WAIPU Division North America



NHL hit with antitrust class action over youth league restrictions

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/nhl-hit-with-antitrust-class-action-over-youth-league-restrictions-2024-02-14/ Feb 14 (Reuters) – The National Hockey League and three major junior leagues were sued on Wednesday over claims that they unlawfully restrict compensation and employment mobility for thousands…

Antitrust lawsuit filed in United States against CHL, leagues

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/antitrust-lawsuit-filed-united-states-182037875.html?guccounter=1 The Canadian Press Wed, February 14, 2024 at 2:04 p.m. EST·3 min read A new class-action lawsuit alleges Canadian major junior hockey leagues violate antitrust laws in the United…



WAIPU Mission

WAIPU acts in accordance with the following principles: WAIPU is the worldwide representative organization for professional icehockey players (players’ associations). WAIPU is a democratic organization. Equality and solidarity are key…


Social Dialogue

On the 1st of December 2009 the Lisbon Treaty came into effect providing a legal basis for sports in the EU territory. Article 165 gives reference to amateur sports as…


Transfer System

WAIPU is extremely critical concerning any transfer system who is not respecting the free movement of players and is penalising a player be it financially or otherwise if he wants…



WAIPU has an extremely critical opinion about the practice of players’ agents in general. A number of those agents seems to place their own interests above those of the players…