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1916–17 NHA season

The 1916–17 NHA season was the eighth and final season of the National Hockey Association. Six teams were to play two half-seasons of ten games each, but this was disrupted and only four teams finished the season; the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators in a playoff to win the NHA championship. The NHA franchise of the dormant Shamrocks was taken back from its owner Eddie Livingstone and used by the Toronto 228th Battalion, which had a number of NHA hockey players who had enlisted for military service. Known as the Northern Fusiliers, the team played wearing khaki military uniforms and was the league's most popular and highest scoring club until the regiment was ordered overseas in February 1917 and the team was forced to withdraw. A scandal ensued when several stars were subsequently discharged, not having to fight and alleged they had been promised commissions to play hockey; the NHA would sue the 228th Battalion club for its withdrawal, though did not succeed. A dispute erupted over the playing schedule.

After the 228th suspended play, the Toronto Blueshirts club was suspended for the rest of the season by the league, some of its players played for other clubs for the rest of the schedule. The league intended for the players to be returned at the end of the season to whoever would own the Toronto club then; as the sale did not take place, the league kept them. The owner of the Blueshirts would file several lawsuits over the league's actions, sparking the events that led to the founding of the National Hockey League; the Ottawa club was voted down. Emmet Quinn resigned as president on October 18, 1916. Frank Robinson, Montreal Frank Calder, Directors: S. E. Lichtenhein, Wanderers, G. W. Kennedy, Canadiens Martin Rosenthal, Ottawa E. J. Livingstone, Toronto Capt. L. W. Reade, 228th Mike J. Quinn, Quebec A split-schedule of two halves would be used; the single-referee system would be reinstated. Throwing the stick to prevent a goal would mean the award of an automatic goal for the other team. On February 10, 1917, the Blueshirts played their final game.

The following day, a meeting of the NHA executive in Montreal was held to deal with the 228th Battalion leaving for overseas. Toronto proposed continuing with a five-team league, but the other owners instead voted to suspend Toronto's team; the players were dispersed by a drawing of names. The following day, President Robinson was quoted as stating that the players would return to the club after the season, but he would not guarantee that the club would be allowed to return to play, stating that would be decided at the NHA annual meeting. On February 13, Livingstone issued a statement that he was through with the NHA and that the Blueshirts franchise was available to the highest bidder. Livingstone was going to work on the opening of several arenas and a new hockey league in the United States. Ottawa, while not unhappy at the suspension of Toronto lost a game for the use of Cy Denneny in a game against the 228th, saw the Wanderers and Quebec receive wins for games against the 228th; the club threatened to not play for the rest of the season.

However, cooler heads prevailed and Ottawa went back to work. The following weekend, Harry Meeking and Eddie Oatman arrived in Montreal, after being discharged by the 228th after arriving in Saint John, New Brunswick. Oatman charged; as Oatman had gotten out of being drafted into the PCHA by being a member of the 228th, this set the Ottawa on again to reverse the game decision, claiming that Oatman was ineligible. On March 3, the Blueshirts were reinstated, with the instruction that the club must be sold within 60 days. On March 9, Livingstone filed lawsuits against the NHA and its clubs, seeking damages, the prevention of the other teams employing his players, forfeiture of the NHA club bonds, the declaration that his team suspension was illegal and the dissolution of the NHA, over its actions. Livingstone served one of the notices to Martin Rosenthal of the Ottawa Senators during the final game of the Montreal-Ottawa playoff. Livingstone asked Rosenthal to'look them over when he had the chance' and Rosenthal left the envelope unopened until NHA Secretary Frank Calder called Rosenthal to ask if they had received any notices of Livingstone's legal actions.

On March 18, Livingstone was granted a restraining order against the other teams to prevent the sale of the team. Livingstone sent a statement to newspapers claiming that the Wanderers had'tampered' with the Toronto players by offering them employment in Montreal in the coming season for the Wanderers. Wanderers' president Sam Lichtenheim challenged Livingstone to come up with proof or he would seek libel charges against Livingstone. Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against After the 228th Battalion dropped out, Toronto suspended, the schedule was revised so that the remaining teams would play a 20 game schedule of two halves containing 10 games each; some of the games to that point were moved into the second half. The ` second half' standings therefore include some games that Toronto played. Montreal qualified for the two-game total-goal playoff by winning the first half of the schedule. Ottawa defeated Quebec 16–1 in the final game of the schedule to take the second half title on the basis of goals, as both teams finished with 8–2 records for the second half.

In the first game, held in Montreal, Bert Corbeau scored in the first to put Montreal ahead. The teams traded goals in the second period on goals by Frank Nighbor of Ottawa and Didier Pitre of Montreal. Eddie Gerard scored early in the third for Ottawa to tie the game again, but fo

Carlton Leach

Carlton Leach is an author, occasional actor, a former criminal. He was born in Canning Town. Leach was catapulted into a criminal career by his love of West Ham United F. C. Before long, he was a member of the notorious Inter City Firm, a gang of hooligans who followed the East London club. Leach started work as a bouncer in East London, where he became involved with Tony Tucker Pat Tate, both of whom worked as large scale dealers in ecstasy during the rave era in the late 1980s. Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe, were murdered in December 1995, shot to death in a Range Rover on a farm track in Rettendon, in what are known as the Rettendon Triple Murders. In 2003 Leach wrote a memoir about his criminal exploits, entitled Muscle. In 2007 a film based on the book was released, entitled Rise of the Footsoldier and starring Ricci Harnett as Leach. In 2015, Carlton Leach worked with Ricci Harnet to organise another movie about his life, Reign of the General but, after losing a legal battle over copyright, the film was taken over by the owners of Rise of the Footsoldier 1 and released.

The same people went on to make Part 3 of the franchise in 2017. Leach claimed to have no part in this movie and commented on Twitter that it was fictional and no longer his story

South Greeley, Wyoming

South Greeley is a census-designated place in Laramie County, United States. It is part of Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 4,217 at the 2010 census. South Greeley is located at 41°5′49″N 104°48′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all of it land. At the 2000 census, there were 4,201 people, 1,553 households and 1,091 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,489.6 per square mile. There were 1,679 housing units at an average density of 995.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.86% White, 2.31% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 7.19% from other races, 3.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.90% of the population. There were 1,553 households of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.15. 32.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males. The median household income was $31,729 and the median family income was $34,015. Males had a median income of $28,468 vand females $19,696; the per capita income was $13,925. About 14.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over. Public education in the community of South Greeley is provided by Laramie County School District #1