The GOJHL has implemented a player assessment fee this season. It’s $750.00 payable by each player in the GOJHL and it’s paid to the league, not to each team. This is the release I have found about it from the Guelph Hurricanes website.
As it states, and as I suspected, it’s to pay for the league’s costs, such as the Commissioner’s salary, the Prospects game, All-Star game, Showcase weekend, each Conference’s season end banquet, and any other costs to the league.
I’ll write more on it later, and some other changes to the league this season, but below is a link to a story from the Cambridge Times on the new assessment fee.