INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER DISPUTES IN ICE HOCKEY PART 2: THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM
Written for and first published by LawInSport available here
In Part 1 of this series, the author examined common issues arising during contested player transfer. In Parts 2 and three, the author turns his head to consider potential ways of resolving such disputes.
BACKGROUND TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The issue of player poaching is not unique to hockey. Contested disputes exist in every sport with international appeal. Each sport has taken a different approach to solving the problem. With hockey, in the author’s opinion, being the least successful in adequately addressing this issue. Several individuals have proposed that hockey implements a transfer structure that is similar to other successful international sports. The suggested solutions are diverse and range widely in scope and structure.