Danbury Whalers Win the Commissioner’s Cup

Congratulations to the Danbury Whalers, who won the Federal Hockey League (FHL) championship (the Commissioner’s Cup) on Friday night by completing a sweep of the Dayton Demonz.  A special congratulations to Herm Sorcher, Managing Partner and CEO, and Alan Friedman, President and CFO.  I have worked with Herm and Alan before the team played a single […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Introduce New Head Coach Last night before a packed house at TK’s American Cafe, the Danbury Whalers announced their new coach for the upcoming season, former team assistant Phil Esposito.  Chris Brodeur of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  Congratulations to Coach Esposito.  Former USC Assistant Sues NCAA Todd McNair, a former assistant football coach […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 - Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

Danbury Whalers Off to Winning Start

The Danbury Whalers, the most recent addition to Connecticut’s professional sports landscape, enjoyed a successful opening weekend, beating the visiting New York Aviators on Friday and Saturday night.  Congratulations to Danbury Whalers CEO Herm Sorcher, who was interviewed by Dan Canavan back in February. Here are a few pictures from opening night at the Danbury Ice […]

Danbury Whalers to Open Season Next Friday Night

In February, Connecticut Sports Law’s Dan Canavan interviewed Herm Sorcher, CEO of the Danbury Whalers.  At the time, Sorcher was beginning the monumental task of putting together a new hockey team, in a new league.  Today, Sorcher and the Danbury Whalers are just one week away from opening night of their inaugural season. “The start of Danbury […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Law of March Madness The NCAA Tournament tipped off this afternoon.  At the same time, office pools across the country began.  Dan Schwartz, publisher of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog, discusses the legality of the ubiquitous March Madness pool: I’ve discussed office pools and such in detail in a previous post, but the short […]