Dave $1   Tonelli, John $2
      Philadelphia’s #5 – 1981 Draft     Chicago’s #1 – 1981 Draft  

  • PAUL COFFEY GOES #1 TO CHARLESTOWN CHIEFS

    Charlestown ChiefsIt actually was a very tough call between Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Peter Stastny, & Larry Murphy.  But the Charlestown Chiefs are already STACKED on Defense with Ray Bourque, Denis Potvin, Mike McEwen, & Curt Giles.   They are also DEEP at Right Wing with Lanny McDonald, Mario Tremblay, Wilf Paiement, & Tom McCarthy.   Very solid at the Center position with Ken Linseman, Thomas Gradin, Andre Savard, & Paul Gardner.  Their Left Wing situation is mostly empty.  But Left Wing is the weakest position in the draft.

    Paul_Coffey80DraftSo what’s a team like the Chiefs to do?   Plus the question always is “Who OWWWWNNNNNS the Chiefs?”….   Well John Niespodzianski was the one with the tough choice.   But how could John pass up a one-of-a-kind talent that makes playing the game fun (and maddening).   With the first selection in 1980 MWOTHL Draft, the Charlestown Chiefs welcome in Paul Coffey!

    Coffey reached for comment said  “You just didn’t know [where’d you’d go], but it was exciting to get drafted. Especially #1 to the Chiefs.   There’s no advice. I’m just going to show up and do my best.”  “There’s a lot of great players in this 1980 MWOTHL Draft. The only thing guaranteed is we are all going to get to play in the Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League this next season & I am sure just like me, all of us can’t wait to play.”

    Results for the remainder of the 1980 Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft can be found here.

  • MWOTHL – 1980 DRAFT DAY

    1980-DRAFT-DAYThe 1980 Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft is scheduled for Sunday November 18th, at 8:00 PM ET.

    We will conduct the Auction in the MWHL Chat Room – As always we will be welcoming in Stacy Corrado (Stray’s Wife) as the Official Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft Coordinator.  

    More details will follow on the 1980 MWOTHL Draft, but for now please mark down the date of Sunday November 18th, at 8:00 PM ET.

  • 1980 MWOTHL DRAFT LOTTERY

    The 1980 MWOTHL Draft Lottery will take place onSunday night October 7th, at 8:00 PM ET.  

    The following eight MWOTHL Franchises will have a shot at the #1 Pick in the 1980 MWOTHL Draft. 

    The 1980 Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League Draft will be Sunday Night November 18th, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    The MWOTHL Commissioner’s Office will conduct the 1980 MWOTHL Draft Lottery LIVE using the join.me.

    8 BALLS 7 BALLS 6 BALLS 5 BALLS
    Silk City Mackinac Island Philadelphia Charlestown
           
    4 BALLS 3 BALLS 2 BALLS 1 BALL
    Chicago Saskatoon New Castle Brooklyn
           

    The Lottery will only impact the 1st Round of the Annual Draft. Team winning the Lottery will pick 1st in Round 1, the Team winning 2nd will pick 2nd, and the Team winning 3rd in the lottery will pick 3rd in round 1. The picking order for draft picks 4 through 8 in the first round will then be based on team with the lowest points picking first.

    For more information on the MWOTHL Draft Lottery please see the MWOTHL League Guide 8.2.1. Annual Draft Order

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  • MWOTHL ESTABLISHED 01/01/2018

    The Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League was founded on January 1st, 2018 by Stray Corrado, Bill Schindel & John Niespodzianski.

    Welcome to the official web site of the Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League – thus referred to as the MWOTHL.

    We will be starting off with the 1979-1980 National Hockey League Season, drafting our own Franchises & moving forward each NHL / MWOTHL Season. Draft league, perpetual ownership, contract values/limitations, and more ….

    The MWOTHL embarks this Spring on its inaugural season. Featuring 16 Franchises, an 80-game regular-season schedule & an action-packed postseason made up of Quarter-Final, Semi Final & Stanley Cup Championship Hockey. If you’re interested in a MWOTHL Franchise be sure to fill out a Franchise Application for the Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League.

    The League Guide & Constitution are in development, as well as many other details.   Please check back often for details & new information.

    This web site will offer Franchises, Rosters including yearly contracts, Statistics plus an expanded News & Archives section, including Career Statistics for every Player & every Franchise.

    Navigation around the web site at this time is limited.  Please note the links on the home page are only the beginning. Links to each of the MWOTHL’ s 16 Franchise’s & team Rosters & Statistics will be developed & much more await those who simply can’t get enough of the Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League.

    The Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League starts in 1979 using Action PC Hockey & continues forward with each National Hockey League Season.

  • ORIGINAL FRANCHISES

    The Mid-West Old Tyme Hockey League is proud to announce our Franchises
    Each team’s Logo will take you to their teams page