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EHM Editor v0.3.0 & v0.3.1 Released

Versions 0.3.0 and 0.3.1 for Eastside Hockey Manager 1 have now been released. This is the first update for around six months and is a pretty extensive update. There was a very slight issue with certain spinboxes resetting in version 0.3.0 – hence the release of version 0.3.1 which is simply a hotfix. The Editor is now a 64-bit application and is now built using Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2017. Consequently you must now install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Redistributable before you attempt to run the Editor otherwise it will crash. You must install the 64-bit version (also known as vcredist_x64.exe). The Redistributable...

SBHL NEWS – 2024 Off-season

SBHL Head Office – Another season is in the history book and the league is going through a transitional period with many teams trying to find their identity, others are ready to take the next step as contender for the CUP.

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Franchise Hockey Manager 5 Released

The latest game in the Franchise Hockey Manager series by Out of the Park Developments is now available on Steam and OOTP’s webstore. Whatever you might have thought of the first FHM back in 2013, the game has really transformed over the past four years and FHM 5, just like FHM 4, marks a noticeable positive improvement for the series. Once I have some spare time, I’ll try to write up a short review of how I am finding the game. In the meantime, here is a quick rundown of the key new features: Improved user interface which is more...

Project NHL 36 v7.3 Released

Version 7.3 of the Project NHL 36 roster update by BKArchitect is now available. The roster update features a pseudo-fictional update layered on top of real world rosters; essentially a fictional expansion of the NHL. This is the final NHL 36 release as BKArchitect will now concentrate solely on the Project NHL 32 roster update. Further details and the download links can be found HERE. Changelist:

Be A Player Challenge

Introducing the Players Our first set of players are ready to enter the BAP Challenge. While the draft class of 2022 was not the deepest, some teams did manage to get the prospect they want to start the long journey to the Big League. We are very excited to start following their career and progression in the next few seasons.

SBHL Season Review

2022-23 Season Highlights: Cap management will be an on going obstacle for many teams in the league. This season will probably be the beginning of many, as big named FAs sell their skills to the highest bidder. A prime example of cap crunching, the perennial contender Predators were able to dip into the FA market and nabbed Ovie from the Capitals. Many Capitals diehards were calling for their GM’s head after he let the face of the franchise go. Will the Capitals be considered a serious contender without Ovie? Some would say they will never make the Finals again, as they...